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According to Joystiq, EA Sports has extended their non-exclusive license with the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) for three more years, starting July 1st, 2014. As everyone knows by now, the NCAA has decided not to renew their contract with EA Sports, but it's not quite as big of a deal that people thought it was going to be when it was first announced.

The CLC handles the licensing for the college teams, stadiums, logos, conferences, bowl games, etc. With the NCAA out of the picture, we simply won't see the NCAA name or logos in the game or on the box.

UPDATE: Confirmed by Samit Sarkar of Polygon.

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A representative for the CLC declined to provide information on the financial terms of the agreement. In response to a question asking why the organization is continuing its relationship with EA when the NCAA is backing out because of legal troubles that all three groups share, the rep told Polygon, "There's no reason to discontinue the game, which has been, and is, in compliance with rules regulating college football.

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# 1 TDenverFan @ 07/19/13 10:27 AM
Glad to hear, hopefully they get a long term deal with the other licensing company (I forget it's name) as well.
 
# 2 Sundown2600 @ 07/19/13 10:28 AM
I'm surprised by this but I shouldn't be...the power of money, but the same problem still exists. One video game publisher holding all the cards (for now) to publish the only licensed college football game on the market. We keep our college football game, but does it get better?

Hopefully the fact that it it's non-exclusive will encourage other devs to jump in the mix.
 
# 3 JLoco11 @ 07/19/13 10:45 AM
As expected... This means as of July 1, 2014, any other company has a chance to negotiate with the CLC for their own game as well.

If 2K decided to do another college game, we COULD see it as early as 2015. EA still has exclusive rights though through 2014 though
 
# 4 aholbert32 @ 07/19/13 11:01 AM
What? No? This can't be. I though the obannon lawsuit would be the end of the series. I can't believe hundreds of universities and one of the biggest game companies in the world would continue to get revenue from a profitable game.
 
# 5 huntt26 @ 07/19/13 11:03 AM
So does this licensing company come with any restrictions?

For example, the NCAA said 'no' to tearing down the goal posts, storming the field and off-field infractions. Maybe those can be in the game now?
 
# 6 JLoco11 @ 07/19/13 11:11 AM
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Originally Posted by huntt26
So does this licensing company come with any restrictions?

For example, the NCAA said 'no' to tearing down the goal posts, storming the field and off-field infractions. Maybe those can be in the game now?
Those can all be... but still up to universities approval.

I doubt universities want to endorse tearing down goal posts and infractions... they don't want fans to think "hey they approved it in the game, so we can do it in real life!".

And highly prestigious schools (you know, the ones that think their sh!t doesn't stink) will not want infractions. Notre Dame, Penn State, Stanford, Army, Navy, BYU won't go for things like that.

Miami might certainly ask for them
 
# 7 brandon27 @ 07/19/13 11:21 AM
Good news! Interesting that it's non-exclusive too.
 
# 8 mestevo @ 07/19/13 11:25 AM
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Originally Posted by JLoco11
As expected... This means as of July 1, 2014, any other company has a chance to negotiate with the CLC for their own game as well.

If 2K decided to do another college game, we COULD see it as early as 2015. EA still has exclusive rights though through 2014 though
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Originally Posted by brandon27
Good news! Interesting that it's non-exclusive too.
Non-exclusivity was already ensured 2014-onward as of last year.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-agre...sivity-6388207
 
# 9 tbook24 @ 07/19/13 11:50 AM
business as usual for the college football franchise. ncaa doesnt sanction fbs football anyway so nothing changes. ncaa just loses money on the deal
 
# 10 radney @ 07/19/13 11:54 AM
Just wondering will we see all colleges in the game, James Madison, Cornel, Morgan St, Norfolk St, etc.... Don't like playing the FCS East Howlers.
 
# 11 bigeastbumrush @ 07/19/13 11:56 AM
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Originally Posted by mestevo
Non-exclusivity was already ensured 2014-onward as of last year.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-agre...sivity-6388207
So another publisher besides EA can technically jump into an agreement with CLC as well?

2K needs to shift some of their gains from basketball into college football.
 
# 12 aholbert32 @ 07/19/13 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by bigeastbumrush
So another publisher besides EA can technically jump into an agreement with CLC as well?

2K needs to shift some of their gains from basketball into college football.
They would have to do it without the NCAA marks which include the final four and tournament.
 
# 13 Quint75 @ 07/19/13 12:16 PM
This is really the positive news I was hoping to hear after the initial firestorm. A bit more at peace now about college football on next-gen!
 
# 14 MMChrisS @ 07/19/13 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by bigeastbumrush
So another publisher besides EA can technically jump into an agreement with CLC as well?

2K needs to shift some of their gains from basketball into college football.
Given pending litigation, small market, enormous amount of money it'd take to update their decade old football engine among many other factors working against profitability...the chances 2K tries CFB are about as high as Sasquatch holding a press conference this afternoon to announce the arrival of alien life.
 
# 15 seancass38 @ 07/19/13 12:39 PM
like as so many others have said..at least we will still get a college football video game. played the last CFB game that 2K sports did and it was terrible ( maybe because the last one I played it was on the PS2). think the only thing that would change would be the name of the game ( College Football 15
 
# 16 BBallcoach @ 07/19/13 12:53 PM
2k could ALWAYS get the CLC license, only the NCAA was exclusive. 2k fanboys please stop championing for them to get back in this... they wont. And the last time they made a College Football game it was terrible.

http://www.ign.com/articles/2002/08/06/ncaa-college-football-2k3-2

Now, I do agree compettition is better. But I want 989 Sports to bring back College Gameday! That game was legit back in the day.
 
# 17 BenGerman @ 07/19/13 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by MMChrisS
Given pending litigation, small market, enormous amount of money it'd take to update their decade old football engine among many other factors working against profitability...the chances 2K tries CFB are about as high as Sasquatch holding a press conference this afternoon to announce the arrival of alien life.
So you're saying there's a chance?
 
# 18 Rezzo503 @ 07/19/13 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by MMChrisS
Given pending litigation, small market, enormous amount of money it'd take to update their decade old football engine among many other factors working against profitability...the chances 2K tries CFB are about as high as Sasquatch holding a press conference this afternoon to announce the arrival of alien life.

So what your saying is...

There is hope.

LoL
 
# 19 bigeastbumrush @ 07/19/13 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by MMChrisS
Given pending litigation, small market, enormous amount of money it'd take to update their decade old football engine among many other factors working against profitability...the chances 2K tries CFB are about as high as Sasquatch holding a press conference this afternoon to announce the arrival of alien life.



You're welcome.
 
# 20 paconaifas @ 07/19/13 02:29 PM
Glad to hear. The game doesn't need NCAA name or logo in it, it was only ruining it, with they're stupid rules!!!!
 

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