Advertising Blurbs – Nintendo GameCube:

    Everything's here except the hazings.

    EA Sports is bringing the autumnal thrill of college football to the Nintendo GameCube in NCAA Football 2003. Expect more than 100 college teams, an all new Campus Challenge system and tons of game modes and options.


    NCAA Football 2003 looks and plays much like EA Sports's stellar Madden NFL series, but there are many features and details that capture what makes college football great.

    For starters, there are 117 Division 1-A teams and 27 Division 1-AA teams, paired with true-to-school cheerleaders, fight songs, mascots and stadiums. However, NCAA regulations forbid licensing actual player names.

    If for some reason your alma mater is not in that gigantic list, you can create your own team, complete with custom players, coaches and playbook. Announcers Brad Nessler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit recorded more than 1,700 surnames, so it's likely you'll hear the names of many of your custom players. Your custom players can even win the prestigious Heisman Trophy and other end-of-the-season awards.

    Cosmetic details aside, the actual game play in NCAA Football 2003 is enough to set it apart from its NFL counterpart. On offense you can run a new option and WR split, or use a 5-2 formation on defense. There are also crazy reversal and option plays that the pros would never try.

    True to the collegiate experience, NCAA Football relies far more on star players than its pro counterpart. You will find success by passing to your star wide receiver over and over or scrambling for quick yards with a speedy quarterback.

    Game Modes

    NCAA Football 2003 offers a wide range of game modes to suit your taste, whether you want a quick Exhibition game or a multiseason Dynasty. You can hone your skills in the Practice Mode, play through a yearlong schedule in Season, play against a long-standing opponent in Rivalry mode, or suit up in your favorite mascot's silly suit for a whimsical Mascot match.

    During a Rivalry game, you can play classic match-ups such as Notre Dame vs. Michigan State and Oregon vs. Oregon State. As if bragging rights weren't enough, you can fill your trophy case with gridiron relics such as the Old Oaken Bucket and the Apple Cup.

    For the ultimate control over your favorite team, you can play through multiple seasons in the Dynasty Mode. As coach and manager, you can recruit high school players from all over the U.S. and Canada, play preseason games, and even customize the schedule so you don't play the same teams every year.

    After investing so much hard work in your team and players it is quite moving to get your first bowl game invitation (the game has 28 different bowls) or say good-bye to your star quarterback on graduation day. Thanks to some clever planning by EA Sports, you can even download your entire roster to a Memory Card and then draft your players in Madden NFL 2003.

    Taking a cue from the Madden NFL series, NCAA Football 2003 includes a Campus Challenge that awards points for great performances on the field. You can then purchase Historic Teams, Mascot Teams, Cheats and Stadiums with your Campus Challenge points.

    NCAA Football 2003 is packed to the shoulder pads with school spirit and incredible amount of replay value. If you enjoy the Madden NFL series and you like college football, this game is for you.

    This game is in stores now. NCAA Football has been rated "E" (Everyone) by the independent Entertainment Software Rating Board. To save a Dynasty or Season you will need the Nintendo GameCube Memory Card 251. For a sharper and clearer image, select the Progressive Scan option when playing on a newer TV set that supports that feature.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (65892) on Aug 08, 2005.

Press Release:

    Best-selling college football video game brings you the ultimate college experience

    REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – July 22, 2002 – Whether you have played on the field, watched from the stands or enjoyed the game from the comfort of your home, your chance to relive the excitement and pageantry of college football is available with NCAA® Football 2003, launched today from Electronic Arts. The best-selling college football game makes its debut on the Xbox’ video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube’ and is back for a second installment on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system.

    NCAA Football 2003 captures the intensity, pageantry, tradition and spirit of college football like no other game available. Complete with new 3D cheerleaders, 50 sideline roaming 3D mascots and more than 200 team-specific chants and fight songs, gamers will truly experience all that is special to college football.

    Featuring an even deeper Dynasty Mode’, gamers can customize their schedules to choose non-conference and non-traditional games and recruit players in order to help improve their program’s prestige. With Rivalry Mode, players can compete in historic rival games with the winner taking one of the 23 coveted rivalry trophies. These trophies along with conference championships, bowl games and individual player award trophies can then be displayed in the new Trophy Room feature for all to see. Players can also earn a chance to compete for a coveted spot in the National Championship game, the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl or one of 28 bowl games including the new San Francisco Bowl, Hawaii Bowl and Queen City Bowl.

    Gamers can select from any of the 117 Division I-A or 27 Division I-AA teams and will also be able to choose from a variety of new plays and formations specific to college football such as new option variations and dynamic wide receiver splits. With Create-A-School, players can create their own team and customize everything from the school name and nickname to the uniform, stadium and fight song. Back for a second year is the award-winning broadcast team of Brad Nessler, Lee Corso and Kirk Herbstreit.

    NCAA Football 2003 is rated “E” (Everyone) by the ESRB and is available on the Xbox, Nintendo GameCube and the PlayStation 2 console. Consumers may purchase the game directly at the EA Store ( or by calling EA Direct Sales at 1-877-324-2637, for a suggested retail price of $49.95.

    EA SPORTS ( is the leading interactive sports software brand in the world. Its top-selling franchises and games include FIFA Soccer, John Madden Football’, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® Golf, NHL® Hockey, Knockout Kings’, NBA LIVE Basketball, Triple Play Baseball’, NCAA® Football and NASCAR®.

    About Electronic Arts Electronic Arts, headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world’s leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, Electronic Arts posted revenues of more than $1.7 billion for fiscal 2002. The company develops, publishes and distributes software worldwide for the Internet, personal computers and video game systems. EA markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS’, EA GAMES’, EA SPORTS BIG’ and EA.COM. More information about EA’s products and full text of press releases can be found on the Internet at


    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 01, 2004.

Back of Case - PlayStation 2:



    Feel all the pageantry with over 200 fight songs, 3D cheerleaders, and 144 Division I-A and I-AA schools.

    Personalize the game interface based on your team's fight song, mascot, logos, and school colors.

    Create your own school and schedule, recruit star athletes, and redshirt developing players to build a national powerhouse.

    Beat your school's archrival and win one of 23 coveted trophies.

    Display over 100 total trophies including conference championships and individual player awards such as the Heisman Memorial Trophy

    Contributed by Corn Popper (69531) on Feb 17, 2003.