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Albany AFL to Hold an Open Player Tryout
Albany AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League’s newest team will host an open tryout on Saturday, January 27 at Sportsplex at Halfmoon located at 6 Corporate Drive, Clifton, NY 12065. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with stretching starting at 9 a.m.

Albany AFL Names Chris Thompson Director of Football Operations
Albany AFL Press Release

Albany AFL announces that it has named Chris Thompson as Director of Football Operations for the team. Chris will also serve as the Offensive Coordinator for the team during the season. Per league and team rules, terms are not disclosed.

Vote For the Albany AFL Team Name on TimesUnion.com
Albany AFL Press Release

The NEW Albany Arena Football team is proud to announce that it has narrowed down the options for the name of the team to four choices: Albany Phoenix, Albany Empire, Albany Machine and Albany Fire.

Albany AFL Names Rob Keefe as Head Coach
Albany AFL Press Release

Albany AFL announce that two-time Arena Football League Champion, Rob Keefe, has been named as the team’s head coach effective immediately. Per League and team rules, terms are not disclosed.

Albany AFL Names George Manias Vice President, Business Operations
Albany AFL Press Release

Albany AFL announce that veteran sports executive George Manias has been named Vice President, Business Operations for Albany AFL and will run the day-to-day business operations for the team.

Skodnick: Albany can recapture AFL glory days with new team
Albany Times Union

It was broadcast live on ABC, and for the 13,652 fans who packed into the then-Pepsi Arena on Aug. 21, 1999, it was then and may still be one of the biggest sporting events in Albany's history.

Live AFL Albany Press Conference
Facebook Live

Albany will be announced as the AFL's 6th team at 10:45am.

The Arena Football League Returns to Albany
Albany AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) will return to Albany, NY, with the team beginning play at the Times Union Center starting in the spring of 2018. The soon-to-be-named team marks the first time the city has been represented in the AFL since they left the market in 2000. The Arena Football League, founded in 1987, will be entering its 31st season of play in 2018.

It's official: Arena Football League returning to Times Union Center
Albany Times Union

Arena Football, the sport conceived on the back of an envelope that was played at the Times Union Center for 19 seasons, will return to the Capital Region next spring.

Albany Arena Football League team to be unveiled Tuesday
Albany Times Union

A local ownership group will announce the return of Arena Football to Albany on Tuesday.

Arena Football League in negotations to return to Albany
Albany Times Union

A deal that will return the Arena Football League to Times Union Center after an 18-year absence is in the works, multiple sources confirmed Thursday.

Arena football ready for another Capital Region touchdown
WNYT

It looks like arena football is close to coming back to the Capital Region.

Best OK, It's Hard to Wring Positives from a 4-10 Season, But Arena Football Is Still Fun: Baltimore
Baltimore City Paper

The rebooted AFL only had five teams in it, and three of those teams, including the Brigade, won fewer than 40 percent of their games. Hey, somebody’s gotta do the losing.

Soul Host Championship Celebration at City Hall on Wednesday, August 30
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul are pleased to announce that there will be a championship celebration rally at the City Hall courtyard at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 30.

Tampa Bay's Hippeard Named Most Valuable Player
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard has been named 2017 Most Valuable Player. This marks the first time Hippeard has been honored with the AFL's most prestigious individual honor and is the first time a Storm player to be honored with the MVP distinction since Jay Gruden in 1992.

Tampa Bay's James Named Marcum-Moss Head Coach of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm head coach Ron James has been named 2017 Marcum-Moss Head Coach of the Year. This is James' second time being honored as the top coach in the AFL after being awarded the distinction in 2012 with the Utah Blaze.

AFL Tonight - Episode 20: "The One Before the Big One"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 20 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. ArenaBowl pre-preview, Year Ending Awards so far, fan questions and much more.

Baltimore's Carden Named Rookie of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore Brigade quarterback Shane Carden has been named 2017 AFL Rookie of the Year. After a season that saw Carden among the top quarterbacks in the league, he becomes the first Rookie of the Year on an expansion team since 2001.

Tampa Bay's Hills Named Wide Receiver of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Joe Hills has been named 2017 AFL Wide Receiver of the Year. Hills becomes the first-player to be recognized in back-to-back years and first receiver to be named to the award twice.

Philadelphia's Hollis Named Defensive Back of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul defensive back Dwayne Hollis has been named 2017 AFL Defensive Back of the Year. A Soul defensive back has now won the award in back-to-back seasons and three of six years the award has been presented.

AFL Announces All-Arena First and Second Teams
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced the 2017 All-Arena First and Second Teams. Of the 36 players named, 18 earn their way on to a 2017 All-Arena Team for the first-time in their career.

Philadelphia's Tribue Named Offensive Lineman of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul lineman Wayne Tribue has been named 2017 AFL Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Baltimore's Smith Named Defensive Lineman of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore Brigade lineman Khreem Smith has been named 2017 AFL Defensive Lineman of the Year. Smith becomes the first-ever honoree to win this award on the first-year of an expansion team.

AFL Tonight - Episode 19: "Tickets Punched"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 19 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Semifinals review, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Philadelphia's Trevino Named Kicker of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul kicker Adrian Trevino has been named 2017 AFL Kicker of the Year. This marks the third consecutive year that a Philadelphia Soul place kicker has been named with the award.

Tampa Bay's Ings Named Playmaker of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver and kick returner Kendrick Ings has been named 2017 AFL Playmaker of the Year. Explosive on the field, he led the AFL with 2,219 all-purpose yards and finished with 26 total touchdowns, including four touchdowns by kick return.

AFL to Offer Complimentary Access to AFLNow During Playoffs and ArenaBowl XXX
AFL Press Release

In appreciation for record fan support, the Arena Football League has announced that it will offer complimentary access to AFLNow, the league’s streaming “Over-the-Top” network, for the Playoffs and ArenaBowl XXX.

AFL Tonight - Episode 18: "It's How You Finish"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 18 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 18 review, Gladiators time capsule, Year end awards, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Verizon Center becomes Capital One Arena
Virginia Business Magazine

As of today, the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., is the Capital One Arena. Monumental Sports and Entertainment (MSE), the venue’s owner, announced Wednesday that McLean-based Capital One Financial Corp. will become the new naming rights partner for the facility, which hosts more than 220 concerts, shows and events a year attended by 3 million visitors.

AFL Awards Week 18 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul wide receiver Darius Reynolds and Baltimore Brigade defensive lineman Robert Hayes have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 18, respectively.

First Arena Football League season a lasting memory for Gladiators coaches, players
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Three decades later, Joe Haering has never gone back and watched it. The Pittsburgh Gladiators’ 45-16 ArenaBowl I loss to the Denver Dynamite is too dispiriting, too deflating.

2017 Arena Football League Playoffs Matchups Set
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced the matchups for the 2017 Arena Football Playoffs.

AFL Tonight - Episode 17: "Six Degrees of Raterink"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 17 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 17 review, Carden to IR, best Arenabowl logos, hat cam, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Storm Adds ArenaBowl Champion To Defensive Backfield
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired ArenaBowl champion Allen Chapman, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Awards Week 17 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul fullback Mykel Benson and Cleveland Gladiators defensive lineman Derrick Summers have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 17, respectively.

AFL Tonight - Episode 16: "It is Just Math"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 16 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 16 review, Playoffs explained, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

AFL Awards Week 16 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Washington Valor wide receiver TT Toliver and Tampa Bay Storm linebacker/defensive back Alvin-Ray Jackson have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 16, respectively.

Storm Adds Defensive Back Gorman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired rookie defensive back Jabari Gorman, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Tonight - Episode 15: "Milestone Moments"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 15 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 15 review, Historical Hills and Toliver, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

2017 Arena Football League Playoff Schedule Announced
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced the schedule of locations, dates and times for the 2017 AFL Playoffs which will culminate in the league’s championship game, ArenaBowl XXX on August 26.

Storm Adds All-Arena Offensive Lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired All-Arena offensive lineman, Cornelius Lewis, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Soul and Virtua Host Town Takeover
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul, along with Virtua and the Virtua Foundation will host a Town Takeover at Total Turf Experience in Pitman, NJ (614 Lambs Road) this Thursday, July 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.

AFL Awards Week 15 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh and defensive back James Romain have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 15, respectively.

AFL Tonight - Episode 14: "Nobody's Perfect"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 14 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 14 review, Hills v Harrell, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

AFL Awards Week 14 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore Brigade quarterback Shane Carden and Brigade defensive back Varmah Sonie have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 14, respectively.

Ex-AFLer faces kidney transplant with friends' help
The Telegraph

Hassell was a wrestling state champion at Morgan High School and played college football at Utah State. He went on to play five years of professional arena football for the OK Wranglers and AZ Rattlers, then coach several more. At 40 years old and still in impressive physical shape, one would never guess Hassell is at end-stage kidney failure.

Storm Heads North To Take On Cleveland
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm (8-2) will head to Cleveland to take on the Gladiators (3-8) this Saturday, July 8 at Quicken Loans Arena. The Storm will be looking to earn its ninth win of the season, the most wins since the 2010 season. The game will be streamed live on Twitter. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. ET.

AFL Tonight - Episode 13: "Deja Vu All Over Again"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 13 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 13 review, review review, AFL to NFL, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

AFL Awards Week 13 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Kendrick Ings and Washington Valor defensive back Tracy Belton have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 13, respectively.

Valor QB Erik Meyer Retires
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor announced today that quarterback Erik Meyer, former Arena Football League MVP, is retiring effective immediately.

AFL Tonight - Episode 12: "The Veal was good, but Cleveland was dead meat"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 12 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 11 review, Joe Hills explained, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Storm Adds Thompkins To Offense
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired veteran wide receiver, Kendal Thompkins, announced vice president of football operations, Jeff Gooch.

AFL Awards Week 12 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul wide receiver Shaun Kauleinamoku and defensive back Kent Richardson have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 12, respectively.

AFL Tonight - Episode 11: "A Nickel for Money"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 11 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 10 review, CAFL schedule change, AFL 30th anniversary, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

CAFL and CFRA Extend Start Date of Second Season
AFL China Press Release

Marty Judge, the founder and chairman of the China Arena Football League, has announced significant changes for the second season of play in the CAFL.

AFL Awards Week 11 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul wide receiver Darius Reynolds and Cleveland Gladiators defensive back Kenny Veal have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 11, respectively.

AFL Tonight - Episode 10: "Head Games"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 10 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 9 review, Midseason Awards, Raudabaugh 30K, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Tampa Bay Storm Midseason Review: Playoffs! And more
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

Nearly a year ago to the day, the Tampa Bay Storm fell to 1-9 and were in the midst of their second losing streak of six games or more in 2016. Of course, the team went on to finish the regular season 2-14 with a blowout “playoff” (all teams qualified) loss to the Philadelphia Soul.

AFL Awards Week 10 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh and Tampa Bay Storm defensive back LaRoche Jackson have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 10 respectively.

AFL Tonight - Episode 9: "Gone To The Birds"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 9 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 9 review, Twitter partnership, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

AFL Awards Week 9 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Cleveland Gladiators quarterback Arvell Nelson and Gladiators defensive back Rayshaun Kizer have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 9 respectively.

Gladiators assigned DL Shubert Bastien, WR Larry Beavers, OL Kelby Johnson
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The AFL’s Cleveland Gladiators, proudly presented by Unique Home Solutions, announced Thursday that the team was assigned DL Shubert Bastien, WR Larry Beavers and OL Kelby Johnson and also activated WR Tom Gilson from the Gladiators’ Refused to Report List.

Valor Sign Kicker Sam Hurwitz
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor announced today the signing of kicker Sam Hurwitz, who will make his AFL debut this Sat., June 3 at 7 p.m. at Verizon Center when the team takes on the Cleveland Gladiators.

AFL Tonight - Episode 8: "To Err Is Human"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 8 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 7 review, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Two-Time All-Arena Selection Greg Reid Joins The Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired 2015 Arena Football League Rookie of the Year and two-time All-Arena defensive back Greg Reid, announced team vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Awards Week 8 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Baltimore Brigade quarterback Shane Carden and Brigade defensive back Josh Victorian have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 8 respectively.

Brackett to Start for Valor
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor have announced that the team has activated QB Sean Brackett, who will start for the team this Saturday against the Philadelphia Soul, and has been assigned QB Josh Portis, who will serve as backup.

AFL Tonight - Episode 7: "Channeling Leon Lett"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 7 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 6 review, transactions reaction, Leon Lett, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Brigade Acquire Thompkins and Boyd from Gladiators
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

The Baltimore Brigade announced today the acquisition of WR/KR Brandon Thompkins and QB Shane Boyd from the Cleveland Gladiators in exchange for future considerations and a claim order position.

AFL Awards Week 7 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Joe Hills and Philadelphia Soul linebacker Joe Goosby have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 7 respectively.

AFL Tonight - Episode 6: "Exchange Rate"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim and Jim return with Episode 6 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 5 review, AFL Now, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Storm Adds LaRoche Jackson To Defensive Backfield
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has acquired six-year veteran defensive back LaRoche Jackson. The team also reacquired fullback John Brown.

AFL Awards Week 6 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Joe Hills and Philadelphia Soul defensive end Sean Daniels have been named the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 6, respectively.

Chicago Rush 'savior' given 3 1/2 years in prison for embarrassing fraud
Chicago Tribune

David Staral Jr. was something of an enigma when he suddenly emerged four years ago to buy the struggling Chicago Rush arena football team.

AFL Tonight - Episode 5: "R-E-S-P-E-C-T"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 5 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 4 review, AFL to CFL draft pick, old school AFL, Mother`s Day, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Former Chicago Rush owner David Staral gets 3 1/2 years for fraud
Chicago Sun-Times

The one-time owner of the Chicago Rush Thursday was sentenced to more than three years in prison for defrauding investors in the failed Arena Football team.

AFL Awards Week 5 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay’s quarterback Randy Hippeard and defensive back Paul Stephens have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 5, respectively.

Former Portland Steel player Colt Lyerla escapes from jail
Zack Pierce, FoxSports.com

Colt Lyerla, a former tight end at Oregon, has escaped from a county jail in the state and authorities have issued a warrant for his arrest, The Oregonian reported Friday.

AFL Tonight - Episode 4: "Wasting Time(outs)"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 4 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Week 3 review, Week 4 preview, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

Storm Adds To Both Sides Of The Ball
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has signed defensive backs Paul Stephens and Anthony Shutt along with wide receiver Josh Bush.

AFL Awards Week 4 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia Soul wide receiver Ryan McDaniel and defensive back Dwayne Hollis have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 4, respectively.

Soul Strengthens Offensive and Defensive Lines
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul announced that C Brennen Carvalho (6’1, 320, Portland State) and LB Tyre Glasper (6’3, 265, North Carolina A&T) have joined the 2017 roster. This will be both Carvalho’s and Glasper’s seventh season in the AFL.

Football: Former SaberCats QB new Sacred Heart Prep coach
The Mercury News

Mark Grieb, who led the San Jose SaberCats to three championships during his 13 seasons as a quarterback in the Arena Football League, is the new football coach at Sacred Heart Prep, the school announced Wednesday.

AFL Tonight - Episode 3: "On the Clock"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 3 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. More milestones achieved, AFL Draft, Good, Bad and the Ugly, players of the week and much more.

AFL Awards Week 3 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Tampa Bay quarterback Randy Hippeard and linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 3, respectively.

AFL Tonight - Episode 2: "After Further Review..."
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 2 of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Milestones achieved, Replay controversy, players of the week and much more.

Arena Football: Back in the Nation's Capital
Jon Stark, ArenaFan.com

The year was 1987 and the Arena Football League was a new face in the professional football scene. The Washington Commandos played throughout out D.C., Maryland and Virginia from 1987-1990, opening the inaugural season away against the Pittsburgh Gladiators.

AFL Awards Week 2 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia’s Darius Reynolds and Baltimore’s Dexter Davis Jr. have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 2, respectively.

AFL Tonight - Episode 1: "New Beginnings"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with 2017 Season Premiere of AFL Tonight for the 2017 season. Off season changes, new teams, new coaches and much more.

AFL Awards Week 1 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Washington’s Mike Washington and Tampa Bay’s Caesar Rayford have been named as the offensive and defensive players of the week for Week 1, respectively.

2017 Soul Games to Air Live on 97.5 The Fanatic
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce that all 2017 games will be broadcast live on 97.5 The Fanatic. Broadcasts will also include many special guests on the broadcast by Soul owners Ron Jaworski, Dick Vermeil, Marques Colston, Jahri Evans and many other current and former NFL stars.

Jake Metz Signs with Buffalo Bills
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul announced today that DL Jake Metz (6’6, 265, Shippensburg) has been signed by the NFL Buffalo Bills.

AFL Starts 30th Anniversary Season – Who Should Care?
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League is about to kickoff its 30th Anniversary season, a feat that not very many professional sports leagues can claim to have reached.

Arena Football League Announces Rule Changes for the 2017 Season
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has officially announced the approved rule amendments for the 2017 season. The list of changes are as follows:

ArenaBowl MVP Returns to Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul today announced that WR Shaun Kauleinamoku (5’9, 185, Western Oregon) has returned to the 2017 roster. This will be SK’s third season with the Soul and seventh with the AFL.

Storm Announces Opening Day Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

With the end of training camp, the Tampa Bay Storm has announced the 24-man roster that will open the 2017 season versus the Cleveland Gladiators on Saturday, April 8.

Valor Releases Promotional Schedule for 2017 Season
Washington Valor Press Release

As part of the Washington Valor’s commitment to providing the best entertainment experience to their fans, the team released the promotional schedule for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health.

Soul announce partnership with TCN & CSN
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

he 2016 World Champion Philadelphia Soul today announce that all regionally televised games will air on TCN and CSN Philadelphia. This partnership combined with the Soul’s appearances on the AFL’s national broadcast schedule will ensure that all 14 of its regular season games will be televised.

ViewLift Scores in Sports Streaming
PR Newswire (press release)

With two weeks to go before kickoff of its 30th season, the Arena Football League is fielding a new technology partner to reach football fans directly and globally: ViewLift, a leading digital content distribution and monetization platform, was announced as the AFL's lead digital platform partner today.

Storm Adds All-Arena Jack Linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired two-time All-Arena jack linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson, announced team vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

"Godfather of officials" Carl Paganelli honored amid cancer battle
mlive.com

Someday, Carl Paganelli figures, the phone will stop ringing and his expertise as a football official will no longer be needed.

Storm Training Camp - Day Ten
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

It’s Monday and it’s the final week of Storm training camp. With only five days left to prove their worth, the camp participants are looking for any edge to show they belong.

Storm Announces Ticket Packages and Promotions
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce its ticket packages for the upcoming 2017 regular season.

Storm Announces First Round of Roster Cuts
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

With the first week of training camp over, the Storm has announced its first round of roster cuts. Per league rules the Storm roster has been cut down from a 35-man roster to a 28-man roster.

Baltimore Brigade says it has sold 500 season tickets
Baltimore Sun

The Sugarhill Gang To Headline Storm Opening Night
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that hip hop legends, The Sugarhill Gang, will perform a free post-game concert following the team’s home opener versus the Philadelphia Soul, on Saturday, April 15.

AFL Announces 2017 Broadcast Schedule
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League’s 30th Anniversary Season is set to begin as the 2017 AFL television schedule was officially released today. Expansion teams will kick off the season at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., when the Washington Valor host the Baltimore Brigade on Friday, April 7 at 7 p.m., ET on CBS Sports Network.

Monumental Sports Network Announces Tech Partnerships and New AFL Commentating Team this Spring
Monumental Sports Network Press Release

This Spring, Monumental Sports Network will launch partnerships with ActionStreamer and Greenfly to bring enhanced digital content to its subscription-based online content platform from AFL teams Washington Valor and Baltimore Brigade and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics.

Ted Leonsis isn't concerned about Baltimore Arena Football League team's ticket sales yet
Baltimore Business Journal

Leonsis, the CEO of Monumental Sports and Entertainment, said the Baltimore Brigade has only secured 500 season tickets since they went on sale in late January. Season ticket packages for the team start at $8 per seat per game. Royal Farms Arena, where the Brigade will play their home games, can hold up to 14,000 people.

Arena Football League: Gladiators trying to embrace change this season
Chronicle Telegram

It’s a time of transition for the Cleveland Gladiators and the Arena Football League as the Gladiators get ready for the 2017 season.

Storm Training Camp - Day Five
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Arena football is a game that is entirely different than its outdoor counterpart. The field is smaller. There are nets in the end zone. And the game is played indoors. For some, it’s like playing an entirely different sport even though in the end it’s still football.

Al Phillips Returns To Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that defensive back Al Phillips has rejoined the Storm.

Storm Training Camp - Day Three
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Storm hit the field running for its first day in pads. After six months off, one would think there would be some rust, but that wasn’t the case at all.

Storm Training Camp - Day Two
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

With the second day of training camp in the books, the Storm turned its focus to tomorrow. The day the entire team has been waiting for. The day in which the team puts the pads on for the first time since August of last year.

Storm Training Camp - Day One
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm opened training camp this morning at Skyway Park with the team reporting at 10:00 a.m. Today marked the first of two non-padded practices, with the team donning helmets only.

Philadelphia Soul Announce 2017 Training Camp Schedule
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 World ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul open training camp on Thursday, March 23 at Virtua/Total Turf Experience in Pitman (614 Lambs Rd., Pitman NJ 08071) in preparation for the team’s 12th season of arena football.

Storm Solidifies Coaching Staff
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of Doug Kay as assistant head coach and Shane Stafford as offensive assistant coach, along with the addition of Gary Gussman as special teams coach and Austin Wilson as defensive line/linebackers coach.

Reynolds, Stevenson return to the Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League today announced that All-Arena WR Darius “Money” Reynolds (6’2, 205, Iowa State) and DB LaRico Stevenson (5’10, 205, West Georgia) have been assigned to the Philadelphia Soul 2017 roster.

Washington Valor announce Coaching Staff
Washington Valor Press Release

Washington Valor head coach Dean Cokinos announced his football operations staff today. Benji McDowell, Cos Dematteo and Steve Thonn will serve as assistant coaches to Cokinos during the Valor’s inaugural season presented by MedStar Health.

Gladiators To Open Training Camp Tomorrow; Team Announces Media Day Date
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, will officially begin the 2017 season when they open their 9th training camp this Thursday, March 16th.

Times Union Center eyeing return of Arena Football, indoor lacrosse
Albany Times Union

Ex-AFL Player Says Harm Was 'Intentional' In Concussion Suit
Law360 (subscription)

Baltimore Brigade announce Coaching Staff
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

Baltimore Brigade head coach Omarr Smith announced today that Walt Housman, Virgil Gray, James Roe and Scott Bailey will serve as his assistants for the Brigade’s inaugural season presented by MedStar Health.

Soul announce Virtua's Total Turf Experience as new team practice facility
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 World Champion Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League announce a partnership with Virtua/Total Turf Experience (TTE), making the Pitman, NJ complex the official practice facility for the team.

Baltimore Brigade to hold Dance Team auditions
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

The Baltimore Brigade will host auditions for their inaugural dance team on Sunday, March 12, at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Registration is $10 and begins at 8:30 a.m.

Cleveland Gladiators announce 2017 promotional schedule and special offer
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Cleveland Gladiators, proudly presented by Unique Home Solutions, announced their 2017 promotional schedule today, which will feature giveaways, unique themes and value-added promotions for all Gladiators fans.

Former Villanova Wildcat joins Soul roster
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League today announced that WR Poppy Livers (5’7, 170, Villanova) has been assigned to the Philadelphia Soul 2017 roster. This will be Livers’ first season with the Soul and first in the Arena Football League.

A Match Made in Heaven, the AFL and Me!
Randy Snow, ArenaFan.com

As the 30th season of the Arena Football League approaches, I have been thinking a lot about what the league has meant to me over the years. It has been a really fun league to follow as a reporter and as a fan.

Nashville Kats hall of famer Darryl Hammond dies at 50
The Tennessean

Former Arena Football League star Darryl Hammond, who played for the Nashville Kats, died Sunday after suffering from ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. He was 50.

Baltimore is increasingly in the world of Washington sports mogul Ted Leonsis
Baltimore Sun

Storm Adds To Offense And Defense
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver Tyrone Goard and defensive lineman Ino Vitale announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Storm Training Camp Kicks Off Friday, March 17
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm opens training camp Friday, March 17 at Skyway Park (3901 George Road, Tampa, FL 33634) in preparation for the 2017 Arena Football League season.

Brigade to host free agent open tryout
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

The Baltimore Brigade will hold a free agent open tryout presented by FX Studios on Feb. 26 at Banner Field as they launch their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health in 2017. Registration will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the combine will take place from 9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Storm Continues To Build Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has acquired defensive back Arthur Hobbs and offensive lineman Miles Mason.

Storm To Host
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it will host a “Select-A-Seat” event on Sunday, February 19 at AMALIE® Arena.

Baltimore Brigade sign QB Carden to team
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

The Baltimore Brigade have signed rookie QB Shane Carden to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health.

Valor continue roster moves
Washington Valor Press Release

Washington Valor head coach Dean Cokinos announced that the team made roster transactions last week. The Valor will kick-off their inaugural season, presented by MedStar, on April 7 at Verizon Center.

Storm Acquires Three-Time All-American Defensive Lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired rookie defensive lineman OJ Mau, announced team vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

All-Arena Sonie leads Brigade roster additions
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

The Baltimore Brigade added former Baltimore Ravens DB Varmah Sonie to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health.

Storm Acquires Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of former National Football League offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren.

Williams and Cartwright sign with Brigade
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

The Baltimore Brigade added former Baltimore Ravens WR LaQuan Williams to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health.

Baltimore adds talent in Expansion Draft
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League held an Expansion Draft today with the Baltimore Brigade selecting players from current active AFL rosters.

Storm Acquires Quarterback From November Tryout
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired quarterback Michael German, a participant in the team’s November tryout, announced team vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

All-Arena Defensive Backs return
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul today announced that DBs James Romain (5’11, 170, Delaware State) and Dwayne Hollis (5’10, 180, N.C. Wesleyan) have returned to the 2017 roster. This will be Romain’s fifth season with the Soul and Hollis’ third.

Brigade signs new players
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

The Baltimore Brigade assigned Arena Football veteran WR Reggie Gray to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health.

AFL Insurer Says No Coverage For Lorenzo Breland's Concussion Suit
Law360

An insurer for Arena Football One LLC on Thursday asked a Louisiana federal judge to rule that its policy doesn't cover claims filed by a former player (Lorenzo Breland) over his career-ending concussion, arguing that a pair of policy exclusions apply because the player was employed by the league and has already filed a workers' compensation claim.

All-Arena Mac Linebacker Dexter Jackson Returns To The Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that All-Arena mac linebacker Dexter Jackson has returned to the Storm.

Storm Adds Former NFL Defensive Lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has acquired former National Football League defensive lineman Jordan Miller.

Valor sign Belton
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor announced today announced that Tracy Belton, the 2016 Arena Football Defensive Player of the Year has signed with the team. The Valor will kick off their inaugural season, presented by MedStar, on April 7 at Verizon Center.

New Arena Football League team faces branding challenges
Baltimore Sun

Baltimore's new Arena Football League franchise announced its name — the Brigade — and began the formidable task of trying to turn a collection of football castoffs into a team that feels like the city's own.

Baltimore Brigade announced as AFL team name
Baltimore Brigade Press Release

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) today announced the Baltimore Brigade as the new name for the Baltimore Arena Football League (AFL) team.

Meet Baltimore's new Arena Football League team, the Brigade
Jonas Shaffer, The Baltimore Sun

The expansion Arena Football League franchise this morning unveiled its name, logo, colors and uniforms. The team's inaugural season begins April 7 in Washington against the Valor.

Storm Adds To Defense and Offense
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired rookie defensive lineman Max Nacewicz and wide receiver Reese Wiggins announced team vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Soul sign two from Sunday's Open Tryout
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul today announced that John Sheehy (6’5, 260, Western Texas A&M) and John Kling (6’8, 320, Buffalo) have joined the 2017 roster. This will be both Sheehy and Kling’s first season with the Soul and first in the Arena Football League.

Baltimore Arena Football Team adds to roster
Baltimore AFL Press Release

The Baltimore Arena Football team announced the signings of additional players to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. WR Marcus Harris who played for the Iowa Barnstormers in 2013 was assigned to the team. He recorded 94 receptions, 1,223 receiving yards, and 19 touchdowns that season.

McNeil Returns To Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that seven-year veteran center Raymond McNeil has returned to the Storm.

Valor adds to roster
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor announced today additions to their current roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. OL Dionte Savage who is entering his second year in the Arena Football League.

Storm Adds Brown And Lefotu
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver LaMark Brown and offensive lineman Dave Lefotu announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Storm Bolsters Defensive Backfield
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired defensive back Shaine Boyle announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Baltimore Arena Football Team announces first signings
Baltimore AFL Press Release

The Baltimore Arena Football team announced the players that have been added to their roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. The team will play at Royal Farms Arena and will host the Tampa Bay Storm for their home opener on May 7 at 1:00 p.m.

Ings Returns To Tampa, Dillon Joins The Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver and kick returner Kendrick Ings along with two-time ArenaBowl Champion Antron Dillon, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

McDaniel returns, Benson joins Soul roster
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League today announced that WR Ryan McDaniel (6’3, 200, Samford) and FB Mykel Benson (6’0, 275, Florida A&M) have been added to the 2017 roster. This is McDaniel’s fifth season with the Soul and Benson’s first.

Lindsey Returns To Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver and kick returner Michael Lindsey, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

The process has begun for the Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

As the 2017 season approaches, the Soul have begun the process to build their roster in preparation for another championship run and provide those rostered players with an opportunity at the next level. Looking back on last year’s season, the Soul coaching staff put together a team that was not only focused on winning, but also possessed the skills to impress NFL scouts across the country.

Gladiators Announce Three Additional Combines in Southeastern U.S.
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, announced today they will host three additional Free Agent Combines in the southeastern U.S. during the month of February.

Washington Valor announces roster - Everett Dawkins leads free agents added to team
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor announced today their current roster for their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health. Florida State University standout Everett Dawkins recently signed as a free agent and highlights a roster consisting of young and experienced arena football players.

Dan Raudabaugh returns to Philadelphia
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 ArenaBowl Champion Philadelphia Soul have agreed to terms with the AFL’s top quarterback, Dan Raudabaugh (6’3, 220, Miami, OH). This is Raudabaugh’s eighth season in the Arena Football League and his sixth season with the Soul.

Gladiators Assigned WR Nick Truesdell
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League were assigned veteran WR Nick Truesdell and rookie DL Alstevis Squirewell on Tuesday, the team announced.

Storm Acquires Former Kicker of the Year
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired two-time All-Arena selection and former Kicker of the Year, Mark Lewis, announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

What's the best name for Baltimore's new Arena Football League team?
Baltimore Post-Examiner

With the schedule being released to the general public and the identity of the team set to be revealed shortly, here’s a list of possible nicknames for the future AFL franchise in Baltimore...

Five-Time All-Arena DB Rayshaun Kizer Joins Gladiators
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, of the Arena Football League were assigned five-time All-Arena DB Rayshaun Kizer on Monday, the team announced.

Hills Returns To Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is proud to announce that it has acquired 2016 Under Armour Offensive Player of the Year, Cutters Receiver of the Year, and three-time All-Arena selection, Joe Hills.

Arena Football League announces 2017 schedule
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League’s 30th Anniversary Season is set to kick off on Friday, April 7, as the 2017 AFL schedule was officially released today.

Gladiators Announce 2017 Coaching Staff
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, finalized their 2017 coaching staff on Friday, the team announced. Dominic Jones, the team’s Defensive Backs Coach in 2016, has been promoted to Assistant Head Coach/Director of Football Operations.

Gladiators name Ron Selesky Head Coach
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators, presented by Unique Home Solutions, announced Tuesday that Ron Selesky was elevated from his previous position and has been named the team’s new head coach.

Baltimore's AFL team still somewhat nebulous, but now it has a coach
Baltimore Sun

On Wednesday morning, Omarr Smith took the lectern at the arena in a city he had never visited and said he was humbled to be named the first head coach of a franchise that does not have a name, logo or roster.

Ted Leonsis brings The DMV to the top of the AFL
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

The old expression that two is better than one seem’s to be Washington businessman and AFL Owner Ted Leonsis motto. After announcing in March that he would be bringing the AFL back to Washington D.C. to add to his already impressive resume, Leonsis and his company Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced last month that they would be adding a second expansion team, bringing the AFL to Baltimore for the first time.

Omarr Smith named head coach of Baltimore's AFL team
Baltimore AFL Press Release

Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder and majority owner Ted Leonsis introduced Arena Football League Hall of Famer Omarr Smith as the head coach of the AFL’s Baltimore team on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Baltimore's AFL team to introduce new head coach
Baltimore AFL Press Release

Monumental Sports & Entertainment founder and majority owner Ted Leonsis introduces the new head coach of the Arena Football League’s Baltimore team on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at Royal Farms Arena at 10 a.m.

Washington Valor unveil team uniforms
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor, presented by MedStar Health, unveiled their uniforms for the 2017 season on Saturday, Dec. 10. The event was held at Beck’s Lounge located at Verizon Center. Monumental Sports & Entertainment co-owner and managing partner of the Washington Valor Roger Mody and Valor Coach Dean Cokinos were joined by Valor play-by-play announcer Grant Paulsen.

Washington Valor to Unveil Team Uniforms
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor will unveil their uniforms for the 2017 season presented by MedStar Health on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. The event will be held at Beck’s Lounge located on the 4 th floor at Verizon Center. Monumental Sports & Entertainment co-owner and managing partner of the Washington Valor Roger Mody and Valor Coach Dean Cokinos will be on hand for the unveiling.

Arena Football League has ripped off the 'Band-Aid,' but will it work?
Kevin Kleps, Crains Business Cleveland

The AFL's addition of a Baltimore franchise last month upped its team count to five, which, barring any more changes, would be its lowest for a season since 1989, when the league played with five clubs in Year 3. That's perfectly fine, Arena league commissioner Scott Butera told us in a recent phone conversation.

eBay Today #2 - A Phantom Arena Teams Merchandise
Dave Carlson, ArenaFan.com

We are back again with more off the wall AFL finds on Ebay. This time, we've uncovered some phantom Arena Football merchandise. No, not the old Toronto Phantoms, although you can find some old Phantom mascot bobbleheads and other items pop up from time to time. But, this week we'll be pointing out some actual products that were made for an af2 team that never even hit the field!

Arena football vets never saw anything like new Chinese league
ESPN

J.J. Raterink has seen a lot in more than a decade of professional arena football.

Arena Football League is worth the risk in Baltimore
Baltimore Sun

There are all sorts of reasons why it will be difficult for an Arena Football League franchise to gain traction in the Baltimore area, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth a try.

Why Ted Leonsis believes the Arena Football League will succeed in Baltimore
Upstart

Ted Leonsis said the words of another sports mogul compelled him to push for an Arena Football League team in Baltimore: Kevin Plank.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment All in on AFL; Adds Second Team for 2017
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League was hit with a major spark earlier today as Monumental Sports & Entertainment announced in a press release that it has agreed to field a new team in Baltimore that will start play in the upcoming 2017 season.

Monumental Sports & Entertainment acquires a team to play in Baltimore
Baltimore AFL Press Release

Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) today announced the acquisition of an Arena Football League (AFL) team, which will play at Baltimore’s Royal Farms Arena starting in the spring of 2017. The soon-to-be-named AFL team joins the Washington Valor as the newest teams in the AFL.

Beijing Wins CAFL China Bowl on Final Play
AFL China Press Release

Patrick Clarke III kicked a game winning 17 yard field goal with no time on the clock to give the Beijing Lions a 35-34 win over the Qingdao Clipper to capture the first ever China Bowl and the China Arena Football League championship.

Storm Exercises Rookie Options
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has exercised the rookie options of 10 players heading into the 2017 Arena Football League season.

Storm Names Ron James Head Coach
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has named Ron James the seventh head coach in franchise history, team president Derrick Brooks announced.

The Road To Shanghai Runs Through Beijing
AFL China Press Release

The Beijing Lions became the first team to earn a spot in the China Arena Football Leagues’ first ever Championship to be played in Shanghai in two weeks.

Li’s Winning Kick Keeps Clipper On Course
AFL China Press Release

The first field goal in the history of the China Arena Football League will forever be remembered by Chao Ran Li. His 21 yard boot with two seconds remaining gave the Qingdao Clipper a 51 to 49 victory over the Shanghai Skywalkers.

Guangzhou Holds Off Shenzhen As Playoff Matchups Are Set
AFL China Press Release

The Guangzhou Power Built a 19 point lead on the Shenzhen Naja then withstood an 18 point comeback and escaped with a 47 to 39 victory in a game that decided the matchups for the final weekend of play in the China Arena Football League. Even with a week remaining on the regular season schedule all six seeds have been established for the first ever China Bowl which will take place in Shanghai on November 6th.

Arena allure: Kurt Warner tossed bombs, dodged beers
NFL.com

There was a time in the not-so-distant past when you could walk to a high-quality football game, purchase a Miller Lite from the concession stand and hurl it at future Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner without seeming entirely out of place.

Storm Acquires Nine In Offseason Assignment Process
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has acquired nine players through the League’s offseason assignment process last week. The team acquired quarterbacks Randy Hippeard and Pete Thomas, offensive linemen Justin McCray and J.J. Unga, defensive linemen Monte Lewis, Caesar Rayford and Marcus Pittman, and defensive backs Trey Wolfe and Emmanuel Cook.

Arizona Rattlers Announce Move to the Indoor Football League
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announced today that they will be moving from the Arena Football League (AFL) to the Indoor Football League (IFL) for the 2017 season.

Skywalkers Set Records in Victory
AFL China Press Release

Usually you won’t hear a team say a match in week three is a “must win,” but that’s exactly what it was when the Shanghai Skywalkers faced the Shenzhen Naja.

AFL holds dispersal draft
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League held a Dispersal Draft today with current teams selecting players from the rosters of the Jacksonville Sharks, Los Angeles KISS, Orlando Predators and Portland Steel.

League Statement
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League is focused on solidifying its foundation for the long term and is in active conversations with strong, experienced ownership groups in markets where there is already a pro sports signature in place.

An Homage to the Orlando Predators
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

No city should ever lose a sports franchise at any level. There's just too much invested in each franchise. Too many fans, too many players, too many coaches, too many guys who sell popcorn, too many interns who are just hoping to get a start in sports. When a team goes away at any level, all of that goes away, too.

Sharks moving to rival league
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League announced today they are in the final stages of moving to a rival league for the 2017 season.

The Orlando Predators have chosen to suspend team operations
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have chosen to suspend team operations today due to the reduced number of teams remaining in the Arena Football League as well as pending disagreements with the League. Over the course of the past several years we have focused on building and growing our winning franchise, despite significant issues at the league level that have impaired our ability to be successful.

Beijing Wins Battle of Unbeatens
AFL China Press Release

The China Arena Football League is a league of firsts. Today the first ever match up of undefeated teams took place as the Shenzhen Naja met the Beijing Lions as each team entered 1-0. This game lived up to the hype as a Luke Collis touchdown pass to Erwin Sennett Wu on the Lions last possession enabled them to escape the Damai Center with a 48-41 win over Shenzhen.

Shanghai Over Powers Guangzhou in the Second Half for First CAFL Win
AFL China Press Release

A total of four points was all that separated the Guangzhou Power and the Shanghai Skywalkers from victory last weekend in the first ever CAFL games. Today in Dalian one would be assured of victory.

Beijing Lions Work Overtime for First Win
AFL China Press Release

The Beijing Lions defense came up big, stopping the Shanghai Skywalkers two point conversion attempt in overtime to come away with a 54 -53 victory in the season opener for both teams in the new China Arena Football League. The Skywalkers trailed by 15 points in the second half, yet were able to tie the game in the final 16 seconds.

History Made: Us Football Debuts in China
AFL China Press Release

On the first day of a national holiday, the founders of the “little company that could” had to be thrilled. More than 11,500 Chinese fans came to watch US-style football on their day off.

CAFL 2016 Super Series Team Rosters & Play Makers
AFL China Press Release

LEGEND SPORTSWEAR to Become the Exclusive Jersey and Merchandise Provider for the CAFL
AFL China Press Release

Today the China Arena Football League announced a new and exciting partnership with Legend Sportswear as the Exclusive Jersey and Merchandise Partner of the CAFL.

Xenith announced as the Exclusive Equipment Partner of the CAFL
AFL China Press Release

Today the China Arena Football League announced a new partnership with Xenith as the Exclusive Equipment Partner of the CAFL.

CAFL Partners with ONE World Sports
AFL China Press Release

The China Arena Football League (CAFL) and Arena Football League Global (AFL-G) today announced that ONE World Sports, America’s Network for Global Sports, would carry their upcoming inaugural season, Super Series 2016. Beginning with the inaugural match live from Beijing, China’s capital city, Stamford-based ONE World Sports will air the CAFL’s entire 18-game series.

CAFL Strikes Major TV Deal In China
CAFLFootball.com

The China Arena Football League is proud to announce a partnership with China’s leading on-line digital network, iQIYI, as the exclusive provider of the league’s inaugural season. All 18-games, played over six weekends in the “Super Series” tour, will be seen live, in full, only on iQIYI.

eBay Today #1 - Tampa Bay Storm replica ArenaBowl ring
Joe Kauffman, ArenaFan.com

We are kicking off a new feature series here at ArenaFan. We're combing through the depths of Arena Football League related items that can be found on eBay and will present them to you every so often. Our first eBay Today feature is a Tampa Bay Storm replica 1991 ArenaBowl championship ring.

Valor to Host Free Agent Open Tryout
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor will hold a free agent open tryout on Oct. 8 as they launch their inaugural season presented by MedStar Health in 2017.

Metz signs with Philadelphia Eagles
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2016 World Champion Philadelphia Soul today announced the DL Jake Metz (6’6, 265, Shippensburg) has been added to the Philadelphia Eagles roster.

Storm To Host Open Tryout on Sunday, November 6 in Tampa
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm, in conjunction with Prospect Proving Ground, Inc., is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout on Sunday, November 6 at AMALIE Arena (401 Channelside Drive) with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and testing starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Soul Championship celebration planned for Wednesday at City Hall
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul is pleased to announce that there will be a championship celebration rally at the City Hall Courtyard at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 31. Following the rally, which is expected to last 45 minutes, the team will head to Chickie’s and Pete’s in South Philly to continue the celebration.

AFL Tonight - Episode 21: "For All the Marbles"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper, Jim Robinson and special guest Adam Markowitz return with Episode 21 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. ArenaBowl Preview, league announces player awards and much more.

AFL announces Yearly Honors at Awards Ceremony
AFL Press Release

At the 2016 Awards Ceremony on Thursday, the Arena Football League announced the winners of its most coveted individual honors. Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins earned AFL Playmaker of the Year. Philadelphia Soul defensive back Tracy Belton was recognized as the Riddell Defensive Player of the Year. Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Joe Hills was named the Under Armour Offensive Player of the Year. Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila garnered the AFL MVP of the Year.

Guy and Dolezel named Marcum-Moss Head Coaches of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces that Arizona Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy and Philadelphia head coach Clint Dolezel are the 2016 Marcum-Moss Head Coaches of the Year.

Davila Named MVP for Third Time
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arena Football League (AFL) announced that Arizona Rattlers’ quarterback Nick Davila has won the AFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award. This is his third time winning the award, and the first player in AFL history to have won the award three times. He previously won in 2014 and 2011.

Thompkins named AFL Playmaker
Orlando Predators Press Release

Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been named the Arena Football League’s 2016 Playmaker of the Year, the AFL office announced today.

AFL announces Commissioner's Award, Executive of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces that Los Angeles wide receiver Donovan Morgan has won the Commissioner’s Award, while Arizona Rattlers Team President Chris Presson has earned AFL’s Executive of the Year for the 2016 Season.

Hills Named Off Player of the Year
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced Thursday that the League has named Jacksonville wide receiver Joe Hills as the 2016 Under Armour Offensive Player of the Year for the 2016 season.

AZ's Presson Exec of the Year
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arena Football League (AFL) announced that Arizona Rattlers’ president Chris Presson has been honored with the AFL Executive of the Year award.

Belton Named Defensive POY
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

PHILADELPHIA – The Arena Football League today announced that Soul DB Tracy Belton (6’0, 180, UMass) has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Year. Belton was also awarded Uber Defensive Back of the Year and First Team All-Arena this season.

Guy Marcum Moss HC of Year
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arena Football League (AFL) announced that Arizona Rattlers’ general manager and head coach Kevin Guy has been honored with the AFL Co-Marcum Ross Head Coach of the Year award. He is sharing the award with Philadelphia’s Clint Dolezel. This is his second time Guy has won the award.

Dolezel Coach of the Year
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

PHILADELPHIA– The Arena Football League today announced the Marcum-Moss Coach of the Year award to Soul head coach Clint Dolezel. This is Dolezel’s second time receiving this honor.

Bogle named Top Assistant
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announces that Philadelphia Soul Assistant Head Coach Phil Bogle has been named the 2016 Assistant Head Coach of the Year. This marks the first time Bogle has earned this recognition and the first time a member of the Soul staff has won this award.

Why Football In China?
American Football International

After perfecting their game in arena football, roughly 60 players will be taking their talents to China to play in the China Arena Football League. For some it’s a great way to see the world. Others view it as a way to grow the sport they love on an even bigger stage.

Cleveland's Taylor awarded Al Lucas Hero Jason Foundation Award
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces that Cleveland Gladiator WR Collin Taylor has been named Al Lucas Hero Jason Foundation Award Winner.

AFL honors off the field performances
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces the winners of the Front Office/Support Staff of the Year, Sports Medicine Team of the Year, Equipment Manager of the Year and Fox40 Official of the Year.

Jacksonville's Hills named Cutters Receiver of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces that Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Joe Hills has been named Cutters Receiver of the Year.

Philadelphia's Tracy Belton named Uber Defensive Back of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announces that Philadelphia Soul defensive back Tracy Belton has been named the 2016 Uber Defensive Back of the Year.

AFL Tonight - Episode 20: "Calm before the storm"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 20 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Conference Championship review, Post Season Awards, a look at upcoming Free Agency and much more.

Washington Valor Gridiron 365 Memberships Go On Sale Aug 18
Washington Valor Press Release

The Washington Valor, D.C.’s new Arena Football League (AFL) team, announces Valor Gridiron 365 Memberships are going on sale Thursday, Aug. 18 at www.WashingtonValor.com/365 and by calling 202-661-5005. The team’s inaugural season will begin play at Verizon Center in spring 2017.

Mudge, Metz named AFL Linemen of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announces that Arizona Rattlers center Jordan Mudge has been named Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year and Philadelphia Soul defensive end Jake Metz has been named VidSwap Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Philadelphia's Frevert named Kicker of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announces that Philadelphia Soul kicker Tommy Frevert has been named the 2016 AFL Kicker of the Year. This marks the second straight year that Frevert has earned this recognition having won in 2015 as a rookie.

Conference Finals: Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Arizona’s Nick Davila, Arizona’s Jeremy Kellem and Philadelphia’s Tommy Frevert have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for the Conference Championship Round of the 2016 Postseason, respectively.

Cleveland's Ross named GEICO Rookie of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announced today that Cleveland Gladiators defensive back Marvin Ross has been named GEICO Rookie of the Year.

AFL announces All-Arena Defensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2016 First and Second Team All-Arena Defensive honors, the AFL Office announced tonight on CBS Sports Network.

AFL announces All-Arena Offensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Nineteen players earned 2016 First and Second Team All-Arena Offensive honors, the AFL Office announced tonight on CBS Sports Network.

AFL Tonight - Episode 19: "Shortlisted"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 19 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Conference Semis review, Coaching changes, ArenaBowl venue and much more.

Arena Football League Awards Schedule
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announces that its 2016 Awards Schedule will begin with its primetime special, “2016 All-Arena Show”, featuring season highlights and the unveiling the 2016 All-Arena teams on CBS Sports Network on Saturday, August 13 at 9 p.m. ET.

Storm And Lawrence Samuels Mutually Agree To Separate
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm and Lawrence Samuels have mutually agreed to separate, team president Derrick Brooks announced this morning. The team will begin a search for a new head coach immediately.

AFL awards First Round Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Jacksonville’s Derrick Ross, Philadelphia’s Beau Bell and Arizona’s Arkeith Brown have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for the First Round of the 2016 Postseason, respectively.

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly - Wrapping up the 2016 Tampa Bay Storm Season
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

It was a fitting end to an absolutely abysmal 2016 season. The worst season in Tampa Bay Storm history, in fact. While Sunday night in Allentown, PA marked the 23rd postseason appearance for the Storm franchise, this one just felt a little different. In a year where all eight teams in the Arena Football League qualified for the playoffs, the Storm limped into their first round matchup against the Philadelphia Soul with a regular season record of 2-14. Let's take a quick look at just how the Storm got there. The diehards should look away here…

AFL Conference Championship matchups set
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Conference Championship matchups are now set for next weekend as the Road to ArenaBowl XXIX completed the first round of the postseason on Sunday night. ArenaBowl XXIX is scheduled for Friday, August 26 at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 18
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

As I think back to the 2016 AFL season, I'll remember a number of awesome moments both on and off the field. Joe Hills scoring eight touchdowns in a game. T.T Toliver essentially rewriting the record books. Nick Davila quietly putting up one of the best seasons a quarterback has ever had in this league. The Amway Center standing as one in the #OrlandoUnited campaign.

AFL Tonight - Episode 18: "Chicken Math"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson with guest host Adam Markowitz return with Episode 18 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Regular season review, Year of milestones, Road to ArenaBowl, remembering Donovan Morgan and much more.

Several Sharks On Track For All-Arena Honors
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

After finishing the regular season with two consecutive wins, the Jacksonville Sharks are set to open the 2016 postseason against the Orlando Predators on Saturday, August 6. Over the course of the team’s 16-game regular season campaign, several of the team’s players put together seasons worthy of candidacy for individual Arena Football League awards and selection to the League’s All-Arena teams.

AFL awards Week 18 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh, Portland’s Sergio Gilliam and Jacksonville’s Joe Hills have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 18, respectively.

AFL 2016 Postseason Matchups Set
AFL Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul defeated the Orlando Predators, 67-59, on Saturday night to clinch the American Conference regular season title. The victory also set the final postseason matchups for the first round in 2016.

AFL Tonight - Episode 17: "When life gives you lemons"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 17 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Making lemonade from lemons, Clock management, San Diego KISS, Orlando v Philadelphia and much more.

AFL awards Week 17 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Jacksonville’s Derrick Ross, Tampa Bay’s James McClinton and Arizona’s Rod Windsor have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 17, respectively.

Rattlers will play in Glendale if they host ArenaBowl
azcentral.com

The Rattlers still have a lot of work in front of them, and they'll need help from a team in Philadelphia.

Changing Rules Midway Through the Game
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

Ah, the Arena Football League. The only league I can recall that will literally change the rules during the game. Or in this case, during the season, with only two weeks left in it before the playoffs.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 16
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Remember last week when I said that a 17-point loss was a good as a win for the Predators? They sure celebrated like that when Mark Lewis' field goal went through the uprights with just 0:05 left to play last Monday night. Kevin Guy didn't really like it all that much, but Orlando did what it had to do to set itself up for its Week 18 showdown with Philly for the conference title. It'll go down as a loss for the Predators, but let's face the facts here. That loss was as good as a win.

AFL Tonight - Episode 16: "Ch-ch-changes"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 16 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. They talk about the playoff structure modifications, new league partners, Sharks coaching change, year end award candidates and much more.

Storm Adds Quarterback To Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired quarterback Warren Smith, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL awards Week 16 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Arizona’s Nick Davila, Philadelphia’s Jake Metz and Los Angeles’ D.J. Stephens have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 16, respectively.

Sharks name Bob Landsee Interim Head Coach
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that Sharks’ Line Coach Bob Landsee will be the Interim Head Coach for the remainder of the 2016 regular season and playoffs.

AFL Returns to Conference Postseason Format
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Board of Directors announced today that the postseason for the 2016 Season will return to the traditional conference format. The American and National Conference Championship games will be played the weekend of August 13-14.

Moss firing a sign of organizational failure in Jacksonville
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Coaches are hired to be fired. Rare is the circumstance in which a coach is hired to play out rest of his career and to be the lone coach for decades at a time for the franchise which hired him in the first place.

Sharks release Head Coach Les Moss
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Sharks announced Monday that head coach Les Moss has been relieved of his duties effective immediately.

BREAKING: Les Moss fired as coach of Sharks
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Jacksonville Sharks are parting ways with the only coach they've ever known. After almost seven full seasons on the job, Les Moss has been relieved of his duties after the Sharks dropped to 5-9 and were eliminated from any possibility of hosting a playoff game for the second straight season.

