News Archives, March 2003

 
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  • Chugging Along
    03/31/03 Kearney Hub
    Quarterback Brian Villanueva's season-ending injury was a bad start to a good evening for the Tri-City Diesel Saturday.
  • Highlight reels are in Dutcher's future
    03/31/03 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
    Fort Wayne Freedom wide receiver Jeremy Dutcher made more than his fair share of highlight reels when he played at the University of Saint Francis
  • Record crowd watches Horsemen lose debut
    03/31/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    The Lexington Horsemen drew a league-record crowd of 10,004 but lost to the Lake Charles (La.) LandSharks 50-41 Saturday night in the National Indoor Football League's debut in Lexington
  • Defensive lineman Reed makes name with Bucks
    03/30/03 Houma Courier
    Football fans around the nation know the name Andre Reed. (picture cortesy of the Courier)
  • Believers' rally falls just short
    03/30/03 St Charles Post Dispatch
    The Show Me Believers deserved better
  • Ragsdale, Warriors top Billings for 2nd straight week, 50-40
    03/30/03 Billings Gazette
    It won't be until mid-July, but Danny Ragsdale is confident he will see the Billings Outlaws again this season. (picture courtesy Billings Gazette
  • Everything except victory
    03/30/03 Evansville Corier & Press
    Local talent does lots of scoring, but Bluecats fall short in home opener
  • Bayou Bucks down Oklahoma Crude
    03/30/03 Enid News & Eagle
    Jon Howdeshell threw two touchdown passes
  • Night Train show rust in loss to Diesel
    03/30/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    As it turns out, a 15-day layoff might have been the last thing the La Crosse Night Train needed
  • Beef win NIFL opener
    03/30/03 Omaha World Herald
    Quarterback Troy Travis, knocked out with torn elbow ligaments on the 10th offensive play of last season, accounted for five touchdowns in the Omaha Beef's season-opening win Saturday night.
  • Bandits pin 1st loss on Red Dogs
    03/30/03 Rapid City Journal
    That's what Sioux City Bandits quarterback Jarrod DeGeorgia calls Johnnie Ostermeyer
  • Taylor leads Freedom to 2nd victory
    03/30/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Antoine Taylor isn't modest about this subject.
  • Utah Overcomes Penalties, Wins at Billings
    03/30/03 Salt Lake City Tribune
    The Utah Warriors played the same opponent for the second straight week and came up with nearly the same result, defeating the Billings Outlaws
  • Horsemen debut with 50-41 loss
    03/30/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Fast. And fun. Those were among the buzz words with the Lexington Horsemen last night after their debut in the National Indoor Football League
  • Horsemen boss, record crowd give thumbs up to indoor debut
    03/30/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    By all accounts, the inaugural game of the Lexington Horsemen in Rupp Arena last night was a public success.
  • Schwab fine, but Riders still lose
    03/30/03 Bismarck Tribune
    Chris Schwab's return gave the Bismarck Roughrider offense a huge lift
  • Bucks, Schexnayder hope to burn Crude
    03/29/03 Houma Courier
    He’s one of the guys now, a mainstay on the Bayou Bucks’ roster. But it wasn’t always like this
    . (picture courtesy of the Houma Courier, click for larger view)
  • Bluecats set to make their home debut
    03/29/03 Evansville Courier & Press
    Professional indoor football makes its Evansville debut tonight as the Evansville Bluecats stage their home opener at Roberts Stadium.
  • All-American Outlaw
    03/29/03 Billings Gazette
    New team, new number. Same old Andy Petek. The same Petek who relentlessly pursued quarterbacks as an All-American defensive end for the University of Montana.
  • Cavalry defense pick its spots
    03/29/03 Casper Star Tribune
    It wasn't quite the defensive masterpiece the Wyoming Cavalry might have been looking for
  • Cavalry on the defensive
    03/29/03 Casper Star Tribune
    Near the end of Thursday's practice, the Wyoming Cavalry's offense challenged the defense in a 2-minute drill.
