Letter of credit holding up Freedom's lease
12/24/02 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
The parties involved insist the Fort Wayne Freedom will begin its inaugural season in March at Memorial Coliseum
12/22/02 Enid News and Eagle
The Oklahoma Crude held its second tryout session on Saturday afternoon at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center with athletes from across the nation in attendance
Red Dogs sign three players
12/19/02 Rapid City Journal
The Rapid City Red Dogs singed three more proven players Tuesday morning: wide receiver Zebidiah Campbell, defensive lineman Travis White, and quarterback Ryan Corder.
Diesel return five for next season
12/19/02 Kearney Cyberhub
The Tri-City Diesel is beginning to piece together its squad for the upcoming National Indoor Football League season.
Five more sign with Red Dogs
12/14/02 Rapid City
RAPID CITY - Five quality players signed with the Rapid City Red Dogs Thursday morning, said the team's public relations man Nick Draine, who added that the coaching staff is excited with the big improvement in off-season personnel.
Outlaws sign ex-Rocky star Bob Bees
12/14/02 Billings Gazette
A sturdy right arm and a powerful set of legs were added to the Billings Outlaws' football arsenal on Friday afternoon
12/14/02 Enid News and Eagle
Crude promotes assistant to head coach
Lexington Horsemen will hold tryouts on Saturday
12/13/02 Lexington Herald Leader
The Lexington Horsemen will hold their first open tryouts Saturday
Horsemen add Sphire as assistant
12/12/02 Lexington Herald Leader
Bob Sphire is a self-described football junkie who gets his fix by coaching Lexington Catholic and working summer camps across the nation
Lexington begins tryouts for first team
12/12/02 Lexington Herald Leader
The Lexington Horsemen will hold their first open tryouts today.
Drillers Sign 3 receivers
12/11/02 The Beaumont Enterprise
The Beaumont Drillers have players.
Drillers general manager Steve Reap on Tuesday announced the signing of the team’s first three players, all receivers and two with ties to Southeast Texas
Drillers sign former Lincoln receiving duo
12/11/02 Port Arthur News
BEAUMONT -- A pair of former Lincoln High School standouts who played in the NFL were among three player signings announced Tuesday by general manager Steve Reap of the Beaumont Drillers
South Side grad Reese signs 1st Freedom contract
12/11/02 Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
It was pretty clear to Fort Wayne Freedom coach Rich Huff where the talent was when the team held two open tryouts in October and November
Ex-Husker Munford hired as head coach of Capitols
12/10/02 Lincoln Journal Star
Marc Munford regards it as another step up the coaching ladder.
After serving as defensive coordinator for the Lincoln Capitols last season, the 37-year-old Munford on Monday was named head coach of the second-year National Indoor Football League franchise
QB first to sign with Crude
12/10/02 Enid News & Eagle
Howdeshell sharp in tryouts Sunday.
It didn't take long for the Oklahoma Crude to sign their first player for the 2003 season.
Thunder Collins works out with Beef
12/09/02 Omaha World Herald
Thunder Collins hasn't given up on his football career.
The former Nebraska I-back has been working out regularly and "looked phenomenal" at an Omaha Beef workout Saturday morning, Beef executive Damon Benning said
Bayou Bucks shuffle coaching staff
12/06/02 Houma Courier
The Houma Bayou Bucks won’t open the 2003 season until March 22. But seeing the smiles on the faces of coach Jack Phillips Jr. and general manager Travis Carroll and hearing the excitement in their voices, you may have thought opening night was less than a week away
Fans line up for Crude entertainment
11/28/02 Enid News & Eagle
One of the biggest baseball fans in Enid was first in line Tuesday to buy season tickets for the Oklahoma Crude
New Sensations LLC takes reigns of Enid's NIFL football franchise.
11/27/02 Enid News & Eagle
New Sensations LLC, an affiliate of JL Marketing Group of Enid, announced Tuesday the acquisition of the Oklahoma Crude at a press conference at the Chisholm Trail Expo Center
RiverHawks open '03 with '02 champion Ohio Valley
11/27/02 Knoxville News-Sentinel
Instead of opening their season with a so-called cupcake, the Tennessee RiverHawks have apparently decided to start with the main course.
