News Archives, May 2003

 
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  • Rockers outlast Oklahoma
    05/31/03 Enid News & Eagle
    Mistakes prove to be costly to Crude in 26-21 loss
    Mistakes can be costly in a close ball game. The Oklahoma Crude learned that first hand Friday night,
  • Cavalry loses shootout
    05/31/03 Casper Star Tribune
    Facing its toughest opponent to date, the Wyoming Cavalry wouldn't take "no win" for an answer
  • Night Train too slow for fast-scoring Freedom
    05/31/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Sometimes, Fort Wayne Freedom coach Rich Huff can't believe how good he has it.
  • Travis, Omaha rally, outlast Tri-City
    05/31/03 Omaha World Herald
    The Omaha Beef players and coaches suspected coming into Friday night's game against Tri-City that it would not be a repeat of the 81-14 blowout of two weeks ago.
  • Capitols finally put it all together
    05/31/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    For the first time all season, the Lincoln Capitols were flawless.
  • Night Train crumble, score just six points
    05/31/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    The seven girls stood motionless at midfield Friday night. A minute ticked by, then another, and another. Yet nothing was happening.
  • Atadero, RiverHawks have reunion
    05/31/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    Former TCats coach now in charge of Evansville franchise
  • Outlaws gun for 1st road win
    05/31/03 Billings Gazette
    Maybe they can break into a song and dance for the touchdown celebrations.
  • LandSharks fish out new quarterback; Austin returns
    05/31/03 Lake Charles American Press
    After pulling out of a tailspin with a pair of wins in the past two weeks, the Lake Charles LandSharks picked up something old and new to try to continue their winning ways.
  • Crude hosts Austin Rockers
    05/30/03 Enid News & Eagle
    The last time the Austin Rockers and Oklahoma Crude met was April 26. But it might as well have been the 4th of July
  • Cousins connect with Freedom
    05/30/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Adrian Reese has been here since Day 1 - he was the first player signed by the Fort Wayne Freedom back on Dec. 10 - but only now is the wide receiver getting a significant amount of attention.
  • Versatile Mitchell more than just a receiver for Caps
    05/30/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    It's safe to say Jason Mitchell is carrying his share of the load for the Lincoln Capitols.
  • Smith has pedigree to put Night Train on track
    05/30/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    The La Crosse Night Train could have chugged to the finish line, saved some fuel for next season, and few people would have given it much thought
  • Brown not out
    Bucks CB to return after missing 11 months

    05/30/03 Houma Couier
    Travis Brown didn’t say as much at the Bayou Bucks’ practice, but you got the feeling it might happen.
  • Smith finally will come on board
    05/29/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Veteran indoor football running back Marquette Smith will make his debut with the La Crosse Night train on Friday and try to give the struggling team an offensive spark
  • Show Me outscores Bandits, 55-51
    05/27/03 Sioux City Journal
    It was a banner night for receivers Saturday.
  • Defense lifts MB to third win
    05/27/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    It took one of Myrtle Beach's best defensive games of the season to overcome one of the team's worst offensive performances
  • Streaking Bucks heading toward stretch run
    05/26/03 Houma Courier
    At this time last season, the Houma Bayou Bucks had lost a handful of close games
  • Peery, Pingel lead Believers to 55-51 victory
    05/25/03 St Louis Today
    The Show Me Believers won 55-51 against the Sioux City Bandits on Saturday night in a National Indoor Football League game at Family Arena
  • PHOTOOmar Saves the Warriors' Bacon
    05/25/03 Salt Lake City Tribune
    With the National Indoor Football League's No. 1 quarterback hobbled Saturday, the Utah Warriors turned to running back Omar Bacon at the E Center
  • A Horse(man) of a different color
    05/25/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Perhaps they have finally invented a form of football at which Kentucky can excel.
  • Reese settles in at QB to help Freedom win
    05/25/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Apparently, the Fort Wayne Freedom has made strides since it beat the Evansville Bluecats 41-40 in the first week of the National Indoor Football League season.
  • Bacon scores 6 TDs as Utah stuffs Red Dogs
    05/25/03 Rapid City Journal
    With the National Indoor Football League's No. 1 passing quarterback hobbled with injury, the Utah Warriors turned to running back Omar Bacon Saturday at the E Center.
  • Potmesil, Wetton pull double duty in Beef victory
    05/25/03 Omaha World Herald
    If Omaha Beef linemen Dan Potmesil and Brett Wetton sleep late this morning, each has a good reason.
  • Outlaws lose to Sioux Falls
    05/25/03 Billings Gazette
    The Billings Outlaws came up empty on three pass attempts from the 7-yard line in the final minute, losing to the Sioux Falls Storm, 36-32, Saturday night in a National Indoor Football League game.
  • Defense steps up for Storm
    05/25/03 Sioux Falls Argus Leader
    The defense got it done when it counted.
