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Fighting "Fire Ants" Big Job!

04/30/01 Everyone who lives in the south knows how hard it is to battle "Fire Ants". More>>

Tupelo announces players of the week and other Ant news

04/30/01 Fire Ants Press release
The Tupelo Fire Ants lost their third National Indoor Football game on Saturday, April 28th against the Louisiana Rangers, 97-70 in Alexandria. More>>

Bandits need to pick up pace to pick up win 

04/30/01 Steve Allspach, Journal sports writer
This probably isn't a good time for the Cavalry to come charging into town. More>>

Seagulls roll over Beast 

04/30/01 Staff report Mobile Register
MONROE, La. Mobile blitzes Southern Division rival 46-21
The Mobile Seagulls scored the first 27 points on their way to a 46-21 victory over the Louisiana Bayou Beast in a National Indoor Football League game on Saturday night. More>>

Hounds Whip J-Dogs in Wheeling

WHEELING, W.Va. – Round 2 of the five-game season series between the Johnstown J-Dogs and Ohio Valley Greyhounds again went to the home team, this time with the Greyhounds defending their turf Saturday by downing the J-Dogs, 36-19, at Wheeling Civic Center. More>>

Express come up short in wild, high-scoring affair

PROVO -- Indoor football is advertised as a high-scoring game, but the Utah Express and Sioux Falls Storm took things to an extreme Saturday night at the Seven Peaks Ice Arena. More>>

Sharks devour Fire Dogs 63-31 

BILOXI - Apparently, LandSharks attacks are as vicious as the marine variety. More>>

FireAnts fall, but not without a fight

04/29/01 FireAnts Press release
The Tupelo Fire Ants dropped to the Louisiana Rangers, 94-70, Saturday night in one of the highest scoring games in National Indoor Football League  history and possibly the highest points ever scored combined in professional  football history. More>>

For the Bayou Beast, it was a day in... The not-so-great indoors

It was not the performance the Bayou Beast had hoped to give their first-ever home crowd. More>>

Indoor football roars into Monroe

A coming-out party with a little tailgating outside and footballs flying inside took place at the Monroe Civic Center on Saturday night. More>>

Red Dogs keep Bandits winless with one-point triumph

04/29/01 Steven Allspach, Special to the Journal
SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- Ceddrick Cummings is doing his level best to make the most of his switch from intercepting passes to catching them in indoor professional football. More>>

Red Dogs keep Bandits winless 

04/29/01 Steve Allspach, Journal sports writer
Stay the course. We felt we won the game.  Help us win. Don't wait until we win. More>>

Shockwave can't corral Outlaws

04/28/01 Roger Underwood Herald Republic
The last thing Yakima Shockwave fans wanted was another loss in the SunDome More>>

The Beast is released today
Professional indoor football makes its Monroe debut.

04-28-01 HILLARY SMITH News Star
The ball is just a little smaller, but that’s OK, because so is the field. More>>

Unbeaten Storm hopes to avoid namesake on road trip

04/28/01 ADAM THALER Argus Leader
Facing adversity might be beneficial at times, but it's best to avoid it whenever possible. More>>

Red Dogs have the magic touch 

04/28/01 Jeff Easton, Journal Sports Writer 
RAPID CITY — Rapid City Red Dog center Dan Maciejczak is a sight to behold. More>>

Red Dogs face Bandits in Sioux City 

04/28/01 Jeff Easton, Journal Sports Writer 
This is one of those games that leave coaches and players alike a little unsettled. More>>

Bandits seek first victory in home tilt against Rapid City 

04/28/01 Dick Champ, Journal Sports Writer
Kieso gets starting nod at quarterback in tonight's game at Auditorium  As far as Phil Karpuk is concerned, tonight's Sioux City Bandits game isn't about revenge. More>>

Tri-City too much for Heat

04/27/01 Kris Henry Mail Tribune
CENTRAL POINT — An early touchdown typically doesn’t mean much in the high-octane scheme of indoor football, but it meant everything for the Southern Oregon Heat on Thursday night. More>>

Fireants take on Rangers

04/27/01 Fireants Press Release
TUPELO, MS-The Tupelo Fire Ants (0-2) are gearing up for battle against the Louisiana Rangers (2-1) in Alexandria, Saturday night. More>>

