Evansville Rage

The Evansville Rage are a professional indoor football team based in Evansville, Indiana. The team is currently a member of the Continental Indoor Football League.The Rage will join the CIFL in 2012 as an expansion team. The Rage are the second indoor football team to be based in Evansville, the first being the National Indoor Football League and United Indoor Football’s Evansville BlueCats, who played from 2003 to 2007. The Rage were founded in 2011 by David Reed. Reed stepped down as President and General Manager in March 2012 due to a family illness. The Rage play their home games at the Swonder Ice Arena.

Franchise History

On November 16, 2011 the team announced its intentions to compete as full members of the CIFL for the 2013 season. The Rage have also already hired their head coach, naming Mike Goodpaster to the position. Goodpaster was most recently the Defensive Coordinator of the Northern Kentucky River Monsters of the Ultimate Indoor Football League. On December 9, 2011 it was announced that the Rage were going become the final expansion team for the 2012 Continental Indoor Football League season. On March 6, 2012, owner and general manager, David Reed, resigned from the duties due to an illness in his family that requires his full attention. The same day, the Rage announced Eddie Cronin as the team’s General Manager. Cronin had been a part of the organization from the start as the defensive coordinator. He continued to keep his position as defensive coordinator.

Logos and Uniforms

The team’s logo was introduced in November 2011 when the team announced that they would be playing in 2013. Their logo features the word “Rage” with has a lightning bolt styled font, similar to the style that the Orlando Rage of the XFL used. There is also the word Evansville in the upper left-hand corner.

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