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 NCAA Not Renewing Contract With EA Sports **UPDATE #2 **

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PostSubject: NCAA Not Renewing Contract With EA Sports **UPDATE #2 **   7/17/2013, 4:45 pm

NCAA Not Renewing Contract With EA Sports; May Bring an End to College Video Games

"The NCAA has made the decision not to enter a new contract for the license of its name and logo for the EA Sports NCAA Football video game. The current contract expires in June 2014, but our timing is based on the need to provide EA notice for future planning. As a result, the NCAA Football 2014 video game will be the last to include the NCAA’s name and logo. We are confident in our legal position regarding the use of our trademarks in video games. But given the current business climate and costs of litigation, we determined participating in this game is not in the best interests of the NCAA."

In theory EA could acquire individual licenses for schools through the CLC and just forgo the NCAA name and logo. Financially that may not make sense to do given the circumstances and if attempted could result in a game that doesn’t include every program or the bowl games as everything the NCAA provides would be gone. The series has already struggled to survive in recent years – the pending litigation over likenesses threatening whether the series could even continue in the future – and losing the NCAA’s support is significant.
The news comes at a critical time where decisions are being made about the future due to the console generation transition. It’s harder to believe EA would see the investment as a good one without NCAA support and still facing down the player likeness lawsuit in the courts. This development might be the excuse they have been looking for to get out of college football considering the lack of upside that has been evident with the series for quite some time. The plaintiffs in the likeness lawsuit will probably point to NCAA not renewing with EA as an admission of guilt which is not good for either party.
Ultimately this could mean the end to the series from EA Sports and if so likely the end of all college sports video games for the foreseeable future. From the statement it is clear that the NCAA wants nothing to do with games at this time so don’t expect some other company to strike a deal on the heels of this announcement. More on the news as developments occur.

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PostSubject: Re: NCAA Not Renewing Contract With EA Sports **UPDATE #2 **   7/17/2013, 10:56 pm

UPDATE: Brett McMurphy of ESPN is reporting ESPN has been told EA Sports will still have a college football video game beyond 2014, next year's game will be called College Football 15.

UPDATE #2: According to ESPN's Sports Business reporter Darren Rovell the CLC, which handles school, bowl, awards, etc. licensing, says it plans to work with EA in the future despite the NCAA dropping out.

UPDATE #3: EA Sports Executive Vice President Andrew Wilson speaks. In a statement, Wilson said, "EA SPORTS will continue to develop and publish college football games, but we will no longer include the NCAA names and marks. Our relationship with the Collegiate Licensing Company is strong and we are already working on a new game for next generation consoles which will launch next year and feature the college teams, leagues and all the innovation fans expect from EA SPORTS.

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PostSubject: Re: NCAA Not Renewing Contract With EA Sports **UPDATE #2 **   7/22/2013, 7:53 am

Now Schools Will Decide Whether To Risk Involvement in Video Games

A funny thing happened when the NCAA made public the decision to no longer support video games with official branding – individual institutions who had stayed out of the fray took note that their own exposure to potential litigation was something to consider going forward. Some may already have walked away from associating with video games.

USA Today first had an article that raised the potential of this taking place with quotes from the athletic departments of Kansas and Stanford that made clear things are no where near settled for EA Sports and the future of college football video games.

Though EA will present the rosiest of scenarios right now to ease concerns – as they did Wednesday by announcing the college football series will continue and debut on Xbox One and PS4 next year including everything consumers expect – there is a lot of time before then where things can go wrong. Whether there will even be a release next year can’t be guaranteed as class action certification in the likeness lawsuit could lead to a settlement before then that affects whether the product is viable to continue or not. A decision in the case should it proceed to trial would not come down by next summer and even if a unfavorable judgment were to be made the appeals process would stretch things out for years to come.

Losing the NCAA’s support was not just about the name and logo. It set off an alarm bell for every school that if the NCAA felt it was best to distance itself from video games, than maybe they need to as well.
Stanford deputy athletics director Patrick Dunkley, who said his school also is with CLC, expressed similar sentiments. He said that prior to the NCAA’s announcement Wednesday, the issue “was not on our radar.” Now, “given that the NCAA is taking the position that the legal risk outweighs the benefit, it’s only prudent for us to analyze what the perceived risks are,” Dunkley said.
Obviously the declaration from EA that the series would continue allowed for the presumption that their partnership with the CLC had been or would soon be extended. Yesterday the two parties announced a three year extension into 2017.


The following statement from a Kansas rep suggested that either EA and CLC had not extended the agreement yet/they were unaware of it or that Kansas hasn’t signed on with CLC beyond next June. Any school can still choose not to have their rights handled by the CLC or abstain from a particular deal struck for others.

University of Kansas athletics department spokesman Jim Marchiony — who identified his school as a CLC client — said KU officials will want to digest the NCAA’s decision. Marchiony said Kansas’ agreement with EA, via CLC, for the current version of NCAA Football expires June 30, 2014. ”I’m not surprised CLC and EA Sports have a Plan B and we’re looking forward to hearing from them about it, to see how we’ll proceed in the future,” Marchiony said. “We will certainly talk about it, where we go from here.”

Most schools have their rights handled by the CLC. The exceptions are USC, Troy, South Alabama, Oregon, Michigan State, Ohio State, Baylor, Virginia Tech, and Northern Illinois. They will need to be individually licensed as had already been the case.

The USA Today reports that some schools have already opted out of the CLC agreement. Based on an extrapolation of the numbers there could be five or more already out. That means beginning next year the college football video game may not represent every Division 1 FBS school. Who those are remain unknown and certainly could change for the better or worse. They may be withdrawing to strike what they feel would be a better deal on their own or more could follow and deem video games an enterprise they don’t want to be associated with.

Most consumers will probably not lose sleep over the potential of a Kansas, Stanford (the #3 team in NCAA Football 14), or largely irrelevant program withdrawing from the college football video game series. However this isn’t just about Kansas and Stanford. Their statements are representative of what every athletic department in the nation will have to evaluate. Is the risk of getting sued due to licensing rights for a video game worth the monetary gain? For some, more likely the private institutions, that answer might be no. If just one were to pull out that could lead to more and the value of a college football video game series then begins to plummet.

By dropping their involvement the NCAA will avoid future claimants relating to likenesses in video games. That doesn’t clear them of liability from past or current athletes and it doesn’t affect how they are being challenged in areas such as television contracts and merchandising. EA Sports will have to proceed with the help of the CLC to offer a a product as complete as possible. Whether all schools will choose to participate is the question now at hand.

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