The reinvented USFL, which is set to begin play in mid-April, is made up of eight teams that are split into two divisions. While the teams will be based in their home state, the entirety of the inaugural season will be played in Birmingham, Alabama.
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The regular season will last 10 weeks with two playoff rounds to follow. Teams in the same division will play each other twice and teams in the other division once. The season is currently set to end on July 3. The majority of the games will be played on Saturdays and Sundays with some special broadcasts on Fridays and Mondays.
Each team will be made up of a 38-man active roster with a seven-man practice squad. The inaugural draft took place Feb. 22-23 and featured 280 players selected across 35 rounds. Camps are set to open on March 21. While complete details regarding salaries have not been disclosed, the players will receive base compensation and be eligible for victory bonuses, according to the USFL's Web site.
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Additionally, players and team staff members will be offered access to a college degree program that is both tuition-free and debt-free through a partnership with Strategic Education’s Capella University and Strayer University. The program will offer participants the chance to take classes online or in person.