Archive for the ‘NCAA Football’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: Four years since NCAA Football’s cancellation
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    Posted July 15th, 2017 at 12:30 pm 3 Comments »
    This last Tuesday marked what would have been the release of NCAA Football 18 had the series not been cancelled in 2013. There also hasn't been a college basketball game since 2009. How did we get to where we are now that college sports is barely represented in gaming? What is the potential for college sports to make any sort of comeback in the future? It's a subject that was covered in a piece written earlier this week for Sporting News. Everything from the lawsuits that began eight year...
  • Four years later and NCAA Football is no closer to a return
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    Posted July 11th, 2017 at 10:30 am 20 Comments »
    Shortly after release of NCAA Football 14 publisher EA Sports declared that the NCAA would be pulling their license (which only would have affected the name and official marks from appearing) and that the series would continue into the PS4 and Xbox One generation. That of course never materialized as the O'Bannon vs NCAA case had begun to scare away other partners as well, including conferences and individual schools which proved to be the tipping point. Less than two months from that ini...
  • NCAA Football 14 likes the underdogs in College Football Playoff semifinals
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    Posted December 29th, 2016 at 11:00 am 4 Comments »
    The College Football Playoff is almost here, with Washington vs Alabama and Ohio State vs Clemson on Saturday. NCAA Football 14 was perfect on its Conference Championship predictions early this month and now it returns to give its picks for the CFP semifinals. Somewhat surprisingly, the game likes the two underdogs to advance, with Washington prevailing in OT and Clemson cruising despite Deshaun Watson being knocked out of the game due to injury. Check out the full results of the simula...
  • NCAA Football 14 projects the College Football Playoff final four
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    Posted December 1st, 2016 at 4:00 pm No Comments »
    There has already been a great deal of debate over which teams should be included in this year’s College Football Playoff. Alabama is a lock at #1 but after that a bunch of teams could make a claim for having earned a spot in the tournament. Right now it’s Ohio State, Clemson, and Washington filling out the bracket. However the results from this weekend’s Conference Championship games will largely determine the final placement of teams that will have a shot at the championship. H...
  • Supreme Court will not hear O’Bannon case
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    Posted October 3rd, 2016 at 10:45 am No Comments »
    The Ed O'Bannon v NCAA case that has been going through the legal process since 2009 will not be heard by the Supreme Court. That comes as no surprise considering the court doesn't even take on 1% of the cases that are brought before it for consideration. Both the plaintiffs and the defendants were appealing lower court rulings to the Supreme Court affecting the definition of amateurism and what that means for the compensation of student-athletes. The O'Bannon party was seeking a reversal...
  • The O’Bannon lawsuit now moving towards possible Supreme Court hearing
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    Posted March 15th, 2016 at 2:00 pm 6 Comments »
    An appeals ruling last September in the Ed O'Bannon vs NCAA class action lawsuit complicated the potential return of college sports video games. District judge Claudia Wilken had initially ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, finding that the NCAA violated antitrust laws and that college athletes should be able to receive up to $5,000 a year in deferred payments. The District Court ruling had made it possible for the likes of EA Sports to pay into a trust that would have been dispersed to pl...
  • Kirk Herbstreit doesn’t properly grasp why the NCAA Football series is gone
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    Posted January 19th, 2016 at 12:15 pm 18 Comments »
    ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit, who appeared as a commentator in the NCAA Football series from 2001-2013, is upset that the NCAA Football series no longer exists. In an interview that has just gone out he places all the blame on Ed O'Bannon, and expresses the belief that the series should return under the same conditions from the past. Check out a summary of his comments and why he is off-base with them over at Sporting News. O'Bannon is the face of the class action suit that led to the can...
  • NCAA Football’s Facebook page awakens, possibly teasing something to come
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    Posted January 11th, 2016 at 9:00 am 15 Comments »
    After nearly a year and a half dormant, the last post being made in July 2014, the EA Sports NCAA Football page on Facebook woke up today and only hours in advance of the College Football Playoff National Championship. A short video of a pulse was posted which could mean a lot of things, but at the very least something would seem to be going on regarding the series given that they have not posted to social on any NCAA accounts in such a long time. NCAA Football of course was cancelled in...
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