  • LandSharks hold off Tennessee
    05/25/03 Lake Charles American Press
    David Winbush scored a 13-yard touchdown run with 1 minute, 35 seconds remaining to ensure Lake Charles' lead
  • LandSharks play Tennessee in Texas
    95/24/03 Lake Charles American Press
    It's not that they were lost or had trouble reading the map, but the Lake Charles LandSharks headed west Friday night to take on the Tennessee Riverhawks
  • Outlaws still looking for winning formula on road
    05/24/03 Billings Gazette
    The numbers are cold and honest. The Billings Outlaws are 0-3 on the road this season. The Outlaws play four of their final five games of the regular season -- including the next three in a row -- outside of Billings.
  • Night Train rally falls short again
    05/24/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    The La Crosse Night Train likely saw whatever hopes they had of a National Indoor Football League playoff berth disappear Friday night
  • Scoreboard stops Night Train's final chance
    05/24/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    The ghosts of Pershing Center were smiling on the Lincoln Capitols Friday night
  • Beef appreciates quality kicker
    05/24/03 Omaha World Herald
    Kickers in football often go pretty much unnoticed - unless they miss or convert in game-winning situations.
  • Freedom look to tackle short field, end road-losing streak in Evansville
    05/24/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    The Fort Wayne Freedom hasn't won on the road this season and can ill afford another loss.
  • Hounds back in action
    05/24/03 Wheeling News Register
    Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. has been the site of many memorable games
  • Horsemen, 'Hounds each want to be best
    05/24/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    The chat rooms have been busy between fans of the Lexington Horsemen and the Ohio Valley Greyhounds.
  • Bluecats try again for first victory
    05/24/03 Evansville Courier & Press
    The Evansville Bluecats were a break away from beating the Fort Wayne Freedom when the teams met in their first-ever National Indoor Football League game on March 22.
  • Crude wins first game
    05/24/03 Enid News & Eagle
    It's all over. A losing streak that dated back to March 30, 2002 and spanned 20 games came to an end Friday night.
  • Capitols feel need for perfection with playoff hopes in balance
    05/23/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    The way the Lincoln Capitols see it, their margin for error has dropped to a dangerous level.
  • Crude hosts Fire Ants tonight at Expo Center
    05/23/03 Enid News & Eagle
    The Oklahoma Crude opens a three-game homestand tonight when they take on the Tupelo Fire Ants in a National Indoor Football League game at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
  • Horsemen escape real world on weekends
    05/23/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Grayson Smith spends his time on the Mountain Parkway devising offensive schemes for the Magoffin County Hornets and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of his players
  • Front and center
    05/23/03 Wheeling News Register
    Throughout the history of professional football, there have been but a few offensive lines that have captured the imaginations of the fans in the cities in which they played.
  • Freedom QB adapts to scrambling
    05/23/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    The pocket is small to begin with - there's only three offensive linemen in indoor football - and when it collapses all hell breaks loose
  • Hounds in high gear
    05/21/03 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds sure picked a fine time to kick it up a notch.
  • New coach to keep things simple for 'Rays
    05/21/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    It took one game against the defending NIFL champions for new Myrtle Beach head coach Mike Siani to understand what it will take for the expansion Stingrays to be competitive.
  • Night Train's Johnson chooses early departure
    05/21/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    There was something about La Crosse, and the La Crosse Night Train, that brought Johnny Johnson here to play football in March
  • Horsemen add Yeast to replace hurt Allen
    05/20/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Don't take this the wrong way, but Craig Yeast is ready to hit somebody
  • Freedom confident with Reese at QB as Taylor recovers
    05/20/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    It's still unknown how long quarterback Antoine Taylor will be out of the Fort Wayne Freedom's lineup
  • Stingrays fire head coach
    05/20/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The Myrtle Beach Stingrays fired head coach Jimmy Dunn on Monday following a pair of blowout losses to close out a four-game road trip. He will be replaced by Stingrays director of football operations Mike Siani.
  • Bucks show depth in key win
    05/19/03 Houma Courier
    Cedric Allen and Darron Chestnut got a chance to show just how much depth the Houma Bayou Bucks have been able to develop this season.
  • Second-half comeback falls short for Drillers
    05/19/20 Beaumont Enterprise
    If only the Beaumont Drillers could get a mulligan for the first half. After surrendering six touchdowns to the visiting Lexington (Ky.) Horsemen in the first half, Beaumont nearly drilled its way to overtime in a 62-52 National Indoor Football League loss.
  • Beef roll to 81-14 win over Diesel
    05/19/03 Kearney Hub
    The Tri-City Diesel's Leland Skeen wore the look Sunday of an indoor football coach whose team was hit by a bus.
  • Bandits snap three-game losing streak
    05/19/03 Sioux City Journal
    Jarrod DeGeorgia feels like St. Louis Rams quarterback Kurt Warner with all of those sharp receivers.
  • Beef's 81-point outburst hits Diesel like a truck
    05/19/03 Omaha World Herald
    Tri-City Diesel's Leland Skeen wore the look Sunday of an indoor football coach whose team was hit by a bus. And who could blame him?