Washington Valor announced as team name
AFL Press Release

The Monumental Sports & Entertainment and the Arena Football League announced today that the team’s name will be the “Washington Valor” and revealed their logo at MedStar Health Orthopaedic and Sports Center.

AFL Tonight - Episode 15: "Battle Royal"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 15 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. In game brawl and what should be done, Broadcast schedule update, QB wars - Thomas vs Stanley and much more.

And the name of D.C.’s arena football team is … the Washington Valor
Washington Post

D.C. sports fans eager to find out exactly who they’ll be cheering for when the Arena Football League returns to Washington in spring of 2017 now have an answer.

Arena Football League Expands Postseason Coverage
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that it will expand its postseason coverage with an additional game, as well as a primetime special featuring season highlights and 2016 All-Arena team introductions.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 15
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

To say that the entire AFL season comes down to Week 16 might seem like hyperbole, but it's legitimately possible. The Arizona Rattlers and Orlando Predators are both quite possibly two wins away from having the road to the ArenaBowl go through their respective homes, and they have to go through each other first in order to settle their differences. The winner of this Monday's game is very likely going to end up having the easier trek to the ArenaBowl and hosting rights for the game, though Orlando would still have to clear the hurdle of the Philadelphia Soul in Week 18 first.

Rattlers Clinch National Conference Title
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that after this past weekend’s contests, the Arizona Rattlers have clinched the National Conference regular-season title and are guaranteed at least a No. 2 seed for the upcoming postseason tournament.

AFL awards Week 15 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

LAS VEGAS (July 12, 2016) – The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh, Orlando’s Paul Stephens and Arizona’s Rod Windsor have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 15, respectively.

T.T. Toliver passes Wagner, becomes all-time leader in all-purpose yards
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League was founded on players playing offense, defense and special teams. You had to do a little bit of everything if you wanted to make cut it. The AFL has since become tremendously specialized, and it isn't often you see a player who can play both sides of the ball effectively.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 14
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The league-wide bye week in Week 14 for the Fourth of July gave all eight teams one last shot to reassess the situation they're in heading down the stretch of the season. For my money, little has changed across the league for a lot of the year, but with three teams still chasing down that last playoff spot and three teams still in sight of what could be a pivotal advantage as the No. 1 seed, there's a lot more drama down the stretch of the year than most of us probably envisioned in this

Sharks claim WR Jeremy Gallon off reassignment
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Sharks announced today that they have claimed wide receiver Jeremy Gallon from reassignment. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released.

Former Penguin Cejudo catches on with LA Kiss
Youngstown Vindicator

Former Youngstown State kicker Joey Cejudo is back to splitting the uprights, but this time in a totally new environment. The kicker for the Penguins in 2013-14 has found a new home with the Los Angeles Kiss of the Arena Football League.

Who Are You Callin’ A Backup Quarterback?
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

When we started the 2016 season, everyone was excited about Nathan Stanley in Los Angeles and Cleveland was ready to start the year with Chris Dieker under center. Randy Hippeard was coming off a good season and played very well to start this season.

AFL breeding ground for up-and-coming coaches
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has been a launching pad for many players, executives and coaches over the years. For example, the Kurt Warner story might be the greatest professional football story of all time. An undrafted quarterback that started out stocking shelves in a grocery store before taking a chance in the AFL and eventually became a Super Bowl MVP. But that’s not the only major AFL success story.

Sharks assigned DL Keith Bowers
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that they were assigned defensive lineman Keith Bowers. Per team policy, the terms of the contract weren’t released.

AFL Tonight - Episode 14: "Bye-ding Your Time"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 14 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Postseason update, what transaction made you lose your mind and much more.

AFL awards Week 13 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Orlando’s Bernard Morris, Arizona’s Jeremy Kellem and Philadelphia’s Shaun Kauleinamoku have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 13, respectively.

Rattlers, Soul clinch First Round home games
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that with Sunday’s 64-49 victory over the Los Angeles KISS, the Arizona Rattlers have clinched at least a Top 4 seed for the 2016 Postseason and are guaranteed to host a First Round game.

Orlando Predators playoff tickets go on sale June 29
Orlando Predators Press Release

With a league-best 11 wins on the season, the Orlando Predators have clinched a top four seed in the AFL postseason and will host a home playoff game in the first round of the playoffs at the Amway Center on Saturday, August 6 at 7:00 p.m.

Defense lifts the Rattlers Over the KISS, 64 - 49
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The World Champion Arizona Rattlers (10-3) sweep the three game regular season series with a win over conference foe, the LA KISS (5-7) by a score of 64-49 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Cali., in front of 7,090 fans.

Jay Gruden ranked as a player among NFL head coaches
247Sports

After two years of coaching at Louisville, Gruden found his calling in the Arena Football League, where he became one of the best players in league history. “A 2012 survey ranked him the second-best quarterback ever to have donned an Arena jersey.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 12
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

On the surface, the Predators had themselves a week in Week 12. They beat Jacksonville and moved into sole possession of the best record in the AFL, locking up a first round home playoff game in the process. However, they also lost Randy Hippeard to what could be a season-ending knee injury as well, and that's only going to continue to shake up an already murky situation atop the league.

Rattlers Acquire WR Dynamic WR Julius Gregory via Trade
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers acquired wide receiver Julius Gregory for the rest of the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Wednesday. The Rattlers received Gregory’s rights from the Tampa Bay Storm, which completed a trade made earlier in the season. This will be his first season with the Rattlers, his second in the AFL.

Storm Acquires Wide Receiver Prechae Rodriguez
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired veteran wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez, announced vice president of football operations, Jeff Gooch.

AFL Tonight - Episode 13: "Trading Places"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 13 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Trading deadline, TT Toliver sets another record, time delay, #OrlandoUnited and much more.

AFL awards Week 12 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Cleveland’s Arvell Nelson, Arizona’s Jeremy Kellem and Orlando’s Greg Carr have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 12, respectively.

Storm Activates Ings And Dixon
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has activated wide receiver and kick returner Kendrick Ings along with offensive lineman Cornelius Dixon, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Orlando Clinches Top 4 Seed for 2016 Postseason
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) announced today that with Saturday’s 44-34 victory over the Jacksonville Sharks, the Orlando Predators have clinched at least a Top 4 seed for the 2016 Postseason and are guaranteed to host a First Round game. There are 18 total weeks of play and the League is currently entering Week 13.

Michael Lindsey Returns To Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver and kick returner Michael Lindsey, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Tonight - Episode 12: "Standing Tall"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 12 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Multiple league milestones, deconstructing the CAFL draft, CFL cuts and AFL rosters and much more.

Can Arena Football and China League coexist?
Richard Obert, AZ Central

The inaugural China American Football League is set to begin in the fall and one Rattler, linebacker Tyre Glasper, could be brushing up on his Mandarin and Cantonese. Glasper was among the 60 American players selected to play in the six-team league. He was taken in the well-watched draft on Friday. He went in the fourth round by the Guangzhou Power. He joins former Rattlers safety Virgil Gray.

An open letter from the Orlando Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The unimaginable tragedy that struck our City this past week was designed to terrorize our community and damage our spirit. No community is ever prepared for senseless devastation, but the response of a community to tragedy defines it, not the tragedy itself.

Orlando Predators, Magic, Orlando City, Pride and Solar Bears join forces for #OrlandoUnited
Orlando Predators Press Release

In a combined effort, the AFL’s Orlando Predators, NBA’s Orlando Magic, MLS’s Orlando City, NWSL’s Orlando Pride and ECHL’s Orlando Solar Bears are joining forces with the City of Orlando to show everyone that we are #OrlandoUnited.

Meadow Lemon named Team President of Steel
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) announced today that it has hired Meadow Lemon as President of the Portland Steel. Mr. Lemon brings to the team experience in sales, marketing, and football operations.

AFL awards Week 11 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh, Jacksonville’s Greg Reid and Philadelphia’s Darius Reynolds have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 11, respectively.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 11
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Week 11 was all about its milestones. T.T. Toliver became the all-time leader in receiving yards. Tiger Jones reached 14,000 yards in his career. Donovan Morgan got to 12,000 in his. And the AFL reached 300,000 points.

Joe Hills becomes first AFL player drafted to China
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

After years of dreaming, negotiating, scouting and general preparation, American football is officially headed to China. The initial six teams of the China Arena Football League underwent their draft on Friday night, and the franchises now officially have their first 20 players.

Quentin Sims scores 300,000th point in AFL history
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League is known for its scoring, and on Saturday night, the league hit another big scoring milestone. Quentin Sims was the history-making man, as he scored a touchdown in the corner of the end zone for the Cleveland Gladiators in the 3rd quarter against the Orlando Predators.

T.T. Toliver's road to greatness
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

TAMPA -- 1,160 receptions. 15,232 yards. 294 touchdowns. Not bad numbers for a man who was a quarterback in high school and in JuCo, was arguably the best player on a state championship basketball team and was recruited to the Arena Football League as a defensive specialist.

Tiger passes Jackson for 4th place on all-time receptions list
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

TAMPA -- Saturday night in Tampa will belong to TT Toliver, as he became the all-time leader in receiving yards in Arena Football League history. On most other nights though, what Tiger Jones accomplished would set him apart from the rest of the pack. With his fourth reception on Saturday night, the Jacksonville Sharks man went past Chris Jackson for the fourth most receptions in AFL history.

Toliver becomes Arena Football League All-Time Leader in Career Receiving Yards
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver T.T. Toliver caught a 13-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Jason Boltus with 4:23 left in the second quarter to become the Arena Football League’s All-Time Leader in career receiving yards.

Kellem's return just what Rattlers need
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

Welcome back, JK. That was the first thought on the happy minds of Rattler Nation last Wednesday when 2015 Defensive Back of the Year Jeremy Kellem announced he was returning to Arizona and the Arena Football League gridiron. Talk about just in time.

Watch the Historic CAFL Draft
AFL China Press Release

This Friday night (6/10), the CAFL will present the league’s first player draft, via a live stream presentation beginning at 6:00pm EST. The production can be viewed at CAFLFOOTBALL.com in the United States, as well as at CAFLChina.com in China.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 10
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Apparently, someone forgot to tell us all that Week 9 was opposite week. After a week in which everything seemed to go against the grain, Week 10 featured restored order across the Arena Football League, as the world returned to its axis, and the teams which we've thought to be the best in the league all year long have gone back to playing like it.

Kellem, 2015 Defensive Back of the Year, Returns to Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Defensive back Jeremy Kellem returned to the five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Wednesday. This will be his fifth season with the Rattlers and sixth in the AFL

Storm Adds To Offensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired veteran offensive lineman Jesse Peterson, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Tonight - Episode 11: "History Worth Watching"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 11 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Injured Roster activation changes, Upcoming milestones for TT Toliver, League on cusp of 300,000 points and much more.

AFL awards Week 10 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Arizona’s Nick Davila, Portland’s Sergio Gilliam and Orlando’s Brandon Thompkins have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 10, respectively.

T.T. Toliver reaches 15,000 yards, Harrell's record next
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

T.T. Toliver's assault on the receiving record books continued in Portland. The future Hall of Famer continues to add accolades in this, his 13th Arena Football League season. This week, he added the 15,000-yard mark for his career to his resume, the second man in AFL history to reach that milestone.

Six-Shooters – China’s First Coaches Set for Action
AFL China Press Release

China’s first professional football coaches all hail from – the United States of America. “It makes sense, when you think about it. After all, the game was first played here, refined here, and the US continues to be the hub of football even as it spreads across the planet” said Clint Dolezel, who will coach the Beijing Lions, and will serve as the host coach when the Super Series Tour kicks off the new league on the weekend of October 1.

CAFL To Fill Rosters with First Draft – Watch Draft Streaming Live
AFL China Press Release

The schedules are set, the arenas booked, the teams have hometowns, arenas, logos, names and coaches. The only missing are the players for China’s first US-style professional football league!

Orlando Predators flaws laid bare, work begins through adversity
Orlando Sports Daily (blog)

Randy Hippeard threw for 340 yards and nine touchdowns as the Orlando Predators made a statement win over the Arizona Rattlers on May 7, 2016 at Amway Center.

Shark Tales: Tiger Jones Approaches Career Milestone
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

It was impossible to know in 2008 what would happen after Tiger Jones caught his first pass in the Arena Football League.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 9
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Remember back when there was a clear cut between the Haves and the Have Nots in the AFL? It was only a few weeks ago that most of us would have scoffed at the idea of any of the Storm, Gladiators and Sharks beating the Rattlers, Soul and Predators, let alone all three doing it in the same week.

AFL's Inside the Numbers: Week 10
Arenafootball.com

Don't say that T.T. Toliver doesn't have a knack for some drama. Last week, the Tampa Bay Storm pulled off one of the great upsets in Arena Football League history, picking up their first win of the season against the mighty Arizona Rattlers. Toliver went 59 minutes without finding the end zone, but in the last minute of the game, he absolutely took over.

Storm Continues To Build Defensive Backfield
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired former National Football League defensive back Qua Cox, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Tonight - Episode 10: "Any Given Sunday"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 10 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. A look back at the week of upsets, parity, Sharks make huge roster moves and much more.

Sharks Acquire Four-Time All-Arena Receiver Reggie Gray
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team has added a major playmaker to its lineup, as wide receiver Reggie Gray has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AFL awards Week 9 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Jacksonville’s Joe Hills, Cleveland’s Marvin Ross and Los Angeles’ Donovan Morgan have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 9, respectively.

Dontay Moch assigned to LA KISS
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS have been assigned defensive lineman Dontay Moch, who most recently was on the practice squad of the Atlanta Falcons.

Tiger Jones passes Barry Wagner for fifth all-time in receptions
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO -- Tiger Jones has only been around the Arena Football League since 2008, but the argument could be made that he's been one of the best all-around pass catchers this league has ever had.

BCU Athletics Mourns Passing of Cedric McKinnon
bcuathletics.com

Bethune-Cookman Athletics has learned of the passing of former linebacker Cedric McKinnon on Monday, May 24, 2016. He was 48.

Championship Ring the Driving Force Behind Ross’ Assault on AFL Record Books
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

There are records in sports that are destined to never be challenged. Pete Rose’s 4,256 hits. Byron Nelson’s 11 consecutive PGA Tour victories. Richard Petty’s 200 career NASCAR wins.

AFL's Inside the Numbers: Week 9
Arenafootball.com

One could write a book on veteran wide receiver T.T. Toliver and his place in Arena Football League history. Depending upon how things go the rest of the season for the Storm wide out, he could surpass all of the receiving records currently held by Damian Harrell to become known as the greatest receiver by statistical measures the League has ever seen.

AFL Tonight - Episode 9: "Time Will Tell"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 9 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Ross 3K and where to rank him all-time, no Soul at home, Univision ratings followup and much more.

Cleveland Gladiators honor two boys who stepped up to stop a bully
fox8.com

AFL Power Rankings through Week 8
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

For the third time this season, I've got a new team sitting atop my Power Rankings. Even though the Soul struggled more down the stretch with the Predators than they probably should have, they were dominant for large stretches last week, and they've earned their right to be called the best team in the league for the time being.

Sharks sign kicker Lindsey Wolfe
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

Jacksonville announced Wednesday that they have been assigned Kicker Lindsey Wolfe. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Clevan Thomas reaches career milestone
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS are pleased to report that in last week’s matchup against the Arizona Rattlers, defensive back Clevan Thomas became the second player in Arena Football League history to record 80 career interceptions.

Predators Acquire Two in Trade with LA KISS
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators completed a trade with the LA KISS on Tuesday, acquiring fullback John Martinez and defensive lineman Logan Harrell in exchange for defensive lineman Mike Lewis and future considerations.

AFL awards Week 8 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Jacksonville’s Tommy Grady, Jacksonville’s Greg Reid and Cleveland’s Collin Taylor have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 8, respectively.

Sharks Add New Weapon to Defense
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that Jordan Miller will be assigned to the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Triangle Torch lineman braves concussion risks to play football again
News & Observer

AFL Tonight - Episode 8: "Director`s Cut"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim and Jim return with Episode 8 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Milestone moments, Sharks Arena, Univision ratings and much more. Interview with "50-Yard Dash" director Ben Fraternale

Storm's Scott Headed To Canadian Football League
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that defensive lineman Padric Scott has signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

AFL's Inside the Numbers: Week 8
Arenafootball.com

There's no disputing who the greatest rushing fullback is in the history of the Arena Football League. Jacksonville Sharks' Derrick Ross has nearly twice as many rushing yards and rushing touchdowns as anyone else in the history of the League.

Soul about to be trumped by Democratic National Convention
philly.com

Renovations being done at the Wells Fargo Center ahead of the July 25-28 DNC forces the Soul to play the second half of their season and first two potential home games of playoffs at other venues.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 7
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Steel and the Storm were both THIS CLOSE to notching their first wins of the season. Clearly, both look significantly better with Shane Austin and Jason Boltus respectively under center than they did with their other revolving doors at quarterback. It wasn't enough for either to ultimately get their first win, but at least I could argue that all eight teams are now officially competitive for the first time all year long.

Sharks sign kicker Jon Striefsky
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

Jacksonville announced that they have been assigned kicker Jon Striefsky. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Marco Capozzoli announces retirement
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that kicker Marco Capozzoli has chosen to retire from the Arena Football League.

AFL awards Week 7 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh, Cleveland’s Marvin Ross and Tampa Bay’s Jimmy Gordon have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 7, respectively.

Nick Davila becomes eighth quarterback to throw for 30,000 yards, seventh to throw for 700 TDs
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Had you looked back at an Arizona Rattlers' history book before 2010, you'd see the name Sherdrick Bonner plastered all over it without any other quarterback in sight. Nick Davila still has a long ways to go to become the most prolific pivot in the history of one of the most storied franchises in the AFL, but he took a major step on Saturday...

Rod Windsor becomes 15th in AFL history to log 10,000 receiving yards
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Rod Windsor is at it again. Just one game after becoming the all-time leader in receptions in Arizona Rattlers history, Windsor made a bit more history by becoming the first Rattler ever to haul in 10,000 receiving yards for the franchise. Windsor is the 15th man in AFL history to log 10,000 receiving yards for his career.

AFL Tonight - Episode 7: "Family Reunion"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson are joined by Adam Markowitz for Episode 7 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Tropical Storm continues in Tampa, Jacksonville woes, Rod Windsor upcoming milestone, MVP talk and much more.

Tiger Jones Approaches Major Milestone
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks are no strangers to having historically great players on their roster. Aaron Garcia, professional football’s all-time leader in touchdown passes, was the first starting quarterback in franchise history and led the team to an ArenaBowl XXIV title. Today, fullback Derrick Ross is already the AFL’s all-time leading rusher in just the sixth season of his career.

Storm Adds Versatility To Team
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce it has acquired wide receiver Tristan Purifoy.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 6
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Alright Orlando, you've proven your point. There's no doubt that Rob Keefe's team was the better on the field last weekend against Arizona, the team which most of us (myself included) perceived to be the best team in the league. Would I favor the Preds to win the ArenaBowl right now if they got on the field with the Rattlers again? No, I wouldn't. But have the Predators earned their spot as the No. 1 team in this Power Poll? You betcha.

Orlando Predators coach: 'Absolutely' we'd take Johnny Manziel
Orlando Sentinel

It's looking more and more like the distraught, demolished, down-and-out Johnny Manziel won't be playing in the NFL anytime soon, but Orlando Predators coach Rob Keefe says there will always be a spot in the Arena Football League for Johnny Freefall.and more »

AFL awards Week 6 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Orlando’s Randy Hippeard, Los Angeles’ Josh Victorian and Cleveland’s Arvell Nelson have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 6, respectively.

Insight Credit Union partners with Orlando Predators arena football team
CUinsight.com (press release)

Insight Credit Union announced that it has partnered with the Orlando Predators Arena Football Team as the presenting sponsor for all networking and business-to-business events during the 2016 season.

Rod Windsor becomes all-time leader in receptions in Rattlers history
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO - Rod Windsor has only played in the Arena Football League for six seasons, and he's already surpassed the careers of so many who were around for decades. With his second catch of the game on Saturday night in Orlando, his 777th reception in his career, he surpassed the great Hunkie Cooper for the most receptions in Arizona Rattlers history.

AFL broadcasts on Univision Deportes
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has released the following information (cable providers and channel listings) in each of the AFL’s markets as a guide for where fans may view Univision Deportes game broadcasts this season

Meet the Super Six! The CAFL’s Teams, Names and Official Logos
AFL China Press Release

The CAFL today officially introduced the founding team members of China’s first ever professional football league. Franchises will be located in the tier-1 cities of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Dalian and Qingdao.

DC's still-unnamed Arena Football League team tabs Dean Cokinos as head coach
Washington Post

While Washington’s Arena Football League franchise has yet to decide upon a name or a logo, the team did gain some clear direction Thursday by announcing the hiring of Dean Cokinos as its first head coach.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 5
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Welcome to the ArenaBowl before the ArenaBowl. Sure, it isn't a foregone conclusion at this point that the Predators and Rattlers will meet each other in the title game this year, but at least if the first five weeks are any indication, there's a good chance that's how this is going to play out.

Storm Reacquires Moore And Williams
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce it has reacquired offensive lineman Tyler Moore and defensive back Seth Williams.

Dean Cokinos Becomes First Head Coach of Washington’s AFL Team
Washington DC 2017 Press Release

Dean Cokinos, who has more than 10 years of Arena Football League (AFL) coaching experience, has been named the first head coach in Washington AFL team history, announced Roger Mody of Monumental Sports & Entertainment’s ownership group and the managing partner for the AFL team.

AFL Tonight - Episode 6: "Blue Harvest"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 6 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. DC to announce Head Coach, Schedule changes and ramifications, CAFL franchise announcement, Battle of the unbeaten and much more.

BREAKING: Washington will name Dean Cokinos as first head coach
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Ted Leonsis has made his first major move as an owner of an Arena Football League franchise. Sources have confirmed to ArenaFan.com that Dean Cokinos will be named the first head coach of the unnamed Washington franchise as soon as Thursday.

Orlando Predators Games to Air Live on FM 96.9 The Game
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators are proud to announce that all remaining 2016 home games will be broadcast live on FM 96.9 The Game, as well as AM 740 and the iHeartRadio App.

AFL awards Week 5 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Orlando’s Brandon Thompkins, Arizona’s Demetrio Tyson and Philadelphia’s Darius Reynolds have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 5, respectively.

CAFL Announces Official Super Series Schedule
AFL China Press Release

The CAFL today released Its official schedule of competition for the 2016 “Super Series” inaugural season of professional football play in China. The six-city Super Series will kick off the historic first season of US-style tackle football in China in the national capital city of Beijing on October 1.

Offensive futility strikes down Tampa Bay again versus Jacksonville
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

TAMPA - At least this time, the Tampa Bay Storm didn't get blown out. That said, the Storm continued to set futility marks on offense with their third different starting quarterback of the season. Jonathan Bane tried his best, and he had Tampa Bay in a position to take the lead with less than a minute to go, but a couple passes over the heads of receivers in crucial spots ended any chance of the upset.

Sharks add WR Prechae Rodriguez
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that they were assigned WR Prechae Rodriguez. Per team policy, the terms of the contract weren’t released.

China Super Series to Kick Off Historic Season
AFL China Press Release

The CAFL (China Arena Football League) is proud to announce the launch of its historic first season of US-style professional football in China. The CAFL “Super Series” will be played in six major cities on the Chinese mainland in the autumn of 2016.

Portland Steel add three to bolster roster
Portland Steel Press Release

he Portland Steel have added three members to their roster. They have signed quarterback Darron Thomas, offensive/defensive lineman Junior Salt and acquired offensive lineman Duke Robinson in a trade with the Jacksonville Sharks, general manager and head coach Ron James announced today.

AFL Tonight - Episode 5: "Time Travel"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 5 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Test Game 30th Anniversary, Should Demarcus Robinson be suspended, Kickoff or not to kickoff and much more. Our interview is arena football inventor Jim Foster.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 4
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

It's easy to say that the regular season is meaningless this year, but don't tell that to the Rattlers. They fought with all their might on the road against the Sharks on Saturday night and earned an overtime victory on a night where their defense wasn't particularly special and Nick Davila threw two picks. If Kevin Guy's club can win a game like that in hostile territory, it can do anything.

AFL awards Week 4 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh, Orlando’s Varmah Sonie, and Arizona’s Maurice Purify have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 4, respectively.

Two Former AFL Teams Should be Considered for the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame
Randy Snow, ArenaFan.com

Recently, Pete Spivak, Jr. appeared on a Detroit television station to talk about a team that many people may have forgotten about, the 1983 Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League.

Sharks DB Keon Lyn signs with the Washington Redskins
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that defensive back Keon Lyn has been placed on the Other League Exempt List. Lyn is to sign with the Washington Redskins.

Official football of The CAFL named after founder and Chairman
AFL China Press Release

The CAFL continues to make news as China’s first ever US-style Pro football league accelerates towards its inaugural season. Today, the CAFL announces the premier of the official game ball to be used when league play begins in the fall of 2016.

Wichita Force QB Panasuk signs with AFL Cleveland Gladiators
KSN-TV

Sharks Trade for Wide Receiver Jamar Howard
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has completed a trade with the Portland Steel. In the deal, Jacksonville acquired wide receiver Jamar Howard in exchange for offensive lineman Duke Robinson.

Sharks Add Offensive Lineman Ryan Cave
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has made an addition along the offensive line, as veteran offensive lineman Ryan Cave has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Steel Sign Former Oregon Quarterback Darron Thomas
Portland Steel Press Release

The Portland Steel have signed quarterback Darron Thomas, general manager and head coach Ron James announced today.

Storm Boosts Offense With A Flurry Of Moves
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Mike Washington has reported for the 2016 season announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. The team also acquired wide receiver Xavier Boyce.

AFL Tonight - Episode 4: "La AFL sin importar el idioma"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 4 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Should the Storm make changes at head coach, Second guessing Coach moss, Sights, sounds and reactions from the AFL debut on Univision Deportes and much more.

Soul highlight 100th regular season win
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

When the Philadelphia Soul defeated the Portland Steel last Sunday, it marked the team’s 100th regular season win in franchise history. A feat that was captured in just over 10 seasons of play.

AFL Power Rankings through Week 3
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Can you believe that we're already almost a quarter of the way through the regular season? Some teams still feel like they're still trying to find their identities, while others are in midseason form and ready for the playoff push. Check out our debut AFL Power Rankings and see how they compare to the Power Poll as voted on by you, the fans of ArenaFan.

Arizona's dominant D setting high standard
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

If offense wins games and defense wins championships, the Arizona Rattlers are well on their way to a sixth ArenaBowl title. While the Arena Football League is a showcase for the offensive side of the football with teams frequently putting up 60+ points in a game, Arizona's defense is setting the bar astronomically high through the Rattlers' three wins to start the 2016 campaign.

AFL awards Week 3 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Arizona’s Nick Davila, Los Angeles’ Rayshaun Kizer, and Philadelphia’s Teddy Jennings have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 3, respectively.

Storm championship ring from 1996 on auction block
TBO.com (blog)

Among the items in Goldin Auctions Spring Premium sale that ends May 7 is the 1996 Arena Football championship ring that belonged to backup quarterback Connell Maynor.

Spalding joins The CAFL Team
AFL China Press Release

The China Arena Football League and Spalding China are pleased to announce a new partnership in China for the official football of the CAFL.

Historic China Combine Kicks Off New League
American Football International

After embarrassing defeat in the desert, Vinik should shake up the Storm
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Is it just me, or did it look like the Tampa Bay Storm just didn't give one damn about playing against the Arizona Rattlers on Saturday night? The Storm were truly pathetic on this night in a 60-27 defeat which really wasn't that close.

CAFL Kicks Off Open Tryouts
AFL China Press Release

The CAFL (China Arena Football League) announces an exciting mile post on the road towards their historic first season of pro football in China – the first ever open combine and tryouts of Chinese athletes hoping to play as professionals in the CAFL beginning in the Fall of 2016.

AFL Global LLC announces a re-designed logo for newly formed China Arena Football League
AFL China Press Release

In advance of the kickoff of China’s first ever professional American style football season in the Fall of 2016, AFL Global LLC announces a re-designed logo for its newly formed China Arena Football League.

AFL Tonight - Episode 3: "Sour Grapes"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 3 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. A MASH Unit return for QBs, Coach Guy vs the CFL, AFL merch placement on TV and much more.

DB Marquis Floyd Returns to Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned defensive back Marquis Floyd for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Thursday. This will be his sixth season with the Rattlers and ninth in the AFL.

Storm Bolsters Offense And Defense
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Anthony Parker announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. The team also acquired defensive back Nick Addison.

Steel place WR Colt Lyerla on Inactive Reserve
Portland Steel Press Release

The Portland Steel have placed wide receiver Colt Lyerla on inactive reserve, head coach and general manager Ron James announced today.

Jason Boltus Returns To The Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm quarterback Jason Boltus has reported for the 2016 season announced team vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. The team also acquired defensive lineman Padric Scott.

Rattlers' Kevin Guy upset CFL trying to take players
azcentral.com

The Rattlers placed defensive backs Markus Smith and Jimmy Legree on league suspension Wednesday after both left the team to pursue Canadian Football League tryouts.

AFL awards Week 2 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Jacksonville’s Joe Hills, Cleveland’s Joe Powell, and Arizona’s Rod Windsor have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Defensive Player and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 2, respectively.

LA KISS announces official oartnership with Morongo Casino Resort & Spa
LA KISS Press Release

The LA KISS announced today an official partnership with Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, which is located near Palm Springs, CA.

GEICO strikes national partnership with AFL
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) announced today that it has entered into a multi-year partnership arrangement with GEICO, the nation’s second largest auto insurer and one of the country’s most recognized brand names.

Cleveland's Steve Thonn out of hospital after pre-game irregular heartbeat
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Prior to Saturday night's game between the Cleveland Gladiators and Tampa Bay Storm, Gladiators coach Steve Thonn was sent to the hospital with an irregular heartbeat. Sources have confirmed to ArenaFan that Thonn is out of the hospital and has recovered.

The Voice of the Philadelphia Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

Only one voice has echoed around the arena when the Philadelphia Soul have taken the field in the franchise’s 10-year history.

Storm Adds To Offensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Isaiah Shelton announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

2016 Soul games to air live on 97.5 The Fanatic
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce that all remaining 2016 games will be broadcast live on 97.5 The Fanatic.

AFL Tonight - Episode 2: "Mercy Rule"
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with Episode 2 of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Four teams visited Blowout City. How does the rest of the season look, league signs on GEICO as a new sponsor, former owner convicted of fraud and much more.

AFL awards Week 1 Players of the Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced that Orlando’s Randy Hippeard, Arizona’s Damien Borel and Luis Vazquez, and Philadelphia’s Shaun Kauleinamoku have been named as the Under Armour Offensive Player, Riddell Co-Defensive Players and AFL Playmaker of the Week for Week 1, respectively.

A Dawn of a New Era in Los Angeles
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

Throughout the years the LA KISS were doing all that they can to become a championship caliber team. Just like any franchise, however, the one major piece they were missing week after week when they entered the league in their inaugural season was chemistry.

As season starts, AFL starts to look, feel stronger than 2008
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

In case you missed it, yet another league which made big promises to potential players never played a single down. And in case you missed it, today is the start of the 29th season of the Arena Football League.

AFL Tonight - Episode 1: "On Your Mark..."
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with the 2016 Season Premiere of AFL Tonight. They talk about the Washington DC franchise, the 3000th game in league history, Final Rosters, our ArenaBowl picks and much more. This week's interview is the AFL Broadcaster Ari Wolfe.

From on the field to on the sideline
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

Head Coach Clint Dolezel is no stranger to success in the AFL, both as a coach and as a player.

All-Arena Kicker Mark Lewis Returns to Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

Veteran kicker Mark Lewis will return for his sixth consecutive season with the Orlando Predators, the team has announced.

LA KISS assigned AFL Hall of Fame DB Clevan Thomas
LA KISS Press Release

The LA KISS have been assigned AFL Hall of Fame defensive back Clevan Thomas who was most recently on the San Jose SaberCats where they won the 2015 Arena Bowl Championship.

Rattlers face questions as new season kicks off
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

When the Arizona Rattlers take the field this Friday night at Moda Center against the Portland Steel, the five-time AFL champs will have more questions coming out of training camp than they have faced over their past half-decade of dominance.

Predators Bring Back DB Emanuel Cook, Add WR Brelan Chancellor
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators​ agreed to terms with veteran defensive back Emanuel Cook and rookie wide receiver Brelan Chancellor, the team has announced.

Marco Capozzoli is back with the Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that kicker Marco Capozzoli has been assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Soul announce TV partnership with TCN & CSN
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul, announce that all regionally televised games will air on The Comcast Network and Comcast SportsNet.

Arizona Rattlers Unveil New Uniforms for 2016 Season
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers unveiled the team’s new home and away uniforms during media day today at Talking Stick Resort Arena. The team also announced its weekly Coach’s Show launching Wednesday, March 30 in Maricopa as well as a pre-game celebration for the home opener April 16.

Arena Football League Turns 3,000 – By the Numbers
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The NFL is king in the United States. It's the biggest business in the country, and every time a league has cropped up to try to challenge or work alongside the NFL, it has failed and failed miserably.

What Would Millennial Sensitive Programming Mean for An Arena Football League Team?
Ted`s Take (Ted Leonsis)

The NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL are foundational and popular programming for broadcast, cable and regional sports networks. So, with all of that in mind, I do think the AFL is a great place to start to be sensitive to a new community of people that love experiences, and don`t have cable television installed in their rental apartments.

Orlando Predators Acquire OL Sam Longo, Add DL Monte Lewis
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have added free agent defensive lineman Monte Lewis and acquired offensive lineman Sam Longo from the Portland Steel in exchange for future considerations.

Gladiators announce 2016 broadcast schedule
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

In advance of this Friday’s Home Opener at The Q vs. the Philadelphia Soul, the Cleveland Gladiators announced Tuesday that each of the team’s 2016 regular-season AFL games, and all Postseason action, will be broadcast live on the radio on 92.3 The Fan and will stream live on 923TheFan.com with multiple games simulcast on television on Sports Time Ohio and Fox Sports Ohio.

LA KISS announce new Medical Director Dr. Scott Graham
LA KISS Press Release

The LA KISS are happy to announce Dr. Scott Graham as the new Medical Director and Medical Doctor for the LA KISS Arena Football Team.

Single-Game Tickets on sale now
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that single-game tickets for the 2016 season are now on sale.


Predators Add Rookie QB Chase Cartwright
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have announced the acquisition of rookie quarterback Chase Cartwright, who was added to the team’s training camp roster Wednesday.

Former Rattler Receiver Purify Returns Home
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned wide receiver Maurice Purify for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Thursday.

No, D.C.’s arena league team will not be named the Bullets
Washington Post

The renaming of the Bullets into the Wizards remains one of the seminal sports moments for Washingtonians of a certain age, mostly because they haven’t had much else to remember, and also because the idea of an NBA team called the Sea Dogs thanks to a fast food chicken chain is hilarious.

Predators Make Roster Moves, Add DL Terrance Taylor
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced several roster moves Tuesday, including the addition of sixth-year veteran defensive lineman Terrance Taylor.

LA KISS announces official media partnership with 100.3FM The Sound
LA KISS Press Release

The LA KISS announced today an official media partnership with 100.3FM The Sound, which is owned and operated by Entercom Communications Corp.

Soul add two coaches to staff
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2015 East Division Champion Philadelphia Soul today announce the team’s 2016 coaching staff.

Ex-Hawkeye, arena football pioneer Roehlk dies
QCTimes

Jon Roehlk was always the instigator, the organizer. He always was looking for something more he could do to improve himself and those around him.

LA KISS announces intrasquad scrimmage on Saturday, March 19th
LA KISS Press Release

he LA KISS announced today they are hosting an intrasquad scrimmage at Honda Center on Saturday, March 19th. The scrimmage will begin at 11:00am (PST) with doors opening at 10:30am (PST), it is open to the public and there is no charge to attend.

Washington AFL Press Conference Interviews
ArenaFan

Audio playlist from the Washington AFL Press Conference held at Verizon Center.

AFL has Monumental Day in DC
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

The wait is finally over. After months of speculation and rumors, the AFL has finally announced an expansion franchise for the 2017 season. An unnamed team will call Washington DC and the Verizon Center home next season with Washington Wizards and Capitals owner Ted Leonsis owning the team.

Washington's introduction first step to making AFL great again
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The city of Washington D.C. is known for its politics, so it's only apt to make a political comparison on the day Washington AFL officially became a thing.

Washington D.C. formally welcomed to the AFL
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League Commissioner Scott C. Butera officially welcomed Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) into the Arena Football League (AFL) family today at a press conference held at the Verizon Center.

ADVISORY: Sharks to Hold Media Day on Tuesday, March 29
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks will hold the team’s 2016 Media Day on Tuesday, March 29. Media Day will be held in the Main Lobby of the Jacksonville Veteran’s Memorial Arena, near the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame, beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Arizona Rattlers to host Fan Fest on March 26
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers 2016 training camp, presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community, will conclude with a Fan Fest celebration on Saturday, March 26.

Tampa Bay Storm Announce 2016 Broadcast Team
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm announced today changes to its radio broadcast team for the 2016 season, adding 8-year NFL veteran and 17-year radio show host Ian Beckles as color analyst.

Sharks Add Three Coaches to Staff
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday the team's 2016 coaching staff. Joining Head Coach, Les Moss, who returns for his seventh season with the franchise, will be Offensive Coordinator Raymond Philyaw, Lineman/Linebackers Coach Mike Grissom and Assistant Coach/Head Equipment Manager Erik Gibson.

Sharks Add Veteran Defensive End
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Sunday that veteran defensive end Khreem Smith was assigned to the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Storm Adds To Offensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired veteran offensive lineman Ben Ossai, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Sharks Add Four Rookies to Roster
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday the addition of four new players to the active roster for 2016 including wide receiver Andrew Robustelli, offensive lineman Cody Precht, Rufus Quinn and defensive end Laith Wallschleger.

Steel Acquires Former Duck Lyerla
Portland Steel Press Release

The Portland Steel have completed a trade with the Arizona Rattlers, acquiring former Oregon Duck standout WR Colt Lyerla in exchange for OL Jordan Mudge, the Arena Football League offices announced late Thursday evening.

Rattlers start camp without All-Arena DB Jeremy Kellem
azcentral.com

The Rattlers have started camp without their most valuable defensive player.

Ted Leonsis to announce D.C. is getting an Arena Football League team
Washington Post

Ted Leonsis’s Monumental Sports & Entertainment will announce this week the acquisition of an Arena Football League team that will play at Verizon Center beginning in the spring of 2017, with Monumental Sports’s Roger Mody serving as the managing partner of the franchise.

AFL Lands New Team in Nation's Capital
AFL Press Release

In a major step in a plan to rebuild the Arena Football League brand, Commissioner Scott C. Butera announced today that the League has awarded a team to Washington, D.C. based Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE). The deal means a return of the indoor game to the Nation’s Capital beginning with the 2017 season.

PDX Sportscenter partner’s with Arena Football League team Portland Steel
Portland Steel Press Release

Portland’s premier indoor sports center is proud to present PDX Sportscenter (PDX SC), as the official home of the Portland Steel AFL team. The partnership gives both parties a terrific opportunity to focus on community.

Philadelphia Soul announce 2016 Training Camp schedule
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul open training camp on Thursday, March 10 at the Field House in Moorestown (605 Glen Ave., Moorestown NJ 08057) in preparation for the team’s 11th season of arena football.

Veteran Linemen Dukes and Hawthorne Return to the Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned both defensive linemen Anttaj Hawthorne and Cliff Dukes for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Wednesday.

Orlando Predators Acquire OL Bibbs, Send 2 to CFL
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators completed a trade with the Cleveland Gladiators Monday to acquire veteran offensive lineman Robert “RJ” Bibbs in exchange for the fifth overall waiver claim pick. Bibbs enters his fourth season in the Arena Football League.

Steel Solidify Coaching Staff
Portland Steel Press Release

The Portland Steel have added wide receivers coach Kirk Broussard, offensive line coach Ron McBride, and defensive coordinator Will Mulder, head coach and general manager Ron James announced Friday.

Grammy Award Winning Artist Coolio To Headline "Throwback Night"
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that Grammy Award winning and multi-platinum recording artist, Coolio, will perform a free post-game concert following the team’s home opener versus the Orlando Predators, on Friday, April 1. Fans who purchase a ticket for the game will be able to attend the concert which will be held on AMALIE Motor Oil Field.

Storm Adds Offensive Lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Chris Jasperse, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Storm Improves Special Teams
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver and kick returner Gerald Young, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Rattlers Add Speed by Picking up Veteran WR Mike Washington
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five-time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned wide receiver Michael Washington for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Wednesday. This will be his first season with the Rattlers, his sixth in the AFL.

AFL approves rule changes for new season
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League recently concluded their annual Officials and Coaches Clinics in Las Vegas this past weekend as teams prepare for the 2016 season.

Orlando Predators Announce 2016 Training Camp
Orlando Predators Press Release

In preparation for the 2016 Arena Football League season, Orlando Predators 2016 Training Camp presented by Insight Credit Union will officially begin on Wednesday, March 9.

Storm Continues To Build Defensive Backfield
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired defensive back Seth Williams, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Sharks Announce 2016 Training Camp Schedule
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team will begin its 2016 training camp on March 11th, three weeks before the team’s April 2nd season opener at Los Angeles.

Steel adds NFL coaching veteran as wide receiver coach
Comcast SportsNet Northwest

With a month to go until the season kickoff, the Portland Steel have made an addition to their coaching staff. Today, they reached an agreement with veteran coach Kirk Broussard to be the team’s Wide Receiver coach. While Broussard, affectionately known by his players as Coach Bru, has experience with arena football, he most recently has served as a coaching intern with multiple NFL teams.

Eight Redskins connections to the Arena Football League
Washington Post

AFL Tonight - Episode 0: Offseason Special
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jim Robinson return with the Offseason Special episode of AFL Tonight for the 2016 season. Get caught up on all the news and notes from the offseason leading up to the kickoff of the 2016 season.

Portland AFL Organization Rebrands to Steel
Portland Steel Press Release

This is a historic day in Portland Arena Football history as the Arena Football League and the staff of the Portland organization focus on setting a new foundation with the exciting announcement that the team will be rebranded as the Portland Steel, effective immediately.

Orlando Predators Hire Clay Harrell as Line Coach
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators finalized its coaching staff for the 2016 season today, announcing the addition of Clay Harrell as the team’s Line Coach.

Storm Acquires Additional Quarterback
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired rookie quarterback Jonathan Bane, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Storm Training Camp Kicks Off Thursday, March 10
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm opens training camp on Thursday, March 10 at Skyway Park (3901 George Road, Tampa, FL 33634) in preparation for the 2016 Arena Football League season, the team’s 25th season in Tampa Bay.

Rattlers Acquire DL Hunter
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned defensive lineman Charles “Chucky” Hunter for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Monday. This will be his first season with the Rattlers and in the AFL.

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Sharks To Hold Open Player Tryout
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2015 American Conference Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team will hold an open player tryout on Sunday, March 6th.

Cleveland Gladiators will hold an open Free Agent Tryout February 28th in Homewood, AL
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators will hold an open Free Agent Tryout on Sunday, February 28th at D1 Sports Training in Homewood, Ala.

Sharks Announce 2016 Theme Nights
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks have announced the schedule of Theme Nights and promotions for the upcoming 2016 season.

DB Paul Stephens Returns to Orlando Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

Paul Stephens will return for his second season with the Orlando Predators as the team agreed to terms on a new contract with the fourth-year defensive back.

Rattlers Acquire Former Cardinal DB Legree
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned defensive back Jimmy Legree for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Monday.

KISS set to perform at LA KISS home opener
LA KISS Press Release

On Opening Night of the 2016 LA KISS Arena Football season, legendary and multi-platinum selling rock band KISS is set to perform an exclusive pre-game acoustic concert for all of the LA KISS Season Ticket Holders.

Storm Announces 2016 Cheerleader Squad
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the members of the 2016 Cheerleader Squad.

Ted Leonsis close to securing Arena Football League team to play at Verizon Center
Washington Post

Ted Leonsis is close to expanding his Washington sports empire by adding an Arena Football League team that would play at Verizon Center beginning in the spring of 2017, according to a top official at his ownership group.

Arizona Rattlers announce 2016 training camp presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community March 8-25
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers are pleased to announce its 2016 training camp, presented by the Ak-Chin Indian Community. Scheduled for March 8-25, the daily practices, which are open to the public beginning March 12, will run from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Copper Sky Regional Park, 44345 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Maricopa, Ariz. Practice dates and times are subject to change.

AFL Commissioner Butera promises 'outstanding team' for Portland in 2016
Portland Tribune

Scott Butera, commissioner of the Arena Football League, said Wednesday he believes Portland will have “an outstanding team” in 2016 that will survive the season as it is run by the league.

AFL, ESPN announce 2016 television schedule
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League action will once again return to ESPN networks in 2016, the League office announced today. Eight regular-season games will be televised on ESPN2, while nearly 40 games will be streamed live on ESPN3.

Emmert fires back at Arena Football League
Portland Tribune

Terry Emmert, who owned and ran the Arena Football League’s Portland Thunder the past two seasons, has fired back at the league, which took over team operations last month.

Sharks To Hold Open Player Tryout
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2015 American Conference Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team will hold an open player tryout the morning of Saturday, February 13th. This year’s tryout will take place at the Orange Park Athletic Association Field located at 1086 Fromhart St. in Orange Park.

Over 300 attend successful Soul tryout
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul concluded another impressive open tryout, drawing over 300 prospective players to the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia on Saturday.

Amidst league takeover, Portland coaching staff dismissed, James named new HC
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Portland Thunder were always going to have a tough 2016 season under league ownership. Now, they're going to head into the campaign with a brand new coaching staff according to sources close to the situation.

Portland Announces Ron James as Head Coach, General Manager
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Arena Football League management announced that veteran coach Ron James will assume the role of head coach and general manager for the Portland organization, effective immediately.

Orlando Predators Announce 2016 Dance Team Auditions
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators will hold a two-day audition for the 2016 Prowlers Dance Team from 12:00pm – 3:00pm on Saturday, February 20th and Sunday, February 21st at Vixen Fitness, located at 6881 Kingspointe Parkway Suite 17, Orlando FL 32819.

Ron Selesky returns to Gladiators as Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

Thee Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League announced on Wednesday the hiring of Ron Selesky as Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator. Selesky returns for his second stint with the team after previously serving in a similar role for three seasons from 2011 to 2014.

Storm Adds Veteran Leadership To Defensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired veteran defensive linemen Dominie Pittman and James McClinton, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Storm To Host "Select-A-Seat" Open House On Saturday, February 6
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it will host a “Select-A-Seat” Open House on Saturday, February 6 at AMALIE Arena.

Former Rams DB Montell Garner Joins Predators Secondary
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with rookie defensive back Montell Garner, the franchise has announced.

Harrell Returns To The Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of 2015 All-Arena Defensive Back James Harrell.

Gladiators’ Schedule is Front-End Heavy at Home
Randy Snow, ArenaFan.com

The 2016 Arena Football League schedule was released in December and there are a few things about it that fans will find to be quite different from years past. The AFL will field just eight teams this year, down from 12 teams in 2015, after losing the Las Vegas Outlaws, New Orleans VooDoo, San Jose SaberCats and Spokane Shock during this off-season.

Storm Acquires Wide Receiver Emery Sammons
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of six-year veteran wide receiver and kick returner, Emery Sammons.

Samuels Solidifies Coaching Staff
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the addition of Benjamin “Benji” McDowell as assistant line coach.

AFL announces 2016 CBS Sports Network schedule
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League will return to CBS Sports Network for the fourth consecutive season with a slate of 17 regular season games, the League Office announced today.

LA KISS add 3 key players to the 2016 roster
LA KISS Press Release

The LA KISS have made their first roster additions of 2016. Today they announce the assignment of defensive backs, Fredrick Obi and Courtney Bridget and offensive lineman, Colin Madison.

Storm Adds Veteran Presence To Defensive Backfield
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has acquired veteran defensive back Cortez Stubbs and rookie defensive lineman Kendrick Washington.

Rattlers Retain OL Morris
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned offensive lineman Darius Morris for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Wednesday. This will be his second season with the Rattlers and in the AFL.

Storm Adds Versatility To Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Keyun Swinney announced Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Orlando Predators Add Former NFL DB Bobby Felder
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with former NFL defensive back Bobby Felder, the franchise has announced. Felder enters his rookie season in the Arena Football League.

WR Collin Taylor Returns to Gladiators
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League have been assigned WR Collin Taylor, the team announced Tuesday.

Rattlers Pick Up DB Madison
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned defensive back Ross Madison for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Tuesday.

Audition Date Set for 2016 Arizona Sidewinders
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders dance team will be hosting auditions for the 2016 squad on January 17th at the XL Health Club in Glendale.

In darkest hours, Gruden can give AFL jolt of notoriety on biggest stage
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

A guy comes out of the little ol Arena Football League, gets his big chance and leads his team to a Super Bowl en route to what will likely become a Hall of Fame career. It's a script we've heard before.

Former Soul Head Coach heads to NFL playoffs
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul have been fortunate to be coached by some top-level talent over the past ten seasons. One coach, however, has brought home an ArenaBowl championship. Bret Munsey coached the Soul from 2006-08 and was responsible for coaching the 2008 team that defeated the San Jose SaberCats in ArenaBowl XXII.

Preds Continue Building Secondary, Add DB De'Mon Glanton
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran defensive back De’Mon Glanton, the franchise announced today. Glanton enters his fifth season in the Arena Football League.

League takes over operations of Portland Thunder
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League, as part of the continued effort to solidify its membership foundation, has taken over operation of the Portland Thunder, the League office announced today.

Storm Continues To Build Offense
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Isaiah Shelton announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

2016 Tampa Bay Storm Cheerleader Auditions
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Auditions for the 2016 Tampa Bay Storm Cheerleaders will be held on Saturday, February 6 at AMALIE Arena.

Washington's Jay Gruden should be coach of the decade
Orlando Sentinel

Jay Gruden should be coach of the decade. Now the bumbling franchise with the forbidden nickname is in the playoffs. As hard as it may be for you to cheer for Snyder or the Native Americans, you have to admire the ex-Orlando Predators coach who somehow resurrected football in Washington, D.C.

Standout DB Varmah Sonie joins Orlando Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with standout veteran defensive back Varmah Sonie, the franchise announced today. Sonie spent his first two seasons with the Portland Thunder and enters his third year in the Arena Football League.

Report: Ball State interested in hiring Saints QB coach Mike Neu
The Advocate (blog)

Neu played quarterback for Ball State and began his coaching career there as a graduate assistant in 1994. He then coached in the Arena Football League for several years, having stops with the Nashville Kats, Augusta Stallions, Carolina Cobras and New Orleans VooDoo.

Thunder's AFL future up in the air
Portland Tribune

The two-year run of the city's most recent Arena Football League franchise could be over because of financial difficulties -- perhaps with the league more than the team. "We have not re-signed our commitment for 2016 yet," Thunder owner Terry Emmert says.

Orlando Predators add Veteran OL Chad Anderson
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran offensive lineman Chad Anderson, the franchise has announced.

Two-time All-Arena DL Willie McGinnis joins Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with two-time All-Arena defensive lineman Willie McGinnis, the franchise has announced. McGinnis enters his fourth season in the Arena Football League.

Orlando Predators add former Tampa Bay DL Richard Clebert
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran defensive lineman Richard Clebert, the franchise has announced.

Orlando Predators land pass rusher Donte Paige-Moss
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran pass rusher Donte Paige-Moss, the franchise has announced. Paige-Moss enters his third season in the Arena Football League.

DJ Stephens and Matt Armstrong added to the 2016 LA KISS roster
LA KISS Press Release

The LA KISS continue to add players with NFL experience to their 2016 roster. Today they announce the assignment of wide receiver, DJ Stephens and center, Matt Armstrong. Both Stephens and Armstrong were a part of the San Jose SaberCats 2015 ArenaBowl championship.

Rocker Vince Neil Accused of Fraud
Courthouse News Service

Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil helped defrauded investors in the ill-fated Las Vegas Outlaws Arena Football League franchise, which folded in August, an investment group claims in court.

Football Investors Take on Rocker Vince Neil
Courthouse News Service

Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil helped defrauded investors in the ill-fated Las Vegas Outlaws Arena Football League franchise, which folded in August, an investment group claims in court.

All-Arena WR Brandon Thompkins returns to Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms on a new contract with versatile wide receiver Brandon Thompkins, the franchise has announced.

Rattlers Acquire WR Vaughan
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned wide receiver Antonio Vaughan for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Monday.

