EA Sports College Football Is Back

Texas Longhorns quarterback Quinn Ewers (3) throws a pass during the game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday, Sep. 9, 2023 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. © Aaron E. Martinez/American-Statesman / USA TODAY NETWORK.

While EA Sports has continued to roll on with their yearly Madden iterations, we haven’t gotten a new college football game since NCAA Football 14. The organization’s namesake is gone in the ever-changing landscape of dollars that deal with the NCAA, but EA Sports is bringing everything else back this summer.

EA Sports College Football Is Back

In previous versions of EA Sports NCAA College Football, players were left unnamed, and the game was only customizable to include player names, images, and likenesses. With the new NIL landscape, EA Sports has compensated athletes and made them ambassadors for the new game. Individuals will be recognized throughout the rosters, and we should expect an experience unlike anything we have previously seen.

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Nov 25, 2023; Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA; Michigan Wolverines fans cheer during the NCAA football game against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Michigan Stadium. Ohio State lost 30-24. © Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA TODAY NETWORK.

There are three different versions of EA Sports College Football 25 to purchase and they each bring a bit of different offerings. We can see that the Ultimate Team component made famous by Madden will be included in the game, and surprisingly, the NFL version of EA Sports offering will once again be called “Madden 25.”

All 134 FBS schools are in the game, and while there may be some missing bowl games or titles for postseason matchups, this is as close as we’ll see college football recreated virtually in quite some time. EA Sports has often had a much different gameplay experience for the collegiate version of its football game, and die-hard fans will be looking to see that once again.

The dynasty mode for college football games also presents exciting challenges when dealing with recruiting and hoping to build a consistent winner. How the transfer portal and NIL deals come into play remains to be seen, but they are both expected to be represented within the game. EA Sports is dropping the game on July 19, but the official trailer reveal went live on May 17.

Expecting this to be one of the most highly anticipated of the summer would be putting it lightly. An 11-year hiatus is nothing to scoff at.

The Minnesota Vikings just got their expected quarterback of the future following a successful collegiate career. Drafting the next great player can be done by developing them in college, and now fans can be part of that once again.

Ted Schwerzler is a blogger from the Twin Cities that is focused on all things Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings. He’s active on Twitter and writes weekly for Twins Daily. As a former college athlete and avid sports fan, covering our pro teams with a passion has always seemed like such a natural outlet.