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By Kareem Copeland
AP Sports Writer 

University of Utah to award scholarships for esports team

 


SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Students interested in earning a scholarship for their video gaming prowess now have an option at a Power 5 university.

The University of Utah will begin awarding scholarships to those who make its varsity esports team for the 2017-18 school year.

Utah says it is the first esports scholarship program at a Power 5 university.

"Esports is growing exponentially in the world and it is, too, on the college scene," said A.J. Dimick, director of operations of esports. "Part of our motivation for doing this is we wanted to help other Power 5 schools and other bigger schools,...



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