  • Kentucky makes NIFL debut against Sharks
    03/29/03 Lake Charles American Press
    Leading up to their third season in the National Indoor Football League, the Lake Charles Land-Sharks traveled the area, playing pickup basketball games at several area high schools against alumni teams
  • Outlaws fire up for second chance at Utah
    03/29/03 Billings Gazette
    There was a little trash talking from some former players
  • Taking it inside
    03/29/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Lexington's newest pro sport kicks off in Rupp
  • Battle in the Bayou
    03/29/03 Enid Nrews & Eagle
    Hobbled Crude heads to Louisiana to battle Bucks
  • Night Train seek first road win
    03/29/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Do you think spending nearly 18 hours of your weekend on a bus would be an enjoyable experience?
  • Bandits play Rapid City in home opener
    03/29/03 Sioux City Journal
    Two weeks have passed since the Sioux City Bandits suffered a bitter 46-21 season-opening loss to the LaCrosse Night Train.
  • Beef rival shows skill on offense
    03/29/03 Omaha World Herald
    The Omaha Beef played a preseason game, but it was three weeks ago
  • Sandy to Sanders goes smoothly for Beef players
    03/28/03 Omaha World Herald
    Omaha Beef players initially were not sure what to think when Collins Sanders replaced Sandy Buda as the indoor football franchise's coach last October
  • Capitols' offense sputters in loss
    03/28/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    The Lincoln Capitols' two-touchdown flurry during the final few minutes of Thursday's game fell short
    (picture courtesy Lincoln Journal Star)
  • Kicker Heppner joins Outlaws
    03/28/03 Billings Gazette
    Kris Heppner has signed to kick for at least two games for the Billings Outlaws
  • Riders coach at ease with Schwab as QB
    03/28/03 Bismarck Tribune
    Make no mistake. That 61-18 loss at the hands of the Billings Outlaws in the season opener stung a bit
  • Night Train corner ready for first game
    03/28/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Tony Poole won't have to wait long to get his first taste of playing for the La Crosse Night Train
  • NIFL Weekly Report
    03/28/03 Rocky Laeson Rapid City Journal
    After this weekend, every team in the NIFL will have at least one game under its belt.
  • The Rupp Riders
    03/28/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    When the Lexington Horsemen take the field in Rupp Arena on Saturday, fans will already know about first downs, field goals and lines of scrimmage.
  • Cavalry on the defensive
    03/28/03 Casper Star Tribune
    Near the end of Thursday's practice, the Wyoming Cavalry's offense challenged the defense in a 2-minute drill.
  • Franklin an open book about new game
    03/27/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Two years after leaving Hal Mumme's football staff at the University of Kentucky, Tony Franklin has a new job
  • Dyer gets call as starting QB in Caps' home opener
    03/27/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    Lincoln Capitols quarterback Derek Dyer played only three series in a backup role during last week's season-opening loss to the St. Louis Show Me Believers.
  • Stingrays get feel of home turf
    03/27/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The Myrtle Beach Stingrays touched their home turf for the first time Wednesday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center.
  • Former NFL defensive end still learning with the Bandits
    03/27/03 Sioux City Journal
    Brad Ottis doesn't mind sharing his professional experience with his teammates.
  • Bandits sign three players
    03/27/03 Sioux City Journal
    The Sioux City Bandits have made their last roster moves before the start of the regular season with the signing of linebacker Demetrius Richards, placekicker Whitney Hillin and wide receiver Lee Finnie
  • Outlaws sign Marcus Harris
    03/26/03 Billings Gazette
    Marcus Harris, who played the 2000 season for the Billings Thunder Bolts, signed this week to play for the Billings Outlaw of the National Indoor Football League
  • Horsemen well-armed with Bonner
    03/26/03 Lexinton Herald Leader
    Before last fall, no one would have expected Dusty Bonner to make a second trip from Valdosta, Ga., to play quarterback in Lexington
  • Starting to believe: Howze, Regular return to pro indoor football
    03/26/03 St Louis Post Dispatch
    Two players that were vital parts of what little success the defunct RiverCity Renegades had last year are both back as true believers
  • Believers owner satisfied with opening night
    03/26/03 St Louis Post Dispatch
    The Show Me Believers pulled out a late win on the field Friday night at the Family Arena, and owner Ed Watkins considered opening night a success off the field, too
  • Roughriders activate Schwab
    03/26/03 Bismarck Tribune
    Eight weeks ago, when Chris Schwab took the job as offensive coordinator of the Bismarck Roughriders, he swore he had no interest in returning as the team's quarterback.
