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XFL News: Defenders tab RB Abram Smith with No. 1 pick in XFL draft

The D.C. Defenders made former Baylor running back Abram Smith the first pick in the 2022 XFL Draft on Wednesday. The eight teams in the rebooted...

  • XFL News: D.C. Defenders win lottery for first pick in XFL draft

    The D.C. Defenders won the virtual lottery and will select first in the XFL Draft, which begins Wednesday. The event continues Thursday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The eight teams in the upstart league, which opens play Feb. 18, will draft an offensive skill player — wide receivers,...

  • XFL News: XFL reveals eight teams for 2023 reboot

    The XFL revealed the eight team names and logos Monday for the league’s upcoming 2023 relaunch. The COVID-19 pandemic forced the XFL to pull the plug midway through its inaugural 2020 campaign. The new season is scheduled to kick off on Feb. 18. The eight teams (and their coaches) are:...

  • XFL XFL announces eight cities for 2023 relaunch

    The XFL will field teams in the Dallas metro area, Houston, Las Vegas, Orlando, San Antonio, Seattle, St. Louis and Washington when it returns in 2023. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Dany Garcia, the league’s new co-owners, announced the lineup of cities and venues Sunday night in Texas, where three...

  • XFL Report: Oliver Luck, Vince McMahon settle termination suit

    A recent court filing revealed that former XFL commissioner Oliver Luck and former league owner Vince McMahon have settled their legal dispute over Luck’s firing in 2020. Sports Business Journal reported Monday that Paul Dobrowski, Luck’s attorney, had written that “The parties reached an agreement to resolve this case on...

  • XFL June Jones, Gregg Williams among XFL’s coordinators

    The XFL has added some prominent former NFL names to its coaching staffs. The league announced Thursday that all eight of its teams now have a director of player personnel, and seven of them also have an offensive coordinator and defensive coordinator. Among the new hires are former Atlanta Falcons...

  • XFL Report: Trio of Texas cities among sites for XFL teams

    The XFL has cemented the cities it will play in upon its return to play in 2023 and assigned coaches to the teams, Pro Football Network reported Sunday. XFL teams are set for three Texas cities — Houston, Dallas and San Antonio — as well as Seattle, Las Vegas, Orlando,...

  • ESPN, ABC to broadcast XFL games beginning in 2023

    The XFL has signed a multi-year broadcast agreement with ABC and ESPN to televise the league’s games. Per the deal, each season’s 43 XFL games (40 regular-season games, three playoff ganes) will be aired and streamed on ABC, ESPN and FX. The deal begins in 2023 and lasts through 2027,...

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