  • Bucks hold on for fourth straight victory
    05/18/03 Houma Courier
    Missing arguably their biggest star on offense and their biggest star on defense, some Houma Bayou Bucks fans may have wondered how their team would fare Saturday night at Tupelo.
  • Roughriders play rough, but Utah wins
    05/18/03 Salt Lake City Tribune
    Utah Warriors quarterback Danny Ragsdale spent last season getting to know the Bismarck Civic Center as a star player for the Bismarck Roughriders
  • Outlaws rip Lincoln, 44-20
    05/18/03 Billings Gazette
    Needing a win and facing some Capitol punishment, the Billings Outlaws got a reprieve on Saturday night
  • LandSharks win in Harrison's debut at quarterback
    05/18/03 Lake Charles American Press
    Welcome back, Freddie Harrison
  • Schwab makes his own mark for Riders
    05/18/03 Bismarck Tribune
    Twenty-two touchdowns, with just two interceptions, in three games. A 72 percent completion ratio. An average of 223 yards passing per game
  • Perfect Greyhounds blast RHawks, 63-12
    05/18/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    Lloyd Clemons rushed for 141 yards and five touchdowns and Steve Vagedes had 128 yards receiving and three touchdowns Saturday
  • Night Train's fast slide continues in Rapid City
    05/18/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Right now, La Crosse Night Train coach Reggie Mathis has plenty of questions to answer
  • Capitols can't find offense in road loss
    05/18/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    A series of missed opportunities and a fourth-quarter, bench-clearing brawl did not make for a fun 15-hour bus ride home for the Lincoln Capitols.
  • Stingrays locked up by Freedom
    03/18/03 Myrtle Beach Sun Times
    The Fort Wayne Freedom pounded the visiting Myrtle Beach Stingrays 51-25 on Saturday night in a game marred by a pair of game-ending injuries to both teams' starting quarterbacks.
  • Red Dogs derail Night Train again
    05/18/03 Rapid City Journal
    The Rapid City Red Dogs doubled up the La Crosse Night Train 42-21 in National Indoor Football action at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Saturday night
  • New Red Dogs owner has ties to NFL team
    05/18/03 Rapid City Journal
    As of 4 p.m. on Friday, the Rapid City Red Dogs have a new owner. Dr. George Jenter of Sturgis purchased Rapid City's National Indoor Football team from previous owner Bruce Bailey
  • Freedom's Taylor hurt in win over Stingrays
    05/18/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    This is when you expect panic, but the Fort Wayne Freedom wasn't providing it Saturday night.
  • Greyhounds hammer Tennessee, 63-12
    05/18/03 Wheeling News Register
    Lloyd Clemons rushed for 141 yards and five touchdowns and Steve Vagedes had 128 yards receiving and three TDs Saturday as the Ohio Valley Greyhounds broke out of an offensive slump by thumping Atlantic East Division rival Tennessee 63-12 before an electric crowd at the Wheeling Civic Center.
  • FireAnts finally start clicking
    05/18/03 Tupelo Dailey Journal
    The Tupelo FireAnts were looking for a breakout offensive game. What they got was only a breakout half, and it was too little, too late
  • Struggling Crude looks for first win in Lake Charles
    05/17/03 Enid News & Eagle
    The Oklahoma Crude's search for that elusive first win hits Lake Charles, La., tonight as the Crude (0-7, 0-4) visits the Lake Charles Civic Center to take on the division-leading LandSharks in National Indoor Football League action.
  • Cavalry caps tumultous week tonight vs. Sioux Falls
    05/17/03 Casper Star Tribune
    Don Hilsenroth has made a living making life miserable for opposing quarterbacks in the National Indoor Football League.
  • Law student gets his kicks on field
    05/17/03 Austin Statesman
    On weekends, Brown trades classroom for cleats as place-kicker
  • Horsemen step up in class
    05/17/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    The Lexington Horsemen are 5-1 and enjoying a five-game winning streak. Now it's time to find out whether it's all been one big smoke screen or whether Lexington's inaugural season of indoor football is worth getting fired up about.
  • Greyhounds Host Hawks
    05/17/03 Wheeling News Register
    The road toward a second straight National Indoor Football League championship has been pretty smooth so far for the Ohio Valley Greyhounds
  • Beef players display true love of the game
    05/17/03 Omaha World Herald
    Troy Travis is a security officer. Steve Lovell teaches. Dwayne Harris works for the post office.
  • 'Rays look to recover from blowout
    05/17/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The Myrtle Beach Stingrays travel to Fort Wayne (Ind.) tonight to face the Freedom after a much-needed week of rest following a 57-28 blowout loss to Lexington (Ky.) on May 3
  • Capitols brace for explosive Billings offense
    05/17/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    The Billings Outlaws rely heavily on their high-octane passing offense, while their defense allows more points per game than any team in the National Indoor Football League.
