XFL names first All-League team

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STAMFORD, CONN. – The XFL today named its first All-League Team as voted by players and coaches at the conclusion of the regular season. The All-XFL Team is made up of 24 players, 11 each from offense and defense, one kicker and one special teams addition. The XFL completed its first season last Saturday, with … Read more

XFL NAMES CHAMPIONSHIP “THE MILLION DOLLAR GAME”

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LAUNCHES NATIONAL AD CAMPAIGN AND MODIFIES EXTRA POINT RULE TO CREATE 1, 2 OR 3-POINT CHOICE April 4, 2001 STAMFORD, CONN., Wednesday, April 4, 2001 – With a $1 million bonus riding on its outcome, the XFL today announced that its April 21 Championship Game, scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on NBC, has been named … Read more

XFL EXPANSION COMMITTEE VISITS DETROIT

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March 29, 2001 STAMFORD, CONN., – Members of the XFL expansion committee today visited Detroit, touring legendary Tiger Stadium and meeting with Mayor Dennis Archer, XFL President Basil V. DeVito, Jr., announced. The trip to Detroit comes two days after league officials visited Washington, D.C. In addition to the tour of Tiger Stadium, which the … Read more

XFL EXPANSION COMMITTEE TO VISIT WASHINGTON, D.C.

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March 22, 2001 STAMFORD, CONN. – With an eye towards adding at least two teams as early as next season, members of the newly created XFL expansion committee will visit Washington, D.C. Tuesday, March 27, XFL President Basil V. DeVito, Jr., announced today. “Our business plan calls for league expansion in either year two or … Read more

No Fair Catches: XFL Officially Announces Rules Highlights

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STAMFORD, CONN. (Tuesday, January 16, 2001) – Highlighted by the banning of fair catches on punts, the XFL today announced key rules changes for the league’s upcoming season. In addition to eliminating fair catches, the XFL has also modified current punting rules in several other ways to introduce the “most exciting fourth down in football.” … Read more

NBC names Jesse Ventura XFL Analyst

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January 10, 2001 – Jesse Ventura was recently named an analyst on NBC’s upcoming XFL broadcasts. The joint announcement was made by Dick Ebersol, Chairman NBC Sports and Olympics and Vince McMahon, Chairman of World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. The XFL, which is co-owned and operated by WWFE, Inc. and NBC, begins its first season on … Read more

XFL PRE-SEASON TRAINING CAMPS UNDERWAY IN ORLANDO AND LAS VEGAS; SEASON TO KICKOFF FEBRUARY 3

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With kickoff of the inaugural XFL season only one month away, the league’s eight teams have opened their first-ever pre-season training camps in Orlando and Las Vegas. Officially getting underway this past Monday with player physicals, team meetings and other administrative activities, on-field practice starts today for the coaching staffs and 70-man squads in each … Read more

Success is in the cards – XFL names Topps exclusive trading card licensee

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STAMFORD, CT (Monday, December 11, 2000) — The XFL today named Topps as its exclusive trading card licensee. Topps’ XFL product for the inaugural season is scheduled to hit retail shelves in March 2001, with premium-quality collector cards featuring players from each of the league’s eight teams, including popular autograph and authentic relic inserts. Topps will … Read more

XFL Unveils Team Names and Logos for Inaugural Season

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STAMFORD, Conn.–Aug. 24, 2000–XFL today unveiled the names and logos of the eight teams that will begin play on February 3, 2001 in major cities throughout the country. The names of the eight teams are: NEW YORK/NEW JERSEY HITMEN – Aggressive, Relentless, In-Your-Face, and Hard-Hitting is the best way to describe the NY/NJ style of … Read more

XFL names Spalding first official licensee

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Stamford, CT/East Rutherford, NJ, August 3, 2000 – The XFL, a new professional football league jointly owned and operated by World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWFE) and NBC, announced today that Spalding Sports Worldwide has been named the first official licensee of the league. As part of the multi-year license agreement, Spalding will be … Read more