• Notre Dame will not join EA SPORTS College Football Until NIL Rules Established

    When EA SPORTS announced that EA SPORTS College Football was in development on February 2, they stated that over 100 schools were on-board at that time. However, today one of the remaining holdouts, Notre Dame, has announced they will not participate in the game until players can be rewarded for name/image/likeness (NIL) usage.

    While the initial news that a traditional power in college football with not be included in the title is discouraging, keep in mind that the game is years away from release and NIL rules/legislation could be established in the meantime. Such a proper agreement for player NIL usage would likely see the Irish return to the title.

    However, we do not expect Notre Dame to be the only school taking this stance and this may lead to more of the holdouts making their stance publicly known sooner than later.

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Notre Dame will not join EA SPORTS College Football Until NLI Rules Established started by cdj View original post
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    1. cdj's Avatar
      cdj -
      Here is an article from ND Insider with more on Notre Dame's stance and how they have been pushing the NCAA for proper NIL rules for six years: https://www.ndinsider.com/football/t...43d3de5a7.html
    1. razorback44's Avatar
      razorback44 -
      They seem to forget that some of us have played the game before as State College, Provo and Tallahassee. Personally, I look forward to playing the new game as Indiana Catholic. Should be a fun time.
    1. CLW's Avatar
      CLW -
      Quote Originally Posted by razorback44 View Post
      They seem to forget that some of us have played the game before as State College, Provo and Tallahassee. Personally, I look forward to playing the new game as Indiana Catholic. Should be a fun time.
      It was South Bend if memory serves
    1. razorback44's Avatar
      razorback44 -
      Quote Originally Posted by CLW View Post
      It was South Bend if memory serves
      You’re right on that. I completely forgot they also weren’t in the Bill Walsh version by name. So it’ll be a nice retro throwback to leave them out again.

    1. cdj's Avatar
      cdj -
      As of 3/2/2021, here is the latest count on which teams are in, out, or undecided:

      TGT Team Tracker

      • IN - Bowling Green, Illinois, Kansas State, Liberty, New Mexico State, UConn, USF, Western Kentucky
      • OUT - Northwestern, Notre Dame, Tulane
      • UNDECIDED - BYU, Duke, Hawaii, Kentucky, Michigan, USC


      * - Credit on team tracking goes to Matt Brown, Nathan Bond (USF)