Archive for the ‘NCAA Football’ Category
  • Supreme Court will not hear O’Bannon case
    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
    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
    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
    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 theĀ 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...
  • 9th Circuit ruling on O’Bannon complicates potential return of college games
    Posted September 30th, 2015 at 4:00 pm 12 Comments »
    When Judge Claudia Wilken ruled in favor of the plaintiffs in the Ed O'Bannon vs NCAA class-action lawsuit, there was reason for optimism that college sports video games would be able to return in a few years. That was pending appeals however, and the 9th Circuit today turned in its response, reaffirming that the NCAA violated antitrust laws, but striking down the part where a trust would be set up for players to be paid for the use of their likenesses.Ā  (more…)...
  • The Situation with College Sports Video Games Examined
    Posted June 9th, 2015 at 9:45 am 15 Comments »
    Though the developments related to college-based video games have been covered extensively here over the years, the reasoning for their disappearance and the potential of their return remain the most inquired about subject from readers. It's difficult to summarize everything that led to their downfall or the chances of another being made without going through the entire history behind it all and how we got to where we are now. With that in mind, one of the launch articles I put together a...
  • Three New Articles on Sporting News
    Posted January 9th, 2015 at 4:00 pm 6 Comments »
    I'll be contributing articles regularly going forward to Sporting News and the first three went up this week. The idea is to write there for a more general audience - many of the themes and practically all of the pertinent information having already being covered here but presentedĀ in a different manner - and tie it in more with relevancy in the sports world. One article is on Super Mega Baseball which beat the odds not just in becoming a fantastic game but in even getting off the ground...
  • Press Row Hangout Clips: O’Bannon’s Court Victory, The Show Addictions and More
    Posted August 9th, 2014 at 1:30 pm 2 Comments »
    The latest Press Row Hangout was recorded on Friday night and tackled many recent news stories of significance. In one segment from the show the panel raves about the lasting enjoyment of MLB 14: The Show, the next relates to the big ruling yesterday in the Ed O'Bannon v. NCAA case, and the final one runs through a number of topics in a "Lightning Round". Those include the changes implemented by Twitch, Zynga announcing two mobile sports games, and The Golf Club's release likely falling on o...
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