Competitive gaming is becoming a real phenomenon all over the world and before too long eSports will become a recognized collegiate sport at schools across the country. UCF seems to have a pretty good competitive gaming program and it looks like they are trying to push that in their campaign to join the Big 12.
The Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy is a graduate school at Central Florida that offers a Master’s degree in video game design. Recently, The Princeton Review ranked them as having the top Game Design School in the country.
The Knights put that right at the top of their latest brochure they sent out to the Big 12 for consideration in the expansion process. The brochure also featured statistics, like them having a 93 percent graduation rate for student-athletes.
While this may not be what pushes the Big 12 to extend their hand out to UCF, but it could certainly help their chances at making the move.
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