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College programs turning to virtual reality for recruiting

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College football teams have been using virtual reality as a training tool, putting players in an interactive 360-degree environment without having to be on the field. A handful of programs are using it for a new purpose: Recruiting. By slipping on a headset, recruits can see what it’s like to be in the team huddle, listen to a coach’s speech, run down the tunnel before a game or tour the campus. It’s like taking an official visit without ever leaving…

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Bucs hope virtual reality can help Jameis Winston grow as quarterback

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It would probably be better if the Tampa Bay Bucs had more than a virtual offensive line, but you have to start somewhere. The Bucs announced a deal with EON Sports VR to use its Sidekiq software, saying it would use the virtual reality program to assist in the development of quarterback Jameis Winston “as a supplement to on-field work.” It’s unclear just how much help can come from imaginary pass rushes and coverages, but at this point, why not…

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