January 1,2013; Tampa, FL, USA; Michigan Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson (16) runs with the ball against the South Carolina Gamecocks during the first half of the 2013 Outback Bowl at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

NCAA 14 Cover Athlete is Denard Robinson, Release Date July 9

There are not many things over the summer that get me more excited than the next installment of the NCAA Football series by EA Sports. I know a lot of football fans who are this way so I’m going to be bringing you all the updates and my take on the franchise as they come along. I’m kind of a nerd that way I suppose and I’m part of a couple of online communities that take the game WAY too seriously (heck I’m still playing against guys in our online league about twice every 3 days, we’re in season 10), but hopefully you will get something out of my ramlings on about the direction of the franchise and all of the updates.

We start with today’s update that the game “NCAA Football 14″ will release July 9, 2013. Amazon, Target & Wal-Mart each list a release date of July 9, 2013 which matches the annual release date of the second Tuesday of July. GameStop and Best Buy have also released their product listing for the game but no release date.

Due to the recent finalizing of the NCAA 14 Facebook fan vote, we know that Denard Robinson will be our cover athlete. Here is the product listing of the game, which is pretty identical to what released for 13.

NCAA Football 14 is American college football in which players are given the ongoing opportunity to enjoy the collegiate game in multiple ways. Experience the rise to dominance of a young, up-and-coming gridiron star hoping to make his way to a college superpower of choice and eventually a national championship. Experience the pride and pageantry of gameday Saturday like never before as you go from high school superstar, to top college player, to Head coach in Road to Glory and Dynasty modes. With a new passing system, new team-specific traditions, and the Heisman Challenge, make an impact by leading your team to the National Championship with NCAA Football 14. Revel in the pageantry of college football game days with NCAA Football 14. Featuring new team run-outs, mascots and pre-game traditions along with enhanced Audio and trophy presentations, NCAA Football 14 delivers the passion and excitement of college football to fans across the nation. With a passing system that changes the way quarterbacks and receivers play and respond, combined with a read and react defensive AI system, NCAA Football 14 delivers greater realism on the virtual gridiron.

No one gets more excited than me for the annual release and I’m back at it again this year. Can’t wait to give you some updates with real information about what’s going to be included in this years’ game over the next 4 months. We do already have some information about an existing feature that will be receiving a major tune-up, so stay tuned for that over the weekend here at ACU.

And by the way I invite my readers to join in with lots of chatter on these features as we highlight them. I can’t ever get enough this football game and conversations about what needs to change to mirror real life, what you’re happy about that got included/mad about that didn’t get included, etc is just oddly exciting to me! So let’s talk!

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