NCAA Football 14
EA Sports' NCAA College Football License Agreement Ends
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EA Sports' agreement with the NCAA is at an end, with the organisation deciding not renew the license. This makes NCAA Football 14 the last game that will carry the NCAA title and logo, as the partnership expires in June 2014.

However, EA Sports will continue to develop College football titles, with an ESPN source claiming on Twitter that the the next entry in the franchise will release as College Football 15.

"EA Sports will continue to develop and publish college football games, but we will no longer include the NCAA names and marks," writes EA Sports' Executive VP Andrew Wilson on EA’s official site. "Our relationship with the Collegiate Licensing Company is strong and we are already working on a new game for next generation consoles which will launch next year and feature the college teams, leagues and all the innovation fans expect from EA Sports."

NCAA Football 14 launched last week in North America.

[Via MCV | Thanks, ScottieElisabeth]


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Comment #1 by G4M3 CHANGER
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 05:46:31 AM
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I don't see college football game getting better without the NCAA license. I prefer the NCAA game over Madden but they both need a lot of work and more then a new roster every year.

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Comment #2 by onidemon
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 06:28:18 AM
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Wish we got these over in the UK as the college football on ESPN is a lot more fun to watch than the NFL sometimes.

It's a real shame that BT have taken over ESPN as well - no more college footy from next month and sky's nfl coverage is awful !

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Comment #3 by scp1980
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 06:31:39 AM
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Oh no! Back to the SEGA college football days!

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Comment #4 by GDMFS0AB
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 06:44:28 AM
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Is it not the fact due to EA controlling the market they have been banned for having the license for 5 years? Or is that something else?

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Comment #5 by killa86
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 07:25:55 AM
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@2 How popular is American football over in the UK? Also is it just the NCAA name and logo they cant use, or can they not use team names too. Because then they will have to think up generic fictional names and stuff. That would be kinda weird.

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Comment #6 by onidemon
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 07:36:05 AM
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It's a lot more popular than you'd think dude.

We're getting two games over at Wembley this year - Steelers/Vikings (got tickets for that one) and Pats/Jaguars and both of those have sold out. Wembley is about 80,000 full capacity.

I've been a fan since joining the uni team - don't play it anymore but love watching it

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Comment #7 by A 7thProduction
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 07:36:22 AM
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@5 #2 is the first guy(in the UK and outside of the US) I have ever heard say he enjoys American football. That's how popular it is. No one watches it and that's why Sky(major tv provider) has poor coverage. It isn't worth their time.
American football is pretty much only popular in the US and one or two more countries.

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Comment #8 by onidemon
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 07:38:04 AM
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^......I'd strongly disagree that's it's not popular over here dude, but agree with you that Sky's coverage is horrible.

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Comment #9 by skychotic
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 07:43:13 AM
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I guess I don't quite understand how they can possibly make a full proper game without the NCAA license. Doesn't the NCAA pretty much control college football? This could be very bad.

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Comment #10 by A 7thProduction
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 07:47:24 AM
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@8 It has a fan base but it is small. Sure they're hosting a game or two at Wembley(they have since it was finished along with other people). Those 80,000 people will consist of a lot of American fans. The die hard fans will travel the world to follow their team.

I have nothing against the sport itself but numbers speak and the number of fans is low. Maybe in the future it'll grow but this country is firmly set on the big sports such as football and rugby.

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Comment #11 by sm182
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 08:28:03 AM
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Yeah I'd have to agree with 7thProduction aswell, very few people I know here in the UK has ever seen a game of American Football, they couldn't even name a single player.

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Comment #12 by w1nn3r1
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 11:10:48 AM
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@9 The NCAA is just the governing body of college sports. They make up the rules and hand down penalties for recruiting infractions and things of that nature. They have no real control over the universities and their teams, unlike in professional leagues like the NBA or NFL. Therefore all EA really has to do is go to the universities and conferences and make deals with them to feature them in next year's game. They can do that to feature bowl games as well. The NCAA has no control over any of this, and tngeir logos and what not won't be in College Football '15

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Comment #13 by rikib004
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 11:24:13 AM
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I'm in the UK and watch NFL NCAA and know a few others that do too. The good thing is if they release NCAA 14 on xbox one you'll be able to play it as its region free. :-)

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Comment #14 by Tim 13
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 01:02:30 PM
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2,6,8: It's actually really cool to hear a Brit's opinion on gridiron, we appreciate that... or I do, anyway. lol, 80,000, holy shit!

OT: Okay. Just come up with a better name than "College Football '15," that crap just won't do.

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Comment #15 by SlapYouInHD
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 01:41:23 PM
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I'm from the UK and love both NCAA and NFL, I also play for my local team. As for it not being popular i disagree it's on the rise and it's very popular in Europe especially countries like Germany and Norway.

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Comment #16 by Spanish Assault
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 03:14:34 PM
(0) Thumbs Up Thumbs Down Report Comment more leg work for EA and less money for the NCAA?

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Comment #17 by DaOneManClan
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 07:26:31 PM
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Nice they can't keep a server on for the avaerage college 4 year education. Fuck EA. I hope all their employees and families wind up being Vancouver transients.

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Comment #18 by DaOneManClan
Thursday, July 18, 2013 @ 07:28:32 PM
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Yes I appreciate the irony of misspelling "average" in regards to college educations. No I don't care I posted twice in a row, only man-ginas care about that sort of thing.

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Comment #19 by Gorsty
Friday, July 19, 2013 @ 04:47:30 AM
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@10 The Superbowl was watched by 142,000 people on BBC HD, 258,000 on Sky Sports and unknown on BBC 1 (SD) as the 30th most watched show that week was 4.69m so its not available on BARB

It may not be massive numbers on the two channels there but its a start. And being that I attended last years game at Wembley and have tickets for both games this year, from memory, pretty much everyone I spoke to and was seated near were British, there were some Americans I saw outside the stadium, but not as many as you would make out.

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