ESPN Buys Student Sports, to Be Folded Into ESPN Rise
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ESPN is going back to high school.

The cable sports network acquired Student Sports, a Torrance, Calif.-based producer of high-school sports events and programming for digital media.

Its assets include and and 160 events. Those assets will be folded into ESPN Rise, the company's new high-school initiative.

ESPN also said it signed a content-sharing deal with SPARQ, the athletic training company. Its minicamps are among the events represented by Student Sports.