  • Keith plays for the love of the game
    03/26/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    Guests at the Lincoln Airport Inn needn't worry when they hear 6-foot-4, 325-pound Dwight Keith bounding up and down
  • Potter's loss a big bite out of Beef secondary
    03/26/03 Omaha World Herald
    Randy Potter, a starting defensive back for the Omaha Beef, has been lost for the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon.
  • Bonar Says Hounds Ahead of Schedule
    03/25/03 Wheeling News Register
    After opening defense of their National Indoor Football League championship with a 46-21 road victory at Tennessee late Saturday night, the Ohio Valley Greyhounds got high marks from head coach Mark Bonar.
  • Drillers remove all doubts with 2nd win
    03/26/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The Beaumont Drillers two weeks ago mastered the art of the blowout win, rolling to a 33-10 demolition job of the Tupelo FireAnts.
  • No brawl this time: Bucks reel in Stingrays in season opener
    03/25/03 Houma Courier
    A few minutes after the final ticks slipped off the clock, Houma Bayou Bucks coach Jack Phillips and general manager Travis Carrell embraced at the 5-yard line
  • Tupelo FireAnts now 0-2 after weekend loss
    03/25/03 Tupelo Daily Journal
    The Tupelo FireAnts lost 50-25 on the road Saturday against the Lake Charles LandSharks, falling to 0-2 on the season.
  • Red Dogs survive trip out of eye of the Storm
    03/24/03 Rapid City Journal
    In what was billed as the "Rumble Over the River
  • Horsemen to cater to Cats' fans in Rupp
    03/24/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    The Lexington Horsemen and Rupp Arena announced yesterday that should the University of Kentucky men's basketball team reach the Midwest Regional finals on March 29 in the NCAA Tournament, Horsemen fans will be able to watch a "Double Rumble
  • White Saves Warriors in '03 Opener
    03/23/02 Salt Lake City Tribune
    The Utah Warriors of the National Indoor Football League may be new to the game, but they have already figured out the requirements for a successful minor-league franchise in the state
  • Old faces, same story as LandSharks open with win
    03/23/03 Lake Charles American Press
    It took a little while to get them out of the box, but Lake Charles LandSharks coach Kip Texada likes the look of all his new toys
  • Outlaws fall at Utah, 55-46
    03/23/03 Billings Gazette
    Quarterback Danny Ragsdale threw for 272 yards and six touchdowns to lead the Utah Warriors past the Billings Outlaws 55-46
  • Tate's four TD passes lead Drillers to win
    03/23/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    Things were a little tighter this time.
  • RiverHawks caught by Greyhounds, 46-21
    03/23/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    So much for a rousing debut
  • Stingrays stumble in season opener
    Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The Myrtle Beach Stingrays got of to a solid start in their first ever game, but couldn't keep the momentum
  • Powers back on the sidelines
    03/23/03 Suburban Journals)
    Warren Powers hasn't prowled along the sidelines of a football game in an official capacity for almost two decades
  • Dunkmann gets second chance to realize pro football career
    03/23/03 Suburban Journals
    While playing for Orchard Farm's football team, 1997 graduate Gabe Dunkmann was the largest, most physically gifted athlete on the field
  • Believers beat Lincoln in NIFL season opener
    03/23/03 Suburban Journals
    Maybe it was the positive karma of having so many Hall of Famers in the building.
  • Record crowd cheers Freedom to 1st victory
    03/23/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    NIFL's Fort Wayne debut sets league attendance record
  • Greyhounds roll in opener
    03/23/02 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds picked up where they left off here Saturday night.
  • Who are these guys?
    02/22/03 The Beaumont Enterprise
    Talk about an identity crisis
  • Outlaws seek good road start
    03/22/03 Billings Gazette
    Joe Curtiss remembers the first road game of the season for last year's Billings Outlaws
  • Crude loses opener
    03/22/03 Enid News & Eagle
    The Oklahoma Crude opened up their 2003 season with a bang - then they played some football.