  • Night Train adopt blue-collar attitude for tonight's game
    05/17/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    The sandwich in La Crosse Night Train linebacker Derric Coakley's brown-paper bag Thursday simply consisted of two pieces of bread
  • RiverHawks face tough Ohio Valley
    05/17/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    It's do-or-die time for the Tennessee RiverHawks.
  • Outlaws outlook: Win out or miss playoffs
    05/17/03 Billings Gazette
    Joe Curtiss truly believes his team can qualify for the postseason.
    "I think we definitely have a legitimate shot," said the head coach of the Billings Outlaws
  • LandSharks to debut new quarterback against Oklahoma
    05/17/03 Lake Charles American Press
    With the potent bite of their offense rendered toothless for two straight weeks, the Lake Charles LandSharks tweaked their roster in hopes of returning to their winning ways
  • Nothing certain in Bucks’ division
    05/17/03 Houma Courier
    During one week of this madcap season in the National Indoor Football League, the Beaumont Drillers thought they had it made.
  • Roger Linn revives Diesel offense, renews playoff hopes
    05/17/03 Kearney Hub
    When push came to shove, Tri-City quarterback Roger Linn proved he wasn't ready to relinquish his starting role.
  • Wichita Falls expected to get NIFL expansion team for 2004
    05/16/03 Wichita Falls Times Record News
    The Wichita Falls Rustlers management team, headed by owner Leroy Cekalla, is planning to bring indoor football to the Kay Yeager Coliseum
  • Night Train taking bus to meet Red Dogs
    05/16/03 Rapid City Journal
    The LaCrosse Night Train will be looking for revenge when they face the Rapid City Red Dogs for the second time in as many weeks in Week 10 of the National Indoor Football League schedule Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center's Barnett Arena
  • Riders trying to play down Ragsdale game
    05/16/03 Bismarck Tribune
    The party line from most of the Bismarck Roughriders is that Saturday's game against the Utah Warriors is business as usual, even though the return of Danny Ragsdale obviously makes it anything but.
  • Hounds' Hackett making dreams
    05/16/03 Wheeling News Register
    Shawn Hackett is known in grid circles as "The Sandman
  • For whom bell toils
    05/15/03 The Salt Lake Tribune
    Trevor Bell received two callings this year and answered both
  • Risky business : Cavalry QB aims to return after concussion
    05/14/03 Casper Star Tribune
    According to a 1995-96 study performed by the NFL Players Association, 61 percent of retired professional football players suffered concussions at some point during their playing careers.
  • Cavs take wait-and-see approach to QB situation
    05/14/03 Casper Star Tribune
    Wyoming Cavalry head coach Tyrone Fittje had a plan should starting quarterback Matt Strand ever be sidelined due to injury.
  • Hounds score high
    05/14/03 Wheeling News Register
    It's midterm time and the grades are in.
    After jumping out to an impressive 7-0 start, Ohio Valley Greyhounds' head coach Mark Bonar gave his team a "B-plus" for its performance during the first half of the season.
  • Bucks getting it done with strong defense
    05/13/03 Houma Courier
    Looking at the statistics from the Bayou Bucks’ 28-21 win Saturday over the Lake Charles LandSharks, one would guess that Houma dominated almost every play that its defense was on the field
  • Riders drop one, add one
    05/13/03 Bismarck Tribune
    The Bismarck Roughriders have released kicker Dustin Bakowski and added defensive back Billy Jones
  • Horsemen in full stride
    05/11/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    It was something Tony Franklin had never experienced as a football coach.
  • Houma bucks LandSharks
    05/11/03 Lake Charles American PressS
    Just when the Lake Charles LandSharks thought it couldn't get any worse on offense, it did
  • Storm back home, bounces Bandits
    05/11/03 Sioux Falls Argus Leader
    During the first half of its 14-game schedule, the Sioux Falls Storm had played six road games. None of them were cheapies, either
  • Riders get stingy against Billings
    05/11/03 Bismarck Tribune
    A short field helped Chris Schwab and the Bismarck Roughriders make short work of the Billings Outlaws, 68-55, on Saturday night.
  • Roughriders top Outlaws, 68-55
    05/11/03 Billings Gazette
    A short field helped Chris Schwab and the Bismarck Roughriders make short work of the Billings Outlaws, 68-55, on Saturday night
  • Night Train seeing red after loss
    05/11/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    The table rattled as Reggie Mathis' fist pounded it. And his voice got a little louder with each sentence
  • At the La Crosse road: Red Dogs show up, win
    05/11/03 Rapid City Journal
    The table rattled as Reggie Mathis' fist pounded it. And his voice got a little louder with each sentence.
  • Bluecats, Express lose again
    05/11/03 Evansville Courier & Press
    The Lexington (Ky.) Horsemen wasted no time establishing themselves against the Evansville Bluecats on Saturday
  • Cavalry suffers painful defeat
    05/11/03 Casper Star Tribune
    "Ouch."
