• October 15, 2014 (Palm Harbor, FL) | The X-League is pleased to announce the Bloomington Edge as the newest and 11th member of the league. The Edge will begin their quest for an X-Bowl Championship in March of 2015. “I’m thrilled to have another established team join the league for the 2015 season. The Edge adds another team in our Northern Region and they have a great facility in the U.S. Cellular Coliseum,” said X-League Commissioner Michael Mink. This addition helps in reducing travel f

  • October 14, 2014 (Palm Harbor, FL) | On October 5, 2014, the X-League announced the addition of the Chicago Blitz. Following recent events the X-League and the Chicago Blitz have amicably agreed to part ways. The X-League will release the Blitz from their contract and will be free to join any league for the 2015 season. The X-League will also now maintain the right to add a team in the Chicago area. While it is unfortunate to see a team leave the X-League, the agreement is mutually beneficial to

  • Following the X-League meetings last weekend in St. Louis, we sat down with Commissioner Michael Mink to get his thoughts on the meetings, changes to the league, and the overall outlook and future of the league. What did you think about the meetings overall?MM:I thought the meetings went very well. We had a lot of good ownership groups there that had expressed new ideas and wanted to learn more in regards to sales and marketing from each individual team. On Saturday the Co-Founder of Monavie an

  • You might think that when you grow up a multi-sport athlete with an uncle who is a seven-time Major League All-Star, a National League batting champion and a four-time stolen base champion, that person may be your biggest influence when it comes to sports. But for Florida Marine Raiders running back Levi Raines, it goes much deeper than that. “Everyone knows my uncle,” said Raines, speaking of former Montreal Expos star Tim Raines. “I definitely come from a baseball family. But growing up

  • October 7, 2014 (ST. CHARLES, MO) | After several months of discussion, expansion and consideration, the X-League announced today that its member teams are issuing a challenge to other indoor football leagues to create a championship tournament that will include the champion of the X-League, the CIF, the PIFL and the IFL. “Fans have been talking about this for a long time, and we finally decided it was time to put up or shut up,” said X-League Commissioner Michael Mink. “There are quality

  • October 7, 2014 (ST. CHARLES, MO) | It may be the off-season, but the X-League continues to make headlines by growing, growing, and growing some more. The latest addition to the indoor football league are the Marion Blue Racers, who play their homes games at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Marion, Ohio, and are owned by LaMonte Coleman. "We are extremely excited to add the quality of ownership and team as the Marion Blue Racers," said X-League Commissioner Michael Mink. "It's just great to add

  • October 4, 2014 (ST. CHARLES, MO) | With player safety at the forefront in every league from pee-wee to the NFL, the X-League Indoor Football League spent a great deal of time at its owners meetings last weekend discussing the ongoing concussion issue surrounding football. In doing so, the league owners voted unanimously to adopt the protocol set forth by Dr. Brian L. Mahaffey, MD, MSPH, FAAFP of Mercy Sports Medicine. The multi-page protocol was written and provided by physicians and certified

  • September 22, 2014 (ST. CHARLES, MO) | With all eyes set on a return to the X-Bowl, the St. Louis Attack are bringing back three players who played hugely important roles on that team - Bernard Quinn, Chris Cooper, and Jason Null. Quinn, who was named as an all X-League defensive lineman for the 2013-14 season, is entering his third year of indoor football in St. Louis and his second with the Attack. Before playing college football at Southeast Missouri State, Quinn starred locally as an All-Con

  • September 5, 2014 (Hidalgo, TX) | The Rio Grande Sol of the X-League is proud to announce the hiring of Bennie King as the VP of Operations/Head Coach for the upcoming 2015 season. Bennie brings a wealth of experience to the Sol having won two indoor football championships in his career. In 2008 Bennie was named the American Indoor Football Association\'s General Manager of the Year after leading the Florence Phantoms to a record of 13-4 and an AIFA League Championship. In 2007, Bennie was the G

  • August 28, 2014 (Palm Harbor, FL) | The 2014 X-League Owners’ Meetings will be held in St. Louis, Missouri on October 3-5. Among the topics being discussed at the league meetings will be rule changes, divisional alignments and league standards. The X-League, which has been furiously adding teams over the past few months, has also invited vendors, sponsors, and other special guests to attend the meetings. The owners also plan to discuss different ways to market the league as well as how to hand