J-Dogs, Hounds Set for 2nd of 5 Battles

Seeds of a rivalry between the Johnstown J-Dogs and Ohio Valley Greyhounds already had taken root well before last Saturday’s 40-35 J-Dogs’ last-minute victory at Cambria County War Memorial Arena. More>>

Jackson Backbone of J-Dogs Secondary

Allan Jackson likes “The Flintstones.”
Whenever the Johnstown J-Dogs defensive back gets some time to himself, there’s little he would rather do than have a Yabba-Dabba-Do time. But Fred, Wilma and even the Great Gazoo all take a backseat to football in Jackson’s eyes. More>>

Shockwave Again Seek 1st Home Win 

It's not that the Yakima Shockwave hasn't played well in this, its inaugural National Indoor Football League season.
It just hasn't played well in the SunDome. More>>

Owner Calls Talk of Move 'A Rumor' 

04/27/01 Yakima Herald Republic
Duane Anderson answered the obvious question Thursday before it was even asked. More>>

LandSharks Prepare for Showdown with FireDogs

04/26/01 Landsharks Press Release
The Lake Charles LandSharks head to Biloxi, MS for an early-season battle with the Mississippi FireDogs for first place in the National Indoor Football League's Southern Division Saturday. Both teams stand at 2-0 atop the division standings. More>>

LocoMotives hope to bury long history of failed sports ventures 

04/25/01 Ernie Salvatore’s Herald Dispatch
As coming out parties go in The Sportin’ Life here, where the standards of high society are low, the River Cities LocoMotives came up with an overall grade of "6" on a scale of "1-to-10" a few nights ago introducing indoor professional football to the area. The downtown Civic Arena was the ball room. Ball room? Get it? Get it? ... More>>

Fire Ants' coach remains optimistic

04/24/01 Gene Phelps Daily Journal 
Tupelo Fire Ants coach Steve Fickert has an optimistic outlook about his indoor football team's 0-2 start. More>>

Locos proud of fans’ support

04/23/01DAVID WALSH The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- To a man, River Cities LocoMotives players and coaches said they wished they could’ve given the crowd attending their home opener a better outcome. More>>

Utah's TDs Come in Waves Vs. Washington

Quarterback Albert Higgs accounted for seven touchdowns Saturday night as the Utah Express downed the Washington Shockwave 58-42 in National Indoor Football League play at the SunDome in Yakima, Wash. More>>

Jones leads Seagulls

04/22/01 ARTHUR L. MACK Sports Correspondent Mobile Register
Cleon Jones scored four touchdowns and the Mobile defense managed to keep Tupelo's offense pretty much in check as the Seagulls defeated the Fireants 66-40 in National Indoor Professional Football League action at the Mitchell Center Saturday night. More>>

LandSharks win second straight

HUNTINGTON, W. Va. -- The Lake Charles LandSharks completed their two-game sweep of West Virginia teams Saturday night, defeating the River Cities LocoMotives 118 in a National Indoor Football League game at the Huntington Civic Arena. More>>

Locos fall short in home opener

04/22/01 DAVID WALSH The Herald-Dispatch Melissa Moore/The Herald-Dispatch
LocoMotives' wide receiver LaVorn Colclough (18) hauls in a touchdown pass over the Land Sharks' Jerrod Jones during the home opener Saturday. More>>

Storm holds off Wyoming

04/22/01 Staff report Argus Leader
CASPER, Wyo. -- Nate Krull's 52-yard field goal with 10 seconds remaining clinched a 45-34 victory for the Sioux Falls Storm over the Wyoming Cavalry in a National Indoor Football League game Saturday night. More>>

Diesel fail road test

01/21/00 Cyberhub
BILLINGS — The Tri-City Diesel of the National Indoor Football League was downed 41-19 by the Billings Outlaws Friday. More>>

Express Derails Shockwave 

For 48 minutes Saturday night of the early-season rematch, the Yakima Shockwave put together a much better game than it it did in its home debut against the Utah Express. More>>

Seagulls Fly Past Fire Ants

04/21/01 Fireants Press Release
The Tupelo Fire Ants lost to the Mobile Seagulls, 66-40, in their second  National Indoor Football League game this season in an away game battle. Both the Fire Ants and Seagulls came into Saturday's game 0-2, but one team  had to give. More>>

Shows Returns to Cenla as Bayou Beast Face Rangers

04/21/01 Jeff Mathews Staff reporter The Town Talk
Don Shows has not coached a football game in the Alexandria/Pineville area in more than 15 years. More>>

Beast return to field tonight

04/21/01 HILLARY SMITH News Star
Finally, the Bayou Beast are back in the proverbial saddle again.

