Soul's D'Orazio named AFLWA Player of the Year |
Philadelphia Soul quarterback Matt D'Orazio has been named the Arena Football League Writers Association Player of the Year.
Chicago's Dennison Robinson named 2008 ADT Defensive Player of the Year
AFL Press Release
Chicago Rush WR/DB DENNISON ROBINSON (6-0, 195, West Georgia) was selected as the 2008 ADT Defensive Player of the Year as voted by AFL head coaches, fans, players and the Arena Football League Writers Association, the League announced today.
Arena game could even go international
With an attendance increase of 6 percent despite a down economic market, Arena Football League Commissioner David Baker said Sunday the league was looking at expansion, with Boston, Pittsburgh and South Florida among the leading locales.
Robinson, Alfonzo and Harrell voted to AFL All-Arena teams
Chicago Rush Press Release
After finishing the 2008 regular season with an 11-5 record and a Central Division title, the Chicago Rush placed three players on the AFL’s All-Arena teams, the league announced today.
Chicago's Robinson can set interception record on Russell Athletic ESPN Arena Football Sunday
AFL Press Release
Chicago Rush WR/DB DENNISON ROBINSON can set the AFL record for most interceptions in a single-season when the Rush (10-5) welcome the Dallas Desperados (12-3) to Allstate Arena on Russell Athletic ESPN Arena Football Sunday.
Breaking it Down - 2008 Week 16
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
All eight games played in Week 16 were decided by seven points or less, seven of which were determined by a field goal or less. Georgia, which began the year 3-5, won its second straight Southern Division title after winning seven straight games. Six teams are still alive for the playoffs, including four that enter this weekend at a paltry 5-10. Much more awaits in the sweet sixteen edition of Breaking it Down.
Michna completes dramatic comeback for Rush
The Rush completed a two-point conversion and added a safety when defensive lineman James Baron forced a fumble on Kansas City's final snap for a 52-47 win. Wideout Travis LaTendresse pinned the Brigade on its 4-yard line on kickoff coverage.
Dennison Robinson leads Rush defense
Robinson is among the front-runners for AFL defensive player of the year on the strength of a league-leading 11 interceptions through 11 games in addition to 68.5 tackles, seven passes broken up and three forced fumbles.
Men in black deliver beatdown
The uniform of the day was indeed fitting. The Rush rolled out an all-black ensemble for the first time Monday night that foreshadowed escorting the Los Angeles Avengers into the very heart of Arena Football League darkness.
Rush Clinch Division
The National Sports Review
The Chicago Rush accomplished a great deal in their 72-28 victory over the Los Angeles Avengers. They clinched the Central Division with five weeks to go, clinched a bye and home playoff game, set three team records, broke out new uniforms which they should consider never taking off and proved that the best team in the Arena Football League may be in the American Conference.
Rush come from behind to beat Grand Rapids
The Rush may have had more artful performances this season, but no one's about to complain after Sunday's 55-52 Arena Football League victory over Grand Rapids left it with six wins at the season's halfway mark. That equals the franchise's second-best start.
Breaking it down - 2008 Week Three
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com
With Week Three of the 2008 Arena Football League season in the books, here are some breakdowns of this past week’s AFL action based on interesting statistical and historical notes, weekly leaders and other things from each game.
Newcomers deliver eye-opening victory for Rush
So much for concerns that the revamped Rush offense might get off to a sluggish start.
Defensive excellence helps Rush win opener
Chicago Daily Herald
Last year, the Rush defense set a franchise record by forcing 44 turnovers. After the way the defense performed Monday in the season opener against the San Jose SaberCats, that mark might be in serious jeopardy.
San Jose SaberCats-Chicago Rush Preview
The defending Arena Football Champion San Jose SaberCats open their season with hopes of defending their title against the Chicago Rush at the Allstate Arena.
Knowing that cohesion is essential to winning championships, Rush president Mike Polisky and coach Mike Hohensee didn't want to radically revise their offense from last season.