By Tom Robinson
© August 2, 2012
The United Football League, which shortened last year's schedule in midstream for financial reasons, will return for another try Sept. 19.
The Virginia Destroyers, the UFL's defending champions, will open in Omaha, Neb., two days later, according to the schedule released by the league Wednesday.
That slate calls for the UFL's four teams to each play eight games - four home and four away - with a championship game Nov. 16 at a site to be determined.
All games will be televised by the CBS Sports Network, which last week reached a broadcasting deal for the UFL's fourth season.
"We're proud of what we were able to accomplish in 2011," Virginia coach Marty Schottenheimer said in the release, "but this is a new season and, in a lot of ways, a new league."
The Destroyers' first two games at the Virginia Beach Sportsplex will be Oct. 5 (7 p.m.) and Oct. 19 (9 p.m.), both against the Sacramento Mountain Lions. They also will play at home at 6 p.m. Oct. 25 against the Las Vegas Locos and Nov. 9 against the Omaha Nighthawks, with a 9:30 p.m. kickoff.
Virginia's road games are Sept. 21 at Omaha, Sept. 26 at Las Vegas, Oct. 12 at Omaha and Nov. 2 at Sacramento.
Tom Robinson, 757-446-2518, firstname.lastname@example.org
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