News Archives, April 2003

News Press Releases
  • Indoor football may return to Boise
    04/30/03 The Idaho Statesman
    Indoor football might get a second chance in Boise.
    A Sacramento, Calif., businessman met with the managing director of the Bank of America Centre on Friday to negotiate a lease for a team in the 3-year-old National Indoor Football League.
  • Bismarck ends Bandits' streak
    04/29/03 Sioux City Journal
    QB fires nine TD passes in 69-43 triumph
  • Bayou Bucks get team effort in big win
    04/28/03 Houma Courier
    Lane Evans went down early in the first quarter of the Houma Bayou Bucks upset victory over previously undefeated Lake Charles on Saturday night.
  • Red Dogs suffer first division loss
    04/28/03 Rapid City Journal
    It was a toss-up, a 50-50 ball with enough air under it to make Cavalry fans grab their Thundersticks extra tight
  • Horsemen top Tennessee for third straight
    04/28/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    The Lexington Horsemen promised a team that would be competitive in its inaugural season, and so far, the first-year National Indoor Football League franchise is making good on its word.
  • Warriors get even on QB's 375 yards
    04/27/03 Deseret News
    After dropping the first game in franchise history last week in Rapid City to the Red Dogs, Utah Warriors quarterback Danny Ragsdale wasn't flustered.
  • FireAnts claim first win of season
    04/27/03 Tupelo Daily Journal
    It took five games, but the Tupelo FireAnts finally broke into the win column.
  • Drillers rally, but fall short
    04/27/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The Beaumont Drillers lost their second straight decision and the Tupelo FireAnts gained their first National Indoor Football League win Saturday night.
  • Bayou Bucks hand LandSharks first loss of season
    04/27/03 Lake Charles American Press
    The bye week came one week too late for the Lake Charles LandSharks.
  • Outlaws roast Beef
    04/27/03 Billings Gazette
    The defense was on the same page. And the Billings Outlaws closed the book on the Omaha Beef
  • Riders line gets better at protecting the QB
    04/27/03 Bismarck Tribune
    Since giving up six sacks in the nightmarish season-opener to Billings, the Bismarck Roughriders offensive line has made rapid improvement -- at pass protection
  • Crude loses 'wild and wooly' game
    04/27/03 Enid News & Eagle
    In a wild, high scoring back-and-forth indoor football game, the Austin Rockers got four touchdown
  • Bracey's four TDs lift Stingrays
    04/27/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The Stingrays' red zone ills were healed Saturday night as Demond Bracey had three short scoring runs in the first half and another in the fourth quarter as Myrtle Beach topped the Evansville Blue Cats 47-39.
  • Beef falls to Billings
    04/27/03 Omaha World Herald
    The Billings Outlaws snapped a four-game National Indoor Football League losing string Saturday night, upending the Omaha Beef 34-18 at MetraPark Arena.
  • Red Dogs looking to fend off Cavalry charge
    04/27/03 Rapid City Journal
    Coming off a huge win over the Utah Warriors last Saturday night, the Rapid City Red Dogs hope to carry the momentum into Casper
  • Bluecats fall short again
    04/27/03 Evansville Courier & Press
    Levron Williams' five touchdowns not enough to prevent 0-5
  • Knoxville hasn't been friendly for some Horsemen
    04/26/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Traveling to Knoxville to play football has never been pleasant for teams from Lexington
  • Freedom nearly nip Greyhounds
    04/26/03 Fort Wayne News Sentinel
    Fort Wayne nearly pinned the first loss of the National Indoor Football League season on Ohio Valley on Friday night, but the host Greyhounds hung on for a 48-42 win at the Wheeling, West Virginia, Civic Center.
  • Drillers 4
    04/26/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    Call it a meteoric rise or a bizarre turn of events.
  • Looking for upset, Bayou Bucks hit road again
    04/26/03 Houma Courier
    The swelling in Roger Green’s right knee hasn’t totally gone away, but it won’t keep the Bayou Bucks’ nose guard from suiting up tonight against the Lake Charles LandSharks.
  • Unbeaten LandSharks return home
    04/26/03 Lake Charles American Press
    Facing the prospects of a four-game losing streak in the National Indoor Football League, the Houma Bayou Bucks will have former LSU standout Herb Tyler at quarterback when they visit the unbeaten Lake Charles LandSharks tonight
  • Patience rewards kicker
    04/26/03 Billings Gazette
    He's been replaced by quarterbacks and other kickers with more impressive resumes.
  • 'Rays hope to get healthy against winless Blue Cats
    04/26/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The Myrtle Beach Stingrays are on the road again tonight, facing the expansion Evansville (Ind.) Blue Cats at 8:05 p.m. at Roberts Municipal Stadium.
  • Meier to start at QB for Outlaws tonight
    04/26/03 Billings Gazette
    The Billings Outlaws have to prevent the game from becoming Childs play.
  • Bonner finds home again in Lexington
    04/26/02 Knoxville News Sentinal
    Dusty Bonner's day as a Kentucky football player aren't finished after all.
  • Night Train coach Mathis shakes up lineup
    04/26/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    La Crosse Night Train coach Reggie Mathis sat on a bench at the Omni Center Thursday night and rattled off the changes in his starting lineup. And there were plenty.
