LEXINGTON, Ky. and REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – NCAA Football's premier fan event, the EA SPORTS NCAA Football Challenge Tour, a mobile videogame tour with Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), kicks off today with a campus competition at San Jose State.
The Challenge Tour, which features EA SPORTS™ NCAA® Football 13, will make its way across the country from September through November stopping at 16 college campuses for videogame competitions, including San Jose State, Arizona State, the University of New Mexico, the University of Colorado, SMU, TCU, the University of Oklahoma, Kansas State, the University of Nebraska, Northern Illinois, LSU, the University of Louisville, the University of Tennessee, Virginia Tech, the University of Virginia, and the University of Maryland. Winners from each campus competition will win a $1,000 prize and qualify for the championship bracket to be played online. The two semi-finalists of the online tournament will earn their spot on a trip to a post-season bowl game to compete for the national title and grand prize of $5,000.
In addition to the 16 campus competitions, the Challenge Tour will stop at nine college football gamedays, visiting all 11 Division I FBS conferences for the first time.
Below is the 2012 EA SPORTS NCAA Football Challenge Tour Schedule, featuring all campus competitions and gameday events.
2012 EA SPORTS NCAA Football Challenge Tour Schedule
|Date ||Event ||Location |
|9/25/2012 ||San Jose State Competition ||San Jose, Calif. |
|10/2/2012 ||Arizona State Competition ||Tempe, Ariz. |
|10/5/2012 ||University of New Mexico ||Albuquerque, N.M. |
|10/6/2012 ||Texas State at New Mexico ||Albuquerque, N.M. |
|10/10/2012 ||University of Colorado Competition ||Boulder, Colo. |
|10/11/2012 ||Arizona State at Colorado ||Boulder, Colo. |
|10/16/2012 ||Louisiana-Lafayette at North Texas ||Denton, Texas |
|10/17/2012 ||SMU Competition ||Dallas, Texas |
|10/19/2012 ||TCU Competition ||Fort Worth, Texas |
|10/20/2012 ||Texas Tech at TCU ||Fort Worth, Texas |
|10/22/2012 ||University of Oklahoma Competition ||Norman, Okla. |
|10/24/2012 ||Kansas State Competition ||Manhattan, Kan. |
|10/26/2012 ||University of Nebraska Competition ||Lincoln, Neb. |
|10/27/2012 ||Michigan at Nebraska ||Lincoln, Neb. |
|10/30/2012 ||Northern Illinois Competition ||DeKalb, Ill. |
|11/2/2012 ||LSU Competition ||Baton Rouge, La. |
|11/3/2012 ||Alabama at LSU ||Baton Rouge, La. |
|11/7/2012 ||University of Louisville Competition ||Louisville, Ky. |
|11/9/2012 ||University of Tennessee Competition ||Knoxville, Tenn. |
|11/10/2012 ||Missouri at Tennessee ||Knoxville, Tenn. |
|11/12/2012 ||Virginia Tech Competition ||Blacksburg, Va. |
|11/14/2012 ||University of Virginia Competition ||Charlottesville, Va. |
|11/15/2012 ||UNC at Virginia ||Charlottesville, Va. |
|11/16/2012 ||University of Maryland Competition ||College Park, Md. |
|11/17/2012 ||Florida State at Maryland ||College Park, Md. |
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About the EA SPORTS NCAA Football Challenge Tour
The EA SPORTS NCAA Football Campus Challenge Tour, produced by NCAA Football, EA SPORTS, CBS Sports and IMG College, is a mobile videogame tour that travels across the country from September through November. The Challenge Tour stops at college campuses and football gamedays to allow gamers and fans an opportunity to experience the newest edition of the EA SPORTS™ NCAA Football franchise, which delivers unique game-play and traditions for each of the 120 DI FBS schools featured.
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 Athletic 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.
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.
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