Preds bring back All-Arena LB Terence Moore, Add rookie DB Schon Thomas
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators agreed to terms on a new contract with All-Arena linebacker Terence Moore and added rookie defensive back Schon Thomas to the secondary, the franchise announced today.

LA KISS Assigned Brandon Collins and Gustave Benthin
LA KISS Press Release

The LA KISS continue to add explosive players to the roster. Today they have been assigned wide receiver, Brandon Collins and nose guard, Gustave Benthin.

Top receiver traded to Philadelphia
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League today announced that WR Prechae Rodriguez (6’4, 215, Auburn) has been traded from the Jacksonville Sharks to the Philadelphia Soul for future considerations.

Jacksonville Sharks Team Shop to Open Monday
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday the grand opening date of their Team Store, located at 1000 W. Bay Street in the Prime Osborn Convention Center.

Veteran Defensive Back Micheaux Robinson Returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that Defensive Back Micheaux Robinson has been assigned to the Jacksonville Sharks’ roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Arena Football League announces 2016 schedule
AFL Press Release

The 29th Arena Football League season is set to kick off on Friday, April 1, as the 2016 AFL schedule was officially released today.

Quirky 2016 schedule sets Rattlers up for ArenaBowl run
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Trust me. I've already done plenty of bellyaching about the 2016 playoff format the AFL put in place on Thursday. Theoretically, the AFL should be a more competitively balanced league this year. We've removed teams from both the top (San Jose) and the bottom of the league (Las Vegas, New Orleans and Spokane), and what should be left is a bunch of teams who should all finish between 4-12 and 12-4.

Thunder Acquire Tryout Participant Joshua Stangby
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have been assigned wide receiver Joshua Stangby, head coach Andy Olson announced on Thursday afternoon.

All-in playoff fiscally responsible, competitively irresponsible
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

So you're saying there's a chance… Let's remember that the dearly departed San Jose SaberCats were beaten one time and one time only in the 2015 regular season. That loss came to the then 1-9 LA KISS at home at the SAP Center. That LA team finished out the regular season at 4-14.

Soul acquire Jeramie Richardson
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League today announced that FB Jeramie Richardson (6’1, 270, Angelo State) has been acquired by the Philadelphia Soul. The four-year veteran fullback and also defensive lineman joins the Soul roster after a strong season with the Cleveland Gladiators in 2015.

LA KISS Add Amarri Jackson to the roster
LA KISS Press Release

The LA KISS continue to add veteran leaders to their 2016 roster, today they welcome wide receiver, Amarri Jackson. Jackson looks to solidify and add versatility to the receiving core of the LA KISS.

Sharks to hold Open Tryout Dec. 19
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team will hold an open player tryout the morning of Saturday December 19th. This year’s tryout will take place at Lanier County High School in Lakeland, Georgia.

Rattlers Add DL Borel, OL Simons
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned offensive lineman Michael Simons and defensive end Damien Borel for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Wednesday.

Quarterback Adam Kennedy Joins The Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired veteran quarterback Adam Kennedy, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Soul to hold an Open Tryout on January 30
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul will host an open tryout at the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex located at One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia on Saturday, January 30. Registration will begin at 8 a.m., with stretching starting at 9 a.m. Soul Head Coach Clint Dolezel, General Manager Phil Bogle, Defensive Coordinator Derek Stingley and staff will be evaluating all players in attendance.

Rattlers Acquire DT Tyson
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned defensive lineman Dimetrio Tyson for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Monday.

Sharks Add Veteran Defensive Back Demarcus Robinson
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that Defensive Back Demarcus Robinson has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Former All-Big 12 OL Adam Shead joins Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with former Oklahoma Sooners offensive lineman Adam Shead, the franchise announced today. Shead enters his rookie season in the Arena Football League.

Gladiators to hold open free agent tryouts Saturday
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

Coming off the 2015 campaign where they appeared in the Arena Football League Playoffs for the second straight season, the Cleveland Gladiators will hold their annual Free Agent Combine presented by Phoenix Bioperformance Products at the newly re-named and re-furbished Lost Nation Sports Park West in Lorain, Ohio.

Storm Continues To Build Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired rookie quarterback, Brandon Hill, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Schedule to be Announced Next Week
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announces that eight teams will play in 2016 and the schedule will be officially released next week.

Wayne Tribue returns to Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that the Philadelphia Soul have acquired OL Wayne Tribue. Tribue (6’3, 330, Temple), a third-year veteran, was a member of the 2014 Soul roster before joining the Jacksonville Sharks’ roster last season.

Rattlers Have Acquired OL Hicks, DE McAllister
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned offensive lineman Hayworth Hicks and defensive end Chris McAllister for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Friday.

AFL schedule to be released soon, SaberCats likely out
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

And then there were eight. The San Jose SaberCats floated around without an owner for a month or so, but they won't be continuing in the Arena Football League or playing in a lower level of indoor football next season.

New Era inks deal to become Official Sideline Cap of the AFL
AFL Press Release

New Era, the popular international lifestyle brand best known for its partnerships with Major League Baseball and the National Football League, has signed on to become the Official Sideline Cap for the Arena Football League (AFL). The AFL announced the partnership today.

SaberCats Issue Statement
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats owner and head coach Darren Arbet issued a statement today regarding the team.

Rattlers Have Acquired OL Savage
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers were assigned offensive lineman Donte Savage for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Thursday.

LA KISS announce Daniel Frazer as Director of Player Personnel
LA KISS Press Release

Today the LA KISS welcome Daniel Frazer as the team's new Director of Player Personnel. Frazer joins the LA KISS after spending three successful years as the Assistant Director of Player Personnel for the San Jose SaberCats.

Soul names Phil Bogle as General Manager
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2015 Eastern Division Champion Philadelphia Soul announced today that Phil Bogle has been named General Manager and Head of Football Operations for this upcoming season. This comes as former GM Tom Goodhines leaves to take a senior executive position at the Arena Football League Office in Las Vegas.

McCullough Returns To The Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Offensive lineman Alfred McCullough has returned to the Tampa Bay Storm, announced team Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Arizona Rattlers Adds Former Rattler Siaha Burley to the Football Department
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers are pleased to announce that they have added the 2015 AFL Assistant Coach of the Year Siaha Burley to the Rattlers’ staff.

Predators add veteran DL Darryl Cato-Bishop
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran defensive lineman Darryl Cato-Bishop, the franchise has announced. Cato-Bishop enters his third year in the Arena Football League after spending his first two seasons with the LA KISS.

Thunder Add All-Arena QB Shane Austin
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder are pleased to announce the acquisition of veteran quarterback Shane Austin, with head coach Andy Olson announcing the assignment of the 2014 All-Arena signal caller this afternoon.

Predators strengthen protection with veteran OL CJ Cobb
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran offensive lineman CJ Cobb, the franchise announced today. Cobb enters his sixth season in the Arena Football League.

Sharks Add Rookie Defensive Lineman Donnie Owens
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that defensive lineman Donnie Owens has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

All-Arena Defensive Lineman Joe Sykes returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that Defensive Lineman Trumaine “Joe” Sykes has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

NFL draft pick Lavon Brazill joins Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with former NFL wide receiver LaVon Brazill, the franchise has announced.

Phil Bogle, Derek Stingley return to Soul staff
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2015 Eastern Division Champion Philadelphia Soul announce the return of Phil Bogle as assistant head coach/line coach and Derek Stingley as defensive coordinator for the 2016 season.

Orlando Predators participate in American Education Week
Orlando Predators Press Release

Last Tuesday and Wednesday, the Orlando Predators helped celebrate American Education Week by participating in the Seminole and Orange County Teach-In events.

Storm Visits Local Schools As Part Of The Great American Teach-In
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Last week the Tampa Bay Storm participated in the Great American Teach-In. As part of the program, several players visited local Tampa-area schools including Frost Elementary School, Chiaramonte Elementary School and Robles Elementary School.

LA KISS assigned John Martinez and Rory Nixon
LA KISS Press Release

The LA KISS have been assigned John Martinez and Rory Nixon. Both Martinez and Nixon add depth and flexibility to the offensive front of the LA KISS, as both players have spent time as fullback and on the offensive line.

Soul Add Prominent Business Leaders to Ownership Group
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League are pleased to announce five new exciting additions to their ownership group – Stewart Anmuth, Principal at Kistler Tiffany Benefits; Phil Jaurigue, President and Founder of Sabre Systems, Inc.; Nicholas Giuffre, President and CEO of Bradford White Corporation; Gil Peter, Director of Foru Holdings and Hal Brunson, Entrepreneur.

Three new US teams, three new Mexican teams to join AFL in 2017
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

On Friday night, bombshells swept across the Arena Football League in the form of major announcements made by Craig Spencer of the Philadelphia Soul.

Butera: 2015 a year of repositioning and reorganizing; Exciting expansion opportunities for '17
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera. The following interview took place on 11/18/15.

Thunder Acquire OL Deveric Gallington
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder are pleased to announce the assignment of veteran offensive lineman Deveric Gallington.

Butera takes big gamble, could hit jackpot with AFL
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

For months and months, all the Arena Football League had was nightmare after nightmare. Las Vegas. New Orleans. Spokane. San Jose. No expansion teams. Rumors of cheating. But the vision was always clear to Scott Butera. He saw sponsors. He saw television deals. He saw new teams. He saw a new country. He saw it all. And now we see it, too. And it's awesome.

Marcus Pittman and Terrance Smith assigned to LA KISS
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS continue to stockpile veteran leadership, as well as add young talent, to their 2016 roster. Today they welcome, 3-time ArenaBowl champion, defensive end, Marcus Pittman, 2-time ArenaBowl champion, defensive back, Terrence Smith, offensive lineman, J.J. Unga, and returning, wide receiver, Tyrone Goard.

Former Defensive Back of the Year Kent Richardson joins Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with former AFL Defensive Back of the Year and First Team All-Arena performer Kent Richardson, the franchise has announced.

AFL sets Training Camp schedule for 2016
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that training camps for the 2016 season have been scheduled to begin mid-February. The season will open in early March with the official schedule to be released shortly.

Despite having just eight teams, AFL confident in its long-term sustainability
Florida Times-Union

The AFL lost another team last week, but commissioner Scott Butera and Jacksonville Sharks owner Jeff Bouchy insist it was a positive move for the long-term sustainability of the league.

Orlando Predators add former FAMU DL Padric Scott
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran defensive lineman Padric Scott, the franchise has announced. Scott enters his third campaign in the Arena Football League after spending his first two seasons with the Philadelphia Soul.

JLB Bryce Peila returns to Thunder
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder are pleased to welcome back Bryce Peila, with head coach Andy Olson announcing the assignment of the third year jack-linebacker earlier this morning.

San Jose exit unfortunate, but future plan is coming together for AFL
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

I'm not in San Jose, so maybe this is easy for me to say as a fan of the Arena Football League who lives some 3,000 miles away from the SAP Center. But the news of the exit of John and David Fry from the AFL was not only a necessity, but it was actually a net positive in the long run for those of us who are more fans of the game and the sport of arena football rather than fans of individual teams.

Tampa Bay Storm Statement From President Derrick Brooks
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Statement from Tampa Bay Storm President Derrick Brooks on news report questioning the team’s commitment to the Arena Football League”

Storm acquire WR V'Keon Lacey in free agency
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired veteran wide receiver V’Keon Lacey, announced head coach Lawrence Samuels.

AFL issues statement on San Jose SaberCats
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera announced today that, for reasons unrelated to League operations, the owners of the San Jose SaberCats have notified him that they will no longer continue as members of the AFL.

Thunder Acquire OL Mark Jackson
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder continued to add to their 2016 roster on Wednesday, with head coach Andy Olson announcing the assignment of free agent offensive lineman Mark Jackson.

SaberCats to Postpone Open Tryout
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

Due to unforeseen maintenance issues, the San Jose SaberCats will postpone the Open Tryout on Saturday, November 14th. A reschedule date has yet to be determined.

Former NFL WR Lestar Jean joins Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with former NFL wide receiver Lestar Jean, the franchise announced today.

LA KISS have been assigned quarterback Nathan Stanley
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS have been assigned Quarterback, Nathan Stanley, who was most recently on the San Jose SaberCats where they won the 2015 Arena Bowl Championship.

Two Former Rattlers Return to the Arizona; Acquire Two Former NFL Draft Picks
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned four players for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season on Monday.

Storm Tryout A Success
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

This past Saturday, November 7, the Tampa Bay Storm held its first open tryout in Tampa. The day was a success, drawing in over 150 participants to AMALIE Arena, which included hopefuls from as far away as Italy.

SaberCats bring back Hyland, add two rookie lineman
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced that they have been assigned defensive back David Hyland as well as offensive lineman Dionte Savage and Nick Embernate.

Veterans KC Obi, Jamar Howard Return
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder continued their early work in free agency on Friday, with head coach Andy Olson announcing the return of veterans LB KC Obi and WR Jamar Howard, along with the acquisitions of first year players DE Reggie Wilson and WR Dakarai Pecikonis.

Predators add four rookie players on Free Agency's opening day
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators were active on the opening day of free agency, announcing the additions of four rookie players to its 2016 roster. The team has agreed to terms on contracts with offensive lineman Torrian Wilson, defensive lineman Cameron McLeod, and wide receivers Paul Browning and Brandan Green.

Orlando Predators to celebrate upcoming 25th Anniversary season
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators are proud to announce the launch of their 2016 campaign to celebrate 25 incredible seasons in the Arena Football League.

Thunder Kickoff 2016 Free Agency with WR’s Carter, Truesdell
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have been assigned wide receivers Rashaad Carter and Nick Truesdell, head coach Andy Olson announced this morning.

Thunder continue Free Agency Haul with Five Rookies
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder continue to do business on the AFL’s opening day of free agency, as head coach Andy Olson announced the acquisition of five rookies this afternoon.

Rattlers Acquire Ten Players as Free Agency Begins
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned ten players for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season. Each player will be entering their rookie season.

All-Arena Center John Collins Returns
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder close out the first day of AFL Free Agency with the announcement that All-Arena center John Collins will return for his third season with the team.

Thunder Re-sign Line Coach Clay Harrell
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder are pleased to announce the return of line coach Clay Harrell, with the former AFL fullback becoming the first addition to new head coach Andy Olson’s staff.

Omarr Smith new Head Coach
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS announced today that Omarr Smith has officially been named Head Coach. Smith was previously assistant Head Coach of the ArenaBowl Champion San Jose SaberCats.

Cleveland Gladiators Announce 2016 Free Agent Combine
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators will hold their open Free Agent Combine on Saturday, December 5th at the newly renovated Lost Nation Sports Park West in Lorain, Ohio, the team announced today.

AFL Announces 2016 Conference Alignment
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced its alignment for the 2016 AFL season, featuring two conferences – American and National – based on geographic relationships and historic rivalries.

Bob McMillen steps down as head coach of LA KISS
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS announced today that Bob McMillen has stepped down as Head Coach of the LA KISS and will not return for the 2016 season.

Storm Continues To Build Coaching Staff
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the addition of Dean Cokinos as assistant head coach, along with former Storm quarterback Shane Stafford as offensive assistant coach.

Orlando Predators host Open Tryout on Nov. 14
Orlando Predators Press Release

So, you think you’re fast? Did you slip through the cracks in last spring’s NFL Draft? You say you can catch a football if it’s thrown in your area code?

SaberCats bring back OL Colin Madison
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced that they have been assigned offensive lineman Colin Madison.

Thunder, Oregon Lottery Ink Partnership for 2016 AFL Season
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder and the Oregon Lottery are pleased to announce a partnership agreement has been reached for the 2016 AFL Season.

"The Boss" to Mow Down Sharks' Opponents Through 2017
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that fullback Derrick Ross will return to the team, as Ross has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Oregon Lottery Will Sponsor Portland Thunder Arena Football Team
Willamette Week

The Portland Thunder, the arena football team owned by Clackamas County heavy-hauling magnate Terry Emmert, announced this afternoon they've inked a sponsorship deal with the Oregon Lottery.

Joe Hills to suit up for Sharks in 2016
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that wide receiver Joe Hills will return to the team on a one-year contract, as Hills has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Arena Football Says Rival Stole Its Stuff
Courthouse News Service

The Arena Football League claims a Texan told it he wanted to buy one of its teams, or start a new one, then announced he was founding a rival league two weeks after he signed a confidentiality agreement.

Tiger Jones Returns to Sharks for 2016
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that wide receiver Tiger Jones will return to the team on a one-year contract, as Jones has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Start-up arena football league wants S.A. team
San Antonio Express-News

Mark Palmer, the founder of a start-up professional indoor football league that could include a team in San Antonio said a lawsuit by a rival league won’t derail its plans. The AFL, the highest-profile and most successful indoor league, sued Palmer on Oct. 15, alleging fraud, unfair competition, deceptive trade and trademark violations, according to the Courthouse News Service.

Orlando Predators name Matthew Sauk Offensive Coordinator
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Monday that Matthew Sauk has been named the team’s offensive coordinator. One of the most highly-decorated, well-respected offensive minds in the game, Sauk is a two-time AFL Assistant Coach of the Year and has also served as a head coach in the league.

Rattlers Acquire Wide Receiver and Three Defensive Backs in Offseason Assignment
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned wide receiver Anthony Amos and defensive backs Jeff Richards, Myron Lewis, and John Setzer through the Arena Football League’s (AFL) Offseason Assignment Process.

SaberCats add DB Demarcus Robinson and OL Thaddeus Coleman
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announce that it has been assigned defensive back Demarcus Robinson and offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman in the Arena Football League’s off-season assignment process.

Thunder Add McMillan, Three Others through AFL Assignment Process
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have been assigned DB Mike McMillan, WR Jabin Sambrano, K Ernesto Lacayo, and OL Larry Banks though the AFL’s Offseason Assignment Process, head coach Andy Olson announced Friday morning.

Storm Acquire Three In Offseason Assignment Process
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has acquired defensive back Cameron McGlenn and offensive lineman Isaiah Tuiasosopo through the League’s offseason assignment process. The team also acquired the rights to defensive back Delvin Breaux.

Tommy Grady Inks Two-Year Deal With Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that quarterback Tommy Grady will return to the team on a two-year contract, as Grady has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Orlando adds All-Arena Defensive End during Offseason Assignment Process
Orlando Predators Press Release

The 2015 South Division Champion Orlando Predators added two players Thursday during the Arena Football League’s Offseason Assignment Process, acquiring four-time All-Arena defensive end Mike Lewis and rookie wide receiver Brelan Chancellor.

Sharks Add Six Via Offseason Assignment Process
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks and Arena Football League announced Thursday that Jacksonville will be assigned six players via the Offseason Assignment Process.

Predators announce Open Tryouts for upcoming season
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators will hold open player tryouts on Saturday, November 14 at 9:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Academy, located at 9307 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32825. Predators Head Coach Rob Keefe and General Manager of Football Operations Michael DiJulio will be on hand to evaluate players in attendance.

Chris Smith Returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that veteran defensive back Chris Smith will return to the team, as Smith has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Soul exercise option on 6 rookies
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul have exercised its option to retain the following rookies: WR Lonnie Outlaw, WR Xavier Boyce, DL Jake Metz, DB Dwayne Hollis, DL James Frazier and Kicker of the Year Tommy Frevert.

AFL Issues Statement on Spokane Shock
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has been in discussions with the Spokane Shock about allowing them to continue using the Shock name and trademarks.

AFL Extends Exclusive Period
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has extended the Exclusive Period until further notice, the League office announced today.

DE Dukes Assigned to the Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned defensive end Cliff Dukes for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season.

Predators exercise contract options on 12 rookies
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators exercised one-year rookie contract options on 12 players from its 2015 South Division championship roster Friday, retaining the rights to each player through the 2016 season.

Storm Exercises Rookie Options
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has exercised the rookie options of 13 players heading into the 2016 Arena Football League season.

San Jose SaberCats bring back nine players, add three more for 2016
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats have exercised options on nine rookies from last season, while also adding three players to its roster.

Preds retain three, including WR Greg Carr
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators made their first moves of the offseason by retaining three key players from their 2015 South Division championship roster.

San Jose SaberCats to hold Open Tryout Nov. 14th
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The defending ArenaBowl Champion San Jose SaberCats will hold an open tryout on Saturday, Nov. 14th at the team's practice facility in Sunnyvale, CA beginning at 7:30 a.m. The tryout will begin with registration and check-ins, which require a Photo ID.

Predators extend contract of Head Coach Rob Keefe
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have signed Head Coach Rob Keefe to a multi-year contract extension.

Thunder Exercise Rookie Options on Eight
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have exercised rookie options on eight players, the AFL offices announced Wednesday afternoon.

Sharks Exercise Rookie Options for Reid, Gordon, Haggerty
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team has exercised one-year rookie options for defensive back Greg Reid, Mac linebacker Jimmy Gordon and wide receiver Johnathan Haggerty, each of whom ended the 2015 season on the Jacksonville roster.

An inside job: Mansfield football star finds his niche in Arena Football
The Sun Chronicle

In high school, college and beyond, Mansfield native Tom Gilson was told about his restrictions on the football field. The words were usually nuanced - something about depth charts, scholarship money, seniority, fitting in better at a different position - but the subtext was a frequent, nagging "You can`t."

AFL Offseason Begins with Exclusive Period
AFL Press Release

The 2015-2016 Arena Football League offseason is officially underway with the commencement of the Exclusive Period on October 1, 2015.

Orlando Brand Madness update: I-Drive 360, Orlando Predators currently tied
Orlando Business Journal (blog)

The closet race in the competition is between I-Drive 360 and the Orlando Predators, with a 50/50 split of the votes.

Thunder's new head coach still in the game
Portland Tribune

Andy Olson wasn’t planning to do any of this. In 2011, he was in concrete construction work in Bellingham, Wash., where he had played football from 2002-05 for Western Washington University. He’d also played a couple of years of arena football for the Spokane Shock.

Despite franchise changes, commissioner calls AFL 'more viable than ever'
Orlando Sentinel

The process of elimination in most professional sports leagues usually begins with the playoffs. Not in the Arena Football League, at least in 2015.

Thunder Announce Andy Olson as Head Coach
Portland Thunder Press Release

Andy Olson has been named head coach of the Portland Thunder, team management announced today. Olson becomes the third head coach in Thunder history following a successful four years as head coach of the Spokane Shock.

Portland Thunder hire Andy Olson as coach
Portland Tribune

Andy Olson is the new head coach of the Arena Football League’s Portland Thunder. Olson, 32, replaces Mike Hohensee, who was relieved of his duties after the 2015 season. Olson coached the AFL Spokane Shock the past four years. He and the Shock parted ways the same week as Hohensee's departure.

Ings Heads To The National Football League
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is proud to announce that wide receiver and kick returner Kendrick Ings has signed with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League.

Orlando Predators building pipeline to NFL
Orlando Predators Press Release

As the National Football League reached its deadline for teams to make final cuts last Saturday, five former Arena Football League players currently on the AFL’s “Other League Exempt” list earned spots on active 53-man regular season rosters. Three of those AFL veterans are former Orlando Predators.

Attack Dance Team Auditions To Begin September 25
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks and the Attack Dance Team announced today that auditions for the 2016 Attack squad will begin on Friday, September 25. The multi-stage audition process will conclude with the final round, to be held on Saturday, October 24.

DB Brown Assigned to the Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five time world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned defensive back Arkeith Brown for the 2016 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This will be Brown’s fifth season with the Arizona Rattlers, and in the AFL.

Storm To Host Open Tryout Saturday, November 7 In Tampa
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm, in conjunction with Prospect Proving Ground, Inc., is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout on Saturday, November 7 at AMALIE Arena (401 Channelside Drive) with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and testing starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Pro Football's first female official honored by AFL
AFL Press Release

When you're around Terri Valenti, you realize that she is neither attempting to be known as a trailblazer, nor afraid of what that term means. She's a mother to five boys, wife to a former U.S. Navy Submarine Officer, and now the 2015 Arena Football League Official of The Year. Valenti is the very first female recipient of the award.

AFL announces front office awards
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announced several front office awards at the League’s annual Awards Ceremony on Thursday.

AFL announces yearly honors at awards ceremony
AFL Press Release

At the 2015 AFL Awards Ceremony on Thursday, the Arena Football League announced the winners of its most coveted individual honors.

AFL Tonight - Episode 23
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz return with the 23rd episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We discuss the upcoming ArenaBowl matchup, picks, and year end league awards and much more.

Dan Raudabaugh, Clint Dolezel recognized by Arena Football
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

While the Soul won't be bringing a championship to Philadelphia this season, three members of the organization have been recognized for their contributions.

WR Deadder Assigned to Rattlers for Two More Seasons
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The 5x world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned wide receiver Chase Deadder for the 2016 and 2017 Arena Football League (AFL) seasons. This will be Deadder’s second season with the Arizona Rattlers, his third in the AFL.

DB Kellem to Return to the Rattlers for Two More Seasons
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The 5x world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned defensive back Jeremy Kellem for the 2016 and 2017 Arena Football League (AFL) seasons. This will be Kellem’s third season with the Arizona Rattlers, his fourth in the AFL.

AFL announces Smitty's USA Kicker of the Year, Al Lucas AFL Pulse Award
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announced today that Philadelphia Soul kicker Tommy Frevert has been named Smitty’s USA Kicker of the Year and San Jose SaberCats Jack linebacker David Hyland has been selected for the Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award for his philanthropic efforts throughout the 2015 season.

AFL Tonight - Episode 22
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz return with the 22nd episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We discuss the Conference Championships and preview ArenaBowl 28 and much more. Our Interview this week is with Jacksonville Sharks QB Tommy Grady.

Philadelphia's Breen, Jacksonville's Sykes named AFL Linemen of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announced today that Philadelphia Soul center Shannon Breen has been named Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year and Jacksonville Sharks defensive end Joe Sykes has been named VidSwap Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Joe Sykes: AFL D-Lineman of the year
WJXT Jacksonville

Sykes finished the season with 8.5 more tackles for loss, 7.0 more sacks and four more forced fumbles than any other player in the AFL.

Thunder drop Mike Hohensee as coach
Portland Tribune

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Thunder & Coach Mike Hohensee Part Ways
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder, head coach Mike Hohensee, and his staff have mutually agreed to part ways, electing not to renew their contracts, the team announced Monday afternoon.

Arizona's Kellem, San Jose's Gray earn AFL awards
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announced today that Arizona Rattlers defensive back Jeremy Kellem has been named the Go RVing Defensive Back of the Year and San Jose SaberCats wide receiver Reggie Gray has been named Cutters Wide Receiver of the Year.

Dick Vermeil and Jahri Evans join Philadelphia Soul's ownership group
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League are pleased to announce two new exciting additions to their ownership group - Super Bowl Championship-winning and former Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach, Dick Vermeil, and current New Orleans Saints’ Offensive Lineman and Philadelphia native, Jahri Evans. The dynamic duo join the existing ownership group which consists of Ron Jaworski, Craig Spencer, Pete Ciarrocchi, Cosmo DeNicola, Marty Judge and New Orleans Saints’ Marques Colston.

Future expectations raised for Orlando Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The bar has officially been raised for the Orlando Predators.

More Arena awards roll in for Ross
Huntsville Item

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Thunder center John Collins makes all-AFL second team
Portland Tribune

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Dick Vermeil buys into Arena League Philly Soul
Philly.com

Vermeil is buying a 2.5 percent stake in the Philadelphia Soul. Vermeil, 78, becomes the latest high-profile figure to join the group. Saints wide receiver Marques Colston became part of the ownership in October. There also has been talk that Philadelphia native Jahri Evans, a longtime teammate of Colston's, is next.

AFL announces All-Arena Offensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2015 First and Second Team All-Arena Offense honors, the AFL Office announced today.

AFL down to 9 teams with Spokane's reported move to IFL
Florida Times-Union (blog)

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AFL Tonight - Ep. 21
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz return with the 21st episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We discuss the results of the Quarter Final round of playoff games, Shock to IFL rumors, TV delays and much more.

Cleveland Gladiators continue to thrive amid difficult times for Arena Football League
Crain's Cleveland Business

It’s been another difficult year for the Arena Football League.

No real Shock: Spokane's pending move to IFL leaves AFL in lurch
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

In one of the least -- ahem -- shocking... developments of the 2015 AFL season, the Spokane Shock are very likely to become the second team in as many seasons to leave our 50-yard indoor war for Indoor Football League.

Front Office Update: Statement laying frame work for announcements in the coming weeks
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock front office released a statement today, laying frame work for upcoming announcements from the team in the coming weeks as the 2015 AFL season comes to an end.

Shock Planning Move to the IFL, Intend to Hire Shackleford as Head Coach
Sports and Weather Right Now

Three Jacksonville Sharks defensive players on All-Arena team
Florida Times-Union

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LA Kiss QB -- Team Left Me Homeless ... And Stole My Wife's Meds
TMZ.com

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley's arena football team is getting blasted by its own QB ... who says the L.A. Kiss kicked him out of his home just because he suffered an injury during a game.

Shock moves closer to IFL, but players not happy with potential move
The Spokesman Review

Spokane’s 2015 season ended Saturday night and the clock is ticking on the franchise to finalize a decision concerning 2016 and beyond.

AFL announces All-Arena Defensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2015 First and Second Team All-Arena Defense honors, the AFL Office announced today.

With road win, Sharks heading to conference title game at Philadelphia
St. Augustine Record

The chant “Na na na na, na na na na, hey, hey, goodbye” started with five minutes remaining in Saturday night’s first-round playoff game at the Amway Center.

Stacking up the Final Four
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

After demonstrating why AFL fans should love this Final Four, ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz went on a Twitter rant throwing out all sorts of stats of just how dominating the San Jose SaberCats, Arizona Rattlers, Philadelphia Soul and Jacksonville Sharks were this season. Here are those findings.

Couldn't ask for better Final 4
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

It's been a rough season for the Arena Football League. No one would argue that point. Off the field, we endured the loss of the New Orleans VooDoo and the Las Vegas Outlaws, who were taken over by the league in July, only to ultimately cease operations the day after the regular season ended. We've had to deal with the black eye cast upon the league for taking Las Vegas out of the playoffs five days before its first game, only to replace it with a 5-13 Portland Thunder team.

It's time for Las Vegas to stop messing around with minor leagues
Las Vegas Sun

Harrison Brown's All-Arena Selections - First-Team Offense
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

With the post season kicking off tonight in San Jose, the announcing of the yearly AFL awards is right around the corner. While everyone wants to win a championship, recognition for players in the AFL is a big deal, and is an important part of each season. In the first of four articles, I’ll go over my first team All-Arena selections on offense.

Local VooDoo fan will miss team
Daily Comet

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AFL Tonight - Ep. 20
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz return with the 20th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We discuss the aftermath of the league folding the VooDoo and Outlaws, and allowing the Thunder in to the playoffs. San Jose arena update and much more.

Stockton Arena to Potentially Host National Conference Championship Game
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

With a win in the opening round of the playoffs against the Portland Thunder this Friday, August 14th, the San Jose SaberCats will host the National Conference Championship at the SMG Stockton Arena against either the Spokane Shock or Arizona Rattlers. Kickoff time still TBD.

JAX, ORL, play out war Saturday
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

If the War on I-4 between the Tampa Bay Storm and the Orlando Predators was the rivalry of the AFL prior to 2008, the rivalry between the Preds and the Jacksonville Sharks has become the new hottest thing in the league. One of these two teams has represented the Southern Division and the state of Florida in the American Conference Championship Game since 2010, and that will hold true once again this season.

Purify, McAdoo, and Hyland earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

San Jose SaberCats wide receiver Maurice Purify has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Arizona Rattlers defensive end Mike McAdoo has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and San Jose SaberCats Jack linebacker David Hyland has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 20 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Sharks' Roster Loaded With All-Arena Candidates
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

JACKSONVILLE – In 2015, the Jacksonville Sharks put together their fifth double-digit-win season in six years. En route to making their return to the postseason, the Sharks benefited from several outstanding individual performances. Players throughout the Sharks’ lineup have put themselves in position to receive Arena Football League recognition for their performance this season.

May this eulogy be the last for Las Vegas Arena football teams
Las Vegas Review-Journal

We are gathered here today on this predictable occasion with much joy and relief, filled with hope that this will represent the final time an Arena Football League team attempts to make Las Vegas home.

ArenaFan Final 2015 Regular Season Power Ranking
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The team with the higher position in the ArenaFan Power Ranking won every game on the final Saturday of the 2015 Arena Football Season, meaning the Top 6 remained the same from the Week 20 ranking.

Jacksonville Sharks look for post-season attack to boost revenues for arena football team
Florida Times-Union

As Jeff Bouchy, the Jacksonville Sharks operating manager, walked across the artificial turf at Veterans Memorial Arena Tuesday morning, he noticed imperfections in the surface for the Arena Football League franchise.

2015 Arena Football Playoff Preview
NotAnotherYard.com

A preview of the 2015 Arena Football Playoffs

Vince Neil clears the air on Las Vegas Outlaws ouster from playoffs
Las Vegas Sun

With no ownership in place, New Orleans VooDoo cease operations, league announces
NOLA.com

New Orleans VooDoo could continue with new ownership, league commissioner says
NOLA.com

League hands in Playoff cookie jar not uncommon
Tim Capper, ArenaFan.com

The league closed up shop on the New Orleans VooDoo and Las Vegas Outlaws, sending tremors through the league and changed the fortunes for one team that had been eliminated from the 2015 playoffs. The Portland Thunder were awarded the fourth seed in the National Conference after the Arena Football League Board of Directors voted to cease operations in Sin City.

Shock weighing options for future league affiliation
The Spokesman Review (blog)

The Spokane Shock will explore all available options after the Arena Football League playoffs, and they’re strongly considering a move to the Indoor Football League, team officials said.

New Orleans Voodoo arena football team ceases operations
Bayoubuzz

VooDoo, Outlaws Cease Operations
AFL Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo and Las Vegas Outlaws organizations have ceased operations effective immediately, the Arena Football League announced today. All players under a continuing contract with either Team shall be placed into the Offseason Assignment Process once a date has been determined.

Field set for 2015 playoffs
AFL Press Release

The field for the 2015 Arena Football League Playoffs is set, with eight teams heading into postseason play.

AFL, Butera take black eye by booting Las Vegas out of playoffs
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

For the first time in Arena Football League history, a team which has qualified for the postseason won't get the opportunity to play in it. The Las Vegas Outlaws were officially shut down by the AFL on Sunday, creating a massive storm in the National Conference playoff picture. Las Vegas, who rightfully qualified for the second season by finishing 5-12-1, will now cede its position to the Portland Thunder, who finished at 5-13.

LA KISS loses season finale to San Jose
OCRegister

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2015 Arena Football League Records and Milestones
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The 2015 AFL regular season is said and done with, and as is the case each and every year, many records have been set and milestones have been reached.

Arena League folds struggling Las Vegas Outlaws
Las Vegas Review-Journal

AFL Quickplay Week 20—The Most Difficult Week of the Year
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

The final week of the season is arguably the toughest one to score points on and this season is no exception. We know the names of seven of the eight playoff teams and most of the playoff matchups. This leads to a quagmire in terms of fantasy this week and not the kind that runs around Quahog, Rhode Island either.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 20
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The team with the higher position in the ArenaFan Power Ranking won five of the six games in Week 19 Arena Football League action which resulted in limited changes from last week’s ranking. Las Vegas lost to Portland decisively which led to the Thunder jumping both the Outlaws and KISS in the Week 20 ranking.

Sea Best Seafood Commercial Earns National Recognition
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that Spectrum Films was awarded an “Award of Excellence” by the Videographer Awards for their production of the 2015 Sea Best Seafood Spot titled “Sea Best… Good Time, Anyplace.” The spot featured Sharks head coach Les Moss, the team’s offensive starters and a group of Shark fans.

AFL Tonight - Episode 19: Taken To The House
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Jeff Sims return with the 19th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We discuss the playoff picture, records set, sit or start in week 20 and much more. Our interview this week is Portland Thunder KR Duane Brooks.

Meyer, McGinnis, and Thompkins earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

San Jose SaberCats quarterback Erik Meyer has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Cleveland Gladiators nose guard Willie McGinnis has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 19 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Davila down would leave Rattlers out
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

Everyone knew winning a fourth straight ArenaBowl would be extremely difficult. The Arizona Rattlers' play over the last month is making it look nearly impossible.

For Darron Thomas, a season ending injury doesn't mean an end to football in 2015
Olivia Trueb, ArenaFan.com

“I’m feeling alright.” Thomas said. “I’ll be back next season, back stronger than ever. I just can’t wait to play football again.” He told me, as any athlete would hate to be kept from the game. Darron has been unable to do much on the field as he doesn’t want to further injure his knee. “I’m on track for recovery. I asked the doctor the same thing. They’ve told me to take my time. It’s an early injury so, i’m just taking my time off.”

Brooks Breaks AFL Single Season Kickoff Return Touchdown Record
Portland Thunder Press Release

Portland Thunder WR/KR Duane Brooks (5-10, 185, Stephen F. Austin) has broken the Arena Football League record for kickoff return touchdowns in a season with his eighth runback, a 56 yard return coming at the 14:46 mark of the third quarter against the Las Vegas Outlaws Saturday evening.

AFL Quickplay Week 19—The End is Near!
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Last week was one of the most unusual weeks in the history of the Arena Football League. One third of the teams were scheduled to be out on a bye when the league also cancelled the Las Vegas-New Orleans game and declared it a tie. It made for a bizarre week in Quickplay where successful teams had to put two players from the East Division into their lineups despite the fact none of them played in Week 18.

Thunder Announce Fan Appreciation Night Events
Portland Thunder Press Release

PORTLAND – The Portland Thunder are set to host ‘Fan Appreciation Night, presented by Aaron’s’ at their final home game of the 2015 AFL schedule, this Saturday night against the Las Vegas Outlaws, from Moda Center. Kickoff is set for 7:00pm.

Predators OL Erle Ladson Signs with Cleveland Browns
Orlando Predators Press Release

ORLANDO – July 29, 2015 – The Orlando Predators announced today that rookie offensive lineman Erle Ladson has signed a contract with the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League. Ladson will be placed on the Arena Football League’s Other League Exempt list and the Predators will retain his AFL rights.

Rankings and Predictions: The Home Stretch
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

The Sharks savaged Tampa Bay and moved to the grownups table this week, entering just 0.02 points behind Philadelphia in the latest weighted rankings. Arizona also saw a nice uptick, and the Shock didn’t go up much, but jumped from 12th to ninth in the rankings.

AFL Tonight - Episode 18: Do You Smell...
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 18th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We discuss the aftermath of the Outlaws-VooDoo cancellation, playoff race, Tampa Bay rant and much more. Our interview this week is AFL Commissioner Scott Butera.

ArenaFan Exclusive Interview: AFL Commissioner Scott Butera
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Prior to Week 18's games, ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz had the opportunity to sit down and speak with Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera.

Kyle Moore-Brown Set to be Inducted into Arena Football League Hall of Fame
KUAthletics.com

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 19
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Despite a light schedule in Week 18 of the Arena Football League schedule, the postseason lineup came into sharper focus with Jacksonville locking up an appearance in the American Conference while Spokane doing the same in the National Conference.

Grady, Sykes and Glasper earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Jacksonville Sharks quarterback Tommy Grady has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Sharks defensive end Joe Sykes has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Arizona Rattlers Mac linebacker Tyre Glasper has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 18 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 18
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Arena Football League Week 17 saw four teams lose to teams ranked below them in the ArenaFan Power Ranking, including Philadelphia and Arizona, and top-ranked San Jose forced to overtime before beating Portland. The upsets didn’t result in changes in the top four spots in this week’s ranking, but did lead to changes in the 5 -11 positions.

Participation Trophies All Around!
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Hey, there’s a surprise at the bottom of the chart this week, as Spokane’s performance against Arizona was aided with a net recovery and they didn’t actually score on a particularly high percentage of drives. New Orleans, however, went WAY outside their typical performance and hung points on the Storm on every single drive.¬ The top three teams all fell thanks to losses (or near-losses). Jacksonville and Orlando rose. And Los Angeles is officially in the top half of the league’s teams in terms of play right now. Unfortunately for them, they’re very unlikely to make the playoffs.

Predators set sights on loftier goal
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators already know they’re headed to the playoffs. Now, they have their sights set on loftier goals.

Amos, Fontenette, and Reid earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Spokane Shock wide receiver Anthony Amos has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while San Jose SaberCats defensive back Ken Fontenette has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Jacksonville Sharks defensive back Greg Reid has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 17 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

AFL Tonight - Episode 17: Fit To Be Tied
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 17th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We discuss the Las Vegas-New Orleans cancellation and its ramifications, the newest member of the 500 Club and much more. Our interview this week is Tampa Bay Storm Play-by-Play man Darek Sharp.

SaberCats to Host AFL Hall of Fame Ceremony
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats will host the Arena Football Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on Thursday, July 30th 6:00pm at the Glass House in Downtown San Jose. The ceremony will honor San Jose’s Assistant Head Coach Omarr Smith as well as the other 2014 AFL Hall of Fame honorees: Andre Bowden, Damian Harrell and Kyle Moore-Brown.

Hippeard helps team reach playoffs
HeraldCourier.com: Sports - Bristol Herald Courier

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A final ode to New Orleans before the VooDoo are put in the graveyard
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Orlando Predators have always been my team of choice in the Arena Football League, but the New Orleans VooDoo have always held a special place in my heart. I love the Crescent City. The food is phenomenal. The people there are always fantastic. And at least while Tom Benson owned the team, the Graveyard was one of the most hopping places in the AFL.

Predators clinch playoff berth with 65-58 victory over Cleveland Gladiators
Orlando Predators Press Release

With a 65-58 road victory over the Cleveland Gladiators (7-9) in front of 13,186 fans on Saturday evening, the Orlando Predators (10-6) became the third team in the American Conference to clinch a playoff berth. Orlando is headed to the postseason for the 22nd time in the team’s 24-season history.

SaberCats Announce Partnership with ReplyBuy
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have partnered with ReplyBuy to create SaberCats Mobile Fast Pass, bringing fans an easier way to instantly purchase game tickets.

Statement Regarding LV Outlaws vs. NO VooDoo Cancelation
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Arena Football League has cancelled the Week 18 match-up between the New Orleans VooDoo and the Las Vegas Outlaws originally scheduled for July 25, 2015 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas, an AFL publication stated Thursday evening.

Throwing Their Weight Around
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Last year’s expansion teams made some moves in the return of the weighted rankings. The KISS did it by acquiring another win (and also finally moved ahead of New Orleans in the non-weighted rankings), and the Thunder did it by handing Jacksonville their collective behinds.

AFL Quickplay Week 17
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Everyone came off of a bye last week and we saw some very unusual results. Portland hit a franchise-high 72 points in its win over Jacksonville while Spokane and Los Angeles scored 62 points, combined. Philadelphia put up 72 points and the War on I-4 was a 69-62 battle. Arizona quarterback Nick Davila looked more like the Davila we’ve come to know over the last three seasons with an eight-touchdown pass game.

Outlaws, VooDoo, AFL in deep trouble after cancelation of Week 18 game
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

For the very first time in AFL history, a game has been canceled. The New Orleans VooDoo and the Las Vegas Outlaws were scheduled to play in Week 18, but on Thursday night, nine days before the game was scheduled, the Arena Football League announced that that game will not be played.

AFL only has two options now: Outlaws must be banned from the playoffs or shut down
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

On Thursday night, the Arena Football League canceled the Week 18 game between the New Orleans VooDoo and the Las Vegas Outlaws. There are really only two resolutions at this point that the league can take, though. Either the ownerless Outlaws need to be shut down immediately, or they need to be barred from the postseason.

Potential Texas-based investors eye VooDoo, move of franchise as AFL cancels game at Vegas
SportsNOLA.com

When the New Orleans VooDoo host the Tampa Bay Storm Saturday night at 7 p.m. at Smoothie King Center, it may well be the final home game in the history of the franchise.

How the Thunder have helped me fight my auto-immune disease
Olivia Trueb, ArenaFan.com

Some people view athletes as stuck up, big-headed and uncaring about their fans. But, when it comes to the AFL that's not the case.

Week 18 VooDoo-Outlaws Game Canceled
AFL Press Release

The Week 18 game between the New Orleans VooDoo and the Las Vegas Outlaws will not take place, the Arena Football League office announced today. All tickets that have been purchased for the July 25 contest will be refunded. Please contact collin@afloutlaws.com to request a refund.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 16
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

A 24-point loss to Portland drops Jacksonville to No.6 and allows Tampa Bay to move back into the No.5 slot despite losing to Orlando by a touchdown. San Jose, Philadelphia, Arizona and Orlando remain Nos. 1-4 after Week 16 AFL action.

AFL Tonight - Episode 16: Know When to Fold`em
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz return with the 16th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We discuss the league takeover of New Orleans and Las Vegas, SaberCats TV, Hall of Fame Finalists and much more. Our interview this week is Portland Thunder QB Kyle Rowley

GoFundMe launched for slain former Philadelphia Soul cheerleader
PhillyVoice.com

AFL takes over operation of New Orleans VooDoo
Shreveport Times

Shock reinstate Samuel Charles after $500 fine, counseling
The Spokesman Review

One of two Spokane Shock players has had his theft charge dismissed after he paid a fine and attended counseling. However, a second player charged in the case has been cut from the team.

VooDoo spirit isn't broken after League takes over | WGNO
WGNO

The spirit of the New Orleans VooDoo Arena Football Team isn’t broken despite having their fair share of disappointments this season.

SaberCats Announce Launch of SaberCats TV
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they will have a live stream Internet broadcast for the remaining home games this season on SaberCats TV.

AFL Issues Statement on Outlaws, VooDoo
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League, as part of its strategic plan to solidify its financial condition and create a platform for growth, has taken over operation of the Las Vegas Outlaws and the New Orleans VooDoo, the League office announced today.

VooDoo franchise certainly worth saving in NOLA
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

As expected and as ArenaFan reported on Sunday, the Arena Football League formally announced on Tuesday that it has taken over operations for both the New Orleans VooDoo and the Las Vegas Outlaws.

Hippeard, Fontenette, and Thompkins earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Orlando Predators quarterback Randy Hippeard has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while San Jose SaberCats defensive back Ken Fontenette has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 16 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

AFL assumes control of Outlaws, VooDoo, announcement expected this week
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Ever since the return of the Arena Football League in 2010, the league has had a history of having to take over franchises to more or less bail out their existing ownership. The expansion Las Vegas Outlaws and the New Orleans VooDoo can now be added to that list.

ArenaFan Final: TB v ORL postgame coverage [VIDEO]
ArenaFan Online

See an archive of our ArenaFan Final postgame coverage of Tampa Bay Storm v Orlando Predators streamed on Meerkat

AFL announces 2015 Arena Football Hall of Fame Finalists
AFL Press Release

After tallying the nominations put forth by the Arena Football Hall of Fame Advisory Board, the Arena Football League has named ten finalists for the Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2015.

Joe Windham talks about the AFL's financial ills, and why girls dancing in cages are bad for busines
OCRegister

Years before Joe Windham became the chief executive of the LA KISS arena football team, he was earning $100 to $4,000 an hour as a bodyguard. He worked on security details for Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson and the face-painted rockers of Kiss. There were other high-profile clients, but confidentiality agreements prevent him from talking about them.

AFL partners with Jason Foundation for second annual "Jason's Week"
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) has once again partnered with the Jason Foundation to host “Jason’s Week” during Week 16 of the 2015 AFL season.

AFL Quickplay Week 16—And Down the Stretch We Come
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League is ready for the stretch run to the end of the season. Everyone had last week off over the Fourth of July holiday so all twelve teams should be rested and ready to rock over the final five weeks in the season.

Change sparked by 2011 ArenaBowl loss set Rattlers up for sustained success
Cronkite News

Portland Activates DB Varmah Sonie
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have activated 2014 All-Arena defensive back Varmah Sonie, announced head coach Mike Hohensee Tuesday afternoon.

Soul and Sports Dynasty Group announce inaugural Sports Science Symposium
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2015 East Division Champion Philadelphia Soul (12-2) and Sports Dynasty Group announce the inaugural Soul Sports Science (S3) Symposium on Friday, July 24th from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Nexxt Level Sports in Voorhees, NJ.

AFL Tonight - Episode 15: Mo Money, Mo Problems
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 15th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We discuss the league wide bye week, Maurice Purify signs with San Jose, league sued for neglect, Coach Guy & McMillan have words and much more.

Storm Adds Fullback To Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that it has acquired fullback Undra Hendrix.

2 former Philadelphia Soul employees killed in separate car crashes
6abc.com

Ex-football player sues employers over brain injuries
The Louisiana Record

Lorenzo Breland of Mississippi sued Arena Football One LLC and New Orleans Voodoo Football Inc. in the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Louisiana June 22, alleging tortious interference by failing to take responsibility for his medical expenses following a concussion.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 14
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Jacksonville and Tamps Bay trade spots in this week’s ArenaFan Power Ranking after the Sharks beat Cleveland by 33-points to move to No. 5 and the Storm lose to Philadelphia by 22 to fall to No. 6. San Jose, Philadelphia, Arizona and Orlando continue to hold the Top Four spots after picking up wins in Week 14 action.

Rattlers rookie Pompey adjusting to life indoors
FOXSports.com

Archer gets another shot at the NFL with Seahawks
The Daily Progress

SaberCats add veteran receiver Maurice Purify
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned wide receiver Maurice Purify.

Grady, Robinson, and Jackson earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Jacksonville Sharks quarterback Tommy Grady has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Philadelphia Soul defensive end Bryan Robinson has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Jacksonville Sharks Jack linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 14 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Sharks Launch Shark Nation Membership Program
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that the team has launched its Shark Nation Membership Program for the 2016 season. The program is an enhanced package designed to provide valuable benefits to the team’s most loyal fans.

Emery Sammons return home to face the Philadelphia Soul
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

It seems like each week, the Soul face a former player the team decided to let go of this offseason. Last week it was Rayshaun Kizer, the week prior it was Calvin Fance while Donovan Morgan and Larry Brackins weren’t with the team for all of last season but still played with the team. The Soul have also faced, Derrick Ross, Tiger Jones, Wayne Tribue, Jason Holman with Jacksonville, V’Keon Lacey with Portland, and Ray Little with Las Vegas. Like week nine, the Soul will take on Philadelphia native and former Soul receiver Emery Sammons and the Tampa Bay Storm.

Arrest warrants issued in Nevada for Shock players Mark Jackson and Samuel ...
The Spokesman Review

The Spokesman ReviewArrest warrants have been issued against two Spokane Shock players in connection with money reportedly stolen from the purses of three women last month in a Las Vegas lounge. The Clark County District Attorney's Office on Thursday issued warrants ...

Predators reactivate QB Randy Hippeard from Injured Reserve
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have reactivated veteran quarterback Randy Hippeard from the injured reserve list, the team announced Friday. Hippeard will be eligible to play in Saturday’s home game against the New Orleans VooDoo.

Sharks Introduce Luxury Field Suites
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

he Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that the team is set to launch two groups of new luxury field suites, known as “The Cove” and “The Reef,” for the 2016 season. Placed along the wall in either end zone, these suites aim to provide an all-encompassing experience, combining a unique view of the game with prominent advertising opportunities.

AFL Quickplay Week 14-It All Looks the Same
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Last week in the AFL we only had five games as Jacksonville and New Orleans were on the bye. After taking a look back through the box scores, a thought hit me. I wanted to compare the stat lines of every person who caught a pass last week. Having the data from ten teams would certainly be enough to work with and it validated what I was thinking. More on that in a minute.

AFL Tonight - Episode 14: Turn of the cards
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and special co-host Jim Robinson are back with the 14th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We talk about the newest rumors of a league takeover of the expansion Outlaws, rushing dominance, surprise starters and much more.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 13
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Cleveland falls out of the top half of the Week 13 ArenaFan Power Ranking after losing to Tampa Bay at home while San Jose, Philadelphia and Arizona all won last week and continue to hold down the top three spots in the ArenaFan Power Ranking.

Success Rate: High Enough
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Let’s be frank. I’m 1-5 on picking games where one team is better at defense and the other is better at offense. And you probably don’t care much about the charts. So let’s do something a little different this week. Pep it up a little, y’know?

Coffman, McAdoo, and Young earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Spokane Shock quarterback Carson Coffman has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Arizona Rattlers defensive end Mike McAdoo has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Las Vegas Outlaws wide receiver Gerald Young has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 13 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Rattlers defense quietly setting strong tone
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

The Arizona Rattlers have dealt with a lot in the first 12 games of the 2015 season. Major injuries, suspensions, players quitting mid-week -- but one constant has remained all year -- solid defense. In fact, that defensive strength is a huge reason the Rattlers sit at 10-2 and still have a shot at nabbing home field advantage in the two-horse National Conference.