After their quick trot up to Johnstown, Pa., two weeks ago and two eventful bye weeks (complete with the installation of the Beast’s new field), Monroe’s National Indoor Football League team will travel to Alexandria for its second game of the season against the Louisiana Rangers at 7 today. More>>

Locos expect big crowd for home opener

04/21/01 Rick McCann The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- In the National Indoor Football League fans are asked to throw the players back, but they get to keep all footballs that go into the stands. More>>

Fourcade says he's not too old to lead Seagulls Forty-year-old QB dismisses critics as Mobile prepares to play Fireants tonight

04/21/01 WAYNE D. ROWE Sports Reporter Mobile Register
For the foreseeable future, John Fourcade is the starting quarterback for the Mobile Seagulls. More>>

Local favorite hauls in 4 TD catches in Outlaws’ 41-19 win

04/21/01 BILL BIGHAUS The Gazette Staff
Chris Spoja has found himself a temporary job as a wide receiver with the Billings Outlaws. More>>

Diesel hitting the road

04/20/01 JASON LUTH Cyberhub
KEARNEY — The Tri-City Diesel of the National Indoor Football League hit the road for the first time this season to face the Billings Outlaws tonight. More>>

Defense comes up big against the Bandits

04/21/01 KRIS HENRY Medford Mail Tribune
CENTRAL POINT - It wasn't a thing of beauty, but the Southern Oregon Heat will take the outcome of Thursday's game every time. More>>

Bandits drop 22-19 decision in Oregon

MEDFORD, Ore. - The Southern Oregon Heat picked up their first-ever victory in the National Indoor Football League here Thursday night, turning back the Sioux City Bandits 22-19 at Compton Arena. More>>

Landsharks ready

04/20/01 Landsharks Press Release
Lake Charles LandSharks head coach Kip Texada says the team is ready for game two Saturday night at 7pm Eastern Time against the River Cities Locomotives in Huntington, WV.   Texada says the team learned a lot from its opening game win over Ohio Valley April 6. More>>

Outlaws debut at Metra

04/20/01 JOE KUSEK Billings Gazette
Mitch Donahue has two goals tonight.

One, to have offensive players stay on their side of the football and the same for the defensive players. He doesn’t want to mix and match again. More>>

New Player Signings

04/19/01 Red Dogs Press Release
The Rapid City Red Dogs would like to announce the signing of four new players to the organization. They are DL William Scott, DL Marlon Glaspie, LB Kayleon Green, and WR AJ Street More>>

Bandits play road contest in Oregon

04/19/01 Terry Hersom, Journal sports editor
The Sioux City Bandits might feel like they're looking in a mirror. More>>

J-Dogs Ready for a Dogfight

If Johnstown J-Dogs coach Frank Krevetski underestimated the ferocity of the rivalry between his squad and the Ohio Valley Greyhounds, he got a better idea last weekend. More>>

NIFL 101: Rules unlike any other

04/19/01 Randy Snyder/The Herald-Dispatch
National Indoor Football League Supervisor of Officials for the East Coast David Ball discusses some of the differences in rules between traditional outdoor football and the indoor version. More>>

Douglas' versatility alters attack

04/18/01 DON HUNT Medford Mail Tribune
David Douglas admits he was a bit nervous and slightly tentative as he took the field for last Saturday's National Indoor Football League game in Kearney, Neb. More>>

Locos sign 2 players familiar to Herd fans

04/18/01 DAVID WALSH - The Herald-Dispatch HUNTINGTON -- Colclough expected to help passing game; King will aid nonexistent rushing attack More>>

Fired Ants coach

04/18/01 Gene Phelps Daily Journal
Bill McWhorter was fired Monday as head coach of the Tupelo Fire Ants, the city's first-year indoor professional football team. More>>

Five NIFL teams still unbeaten

04/17/01 JASON LUTH Hub Sports Writer Kearney Cyberhub
With three weeks of play completed in the National Indoor Football League five teams — Biloxi, Lake Charles, Johnstown, Casper and Sioux Falls — are still undefeated. More>>

