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.
When EA Sports shuttered its NCAA Football series about a week ago, it cited ongoing lawsuits brought by current and former college football players. Lawyers for those players say killing off NCAA Football was never a goal of their action, and they're not opposed to the series returning.
EA Sports will not publish any college football video game next year, the label said moments ago, citing ongoing litigation brought by current and former college players that threatens to change how all of big-time college sports does business.
Usually, if someone wants to convince you that the video game they're making is going to be great, they tell you what they're putting in it. But what if they made nearly the same game a year ago? They have to take a different approach.
Want to know what your favorite college football team made from its appearance in EA Sports' NCAA Football series last year? Average its Associated Press poll ranking over the past 10 seasons. If it's 25 or higher, congratulations. They probably earned about $75,000.
The athletics director at the University of Washington—members of the Pac-12 conference and the 1991 National Champions—said his office will advise the university's administration not to license the school's appearance in future video games such as EA Sports' college football series.
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.
Twenty teams get new alternate uniform sets in NCAA Football 14 on Xbox 360, thanks to the first free offering from the game's Uniform Store. This video showcases them all.
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.
The meanest thing I ever did in high school I did to a senior on the football team. His teammates were in my computer class, snickering about his hope of playing big time ACC football. I was a scrawny sophomore trying to be popular. I helped them forge some Clemson letterhead, and signed it "Head Coach Danny Ford."
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.
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.
The biggest breakthrough for your running game in NCAA Football 14 may not be smarter line blocking, the return of a speed burst, or the introduction of real-time physics. It may be as simple as a new camera angle, available today in the game's demo. You should see it. You should play with it.
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.
NCAA Football 14 offers three different matchups—Alabama vs. Virginia Tech, Oregon vs. Texas A&M, and the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry—when the game's demo arrives on Xbox Live and Playstation Network tomorrow.
There will be real football players, using their real names, in the debut of NCAA Football Ultimate Team this year. They just won't be anyone suiting up on a college football field this fall.
NCAA Football 14 will include a longtime player request—new playing camera angles, including the "all-22" view of an offensive or a defensive coordinator. The cameras will be available in all modes, including the "Road to Glory" career mode.
Last year, in a visit to Electronic Arts Tiburon, the NCAA Football development staff told me about plans to introduce more lifelike broadcast presentation to the game. It was going to be a tiered thing all along.
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…
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…