Florida State using ‘NCAA Football’ video game to hold virtual spring game
College football spring games have been wiped out due to the coronavirus pandemic, so the Florida State Seminoles are improvising in a bid to entertain fans.
The Seminoles have scheduled a virtual spring game at the time their actual one was supposed to start, using EA Sports “NCAA Football 14.” Offensive line coach Alex Atkins will handle one Seminoles team, while former defensive end Wally Aime will take the other.
Looks like we get to have a spring game after all
— FSU Football (@FSUFootball) April 17, 2020
The game is six years old, as no new ones have been made due to licensing issues. Judging by the appearance of James Blackman in the preview video, it looks like someone updated the rosters to set up the current team for this particular event.
Points for creativity here. They’re not the first school to use the game in a fun way, but this is pretty cool all the same.