Alliance of American Football Suspends Operations, Cancels End of the Season

By Matthew Filipovits on April 5, 2019 at 10:16 am

The Alliance of American Football has suspended operations after just eight weeks.

While the Alliance is not officially folding, things do not look good for the eight-team league. The AAF has seemingly had money problems from the start, leading to Carolina Hurricanes owner Tom Dundon investing 250 million of his money into the league, basically becoming the man in charge in the process.

The AAF came out swinging in their first week, with Nielsen ratings saying the first two games drew in about three million viewers a piece. Viewership has fallen off drastically since then, hovering somewhere in the 500,000 range. 

Christan Hackenberg, Deion Barnes, and Penn State Beaver grad Darius Prince are the only Penn Staters in the AAF.