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AbstractIntercollegiate athletics has become a multi-million dollar industry in the past 30 years. Athletic scholarships have become more lucrative for prospective student-athletes to obtain. Analysis of previous research at the NCAA scholarship level of Division I and Division II shows that athletic scholarships have strong affects on student-athlete behavior. Overall, behavior influences academic performance, motivation, and financial implications for the school and the student-athlete. Non-guaranteed scholarships and non-scholarship positions have caused major changes in behavior both positively and negatively for student-athletes in college. The purpose of this synthesis is to review the literature on the effects of an athletic scholarship on athlete's behavior.
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