Published: Wed, June 06, 2018
Sports | By Angie Alvarado

Oliver Luck to be commissioner and CEO of XFL

Oliver Luck to be commissioner and CEO of XFL

Andrew Luck's dad will leave his post at the NCAA to become commissioner and CEO of the new XFL.

It's not a gimmick. Most recently Luck was the NCAA's Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Partnerships where he oversaw all NCAA regulatory functions including enforcement, academic and membership affairs, and the Eligibility Center.

Remember, the XFL is doing away with all the shtick it used to have. and is trying to be legit.

McMahon announced the hire Tuesday, four months after unveiling plans to relaunch the XFL, which folded in 2001 after its only season. Luck played in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers and was teammates with Archie Manning.

"The XFL will be a labor of love as I get to combine my experiences as a player and executive", Luck wrote in an email to ESPN. Earlier this year, the former football league announced that it would be re-launching in 2020.

"Football has always been a constant in my life and I'm excited about the unique opportunity to present America's favorite sport to fans in a new way", Luck said in the release. He graduated from University of Texas law school in 1987.

"It has been a tremendous honor to serve my alma mater as director of athletics", Luck said at the time.

Oliver Luck is leaving the NCAA. "Oliver's values and leadership skills helped keep the Association focused on supporting student-athletes". "The league will launch with eight teams, 40-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game".

McMahon has said his role as founder and chairman of the XFL would not affect his roles with the WWE - whether in the office or creatively.

He said that the XFL will allow him to reimagine how football is played on the field and delivered to fans. Host cities and stadiums are now being sought by the league through requests for proposals.

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