Fire Ants Go Through Coaching Changes

04/17/01 Tupelo Press Release
TUPELO, MS---The Tupelo Fire Ants management has announced today the promotion of Defensive Coordinator Steve Fickert as Head Coach. More>>

LandSharks Ready for Second Outing

04/17/01 Lake Charles Press Release
The Lake Charles LandSharks have rested for over a week and are now preparing for their second game of the season Saturday night at Huntington, WV against the River Cities Locomotives. More>>

Locos lineman relishes setting

04/17/01 DAVID WALSH - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- The last time Kevin Bruce performed at the Huntington Civic Arena, he left a winner. More>>

The true face of the Cavalry

04/16/01 WILLY ZIMMER Star-Tribune staff writer
CST - The Wyoming Cavalry offense finally showed its true face(s) to the National Indoor Football League on Saturday. More>>

Turf’s up for Beast
Monroe’s indoor football team can finally cut loose on field

04-15-01 HILLARY SMITH News Star
Bayou Beast owner Carolyn Shiver wasn’t at all impressed when the green carpet was finally rolled out. More>>

Bandits prep for long trip in short week

04/16/01 Steve Allspach, Journal sports writer
Medford's "Inferno." Welcome to Thursday Night Football - National Indoor Football League style. The devil you say. More>>

Tri-City keeps Heat winless

KEARNEY, Neb. — After displaying the potency and consistency of a Model T engine in the prior weeks, the Tri-City Diesel bore more resemblance to a finely tuned Ferrari Saturday night, scoring touchdowns on three of its first four possessions to down the Southern Oregon Heat, 49-35. More>>

Mississippi beats Fire out of Seagulls Fire Dogs beat up on Fourcade and Mobile in 58-42 season-opening loss

04/15/01 WAYNE D. ROWE Sports Reporter Mobile Register
New Mobile coach and quarterback John Fourcade felt Saturday night's season-opening game against his old team, the Mississippi Fire Dogs, was perhaps the most important of the season for the Seagulls. More>>

Sioux Falls overwhelms Outlaws

04/15/01 By The Associated Press
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Quarterback Kurtiss Riggs threw four touchdown passes to lead the Sioux Falls, S.D., Storm over the Billings Outlaws, 52-26, Saturday night in National Indoor Football League action. More>>

Defense does the job as Storm crushes Billings

04/15/01 STU WHITNEY Argus Leader
For an indication of whether the Sioux Falls Storm's home opener was a success, simply ponder the following timeline: More>>

Diesel at full throttle versus Heat

04/15/01 Paul Freelend The Independent
KEARNEY-- After displaying the potency and consistency of a Model T engine in the prior weeks, the Tri-City Diesel bore more resemblance to a finely tuned Ferrari Saturday night, scoring touchdowns on three of their first four possessions to down the Southern Oregon Heat 49-35. More>>

Red Dogs drop first, 56-50

04/15/01 Rapid City Journal
RAPID CITY -- In a battle of two familiar foes Saturday night at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, the Wyoming Calvary edged the Rapid City Red Dogs 56-50 in National Indoor Football League game. More>>

Bandits tumble to Shockwave in home debut 

04/15/01 Terry Hersom, Journal sports editor
Two blocked kicks are pivotal in Yakima win. For the Sioux City Bandits, it was a night of progress. More>>

J-Dogs Nip Fire Ants, 64-30!

04/14/01 Fireants Press Release
TUPELO, MS---The Tupelo Fire Ants dropped to the Johnstown J-Dogs, 64-30, Saturday afternoon in an away game battle. Full story>>

Fire Ants Kick Off 2001 Season Today!

