December 6th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

NCAA president Mark Emmert doesn’t know where esports might fit in with the association that regulates major college sports. The plan is for the NCAA to find out more. The association announced last week it has contracted Chicago-based marketing and consulting firm Intersport to further explore the collegiate esports landscape. Emmert said the timeline on studying esports was probably a year. Intersport will assist with engaging a variety of collegiate esports stakeholders beginning this month with a final report due to the NCAA in the spring. The NCAA wants to learn more about how existing esports clubs and programs are structured, funded and administered, Comstock said. NCAA member schools are already participating in esports, including a Power 5 conference school in Utah that sponsors a varsity program. More than 475 colleges and universities currently support esports at a club level, and approximately 50 schools offer scholarships. – Diamond Leung, sporttechie.comRead More

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