The XFL Just Named The Commissioner Of Its League

Oliver Luck is leaving the NCAA to become the commissioner and CEO of the XFL. More

"Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for reimagining the game of football", said XFL founder/chairman Vince McMahon in a press release.

Luck said McMahon assured him the XFL will be a more serious endeavor than the first time around, when the league tried to use some of the WWE's sexed-up, tough-talking antics to spice up second-rate football.

In announcing the new XFL earlier this year - the league is scheduled to launch in January 2020 - McMahon promised shorter, faster-paced games than the NFL. He has since served as the Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Partnerships, a role that is responsible for investigating possible NCAA violations. "It's been an incredible experience for me to work with some of the best administrators, faculty, coaches, staff, student-athletes, fans, media and alumni in the nation".

Oliver Luck, the former West Virginia athletic director and the father of Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, will be running the league.

8 teams will be selected to launch the league in 2020.

Luck was also the first president and general manager of Major League Soccer's Houston Dynamo, where he helped the team win back-to-back titles in 2006 and 2007.

Luck earned his J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, graduating cum laude in 1987. "I am excited to present a dynamic version of America's favorite sport". The XFL confirmed the news moments later on its Twitter account. There's a reported $100 million outlay by McMahon to start the XFL. He pledged shorter games and an affordable family experience with teams that fans can have pride in. Host cities and stadiums are now being sought by the league through requests for proposals.

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