Earlier in his career, Luck served as President of NFL Europe and General Manager of the league's Frankfurt Galaxy and Rhein Fire.
A formal announcement was scheduled for later Tuesday.
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While Green initiated the trash-talking between the two, Thompson took it too far by giving Green a face full of basketball. Smith and a disputed foul call involving James himself sure helped. "So he's definitely going to start again".
Oliver Luck, the former West Virginia athletic director and the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, will be running the league. "All of those combined led me to believe the key ingredients to a successful launch are there to deliver great football, which I think was one of the failings of the original league". The XFL confirmed the news moments later on its Twitter account. The XFL previously existed for just one season back in 2001. "His experience as both an athlete and executive will ensure the long-term success of the XFL", McMahon said.
Oliver Luck is leaving the NCAA.
As for any movement on where some XFL teams might call home, NBC Sports reports the league is exploring the possibility of adding a team to play at its Camping World Stadium in Orlando. "The league will launch with eight teams, 40-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game". There's a reported $100 million outlay by McMahon to start the XFL.
The XFL will embrace the latest on and off-field technology, providing live game coverage, content and real-time engagement across multiple platforms, giving fans greater access than ever before.