EA’s return to college football kicks off with a special event in Madden

While we still don’t know exactly when EA’s upcoming college football video game will be released, fans will soon be able to play college ball for a limited time thanks to a special “Campus Legends” event coming to Madden NFL 22s arcade-y Superstar KO mode.

The event, which begins Tuesday and runs through September 27, lets you play as one of 10 schools: Clemson University, Louisiana State University, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of Miami, University of Nebraska, University of Oklahoma, University of Oregon (UO), University of Southern California and University of Texas. The teams will also feature alumni as players. For example, UO graduate Justin Herbert, who is currently the quarterback for the Los Angeles Chargers, will be on UO’s roster.

The Campus Legends event looks set to be a fun way to play virtual college football while we wait for more news about EA’s full-fledged college soccer title, which will be EA’s first after the cancellation of the NCAA Football franchise in 2013. The new game will “hold the rights to over 100 institutions to the logos, stadiums, uniforms, gameday traditions and more that fans have come to know and love,” according to a press release, but from now on, names, images and likenesses of student-athletes will not be used. EA has promised it will share more information about the upcoming game as “Development will progress in the coming years.”