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Blackbears Forced to End Play in 2024

May 15, 2024 - Arena Football League (AFL3)
Oregon Blackbears News Release

Due to an unexpected and unprecedented midseason league realignment, the Oregon Blackbears (OBB) will be ceasing play for the remainder of the 2024 season, as it was left out of realignment discussions or voting. Moving forward, the AFL will retain a 10-team league consisting of-Albany Firebirds, Billings Outlaws, Nashville Kats, Orlando Predators, Rapid City Marshalls, Salina Liberty, SW Kansas Storm, Washington Wolfpack, West Texas Desert Hawks, and the Wichita Regulators.

Today, the Arena Football League (AFL) announced that Jeff Fisher, current President of Football Operations for the Nashville Kats will serve as the Interim Commissioner of the League. This decision was made by a unanimous vote of the current team ownership groups in alignment with G6 Sports Investment Group, LLC, the owners of the AFL and its intellectual property.

"While there is disappointment around this decision, and as to my knowledge neither our ownership group nor myself were a part of them, we have very much to be proud of regarding the accomplishments we achieved in this early season," said Pat Johnson, team President.

Undefeated Start to the Season

OBB began its inaugural season with three consecutive wins, one preseason win and two regular season victories, and two cancellations. Player Movement

We will be in communication with organizations across other leagues to find potential new homes for our players as they will become free agents due to these circumstances.

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