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Video Game Fans Can Say Goodbye To “NCAA Football” From EA Sports

ncaa football 14 coverThe Ed O’Bannon lawsuit has finally claimed its first casualty.  But it’s not the NCAA.

Today the NCAA announced that it will not sign a new licensing agreement with EA Sports for its highly popular “NCAA Football” line of games.  So grab yourself a copy of the “NCAA Football ’14″ game.  It’s about to be a collector’s item.

The good folks at CollegeFootballTalk.com have a full rundown right here, including the official statement from the NCAA.

 

UPDATE – EA Sports says it will continue the franchise as “College Football 15,” but without NCAA licensing it’s anyone’s guess as to what that game will look like.

 


7 comments
cjhadley
cjhadley

From what I read they can still put out the game they have been doing if they sign a contract with collegiate licensing company. I don't know how accurate this is but I have seen it on a couple of sites with people mentioning it.

the_voice
the_voice

I'm constantly amazed at the incredibly high level of interest and emotional investment in video games and fantasy sports that (mostly) young men have. Been there, done that, grew up.

Rex_Feral
Rex_Feral

I see this being a shrewd move by the NCAA to sway public opinion.

ChaseTheTrainWarren
ChaseTheTrainWarren

good job NCAA, now that you have finally come around to having a playoff, you have cut out your contract with EA JUST BEFORE IT WOULD BE IN THE DAME GAME! now that it has hit a level where i think that could keep up the rosters, uniforms and conference alignment , you stop just before there is a major switch in the format of the post season. Really NCAA good job on being the Barney Fife of the world

John at MrSEC
John at MrSEC moderator

@ChaseTheTrainWarren 

Not to defend the NCAA too much here, but you can blame O'Bannon and company for this.  The NCAA is getting sued for what could be billions for allowing EA Sports games to use the likenesses of players, etc.  The NCAA really had no choice but to pull the plug.

Thanks for reading,

John

ChaseTheTrainWarren
ChaseTheTrainWarren

@John at MrSEC @ChaseTheTrainWarren no thanks for your great work John i love the site, but the smaller issue for me is with the NCAA being so nimble to not sign the contract with NCAA because of this suit in comparison with how long they drug there feet for the playoff.

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