Soon, high school athletes in Michigan MAY be able to take part in girl's wresting, boy's volleyball and eSports.

That's right - video games may be a new high school sport in Michigan. I don't know if your letter jacket will just be worn by an avatar online - but my guess is this WILL happen, if not now - then very soon.

Mark Uyl, the new Michigan High School Athletic Association executive director brought up the possibility of the the three new sports when he addressed athletic directors, coaches and superintendents, in Frankenmuth this week. According to, there was some eye-rolling in the room that day about the eSports idea, but I think Uyl made some good points. Girls in America have been wrestling at the high school level for years, volleyball is a HUGE sport everywhere and video games....yeah. Already it's happening at the college level in Michigan - Adrian College has men's and women's eSports teams.

I'm all in favor of another way for kids to get scholarships, so parents can get a break.

So, I say - bring on the video games. Here's the story.


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