News Archives, January 2003

 
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  • Bandits sign another Wayne State product
    01/30/03 Sioux City Journal
    Additional Wayne State football talent has been inked by the Sioux City Bandits
  • RiverHawks sign first QB
    01/30/03 Knoxville News-Sentinel
    The Tennessee RiverHawks signed quarterback Bryan White on Wednesday and general manager Garmez Parks said he will compete for the starting job
  • Freedom sign former Ball State player
    01/29/03 Evansville News Sentinel
    Ball State University graduate Rachman Crable is the latest player to sign with the Fort Wayne Freedom.
  • Schwab back in indoor football, this time as a coach
    01/29/03 Bismarck Tribune
    After Chris Schwab helped take the Bismarck Blaze to the IFL championship game in 2000, he said he was done playing indoor football -- but he never said anything about coaching.
  • Diesel fills four spots at tryouts
    01/28/03 Kearney Hub
    The Tri-City Diesel continued to fill holes on its roster with four signings at this weekend's tryouts held at the Tri-City Arena.
  • Street back with Riders
    01/28/03 Bismarck Tribune
    A.J. Street will be back with the Bismarck Roughriders this season
  • Good turnout for RiverHawks tryout
    01/26/03 Knoxville News-Sentinel
    Troy Peterson came from Powell. Hank Wilson made the trip from Nashville. Others arrived from destinations as far away as Arizona
  • Utah Warriors have a local flavor
    01/25/03 Tooele Transcript Bulleton
    Football has always been one of the most supported and cherished sports in Tooele County.
  • Roughriders pick Bismarck product as new head coach
    01/24/03 Bismarck Tribune
    It didn't take long for the Bismarck Roughriders to find a replacement for head coach Chris Clements because the team didn't have to look far.
  • Riders put on a show of solidarity
    01/24/03 Bismarck Tribune
    The Bismarck Roughriders took a huge public relations hit on Monday when all-everything quarterback Danny Ragsdale and head coach Chris Clements both left the club.
  • X-Treme cheerleading squad named
    01/24/03 Rapid City Journal
    The Rapid City Red Dogs have announced the members of this season's X-Treme cheerleading squad
  • Diesel games to go live on Hastings radio station
    01/24/03 Kearney CyberHub
    Tri-City Diesel fans will have to make room for a new preset on their radios this season
  • Diesel sign ex-Pac-10 running back Kevin Brown
    01/23/02 Kearney Cyberhub
    The Tri-City Diesel juiced its backfield for the upcoming National Indoor Football League season with the signing of San Diego, Calif. native Kevin Brown.
  • RiverHawks can count on Shuler
    01/22/03 Knoxville News
    Former University of Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler once played against Alabama with a separated shoulder
  • Drillers Esprit, Palmer play for love of the game
    01/21/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    Since its inception in 2001, the National Indoor Football League generally has been regarded as a developmental league for talented, young athletes hoping to earn a shot with a higher-profile professional league
  • More parts in place for Night Train's second season
    01/18/02 LaCrosse Tribune
    A year ago at this time, Mike Brown was the defensive coordinator for a National Indoor Football League expansion franchise called the La Crosse Night Train
  • Players express support for Shahan hiring
    01/17/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    One day after the Drillers announced Beau Shahan as their new head coach, two of the team’s players Thursday expressed support for the decision
  • Bees signs with San Jose of AFL
    01/17/02 Billings Gazette
    Bob Bees will not be the quarterback of the Billings Outlaws this season after all.
  • Drillers promote Shahan to top spot
    01/16/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The Beaumont Drillers on Wednesday confirmed defensive coordinator Beau Shahan has been named the expansion indoor football team's new head coach.
  • Riggs picked as Storm coach
    01/16/03 Sioux Falls Argus Leader
    Quarterback led USF to national title in 1996
  • Shuler to coach R-Hawks
    01/16/03 Knox News
    Citing his experience playing for such coaches as Mike Ditka, Jon Gruden, Phillip Fulmer and Johnny Majors, former University of Tennessee quarterback Heath Shuler said Wednesday he's eager to put his football knowledge to use as head coach of the Tennessee RiverHawks
  • Tri-City Diesel sign UNK's Vecchio
    01/16/02 Kearney Hub Sports Writer
    The Tri-City Diesel have added former University of Nebraska at Kearney standout Steve Vecchio to its roster for the upcoming National Indoor Football League season
  • Greyhounds reach deals with linemen
    01/15/03 Wheeling Intelligencer
    Ohio Valley Greyhounds head coach Mark Bonar believed he had the best offensive line in the National Indoor Football League last fall and it's hard to argue with the results.
