Oliver Luck leaving NCAA to become XFL commissioner

Oliver Luck says XFL players will stand for the national anthem

Oliver Luck leaving NCAA to become XFL commissioner

"Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for reimagining the game of football".

The city, which also hosted an XFL team in its original run in the Rage, is said to be considering a league in the rival Alliance of American Football league - founded by Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian, in 2020, too.

Tuesday morning, the XFL, which is expected to relaunch in 2020, has named Oliver Luck as its first commissioner.

Luck will leave his leadership role at the NCAA, where he oversaw the organization's regulatory functions, including eligibility requirements and academic affairs, and the eligibility center.

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"It has been a tremendous honor to serve my alma mater as director of athletics", Luck said at the time. "It's been an incredible experience for me to work with some of the best administrators, faculty, coaches, staff, student-athletes, fans, media and alumni in the nation".

He is also responsible for a football pedigree, as his son, Andrew, plays quarterback for the Indianapolis Colts. The XFL confirmed the news moments later on its Twitter account.

McMahon is investing $100 million into the XFL's restart, which folded in 2001 after one season.

Luck has considerable sports-executive experience, in other words, and his hiring shows that XFL founder Vince McMahon is taking things a little more seriously this time around.

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Oliver Luck is leaving the NCAA.

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"Each contest will be a high profile event with tens of thousands of fans, featuring innovative elements that bring them closer to the players and the game they love".

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