    From the scoreboard to the training room to quarterback Matt Strand's neck, that was the feeling running through the Wyoming Cavalry's shell-shocked heads after Saturday's 80-43 humiliation at the hands of the Tri-City Diesel
  • RiverHawks crush Crude, 60-28
    05/11/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    Two University of Oklahoma legends were on the field for the Oklahoma Crude for Friday night's National Indoor Football League game against the Tennessee RiverHawks
  • Diesel aquire QB in three-player trade
    05/11/03 Kearney Hub
    The Tri-City Diesel imported five players and two assistant coaches this week with hopes of ending a five-game losing streak that begun just over a month ago.
  • Crude fall again, 60-28
    05/10/03 Enid News & Eagle
    It had the makings of a memorable evening Friday for the Oklahoma Crude, but in the end the team failed for the seventh time to win its first game of the year.
  • Outlaws seek 3rd straight win tonight
    05/10/03 Billings Gazette
    Joe Curtiss has the luxury of taking two kickers to Bismarck, N.D., for tonight's game.
  • Bluecats shuffling lineup in bid to win
    05/10/03 Evansville Courier & Press
    Keith Lander figures the years he played quarterback at Harrison High School have helped him become an effective free safety for the Evansville Blue Cats of the National Indoor Football League
  • Cavs hope to defend home field against Tri-City
    05/10/03 Casper Star Tribune
    When Al Burrell was fired as the Wyoming Cavalry's defensive coordinator April 9, the club was struggling with a 1-2 record and, just as disturbingly, had very little direction on defense.
  • Hounds hope to make believers of NIFL foe
    05/10/03 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley Greyhounds hit the road again tonight as they travel to St. Charles, Mo. to tangle with the Show Me Believers.
  • Red Dog report
    05/10/03 Rapid City Journal
    The Rapid City Red Dogs are scheduled to play the LaCrosse Night Train tonight in a National Indoor Football League inter-conference game in LaCrosse, Wis., tonight at 6:30 p.m. It is the first of two consecutive games between the two teams
  • Storm finally returns home
    05/10/03 Sioux Falls Argus Leader
    The tough part - no, make that the absolutely miserable part - of the Sioux Falls Storm's schedule has been completed.
  • Sour start turning sweet for Bayou Bucks
    05/09/03 Houma Couier
    It’s the midseason point for a second-year team in the National Indoor Football League
  • Billings Outlaws could use more
    05/09/03 Billings Gazette
    "If you build it they will come," is a line every one who watched the film "Field of Dreams" has heard.
  • Beef outlast improved Capitols
    05/09/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    The Lincoln Capitols insisted they were a better team than the one embarrassed in a 54-23 loss at home to Omaha on April 11
  • Beef defense gets tough in win over Lincoln
    05/09/03 Omaha World Herald
    The Omaha Beef's 40-34 win Thursday night over Lincoln might indicate it was another offensive explosion inside the Civic Auditorium. And, by National Indoor Football League standards, it was.
  • Former Night Train coach joins another NIFL team
    05/08/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Former La Crosse Night Train coach Mike Brown was growing tired of doing nothing. Now, he's happy he'll have something to do for the remainder of the National Indoor Football League season.
  • Surging Caps ready for rematch with Beef
    05/08/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    At first blush, the Omaha Beef could be considered overwhelming favorites to defeat the Lincoln Capitols tonight at Omaha Civic Auditorium
  • One happy Hound
    05/08/03 Wheeling News Register
    Lloyd Clemons has seen almost everything there is to see in professional football except one thing-the indoor variety.
  • Outlaws were this close to calling it a season
    05/07/03 Billings Gazette
    One more nudge the wrong way, Joe Curtiss realized, and the rest of the season would be lost.
  • Busy day for Night Train: Trade, coach departure and new QB
    05/07/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    La Crosse Night Train coach Reggie Mathis admitted his Tuesday had been less than perfect
  • Hounds back at practice after fulfilling weekend
    05/07/03 Wheeling News Register
    It wasn't pretty, but Ohio Valley head coach Mark Bonar took it nonetheless
  • Candlish working to steady RiverHawks' ship
    05/05/03 Knoxville News Sentinel
    Although his Tennessee RiverHawks have faced poor attendance and inadequate corporate support through the first seven weeks of the National Indoor Football League season, owner John Candlish says he's committed to completing the 2003 campaign
  • Believers hand Diesel fifth straight loss
    05/05/03 Kearney Hub
    The curse of Warren Powers continued Saturday night as the St. Louis-based Show Me Believers handed the Tri-City Diesel its fifth-straight loss 45-35 in front of an estimated 2,000 fans at the Tri-City Arena
  • Defense, big plays key Bucks’ big victory
    05/05/03 Houma Courier
    Six seconds were left in Sunday’s game in the Houma-Terrebonne Civic Center, and the Tupelo FireAnts had one last play to make a statement in a game they were sure to lose to the Bayou Bucks.
