Sparty gets Wii cover of NCAA Football 09

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Posted March 18th, 2008 at 1:56 pm

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EA Sports today announced that Michigan State mascot Sparty has won the voting for the cover of the Wii version of NCAA Football 09. He joins Arkansas’ Darren McFadden and three future announced cover athletes that will represent the different platform versions of the game this year.

After looking at the support that Sparty had received from facebook groups, forums, and media coverage I made the prediction that he would jump ahead of Washington State’s Butch T. Cougar to take the cover. It seems that the campaign behind him truly was the strongest and most organized and it paid off in the end.

Over 700,000 votes were cast resulting in a very close race. The final top 10 went as follows: Michigan State, Central Florida, Washington State, Auburn, LSU, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa State, Alabama, Penn State.

*Please note that the cover art pictured above is not final. This was put together quickly just for promotional purposes to go along with the announcement. The final cover art should be released soon.

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  • husky

    Yay! No Cougar on the cover!

  • husky

    Yay! No Cougar on the cover!

  • Eski

    Mich State getting some love….SWEET!!

  • Eski

    Mich State getting some love….SWEET!!

  • vikingsfanatic

    The ign websit says there will be close to 200 teams on the game. Sounds great to me.

  • vikingsfanatic

    The ign websit says there will be close to 200 teams on the game. Sounds great to me.

  • DA Yankees Win

    I think the key to NCAA 2008 is fixing the online lag.
    For some reason it has a delay what makes it harder to user on defense at times.

  • DA Yankees Win

    I think the key to NCAA 2008 is fixing the online lag.
    For some reason it has a delay what makes it harder to user on defense at times.

  • DA Yankees Win

    I forgot to say I think thats the only thing holding this game back. Also just improve the game play as much as possible.

  • DA Yankees Win

    I forgot to say I think thats the only thing holding this game back. Also just improve the game play as much as possible.

  • Vikingsfanatic

    NCAA Football 09 for the Nintendo Wii will focus on a more stylized gameplay that is quick and easy for fans to jump in and out of great head-to-head action, or manage their favorite college team through the “Dynasty Mode”. New to the Nintendo Wii platform, NCAA Football 09 will feature EA Sports Family Play controls, a multiplayer social experience that allows novice users to compete against advanced players and still enjoy success. The Easy Play controls are designed for the more novice fans, but also feature a traditional default setting for the more seasoned veterans. NCAA Football 09 will feature close to 200 schools from both the FBS and FCS divisions, making it the most authentic college sports gaming experience available for the Nintendo Wii.
    Here’s the link: http://wii.ign.com/articles/860/860467p1.html

  • Vikingsfanatic

    NCAA Football 09 for the Nintendo Wii will focus on a more stylized gameplay that is quick and easy for fans to jump in and out of great head-to-head action, or manage their favorite college team through the “Dynasty Mode”. New to the Nintendo Wii platform, NCAA Football 09 will feature EA Sports Family Play controls, a multiplayer social experience that allows novice users to compete against advanced players and still enjoy success. The Easy Play controls are designed for the more novice fans, but also feature a traditional default setting for the more seasoned veterans. NCAA Football 09 will feature close to 200 schools from both the FBS and FCS divisions, making it the most authentic college sports gaming experience available for the Nintendo Wii.
    Here’s the link: http://wii.ign.com/articles/860/860467p1.html

  • Bumble14

    GO GREEN!!!!!!…………….

  • Bumble14

    GO GREEN!!!!!!…………….

  • Eski

    [quote comment="15758"]GO GREEN!!!!!!…………….[/quote]

    GO WHITE!!!!!

  • Eski

    [quote comment="15758"]GO GREEN!!!!!!…………….[/quote]

    GO WHITE!!!!!

  • Anonyman

    I’ve always wondered… isn’t Sparty the uber-omega favorite mascot in college sports? I like him, but it’s weird that everyone else does.

  • Anonyman

    I’ve always wondered… isn’t Sparty the uber-omega favorite mascot in college sports? I like him, but it’s weird that everyone else does.

  • Dante

    Now only if they can win some Games… LOL.

  • Dante

    Now only if they can win some Games… LOL.

  • mike

    there better be a great dynasty mode with good recruiting, and the simulating hast to go faster, and there hast to be legend mode or something.

  • mike

    there better be a great dynasty mode with good recruiting, and the simulating hast to go faster, and there hast to be legend mode or something.

  • mike

    u should be able to make promises to the recruits on the wii. and in dynasty mode u should be able to create your own stadium. and u should try to add the big school player names not just a number. u should also be able to start playing with a legend mode guy in high school on the wii. and in dynasty mode u should be able to go to high school camps and look for recruits

  • mike

    u should be able to make promises to the recruits on the wii. and in dynasty mode u should be able to create your own stadium. and u should try to add the big school player names not just a number. u should also be able to start playing with a legend mode guy in high school on the wii. and in dynasty mode u should be able to go to high school camps and look for recruits

  • mike

    ary i have alot to say
    u should also be able to create your own playbook with plays u created and formations u chose. and create trick plays like flee flickers and other stuff.

  • mike

    ary i have alot to say
    u should also be able to create your own playbook with plays u created and formations u chose. and create trick plays like flee flickers and other stuff.

  • Jessica
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