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  • Fourth Uniform Pack Out for NCAA Football 14
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    Posted September 24th, 2013 at 8:30 pm 11 Comments »
    For the third consecutive week EA Sports has released a $1 DLC uniform pack for NCAA Football 14. On the surface that kind of post-release support sounds great until the actual content being provided is examined to find the majority of items are just gloves while teams with full uniforms and helmets still missing from the game continue to get bypassed. The fourth uniform pack involves Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska, Notre Dame, UCLA, and USC. With the exception of all but one school t...
  • Third Set of Uniform Additions Release for NCAA Football 14
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    Posted September 17th, 2013 at 10:45 am 10 Comments »
    EA Sports today released the third uniform pack for NCAA Football 14. As with the last pack this one costs $1. It features new helmets for North Carolina, Cincinnati, Virginia, and Virginia Tech. New gloves are also included for Cincinnati, Louisville, Florida State, and NC State. They can be purchased by going to Team Management and then the Uniform Store. The encouraging thing about today's content pack is that it comes just a week after the second. Consistent releases throughout the se...
  • NCAA and EA Will Get Opportunity to Argue for Dismissal from Likeness Lawsuit
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    Posted September 12th, 2013 at 2:00 pm No Comments »
    The judge in the potentially monumental antitrust case regarding college broadcasting, merchandising, and video game revenue through the use of unpaid player likenesses will allow both the NCAA and Electronic Arts to seek dismissal as defendants. The two parties felt they had a right to this due to the plaintiffs continuing to amend their claims (the latest by bringing in current players) and judge Claudia Wilken will grant them that opportunity in order to prevent a potential point for an ...
  • Second Set of Uniform Additions Release for NCAA Football 14
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    Posted September 10th, 2013 at 2:30 pm 9 Comments »
    Today EA Sports released a new uniform pack for NCAA Football 14. Unlike the first this one is not free and instead is offered for $1. To purchase head to the Team Management section from the main menu and then enter the Uniform Store. Included in this pack are new unis for Miami (OH), helmets for Oklahoma State and Louisiana Tech, and gloves for Texas Tech, LSU, and South Carolina. Considering how many jerseys and helmets are still missing from the game - and even some of the schools inc...
  • Details on First Patch for NCAA Football 14
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    Posted August 20th, 2013 at 7:15 pm 23 Comments »
    EA Sports today had the first post-release patch for NCAA Football 14 go live on the Xbox 360 and PS3. The list of fixes provided by the company is not expansive - there was more done than just what is mentioned here - but these are the primary issues addressed.  (more…)...
  • First School States Intention of Withdrawing From College Video Games
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    Posted August 15th, 2013 at 3:30 pm 32 Comments »
    When the NCAA pulled its licensing from college sports video games it became not just a possibility, but a probability, that conferences and individual schools would follow. Yesterday the conferences began to make known they would no longer license themselves out for video games. Now schools are starting to follow.  (more…)...
  • Dominoes Falling as SEC, Big Ten, and Pac-12 Follow NCAA in Withdrawing from Involvement With Video Games
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    Posted August 14th, 2013 at 8:30 am 53 Comments »
    The SEC and Big Ten will no longer license their brands for college video games. The Pac-12 is now also out. The news comes about a month after the NCAA made the same decision. That does not mean members of the three conferences will be gone from the newly renamed College Football 15 from EA Sports. Like with the NCAA it means there will be no references to or logos for the SEC, Big Ten, or Pac-12 in the game. The conferences would get made-up names. The ramifications go beyond that h...
  • NCAA Will No Longer Sell Team Merchandise; Shifts More Responsibility to Schools
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    Posted August 8th, 2013 at 4:45 pm 5 Comments »
    Last month the NCAA announced they would no longer provide a license for sports video games. The decision offered them distance from potential future claims regarding misuse of likenesses in games but will not help in the potentially monumental case brought by current and past players. Now the NCAA is taking a step back in the area of merchandising following the embarrassment of earlier this week. The NCAA will no longer sell jerseys, numbered t-shirts, or anything that could be construed...
  • NCAA Looks Even Worse Today Regarding Misappropriated Use of Likenesses
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    Posted August 6th, 2013 at 5:15 pm 8 Comments »
    The continued hypocrisy of the NCAA shone through today as Jay Bilas exposed on Twitter how names are linked to jerseys at the official NCAA shop. Players can't profit off their own names but the NCAA sure does and it couldn't have been made any clearer. Searching the names of both current and former players returned results with the jersey number they wear/wore on apparel. The search functionality on the site has now been completely disabled.  (more…)...
  • Major Defense for EA in Likeness Suit Struck Down by Appeals Court
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    Posted July 31st, 2013 at 11:15 am 17 Comments »
    A federal appeals court turned in a split decision today overruling the argument by Electronic Arts that the First Amendment gave them protection as free expression and artistic works in the representation of players in college video games. The 2-1 ruling prevents the company from using the First Amendment as a defense against collegiate athletes who feel their likeness has been misused but it does not represent closure on the subject by any means.  (more…)...
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