The new college athlete: Why universities are investing in video games

There’s a terrific article on collegiate esports, featuring Utah Varsity Esports, written by By in the August 18 Deseret News.  From it’s opening paragraphs:

Recognizing an opportunity, a growing number of colleges are turning to esports to recruit and retain students in an era of decreasing college enrollment and sagging graduation rates.

Three years ago, the National Association of Collegiate Esports was a group of six schools. By 2017, NACE had 27 colleges with varsity-level esports and today, the organization boasts 160-plus schools and growing. The University of Utah made headlines when it became the first school within the Power Five conferences to welcome esports at the varsity — not just club — level.

For the full article, see the Deseret News website.