  • Hounds survive scare
    04/26/03 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds had to recover an onside kick in the final minute Friday night to seal a 48-42 victory over the upset-minded Fort Wayne Freedom before a raucous crowd at the Wheeling Civic Center
  • Utah eyes return to winning ways
    04/26/03 Salt Lake City Tribune
    Now that their hopes of an undefeated season are out of the way, the Utah Warriors can settle in for their 10 remaining games in the National Indoor Football League 2003 campaign
  • Bluecats' new kicker is learning as he goes
    04/26/03 Evansville Courier & Press
    One of the problems for the Evansville BlueCats might actually turn out to be a solution.
  • Road-tested Capitols are hungry for home cookin'
    04/25/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    Be it ever so inconvenient, there’s no place like the road. At least that’s the way it’s been so far this season for the Lincoln Capitols’ football team.
  • Ohio Valley to host Freedom
    04/25/03 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds will encounter their first rematch of the season tonight when the Fort Wayne Freedom invade the Wheeling Civic Center
  • Quarterback-turned-receiver good catch for FireAnts
    04/25/03 Tupelo Dailey Journal
    Darryl Carter is a wide receiver with a quarterback's mentality.
  • Rules leave defenses, like the Freedom's, defenseless
    04/25/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    It's got to be pretty lonely being Lewis Carter most game nights.
    See, Carter is a defensive player in a football league that hangs its hat on points, points and more points.
  • Cavalry battling through injuries
    04/25/03 Casper Star Tribune
    Casey Kuhn couldn't move his left arm much higher than his waist following the Wyoming Cavalry's win over the Billings Outlaws on Saturday
  • Believers look to break 3-game skid at home against Night Train
    04/25/03 St. Charles Journal
    "We're going to win this weekend, you can quote me on that."
  • NIFL Weekly Report
    04/25/03 Rapid City Journal
    Is it possible to be the best, worst team? Three NIFL teams are currently sitting with a big fat "0" in their win column.
  • Look who’s back: Bucks re-sign Tyler
    04/25/03 Houma Courier
    Thirteen months ago, inside a building at Enid, Okla., Bayou Bucks quarterback Herb Tyler dropped back to pass and felt a writhing pain at the bottom of his leg.
  • Desire leads Diesel player to start his own team
    04/25/03 Kearney Hub
    Glen Pilarowski has football in his blood. And his mind. And his sleep. And his bank account.
  • Former UW-Eau Claire QB joins Night Train
    04/25/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Football is fun again for Sean Hoolihan. And he says it will continue to be for the foreseeable future
  • Crude tries to overcome rocky start
    04/24/03 Enid News & Eagle
    Hoberecht remains confident struggling ballclub can get better.
  • Struggling Diesel shakes up coaching staff
    04/24/03 Kearney Hub
    The Tri-City Diesel, in the midst of a three-game losing streak, has undergone a shakeup of its coaching staff, relieving defensive coaches Glen Snodgrass and Ryan Luke of their duties
  • Corle only worries about winning
    04/24/03 Wheeling News Register
    He's not flashy and isn't one for honors and accolades
  • Beef takes bite out of Believers
    04/23/03 St. Charles Journal
    Apparently it just took a little too long for the Show Me Believers to return from the locker room.
  • Bandits stop Diesel in Sioux City
    04/21/03 Kearney Hub
    No more home field advantage at the Sioux City Auditorium for the Tri-City Diesel.
  • Empty end zones
    04/20/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The Beaumont Drillers had no problem driving into Lake Charles territory during the first three quarters of Saturday night's National Indoor Football League game
  • Bandits sweep season series with Tri-City
    04/20/03 Sioux City Journal
    Sioux City's NIFL squad wins fourth straight game, 53-20
  • New-look Schwab adds extra dimension for Riders
    04/21/03 Bismarck Tribune
    For anybody who hadn't seen Chris Schwab play quarterback since his stint with the Bismarck Blaze in 2000 -- and considering he was idle in the interim, that would include just about everybody
  • Drillers drop first
    04/20/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    An expected showdown between two of the top teams in the National Indoor Football League turned into a rout by the time the fourth period rolled around
  • Bucks lose third in a row
    04/20/03 Houma Courier
    Time after time, they found a big lanes to run through. Time after time, they blew through them, eating precious seconds of the game clock and gaining long stretches of yardage.
  • Mistakes sting Train: Late interception leads Capitols to victory
    04/20/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    It already had been a long week for La Crosse Night Train quarterback Johnny Johnson. And now he had to deal with this
  • League champs thump Stingrays
    04/20/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The Myrtle Beach Stingrays got an up close look at what it takes to be a champion in the National Indoor Football League on Saturday night
  • Red Dogs rally to win 48-42 over Utah Warriors
    04/20/03 Rapid City Journal
    The Rapid City Red Dogs pulled off yet another dramatic come-from- behind-win in National Indoor Football League action Saturday night at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center downing the Utah Warriors 48-42
  • Tennessee hands Freedom 2nd loss
    04/20/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Tennessee stopped Fort Wayne on downs twice in the fourth quarter and Vic Wharton intercepted Freedom quarterback Antoine Taylor in the final minute to help the RiverHawks to a 65-48 win
  • LandSharks strike win; defense pressures Drillers into mistakes
    04/20/03 Lake Charles American Press
    Coming into a showdown of unbeaten National Indoor Football League teams, the coaches for the Lake Charles LandSharks and Beaumont both predicted the winner would come down to the success of the Sharks' pass rush
  • Greyhounds blast Myrtle Beach
    04/20/03 Wheeling News Register
    While it's safe to assume the Ohio Valley Greyhounds have had the first week of June - when they'll spend a weekend in sunny Myrtle Beach, S.C. - circled on their calendar for some time, the expansion StingRays couldn't have been looking forward to Saturday night's visit to the home of the NIFL's defending champs.
