July 12, 2021

WIAA & CSL Strike High School eSports Partnership

CSL Esports, the operator of the nation’s largest collegiate esports league, has secured its first high school partnership with the Washington State Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) after announcing its launch into the high school ...

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June 21, 2021

Study Dives into Motivations of People Using Mixed-Reality Sports

New technologies allow users to do things like racing their real bikes against other real people in a virtual world, and a new study outlines what motivates people to use these mix-reality sports platforms. The findings offer insights for future iter...

June 21, 2021

Colleges Adding Women’s eSports Division This Fall

Within the last month, a new esports division was launched that plans to alter the newly competitive gaming landscape in college athletics. The new esports league, *gameHERS Collegiate Division, will provide a "safe, inclusive online community" fo...

December 10, 2019

Oakland University adds varsity esports team

Oakland University has become the first Division I university in the state of Michigan to formally announce the addition of a varsity esports team to its athletics program. The team will begin competition in the fall of 2020. [caption id="atta...

June 27, 2019

2019 Coaches Report: Overwhelming opposition to esports

Last year, Coach & Athletic Director began surveying high school coaches to gather feedback on some of the major issues in the profession. The results help us better understand the challenges faced by coaches, and they guide us in providing relev...

December 18, 2018

Illinois takes another step toward sanctioning competitive gaming

It might not be long before Illinois high school students are able to participate in competitive gaming as a state sanctioned activity. According to Fox 2, the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is putting together an advisory committee to de...

October 5, 2017

The Rise of Esports: Competitive gaming growing in popularity

The word “athlete” likely doesn’t conjure images of teenagers planted in front of a computer screen, vigorously clicking away at their keyboards and mice. But competitive gamers across Illinois are determined to change that. The esports ...

September 19, 2017

Survey: Readers say ‘no’ to sanctioning esports

Last month, Coach & Athletic Director asked readers whether esports (video gaming) should be a sanctioned high school sports. There's currently a movement in Illinois to sanction esports within the next two years. Here are the results of our t...