Semi-controversial NCAA reporter Erin Andrews will be joining the reporting crew of NCAA Football 10
when it hits stores later this year. She'll be joining Kirk Herbstreit, Brad Nessler, and Lee "I'm Crazy" Corso and will be serving as the sideline reporter for the game. She's even posted some of her thoughts on who she thinks
will be the cover athlete this year. I'm guessing Mark Sanchez but given EA's track record it's up in the air.
I get that EA Sports is trying to replicate the game experience by having Ms. Andrews on the team but I'm not sure that adding yet another level of reporting to the game is really bringing that much to the table. Sideline reporting is a broadcast rarely adds anything and having a digital sideline reporter who's going to tell you more things that you already know isn't much of a selling point for me. What do you think? Do we really need sideline reporting in our sports video games or not?
April 15, 2009 – Sports broadcaster Erin Andrews will be featured as a sideline reporter in EA SPORTS NCAA Football 10 for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3. In addition to delivering in-game news straight from the gridiron, Andrews will also be featured in a major NCAA Football 10 mode that will be revealed at a later date.
Andrews is the newest addition to the NCAA Football 10 broadcast team, joining Kirk Herbstreit, Brad Nessler and Lee Corso in a game that envelopes the excitement and pageantry of college football at its best. Including Andrews as part of the NCAA Football 10 broadcast team complements the franchise commitment to offer the most authentic college football experience available on any gaming platform. Andrews has served as a sideline reporter for ESPN’s College Football Saturdays since 2004.
In a new video released today, Andrews weighs in on a hot topic leading into the NFL Draft: which prospects will be NCAA Football 10 cover athletes? A different player will be featured on the packaging of each of the four platforms, giving Andrews and football fans plenty of opportunity to speculate which athletes will grace the covers this season. Visit http://eaus.gamespress.com/release.asp?i=1113 to view the video of Andrews giving her thoughts on who will make the cut. To follow the countdown to the highly anticipated announcement of the NCAA Football 10 cover athletes, log on to www.ncaafootball10.com.
With all 120 Football Bowl Subdivision schools represented in the game, NCAA Football 10 offers fans an exciting way to experience the thrill of authentic college football year-round. NCAA Football 10 brings the college football atmosphere to life with enhanced stadiums packed with school colors, cheerleaders and mascots. Enjoy the sights of game day with new field goal nets, flags waving in the wind and camera flashes exploding during pivotal moments.
Developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon, NCAA Football 10 will be available at North American retail stores on July 14th. The game will be available for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, the PlayStation2 and PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment systems and the PSP (PlayStationPortable).