Soul partner with You Can Play campaign
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce a partnership with the You Can Play mission, which insures the safety and inclusion of all individuals in sports – including LGBT athletes, coaches and fans. This partnership will include a You Can Play theme night on Friday, June 26 as the Soul host the Tampa Bay Storm at 7:30 p.m. The Soul are the first professional Philadelphia sports team to partner with YCP to host this type of event.

Soul activate Teddy Jennngs off of Refuse to Report
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

The Philadelphia Soul activated former first team All-Arena defensive end Teddy Jennings off of the Refuse to Report list on Wednesday. Jennings found a home with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL but was released early in the team’s camp.

Links for international Arena Football League broadcasts on FilmOn now available
Tim Capper, ArenaFan.com

This week the Arena Football League and FilmOn announced their international broadcast partnership for streaming of league action outside of the United States. This is an agreement that has been a long time coming for fans wanting to watch arena league action, but dont currently reside in the US.

Veteran Lineman Dominie Pittman Joins VooDoo
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Looking to bolster a pass rush with just four sacks on the season, and none since week four, the VooDoo have added veteran defensive lineman Dominie Pittman to the squad.

Soul add veteran Jennings back to roster
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul welcome the return of defensive end Teddy Jennings (6’6, 260, Connecticut) back to the 2015 roster. The First Team All-Arena player will be a helpful addition for the defensive line as the Soul approach playoff season.

AFL Quickplay Week 13-We Need a Fullback!
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Last week seemed to be another mildly predictable week in the Arena Football League until we got to the late game. It has taken almost a week to comprehend the fact that the Los Angeles Kiss went into San Jose as a 1-9 team and knocked off an 11-0 Sabercats squad in overtime.

AFL Tonight - Episode 13: Stun the World
ArenaFan Press Release

Tim and Jim return with the the 13th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We talk about The LA KISS stunning defeat of unbeaten San Jose, are players leaving for other leagues midseason a good thing, AFL signs with partner for International streaming rights and more. Our interview this week is with LA KISS DB Rayshaun Kizer.

Weighing Recent Events…
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Last week was upset week, as Orlando beat Philadelphia, Tampa Bay beat Jacksonville, and oh yeah, Los Angeles somehow toppled San Jose. Because none of this data is opponent-adjusted, however (and the fact that San Jose was far outperforming every other team), the performance wasn’t enough to knock the SaberCats off their offensive and defensive perches.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 12
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Arena Football League Week 12 was a week of upsets with three of the top five teams in the ArenaFan Power Ranking losing to lower ranked teams, including top-ranked and previously undefeated San Jose falling to No. 12 ranked Los Angeles in overtime in what has to be considered one of the biggest upsets in league history.

Hills, Kizer, and Cruz earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Joe Hills has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while LA KISS defensive back Rayshaun Kizer has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Arizona Rattlers Jack linebacker AJ Cruz has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 12 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

AFL, FilmOn Announce International Broadcast Partnership
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) has signed a one-year partnership with FilmOn Networks that will make the world's first IP-delivered cable television platform the official provider of international Arena Football in 2015, the League office announced today. This deal gives the AFL access to FilmOn’s 47 million monthly unique users outside of the United States.

AFL Quickplay Week 12-The West Gets Its Quarterbacks Back
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

The league became very different in the last few days in terms of personnel. Arizona’s Nick Davila came back after a stint on injured reserve and threw for nine touchdown passes as Arizona thumped Tampa Bay. Late Friday, the Los Angeles KISS announced Adrian McPherson was coming back off the injured list.

Shock statement on recent player conduct
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have issued a statement in regard to the alleged incident that occurred in Las Vegas, Nevada on the weekend of May 23, 2015.

Why Success Rate is Important
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

With that loss and the poor performance during the game from the Thunder (except Duane Brooks), the chasm between the top six offensive teams and the bottom six offensive teams widened a bit. You’ll also note that a couple of weeks’ worth of strong performances have elevated LA’s defense almost to not-last-place!

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 11
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Jacksonville jumps Cleveland and moves to No.5 in this week’s ArenaFan Power Ranking after beating Orlando in an important South Division game. Despite the loss, Orlando holds on to the No.4 spot while San Jose, Philadelphia and Arizona remain the top three teams after Week 11 wins.

AFL Tonight - Episode 12: Brain Games
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and special co-host Jim Robinson are back with the 12th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We talk about stars returning off of Injured Reserve with a impact, San Jose clinches division with seven weeks remaining, trouble in Sin City and more. Our interview this week is BrainSentry CEO Greg Merril.

Join Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz for AFL Tonight LIVE!
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan.com is proud to present AFL Tonight LIVE at 8:30 p.m. ET. Join us on Meerkat for all of the fun in our very special weekly podcast.

My first AFL Game: An outsider look at Shock at SaberCats
Jonathan Willis, ArenaFan.com

For the SaberCats fifth home game of the season, I brought my friend Stephen, who had never even heard of Arena Football before he met me. Stephen is the first guest I have brought that spent a significant part of his youth abroad and it was interesting to get his take on the game.

Davila, Phinisee, and Brooks earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Cleveland Gladiators defensive back Joe Phinisee has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Portland Thunder wide receiver Duane Brooks has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 11 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

10 Questions with former Storm quarterback Brett Dietz
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

It’s been nearly five years since former Tampa Bay Storm quarterback Brett Dietz took off the pads for the final time. Of course, most Storm fans will remember Dietz’s time with the team during the 2007 season, and later returning for the successful 2010 campaign.

Victoria Siegel, 18, dead of drug overdose
ClickOrlando.com

ORLANDO - Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Victoria Siegel, daughter of Westgate Resorts founder David A. Siegel has died of a drug overdose. Local 6 News has confirmed that Victoria Siegel, 18, has died.

Shock add pair of pass rushers
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock were assigned defensive linemen Daniel Riley and Alex Magee to their 2015 active roster today.

ArenaFan Interview: LA KISS CEO Joe Windham
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

As the Los Angeles KISS have started the 2015 to a rocky start, president and new CEO Joe Windham has brought a new perspective to what the team’s direction should be.

Sharks Add Rookie Defensive Lineman LaKendrick Ross
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

JACKSONVILLE – The Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursdaythat defensive lineman LaKendrick Ross has been assigned to the team’s roster on a one-year rookie contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Storm Continues To Add To Offensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Jermarcus “Yoshi” Hardrick, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Quickplay Week 11
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Halfway Through the Season, Half the League’s Seasons Are Over
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

We’re halfway through the 2015 AFL season! The SaberCats are ready for the postseason, the KISS are still waiting to start their year, and the rest of the league is in varying stages of convincing themselves “Well, if we can make the playoffs, stranger things have happened…”.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 10
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Orlando moves up a spot after defeating Cleveland while the Gladiators fall to No. 5 after Week 10 Arena Football League action. San Jose, Philadelphia, and Arizona remain the top three teams after notching wins against lower ranked teams.

AFL Tonight - Episode 11: Now or Never
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 11th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We talk about the Markee White injury, Nick Davila's return, drones in Las Vegas, CAFL to start in 2016 and more. Our interview this week is LA KISS CEO Joe Windham.

2015 Baby Doll Clinic to Take Place On June 7
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo Dolls will host their annual Baby Doll clinic on June 7 at the Maison Hotel on St. Charles.

CAFL to kick off China’s professional American arena football league in 2016
AFL China Press Release

In order to lay a solid foundation for the launch of the China Arena Football League (CAFL), the China Rugby Football Association (CRFA), in concert with the China Sports Ministry and the CAFL have agreed that the inaugural CAFL season begin in the Autumn of 2016.

DB Dwight McLean returns to Portland
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have acquired DB Dwight McLean from the Las Vegas Outlaws, announced head coach Mike Hohensee Wednesday afternoon.

Soul hold Town Takeover with Edgewater Park on June 4
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul will host a Town Takeover in Edgewater Park on Thursday, June 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The Town Takeover, will take place at Weiman Field located at 400 Delanco Rd, Edgewater Park, NJ before their game against the New Orleans VooDoo on Saturday, June 6 at 6 p.m.

Soul co-owner gives away tickets to AC school families
Press of Atlantic City

CAFL to Kick-off China's First Arena Football League in 2016
American Football International

Originally scheduled for a mid September 2015 start, the Chinese Arena Football League (CAFL) has moved it inaugural season to 2016.

Storm Retools Offensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Tyler Moore announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Join Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz for AFL Tonight LIVE!
ArenaFan Online

ArenaFan.com is proud to present our live edition of AFL Tonight at 8:30 p.m. ET! Join us on Meerkat for all of the fun in our very special weekly podcast! Click Here to join in on the action!

Soul take it to the Nexxt Level
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

Less than a half mile from the Philadelphia Soul’s front offices is where the coaches and team get their work done. This is the sixth season Nexxt Level Sports (333 Preston Ave, Voorhees, NJ) has been the Soul’s practice facility.

Gray, Harrell, and Thomas earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

San Jose SaberCats wide receiver Reggie Gray has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Tampa Bay Storm defensive back James Harrell has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week, and Philadelphia Soul wide receiver Marco Thomas has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 10 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Weinberg: Soul game at Boardwalk Hall should have had more fans
Press of Atlantic City

f Atlantic CityWeinberg: Soul game at Boardwalk Hall should have had more fansPress of Atlantic CityPhiladelphia Soul majority owner Ron Jaworski grabbed a microphone in the first half of the team's game at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City last Saturday and announced that the team would be back next year.

Thunder Set to Play a New Card(er) at Quarterback?
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Earlier this season, the Portland Thunder struggled against the San Jose SaberCats and turned to Darron Thomas late in the game. Thomas put up a couple of late scores and sparked some excitement within the team, and he got the start the next week against the Los Angeles KISS.

B.J. Coleman Leaves Arena Football For "Outside Opportunity"
The Chattanoogan

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Storm bulks up offensive line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Garrison Ushery announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Orlando Predators add two free agents to defense
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators added two free agents to its roster Wednesday, announcing the acquisitions of defensive back Brian Smith and defensive end Toby Jackson.

AFL Quickplay Week 10 - Shark Attack
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

This past week in the world of Quickplay was one of the most unusual we’ve seen. The game appeared to have locked on Friday night, which was the original start time for the Tampa Bay Storm game last week. The game was rescheduled due to a conflict with the NHL playoffs in Tampa, which caused some issues.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 9
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Spokane and New Orleans swap spots in the ArenaFan Week 9 Power Ranking after the Shock beat Las Vegas on the road while the rest of the ranking remains unchanged after last week’s action. Look for movement in the top half of the ranking next week if Cleveland falls to Orlando in their Week 10 matchup.

AFL Tonight - Episode 10: Under the Boardwalk
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 10th episode of AFL Tonight for the 2015 season. We talk about the Ironman performance of Soul LB Joe Goosby, scoring explosion, Boardwalk Bowl and more. Our interview this week is with Philadelphia Soul General Manager Tom Goodhines.

Storm Adds Forte To Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired defensive lineman Julius Forte announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Keep on Drivin` (Plus “To Joe Goosby!”)
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Offense beats defense again – in last week’s lone “one team has the better offense; the other has the better defense” game, the Soul throttled the Storm to make it a 7-4 advantage for offense-favoring teams.

Thunder QB Darron Thomas Ruled Out for Season
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have placed quarterback Darron Thomas on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the 2015 AFL season with a lower leg injury.

Meyer and Goosby earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

San Jose SaberCats quarterback Erik Meyer has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Philadelphia Soul fullback/linebacker Joe Goosby has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 9 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

V'Keon Lacey's heart goes beyond football
Pamplin Media Group

When Portland Thunder receiver Jamar Howard went down with a knee injury, the team desperately needed someone to step up and become the team's go-to guy.

Week 9 ArenaFan Interviews
arenafan.com

Interviews from Tampa Bay and San Jose from Week 9

AFL Quickplay Week 9—Which Week Is This?
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Apparently my logic doesn’t work too well. Each of the last two weeks I have given what seemed like good suggestions only to have them backfire and put up big fat zeroes. Two weeks ago it was Randy Hippeard/Bernard Morris and last week it was the wrong call on Erik Meyer/Nathan Stanley.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 8
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Jacksonville followed last week’s upset of Cleveland by handing Philadelphia their first loss of the 2015 season for the only upset in Week 8 Arena Football League action.

Shock assigned rookie defensive lineman Simpson
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock were assigned rookie defensive lineman Rickey Simpson and placed defensive lineman Bryson Kelly on injured reserve today.

Week 9 Preview: Sharks at VooDoo
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks return to the playing field this Saturday, May 23, as the team travels to face the New Orleans VooDoo. Kickoff from Smoothie King Center in New Orleans is set for 8:00 p.m. ET, and the game will be streamed live via ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app for mobile devices.

AFL Tonight - Episode 9: Pursuit of Perfection
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 9th episode of AFL Tonight of the 2015 season. A look at the history of 8-0 teams, San Jose's impressive early run, TT Toliver milestone and more, plus an interview with Gladiators OL CJ Cobb.

The Dynamic Duo
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

For the past three seasons, head coach Clint Dolezel and quarterback Dan Raudabaugh have been working side by side. The two Texas natives have a unique relationship on and off the field. Before becoming the Soul’s head coach in 2013, Dolezel served as the team’s offensive coordinator.

Shock assigned Kevin "The Chainsaw" McCullough
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock were assigned veteran defensive lineman Kevin McCullough and receiver Samuel Charles to the 2015 active roster today amongst a flurry of roster moves prior to Spokane’s Week 9 match-up against the Las Vegas Outlaws.

Chasing History: The San Jose SaberCats Pursuit of Perfection
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The San Jose SaberCats are still a long ways away from becoming the first team in Arena Football League history to run the table and get through an entire season unscathed. However, their place in history has already been cemented in some ways for their insane start to the season.

Measuring San Jose’s success this season (and the KISS’ lack thereof)
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

One is 8-0. One is 0-8. One, fittingly, wears the color green, as in good to go. The other has red as part of its raiment, indicating an innate nature of incompetence (though typically financially).

Thomas, Fontenette, and Jackson earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Portland Thunder quarterback Darron Thomas has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while San Jose SaberCats defensive back Ken Fontenette has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Cleveland Gladiators wide receiver Amarri Jackson has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 8 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Tracy Belton Joins the "Witching Hour" Tonight
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

VooDoo defensive back Tracy Belton will join tonight's "Witching Hour" live from The Dock Slidell. From 6 to 7 p.m. fans can tune in on Fox Sports 1280 AM, or listen online at foxsportsam1280.com/listenlive or on mobile devices via the iHeartRadio app.

Coleman becoming reliable Plan B for Rattlers
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

When league most valuable player Nick Davila went down earlier this season against the Los Angeles KISS, my first thought was, “there goes the Rattlers' shot at a four-peat.”

London Crawford Re-Activated From Injured Reserve
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has re-activated wide receiver London Crawford from injured reserve.

Soul make roster adjustments
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul (7-1) announce changes to their roster as the team begins to prepare for the upcoming game against the Tampa Bay Storm (3-4) on Saturday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Amaile Arena. These modifications come after an upsetting loss to the Jacksonville Sharks (3-5) on May 16, resulting in some injuries of key players.

Sharks upset Philadelphia
Florida Times-Union

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My first AFL Game: An outsider look at Outlaws at SaberCats
Jonathan Willis, ArenaFan.com

For the SaberCats’ third home game of the season, I brought along someone who not only watches football, but played the game beyond the high school level, as a linebacker for Vanderbilt in the mid-2000s.

San Jose SaberCats assigned defensive lineman Damien Borel
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned defensive lineman Damien Borel.

Shock make mid-season roster moves
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock were assigned defensive back Jeff Richards, activated defensive back Andre Jones, and placed defensive back Sam Pope on injured reserve today. Spokane also traded quarterback Danny Southwick yesterday (Wednesday, May 13) to the Los Angeles Kiss for two future considerations.

And at quarterback, wearing No. 1...
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

Well Arena fans this, as they say, is it. After the bye week and a three game skid a familiar name will be entering the starting lineup for your Portland Thunder. Yes, Saturday night at Portland’s Moda center Oregon’s adopted favorite son Darron Thomas will be getting the nod under center for Mike Hohensee’s 2-4 Thunder.

Preds Add Former NFL Draft Pick to Secondary
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran defensive back Rod Issac, the team announced Thursday.

AFL Quickplay Week 8: To Tweet a Predator
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Last week was supposed to be a very good week in fantasy. We had solid recommendations including Orlando quarterback Randy Hippeard who looked to be in a very favorable matchup.

Moss Injured in Home Accident
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

Jacksonville Sharks head coach Les Moss was injured in an accident at his home this past Sunday. Moss suffered third-degree burns on his feet after standing on hot concrete. Due to previous neck injuries, Moss has limited feeling in his extremities.

Storm Reacquires Giddins
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has reacquired defensive lineman Ryne Giddins, announced Storm Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Soul defense set for huge boost up front
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

Since Week 1, the Philadelphia Soul have allowed only the Jacksonville Sharks to score more than 50 points in a game. The defense has been very strong so far this season and may not even be at their peak yet.

Philadelphia Soul to host several fan events leading up to game in AC
Press of Atlantic City

Soul to host several fan events leading up to game in A.C. From Press staff reports The Press of Atlantic City. The Philadelphia Soul announced Wednesday that there will be several events leading up to the “Boardwalk Bowl” in Atlantic City on May 30.and more »

Raul "The Thrill" Vijil Announces Official Retirement
Spokane Shock Press Release

SPOKANE, Washington (May 13, 2015) – Former Shock receiver Raul Vijil has announced his official retirement this week from the Arena Football League, signing official documents prior to this Saturday’s home game against the San Jose Sabercats. Prior to the scheduled 4:00 p.m. PT kickoff at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena, the Shock will feature a special ceremony to recognize the “9th Man” and then at half-time will hold a jersey retirement ceremony for Raul Vijil.

Soul announce DraftKings Boardwalk Bowl schedule of events
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (May 13, 2015) – In the Philadelphia Soul’s first ever out of market home game, the DraftKings Boardwalk Bowl is set for Saturday, May 30 at 6 p.m. at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. In what hopes to be the first of an annual event, the Soul are announcing a series of events surrounding the big game.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 7
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Despite losses by Cleveland and Orlando in Week 6 Arena Football League action, the Week 7 ArenaFan power ranking is unchanged among the top six because Orlando fell to higher-ranked and undefeated Philadelphia while Cleveland’s loss was by three points to Jacksonville. Las Vegas and Tampa Bay swapped spots (Nos. 7 and 8) in the only change from last week’s ranking.

AFL Tonight - Episode 8: Missing Pieces
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 8th episode of AFL Tonight of the 2015 season. We revisit the 18-0 possibility, Warren Smith debut, Injured Reserve and the effect on the league and more, plus an interview with Shock Head Coach Andy Olson.

DT Anthony McCloud Assigned to the Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Phoenix, Ariz. – The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned defensive tackle Anthony McCloud for the 2015 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This is McCloud’s first season in the AFL and with the Arizona Rattlers.

Sharks Activate Demarcus Robinson, Alex Carder
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced several roster moves on Tuesday, as the team has activated defensive back Demarcus Robinson from inactive reserve and activated quarterback Alex Carder from refused to report.

Stanley, Ruffin, and Smith earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

San Jose SaberCats quarterback Nathan Stanley has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Spokane Shock defensive end James Ruffin has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Spokane Shock quarterback Warren Smith has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 7 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Storm's Mays Signs With Eagles
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is proud to announce that defensive end Frank Mays has signed with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League.

Storm Adds Veteran Receiver
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver Emery Sammons, announced Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

Former New Orleans offensive lineman joins Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

he Philadelphia Soul have agreed to terms with former New Orleans VooDoo and Pittsburgh Power offensive lineman, Daverin Geralds (6’2, 305, Mississippi). Geralds was acquired in a trade with the New Orleans VooDoo for Soul defensive lineman Caleb Bostic.

BREAKING: Arizona Rattlers, Maurice Purify part ways
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

We didn't know it at the time, but the 2012 Arizona Rattlers were the start of one of the greatest dynasties in the history of the Arena Football League. Maurice Purify was a huge part of that success, and he went on to help the team win three straight championships. On Monday though, Purify was placed on reassignment, ending his time with the three-time defending champions.

KISS QB breaks hand in loss to Shock
OCRegister

VooDoo Trade for former Saint Rod Harper
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Just a week after defeating the Spokane Shock 66-63, the New Orleans VooDoo have completed a trade with the Evergreen State franchise, receiving three year AFL veteran and former New Orleans Saints wide receiver Rod Harper (6-1, 205).

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 6
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The Week 6 ArenaFan Power Ranking remains unchanged from last week’s among the top seven teams but there was some shuffling from No. 8 to No. 11 as two teams, Tampa Bay and New Orleans, moved up and two teams, Portland and Spokane, dropped.

VooDoo Assigned NCAA Record Breaking Quarterback Sam Durley
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Looking to add depth at quarterback following an injury to starting quarterback Adam Kennedy in Saturday's win over the Spokane Shock, the New Orleans VooDoo have been assigned NCAA recording holding quarterback Sam Durley.

Shock trade for Justin Hilton
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have acquired receiver Justin Hilton from the Orlando Predators in trade for future considerations.

AFL Quickplay Week 7: Another One Bites The Dust
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

It seems like as we go through each week of the season, the injuries are piling up week by week and the quarterback position has been anything but immune this year. We’ve already seen Adrian McPherson and Nick Davila go on injured reserve. Now we have San Jose quarterback Erik Meyer joining them. New Orleans quarterback Adam Kennedy was knocked out of the VooDoo win over Spokane and his status for this week is unknown.

AFL Tonight - Episode 7: Unnecessary Roughness
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 7th episode of AFL Tonight of the 2015 season. We conduct a round table discussion with former Tampa Bay Storm Dir. of Media and AFL Insider Jim Robinson on the Anttaj Hawthorne and Quincy Butler incidents.

Not the AFL's finest hour
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

It was a rough Saturday night for the Arena Football League last weekend. Two plays that happened thousands of miles apart showed that the AFL still has a long, long way to go. In Philadelphia, one individual lost total control and later in the evening, there was a complete breakdown in the desert for the officiating crew calling the San Jose SaberCats showdown with the injury-riddled Arizona Rattlers.

Austin, Harrell earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Cleveland Gladiators quarterback Shane Austin has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Tampa Bay Storm defensive back James Harrell has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 6 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Thunder Statement: 5.14.15
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League has reassigned Defensive Back Quincy Butler, effective immediately, for conduct detrimental to the team and the Portland Thunder organization.

Defense leads the way as Storm cruise past Sharks
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

Historically speaking, the Tampa Bay Storm have struggled mightily against the Jacksonville Sharks. Before Saturday night’s 63-28 thrashing of the Sharks, the Storm held an all-time record of just 2-9 against their cross-state rivals. But wouldn’t you know, Tampa Bay has now won the last two matchups and in convincing fashion at that.

Moss' time with Sharks could be running short
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

TAMPA - Les Moss has one of the greatest minds in the Arena Football League. Between his time as a head coach and his time as an assistant in arena ball, he has helped generate hundreds of victories and multiple championships.

Ex-Packers QB B.J. Coleman ready to lead Rattlers with Nick Davila on IR
AZ Central.com

B.J. Coleman is ready to take over the helm of the Rattlers offense against their biggest rival, the 5-0 San Jose SaberCats, on Saturday at US Airways Center, after quarterback Nick Davila was placed on injured reserve.

10 things you should know about the Philadelphia Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2015 season marks the tenth season the Philadelphia Soul have been a part of the Arena Football League. Here are ten facts you should know about Philadelphia’s most winning team:

VooDoo Add a Trio of Talent
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo made nine roster moves Thursday afternoon in preparation for this Saturday's matchup with the Spokane Shock.

QB Shane Boyd Assigned to the Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The world champion Arizona Rattlers have been assigned quarterback Shane Boyd for the 2015 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This is Boyd’s fourth season in the AFL, his first season with the Arizona Rattlers.

VooDoo trade for James McClinton
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Looking to bolster a defensive front with just four sacks on the season the VooDoo have traded for three year AFL veteran nose guard James McClinton (6-0, 310).

Predators Aquire LB Matangi Tonga, Add Former NFL DB Emanuel Cook
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators made several roster moves Tuesday, announcing the additions of veteran Mac linebacker Matangi Tonga and rookie defensive back Emanuel Cook. Tonga was acquired from the Spokane Shock in exchange for the third overall claim order, while Cook arrives as a free agent addition.

Sharks Add Defensive Back Greg Reid
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that defensive back Greg Reid has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year rookie contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Soul hold takeover with Gloucester County in Swedesboro on May 1
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul will host a Town Takeover in Swedesboro on Friday, May 1 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The Town Takeover, will take place at the Locke Ave Park located at 58 Locke Ave in Swedesboro, NJ before their Latin Heritage Night, presented by Independence Blue Cross, against the Portland Thunder on Saturday, May 2 at 6 p.m.

Leading Receiver Jamar Howard placed on Injured Reserve
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder placed leading receiver Jamar Howard on injured reserve this afternoon, announced the AFL League Office today.

When a second chance turns into a blessing
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

Success is driven much more than being on the football field. People forget that those that play the game are at one point in their lives hard working students in and out of the classroom. From the Arena League to the NFL, many of those that take to the gridiron still have something else to pursuit before their bodies can’t take any more.

AFL Tonight - Episode 6: Walking Wounded
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 6th episode of AFL Tonight of the 2015 season. Overtime madness, AFL stars bitten by injury bug, KISS front office changes, plus an interview with SaberCats PA Announcer Nick Laino.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 5
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

After the first five weeks of AFL action, San Jose and Philadelphia are the lone remaining undefeated teams and hold the top two spots in this week’s ArenaFan Power Ranking while Arizona, with one loss, is No.3. There was movement in the Nos. 4 thru 6 positions as well as a flip in the No. 9 and No. 10 spots.

Hippeaed, Taylor, and Taylor earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Orlando Predators quarterback Randy Hippeard has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Spokane Shock nose guard Terrance Taylor has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Cleveland Gladiators wide receiver Collin Taylor has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 5 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

AFL chief: Thunder boosting fan experience, year-round presence
Portland Tribune

The president of the Arena Football League, Jerry Kurz, spent the first three weeks of this season in Portland, preaching a couple of messages while observing and consulting for the second-year franchise.

Viva Las Win Column! Sharks get first win of 2015 over Las Vegas
Dom Errico, ArenaFan.com

It was Elvis night in Jacksonville Friday night and, thankfully for the Jacksonville Sharks, their play on the field was much better than their Elvis impersonator’s vocal performances as the Sharks got their first win of the season over the Las Vegas Outlaws.

AFL Quickplay Week 5
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

It’s good to be back in the states after a trip to Ireland. I went around the country and visited several cities. The countryside is full of sheep, rocks and fields of green. Yes, the potent potables are amazing and some of them came back home with me.

Golf Tournament to Assist in Darryl Hammond’s Battle with ALS
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

Franklin American Mortgage Company is sponsoring the Darryl Hammond Benefit Scramble golf tournament being held at the Harpeth Hills Golf Course in Nashville, TN on Monday April 27th.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 4
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

With San Jose, Philadelphia, Arizona, and Orlando winning while Cleveland and Jacksonville lost to higher ranked teams, the Week 4 ArenaFan Power Ranking remains the same as the previous week from No.1 to No.8. Tampa Bay moved up two spots to take the No.9 spot with a victory over New Orleans, who falls from No.10 to No.11, in which they held the VooDoo to just 13 points.

AFL Tonight - Do Not Change that Dial
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 5th episode of AFL Tonight of the 2015 season. To fire or not to fire your Head Coach, AFL on ESPN Anniversary, and more, plus an interview with Sharks beat writer Dom Errico.

Arizona needs to shore up special teams
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

It's tough to be too critical when you have won the last three ArenaBowl championships, but most will agree the weakest part of the Arizona Rattlers' game in their run to a dynasty has been special teams -- the kicking game and kickoff/missed field goal coverage.

Infographic: Six for Six
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Sharks WR Joe Hills moved in to the Top 5 for consecutive games with a receiving TD. Who is he now chasing?

An Open Letter to the Tampa Bay Storm: Show Us Something
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

On Friday night, the Tampa Bay Storm picked up their first win in front of the home fans since June of 2014. While a 42-13 thrashing of the New Orleans VooDoo was certainly nice to see, an important opportunity now presents itself this week in Cleveland.

Soul get win #4, dominate Gladiators 63-48
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

PHILADELPHIA - Fans in the City Of Brotherly Love haven’t had the easiest of times so far in 2015. The Eagles went 10-6 but still fell short of the playoffs, and in the offseason the team lost Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy, and Nick Foles.

Hippeard, Kellem and Windsor earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Orlando Predators quarterback Randy Hippeard has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Arizona Rattlers Jack linebacker Jeremy Kellem has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Arizona Rattlers wide receiver Rod Windsor has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 4 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Storm Adds To Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Chris Jamison and defensive lineman Frank Mays, announced Vice President of Football Operations Jeff Gooch.

The Good and the Bad in Cleveland
Randy Snow, ArenaFan.com

Last Saturday night, the Cleveland Gladiators hosted the Arizona Rattlers in a rematch of last year’s ArenaBowl. Since I was there for the league championship game in Cleveland last August, I felt I had to be there for their home opener this year against the team that thoroughly trounced them for the title. There was good and bad to be sure this time around. Here is what I took away from the game.

ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 3
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

San Jose and Philadelphia each won to remain undefeated and hold down the top two spots in this week’s ArenaFan Power Ranking with Arizona, Orlando, and Cleveland rounding out the top five.

Arizona Rattlers installed as 7 to 5 ArenaBowl favorites after Week 3
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Prior to the hiatus in 2009, it used to be commonplace for bettors to be able to wager on anything from who is going to win a game to a total in a game to the odds to win the ArenaBowl each and every week. Largely, most of those options have been severely limited. This season though, William Hill in Las Vegas has posted ArenaBowl futures bets, where you can wager on your favorite team to hoist the Foster Trophy this year.

AFL Tonight - You asking me that question?
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 4th episode of AFL Tonight of the 2015 season. Which 0-3 team gets first win, Head Coach Hotseat, Player milestones, ArenaBowl odds and more, plus an interview with Arizona Republic Rattlers beat writer Richard Obert.

Jones, Peila, and Thompkins earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Anthony Jones has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Portland Thunder Jack linebacker Bryce Peila has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Orlando Predators wide receiver Brandon Thompkins has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 3 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

You Can’t Go Home Again
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Week 3, 2014 season: Danny Southwick gets the call with a couple days’ notice that he’s probably going to be starting (though he didn’t come in until the second quarter) the third game of the season for the 0-2 Portland Thunder, as they take on the Los Angeles KISS in Southwick’s hometown at the time.

Jacksonville Sharks are a broken record playing the same bad tune
Dom Errico, ArenaFan.com

It’s been another week and another poor showing for the Jacksonville Sharks. This time it was the Philadelphia Soul handing the Sharks a loss and now the Sharks are staring down the barrel of an 0-3 start with the 3-0 San Jose SaberCats heading to town.

Preds receiver throws energy into catching passes, owning gun store
Orlando Sentinel

Soul announce local TV partnership
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul, announce that The Comcast Network will broadcast six games in 2015. Each game will air first on The Comcast Network and replay on Comcast SportsNet. All Soul local broadcasts are presented by the PA Lottery.

Sharks Add All-Arena Kicker Julian Rauch
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that kicker Julian Rauch and Mac linebacker Jimmy Gordon have been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

TT Toliver becomes fourth man in AFL history to log 1,000 receptions
ArenaFan.com Press Release

TAMPA -- If you were to ask TT Toliver where he felt like he fit in the history of the Arena Football League in terms of the all-time greats, he would tell you that he didn't think about anything like that and that he just wants to go out and play. Toliver has done just that for 12 seasons, and on Saturday night, the future Hall of Famer became the fourth man in AFL history to catch 1,000 passes in his career.

Arena Football League Signs Accomplished Network Sales Executives
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League Commissioner Scott Butera today announced that two top advertising sales executives have been retained to sell the League’s media inventory through AFL Advertising Sales, LLC.

San Jose SaberCats might play two games in town
Sacramento Bee

Gladiators welcome Unique Home Solutions as presenting sponsor
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators announced today a new multi-year partnership with Unique Home Solutions. The representation of the relationship will begin immediately via team marketing, advertising, and promotional materials. This is the first time the defending American Conference Champion Gladiators have had a season presenter.

My first AFL Game: An outsider look at KISS at SaberCats
Jonathan Willis, ArenaFan.com

A raucous crowd of over 10,000 was present for the San Jose SaberCats' home opener against the Los Angeles KISS. Among the paid attendees were myself and my wife who I had (read: was forced) to make the first subject of this feature. My wife is a big football fan, but had never heard of, much less seen an Arena Football game.

Prechae Rodriguez Headed to Jacksonville
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AFL Tonight - Rolling Snake Eyes
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the 3rd episode of AFL Tonight of the 2015 season. Vegas upsets Arizona, attendance problems, Sharks rough start, plus an interview with Las Vegas Outlaws QB JJ Raterink

AFL ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 2
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The second week of 2015 Arena Football League action included the AFL defending champion Arizona Rattlers losing to the Las Vegas Outlaws, a team in their inaugural season, in the upset of the week.

Infographic: The Copper Standard
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Despite the loss to the Outlaws, Rattlers fans already have a reason to celebrate this season.

Shock assigned Quarterback Danny Southwick
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned quarterback Danny Southwick in Week 3 of the 2015 AFL regular season.

Sharks Add Receiver Johnathan Haggerty
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that wide receiver Johnathan Haggerty has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year rookie contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

This Week in AFL Stats - AFL Week 2
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Welcome to our weekly look at the week in AFL stats and records. We'll be going over record setting performances by teams and players, and even the league itself, and also the trek of team and player averages as the season wears on vs. past performances.

Howard, Phinisee, and Young earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Portland Thunder wide receiver Jamar Howard has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Cleveland Gladiators Jack linebacker Joe Phinisee has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Las Vegas Outlaws wide receiver Gerald Young has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 2 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

2015 QuickPlay Weeks 2,3 and 4
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Storm Adds To Offensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of offensive linemen Ben Ossai and Stanlee Bradley.

Soul add new kicker to roster
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul welcome K Tommy Frevert (6’0, 200, NW Missouri State) to the 2015 roster. Frevert will be taking place of K Carlos Martinez, who suffered an injury in the season opener against the Orlando Predators on March 29.

Shock Add Depth to Offense in prep for Home Opener
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned offensive lineman Tavaris Jeffries and quarterback Matt Bassuener to the 2015 roster.

Shock in QB market again
The Spokesman Review (blog)

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AFL ArenaFan Power Ranking: Week 2
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

With one big exception, Week 1 of the 2015 Arena Football League season unfolded as anticipated. Four of the top five teams in the preseason power ranking won with Jacksonville being the exception. The Sharks fell to New Orleans on the road resulting in a two-spot drop in this week’s ranking for Jacksonville and a two-point climb for the VooDoo.

DE Caesar Rayford says he's joining Vikings
Minneapolis Star Tribune (blog)

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AFL Tonight - VooDoo Magic
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the 2nd episode of AFL Tonight of the 2015 season. Vegas debut, tv ratings, player milestones, plus an interview with New Orleans VooDoo General Manager Brandon Rizzuto.

Chargers sign guard Michael Huey
NBCSports.com

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Raudabaugh, Phinisee and Hills earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Philadelphia Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Cleveland Gladiators defensive back Joe Phinisee has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Joe Hills has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 1 of the 2015 Arena Football League season.

Raudabaugh reaches touchdown milestone
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

Philadelphia’s Dan Raudabaugh reached a milestone in his career and threw his 400th touchdown pass as an AFL quarterback in the Soul’s season opener against Orlando.

AFL Commish Scott Butera Joins the "Witching Hour" tonight
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The second edition of the "Witching Hour" will air tonight on Fox Sports 1280 AM live from Bamboula's & Frenchman Theatre from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Infographic: Men of Steel
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Who says the Ironman is dead in Arena Football? Not Rattlers QB Nick Davila and 3 other players.

Jacksonville ready for title chase in 2015
Dom Errico, ArenaFan.com

The beginning of the 2015 Arena Football Season is a bittersweet one for me. While I absolutely love the sport, this marks the first season I will have to try and stay interested without my hometown team to root for.

AFL and ESPN announce on-air commentators for 2015 season
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League and ESPN have announced the on-air commentators for ESPN’s 2015 schedule of AFL games. Ari Wolfe and J.B. Long will handle play-by-play while Anthony Herron and Sherdrick Bonner serve as booth analysts. Randy Gatewood and Steve Papin will be on-field analysts.

Kickoff of AFL 2015 brings more hope than ever before
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

It goes without saying that I've been Mr. Doom and Gloom about the Arena Football League pretty much since the day the doors opened up once again in 2010. I've been the eternal naysayer, the man who has been there reporting on every transgression this league has had and calling out every wrongdoing over the last five years.

Gladiators Open Season with 60-44 Victory in Tampa
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

Quarterback Shane Austin threw for 221 yards and seven touchdowns and the defense forced four turnovers as the Cleveland Gladiators (1-0) opened the 2015 season with a 60-44 victory over the Tampa Bay Storm (0-1).

Infographic: Blood in the water
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Sharks QB Tommy Grady "this close" to tying an Arena Football League record.

2015 AFL Quickplay Preview and Week 1
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Well, well, well. We’re back again for another season in the Arena Football League. It’s a 12-team league this year and the teams are just about ready to go. Before we dive into the opening weekend games, let’s take a look back at what happened during the offseason as well as some hints and tips.

CBS Sports Network commentator team announced for 2015 AFL season
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League today announced the on-air team for CBS Sports Network’s 2015 schedule of AFL games.

Sharks Announce "Firehouse 55" Promotion
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team has partnered with Firehouse Subs® for a new “Firehouse 55” promotion.

AFL Tonight - Everything old is new again
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the 2015 AFL Tonight Season Premiere. We have team previews, ArenaBowl picks, plus an interview with Jacksonville Sharks QB Tommy Grady.

Rattlers' run of championships could be threatened by 3 teams that loaded up
azcentral.com

Persistent Arena Football League becoming rock star of sports
SportingNews.com

Scott Butera doesn't want the Arena Football League to survive. It's done that on its own since 1987.

Nine absurd Arena Football League records and NFL comparisons
SportingNews.com

Take a look at the Arena Football League record book. It's full of almost-impossible-to-believe records recorded since the league's inception in 1987.

ArenaFan staff makes its 2015 Arena Football League predictions
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Think you know enough about the Arena Football League to predict the winner of every single game over the course of the season right now? Our staff of experts took their best aim at it with our new Pick 'Em Game.

AFL ArenaFan Preseason Power Ranking
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

This is the first ArenaFan AFL Power Ranking for the 2015 season. The offseason has seen much activity across the league that included teams leaving and one joining as well as major roster activity that saw teams completely rebuild for the coming season. Jacksonville has made the biggest jump in the ranking from where they finished 2014 while Cleveland takes the biggest drop.

Arizona Rattlers' quest for four
azcentral.com

LA KISS scrimmage game raises $9188 for Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC)
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

With the help of the LA KISS fans, and Dollar loan center, a total of $9,188.00 was raised for Children’s Hospital of Orange County.

Fox Sports 1280 AM to Air "VooDoo Witching Hour"
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo and Fox Sports Radio 1280 AM will air a weekly live-on-location radio show this season known as the

Infographic: Breaking Down the #AFLTop50
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

A team by team look at where do the Top 50 players play in 2015.

Rattlers try to deal S Rayshaun Kizer as they reduce roster
AZ Central.com

The Rattlers were unable to make a trade Saturday involving safety Rayshaun Kizer and placed one of the Arena Football League's all-time leaders in interceptions on recallable waivers.

2015 Season Preview: Arizona Rattlers
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

The Arizona Rattlers enter the 2015 Arena Football League season in very familiar territory. Having become the benchmark AFL franchise for the past half-decade, the target is again squarely on the Rattlers' backs. And that's just the way they like it.

Thunder Trade for OL Jordan Mudge, Paige-Moss Sent in Return
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have traded for San Jose SaberCats offensive lineman Jordan Mudge, announced head coach Mike Hohensee on Thursday. Defensive lineman Donte Paige-Moss was sent to the central California club in return.

Sharks Trade For DL Nicolas Jean-Baptiste
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team has completed a trade with the Arizona Rattlers. In the deal, Jacksonville has received defensive lineman Nicolas Jean-Baptiste in exchange for wide receiver Chase Deadder.

Sharks Activate Ross, Shuffle Roster
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that fullback Derrick Ross has been activated from Refused to Report. Ross was originally acquired by Jacksonville in a trade with the Las Vegas Outlaws on Sunday, March 15.

San Jose SaberCats Trade Jordan Mudge to Portland Thunder for Donte Paige-Moss
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have agreed to trade offensive lineman Jordan Mudge along with the teams claim order position, to the Portland Thunder in exchange for defensive lineman Donte Paige-Moss.

2015 Season Preview: Portland Thunder
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

The off-season for the Portland Thunder has been a bit turbulent shall we say? It started with the firing of popular first year head coach Matthew Sauk and has became more and more convoluted with every passing week.

2015 Season Preview: San Jose SaberCats
Griffin Aseltine, ArenaFan.com

Following three seasons of adequate regular season play, but less-than-stellar postseason play, the SaberCats are looking to finally break the spell and get over that last hump to the franchise's fourth ArenaBowl championship.

Shock assigned veteran defensive back Andre Jones
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have been assigned defensive back Andre Jones to the 2015 roster.

Thunder Announce 2015 Radio Broadcast Team
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder are pleased to announce Ron Callan as the new ‘voice of the Thunder’, with the longtime Seattle Seahawks and Oregon State University broadcaster agreeing to terms this week.

Attack Dance Team to Hold Calendar Release Party on Friday
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks and the Attack Dance Team will officially launch the 2015-16 Attack Dance Team Calendar the evening of Friday, March 20, at Suite, located at 4880 Big Island Drive at The Markets at Town Center in Jacksonville.

Storm Training Camp - Day Eleven
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Hunger and talent. Two qualities the Storm wanted its players to have heading into the upcoming season. Players that are talented, hungry and wanting to make the team. In this year’s training camp, the coaching staff has led a group of guys that want to win, and want to win “now.”

Sharks to Hold Media Day on Tuesday, March 24
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team will hold a Media Day event on Tuesday, March 24. The event is set to begin at 1:00 p.m. and will be held in the main lobby of Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena, home of Sea Best Field, near the Jacksonville Sports Hall of Fame.

Storm Training Camp - Day Twelve
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

When coming into this season’s training camp, the Storm was looking to create a competitive atmosphere. The team wanted to bring in players that understood the way of the Storm. Players that were ready to put on the blue and gold, and rebuild a winning tradition.

SaberCats Assigned Colin Madison
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned 2014 Second-Team All-Arena offensive lineman Colin Madison.

2015 Season Preview: Tampa Bay Storm
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

The Tampa Bay Storm, arguably the most storied franchise in the Arena Football League, failed once again to reach the postseason in 2014. The Storm haven’t captured a division crown in over a decade and have missed the playoffs all together three of the past five seasons.

2015 Season Preview: Las Vegas Outlaws
Scott Miller, ArenaFan.com

I don’t think it is accidental that Las Vegas is getting a new Arena Football League franchise. The new AFL Commissioner, Scott Butera, has ties to Las Vegas. The Commissioner thought the market had changed since the last time arena football was in Las Vegas, and a local ownership group fronted by Vince Neil of Motley Crue was interested in an Arena Football League franchise.

WUAB will carry six Cleveland Gladiators games in 2015
19 Action News

The Cleveland Gladiators and Raycom Media owned television station My 43 WUAB have announced that My 43 WUAB will return to air six Cleveland Gladiators home games during the 2015 Arena Football League regular season.

An Open Letter to Predators Ownership: #WeWantKlaw
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

An Open Letter to Predators Ownership: When you bought the Orlando Predators, we, the fans, couldn't have been happier that you rescued our franchise from the doldrums of league ownership and potential financial ruin.

Shock Weekly Schedule March 16-22
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock will enter their final week of training camp today after completing their first scrimmage last Saturday, March 14 and trimming their roster to 28 players.

Storm Training Camp - Day Ten
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

One thing that sometimes goes unnoticed in training camp is that many players are transitioning from the outdoor game to the indoor game. With only two weeks to develop some of the players, it is important for all players to learn how to play football in a confined space.

Sharks Add Veteran Mac Linebacker Pierre Turner
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that veteran Mac linebacker Pierre Turner has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

WUAB – My 43 The Block and CBS Radio 92.3 FM return as Cleveland Gladiators Broadcast Flagships
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators and Raycom Media-owned television station MY 43 - WUAB are pleased to announce that My 43 will return to air six Cleveland Gladiators home games during the upcoming 2015 Arena Football League regular season.

LA KISS announce the signing of Rookie Ronnell Lewis
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The Los Angeles Kiss acquire Ronnell (The Hammer) Lewis (6-3, 260, Oklahoma) in a trade with the Spokane Shock.

2015 Season Preview: Philadelphia Soul
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

The Philadelphia Soul lost three times to the Cleveland Gladiators on last second plays that could’ve been avoided last season. The team lost their first three including a beatdown by the San Jose Sabercats and an OT loss to the Arizona Rattlers.

Sharks to Trade for AFL's All-Time Leading Rusher
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team has agreed to a trade with the Las Vegas Outlaws. In the deal, Jacksonville will acquire All-Arena fullback Derrick Ross in exchange for wide receiver Jomo Wilson, offensive lineman Nyere Aumaitre and fullback Undra Hendrix.

Las Vegas Outlaws, La Bonita and Univision Las Vegas announce Open Kicker tryouts Saturday March 21
Las Vegas Outlaws Press Release

The Las Vegas Outlaws, La Bonita Supermarkets and Univision Las Vegas today announced that the new Arena Football team in town is looking for a kicker, and that open tryouts to find this new Outlaws player will be held at the Summerlin Soccer Complex Saturday, March 21 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. PT.

Storm Training Camp - Day Nine
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Day nine of Storm training camp started out with some light conditioning, keeping players in shape for the upcoming season. The team would then move on to a non-padded practice, keeping the players healthy as we head to the start of the 2015 season.

Soul add Marco Thomas for 2015
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

PHILADELPHIA (March 15, 2015) – The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul adds another big weapon with the addition of 2014 Cutter’s Receiver of the Year Marco Thomas (6’0, 190, Western Illinois) to the 2015 Soul training camp roster.

Frank Trotter: From Iowa to Portland
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Frank Trotter is an excellent example of the level of talent in the Arena Football League – at the University of Memphis, Trotter replaced Clinton McDaniel, who went on to win a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks.

Shock trade for WR Rod Harper
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have traded defensive lineman Ronnell Lewis to the Los Angeles Kiss i for wide receiver Rod Harper.

Sharks Add All-Arena Center Antonio Narcisse
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Sunday that veteran offensive lineman Antonio Narcisse has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

2015 Season Preview: New Orleans VooDoo
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

Since the Bossier-Shreveport BattleWings of the af2 relocated to New Orleans and renamed themselves the New Orleans VooDoo (a successful AFL franchise from 2004 – 2008) in 2011, they have failed to find the same success that the previous incarnation of the team was able to establish.

Storm Training Camp - Day Eight
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Storm hit the ground running on day eight of training camp. With only a week left the players are doing all they can to make the final 24-man roster. The players will take the next week to improve their games and listening to the coaching staff in order to make the final squad.

VooDoo Conclude First Week of Camp, Trim Roster to 28
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo wrapped up the first full week of training camp at Tad Gormley Stadium on Saturday afternoon, after trimming the roster down to 28 players on Friday evening.

Storm Training Camp - Day Seven
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

After a much needed day off, the Storm took the practice field out at Skyway Park for day seven of training camp.

DL Bryan Robinson returns to Soul for 2015
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul welcomes back DL Bryan Robinson (6’3, 290, Wesley College) to the 2015 Soul training camp roster.

Thunder Training Camp Notebook - Days 5-8 - First Cuts
Portland Thunder Press Release

The focus turned from installation and education, to an increase in intensity and contact drills during the end of the first full week of training camp, as the Portland Thunder continue their preparations for the 2015 AFL Season.

2015 Season Preview: Jacksonville Sharks
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena is already full of red banners hanging from the rafters with division titles and an ArenaBowl championship. The year 2014 though, was the first in the history of the Jacksonville Sharks where there was nothing to celebrate.

Storm Training Camp - Day Six
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Storm took the field for a live action football practice during day six of training camp. The players put on the pads and practiced in game-like situations which helped them get accustomed to the game of arena football.

2015 Season Preview: Los Angeles KISS
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

So many teams that are new to the Arena Football League have to deal with the best of the best, and if you are in the Western Conference, wins are a rarity. For the Los Angeles KISS, wins were not only scarce, but staying in games were just as difficult.

Orlando Predators Announce WKMG TV Broadcast Schedule
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced today a six-game TV broadcast schedule that will feature 2015 home and away games on WKMG Local 6 and Cozi-TV. The entire schedule includes three home broadcasts on WKMG-CBS, as well as two away games and an additional home game on Cozi-TV.

AFL Extends Partnership with Brain Sentry
AFL Press Release

Brain Sentry, a leading innovator in the field of wearable sensors, and the Arena Football League (AFL), which showcases a fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans across the country, today announced the continued use of Brain Sentry sensors for all players as part of their landmark concussion safety protocol.

AFL announces partnership with Game Day Skinz
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) and Game Day Skinz announced a partnership today that will allow AFL teams to wear customized vinyl overlays on helmets this season.

2015 Season Preview: Cleveland Gladiators
Jonah Rosenblum, ArenaFan.com

2014 read like a fairy tale for the Cleveland Gladiators. A previously moribund franchise went on the run of a lifetime, finishing 17-1 and hosting the ArenaBowl in front of a near-sellout crowd.

The “Captain” (Donovan Morgan) has returned to LA KISS
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

LA KISS and The Las Vegas Outlaws have executed a blockbuster training camp trade that will send All-Arena wide receiver Donovan “Captain” Morgan back to Los Angeles in exchange for the AFL's all-time leading rusher, Derrick Ross, and rookie wide receiver Lacoltan Bester.

Storm Training Camp - Day Five
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

In order to succeed in the Arena Football League, it is important that all players improve in all phases of the game. It’s important to do well on offense and defense, but the players must excel on special teams. This is one reason why the coaching staff had all players work on their special teams play on day five of training camp.

VooDoo Make Roster Moves
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

In anticipation for the 2015 season the New Orleans VooDoo made four more personnel moves on Tuesday evening with three additions and one subtraction.

Shock Training Camp update - Day 4
Spokane Shock Press Release

Shock coaching staff and players took part in the team’s official Media Day shortly after completing their second padded practice of their 2015 training camp today.

VooDoo Launch New Website in Partnership with SIDEARM Sports
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo have partnered with SIDEARM Sports and launched the new and improve aflvoodoo.com on Tuesday morning.

2015 Season Preview: Spokane Shock
Jeffrey Giuliani, ArenaFan.com

For the Spokane Shock, 2014 will be remembered as an injury-riddled season. Key contributors from every phase of the game missed time nursing a variety of injuries in an 11-7 campaign.

Soul Camp: Tommy Taggart looks to be key in a new era of Soul football
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

Steve Young replaced Joe Montana and made the NFL Hall of Fame, Aaron Rodgers replaced Brett Favre and has a Super Bowl Ring as well as an MVP award. While it may seem a team has it’s best option on it’s current roster, sometimes it takes a new player like Young or Rodgers to push the team to its peak.

2015 Season Preview: Orlando Predators
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The historically dominant Orlando Predators found their way back on top last season, as they won their first division title since 2006 in a year where everything looked like it was going to go wrong.

2015 ArenaFan Team-By-Team Season Previews
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Rocker Vince Neil plans on helping marketing Las Vegas Outlaws
Las Vegas Review-Journal

The first-year franchise is the third arena football team to play in Las Vegas, with its first home game on March 30. The Sting and Gladiators were the past arena teams in Las Vegas, with the Gladiators last playing at Thomas &Mack in 2006. The Gladiators play in Cleveland.

AFL, ESPN announce increased 2015 television schedule
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League action will once again return to ESPN networks in 2015, the League office announced today. Twelve regular season games will be televised on ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, while more than 80 games will be delivered on ESPN3, ESPN's live multi-screen sports network.

Sharks Single-Game Tickets Now On Sale
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that single-game tickets for the 2015 season are now on sale.

Thunder Add All-Arena Receiver Aaron Lesué
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have been assigned veteran wide receiver Aaron Lesué, head coach Mike Hohensee stated late Wednesday evening. The team also announced the return of QB Danny Southwick.

Sharks Make Three Additions Ahead of Training Camp
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team has made three additions to its 2015 roster,

Storm Adds To Defense
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of defensive lineman Brandon Sesay and defensive back Nick Addison.