  • White is RiverHawks' QB for the moment
    03/22/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    The starter has been named, but the position is far from settled
  • Night Train looking to build momentum
    03/22/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    One win feels pretty good right about now, but it does not make a season
  • Capitols lose season opener
    03/22/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    Rick Little threw a pair of touchdown passes to Scott Pingle
  • Red Dogs brace for Storm
    03/22/03 Rapid City Journal
    After soundly beating the rival Wyoming Cavalry in a National Indoor Football League contest last Sunday, the Rapid City Red Dogs hope to move to 2-0
  • Freedom takes on new meaning as season kicks off
    03/22/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    So it's Wednesday afternoon as I write this, and halfway around the world, somewhere in the cradle of civilization, the first Iraqis are already walking out of the desert with their hands in the air
  • Freedom's Coffey foresees full coffers
    03/22/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Rich Coffey believes his new professional football team, the Fort Wayne Freedom, can make a profit in its inaugural season.
  • NIFL hopes to expand exposure
    03/22/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Three years after its birth, the National Indoor Football League is expanding into new markets, showing signs of profitability and improving its level of play
  • Hounds Open Season
    03/22/03 Wheeling News Register
    Most coaches will tell you it's easier to win a championship than it is to defend one.
  • Bayou Bucks finalizing preparations for Saturday’s season opener vs. Stingrays
    03/21/03 Houma Courier
    Half past seven on a Wednesday night in south Louisiana.
    Will Burch is working the stands inside a building on Barrow Street, and it’s a safe bet he never dreamed he’d be here.
  • Fort Wayne's new team gets ready for coliseum opener.
    03/21/03 Fort Wayne News Sentinel
    The field is 50 yards long and roughly 28 yards wide. There are eight players to a side and only three linemen.
  • Crude to open season with tribute, Tri-City
    03/21/03 Enid News & Eagle
    Crude officials discussed postponing the game because of the war in Iraq, but decided to play the game as scheduled.
  • Caps' Munford familiar with opposing coach
    03/21/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    He was the head coach at Washington State in 1977 when the Cougars shocked Nebraska 19-10 in Lincoln
  • Freedom capsules
    03/21/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    He was an all-conference selection last season at Saginaw Valley State
  • Quarterbacks Tyler, Taite missing from Bucks’ 2003 roster
    03/20/03 Houma Courier
    Of the 30 players on Houma’s latest roster, 16 played at least part of last season with the Bucks.
  • Diesel to open year against rebuilt Crude
    03/20/03 Kearney Hub
    The Tri-City Diesel isn't sure what it will find at the end of the old' Chisholm Trail.
  • Stingrays' roster has ties to area
    03/20/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The first-year Myrtle Beach Stingrays of the National Indoor Football League will have a few hometown heroes on the roster when they take the field for the first time Saturday.
  • Contrasting styles give Capitols QB flexiblity
    03/20/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    One is a tall stand-in-the-pocket passer, the other a medium-sized scrambler.
  • Night Train looking to build momentum
    03/20/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    One win feels pretty good right about now, but it does not make a season. Or at least that is what La Crosse Night Train coach Mike Brown is telling his team.
  • Hughes arrives as Bucks prep for opener
    03/20/03 Houma Courier
    Like guests through the lobby of a fancy hotel, National Indoor Football League teams often watch as players come and go, using their stay as a steppingstone to higher ground or as one last chance to keep a dream alive
  • Off to A Good Start
    03/19/03 Wheeling News Register
    Sometimes, no news can be the best news of all.
    After two tumultuous years in which the National Indoor Football League seemed to be picking up a new crisis with each morning's first cup of coffee, the past offseason was almost eerily quiet.
  • New and improved
    03/18/03 Enid News & Eagle
    The new and, according to owner Jamie LayMunon, improved Oklahoma Crude capped off their preseason on Monday with an hour-long scrimmage at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center
  • Successful debut
    03/17/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    Pat Palmer wasn't too surprised he scored the first touchdown in Drillers history
  • Red Dogs hound Cavalry, win 81-60
    03/17/03 Rapid City Journal
    When the receivers for the opposing teams of an arena football game are named "Swift" and "Speed," one can expect plenty of offense
  • Defenseless Cavs drop season opener
    03/17/03 Casper Star Tribune
    In theory, scoring 60 points in a football game should win the game
  • Drillers hit a gusher
    03/16/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The drilling has begun.
