Philadelphia Stars: What You Need to Know


Though there is no more NFL football for seven whole months, the USFL will be making a return to fill the void of professional football. The league will make its official return on April 16, 2022, after a 36-year hiatus.

The league will kick off with eight teams vying for a championship over twelve weeks in the Protective Stadium and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. 

During the USFL era from 1983 to 1985, the Philadelphia Stars took three championships in 1983, 1984, and later as the Baltimore Stars in 1985.

The Stars aim to be a force to be reckoned with as they return with the other seven teams in the USFL’s comeback season. This all starts at the top, and the Stars’ newly hired head coach and general manager, Bart Andrus, will be at the charge of the Stars’ return.

On Feb. 17, the official USFL Stars Twitter revealed its uniforms for the upcoming season. The Stars will rock red and yellow threads throughout the season, very similar to two other teams who revealed its uniforms.

The uniform reveal was the first of many exciting updates for the team and organization.

Starting Feb. 22 and going into Feb. 23, the USFL will have its draft. 

Day One will consist of the teams picking in rounds 1-12, where each round will focus on specific players. In the first round, each team will pick its quarterback.

For the Philadelphia Stars, they will have the third overall pick in the first round.

Though the official schedule for the Philadelphia Stars has not been released yet, all USFL teams will play each team in its division twice and in the opposing division once, equaling a 10-game schedule. The Stars share the North division with the Michigan Panthers, New Jersey Generals, and the Pittsburgh Maulers.

For up-to-date information about the Philadelphia Stars, keep checking back at Philly Sports Network.