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Report: Houston Roughnecks Will Be Back If XFL Returns In 2021

In another good sign of the future return of the XFL. Mark Berman, Sports Director at Fox 26 (KRIV) is reporting that The University Of Houston has agreed to renew the TDECU Stadium Rental Agreement with the XFL.

“Another sign that if the XFL is resurrected the league could continue to have a franchise in Houston. According to sources with knowledge of the talks between @UHCougars officials and XFL representatives, UH…

Mark Berman

As part of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy proceedings, the XFL has reached out to cities like Seattle, St Louis, and Houston to secure their agreements as assets if the XFL were to be purchased by a new owner. In effect, with a new owner, these cities are on board for XFL 3.0.

In court documents, we learn late last month that over 20 potential buyers have signed NDA’s. We also learned that Houston Roughnecks head coach June Jones would be on board if the XFL were to return in 2021.

The Roughnecks finished 5 and 0 in the shortened season. Ranking 3rd in total offense at 343.4 (YDS/G) behind projected MVP P.J. Walker. 3rd in total defense and 1st in sacks.

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Mark Perry, a devoted sports journalist and founder of XFL News Hub, has been a key figure in XFL coverage since its 2018 revival. Launching XFL News Hub soon after the league's return announcement, Mark has established the platform as a primary source for comprehensive XFL updates. Renowned for his in-depth knowledge and commitment to sports journalism, Mark actively engages the XFL community, welcoming interactions at

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  1. Terence Sparkman

    June 9, 2020 at 12:05 am

    I think people in Oakland would come out and support a team.

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