EA Sports College Football 25: Are Herbstreit, Fowler, and Corso returning?

Hunter Haas
EA Sports unveiled the broadcasting crew for College Football 25. Will Herbstreit, Fowler, and Corso return?

The long-awaited EA Sports College Football video game revival is releasing this summer. Fans are already wondering which announcers will be voicing the latest version of the game.

NCAA football games first hit the video game world in 1993, when the franchise was still under the “Bill Walsh College Football” branding. In 1998, the title simply became “NCAA Football 98”, which would continue through 2013.

Unfortunately for fans, the game has been in hibernation for the past 11 years. Due to strict NCAA player compensation rules, EA Sports disbanded the series altogether to avoid legal issues.

However, the NCAA recently introduced new NIL rules, finally allowing collegiate players to earn money for their name and likeness. That paved the way for the return of the video game franchise.

Now, after a decade-long hiatus, fans are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the much-anticipated revival. EA Sports has already revealed that all 134 FBS teams will be featured in the game. But what about the announcers?

Who are the announcers for College Football 25?

Kirk Herbstriet, Chris Fowler, Jesse Palmer, Kevin Connors, and David Pollack have all been confirmed for College Football 25.

Herbstreit, a veteran announcer from the past versions of the game, unveiled his return to the franchise on X. He stated, “I’m proud to be a partner and one of the voices of the game once again.”

Fowler also returns alongside his broadcasting partner in College Football 25. The two bring realism to the in-game coverage, with their familiar voices helping fans engross themselves in the video game.

Palmer and Connors both make their first appearances in the franchise. Including these two long-time ESPN football analysts further brings a realistic element to College Football 25.

Pollack’s name comes as a surprise, as the former ESPN broadcaster has spent the past year building up a political following without much focus on football. It’s unclear exactly which role Pollack will play.

Is Lee Corso going to be in EA Sports College Football 25?

One name is noticeably missing from this announcement as Lee Corso has not yet confirmed whether he will return to lend his voice to the game.

Many remember Corso for his NCAA Football appearances when the College GameDay host would make his patented mascot headgear predictions.

At age 88, Corso says he has no intentions of retiring from his GameDay role for the 2024 season, making his absence from College Football 25 all the more puzzling.

Without Corso, fans will surely feel a void. However, Herbstreit, alongside a star-studded cast of announcers, should be enough to scratch that nostalgic itch.

College Football 25 does not have a release date as of this writing, but EA Sports dropped a teaser trailer earlier in February, promising that the game is, indeed, on its way.

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Hunter Haas is the Senior Sports Writer at Dexerto. Over the last two years he has worked as a writer and editor for FanSided at NFLMocks. He also served as an editor at The Raider Ramble and The Blue Stable, two independent NFL sites. Hunter loves the NFL, MLB, NBA, and UFC. You can email him here: hunter.haas@dexerto.com