Archive for June, 2009



NCAA10’s TeamBuilder Goes Live


Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

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EA has launched the TeamBuilder website for NCAA 10. TeamBuilder is a web-based, revamped version of EA’s former create-a-team mode. You begin by creating a team name and location, as well as the stadium name and school prestige. From there you can select your school’s colors and logo. With the web-based TeamBuilder, you can upload an image to use as your school’s logo, or use an existing logo, which includes all FBS and FCS school’s logos as well as an expanded amount of generic ones.

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The next step is to select an existing stadium to use as the blueprint for your own. After selecting a stadium, you can edit all the small details of the field, including turf type, endzone lettering and colors, midfield logos, and secondary logos.

Once the stadium is in place, it’s time to create the uniforms for your school. This section features similar options from years’ past, but is much more detailed and is presented in a more user-friendly way. There are dozens and dozens of combinations for stripes and logos on the helmets, as well as logo placement on the jersey, etc. After editing your uniforms you can select any existing mascot to use to represent your school, or choose to go without one.

Everything up to this point will feel pretty familiar to anyone who has used the create-a-school features of the older games, but this is where it gets interesting. (more…)

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Big 12 Conference Football Predictions – 2009 Season


Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

We’ve started gazing into the crystal ball. Check out our Big 12 Conference football predictions for the upcoming 2009 season.


Champion: Oklahoma – The Sooners win their 8th Big 12th Championship in the last 11 years with an impressive win over Nebraska

South Division

  • 1. Oklahoma: Bob Stoops doesn’t run the table, but ends up being the only one-loss team in the South. Offense won’t be as explosive, but will still be very good. Defense will be great again if they can find replacements at safety.
  • T-2. Texas: Defense will be the Achilles heal for the Longhorns. Offense was solid again with Colt McCoy back, but they don’t get enough out of their ground game. Texas ends up with 2 conference losses.
  • T-2. Oklahoma St: Still not able to get over the hump.
  • 3. Texas Tech: The loss of Crabtree and Harrell takes its toll.
  • 4. Baylor: Robert Griffin has a great year, but Baylor still can’t find a way to beat the upper echelon teams.
  • 5. Texas A&M: The aggies finish the year on a dismal note. Mike Sherman is fired after just two seasons.

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North Division

  • 1. Nebraska: The Cornhuskers win the North with 3 conference losses. They prove to be solid on defense, and they are able to win a lot of close games.
  • 2. Colorado: Going out on a serious limb here, but Dan Hawkins finally delivers what has been expected of him in Boulder. The Buffs return an experienced offensive line, and the offense finally starts to click.
  • T-3. Kansas: Keep in mind Kansas could easily win the Big 12 North this year, but the loss of three of their top five tacklers on defense proves to be costly. Todd Reesing returns to a dangerous offense when you throw in Kerry Meier, Dezmon Briscoe, and rising junior Johnathan Wilson forming a dangerous receiving corps.
  • T-3. Missouri: Mizzou struggles to thrive in a post-Chase Daniel era. Maclin was missed.
  • 4. Kansas St: Defense was awful last year, and it didn’t get much better this year. The Wildcats couldn’t find an answer at quarterback. I’m not sold on the Bill Snyder rejuvenation hype.
  • 5. Iowa State: The Cyclones start 2009 with their 3rd coach in 4 years. Coaching turnover is never good when you’ve consistently been a bottom dweller for recruiting. Iowa State wins only one Big 12 game.

Let’s hear your predictions in the comments!

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