Video games were once associated with couch potatoes, but today there is growing legitimacy, especially around what is known as “eSports.” This type of professional competitive gaming is gaining popularity in the U.S., and eSports is breaking into the mainstream world — emerging technology companies, standard athletic programs, and even higher education institutions are jumping on the virtual band wagon.Forbes, the U.S. started recognizing eSports players as professional athletes in July 2013. Last summer, ESPN.com began broadcasting an eSports championship, and Red Bull now sponsors a “Battle Grounds” eSports tournament.Some colleges are now recognizing eSports as an alternative to playing traditional sports such as basketball or football. According to a report by ESPN, in 2014 Robert Morris University Illinois became the first school in North America to grant varsity status to video gamers and to offer gaming scholarships. In October 2014, a … [Read more...] about Are You an E-Athlete? re: Video Gaming and eSports
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McALLEN, Texas — Ted Cruz, the firebrand Republican senator, and Beto O'Rourke, the ex-punk rocker turned Democratic congressman trying to unseat him, don't agree on much. But when it comes to the immigration crisis on the border, both have introduced bills that do almost the same thing: They want to prohibit U.S. authorities from separating children from parents who are charged with crossing the U.S.-Mexico border illegally. Their state of Texas features about 1,250 miles of border with Mexico and has become ground zero for questions about whether the White House's immigration crackdown has gone too far. Even though President Donald Trump reversed course last week with an executive order, it poses an election-year question. Could the continued fallout hurt Cruz enough to make him vulnerable, setting up a monster November upset that could potentially flip control of the Senate? WHAT'S HAPPENING The Trump administration two months ago unveiled a "zero tolerance" policy which led … [Read more...] about Ground Game: Will family separation outcry hurt Texas GOP?
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