Spikeball Inc. is the No. 1 roundnet equipment producer in the world, but it also runs the largest tournament organization in hopes of one day turning roundnet into a premier sport. (Ellie Tsai/Daily Bruin)
Roundnet, a sport whose most popular brand is Spikeball, faces the challenge of expanding its relatively new college competition amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Originally invented in 1989 by toymaker Jeff Knurek, spikeball sat in limbo for nearly two decades before Chris Ruder, now the Spikeball Inc.
Esports is growing rapidly in participation, popularity and pay. With 60 collegiate varsity programs and an expected global revenue over $1 billion dollars at the professional level, Esports is quickly becoming one of the biggest competitive sports in the world.
This post was updated July 6 at 12:36 p.m.
The UCLA club sports scene welcomed a new member to its ranks Thursday.
Esports @UCLA was officially added to the UCLA Recreation and Club Sports list for the 2018-2019 school year.
The Bruins have always boasted a strong resume in Pauley Pavilion and at the Rose Bowl – but a new wave of competition is coming to campus in the form of online card battles.
The Bruins fell one match short of clinching their first collegiate rugby championship after a testing path to the final.
UCLA men’s club rugby dropped the 2018 Penn Mutual Collegiate Rugby Championship Cup final to Lindenwood University by a score of 24-7 on Sunday.
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