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May 21, 2020

The XFL has a heartbeat

Drew Franklin 4:00pm May 21, 2020 5/21/20

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The XFL — or Austin MacGinnis’ public NFL tryout, as we know it — is trying to make a comeback after the entire league disbanded midway through its first ever season due to the coronavirus. The XFL declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy, but now there are reports that Vince McMahon is trying to buy his own…

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April 10, 2020

XFL suspends operations, has no plans to return in 2021

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 3:00pm April 10, 2020 4/10/20 Comments Disabled

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Only a few months after its relaunch, it appears the XFL is over. According to ESPN, the XFL suspended its operations this morning and laid off almost all its staff. Currently, there are no plans to return in 2021. The league was only five games into its season when the coronavirus pandemic hit last month. At…

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March 14, 2020

The NFL should cancel its season… if someone doesn’t sign Austin MacGinnis

Drew Franklin 7:30pm March 14, 2020 3/14/20

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Austin MacGinnis was perfect in the XFL before the start-up pro football league closed its doors for the remainder of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. MacGinnis, his Dallas Renegades teammates and players from the seven other league teams have all gone their separate ways after exit physicals and unexpected goodbyes on Friday. The…

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February 7, 2020

LISTEN: After AAF Disaster, Austin MacGinnis Explains Why The XFL Will Work

Nick Roush 6:00pm February 7, 2020 2/7/20

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The Greatest of all Time has transformed into a Renegade. Kentucky football’s all-time leading scorer will make his XFL debut this Sunday in Dallas as the Renegades host the St. Louis Battlehawks at 5 p.m. ET on ESPN. Best known for his work on the KSR Football Podcast, in-between recording sessions Austin MacGinnis previously dominated…

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January 27, 2020

Three Former Wildcats Make XFL Rosters

Nick Roush 6:00pm January 27, 2020 1/27/20

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Kentucky Wildcats will be back on the gridiron before you know it. Just under two weeks before the revamped XFL kicks off its 2020 season, the league revealed 52-man rosters for all eight teams. Three former Wildcats made the cut. Jon Toth will play center for the D.C. Defenders. Austin MacGinnis will be kicking balls…

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December 13, 2019

Hal Mumme explains how he created the ‘Air Raid’

Drew Franklin 11:00am December 13, 2019 12/13/19

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Former UK head football coach Hal Mumme is now running his air-raid offense down in Texas as the offensive coordinator for the XFL’s Dallas Renegades. Mumme’s brand new team is still early in the installation phase — the team reported to its first camp last week — but he took time out of winter practices…

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October 18, 2019

Stoops is rooting for the XFL and might’ve helped his brother in the draft

Drew Franklin 11:15am October 18, 2019 10/18/19

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Mark Stoops seems very excited about the XFL. And he should be excited. For starters, his brother, former Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, is one of the league’s eight head coaches. And as we addressed last night, Bob Stoops’ Dallas Renegades team is full of Kentucky connections. When asked about his brother Bob picking two…

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October 17, 2019

So I guess we’re all Dallas Renegades fans now?

Drew Franklin 9:00pm October 17, 2019 10/17/19

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The XFL season will be here before we know it, and you can pretend you won’t care and you can pretend you won’t watch it, but you absolutely will care and you 100 percent will watch it because it starts after all other football ends at the Super Bowl and you love football. Facts. Stop…

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October 16, 2019

Austin MacGinnis drafted by Dallas Renegades in XFL Draft

Drew Franklin 3:13pm October 16, 2019 10/16/19

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University of Kentucky kicking legend Austin MacGinnis heard his name called on Day 2 of the XFL Draft on Wednesday. MacGinnis was selected by the Dallas Renegades in the first round of Phase 5 of the draft. Phase 5 is the “open” part of the draft after four phases designated to selecting specific positions. Phase…

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October 15, 2019

Jon Toth Selected on Day One of the XFL Draft

Nick Roush 9:00pm October 15, 2019 10/15/19

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One Kentucky Wildcat’s name was called on day one of the XFL Draft. Former All-SEC UK center Jon Toth was the fourth offensive lineman taken by the D.C. Defenders. Freddie Maggard’s favorite player recently completed a stint playing preseason football alongside Avery Williamson for the New York Jets. In D.C. Toth will be snapping the ball…

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