04/14/01 Fireants Press Release
TUPELO, MS---The Tupelo Fire Ants are ready to hit the turf today in Johnstown, PA, for their first game of the 2001 National Indoor Football League season. The Fire Ants, who had two first round bye's will start off playing their first six games on the road. Full story>>

Shockwave Tries to Rebound 

A flight halfway across the country followed by a 90-mile bus ride probably felt good to Yakima Shockwave players after Tuesday's practice. More>>

Wheeling keeps Locos winless

04/14/01 The Herald-Dispatch
WHEELING -- The River Cities LocoMotives will have to wait another week to try for their first National Indoor Football League victory. More>>

Expect unexpected when Fire Dogs, Seagulls meet

BILOXI -After a week of verbal bouquets and one-upmanship, the Mississippi Fire Dogs and the Mobile Seagulls get down to business tonight. More>>

Seagulls lean on defense Mobile hopes to control tempo, limit Mississippi passing game in season-opener tonight

04/14/01 WAYNE D. ROWE Sports Reporter Mobile Register
When Robert Brazile played outside linebacker for the Houston Oilers for nine seasons and made just as many trips to the Pro Bowl, he was a take-charge linebacker who was fearless and focused. More>>

Former IFL teams have early edge

04/14/01 ADAM THALER Argus Leader
If the first two weeks of the season are any indication, teams that played in the Indoor Football League last year -- including Sioux Falls -- have an advantage in the National Indoor Football League. More>>

Storm, NIFL expect to be here a while

04/14/01 ADAM THALER Argus Leader
Indoor football is back in Sioux Falls for a second season, and possibly many more. More>>

Diesel hoping to beat Heat

04/14/01 JASON LUTH Hub Sports Writer
KEARNEY — The Tri-City Diesel of the National Indoor Football League will get their first glimpse of the Southern Division Saturday when they plays host to the Southern Oregon Heat. More>>

Heated rivalry? You bet.

04/14/01 Jeff Easton, Journal Sports Writer
RAPID CITY Two familiar foes renew acquaintances Saturday night when the Rapid City Red Dogs and Wyoming Cavalry kick off in an important National Indoor Football League game at 7 p.m. at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. More>>

J-Dogs WR getting on-the-job training

SOMERSET, PA– Knowledge is where you find it. 
Just ask Johnstown J-Dogs wide receiver Quenteen Robinson.
Robinson, a graduate of Greater Johnstown High School, leads the team in every receiving statistic through two games. And although he did get some experience playing with the Jackals last year, Robinson played baseball, not football, in college. More>>

Locos in search of offensive punch

04/13/01 DAVID WALSH The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- When one scans the leaders in National Indoor Football League offensive categories, names of players for the River Cities LocoMotives aren’t likely to be found. More>>

Fourcade trumpets talent of Fire Dogs

Ask Mobile Seagulls coach John Fourcade about playing his former team, the Mississippi Fire Dogs, and you'll hear a snow job. More>>

It's basically the same game as last year

04/13/01 ADAM THALER Argus Leader
The fast-paced, multiple-motion, high-scoring brand of football that became familiar to fans at the Arena last year will return this season with very few changes. More>>

The Sport of Entertainment

So, which is it -- sport or spectacle?

Dubbed "the WWF in pads" and promising showers of beer for fans in the first few rows, the National Indoor Football League and the Yakima Shockwave made their SunDome debut Saturday night living up in part to its billing. More>>

J-Dogs defense not pleased with play

SOMERSET - It took an extra week, but the Johnstown J-Dogs defense caught up with its offense last weekend. More>>

Fourcade wants to make Dogs pay

04/12/01 WAYNE D. ROWE Sports Reporter Mobile Register
QB-coach of Seagulls still miffed about the way he says Mississippi treated him for winning IPFL title and he gets shot at his old team Saturday night More>>

Chiefs win War Memorial war with J-Dogs
(J-Dogs kick off time changed to 1:30)

Soap opera on ice, or turf, depending on the view, came to a conclusion on Tuesday.
Gary Horner, Cambria County War Memorial Arena Authority solicitor, studied the lease agreement of  the East Coast Hockey League’s Chiefs and gave them the nod to play when they wish Saturday. The Chiefs supplanted the National Indoor Football League’s J-Dogs, scheduling a prospective game four of their ECHL playoff series against Trenton, N.J., for 8 p.m. More>>

Greyhounds news

04/10/01 All Greyhound Fans be sure to sign up to kick a field goal for your own "HOG" plus more Hounds news Click here>>

Indoor football seems to be healthy

04/10/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
Skeptics of the National Indoor Football League will be saddened to know the second week of play has come and gone without a hitch. More>>

Fireants release 2001 roster

04/09/01 Tupelo Fireants Press Release
TUPELO, MS---With Fire Ants football starting this weekend, the coaching staff is pleased to announce the 2001 Tupelo Fire Ants team roster. Several local Northeast Mississippi players will take to the turf for the first time this Saturday in Johnstown, PA, versus the J-Dogs. More>>

