Creating a school with Team Builder is not a new feature to the NCAA Football franchise, but it is one that deserves a bit of attention. On my YouTube channel, one of the main questions I'm asked is how to use the application to customize a team.
One of the first things interested gamers must know is that the application or interface can't be found on their console. I've seen replies that said things like: "I'm looking everywhere in the main menu, but I can't find anything that says create-a-team with Team Builder."
That's like Illinois head coach Tim Beckman saying: "I've looked all over for a dependable quarterback, but I can't find one." Much like Beckman, the gamer looking for the Team Builder app will be frustrated because the option they seek isn't available where they're looking.
Team Builder is a PC- or Mac-based application. You can access it by going here. In the event you learn better by watching as opposed to reading, this video demonstrates the process, step by step.
You must have an EA Sports account to log in and create a school. Once you're there, you can create a school name, program type, customize the logo, uniform colors (alternate unis included), stadium, field type and the roster.
If you want to recreate your high school squad and graduate them to the collegiate level, you can. Gamers can even upload a logo that will appear on the sides of your school's helmets, in the middle of the field or in various places on the uniform and in the game menus.
You can take that school through a Dynasty mode, play online with them or in Play Now mode. If you include them in your Dynasty, you'll have to pick what existing program you want them to replace.
Here's a look at the alternate uniforms I created with Team Builder:
This is a cool option that should be the standard for create-a-team options in all sports video games. Imagine having this much power in your hands while creating teams in your other favorite sports games.
Customization tools in the hands of a creative gamer is never a bad thing.
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