Writing Assignment

write a 3 page paper (600 to 800 words, excluding citations) based on your findings. Organize your paper with an introduction, body, and conclusion.

-High school athletics have become increasingly commercialized with USA Today‚Äôs top 25 rankings, Max Preps rankings McDonald’s All-Americans, Under Armour and Army all-star games, and and national and regional tournaments. This assignment calls for looking into the benefits and detriments of high school tournaments and all-star games.

-Some of the items you may want to consider as you gather information about the benefits and detriments of these tournaments are: How many athletes actually benefit? How much class time is missed? Who absorbs the travel and other expenses to participate? Are high school teams limited to the number of out-of-state games and events in which they can participate? Who decides whether or not to participate in a tournament–principal, superintendent, school board, athletic director, coach?

-Examine newspaper and journal articles for information. The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, ESPN, Sporting News and other major news outlets across the country have information which can usually be retrieved via the Internet.