Oliver Luck named Commissioner of XFL


Oliver Luck named Commissioner of XFL


By: James Jackson

June 5, 2018


It was announced Friday morning that Oliver Luck, former NFL and NCAA executive has been named Commissioner and CEO of the XFL. Although the revamp of the new XFL isn’t set to launch until 2020, this is certainly a step in the right direction for the company.


“Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for reimagining the game of football.” XFL founder and Chairman Vince McMahon said in a press release. “His experience as both an athlete and executive will ensure the long-term success of the XFL.”


“Football has always been a constant in my life and I’m excited about the unique opportunity to present America’s favorite sport to fans in a new way,” Oliver Luck said in a statement. “The XFL will create first-class organizations that local cities across the country will be proud of.”


Luck served as president of NFL Europe early in his career. He is most known for his role as the NCAA’s Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Partnership.


Luck was drafted by the Houston Oilers  in 1982 and played in the NFL until 1986. Luck also has a son who is a franchise QB for the Indianapolis Colts, Andrew Luck.


What we know so far about the XFL is limited. At launch, there will be eight teams, 40-man rosters, 10-week regular season schedule with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game.


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XFL Media


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Associated Press