  • Outlaws crush Bismarck in opener
    03/16/03 Billings Gazette
    Yohance Humphery said "Yo" to the Billings Outlaws fans Saturday night. Four times
  • Playoffs not enough to satisfy hungry Sharks
    03/16/03 Lake Charles American Press
    When the Lake Charles LandSharks begin their third season in the National Indoor Football League on Saturday, the question isn't how dominant can they be in the regular season, but if they can carry it over to the playoffs
  • Cavalry hopes new season brings success
    03/16/03 Casper Star Tribune
    Since the Vegas oddsmakers haven't released a spread on today's season opener, Wyoming Cavalry middle linebacker Bear Barley provided his own.
  • RiverHawks are still mulling QB
    03/16/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    The time has come for a Tennessee RiverHawks quarterback to take a step forward.
  • Fast start just what the Night Train needed
    03/16/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    I wasn't totally prepared for what I saw Friday night. It was a little like the first - and I swear, last - time I drove on Interstate 10 near Los Angeles
  • Game day at last
    03/15/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    Two teams will take the field tonight at the Beaumont Civic Center, people will show up and the indoor football era will begin in Southeast Texas
  • Outlaws host arch-rival Bismarck in NIFL season opener tonight
    03/125/03 Billings Gazette
    Joe Curtiss knows what he has. He's pursued and signed the players he wanted for the Billings Outlaws.
    It's what everybody else has that concerns him
  • Red Dogs' bark is back with return of QB Bryant
    03/15/03 Rapid City Journal
    Professional football action will return to the Black Hills on Sunday when the Rapid City Red Dogs embark on their third season in a rivalry matchup against the Wyoming Cavalry.
  • Night Train begin season with a blowout win
    03/15/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    Mike Brown remembered none of what he had done. The seemingly easy leap over the three-foot high dasherboard
  • Drillers continue on as usual
    093/15/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    Steven Reap, the general manager and now coach of the Beaumont Drillers, has a lot of confidence in Derrick Taite.
  • New-look FireAnts prepare for opener
    03/14/03 Tupelo Daily Journal
    This season's Tupelo FireAnts roster has a blend of new and familiar faces.
    The team's second-year coach, John Gore, hopes this means more Ws than Ls for the third-year National Indoor Football League franchise. Related story Tupelo FireAnts 2003 roster, schedule
  • NIFL Weekly Report
    03/14/03 Rapid City Journal
    It's that time of year again, football fans. The National Indoor Football League is gearing up for its third season, which gets under way this weekend and the action promises to be as exciting as ever.
  • After runner-up finish in 2002, Billings expects to contend for NIFL title once again
    03/14/03 Billings Gazette
    No surprises this year.
    The Billings Outlaws are expected to contend for the National Indoor Football League championship
  • Night Train OK at running back
    03/14/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    With the start of the 2003 National Indoor Football League season just three days away, the La Crosse Night Train have settled on a quarterback and a group of receivers.
  • Roughriders announce roster
    03/14/03 Bismarck Tribune
    The Bismarck Roughriders trimmed down to the 25-man roster limit in anticipation of Saturday's season-opener against Billings
  • South Side's Land adjusting well to coaching Freedom offense
    03/14/03 Ft Wayne Journal Gazette
    Matt Land was barking orders at zit-faced teen-agers as recently as four months ago at South Side
  • Big fish in an indoor pond
    03/12/03 Evansville Courier & Press
    Williams, Browning reunite for Bluecats
  • Floyd brings NFL experience to Night Train
    03/12/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    The Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League wanted Chris Floyd, but didn't exactly have a place for him on their roster at the moment
  • Bandits hope new offense computes to more points
    03/11/03 Sioux City Journal
    There's a brand new offense that has several of the Sioux City Bandits feeling excited.
    Complex in style, it should put more points on the scoreboard
  • Former St. Francis QB only option for Freedom
    03/11/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Antoine Taylor will tell you things are going well for him at the Fort Wayne Freedom's training camp.
    They had better - he's the only quarterback the Freedom's got
  • Night Train OK at running back
    03/11/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    With the start of the 2003 National Indoor Football League season just three days away, the La Crosse Night Train have settled on a quarterback and a group of receivers.
