There will be an NCAA Football 15 released next summer. The NCAA is pulling out of an exclusive contract with EA Sports, and it is not expected another company will be able to pick up the contract any time soon. Via the NCAA offices...
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"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.

The NCAA has never licensed the use of current student-athlete names, images or likenesses to EA. The NCAA has no involvement in licenses between EA and former student-athletes. Member colleges and universities license their own trademarks and other intellectual property for the video game. They will have to independently decide whether to continue those business arrangements in the future."
The NCAA and EA Sports appear to be in a losing fight against former student athletes. The lawsuit headed up by former UCLA basketball player Ed O'Bannon has been picking up steam and appears to have enough legs to run away with a landmark court victory against the NCAA and EA Sports.
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NCAA Football 15 will be the last time the NCAA licenses the rights for any game maker. The NCAA has determined that licensing the game is too much of a legal liability (Thanks Obannon). Now, the universities or conferences might do so on their own, but they could incur the same risk.
Reply50 months
(clarification: if indeed there will be an NCAA Football 15 without EA, great; if there won't, that sucks)
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fap
Reply50 months
Quote: "There will be an NCAA Football 15 released next summer. The NCAA is pulling out of an exclusive contract with EA Sports..."

will be or will not be? That is the question.
Reply50 months
Bummer. I guess on the bright side I will no longer have to deal with crappy EA servers
Reply50 months
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