Tuesday, November 6, 2012

CIFL Releases 2013 Regular Season Schedule

The CIFL has released it’s 2013 regular season schedule which will begin on Friday, February 8th.   With ten teams set to compete for the CIFL Championship, things begin the weekend after the conclusion of the NFL season and run for twelve consecutive weeks. Each team will play five home and five away contests (along with two bye weeks) and the playoffs will begin the first weekend of May.  
The league approved the expansion of the playoff format from four to six teams (with the top two teams receiving byes). The CIFL Championship will occur on or around Saturday May 18th, wrapping up the entire season prior to Memorial Day weekend.
The season will kick off on Friday February 8th, beginning with the home opener for the Owensboro Rage. Pregame festivities for this game will include the honoring of the late Eddie Cronin, the former GM of the 2012 Rage with a moment of silence (and each individual team within the CIFL will follow suit at their first home game for the 2013 season). That night the Saginaw Sting will begin their quest for a second consecutive CIFL Championship with a ring ceremony commemorating their 2012 undefeated season.
The CIFL has also scheduled two Monday night football contests in 2013, with games scheduled at home for the Kentucky Drillers on February 18th and the Saginaw Sting on March 18th.  A full version of the 2013 schedule is available at:

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