    Who will carry the Train on the ground, however, remains somewhat of a mystery
  • Johnson wins QB derby
    03/10/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    \It was coach Mike Brown's most difficult decision of training camp. And it is a choice that could very well dictate the direction of the La Crosse Night Train's second National Indoor Football League season
  • Ready to play
    03/09/02 Beaumont Enterprise
    Beaumont Drillers coach Beau Shahan is so excited about the team's inaugural season that he wishes he could suit up.
  • Drillers launch Kids Reading Club
    03/09/03 Beaumont Enterprise
    The Beaumont Drillers have launched the Kids Reading Club, a program designed to encourage children to read books throughout the indoor football season and beyond
  • Greyhounds have high hopes as camp opens
    03/09/03 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds began their quest to repeat as National Indoor Football League champions Saturday when they suited up for the first day of training camp at West Liberty State College.
  • St. Charles' indoor football team want to make fans Believers' fans
    03/09/03 St. Charles Journal
    Two conferences. Four divisions. Twenty-four teams. That's the breakdown of the 2003 National Indoor Football League
  • Meet Me in Orlando
    03/09/03 Wheeling News Register
    A pair of former Ohio Valley Greyhound standouts may be meeting helmet-to-helmet in an Arena Football League game tomorrow night
  • Freedom players hope to catch eye of NFL
    03/09/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    The dreamers are here, 6 a.m., mashing against one another and crashing into the unfamiliar dasher boards that will soon become such a pivotal part of their endeavors
  • Beef defense proves salty in exhibition
    03/08/03 Omaha World Herald
    The Omaha Beef were far from flawless.
    They fumbled the ball on their opponent's 1-yard line on their first offensive possession and made their share of mistakes Friday night.
  • Diesel's early progress thrills Skeen
    03/08/03 Kearney Hub
    Tri-City Diesel coach Leland Skeen joked Friday that it was only the third day of practice and he was already tired
  • Rain wrecking Bucks’ plans as team gears for exhibition
    03/07/03 Houma Courier
    Practice was over, most of the players were gone and only an equipment manager was there with him Wednesday night on Boundary Road in east Houma
  • Dawn of a franchise
    3/07/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Freedom is alive and kicking with an early morning practice
    Seven-twenty in the blessed a.m., and here is what greets you as gray morning light comes up slowly, here is what you see as you slam down your morning coffee: A man is kicking a football
  • QB battle? Night Train's Johnson has seen worse
    03/06/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    Eight months ago, Johnny Johnson's life was a miserable mystery. To himself and to those around him, including his doctors.
  • First Freedom camp targets teaching, conditioning
    03/05/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Rich Huff's job over the next 17 days is more about teaching than trimming his roster
  • Outlaws open camp with familiar faces
    03/05/03 Billings Gazette
    Less than six months ago, the Billings Outlaws came up four points shy of winning the National Indoor Football League championship
  • Outlaws endured interesting offseason
    03/05/03 Billings Gazette
    It was a relatively calm offseason for Joe Curtiss and the Billings Outlaws
  • Coach: Night Train head and shoulders above last year's team
    03/04/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    With a "beast" at linebacker and a center who is "as sure as the rain," La Crosse Night Train coach Mike Brown has two reasons to believe that this year's version of the National Indoor Football League team is far superior to the 2002 squad.
    Now he's eager to prove it.
  • Beef to retain much of their old flavor
    03/03/03 Omaha World Herald
    The Omaha Beef have a new owner, a new head coach, new uniforms and a new outlook.
  • Johnson just wants to catch on with Night Train
    03/03/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    DiAllo Johnson had the talent, the desire and the work ethic required to play for the University of Michigan Wolverines. He played well enough to lead the team in yards per reception (17.6) his junior year. What he didn't have was an opportunity to play beyond his Wolverine days
  • Warriors drop Red Dogs, but lose 2 key players
    03/02/03 Deseret News
    WEST VALLEY CITY — Amid halftime indecent exposures and players flying into the stands, the Utah Warriors began their franchise with a destructive 70-16 victory over the Rapid City Red Dogs at the E Center Saturday night
  • Exhibition a Rousing Success for Warriors
    03/02/03 Salt Lake Tribune
    The Utah Warriors made a good first impression Saturday night -- especially in the second half
  • Leslie enjoys 2 favorites: kids, football
    03/02/03 Salt Lake City TribuneLee Leslie looked around the E Center on Saturday night, amid commandos dropping out of the rafters and patriotic themes hanging thick in the air and a condensed brand of football padded up and popping on the turf, and was pleased enough that his four children were on hand to watch Dad work.