Doc Sues Over Bad Arena Football Deal
Health News Florida

Tampa physician Robert Nucci is suing his attorneys after losing $2 million during his first year of owning a part of the Tampa Bay Storm Arena Football team, the Tampa Bay Business Journal reports.

St. Johns Golf & CC and Jacksonville Sharks team up to fight cancer
St. Augustine Record

On Monday, Feb. 16, the St. Johns Golf & Country Club used the occasion of Presidents Day to partner with the Jacksonville Sharks arena football team to raise funds for Relay for Life.

Las Vegas Outlaws set for five TV games in inaugural Arena Football League ...
Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Las Vegas Outlaws will make five TV appearances in their inaugural season in the Arena Football League. The league announced its TV schedule Wednesday, and CBS Sports Network will carry 14 regular-season games and two playoff games.

Spokane Shock players set to arrive for 10th season
The Spokesman Review

The Shock’s first padded practice will be Monday. They will conclude training camp with a scrimmage on March 21, before finalizing their roster. Spokane opens the season on the road against three-time Arena Football League champion Arizona on March 28.

AFL realignment doesn't affect Spokane Shock
The Spokesman Review

The Arena Football League determined its division alignment for the 2015 season, but the Spokane Shock will stand pat.

Storm Unveils Flex Mini Plan For 2015 Season
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm announced that flex mini plans for the upcoming 2015 regular season are on sale now. The Storm Flex Mini Plan gives the fans the opportunity to pick the seat location and the number of tickets they want for any regular season home game. Fans can use these tickets when they want and how they want.

Gladiators Announce Training Camp Schedule and Media Day
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The 2014 American Conference Champion Cleveland Gladiators announced their training camp schedule today. On-field camp will be open to fans and media beginning Monday March 9th and ending Friday, March 20th, when the final roster will be determined.

AFL announces 2015 CBS Sports Network Broadcast Schedule
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League will return to CBS Sports Network for the third consecutive season with a slate of 14 regular season games and two playoff games, the League office announced today.

Tampa Bay Storm Announces Coaching Staff
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of Chris Hovan as assistant head coach, along with the addition of Joshua Bauman as offensive line coach, Michael Feagin as defensive backs coach and Ernie Leal as quality control.

Shock Preseason Practice and Events Schedule
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock will kick off their 2015 AFL Training Camp on Thursday, March 5 with player arrivals and entrance physicals. The team will have two acclamation days over the weekend before their first padded practice on Monday, March 7.

Orlando Predators Defensive End Earl Okine Signs Contract with Indianapolis Colts
Orlando Predators Press Release

Orlando Predators defensive end Earl Okine has signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League, the team has announced. Okine was placed on the Arena Football League’s Other League Exempt list on Tuesday evening.

Arena Football League, CSMi Solutions Agree to Partnership
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) and CSMi Solutions announced a partnership today that will allow AFL teams to utilize SportsWareOnline technology during the 2015 season.

Orlando Predators Single-Game Tickets Go on Sale
Orlando Predators Press Release

Single-game tickets for the Orlando Predators nine regular-season home games are now on sale, the franchise has announced. Single-game seats start as low as $15 and each ticket includes access to the postgame on-field autograph session with Orlando Predators players and dancers.

Cleveland Gladiators announce 2015 Promotional Schedule & single game ticket onsale
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Defending American Conference Champion Cleveland Gladiators have just announced the 2015 Arena Football League home promotional schedule at Quicken Loans Arena, which opens on Saturday, April 11th at 7:00 p.m. vs. the Arizona Rattlers.

Sharks to Hold Exclusive Season Ticket Holder Pickup Event on March 14
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team will hold an exclusive Season Ticket Holder pickup event on Saturday, March 14. On that day, Season Ticket Holders are invited to watch the Sharks practice and pick up their season ticket package.

Orlando Predators Announce 2015 Training Camp Schedule
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Monday that the team will open Training Camp on Friday, March 6 in preparation for the 2015 Arena Football League season. The two-week camp will conclude on Sunday, March 22.

Soul announce 2015 Training Camp schedule
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

he Philadelphia Soul announced they will open their training camp in preparation for the 2015 Arena Football League season Friday, March 6 when players report to the Nexxt Level Sports Coliseum in Voorhees, NJ.

Soul release 2015 training camp schedule
Philly.com

The Field House in Moorestown, New Jersey will host the Philadelphia Soul as they begin their AFL training camp for the 2015 season, opening on March 6. 35 players will be trying out for 24 spots on the roster with two rounds of cuts taking place on March 15 and March 22 after the final day of camp on the 21st.

Sharks To Open Training Camp On Saturday
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team will begin its 2015 training camp this weekend, three weeks before the team’s March 28 season opener at New Orleans.

76 attended LA KISS' final open tryout at Santa Ana College
MyNewsLA.com

The LA KISS of the Arena Football League drew 76 participants for their final open tryouts for the 2015 season Saturday at Santa Ana College, with a decision expected Monday if any of them will receive an offer to sign a contract or an invitation to training camp, a team official said.

Outlaws tickets on sale Sunday
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Tickets for the Las Vegas Outlaws debut in the Arena Football League go on sale Sunday. The Outlaws first game is March 30 against the San Jose SaberCats at the Thomas & Mack Center. The team's ownership includes Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil.

Defensive Back DJ Johnson Inks Deal with Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have announced that the team has agreed to terms with second-year defensive back James “DJ” Johnson.

Dexter Jackson Returns To The Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that mac linebacker Dexter Jackson has returned for his second season in a Storm uniform.

Arena Football: A New Vision
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

Since the Arena Football League returned from a one year hiatus in 2010 in order to restructure, it has been saddled with many hurdles and obstacles to overcome.

Soul announce 3-year training camp partnership with The Field House in Moorestown
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul announce a three-year partnership with The Field House (605 Glen Avenue) in Moorestown, NJ.

Philadelphia Soul signs deal with N.J. practice facility
Philadelphia Business Journal (blog)

The Philadelphia Soul signed a three-year deal with The Field House in Moorestown, N.J. to serve as the team's practice facility for training camp next month.

Op-Ed: The Arena Football League, why not?
Digital Journal

Many say that the AFL is a gimmick. A gimmick? If your asking me, a gimmick does not last over 20 years, as the AFL has.

AFL announces 2015 division alignment
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League determined its division alignment for the 2015 season at the annual Board of Directors meetings in Las Vegas this week.

ArenaFan Special: An interview with AFL Commissioner Scott Butera
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Jeff Sims sits down with the new Commissioner of the Arena Football League, Scott Butera.

UB's Carlson Ready For Arena Football League
TWC News

Carlson was signed by San Jose as a free agent back in October, and come March 7 he has a two-week tryout to be the Sabre Cats' newest lineman, as he looks to keep his life-long dream alive.

Picking your 2015 AFL team: A step-by-step guide
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

The 2015 AFL season is coming up! Do you have a favorite AFL team? If not, here's a handy guide to help you pick a team for the upcoming season.

Las Vegas Outlaws Announce the Signing of Wide Receiver Tysson Poots
VegasNews.com

For the past two years, he has played for the Arizona Rattlers, where he led the team to consecutive Arena Bowl Championships in the last two seasons. Poots has now returned to Las Vegas, the city he calls home, to play for the Outlaws.

Shock VPI Radio Network on the air in 2015
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced today the debut of the Shock VPI Radio Network as your home for Shock game broadcasts and coaches show on 700-AM ESPN Radio during the 2015 Arena Football League season.

New commissioner: Arena Football 'a diamond in the rough'
Las Vegas Review-Journal

“I left saying to myself, ‘This is a diamond in the rough,’ ” Butera said. “But it was a diamond that needed to be cut and polished.” Butera, former chief operating officer of The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the CEO at Foxwoods Resort in Connecticut, knows something about turning around struggling entities. In Arena Football, Butera believes he has a marketable product.

Orlando Predators Sign Broadcasting Agreement with CBS Local 6 for 2015 Season
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Thursday that WKMG Local 6 will serve as the team’s official broadcast partner in 2015. Throughout the 2015 season, Orlando Predators home and away games will be televised on the local CBS affiliate, Cozi-TV and streamed live on clickorlando.com.

Arizona Rattlers announce Fan Fest March 14 in Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers will host Fan Fest March 14 in downtown Phoenix with an array of activities and entertainment. The event will run from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. in the Jefferson Street Garage located at 333 East Jefferson Street, Phoenix, Ariz. 85004.

Jones: Cocoa grad giving Arena League a try
Florida Today

Jarrel Kelley's athletic career has taken him from Cocoa High School to college hoops in Brevard to pro basketball in Mexico to indoor football in Wichita to his current job as a wide receiver with the Phiadelphia Soul in the Arena Football League.

Veteran defensive lineman returns to Spokane
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have been assigned defensive lineman Terrance Taylor to the 2015 roster.

2015 Philadelphia Soul tickets on sale starting Feb. 27
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

Single-game tickets for the Philadelphia Soul’s 10th Season will go on sale starting Friday, February 27th at 10 a.m. The schedule features nine home games, including the home opener on Sunday, April 12th against the Jacksonville Sharks.

Coast to Coast: Ross Traded to LA
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

It’s official. A move that has been in the works for months finally hit the transaction wire on Friday with FB Derrick Ross and future considerations leaving the Philadelphia Soul for the Los Angeles KISS in exchange for MLB Beau Bell.

Soul acquire Beau Bell in trade with LA KISS
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce a trade with Los Angeles KISS for First-Team All-Arena linebacker Beau Bell (6’1, 245, UNLV), in exchange for fullback Derrick Ross (6’0, 250, Tarleton State) and future considerations.

750 The Game Becomes the Official Station of the Portland Thunder
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder, in conjunction with Alpha Media Portland, announced today that 750 THE GAME has entered into a partnership agreement to continue as the official radio station of the Portland Thunder. 750 will air live broadcasts of all games during the 2015 season.

Predators Add Former All-Arena DL Richard Berry
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Friday that the franchise has agreed to terms with veteran defensive lineman Richard “Scooter” Berry. Berry earned Second-Team All-Arena honors in 2012 after tying an Arena Football League rookie record with 13 sacks.

Natalie Nunn Pregnancy Not a Hoax, She Miscarried
Celebeat

Reality TV star Natalie Nunn, 30, was really pregnant with her first child with husband, Arizona Rattlers football player Jacob Payne, since November. But just this month, she told Oxygen that she had a miscarriage.

Terry Malley Returns to the SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today the return of Terry Malley to the coaching staff.

Former UCF All-American Steve Edwards Returns to Preds
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Tuesday that Steve Edwards will return for his second season as the team’s Line Coach in 2015. A former All-American at the University of Central Florida, Edwards brings six seasons of NFL experience to the franchise.

Arena Football League partners with VidSwap
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League and VidSwap, a leading web-based sports video editing and analysis company, today announced a new partnership to support the AFL’s film analysis capabilities.

Portland Thunder... take two
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

One yard and it’s all over. Hand it to beast mode. Have Russell Wilson keep it on the zone read or try the old’ QB sneak. Try a play action pass and a roll out with a keeper option…. or just hand it to beast mode. Anything, anything to make the genius in the hoodie appear the jester. The opportunity may never again be as ripe as it was on Super Bowl Sunday when Bill Belichick stood there looking, in a word …deflated.

Sharks add four-time All-Arena receiver
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has made another significant addition through free agency, as veteran wide receiver Anthony “Tiger” Jones has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract.

Preds Strengthen Defensive Line with Former NFL Pass Rusher
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced today that the franchise has agreed to terms with defensive end Brandon Copeland. Copeland enters his rookie season in the Arena Football League after spending the past two seasons in the National Football League with the Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens.

AFL Veteran Ron James joins Cleveland Gladiators staff
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators announced today that Ron James will join the team’s coaching staff as Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator under Head Coach Steve Thonn.

Former Colts Draft Pick Joins Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced today that the franchise has agreed to terms with a former NFL Draft pick in offensive lineman Justin Anderson. Anderson was selected in the seventh round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts.

Sergio Gilliam Returns to Spokane for 2015
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have been assigned defensive back Sergio Gilliam to the 2015 roster.

Portland Thunder announces 2015 Training Camp Schedule
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder will open their second ever training camp on Friday, March 6 at the Oregon Soccer Center (17015 Southeast 82nd Drive, Clackamas, OR 97015) as they prepare for the upcoming 2015 AFL season.

Predators Welcome Back Leading Tackler From 2014
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced today that the team has retained veteran defensive back Anthony Shutt. Shutt returns for his third season with the Predators after leading Orlando in tackles in 2014.

Siaha Burley Returns as Preds Offensive Coordinator
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Monday that Siaha Burley will return for his second season as the team’s Offensive Coordinator in 2015.

Thunder Acquire Former NFL Receiver Perez Ashford
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have been assigned former NIU standout receiver and kick returner Perez Ashford, head coach Mike Hohensee announced on Thursday.

AFL Tonight crew issues statement of correction
ArenaFan.com Press Release

The AFL Tonight crew would like to issue the following statement of correction.

Shock announce 2015 Training Camp schedule
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced they will open their training camp in preparation for the 2015 Arena Football League season Thursday, March 5 at the Spokane training facility (3212 N Eden Rd. St. B) and will end on Saturday, March 21.

Philadelphia Soul Open Tryout Recap
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

The Philadelphia Soul had another successful open tryout with over 200 hopefuls to make the team. All the Soul’s coaches and front office staff were in attendance as well as Soul players such as Larico Stevenson, Tyron Hurst, Morkeith Brown, and Ryan McDaniel a former open tryout member who has turned himself into an elite pro.

Sharks to Hold Open Player Tryout on February 21
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team will hold an open player tryout the morning of Saturday, February 21. This year’s tryout will take place at the Orange Park Athletic Association Field.

AFL Tonight - Offseason Special
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the 2015 Offseason Special. We take a look back at a very newsworthy offseason and look ahead to the 2015 regular season.

Sharks Offer Robbins Jersey Exchange
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

Two-time All-Arena linebacker Aaron Robbins has chosen a home for the 2015 season, and it’s not Jacksonville. The four-year Shark who was part of Jacksonville’s ArenaBowl XXIV-winning team has joined the rival Orlando Predators.

Shock Announce Season Ticket Pick Up Events
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have announced a two-part season ticket pick up event for 2015 season ticket holders prior to their April 4 home opener against the Philadelphia Soul. This year marks the tenth electrifying season for the Shock.

R.J. Archer Headed to Seattle Seahawks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks and the Arena Football League announced Wednesday that quarterback R.J. Archer has been placed on the AFL’s Other League Exempt list, as Archer has signed a contract with the National Football League’s Seattle Seahawks.

Playful pun could spark Preds-Sharks rivalry in 2015
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Jacksonville Sharks' owner Jeff Bouchy once told me that he hoped he could play the Orlando Predators 18 times over the course of the season so it gave him 18 chances to beat up on the team he used to be a part-owner of.

Orlando Predators Announces Partnership with Orlando Orthopaedic Center
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Wednesday that Orlando Orthopaedic Center will partner with the franchise as its primary medical provider during the 2015 season.

Preds Offer Season Ticket Exchange to Jacksonville Sharks Fans
Orlando Predators Press Release

On Tuesday, two-time All-Arena linebacker Aaron Robbins made his move to Central Florida official by agreeing to terms with the Orlando Predators after four seasons with the Jacksonville Sharks. With news coming Wednesday morning that the Jacksonville Sharks would be offering an Aaron Robbins jersey exchange, the Orlando Predators have elected to extend an offer of their own.

Tommy Taggart joins Philadelphia Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul announce that fullback Tommy Taggart (6’3, 275, Oklahoma) agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the team and joins recent additions: quarterback Bryan Randall (6’2, 220, Virginia Tech) and offensive lineman Keyun Swinney (6’4, 340, Alcorn State) on the Soul’s 2015 roster.

Texans hire Pat O’Hara as offensive assistant; promote Anthony Pleasant
Houston Chronicle

The Texans have hired Pat O’Hara as an offensive assistant and elevated Anthony Pleasant to defensive assistant.

Orlando Predators land 2-time All-Arena LB Aaron Robbins
News 13 Orlando

The Orlando Predators announced Tuesday that the franchise has agreed to terms with two-time All-Arena Mac linebacker Aaron Robbins. Now entering his sixth season in the Arena Football League, Robbins is a two-time ArenaBowl champion and has registered 26.5 sacks in his career.

Orlando Predators Lands Two-Time All-Arena LB Aaron Robbins
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Tuesday that the franchise has agreed to terms with two-time All-Arena Mac linebacker Aaron Robbins. Now entering his sixth season in the Arena Football League, Robbins is a two-time ArenaBowl champion and has registered 26.5 sacks in his career.

Philadelphia adds player from Open Tryouts
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul held successful private and open tryouts – drawing over 225 prospective players between their open tryout at the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia and a private workout at their practice facility at the Nexxt Level Coliseum in Voorhees, NJ this past weekend.

Predators Make Roster Moves, Add DB Derricus Purdy
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators made several roster moves Friday, beginning with the addition of defensive back Derricus Purdy. Purdy enters his rookie season in the Arena Football League after attending training camp with the Chicago Bears in 2014.

Thunder Add Defensive Back Depth
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have acquired former Hampton University defensive back Scott Williams, head coach Mike Hohensee announced on Wednesday.

Philadelphia Soul to hold Open Tryout on Jan. 31
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul will hold an open tryout at the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex located at One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia on Saturday, January 31.

Attack Dance Team Partners With Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks and the Attack Dance Team announced Wednesday that the Attack has partnered with Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort for this year’s swimsuit calendar shoot. The Attack will travel to Destin, Fla. for the shoot, which will be held from Thursday, February 5 through Sunday, February 8.

Rob Keefe reinstated as Head Coach of Orlando Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced today that Rob Keefe has been reinstated as Head Coach and VP of Football Operations after the Court of Orange County declined to file charges and dismissed its case for a misdemeanor incident involving a domestic violence arrest. Keefe will resume full coaching duties immediately.

ESPN 580 Orlando interview with Predators coach Rob Keefe
ESPN 580 Orlando

Storm Training Camp Kicks Off Friday, March 6
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm opens training camp Friday, March 6 at Skyway Park (3901 George Road, Tampa, FL 33634) in preparation for the 2015 Arena Football League season, announced the team.

Pat O'Hara headed to Houston Texans
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that Director of Player Personnel Pat O’Hara will leave the organization in order to pursue an opportunity with the National Football League’s Houston Texans.

Shaun Kauleinamoku joins Philadelphia Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League welcome free agent wide receiver, Shaun “SK” Kauleinamoku (5’9, 185, Western Oregon) to the 2015 roster.

Soul move corporate offices to Voorhees, NJ
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League announce they have relocated their corporate offices from Center City Philadelphia to 4 Echelon Plaza at 201 Laurel Rd. in Voorhees, NJ.

Storm Lose Record-Breaking Receiver, Questions Loom As Season Approaches
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

Much like most of the teams around the Arena Football League, the Tampa Bay Storm have had a fairly eventful offseason. However, for the Storm, it hasn’t come without losing some key players on the offensive side of the ball.

Thunder Ink First Player from 2015 Open Tryouts
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have been assigned defensive back Osagie Odiase, head coach Mike Hohensee announced on Friday

Who the heck will play QB for the Shock in 2015?
Jeffrey Giuliani, ArenaFan.com

For the first time in three years, the Spokane Shock will enter training camp without knowing who will start at quarterback.

Thunder Assigned Experienced AFL Receiver Lacey
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have acquired wide receiver V’Keon Lacey, head coach Mike Hohensee announced on Tuesday.

Soul adds three from Pittsburgh
The Phanatic

Freeman joins Soul for 2015
The Phanatic

Sharks ink Quarterback Tommy Grady
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that veteran quarterback Tommy Grady has joined the team, as Grady has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sharks sign QB Tommy Grady
First Coast News

Arena Football League hopes to return to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Portland Thunder make roster moves, acquire trio of rookies
OregonLive.com

Officiating Changes Could Increase Entertainment Value of AFL
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League has gotten too far away from being as entertaining as it could be, and I’ve come up with one simple change that would improve the game experience greatly.

Thunder Finalize 2015 Coaching Staff
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder are pleased to announce Ernesto Purnsley as the Assistant Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator, and Lee Johnson as Special Teams Coordinator and Assistant Defensive Coordinator, effective immediately.

The Arizona Rattlers 2015 Sidewinders dance team auditions set for February
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders dance team will host auditions for the 2015 squad beginning with preliminary auditions on February 3 at Grand Canyon University with a final review show open to the public on February 13 at Talking Stick Resort & Casino.

2015 Storm Cheerleader Squad Announced
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the members of the 2015 Cheerleader Squad.

Thunder Make Roster Moves, Acquire Trio of Rookies
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have been assigned a trio of rookies, WR Deandre Cooper, FB Jonathon Sharpe, and OL Phede Celestin, Head Coach Mike Hohensee announced on Wednesday.

All-Arena WR Darius Reynolds Joins SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned 2014 Second-Team All-Arena wide receiver Darius Reynolds.

ArenaBowl Champion Arizona Rattlers 2015 single-game tickets on sale January 19
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five-time Arena Football League (AFL) Champion Arizona Rattlers announce 2015 single-game tickets will go on sale Monday, January 19 at 12 p.m. MST on azrattlers.com or at the US Airways Center box office. Ticket prices begin at just $10.

Elite Pass Rusher Joe Sykes Joins Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has made another major addition to the team via free agency, as defensive lineman Joe Sykes has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Tampa Bay Storm To Host Open Tryout In North Florida
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm, in conjunction with Prospect Proving Ground, Inc., is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout Saturday, February 7 at Ft. Walton Beach High School (Ft. Walton Beach, FL) with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and testing starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Arizona Rattlers revamp "Rattlers Den" for 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five-time ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers announce the "Rattlers Den" will return for the fourth-consecutive year to the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open with a re-designed two story VIP viewing area.

Philadelphia Soul to hold Open Tryout on Jan. 31
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul will hold an open tryout at the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex located at One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia on Saturday, January 31.

Arena Football League operator sues energy drink makers for $90K over sponsorship deal
The Cook County Record

AFL suing creators of energy drink for non payment.

Shock Assigned Rookie OL Larry Banks
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have been assigned offensive lineman Larry Banks to the 2015 roster.

Shock Assigned Quarterback Carson Coffman
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have been assigned quarterback Carson Coffman to the 2015 roster.

Shock Assigned “Iron Man” Arvell Nelson
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have been assigned Arvell Nelson to the 2015 roster.

Orlando Predators Adds Standout Offensive Lineman Ryan Cave
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Monday that the franchise has agreed to terms with veteran free agent offensive lineman Ryan Cave.

Caesar Rayford activated from Other League Exempt
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that defensive lineman Caesar Rayford has been activated from the Arena Football League’s Other League Exempt list.

Mulder returns to Shock coaching staff
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced today the return of William Mulder to the Shock coaching staff as the defensive backs coach for the 2015 season.

Philadelphia adds four to end 2014
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul announce the addition of former Pittsburgh Power players – wide receiver Tyrone Goard (6’4, 205, Eastern Kentucky), defensive lineman Justin Lawrence (6’2, 305, Morgan State) and offensive lineman Keith Newell (6’6, 315, Delaware State) – to their roster for the 2015 season.

Brandon Freeman joins Soul for 2015
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Philadelphia Soul announce defensive back Brandon Freeman (6’2, 205, Massachusetts) has joined former Pittsburgh Power teammates – wide receiver Tyrone Goard, defensive lineman Justin Lawrence and offensive lineman Keith Newell – as a member of the Soul for the 2015 season.

Standout receiver Joe Hills joins Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team has made another major addition in free agency, as All-Arena wide receiver Joe Hills has joined the team. Hills has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Soul sign wide receiver Tyrone Goard
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

The Philadelphia Soul signed wide receiver Tyrone Goard to a contract on Friday. Goard is coming off a very strong rookie season with the Pittsburgh Power.

Preds coach falsely accused of domestic violence, girlfriend says
Orlando Sentinel

The girlfriend of suspended Orlando Predators coach Rob Keefe said she falsely accused him of domestic violence.

Jomo Wilson Returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that wide receiver Jomo Wilson has returned to the team, as the veteran has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Leading Tackler Fontenette Returns, Shaw Assigned to SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned defensive back Ken Fontenette and wide receiver James Shaw. The team also announced that defensive back Demar Dorsey has been placed on recallable reassignment.

Las Vegas Outlaws Expansion Draft Results
Tim Capper, ArenaFan.com

For only the 2nd time since 2006, the Arena Football League held an expansion draft. The 2014 draft was necessitated by the addition of the Las Vegas Outlaws franchises.

Offseason Assignment Process Overview
AFL Press Release

On Tuesday, December 23, AFL teams will have the opportunity to acquire players with active AFL contracts who played last season for clubs not returning to the League in 2015.

Analyzing the 2015 AFL Schedule
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

The AFL released its schedule on Friday! After the Pittsburgh Power quit suddenly prior to the original 2015 schedule release date, the league has finally moved on without them and allowed the rest of the teams to move forward. Here’s what the schedule looks like.

AFL Expansion Draft Rules and Process
AFL Press Release

On Monday, December 22, the Las Vegas Outlaws will have the opportunity to fill out their inaugural roster with Arena Football veterans from active AFL teams.

AFL announces 2015 schedule
AFL Press Release

The 28th Arena Football League season is set to kick off on Friday, March 27, as the 2015 AFL schedule was officially released today. The League will feature 12 teams in 2015, with each team playing 18 games and receiving two byes during the 20-week regular season. Week 15 will be a universal bye week in observation of Independence Day weekend.

Storm Adds Former USF Standout Giddins
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired defensive lineman Ryne Giddins, announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Expansion Draft, Offseason Assignment Process to close out 2014
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League will close out the 2014 calendar year with an Expansion Draft and Offseason Assignment Process, the League office announced today.

Vince Neil and his Las Vegas Outlaws vs. KISS’ L.A. Kiss
Robin Leach, LV Sun

Rock and roll fireworks will explode between Motley Crue fans and the KISS Army when Vince Neil’s new Las Vegas Outlaws Arena Football League team hosts its inaugural match here March 30 against rivals Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley’s L.A. Kiss team.

Orlando Predators Spread Holiday Cheer at Florida Hospital for Children
Orlando Predators Press Release

Pediatric patients at Florida Hospital for Children received an early holiday surprise – a visit from Orlando Predators players. Athletes from the arena football team visited children in the hospital’s outpatient unit today to spread some holiday cheer.

Thunder add to Wide Receiver corps
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have acquired rookie WR Hollis Moore, announced Head Coach Mike Hohensee on Monday.

Pittsburgh Franchise to Go Dormant for 2015
AFL Press Release

The Pittsburgh Power organization will go dormant for the 2015 season, the Arena Football League office announced today.

The Power is Officially Out in Pittsburgh
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Today, we bid farewell to arguably the most mismanaged, underappreciated, yet tremendously fascinating franchises in the history of the Arena Football League. Though the handwriting has been on the wall for weeks, the Pittsburgh Power have officially been closed for business, becoming the third team from the 2014 season to have left the league for 2015.

Power's owners decide to pull plug on AFL franchise
Tribune-Review

After several attempts to keep the Power in Pittsburgh next season, the Arena Football League said Monday the four-year-old franchise will not field a team in 2015.

Dr. Diva Nagula Joins Sharks' Ownership Group
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that Dr. Diva Nagula has become the newest member of the franchise’s ownership group.

911 calls: Predators coach Rob Keefe choked girlfriend
Orlando Sentinel

Shock Assigned Pair of Lineman
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned offensive lineman Alex Monroe and defensive lineman Ronnell Lewis to the 2015 roster.

Sharks Hold Toy Drive Benefiting Toys For Tots
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team has partnered with Jaguar Power Sports to hold a toy drive benefitting the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. The toy drive will culminate with a presentation of donations on Thursday, December 18.

Thunder assigned Former West Point Captain
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have acquired rookie WR Trent Steelmen, announced Head Coach Mike Hohensee on Monday.

Rob Keefe Suspended Indefinitely
AFL Press Release

Orlando Predators head coach Rob Keefe has been suspended indefinitely pending the investigation of an arrest Sunday afternoon on charges of domestic violence.

If Keefe is Guilty, Preds, AFL Should Show Zero Tolerance
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

On Sunday, Orlando Predators' coach Rob Keefe was arrested on domestic violence charges. It's the first time that the Arena Football League has had to deal with a domestic violence case since the battle against domestic violence came to the forefront of public awareness earlier this year.

Orlando Predators Coach Rob Keefe Arrested on Domestic Violence Charges
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO - Orlando Predators' head coach Rob Keefe has been arrested. On Sunday afternoon, Keefe was booked into the Orange County jail on domestic violence battery charges.

Arena Football Should Return To The Alamo City
The Sports Crave

Linebacker Goosby returns to Soul in 2015
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce the return of Joe Goosby (6’1, 235, Tulane) to the team for the 2015 season. The jack linebacker has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the team.

AFL Adds Two to Front Office Staff
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) is pleased to announce the recent hiring of front office executives Araxie Grant and Eric Sterite.

McCullough Returns To Tampa Bay
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Offensive lineman Alfred McCullough has returned to the Tampa Bay Storm, announced team vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. The team also acquired rookie wide receiver Kendrick Ings.

Gladiators team up with McDonald's to go "Behind the Counter" to help raise money for
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

McDonald’s is teaming up with the Lake Erie Monsters and the Cleveland Gladiators, who will be serving customers at the front counter and at the drive-thru in an effort to help raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) this Thursday, December 4th at the Brooklyn McDonald’s, located at 10700 Brookpark Road, from 3:30pm-7:30pm.

Thunder acquire former Division II standout
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have been assigned rookie DL/LB Robert Hayes, announced Head Coach Mike Hohensee on Wednesday.

Orlando Predators Announce 2015 Prowlers Dance Team Auditions
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators will hold auditions for the 2015 Prowlers Dance Team at 12:00 noon on Sunday, January 4th at Gold’s Gym in Dr. Phillips, located at 7733 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819. Previous experience is not required and anyone who has interest in becoming a professional dancer or cheerleader is encouraged to attend.

Shock Announce Rockstar Dance Team Finals
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock and Spokane Elite Dance Studio have announced the 2014 Rockstar Dance Team Finals location.

James Romain returns to Philadelphia
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with third-year defensive back, James Romain (5’11, 175, Delaware State). Romain becomes the 12th player from last year’s team to officially return for the 2015 season.

Shock Assigned DL Dominique Duster
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive lineman Dominique Duster to the 2015 roster.

VooDoo Resurrect Original Uniforms for 2015, Replica Jerseys On Sale Now
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo and Head Coach Dean Cokinos announced that the team will wear the original uniform and color scheme for the 2015 season on Friday afternoon.

NHL Media Veteran to Join Thunder Front Office
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have named Rob Boelke (pron. Bell-Key) as Director of Media Relations and Digital Marketing, Team President Brian Sandy announced. Boelke most recently served as the broadcast technical director and producer for the Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL) and the Tampa Bay Storm (AFL).

2014 AFL Defensive Lineman of the Year Returns to Spokane
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive lineman James Ruffin to the 2015 roster.

2013 WR Of The Year Adron Tennell Joins SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats free agent frenzy continued on Friday, as the team announced the assignment of 2013 Wide Receiver of the Year Adron Tennell.

Sharks Add All-Arena OL Wayne Tribue
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has made another significant addition via free agency, as All-Arena offensive lineman Wayne Tribue has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ex-Rush Arena Football team owner arrested on federal fraud charges
Chicago Tribune

The former owner of the defunct Chicago Rush Arena Football League team was arrested Monday on charges he concealed assets from creditors and overstated his net worth in purchasing and operating the indoor team last year.

The AFL has no one to blame but themselves
The Sports Crave

When Scott Butera was named the AFLs new commissioner in September, the future could not have been brighter for the Arena Football League.

Tampa Bay Storm To Host Tryout In North Florida
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout Saturday, December 13 at Ft. Walton Beach High School (Ft. Walton Beach, FL) with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and testing starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Philadelphia Soul to hold two Open Tryouts
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul will hold the first of two open tryouts on Saturday, December 13 at Dre Bly Field in Virginia Beach, VA (1276 Baker Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455). The second will take place at the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex located at One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia on Saturday, January 31.

All-Arena Center Shannon Breen joins Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Second Team All-Arena Center, Shannon Breen (6’5, 310, West Virginia Wesleyan).

SaberCats Add Two More In Free Agency
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats continue to build out the roster in Arena Football free agency, picking up San Jose native WR Diondre Borel and DB Justin Green.

Orlando Predators Add Rookie WR Courtney Gardner
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with first-year wide receiver Courtney Gardner, the franchise announced Friday via Arena Football League Transactions. Gardner previously attended training camp with the Miami Dolphins.

Shock Assigned Trio of Rookies for 2015
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned a trio of rookies to the 2015 roster in receiver Keenan Davis, receiver K.J. Stroud and defensive lineman Will Hunt.

Like Father Like Son
ESPN Video

Antonio and Eddie Brown's bond on and off the field.

Friends plan benefit banquet to help former Nashville Kats’ Darryl Hammond
Vince Troia, the Bellevue Messenger

Friends, fans, and followers of Darryl Hammond can gather on Saturday, Nov. 22 in Bellevue for a benefit dinner to help with his medical expenses. Hammond has been fighting with the effects of a brain tumor, first diagnosed more than 18 months ago.

Dan Raudabaugh returns to Philadelphia
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with one of the Arena Football League’s top quarterbacks, Dan Raudabaugh (6’3, 220, Miami, OH). The Soul’s assignment of Raudabaugh by the League Office keeps the veteran signal caller in Philadelphia through the 2016 season.

Storm Open Tryout A Success
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm, in conjunction with Prospect Proving Ground, Inc., held its first open tryout in preparation for the 2015 season on Sunday, November 16. Over a 100 hopefuls showed up to AMALIE Arena to participate in a series of drills tailored to the game of arena football.

Pittsburgh Power Cease Operations
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

Despite showing franchise highs in season ticket and sponsorship sales throughout the off-season, the Pittsburgh Power will cease operations. “We would like to thank the city of Pittsburgh and the Power fan base for their support.

Power out: Arena football franchise folds
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The Pittsburgh Power, a member of the Arena Football League, announced Monday that it will cease operations after four seasons of existence.

Power fold for now; AFL remains hopeful of keeping franchise viable
Tribune-Review

Shortly after Power CEO, co-owner and chairman Matt Shaner issued a news release Monday stating the Arena Football League team will cease operations, minority owners said they were willing to work with league commissioner Scott C. Butera in an attempt to save the franchise.

Shock to host final open tryout of 2014 in Spokane
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Spokane Shock are preparing for their final open tryout of 2014 in preparation for the 2015 season.

Storm Adds To Defense And Offense
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of rookie defensive back Paul Robinson and rookie offensive lineman A.J. Harmon.

Shock to attend 2nd Annual Man Show Spokane
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced today that they will be attending the 2nd Annual Man Show Spokane presented by J&J Events at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center this Friday, November 14th through Sunday, November 16th, 2014.

Orlando Predators Partner with USO to Give Away 3,000 Tickets to Active Duty Military and Veterans
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators and owner David Siegel have partnered with USO Central Florida to honor former and current U.S. military personnel by giving away 3,000 free tickets for the first home game of the team’s 2015 season at the Amway Center in Downtown Orlando.

Storm Retains Center Raymond McNeil
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has retained center Raymond McNeil, announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Arizona Rattlers extend agreement with US Airways Center; enhance partnership with Phoenix Suns
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announce a multi-year extension that will keep the team at US Airways Center in Downtown Phoenix for the foreseeable future. The extension includes an enhanced partnership with the Phoenix Suns designed to create a fully integrated fan experience platform, including dedicated sales staff, at US Airways Center.

Have the Las Vegas Outlaws Already Set Themselves Up For ArenaBowl?
Daniel King, ArenaFan.com

The Las Vegas Outlaws, The newest member of the AFL, have yet to even hit the practice field, but have they already set themselves up as a dark horse to be ArenaBowl winners this year?

Predators Add Rookie DL Austin Brown
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with rookie nose guard Austin Brown, the franchise has announced. Brown enters his first year in the Arena Football League after attending training camp with the Houston Texans this past offseason.

Thunder Announce Open Tryout Dates
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder will hold open tryouts for players hoping to make the 2015 roster on December 1-2 at the Oregon Soccer Center in Clackamas. At least one participant is guaranteed to make it to training camp with the squad.

Adrian McPherson Returns to AFL with LA KISS
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS have found their quarterback in four-year Arena Football veteran Adrian McPherson. McPherson, along with rookie signal-caller Mike Box, was assigned to the KISS on Wednesday night.

Gladiators Announce Additional Tryout in Chicago
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

McNeil III Joins NFL's Broncos
Portland Thunder Press Release

Portland Thunder wide receiver Douglas McNeil III will go from one high-scoring system to another as he was signed to the Denver Broncos’ practice squad on Tuesday.

Storm Adds Former NFL Defensive Lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of rookie defensive lineman Everett Dawkins.

Storm Adds Rookie Defensive Lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of rookie defensive lineman Frank Mays.

Defensive Lineman Justin Parrish Returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that veteran defensive lineman Justin Parrish has returned to the team, as he has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

2001 Rampage Inducted into Grand Rapids Sport Hall of Fame
Randy Snow, ArenaFan.com

The city of Grand Rapids, Michigan had an Arena Football League franchise for 11 season, from 1998-2008. On Tuesday night, October 28, 2014, the Rampage was honored with an induction into the Grand Rapids Sports Hall of Fame.

WR Brandon Thompkins Joins Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran wide receiver Brandon Thompkins, the franchise announced Monday evening via Arena Football League transactions. Now entering his fifth season, Thompkins has delivered 257 receptions for 3,220 yards and 66 touchdowns during his Arena Football League career.

Predators Add Standout Pass Rusher Jeremy Geathers
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran defensive end Jeremy Geathers, the franchise has announced. Geathers has spent the past three years with the Spokane Shock, where last season, he helped the franchise produce a league-leading 40 sacks.

SaberCats Continue to Add in Free Agency
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned quarterback Brett Smith, wide receivers DJ Woods and Kendrick Wiggins, offensive lineman Jasen Carlson and defensive lineman LT Tuipulotu (too-ee-poo-lo-too) in free agency.

Gladiators To Hold Open Tryouts
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

More details will be made available as the tryout approaches. There is currently no pre-registration, but check back regularly or follow us on Twitter & Facebook for updates

SaberCats Add Former NFL WR Michael Preston
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats continued to add talent to their receiving corps in free agency, picking up former National Football League wide receiver Michael Preston.

Storm Adds Rookie Defensive Back
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired defensive back Tim Shelley, announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Storm Adds To Defensive Backfield
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired defensive back Rick-J Hill (F/K/A Ricky Johnson), announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Sharks announce new Season Ticket holder parking
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team has worked with SMG to develop a new parking plan for Sharks Season Ticket Holders, beginning with the 2015 season.

Shock Assigned QB Warren Smith
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned quarterback Warren Smith to the 2015 roster.

Wide Receiver Martel Moore Joins Thunder
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder, already deep at wide receiver, got more talented late Monday, as they were assigned former Northern Illinois University standout Martel Moore.

New Director of Football Operations Joins Thunder
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder rounded out their football operations staff on Monday by adding Lee Johnson as Director of Football Operations.

Storm Adds Rookie Receiver
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver Johnny Thomas, announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Purnsley, Harrell Join 2015 Thunder
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder added to their football operations staff this weekend by signing Ernesto

Over 125 attend successful Soul tryout
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul concluded another successful open tryout that drew over 125 prospective players to the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia on Saturday.

Philadelphia Soul to hold open tryout in Dallas
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul will hold an open tryout at Parish Episcopal High School in Dallas, TX on Saturday, November 8. Soul head coach Clint Dolezel, general manager Tom Goodhines, assistant head coach Phil Bogle, and staff will be evaluating all players in attendance.

ArenaFan Response to League Statement on Pittsburgh Power
ArenaFan.com Press Release

On Tuesday, October 14th, ArenaFan released a story entitled, "Pittsburgh Power Fined $100,000 for Salary Violations". The Arena Football League made a statement later in the day classifying a story on the Power to be "false and misleading to those who follow our sport."

College Football To Kick Off In China: Lead Up to First Pro League
AFL China Press Release

For the first time in history, intercollegiate American-style football will kick off in China next week. Six teams from Chinese universities will play in a round-robin tournament in Beijing on October 15-18 as part of the nation’s Sports Festival.

Pittsburgh Power Fined $100,000 for Salary Violations
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Pittsburgh Power made the jump last season from a 4-14 team to a 15-3 team. If they are going to be making a jump in the right direction this year, they're going to have to do so with peering eyes watching their every move. The Power have been fined by the Arena Football League a total of $100,000 for three separate incidents in violating the salary structure for coaches and players.

Perennial All-Arena Performer Terrance Sanders Joins Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that defensive back Terrance Sanders, the Arena Football League’s reigning J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Year, has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AFL Talons won’t play in San Antonio next season, former team executive says
W. Scott Bailey, San Antonio Biz Journal

The San Antonio Talons’ search for new ownership has ended and the Arena Football League team will not play next season. That’s the word from the franchise’s former executive vice president and chief operating officer, Keith Recine.

AFL Issues Statement on San Antonio Talons
AFL Press Release

The San Antonio Talons will go dormant for the 2015 AFL season, the Arena Football League office announced today. Discussions are ongoing with interested parties to operate a San Antonio franchise again in the near future.

Soul eyeing two games at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall
Philly.com

WITH ALL the negative news surrounding Atlantic City and the casinos shutting their doors, the Soul and majority owner Ron Jaworski hope to bring some positivity to the Jersey Shore.

Meyer leaves Shock for San Jose
The Spokesman Review

Some of quarterback Erik Meyer’s best games have come against the San Jose SaberCats. That won’t be possible next season.

Soul name David Beck Vice President of Ticket Sales
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League announce the addition of David Beck as the new Vice President of Ticket Sales for the organization.

SaberCats Add Former MVP QB Erik Meyer
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned the 2013 Arena Football League Most Valuable Player and Offensive Player of the Year, quarterback Erik Meyer.

Storm Retains Offensive Lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has retained offensive lineman Mario Henderson, announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Predators Land Former All-Arena DB Fred Shaw
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran defensive back Fred Shaw, the franchise has announced. Shaw has registered 27 interceptions over the past five seasons and earned Second-Team All-Arena accolades in 2013.

Soul unveils '10 Seasons' logo
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

In honor of the organization’s 10th season in the Arena Football League, the Philadelphia Soul proudly release their “10 Seasons” logo for the 2015 season.

Shock Assigned WR Braylon Bell and FB Stanlee Bradley
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned wide receiver Braylon Bell and fullback Stanlee Bradley to the 2015 roster.

Arizona Rattlers Name Chris Presson President
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The five-time ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers announce today that Chris Presson has been named president of the organization.

Storm Adds Center To Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired center Jeremy Schonbrunner, announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Philadelphia continues to add to 2015 roster
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League announce the return of OL Neal Tivis (6’5, 320, Abliene Christian) and welcome DB/KR Dwayne Hollis (5’10, 180, NC Wesleyan), DL Jake Metz (6’7, 255, Shippensburg) and OL Lloyd Morrison (6’3, 300, Fordham) to the 2015 roster.

Storm To Host Open Tryout Sunday, November 16 In Tampa
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm, in conjunction with Prospect Proving Ground, Inc., is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout on Sunday, November 16 at AMALIE Arena (401 Channelside Drive) with registration beginning at 8:00 a.m. and testing starting promptly at 9:00 a.m.

Arizona Rattlers name Chris Presson team president
azcentral.com

Sharks Add Veteran Wideout Chase Deadder
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team added another veteran target to its receiving corps, as Chase Deadder has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract.

Shock Assigned Veteran Matangi Tonga
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive lineman and linebacker Matangi Tonga to the 2015 roster.

Storm Brings In Offensive Lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive lineman Cory Brandon, announced Storm vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Predators Agree to Terms with DL Calvin Fance, QB Jon Wolf
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators continued to stay active in free agency on Thursday, announcing the acquisitions of veteran defensive lineman Calvin Fance and rookie quarterback Jon Wolf.

Predators Add Former Iowa WR Julian Williams
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with veteran wide receiver Julian Williams, the franchise announced Friday via Arena Football League transactions.

Shock Announce Open Tryout in Spokane
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced another open tryout opportunity taking place on November 15th, 2014 at the Shock Training Facility in Spokane Valley, WA.

Predators Announce Open Tryouts for 2015 Season
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators will hold open tryouts for the 2015 season on Saturday, November 15th at 9:00 a.m. at Faith Christian Academy, home of the East Orlando Junior Predators. Faith Christian Academy is located at 9307 Curry Ford Road, Orlando, FL 32825.

Adrian McPherson exclusive interview [audio]
arenafan.com

ArenaFan's Exclusive Interview with AFL QB Free Agent Adrian McPherson conducted by Adam Markowitz

McPherson Readies for AFL Return
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Last season wasn't exactly a banner year for quarterbacks around the Arena Football League. It was the first time in the AFL v2.0 era that only two men threw for more than 100 touchdowns, and it was the first time since 2002 that no one completed even 68 percent of his passes.

Pat O'Hara Joins Sharks' Staff
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that longtime Arena Football League player and coach Pat O’Hara has joined the Sharks’ football operations staff as the team’s Director of Player Personnel.

Predators Add WR Antonio Robinson, DB Arthur Hobbs
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have agreed to terms with two free agents in veteran wide receiver Antonio Robinson and rookie defensive back Arthur Hobbs.

NFL's Marques Colston joins Soul ownership group
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League announce the addition of current New Orleans Saints’ wide receiver Marques Colston to the Soul Ownership Group. Colston joins the existing ownership group which consists of Craig Spencer, Ron Jaworski, Pete Ciarrocchi, Cosmo DeNicola and Marty Judge.

Storm Adds To Offensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of rookie offensive lineman Ricky Barnum.

SaberCats, Head Coach Darren Arbet Agree on Extension
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have agreed to a two-year contract extension with Hall of Fame Head Coach Darren Arbet. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Storm Continues To Build Roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of wide receiver T.T. Toliver, along with the acquisition of wide receiver Julius Gregory, announced Storm vice president Jeff Gooch.

Sharks Bolster Trenches With Holman, Ossai
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team has added a pair of veteran linemen via free agency, as offensive/defensive lineman Jason Holman and offensive lineman Ben Ossai have been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on two-year contracts. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Phil Bogle, Derek Stingley join Soul staff
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce the return of Phil Bogle as assistant head coach/line coach and welcome Derek Stingley as defensive coordinator for the 2015 season.

Quarterback Carousel Rumors Send Meyer, Michna Around Country
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

We're only a few days into the free agency period, and we have already seen some teams make some splashes. The San Jose SaberCats were one of the splashier teams in the opening days, signing both Virgil Gray and Eric Crocker to solidify their secondary. Could more changes be on the way in Silicon Valley?

Rattlers, coach/GM Kevin Guy agree on 2-year deal
azcentral.com

The Rattlers and Kevin Guy have finalized a deal that will keep him leading the three-time defending ArenaBowl champions the next two seasons.

Storm Sign Quarterback Jason Boltus
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired free agent quarterback Jason Boltus, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

SaberCats Make First Big Splash in Free Agency
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose SaberCats announced today the team has been assigned defensive backs Virgil Gray and Eric Crocker, along with wide receiver Jeremy Kelley. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Sharks Open Free Agency By Adding Demarcus Robinson
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team continued to build the team’s 2015 roster with the addition of veteran defensive back Demarcus Robinson, who has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shock Assigned Trio of Rookies to Begin Free Agency Period
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock were assigned a trio of offensive lineman to begin the Free Agency period last Friday including two local products in former Eastern Washington Eagle Steven Forgette and Washington State Cougar Rico Forbes. Aleon Calhoun of Navarro College also joins the Shock for his rookie season in the Arena Football League.

Shock Assigned Defensive Back Devon Dace
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive back Devon Dace to the 2015 roster.

Mötley Crüe’s Neil brings AFL back to Las Vegas
Las Vegas Review-Journal

When he’s not on tour, Vince Neil spends his Sundays at the Red Rock sports book, watching and betting on NFL games. “I’ve been a football fan my whole life,” he said. Next spring, the Mötley Crüe frontman is betting on an Arena Football League expansion franchise to succeed in his adopted home sweet home of Las Vegas.

Soul begin to build 2015 roster
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul kicked off the Arena Football League 2015 signing period by picking up the rookie option of eight players from 2014. Headlining the list of returnees is First-Team All-Arena selection DL Teddy Jennings (6’5, 270, Connecticut).

Predators Add Three on Free Agency’s Opening Day
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators agreed to terms with three players on the opening day of free agency, adding two former Tampa Bay Storm rivals in quarterback Randall Hippeard and wide receiver Justin Hilton, as well as rookie center William Maxwell. The Arena Football League’s Free Agency period began on Thursday, September 24th following the conclusion of the Exclusive Rights period.

SaberCats Exercise Options on Rookie Standouts
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The Arena Football League and the San Jose SaberCats announced the team has exercised rookie options on 18 players, including quarterback Nathan Stanley and wide receiver Dominique Curry.

Arizona Rattlers to Make Executive Changes
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announce today that team president, Joe Windham has resigned and will not return for the 2015 season.

Storm Opens Free Agency With A Flurry Of Moves
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of quarterback Luke Collis, defensive back Nick Addison and defensive linemen Devin Jones and Xavier Melton. The team also retained defensive back James Harrell, and kicker Juan Bongarra.

Preds sign former Tampa Bay Storm QB Randy Hippeard
Orlando Sentinel

The Orlando Predators have signed former Tampa Bay Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard for the 2015 season.

Power Make Big Splash on First Day of Free Agency
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

On the first day of free agency, the Pittsburgh Power have added two key players to help them chase their first Arena Football League title with wide receiver Joe Hills and defensive lineman Joe Sykes joining the team for their 2015 campaign.

AFL's All-Time Passing Leader Retires
AFL Press Release

Arena Football’s all-time passing leader has decided to call it a career. After 19 seasons in the game, LA KISS quarterback Aaron Garcia officially retired on Thursday.

Thunder Rookies Return
Portland Thunder Press Release

The 2015 Portland Thunder roster will be full of familiar faces. Today, the team announced it has exercised the option on 27 Arena Football League rookies that played in Portland last year.

Power sign free agent receiver and defensive lineman
Tribune-Review

Rattlers may lose WR Poots, DL Hawthorne in free agency
azcentral.com

Spokane Shock exercise options on 14 rookies
The Spokesman Review

Hohensee takes reins of Portland Thunder
Portland Tribune

Schwartz: AFL Out To Hit Jackpot With New Commissioner
CBS Local

Scott Butera has been a sports fan all his life. In fact, during any business meeting that he’s been in, he would spend the first 20 minutes talking about a game from the night before.

New commissioner sees great growth in Arena Football League
azcentral.com

Scott Butera is known for his ability to cut debt, to pull casinos out of dire straits, for helping Donald Trump's finances.

Hohensee Heads To Portland
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder announced today that they have come to an agreement with Mike Hohensee to be the new head coach of the team. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.

Predators Retain 17 Players during AFL’s Exclusive Period
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators retained 17 players from its 2014 South Division Championship roster during the Arena Football League’s Exclusive Period, the franchise has announced. During the Exclusive Period, which official began on September 8th, teams may only contact and submit contracts to retain players from their own 2014 rosters.

Sharks Retain Core During Exclusive Period
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team has utilized the Arena Football League’s Exclusive Period to retain a significant portion of the team’s roster.

Shock, AFL ready for start of Free Agency period
Spokane Shock Press Release

Today marks the official opening of the Arena Football League’s free agency period in preparation for the 2015 season. With free agency underway the Shock have exercised rookie options to keep 2014 first-year players on their roster for the upcoming season.

Portland Thunder part ways with Sauk and announce signing of AFL ultra veteran Mike Hohensee
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

The Portland Thunder , who played their inaugural season in 2014 at Portland's Moda Center, announced today that they have let go of the first year head coach Mathew Sauk. The introduction of new Thunder head coach Mike Hohensee will take place on Wednesday around midday.

Philadelphia Soul to hold two Open Tryouts
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul will hold the first of two open tryouts on Saturday, October 18 at the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex located at One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia. The second open tryout will be held at Parish Episcopal High School in Dallas, TX on Saturday, November 8.

Portland Thunder Part Ways With Matthew Sauk
Portland Thunder Press Release

Portland Thunder President Brian Sandy announced today that Head Coach Matthew Sauk has been relieved of his duties.

Arena Football League Names Scott Butera Commissioner
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) announced today that prominent entertainment and hospitality executive Scott C. Butera has been named the League’s seventh Commissioner. Butera will leave his post as CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino to assume his new duties.

