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Introduction to Library Research for Athletes: Getting Started

Possible Research Topics

  1. Racial tensions in college sports
  2. Football and small towns
  3. School to prison pipeline
  4. Effects of playing sports in high school (advantages/disadvantages)
  5. NCAA ethics (Should elite players be paid to play in college?)
  6. What makes a person a good football coach?
  7. Conformity in professional football (Is there a code of conduct that should be followed or does nonconformity have a place in football?)
  8. Fan behavior at football games
  9. Alcohol or drug use by athletes in high school or college football
  10. School rivalries in college football
  11. Violence and football

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