The USFL is set to return this weekend with 8 teams.
In the North division will be Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, Philadelphia Stars, and Pittsburgh Maulers, while the Birmingham Stallions, Houston Gamblers, New Orleans Breakers, and Tampa Bay Bandits make up the South.
Each team will play 10 games throughout the season — two games against the teams in their division and one against each team in the opposite division.
Ahead of opening weekend, each team took to social media to unveil their brand new mascots for the league’s return.
Here are brand new mascots for the USFL.
Full Steed Ahead, our mascot is here! 🐎 #GiddyUp
What should we call ‘em!? ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/I74fVlnTug
— Birmingham Stallions (@USFLStallions) April 11, 2022
We’re #ALLIN 🎲on our new mascot!
What should we call him!? ⤵️ pic.twitter.com/hhTkoiUiPP
— Houston Gamblers (@USFLGamblers) April 11, 2022
The Hunt is over… We've got our official mascot! 🐾
Drop your best name suggestions below 👀⬇️ pic.twitter.com/4wn34dFA1q
— Michigan Panthers (@USFLPanthers) April 11, 2022
New Jersey Generals
We’re showing off our new mascot! #InTheTrenches🎖
Give us your best name suggestion below ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/XoinwJ6qE0
— New Jersey Generals (@USFLGenerals) April 11, 2022
New Orleans Breakers
BREAKING: Our new official mascot is here! 🥶 #GeauxBlueWave 🌊
Help us pick a name by giving us your best suggestions ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/DX3c4JuQ3x
— New Orleans Breakers (@USFLBreakers) April 11, 2022
Truly… Out of this world. ⭐️💫
What should we name the USFL’s clear best mascot!? ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/yrxqZ2OjFn
— Philadelphia Stars (@USFLStars) April 11, 2022
Nailed it. Just DROPPED our official mascot! 🔨🔨
Give us your best name suggestion below! 👀⬇️ pic.twitter.com/sFu9HN1c5P
— Pittsburgh Maulers (@USFLMaulers) April 11, 2022
Tampa Bay Bandits
Stick ‘em up! Introducing our new mascot! #LetsRide 🤠
Drop your name suggestions below👇 pic.twitter.com/dwIOypoGtZ
— Tampa Bay Bandits (@USFLBandits) April 11, 2022
The league officially kicks off on Saturday, April 16 with the New Jersey Generals taking on the Birmingham Stallions. The game, which begins at 7:30 p.m. ET, will air on FOX, NBC, and Peacock.
The remaining teams will take the field throughout the day on Sunday with coverage on NBC, Peacock, USA, and FOX Sports 1.