College athletics: How the video game saga unfolded

Former Husker a key player in suits over video images

CBS reports:  When athletes including former Husker Sam Keller sued the NCAA and Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) to be compensated for the use of their images in video games, their goal was to change what they saw as an unfair system. “They are making billions off our images,” Keller said in 2011.

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SEC first to jump from EA video game, Big Ten, Pac-12 follow

ESPN reports: In summer 2013, the NCAA said it would no longer license its trademarks with EA Sports. In August, several conferences — the Southeastern Conference, Big Ten and Pac-12 — followed their lead.

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EA discontinues game franchise amid lawsuits

SB Nation reports: In September 2013, EA Sports announced it would drop its college football video game series after former players sued seeking compensation. The game series was going to be called College Football in new editions.

Full story on SBNation.com

EA settles class-action suit affecting thousands of players

CBS reports: EA Sports agreed to pay thousands of college athletes to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by former players. More than 100,000 players were eligible for settlement money, but the amount of the settlement was not disclosed. The settlement was announced in September 2013.

Full story on CBS.com

How to split reported $40 million settlement

All Alabama reports: Once the court approves the settlement between EA Sports and college athletes, the money — reported at $40 million — will be divided up. Lawyers are expected to take the biggest share with some athletes getting only several hundred dollars.

Full Story on Al.com

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