Notre Dame has announced they will not be part of EA Sports College Football until name, image and likeness (NIL) rules have been finalized. Here’s the official quote from University Vice President, Jack Swarbrick and Director of Athletics, James E. Rohr.
Development of EA Sports College Football has just begun, with launch timing years down the road. There is plenty of time left for NIL rules to be finalized. We wouldn’t be shocked to see other schools make similar announcements, just to play it safe.
UPDATES (2-24, 2-26, 3-5): Northwestern, Tulane and Fresno State have made similar announcements. Make sure to read our latest EA Sports College Football Legal FAQ to understand what this really means.
NIL rules will be in place well before EA Sports College Football is released, so any team that makes a similar announcement will have plenty of time to make a decision to be part of the game.
We will have many discussions about EA Sports College Football prior to its release. Make sure to check out our FAQ!!
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