The original sports have made their way into ESPNU College Town in a recent update. Players can now build a Track and Field venue for their university, opening up several events in all divisions such as the eight-hour-long Track and Field for Junior Varsity (pictured). However, this venue doesn't come with any new All Stars, which might be due to the fact that these sports are more focused on individual bests than team competitive play. Not to mention that many athletes in sports like Soccer and Baseball also dabble in Track and Field while in college, leaving room for the same All Stars. These All Stars--and Track Challenges--could be added at a later date, but don't hold your breath.
Also in the update are some changes to Challenges for the better (and possibly worst). Challenge results now depend more on All Star statistics than ever before, though Fans and School Spirit still modify those stats, which could spell doom for the more frugal players. Experience points gained are now clearly explained in the results page while the amount of experience is now directly tied to the number of cards played in a given Challenge. This change was probably introduced to make playing multiple-card Challenges more worthwhile. Since Playdom changed the experience gained for beating down on lower players, now defeating players of a higher level than you results in more experience for the little guys. Lastly, the amount of plays your All Stars have left has been made clearer, if there was any confusion before.
All in all, this update brought many more changes to the game's mechanics than content, which for some might be better than yet another set of All Stars.
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