Notre Dame will wait on EA Sports college football game until NIL rules are finalized

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If it’s in the game, it’s in the game. Except when it’s not in the game.

Via Dan Murphy of, Notre Dame won’t make its name, logos, and other brands available to the rebooted EA Sports college football game until rules regarding player compensation for their names, images, and likenesses are resolved.

“As those rules are developed, it is our strong desire that student-athletes be allowed to benefit directly from allowing their name, image and performance history to be used in the game,” Notre Dame athletic director Jack Swarbrick said in a statement released Monday.

EA Sports announced on February 2 that the game will be returning, but the company has provided no timetable for its debut. EA Sports stopped making the game due to liability concerns arising directly from the names, images, and likenesses of current and former players.

5 responses to “Notre Dame will wait on EA Sports college football game until NIL rules are finalized

  1. The game isn’t coming out for a few years, love or hate ND they are a big draw and will grab the attention of those involved by this statement. I expect other big name schools to do the same. I also expect a deal to get done by the release date. IMO

  2. In other words: Notre Dame didn’t get enough money from EA so they made up some bogus reason that makes them look good.

  3. You can already play as quite a few college teams via Madden Face of the Franchise. Based on what I’ve seen there, I don’t think the game is that far off.

  4. Generic look is the best way to go with these games. Players come and go, uniforms, team colors, logos, stadium outlive most players.

  5. If Jeff Bezos can’t buy an NFL team, this will enable him to buy a college team.He can set up the marketing arm of the athletic department. Hey recruit if you come to my team I will pay you $100,000 a year . We will put your image in the team picture on the back of a pack of shoelaces. That’s only $9,500,000 Million per year.

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