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April 24, 2012 - Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) - Mississippi Hound Dogs News Release

FT. MYERS, FL - The UIFL is announcing it is assisting the Mississippi Hound Dogs for the remainder of the season, in order to complete their games. The move was necessary due to financial difficulties by the team owner.

"This is a move that we didn't want to make, we had to make to ensure the rest of the teams in the south can play all seven of their home games," said UIFL Commissioner Jared Lorenzen.

The Hound Dogs will play Saturday at Florida in Estero, FL. Mississippi's home game with Western Pennsylvania on May 14 has been cancelled, while the home game against Florida on May 26 will be rescheduled and announced later this week. The Hound Dogs will also travel to Eastern KY to take on the Drillers on June 2nd. Season ticket holders can redeem refund for the two games at the Bancorp South Arena.

Additionally, Martino Theus has been restored as the head coach. Theus led the Hound Dogs through the first four games before being replaced by owner Marty Cooper.

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