Bye Week Comes Early for Rangers in 55-6 Loss to Mississippi

04/08/01 Eric Branch Staff reporter The Town Talk
The morning after playing in his first football game since the early '80s last week, 45-year-old Louisiana Rangers coach and emergency quarterback Jim Goodman admitted waking up in pain. More>>

Express Shocks Shockwave 

In a heavy-metal atmosphere the likes the Yakima Valley SunDome hadn't seen since the big boys of pro wrasslin' invaded the arena, the Yakima Shockwave couldn't match the electric environment. More>>

Johnstown shuts down LocoMotives’ offense

04/08/01 The Herald-Dispatch
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. -- The River Cities LocoMotives once again struggled to get their offense going and lost, 54-27, to the Johnstown J-Dogs at the Cambria County War Memorial on Saturday. More>>

Fire Dogs bury Rangers 55-6

"It was a complete domination," said Stu Rayburn, the offensive coordinator. "They were not prepared for us." More>>

Outlaws fall 35-31 in NIFL opener

04/08/01 Gazette Staff
CASPER, Wyo. – The Billings Outlaws fell behind 28-6 in the first half before losing to the Casper Cavalry 35-31 in their National Indoor Football League opener Saturday night in front of 5,214 in the Casper Events Center. More>>

Rapid City Red Dogs spoil Bandits' debut 

04/08/01 Sioux City Journal
RAPID CITY, S.D. - Rapid City scored 34 second-half points to ruin Sioux City's National Indoor Football League debut at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Saturday. More>>

Landsharks open season with a win

WHEELING, W.Va. -- Two out of three wasn't bad for the Lake Charles LandSharks Friday night.
With their offense struggling most of the night, place-kicker Shonz LaFrenz provided the bulk of the scoring and the defense clamped down most of the night before surviving a late comeback bid, More>>

Sioux City Bandits make NIFL debut against Rapid City club 

04/07/01 Terry Hersom, Journal sports editor
Ready or not, here come the Sioux City Bandits, launching their inaugural season in the National Indoor Football League with a game tonight at Rapid City, S.D. More>>

First steps often the hardest

04/07/01 Jeff Easton, Journal Sports Columnist
RAPID CITY — Anyone who has ever watched a child take its first steps knows that putting one foot in front of the other can be a bit shaky to begin with .... More>>

Heat adds three players to roster

04/07/01 Kris Henry Medford Mail Tribune
Sometimes who you know is as important as what you know. More>>

Shockwave QB Brings Journeyman Experience to NIFL, Yakima 

Yakima Shockwave quarterback Jeff Thomas sees himself as a trendsetter of sorts. More>>

River Cities team hopes to break into win column tonight against Johnstown

04/07/01 DAVID WALSH - The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- Wide receiver Greg Peters made history last Saturday when he scored the first touchdown for the River Cities LocoMotives. More>>

Billings Outlaws debut in Casper

04/07/01 JOE KUSEK The Gazette Staff
Scoring points was not a problem last year. Preventing points was.
So this year, with a new team playing the same type of football, Mitch Donahue decided to emphasize defense. More>>

Storm kicks off tonight on road

04/07/01 ADAM THALER Argus Leader
Three weeks might be a short time to prepare for an indoor football season, but it's longer than the Sioux Falls Storm's players would rather go without delivering some blows to their opponents. More>>

Red Dogs to defend new home

04/07/01 Jeff Easton, Journal Sports Writer
RAPID CITY — The Rapid City Red Dogs open the home portion of their schedule at 7 p.m. Saturday when they kick off against the Sioux City Bandits at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. More>>

LandSharks Victorious in Opener

04/07/01 Landsharks Staff Article
The Lake Charles LandSharks used a stifling defense in Wheeling, WV Friday night to outlast the Ohio Valley Greyhounds 25-22 in the LandSharks' inaugural game. More>>

Offensive Consistency Key for Rangers Tonight

04/07/01 Jeff Matthews Staff reporter The Town Talk
The Louisiana Rangers' 29-21 victory over the River Cities LocoMotives to start the season last week was nice, but head coach Jim Goodman is not even close to satisfied. More>>

