UNGL may delay start of season

The United National Gridiron League may set back the start of its season, according to media reports citing league officials.

The Feb. 8 start date could be delayed because investors were still finalizing their deals with banks, UNGL Commissioner Joe Cribbs told The Birmingham News. Cribbs, a former Auburn standout and Pro Bowl running back with the Buffalo Bills, said he expected the league would still play this season.

UNGL President Ben Eison told the paper there is still progress being made and a solution may come in the next two days.

The league's Georgia team is based in Columbus. Officials were finalizing contracts this week to play games at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium and use Kinnett Stadium as a practice facility.

No official announcement has been made naming the team's coaches, schedule or its name.