EA announces "Gameday Traditions" fan voting contest

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Thursday, EA launched a bracket-style voting contest that gives fans the opportunity to select their favorite college football tradition featured in EA SPORTS™NCAA® Football 12. This year’s game captures the pageantry of these historic traditions, from the locker rooms to the mascots leading their teams onto the field, and now fans across the country can decide which gameday ritual is unrivaled throughout college football.

Today through June 13, fans can choose among 25 college football gameday traditions included in this year’s game and vote for their favorite on EA SPORTS NCAA Football Facebook page. The top 16 fan favorite traditions will then battle it out in a weekly, tournament-style showdown beginning on June 13, with voting to continue at http://www.espn.com/sportsnation through July 12. Every Tuesday, ESPN’s “SportsNation” will announce which traditions have advanced in bracket competition, with the winning tradition to be unveiled live on the show on Tuesday, July 12 - NCAA Football 12’s launch day.

“Building off our recent NCAA Football 12 ‘U Want ME’ cover athlete voting campaign on Facebook, which generated more than 140,000 votes, we wanted to continue to give our passionate fan base a platform to be heard,” said Randy Chase, product manager, EA SPORTS. “Gameday traditions are ingrained in college football culture, they inspire teams and fans and they bring us closer to our favorite programs. We’re encouraging our more than 660,000 fans on Facebook to stand up for their favorite tradition and ensure it receives the recognition it deserves.”

NCAA Football 12’s authentic gameday traditions let players feel the true emotion of college football as their teams charge out of the locker room and onto the field. With showstoppers like the Sooner Schooner (Oklahoma) and Ramblin Wreck (Georgia Tech), plus icons such as Chief Osceola (Florida State), Uga (Georgia) and Tommy Trojan (USC), players will feel like its gameday every day. Traditions featured in the game and included in the Facebook fan voting contest include:

Auburn – War Eagle

Boston College – Eagle Statue (Touch Tradition)

Clemson – Howard’s Rock (Touch Tradition)

Colorado – Ralphie

Florida – Gator Head (Touch Tradition)

Florida State – Chief Osceola/Renegade

Georgia – UGA

Georgia Tech – Ramblin Wreck

LSU – Mike the Tiger

Maryland – Testudo Turtle Statue (Touch Tradition)

Michigan – Go Blue (Touch Tradition)

NC State – Wolf Statue (Touch Tradition)

Nebraska – Tunnel Walk (Touch Tradition)

Northwestern – “Trust Yourself” Sign (Touch Tradition)

Notre Dame – “Play Like a Champion” (Touch Tradition)

Ohio State – Script Ohio

Oklahoma – Sooner Schooner

Ole Miss – Bust of Chucky (Touch Tradition)

Oregon – Duck on Motorcycle

Purdue – Giant Drum

Tennessee – Smokey and “T” Wall (Touch Tradition)

Texas – Bevo

USC – Traveler with Trojan Rider

Virginia – Cavalier on Horseback

West Virginia – “Hold the Rope” (Touch Tradition)

NCAA Football 12 takes the journey of the college athlete to the next level of depth and authenticity. Experience the pride and pageantry of gameday Saturday like never before as players go from high school superstar to top college player to head coach in the Road to Glory and Dynasty modes. With an enhanced in-game presentation, new traditions, and an all-new collision system, players make an impact by leading their team to the National Championship in NCAA Football 12.

Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, and licensed by The Collegiate Licensing Company, NCAA Football 12 will be available on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

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