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It Takes Muscle

The New York Times
Laura Pappano
July 30, 2006

As athletics become increasingly important to colleges and universities around the country, with more media attention than ever, student-athletes are finding difficulty in balancing the demands of their professors and their coaches. Many are attending school on athletic scholarships, which are renewed annually only if the students meet the requirements of the coach. At the same time, many of these students are trying to prepare themselves for a career after college, most often  not in athletics, and struggle to find the time necessary to put into their studies to achieve decent grades. Not surprisingly, most student athletes report that they have trouble managing stress.