  • Night Train have plenty of receivers trying to catch on
    03/02/03 LaCrosse Tribune
    Didn't your mama ever tell you not to play football in the house? You'll break something, and maybe worse, you could wind up breaking yourself.
  • Training camp will open with 40 players participating
    03/01/03 St Louis Post-Dispatch
    Forty players will be on hand when the Show Me Believers of the National Indoor Football League open training camp this morning at the St. Louis Armory.
  • Cavalry returns its focus to football
    03/01/03 Casper Star Tribune
    On the football field, where phrases like "Workers' Comp" and " SF 25 " have as much a place as "My toe hurts" and "Cup of tea?," is where the Wyoming Cavalry players finally find themselves today.
  • Crude opens camp with 16 players under contract
    03/01/03 Enid News & Eagle
    The Oklahoma Crude will have 16 players under contract when pre-season camp officially gets under way today
  • Diesel roll, more records broke
    03/31/03 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel improved their record to 2-0 with a 38-28 win over the Lacrosse Night Train and broke several team records in the process.
  • Diesel win home opener
    03/31/03 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel overcame early injuries and miscues to win their home opener 38-28 against the LaCrosse Night Train.
  • Hounds rope Texan
    03
    /13/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds are  pleased to announce the signing of Charles "CJ" Johnson.
  • Greyhounds opening week
    03
    /31/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds will be  holding a meet the team at Tony and Cleo's
  • Season opener produces 3 Players of the Week
    03/
    28/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The NIFL has announced its Atlantic Conference “Players of the Week” for week 2 of the 2003 season and three Hounds took all the honors.
  • Jones earns NIFL Player of the Week award
    03/28/03 Diesel Press Release
    Tri-City Diesel running back Sherman Jones has been selected as the Week 2 Offensive Player of the Week
  • Night Train duo named Players of the Week
    03/28//03 Night Train Press Release
    The National Indoor Football League announced Pacific Conference Player of the Week honors for Week 1 and Week 2
  • Double Rumble in Rupp set for March 29
    03/28/03 Horsemen Press Release
    Horsemen ticket holders can watch UK at 4:40, followed by first-ever Horsemen game
  • Bandits announce roster moves
    03/27/03 Bandits Press Release
    The Sioux City Bandits of the National Indoor Football League today have announced a number of roster moves
  • Storm hosting media day this weekend
    03/26/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is proud to announce the hosting of Media Day this Saturday
  • Warriors ‘White’-out the Outlaws
    03/25/03 Warriors Press Release
    The Utah Warriors indoor football team defeated last year’s National Indoor Football League championship runner-up 55 – 46 Saturday night at the E center in an all ‘White’ effort.
  • Diesel home opener Saturday night
    03/24/03 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel will be hosting the Lacrosse Night Train this Saturday night
  • Notes from game one
    03/25/03 Hugh Lewis, General Manager, Austin Rockers
    Our season opener was in Beaumont against the Drillers
  • Storm hosting Fan Fest and special tryouts this weekend
    03/25/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is proud to announce FanFest, National Anthem auditions, and Storm Thudersquad tryouts
  • Tony Poole added to Night Train roster
    03/24/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League has added Tony Poole
  • Diesel break records in season opener
    03/24/03 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel rewrote the team's record books with a 54-33 win on the road against the Oklahoma Crude
  • Sharks swim past FireAnts, 50-25
    03/22/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts lost 50-25 on the road Saturday against the Lake Charles LandSharks.
