The USFL’s 2022 season kicked off Saturday with a tilt featuring the New Jersey Generals and Birmingham Stallions. On Sunday, the rest of the league’s eight teams will be facing off in a tripleheader to cap off Week 1 of the league’s 10-week regular season.
The first game of the day will start at noon ET and feature the Houston Gamblers and Michigan Panthers. The Panthers have one of the most recognizable coach-quarterback combinations: longtime NFL coach Jeff Fisher and former Michigan starter Shea Patterson. The Gamblers will rely on former Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin and former Eagles fifth-round pick Clayton Thorson to carry their offense.
After the Gamblers and Panthers wrap up, the Philadelphia Stars and New Orleans Breakers will face off at 4 p.m. ET. The Breakers have one of the strongest-looking rosters in the USFL and are helmed by the offensive-minded Larry Fedora, who most recently coached at North Carolina. He will look to turn the Breakers into a Kyle Sloter-led offensive juggernaut. As for the Stars, coach Bart Andrus will rely on former CFL quarterback Bryan Scott.
The final game of the day, at 8 p.m. ET, will be between the Tampa Bay Bandits and Pittsburgh Maulers in what could be a grind-it-out affair. Both Todd Haley’s Bandits and Kirby Wilson’s Maulers have good-looking defenses that should be among the USFL’s best. The Bandits may have an advantage in this matchup given that Jordan Ta’amu, who was strong as a starter in the XFL in 2020, is their top quarterback.
Sporting News is tracking the action from the USFL’s first tripleheader of the season. Follow along for the latest news, updates and highlights from Sunday’s action.
Houston Gamblers vs. Michigan Panthers live updates, highlights
Updates on the Panthers vs. Gamblers game will be provided when it begins at noon ET.
Philadelphia Stars vs. New Orleans Breakers live updates, highlights
Updates on the Breakers vs. Stars game will be provided when it begins at 4 p.m. ET.
Tampa Bay Bandits vs. Pittsburgh Maulers live updates, highlights
Updates on the Maulers vs. Bandits game will be provided when it begins at 8 p.m. ET.
What time are the USFL games today?
Below is the full schedule of USFL games for Sunday, April 17. The first game will kick off at noon ET while the last will begin at 8 p.m. ET.
All games will be available to watch on the Fox and NBC family of networks. You can also stream the contests with fuboTV, which offers a free trial.
|Game||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Houston Gamblers vs. Michigan Panthers||Noon||NBC, Peacock, fuboTV|
|Philadelphia Stars vs. New Orleans Breakers||4 p.m.||USA, fuboTV|
|Tampa Bay Bandits vs. Pittsburgh Maulers||8 p.m.||FS1, fuboTV|