NCAA Football 14 screenshot shows Oregon taking on USC

This was projected to be the week we start seeing some new information about the NCAA Football franchise, and EA Sports is not disappointing. Today we set our eyes on the very first screen shot of NCAA Football 14, featuring an Oregon player making a cut against an incoming USC defender. Poor, hapless Trojan defender…

Source: EA Sports

Source: EA Sports

But wait, there’s more!

Operation Sports reports that those who place a pre-order for this year’s game through GameStop will receive some extra content. EA Sports will be giving those who pre-order the game will get a chance to receive an exclusive Ultimate Team SEC Conference Pack. This pack supposedly includes key SEC players and an extension to “get your star player off the bench and back on the field.” Considering the likely chance that the NCAA is about to lose on the Ed O’Bannon case, this seems like a rocky stream to be navigating.

I don’t think this mode will include current players, of course, such as Jadeveon Clowney and Johnny Manziel, but will instead include past star players from throughout the SEC that have lent their likeness to be used in the game. This concept was first implemented in last year’s version, which included a number of former Heisman Trophy winners such as Robert Griffin III and Barry Sanders, who each appeared on the cover of NCAA Football 13. Regardless, I would like to know if there are plans to offer similar packages for other conferences  such as the Big Ten, Big 12 and Pac 12.

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