By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Contributor
It’s been a busy week for the returning USFL, here’s a look at the noteworthy news from the league.
USFL Playoffs & Championship Game Headed to The Hall- In an ingenious move, the USFL will hold the playoffs and championship game at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. The first round of the playoffs begins June 25 from Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, home of the NFL Hall of Fame Game.
USFL Draft Lottery Sets Draft Order- In addition to the uniform unveiling, the league held its draft lottery on Thursday afternoon. The Michigan Panthers won the first overall pick and are officially on the clock. The Philadelphia Stars will select third overall.
USFL Draft Dates- Speaking of the draft, as reported by XFL NewsHub, the USFL Draft is set to take place February 22-23. Unlike a traditional draft, the USFL “draft” or player selection meeting will see players selected in phases. The first phase, or first round, is where all teams will select a quarterback.
USFL Training Camp- USFL teams will descend upon Birmingham, Alabama the week of March 21 to open training camp ahead April 16’s opening weekend.
(Images c/o: USFL)