Motley Crue frontman hoping to pack the arena again - for football
Las Vegas Sun

The debauchery of a Mötley Crüe tour always was toned down Sunday afternoons. For years on fall and winter weekends, Mötley Crüe frontman Vince Neil has shelved his infamous wild side to indulge in shouting at something other than the devil — the television.

BREAKING NEWS: Former Foxwoods CEO To Take Over as AFL Commissioner
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League is about to have its seventh commissioner. Sources have confirmed to ArenaFan that Scott Butera will be named the next commissioner of the AFL. Butera is resigning his post as the CEO of Foxwoods Resort Casino on October 31st, and he will be assuming the commissioner's role of the AFL.

Shock Announce Open Tryouts in prep for 2015 Season
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced today their first open tryouts in preparation for the 2015 Arena Football League season.

VooDoo Aim For Fresh Start With Hire of Head Coach Dean Cokinos
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

After a dismal past two seasons on the playing field, the New Orleans VooDoo looks to start fresh with the hire of Head Coach Dean Cokinos, announced the VooDoo front office Wednesday morning.

Dolezel Returns as Head Coach of Philadelphia Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce that head coach Clint Dolezel has agreed to return to lead the team for the next two seasons. This decision comes on the heels of another playoff appearance for the Soul in 2014. The signing keeps the AFL Hall of Famer in Philadelphia through the 2016 season.

AFL Names Kurz Its First-Ever League President
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that Jerry B. Kurz has been appointed the AFL’s first-ever League President.

Jerry Kurz Out of Commissioner's Role, New Commissioner To Be Named Soon
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League is about to have its seventh commissioner. On Tuesday, the AFL announced that Kurz has been appointed as the first-ever League President, which will open the door for a new commissioner to be named within the next few days, sources tell ArenaFan.com.

Power to Hold Open Tryouts
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

The Pittsburgh Power will hold their 5th Annual Open Tryouts Sunday, October 26 at Southpointe Fieldhouse (104 Cecil Henderson Road) in Canonsburg, PA. Registration will be from 8:15 to 9:00 a.m. with the tryout period from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Get Gephardt: Utah Blaze settle, agree to refund jilted fans
KUTV 2News

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State settlement: Utah Blaze fans can get refund for cancelled season
Deseret News

A few rabid indoor football fans are feeling a bit relieved knowing they can now get reimbursed for thousands of dollars they spent to purchase tickets to watch the Utah Blaze.

Utah Blaze ticket holders eligible for refunds
Salt Lake Tribune

Ticket holders left holding the bag when the Utah Blaze arena football team ceased operations last year may finally be able to recoup their money.

China appears ready for indoor football league
ecns

State settlement: Utah Blaze fans can get refund for canceled season
Deseret News

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AFL Free Agency Schedule Set
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League free agency schedule has been set, the League office announced today.

Former Bearcat Nick Davila Stars in Arena League
Cincy On The Prowl

Bearcat Nick Davila Stars in Arena LeagueCincy On The ProwlThis season, Davila won his second AFL-MVP award. In the second quarter on Saturday night, he became the all-time leading passer in ArenaBowl history. He has also previously set the single-season league records for TD passes and passing yards.and more »

In brief: Another Arena Football League team, Millionaire Chess and more
Las Vegas Weekly

Amalie Oil Co. enters into long-term partnership to rename home of Storm "Amalie Arena"
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Tampa Bay Sports and Entertainment, LLC has entered into a long-term partnership with Amalie Oil Company (AM-a-lee), giving the manufacturer of motor oils and industrial lubricants naming rights to the downtown Tampa home of more than 100 events per year, including the home games of the Tampa Bay Storm and the Tampa Bay Lightning, Chairman and Governor Jeff Vinik announced today.

Shock Sign Multiyear Lease at Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced today that the organization and the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena have approved a multiyear lease agreement.

4th and Loud (Episode 4): The Demise Has Begun
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

Have you ever been so caught up with something, you tend to forget the reason what you were trying to prove in the first place? You listen to all the hype and all the glamour, but in the back of your mind, what you are really doing is hurting your sole purpose and accomplishments.

Search for Talons new owner continues
KENS5

The San Antonio Talons have some extra time to find a new owner.

Iowa Barnstormers Announce Future Plans
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers are proud to announce their partnership with the Indoor Football League and the signing of Head Coach Joe Brannen to a 2-year contract, the franchise announced Wednesday.

AFL Issues Statement on Iowa Barnstormers Franchise
AFL Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers will no longer operate as an Arena Football League franchise, the League Office announced today. Given the manner in which the AFL has evolved, the Barnstormers have decided not to remain an active member.

Barnstormers will be bigger fish in smaller pond
DesMoinesRegister.com

Iowa Barnstormers Make Franchise Announcements
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers will hold a public press conference to announce details regarding the 2015 football season on Wednesday, August 27, 2014.

This One's Special for Davila
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

CLEVELAND - The Arizona Rattlers are once again champions. There was never a doubt that they were the superior team against the Cleveland Gladiators in the biggest romp in ArenaBowl history. However, the 72-32 victory proved that Nick Davila really is as special as it gets in this league. This one though, was perhaps a little more special for him.

AFL Tonight: Host vs Host
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Adam and Tim go head-to-head in the first annual Host vs Host trivia contest at ArenaBowl XXVII in Cleveland, OH. Hosted by David Carlson

Orlando Predators Earn AFL’s Front Office Staff of the Year Award
Orlando Predators Press Release

CLEVELAND – The Orlando Predators earned the AFL’s 2014 Front Office Staff of the Year Award, the Arena Football League announced Thursday evening at the Awards Ceremony in Cleveland.

Greg Carr Named 2014 AFL Rookie of the Year
Orlando Predators Press Release

CLEVELAND – Orlando Predators wide receiver Greg Carr has been named the 2014 NET10 Wireless Rookie of the Year, the Arena Football League announced Thursday evening at the Awards Ceremony in Cleveland. The award marks Carr’s second individual accolade in as many weeks, as he was also named a Second-Team All-Arena performer last Thursday.

Rocker Vince Neil Brings Arena Football Back to Las Vegas
AFL Press Release

CLEVELAND – The Arena Football League will add a new franchise in 2015, as AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the addition of the “Las Vegas Outlaws” at ArenaBowl XXVII Media Day in Cleveland on Friday. The Outlaws will be owned by rock star Vince Neil, lead singer of the rock band Mötley Crüe.

Las Vegas Outlaws To Join in '15
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

CLEVELAND -- The Arena Football League family is set to grow once more. At Media Day for ArenaBowl XXVII, Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced that the Las Vegas Outlaws will be playing in the 2015 season.

AFL Honors Storm President Derrick Brooks
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

TAMPA BAY – The Arena Football League announced that Tampa Bay Storm President Derrick Brooks was named the 2014 Executive of the Year.

Rocker Vince Neil to own Arena Football League team
TBO.com

AFL commissioner Jerry Kurz said. “It was just a matter of finding the right ownership group. We believe Vince Neil and his partners are that group and we could not be more excited to now be able to bring Arena Football back to our great fans in Las Vegas.”.and more »

Rocker Vince Neil Brings Arena Football Back to Las Vegas
AFL Press Release

he Arena Football League will add a new franchise in 2015, as AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the addition of the “Las Vegas Outlaws” at ArenaBowl XXVII Media Day in Cleveland on Friday. The Outlaws will be owned by rock star Vince Neil, lead singer of the rock band Mötley Crüe.

AFL Tonight - Episode 24
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the twenty-fourth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. ArenaBowl preview, Media Day interviews and more.

AFL Announces Smitty USA Kicker of the Year, Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League office announced today that San Jose SaberCats kicker Nich Pertuit has been named Smitty USA Kicker of the Year and LA KISS quarterback J.J. Raterink has been awarded the Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award for his philanthropic efforts throughout the 2014 season.

AFL Announces Yearly Honors at Annual Awards Ceremony
AFL Press Release

At the 2014 AFL Awards Ceremony in Cleveland on Thursday, the Arena Football League announced the winners of its most coveted individual honors.

Cleveland’s Thonn, Selesky Named NET10 Wireless Coaches of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators coaching staff came away with two postseason honors, the Arena Football League Office announced at the AFL Awards Ceremony tonight in Cleveland. Gladiators head coach Steve Thonn was named NET10 Wireless Marcum-Moss Head Coach of the Year, while assistant head coach Ron Selesky earned NET10 Wireless Assistant Coach of the Year honors.

Report: Spurs ownership close to taking over Talons
Project Spurs

4th & Loud Ep. 2 Recap
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

It takes a lot to build a franchise. With the stress it takes to find the right players to pleasing the fans in all aspects, as a fan you always would like to stay happy. In order to stay entirely happy though, one must win, and you would hope to see everyone be involved.

San Jose’s Ranglin, Spokane’s Ruffin Named Linemen of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announced today that San Jose SaberCats offensive lineman Rich Ranglin has been named Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year and Spokane Shock defensive end James Ruffin has been named Krossover Defensive Lineman of the Year.

Reports: Spurs Talking Talons
WOAI

Ruffin Named AFL Defensive Lineman Of The Year
Sports and Weather Right Now

Gene Simmons on Football, New Music, Movie and More
Exclusive ... - Ultimate Classic Rock

The L.A. Kiss arena football team, co-owned by Kiss founders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, didn't have a banner debut season, finishing at 3-15. You wouldn't know it, however, by talking to Simmons.

How Arena Football was created, why it endures: A look at Jim Foster's invention
Plain Dealer

How Arena Football was created is a story told with the proverbial image of a light bulb atop someone's head.

Arizona’s Floyd, Iowa’s Thomas Earn AFL Awards
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announced today that Arizona Rattlers defensive back Marquis Floyd has been named IOA Defensive Back of the Year and Iowa Barnstormers wide receiver Marco Thomas has been named Cutters Wide Receiver of the Year.

Ten years later, Florida Firecats still celebrate title
The News-Press

Former Bulldog shines on All Arena football team
Ottumwacourier

Arena league team would be perfect fit
The News-Press

eague team would be perfect fitThe News-PressI would have bet a decent amount of money on how bright the future of arena football was going to be in Southwest Florida. AFL here we come! Yeah, it's a good thing I've never had a decent amount of money. Call me crazy, but I still think it can work. Big!

Dominick Goodman prepares for ArenaBowl XXVII Aug. 23
Cincinnati.com

k Goodman prepares for ArenaBowl XXVII Aug. 23Cincinnati.comGoodman, the former Colerain quarterback and University of Cincinnati wide receiver, is still making a significant impact in his career with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League. On Thursday, Goodman was named to the First All-Arena team.

Gridiron diplomacy: American football comes to China, and a billion potential fans
Washington Times

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China Announcement Start of Something Big
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Almost a year ago, I had the best seat in the house for the first ever American professional football game played on Chinese soil. No, I wasn't playing in the game, and no, I certainly wasn't the most important person there by any stretch of the imagination, but I will never forget Marty Judge coming up to me maybe a half hour before that game in Beijing kicked off and saying,

Dominick Goodman prepares for ArenaBowl XXVII Aug. 23
Cincinnati.com

k Goodman prepares for ArenaBowl XXVII Aug. 23Cincinnati.comGoodman, the former Colerain quarterback and University of Cincinnati wide receiver, is still making a significant impact in his career with the Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League. On Thursday, Goodman was named to the First All-Arena team.

China is getting a football league of its own
CBS News

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Stormers receiver Thomas named to Arena first team; Reynolds on second team
DesMoinesRegister.com

China American Football League will have 6 teams, play indoors
New York Post

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New Chinese indoor football league planned for 2015; Vermeil, Jaws involved
Eric Edholm, Yahoo Sports

Former NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue, when asked about the globalization of the NFL game, once said he envisioned a Chinese-born quarterback named "Yao Fling" entering the league and becoming a phenomenon one day.

Three Pittsburgh Power Players Earn All-Arena Recognition
Pittsburgh Sporting News

AFL’s Los Angeles Kiss Draws Attention to the Arena Football League
Libery Source

LA KISS and the "4th and Loud" series bring attention to the AFL.

Taking American Football Into New Territory: China
New York Times

Marty Judge is fully convinced that China wants football — not the type played by the N.F.L. but the indoor version found in the Arena Football League, where the field is 50 yards long, there are eight players a side, and the ball can be rebounded off nets above the end zone.

Cleveland Gladiators QB Shane Austin shares more than a wave with Cleveland ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com"I know I've heard that name,'' Austin said when asked about Sipe, the Browns' former NFL Most Valuable Player. Austin 25, wasn't too familiar with Sipe, 65. Cleveland fans of a certain age can't forget Sipe. The similarities between Austin and Sipe, some real ...

Will New China Football League Surpass NFL?
Forbes

AT A TIME OF TENSION between Washington and Beijing—China’s worrying naval assertiveness, serious charges of cyber-spying, trade restrictions and protection of intellectual property—here’s a piece of good news: American-style football is coming to the Middle Kingdom. Chinese sports authorities have formally approved the creation of the country’s first football league.

Area roundup: James Ruffin, Terrance Sanders named All-Arena Football League
The Spokesman Review

History in the Making: American Football League Approved for China
AFL China Press Release

Following several years of intense effort, and with the approval of Chinese authorities, U.S. businessman Marty Judge and his Beijing-based company, Ganlan Media International (GMI), along with the Chinese Rugby Football Association (CRFA), have created the new league, known as the China American Football League (CAFL).

American Football Heads to China With Professional Indoor League
Businessweek

American football is coming to China next year with its first professional league.

Chinese American Football League Will Be Unveiled Today
Daniel Kaplan, Sports Business Daily

The Chinese American Football League (CAFL) will be unveiled today, marking a new initiative to bring pro indoor football to major Chinese cities.

Hey China: Are you ready for some football?
The Globe and Mail

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AFL Announces All-Arena Offensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2014 First and Second Team All-Arena Offense honors, the AFL Office announced today.

American Football Heading To China In 2015
Associated Press

While the NFL is focusing its attention on London, American Football is making its way to another international destination.

Sports Insider: Cleveland Gladiators quarterback Shane Austin previews the ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

The Plain Dealer - cleveland.comCleveland Gladiators quarterback Shane Austin joined the show. He talked about the season the Gladiators have had so far, the close win over Philadelphia to open the playoffs and previewed the Arena Bowl. Mary Kay Cabot gave the latest on Josh Gordon ...and more »

Gene Simmons reality show 4th and Loud tackles football (with video)
Regina Leader-Post

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AFL Announces Event Schedule for ArenaBowl Championship Week
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League has announced the schedule of events for ArenaBowl XXVII Championship Week in Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland Gladiators Dominick Goodman, Marrio Norman named 2014 AFL All ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com

The Plain Dealer - cleveland.comCLEVELAND, Ohio – Cleveland Gladiators wide receiver Dominick Goodman and recently departed defensive back Marrio Norman have been named All-Arena by the Arena Football League. Quarterback Shane Austin was among three Gladiators named to ...and more »

Rattlers to move to Glendale next season
Craig Morgan, FOX Sports Arizona

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The two-time defending ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers will move to newly minted Gila River Arena in Glendale next season, two sources familiar with the situation confirmed to FOX Sports Arizona.

China Arena Football & Marty Judge on TV Tomorrow in the USA
AFL China Press Release

Marty Judge, Jr., will be featured on two prominent television shows tomorrow (Aug. 14th) to make an exciting announcement about Professional Arena Football in China. He will be a guest on CNBC’s popular business news show Squawk Box appearing at 8:40 am. Be sure to tune in from 8:30 am – 8:50 am to catch the segment.

Obert: Rattlers have not decided to make move to Glendale
AZ Central.com

The Rattlers accepted the Coyotes' invitation to tour Jobing.com Arena on Tuesday, but they have not decided to move there, according to team President Joe Windham.

AFL Announces All-Arena Defensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2014 First and Second Team All-Arena Defense honors, the AFL Office announced today.

4th and Louder Than You Think
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

Every business has its ups and downs. In the sports business, winning is the top factor. You see so many teams that, because of its fan base, seem to be under so much pressure to please their fans. In the NFL, for example, 32 teams have only one purpose: Reaching and winning the Super Bowl.

Jennings and Kizer named to All-Arena team
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

s and Kizer named to All-Arena teamComcast SportsNet PhiladelphiaA pair of Philadelphia Soul defenders were honored on Wednesday, as DE Teddy Jennings and DB Rayshaun Kizer were both named to the 2014 All-Arena Team. Jennings was named First team All-Arena, while Kizer was a second team selection.and more »

Thrilling trifecta coming for Cleveland sports fans
WKYC-TV

Former Kansas Standout Kyle Moore-Brown Selected for Induction into the ...
KUAthletics.com

KUAthletics.comFormer Kansas football standout Kyle Moore-Brown was one of four players announced as selections for the Arena Football League Hall of Fame Class of 2014 by AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz Sunday evening. With his selection, Moore-Brown will forever ...

Buccaneers sign defensive end T.J. Fatinikun
SI.com

ers sign defensive end T.J. FatinikunSI.comFatinikun, who went undrafted after compiling 10.5 sacks over four seasons at Toledo, played in the Arena Football League last season. More: Worst to First? The Buccaneers Believe It​. Tampa Bay's next preseason game is Saturday against Miami.and more »

Spurs exploring options with Arena Football League Talons
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

Andre Bowden Elected to Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

TAMPA BAY – The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that former Tampa Bay Storm Ironman Andre Bowden has been elected to the Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

Kiss rockers humbled by rocky football team season, captured in new TV series
Brandon Sun

ckers humbled by rocky football team season, captured in new TV seriesBrandon SunTORONTO - When Kiss mainstays Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons helped found an Arena Football League franchise last August, the "Love Gun" rockers did so armed with their typical arsenal of bluster: they publicly predicted a first-year championship.and more »

Gladiators remain No. 1 in ArenaFan Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Week 1 of AFL playoff action included Cleveland hitting a field goal as time ran out to beat Philadelphia and remain at the top of this week’s ArenaFan AFL Power Rankings, and Orlando snapping Pittsburgh’s 11-game winning streak to eliminate the hottest team in the league.

Thunder president looks back on a solid first year of arena football
Portland Business Journal

Hall of Fame Opens Doors to Four in 2014
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The hallowed doors of the Arena Football League Hall of Fame have opened their doors once again for the 2014 class. Four new members have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Andre Bowden, Damian Harrell, Kyle Moore-Brown, and Omarr Smith are the four newest members of AFL immortality.

Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014 Announced
AFL Press Release

CHICAGO – During the National Conference Championship Game on ESPN2, AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014. The group, consisting of four players, will forever be enshrined in Arena Football League history.

KISS Preview New TV Show With Webisode (A Top Story)
antiMUSIC.com

See Kiss Bum Out a Room of Football Team Owners in a Clip From Their TV Show
RollingStone.com

"You will only get the respect you demand," Kiss' Gene Simmons said in a clip from the band's upcoming football TV series, 4th and Loud. "You've got to be able to pee on the ground like an animal claiming its territory and say, 'We are the kings of the jungle.' That's what we're doing with our team."

Perry Moss Passes Away at 88
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

All of us at ArenaFan.com are saddened to report that one of the great coaches in the history of the Arena Football League, Perry Moss has passed away from the complications of a neurological disease. Moss died on Thursday in Florida at the age of 88.

AFL Tonight - Episode 22: Ho No!
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the twenty-second episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. Conference Championship weekend. Iowa Coach Hohensee dismissed, AFL China update, reporters and the league media policy, fan Q&A and much more. Our special interviews this week are Gladiators Beat Writer Jonah Rosenblum and Rattlers Beat Writer Matt Loeschman.

Moss' Legacy Will Live On
Dan Ryan, ArenaFan.com

The easiest way to begin a Perry Moss tribute is to envision him and Tim Marcum on opposite sidelines of some celestial gridiron recreating their epic arenaball battles from the 1990s.

Barnstormers consider exiting AFL after firing coach
DesMoinesRegister.com

The Iowa Barnstormers are searching for a new coach. They're also exploring a possible move into a new league.

Mike Hohensee out as Barnstormers coach
DesMoinesRegister.com

Mike Hohensee's time with the Iowa Barnstormers has come to an end.

Iowa Barnstormers Make Coaching Change
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers President Jeff Lamberti and Vice President/Chief Operating Officer John Pettit have announced that Head Coach Mike Hohensee’s contract will not be renewed for the 2015 season.

Predators defeat Pittsburgh 56-48, Advance to American Conference Championship
Orlando Predators Press Release

ORLANDO, FL – The 2014 South Division Champion Orlando Predators (12-7) defeated the third-seeded Pittsburgh Power (15-4), 56-48, in the opening round of the AFL playoffs on Sunday afternoon at CFE Arena. With the victory, Orlando advances to the American Conference Championship, where the team will meet the top-ranked Cleveland Gladiators (18-1) with an ArenaBowl XXVII berth on the line.

Perry Moss coached UCF, FSU, Miami, Predators — and everywhere in between
Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Former Husker Purify glad to still be playing football, no matter the arena
Omaha World-Herald

AFL China receives formal approval from Chinese Gov't to begin Professional Football operations
AFL China Press Release

Last week, AFL China, led by Marty Judge and his Philadelphia-based investment group, received formal approval from the Chinese government allowing them to officially begin professional indoor arena football operations in mainland China next year.

SaberCats Activate QB Russ Michna
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have activated quarterback Russ Michna from injured reserve, defensive back Kenny Okoro from inactive reserve, and been assigned rookie defensive back Demar Dorsey.

Thunder DL Jake McDonough signs with Redskins
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

Not this time, nope. If I am being selfish, I mourn the departure of a fantastic defensive lineman to the NFL just at the time the Portland Thunder needed all their high-octane weapons to stop the three-time champion Arizona Rattlers. Instead, I am just happy for a good football player and a good guy.

AFL Tonight - Episode 21: Thonn of Fun
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the twenty-first episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonigh. It's playoff time! Will Iowa leave AFL, Is the NFL hurting playoff teams, arena availability, fan Q&A and much more. Our special interview this week is Cleveland Gladiators Head Coach Steve Thonn.

Soul candidates for 2014 league awards
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

Every year, the Arena Football League recognizes standout players and staff that have successfully worked hard throughout the season. These Philadelphia Soul staff members and players have shown an immense amount of dedication and enthusiasm in each job they have taken on.

A Season That Came and Went
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

Say your city has been deprived of a sports team for years. Say you have been craving something that nearly every major market has around the nation. It isn't what you had expected, but it is something to hold you over in the mean time.

Storm Fall Short as Wild 2014 Season Abruptly Ends
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

With the hiring of head coach, and AFL legend, Lawrence Samuels many months ago, a new era of Tampa Bay Storm football was set to begin in 2014. And on Saturday night, the Storm had a chance to make something special out of what was mostly an up and down, wild ride of a season. The Cleveland Gladiators however, had something else on their minds and it wasn’t just spoiling the Storm’s playoff hopes.

Archer, V. Gray and R. Gray Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Jacksonville Sharks quarterback R.J. Archer has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Pittsburgh Power defensive back Virgil Gray has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and San Jose SaberCats wide receiver Reggie Gray has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 20 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Arena Football League remains sold on San Antonio market
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

Iowa's Concern Leaves At Least Three Up in Air for 2015
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Never before in AFL history have all of the teams that finished one season gone on to play the next season in the same city which they were playing in before. There was hope that the 2015 season was going to be first of its kind. However, at least three teams are in limbo for next year, including the Iowa Barmstormers, who are reportedly considering a move to a lower level league next year, per Channel 13 WhoTV in Des Moines.

Cleveland grabs top spot in ArenaFan AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

A win by Cleveland combined with a loss by Arizona on the AFL’s final Saturday of the regular season moves the Gladiators to the No. 1 spot in the final regular season ArenaFan Power Rankings. After sitting atop the rankings all season, the Rattlers fall to No. 3 after losing to Orlando. Pittsburgh moved to No.2 on the strength of their 30 point win against Philadelphia.

Predators ink lease at Amway Center
Orlando Sentinel (blog)

AFL Announces Members of Hall of Fame Operating Board of Directors
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has announced the members of this year’s Arena Football Hall of Fame Operating Board of Directors.

Barnstormers May Leave AFL, Join Different League
whotv.com

Playoff Field Set for 2014 AFL Postseason
AFL Press Release

The 2014 AFL Playoff field is officially set as eight teams have qualified to compete in the AFL Quarterfinals this coming weekend.

AFL QuickPlay Week 20—End of the Line
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

It’s finally here. The sad end of the regular season of Arena Football. Six teams are going to play Saturday and then go back to their regular jobs on Monday. The other eight continue on in hopes of winning the ArenaBowl.

Talons' future hinges on finding owner
mysanantonio.com

The Arena Football League has given the Talons until Aug. 23, the date of the ArenaBowl, to “receive an answer” on their ownership situation.

Arizona holds top spot, Cleveland up to No.2 in ArenaFan Week 20 Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Arizona won and remains the No.1 team in this week’s ArenaFan.com AFL Power Rankings, Cleveland and Pittsburgh each move up a spot and San Jose falls two after Week 19 action.

Bonner retires the right way – as a Rattler
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

The way Sherdrick Bonner left the Arizona Rattlers near the end of the 2007 season did not sit well with many fans. It did not seem quite right that the rock of the franchise, the team leader who had spent nearly 15 years in the desert, would not end his storied career in black, copper and teal.

AFL Tonight - Episode 20: Down The Stretch They Come
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the twentieth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. Orlando owner epilogue, Playoff race, our year end awards, fan Q&A and much more. Our special interview this week is Philadelphia Soul QB Dan Raudabaugh.

Reynolds, Kizer and Sanders Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers wide receiver Darius Reynolds has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Philadelphia Soul defensive back Rayshaun Kizer has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Spokane Shock defensive back Terrance Sanders has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 19 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Positive Signs Flowing Towards 2015 for Predators
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO -- The Orlando Predators still have some unfinished business to tend to in 2014. They have a date with the Arizona Rattlers on Saturday, and they are going to be hosting the Pittsburgh Power next week in the first round of the playoffs in what will mark the team's first home playoff game since 2006. However, with an eye already turned to next season, new owner, David Siegel and his team are making a big push towards what could be a huge 2015 season off the field.

West Coast Rollercoaster Ride Dampens Storm’s Playoff Hopes
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

It was a simple formula for the Tampa Bay Storm entering Monday night's contest in Spokane. Win the final two games, and you’re in the postseason.

All Good Things Must Come to An End, But Sharks Should be Savored
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Jacksonville Sharks are having their worst season in franchise history, and the lowest point of that season came on Saturday night when they were smacked by the Cleveland Gladiators 62-20 at Quicken Loans Arena.

AFL Quickplay Week 19—The End is Near
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Last week marked the end of the byes and the start of the official home stretch to the 2014 Quickplay season. Everyone’s in play for the final two weeks and it’s a free-for-all since plenty is left to be determined.

Arizona keeps top spot in AFL Power Rankings despite losing to Spokane in shootout
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Despite losing to Spokane in a high-scoring shootout, Arizona maintains the No.1 spot in the Arena Fan Week 19 Arena Football League Power Rankings by a razor thin margin over San Jose. Nos. 2-5 either won or did not play, so there are no changes to the top five from last week’s rankings.

Sharks announce Guaranteed Win ticket redemption information
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks have announced the details of how fans can receive their free tickets to the team’s July 26 home game against the Los Angeles KISS. Shark fans are eligible for these tickets following the Sharks’ loss to the New Orleans VooDoo on Monday, July 14.

Rattlers Head Coach Kevin Guy in ESPN Studio on Monday
AFL Press Release

Arizona Rattlers head coach Kevin Guy will appear as the special guest analyst in studio during halftime of the Week 19 “NET10 Wireless AFL on ESPN” telecast on Monday, July 21, the League office announced today.

Sons of Thunder Premiere Set for Tuesday, July 22
Portland Thunder Press Release

Heart and Hustle Productions, in association with the Portland Thunder of the Arena Football League, announces the release of "Sons of Thunder”: an 8 episode sports documentary reality series on Comcast SportsNet NW.

AFL Tonight - Episode 19: Shocked, Rattled and Rolled
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the nineteenth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. Orlando announces David Siegel as new owner, Rattlers v Shock aftermath, San Antonio Fan Club SOS, fan Q&A and much more.

Sharks assistant GM files suit against Arena Football, San Jose team, coach over ...
Florida Times-Union

A Jacksonville Sharks assistant general manager filed a lawsuit against the Arena Football League, the San Jose SaberCats and that team’s defensive coach, a year after the coach pleaded guilty to beating up the local manager.

Fan Club Effort Reaches 1000 Signatures
San Antonio Talons Press Release

An online petition effort undertaken by the Official Fan Club of the San Antonio Talons has now garnered over 1,000 signatures in three days.

Business groups back push to keep Arena Football League Talons in San Antonio
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

The San Antonio Talons have churned through multiple owners since the Arena Football League team was relocated from Tulsa in 2011.

ArenaFan Mourns the Loss of Karter James Lucas
ArenaFan Press Release

ArenaFan.com is saddened by the news of the passing of Karter James Lucas. Karter was born on June 14th and was a micro-preemie baby, have been born after just 22 weeks of pregnancy. He passed away on July 11th.

David Siegel Completes Acquisition of Orlando Predators Franchise
Orlando Predators Press Release

Orlando Predators LLC, a company owned by David A. Siegel, Founder and CEO of Westgate Resorts, has purchased the Orlando Predators Arena Football team. Under the new ownership, the Predators will return to the Amway Center for the 2015 season.

Arizona facing unfamiliar adversity as playoffs approach
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

Finding it difficult to remember the last time the Arizona Rattlers lost back-to-back games? Me, too. It's been a while.

Siegel the Biggest Win for AFL, Orlando Predators
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO -- Statistically speaking, the Orlando Predators pulled out their biggest victory of the season on Monday night over the Iowa Barnstormers 66-33. In the real world though, the team's best win actually came off the field, as David Siegel, the CEO and founder of Westgate Resorts has purchased the club.

Morris, Ruffin and Curry Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Orlando Predators quarterback Bernard Morris has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Spokane Shock defensive end James Ruffin has been awarded Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and San Jose SaberCats wide receiver Dominique Curry has been awarded J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 18 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

David Siegel to Formally Be Announced as New Owner of Orlando Predators
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO -- After weeks of speculation, the wait is over for fans of the Orlando Predators. According to WFTV in Orlando, David Siegel will be making an announcement on Tuesday that he has purchased the team.

AFL QuickPlay Week 18—Down the stretch we come
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

It’s hard to believe but we have just three weeks left in the regular season—and our fantasy game. This week marks the end of the byes as Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are off. It also marks the time to take chances for teams that want to take a last-gasp effort at improving their standings.

Thunder Welcome Team President Brian Sandy
Portland Thunder Press Release

Brian Sandy, an Aloha High School and University of Oregon graduate, returns to the Rose City, where he will assume the reins as Portland Thunder president.

Four Teams Later, Raterink Earns Second Chance with KISS
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

Just like any sport, many personnel handle their teams like a business. Every week, they make so many decisions that affect so many lives, whether it would be trading someone to a new city, letting someone go, or placing them on reassignment.

AFL Announces 2014 NET10 Wireless Dream Team
AFL Press Release

After nearly three months of fan voting, the Arena Football League has announced the 2014 NET10 Wireless Dream Team.

Pittsburgh and San Jose swap spots in ArenaFan AFL Week 18 Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Arizona had a bye week and remains No. 1 in this week’s ArenaFan AFL Power Rankings. Pittsburgh, San Jose, Cleveland, and Philadelphia, Nos. 2-5 in the Week 17 rankings, all won and No. 6 Tampa Bay had a bye. Despite winning, the Power fell to No. 3 as a result of their thin five point victory margin over a struggling New Orleans team, and a SaberCats 41 point win over the KISS. That was the only change in the rankings from last week.

AFL Tonight - Episode 18: Anttaj Mahal
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the eighteenth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. Orlando's new ownership, 4th and Loud docu-series premiere date, helmet sensors, Sharks guaranteed win, fan Q&A and much more. Interview this week is Arizona Rattlers Nose Guard Anttaj Hawthorne.

Wilson, Jones and Jackson Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Jomo Wilson has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Cleveland Gladiators defensive backs Dominic Jones and LaRoche Jackson have been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week, respectively, for Week 17 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

The Soul Have Some Tricks Up Their Sleeves
CBS Local

Rogers Signed by CFL's Stampeders
Portland Thunder Press Release

Thunder wide receiver Eric Rogers was just too darn successful to stay in Portland. Rogers, who compiled 73 receptions for 903 yards and 27 touchdowns in just nine games for the Thunder, heads to the CFL’s Calgary Stampeders, who signed him earlier today.

AFL Partners with Jason Foundation for "Jason's Week"
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL) has partnered with the Jason Foundation to host “Jason’s Week” during Week 19 of the 2014 AFL season.

AFL Quick Play Week 17—So Few Options
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Week 17 is going to be a brutal week in the world of fantasy. We’re calling this a potential train wreck before we’re even two lines into the column. Four teams are on bye this week and they all have strong fantasy value. Arizona, Spokane, Tampa Bay and Iowa are all off this week. Yikes.

Despite blowout loss to San Jose, Arizona holds top spot in AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Arizona, the No. 1 offense in the Arena Football League, and San Jose, the top defense in the league, faced off in Week 16 action and the Rattlers came away with their first loss of the season. Despite the loss, Arizona remains atop this week’s AFL Power Rankings.

Report: David Siegel Purchases Orlando Predators
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Orlando Predators apparently have their owner. After much speculation over the course of the last several months, one of the longest standing franchises in the Arena Football League will be taken over by one of Orlando's richest men. David Siegel, the owner of Westgate Resorts, has reportedly bought the Preds, according a report in the Las Vegas Sun.

AFL Tonight - Episode 17: All Good Things...
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the seventeenth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. Arizona's record winning streak is snapped, league introduces Fan Advisory Board, musings about Alvan Ray Jackson, fan Q&A and much more. Our special interview this week is Cleveland Gladiators beat writer Jonah Rosenblum.

Grady, Jennings and Goodman Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Pittsburgh Power quarterback Tommy Grady has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Philadelphia Soul defensive end Ted Jennings has been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Cleveland Gladiators wide receiver Dominick Goodman has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 16 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Portland Thunder Yin and Yang
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

Yin is to Yang as black is to white. The equal and the opposite are necessary and natural components of a balanced universe. The AFL corollary would then be what? Nick Davila is to completions as touchdowns are to winning. Well Portland Thunder fans, as you probably know all too well, only half of the analogy applies.

A Cry for Help with Four Games to Go
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

When the Los Angeles KISS broke out of their Thursday practice before taking off for Phoenix to face the Arizona Rattlers, they had a lot on their minds knowing that there were a long stretch of tough opponents coming up. Even with a chance to knock off the unbeaten of the Arena league, effort and determination was all that head coach Bob McMillen was looking for.

AFL Tonight - Episode 16: Standing in the Hall of Fame
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the sixteenth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. Cleveland's Cardiac Kids stun Philadelphia again, the Hall of Fame Finalists announced, plus our picks and additions, fan Q&A and much more. Our interview this week is Tampa Bay Storm Jack Linebacker James Harrell.

AFL Becomes First Professional Sports League to Require Helmet Sensors
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League (AFL), in partnership with Brain Sentry, today became the first professional sports league to require helmet-mounted sensors. The announcement was made by AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz at the 64th annual meeting of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.

AMC to Premiere Docu-Series 4TH AND LOUD, 8/5
Broadway World

AFL Quick Play Week 16—Shane Austin, International Man of Touchdowns
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

We barely got our jaw off the floor in time to write this column this week. We’re still reeling over the end of the Cleveland-Philadelphia game last week. Shane Austin threw a hail mary pass that was tipped and landed in the arms of his receiver for a touchdown as time expired.

AFL to Establish Fan Advisory Council
AFL Press Release

In a continued effort to provide the most fan-friendly professional football entertainment throughout the world, the NET10 Wireless Arena Football League announced today the establishment of a Fan Advisory Council.

Sam Campbell's Dream Come True in 12 Days
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

Many people follow the National Football League, where hundreds of athletes that participated in BCS-type schools represent nearly the entire pool of players. Big names are usually followed even from their freshman year and are covered deeply by quite a number of large-market medias. In other words, if a student-athlete played at Alabama or USC and has high end numbers, then chances are, he will find a way to earn the spotlight one way or another on the biggest stage.

Jones Glad To Be Where He Is
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

Jason Jones has never played a glorified position at the professional level. He's always been a tight end or an offensive guard. He's never spent more than a year with a professional sports team and has his best shot to do so these next two years in Cleveland. He's never played in the CFL or the NFL, but every day he shows up to work with a smile.

Surging Storm Prepare for Showdown with Top-Ranked Gladiators
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

Four words the Tampa Bay Storm haven’t heard in nearly four years. Five game winning streak. And now the fix for six drives the Storm right into the American Conference best Cleveland Gladiators.

Austin, Moore and Lewis Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Cleveland Gladiators quarterback Shane Austin has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Spokane Shock Jack linebacker Terence Moore has been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Cleveland Gladiators wide receiver Thyron Lewis has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 15 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Where should we put the AFL Hall of Fame?
Randy Snow, ArenaFan.com

A few months ago, fellow ArenaFan columnist Dan Ryan wrote an article advocating that the Arena Football League Hall of Fame should actually have a building somewhere. I totally agree. But where should it be located?

Arizona scores 83 in 14th straight win; remains No.1 in Week 16 AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Arizona, Pittsburgh, San Jose, and Cleveland all won in Week 15 action, resulting in no changes in the top four spots in this week’s AFL Power Rankings. Orlando lost by a point to Tampa Bay, knocking the Predators from the N0. 5 ranking. Power Rankings: Week 16

AFL Announces 2014 Arena Football Hall of Fame Finalists
AFL Press Release

After tallying the nominations put forth by the Arena Football Hall of Fame Advisory Board and AFL fans, the Arena Football League has named ten finalists for the Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

AFL Quick Pick Week 15: Shock to the System
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

The Spokane Shock are the only team we can choose from in the Pacific Division and we’re not taking Erik Meyer this week. We’ll explain the rationale for it below and navigate through what promises to be a challenging week from a fantasy perspective.

Vince Neil gets approval for new AFL team in Las Vegas
Florida Times-Union (blog)

Strip Scribbles: Vince Neil’s arena football team expansion
Las Vegas Sun

Las Vegas will get a new Arena Football League expansion team in time for the 2015 season.

Top six remain unchanged in Week 15 AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Arizona, Pittsburgh, San Jose, Cleveland, and Orlando all won while Philadelphia fell to a higher ranked team (Pitt) in Week 14 action to keep Nos.1-6 unchanged in this week’s AFL Power Rankings.

AFL Tonight - Episode 15: After Further Review...
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and special guest host Jeff Sims present the fifteenth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. We look at whether Arizona a hated team, Playoff picture becomes clearer, ArenaBowl logo released, Surprising 2015 season ticket prices, fan Q&A and much more. Special interview this week is AFL Supervisor of Officials Carl Paganelli.

Rodriguez, Maka and Beavers Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Pittsburgh Power wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while San Jose Sabercats Mac linebacker Francis Maka has been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and New Orleans VooDoo wide receiver Larry Beavers has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 14 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

2015 Sharks Season Tickets Now On Sale
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that season tickets for the 2015 season are now on sale. This year, Sharks season ticket packages start as low as $99 for two seats. Season Ticket Holders will also be eligible to win exclusive prizes in drawings that will take place throughout the upcoming offseason.

AFL Quickplay Week 14—Beware the Thursday Game
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

This week in the world of AFL Fantasy Football we have a dreaded Thursday night game. It’s a week where you make the most boring and conservative plays possible to minimize risks.

Orlando moves into top 5 in Week 14 AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Arizona, Pittsburgh, San Jose, and Cleveland all won to keep the Nos.1-4 unchanged, but losses by Philadelphia and Iowa allow Orlando to move into the No.5 slot

Erik Meyer Activated from Injured Reserve
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have activated quarterback and reigning AFL MVP Erik Meyer from injured reserve, the team announced Thursday. Meyer was placed on injured reserve after sustaining a shoulder injury during the Shock’s 70-21 victory over the LA KISS on May 4.

Rowley Returns to Thunder Roster
Portland Thunder Press Release

On Thursday, the Portland Thunder activated quarterback Kyle Rowley off of the team’s injured reserve list.

AFL Tonight - Episode 14: If A Tree Falls In The Woods
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and special guest host Jim Robinson present the fourteenth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. We look at Hall of Fame Selection Committee unveiled, Rattlers streaking to history, Cleveland history vs AFL version, fan Q&A and much more. Special interview with LA KISS Equipment Manager Darryl MaGee

Austin, Smith and Taylor Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Cleveland Gladiators quarterback Shane Austin has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Jacksonville Sharks defensive back Terrance Smith has been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Cleveland Gladiators wide receiver Collin Taylor has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 13 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Quarterback Alex Carder Headed to CFL
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that quarterback Alex Carder has been placed on the Other League Exempt List, as Carder is set to sign with the Canadian Football League’s Ottawa RedBlacks. The Sharks also announced that the team has been assigned quarterback Lee Chapple.

Storm 4th Quarter defense sparks 56-49 win over Philadelphia Soul
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Hobbled by a leg injury at the end of the third period, quarterback Randy Hippeard stepped up to connect with three fourth-quarter touchdowns, the last a 28-yard toss to T.T. Toliver with 56 seconds remaining as Tampa Bay pulled off a stunning, 56-49, win over the Philadelphia Soul Saturday on the Amalie Motor Oil Field in the Tampa Bay Times forum.

Sharks Activate McGriff-Culver, Add Gilbert
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks adjusted their lineup on Thursday in preparation for Saturday’s game against the Spokane Shock. Wide receiver Charles Gilbert has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster, while fullback Jared McGriff-Culver has been activated from inactive reserve.

Cleveland suffers first loss, falls to No.4 in Week 13 AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Arizona remained undefeated, but there was a shuffling of teams in the second to fifth spots after Week 12 action saw Cleveland fall to Pittsburgh.

AFL Quickplay Week 13: Expect the Unexpected
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Week 12 in the AFL was one of the most bizarre weeks we have seen in a long time. We saw unexpected performances in both directions. Iowa quarterback Brian Reeder threw for seven touchdowns last week. Danny Southwick racked up 252 yards and six touchdowns through the air for the Thunder.

LA KISS Hopeful With Week Off and Tryouts
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

We last left the LA KISS in complete turmoil, wondering what happened to their winning ways. Dealing with a very rough patch in their schedule, they only managed one lead during their seven game winning streak, a touchdown pass to start the game against the Arizona Rattlers on May 26.

AFL Tonight - Episode 13: Oh Yes They Call It The Streak
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and special guest host Jim Robinson present the thirteenth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. We look at Cleveland winning streak over, Can anyone beat Arizona, Should Coach Guy have let Davila play, Orlando ownership rumors, fan Q&A and much more. Special interview with AFL Hall of Fame Quarterback Sherdrick Bonner.

Arena Football Hall of Fame Advisory Board Announced
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced nine members of the 2014 Hall of Fame Advisory Board today.

AFL Fans to Nominate Candidates for Arena Football Hall of Fame
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League is encouraging fans to submit nominees for the Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2014.

Soul to hold open tryout July 6
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul will hold an open player tryout on Sunday, July 6 at the Wells Fargo Center.

Arena football proves to be a riotously good time
Central Florida Future

I knew I was witnessing something magical when the mascot — a long-haired alien beast, flanked by a cadre of scantily-clad dancing girls — began launching T-shirts into the singular, undulating mass of the audience above. It was my first experience with arena football. It was awesome.

SaberCats Activate DL Joe Sykes, Assigned DL Ernest Owusu
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have activated defensive lineman Joe Sykes from the refuse to report list. In addition, the team has been assigned rookie defensive lineman Ernest Owusu and placed defensive lineman Luis Vasquez on injured reserve.

Davila, Lewis and Dukes Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Iowa Barnstormers defensive end Mike Lewis has been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Arizona Rattlers defensive end Cliff Dukes has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 12 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Guy's bond with Davila transcends football field
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

The bond between Arizona Rattlers Head Coach Kevin Guy and his quarterback Nick Davila transcends the playing field. Never was that more apparent than in the head coach's postgame press conference following the Rattlers' 51-42 win over the San Jose SaberCats on Saturday night.

LA KISS To Hold Open Tryout Sunday
CBS Local

Arizona Rattlers Announce Multi-Year Partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers are pleased to announce a major multi-year partnership with the Ak-Chin Indian Community that includes naming rights on the Rattlers home field at US Airways Center.

AFL QuickPlay Week 11—Look Who’s Back
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

We’re a little more than halfway through the season and things are heating up on the fantasy front. This past week saw the return of a pair of key receivers in Reggie Gray of San Jose and Prechae Rodriguez of Pittsburgh. Both of them returned to their respective lineups following injury this past week and it makes the fantasy game continue to be a challenge week in and week out.

Top five remains unchanged in Week 12 AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

After Week 11 action saw the Nos. 1-4 teams win, and the No. 5 club lose a tight road game to a higher ranked team, the top five in the Week 12 Arena Football League Power Rankings remains unchanged from the previous week.

Thunder Repair Offensive Line
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder responded to some recent offensive line injuries by acquiring a pair of new offensive linemen, Abe Markowitz from the University of Southern California, and Nick Torresso of Bowling Green

Shock Make Most of Midseason Roster Moves
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have announced numerous roster moves, highlighted by the acquisition of defensive back Fred Shaw (6-2, 220) and future considerations from the Philadelphia Soul in exchange for offensive lineman Duke Robinson (6-4, 345) and future considerations from the Shock.

Storm Adds Wide Receiver
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver Chris Slaughter announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Shock Trade Thompkins to Soul
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have traded wide receiver Brandon Thompkins (5-9, 180) to the Philadelphia Soul, completing Spokane’s future considerations included in Wednesday’s trade.

Rattler Nation Heads West to Watch Team Continue Historic Path
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

Every team says they have the best fans, but it is quite another thing to prove it. Demonstrating the true passion of Arena Football League fans, more than 100 Arizona Rattlers diehards made the trip west to California last weekend to watch their team dominate the Los Angeles KISS 70-25.

AFL Tonight - Episode 12: Memorial Day
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz present the twelfth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. We look at the Rattlers drive to a division title, LA KISS docu-series gets a name, Rules Book released to fans, Injured reserve rules modified, rumors, fan Q&A and much more.

Hippeard, Floyd and Harrell Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm quarterback Randy Hippeard has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Arizona Rattlers defensive back Marquis Floyd has been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Tampa Bay Storm defensive back James Harrell has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 11 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Stephens Makes Jump to the CFL
Spokane Shock Press Release

Shock defensive back Paul Stephens is taking the next step in his career, moving on to play with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League.

It's All About The Game... Or It Ought To Be...
Dan Ryan, ArenaFan.com

I love the game. I hate the business. So I’m not going to talk about the business. I’m going to share a story instead. It really doesn’t matter if it originated from a league that had rebound nets. Or awarded a point if a kickoff goes through the net. If you still think that does make a difference, I refer you to the biggest hit of the R&B artist Celo Green.

Rattlers get no love from 'worldwide leader'
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

When I heard the Arena Football League had again partnered with ESPN for national television broadcasts this season, I naturally thought the two-time defending ArenaBowl champion Arizona Rattlers might get some airtime.

Arizona rolls to 9-0 with win over Spokane; continues to hold top spot in AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

For the second consecutive week, Arizona had little difficulty in remaining undefeated. After downing Portland by 29 in Week 9 action the Rattlers hammered the Shock by 32 to improve to 9-0 and remain in the No.1 spot in this week’s Arena Football League Power Rankings.

Sharks Trade for All-Arena Defensive Back Vic Hall
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that the team has acquired defensive back Vic Hall from the Arizona Rattlers in exchange for future considerations.

AFL Quickplay Week 11
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Week 10 saw Aaron Garcia get off to a mediocre start for the KISS. The Spokane quarterbacks got roughed up in Arizona and several teams had low-scoring outings. It made for a rough week in fantasy as well.

AFL Renames Conference Championship Trophies
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Board of Directors unanimously voted this week to rename the League’s conference championship trophies after two of the sports founding fathers.

AFL Tonight - Episode 11: What`s said on Twitter...
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and guest host Jeff Sims present the eleventh episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. We look at the Orlando ownership followup, Derreck Ross sets a league milestone, Sharks London Crawford`s big choice, boardroom tweet, fan Q&A and much more.

Thunder Retool Roster
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Thunder used the halfway point of the season to turn the roster around, bringing in new blood to help out the squad on offense, defense, and special teams.

Windsor, Alston and Young Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Arizona Rattlers wide receiver Rod Windsor has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while New Orleans VooDoo defensive end Mike Alston has been named Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Orlando Predators wide receiver Gerald Young has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 10 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

AFL Quickplay Week 10—The Return of Aaron Garcia
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

A big trade has reshaped the league at the quarterback position, and it will impact your fantasy roster. The trade sent Aaron Garcia’s rights from Jacksonville to Los Angeles in exchange for JJ Raterink. Raterink was subsequently shipped to Iowa for a defensive lineman.

Arizona improves to 8-0; keeps top spot in AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

While Arizona had little difficulty in downing Portland to improve to 8-0 and keep the No.1 spot in this week’s Arena Football League Power Rankings, Cleveland had a close call, beating Los Angeles by just three, to remain No. 2. Spokane lost to Pittsburgh which resulted in movement in the three, four, and five slots.

ArenaFan.com's Adam Markowitz Interview on 740 AM 5/14
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz on the Open Mic on 740 AM discussing the Orlando Predators ownership situation

AFL Tonight - Episode 10: KISS`em Goodbye
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the tenth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. We look at Aaron Garcia trade to LA highlights 3-team trade, Orlando ownership in flux, player milestones fan Q&A and much more. Our interview this week is Sports Video Innovations CEO JR Liverman who is the driving force behind the AFL adopted Schuttvision helmet cameras.

Storm's Chris Smith Headed To CFL
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm defensive back Chris Smith has signed with the Montreal Alouettes, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Amidst Financial Problems, League Assumes Control of Orlando Predators (UPDATED 8/13 8:00 PM)
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO -- Sources have told ArenaFan.com that David Pearsall, who took managing control of the Preds in the middle of last season, is no longer with the team.

Can an LA Kiss Arena Football Game Actually Be Considered "Theater"?
LA Weekly

Rogers, Dukes and Floyd Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Portland Thunder wide receiver Eric Rogers has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Arizona Rattlers defensive end Cliff Dukes and defensive back Marquis Floyd have been named Riddell Co-Defensive Players of the Week and Cleveland Gladiators defensive back Dominic Jones has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 9 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

JJ Raterink traded back to injury-laden Barnstormers
DesMoinesRegister.com

Aaron Garcia Predictably Kisses Jacksonville Goodbye
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

At the ArenaBowl last season, our own Tim Capper asked the famed Aaron Garcia whether he was going to kiss the Orlando Predators goodbye right after the announcement that the Los Angeles KISS were the newest AFL team. Not only has Garcia kissed the Predators goodbye, but he did so with the Jacksonville Sharks as well. The all-time leading passer in AFL history has been traded for the second time this season, as he was shipped to the KISS on Monday as a part of a bevy of moves which shuffled quarterbacks throughout the league.

Barnstormers Involved in Three-Way Trade
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers have executed a three-way trade with the Los Angeles KISS and the Jacksonville Sharks to acquire quarterback J.J. Raterink, Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced today.

Sharks Add Defensive Lineman James McClinton
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has executed trades with the Los Angeles KISS and the Iowa Barnstormers.

LA KISS adds Arena Football League's all-time leading passer
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

LA KISS today announced the acquisition of 21-year veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia. Garcia, who in 2012 was named No. 3 on the league’s list of Top 25 Greatest Players, owns every major AFL career passing record.

Arizona improves to 7-0; retains top spot in Week 9 AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The team with the higher power ranking won in all six AFL games played in Week 8, which resulted in no movement among the top six teams in this week’s rankings. There are five games on the schedule for Week 9, including No. 5 Pittsburgh @ No. 3 Spokane and No. 9 Jacksonville @ No. 7 Iowa.

TSN2 Will Broadcast Arena Football League Games North of the Border
Tim Capper, ArenaFan.com

Arena Football League fans in Canada were surprised to see the Week 8 Spokane Shock vs. Los Angeles KISS game being broadcast on TSN2 with no prior announcement. This was the first AFL broadcast on a TSN channel since 2007 when a 10-game slate was broadcast on the now discontinued TSN-Alternate channel.

AFL Before and After
Jonathan Willis, ArenaFan.com

I first started watching Arena Football 10 years ago and despite some (okay, a lot of) initial resistance, I grew to appreciate this peculiar game and the niche it began to hold in my sports watching schedule. After some initial confusion about the different rules, the game was easy to pick up and I got more and more into it with each season.

