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Russ Brandon will serve as president of the XFL.

XFL Announces New Leadership Team

The XFL and its ownership group have announced a new group of executives that have been hired to lead the new version of the upstart football league owned by Dany Garcia, Dwayne Johnson and RedBird Capital Partners. The league intends to return to play in 2023. Joining the leadership team are several former NFL executives, […]

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Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Dany Garcia and RedBird Capital Partners Buy XFL From Bankruptcy

Dany Garcia, pro wrestling and movie star Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and RedBird Capital Partners have bought the XFL spring football league through its parent company, Alpha Entertainment LLC, for approximately $15 million. The transaction is subject to bankruptcy court approval at a hearing on August 7 and is expected to close on or shortly […]

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On Assignment: A Stadium Shows Its Versatility

It can be one of the little annoyances that fans can experience either in the stadium or watching on television: Seeing the lines of one sport—washed out or not—on the field as you watch action from a different sport. That annoyance is what made the field for the recent LA Sevens international rugby match at […]

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Houston to Host 2020 XFL Championship Game

TDECU Stadium at the University of Houston will be the host of the inaugural XFL Championship game on April 26, the league and the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority announced. The announcement was made by XFL CEO and Commissioner Oliver Luck, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Executive Director Janis Burke and Harris County Judge Lina Hildago. Houston […]

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XFL Releases Team Nicknames for Reboot’s Inaugural Season

The XFL released team names for each of its eight franchises that will play in the relaunched league’s inaugural season in 2020, with names that include a mix of wildlife and mystical creatures. The nicknames were released during a live social media stream and promoted on YouTube and Twitter; Dallas Renegades Houston Roughnecks Los Angeles […]

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XFL Games to Air on ESPN, ABC and Fox

The revived XFL has announced multiyear broadcast agreements with ESPN, ABC and Fox Sports to air games starting with the league’s inaugural season in 2020. XFL games will air weekly on ABC and Fox, with ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2 sharing broadcast duties throughout the season as well. The league will air back-to-back games starting Saturday afternoons at […]

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Jeffrey Pollack to Become XFL’s First President and COO

The XFL has turned to a sports industry veteran to become its first president and chief operating officer. Jeffrey Pollack will serve in the role, overseeing the upstart football league’s strategic planning and business operations, as well as the management of the league’s eight teams. “Just as Oliver Luck is perfectly suited to be commissioner and CEO, so too is […]

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