Ball State and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Announce First Recipients of Esports Scholarship

Ball Point out College and Rahal
Letterman Lanigan Racing
(RLL) have selected the very first two recipients of a to start with-of-its-sort
scholarship software for esports student-athletes.
 

The
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Scholarship gives $5,000 on a yearly basis to two
customers of Ball State’s
varsity esports team each and every calendar year from the 2022-23 by
2025-26 educational years. The scholarship program, which innovations the University’s
mission of recruiting and retaining the prime esports talent in the planet, is a
essential element of the recently shaped partnership between Ball Condition and RLL, which
is co-owned by tv legend David Letterman,
a 1969 Ball Condition graduate, 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal and businessman Mike
Lanigan.
 

The
initially recipients of the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Scholarship are:
 

  • Ar
    Muhammad Aleef
    ,
    a 23-12 months-old pro-amount esports driver from Singapore. Mr. Aleef attained
    his diploma in Mechatronics, with a specialty in Robotics, from Temasek
    Polytechnic Singapore. At Ball State, he plans on majoring in Business
    Analytics.
     
  • Rhett
    Crain
    ,
    18, from Noblesville, Ind. Mr. Crain, who specializes in the games iRacing
    and F1 2021, ideas on majoring in Laptop or computer Science at Ball Point out.
     

In
addition to becoming the to start with recipients of this scholarship, these esports
university student-athletes will travel a Ball Point out/RLL-branded car in the future
INDYCAR video clip game upon its launch in 2023.
 

“When
looking at the candidates for the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Scholarship,
what made both Ar Muhammad Aleef and Rhett Crain stand out was their passion
and expertise in the two sim racing and reside racing,” explained
Dan Marino, director of Ball State’s esports
software and head coach of the University’s varsity esports team. “After finding
to know both of those students improved, it was very clear

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Warriors’ seven-game win streak comes to end: Stephen Curry, Golden State shooters lay an egg in Charlotte

The Golden State Warriors raced out to an 11-1 start behind the top-rated defense in the league and an MVP start to Steph Curry’s season. They’ve also played the league’s softest schedule thus far. They’ve gotten away with some sloppy showings against inferior competition; a couple big runs was all it took to quell their turnover demons.

But you can’t get away with throwing the ball all over the court forever, particularly when Curry — who’s a central part of the turnover problem himself — doesn’t bail you out with a personal fireworks show. 

On Sunday, Curry had what was probably his worst game of the season as the Warriors fell to the Charlotte Hornets 106-102 (box score). The loss snapped Golden State’s seven-game win streak, all of which had come over more than a two-week home stand vs., again, some pretty soft competition. 

The Warriors are opening a four-game road trip, and it didn’t start well. They turned it over 15 times against the Hornets, and that number does not do justice to how lazy and shaky they were with the ball. 

Turnovers are something you have to accept with the way Golden State plays on the edge, forcing the issue in the half-court with never-ending cuts and needle-threading assists, and always pushing the pace in transition. But every game there are a handful of giveaways that just make you shake your head. Curry is never going to fully stop making those one-handed flip passes over double teams that are just waiting to be deflected and/or picked off. 

After posting 50 and 40 points in two of his last three games, Curry shot just 3-of-13 from 3-point range and 7-of-22 overall on Sunday. He still put up 24 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and three steals, and to be

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