11/25/02 Beaumont Enterprise
Tommy Clark hadn't slept in more 29 hours and was coming straight off the nightshift at his job as a boilermaker, but that didn't stop him from showing up early Saturday to try out for the Beaumont Drillers
Something to shout about
11/24/02 Evansville Courier and Press
Cheerleading hopefuls try out for Bluecats' squad
Crude back in business
11/24/02 Enid News and Eagle
Press conference slated for Tuesday to announce new ownership of team
Bandits sign former NFL player Ottis
11/21/02 Sioux City Journal
When Sioux City Bandits football coach Carl Reinhardt heard there was a former National Football Leaguer living in northeast Nebraska, he was quick to make a call
Bluecats begin building their indoor pro team with hometown talent Williams
11/17/02 Evansville Copurier & Press
Welcome home, Levron Williams. The former Bosse High School and Indiana University star running back is the first signee of Evansville's new professional indoor football team, the Bluecats.
Lincoln's schedule announced
11/15/02 Lincoln Star Journal
The Lincoln Capitols will open the 2003 season March 21 with a road game against the expansion Show Me (Mo.) Believers
Shorter trips for Night Train
11/15/01 LaCrosse Tribune
La Crosse Night Train coach Mike Brown looked at buses Thursday afternoon. He kicked tires, reclined seats, looked for cup holders, smiled the entire time. It's a rough job
Believers tryouts are set:
11/15/02 St Louis Post Dispatch
The Show Me Believers of the National Indoor Football League will hold a tryout combine Saturday at Family Arena in St. Charles
Stingrays' head man brings lengthy resume
11/14/02 Myrtle Beach Sun News
Former Charleston Swamp Foxes head coach Jimmy Dunn has been named the head coach of the Myrtle Beach Stingrays, the team announced on Wednesday
11/12/02.The Beaumont Enterprise
BEAUMONT - With just four months remaining before the March 15 season opener, the new Beaumont Drillers indoor football team is preparing to introduce the sport to Southeast Texas.
Fire Dogs may be endangered species
11/08/02 Biloxi Sun Herald
Coast's indoor football team could take 2003 season off
With an ownership change currently under way, the Mississippi Fire Dogs have planned to take a year off from the National Indoor Football League, according to sources close to the team
The NIFL's Kurt Warner Story, St Michael
11/08/02 reprinted from espnmag
The beer distributor that Michael Lewis used to work for is only two doors down from his new employer.
Beaumont area football team gets mascots and head coach.
11/08/02 Beaumont Enterprise
BEAUMONT - From its name to its coaching staff, the new Beaumont Drillers indoor football team will reflect its new home, team officials said Wednesday.
NIFL has 24 teams; RiverHawks in East
11/07/02 Knoxville News-Sentinel
The National Indoor Football League will have 24 teams this season, including five expansion teams
Riders get variety in 2003 schedule
11/07/02 Bismarck Tribune
If variety is the spice of life, then fans of the Bismarck Roughriders should like the 2003 schedule the team released on Wednesday
Believers set tryouts
11/06/02 St Louis Today
The Show Me Believers of the National Indoor Football League will open their 2003 season at home on March 21, against the Lincoln Capitols at Family Arena
Horsemen's debut to come at Rupp
11/06/02 Lexington Herald Leader
The Lexington Horseman will open their 14-game inaugural season on March 29 against the Lake Charles (La.) LandSharks in Rupp Arena
BlueCats' head coach doesn't lack for confidence, says his team can win it all
11/06/02 Evansville Courier & Press
Mike Arnold had a three-year plan in mind when he helped put together the Evansville Bluecats.
Freedom kicks off 1st season at home
11/06/02 Ft Wayne Journal Gazette
The Fort Wayne Freedom will begin its inaugural season in friendly territory
Bluecats coach will speak at Quarterback Club meeting
11/04/02 Evansville Courier and Press
Avery Atadero, the head coach of the new Evansville Bluecats professional indoor football team, will speak to the Evansville Downtown Quarterback Club at its Monday meeting
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.