In NCAA the commentators will say the names of the players that are created by the game. If you happen to have a x-port and d/l the roster updates from http://www.ps2rosters.com
they will say ALOT of the real names of players. For example I know that they say Zwick for Ohio State and some other names that you would have never guessed would be in the game. As far as NCAA v Madden I would say much of it is personal preference. I have both and would say that the game play is much more realistic in Madden. The AI is much better in Madden also. I found that in NCAA even on Hiesman I can tear the computer D apart. Also, I like to control the FS when I am on D and I have found that in NCAA it is much easier to react to the ball in the air which allows you to get alot more INTs w/o the risk of giving up the big play. In Madden if you want to get a INT you will either have to do a great job covering or jump the route which is much more difficult and more to my liking. The Franchise mode in Madden is also more my flavor then Dynasty in NCAA. I use the draft classes from NCAA which has the real names for players entering the NFL for the next few years and just find that to be more fun then recruiting some fictional made up players.
Overall my nod would go to Madden but all things considered they are both very good games and nearly equal. Really it comes down to personal preference and what kind of realism you like.
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