AFL Tonight - Episode 9: QB Triage
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the ninth episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight. We look at the devastating week for QB injuries and how will it effect the league, ESPN ratings, and a return to the airwaves of Canada, fan Q&A and much more. Our interview this week is Pittsburgh Power Public Address announcer Dom Errico.

Reed Makes Huge Plays While Flying Under the Radar
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

Every championship team has its headliners, its superstars, the guys that get most of the publicity. But a big key to staying at the top is having those grind players – the ones who do all the little things to make sure the team wins. For the Arizona Rattlers, that player is Kerry Reed.

Davila, Simpson and Carter Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Arizona Rattlers quarterback Nick Davila has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Iowa Barnstormers defensive back Jason Simpson has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Spokane Shock wide receiver Rashaad Carter has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 8 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Quarterback Injuries Could Expose AFL Problems
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The quarterback position is the most important in all of football. Yes, Trent Dilfer has won a Super Bowl, but for every Dilfer, Brad Johnson, and Jeff Hostetler, there are dozens of guys like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Joe Montana, and yes, even our own beloved John Elway.

AFL Quickplay Week 8
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

It’s hard to believe we’re already into May and we’re a third of the way through the season. Arizona and Cleveland have emerged as the teams to beat. That has turned into fantasy success for the players who have been able to harness the teams doing well early.

Rattlers Remain No.1, KISS Fall to No. 13 in Week 8 AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Sharks are new stage for Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil
Florida Times-Union

Jeff Bouchy went to a Kiss concert about 30 years ago in which Motley Crue was the opening act. He remembers leaving impressed, never thinking he and Motley Crue lead singer Vince Neil would someday be working together.

Davila Carving Out His Own AFL Legacy
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

When AFL Hall of Famer and Arizona Rattlers legend Sherdrick Bonner left the desert in 2007, his legacy was secure. The resume listed 14 seasons with two ArenaBowl titles, an ArenaBowl VIII MVP award, a spot among the Top 10 greatest AFL players ever and every meaningful Rattlers passing record.

AFL Tonight - Episode 8: Cleveland Rocks
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 8th episode of the 2014 season of AFL Tonight, presented by Captain & Company on OldSkool101.com. We look at the new Sharks minority rocker owner, the return of the AFL on ESPN, instant replay, fan Q&A and much more. Interview with Cleveland Gladiators Offensive Lineman Shannon Breen.

Home Sweet Home: Motley Crue singer buys part-ownership in Jacksonville Sharks
Florida Times-Union

Sharks to Introduce Vince Neil on Friday
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team will introduce Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil, CEO of Rockstar Investment Group, Inc., as a minority partner of the team on Friday, May 2. The introductory event will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Raudabaugh, Summers and Peila Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Philadelphia Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Spokane Shock Mac linebacker Derrick Summers has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Portland Thunder Jack linebacker Bryce Peila has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 7 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

OL Justin Wells Inks Deal with Edmonton
Orlando Predators Press Release

Orlando Predators offensive lineman Justin Wells has signed a contract with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, the franchise announced today. Wells was placed on the Arena Football League’s “Other League Exempt List” with Monday’s transactions.

What Brotherly Love Truly Means
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The concept of Brotherly Love is no joke to the city of Philadelphia, and today, in the wake of the inexplicable controversy surrounding the NBA and Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, Philadelphia Soul co-owner Cosmo DeNicola gathered his team to address the issue.

Offensive Woes Continue With Loss To SaberCats
Manny Nunez, ArenaFan.com

The Los Angeles KISS needed a rebound game with the losses they have been going through. So what better way than to come back to the Honda Center in front of their own crowd for two straight home games.

BREAKING: Aaron Garcia Leaving Sharks for Good
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

According to an interview on The Drill with Dan Hicken and Jeff Prosser on 1010 XL in Jacksonville with Jeffrey Bouchy, the Managing Partner of the Jacksonville Sharks, Aaron Garcia has permanently left the team.

AFL Quickplay Week 7
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Last week saw the AFL look like the AFL we’ve come to know and love. Scoreboards were sagging with points being piled on them. There were plenty of players scoring huge points and it filled up the point totals for many fantasy teams.

Soul up to No. 6 in Power Rankings; Top five remain unchained
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Week 6 of the AFL schedule matched the top four teams in the ArenaFan Power Rankings. The results, combined with a win for the No. 5 team, means the Week 7 Power Rankings Top 5 remains unchanged for the second consecutive week.

Thunder unveil three-game ticket packages
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Thunder have unveiled three-game ticket packages, which will enable fans who might not be able to commit to a full-season ticket, to catch a home game each month for the rest of the 2014 season.

Storm Acquires Quarterback And Offensive Lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm acquired quarterback B.J. Hall, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. The team also acquired offensive lineman Byron Isom.

Former Hartwick QB starring in Arena Football League
Oneonta Daily Star

Barnstormers Launch 2014 Kids Club
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers are pleased to announce the re-launch of their Official Kids Club for the 2014 season. Officially known as the “Lil’ Stormers”, the kids club provides a great opportunity for the youth of Iowa to interact with and learn about the day-to-day activities of their favorite sports team.

AFL Tonight - Episode 7: Zero Tolerance
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the seventh episode of AFL Tonight of the 2014 season. We look at the league's new "Zero Tolerance" for fighting memorandum, The War on I-4, injuries, fan questions and answers and much more.

Statement from Sharks Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy Regarding Vince Neil
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

There have been several reports in different media outlets over the past several days regarding Vince Neil of Motley Crue becoming an owner of the Jacksonville Sharks and possibly relocating the team to the Las Vegas market.

Champions Find a Way: Rattlers Survive Tough Tests
Matt Loeschman, ArenaFan.com

When you are the two-time defending Arena Bowl champions, you can expect to get every team's best shot each week. The Arizona Rattlers experienced just that in recent back-to-back victories over the San Jose SaberCats and Pittsburgh Power. Both times, the Rattlers dug deep and finished strong, remaining undefeated by making big plays at the biggest moments.

Does AFL need a real HoF? Hall, yeah…
Dan Ryan, ArenaFan.com

The commissioner of a professional sports league said something the other day that really annoyed me.

Predators Acquire WR Larry Brackins from Soul
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced today that the franchise has acquired veteran wide receiver Larry Brackins in a trade with the Philadelphia Soul. Today’s transaction completes a previous trade that sent the second overall claim order pick to Philadelphia last week.

LA KISS kicks off exclusive auction to support our troops
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

Today, Mike Focareto, CEO of Veteran Tickets Foundation (Vet Tix) announced that the organization has partnered with LA KISS to host an ongoing online auction in support of their deserving veterans.

Expansion Blues? Not If You Are Paying Attention
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

At this writing, the Portland Thunder are zero for the season. The AFL’s newest franchise is dead last in scoring, and the face of the franchise Darron Thomas has seen scant playing time in the past three outings. All is lost, The Thunder are terrible and whatever shall we do? Stop it.

Soul make changes to roster
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul announce a couple of roster moves today. The team completed a trade of future considerations with the Orlando Predators by sending them wide receiver Larry Brackins (6’5, 221, Pearl River C.C.)

Boltus, Whitehurst and Lesue Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Orlando Predators quarterback Jason Boltus has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while San Antonio Talons defensive back Kyle Whitehurst has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Pittsburgh Power wide receiver Aaron Lesue has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 6 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

EXCLUSIVE Interview with LA KISS President Schuyler Hoversten
Examiner.com

Interview with LA KISS President about the team LA KISS

AFL Tonight - Episode 6: Domino Effect
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the sixth episode of AFL Tonight of the 2014 season. We revisit the Aaron Garcia activation and fallout, Cleveland and Pittsburgh set records and an ESPN3 telecast

Arizona Keeps Top Spot in AFL Week 6 Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

There are no changes in the Week 6 AFL Power Rankings in the top six spots from Week 5, but there was plenty of movement from No. 7 on.

ESPN3 is a Great Way to Watch the AFL
Randy Snow, ArenaFan.com

Ten years ago, in 2004, I wrote an article on ArenaFan called How I Spent My Friday Night. It told how I tried to follow an Arena Football game between the Grand Rapids Rampage and the Indiana Firebirds one night on the Internet. My dial-up modem did not make for an easy time of it.

Raudabaugh, Gray and Stephens Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Philadelphia Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Pittsburgh Power defensive back Virgil Gray has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and San Antonio Talons wide receiver D.J. Stephens has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 5 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

AFL Opens 2014 NET10 Wireless Dream Team Voting
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League has opened voting for the 2014 NET10 Wireless Dream Team, the League office announced today.

Sharks Trade for Jomo Wilson
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has executed a trade with the San Antonio Talons. The deal brings wide receiver Jomo Wilson to Jacksonville in exchange for future considerations.

Thunder Trade For Orlando's Rowley
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder picked up 2010 ArenaBowl champion quarterback Kyle Rowley from the Orlando Predators in return for top wide receiver Jeffrey Solomon.

Rattlers-SaberCats analysis, prediction
Richard Obert, Arizona Central

This is only the fourth game for the Rattlers (3-0), but it's huge for home-field advantage in the playoffs, because next week the Rattlers play host to red-hot Pittsburgh Power, maybe the best team in the East. Then, after that, the Rattlers get San Antonio, arguably the league's worst team.

AFL Quickplay Week 5
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Thursday night football has long been an enemy of fans of fantasy football. It skews games. It leads to poor performances. It makes fantasy owners want to cheer Friday morning or decide what risks to take when they wake and see their team is down by 27 points. The AFL is no different.

Rattlers retain top spot in the Week 5 Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The Arizona Rattlers retain the top spot in this week’s AFL Power Rankings after improving to 3-0 with a victory at home over Jacksonville while No. 2 Orlando and No. 3 San Jose both lost to teams ranked below them in the Power Rankings.

SaberCats Assigned Veteran Fullback Odie Armstrong
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned fullback Odie Armstrong.

AFL Tonight - Episode 5: Hooker, Line and Sinker
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the fifth episode of AFL Tonight of the 2014 season. We look at the LA KISS Premiere, including the foul mouth of Coach McMillan. Philly and San Antonio issues, the sack record that was and then wasn't, and more.

Meyer, Bell and McGlenn Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Spokane Shock quarterback Erik Meyer has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while LA KISS Mac linebacker Beau Bell has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and New Orleans VooDoo defensive back Cameron McGlenn has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 4 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Sharks Activate Quarterback Aaron Garcia
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has activated quarterback Aaron Garcia from the Refused to Report list. Garcia had previously been acquired in a trade with the Orlando Predators on February 10, and was placed on Refused to Report on February 21.

AFLPU affiliates with AFL-CIO
Arena Football League Players Union Press Release

The AFLPU is proud to announce that our Board of Player representatives recently voted unanimously on direct affiliation with the AFL CIO. The AFL CIO has accepted our affiliation and our members now join the over 12 Million working men and women of the AFL CIO and their affiliated Unions.

Given Time, There Will Be No Doubting Thomas
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

Portland Thunder quarterback Darron Thomas can be counted among the things this young team has done right. Not only was Thomas, an unparallelled success at the University of Oregon, an obvious choice for the face of this team but Darron is a player fans can grow to love... again.

Rattlers Jump To Top Spot in Week 4 Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The Arizona Rattlers have taken over as the top team in our AFL Power Rankings through three weeks of play. Check out how the rest of the teams shake out this week!

AFL Tonight Episode 4: Quarterback Controversy
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz is back with the fourth episode of AFL Tonight of the 2014 season. Join us as we break down all of the ins and outs from an interesting third week of the AFL campaign, including some sloppy quarterback play, a 3-0 team that no one saw coming, and some picks for Week 4, too.

Jackson, Norman and Lindsey Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Amarri Jackson has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Cleveland Gladiators defensive back Marrio Norman has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Michael Lindsey has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 3 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

AFL Quickplay Week 3
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

The third week of the AFL season is upon us and it’s going to be a rough one in fantasy. The second set of byes comes up and we have some top talent sitting on the couch this week.

SaberCats Top Week 3 AFL Power Rankings
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Now that two weeks of the 2014 Arena Football season are in the history books we can begin to gauge team’s strengths and weaknesses based on their game performance rather than projections.

Stanley, Varner and Smith Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

San Jose Sabercats quarterback Nathan Stanley has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Orlando Predators Jack linebacker Tanner Varner has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Tampa Bay Storm defensive back Chris Smith has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 2 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

AFL Tonight - Episode 3: Power Plays
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with the 3rd episode of AFL Tonight of the 2014 season. Join us as we break down all of the ins and outs from week two of the AFL campaign, including a rookie QB leads team to win, Head Coach change in Pittsburgh, LA KISS ad vs others from the past and more.

One And Done for Power Head Coach Derek Stingley
Pittsburgh Sporting News

One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do. Derek Stingley is probably feeling rather lonely tonight after being relieved of his duties as head coach of the Pittsburgh Power.

Power Outage: Stingley Fired One Game Into 2014 Season
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

It isn't all that often that we see a head coach in any league get fired after just one game, but on Friday, it was announced by Pittsburgh's TribLIVE.com that the Pittsburgh Power have hired Ron James to be their third head coach in franchise history.

Exclusive Interview - Pittsburgh Power Head Coach Ron James
arenafan.com

Exclusive Interview: New Pittsburgh Power Football Head Coach Ron James

Pittsburgh Power name new coach
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Pittsburgh Power Hire Ron James as New Head Coach
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

The Pittsburgh Power have hired Ron James as their new head coach, the team announced Friday.

AFL Quickplay Week 2
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

The first week of the season is in the books and we had some stellar performances to open the season. Chris Dieker of Cleveland accounted for nine total touchdowns in the Gladiators’ win over Pittsburgh. Tysson Poots of Arizona went off with 10 catches for 191 yards and 4 touchdowns. Derrick Ross ran over the Rattlers for 46 yards and six touchdowns.

Hippeard & Hilton Look To Reverse Storm's Fortune Against San Antonio
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

As the Tampa Bay Storm prepare for Friday’s game against the San Antonio Talons, they know it will be a true test so early in the season. The Talons, since their move to San Antonio in 2012, have boasted a 3-0 record against Tampa Bay, including a 68-42 beat down of the Storm last year.

Power overhaul was needed
Tribune-Review

AFL Tonight - Episode 2: Can't Buy Me Love
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 2nd episode of AFL Tonight of the 2014 season. Join us as we break down all of the ins and outs from an interesting first week of the AFL campaign, including disappointing 0-1 teams, expansion franchises, and a brand new arena.

Arena Football League, Krossover Launch Partnership
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League and Krossover, a leading sports film analysis and statistics company, today announced a new partnership to support the AFL’s video analysis capabilities. The partnership will allow AFL teams to use Krossover Intelligence during the 2014 AFL regular and postseason to breakdown and share game film, extract valuable insight into player performance and track opponent tendencies.

Ross, Bell and Stephens Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Philadelphia Soul FB DERRICK ROSS has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while LA KISS MLB BEAU BELL has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and San Antonio Talons WR D.J. STEPHENS has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 1 of the 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Shock Announce Mike Levy as Team President
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock are excited to announce the hiring of Mike Levy as their new team President effective immediately.

Week 1 ArenaFan Postgame Interviews
ArenaFan Online

ArenaFan.com's postgame interviews with coaches and players through the Arena Football League in Week 1 of the 2014 season.

Storm Grind Out Opening Night Win Over Division Rival VooDoo
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

On a night new head coach Lawrence Samuels called overwhelming, the Tampa Bay Storm were able to grind out a 62-57 win over the division rival New Orleans VooDoo.

AFL to Debut on ESPN3
AFL Press Release

Arena Football fans will once again be able to watch AFL games in 2014, as more than 85 games will be carried live on ESPN3 at no additional cost to fans who receive their Internet or video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Backfield’s Back For Cleveland
Jonah Rosenblum, ArenaFan.com

As Cleveland’s championship drought drifts on, an immediate solution seems unlikely, and yet the teams take bold steps.

ArenaBowl XXVI Rematch Preview
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

The past two years the Philadelphia Soul have won the Eastern Conference and the American Conference Championship easily. The Soul have also lost to the Arizona Rattlers in each of the last two ArenaBowls. The Rattlers seem to be the Soul’s kryptonite.

Mental Mistakes Doom VooDoo
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

TAMPA BAY -- Ninety percent of the game is half mental. If you didn't know any better, you'd think that Yogi Berra was talking about the New Orleans VooDoo on Friday night in a 62-57 loss at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

AFL and CBS Sports Network Announce On-Air Talent for 2014 Season
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League and CBS Sports Network have announced the on-air talent for CBS Sports Network’s 2014 schedule of AFL games. Andrew Catalon and Ari Wolfe will handle play-by-play while Anthony Herron and Sherdrick Bonner serve as analysts.

AFL Tonight: Physically able to perform
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 1st 2014 episode of the AFL Tonight.

AFL Quickplay Week 1
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Finally, the season is upon us. Of course, the landscape in the league looks a lot different than it did six months ago. Except for the fact that the Arizona Rattlers continued their domination. They won back-to-back league championships. They try for the three-peat this year and a fourth straight trip to the Arena Bowl.

Portland Thunder Set Historic First Roster
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

On Monday, March 10, 2014, the Portland Thunder of the Arena Gootball League introduced the first roster in the history of the franchise. In a small ceremony at the Thunder offices in the complex owned by Emmert International, the roster was introduced to the media and the players were given a generous “welcome to the team” gift of Thunder branded custom headphones by Sol Republic.

LA KISS Announce Single Game Tickets and limited edition promotional items for 2014
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

LA KISS single game tickets go on sale today, ahead of the team’s inaugural season. Tickets for each of the team’s nine home games are available for purchase, including the highly anticipated home-opener against the Portland Thunder on April 5 and the promotional item series.

Barnstormers Watch Parties Find New Home at Overtime
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League are pleased to announce that Overtime Neighborhood Hub for Sports and Grub, located at 4810 NW 86th St. in Urbandale, will be the official host of all road game watch parties for the 2014 season.

Arena Football League Set to Kickoff 27th Season
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League will officially kick off its 27th season this week with a seven-game Week 1 lineup.

Rock group Kiss tackles tricky spectacle of indoor football
Reuters

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of the rock band Kiss put down their instruments, wiped away the face paint and unveiled their own arena football franchise on Monday, promising to pair the niche sport with the pyrotechnic theater of their concerts.

Changes Abound - Shock 2014 Preview
Jeffrey Giuliani, ArenaFan.com

The 2013 season was a roller coaster for the Spokane Shock. They started hot with a five-game winning streak and then cooled considerably with a three-game losing streak. They rebounded and finished the season on a 10-1 run to finish the regular season with a 14-4 record. They won a nail-biter against the now-defunct Chicago Rush in their opening playoff game followed by a crushing defeat to the Arizona Rattlers. Their sights are still set on the ArenaBowl for 2014.

Questions Remain For Tampa Bay Storm as New Era Begins
Connor Akeman, ArenaFan.com

As training camps around the Arena Football League wind down and a fresh season approaches, the Tampa Bay Storm are left with many questions at many positions.

AFL to Debut Schutt Vision on CBS Sports Network
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League (AFL) and Sports Video Innovations (SVI) have finalized their partnership implementing Schutt Vision technology during the 2014 AFL season, the League office announced today.

Haves vs. Have Nots: Is Cheating Rampant In AFL?
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

It's the story that no one in the Arena Football League wants to talk about. But last Friday, when the Florida Times Union reported that Aaron Garcia had retired, the cat was officially let out of the bag.

Sharks Raise 38,000 Pounds of Pet Food for FCNMHP
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The four-time South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that the team’s pet food drive held at Sunday’s preseason scrimmage was a tremendous success. Thanks to the generosity of Shark fans, the effort produced a total of 38,000 lbs. of pet food for First Coast No More Homeless Pets (FCNMHP).

Storm To Celebrate Kickoff Week 2014
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is celebrating the kickoff of the 2014 season in conjunction with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Fans are encouraged to come out to the Lightning’s March 10 matchup versus the Phoenix Coyotes and see all of their favorite Storm players as the team takes over the ice for “Storm Night.”

Touchdown Terry
Willamette Week

ArenaBowl to Return to Home Field Advantage in 2014
AFL Press Release

After two straight neutral site championship games, the ArenaBowl will return to a ‘home field advantage’ format in 2014, as ArenaBowl XXVII will be hosted by the highest remaining playoff seed, the Arena Football League office announced today.

Thunder Rolls in First Live Action
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

The Portland Thunder held thier first live scrimmage in team history on Saturday, May 1st at their Tualatin practice facility in front of crowd of media and hundreds of season-ticket holders. The Rose City's newest professional sports franchise did not fail to put on a show.

AFL Reaches Partnership Deal with FUGA Energy
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League and the natural energy drink FUGA have entered into a two-year partnership, the League office announced today.

Thunder Trim Roster After First Live Scrimmage
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

The Portland Thunder trimmed their roster to near regular season numbers only two days after a very successful energetic and occasionally hotly contested live scrimmage Saturday, May 1st. Playing in front of a large group of media and hundreds of season-ticket holders, players literally and figuratively threw themselves against the wall in a collective last-minute attempt to remain with the team.

Barnstormers Introduce 2014 Coaching Staff
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee has announced his coaching staff for the 2014 AFL season. Joining Coach Hohensee are the familiar faces of Ernesto Purnsley and David Paffenroth along with newcomer Stanley Wrubluski.

Longwood man suspect in gold scheme, feds going after his stake in Predators
Orlando Sentinel

A Central Florida man is at the center of an international multi-million dollar gold scheme, and now authorities are going after the spoils of the suspected crime ring: luxury cars, cash and a stake in the Orlando Predators.

Pelican Sports Network to Broadcast VooDoo on TV In 2014
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo and Pelican Sports Network have reached an agreement to broadcast VooDoo home games live during the 2014 season.

Sharks Top Storm in Scrimmage, 42-35
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks defeated the Tampa Bay Storm, 42-35, in the team’s preseason scrimmage on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday night. Sharks rookie fullback Jared McGriff-Culver snapped a 35-35 tie with a four-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter before the Jacksonville defense made a final stop to seal the victory.

ArenaFan Partners With Tooker Flags for Game Trophies
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan.com is proud to announce a partnership for the upcoming 2014 Arena Football League season with Tooker Flags. Tooker Flags will provide customized penalty flags for winners of all ArenaFan-Tasy Football leagues, as well as for the winners of our three AFL Pick 'Em games for 2014.

Report: Aaron Garcia To Retire
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Perhaps the time has finally come. According to a report in the Florida Times Union, Aaron Garcia has decided at 43 years old to retire.

Sharks preseason game Sunday important for QBs Rowley, Archer
Florida Times-Union

Practice was done Thursday morning and most of the Jacksonville Sharks players and coaches had already left Plantation Park when Kyle Rowley convinced receiver Jeremy Kelley to hang around for a few extra passes.

Quarterback Jason Murrietta returns to Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announce quarterback Jason Murrietta has been re-assigned to the team for the 2014 Arena Football League (AFL) season. This will be Murrietta’s sixth season in the AFL and third with the Arizona Rattlers.

Sauk "Extremely Happy" With Team's Early Efforts
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

Training camp. Those halcyon days when all the pass routes are fearless and crisp, and the running backs burst through every hole for a twenty yard gain. Defensive linemen get to the quarterback with fearsome regularity, and passers stand tall in the pocket reading coverages and picking out receivers flawlessly with no notice of the rush whatsoever.

99.5 WRNO “Rush Radio” Back For Fourth Season
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo and Clear Channel Radio announced their 2014 partnership on Thursday morning with 99.5 FM WRNO serving as the flagship station for VooDoo football for the fourth consecutive season.

Shock Add Former Player Ruschard Dodd-Masters to 2014 Coaching Staff
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have added a familiar face to their coaching staff in former player Ruschard Dodd-Masters, now the Shock’s Defensive Backs Coach.

Thunder Dance Team Tryouts Announced
Portland Thunder Press Release

Yes, the Portland Thunder will have a dance team. Dance Team Director Michelle Burch is looking for a few good women to make the roster on Sunday, March 2 at 11:30 a.m. in the Moda Center.

Dodd-Masters Joins Shock Staff
KHQ Right Now

Spokane Shock back with motivation to win title
The Spokesman Review

Former UO star QB Darron Thomas has first practice with arena team
The Oregonian

Orlando Predators begin training camp
Orlando Sentinel

VooDoo Merchandise Partnership Announced
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo are proud to announce a partnership with NXG Athletics for all VooDoo Merchandise in 2014.

Ring is the thing for Shock players
The Spokesman Review

New-look Power boost secondary with All-AFL first-team defensive back Gray
Tribune-Review

Iowa Barnstormers return to Oskaloosa
Oskaloosa Herald

Coach seeks 'relentless' players as Preds prepare to start camp
Orlando Sentinel

In the adrenaline-fueled atmosphere that permeates the Arena Football League, Orlando Predators first-year coach Rob Keefe is looking for one kind of player.

AFL Announces Partnership with Payroll Office of America
AFL Press Release

lOA Sports Partners, a subsidiary of Insurance Office of America announced today the Arena Football League (AFL) has named Payroll Office of America (POA) as the organization's Official Payroll Services Company. Payroll Office of America shall commence working with the AFL effective immediately.

Arizona Rattlers to Host Fan Fest March 1 in Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers will host Fan Fest in downtown Phoenix with an array of activities and entertainment. The event will run from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. on Jackson Street between 1st and 3rd Street.

San Jose SaberCats vs. Arizona Rattlers: The Western Rivalry's 20th Year
Griffin Aseltine, ArenaFan.com

May 12, 1995: A day that will forever be marked as the originating spark of the most intense, heated war in the AFL. Both teams are currently known for being two of the richest, most successful franchises in league history, and that is perhaps the ultimate recipe to a furious, yet incredible, rivalry.

LA KISS arena football team to hold first practice today
Los Angeles Daily News

LA KISS will conduct its first practice today, with 35 players expected to be at Whittier College beginning to compete for the 24 spots on the Arena Football League team’s regular-season roster.

Kiss holds first arena-football practice today
OCRegister (subscription)

Predators Assigned Former Utah Blaze Quarterback Jason Boltus
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators continued to bolster their roster Friday, as the team has been assigned former Utah Blaze quarterback Jason Boltus.

Sharks Ready to Open Training Camp
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The four-time South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks are less than 24 hours away from taking the field for the first time in the 2014 season. The team will hold its first practice of training camp on Saturday, February 22 at approximately 5:00 p.m. The exact start time is dependent on when all players complete required physicals.

Soul set to begin training for 2014 season
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

he Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, began training camp on Thursday, Feb. 20, when all players were required to report. The practices for training camp will be held at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia beginning on Saturday, February 22.

Shock Introduce Two-Part Season Ticket Pick Up Event
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have announced a two-part season ticket pick up event for 2014 season ticket holders prior to their Mar. 15 home opener against the Iowa Barnstormers.

New Arena Football Season Brings Familiar Voice Back to Airwaves
Orlando Predators Press Release

The new Arena Football season brings yet another change for the Orlando Predators. The team will not only be playing in a new venue, but there will also be a new but yet familiar voice running through the Jungles airwaves. Kevin Baldinger, a veteran of the local radio scene, will return to the PA announcer’s chair for the 2014 season.

Shock Announce 2014 Radio Talent
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have announced the pair of Keith Osso and Larry Weir as the radio team for the 2014 season.

Arena Football: San Jose SaberCats step it up
Contra Costa Times

Power overhaul was needed
Tribune-Review

Power coach Derek Stingley makes no apologies for discarding 71 percent of last year's roster.

LA KISS Hire Entertainment Specialist Harlan Hendrickson as Executive Producer
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS announced today the hiring of Harlan Hendrickson as the organization’s executive producer of entertainment. In this new role, Hendrickson will consult the organization on all entertainment-related matters during the upcoming 2014 season. He will directly oversee all in-game entertainment, including concerts and special appearances, at all home contests.

Shock Talk: Andy Olson Gears Up for 2014 Season
Sports and Weather Right Now

Phoenix Suns announce partnership with Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Phoenix Suns are proud to announce a marketing partnership with the Arena Football League’s (AFL) Arizona Rattlers. The new agreement is one of a limited number of partnerships between a professional sports franchise and an AFL team.

Virtua, Philadelphia Soul to tackle concussion issues
Philadelphia Business Journal (blog)

Nice Guys Don't Always Finish Last
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

I'm going to say something truly nasty about a head football coach... he's a nice guy. Now, I know that may be a Wade Phillips-style kiss of death. Phillips is widely considered a truly great defensive mind and genuinely nice guy but was said by many to have failed as a head coach due to that exact quality. It stinks, but it's just life in the NFL. So maybe I shouldn’t say this, but the new coach of the Portland Thunder, Matt Sauk just struck me as a genuine, honest, and decent fella.

2014 Pittsburgh Power TV Broadcast Schedule Announced
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

The 2014 Pittsburgh Power television broadcast schedule has officially been announced. Fans will be able to watch all 18 games this season either regionally on thisTV Pittsburgh or nationally on CBS Sports Network, ESPN2, and/or ESPN3.

Canzano blog: Portland's Arena Football League team fumbles name
The Oregonian

Portland's Arena Football League team is trying to connect with fans, but apparently not listening to them that closely.

AFL, ESPN Announce 2014 Broadcast Schedule
AFL Press Release

ESPN will present more than 100 Arena Football League (AFL) games in 2014, as part of a multi-year agreement announced last year. Eleven games will be televised on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNEWS, while more than 90 games will air on ESPN3, ESPN’s live multi-screen sports network.

Gladiators Announce New Training Facility Partnership and Training Camp Information
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators announced today that they have formed a new multi-year partnership with All Pro Athletic Center (APAC) in Lorain, Ohio, one of the premier athletic, training and performance facilities in the state.

SaberCats Single-Game Tickets On Sale Friday, February 14 at 10 am.
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Joe SaberCats announced that single-game tickets for the 2014 Arena Football League regular season will officially go on sale to the public on Friday, February 14, at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Shock GM Ryan Rigmaiden Leaves Spokane For CFL's BC Lions
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock announced today the departure of General Manager Ryan Rigmaiden, who has been named as the Director of U.S. Scouting of the Canadian Football League’s BC Lions football club.

Sharks acquire 43-year-old QB Aaron Garcia
Florida Times-Union

ArenaBowl Champion Quarterback to Return to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that quarterback Aaron Garcia will return to the Sharks following a trade with the Orlando Predators.

Predators Acquire Morris, Turner and Marcorelle From Sharks For Aaron Garcia
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have acquired quarterback Bernard Morris, offensive lineman Trevis Turner and defensive lineman Matt Marcorelle from the Jacksonville Sharks in exchange for quarterback Aaron Garcia. The move marks the ninth trade completed by Head Coach Rob Keefe and his staff this offseason as the franchise continues to revamp its roster.

ArenaFan Exclusive: Portland Head Coach Matt Sauk
D.K. White, ArenaFan.com

The Portland Thunder are set to begin their first season in the Arena Football League in March, and the man who is going to be leading the charge is Matthew Sauk, a former AFL quarterback and a long-time assistant coach in this game.

AMC Orders Unscripted Series Focused On Inaugural Season of LA KISS
AFL Press Release

AMC today announced that it had greenlit a docu-series focused on the inaugural season of the LA KISS Arena Football League team.

Sharks to Hold Free Preseason Scrimmage on March 2
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that the team will hold a free preseason benefit scrimmage for a fourth consecutive year. This season, the Sharks will host the division rival Tampa Bay Storm for a game that kicks off at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 2, on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

AFL Teams to Compete in “AFLympics”
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League fans can help their team bring home the gold this year, as the AFL will host the first-ever “AFLympics”, the League office announced today.

Trib Total Media acquires stake in Pittsburgh Power
Tribune-Review

Trib Total Media has acquired a large ownership stake in the Pittsburgh Power indoor football team.

Pittsburgh Power Adds Trib Total Media as new Co-Owner
Pittsburgh Power

Trib Total Media buys in as a substantial partial owner of the Pittsburgh Power.

Soul 2014 single-game tickets now on sale
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul single-game tickets will go on sale starting today, Friday, February 7 at 10 a.m.

Pittsburgh Power Adds New Co-Owmer, Trib Total Media
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

On Monday, February 3, 2014 the Pittsburgh Power Arena Football League team sold a large stake of the franchise to Trib Total Media in a multi-million dollar transaction.

Predators Complete Two Trades Thursday Night
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators were active in the trade market on Thursday as the team agreed to trade wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez to the Pittsburgh Power in exchange for defensive end Markell Carter and offensive lineman Ben Ossai.

Pittsburgh Power trade for Predators Prechae Rodriguez
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

The Pittsburgh Power have acquired Arena Football League two-year veteran wide receiver Prechae Rodriguez from the Orlando Predators in exchange for offensive lineman Ben Ossai and defensive lineman Markell Carter, the team announced Thursday.

Thunder Announce Single-Game Ticket Release Date
Portland Thunder Press Release

Starting Monday, February 10, Thunder fans and Portlanders interested in checking out a game will be able to get introduced to Arena Football with single-game tickets.

Shock Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Thursday, Feb. 20
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock will open single game ticket sales for the 2014 Net 10 Wireless Arena Football League season on Thursday, February 20th, the same day the Shock kick off their 2014 Training Camp.

Predators Name Billie O’Hara Dance Team Coordinator
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have named Billie O’Hara as the teams Dance Team Coordinator for the 2014 season. O’Hara, who is originally from Jacksonville, joined the Prowlers as a dancer in 1997 and became Team Captain in 1998. O’Hara took over as the Predators Dance Team Coordinator from 2009-2011 while her husband and current New Orleans VooDoo Head Coach, Pat O’Hara, was Head Coach of the Predators.

Arena Football League’s Portland Thunder signs multi-year partnership deal with 750 The Game (KXTG)
Portland Thunder Press Release

750 The Game (KXTG-AM) and Alpha Broadcasting announced today that they have entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with the new Arena Football League Team; Portland Thunder. The Portland Thunder will play 18 games total with 9 home games at the Moda Center.

Portland Thunder set key Training Camp dates
Portland Thunder Press Release

The Portland Thunder have set official dates and times for Media Day as well as Season Ticket Pickup Day. Both events will be held at the Tualatin Indoor Soccer Center.

Training Camp kicks off Thursday, February 20
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm opens training camp Thursday, February 20 at Skyway Park (3901 George Road, Tampa) in preparation for the 2014 Arena Football League season, announced the team.

Predators Assigned Former Florida State Star Wide Receiver Greg Carr
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have been assigned Orlando native and former Florida State wide receiver Greg Carr, as announced by Head Coach Rob Keefe on ESPN Afternoons with Scott Anez on ESPN 580am in Orlando.

SaberCats reaquire DL Joe Sykes in trade with San Antonio
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have acquired defensive lineman Joe Sykes from the San Antonio Talons in exchange for defensive lineman Jabari Fletcher and quarterback Mitch Mustain.

Talons will play in San Antonio in `14
San Antonio Express

The Talons will play in San Antonio this season. The team will be operated by the Arena Football League, which recently seized control of the team after its former ownership group failed to meet certain undisclosed obligations.

Storm Single-Game Tickets On Sale Sunday, February 9th at 9:00 AM
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm announced today that single-game tickets for the upcoming 2014 regular season will go on sale, Sunday, February 9th at 9:00 AM. A special $9 ticket will be made available in select lower level locations for just the first 9 days.

Orlando Predators Introduce AFL Legend Siaha Burley as Offensive Coordinator
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators are pleased to announce that former Arena Football League star and Predators player Siaha Burley will be the teams’ offensive coordinator for the 2014 season.

Arena Football League executives to meet with Alamodome officials over future of San Antonio Talons
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

There has been plenty of speculation about the fate of San Antonio’s Arena Football League franchise since owner David Lynd gave up control of the Talons weeks ago.

Sears Centre pushing to revive Chicago Rush
Crain's Chicago Business

The village of Hoffman Estates wants to resurrect the defunct Chicago Rush Arena Football League franchise for the 2015 season to play at the Sears Centre, and it's working with the Chicago-based league to find new ownership for the team.

Blanchette: Nelson keeps the orange but not the team
The Spokesman Review

The “For Sale” sign has been covered with a “Sold!” at Spokane Shock HQ in the Valley, and now the worry beads are out at the Church of Indoor Football.

AFL to Rename Coach of the Year Award
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Coach of the Year Award will be rechristened to honor Hall of Fame coaches Tim Marcum and Perry Moss, AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced on Tuesday.

Brady Nelson sells Spokane Shock football team
The Spokesman Review

The Spokane Shock is under new ownership.

Championship Arena Football team, the Spokane Shock, purchased by Arena Football Partners, LLC
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Spokane Shock announced the sale of the team today to Arena Football Partners, LLC. Arena Football Partners, LLC. is comprised of a group of friends and business associates from Washington and California, including investors from Spokane.

AFL, Sports Video Innovations to Introduce Schutt Vision
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League (AFL) and Sports Video Innovations (SVI) have agreed in principle to a partnership implementing Schutt Vision technology during the 2014 AFL season. Schutt Vision is a new video technology which allows live-action video to be captured in-game by a camera small enough to fit within the nose bumper of the helmet.

Marcum Would Have Been Proud Of Gruden
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Today, as the AFL nation bids one final farewell to Tim Marcum, I'm taking the time to not be a journalist, and just write my thoughts. No backspaces short of typographical errors. No going back on my thoughts in the name of getting the right

Spokane Shock Training Camp dates set
Spokane Shock Press Release

Training camp dates for the Spokane Shock’s upcoming season have been set, with camp to run from February, 20 – March 8, 2014. Camp will take place at the Shock practice facility in Spokane Valley, Wash.

Philadelphia Soul Training Camp dates set
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s Defending Back-to-Back American Conference Champion, Philadelphia Soul have set the dates for training camp for the 2014 season. Players will report to camp on Thursday, February 20 with the first practices beginning on Saturday, February 22. Camp will take place at the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia.

Ten years from now, Jon Gruden will be Jay Gruden`€™s brother
Tully Corcoran, FOX Sports

Bouchy has a point he’d like to make about this: 1998 did happen to be the same year Jay’s brother, Jon, was hired to coach the Oakland Raiders after eight years as an NFL assistant. But Bouchy had never heard of Jon Gruden.

Arena Football League takes over Talons
San Antonio Express

The ownership group, led by San Antonio real estate investor and manager A. David Lynd, recently had its league membership terminated for failing to meet its obligations, AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz said Wednesday.

Arena Football Legend Jay Gruden Named Head Coach of Washington Redskins
AFL Press Release

Arena Football Hall of Famer Jay Gruden has been named head coach of the National Football League’s Washington Redskins. Gruden joins Sean Payton and Marty Mornhinweg as former Arena Football League players to land head coaching jobs in the NFL.

Shock Launch "9 Weeks for the 9th Man" Campaign
Spokane Shock Press Release

The 2014 season will mark the ninth season for the Spokane franchise since their inception in 2006 and in appreciation for the greatest fans in the AFL, the Shock will be hosting their “9 Weeks for the 9th Man” program in honor of the 9th Man.

Arena rivalry hits NFC East
ESPN (blog)

Gruden’s addition also means the NFC East will have two ex-Arena Football League players and coaches at or near the top of their teams’ flow chart.

Soul Offensive Lineman Christian Johnson signs with the Arizona Cardinals
Harrison Brown, ArenaFan.com

Offensive and defensive line coach Phil Bogle has always seen Christian Johnson as an NFL caliber offensive Lineman. “Christian sat down with me at the beginning of the season,” said Bogle “and set some goals for himself. We worked hard on and off the field to prepare him for this opportunity.

Portland Thunder logo revealed
Portland Thunder Press Release

Focused on encompassing the electrifying excitement of Arena Football, the Portland Thunder’s brand and logo exhibits the cohesiveness between energy and power.

David Baker named new President/Executive Director
Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees announced today that David Baker has been named President and Executive Director, effective January 6, 2014.

Orlando Predators Introduce Rob Keefe As New Head Coach
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators are excited to name the team’s new head coach as Rob Keefe for the upcoming 2014 season.

AFL Expansion Draft results
Tim Capper, ArenaFan.com

For the first time since 2006, the Arena Football League held an expansion draft. The draft was necessitated by the addition of the LA KISS and Portland Thunder franchises.

AFL Poised for Unprecedented Broadcast Presence in 2014
AFL Press Release

Yesterday, the NET10 Wireless Arena Football League announced the addition of ESPN to their national broadcast schedule. CBS Sports Network will continue as the AFL’s primary television partner, televising an extensive schedule of games.

ESPN Acquires Rights to Arena Football Starting in 2014
AFL Press Release

ESPN and the Arena Football League (AFL) have agreed to a multi-year agreement beginning in 2014.

AFL MVP returns to Spokane
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have been assigned quarterback Erik Meyer to the 2014 roster.

Philadelphia welcomes back Coach Phil Bogle
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The defending back-to-back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul announce the return of Phil Bogle as assistant head coach and line coach for the 2014 season.

Source: Rob Keefe To Be Named Next Coach of Orlando Predators
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO - In their first 18 years of existence, the Orlando Predators only had three coaches, Perry Moss, Fran Papasedero and Jay Gruden. They are set to name their fourth head coach in the last five seasons, as Rob Keefe is expected to be named the next coach of the team, according to multiple sources.

Orlando Predators leaving downtown to play at UCF
Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Remembering Tim Marcum
Dan Ryan, ArenaFan.com

The thing that gives me a bit of solace as I mourn Tim Marcum is that I hold his passing with high importance.

Former Storm coach Tim Marcum has died
Tampabay.com

Storm coach Tim Marcum has diedTampabay.comTim Marcum holds up the Arenabowl XVII trophy after the Storm beat the Arizona Rattlers in 2003. Former Storm head coach Tim Marcum, the winningest coach in Arena Football League history, has died, Storm president Derrick Brooks has confirmed.and more »

Tim Marcum Passes Away at 68
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League has lost a legend. On Thursday, Tim Marcum, the winningest coach in Arena Football League history with 211 wins, has passed away.

Orlando Predators leaving downtown to play at UCF
Orlando Sentinel

AFL Nation Mourns the Loss of Tim Marcum
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League lost a true legend of the game and a fantastic man on Thursday, December 5th, as Tim Marcum passed away at the age of 68. Countless numbers were touched by what Coach Marcum did both on the field and off the field, and here at ArenaFan, we reached out to as many as we could find to help us all remember the life and times of the greatest coach that ever there ever was in the AFL.

San Antonio Talons Official Statement RE: The Lynd Company
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons would like to offer official clarification regarding recent events. The Talons are owned by David Lynd. The Lynd Company is a separate business that has been providing a variety of support to the Talons, including housing, human resources, payroll and a variety of other services.

Cleveland Gladiators Open Tryout
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

Open tryouts for the 2014 Cleveland Gladiators will provide an opportunity for players to become a member of this year's team. On Sunday, December 8th at The MultiPlex Complex, 18909 South Miles Road, Warrensville Heights, OH, players will be able to participate in a competitive open tryout in front of Gladiators coaches and team personnel for a chance to earn an invitation to Gladiators training camp in February.

Portland Announces Thunder as Team Name
Portland Thunder Press Release

Portland’s Arena Football League team announced today it has decided the name of its franchise. The team, which will begin play in the Moda Center in March, will compete in 2014 as the Portland Thunder. The name was chosen out of hundreds of unique fan entries.

AFL Announces 2014 Schedule
AFL Press Release

CHICAGO – The 2014 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season will begin with an ArenaBowl rematch for the second consecutive year as the Arizona Rattlers will host the Philadelphia Soul, the League office announced today.

Portland AFL Announces Team Name Finalists
Portland AFL Press Release

After five weeks of generous input from the local community, new season ticket holders and local schools, Portland’s “Name the Team” contest has come to a conclusion. The Arena Football League franchise announced today that after taking fan input into consideration, it has reached its top five finalists for the team’s official nickname.

AFLPU and AFL China reached a multi-year agreement
Arena Football League Players Union Press Release

The AFLPU is pleased to report that after weeks of negotiations a Term Sheet for a multi- year Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) has been agreed upon between the AFLPU and AFL China.

Sharks getting ready for season by overhauling roster
Florida Times-Union (blog)

ArenaFan at the 2013 AFL China All-Star Games Pictures
ArenaFan Online

Photos of the 2013 All-Star Game experience in Honolulu and Hawaii with AFL China.

Sad Day for AFL, as San Jose, Arizona Separate Divisions
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

There is a point that all good things come to an end, and one of the best things that the Arena Football League ever had going for it came to an unavoidable end on Tuesday afternoon. For the first time since the inception of the team, the San Jose SaberCats won't be playing in the same division with the Arizona Rattlers.

AFL Announces Division Alignment for 2014 Season
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced its division alignment for the 2014 season on Tuesday. The League will once again feature four divisions within two conferences based on geographic relationships

ArenaFan in Honolulu & Beijing Travel Blog
ArenaFan.com Staff Report

ArenaFan at the 2013 AFL All-Star Games in Honolulu and Beijing

AFL China announces exhibition game rosters
AFL China Press Release

AFL China announces the rosters for the upcoming All-Star exhibition games to be played in Honolulu, HI and Beijing, China on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 10, respectively.

AFL China announces All-Star Rosters
AFL-China.com

Tampa Bay Solidifies Coaching Staff
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of Doug Kay as assistant head coach, and Chris Hovan as defensive coordinator, along with the addition of Doug Miller as offensive coordinator, announced Storm president Derrick Brooks.

LA KISS Add Three New Players to Growing Roster
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS announced today three player additions to the newest AFL expansion team with the assignments of former National Football League (NFL) talents, Offensive Lineman Quentin Saulsberry, Defensive Back George Baker and Wide Receiver Chris Summers. The trio will make their Arena Football League (AFL) debut this upcoming season.

ArenaFan’s Adam Markowitz to Cover AFL China All-Star Games
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ORLANDO – ArenaFan.com is proud to announce that staff writer and AFL Tonight Co-Host Adam Markowitz will be covering both of the AFL China All-Star Games in Honolulu, HI and Beijing, China on Saturday, November 2nd and Sunday, November 10th, 2013.

Portland lands former Oregon QB Darron Thomas
Portland AFL Press Release

Portland’s Arena Football team has agreed to terms with former University of Oregon quarterback Darron Thomas, the franchise announced today. In two seasons as a starter, Thomas led the Ducks to a 24-3 overall record that included a berth in the 2011 BCS National Championship Game.

Portland continues to build roster, Adds three more Free Agents
Portland AFL Press Release

Portland’s Arena Football franchise added three more free agents Thursday, as the team announced the acquisitions of wide receiver James Kirkendoll, defensive end Ryan Smith, and defensive back Brian Smith.

American AFL all-star teams to visit Beijing in November
English.news.cn

Two American all-star teams representing the highest level of Arena Football League (AFL) will play an exhibition match in the Beijing Capital Gymnasium on Nov. 10.

Portland announces initial Free Agent class
Portland AFL Press Release

One day after naming its head coach, Portland’s Arena Football franchise announced it has agreed to terms with six rookie free agents.

Tampa Bay Storm to host open tryout in Georgia
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout Saturday, November 9 at Kell High School (Marietta, GA) with registration beginning at 8:00 AM and testing starting promptly at 9:00 AM.

Portland names Matthew Sauk Head Coach
Portland AFL Press Release

Two-time AFL Assistant Coach of the Year Matthew Sauk has been named the Head Coach of Portland’s Arena Football team, the franchise announced Monday. Known for his explosive offensive units, Sauk is one of the most decorated coaches in the Arena Football League and arrives in Portland after three seasons as the Assistant Head Coach and Offensive Coordinator of the Utah Blaze.

Cornerback Vic Hall assigned to the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announce cornerback Vic Hall will be joining the team for the 2014 season on a two-year deal.

Legendary Coaches Will Go Head to Head at Arena Football League All-Star Game
Hawaii Reporter

As the Arena Football League (AFL) touches down in Hawaii, sports fanatics will have something new and thrilling to look forward to. To launch its highly anticipated debut, AFL will host a sports extravaganza on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center.

Hawaii says Aloha to AFL China
AFL China Press Release

On Saturday, November 2nd, the great state of Hawaii will be the setting for the first ever AFL China All Pro Game, kicking off an intercontinental double-header.

AFL China President David Niu TalkSportsPhilly Interview
TalkSportsPhilly.com

A 30-minute interview with AFL China President David Niu, discussing the foundation of AFL China as well as the hopes of the organization as it prepares for its exhibition games in Honolulu and Beijing in November.

Power trade record-setting WR Washington to Spokane
Tribune-Review

Shock busy with roster moves
The Spokesman Review (blog)

AFL coach, team picked; name up to fans
KOIN.com

Commissioner Kurz Talks Arena League
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Arena Football League brings pro football back to Portland
Portland AFL Press Release

This spring, pro football will make its return to the Rose City for the first time since 1999. Arena Football League Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz addressed the media today at the Moda Center, announcing plans for a new Portland franchise that will begin play during the 2014 season.

Milwaukee Mustangs sold, franchise moves to Portland
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

All-Star Game Press Conference Held in Hawaii
AFL China Press Release

The welcoming lei was officially wrapped around our AFL China team today, with a formal news conference heralding the return of Arena style football to Hawaii for one weekend only.

KISS Hire Former Dodgers Executive as Inaugural President
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

LA KISS co-owners Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Doc McGhee and Brett Bouchy announced today they have hired sports and entertainment veteran Schuyler Hoversten as Team President.

LA KISS Introduce Bob McMillen as Head Coach
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The LA KISS have nabbed Bob McMillen to become the first head coach in franchise history, the team announced at a press conference held at the House of Blues in Los Angeles today.

Kiss Football Team Hires Head Coach
KOLO

Former VooDoo All-Arena JLB Returns to New Orleans
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo have claimed Jack linebacker Alvin Ray Jackson off reassignment, the VooDoo front office announced on Monday morning.

Attack Dance Team Finals to Be Held at Latitude 30
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and Attack Dance Team announced Tuesday that the final round of auditions for the 2013-14 Attack will be held at Latitude 30 in Jacksonville on Saturday, October 5. The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will be open to the public.

Storm Welcome Back Amarri Jackson
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired wide receiver Amarri Jackson and offensive lineman Raymond McNeil in exchange for future considerations, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Four-Year AFL Veteran And Two-Time ArenaBowl Champion With Arizona Rattlers
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

The Pittsburgh Power have been assigned former Arizona Rattlers defensive back Virgil Gray by the Arena Football League.

SaberCats Add 2013 JLS Playmaker of the Year and All-Arena WR Reggie Gray
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned former Chicago Rush wide receiver Reggie Gray. He was named the Arena Football League’s JLS Playmaker of the Year last season and has earned Second Team All-Arena honors in all three of his years in the league. Gray was teammates with current SaberCats quarterback Russ Michna in 2011 and 2012 in Chicago, and at Western Illinois in 2002 and 2003.

VooDoo Open Tryouts Set For Sunday, October 27
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The first open tryout for The New Orleans VooDoo upcoming 2014 season will be held on Sunday, October 27, at Tad Gormley Stadium in City Park in New Orleans.

Barnstormers Trade Raterink in Exchange for Coffman
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League have announced that they have been assigned four players in the Offseason Assignment Process, highlighted by former Chicago Rush Quarterback Carson Coffman.

Iowa Barnstormers trade key offensive piece as part of Arena League shuffle
DesMoinesRegister.com

KISS Land A QB
Los Angeles KISS Press Release

The Los Angeles KISS have acquired their quarterback in a trade with the Iowa Barnstormers, the Arena Football League office announced today. Four-year AFL veteran J.J. Raterink will join the KISS following a trade that sent future considerations to the Barnstormers.

Shock reload roster for 2014
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have made several new additions through the off-season assignment process as well as exercised rookie contract options for the 2014 season.

Pittsburgh Power Extends Lease With CONSOL Energy Center Through 2016 Season
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

The Pittsburgh Power have signed a three-year extension to their lease at CONSOL Energy Center through the 2016 Arena Football League season, it has been announced by the team, the Pittsburgh Penguins and building manager, AEG.

LA KISS offers Tim Tebow a three-year contract to play arena ball
Los Angeles Times

Tim Tebow's NFL career might have hit a wall, but there's still a place for him where football has walls.

WR Reynolds Returning to Barnstormers
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced today that the team has been assigned Wide Receiver Darius Reynolds on a multi-year agreement. The 2014 season will be Reynolds third with the Barnstormers. He is a local fan-favorite, having played his college football for the Iowa State Cyclones.

Shock to host first 2014 mini-camp tryout
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock will host their first Mini-Camp Tryout in preparation for the 2014 AFL season on Saturday, October 19th at the Shock Facility located at 3212 N Eden Road in Spokane Valley, WA 99216. Registration will begin at 8:00 AM PST with testing led by Shock Coaches and Staff starting at 9:00 AM PST.

Hennessy, former Patroons play-by-play voice, dies
Albany Times Union (blog)

Joe Hennessy, former play-by-play voice of the Albany Patroons and a Capital Region sportstalk host, died Thursday at St. Peter’s Hospital after suffering a heart attack three days earlier. He was 58.

