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It appears the news which ESPN broke and the rest of the internet ran with yesterday (including us) was a bit premature as far as the SEC's involvement within the game. According to Owen Good at Kotaku, sources with knowledge of the situation say the SEC marks will be in next year's college football game despite yesterday's reports.

However those same sources do confirm the Big Ten and Pac-12 won't be in the game.

Also in Good's report is the mention that all but one school will be in next year's game, which is certainly a relief but far from guarantees the series' long term viability until a 'Division 4' model is fully realized within the next decade -- which will all but guarantee a fully licensed and fully named College Football game from EA Sports well into the future.

Pasta Padre sourced an article of an interview with the AD from the University of Washington, who was going to recommend they not license to EA Sports -- but according to Kotaku, UW is not the missing team from next year's game.

That is an important story in and of itself because if a schools athletic department doesn't want to be licensed, it may only be a matter of time before they opt out of the license. As I stated yesterday, it's not a matter of if schools can opt out of the agreement they are in with EA Sports currently through the CLC -- the only question is how much will it cost to exit the agreement if anything.

While today's news does seem to indicate most schools are still on board with the College Football product from EA Sports -- it also underscores the product's shaky foundation it still sits on as schools like UW will continue to monitor their legal risks vs. monetary rewards of being involved with EA's College Football product.

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# 1 NateDogPack12 @ 08/15/13 11:27 PM
This is just a really volatile time for the series. I am cautiously optimistic but I may wait a couple years and roll with '14 for the foreseeable future, just to see how things play out.
 
# 2 AlwaysBased @ 08/15/13 11:28 PM
the end of college video games as we know it..
 
# 3 aholbert32 @ 08/15/13 11:36 PM
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Originally Posted by NateDogPack12
This is just a really volatile time for the series. I am cautiously optimistic but I may wait a couple years and roll with '14 for the foreseeable future, just to see how things play out.
Why would you do that? If this is true, the game will be missing 1 team. Would you really skip out on the '15 because of one team.
 
# 4 bad_philanthropy @ 08/15/13 11:40 PM
Hopefully not too many will skip the game. Support is essential if we want to see the series continue. It would suck if poor sales means the series gets canned, and then the court ruling is in EA's favor meaning things could go back to normal.
 
# 5 ibrokeu @ 08/15/13 11:41 PM
What a great find by PastaPadre! Except I found it and I posted it. Even though it was not deemed worthy of its own thread, somehow made Kotaku. Not to shabby.
 
# 6 bwburke94 @ 08/15/13 11:42 PM
NCAA13 was missing a team. So this is nothing new.
 
# 7 ShadowBoxxr @ 08/15/13 11:45 PM
I want this to work, but I'm still skeptical to how all of these inconsistencies play out into a well crafted game.
 
# 8 FSUNolez @ 08/16/13 01:43 AM
Is there any guess as to which team it is?
 
# 9 cparrish @ 08/16/13 01:51 AM
Hopefully teambuilder is still around so if Washington decides to not be in the game, we can make them through teambuilder.
 
# 10 BigBlue10989 @ 08/16/13 02:43 AM
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Originally Posted by BigMoneyAllDay
Most likely one of the new ones who were going to be on it.
The rumors say that it's Washington.
 
# 11 LegendKilla13 @ 08/16/13 03:45 AM
lets face it there will not be another game for some time i reckon. Glad i picked up NCAA 14 this game will keep me happy for a few years
 
# 12 Wikedjug @ 08/16/13 06:53 AM
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Originally Posted by LegendKilla13
lets face it there will not be another game for some time i reckon. Glad i picked up NCAA 14 this game will keep me happy for a few years
The 15 version is already in development including the next gen version. So for some time I guess you mean 11 months? Kay.
 
# 13 FSUNolez @ 08/16/13 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by BigBlue10989
The rumors say that it's Washington.
Did you read the first post?
 
# 14 w00dy Hayezz @ 08/16/13 08:41 AM
It would be ironic that the next gen version gets Notre Dame's helmets right, only to have them be the team that opts out.
 
# 15 bowld @ 08/16/13 08:55 AM
I think it will be Notre Dame as they do their own licensing outside of CLC
 
# 16 jeremym480 @ 08/16/13 09:20 AM
I'm guessing the missing teams will either be Norte Dame or Stanford.

Either way this isn't good for the future of the series. I'm just hoping that these lawsuits are settled soon (within a few years anyway) and we can go back to the way it has been. I'm not holding my breath though.
 
# 17 SnakeEyez @ 08/16/13 09:40 AM
a reason for EA to finally upgrade it's teambuilder feature.... after 4 years of the same b.s.
 
# 18 MMChrisS @ 08/16/13 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by bowld
I think it will be Notre Dame as they do their own licensing outside of CLC
Actually Notre Dame licenses through the CLC.
 
# 19 gator3guy @ 08/16/13 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by LegendKilla13
lets face it there will not be another game for some time i reckon. Glad i picked up NCAA 14 this game will keep me happy for a few years
If 14 can keep you happy, God bless you.
 
# 20 BadAssHskr @ 08/16/13 10:23 AM
well that was a bit of good news on this gloomy friday.

please don't be Nebraska, please don't be Nebraska....
 

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