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XFL files for bankruptcy, cites COVID-19 crisis

The XFL filed for bankruptcy on Monday, likely spelling the end of the second iteration of the league.


UPDATED: Sat., April 11, 2020

Former Central Valley, Idaho special teams standout Austin Rehkow reflects on strange endings of XFL, AAF campaigns

Austin Rehkow was supposed to be in pads this weekend at CenturyLink Field in an XFL regular-season finale against the Seattle Dragons, a game that put the Houston Roughnecks punter …


XFL suspends operations, lays off employees

XFL workers were told of the layoffs during an in-house conference call Friday.


Seattle Dragons player tests positive for coronavirus

The XFL says an unidentified player with the Seattle Dragons has tested positive for coronavirus.


UPDATED: Wed., March 11, 2020

Mariners, Sounders, XFL shut out in Seattle because of virus

The Seattle Mariners are seeking alternative options for their season-opening series after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced a ban on all large gatherings in the three counties of the Seattle …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 19, 2020

Larry Stone: Marcell Frazier has ‘something to prove.’ He’s seizing that chance in the XFL with the Seattle Dragons.

For Frazier, that journey has been filled with twists and turns, triumphs and setbacks. In many ways, he is the XFL prototype – someone who had a tantalizing sniff of …


Norman Chad wonders whether we really need the XFL

The reboot of the XFL just debuted –


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 6, 2020

What is the XFL? The newest professional football league, explained.

The XFL, a winter and spring professional football league launched by WWE CEO Vince McMahon, will play its first games this weekend, starting Saturday at 2 p.m. when the DC …


XFL to unveil rules innovations when it kicks off next month

When the XFL debuts in February, it will take a “Star Trek” approach of going where no football league has gone before. The eight-team league will have options for extra …


XFL releases its debut schedule for 2020 season

Jim Zorn will return to the sideline to coach the XFL’s Seattle team against Washington’s when the new league kicks off on Saturday, Feb. 8.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

XFL draft: Former Idaho, Central Valley kicker Austin Rehkow selected by Houston Roughnecks on second day

Former Central Valley and Idaho kicker Austin Rehkow’s professional career will continue.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

XFL draft: Former Freeman, Idaho lineman Jordan Rose selected by Seattle Dragons while other locals await call

Former Freeman High and Idaho standout offensive lineman Jordan Rose heard his name called Tuesday in the inaugural draft of the ravamped XFL.


UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 24, 2019

Jim Zorn takes on new challenge as general manager, coach of Seattle’s XFL team

Jim Zorn, who captured the city’s heart as the dashing quarterback for the expansion Seattle Seahawks and later became an NFL head coach, is tasked with building another Seattle expansion …


The XFL’s Seattle Dragons are born, with a fiery green and red logo to match

It might not have any players yet, but the Seattle XFL franchise has a name.


XFL’s plans for upcoming season starting to take shape

Oliver Luck’s first year as the XFL’s commissioner has mostly been confined to the office and getting the league’s framework set up. The next couple months are what Luck refers …


XFL reaches multiyear agreement with ESPN and Fox

The XFL, which will have a franchise in Seattle, reached multiyear agreements with ESPN and Fox Sports on Monday to broadcast its games beginning in 2020. The league also announced …


Ex-NFL, CFL coach Marc Trestman will lead Tampa Bay XFL team

Former NFL and Canadian Football League coach Marc Trestman will be the coach and general manager of the XFL’s Tampa Bay franchise. The league announced the move, with XFL Commissioner …


New Seattle XFL franchise names Zorn coach, GM

If the new Seattle XFL franchise was looking to making a splash with its first hire, it made a cannonball. Jim Zorn, who captured the heart of Seattle sports fans …


Norman Chad: News of football’s decline hasn’t reached everyone

If professional football is in the midst of an inexorable decline – the NFL, some doomsayers sayeth, might be a sporting dinosaur by century’s end * – then how is …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 5, 2018

First NHL, now XFL: Seattle gets one of eight new pro football league franchises

Seattle is one of eight franchises in the new professional football league, it was announced Wednesday morning, with games to be played starting Feb. 8, 2020, the week after the …


Look what’s back: WWE head Vince McMahon resurrects XFL

The XFL is set for a surprising second life under WWE leader Vince McMahon. McMahon announced the return of the much-maligned league that spawned “He Hate Me” and flamed out …