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

Legendary Chicago Bears linebacker, Pro Football Hall of Famer and XFL CHICAGO HEAD COACH!

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Chicago, IL, July 19, 2000 — Vince McMahon, Basil DeVito and Ken Valdiserri introduced Dick Butkus as the head coach of XFL Chicago today! The Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker is the first head coach hired by the eight-team league. “Chicago is one of America’s premier sports towns and richly deserves to have a … Read more

UPN To Broadcast XFL Live Sunday Nights Beginning February 2001

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New York, NY, May 15, 2000 – United Paramount Network has signed an agreement with the XFL to broadcast nationally televised football games live on Sundays (7:00-10:00 p.m., ET; 4:00-7:00 p.m., PT), it was jointly announced today by Adam Ware, Chief Operating Officer, UPN, and Vince McMahon, Chairman, World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. UPN will … Read more

NBC and World Wrestling Federation Entertainment Form Strategic Partnership for XFL

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XFL Football To Be Broadcast on NBC Primetime on Saturday Nights Starting February 2001 Stamford, CT/New York NY, March 29, 2000 – NBC and World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWFE) today announced a strategic partnership to jointly own and run the XFL, a new professional football league that will begin play on February 3, 2001. … Read more

XFL hires sports business veteran, Billy Hicks, as vice president of administration

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Major League Soccer and World League of American Football executive joins XFL launch team STAMFORD, Conn, February 28, 2000 — The XFL, a new professional football league launched by World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWFE), announced today that sports business veteran Billy Hicks has signed on as Vice President of Administration for the XFL. Hicks … Read more

World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. announces the formation of the XFL – a new professional football league

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STAMFORD, CT (February 3, 2000) – World Wrestling Federation Entertainment, Inc. (NMS: WWFE) announced today the formation of the XFL – a new professional football league that is scheduled to kickoff in February 2001. The inaugural season is expected to feature a ten-game regular schedule played at major stadiums in each city, and will conclude with … Read more