  • Greyhounds show 'em how
    05/05/03 Evansville Courier & Press
    Winless Bluecats see why Ohio Valley is league's best team in 39-22 loss
  • Hounds sweep 'Cats
    05/05/03 Wheeling News Register
    Receiver Dale Jennings of the Evansville Blue Cats has definite notions why the Ohio Valley Greyhounds are the best team in the National Indoor Football League
  • Lincoln hands Bandits rare indoor league shutout, 20-0
    05/04/03 Sioux City Journal
    Shutouts are rare in the National Indoor Football League
  • Outlaws turn back Cavalry
    05/04/03 Billings Gazette
    During the final time out of the game, Albert Higgs came limping out with a water bottle for the Billings Outlaws defense
  • Caps shut out Bandits
    05/04/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    Shutouts are rare in the National Indoor Football League
  • Horsemen ride QB Bonner to win
    05/04/03 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    In a game that was expected to be one of the most even matchups of the season, Lexington quarterback Dusty Bonner burned Myrtle Beach for 204 yards and six touchdowns
  • Freedom back on win track
    05/04/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    It's not how long you have the football, but what you do with it when you've got it
  • Greyhounds visit Evansville this afternoon
    05/04/03 Wheeling News Register
    This afternoon's National Indoor Football League contest between the unbeaten Ohio Valley Greyhounds and winless Evansville BlueCats may look like a mismatch.
  • Cavalry surrenders 20-point lead, loses at Billings
    05/04/03 Casper Star Tribune
    Don't schedule the Wyoming Cavalry for vacation time in Big Sky Country any time soon.
  • Few players have more mileage, or more fun, than Outlaws receiver James Owens
    05/03/03 Billings Gazette
    James Owens had an idea. Both families would be there anyway, so why not share the moment with just a few more people?
    "I wanted to get married at halftime," said Owens of his plan.
  • Outlaws seek revenge against Cavalry
    05/03/03 Billings Gazette
    With his team facing a must-win situation every game for the rest of the season, Billings Outlaws' head coach Joe Curtiss is trying to fortify his team with a good luck charm
  • Utah Bales TDs vs. Austin
    05/04/03 Salt Lake Tribune
    The Utah Warriors, given outhouse accommodations, rolled up penthouse numbers Saturday with a 91-70 win over the Austin Rockers
  • Crude falls to Drillers
    05/03/03 Enid News and Eagle
    There may have been 16 players on the field when the Beaumont Drillers and Oklahoma Crude met for a National Indoor Football League Friday night
  • Beef rally to defeat Nigh Train
    05/03/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    La Crosse Night Train coach Reggie Mathis shook his head in frustration
  • Improved defense leads Capitols' resurgence
    05/03/03 Lincoln Journal Star
    For most of the season, the Lincoln Capitols' defense has been defined by a familiar theme.
  • Beef rallies to derail Night Train
    05/03/03 Omaha World Herald
    La Crosse Night Train Coach Reggie Mathis shook his head in frustration. He knew. He knew that if his team could have played as well in the second half as it did in the first half, the 4,271 people at the La Crosse Center on Friday night would have been in for a treat
  • Freedom looks to put end to 3-game skid
    05/03/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    A three-game losing streak is no cause for despair
  • Horsemen in good hands with Johnson
    05/03/03 Lexington Herald Leader
    Dusty Bonner's decision to play for the Lexington Horsemen not only provided the team with a leader, but it also lured a second offensive weapon to the roster.
  • Cavalry expects another tought test in Billings
    05/03/03 Casper Star Tribune
    On April 18, the Billings Outlaws and Wyoming Cavalry played an old-fashioned barnburner, surprising no one with another knock'em-down, drag'em-out, Pacific West Division grudge match.
  • Cougar connection catching fire for Freedom
    05/02/03 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    Coming from St. Francis, quarterback Antoine Taylor was used to guiding explosive offenses
  • Believers face Diesel in matchup of 2 teams with 4-game losing streaks
    05/02/03 St Charles Journal
    Two days after suffering a fourth-quarter meltdown in last week's 50-29 home loss to the La Crosse Night Train – the Show Me Believers' fourth straight loss – defensive coordinator Johnny Parker was relieved of his duties
  • Night Train QB Johnson to play despite injury
    05/02/03 Lacrosse Tribune
    Johnny Johnson won't let a little thing like an ankle injury keep him off the field for one of the most important games in the La Crosse Night Train's short history
  • Buffalo kicker finds high life in low places
    04/23/03 Buffalo News
    The Dow Jones, the S&P 500 and the NASDAQ were up this week, so presumably it was a good period for corporate America. But who needs the market when we have sports? Texas Rangers shortstop Alex Rodriguez made about $154,000 just for suiting up Tuesday against the Boston Red Sox.
