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Cherry Hill Courier Post
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On the brink
In a normal year, early July would be the most exciting part of the season for the Arena Football League.
Rumors increase that Arena Football League could soon fold
Speculation exceeds facts for now, but indications are that the Arena Football League is approaching the biggest crossroads in its 21-year history.
A QB with a read on the future
Matt Nagy considers himself fortunate — actually, "blessed" is the word he chooses — to be playing football at the age of 30, not to mention making a living at it. But he knows these precious days won't last forever.
Kay's job quickly drawing interest
By noon yesterday, Jim Renacci had already received two phone calls from coaches' agents.
Gladiators clinch playoff berth
The Morning Journal
Fans attending last night's Gladiators season finale might have been initially disappointed by the lack of Bernie Kosar bobblehead dolls, but they left with an even bigger prize - a playoff berth.
Gladiators reach playoffs with win
Akron Beacon Journal
The Gladiators didn't have to look any further than their practice squad to find the boost they needed to get into the Arena Football League playoffs in the team's first year in Cleveland.
Gladiators' rise shows Destroyers there's hope
Yes, the Destroyers' season imploded long ago, and tonight's game against the Cleveland Gladiators marks the merciful end. Columbus (3-12) has lost eight of its past nine games, which likely will cost coach Doug Kay his job.
Gladiators need win to reach playoffs
Akron Beacon Journal
The Gladiators' fate heading into Saturday's season finale against the Columbus Destroyers is simple: win and continue the quest for an Arena Bowl title in the playoffs, or lose and begin the offseason.
Rampage win 2nd straight contest
Grand Haven Tribune
Despite scoring nine touchdowns on the night, the Grand Rapids Rampage offense needed its defense to make a key fourth-down stop in the game's closing seconds to clinch a key 63-60 victory over the Columbus Destroyers Saturday.
Kay's status as Destroyers coach tenuous at best
A beginning and an ending.
That's what the Destroyers' game tonight against the Grand Rapids Rampage represents.
Zwick to see action in Destroyers' home finale
Former Ohio State player Justin Zwick will get his first Arena Football League experience at quarterback in the Columbus Destroyers’ home finale on Saturday, the team announced today.
Pool of quality QBs running thin
GMs looking to the Arena Football League for the next Kurt Warner will have to pick him out of a lineup featuring current AFL passing leaders Matt D'Orazio, Joe Germaine, Russ Michna, Tony Graziani, Chris Greisen, Aaron Garcia, Raymond Philyaw, Matt Nagy, Shane Stafford and, well, best of luck to ya.
Columbus jams up Dragons for 43-41 win
In their Arena Football League rematch last night against the Columbus Destroyers, the Dragons' strategy wasn't different, just the outcome.
Soul snaps losing streak, moves into first in AFL Eastern Division
Philadelphia Daily News
A banged-up Soul team managed to get back to winning with a 51-43 victory over the Columbus Destroyers on Saturday night before 18,741 fans at the Wachovia Center.
Soul search for return to winning ways
Cherry Hill Courier Post
The Soul (9-2) will go into tonight's game against the Columbus Destroyers in the Wachovia Center needing a win to get back on track after losing two straight, including a 63-62 loss to Georgia on Monday.
Bryant leads Brigade past Columbus
Kansas City Star
If Brigade quarterback D. Bryant is worried about being replaced by recently signed Quincy Carter, he’s not showing it.
Destroyers fade out again
Clint Dolezel threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Will Pettis with 15 seconds left to give the Dallas Desperados a 48-45 victory over the Destroyers in front of an announced crowd of 14,310 at Nationwide Arena.
Soul still undefeated but Graziani aggravates injury
Philadelphia Daily News
The Soul kept its undefeated record intact with a 76-55 win over the Columbus Destroyers at Nationwide Arena last night in the Arena Football League.
Arena football: Destroyers might want to do some soul-searching
The Destroyers embraced their nationally televised game last night against the undefeated Philadelphia Soul as an ideal showcase to show that their disappointing record was a fluke.
Destroyers weather the Storm
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Storm edged by Columbus
The Storm finished its three-game road trip winless, falling 51-49 to the Destroyers on Saturday night.
Storm Come Up Short Vs. Columbus
With two minutes left and Tampa Bay on the verge of regaining the lead, Coggins tipped a pass in the end zone by Storm quarterback Brett Dietz. Neal caught the deflection for the game's only turnover.
Arena football: Crash course for Destroyers offense
Lary Kuharich got Columbus Destroyers coach Doug Kay's call for help Sunday morning. Kuharich loaded up his car and left his Connecticut home for the 650-mile drive to Columbus two days later.
Rookie kicker comes through for Orlando
John Vaughn kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired to give the Orlando Predators a 47-44 victory over the Columbus Destroyers on Saturday night in the Arena Football League.
Blaze's defensive moves paying off
When a team's defense is last in the league, change is not necessarily a bad thing. At least that was the feeling with the Utah Blaze.
Utah offense falls flat
Salt Lake Tribune
The team that keeps inventing ways to lose did it again Friday night, only this time there was a scapegoat not normally mentioned when the Utah Blaze play at EnergySolutions Arena: The offense.
Blaze eye removal of goose egg
Two Arena Football League teams that entered the 2008 season with high expectations will play tonight at EnergySolutions Arena.
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.
Week 1 Power Poll Rankings
Here is the first power rankings going into week 1 of the Arena Football season.
Zwick gets another shot with Destroyers
Not only is Justin Zwick back on the Destroyers' roster, but now the former Ohio State quarterback is one injury away from playing.
Smoker, Patterson find homes in Arena League
Two of the top quarterbacks to ever come through Lancaster County are back in the professional football ranks. Former Manheim Central and Michigan State standout Jeff Smoker and former McCaskey and Syracuse star Perry Patterson will be in uniform when the Arena Football League season gets started the first weekend in March.
Destroyers sign Nagy to contract extension
Columbus Destroyers Press Release
The Columbus Destroyers presented by Germain have signed quarterback Matt Nagy to a two-year contract extension, Head Coach Doug Kay announced today. Per club terms, details of the contract were not disclosed.
Nagy savors success in AFL
Matt Nagy has always been able to see the big picture, whether it involves speed-reading defenses or seeing what's ahead of the next curve on life's road.
Destroyers: Future course unclear
Though Kay would not reveal which other players are priority re-signings, it's likely that Jones and receiver Damien Groce would be on that list. But Kay also believes the team needs significant reinforcements if it is to compete for the AFL title again.
Arena titles keep coming for San Jose
Tahoe Daily Tribune
It was just like old times in New Orleans with another championship decided. It was just like old times for the San Jose SaberCats with another title won.
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SaberCats win ArenaBowl title
San Jose Mercury News
The SaberCats had the better record and statistics going into ArenaBowl XXI. But they couldn't fully appreciate their work until Sunday. Now, they can rejoice.
Former Delaware QB has Columbus on brink of Arena Bowl title
Matt Nagy, an All-American quarterback at the University of Delaware in 2000, led the Columbus Destroyers to a 66-56 win over the Georgia Force in the Arena Football League Division Championship Saturday, July 14, vaulting the Destroyers into their first-