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Stephan Rachuk | XFL Newsroom

Owner/Editor | Host of This Week in the XFL

Originally from Detroit, Stephan grew up as a Lions fan which has now led him on a lifetime journey to find better football. He now lives in the greater Houston area and is one of the top journalists covering the XFL. Stephan founded XFL Newsroom in May 2018 when Vince McMahon first announced the league would be returning. Since then, he has built XFL Newsroom into the largest XFL news platform on the internet.

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Christian Paolantonio | XFL Newsroom


Christian Paolantonio is a 20 year old college student who began writing for the XFL Newsroom in February 2020. Before joining the Newsroom, Christian was an inaugural season ticket holder for the Tampa Bay Vipers. His love for the game began at a young very young age when he was only five years old and already tossing the pigskin with his father in the backyard.


Gavin Semler | XFL Newsroom


As a St. Louis native, Gavin loves everything about the 314, especially the local sports teams—the Cardinals, Battlehawks, and Blues. Since the Rams left for LA, he’s been thrilled to see the Battlehawks bring football back to St. Louis. With passions for writing and football, Gavin makes the best of both worlds in his hobby as a sports writer.


Jake Henry | XFL Newsroom

Writer | Host of St. Louis BattleCast

Jake is the host of the St. Louis BattleCast and writer for XFL Newsroom at only 16 years of age. He started covering the St. Louis BattleHawks on Instagram before transitioning to full-time XFL analyst. His first XFL event was Johnathan Hayes’s introductory press conference in 2019 where he also met Commissioner Oliver Luck. He also attended the Summer Showcase in Saint Louis. Those events officially solidified that he’d be an XFL writer.

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James Larsen | XFL Newsroom

Writer | XFL Simulated Network

Ever since I was young, I’ve had a passion for football. Growing up as a Vikings fan, I always loved watching the sport, and was fully invested in the XFL’s 2020 season. Now that the league is back, I’m even more excited to cover the league as a writer, for the love of football!

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Maliik Obee | XFL Newsroom


Maliik Obee is a graduate of Morgan State University and Graduate student at the University of Maryland. Maliik is a writer covering the DC Defenders as well as the Las Vegas Raiders.


Mickey Wind - XFL Newsroom


A lifelong football fan and former long snapper from Long Island, New York has been a season ticket holder to both XFLs. He is a proud husband and father of 3.


Zach Keilman | XFL Newsroom


A Hoosier since birth, Zach has always been involved with the world of football growing up a diehard fan of the one and only Chicago Bears. In 2019, he created the Gridiron Gallery podcast to bring his passion and drive for the game online.

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Gridiron Gallery | XFL Newsroom


Zach Keilman brings you his analysis, predictions, and stories from all walks of the landscape of the sport that is American Football. Covering the XFL, NFL, Arena Football, and so much more!

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A weekly podcast that debates the top stories, games and rumors around the world and in College Sports. This is a sports show that for the fans by the fans. No Narratives, No Agenda, Just Sports Talk.

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St. Louis BattleHawks BattleCast Podcast


Join Jake as he brings you all the latest BattleHawks news, rumors and analysis on the St. Louis BattleCast.

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Tron Hawkins | This is the XFL Podcast | XFL Newsroom


Tron Hawkins hosts one of the original XFL Podcasts on the market, bringing you the latest XFL News since late 2018. This is the XFL Podcast will bring you game recaps, power rankings, transactions and much much more…

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Vipercast | Tampa Bay Vipers Podcast


When the original XFL league folded in 2001 three young boys were devastated.  They vowed that Spring football could totally work and was 100% possible.  Now as grown men – Jake, John and Jason are older, wiser and they know that the 3rd time’s the charm.  Join Viper Cast as they cover all things from around the league and what bets to lock in all the while cheering on their beloved Tampa Bay Vipers!

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XFL Markcast | XFL Newsroom Podcast


Paul Sánchez of West Coast Moxie and Reid Johnson of Best Made Videos® join forces to host the XFL Markcast, talking about and marking out to all things related to the XFL.

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