The NFL is dominating headlines during the season, but there’s another football league trying to get in on the action.
Earlier this week, the XFL announced a large list of players who are eligible to be taken in the league’s first draft. Set to happen next week, the draft includes a few former NFL players and some of the best former college football players.
Arguably the biggest name to come from the first batch of players is former Michigan State and Oakland Raiders QB Connor Cook. Other notable names include former FSU kicker Roberto Aguayo, Minnesota RB David Cobb, and New England Patriots RB Jonas Gray.
The XFL wasn’t done with its announcements.
On Tuesday afternoon, ESPN and FOX finalized their broadcast teams for the XFL.
Andrew Marchand of the New York Post has the details:
On ESPN, the trio of Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky and Pat McAfee will be on the call of the network’s top XFL games, while Fox’s top team will consist of Curt Menefee and Joel Klatt, according to sources.
Steve Levy, Dan Orlovsky and Pat McAfee have worked together on college football broadcasts for ESPN this fall. Marchand also suggested Dianna Russini will be the sideline reporter.
The XFL kicks off this spring.