A few weeks ago, reports surfaced that the NCAA formed a committee to examine student-athletes profiting off names and likenesses. The new NCAA Board of Governors Federal and State Legislation Working Group will be made up of member representatives from all three NCAA divisions.
NCAA conference commissioners, athletic directors and school presidents will reportedly be working together for an inevitable solution that suits all parties. EA still owns the College Football license deal; as they’ve implemented the inclusion of teams for their upcoming new career mode in Madden 2020.
The new mode will be limited to only 10 teams: Clemson, Florida State, Miami, Florida, LSU, Oregon, USC, Texas, Oklahoma, and Texas Tech. This will likely serve as a beta test to see how many gamers use the feature on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network platforms.
This summer, most college football fans have used the PC version of Madden 19 as their fix for action in recent weeks. In the upcoming months, the new committee will examine the NCAA’s position on name, image and likeness benefits and potentially propose rule modifications tethered to education.
Since 2013, fans have gone six years without a single college football game; which has left a huge void in summer gaming for the sports world.
With EA Sports introducing a completely new engine for Madden 2020, we’re expecting this possibly release after the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett in 2021.
Let us know in the comments if you want the return of this series.