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UFL postpones season until spring

UFL postpones season until spring

Joe Davis

October 21, 2012

On Saturday, the United Football League announced the suspension of the 2012 season. League founder William Hambrecht made the announcement in the morning. League spokesman Paul F. Pelosi attributed the shutdown to insufficient funds, which were a result of workers compensation insurance costs and other ...

Mountain Lions give up lead for a loss in season opener

Mountain Lions give up lead for a loss in season opener

State Hornet Staff

September 29, 2012

The Sacramento Mountain Lions’ opening game at Raley Field on Friday was spoiled by one play.After trailing the entire game, Omaha Nighthawks’ quarterback Jason Boltus threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Cameron Kenney with 2:16 left in the fourth quarter to defeat Sacramento, 24-20.This is the four...

Mountain Lions to start new season at Raley Field

Mountain Lions logo

State Hornet Staff

September 26, 2012

It took a few weeks longer than expected, but professional football has returned to Sacramento.The United Football League’s Sacramento Mountain Lions finalized their roster just 10 days before their first game.This season, the Mountain Lions will feature changes that include a new field, head coach a...

Q & A with Mountain Lions Senior VP Joe Wagoner

Senior Vice President Joe Wagoner (center) announced his
departure from the Mountain Lions Monday on his Facebook page. He
will become the CEO for the new San Francisco Bulls minor league
ice hockey team.

State Hornet Staff

November 2, 2011

Sports reporter AJ Taylor sits down with the Sacramento Mountain Lions’ Senior Vice President Joe Wagoner to talk about the future of the United Football League, stadium options for the team, the broadcast team and more. What is the state of the owners? “Right now, the plans are to move ahead for...

Sac State alumni Bethel-Thompson, Amey, lead Molos to victory

Defensive end Brian Coutler attempts to strip the ball while
sacking Destroyers quarterback Mike McMahon.

AJ Taylor

October 19, 2011

Otis Amey and McLeod Bethel-Thompson stepped onto the turf at Hornet Stadium to find one statement holds true: once a Hornet, always a Hornet. Amey scored his first two touchdowns in the United Football League on Saturday evening to power the Mountain Lions past the Virginia Destroyers in overtime 27-20 to give ...

UFL cancels remainder of regular season

Mountain Lions logo

Dante Geoffrey

October 17, 2011

The United Football League cancelled the final two weeks of the regular season today. In a statement released by the league, UFL founder Bill Hembrecht said it was in the best interest of the league's long-term viability to cancel the regular season and skip straight to the championship game. The league...

MoLos lose in final seconds to Nighthawks

Wide Receiver Kenny Moore puts six on the board for the Molos
late in the second quarter.

AJ Taylor

October 5, 2011

Saturday’s game at Hornet Stadium was a matchup between two winless squads - the Sacramento Mountain Lions (0-1) and the Omaha Nighthawks (0-1). These teams’ tied rank in the UFL standings- for last place- was far from the only tight statistic of the game. The 33-30 loss drops the Mountain Lion...

Mountain Lions lose 23-17 to Locomotives in season opener

The Mountain Lions take the field Saturday night at the home
opener against the Las Vegas Locomotives.

AJ Taylor

September 21, 2011

A sold-out Hornet Stadium erupted to the tune of more than 20,000 fans as pyrotechnics lit up the night sky and the Sacramento Mountain Lions came screaming onto the turf to kick off the 2011 United Football League season. The Mountain Lions played host on Saturday night to the two-time defending UFL ch...

Sacramento Mountain Lions move forward with Colburn at the helm

Joe Fleming

September 7, 2011

The Sacramento Mountain Lions have determined who will be their starting quarterback – and it is not Daunte Culpepper. Culpepper spent 11 years as a starting quarterback in the NFL. He headlined the MoLos as one of their biggest stars from last season. He threw for 1,944 yards, 10 touchdowns and 12 ...

Mountain Lions look for early wins to start their season

Mountain Lions look for early wins to start their season

Katie McMillin

August 31, 2011

The Mountain Lions came within one game of reaching the United Football League Championship Game during their debut season in Sacramento. This season, the team hopes to improve on its 4-4 record in 2010, even with an unsettled quarterback situation. Head coach Dennis Green said the key to the team’s impro...

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