Rangers' Lewis Still Brings the Beef to Anchor Offensive Line

04/07/01 Jeff Matthews Staff reporter The Town Talk
You can't blame Derrick Lewis if he feels a slight twinge when passing by a Ryan's Steakhouse. More>>

OurSports Central NIFL Weekly Report

01/06/01 Rocky Larson
The inaugural season of the National Indoor Football League is underway! The NIFL is made up of 18 teams from all over the country: from South Dakota to Louisiana, Oregon to West Virginia and several points in between. Full story>>

Fire Dogs long on experience

BILOXI - Experience is everything in the indoor football game, and the Mississippi Fire Dogs come into the 2001 season loaded with players who have indoor experience. More>>

LandSharks kick off season with road trip

The Lake Charles LandSharks of the National Indoor Football League begin their existence with a five-game road trip. More>>

Hounds to put ball in air a lot
Former Bellaire QB to steer Greyhounds

04/05/01 GREGG MONTGOMERY Times Leader Sports Writer
Ohio Valley football fans attending Friday's Greyhound game better come prepared to see an offensive outburst by the new look team. This, according to first year Head Coach Wilkie Perez. More>>

LandSharks announce radio partner with live radio and internet broadcasts

04/05/01 Fans got good news today when the LandSharks finalized a partnership with KAOK FM 97.9 Full story>>

J-Dogs getting  ready to derail Locomotives

SOMERSET - The Johnstown J-Dogs put their noses to the grindstone Wednesday and returned to practice for the first time since their National Indoor Football League season-opening win last weekend. More>>

First game taught LocoMotives players, coaches a lot

04/05/01 DAVID WALSH The Herald-Dispatch
HUNTINGTON -- What do Garry McPeek, Brent Terry and Tony Waller remember about their first arena football experience? More>>

TV ratings kill XFL, but NIFL ready

04/05/01John Cameron Mobile Register
The message is pretty emphatic. Just look at the XFL television ratings.
No matter how much hype you generate, outdoor springtime football does not work. More>>

Rangers Working to Avoid Repeat Block Party

04/04/01 Jeff Matthews Staff reporter The Town Talk
It would be hard to find any fault with Louisiana's defense in the Rangers' season-opening 29-21 victory over River Cities Saturday More>>

LandSharks Ready for Opener

04/02/01 Lake Charles Landsharks Press Release
The Lake Charles LandSharks have completed four weeks of training camp and are now ready for their season opener Friday night against the Ohio Valley Greyhounds in Wheeling, WV. Full story>>

Diesel Derailed

04/01/01 Paul Freelend The Independent
KEARNEY -- The Tri-City Diesel received a rude welcome to the National Indoor Football League as the Wyoming Cavalry routed the Diesel 34-9 in Tri-City's inaugural game Saturday at the Tri-City Arena before a crowd of 3,542. More>>

Oldest Living Quarterback Star of Game

04/01/01 A Sports Column by Bob Tompkins The Town Talk
Jim Goodman added another job description to his resume‚ Saturday night. In addition to part owner and head coach of the Louisiana Rapides Rangers, Goodman became the oldest living winning quarterback. More>>

Rangers Win Season Opener 29-21

04/01/01 Jeff Matthews Staff reporter The Town Talk
Keith Jackson was ready.
All week long, Jackson had prepared diligently to step in at linebacker - in place of starter Chris Lazard, who was suffering from back spasms - when the Louisiana Rangers hosted the River Cities LocoMotives Saturday. More>>

LocoMotives fall short in debut

04/01/01 The Herald-Dispatch
ALEXANDRIA, La. -- The Louisiana Rangers opened 19-point leads twice, but still had to hold on to defeat the River Cities LocoMotives, 29-21 More>>

Red Dogs chew up Express in indoor football opener

04/01/01 Rapid City Journal
PROVO, Utah-- Led by running back Verna Owens' four touchdowns, the Rapid City Red Dogs opened up the NIFL season with a 33-21 win over the Utah Express Saturday night. More>>

Seagulls 'D' needs work Offense has upper hand in scrimmage as Fourcade prepares to make cuts

04/01/01 WAYNE D. ROWE Sports Reporter MOBILE REGISTER
After watching the offense dominate Saturday's scrimmage, new Mobile Seagulls head coach John Fourcade said the defense has got to go a long way in a short time. More>>

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