|Team history||Evansville Rage (2012)
Owensboro Rage (2013)
|Based in||Owensboro, Kentucky|
|Arena||The Next Level Sports Facility|
|Colors||Purple, Black, White|
|Head coach||Mike Goodpaster|
|General manager||James Ratliff|
|Local media||ESPN Radio 106.7
The Owensboro Rage, formerly the Evansville Rage, was a professional indoor football team based in Owensboro, Kentucky. The team was a member of the Continental Indoor Football League. The Rage joined the CIFL in 2012 as an expansion team. The Rage were the first indoor football team to be based in Owensboro. The Rage were founded in 2011 by David Reed. Reed stepped down as President and General Manager in March 2012 due to lack of funds. In 2013 The Owner of the Rage became Melissa Logsdon. The Rage played their home games at The Next Level Sports Facility.
Play begins: 2012
On November 16, 2011 the team announced its intentions to compete as full members of the CIFL for the 2013 season. The Rage also hired their head coach, naming Mike Goodpaster to the position. Goodpaster was most recently the Defensive Coordinator of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. On December 9, 2011 it was announced that the Rage were going become the final expansion team for the 2012 Continental Indoor Football League season, playing their homes games at Swonder Ice Arena. On March 6, 2012, owner and general manager, David Reed, resigned from the duties due to lack of fund. The same day, the Rage announced Eddie Cronin as the team's General Manager. Cronin had been a part of the organization from the start as the defensive coordinator. He continued to keep his position as defensive coordinator. The Rage went on to a 7-3 season, good enough to finish third in the CIFL, but despite this factor, the league decided to shorten the playoffs. This left the Rage and the Port Huron Patriots both out of the playoffs.
On July 13, 2012 Owner and General Manager, Eddie Cronin, died in an automobile accident. On August 8, 2012, the Rage confirmed that they would continue to be a part of the CIFL again in 2013, with Cronin's fiance, Melissa Logsdon running the team. The season will be dedicated to Cronin. On September 27, 2012, Logsdon announced that the team would be moving to Owensboro, Kentucky. The Rage also named Kory White as General Manager the same day. After starting off 2-0, the Rage lost 3 straight games. To help the floundering team, the Rage signed Jared Lorenzen to help solidify the quarterback position. Lorenzen helped the Rage instantly by helping the Rage win a close game with the Marion Blue Racers. The Rage received two automatic victories from the folding of the Kane County Dawgs, bringing their record to 5-3, but with two games remaining in the season, the Rage suspended operations due to lack of funds. The Rage forfeit their final two games of the season, making their record 5-5.
Logos and uniforms
The team's logo was introduced in November 2011 when the team announced that they would be playing in 2013. Their logo features the word "Rage" with has a lightning bolt styled font, similar to the style that the Orlando Rage of the XFL used. There is also the word Evansville in the upper left-hand corner.
Owensboro Rage roster
Rookies in italics
Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013 CIFL season.
|Owensboro Rage staff|
Special Teams Coaches
Statistics and records
Note: The Finish, Wins, Losses, and Ties columns list regular season results and exclude any postseason play.
|League Champions||Conference Champions||Division Champions||Wild Card Berth||League Leader|
|Season||Team||League||Conference||Division||Regular season||Postseason Results|
|Totals||12||8||0||All-time regular season record (2012-2013)|
|0||0||-||All-time postseason record (2012-2013)|
|12||8||0||All-time regular season and postseason record (2012-2013)|
* Season currently in progress
- Jeffery Smith (November 24, 2011). "Indoor football returning to Evansville". Retrieved 2011-11-18.
- "Evansville Rage still searching for regular season home". November 25, 2011. Retrieved December 5, 2011.
- "Evansville Rage Make Front Office Change". OurSports Central. March 7, 2012. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
- Kyle Austin (May 11, 2012). "CIFL shortens playoff format, puts Saginaw Sting in league title game". www.mlive.com. M Live. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- "Robert 'Eddie' Cronin". Messenger-Inquirer. July 15, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- "Evansville Continues Partnership with CIFL". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSport Central. August 8, 2012. Retrieved August 8, 2012.
- "Rage Move to Owensboro". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. September 27, 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2012.
- "Jared Lorenzen signs with Owensboro Rage". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. March 21, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
- "CIFL Suspends Owensboro Rage Operations". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. April 19, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.