  • Rockers even record, win first home game
    04/20/02 Austin Statesman
    Austin's third indoor football team in four years won its home opener at the Travis County Expo Center on Saturday night
  • Bonner throws 6 TD passes as Oklahoma drops to 0-4.
    04/20/03 Enid News & Eagle
    In search of its first win of the season, the Oklahoma Crude visited historic Rupp Arena Saturday night.
    They're still looking.
  • Defense inspires RiverHawks to win
    04/20/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    Steve Christie figured a couple of late defensive stands would open the door for a Tennessee victory. He got more help than he needed from an inspired RiverHawks' defense.
  • LandSharks travel to play Drillers tonight
    04/19/03 Lake Charles American Press
    It was a natural rivalry from the start, with just a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 10 separating them.
  • Kickoff returns ex-Cat's specialty
    04/19/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    The decision to place Dougie Allen on special teams has yielded pleasant returns for the Lexington Horsemen
  • Freedom hopes to limit mistakes vs. Tennessee
    04/19/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Never mind that last week's loss to Ohio Valley was against the defending league champions and probably still the best team in the NIFL
  • Beaumont vs. Lake Charles
    04/19/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The Drillers' Shock Davis and Bayou Bucks' Darron Franklin attempt to catch a pass during Saturday's game.
    The Beaumont Drillers will grab the National Indoor Football League spotlight this Saturday night
  • Greyhounds host Rays
    04/19/03 Wheeling News Register
    Head coach Mark Bonar says the unbeaten Ohio Valley Greyhounds haven't played their best football yet
  • Top QB Ragsdale leads Warriors against Red Dogs tonight
    04/19/03 Rapid City Journal
    One can expect plenty of offensive fireworks when the Rapid City Red Dogs square off with the Utah Warriors in National Indoor Football League action tonight in Rapid City.
  • Childs' play inspiring to Beef in close victory over Show Me
    04/19/03 Omaha World Herald
    Losing at home is rare for the Omaha Beef, and running back Clinton Childs said Friday night his team wouldn't stand for a second straight National Indoor Football League defeat.
  • Mistakes sting Train: Late interception leads Capitols to victory
    04/19/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    It already had been a long week for La Crosse Night Train quarterback Johnny Johnson
  • Capitols record road victory at La Crosse
    04/19/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    It already had been a long week for La Crosse Night Train quarterback Johnny Johnson. Now he had to deal with this
  • RiverHawks move on without Shuler
    04/19/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    No coach, no problem.
    The Tennessee RiverHawks, fresh off their first victory at Evansville, say they aren't allowing the resignation of coach Heath Shuler to distract them from the main objective: winning football games.
  • Casper hands Outlaws 4th straight loss
    04/19/03 Billings Gazette
    Quarterback Matt Strand accounted for a total of six touchdowns to lead the Casper Cavalry to a 62-54 victory over the Billings Outlaws Friday night
  • Believers seek revenge on road against division rivals
    04/18/03 St. Charles Journal
    After a week off to think about two straight division losses, the Show Me Believers are back on the road
  • Outlaws look to snap 3-game skid
    04/18/03 Billings Gazette
    Because something needs to be done for the Outlaws, who can point to third-quarter woes as a major reason for its three-game losing skid.
  • Ex-Husker kicker signs with Capitols
    04/18/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    With his team struggling, Lincoln Capitols head coach Marc Munford is looking for answers.
    Hence the addition of former Nebraska kicker Ted Retzlaff to the roster for the Capitols'
  • Mathis will try to bring out the best in the Train
    04/18/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    La Crosse Night Train general manager Michael Grego insisted nothing would be out of sorts tonight at the La Crosse Center game against the 2-2 La Crosse (Wis.) Night Train at 7 p.m. tonight at the La Crosse Center
  • Hounds' Bynes Shows Grit
    04/18/03 Wheeling News Register
    After three games in an Ohio Valley Greyhounds uniform, Eddie Bynes is already making a name for himself
  • RiverHawks can't resolve differences with Shuler
    04/17/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    Heath Shuler has resigned his position as coach of the Tennessee RiverHawks
  • Cavalry linebacker Bear Barley lives to hit
    04/17/03 Casper Star Tribune
    As contrasts go, Bear Barley's smile takes the cake.
  • Hounds taking stock
    04/16/03 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds don't remember what it is like to lose.
    Three games into the 2003 campaign the Hounds are 3-0 entering this weekend's home contest against the expansion Myrtle Beach Stingrays. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheeling Civic Center
  • Night Train promotes assistant Mathis to head coach
    04/16/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Reggie Mathis swears he isn't about to get rattled - not now, not ever. And one can't help but believe him
  • Roughriders can't stop Rapid City
    04/15/03 Bismarck Tribune
    In any close game, it's critical for a quarterback to cut down on his mistakes.
