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Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:47 pm
by Caballo Diablo

Announcing the Austin Turfcats of the Southern Indoor Football League! Excitement! Thrilling! It's the ultimate family destination for Spring 2009! Be an integral part of the most talked about "happening" this new year! The Southern Indoor Football League comes to Austin this Spring, 2009. Our affordable family entertainment is THE answer to getting your corporate message across in these tough economic times.

Generating increased sales for your team while our team plays America's number one sport to the cheers of thousands of fans, up close and personal with indoor football! Teams from across Texas and Louisiana will come to Austin's Travis County Expo Center from mid-April through the end of July. With the excitement of professional football on the field, fans and their families will also be engaged and involved in our dynamic fan zone areas complete with interactive games, cheerleader and player autograph appearances, mascot photos, contests with great prizes, and much, much more!

Your partnership with us will bring your company mass impact visibility and increased value as you reach directly the thousands of attentive families each week. Opportunities exist to also be involved in our teams youth mentoring programs throughout the Austin-San Antonio corridor as well as other civic endeavors.

Join us in 2009! As the dreary winter months end, and the freshness of Spring makes people feel renewed, energetic, and ready to tackle the world again---let YOUR message be a part of America's number one sport with your own professional team---The Austin Turfcats !!!!


J. Ronald Oswalt
Vice-President/General Manager

Posted: Tue Jan 06, 2009 5:07 pm
by Caballo Diablo
Turfcats Promote Reading In Local Schools

January 6, 2009
Media contact: J. Ronald Oswalt 866-969-8228 (TCAT)

Austin – The Score With a Turfcat for Reading program is designed for elementary students in the greater central Texas I-35 corridor area. The program encourages reading by recognizing and rewarding the top 10 elementary classes that read the most combined hours during the spring semester of 2009.

Students score a touchdown for every seven hours that they read. At the end of the program, each class tallies their touchdowns, and the top ten classes that score the most touchdowns win the event and receive a special event at their school that includes a visit from the Austin Turfcats.

As an added incentive, each top 10 class will receive one free ticket voucher to an Austin Turfcats game. The Austin Turfcats have set a goal of over 5,000 books to be read this upcoming season.

Log on to and send us your school info to participate. For any additional information and/or to order a season ticket package, call the Turfcats at (866) 969-8228 (TCAT) today.

For more information or get photos for media outlets or to get your 2009 Austin Turfcats season tickets, contact the Turfcats office at (866) 969-TCAT (8228.) or visit us at and by electronic mail at

Posted: Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:41 pm
by Caballo Diablo
Turfcats Add Longhorn and NFL Experience To Coaching Staff

January 8, 2009
Media contact: J. Ronald Oswalt 866-969-8228 (TCAT)

Austin –Former Dallas Cowboy and University of Texas player Chris Duliban has been appointed Head Coach of the Austin Turfcats for its inaugural season in the Southern Indoor Football League, Vice President and General Manager Ronald Oswalt announced today.

Joining Duliban as Assistant Coach will be Kerry Cash, another former Longhorn who played with the Indianapolis Colts.

"The Turfcats will be led by two skilled and highly-respected individuals whose credentials as leaders and winners speak for themselves,'' Oswalt said. “We pride ourselves at the Austin Turfcats in breaking new ground in how we'll play as well as in creating our team leadership." "Chris Duliban and Kerry Cash bring the kind of coaching experience and passion for Austin football that is the basis of the SIFL.''

Duliban was an all-city running back at Spring Woods High School, but was converted to an outside linebacker at Austin. After "scratching and fighting," Duliban started his senior year and earned second-team All-Southwest Conference honors as well as the D.X. Bible Team Spirit Award in 1985.

He was drafted by Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys in 1986 in the 12th round (307th overall) and spent a year with the Buffalo Bills in 1988. His coaching career began at Hyde Park Baptist High School in 1996. He earned his first indoor coaching opportunity as the defensive coordinator of the Texas Terminators of the Indoor Professional Football League in 1999.

Duliban added, “I am excited and honored to be the Head Coach for the Turfcats inaugural season. I love the city of Austin and the central Texas area. As a resident of this area for over 28 years, I am glad to bring professional football to central Texas.”

Last season, Duliban served as Head Coach for the Centex Barracudas of the Intense Football League in Belton, Texas. He also guided the team to their first playoff victory in team history versus the Alaska Wild.

