Student Life Sports
The Bacone College Student Life Sports department was created in 2017 to oversee the college's athletics programs that are not participating in the NCAA. The majority of these programs compete at the highest level of their respective national and conference organizations.
The earliest known video game competition took place on 19 October 1972 at Stanford University for the game “Spacewar”. Stanford students were invited to an "Intergalactic spacewar olympics" whose grand prize was a year's subscription for Rolling Stone. eSports (also known as electronic sports, esports, e-sports, competitive(computer) gaming, or pro gaming) are a form of competition that is facilitated by electronic systems; the input of players and teams as well as the output of the eSports system are mediated by human-computer interfaces. CESPA is the leading organization in this field promoting conference competitions amongst colleges, leading to a spot to compete in the national championship. Bacone College will be one of the pilot schools, and one of the only schools in Oklahoma offering this sport.