Arena Football League to Suspend Operations Indefinitely

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Today (October 29, 2019), the Arena Football League (AFL) has informed all owners, staff, coaches, and players that they are suspending operations for the 2020 season and possibly longer than the 2020 season. This now puts the AFL’s six teams without a league. The Cleveland Gladiators was looking for a return, but likely isn’t happening […] READ MORE


Ameer Ismail introduced to Barnstormers Fans

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Indoor Football is a sport that differs tremendously from the common professional sports in the United States, and on Monday evening the Iowa Barnstormers provided another fine example of it. The team hosted a meet-the-coach night at the Mac Shack in West Des Moines, Iowa to introduce their diehard fans to the man tasked with […] READ MORE


LWOS IFL Free Agency Transaction Tracker

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Since the Indoor Football League’s Free Agency kicked off officially on October 1, there have been a plethora of signings across the league. Last Word On Sports is pleased to announce that we have put all of the latest free agent signings in one place for you! LWOS IFL Free Agency Transaction Tracker The list […] READ MORE


CIF/NAL Partnership for 2020 will not happen

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This afternoon (Thursday, October 10th) both Champions Indoor Football and the National Arena League released the same statement (below) informing everyone that the partnership agreed to will not happen. The official statement by the leagues read. “On Thursday, representatives of the National Arena League (NAL) and Champions Indoor Football (CIF) announced they will hold off […] READ MORE


Cody Barber re-signs with Bismarck Bucks

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The Bismarck Bucks are making their rounds in recruiting circles day after day as this year’s Indoor Football League off-season grows older, and they’re looking to make a splash. That started last week when they signed kicker Cody Barber to return to the team’s roster after having kicked there at the end of last season. […] READ MORE


IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse Resigns, Todd Tryon to be next up

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The Indoor Football League formally announced on Thursday that league commissioner Michael Allshouse has put in his official resignation after 10 years of service with the group. The IFL released a statement on the matter saying that their search for a new commissioner had started, but according to our sources that search has already conclude. […] READ MORE


Connor Hollenbeck becomes first signing for Barnstormers 2020 Roster

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The Iowa Barnstormers have consistently had one of the best receiving corps’ in the Indoor Football League over the past few seasons. With the imminent coaching change that became official on Thursday with the hiring of Ameer Ismail, it’s wondered on if the Barnstormers will elect to maintain the focus on pass catchers. They already […] READ MORE


Spokane to return with ‘Shock’ name, Billy Back to HC

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The Indoor Football League is expanding once again, and this time will be adding a familiar face to it’s lineup for the 2020 season. The league is expanding with to the city of Spokane, who spent both 2016 and 2017 in the IFL under as the Spokane Empire before folding after a two-year stint with […] READ MORE


Ameer Ismail hired as newest Iowa Barnstormers Coach

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The search for the Iowa Barnstormers newest head coach is over, the team announced on Thursday, as they have hired Ameer Ismail to take the reins in Des Moines. Ismail becomes the eighth head coach in Iowa Barnstormers history and will follow the most successful coaching stint the team has seen in Dixie Wooten. Ameer […] READ MORE


FERGUSON: Where Iowa will go Following Dixie Wooten Era

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The Iowa Barnstormers went 10-20 in their first two seasons in the Indoor Football League. After that stretch, Iowa had gone seven straight years without a winning season. Dixie Wooten entered. He went 36-8 in his three seasons at the helm in Des Moines, winning IFL Coach of the Year twice and also the franchise’s […] READ MORE