January 21, 2019

The XFL Just Named The Commissioner Of Its League

05 June 2018, 11:56 | Pamela Mathis

The XFL Just Named The Commissioner Of Its League

Oliver Luck says XFL players will stand for the national anthem

It looks like McMahon will be taking a very different, more hands off approach with the XFL this time around, and he's putting together a team of people with experience.

McMahon's revamped football league now has a commissioner, at the NCAA's expense no less, as the XFL has hired former executive vice president Oliver Luck to fill the vacant role.

But he's still keenly aware of how he's best known in National Football League circles, as he often joked while the athletic director at West Virginia that his "AD" title stood for Andrew's Dad. Luck will start his job with the XFL on July 1.

Vince McMahon's revived XFL is starting to take shape with the announcement of former NFL quarterback and top NCAA executive Oliver Luck being named the league's commissioner.

A source familiar with Luck's decision making told Yahoo Sports that Luck's move is based primarily on the "special opportunity" with the professional football league. They'll play a 10-game schedule. "I'm thrilled to have the unique opportunity to reimagine the game".

The XFL was searching for luck when it announced it would reboot a league that had collapsed in 2001, after just one season. Luck will be leaving the NCAA.

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"Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for reimagining the game of football". "His experience as both an athlete and executive will ensure the long-term success of the XFL".

At the NCAA, Luck oversaw all NCAA enforcement, academic and membership affairs and athlete eligibility.

The XFL's biggest early headline, other than a pleading tweet from wayward quarterback Johnny Manziel, came when McMahon stated overtly that anthem protesting wouldn't be allowed.

"Football has been a constant in my life for 40 years", Luck said in a video released Tuesday by the XFL. "As far as our league is concerned, it will have nothing to do with politics, absolutely nothing, and nothing to do with social issues, either".

The XFL regular season will feature 10 games, followed by two playoff games and then the championship.

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