  • Outlaws notebook: Humphery will miss 3 to 6 weeks
    05/01/03 Billings Gazette
    Yo is out, Albert is back in and Art will definitely play
  • Lovell finds Beef, Nebraska good fit
    05/01/03 Omaha World Herald
    Steve Lovell feels right at home in his fourth year with the Omaha Beef. And since he grew up in scenic Spokane, Wash., that may be surprising to Nebraskans
  • Hounds battling injury bug
    05/01/03 Wheeling News Register
    The Ohio Valley roster will have a somewhat different look this weekend when the unbeaten Greyhounds visit winless Evansville for a rare Sunday encounter
  • Atadero takes over personnel
    05/01/03 Evansville Courier and Press
    Avery Atadero has added the duties of general manager to those as coach of the Evansville Bluecats indoor football team
  • Drillers shore up defense
    05/30/03 Drillers Press Release
    On Friday May 30th Steven Reap, General Manager of the Beaumont Drillers, officially parted ways with nose guard Mark Boleware.
  • Beached
    05/30/03 Rockers Press Release
    All Photos by Gary Conlogue of the Herald Star
    Was it the beach? Was it the golf? Was it all those thong bikinis on the back of the motorcycles?
  • Storm Lightning Girls to host cheer camp
    05/30/03 Storm Press Release
    Have you ever wanted to become a Storm Lightning Girl but were too young?  Now’s your chance!
  • News from the nest
    05/20/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks(3-5) lost a close game this past weekend to the Lake Charles LandSharks(7-2) 36-28
  • LandSharks name players of the week
    05/30/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks have named RB David Winbush as their Offensive Player of the Week.
  • QB Johnny Johnson is newest LandShark
    05/30/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks have signed former Detroit Lions’ quarterback and indoor football veteran Johnny Johnson.
  • Jac is back
    05/29/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks have reinstated WR Jacobe Austin for this weekend’s game against the Beaumont Drillers
  • 'Ants take on Horsemen this Saturday
    05/29/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts return home after dropping a 27-15 decision to the Oklahoma Crude last Friday night in Enid, Oklahoma.
  • Weekly LandSharks update
    05/28/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks are back on the winning track after winning two in a row.
  • Marquette Smith will join Train today
    05/28/03 Night Train Press Release
    The long-awaited arrival of Marquette Smith to La Crosse will finally happen, as the former Carolina Panther joins the team at practice tonight
  • Beef travel to Tr-City, playoff schedule set by NIFL
    05/28/03 Beef Press Release
    The Omaha Beef (7-2) travel to Kearney, Nebraska for a game verses the Tri-City Diesel (3-7) this Friday
  • Fan appreciation: Night Train cookout Thursday
    05/27/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train in cooperation with Cub Foods is holding an All-You-Can-Eat Fan Appreciation Cookout
  • Interview with Rockers QB Marc Saldana
    05/26/03 Rockers Press Release
  • Warriors send 'Dogs to the pound
    05/26/03 Warriors Press Release
    The Utah Warriors went to battle in their home coliseum on Saturday night and emerged victorious over the Rapid City Red Dogs
  • Beef massacre the Cavalry
    05/25/03 Beef Press Release
    Whoever called the Cavalry to the Omaha Civic Auditorium on Saturday May 24, led them in to a bloody massacre
  • Party time
    05/22/03 Rockers Press Release
    The long home stretch is over, now it’s time to see the world! The Austin Rockers finished a five game home stand with a 4-1 record
  • Riders add two to roster
    05/22/03 Roughriders Press Release
    The Bismarck Roughriders of the National Indoor Football League have announced the addition of two more players
  • Beef to host Wyoming in third of three straight home games
    05/22/03 Beef Press Release
    In the first match up of an opponent outside it’s own division since the Billings Outlaws on April 26th, the Omaha Beef (6-2) prepare to host the Wyoming Cavalry (4-5) (Casper, Wyoming) this Saturday, May 24th at 7:05 PM
  • Two new QB's highlight Night Train additions
    05/21/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League made another batch of roster moves today with the signing of four new players
  • Simon says Entertainer, Lou Goldstein, at Storm game this weekend
    05/21/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League is pleased to announce the Simon Says entertainer Lou Goldstein will come to the Sioux Falls Arena for the May 24th “Mardi Gras in May Night”
  • Horsemen sign Craig Yeast
    05/20/03 Horsemen Press Release
    The Lexington Horsemen today announced that they have signed former University of Kentucky and National Football League receiver Craig Yeast
  • Indoor football "Rumble" promises battle on the border
    05/20/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks (3-4) and Lake Charles Land Sharks (6-2) will bring hard-hitting, indoor football action to the border this Saturday as the two teams rumble at the Rio Grande
  • News from the nest
    05/20/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks (3-4) are coming off a blow out loss against the defending champions and undefeated Ohio Valley Greyhounds
  • 'Ants hit road for Oklahoma this Friday
    05/18/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts (1-7) hit the road this weekend for a battle of two hungry teams against the Oklahoma Crude (0-8) on Friday
  • Weekly LandSharks update
    05/20/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks came back from back to back losses to the Houma Bayou Bucks to defeat the Okalahoma Crude 68-18.