Cash, a native of San Antonio, Texas, was drafted by Colts in the fifth round of the 1991 NFL Draft. He also played for the Oakland Raiders and Chicago Bears.

For more information or get photos for media outlets or to get your 2009 Austin Turfcats season tickets, contact the Turfcats office at (866) 969-TCAT (8228.) or visit us at and by electronic mail at

Link To Team Notes In Austin Statesman Today

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:33 pm
by ronaldoswalt ... igest.html


TurfCats name coach

The new indoor football team, the Austin TurfCats, announced it has signed a pair of former Longhorns to coach its first season. Chris Duliban, who played linebacker at Texas from 1983-85, was named head coach. He'll be assisted by Kerry Cash, a Texas tight end from 1987-90.

The TurfCats plan to begin play this spring at the Travis County Expo Center as part of the new Southern Indoor Football League.

Posted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 6:33 pm
by Caballo Diablo
Talk Around Town Partners With Turfcats
January 9, 2008

Austin, TX – The Austin Turfcats announced today that they have recently received sponsorship from the preferred lifestyle magazine in Central Texas.

Talk Around Town ( will be known as the ‘Official Lifestyle Magazine of the Austin Turfcats.” The magazine will feature full color inside interviews on the Austin Turfcats on their pursuit of a Southern Indoor Football League title and other areas of local interest.

Talk Around Town is a Central Texas centric lifestyle magazine focused on businesses and activities along the I-35 Corridor and is a valuable source of information for new homeowners within that region. Talk Around Town covers and is distributed in five different counties (Comal, Guadalupe, Hays, Southern Travis and Northern Bexar) and is a great source for people to learn about the towns along the corridor as well as vehicle for businesses in San Antonio and Austin to reach this vibrant market.

“As a resident and a patron to local Corridor businesses, I saw a need to connect quality businesses with local homeowners, so I created an avenue to do so,” says Karen Borell, the Founder/Publisher of Talk Around Town.

Along with being a die-hard football fan, Karen Borell is a passionate marketing professional that has worked in the publishing and marketing industries for over twenty years. She has worked for top organizations such as Knight-Ridder newspapers, Economist Magazine, ATT, Sprint and SW Bell Yellow Pages, Welcome Wagon, Valpak as well as many local and regional publications. She launched Talk Around Town in 2006.

Working with a fabulous power team that includes graphic designers, photo stylists, web designers and local quality businesses that provide editorial in their field of expertise, she is able to offer an overall marketing solution to all types of businesses.

“I am very excited to have the Turfcats here in Austin, it reminds me of when I was a little girl and my father used to take me to see the New York Giants play,” exclaims Borell.

Posted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:34 pm
by Caballo Diablo
Austin Turfcats

Save $$$ With Season Tickets

Austin - The Austin Turfcats announced season and single-game ticket deals for the 2009 Southern Indoor Football League season today. Season tickets range from $250 to $99; all ticket prices reflect a family four pack not just one ticket. A $99.00 package breaks down to only $4.12 per ticket, that is 4 tickets per game and with six home games and 24 tickets total for the entire season. How often can a family of four have six nights out for under a hundred bucks? With these tough economic times, we want to make it affordable for a family to enjoy a night out with your favorite team.

Game day tickets will be $25, $15, $8.00 and a special $5.00 child ticket is available in the upper deck only. Buying season tickets not only gets you a limited edition t-shirt but saves you over 50% on game day.

Ronald Oswalt, Vice-President/General Manager said, "We want to reward season ticket holders with a great deal, they show their loyalty to us and we want to reward them. The response so far has been tremendous and we appreciate our true fans of indoor football."

All season ticket holders will be also listed in our official game day program. To become a Turfcats season ticket holder call 866-969-TCAT today.

Posted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:13 pm
by Caballo Diablo
It's finally time to wake up the local media.
The Turfcats press conference will be on Thur 1/15 at the downtown Austin Four Seasons.

Press Conference

Posted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 2:59 am
by ronaldoswalt
A new Southern Indoor Football League Team is set to debut in 2009! The team will be known as the Austin Turfcats and the team will hold its first press conference on January 15, 2009 at the Four Seasons Hotel in the Stones Crossing Room at 98 San Jacinto Boulevard in Austin, Texas starting at 2 p.m.

