Electronic Arts announced today that Emeka Okafor, from the University of Connecticut, will serve as spokesman and cover athlete for NCAA March Madness 2005, scheduled for release this fall.

"Earning the cover spot on NCAA March Madness 2005 is the perfect way to celebrate my time at UConn," said Okafor, who will appear on all packaging and merchandising for NCAA March Madness 2005. "I've been an EA SPORTS fan for as long as I can remember, and to be a part of this game — where strategy and teamwork is at the core — is a fitting extension to the incredible experience I had playing college basketball."

Developed in Vancouver, by EA Canada, NCAA March Madness 2005 is scheduled to ship in November on the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. The game's official website is www.marchmadness2005.com.