EA SPORTS and NCAA Football Kick Off Annual Fellowship
EA Seeks Former Football Student-Athletes to Contribute to Videogame
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & LEXINGTON, Ky.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) and NCAA
Football today announced the return of their annual fellowship
program that debuted last year, which provides former football
student-athletes an opportunity to gain first-hand knowledge of the
games industry as well as the business of sports.
EA SPORTS and NCAA Football will offer two post-graduate, former
football student-athletes an opportunity to apply their skills and
knowledge of the sport to the newest edition of the EA
Football videogame through a sixteen-week full-time, paid
fellowship, commencing in January 2013. The positions will be based out
of the EA Tiburon studio in Orlando, Fla. EA SPORTS will be accepting
applications for the fellowship program beginning today.
"We are excited to continue the fellowship program with NCAA Football
again this year," said Cam Weber, GM of Football, EA SPORTS. "The
addition of the football student-athletes through last year's program
proved to be successful, as their experience contributed to the depth
and authenticity of our games. We look forward to working with the
participants who are selected this year."
The NCAA Football videogame franchise delivers the pride
and pageantry of gameday by connecting players to the emotion of the
college football experience. From fight songs to school specific
traditions, Division I FBS college programs are recreated with
unparalleled authenticity. Interns selected for the fellowship will be
challenged to translate their college football journey to creating
compelling new game experiences for football fans.
"We were very pleased with the success of last year's fellowship and
look forward to again providing former football student-athletes an
opportunity to parlay their passion for the game to a unique young
professional experience," added Karl Benson, chair, NCAA Football.
Interested applicants may contact Shawnna Adamson, EA SPORTS
University Relations Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EA SPORTS NCAA Football is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA
Tiburon, and licensed by The Collegiate Licensing Company, a division of
EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the
world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive
technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA
SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports
through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL
football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball,
NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, SSX,
and Fight Night boxing. For more information about EA SPORTS,
including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com
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About Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company delivers games, content and online services
for Internet-connected consoles, personal computers, mobile phones,
tablets and social networks. EA has more than 220 million registered
players and operates in 75 countries.
In fiscal 2012, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.1 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality blockbuster brands such
as The Sims™, Madden NFL, FIFA Soccer, Need for Speed™, Battlefield™ and
Mass Effect™. More information about EA is available at http://info.ea.com.
EA SPORTS, SSX, The Sims and Need for Speed are trademarks of Electronic
Arts Inc. Mass Effect is a trademark of EA International (Studio and
Publishing) Ltd. Battlefield is a trademark of EA Digital Illusions CE
AB. John Madden, NFL, FIFA, NHL, NBA, NCAA, Tiger Woods and PGA TOUR are
the property of their respective owners and used with permission.
About NCAA Football
NCAA Football USA, Inc. represents a coalition of the American Football
Coaches Association (AFCA), the Collegiate Commissioners Association
(CCA), the Football Bowl Association (FBA), the National Association of
Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), the National Collegiate
Athletics Association (NCAA) and the National Football Foundation (NFF)
and serves as the collective voice to promote college football. NCAA
Football is managed by IMG College, a division of IMG Worldwide. For
more information on NCAA Football, visit www.NCAAFootball.com.
Julie Foster, 407-386-5184
Sr. Communications Manager
University Relations Manager
Tiffany Greco, 859-226-4351
Source: Electronic Arts Inc.
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