  • New Red Dogs found at Las Vegas Combine
    01/15/03 Rapid City Journal
    The Rapid City Red Dogs picked up 11 players for this year's roster at the Las Vegas Combine
  • Night Train learning from 1-13 season
    01/15/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    The La Crosse Night Train learned a lot during their inaugural National Indoor Football League season, and not just on the field. In fact, the lessons learned off the field may be more important to the franchise's future.
  • Diettrich will get kicks with Freedom
    01/14/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Most 39-year-old professional football players are thinking about getting out of the game
  • Childs re-signs with Beef
    01/11/03 Omaha World Herald
    Running back Clinton Childs, who has been with the Omaha Beef since the indoor football franchise's inception, will return for a fourth season
  • Bandits sign four, including speedy Lennard Byrd
    01/09/03 Sioux City Journal
    The Sioux City Bandits now have Big Byrd and Little Byrd. Little Byrd will add to the speed that the Bandits already possess
  • Crude signs 9 players
    01/09/03 Enid News and Eagle
    The Oklahoma Crude signed nine more players to letters of intent this week, including two with Enid connections.
  • Ex-St. Francis quarterback to lead Freedom offense
    01/07/02 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    The Fort Wayne Freedom has got its quarterback, and the team didn't have to look far to find him.
  • Enid families can provide NIFL players with a place to stay
    01/04/02 Enid News & Eagle
    If things go just right, you could be going to church, movies, little league games and civic activities with a member of the Oklahoma Crude
  • Night Train sign former Illinois quarterback
    01/03/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    The position that hobbled the La Crosse Night Train for half of their first season, appears to be the strongest going into the second.
  • Drillers search for new head coach
    01/02/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The Beaumont Drillers have yet to play their first game but they’re in search of their second head coach.
  • 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
  • Warriors sign defensive back, Shawn Kojima
    01/31/03 Warriors Press Release
    The Utah Warriors of the National Indoor Football League are proud to announce the signing of former University of Mary star defensive back, Shawn Kojima
  • Outlaws sign three
    01/31/03 Outlaws Press Release
    The Outlaws would like to announce the signing of three wide receivers.
  • FireAnts final tryouts tomorrow, February 1st
    01/31/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts professional indoor football team will hold their final team open tryouts for the 2003 season tomorrow
  • Diesel announce single game ticket sales
    01/31/03 Diesel Press Release]
    The Tri-City Diesel announce that single game tickets for the 2003 season
  • Roughriders add two to roster
    01/30/03 Roughriders Press Release
    January 30, 2003 -  The Bismarck Roughriders of the National Indoor Football League have announced that they have signed defensive back Johnnie Peeples.
  • Cavalry announces assistant coach hiring
    01/29/03 Cavalry Press Release
    Head Coach Tyrone Fittje and the Wyoming Cavalry are pleased to announce the hiring of Assistant Coach Ric Munroe
  • Roughriders sign Offensive Coordinator
    01/28/03 Roughriders Press Release
    The Bismarck Roughriders of the National Indoor Football League have announced the signing of Chris Schwab as the team's offensive coordinator
  • Hounds ink "D" lineman
    01/15
    /03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The 2002 NIFL National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds are pleased to announce the signing of Eddie Bynes.
  • Rump Roasters get cheers, jeers, and rave reviews
    01/28/03 Beef Press Release
    Crowd Loves the Omaha Beef ‘s “Non-Symmetrical Guys”
  • 2002 NIFL MVP flies South, Dockery to play for RiverHawks
    01/27/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks made a major stride to contend for the 2003 NIFL title. 
  • Street inks deal with Roughriders
    01/27/03 Roughriders Press Release
    The Bismarck Roughriders of the National Indoor Football League have announced the signing of last season's NIFL leader in all-purpose yards, AJ Street.
  • Diesel sign four from tryouts
    01/27/03 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel signed four new players after tryouts held last weekend at the Tri-City Arena.
  • Night Train offices moving downtown
    01/27/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League is proud to announce the move of its front office
  • Comin' in from Cali
    01/
    23/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The 2002 NIFL National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds are pleased to announce the signing of Brian Tarrant.