  • Kicking game hurts Bismarck against Rapid City
    04/15/03 Bismarck Tribune
    The Bismarck Roughriders would probably be kicking themselves after Monday's 43-42 loss to the Rapid City Red Dogs -- but they'd probably miss
  • Grego: It was time to change coaches
    04/15/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Last summer, owner Andy Temte decided to board the (Night) Train, sit in the conductor's seat for a time
  • Dogs by 1 over Roughriders
    04/15/03 Rapid City Journal
    Terrance Bryant completed all 13 of his second half passes, leading the Rapid City Red Dogs to a 43-42 victory over the Bismarck Roughriders on Monday at the Civic Center.
  • Bayou Bucks picking up pieces after Saturday’s tough loss
    04/15/03 Houma Courier
    Andre Reed wasn’t making any excuses Saturday night after he and the Bayou Bucks lost a 54-44 thriller to the Beaumont Drillers.
  • Diesel offense sputters as Cavalry rolls to win
    04/14/03 Kearney Hub
    The Tri-City Diesel's underlying problems came to the surface Saturday during a 41-23 loss to the Wyoming Cavalry.
  • Bandits make it three straight with hard-fought 30-23 victory
    04/14/03 Sioux City Journal
    Colin Bryant caught the game-winning touchdown pass, but the defense should also be credited for giving the Sioux City Bandits a 30-23 National Indoor Football League win over the LaCrosse Night Train
  • A lot on line for Riders in home opener
    04/14/03 Bismarck Tribune
    It's just their home opener, but the Bismarck Roughriders are well aware that tonight's game with the Rapid City Red Dogs (7:30, Civic Center) is likely to be a genuine turning point in their season.
  • Drillers hold off Houma in shootout
    04/14/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The Beaumont Drillers kept their winning streak intact Saturday night
  • Outlaws fall short
    04/13/03 Billings Gazette
    Kris Heppner nailed two crucial fourth-quarter on-side kicks to help the Billings Outlaws get back in the game
  • Billy Sims impressed with Mathis
    04/13/03 Enid News & Eagle
    The Oklahoma Crude welcomed Oklahoma's Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims to Friday night's game at the Expo Center
  • Beaumont drills Bucks’ comeback bid
    04/13/04 Houma Courier
    Kenny Causey caught the missed field-goal attempt, bobbled the football, looked up at his return lanes and took off for the left sideline
  • RiverHawks ride Walker to first win
    04/13/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    After a wild and tumultuous week off the field, the Tennessee RiverHawks managed a strong performance on it to defeat the Evansville Bluecats 32-23 Saturday night
  • Bandits add to Night Train's road woes
    04/13/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    The La Crosse Night Train still are looking for their first road victory in franchise history.
  • Greyhounds hold off late Freedom rally
    04/13/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Here's some advice about this NIFL gig: Don't invest in the concession business. Also, don't go to the restroom. Tell junior to hold it 'til he gets home. Don't go out for a smoke. Try to avoid sneezing if possible. Chances are you'll miss a touchdown. Maybe two.
  • Bluecats denied first victory
    04/13/03 Evansville Courier & Press
    Maybe unwavering leadership on the sidelines is overrated
  • Rockers rally, keep FireAnts winless
    04/13/03 Tupelo Daily Journal
    In a span of less than two minutes Saturday, Tupelo watched victory bounce away ... in a strange way.
  • Cavalry shifts into overdrive in win over Diesel
    04/13/03 Casper Star Tribune
    The Wyoming Cavalry is back in the saddle. The team's best defensive effort in two seasons picked it up and put it there.
  • Walls come tumbling down
    04/12/03 Enid News & Eagle
    Crude loses wild one to Lake Charles (picture courtesy Enid News& Eagle)
  • Shorthanded LandSharks prevail over Crude
    04/12/03 Lake Charles American Press
    ENID, Okla. — The unbeaten Lake Charles LandSharks faced a surprising challenge from the winless Oklahoma Crude
  • Capitols' offense fizzles again as Beef stampedes to victory
    04/12/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    The Lincoln Capitols were hoping for a second straight offensive explosion. Instead, their offense fizzled Friday night
  • Beef offense, defense click in road win over Capitols
    04/12/03 Omaha World Herald
    The Omaha Beef can't finish unbeaten at home. But the team can still go undefeated on the road
  • FireAnts hope outside work pays off inside
    04/12/03 Tupelo Dailey Journal
    Practicing outside and playing indoors is not a winning mix, says Tupelo FireAnts running back Chris Rainey
  • Hounds take to road
    04/12/04 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds will face a crucial early season test tonight when they travel to Fort Wayne to tangle with the expansion Freedom.
  • Bluecats' opponent familiar to coach
    04/12/03 Eveansville Courier & Press
    If you ask the question what's in a name, Evansville Bluecats coach Avery Atadero will answer that it doesn't matter.
  • NIFL's best up next for Freedom
    04/12/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Not to discount the importance of the first two games, but if the Fort Wayne Freedom emerges victorious Saturday night, it will send a seemingly huge statement to the rest of the National Indoor Football League
  • Night Train likes their spot in Pacific North
    04/12/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    The La Crosse Night Train defensive backs were looking way beyond the pale walls of the OmniCenter
  • Kucera happy with opportunity to play
    04/12/03 Kearney Hub
    Tri-City Diesel defensive lineman Luke Kucera doesn't have dreams of playing in the NFL
  • RiverHawks make plans without Shuler
    04/12/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    Heath Shuler's future with the Tennessee RiverHawks remains in limbo as the team readies for tonight's National Indoor Football League game at Evansville.
