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Huyghue said he tried unsuccessfully to negotiate deals with CBS and TNT. When it became apparent last month that the lockout was ending, Huyghue announced that the UFL would scrap its plan to start in August and revert to its normal September kickoff.

Games will be carried on HDNet and regional sports networks. Versus had televised games last season, but the league had to pay production costs. Huyghue said no agreement with Versus had been reached for this year.

The season will open Sept. 15 with the Virginia Destroyers visiting the Omaha Nighthawks. The two-time defending champion Las Vegas Locomotives visit the Sacramento Mountain Lions on Sept. 17.