Getty Images

Spring football is back, as the USFL will try to capitalize on an opportunity to expand the game. For the third time in the last four years, a new football league will attempt to stick around.

The USFL features eight franchises that were also in the original USFL, which ran from 1983 to 1986, and retained rights to key original team names (Philadelphia Stars, New Jersey Generals, New Orleans Breakers, etc.). What separates the USFL from the Alliance of American Football and the XFL is all the games in its inaugural season are being played in a centralized location in Birmingham, Alabama -- at Protective Stadium and Legion Field.

As for the postseason, four teams will qualify (the top two teams in each division) and the games will be held at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton, Ohio. The USFL Championship Game will also be played in Canton on Sunday, July 3. 

The 2022 USFL season will begin on Saturday, April 16 as games will be played on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from April through July. Here is the 2022 USFL schedule, along with the latest scores:

Week 1


Birmingham Stallions 28, New Jersey Generals 24

Houston Gamblers 17, Michigan Panthers 12

New Orleans Breakers 23, Philadelphia Stars 17

Tampa Bay Bandits 17, Pittsburgh Maulers 3

Week 2 


New Jersey Generals 10, Michigan Panthers 6

Philadelphia Stars 30, Pittsburgh Maulers 23

Birmingham Stallions 33, Houston Gamblers 28

New Orleans Breakers 34, Tampa Bay Bandits 3

Week 3


Tampa Bay Bandits 27, Houston Gamblers 26

Birmingham Stallions 22, New Orleans Breakers 13

Michigan Panthers 24, Pittsburgh Maulers 0

New Jersey Generals 24, Philadelphia Stars 16

Week 4


Philadelphia Stars 26, Michigan Panthers 25

New Jersey Generals 21, Pittsburgh Maulers 13

Birmingham Stallions 16, Tampa Bay Bandits 10

New Orleans Breakers 23, Houston Gamblers 16

Week 5


Tampa Bay Bandits 27, Michigan Panthers 20

New Jersey Generals 27, New Orleans Breakers 17

Birmingham Stallions 30, Philadelphia Stars 17

Pittsburgh Maulers 21, Houston Gamblers 20

Week 6


Philadelphia Stars 35, Tampa Bay Bandits 28

Michigan Panthers at Birmingham Stallions

Saturday, May 21, 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC

Pittsburgh Maulers at New Orleans Breakers

Sunday, May 22, 12 p.m. ET on FS1

Houston Gamblers at New Jersey Generals

Sunday, May 22, 4 p.m. ET on Fox

Week 7


New Jersey Generals at Tampa Bay Bandits

Saturday, May 28, 12 p.m. ET on USA

New Orleans Breakers at Michigan Panthers

Saturday, May 28, 9 p.m. ET on FS1

Birmingham Stallions at Pittsburgh Maulers

Sunday, May 29, 2 p.m. ET on Fox

Philadelphia Stars at Houston Gamblers

Sunday, May 29, 6 p.m. ET on Peacock

Week 8


Houston Gamblers at Tampa Bay Bandits

June 3-5, TBA

Michigan Panthers at Philadelphia Stars

June 3-5, TBA

New Orleans Breakers at Birmingham Stallions

June 3-5, TBA

Pittsburgh Maulers at New Jersey Generals

June 3-5, TBA

Week 9


Houston Gamblers at Birmingham Stallions

June 11-12, TBA

New Jersey Generals at Michigan Panthers

June 11-12, TBA

Philadelphia Stars at Pittsburgh Maulers

June 11-12, TBA

Tampa Bay Bandits at New Orleans Breakers

June 11-12, TBA

Week 10


Birmingham Stallions at Tampa Bay Bandits

June 18-19, TBA

Michigan Panthers at Pittsburgh Maulers

June 18-19, TBA

New Orleans Breakers at Houston Gamblers

June 18-19, TBA

Philadelphia Stars at New Jersey Generals

June 18-19, TBA




June 25, 3 p.m. ET



June 25, 8 p.m. ET





July 3, 7:30 p.m. ET


The USFL will operate under a different set of rules and regulations that will make the game more exciting for the fans. Included are the extra point system that rewards teams for successful conversion tries, stand-still kickoffs, alternative onside kicks, and a best-of-three playoff shootout for overtime. 

All the new USFL rules can be found here. The USFL will attempt to springboard spring football once again, especially with the XFL and NFL collaborating in 2023. The league has an opportunity to create a niche for itself over the next several months.