  • Outlaws look to regain winning edge tonight
    04/12/03 Billings Gazette
    Last year, the Billings Outlaws lost a total of four regular-season games and qualified for the playoffs as a wild-card team
  • LandSharks begin two-game road swing
    04/11/03 Lake Charles American Press
    As the Lake Charles LandSharks embark on a two-game National Indoor Football League road trip,
  • Revived Caps set to face Beef
    04/11/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    Last week, the complexities that conspired to stifle the Lincoln Capitols' offense during the team's first two games seemingly vanished into the thin South Dakota air.
  • Franzer struts stuff
    04/11/03 Wheeling News Register
    Versatile, according to the New World Dictionary, is defined as "adaptable to many uses or functions."
  • Back, but better?
    04/11/03 Enid News and Eagle
    Crude returns home in search of first victory in more than a year.
  • Ex-Saints standout returns to football with Bayou Bucks
    04/11/03 Houma Courier
    The old NFL veteran was still a bit slow Wednesday, finishing sprints at a ginger pace amid 45-degree weather.
  • Horsemen gallop past Stingrays
    04/10/04 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    MB Lexington's Dougie Allen struck early and then late on Wednesday night (picture courtesy MB Sun Times)
  • Allen's big plays lift Horsemen
    04/10/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Lexington's Dougie Allen struck early and then late last night as the Horsemen picked up the franchise's first win, 44-34 over the host Myrtle Beach Stingrays.
  • Myrtle Beach staff still trying to find midseason form
    04/10/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    Two hours until kickoff and Lou Mascherino and Don Shupe were huddled up in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center parking lot for an outdoor tailgate party before the indoor football game
  • Caps RB welcomes role as workhorse
    04/10/04 Lincoln Journal Star
    John Hall wants to be a workhorse on offense. He longs to be the focal point of his team's ground attack
  • Shuler's status with RiverHawks unsettled
    04/10/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    The status of Tennessee RiverHawks' head coach Heath Shuler remains up in the air
  • 'Rays look to stun Bonner, Horsemen
    04/09/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The Myrtle Beach Stingrays return to action at 7:30 tonight against the Lexington Horsemen at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center
  • Johnson makes Horsemen go
    04/09/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Quarterback Dusty Bonner's arm is the identity of the Lexington Horsemen, but Martez Johnson's legs are the engine
  • Quit or fired? RiverHawks want to talk with Shuler
    04/09/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    Tennessee RiverHawks owner John Candlish plans to meet this morning with general manager Garmez Parks and coach Heath Shuler
  • Bynes, Hounds on roll
    04/09/03 Wheeling News Register
    It was a banner night for the Ohio Valley Greyhounds
  • Believers drop second straight thriller
    04/09/03 St. Charles Journal
    In the past two weeks, the Show Me Believers offense has been on the field, trailing and with the game on the line
  • Players giving back to community
    04/08/03 Enid News and Eagle
    While the Oklahoma Crude's success on the football field has been limited, losing their first two games, the team's effort to get involved in the community has been very successful
  • Derailed
    04/07/03 Kearney Hub
    In a word, Sioux City quarterback Jarrod DeGegeorgia described the Bandits' 34-26 win over the Tri-City Diesel Saturday night (photo courtesy of Kearney Hub)
  • Change to kickoff rule not the right move for the NIFL
    04/07/03 Lake Charles American Press
    Pity the poor kickers in the National Indoor Football League.
  • With running backs hurt, Ragsdale passes to victory
    04/06/03 Salt Lake City Tribune
    Minus their two best running backs, the Utah Warriors needed a huge game from quarterback Danny Ragsdale. They got it.