All media and fans are encouraged to attend to learn more about the team, coaches, staff and much more. There will be preseason media guides available and additional press packets for all media to explain our mission in Central Texas.

“This has been a long and challenging road, but we could not be happier with the idea, or the final product!” said team Vice-President/General Manager, Ronald Oswalt. “We have spent time learning, time building and time networking to make a truly special indoor football organization.”

New partners have joined to support the team in the Southern Indoor Football League and to adjust their sights on a 2009 SIFL title exclaimed Oswalt, “There is no doubt in my mind that this team will turn heads in 2009 and that every team backer, fan and fellow SIFL members will be impressed!”

Food and other surprises will be available for all media in attendance.

Great locations are still available for the 2009 season! Act now to reserve the best seats. Call a Season Sales Representative today at 866-969-TCAT (822 8) to reserve your seats today. The Austin Turfcats are committed to being a premier team in the Southern Indoor Football League and being involved in the community for which we serve.

For more information or get photos for media outlets or to get your 2009 Austin Turfcats season tickets, contact the Turfcats office at (866) 969-TCAT (822 8) or by electronic mail at

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:18 pm
by Caballo Diablo
Austin Turfcats Tryouts Planned For Hutto

January 15, 2009
Media contact: J. Ronald Oswalt 866-969-8228 (TCAT)

Austin – In a continuing effort to add talent and strive for an SIFL championship, the Austin Turfcats of the Southern Indoor Football League have scheduled a free agent tryout camp on Saturday, January 24, 2009. The tryout camp will be held at Hutto High School in Hutto, Texas. The camp will be under the direction of Turfcats Head Coach Chris Duliban and his coaching staff.

The format will consist of a variety of physical tests, including the 40 yard dash, 20 yard shuttle and the standing long jump. Participants will be timed and measured in all of these events. After an evaluation of each participant’s times and scores, the group will be reduced to a number of individuals who will be asked to participate in select physical drills. Another evaluation will leave the remaining to participate in skill drills which are related to Indoor Football. There will not be any contact drills.

The cost of the camp is $50 cash per individual. Registration will begin promptly at 9:00 am until 10:00 am. A thirty minute period of supervised warm-up drills will follow. Testing will begin at 10:30 am.

The camp is open to anyone who has completed their college eligibility and is physically able to perform the drills. A waiver and release form will be signed by all participants stating that they are physically able to participate and not hold the Austin Turfcats liable for any injury suffered during the camp.

Participants need to provide their own workout attire. Shorts and t-shirts along with turf or tennis shoes are recommended for the camps. Rubber molded football cleats no longer than one half inch will be permitted for tryouts. Metal football cleats are absolutely forbidden and you will not be allowed to participate.

Participation in the free-agent camp is not an offer of employment but merely an evaluation. The Austin Turfcats are not responsible for travel or lodging expenses. Food will not be provided.

If you have any questions, please contact the Austin Turfcats General Manager Ronald Oswalt at

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:07 pm
by Caballo Diablo
Turfcats Press Conference Successful In Austin
January 15, 2009

Austin – It was standing room only at a packed press conference today for the new Austin Turfcats of the Southern Indoor Football League. Media from throughout central Texas crowded into the Four Season’s Hotel to see not only the new coaching staff but also some key players being introduced.

Vice President/General Manager Ron Oswalt explained why the SIFL business model is far superior to those attempts by prior teams. “We have season tickets for a family of four available at $99. That breaks down to $4.12 per ticket. How many families can go out to a football game for that much?”

Oswalt introduced Head Coach Chris Duliban and his new assistant coach Kerry Cash. Both coaches are products of the University Of Texas.

Fans at today’s press conference were treated to a surprise as two of the players for the new team also turned out. Corry Perez will play defensive back and is a product of Blinn Junior College in Brenham where he was a wide receiver for two years. Perez told the gathering, “This is the most exciting feeling in the world to play at home. I just thank God everyday for this opportunity.”

Darrick Wallace will also play for the Turfcats who ran track at Grambling State while also playing for their football team for four years. Wallace has played indoor and arena football for seven seasons for teams like the Katy Copperheads and Shreveport Battlewings. “I feel pretty good going into this season. Hopefully, we get an experience quarterback who can catch on quick to indoor football,” said Wallace.

Along with other staff introduced at the press conference, the Turfcats announced that the first player tryout s will be held on Saturday, January 24th at Hutto High School. Entry forms will soon be posted on the website at