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New college football game may not include UK? School reviewing EA Sports’ proposal

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This would be devastating news in the video game world.

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If you are as excited about the return of EA Sports’ college football video game as I am, then this news is going to be concerning for you.

Back on February 2nd, it was announced that college football video games would be making a much awaited return.

But according to StickSkills.com, there are currently nine college teams that are set to be excluded from the new game, and one of those is the Kentucky Wildcats.

The report notes that EA Sports came to a multi-year agreement with the Collegiate Licensing Company (CLC) to use the logos, stadiums, uniforms, and school traditions of almost every team. But there are nine schools that are not in the CLC, including UK.

The other eight schools that are not included are Air Force, Army, Georgia State, Navy, New Mexico, Notre Dame, Troy, and USC.

However, KSR is now reporting that UK is still reviewing the proposal EA Sports has made to the school’s trademark licensing company. So no final decision has been made on whether or not UK will be in the game.

“It’s exciting that EA Sports is engaging in a college football game again,” said Jason Schlafer, UK Executive Associate Director of Athletics. “Currently, we are reviewing what they have proposed to our trademark licensing agency.”

So hope is not lost on UK appearing in the new college football game whenever it’s released. Hopefully, both sides can come to an agreement that will allow UK fans to use their favorite school in the game when it’s released in the coming years.