2014 Indoor Football League season

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2014 IFL season
League Indoor Football League
Sport Indoor Football
Duration February 21, 2014 – June 14, 2014
Regular season
Season MVP Willie Copeland (Colorado)
Playoffs
Intense champions Nebraska Danger
  Intense runners-up Colorado Ice
United champions Sioux Falls Storm
  United runners-up Cedar Rapids Titans
2014 United Bowl Championship
Champions Sioux Falls Storm
  Runners-up Nebraska Danger
Finals MVP Chris Dixon
IFL seasons

The 2014 Indoor Football League season is the sixth season of the Indoor Football League (IFL). Playing with nine teams in two conferences spread across the United States, the league's regular season kicked off on February 21, 2014, when the reigning league champion Sioux Falls Storm played host to the Nebraska Danger. The regular season ended 17 weeks later on June 21, 2014, with the Nebraska Danger visiting the Texas Revolution.[1]

Teams

For 2014, the IFL maintained its two-conference no-divisions format with each of 9 teams scheduled to play 14 games during the 17-week regular season.[1] That was the same number of teams as played in the 2013 IFL season. The Minnesota-based Bemidji Axemen expansion team replaced the Chicago Slaughter which returned to the Continental Indoor Football League for the 2014 season.[2]

United Conference

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Bemidji Axemen Bemidji, Minnesota Sanford Center (4,700)
Cedar Rapids Titans Cedar Rapids, Iowa U.S. Cellular Center (6,900)
Green Bay Blizzard Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin Resch Center (8,621)
Sioux Falls Storm Sioux Falls, South Dakota Sioux Falls Arena (4,700)
Texas Revolution Allen, Texas Allen Event Center (6,275)

Intense Conference

Team Location Arena (Capacity)
Colorado Ice Loveland, Colorado Budweiser Events Center (7,200)
Nebraska Danger Grand Island, Nebraska Eihusen Arena (7,500)
Tri-Cities Fever Kennewick, Washington Toyota Center (5,970)
Wyoming Cavalry Casper, Wyoming Casper Events Center (8,395)

Personnel

In mid-December 2013, Michael Allshouse moved up from assistant to commissioner of the IFL, replacing Robert Loving who is now the league's chief financial officer.[3] For 2014, Mike McCoy serves as the Director of Business Development and Tom Falcinelli returns as the Director of Officiating.[4][5]

Expansion

In January 2014, the league announced that the Billings Wolves would join the league for the 2015 season. The Wolves will play their home games at Rimrock Auto Arena at MetraPark in Billings, Montana.[6] The city was previously home to the Billings Outlaws who folded after a tornado heavily damaged their home arena.[7][8]

Standings

Playoffs

Conference Championships 2014 United Bowl
           
2 Nebraska 45
1 Colorado 15
I2 Nebraska 46
U1 Sioux Falls 63
2 Cedar Rapids 36
1 Sioux Falls 73

Awards

Individual season awards

Award Winner Position Team
Most Valuable Player Willie Copeland Quarterback Colorado Ice
Offensive Player of the Year Chris Dixon Quarterback Sioux Falls Storm
Defensive Player of the Year Tyler Knight Linebacker Sioux Falls Storm
Special Teams Player of the Year Rockne Belmonte Kicker Cedar Rapids Titans
Rookie of the Year Nathan Wara Quarterback Green Bay Blizzard
Adam Pringle Award Cody Kirby Quarterback Bemidji Axemen
Coach of the Year Heron O'Neal Head Coach Colorado Ice
Executive of the Year Charlies Bosselman Owner Nebraska Danger

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1st Team All-IFL

Offense
Quarterback Willie Copeland, Colorado
Running back LaRon Council, Cedar Rapids
Wide receiver Clinton Solomon, Texas
Ryan Balentine, Bemidji
Kyle Kaiser, Colorado
Offensive tackle Myniya Smith, Sioux Falls
Darius Savage, Nebraska
Center Charlie Sanders, Sioux Falls
Defense
Defensive line Claude Wroten, Nebraska
Kyle Jenkins, Cedar Rapids
Jordan Morgan, Bemidji
Linebacker Tyler Knight, Sioux Falls
Joe Thornton, Colorado
Defensive back Frankie Solomon, Jr., Texas
Jamar Love, Nebraska
Donyae Coleman, Tri-Cities
Special teams
Kicker Rockne Belmonte, Cedar Rapids
Kick returner Tory Harrison, Sioux Falls

2nd Team All-IFL

Offense
Quarterback Chris Dixon, Sioux Falls
Running back Keithon Flemming, Tri-Cities
Wide receiver Samuel Charles, Wyoming
Donte Sawyer, Green Bay
Kayne Farquharson, Nebraska
Offensive tackle Albert Erni, Jr., Cedar Rapids
Sanford Banks, Colorado
Center William Maxwell, Green Bay
Defense
Defensive end Demario Dixon, Texas
Eze Obiora, Sioux Falls
Jason Jones, Colorado
Linebacker Corneilus Brown, Nebraska
Javicz Jones, Texas
Defensive back Kyle Theret, Sioux Falls
Corey Sample, Colorado
Lionell Singleton, Tri-Cities
Special teams
Kicker Parker Douglass, Sioux Falls
Kick returner Robert Brown, Cedar Rapids

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References

  1. ^ a b Hamar, Bob (September 30, 2013). "Danger building for 2014 season". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Omaha World-Herald Company. Retrieved October 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "2014 Regular Season Schedule Released". Indoor Football League. October 18, 2013. Retrieved October 21, 2013.
  3. ^ "IFL Annoucnes Changes to League Office". Indoor Football League. December 16, 2013. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  4. ^ Hamar, Bob (December 16, 2013). "Danger GM takes on IFL duties". Grand Island Independent. Grand Island, NE: Berkshire Hathaway. Retrieved December 24, 2013.
  5. ^ "About the IFL: Staff". Indoor Football League. Retrieved October 20, 2013.
  6. ^ Zimmer, Mike (February 19, 2014). "Billings Wolves to bring indoor football back to Billings in 2015". Billings Gazette. Billings, MT. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  7. ^ Breen, Scott (January 6, 2014). "Billings close to deal with Indoor Football League". Missoula, MT: KPAX-TV. Archived from the original on January 16, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  8. ^ Krieger, Dan (January 13, 2014). "Weekly Sports League and Franchise Report". Our Sports Central. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
  9. ^ "2014 IFL Individual Awards Announced - Charlie Bosselman Exec of Year". www.nebraska.tv. WorldNow and NTV. June 26, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
  10. ^ "All IFL Announced". www.newsacrossnebraska.com. News Across Nebraska. June 20, 2014. Retrieved April 23, 2015.
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