Lincoln Capitols
Lincoln, Nebraska


News & Press Releases

Justice announce tryouts
12/10/02 Capitols Press Release
The Lincoln Capitols and the Justice Dance Team announced today there will be a dance tryout Sunday, January 19th

Ex-Husker Munford hired as head coach of Capitols
12/10/02 Lincoln Journal Star
Marc Munford regards it as another step up the coaching ladder.
After serving as defensive coordinator for the Lincoln Capitols last season, the 37-year-old Munford on Monday was named head coach of the second-year National Indoor Football League franchise

Lincoln's schedule announced
11/15/02 Lincoln Star Journal
The Lincoln Capitols will open the 2003 season March 21 with a road game against the expansion Show Me (Mo.) Believers

GM Nielsen resigns; Coach Jefferson looking at Arena jobs
10/03/02 Lincoln Journal Star
The Lincoln Capitols lost their general manager, and they might lose their head coach

Outlaws escape with win, bounce Capitols from playoffs
07/13/02 Lincoln Journal Star
He was an Outlaw the Lincoln Capitols could never quite corral.

Capitols fall short
07/12/02 Capitols Press Release
Running back Rayshawn Askew ran for a season-high 126 yards on 20 carries, but the Lincoln Capitols saw their season come to crashing halt as they fell to the Billings Outlaws in the first round of the NIFL playoffs, 54-51, at Lincoln's Pershing Center.

High-octane attacks meet in NIFL playoff
07/12/02 Lincoln Journal Star
The Billings (Mont.) Outlaws arrived in Lincoln early Thursday afternoon following a 13-hour, all-night bus ride.

Luedtke savoring final season
07/11/02 Omaha World Herald
LINCOLN - Josh Luedtke thought he had hung up his football cleats for good last summer after the Lincoln Lightning ended its first season in the arenafootball2 league

Capitols to host Billings in playoff opener
07/10/02 Capitols Press Release
The Pacific North champion Lincoln Capitols put a three-game winning streak on the line when they open the NIFL playoffs Friday night at home against the Billings Outlaws, who clinched a wild-card berth with a 10-4 mark.

Benning planning to return Friday
07/09/02 Lincoln Journal Star
Come Friday, Benning hopes to deliver touchdowns when he returns to the lineup for Lincoln's first-round National Indoor Football League playoff game against the Billings (Mont.) Outlaws at Pershing Auditorium.

Six Capitols named to All Star list
07/08/02 Capitols Press Release
Six members of the NIFL Pacific Conference Northern Division champion Lincoln Capitols have been named to the division's All-Star team, with head coach Jose Jefferson leading the unit

Capitols outlast Tri-City; Lincoln to open playoffs at home
07/06/02 Lincoln Journal Star
With his team striking often, and often striking quickly, Jose Jefferson liked the Lincoln Capitols' chances of winning a second-half offensive shootout Friday night

Lincoln lays claim to Pacific North Title
07/05/02 Capitols Press Release
The Lincoln Capitols claimed the NIFL's Pacific Conference North Division title Friday night, beating the Tri-City Diesel 61-48 at the Pershing Center

Capitols host Tri-City in regular season finale
07/05/02 Capitols Press Release
The Lincoln Capitols attempt to claim the NIFL's Pacific North title Friday night when they meet the Tri-City Diesel

With win, Capitols earn home playoff game
07/05/02 Lincoln Journal Star
Jose Jefferson this week talked to his team about clearing hurdles. The Lincoln Capitols' head coach has watched his team overcome them all season

Caps named Players of the Week
07/03/02 Capitols Press Release
Lincoln Capitols’ running back Rayshawn Askew and kicker Chace Long have been honored by the NIFL as the Pacific Conference’s offensive and special teams player of the week

Total of 120 surely an eye-opener
07/02/02 Lincoln Journal Star
The Lincoln Capitols -- those lovable outcasts, those well-meaning misfits -- really did it this time

Lincoln scores 120 in victory
06/30/02 Lincoln Journal Star
It was such a gross mismatch, Lincoln Capitols Coach Jose Jefferson turned the offense over to his intern in the third quarter.

Caps tie record?
06/29/02 Capitols Press Release
The NIFL Pacific North division-leading Lincoln Capitols improved to 9-4 Saturday night, in rousing fashion, blowing out the RiverCity Renegades 120-15

Lincoln faces unknown in quest for playoff berth
06/29/02 Lincoln Journal Star
With two regular-season games remaining, the Lincoln Capitols control their playoff destiny.
If the Caps capture tonight's 7:30 p.m. game against St. Joseph (Mo.) at Pershing Auditorium, and then defeat the Tri-City Diesel next weekend at home, they would be crowned champs of the Pacific North Division of the National Indoor Football League.

Productive summer; Capitols bring in Wisconsin teacher to catch passes
06/25/02 Lincoln Journal Star
Not long ago, Ryan Hinske was living in Italy, in a condominium on the Adriatic Sea, near a topless beach

Former CFL player Ben Jones joins the Capitols
06/24/02 Capitols Press Release
"Toronto's loss is definitely a Capitols gain." That's how Lincoln Capitols Head Coach Jose Jefferson describes the acquisition of defensive back Ben Jones

Management says team will play in '03
06/20/02 Lincoln Journal Star
Those concerned about the future of the Lincoln Capitols indoor football franchise received what appears to be a double dose of good news Wednesday.

Taking the week off
06/19/02 Capitols Press Release
The NIFL Pacific North division-leading Lincoln Capitols take this week off in preparation for their final two regular season contests



3/09 BYE
3/16 BYE
3/23 BYE
3/29 A LACROSSE 41-21 W 1-0
4/06 H OMAHA 51-31 W 2-0
4/13 H AUSTIN 62-38 W 3-0
4/20 A OMAHA 39-61 L 3-1
4/27 A BISMARCK 36-54 L 3-2
5/4 H SIOUX CITY 43-28 W 4-2
5/11 A SIOUX FALLS 33-41 L 4-3
5/18 A CASPER 66-63 W 5-3
5/25 A SIOUX CITY 37-23 W 6-3
5/31 H LACROSSE 44-20 W 7-3
6/08 A KEARNEY 41-44 L 7-4
6/15 H BISMARCK 72-70 W 8-4
6/22 BYE
6/29 H ST LOUIS 120-15 W 9-4
7/06 H KEARNEY 61-48 W 10-4
7/12 H BILLINGS 51-54 L 10-5

Pacific North


10-4-0 6-2-0 714 746 557


9-5-0 5-3-0 643 653 465

Sioux City

9-5-0 4-4-0 643 599 456

Tri City

7-7-0 5-3-0 500 555 589

Night TrainI

1-13-0 0-8-0 071 377 721
Pacific West


11-3-0 9-2-0 786 682 643


10-4-0 6-4-0 714 727 585

Sioux Falls

8-6-0 5-3-0 571 598 511

Rapid City
Red Dogs

6-8-0 2-7-0 429 556 620


3-11-0 1-7-0 214 581 689
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