  • Tryon, Evenson resign with Storm
    01/23/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce the resigning of defensive back Todd Tryon and linebacker/safety Joe Evenson.
  • Receivers resign with Storm
    01/23/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce the resigning of wide receivers Josh Buchholtz, Jesse Haines and Matt Holmlund
  • Diesel sign 94.5 "The Breeze" as official station
    01/22/03 Diesel Press Release
    Coverage of the Tri-City Diesel for the 2003 season will now be heard on "The Breeze" 94.5 KLIQ-FM
  • FireAnts dance team tryouts set for February
    01/15/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts professional indoor football team is looking for talented young ladies for the 2003 Red Hots Dance Team.
  • Last open tryout for the Stingrays
    01/22/03 Stingrays Press Release
    The last open try out for the Myrtle beach Stingrays will be held on Sat. Feb. 1st, 8:00 am in Myrtle Beach
  • Outlaws final tryout
    01/21/03 Outlaws Press Release
    The Billings Outlaws are excited to announce their final open tryout for the 2003 season
  • Capitols announce 2003 office staff
    01/21/03 Capitols Press Release
    The Lincoln Capitols would like to introduce the 2003 office staff.
  • Five more board the Night Train for 2003
    01/02/03 Night Train Press Release
    The long list of new recruits for the La Crosse Night Train got longer today with the signing of three new players
  • Diesel sign runningback
    01/13/03 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel recently signed Kevin Brown, a 6'1", 225lb. running back out of Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Rump Roasters looking for "Non Symmetrical" guys
    01/20/03 Beef Press Release
    As the Omaha Beef football team gets ready for its pre-season home opener Friday March 7th, it is scouting for the “most talented”, non-symmetrical guys it can find
  • Walker shines at tryouts
    01/02/03 Night Train Press Release
    Three-year NIFL veteran wide receiver Alton Walker made a lasting impact on the La Crosse Night Train final weekend of open tryouts
  • Davis returns to Beef
    01/20/03 Beef Press Release
    Omaha Beef Football today announce the return of Pat Davis.
  • Bandits announce four more signings for 2003 season
    01/18/03 Bandits Press Release
    Today the Sioux City Bandits of the National Indoor Football League are pleased to announce the third group of players that have been signed to play for the 2003 season. This group of four includes two veterans and two new players to the Bandits.
  • Press conference rescheduled
    01/17/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks Press conference scheduled for Friday, January 17 has been rescheduled due to bad weather.  The RiverHawks will now introduce the Head Coach for the team's inaugural season in Knoxville on Tuesday, January 21, 2003 at 1pm at the Civic Coliseum Ballroom.
  • Hounds sign QB
    01/17/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The 2002 NIFL National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds have signed  former backup Qb Shane Franzer  to the lead Hounds into 2003 season.
  • Another Greyhound makes AFL deal
    01/17/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The 2002 NIFL National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds are please to announce another former Greyhounds signed with the Arena Football League.
  • "Steam" Cheerleaders hope to warm hearts
    01/17/03 Night Train Press Release
    The “Steam” cheerleaders for the La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League are attempting to make the winter months a little warmer
  • Last call for Capitol tryouts
    01/16/03 Capitols Press Release
    The Lincoln Capitols Indoor Football team has announced a second team try out date for this Sunday, January 19
  • Horsemen sign first 14 player
    01/16/03 Horsemen Press Release
    2003 first-ever signees feature 12 former Wildcats, QB Dusty Bonner
  • Night Train to hold final tryout this weekend
    01/16/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League will hold its final open tryouts for any former college or professional players on Saturday
  • Beef to host final tryout for 2003
    01/15/03 Beef Press Release
    A final player tryout in reparation for the 2003 season will be hosted by Omaha Beef Football on Saturday February 8th and Sunday, February 9th.
  • Hounds QB signs Arena contract
    01/15/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The 2002 NIFL National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds have lost their 2002 Indoor Bowl II MVP Qb, Jose Davis.
  • FireAnts final tryouts February 1st
    11/12/02 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts will hold their final team open tryouts for the 2003 season on Saturday, February 1st
  • Warriors sign Sopoaga
    01/14/03 Warriors Press Release
    The Utah Warriors are pleased to announce the signing of Defensive Lineman/Linebacker Lance Sopoaga
  • Diesel tryouts open to public
    01/14/03 Diesel Press Release
    Tryouts for the 2003 Tri-City Diesel will be open to public viewing, free of charge, on January 25th and 26th at the Tri-City Arena.
