College Football may not be to everyone’s taste, but it’s where many of our favorite stars in the NFL began their careers. Climbing through the ranks, building up their stats, and earning a reputation that gets them picked up in the NFL Draft by professional franchises. Then we get to enjoy playing as those same stars in the latest Madden NFL games.
By now, most know about typical updates to Madden NFL 22. However, those tend to focus on players and their ratings following performances in the actual NFL. This time, we look at a different kind of update as EA Sports announced Ohio State and Alabama will be added to the Campus Legends mode.
This popular mode was introduced in the latest edition of Madden. Some speculate it’s meant to gauge interest as we now know an NCAA college football game is in the works. However, there is no official release date, and with EA unsure how successful it would be, this likely was the best way to test the waters.
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That said, it’s worked. The new mode has been a hit with fans of the series. However, a full roster of colleges was never added straight away, with teams slowly being added over time. It probably is surprising to many that Ohio State and Alabama weren’t amongst the first colleges to be included. Especially with how dominant the Crimson Tide have been over the last few seasons of NCAA Football.
In fact both teams have had incredible seasons of late, not just in the past. And both are favorites going into their next campaigns too before signing day or the NFL Draft has even happened. The Tide are favorites to win the SEC West Division at 2/7, whilst Ohio State is 1/6 to win the Big 10 East Division. However, that could all change if some of their star players are drafted to the NFL and new signings aren’t able to fill the shoes left behind.
They’ve arrived in Madden NFL 22 now though, and that’s all that really matters. So let’s take a look at who they’ll be joining and which players we can expect to see.
Which college teams do they join?
With the addition of Alabama and Ohio State, there are now twelve campuses that feature in the Madden NFL 22 Campus Legends mode:
- Alabama Crimson Tide
- Clemson Tigers
- Florida Gators
- LSU Tigers
- Miami Hurricanes
- Michigan State Spartans
- Nebraska Cornhuskers
- Ohio State Buckeyes
- Oklahoma Sooners
- Oregon Ducks
- Texas Longhorns
- USC Trojans
Which players will be featured?
Both colleges have a long line of players who have made names for themselves over the years, and the rosters in-game are impressive to say the least. These are the players you can expect to see…
Alabama Crimson Tide
Ohio State Buckeyes
What more can we expect?
As well as getting to play as these teams in the Superstar KO as part of the Campus Legends mode, we can also expect to see many of these faces popping up in the MUT mode. Many of these top-quality players, many of whom are already in the game with their NFL franchises, such as Mac Jones who is with the New England Patriots, will also have College Legend cards in MUT.
That means a whole host of new players to add to your teams, some of whom will have special X Factor skills available with them as well. You may be fortunate to find some of these players in card packs you open, but we expect many will also be available to trade with other players online too. Even players who weren’t superstars like Charlie Whitehurst could also be included.
After that, we’re expecting there to be possibly more colleges to be added in the future, however, they may not expand on the current roster until Madden NFL 23 due for release later this year. The mode will possibly then disappear following the release of the NCAA game that we mentioned earlier. Although, depending on its popularity, they may still include it in some variety.
We’re sure there will be plenty more to bring you news-wise on this anyway in the coming months. So keep checking back for all the latest updates.
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