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    Default Edinboro Launching E Sports

    Not sure how I feel about it but its definitely the wave of the future.

    https://gofightingscots.com/news/201...orts-team.aspx

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    How's that one song from the 90s go ...


    It's the end of the world as we know it ... It's the end of the world as we know it


    I can already see a guy picking up a lady at the Edinboro Hotel ...

    "I'm a 4-year varsity letterman"

    "What sport?"

    "Madden"

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    all about generating enrollment, and thus, survival

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    Quote Originally Posted by IUPbigINDIANS View Post
    How's that one song from the 90s go ...


    It's the end of the world as we know it ... It's the end of the world as we know it


    I can already see a guy picking up a lady at the Edinboro Hotel ...

    "I'm a 4-year varsity letterman"

    "What sport?"

    "Madden"
    LMAO

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    I'm just so proud to see Harrisburg Science-Tech in on the ground floor of this next-wave phenomenon.

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    Interesting. I think it's pretty cool, but I do have a problem with it being called athletics. It's a fast changing world we live in, that's for sure.

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    This is real big in Vegas, LA, NY, and Philly. I have a friend that's a bit of a nerd. He's a gamer, but he has a favorite professional E-sports team that he roots for. They're based out of Philadelphia. He lives there now, so he's kind of gotten really into it. There's a big sports bar with giant televisions where you can go and watch them in their games each week. He's followed them out to LA before too. To each their own I guess.

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    What tier is this going to be?

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    I don't think this should be under Athletics. Probably Club Sports. Same with Wheelchair Basketball. Limit the Athletic Department to NCAA sports.

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    Darn, clearly I was born about 20 years too soon. I still break out the Xbox when time allows but I’m well past my prime.

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    I could have been an All American at Mega Touch in college.

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    I'd say it would fall in the realm of Sports Entertainment. I suppose they all do "fast hands and fingers" striders in the e-game camp to get ready for the upcoming season. At some point in far distant future, high impact sports like American Football and Hockey will replace real humans with a team of video nerds controlling a virtual team - and they will become millionaires.

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    They can ring my doorbell when the Jacks Open pinball machine becomes an event.

    I coulda been a contender, Rocky.

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    A lot of these schools are D3, private and tuition-driven institutions. That being said, it is an avenue/market to getting a certain demographic of student to come to school to 'compete' against others. I think that the PASSHE schools would be served well to take a page out of private schools in their targeting/recruitment of potential students. Everyone's chasing the same buck, may as well make yourselves competitive for their dollars.

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