Champions Indoor Football

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Champions Indoor Football
Current season, competition or edition:
Current sports event 2015 Champions Indoor Football season
Champions Indoor Football 2015 Logo.png
Sport Indoor football
Founded 2014
CEO Darlene Jones
Inaugural season 2015
No. of teams 9
Country United States
Founder Ricky Bertz
Stephanie Tucker
Darlene Jones
Official website http://gocif.net

Champions Indoor Football (CIF) is a professional indoor American football league created in 2014 out of the merger between the Champions Professional Indoor Football League (CPIFL) and Lone Star Football League (LSFL), plus one team from the Indoor Football League and two expansion teams.[1]

History[edit]

Formation of the league[edit]

The merger which formed the CIF was announced on August 22, 2014,[2] after it had been rumored that the CPIFL and LSFL had been in discussions of a possible merger since July 31, 2014.[3]

The Gary Dawgs, originally announced as a charter member of the CIF, rebranded as the Illiana Eagles after a change in ownership and delayed their entry into the league until 2016.[4][5] On February 21, 2015, the new owners of the New Mexico Stars announced that the team would not enter the league as planned after head coach Dominic Bramante resigned two weeks before the scheduled start of training camp.[6] On March 3, the Albuquerque-based Duke City Gladiators announced they were joining the CIF for the 2015 season and would play an abbreviated 11-game schedule as a partial replacement for the New Mexico Stars.[7]

Teams[edit]

Standings[edit]

Team W L PCT PF PA
Dodge City Law 6 1 .857 379 335
Wichita Force 4 2 .667 271 261
Texas Revolution 4 3 .571 314 241
Salina Bombers 4 3 .571 352 327
Sioux City Bandits 3 3 .500 329 264
Amarillo Venom 3 3 .500 275 274
Duke City Gladiators 2 2 .500 155 175
San Angelo Bandits 1 5 .167 229 290
Omaha Beef 1 6 .143 225 372

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krieger, Dan (September 22, 2014). "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". Our Sports Central. Retrieved October 1, 2014. 
  2. ^ Ewing, Shane (August 22, 2014). "CPIFL and LSFL merger creates league called "Champions Indoor Football"". Wichita, KS: KAKE. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Two indoor football leagues talk merger". San Angelo Standard-Times (San Angelo, TX: Scripps Media, Inc). July 31, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014. 
  4. ^ Hamnik, Al (October 14, 2014). "Northwest Indiana's CIFL Dawgs to sit out the 2015 season". The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, IN: Lee Enterprises). Retrieved November 26, 2014. 
  5. ^ Burbridge, John (January 23, 2015). "Illiana Eagles set indoor football flight plan for the CIF 2016 season". The Times of Northwest Indiana (Munster, IN: Lee Enterprises). Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  6. ^ Christ, Bob (February 22, 2015). "NM Stars owners pull plug on season". Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM). Retrieved February 26, 2015. 
  7. ^ Christ, Bob (March 3, 2015). "Gladiators will compete in Champions League". Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM). Retrieved March 4, 2015. 
  8. ^ Grant, Ethan (April 2, 2015). "Wyman supplants Davis as Revs HC: Former DC promoted four games into CIF season". Allen American (Allen, TX: Star Local News). Retrieved April 3, 2015. 

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