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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Newly-released e-mails from the Ed O'Bannon lawsuit show the NCAA knew that Electronic Arts Sports made video games intending to match real-life characteristics of actual college athletes.
Big 12 launches study on the future of college sports if the O'Bannon team prevails.
"This whole area of name and likeness and the NCAA is a disaster leading to catastrophe as far as I can tell," Nebraska Chancellor Harvey Perlman wrote in July 2009 to then-Big 12 Commissioner Dan Beebe and Texas President Bill Powers.
Plaintiffs argue in unsealed documents that the NCAA
West Virginia AD Oliver Luck recently got permission to head a Big 12 committee to explore the potential impact if the suit succeeds.
This will kill NCAA 2013.....
PENN STATE FOREVER
Isnt that one already out?
I meant the game in general...... my bad
Yep, why should ea sports and the NCAA make a killing off of this and not share it with the players?
If winning was easy even losers would do it.
I just meant that they can't really retroactively kill a game. But I think Phila's point was that it will kill the franchise in general and future games are in jeopardy
If the players have rights to some of the revenue of the video game, why not television broadcasts and ticket revenue?
Exactly. It will open a whole can of worms. In the end, it would basically turn college football into the NFL minor league
I still believe that our $60 million is funding this legal battle. My bet is that "kids in need" see very little $$.
This post was edited by Posas14 17 months ago
Yea I threw an opinion in there ... It wasn't directly related to your post. Only the initial yea part.
College sports are already minor leagues or farm systems. I just think players should make money off of their likeness and they should pay it out after the player leaves the school. The LOI should state that games, etc are paid as part is their tuition.
It definitely would need to be closely regulated to make sure everyone gets the same amount. A kid at Central Michigan should be getting the same for his likeness as someone at Bama for example.
Otherwise it is just a loophole for pay for play.
Why should a kid at Central Michigan get the same pay as one at Alabama?
They don't generate the same revenue. Presumably, the kid at Alabama is more skilled.
They are both contributing the same to the game in terms of likeness use, which is the issue.
This will eventually get to the Supreme Court and has the potential to dramatically alter the landscape of college athletics. Just speculating but I could eventually see a situation where the biggest and richest conferences break away from the NCAA and form their own governing body. I hope it brings down the NCAA.
Dominate The State
And/or Emmert gets caught up in his own scandal that involves jail time. I can think of a perfect cell mate for him
Well I would hope at least the courts would not allow the NCAA to deal with EA Sports on behalf of the student athlete....the NCAA does not own that student, they don't pay that students scholarship, feed, cloth or provide room and board....I'm not sure how the NCAA could negotiate anything based on any student/athletes "likeness"....
Time they get put in their place....they are supposed to just enforce rules that affect "amateurism", nothing else and surely not profit over a video game using these kids likeness....
If the BIG and the SEC decided to pull out of the NCAA, the other large conferences would have to follow....There is no NCAA champion in football anyway....who needs them?? Let the deep pocket conferences show them how insignificant they really are...
In Ed O'Bannon's version of NCAA basketball (~96?), he was a monster and almost unstoppable. Choosing to play with UCLA was considered cheese because of this, and we would call him Ed O'cheese during in game commentary.
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