Arkansas Diamonds Sparkle in Their Debut Season

Kerry Kraus


If you’re like most football fans, you’re suffering from withdrawal pains right now. We’re fortunate in Arkansas to have an indoor team to extend the season. Have you wondered where the Arkansas Twisters Arena Football II team are? They haven’t disappeared; they have just been reinvented. And it seems to be a good thing, since at the time of this writing, they are leading the east division of the IFL Intense Conference.

In February of this month, the Twisters became the Arkansas Diamonds when they joined the Indoor Football League (IFL). The Diamonds are so named because Arkansas is home to the Crater of Diamonds State Park in Murfreesboro, the only place in the world where you can dig for diamonds and keep what you find.

The team has several familiar players to Arkansans on the roster this year, ranging from Dedrick Poole from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff and David Knighton from Harding University in Searcy, to Vickiel Vaughn from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.

The team’s Web site has the schedule and ticket information, along with team roster, and latest news. Check it out then head over the Verizon Arena in North Little Rock and cheer on the Arkansas Diamonds for football during the summer!

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