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Colleges flip the switch on esports

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 04 / 24 / 17

Just seven colleges fielded varsity esports programs as of last July. Now, nine months later, there are 34 varsity esports programs across the country and some officials project as many as 50 to 60 schools will sponsor an esports team by the next academic year. Varsity esports looks very much lik...

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