News Archives, December 2002

News Press Releases
  • Football dreams
    12/22/02 Enid News and Eagle
    The Oklahoma Crude held its second tryout session on Saturday afternoon at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center with athletes from across the nation in attendance
  • Red Dogs sign three players
    12/19/02 Rapid City Journal
    The Rapid City Red Dogs singed three more proven players Tuesday morning: wide receiver Zebidiah Campbell, defensive lineman Travis White, and quarterback Ryan Corder.
  • Diesel return five for next season
    12/19/02 Kearney Cyberhub
    The Tri-City Diesel is beginning to piece together its squad for the upcoming National Indoor Football League season.
  • Five more sign with Red Dogs
    12/14/02 Rapid City
    RAPID CITY - Five quality players signed with the Rapid City Red Dogs Thursday morning, said the team's public relations man Nick Draine, who added that the coaching staff is excited with the big improvement in off-season personnel.
  • Outlaws sign ex-Rocky star Bob Bees
    12/14/02 Billings Gazette
    A sturdy right arm and a powerful set of legs were added to the Billings Outlaws' football arsenal on Friday afternoon
  • Even Stephens
    12/14/02 Enid News and Eagle
    Crude promotes assistant to head coach
  • Lexington Horsemen will hold tryouts on Saturday
    12/13/02 Lexington Herald Leader
    The Lexington Horsemen will hold their first open tryouts Saturday
  • Horsemen add Sphire as assistant
    12/12/02 Lexington Herald Leader
    Bob Sphire is a self-described football junkie who gets his fix by coaching Lexington Catholic and working summer camps across the nation
  • Lexington begins tryouts for first team
    12/12/02 Lexington Herald Leader
    The Lexington Horsemen will hold their first open tryouts today.
  • Drillers Sign 3 receivers
    12/11/02 The Beaumont Enterprise
    The Beaumont Drillers have players.
    Drillers general manager Steve Reap on Tuesday announced the signing of the team’s first three players, all receivers and two with ties to Southeast Texas
  • Drillers sign former Lincoln receiving duo
    12/11/02 Port Arthur News
    BEAUMONT -- A pair of former Lincoln High School standouts who played in the NFL were among three player signings announced Tuesday by general manager Steve Reap of the Beaumont Drillers
  • South Side grad Reese signs 1st Freedom contract
    12/11/02 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    It was pretty clear to Fort Wayne Freedom coach Rich Huff where the talent was when the team held two open tryouts in October and November
  • 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
  • QB first to sign with Crude
    12/10/02 Enid News & Eagle
    Howdeshell sharp in tryouts Sunday.
    It didn't take long for the Oklahoma Crude to sign their first player for the 2003 season.
  • Thunder Collins works out with Beef
    12/09/02 Omaha World Herald
    Thunder Collins hasn't given up on his football career.
    The former Nebraska I-back has been working out regularly and "looked phenomenal" at an Omaha Beef workout Saturday morning, Beef executive Damon Benning said
  • Bayou Bucks shuffle coaching staff
    12/06/02 Houma Courier
    The Houma Bayou Bucks won’t open the 2003 season until March 22. But seeing the smiles on the faces of coach Jack Phillips Jr. and general manager Travis Carroll and hearing the excitement in their voices, you may have thought opening night was less than a week away
  • Beef to host tryout
    12/30/02 Beef Press Release
    Monday, December 30, 2002 - Omaha, Nebraska - Omaha Beef Football today announced a player tryout to be held on January 11.
  • Drillers coach resigns
    12/27/02 Drillers Press Release
    Stephen Diaz has resigned as head coach of the NIFL Beaumont Drillers for personal reasons. The resignation came just days before Christmas.
  • Strength and conditioning coach added to Night Train staff
    12/26/02 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League has added the services of Matt Stimac, a certified strength and conditioning specialist.
  • Storm signs All Star Poppinga
    12/22/02 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce that they have re-signed All-Star defensive back Shannon Poppinga.
  • Storm signs All Stars Perkins and Walker
    12/21/02 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce that they have re-signed defensive back Bobby Perkins and wide receiver Corey Walker,
  • Night Train online gets new look
    12/10/02 Night Train Press Releas
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League has given itself yet another face lift.
