News Archives, October 2002

News Press Releases
  • Beef Coach Sanders sees all the fixings for a title
    10/29/02 Omaha World Herald
    Collins Sanders' first press conference as head coach of the Omaha Beef did not last long, but the message was clear.
  • Buda is out, Sanders in as head coach of Beef
    10/28/02 Omaha World Herald
    Sandy Buda won 33 games in three seasons as the head coach for the Omaha Beef. He led the Beef to the playoffs in each of the indoor football franchise's first three seasons.
  • New coach is part of new look for Beef
    Buda is out, Sanders in as head coach of Beef The new ownership group for Omaha's indoor football franchise is bringing a new look for its fourth season
  • Race for fans drives Night Train to Friday nights
    10/25/02 LaCrosse Tribune
    The La Crosse Night Train will be competing on Friday nights next season, mostly so the team will have only one opponent at a time
  • Myrtle Beach's NIFL team dubbed Stingrays
    10/25/02 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    "We felt like the name Stingrays really reflected the aquatic nature of the area," said the team's public relations director, April Coble. "And at the same time ... it really sounded like a good name for a football team."
  • RiverHawks in search of coach
    10/23/02, Knoxville News-Sentinel
    The Tennessee RiverHawks are searching for a football coach with the departure of Avery Atadero.
  • RiverHawks taking flight after holding first tryout
    10/20/02 Knoxville News-Sentinel
    The Tennessee RiverHawks took their first steps on the field Saturday night, or at least a few of them did.
  • Pro football dreams live for a day at Golf Dome
    10/20/02 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    You're five feet nothin'. A hundred and nothin'. And you have hardly a speck of athletic ability . . .
  • Move to Beaumont ends Rangers' history in Cenla
    10/18/02 Alexandria Town Talk
    The short history of the indoor football Rangers in Alexandria is over
  • Hopefuls take hack at Freedom at Golf Dome
    10/18/02 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel
    There's an interesting theme developing as the Fort Wayne Freedom indoor football team stages its first tryout this Saturday
  • Bucks make it official; re-sign coach
    10/17/02 Houma Courier
    Jack Phillips signed a one-year extension to remain with the Bayou Bucks as their coach.
  • Three short tales about the NIFL
    10/17/02 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    The first player signed by the area's upstart National Indoor Football League team knows about playing with pain.
  • Weather-proof football heads to town
    10/16/02 The Beaumont Enterprise 10/16/2002
    BEAUMONT - The City Council on Tuesday officially brought indoor professional football here, and tickets could go on sale as early as next month.
  • New team ready to ride
    10/16/02 Lexington Herald Leader
    Just days after the Men O' War hockey team made its Rupp Arena debut, Lexington's newest professional sports team unveiled its nickname, logo and colors at the Lexington Civic Center yesterday.
  • Indoor football comes to Lexington
    10/15/02 WLAP News Radio Lexington
    Lexington's newest professional sports franchise unveiled their team name, logo, and colors today at a press conference in the Lexington Civic Center
  • Street gets a chance with Bills
    10/15/02 Bismarck Tribune
    A.J. Street was cut by the Sioux Falls Storm and the Rapid City Red Dogs last year, but now he's getting a look from the Buffalo Bills
  • The lowdown on Myrtle Beach's NIFL team
    10/11/02 Myrtle Beach Sun News
    Pardon the abbreviation, but it's time to play NIFL Q&A. If you've got the Q's, I've got the A's:
  • His dream finds life in Freedom
    10/03/02 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
    He had only one answer, forever and ever. Every year the teacher would go around the room, and she would ask little Johnny and little Susie and little Rich Huff what they wanted to be when they grew up, and if Johnny and Susie didn't know sometimes, Rich Huff


  • New alignment and teams for 2003
    10/30/02 NIFL Press Release
    The NIFL is proud to announce the addition of the following teams for it's 3rd season of play
  • About the Show Me Believers
    10/29/02 Believers Press Release
    About the Team:  Playing for the first time as the Show Me Believers, the team made believers out of more than 9000 fans who attended the last two games of the 2002 season.
  • Night Train and La Crosse Tribune Join Forces for Kidfest 2002
    10/29/02 Night Train press release
    The La Crosse Night Train has joined together with La Crosse Tribune to co-sponsor Kidfest 2002
  • Utah Warriors join NIFL for 2003
    10/29/02 NIFL Website News
    No article
  • Believers announce tryouts
    10/29/02 Believers Press Release
    When: Saturday, November 16, 2002 Where: St. Charles Family Arena
  • New look-new ownership for Omaha Beef
    10/28/02 Beef Press Release
    Just one day after announcing the purchase of the Omaha Beef, Heartland Sports Enterprises announces the signing of a new head coach and a brand new look for the team.
  • New ownership team for Beef
    10/27/02 Beef Press Release
    Heartland Sports Enterprises, co-founded by Jay and Harlan Noddle, announces it has successfully finalized the deal to purchase the Omaha Beef.
  • Cavalry announce signings
    10/24/02 Cavalry Press Release
    The Wyoming Cavalry currently has signed the following 2002 season returners:
  • First Outlaws tryout is Nov. 17
    10/17/02 Outlaws Press Release
    The Billings Outlaws indoor football team has set Sunday, Nov. 17 as the date of its first open tryout for the 2003 season. The camp will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Metra.
  • RiverHawks search for new talent
    10/15/02 Riverhawks Press Release
    KNOXVILLE, TN- The Tennessee RiverHawks, Knoxville’s new indoor football team, are holding tryouts for the 2003 squad. The team is taking the opportunity to search for talent in Knoxville and the surrounding area.
  • Myrtle Beach now in the game of Indoor Football!
    10/13/02 Myrtle Beach Press Release
    Myrtle Beach, SC: The National Indoor Football League has a new team on the schedule, Palmetto Entertainment Group, LLC announced today the arrival of the new Myrtle Beach Indoor Football team to begin play at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in spring of 2003
  • Higgs resigns with Outlaws
    10/04/02 Outlaws Press Release
    The Billings Outlaws are excited to announce that Albert Higgs the successful quarterback of the 2002 season has recently re-signed with the Outlaws for the 2003 season
  • Off-Season Wins for The Omaha Beef
    10/04/02 Beef Press Release
    From the playing field to the half-time show, The Omaha Beef receive top honors from the Pacific Conference of the NIFL, the National Indoor Football League.
  • Indoor football returns to Knoxville
    10/01/02 RiverHawks Press Release
    KNOXVILLE, TN-  Tennessee Indoor Professional Sports, Inc., ownership group of the new indoor football franchise in Knoxville announced the team name and logo today at a press conference held at Volunteer Landing.



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