  • Warriors to hold dance team tryouts
    01/14/03 Warriors Press Release
    The Utah Warriors the states newest professional indoor football team will be holding their first dance team tryout at the E Center on January 17th 2003
  • BlackGold dance team announce tryouts
    01/13/03 Drillers Press Release
    Tryouts for the BlackGold Dance Team will be Saturday, January 25th at Regina Howell Elementary in Beaumont
  • Outlaws sign Petek
    01/13/03 Outlaws Press Release
    The Billings Outlaws are excited to announce yet another member of the U of M 2001 Grizzly National championship team has signed a contract to play for the Billings Outlaws
  • Diesel sign eleven more
    01/13/03 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel announces the signing of eleven new players to the 2003 squad.
  • Four standout at tryouts
    01/13/03 Night Train Press Release
    La Crosse Night Train Head Coach Mike Brown may have found a few diamonds in the rough at the team’s first open tryout at UW-Eau Claire over the weekend
  • Childs, Hotz return to Beef
    01/13/03 Beef Press Release
    Omaha Beef football today announce the return of Clinton Childs and Adam Hotz.
  • Bandits announce four players for 2003 season
    01/10/03 Bandits Press Release
    Today the Sioux City Bandits of the National Indoor Football League are pleased to announce the second group of players that have been signed to play for the 2003 NIFL season
  • RiverHawks continue to build for inaugural season
    01/09/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    As the inaugural season approaches, the Tennessee RiverHawks continue to build the Indoor Football team that will represent Knoxville in the 2003 National Indoor Football League season
  • RiverHawks to name head coach
    01/08/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Time has come: RiverHawks to announce head coach
  • RiverHawks change time for January 25th tryout
    01/08/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The time of the Tennessee RiverHawks open tryout on January 25 has been changed.
  • Capitols announce signing of Luedtke
    01/08/03 Capitols Press Release
    The Lincoln Capitols Indoor Football team has announced the signing of Steve Luedtke for the 2003 season.
  • Aldrich resigns, heads for Louisville
    01/08/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) has announced that head coach Mike Aldrich has resigned
  • Prescott Hill returns to Beef
    01/08/03 Beef Press Release
    Omaha, Nebraska - Omaha Beef Football today announced the return of Prescott Hill.
  • Capitols announce 2nd tryout date
    01/08/03 Capitols Press Release
    The Lincoln Capitols Indoor Football team has announced a second team try out date for Sunday, January 19, 2003 from 8 to 11 am at the Abbott Sports Complex
  • RiverHawks building team for inaugural season
    01/07/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    KNOXVILLE, TN-  The Tennessee RiverHawks are continuing to build the Indoor Football team that will represent Knoxville in the 2003 National Indoor Football League season.
  • Tryout time change
    01/07/03 Beef Press Release
    Registration for the Omaha Beef Football player tryout scheduled for this Saturday, January 11, 2003 at Chili Greens Golf and Sports Complex will begin at 6:00 PM
  • Tryouts for Beef dance team pulls in a crowd
    01/07/03 Beef Press Release
    Big Turnout for Prime Dancer Youth Clinic at the Boys & Girls Club
  • Roughriders resign 2 veterans, add 1 new face
    01/06/03 Roughriders Press Release
    The Bismarck Roughriders of the National Indoor Football League are excited to announce the resigning of 2 players from the 2002 season
  • Freedom signs four
    01/03/03 Freedom Press Release
    The Fort Wayne Freedom held an invitational workout on Friday December 20 and finished the day by signing four players.
  • Outlaws sign linebacker
    01/02/03 Outlaws Press Release
    The Billings Outlaws are excited to announce the recent signing of Junior Fatupaito
  • Shane Billedeaux returns to Beef
    01/02/03 Beef Press Release
    The Omaha Beef announce the re-signing of Shane Billedeaux.
  • Bayou Bucks to hold tryouts January 11th
    01/02/03 Bayou Bucks Press Release
    The Bayou Bucks, Houma's first professional sports franchise, will hold tryouts for their 2003 season on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in New Orleans
  • Veteran QB highlight Night Train additions
    01/02/03 Night Train Press Release
    Former Detroit Lions quarterback and indoor football veteran Johnny Johnson is one of three new faces coming to La Crosse to compete for a job in 2003

 

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