"Oliver and I share the same vision and passion for reimagining the game of football".
Luck will leave his leadership role at the NCAA, where he oversaw the organization's regulatory functions, including eligibility requirements and academic affairs, and the eligibility center. "The XFL will create first-class organizations that local cities across the country will be proud of".
The XFL announced on Tuesday that Oliver Luck will now be working as their chief executive officer and commissioner, according to a release. He's also held high-level posts with Major League Soccer and the Houston Sports Authority.
"It has been a tremendous honor to serve my alma mater as director of athletics", Luck said at the time.
The league named Oliver Luck commissioner and CEO. He graduated from University of Texas law school in 1987.
The new XFL will reimagine football for the 21st century when it kicks off in early 2020. There's a reported $100 million outlay by McMahon to start the XFL. "We want really good football, and I think that's what fans want as well".
He noted games will be affordable for the entire family, and that just last week the league submitted their proposal to 30 markets across the US. The league will launch with eight teams, 40-man active rosters, and a 10-week regular season schedule, with a postseason consisting of two semifinal playoff games and a championship game. "The XFL will also establish a health, wellness and safety program that meets the needs of today's athletes". He founded the company Alpha Entertainment LLC to launch the XFL, and said that the football league, Alpha and WWE would remain separate entities.