A Video Game Might Recreate Auburn's Miracle, But It Can't Be Repeated

As Auburn's grandstands still thundered above him, A.J. McCarron, the Alabama quarterback born in 1990, searched for the words to describe losing in such irregular fashion—on a play that had happened only five times before in major college football history, and never to decide a game, much less one this consequential. » 12/01/13 7:00pm 12/01/13 7:00pm

Three Major College Conferences Will Stop Licensing EA Sports Games

The Pac-12, the Big Ten and the Southeastern Conference—cornerstones of major college football—will no longer license their league's symbols or trademarks to EA Sports. While the 40 members they represent may still appear in future video games, the departure of these leagues is a painful blow to the series. » 8/14/13 4:12pm 8/14/13 4:12pm

NCAA Football Has All of Its Fight Songs Back—Except One

One of the stranger sports stories I've reported came last year when NCAA Football 13 featured Baylor University's Heisman-winning quarterback on its cover, but not the school's fight song in the game. It was one of several songs held by a firm trying to fend off bankruptcy by jacking up the cost to use them. » 7/06/13 3:00pm 7/06/13 3:00pm

The Greatest Athlete in Video Game History Returns Next Week

When he visited our television sets a generation ago he came to us in two different forms, one of them human. In his time he was unmistakably the best athlete of both realms, and his latter manifestation—the indestructible, immortal, and still unstoppable Video Game Bo Jackson—returns to the field next week. » 7/02/13 11:00am 7/02/13 11:00am

If NCAA Football 14 Still Sounds the Same This Year, You Can Blame Me

On Oct. 6, North Carolina's Tobacco Road triumvirate of State, Duke and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill all played home games on the same day, and all of them won. Audio from all three games wil be in NCAA Football 14, on shelves in two weeks. Some of that may come from a microphone I held. » 6/26/13 4:00pm 6/26/13 4:00pm

People Flip the Hell Out When the NCAA Football Demo Doesn't Show Up

Today, one of the year's most hotly anticipated video game releases was delayed with no word when it will come out. Frustrated gamers spewed anger over social media, some even vowing to cancel their preorders. This afternoon after a whole nine hours, the world finally got the NCAA Football 14 Demo. » 6/18/13 2:30pm 6/18/13 2:30pm

NCAA Football 14 Promises It Won't Give You the Same Old Line This Year

You can load all the physics, all the momentum, all the jukes and trucks and fakes you want into running the football in a video game, but it all unravels when the right guard just watches as a free linebacker strolls into the backfield and cleans your transmission. No matter how good the rest of NCAA Football has… » 4/03/13 12:00pm 4/03/13 12:00pm

NCAA Football 14 Will Add an Ultimate Team Mode, but How It Will Work is a Mystery [Update]

According to the game's listing at GameStop, NCAA Football 14 is getting an Ultimate Team mode. This is a highly unusual development, given the card-trading game's reliance on real players in titles like FIFA and Madden, and the fact using real college players' names not only is forbidden by the NCAA, but also EA… » 4/03/13 10:00am 4/03/13 10:00am