  • Beef fumble home opener
    04/06/03 Omaha World Herald
    Omaha Beef defensive back Deondre Jones walked slowly toward the locker room, shaking his head in disbelief late Saturday night. (photo courtesy Omaha World Herald)
  • Utah Warriors shellack Bucks
    04/06/03 Deseret News
    Dominant. Brutal. Overpowering. But most of all, unmerciful. That was the Utah Warriors Saturday night, when they offered a clinic on indoor football in a 61-36 shellacking of the Houma Bayou Bucks. (picture courtesy Desert News)
  • LandSharks rock Austin powerless (4/6)
    04/06/03 Lake Charles American Press
    Lake Charles went long and deep in subduing the Austin Rockers
  • Storm takes out Cavalry
    04/06/03 Sioux Falls Argus Leader
    Of the Sioux Falls Storm's first seven games, six of them are on the road. Saturday night the National Indoor Football League team was at home, though, playing in front of a crowd of 4,500 at Sioux Falls Arena
  • Cavalry falls flat at Sioux Falls
    04/06/03 Casper Star Tribune
    High and mighty after two stellar performances to start the season, the Wyoming Cavalry's offense entered Sioux Falls Arena with hopes of flooring one of the National Indoor Football League's top defenses
  • Greyhounds roll past Bluecats in home opener
    04/06/03 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds opened action Saturday against the Evanvsille Bluecats by unfurling their 2002 NIFL championship banner from the rafters of the Wheeling Civic Center's south end
  • Quality parts create a better Night Train
    04/06/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Two home games, two victories for the La Crosse Night Train
  • Riders take on former coach
    04/06/03 Bismarck Tribune
    When the Omaha Beef plays host to the Bismarck Roughriders tonight, it won't be the first time
  • Bucks gear up for 1st of 4 straight away games
    04/05/03 Houma Courier
    When the National Indoor Football League released its 2003 schedule this winter, Bayou Bucks coach Jack Phillips Jr. looked at his team’s 14-game slate
  • Beef safety prays for brother's safe return
    04/05/03 Omaha World Herald
    The reminders are everywhere for Mike Leach
  • Capitols tame Red Dogs
    04/05/03 Rapid City Journal
    The Lincoln Capitols came into the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Friday night looking for its first win of the season (photo courtesy Rapid City Journal)
  • Defense clears path for Storm
    04/05/03 Sioux Falls Argus Leader
    Offense needs to pick up for home opener
  • Night Train win thriller over Believers
    04/04/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    If you needed someone to clue you in as to the importance of Friday night's La Crosse Night Train performance, all you had to do was look at the main conductors
  • Believers test Night Train's faith
    04/05/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Derric Coakley knows it is time. So does his coach, Mike Brown. Time for the La Crosse Night Train to show the rest of the league, and its fans, what the real Train is all about.
  • Capitols roll to first win of season
    04/05/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    A Lincoln Capitols offense that had sputtered for the first two games exploded Friday night on the road against the Rapid City Red Dogs.
  • Greyhounds face 'Cats
    04/05/03 Wheeling News Register
    Whenever a defending league champion hosts a winless expansion squad, the only issue in doubt should be the final margin of victory.
  • Red Dogs hope to avoid Capitol punishment
    04/04/03 Rapid City Journal
    After last weekend's loss to the Sioux City Bandits, the Rapid City Red Dogs are back home looking to get back in the win column
  • Wehrle kicks on for Hounds
    04/04/03 Wheeling News Register
    John Wehrle first burst onto the Mountain State sports scene a decade ago as an all-state soccer player at St. Albans High School near Charleston.
  • Believers go on the road
    04/04/03 St Louis Post Dispatch
    The Show Me Believers are starting to garner some respect in the National Indoor Football League.
  • Beef looking to be tenant in new arena
    04/04/03 Omaha World Herald
    The Omaha Beef is in discussions with Metropolitan Entertainment and Convention Authority officials about becoming the third major tenant of Omaha's new arena, joining the Creighton men's basketball and UNO hockey teams
  • Opposites attract Cavalry's attention
    04/03/03 Caper Star Tribune
    It's not often a team can do what the Wyoming Cavalry has done in this prepubescent season
  • Stingrays post first win
    04/02/03 Myrtle Beach Sun Times
    Full house watches Myrtle Beach down Tennessee (photo courtesy MB Sun Times)
  • The proof is under the roof for local fans
    04/02/03 Myrtle Beach Sun Times
    Baseball or football? That was the dilemma facing Grand Strand sports fans on Tuesday night, when the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and Stingrays both made their home debuts.
  • Drillers run away with third win
    04/01/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The Beaumont Drillers traveled to Evansville, Ind., for an indoor football game Saturday and a running contest broke out.
  • Bayou Bucks at 2-0 without strong running game
    04/01/03 Houma CourierFrom taking hand-offs to running pass routes, from setting up screens to stepping up in pass protection (picture courtesy of Houma Courier)
  • Stingrays kickoff
    04/01/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The Myrtle Beach Stingrays' first field-goal attempt at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center failed Monday afternoon
  • Anderson, Weaks leveling the field
    04/01/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    Dunstan Anderson didn't want to play for the Myrtle Beach Stingrays this spring. Or anyone else, for that matter. He'd rather be spending his time preparing for an NFL training camp this summer.
  • RiverHawks shuffle lineup for Stingrays
    04/01/03 Knoxville News
    The Tennessee RiverHawks lost a former University of Tennessee player to injury in the team's first National Indoor Football League game. A week later, they replaced him with another former Vol
  • Outlaws congratulate graduates
    04/30/03 Outlaws Press Release
    The Billings Outlaws are excited to congratulate the graduation class of 2003 from both Rocky Mountain College as well as Montana State University
  • Weekly Horsemen update
    04/30/03 Horsemen Press Release
    The Lexington Horsemen won their third game in a row last Saturday with a 45-40 road victory
  • Trio signed by the Night Train
    04/30/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League continued their flurry of roster moves with the signing of three more players today
  • 'Hounds sign DB
    30/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds are pleased to announce the signing of Chonn Lacey from Temple University. Chonn is a 6'1" 210 pound defensive back.
