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80 Game Schedule Kicks Off February 16

The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce its 2017 regular season schedule. The 18-week, 80-game schedule kicks off on Thursday, February 16 and concludes on Saturday, June 17.

The 2017 season marks the IFL's ninth season of play. Two new members, the Arizona Rattlers and the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles are set to take the field next spring and join eight incumbents in a battle for the 2017 United Bowl crown. The 2017 conference alignments are as follows:

United Conference
Cedar Rapids Titans
Green Bay Blizzard
Iowa Barnstormers
Sioux Falls Storm
Wichita Falls Nighthawks

Intense Conference
Arizona Rattlers
Colorado Crush
Nebraska Danger
Salt Lake Screaming Eagles
Spokane Empire


Arizona Rattlers Join IFLArizona Rattlers to Begin IFL Play in 2017

Phoenix, AZ - The Indoor Football League (IFL) is proud to announce the addition and partnership of the league's newest team, the Arizona Rattlers.

The historic Rattlers organization brings almost 25 years of indoor/arena football experience and a winning pedigree to the IFL. Since the team's establishment in 1992, the Rattlers organization has won ten division titles and has appeared in ten championship games, winning five.

The Rattlers will compete as new members in the IFL 2017 season. The team will continue to compete in Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix, AZ.

"We are excited about competing in the IFL," said Rattler Owner Ron Shurts. "Our loyal fan base and the Rattlers brand have always been my number one concern. This change affords our fans an opportunity to enjoy many more years of success and allows the Rattlers brand to continue to grow."

"Today is a tremendous day in the history of the IFL," said IFL Commissioner Michael Allshouse. "We are glad to welcome one of the preeminent indoor football organizations in the country to the IFL. The Arizona Rattlers organization has prided itself in continued success, both on and off the field, for nearly a quarter century. This longevity is a testament to the quality of their organization and their passionate fanbase."

Written by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm announce the signings of defensive backs Fred Barnes and Lynn Grady Jr.

Barnes (6'1, 190) enters the Indoor Football League as a rookie for the 2017 season. Fred played collegiately at the University of West Alabama where he played as a nickel back and was member of special teams. He recorded 12 total tackles, eight solo, two pass break-ups and one fumble recovery during his junior season.

Grady (6'0, 205) joins the Storm as a rookie in the Indoor Football League. Lynn started in nine games during his senior season at Abilene Christian University, finishing the season with 52 tackles (31 solo), seven tackles for loss, two pass break-ups, two quarterback hurries and one forced fumble.

Sioux Falls Storm 2017 SeasonWritten by Kayley Shade, Director of Social Media Marketing

Sioux Falls, SD - The Sioux Falls Storm have added two linebackers to their 2017 roster with the signings of Shawn Loiseau and Ricky Wyatt.

Loiseau (6'1, 240) joins the Indoor Football League as a rookie for the 2017 season. Shawn has spent time with the Houston Texans and the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL), before playing indoor football. After his stint in the NFL, he joined the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League (AFL). Shawn played collegiately at Merrimack College where he forced three fumbles and had five quarterback hurries during his senior season. He ranked second nationally and set a school record with 133 tackles, which tops in the Northeast-10 Conference (NE-10). Shawn was NE-10 Defensive Player of the Year and a First Team All-Conference honoree.

Wyatt (6'0, 230) played at the University of Central Arkansas where he appeared in six games accumulating five tackles, including four solos. This year will be Ricky's rookie season in the Indoor Football League.

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