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The United Football League, the premier spring football league, today announced the eight teams competing in its inaugural season kicking off on March 30, 2024. The League will be divided into two conferences: USFL and XFL.

USFL Conference

  • Birmingham Stallions
  • Houston Roughnecks
  • Memphis Showboats
  • Michigan Panthers

XFL Conference

  • Arlington Renegades
  • D.C. Defenders
  • San Antonio Brahmas
  • St. Louis Battlehawks

Houston was the one overlapping market between the XFL and USFL and it was one of the strongest markets for both leagues. As a result, the USFL’s Houston Gamblers have been rebranded as the Houston Roughnecks.

The UFL’s 10-game regular season will start on Saturday, March 30, 2024, with a battle of the 2023 champions: Birmingham Stallions (USFL) vs Arlington Renegades (XFL). Players will report to training camp on Saturday, February 24, 2024, in Arlington, Texas.

Head Coaches

The UFL’s Head Coaches include returning names from both the XFL and USFL. Collectively, they bring decades of coaching and playing experience, a passion for the game and a commitment to expanding opportunities for players.

  • Skip Holtz (Stallions)
  • Curtis Johnson (Roughnecks)
  • John DeFilippo (Showboats)
  • Mike Nolan (Panthers)
  • Bob Stoops (Renegades)
  • Reggie Barlow (Defenders)
  • Wade Phillips (Brahmas)
  • Anthony Becht (Battlehawks)

Today’s news was first announced by Dany Garcia and Dwayne Johnson on ESPN’s College GameDay Built by The Home Depot.

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  1. DC

    January 1, 2024 at 3:58 pm

    The outcome of this merger has been rather disappointing thus far.

    • Barney

      January 15, 2024 at 9:01 pm

      No NJ. No Philly. No sense. Don’t even start. It will go one year or so and fold. It is a southern/Texas league. Bye!

  2. FilledWithAnger

    January 2, 2024 at 6:25 pm

    This is a merger which frankly inhales ball. I loved the crappy Maulers in 1985. If I were the Philadelphia or New Jersey fans I’d feel as insulted as I feel watching the Michigan Panthers skate through. This is a debacle.

    I’m not gonna beat up on it, It’s business, I understand. Stadium deals.

    Seven teams in the central time zone, and one in the eastern. None in the mountain or west. I’m on the West Coast now So I got nothing.

    If they bring the old teams back after a year of play in this new format, That would be OK.

    Seattle people get this shaft too.

    LA gets hosed. A lot of people get hosed.

    Texas doesn’t get hosed. They get half a league.


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