EA Sports has responded to questions as to why it left new FBS member South Alabama out of the video game NCAA Football ’13.
In response to Jags Jungle – a South Alabama fan site – a communications manager from EA Sports said the following:
“South Alabama was a provisional member of FBS last year and did not play a full FBS schedule. We did not receive confirmation that they were changing to a full FBS schedule this year until it was too late for inclusion in NCAA Football 13. South Alabama will be included in NCAA Football 14.”
The Jaguars will play a full FBS schedule this season in the Sun Belt but won’t be eligible for postseason play until 2013 – the season after which the newest version of the game is based.
The response from EA Sports seems like an excuse for an oversight. As we know, fans, you don’t really have a big-time football program until you can play full-season mode as that team on a video game.