On Tuesday in Round Rock, the Texas UIL met to examine a handful of subjects, including possibly sanctioning several activities, Callie Caplan of SportsDay HS reports.

One of the most discussed activities was video game clubs. In the end, no decision was made on video games. But the committee will keep a close eye on the development of the activity and plans to revisit the conversation soon.

The question arises as to weather video games would qualify as a sanctioned sport or academic activity. There will be arguments for both, and probably a lot of folks who don't think there's a place for it in schools at all.

Many universities are offering scholarships for video game teams and the number is only rising.

At the end of the day, I don't believe it should be defined as a sport but I'm not opposed to it in schools. There can be a lot of strategy and even teamwork involved, definitely a couple of positives in the classroom.

As a child, I spent far more time outdoors than in front of a screen, but again I'm not against this idea, as long as it's structured well, there's plenty of good. Plus now when you play Mario you're "studying". Sorry, mom homework!

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