Oliver Luck Hired As Commissioner Of XFL Reboot
STAMFORD, CT -- The father of Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has an interesting new job.
Oliver Luck has been hired by World Wrestling Entertainment CEO Vince McMahon to be the commissioner of his reboot 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," said Luck. "The XFL will create first-class organizations that local cities across the country will be proud of."
— XFL (@xfl2020) June 5, 2018
Luck is leaving his most recent post as executive vice president of regulatory affairs and strategic partnerships for the NCAA in Indianapolis. He was the commissioner of NFL Europe before in folded and was the general manager of the league's Frankfurt Galaxy and Rhein Fire franchises.
The XFL's first season back begins in the late winter of 2020.
Luck says it will deliver what he calls a "fan-centric, innovative experience, including fast paced games and a family-friendly environment."
The eight-team league is set for a 10-week regular season, with a scheduled postseason of two playoff games followed by a championship contest.
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