  • Horsemen double rumble in Rupp March 29th
    03/19/03 Horsemen Press Release
    Horsemen ticket holders will be able to watch both potential UK game and Horsemen opener in unprecedented double header
  • FireAnts weekly update
    02/18/03 FireAnts Press Release
    For the first time in team history, the FireAnts opened the 2003 NIFL season during Week 1
  • Capitols pre-game press conference
    03/18/03 Capitols Press Release
    The Lincoln Capitols will hold their first pre-game press conference on Wednesday, March 19
  • RiverHawks hold media day
    03/18/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks, Knoxville’s new Indoor Football team will be holding a media day on Wednesday, March 19
  • FireAnts fall on the road
    02/15/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts lost against the Beaumont Drillers at the Beaumont Civic Center in East Texas, 33-10, Saturday night.
  • Storm signs Adam Hicks
    03/13/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce the signing of former University of South Dakota (USD) and Sioux City Bandits kicker Adam Hicks.
  • Hounds embark on space odyssey
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    2/06/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds will embark on a space odyssey at 9 am Saturday, March 15.
  • Outlaws to welcome special guest
    03/11/03 Outlaws Press Release
    The Billings Outlaws are excited to announce the appearance of a special guest at it’s first game
  • Roughriders add kickers to roster
    03/11/03 Roughriders Press Release
    The Bismarck Roughriders of the National Indoor Football League have added two kickers to their current roster.
  • Storm hosting PA announcers and mascot tryouts this weekend
    03/11/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce they will be hosting a PA Announcer and Mascot tryout for the 2003 season on Saturday, March 15
  • Big night for former 'Hounds
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    2/13/03 Greyhounds Press Release
    Former Bellaire High School and Ohio Valley Greyhound quarterback, Jose Davis made his Arena Football League debut Monday
  • Outlaws partner up with Little Guy Football for 2003 season
    03/10/03 Outlaws Press Release
    The Billings Outlaws are excited to announce their partnership with Little Guy Football for the 2003 season
  • Capitols to host "Select Your Seat Day"
    03/10/03 Capitols Press Release
    The Lincoln Capitols will host an open house Sunday, March 16, 2003 at Pershing Auditorium from 1-4 pm so Capitols fans can select their seats
  • Beef lead stampede in preseason opener
    03/10/03 Beef Press Release by Bill Cornell
    The Omaha Beef won their 2003 pre-season opener against the Houma Bayou Bucks by a score of 29 to 13
  • Night Train announce 25 man roster, coaching change
    03/09/03 Night Train Press Release
    After two weeks of training camp, the La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League narrowed its roster down to 25 players
  • Drillers announce kid's reading club
    03/036/03 Drillers Press Release
    Drillers’ players Ted Coleman, Pat Palmer, Andy Black, Darrell Johnson and Ben Carter will unveil the Drillers’ Kids Reading Club on Friday, March 7
  • Horsemen announce broadcast team
    03/05/03 Horsemen Press Release
    The Lexington Horsemen today announced that they have signed Ryan Lemond and Mary Jo Perino of WLEX-TV and Jim Tirey of WLAP-AM to serve as announcers for the team’s 2003 radio broadcasts
  • Beef tickets selling fast
    01/28/03 Beef Press Release
    The Omaha Beef are counting down to their exhibition game Friday March 7th at 7:05pm
  • Storm re-signs defensive lineman, Paul Schmitt
    03/04/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League is proud to announce the re-signing of defensive lineman Paul Schmitt.
  • Hounds ink Spikes
    03/04
    /03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The 2002 NIFL National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds are pleased to announce the signing of Rashon Spikes.
  • Capitols to hold weekly press conference during 2003 season
    03/04/03 Capitols Press Release
    Capitols General Manager Michael Ryan has announced plans to conduct weekly press conference’s to be held at Pershing Center each Wednesday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm during the upcoming 2003 season.
  • Storm slates three more players
    03/04/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce the re-signing of defensive back Michael Williams and the free agent signings of former Northern State University players Cody Jamison and Pete Peterson.
  • Roughriders sign 6'4" D lineman
    03/03/03 Roughriders Press Release
    The Bismarck Roughriders of the NIFL have announced the signing of Defensive Lineman Virgal Johnson Jr.
  • Night Train trims roster to 30
    03/03/03 Night Train Press Release
    After this weekend’s three-day training camp, the La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League has dropped its roster total to 30
  • Players report today, Night Train camp opens tomorrow
    02/28/03 Night Train Press Release
    More than 40 players are reporting for physicals and testing today as the La Crosse Night Train begins official training camp this weekend

 

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