  • Rockers rocking video highlights
    03/30/03 Rockers Press Release
    First half video highlights from the Rockers exciting 84 – 67 victory over the Oklahoma Crude
  • Weekly LandSharks update
    04/30/03 LandSharks Press Release

    The Lake Charles LandSharks lost their first game of the season
  • FireAnts hit road for the Bayou
    04/29/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts (1-4) travel to Cajun country this Sunday afternoon to battle the Houma Bayou Bucks
  • 'Hounds sign tailback
    /03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds are happy to report the signing of the newest player. Lloyd Clemons
  • Storm to partner up with Pro Image and the Empire Mall
    04/28/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce that they will be teaming up with Pro Image and the Empire Mall
  • A crazy week, a crazy week
    4/28/03 Austin Rockers Press Release
    This past week was a whirlwind! This was the first week that the Austin Rockers had the Expo Center to itself. The Austin Ice Bats were out of town for the playoffs, so we finally had the chance to practice on, and cleanup our home turf.
  • Warriors continue undefeated at home
    04/26/03 Warriors Press Release
    West Valley City UT (April 26th, 2003) – The Warriors did more than weather the Storm in Saturday nights game
  • FireAnts win on home turf
    02/26/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts defeated the Beaumont Drillers, 26-25 at the BancorpSouth Center Saturday night.
  • Storm signs Linebacker End Josh Jacobs
    04/24/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is proud to announce the signing of linebacker/defensive lineman Josh Jacobs
  • Beef head West for longest road trip of the season
    04/24/03 Beef Press Release
    Omaha Beef Football (3-1) travels 900 miles to Billings, Montana to take on the Billings Outlaws (1-4) in week 7
  • LandSharks player profile
    04/24/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The 2003 Lake Charles LandSharks roster is filled with talent.  The LandSharks would like to help the fans get more familiar with this years team by releasing a series of player profiles. This week David Winbush
  • Photo Highlights
    04/24/03 Austin Rockers Press Release
    Photo highlights of the of the Austin Rockers first home game against the Houma Bayou Bucks are now available on the Austin Rockers site. The Rockers won the game 44-33 improving their record to 2-2. This week the Rockers play host to the Oklahoma Crude (0-4).
    Last season Rockers running back Shon Mitchell played for the Crude. Should make for an exciting reunion. Kick-off 7:30 at the Travis County Expo Center. To purchase tickets call (512) 302-5656 .
  • Bayou Bucks sign Tyler
    04/24/03 Bayou Bucks Press Release
    Travis Carrell, General Manager of the National Indoor Football League’s Bayou Bucks, is pleased to announce that the Bucks have re-signed former LSU standout Herb Tyler
  • Copeland added to "Ants coaching staff
    04/24/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts are pleased to announce an addition to the 2003 coaching staff.  Effective immediately, former first year FireAnts player Russell Copeland has been named the team’s new offensive coordinator.
  • Sean Hoolihan re-signed by the Night Train
    04/23/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League has re-signed veteran quarterback Sean Hoolihan
  • Weekly Horsemen update
    04/23/03 Horsemen Press Release
    The Lexington Horsemen recorded the first home win in team history on Saturday, demolishing the Oklahoma Crude 61-20
  • News from the nest
    04/23/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks captured their second win this past Saturday with a 65-48 victory over the Fort Wayne Freedom
  • The NIFL comes to Laredo
    Due to an increase in interest in the Laredo Texas area concerning the National Indoor Football League, the NIFL has agreed to move a regular season game to the Laredo Expo Center.
  • Calendar of events
    04/22/03 LandSharks Press Release
  • Just the two of us
    04/22/03 LandSharks Press Release
    Last week, there were four teams in the NIFL that were undefeated: Lake Charles, Beaumont, Ohio Valley, and Utah
  • Storm hosts radio party
    04/21/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce they will be hosting a Storm Radio Party.
  • FireAnts weekly update
    04/21/03 FireAnts Press Release
  • There's no place like home
    04/21/03 Rockers Press Release
    Wow! What a night! The Austin Rockers played their first home game in team history and beat the Bayou Bucks 44 to 33
  • LandSharks name Players of the Week
    04/21/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks have named WR Jacobe Austin as their Offensive Player of the Week
  • News from the nest
    04/18/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks captured their first win this past weekend in Evansville Indiana
  • Capitols fan bus trip
    04/18/03 Capitols Press Release
    The Lincoln Capitols of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce there will be a fan bus trip for the May 3rd, Capitols game in Sioux City, NE
  • LandSharks name Players of the Week
    04/17/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks have named WR Earl Vercher as their Offensive Player of the Week.  Vercher had 6 receptions for 50 yards and a touchdown against the Oklahoma Crude in Week 5.  Vercher has 5 touchdowns and 186 yards on the season.
  • Storm signs runningback Eddie Torrico
    04/17/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is proud to announce the signing of running back Eddie Torrico.
  • Dingle inks with Hounds
    4/17/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The 2002 NIFL National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds are pleased to announce the signing of Antonio Dingle.
  • Weekly Horsemen update
    04/16/03 Horsemen Press Release
    Lexington Horsemen DB Nate Green and WR Dougie Allen were named NIFL Atlantic Conference Players of the week for their performances against Myrtle Beach
  • LandSharks re-sign RB Byron Allen
    04/16/03 LandSharks Press Release
    With the injury Friday night to rookie RB Anthony Johnson, the Lake Charles LandSharks have added RB Byron Allen. 
