2012 UIFL season

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2012 UIFL season
League Ultimate Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor Football
Duration February, 2012 – June, 2012
Regular season
Season champions Florida Tarpons
North champions Cincinnati Commandos
  North runners-up Erie Explosion
South champions Florida Tarpons
  South runners-up Lakeland Raiders
Ultimate Bowl II
Champions Cincinnati Commandos
  Runners-up Florida Tarpons
Ultimate Bowl II MVP Kyenes Mincy
UIFL seasons
2013 →

The 2012 United Indoor Football League season was the second season of the league. The league was split into two conferences, and four divisions (two divisions in each conference).[1]

On April 24, the league announced that it had taken over operations of the Mississippi Hound Dogs due to financial difficulty,[2] and modified their schedule to make them a travel-only squad.[3]

On May 14, The UIFL suspended the ownership of Johnstown, Western Pennsylvania The result of the Johnstown suspension leads to the cancellation of the June 2 contest with Erie, and sets the field for the North division. Cincinnati, Erie and Marion will spend the final four weeks of the season fighting for playoff seeding. The Palm Beach Phantoms a former NIFL team will replace the Sting for its two games in Florida. The Phantoms, who are currently participating in an eight-man outdoor league, are applying for inclusion for the 2013 UIFL season.[4] Johnstown was reinstated on May 30, 2012[5]

On June 11, the UIFL accepted self-imposed penalties of the Eastern Kentucky Drillers. As a reaction to several off-the-field incidents, at home and on the road, by some players, the Drillers are banning themselves from the 2012 season. The resulting ban moves Lakeland into the UIFL South division championship game on June 25 against Florida.[6]

For this season only, the UIFL used the name "United Indoor Football League;" the more widely known (and unrelated) United Football League had suspended its operations during the 2012 offseason. Upon the UFL's resumption of operations in late summer 2012, the UIFL reverted to the "Ultimate Indoor Football League" name it had used in 2011.

Standings[edit]

2012 United Indoor Football League
Team Conference Overall
W L PCT W L PCT PF PA
Northern Conference
Cincinnati Commandos-y 8 2 .800 10 2 .833 709 465
Erie Explosion-x 8 3 .727 8 4 .667 788 423
Marion Blue Racers-x 6 4 .600 7 4 .636 602 467
Johnstown Generals 2 6 .250 2 6 .250 231 434
Western Pennsylvania Sting 0 5 .000 0 6 .000 125 464
Southern Conference
Florida Tarpons-y 11 0 1.000 12 1 .923 791 377
Eastern Kentucky Drillers 5 4 .556 6 4 .600 613 361
Lakeland Raiders-x 5 6 .455 6 6 .500 668 442
Rome Rampage 1 6 .143 1 6 .143 100 462
Mississippi Hound Dogs 1 8 .111 1 8 .111 243 471


y - clinched conference title x - clinched playoff spot

2012 Playoffs[edit]

The host for the Ultimate Bowl is determined by the following tiebreakers: overall record, head to head record, record against playoff teams, margin in head to head game, total points allowed, coin flip[7] Due to continued usage of the "United Bowl" name by the Indoor Football League (an issue that also affected the UFL), the UIFL continued to use the "Ultimate Bowl" name for its championship, despite the change in the league's name.

Quarterfinals
June 15–17
Semifinals
June 23, 25
Ultimate Bowl II
July 2, 2012
                 
N1 Cincinnati Commandos
(bye)
N1 Cincinnati Commandos 60
N2 Erie Explosion 42
N2 Erie Explosion 56
N3 Marion Blue Racers 47
N1 Cincinnati Commandos 62
S1 Florida Tarpons 44
S1 Florida Tarpons
(bye)
S1 Florida Tarpons 60
S2 Lakeland Raiders 29
S2 Lakeland Raiders
S3 (bye)
2012 Ultimate Indoor Football League seasons
Cincinnati Eastern Kentucky Erie Florida Johnstown Lakeland Marion Mississippi Rome Western Pennsylvania

References[edit]

  1. ^ Andrew Haines (September 4, 2011). "UIFL President Andrew Haines Blog 9/4/2011". TheUIFL.com. UIFL. Retrieved September 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ "League steps in on Mississippi". UIFL. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Montrose, Dave (28 April 2012). "Tarpons clinch playoff spot with win over Dogs". Fort Myers News-Press. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "UIFL suspends Johnstown, Western PA". uiflfootball.com. Retrieved 18 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "Johnstown ownership reinstated". uiflfootball.com. Retrieved 1 June 2012. 
  6. ^ "Drillers impose post-season ban". www.wkyt.com. Retrieved 12 June 2012. 
  7. ^ "2012 UIFL playoff schedule". uiflfootball.com. Retrieved 24 March 2012.