Tennessee RiverHawks


News & Press Releases

RiverHawks building team for inaugural season
12/16/02 RiverHawks Press Release
The Tennessee RiverHawks are building the Indoor Football team that will represent Knoxville in the 2003 National Indoor Football League season.

RiverHawks want to save little hearts
12/11/02 RiverHawks Press Release
On Thursday, December 12, Tennessee RiverHawks players, and the LadyHawks dance team will visit a Christmas party for Saving Little Hearts

LadyHawks search for additional talent
12/10/02 RiverHawks Press Release
The Tennessee LadyHawks, professional dance team for Tennessee RiverHawks Indoor Professional Football, will hold a second tryout

RiverHawks search for new talent
12/09/02 RiverHawks Press Release
KNOXVILLE, TN-  The Tennessee RiverHawks, Knoxville’s new indoor football team, are holding tryouts for the 2003 squad.

RiverHawks open '03 with '02 champion Ohio Valley
11/27/02 Knoxville News-Sentinel
Instead of opening their season with a so-called cupcake, the Tennessee RiverHawks have apparently decided to start with the main course.

RiverHawks announce 2003 schedule
11/29/02 RiverHawks Press Release
KNOXVILLE, TN- The Tennessee RiverHawks today announced their 2003, fourteen game, National Indoor Football League schedule.

2003 LadyHawks have landed
11/20/02 RiverHawks Press Release
KNOXVILLE, TN- The Tennessee LadyHawks, professional dance team for Tennessee RiverHawks Indoor Professional Football, hosted tryouts for the 2003 squad on Saturday, November 16, 2002.

NIFL has 24 teams; RiverHawks in East
11/07/02 Knoxville News-Sentinel
The National Indoor Football League will have 24 teams this season, including five expansion teams

RiverHawks taking flight after holding first tryout
10/20/02 Knoxville News-Sentinel
The Tennessee RiverHawks took their first steps on the field Saturday night, or at least a few of them did.

TCats become RiverHawks
10/03/02 Knoxville News-Sentinel staff
Knoxville's indoor football team has undergone a total makeover for next season.

Greyhounds bounce out ThunderCats
07/21/02 Knoxville News Sentinel
WHEELING, W.Va. - A long National Indoor Football League season marked by success on the field and turmoil off of it ended Saturday night for the Tennessee ThunderCats

TCats brimming with confidence for Greyhounds
07/20/02 Knoxville News Sentinel
Now that they have weathered an ugly financial storm and clear skies seem to be on the horizon, Tennessee's ThunderCats are playing like National Indoor Football League championship contenders.

ThunderCats win, advance in NIFL playoffs
07/15/02 Knoxville News Sentinel
LAKE CHARLES, La. - Despite having a major edge in statistics, the Tennessee ThunderCats needed a bit of luck and tough running by Brandon Walker and Mike Cosey to stay alive in the National Indoor Football League playoffs

It's personal between TCats, Lake Charles
07/14/02 Knoxville News Sentinel
Lake Charles would love to avenge its only regular-season loss to Tennessee, but the ThunderCats might have an even more powerful need for revenge.

New owner sees better days ahead for TCats
07/10/02 Knoxville News-Sentinel
Indoor football is far from finished in Knoxville

TCats make playoffs, top Greyhounds
07/07/02 Knoxville News-Sentinel
New ownership and a wild-card berth in the National Indoor Football League playoffs. It was a good week for the Tennessee ThunderCats.

TCats must pay attention to Birdie or suffer consequences
07/06/02 Knoxville News
Avery Atadero has a simple strategy for taming Ohio Valley's high-powered offense.
"Tackle Birdie Dockery," said the Tennessee ThunderCats acting head coach and defensive coordinator

ThunderCats close in on playoff berth with victory
06/29/02 Knoxville News
BILOXI, Miss. - The Tennessee ThunderCats enhanced their playoff hopes Friday night with strong second half in a 50-34 victory over Mississippi

ThunderCats must remain focused to close in on playoff berth tonight
06/28/02 Knoxville News
As the Tennessee ThunderCats inch closer to a National Indoor Football League playoff berth, internal strife remains the team's primary concern

New ownership near for ThunderCats?
06/25/02 Knoxville News
A group of investors courted by Tennessee ThunderCats' president George Lemon has signed a letter of intent with the majority owner of Crunchy Sports to buy Knoxville's National Indoor Football League team, Tennessee general manager Gregg Harper said late Tuesday.

Roberson passes for six TDs in ThunderCats' 62-39 win
06/23/02 Knoxville News
TUPELO, Miss. - Tennessee quarterback Akili Roberson didn't need directions to the end zone Saturday night at BancorpSouth Center

TCats play, paychecks not received
06/22/02 Knoxville News
It's time for the Tennessee ThunderCats to shift their attention from bickering among themselves to a task they are better suited for - playing indoor football.



3/09 BYE
3/16 A ALEXANDRIA 45-39 W 1-0
3/23 A LAKE CHARLES 32-44 L 1-1
3/30 BYE
4/06 BYE
4/13 H WINSTON SALEM 51-41 W 2-1
4/20 A WHEELING 36-49 L 2-2
4/27 H ST LOUIS 39-13 W 3-2
5/04 A WS 54-59 L 3-3
5/11 H ALEXANDRIA 52-40 W 4-3
5/19 H TUPELO 51-6 W 5-3
5/25 A ST LOUIS 74-14 W 6-3
6/01 H LAKE CHARLES 55-40 W 7-3
6/08 BYE
6/15 H WHEELING 52-61 L 7-4
6/22 A TUPELO 62-39 W 8-4
6/28 A BILOXI 50-34 W 9-4
7/06 H WHEELING 54-33 W 10-4
7/14 A LAKE CHARLES 42-40 W 11-4
7/20 A WHEELING 24-45 L 11-5


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Atlantic North
Team Overall
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Ohio Valley Greyhounds
Wheeling, WV
Division Champion

12-1-0 7-1-0 923 741 386 7-0-0 5-1-0

Tennessee ThunderCats
Knoxville, TN
Wild Card

10-4-0 4-3-0 715 707 512 6-1-0 4-3-0

Winston Salem Energy
Winston/Salem, NC

5-8-0 2-4-0 440 627 589 4-2-0 1-6-0

River City Renegades
St Louis, MO

1-13-0 1-6-0 071 283 780 1-6-0 0-7-0
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