CBS Sports Network will produce and broadcast an Arena Football Hall of Fame television special, the NET10 Wireless Arena Football League announced today. The 30-minute program will feature each member of the 2012 Arena Football Hall of Fame Class along with showcasing the birth and history of the Arena Football Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will take place on Friday, April 12 in Des Moines, IA and will play a prominent role within the television special.
The Week 4 "NET10 Wireless Arena Football Saturday" contest between the Iowa Barnstormers and Philadelphia Soul will kickoff at 7 p.m. ET on Saturday, April 13 and will air on CBS Sports Network immediately following the Network's golf coverage. In addition, the game will be replayed several times during the following week.
"We appreciate that CBS Sports Network values our Hall of Fame at a high enough level to produce a television special around it," AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said. "While our Week 4 contest will not air live, we are excited by the additional resources that our television partner is making available to us so that we can give this hallowed event its due."The 2012 Arena Football Hall of Fame Class includes: QB SHERDRICK BONNER, voted the Greatest Quarterback in AFL History by the Silver Anniversary Committee in 2012; HC MIKE DAILEY, a two-time ArenaBowl champion coach (XIII, XIX); QB CLINT DOLEZEL, a three-time All-Arena selection and a passing leader of the AFL for four years; WR/DB RANDY GATEWOOD, a six-time All-Arena selection and three-time All-Ironman selection; current Iowa Barnstormers HC MIKE HOHENSEE, who won ArenaBowl XX as the Chicago Rush Head Coach and owns the third spot in AFL history for most regular season wins, FOUNDING PARTNER WILLIAM NIRO, one of the original founders of the AFL.