  • Warriors to do battle at the E Center
    12/18/02 Warriors Press Release
    Warriors are storming into Utah. However, these warriors do not throw spears, they throw spirals.
  • Storm signs MVP linebacker, Hilsenroth
    12/18/02 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce that they have re-signed the Northern Division’s defensive MVP and NIFL’s leading tackler Don Hilsenroth to a one-year contract.
  • Warriors announce first tryout
    12/17/02 Warriors Press Release
    The Utah Warriors, Utah’s only professional football team announces their open tryouts for the 2003 season
  • Diesel announce 2003 signees
    12/17/02 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel Front Office reported today that they are proud to announce the signing of five players from the 2002 squad along with three new faces.
  • Storm re-signs coaching staff
    12/17/02 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to officially announce the re-signing of head coach Mike Aldrich, along with the rest of the coaching staff.
  • 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.
  • Hounds hire new manager
    12/12/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The 2002 NIFL National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds are pleased to announce the hiring of a new equipment manager for the 2003 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
  • 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
  • Beef add to 2003 list
    12/10/02 Beef Press Release
    The Omaha Beef announced today the resigning of Josh McIntyre and Herman Gordon.  New players added to the roster are Pinklon Thomas III and Chace Long.
  • Crude announce next tryout and QB signing
    12/10/02 RiverHawks Press Release
    The next tryout is December 21, 2002 at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center, 111 West Purdue, Enid, Oklahoma.
  • 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
  • UW-Eau Claire, AF2 standout join LaCrosse Night Train
    12/10/02 Night Train Press Release
    Former UW-Eau Claire and Peoria Pirate (AF2) quarterback Sean Hoolihan has signed a 2003 player contract with the La Crosse Night Train
  • Second FireAnts open tryout date set
    12/10/02 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts, members of the National Indoor Football League, will conduct open tryouts on Saturday, December 21st starting at 1:00pm at Robbins Field in Tupelo.
  • Drillers ink former NFL players
    12/09/02 Drillers Press Release
    Drillers’ General Manager, Steve Reap announced today that Shock Davis, Pat Palmer and T. J. Sutherland, all former NFL wide receivers have signed with the Drillers for the upcoming 2003 season.
  • 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.
  • Beef resign 3, add 1
    12/09/02 Beef Press Release
    The Omaha Beef today announced the return Deondre Jones, Randy Rouse & Dan Potmesil and the addition of Tyrone Tyler
  • Horsemen mascot to make debut Saturday
    12/05/02 Horsemen Press Release
    First public appearance will be in Lexington Christmas parade
  • Browns announce roster moves
    12/05/02 Beef Press Release (courtesy Cleveland Browns)
    The Cleveland Browns have waived DE Tramaine Bingham from the practice squad and have signed OL Chad Mustard to the practice squad, the club announced today.
  • Outlaws resign three
    12/04/02 Outlaws Press Release
    The Billings Outlaws are pleased and excited to announce 3 more player signings, all veteran players from the 2002 team that won the pacific Conference championship.
  • Dance Attitude partnership and Prime Dancer tryout
    12/03/02 Beef Press Release
    Omaha Beef Football is pleased to announce a corporate partnership with Dance Attitude dance studio for the coaching, choreography and coordination of the Prime Dancers and the Rump Roasters for the 2003 season.
  • Storm to hold tryouts
    12/03/02 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League is pleased to announce that the team will be holding an open tryout at the Empire Golf and Sports Dome on Friday, December 13, 2002, at 8 PM
  • Dontae Jones returns to Beef
    12/03/02 Beef Press Release
    Tuesday, December 03, 2002– Omaha, Nebraska – The Omaha Beef announce the signing of Donate Jones.
  • Night Train roster continues to grow
    12/02/02 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train continued to bolster its 2003 roster with the signing of two new faces and the return of a familiar one.
  • Second Badger joins Wheeling football
    12/02/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    Wheeling, WV- The 2002 National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds welcome the second Wisconsin Badger to play for the Wheeling franchise.
  • Beef open tryouts
    12/02/02 Beef Press Release
    December 7 & 8, 2002
  • One more return, weekend tryouts open to public
    12/02/02 Beef Press Release
    The Omaha Beef announced today the signing of Troy Travis.


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