College recruiting gamers as athletes

By John Keilman The idea came to Kurt Melcher, not surprisingly, when he was online searching for video games. Melcher is associate athletic director at Robert Morris University, a Chicago-based university that gives out 1,400 athletic and activity scholarships across its 10 Illinois campuses as a way of recruiting and retaining students. But it occurred to him that one sport, rapidly growing in popularity, was missing from the scholarship roster. “Here is a good example of the radical changes looming in education. Will the NCAA step in and fuck up everything like they have with athletics? Probably.” Read the full article here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-video-game-scholarship-20140623,0,4334654.story

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