  • Beef derail Diesel
    05/18/03 Beef Press Release
    Tri-City Diesel Hit rough track as the Omaha Beef derailed their effort to win at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in front of a enthusiastic crowd of 3,706
  • Late comeback falls short
    05/18/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts (1-7) almost overcame a 30-point deficit against the Houma Bayou Bucks
  • Warriors win, 63-53
    05/18/03 Warriors Press Release
    The Utah Warriors traveled to Bismarck North Dakota Saturday night to challenge the Rough Riders and continue their winning streak with a 63-53) win.
  • Beef to host Diesel Sunday
    05/16/03 Beef Press Release
    Tri-City Diesel (Kearney, Nebraska)  (3-5) struggles from the bottom two tiers of the Pacific Conference, Northern Division Standings as they go on the road
  • News from the nest
    05/15/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks are coming off a blow out win last Friday against the Oklahoma Crude 60-28 to bring their record to .500
  • FireAnts back on home turf Saturday
    05/15/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts (1-6) return home this Saturday night to battle the Houma Bayou Bucks (5-3)
  • The stretch
    05/15/03 Rockers Press Release
    Five games in a row! Not a bad thing for a football team, especially when all five of those games are at home
  • Night Train named tourism business of the year
    05/14/03 Night Train Press Release
    The La Crosse Night Train of the National Indoor Football League was tabbed as the La Crosse Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 2002 Tourism Business of the Year.
  • Seats still available for bus trip to Casper
    05/13/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce there are still a limited number of seats available for the Storm bus trip to Casper
  • Weekly LandSharks update
    05/12/03 LandSharks Press Release
    The Lake Charles LandSharks came off of their Week 8 BYE with a 28-21 loss to the Houma Bayou Bucks in Week 9
  • Diesel snap skid in record breaking fashion
    05/12/03 Diesel Press Release
    The Tri-City Diesel snapped a five game losing streak in record-breaking fashion with an 80-43 victory over the Wyoming Cavalry
  • Interview with #23 Rockers DB Brent Pradia by Traffic
    05/09/03 Rockers Press Release
    Brent Pradia #23 DB is one of several 3rd year professional Indoor football players on the Rockers
  • Coakley earns weekly honors for 3rd time
    05/08/03 Night Train Press Release
    La Crosse Night Train defensive end Derric Coakley was named as Pacific Conference Defensive Player of the Week for Week eight
  • News from the nest
    05/08/03 RiverHawks Press Release
    The Tennessee RiverHawks are overcoming injuries in order to stay in contention for the NIFL playoffs
  • 'Hounds sign two
    05/08
    /03 Greyhounds Press Release
    The 2002 NIFL National Champion Ohio Valley Greyhounds are pleased to announce the signing of Butchie Washington and Ken Sandor.
  • Weekly Horsemen update
    05/07/03 Horsemen Press Release
    The Lexington Horsemen won their fourth straight game by soundly defeating division rival Myrtle Beach 57-28
  • Storm sign NFL prospect
    05/07/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce the signing of former Augustana College, All-American Josh Kayser
  • Night Train Red Dogs and Diesel deal
    05/07/03 Night Train Press Release
    Division foes the La Crosse Night Train and Tri-City Diesel completed a trade on Tuesday
  • The week that was
    05/07/03 Rockers Press Release
    This past week was perhaps the toughest week this football team has endured
  • Beef are back in town for first of three home games
    05/06/03 Beef Press Release
    It’s number one verses Number 2 in the Pacific Conference, Northern Division
  • FireAnts look forward to Rockers
    05/06/03 FireAnts Press Release
    The Tupelo FireAnts (1-5) travel deep to the heart of Texas this Saturday night to jam with the Austin Rockers
  • Storm to host tailgate party
    05/06/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce they will be hosting a tailgate party on Saturday, May 10
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  • Storm to honor South Dakota State High School Football Champions
    05/05/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce they will be honoring the South Dakota State High School Football Champions of each class during halftime on Saturday, May 10
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  • Rockers Vs. Utah Highlight Video
    05/05/03 Rockers Press Release
    Highlight video of the Austin Rockers and Utah Warriors 70 - 91 Offensive Explosion at the Travis County Expo Center this past Saturday.
    The Rockers will be at home this Saturday as they take on the Tupelo FireAnts. Kick-off 7:30 PM at the Travis County Expo Center. To purchase tickets call (512) 302-5656 .
  • Rockers host Warriors
    05/02/03 Rockers Press Release
    Photo highlights of the of the Austin Rockers exciting 84 - 67 victory over the Oklahoma Crude are available on the Rockers website. Last weeks win improved the Rockers record to 3-2. This week the Rockers play host to the Utah Warriors (4-1).
    On paper this game looks to be a shootout. Kick-off 7:30 PM at the Travis County Expo Center. To purchase tickets call (512) 302-5656 . www.austinrockers.com
  • Storm hosts radio party
    05/02/03 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.
  • Storm Lightning Girls to appear at Wal-Mart
    05/02/03 Storm Press Release
    The Sioux Falls Storm of the National Indoor Football League (NIFL) is pleased to announce the Storm Lightning Girls will be at the Louise Wal-Mart

 

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