Archive for the ‘NCAA Football’ Category
  • Press Row Podcast: The NCAA Football dream is dead?!?!
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    Posted April 30th, 2020 at 6:00 pm No Comments »
    Is the dream of a new NCAA Football dream dead - or still very much alive? With interesting new developments happening, Bryan and Rich get together to discuss the latest implications in a story that began over a decade ago with a new episode of the Press Row Podcast! Check out the podcast through Apple Podcasts for iOS, on Android with the Stitcher app, or with Pocket Casts on iOS, Android, and Windows. The show can now also be found on Spotify! Subscribe and give the podcast five st...
  • Press Row Podcast: Life for NCAA but none for NBA Live
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    Posted October 30th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments »
    Two huge news stories have dropped as the NCAA appears ready to open up to college athletes profiting off their likenesses and NBA Live 20 has predictably been canceled. The the ramifications of both are discussed on a brand new Press Row Podcast. Why does the NCAA news make it more likely that EA Sports brings back NCAA Football video game and when could that happen? Why has NBA Live been canceled for the 4th time in 9 years and does it have any chance of success releasing on the next gene...
  • The barriers to the return of college video games have nearly been cleared
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    Posted October 29th, 2019 at 1:00 pm No Comments »
    When California passed a new law to allow college athletes to capitalize on their name and likeness it became an inevitability that eventually, whether through their own relenting or exhaustion of legal challenges, the NCAA would have to accept the change to the organization's way of operating going forward. More states have started to work their way through a similar process since then putting even more pressure on the them. The NCAA may have finally come to the realization that they're ...
  • California makes first move allowing college athletes to be paid for name and likeness
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    Posted September 30th, 2019 at 9:15 am No Comments »
    Today California Governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act that was previously passed unanimously by the state senate. The bill allows for college athletes to be paid by outside parties for use of their name and likeness rather than having to do with schools paying them directly. That would include the ability to sign a deal to appear in a video game. Those who think this means the return of an EA Sports college football game is now imminent will be disappointed however as the...
  • Proposed legislation would assist in the return of college sports video games
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    Posted March 19th, 2019 at 7:15 am No Comments »
    It has been nearly six years since the release of NCAA Football 14. That game was the last of its kind - a college sports video game featuring all of the necessary licensed properties along with fully editable and shareable rosters. All these years later and there remains no imminent return of a college football game from EA Sports or any other publisher/developer. The Ed O'Bannon case ended in favor of active and retired athletes but with nothing resolved on the front of being able to co...
  • Press Row Podcast: NCAA Football Five Years Later
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    Posted July 13th, 2018 at 9:00 pm No Comments »
    We look back on the NCAA Football franchise five years after the release of the final edition in the series, NCAA Football 14, on this episode of the Press Row Podcast. The discussion includes a recap of what led to the demise of college sports video games, whether a return is possible in the five years ahead and what would need to happen for that to occur, and the various challenges a video game developer faces with college sports beyond just the current legal complications. Finally, thereâ...
  • Five years have now passed since the last NCAA Football game released
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    Posted July 10th, 2018 at 12:01 am No Comments »
    Had the NCAA Football series not been cancelled NCAA Football 19 would have released today. It's a sad reminder that the saga which began in 2009 with lawsuits from Ed O'Bannon and Sam Keller still hasn't reached its ultimate resolution. NCAA Football was the big casualty along the way when it was shut down shortly after the release of NCAA Football 14 in 2013. NCAA Football was cancelled not just due to a loss of NCAA branding and the ongoing legal action but the cold feet of parties suc...
  • Finally some movement on Kessler vs NCAA, which is the case to watch if college video games are to return
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    Posted March 28th, 2018 at 4:15 pm No Comments »
    There hasn't been much movement over the last six months towards the potential for a return of college video games. For that to happen a new system will have to be put into place that allows collegiate athletes to be paid for their likenesses while retaining eligibility. The Supreme Court's decision on O'Bannon vs NCAA kept things in limbo, leaving the action brought by attorney Jeffrey Kessler as the next best hope for change. That case had a major development today as Judge Claudia Wilk...