  • Storm announce fan bus trip to Bismarck
    04/15/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce there will be a fan bus trip for this weekends Storm game in Bismarck
  • Okobi to sign autographs
    15/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The National Champion Greyhounds in partnership with Express Graphics and WTOV 9 would like to announce that Pittsburgh Steelers center Chukki Okobi (#56) will be signing autographs this Saturday
  • Reggie Mathis named Night Train head coach
    04/15/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League announced the appointment of Reggie Mathis as Head Coach
  • And then there were four
    04/15/03 LandSharks Press Release
    Last week, there were five teams in the NIFL that were undefeated
  • Night Train coaching change announcement tomorrow
    04/14/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League will announce the replacement of Head Coach Mike Brown at a press conference tomorrow morning
  • Cavs top Diesel 41-23
    04/14/03 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel's offensive struggles continued as the Wyoming Cavalry came into town and took home a 41-23 victory.
  • Something special in Tupelo
    04/14/03 Rockers Press Release
    This was the longest bus ride of my life! We left Austin at 5 p.m. Friday and arrived in Tupelo at 6:30 a.m
  • 'Ants fall 42-47 in home opener
    04/13/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts lost Saturday night, 42-27 against the Austin Rockers at the BancorpSouth Center in Tupelo.
  • LandSharks vs. Crude
    04/11/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The LandSharks put their undefeated record on the line when they travel to Enid to face the Oklahoma Crude
  • The LandSharks have reloaded
    04/10/03 LandSharks Press Release
    In three years, a lot of things can happen.  A lot of people come and go in life and many things change.  One thing that has not changed is the Lake Charles LandSharks winning.
  • Kicker Gorden earns Player of the Week honors
    04/10/03 Night Train Press Release
    Brett Gorden, kicker, of the La Crosse Night Train earned Pacific Conference Special Teams Player of the Week honors
  • Franzer is week 4 Offensive Player of the Week
    10/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    From the Atlantic conference the offensive Player of the Week goes to Ohio Valley Greyhounds’ QB Shane Franze
  • Night Train makes roster moves
    04/09/03 Night Train Press Release
    Despite a 2-1 start to the 2003 season, the La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League has decided to make a number of roster changes
  • LandSharks name Players of the Week
    04/09/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks have named the Offensive Line as their Offensive Players of the Week.
  • Game notes
    01/24/03 Rockers Press Release
    A loss is tough for any football team; but especially when you make multiple
  • Coakley earns Player of the week honors
    04/08/03 Night Train Press Release
    For the second time this season, the La Crosse Night Train’s Derric Coakley (DE/LB) earned NIFL Pacific Conference Defensive Player of Week honors
  • 3-0 three years in a row
    04/07/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks have made it to the 3-0 mark for the third time in three years with an impressive 67-28 victory
  • As ugly as it gets
    /03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds announce the signing of Offensive/Defensive Linemen Faraji Mason
  • Roughriders squeak by Omaha in season opener
    04/07/03 Bill Cornell Beef Press Release
    The Civic Auditorium turned into a bloody battlefield before 4100 loyal fans as the Bismarck Roughriders squeaked by the Omaha Beef by a score or 39 to 38
  • Warriors defend their coliseum
    04/05/03 Warriors Press Release
    When the Warriors announced they were to be the new expansion football team in Utah, few could have guessed they would be where they are today
  • Beef open season with "Military Night"
    04/03/03 Beef Press Release
    The Omaha Beef open the home season against the Bismarck Roughriders from North Dakota Saturday
  • Hounds sign Muckerson
    03/11/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The OV Greyhounds are excited to announce the signing of Greg Muckerson.
  • Crazy George coming to town
    04/02/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce legendary professional fan “Crazy George” has purchased a ticket to the Sioux Falls Storm home opener
  • FireAnts weekly update
    04/01/03 FireAnts Press Release
    11 Days And Counting
  • Must win game?
    04/01/03 Rockers Article
    How often is it that the second game of the season is considered a "must win" situation?
  • Roughriders announce roster moves
    04/01/03 Roughriders Press Release
    The Bismarck Roughriders of the National Indoor Football League have added two players to their roster and released
    one player.
  • Storm season ticket holder party Tuesday night
    04/01/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) would like to remind all season ticket holders about the season ticket holder party Tuesday
  • The Austin Rockers want to "Rock You"
    04/01/03 Rockers Press Release
    The Austin Rockers want to have a packed stadium for their home opening game
  • Warriors first road game against Outlaws
    03/30/03 Warriors Press Release
    The Utah Warriors have once again beaten their rivals the Billings Outlaws
  • FireAnts take on Freedom tomorrow night
    03/28/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts will take on the expansion Fort Wayne Freedom tomorrow night
  • Cavalry's powerful offense meets Sioux Falls' mighty defense in Pacific West clash
    04/05/03 Casper Star Tribune
    In what has quickly become the wild, wild Pacific West Division, the defensively stout Sioux Falls Storm is somewhat of an anomaly
  • Ex-Nicholls State receiver shines as Bayou Bucks
    04/04/03 Houma Coyrier
    Almost four years ago, during a warm September week in Thibodaux, Nicholls State wide receiver Sullivan Beard had a decision to make
  • Believers test Night Train's faith
    04/04/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Derric Coakley knows it is time. So does his coach, Mike Brown.
  • Capitols hope to ignite moribund offense
    04/04/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    Because of factors beyond his control, Lincoln Capitols head coach Marc Munford doesn't know exactly what to expect today from the Rapid City (S.D.) Red Dogs.


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