Every EA career mode is the same. Never played 2K but I'm sure it's gotta be somewhat better. The last good career mode in any game was NCAA Football 06 I believe. In the Road to the Heisman mode, you could either hit the gym, study, go to a social or study the playbook. You had to pick a major and the harder the major, the more XP you would get. I remember one of the majors was College Mascots. They would give you an interactive test every month on College Mascots where they would show you a picture and you had to click on the right college. Really innovative stuff! I remember trying to do Chemistry and I couldn't do that for shit lol. They only had that mode for one year but I miss it to this day.