AFL Issues Statement on Blaze, Rush
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League owners have asked each other to commit to the 2014 and 2015 seasons. In the past, all commitments were for single seasons. This offseason, the owners across the AFL requested two-year commitments. Fourteen teams submitted the proper documentation for the 2014 and 2015 seasons; however, the Chicago Rush and Utah Blaze did not submit commitment forms. We fully expect both Chicago and Utah to return to become members of the AFL family again in the near future.

Pittsburgh Power Assigned 2012 AFL MVP Tommy Grady
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

The Pittsburgh Power have been assigned quarterback Tommy Grady by the Arena Football League.

Storm Name Lawrence Samuels Head Coach
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has named Storm great and Arena Football League Hall of Fame member Lawrence Samuels the sixth head coach in franchise history, team president Derrick Brooks announced.

Blaze Has Been Put Out in Utah
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ArenaBowl XXVI came and went, and all around the Arena Football League seemed to revel in the celebration that was the league's championship game. The LA KISS have been formed, bringing the AFL back to one of the biggest markets in the country. Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz promised

Tampa Bay Storm name Lawrence Samuels as head coach
Tbo.com

Orlando Predators lose their Amway Center lease
Orlando Sentinel

As of next week, the Arena Football League's Orlando Predators will no longer have an arena.

SaberCats Reduce Season Ticket Prices for 2014
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have reduced their season ticket pricing structure for the 2014 season. Season tickets can be purchased for as low as $10 per ticket, per game. Seating throughout the SAP Center has been reduced in price anywhere from 10-22 percent per ticket, with the largest discount on Sideline Club tickets, which dropped 22 percent from 2013. With a deposit on Sideline Club tickets, fans will receive a complimentary Russell Athletic SaberCats polo.

Menlo College football preview: Oaks push the restart button
San Jose Mercury News

Learning at Menlo College goes beyond the classroom, at least for the football team. Last season was a blitz course on the fly offense, which always requires a player to go on motion. But with the departure of Mark Speckman to the CFL, the Oaks -- an NAIA independent program -- hired their third head coach in as many years: Mark Grieb, a former record-setting quarterback for the San Jose Sabercats.

Boltus Inks Deal With Winnipeg
Utah Blaze Press Release

Utah Blaze quarterback Jason Boltus has been placed on the Other League Exempt list after signing with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League, the franchise announced Thursday. Boltus becomes the seventh member of the Blaze to sign a contract with a CFL or NFL franchise in the past year.

Portland's Arena Football League bid has 'more work to be done'
The Oregonian

The Arena Football League did not make an announcement regarding its television deal or the relocation of franchises on Saturday during the Arena Bowl as expected. But a Trail Blazers source said this wasn't a sign that the organization wouldn't land a team.

Did AFL find the sound with Kiss Deal?
Dan Ryan, ArenaFan.com

So what can Kiss do for arena football that Bon Jovi couldn't?

AFL Tonight Episode 24: Ready... Set...
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 24th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we look towards kickoff the of the 26th Arena Football league championship. Joining Tim and Adam are Rush beat writer Jeff Sims and Richard Obert of the Arizona Republic. We talk media Day, the LA KISS announced and other ArenaBowl related news

Canzano: Blazers in talks to purchase Arena Football team
kgw.com

Blazers in Talks to Purchase Arena Football Team
Craig Edwards, KGW.com

The Portland Trail Blazers are in preliminary negotiations to purchase an Arena Football League franchise and move it to Portland for the 2014 season, a source tells KGW’s John Canzano. That team would likely be the Milwaukee Mustangs, a franchise that was dormant during the 2013 season.

Media Day News: LA KISS To Begin Play in 2014
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

On Wednesday, the Arena Football League made an announcement promising an historic announcement at Thursday's ArenaBowl XXVI Media Day. The promised was fulfilled right at the top of the hour when the announcement was made that the rock band, KISS was partnering up with Brett Bouchy to form the LA Kiss. Bouchy will be an owner and the Operating Partner of the team.

Arena Football League, KISS Bring Pro Football Back to Los Angeles
Arena Football League Press Release

After a five-year hiatus, professional football will be returning to one of the largest and most exciting media markets in the country, Los Angeles. Announced today at ArenaBowl XXVI Media Day, rock legends KISS, Arena Football League (AFL) veteran Brett Bouchy, Doc McGhee (McGhee Entertainment) and AFL Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz are bringing the high-octane entertainment of Arena Football back to Los Angeles with a new expansion team, the LA KISS (www.lakissfootball.com).

Sources: Portland To Play in AFL in 2014
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Multiple independent sources have confirmed to ArenaFan that Portland will be joining the Arena Football League in 2014. The last time the AFL was in Portland was in 1997 through 1999. The team, known as the Portland Forest Dragons, only went 13-29 in their team history, and it never made the playoffs.

KISS brings football to Los Angeles
ESPN

On Thursday, the Arena Football League announced it was awarding an expansion team to a group of individuals that includes KISS band members Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley. The team, called the LA KISS, will begin playing in March at the Honda Center in Anaheim.

Chicago To NOT Have Arena Football in 2014
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

As a result of the Owner’s Meetings that took place in Orlando earlier this week prior to this week’s ArenaBowl, it has been confirmed that there will not be a Chicago franchise in the Arena Football League in 2014.

Rattlers Eisenhardt named Lineman of the Year
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League announced today that Arizona Rattlers center Billy Eisenhardt has been named as the Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year.

AFL Tonight Episode 23: Down the Stretch They Come
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 23rd episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we head into the final days of the 2013 season. We talk about the All-Arena 1st and 2nd Offensive Teams, post season league awards, recap the National and American Conference Championship games and start to preview the ArenaBowl XXIV matchup between the Philadelphia Soul and the Arizona Rattlers.

SaberCats DB Clevan Thomas Named AFL Defensive Back of the Year
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The Arena Football League and the SaberCats announced today that defensive standout Clevan Thomas was named the AFL Defensive Back of the Year. This honor is in addition to already having earned a First Team All-Arena selection, and he is also a finalist to be named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Year.

Philadelphia staff earn league yearly awards
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul have been awarded the Sports Medicine Program of the Year and the Equipment Manager of the Year awards by the AFL. The sports medicine program was led by Head athletic trainer, Lemar Mosley; and team physicians Dr. David Rubenstein and Dr. Demetri Menegos. The equipment manager was Brandon Mango.

Rattlers QB Nick Davila named Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award winner
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Arizona Rattler QB Nick Davila has been awarded the Al Lucas AFL Pulse Hero Award for his work in the community, announced by the League office today.

Barnstormers WR Harris Signs with NY Giants
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers are proud to announce that Wide Receiver Marcus Harris has been signed by the New York Giants. Harris will be added to the Giants’ 90 man training camp roster and will join the team immediately in Albany, NY.

ArenaFan.com ArenaBowl XXVI Game Center
ArenaFan Online

Our 360 degree look at ArenaBowl XXVI.

Six Inducted Into Arena Football Hall of Fame
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The 2013 Arena Football League Hall of Fame class was announced by the AFL at halftime of the National Conference Championship Game between the Spokane Shock and the Arizona Rattlers. Darryl Hammond, Greg Hopkins, Cory Fleming, Bob McMillen, Carl Paganelli, and Lawrence Samuels have been introduced as the Hall of Fame class of 2013, and they will be introduced next week at ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando.

Hard to keep up with Soul WR Jones
Cherry Hill Courier Post

$5 Million Demand for Arena Football Accident
Courthouse News Service

SaberCats Send Pair of Linemen to NFL
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that offensive lineman Dennis Godfrey and defensive lineman Jabari Fletcher have both signed with the Dallas Cowboys of the National Football League. They are both expected to be active in tonight’s preseason game against the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum in Oakland at 7:00 p.m. PT

SaberCats Announce 2013 Team Awards
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today their 2013 team award winners. All awards were presented earlier this week at the Annual Postseason SaberCats Banquet. Defensive back Clevan Thomas, Wide receiver Jason Willis, wide receiver/linebacker Huey Whittaker, offensive lineman George Bussey and defensive lineman Jason Stewart all brought home team honors for their performances during the 2013 season, which saw the SaberCats return to the playoffs for the second consecutive season. Thomas, Whittaker, quarterback Russ Michna, Stewart and linebacker Francis Maka were the 2013 team captains and were instrumental to the team’s success throughout the season.

AFL Tonight Episode 22: Shark Week
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 22nd episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we feature interviews with a trio of players (Tiger Jones, Marco Capozzoli, and Bernard Morris), an owner (Brady Nelson), and a respected columnist (Richard Obert), all of which have their take on what their teams have to do to make it to the ArenaBowl next week in Orlando. In addition, Adam and Tim go on a rant about respect, talk about the All-Arena Defensive team, discuss all of the news and notes from conference championship weekend and make our final picks for which teams will be in Orlando next week at ArenaBowl XXVI.

AFL Announces All-Arena Offensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2013 First and Second Team All-Arena Offensive honors, the AFL Office announced today. The Philadelphia Soul garnered a League-high four First Team selections and tied the Arizona Rattlers for the most overall All-Arena offensive players with five.

AFL Announces All-Arena Defensive Teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2013 First and Second Team All-Arena Defensive honors, the AFL Office announced today. The San Antonio Talons garnered a League-high three First Team selections and tied the San Jose SaberCats for the most overall All-Arena defenders with four.

Arena Football Hall of Fame Class to be Announced on CBS Sports Network
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013 will be announced during halftime of the National Conference championship game between the Arizona Rattlers (15-3) and Spokane Shock (14-4) at 9:30 p.m. ET this Saturday on CBS Sports Network.

Storm elect not to retain Head Coach Dave Ewart
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has elected not to retain head coach Dave Ewart, team president Derrick Brooks announced this morning. Brooks will begin a search for a new head coach immediately. The Storm season ended this past Saturday with a 69-62 loss at Jacksonville in the first round of the Arena Football League’s 2013 playoffs.

Storm fires head coach Dave Ewart
Tampabay.com

Inside The Arizona Rattlers Locker Room
Phoenix New Times (blog)

Rattlers, Shock, Sharks, Soul Are AFL's Final Four
ArenaFan.com Press Release

After 130 Arena Football League games, there are only four teams that are left standing with a chance to win the Foster Trophy. The Spokane Shock, Arizona Rattlers, Philadelphia Soul, and Jacksonville Sharks are the four teams that are going to be playing on Saturday night with the winners moving onto Orlando for ArenaBowl XXVI.

Top Non-Playoff Teams with Winning Records
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

On Tuesday, the AFL put out an article that glorified its view of the Top 10 Playoff Teams with Losing Records. Since the league opted to glorify teams that sucked in the regular season and only made the postseason because of the flawed playoff seeding; I’ve instead decided to opine about the times that teams with better records were shafted by this idiotic playoff seeding structure that emphasizes conferences instead of overall record.

Power Receivers Julian Talley and Kenny Stafford Head to NFL Training Camps
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

Pittsburgh Power wide receivers Julian Talley (6’1”/190/UMass) and Kenny Stafford (6’2”/205/Toledo) have made NFL training camp rosters of the New York Giants and Miami Dolphins.

Former VooDoo Players to Face-Off on the NBC Sports Network
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

New Orleans native and former VooDoo defensive back Delvin Breaux of the Canadian Football League’s Hamilton Tiger-Cats will face off against former VooDoo offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman of the CFL’s Edmonton Eskimos on Friday, August 2 on the NBC Sports Network at 9 pm. ET.

AFL Tonight Episode 21: Playoff Bonanza
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 21st episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk to eight different people associated with the eight teams that are left in the playoffs. Adam and Tim make their picks for all of the games this week as well as their ArenaBowl predictions!

VooDoo's K Kenny Spencer "Kicking For The Dream"
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo is proud to announce that Kicker Kenny Spencer has joined Kicking For The Dream’s effort to fight ovarian cancer.

AFL Quickplay Finale
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

We made it through a 19-week season in the AFL and the competition has ended in the Quickplay game for the 2013 season. We’ve seen amazing shootouts this season like the Spokane-Orlando 83-82 game. We’ve seen some low scoring games as well and a vast majority in between.

McMillen Deserves Season Honor
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

From the ups and downs before the season even started to the limitations and restrictions that have been placed on the organization throughout the season, no other coach has had to jump over as many hurdles and avoid as many head on collisions as Bob McMillen has.

Predators @ Soul Coverage

Predicting the Road to ArenaBowl XXVI
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

In my last article, I closed out the regular season statistics. For the playoffs, I wanted to introduce drive stats. I omitted safeties from the tabulations because, basically, nothing really changes with them. Every team but Philadelphia gave up exactly one safety, and the only team to force a safety on a playoff team was San Jose. I don’t think it has any particular predictive value as we head into games with teams that don’t suck.

Andy’s 2013 AFL Award Winners
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

The AFL’s 26th regular season is in the books and it’s time to give out some hardware. Once again, the Western Division was dominate on the field with the league’s top three teams in terms of wins coming from out west. With no surprise, the league award winners should be coming from this division.

Meaningless Game Brings Perfect Moments
Don Eisenbarth, ArenaFan.com

With the team's playoff fate well in hand, I decided to do something at last week's Utah Blaze home game that I hadn't done in years. Just go. I wasn't going to worry about the team's standing, I wasn't going to worry about the arena contract, and I wasn't going to think about Tommy Grady's interception rate. I was just going to go to an AFL game. I was going to grab a ticket, sit in a normal seat, and be with my brothers, my Dad and my nephew.

Rush @ Shock Coverage

SaberCats @ Rattlers Coverage

Storm @ Sharks Coverage

Barnstormers Announce 2013 Team Awards
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers are proud to announce the winners of their 2013 team awards. Six awards were handed out at a private post-season party on Monday night after a vote by Barnstormer players and coaches staff. Winners are listed below.

AFL Exchange: They Are Who We Thought They Were!
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

No team changed rankings in the last week of the season – the teams that were supposed to win, won, aside from Philadelphia’s bizarre collapse in San Antonio.

2013 AFL Playoff Schedule
ArenaFan.com Press Release

The 2013 AFL playoffs are officially set upon the conclusion of Week 19, and here at ArenaFan, we are doing a quick breakdown of all four of the games that are left on the docket.

ArenaFan Live Week 19 AFL Blog (Updated 10:45 PM)
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Predators are in the playoffs, and they are likely going to be heading up I-4 and I-95 to Jacksonville to take on the Sharks. Orlando has beaten New Orleans 71-42 to claim the last playoff spot in the American Conference. The Preds will be the #3 seed in the American Conference playoffs after Tampa Bay was beaten by the Sharks in Jacksonville. The Storm are going to be the #4 seed at 7-11. The only question left is whether Philadelphia can figure out how to take down San Antonio or not. If the Talons win this game, Philly will be the #2 seed and will host Orlando. If the Soul prove to be victorious, they will snare the #1 seed and host Tampa Bay.

2013 Arena Football League Milestones, All-Time Records
ArenaFan.com Press Release

The staff at ArenaFan.com has assembled a list of individual and team milestones and league records that have been broken in the 2013 season. Check back throughout Week 19, as we will be updating these milestones as they continue to be amassed!

Shock Stumble, Still Topple Power for 14-4 Regular Season
Jeffrey Giuliani, ArenaFan.com

It appeared as though the Spokane Shock would enter Friday’s game with little to play for. But all that changed when the AFL realized their seeding blunder. It was still possible for the Shock to earn the first seed in the National Conference, but they had to win on Friday night to have any chance of that happening. It wasn’t pretty, but they achieved their goal in end with a 61-43 triumph over the Pittsburgh Power.

Power players juggle life, work and football
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

AFL Quickplay Week 19
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Last week, we saw seven of the eight playoff teams in the Arena Football team be revealed. One spot remains up for grabs on the final week while playoff seedings are still up in the air.

"Ask Me That Question After Saturday's Games" - National Conference Up in the Air
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The 2013 Arena Football League season has been full of twists and turns, but in the most shocking twist, the league office has apparently called an audible on the eve of the postseason. According to a report in the Spokesman-Review, Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz has stated that the No. 1 seed in the National Conference has not been settled. The report does not say that the Arizona Rattlers haven't clinched the No. 1 seed, but it doesn't affirm that thought either.

9-Game Great Cash Giveaway
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo is very pleased to announce that ONE LUCKY SEASON TICKET HOLDER will win a MINIMUM of $5,000 at each home game during the 2014 season!

Former Chicago Bears WR Rashied Davis Returns to San Jose
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned former Chicago Bears wide receiver Rashied Davis on a one-year contract. Davis previously played in San Jose for the SaberCats from 2002-05.

Tampa Bay Bolsters Both Sides of The Ball
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Dre Moore was acquired by the Tampa Bay Storm, along with defensive backs James Harrell and Donald Smith, and wide receiver DeAngelo Woodie announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

AFL Tonight Episode 20: Two For the Road
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 20th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about the upcoming playoff scenarios, expansion to LA, milestones that can be set this weekend, and of course, oodles of coverage of the game between the Orlando Predators and the New Orleans VooDoo where the winner goes on to the playoffs and the loser watches its season come to a close. Our special interviews this week were with New Orleans QB Chris Dixon and Orlando Head Coach Doug Plank.

Barnstormers player drops bombshell on PED use in AFL
DesMoinesRegister.com

Steroids have struck just about every major sport, and one Iowa Barnstormers player claims even the Arena Football League isn’t immune to doping.

Shock Demolish Talons, Clinch 3rd Seed
Jeffrey Giuliani, ArenaFan.com

The Spokane Shock have made a habit out of humiliating their opposition. Their last four contests have ended with wins of 14 points or more. The trend continued on Friday. The visiting San Antonio Talons came to Spokane with hopes of a division title. They left with their collective tails between their legs in the aftermath of a 77-30 thrashing at the hands of the surging Shock.

AFL Exchange: The Power of the Offensive Defense
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Chicago managed to effectively clinch the Central Division last weekend; by doing so in such an impressive fashion, the Rush also opened up the No. 1 ranking for Spokane to step in and take to the house.

Arena Football League All-Star Game still pending league approval
Philly.com

AFL Global announced in a press release that the it along with the Arena Football League will be hosting an AFL All-Star Game on Saturday, Nov. 16 in Honululu, Hawaii.

Sources: Brett Bouchy Seeking Expansion Franchise in Los Angeles
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Multiple sources are confirming to ArenaFan that former Orlando Predators Managing Partner, Brett Bouchy is seeking to get back into the Arena Football League as soon as the ArenaBowl. The market that Bouchy is targeting is reportedly Los Angeles, and it is expected that he is conjuring up investors to secure the funds necessary to start up in the market.

AFL Global announces 1st AFL All-Star Game since 1993, Fans to take part in voting
AFL Global Press Release

We are set to play in Honolulu on Saturday, November 16, and we are working on a firm date for the first American-style professional football game ever in China in the near future.

Week 19 AFL Playoff Scenarios
ArenaFan.com Press Release

The stage is set for what should be a remarkable 19th week of the AFL season, as all four seeds in the American Conference remain up for grabs. In the National Conference though, matters are essentially said and done with, as the two postseason matchups are basically set.

Storm Lock Up Playoff Berth
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm earned a spot in the 2013 Arena Football League playoffs this evening. This is the first playoff berth for the Storm since the team went to ArenaBowl XXIII in 2010.

Rumors swirl about Brett Bouchy’s role with Orlando Predators
Orlando Business Journal

Arenafan.com is reporting that Orlando Predators Managing Partner Brett Bouchy has sold his interest in the team.

AFL Tonight Episode 19: Wide Eyed and Bouchy Tailed
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 19th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about all of the trials and tribulations with Brett Bouchy and the Orlando Predators, blowouts galore, playoff tiebreakers, and bacon, bacon, and more bacon. Our special interview this week is with Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival's President and Chairman of Bacon, Brooks Reynolds.

Report: Predators make change to management team
Orlando Sentinel

An Arena Football website is reporting that Brett Bouchy may be out as the Orlando Predators’ managing partner.

Predators change ownership, will stay in Orlando
WFTV Orlando

Orlando Predators Managing Partner Brett Bouchy has sold his majority interest to David Pearsall, a businessman from Connecticut. Pearsall has been one of the Predators minority owners since 2009.

Orlando Predators Move Forward With New Leadership
Orlando Predators Press Release

Controlling membership of the Orlando Predators has been acquired by Pearsall Holdings, LP. Brett Bouchy has sold his equity in the team to Pearsall Holdings and resigned from the board of managers and as operating manager. David Pearsall, general partner of Pearsall Holdings, has replaced Mr. Bouchy accepting the role, as the new operating manager. Mr. Pearsall is looking forward to strengthening the team’s organization and relationships.

Orlando Predators managing partner steps down
Orlando Sentinel

Brett Bouchy, a member of the Orlando Predators’ front office for most of the past 17 years, has stepped down as managing partner of the Arena Football League team.

AFL Exchange: The Beatings Continue
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

As my colleagues have pointed out, Week 17 was the most lopsided week in AFL history, with winning teams averaging 31.9 points more than their hapless opponents.

BREAKING NEWS: Brett Bouchy Out With Orlando Predators (Updated 7/18 5:00 PM)
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO – As originally reported by ArenaFan.com, the Orlando Predators have undergone a change in ownership and management. Brett Bouchy, the managing partner of the Orlando Predators has sold his interest in the team to Pearsall Holdings, LP. The structure of the team's ownership has changed, but the rest of the owners will maintain their interests in the club. As reported by ArenaFan, David Pearsall, the general manager of Pearsall Holdings, will take over as the managing partner. Pearsall was a member of the ownership group and the member of one of the key Orlando sponsors, People's Power and Gas.

AFL Quickplay Week 18
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Last week in the league we saw blowout after blowout with most games being decided by 30 or more points. No, that is not a typo. Iowa and Orlando played the closest game with a 14-point margin. On the other end of the spectrum, San Jose demolished Pittsburgh 78-20.

SaberCats All-Time Leading Receiver James Roe Returns for Remainder of 2013 Season
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that their all-time leading receiver James Roe has returned to the franchise for the remainder of the 2013 season.

Former Philadelphia Eagles DL Ollie Ogbu Joins SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned former Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Ollie Ogbu on a one-year contract. In addition, defensive lineman Luis Vasquez was activated from inactive reserve, while wide receiver Jamarko Simmons was placed on injured reserve and wide receiver Fred Williams and defensive lineman Terrance Carter were both placed on inactive reserve.

Iron Man: After all these years, former Utah head coach Ron McBride still loves ...
Deseret News

ArenaFan Statement Regarding Playoff Scenarios
ArenaFan.com Press Release

On Sunday morning, ArenaFan.com published the playoff scenarios for the Arena Football League going into Week 18. ArenaFan took the tiebreakers methods as published by the official AFL website to calculate these tiebreakers.

AFL shoots down ArenaFan dispute on Rattlers clinching West Division title
AZ Central.com

ArenaFan is disputing the Arena Football League’s tie-breaker rule that has the Rattlers (14-2) clinching the West Division title by virtue of their 79-42 win over the New Orleans VooDoo on Saturday.

AFL commissioner: Power on solid ground
Tribune-Review

Commissioner Jerry Kurz admits indoor football is not relevant in every Arena Football League market, but he said Pittsburgh has no such problem.

2013 Arena Football League Playoff Scenarios For Week 18
ArenaFan.com Press Release

There are only two weeks of games left to play in the 2013 Arena Football League season, and here at ArenaFan, we are looking at the most up to date information for the playoffs, including all of the playoff scenarios for all of the teams that are still in the thick of the fight.

Pontchartrain Center Hosts Women’s Arena Football
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Fans of the VooDoo may be surprised to know that there is also women’s arena football being played in the New Orleans area.

Rush “20” Continue to Hold Strong
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

In any team sport, it takes the full commitment of each player on the roster to help make the team successful and accomplish its goals. From practicing hard each day to teaching each other new things to get better, each individual on the team makes a difference.

Greatness is Great, but Ineptness Could Be Damning for AFL
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Week 17 in the 2013 Arena Football League season will probably forever be known as the week of whitewashes. The seven games featured a total margin of victory of 223 points, an average of 31.9 points per game, making it the most lopsided week in the 26-year history of the AFL.

SaberCats to Host Open Tryout on Saturday, Sept. 28
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they will be holding an open player tryout on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 a.m. at their practice facility in Sunnyvale, Calif. at 1095 Dunford Way. Those interested in participating can register at www.thesanjosesabercats.com/2013-open-tryout/. Participants will receive an opportunity to exhibit their skills in front of members of the SaberCats coaching staff and player personnel department.

Orlando Predators, City of Orlando Start Legal Spat Over Sponsorships
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Advertising in the Arena Football League has never been easy, but for the Orlando Predators, the task got a heck of a lot harder on Thursday when the City of Orlando filed a lawsuit against the team for the use of Fairwinds Credit Union as a sponsor of the club.

Statement from Storm President Derrick Brooks
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Statement from Storm president Derrick Brooks regarding quarterback Adrian McPherson’s placement on injured reserve...

Loss of AD Mac Puts Tampa Bay, AFL in the Midst of a Storm
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Tampa Bay Storm were delivered horrible news on Thursday when Adrian McPherson was put on injured reserve, ending his season. The Storm are now going to turn the ball over to Randy Hippeard for the rest of the season.

Arena Football League inventor Jim Foster discusses state of the league
AZ Central.com

Jim Foster, inventor of Arena Football League, the first commissioner, former owner of the Iowa Barnstormers, now is on the peripheral. He is currently dabbling into sports businesses and teaches a course on sports management and marketing at the University of Iowa.

World Peace: China or Arena football over NBA
The Sports Xchange

"I don't really want to play for anybody," World Peace said Friday, according to ESPN.com. "I don't want to go anywhere. I want to go to China, or coach or play arena football."

AFL Tonight Episode 18: VooDoo Magic
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 18th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about the ineptness of the Orlando Predators defense, the chase for the playoffs, the stunning form the Philadelphia Soul are in, the ArenaBowl's new sponsor, and so much more. Our special interview this week is with New Orleans VooDoo Head Coach Pat O'Hara.

City of Orlando suing Orlando Predators football team
WFTV Orlando

Eyewitness News found out about the city of Orlando suing one of its sports teams, the Orlando Predators.

Storm Hosts Fourth Annual LEON Family Festival Toy Drive
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has teamed up with Metropolitan Ministries to bring Christmas In July to the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Storm will be hosting the fourth annual Metropolitan Ministries LEON Family Festival Toy Drive, July 20th from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM at the Forum.

Storm Bulks Up Offensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm has acquired offensive linemen Bruce McCaleb and Maurice Robinson, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch. The team has also placed offensive lineman Jeff Tow-Arnett and quarterback Adrian McPherson on injured reserve.

AFL Exchange: The Dregs Get Stirred Up
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

The AFL has a new worst team! Congratulations, Power, on claiming the dual title of “worst team in the league” and “still somehow sort of alive in the hunt for a playoff spot.”

AFL Quickplay Week 17
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Week 16 of the Arena Football League proved to be another exciting week of action with several teams wrapping up playoff spots and the postseason picture starting to take shape.

Shark Nation Serving Up More Than Rowdy Atmosphere in Jacksonville
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Every now and again as I scour through Twitter and Facebook, a story catches my eye that's worth reading about. Sometimes, that story is worth writing about, too.

Sharks Activate Bernard Morris and Jeff Hughley
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that two members of the team’s veteran core will return to the lineup, as the team has reactivated quarterback Bernard Morris from injured reserve, and activated wide receiver Jeff Hughley from team suspension.

Sharks clinch south division title
WJXT Jacksonville

AFL Quickplay Week 16
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

How many of you missed Arizona, Spokane, Tampa and Chicago last week? I know I did as I posted a paltry 145 points on the week. Last week saw limited options and all kinds of quarterback changes during the game as well.

AFL Exchange: For America!
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Like the War of 1812, this week in the AFL is full of rematches, with five of the six games being between teams that battled earlier this season. Of the 24 already completed two-game sets, 11 have ended in a 1-1 tie; 13 have ended in 2-0 sweeps. One game doesn’t seem to affect the other…unless you break it down a little more.

Heavy Playoff Implications Set the Tone for SaberCats vs. Talons Game
Leanne Cozart, ArenaFan.com

The San Antonio Talons (8-6) are looking for their third consecutive road win this week as they head to San Jose to take on the SaberCats (10-4). These two teams have transformed since facing each other in week one’s 47-42 ‘Cats victory in San Antonio.

Iowa Barnstormers still hope for outside chance at AFL playoffs
DesMoinesRegister.com

Edwards catches on with Shock
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Barnstormers Announce Youth Football Camp & Dance Clinic
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers take pride in being an active part of the community. With that being said, we are proud to announce the return of our annual Youth Football Camp and Storm Chasers Dance Clinic. Both events will coincide with the Barnstormers final home game on July 27th against the Arizona Rattlers.

Power, Arena Football League expect to return to Pittsburgh in 2014
Tribune-Review

AFL Tonight Episode 17: Fourth of July Fireworks
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 17th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about some potential quarterback records in the making, the Predators Performance Guarantee, some sweet revenge for Kyle Rowley and much, much more. Our special interview this week is with our San Jose SaberCats' correspondent, Leanne Cozart.

AFL Announces 2013 NET10 Wireless Dream Team
AFL Press Release

After nearly three months of fan voting, the Arena Football League announced the winners of “NET10 Wireless Dream Team” today.

Raudabaugh, McGill and Thurman Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Philadelphia Soul QB DAN RAUDABAUGH has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while San Antonio Talons NG TIM McGILL has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Philadelphia Soul WR ANDRAE THURMAN has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 15 of the 2013 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Arena Football League Quickplay Week 15
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

This week appears to be the N*Sync Week on Quickplay. No, we're not going all boy band on you but it is all about the

Tampa Bay Storm partners with Fit Kids Playground
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm in conjunction with the Fit Kids Playground, Playin’ In The Park program is presenting the Fit Kids Storm Day, Tuesday, July 2.

AFL Tonight Episode 16: A Blaze of Glory
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 16th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about the all of the messes in Utah, the Hall of Fame finalists, some potential scoring records being set, and much, much more. Our special interview this week is with Sebastian Failla, who is the president of Action Audio Apps, a company which lets you listen in on the on-field action from directly on the gridiron for Orlando Predators home games via your WiFi or smartphone device.

Don't Let Blowout Fool You: Rattlers Still Rolling Towards ArenaBowl
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Chicken Little, the sky is falling! The Arizona Rattlers were beaten and beaten soundly by the San Jose SaberCats on Saturday night, getting beaten 72-42. It was the worst game of the season by far for Arizona, and many figured that this was an indication that this team is beatable. For the other 13 teams in the league though, I've got some bad news for you: This is still the Rattlers' ArenaBowl to lose.

AFL Exchange: In Which The Good Teams Take A Week Off
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

What a week it was! We had a one-point game, a two-point game, and a three-point game. Arizona, the league leader in pretty much everything, got its butt handed to itself in San Jose by a SaberCats squad searching for that three seed in the National Conference.

Williams, Fontenette and Brackins Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

San Jose SaberCats WR FRED WILLIAMS has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while SaberCats DB KEN FONTENETTE has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Philadelphia Soul WR LARRY BRACKINS has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 14 of the 2013 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Attack Dance Team to hold calendar launch party on Friday
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and the Attack Dance Team announced Tuesday that the Launch Party for the 2013-14 Attack Dance Team Calendar will be held the evening of Friday, June 28 at Suite, located at 4880 Big Island Drive at The Markets at Town Center in Jacksonville.

Orlando Predators Win National Burger Battle Championship
Hospitality-Industry.com (press release)

Utah Blaze: Avoiding going up in flames
Deseret News (blog)

Former VooDoo QB Andy Kelly Nominated for AFL Hall Of Fame
SportsNOLA.com

AFL Announces 2013 Arena Football Hall of Fame Finalists
AFL Press Release

After tallying the nominations put forth by the Arena Football Hall of Fame Advisory Board, the Arena Football League has named ten finalists for the Arena Football Hall of Fame Class of 2013.

Utah Blaze: Team inching closer to return to ESA
Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah Blaze are getting closer to returning to EnergySolutions Arena following the organization’s eviction Thursday.

Barnstormers hit road looking to embrace another chance
DesMoinesRegister.com

Utah Blaze now a team without a home
Salt Lake Tribune

As of Thursday, the Utah Blaze do not have a home field to play on for the remainder of the Arena Football League’s 2013 season.

Storm Presents "Dodgeball For A Cause" Tournament
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm and the Tampa Bay Times Forum are partnering with 620 WDAE to present the 4th Annual Charity “Dodgeball For A Cause” Tournament. The event will help benefit the Jackson In Action 83 Foundation, a charity founded by Tampa Bay Buccaneer Vincent Jackson. The foundation is a non-profit 501c3 organization that is dedicated to helping United States Military servicemen and servicewomen stay connected with their children during deployments away from home.

AFL Exchange: The VooDoo and the Curse of Threes
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Bad things come in threes, and in this case to No. 3s. For the third consecutive week, the No. 3 team in the Exchange rankings lost, with Chicago missing out on an opportunity to virtually seal a division championship by losing to the Talons in San Antonio.

Utah Blaze: Owner says financial help is on the way
Salt Lake Tribune

After being evicted from EnergySolutions Arena on Thursday for not paying rent through six home games this season, the Utah Blaze are expecting a cash infusion from a new investor that will give the Arena Football League team the ability to return to the downtown arena and put a messy situation behind it.

My 2013 AFL HOF Finalists Ballot
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

This week, the Arena Football League will announce its ten finalists for the AFL Hall of Fame. Over the past two seasons, I’ve correctly picked 19 of the possible 20 finalists and all 17 individuals that were selected. Sadly, the league stripped Clevan Thomas his 2013 induction when he decided to come back and play this season.

Storm receiver Hills building resume
Tampabay.com

Firefighters, Orlando Predators battle in burger-eating contest
Orlando Sentinel (blog)

AFL Tonight Episode 15: Remember the Alamo(dome)
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and special guest co-host, former Tampa Bay Storm PR Director Jim Robinson are back with the 15th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk League records being set this week yet no hype, the ArenaBowl contest announced that includes a KISS experience and maybe $100,000, Transactions 101, and much more! Our special interview this week is with the San Antonio Talons Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Keith Recine

Talons to Participate in BTL Sports Cheer & Football Camp
San Antonio Talons Press Release

On Saturday June 22, 2013 the San Antonio Talons will join Dallas Cowboys linebacker, Sean Lee, coaching at the 8th Annual Between the Line Sports Cheer and Football camp. These professional athletes will come together to coach and engage San Antonio youth through drills, activities and exercises.

2014 Sharks season tickets now on sale
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that season tickets for the 2014 season are now on sale. For the second consecutive season, Sharks season ticket packages start as low as $185 for two seats. Season ticket holders may also take advantage of the Early Bird Renewal Period to receive exclusive season ticket holder gifts.

Justin Parrish returns to Shark lineup
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that defensive lineman Justin Parrish has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster. Parrish is now set for his second stint with the team in 2013.

Source: Eagles hire former Soul coach
Philly.com (blog)

Bret Munsey, who guided the Soul to the 2008 Arena Football League title, has been hired as a scout for the Eagles, the Daily News has confirmed through a league source.

A Brief Interview with Commissioner Jerry Kurz
Don Eisenbarth, ArenaFan.com

After the game against the Chicago Rush in Salt Lake City, I found myself on the field standing in the general proximity to Commissioner Jerry Kurz. I wanted to say something, and ask some questions, but I didn’t know how (or if) he’d respond.

Sharks activate Bill Alford from Inactive Reserve
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that defensive back Bill Alford has been activated from inactive reserve. In addition, quarterback R.J. Archer has been activated from league suspension.

AFL launches ultimate ArenaBowl KISS Experience
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League in conjunction with Clear Channel Media and Entertainment launched today an Ultimate ArenaBowl Contest, featuring an up close experience with the legendary rock band, KISS. One lucky fan will win a once in a lifetime “KISS Experience” for four at ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando, courtesy of Clear Channel Media and Entertainment and Orlando Predators Sports Group, LLC.

Quickplay Week 13
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Week 12 saw Arizona continue its dominance over the league with a 70-21 crushing of the San Antonio Talons to go to 11-1. We saw another low-scoring game for the sixth week in a row with Iowa and Cleveland grinding out a 37-33 final. Orlando scored a stunning win in the War On I-4 and is now a possible playoff team. At 3-8, yes at 3-8.

Blaze Visit Primary Children’s Medical Center
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze frequently strive to make an impact on the local community. One day before battling the Jacksonville Sharks, the team took time away from the field to visit the Primary Children’s Medical Center in Salt Lake City.

Philadelphia welcomes back WR Emery Sammons
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announced the assignment of WR Emery Sammons (6'2, 190, Norfolk St.) for the remainder of the 2013 season. Sammons, heading into his fourth season, was a member of the 2012 Soul who won the American Conference Champion and appeared in ArenaBowl XXV.

AFL Tonight Episode 14: All the Tea in China
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 14th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about the first game in two and a half decades in Rockford, Kyle Rowley's new team, the league's trade deadline, and of course, we answer all of your questions. Our special interview this week is with Lou Tilley, who is the Director of Multimedia at AFL Global.

AFL Exchange: Chicago Rising
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

The No. 3 team in the AFL is looking like those high-ranking Al-Qaeda members a few years ago – getting knocked off week after week. Can the Rush, in their first Top-5 appearance, hold on to the spot?

Jenkins, Brown and Goodman Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Chicago Rush WR JARED JENKINS has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Arizona Rattlers DB ARKEITH BROWN has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Cleveland Gladiators WR DOMINICK GOODMAN has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 12 of the 2013 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

KMYS-TV. CBS Sports Network to air Talons games
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

Ikner goes from tryout prospect to AFL starter
Utah Blaze Press Release

As is tradition the morning of every road game for the Utah Blaze, players and coaches gathered in the meeting room of the visiting hotel for an overview of that night’s matchup. Rather than incite inspiration using his own words, Head Coach Ron James opened the floor to his players, allowing them to opportunity to express their own motivations.

Sharks Add Quarterbacks Kyle Rowley, Lee Chapple
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team has been assigned quarterbacks Kyle Rowley and Lee Chapple. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.



Esposito Named NET10 Wireless Dream Team Director
AFL Press Release

Chicago Rush Dance Coach and Choreographer Gloria Esposito has been named the 2013 NET10 Wireless Dream Team Director and Choreographer, the League office announced today.

Arena Football Week 12 Quickplay
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

What do you call a week when Derrick Ross puts up one fantasy point? What do you call a week when Adron Tennell doesn't catch a single touchdown?

The AFL Exchange: Cleveland Takes a Trip to the Basement
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Congratulations, Cleveland, you pulled off the most complete game of the season. Unfortunately, it was by having the worst offensive and defensive performances in the league in the same game. In fact, the performance was so awful, it earned the Gladiators the basement position in the AFL, something which it seemed the VooDoo were destined to control for the rest of the season after their debacle against Iowa.

AFL Tonight Episode 13: Bringing Home the Bacon
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 13th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about the announcement of the AFL Hall of Fame Advisory Board, AFL Global’s first training camp in China, are teams skimping on the fan experience and much more. Our special interview this week is with Jim Robinson, the longtime Public Relations Director for the Tampa Bay Storm and one of the new members of the 2013 Hall of Fame Advisory Board.

WR Kenny Stafford Heads to Montreal
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

Pittsburgh Power wide receiver Kenny Stafford has signed a contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). Terms of the deal were not released.

2013 Spokane Shock full-length intro video
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock would like to invite the public to view their 2013 home game intro video which is played prior to kick off during each Shock home game. The video, which was produced by North by Northwest productions of Spokane, is a featured element for Shock season ticket holders and attendees. Showcasing team and facility elements, the video also incorporates key elements of the Spokane area as well as featured sponsors of the 2013 Spokane Shock.

Kryptonite throwing parties around Rush games
WREX-TV

A downtown Rockford bar is teaming up with RAVE to welcome the Chicago Rush to Rockford with two parties.

Coleman Earns Shot In CFL
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Former New Orleans VooDoo offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman has signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League, announced VooDoo front office Wednesday, June 5.

First Training Camp: Phase One Success!
AFL Global Press Release

AFL Global and Ganlan Media International (GMI) have completed phase one of a multi-level program to introduce American-style arena football to China. A special ceremony attended by ten Chinese national media outlets saw the first 24 graduates of the program being honored with official certificates as “phase 1″ coaches and officials.

VooDoo Acquire Super Bowl Winning WR Antonio Robinson
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo has been assigned wide receiver Antonio Robinson and the San Antonio Talons have traded Claim order #7 for VooDoo wide receiver Brent Holmes, announced the VooDoo front office Wednesday, June 5.

Go "Behind the Helmet" with the San Antonio Talons
San Antonio Talons Press Release

Be the first to check out the Series Premiere of Guts & Glory, a reality show based on San Antonio’s Arena Football Team – The Talons. This series gives viewers a first look “behind the scenes” into Arena Football and the players’ reality on and off the football field.

BACON BOWL: Barnstormers Meet Bacon
whotv.com

Arizona Rattlers QB Nick Davila travels long path to dominate Arena Football and is looking for more
Tucson Citizen

The San Antonio Talons Add WR Brent Holmes
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons have acquired wide receiver Brent Holmes (5’11, 170 Texas A&M-Kingsville) to help lead the Talons offense with his knowledge and experience of the game.

Shock Community Spotlight: Week 12
Spokane Shock Press Release

This Thursday, June 6th at 2:00PM Shock players; Erik Meyer, Adron Tennell, Beau Bell, Terrance Sanders and Dance Team members; Emily and Aspen will be visiting the Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital.

China has first-ever AFL coaches/referees
China.org.cn

Arena Football League Talons to air reality TV series
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

Did arena football team owner really run a private equity fund?
Fortune (blog)

AFL Tonight Episode 12: Do You Know the Way to San Jose?
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 12th episode of AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about the season ticket holder letter sent out in Chicago, a number of career milestones, and a whole heck of a lot more. Our special interview this week is with ArenaFan's own Don Eisenbarth, who covers the Utah Blaze.

Rush Fans Speak Out After Season Ticket Holder Letter
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Here at ArenaFan, we are just like you all reading this article. We are the fans of the game, and we are here to support the fans of the Arena Football League and do what we can for you.

Barnstormers Bulk Up O-Line
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced Thursday afternoon that the AFL franchise has been assigned OL James Economou. In addition, the team also completed a trade, picking up OL Anthony Parker from the Arizona Rattlers for future considerations.

Storm Bolsters Defense
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisitions of defensive lineman Claude Davis and defensive back Jerrell Gavins.

VooDoo Aquire QB Chris Dixon and DB Cameron McGlenn
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned quarter back Chris Dixon and defensive back Cameron McGlenn to the New Orleans VooDoo, announced the VooDoo front office Friday, May 31.

Arena Football Hall of Fame Advisory Board Announced
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League announced eight members of the 2013 Hall of Fame Advisory Board today.

The Exchange: Top 5 remain the same, Iowa sinks
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

San Antonio has zero wins against the National Conference, having earned all four of their wins in inter-conference action. New Orleans is also 0-5 against the National Conference, while Pittsburgh is 0-3. No one is winless against the American Conference.

Talons "Guts & Glory" show to air June 8 on KENS-TV
San Antonio Talons Press Release

David Lynd, owner of the San Antonio Talons Arena Football Team, announced a partnership with local CBS affiliate, to make the station the home of a reality show.

Blaze add DL Jordan Bright, OL Lavon McCoy
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with rookie defensive lineman Jordan Bright and rookie offensive lineman Lavon McCoy, the franchise announced today.

Statement to Chicago Rush Season Ticket Holders
Ryan Simmons, Chicago Rush

A letter to the Chicago Rush season ticket holders regarding the remainder of the regular season for their team.

Breaux Earns Shot In CFL
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Former New Orleans VooDoo DB Delvin Breaux has signed with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League, announced VooDoo front office Wednesday, May 29.

Blaze assigned Tony Tatum
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have been assigned rookie defensive back Tony Tatum, the franchise announced today. Tatum arrives in Utah following a standout two-sport career at Gallaudet University, the world leader in liberal education and career development for deaf and hard of hearing students.

AFL Quickplay Week 11
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

This past week, we saw defenses rule. San Antonio, Jacksonville, Orlando, Cleveland, Iowa and New Orleans were each held to less than 50 points. San Jose and Utah went head-to-head and the Sabercats pulled out a 35-34 win.

The Tommy Grady Conundrum
Don Eisenbarth, ArenaFan.com

The Blaze have a friend in mediocrity. In the 6 seasons they have existed in the AFL, the Blaze have only been above .500 once, last year. Halfway thru their 7th season the Blaze find themselves at 4-5, again on the verge of both good and bad, but really being neither.

Players, coaches volunteer on Memorial Day
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze received a day off for Memorial Day, but instead of lounging by the pool or cooking on the grill, players and coaches used their time off to help make a difference in the local community. On Monday morning, the team joined Habitat for Humanity in a volunteer effort to build a home for a family in need.

No Payne, No Gain: Payne Leads League in Average All-Purpose Yards Per Game
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo’s 2013 season has not turned out as many of the players, coaches, and fans had expected. After making the playoffs last year, not many people could have predicted that after 9 games the VooDoo would be (1-8) and last in their division.

Defensive Lineman Derrick Summers Returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that veteran defensive lineman Derrick Summers has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

5 questions with Utah Blaze defensive end Caesar Rayford
Deseret News

Chicago Rush won't play final games at Allstate Arena
Crain's Chicago Business

The final two Chicago Rush home games scheduled to be played at Allstate Arena this season will be moved to other locations, according to arena General Manager Pat Nagle.

Philadelphia Soul Owners Taking Arena Football League To China
Forbes

AFL Quickplay Week 10
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

"Whoa, we're halfway there. Whoa-oh! Living on a prayer. Take my hand and we'll make it I swear. Whoa-oh! Living on a prayer." --Bon Jovi We're halfway through the AFL season and is your Quickplay team going to make it or is it living on a prayer?

Rayford signs with Indianapolis Colts
Utah Blaze Press Release

Utah Blaze defensive end Caesar Rayford has officially signed a contract with the Indianapolis Colts, the franchise announced today. Rayford is the most successful pass rusher in Utah Blaze history and played in a franchise record of 55 games.

Arena Football League set to touch down in China
Associated Press

The AFL is set to go long — really long — and touch down in China.

AFL Tonight Episode 11: Rock Bottom
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 11th episode of the AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about the postgame rumble in Jacksonville, the possible relocation of the Rush, and so much more! Our special interviews this week are with the radio voice of the Tampa Bay Storm, Darek Sharp, and the president and COO of the Arizona Rattlers, Joe Windham.

AFL Exchange: Want to see good Arena Football? Go West, young man!
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Not only did the West go 4-0 as a division this week, but the top three teams in the league by EXCH+ reside west of the Rockies. By TOT+, Utah cracks the Top 5 as well – all those pick-sixes keep them on the outside looking in for at least another week, though.

Barnstormers Add Familiar Face to Roster
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced Tuesday afternoon that the AFL franchise has been assigned center Alex Linnenkohl . Linnenkohl (6-2, 280) is no stranger to the Barnstormers , having started all 18 games at center for the team last season. Following the 2012 season, Linnenkohl retired to pursue a coaching career, however when the Barnstormers called him following several injuries to the team’s offensive line, he jumped at the opportunity to come back and help his former teammates.

Rush Players Have Say to Commish
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

Up until last Thursday, the players for the Rush had not had any communication from the league as to what their fate was going to be for the rest of the season.

China to host 1st arena football training camp
Global Times

Commissioner Kurz Issues Open Letter to Fans
AFL Press Release

An unfortunate occurrence took place after our recent game between the San Jose Sabercats and the Jacksonville Sharks. I issued the following statement yesterday: “The altercation that took place between two of our Teams Saturday night was not at all the level of professional conduct expected at an Arena Football League event. We take the safety of all our players and staff very seriously so a full independent investigation into the incident has been initiated.”

Cash-strapped Rush might be out at Allstate Arena
Chicago Sun-Times

Since a Sun-Times report May 6 exposed the criminal history and financial improprieties of former Rush owner David Staral Jr., the team’s players have had a sense of uncertainty regarding the future of the organization.

New QB Sheffield provides Power with big boost
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

QuickPlay Week 9
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Week 8 was one of the most bizarre weeks we've seen in a while in the AFL. Aaron Garcia threw for 11 touchdowns for Orlando in an 83-82 win over Spokane and TT Tolliver had an eye-popping game. San Antonio and Jacksonville combined for 64 total points...in a whole game. Cleveland upset Chicago, Pittsburgh upset Philadelphia and Iowa limited New Orleans to all of 16 points.

Police: Sharks staffer ordered, dispensed drugs
WJXT Jacksonville

Enjoy some red hot family fun with the Utah Blaze
Daily Herald

Utah Blaze player saves woman's life
AFL Press Release

Aaron Lesué is known by many as an All-Arena wide receiver for the Utah Blaze. Some are aware of his aspirations to become a United States Olympic bobsledder. Others are familiar with the former Utah State walk-on from his participation in the Dancing with the Salt Lake Stars competition to benefit the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life this past March. But after the events of April 24, 2013, even more have come to recognize the world-class athlete for what he really is: a hero.

Friendship born: Utah Blaze receiver saves BYU skater in wreck
Salt Lake Tribune

Soul sign former Southern Miss quarterback Dustin Almond
Philly.com - Philly.com

SaberCats FB Brian Folkerts Joins Carolina Panthers
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that fullback Brian Folkerts has been placed on the Arena Football League’s “Other League Exempt” list. Folkerts has signed a contract with the National Football League’s Carolina Panthers.

AFL Exchange: Mix-up in the middle
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

Well, that was apparently an awful time to debut the rankings. Week 8 featured the most upsets of any week, with several heretofore poor teams upsetting teams that had recently looked like contenders. After this week’s games, there’s some huge movement in the top half of the rankings. We’ll try this again this week, hoping for some better results.

The Arena: Gladiators trade for Phinisee & Hardwick
Akron Sports NOW

Former Shark employee resigns following police investigation
WOKV

Sharks staff member arrested on prescription fraud charges
news4jax.com

A medical staff member for the Jacksonville Sharks was arrested Thursday on accusations of prescription fraud.

Off the turf with ... Cleveland Gladiators fullback/linebacker Derik Steiner
Plain Dealer

Rush acquire defensive end from Cleveland
Chicago Rush Press Release

The Rush have acquired defensive end Brian Brikowski from the Cleveland Gladiators in exchange for defensive back Joe Phinisee and defensive lineman Jacob Hardwick, the team announced today. In addition, the team placed offensive lineman Ryan O’Neill on reassignment and wide receiver Nate Forse on recallable reassignment.

VooDoo Welcome LJ Castile Back To The Graveyard
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned defensive back Dwight McLean to the New Orleans VooDoo. In a separate transaction, New Orleans also acquired wide receiver LJ Castile and offensive lineman Bryce Tennison in a trade with the Utah Blaze for future considerations, announced the VooDoo front office on Thursday, May 16.

SaberCats Add Fullback Sifa Etu
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats today announced that they have been assigned fullback Sifa Etu on a one-year contract. In a coinciding roster move, San Jose placed wide receiver Jamarko Simmons on inactive reserve.

Philadelphia Soul forms partnership with Burlington County College's WBZC-FM
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul and Burlington County College’s (BCC) radio station WBZC-FM (Z88.9) announce their partnership to broadcast Soul home games. WBZC-FM will cover all remaining six home games, including the Veterans Arena Game featuring active reservists and veterans of the Armed Forces, following the Soul game on June 22.

Receiver Josh Philpart Returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that another member of the 2012 squad has returned to the team, as wide receiver Josh Philpart has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Soul hosts United Way & Jaws Youth Playbook
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

On Saturday, July 6 at 7:05 p.m., the Philadelphia Soul presented by Parx Casino, will host an incredible night of awareness and fundraising to benefit local youth at the Soul game against the Chicago Rush at the NovaCare Field at the Wells Fargo Center.

AFL Tonight Episode 10: Shake, Rattle, and Roll
ArenaFan.com Press Release

ArenaFan's Tim Capper and Adam Markowitz are back with their 10th episode of the AFL Tonight. Join us as we talk about some records being shattered in Orlando, futility going on in New Orleans, the second act of the Sideshow in Chicago, and much more!

Ron Jaworski offers Tebow a job with the Philadelphia Soul
NBCSports.com

Magical Night For Garcia as Predators Shock Spokane
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Welcome to the Orlando Predators, Aaron Garcia! The Predators were down three touchdowns on three different occasions in the game, but they rallied for an 83-82 victory over the Spokane Shock .

New Faces Could Take The Pittsburgh Power Places
Dominic Errico - Pittsburgh Sporting News

What could the impact of Steven Sheffield, James Robinson and Julian Rauch have on the Pittsburgh Power?

Davila, Rattlers building momentum
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Week 7 Arena Football League action saw the Jacksonville Sharks (6-1) suffer their first loss of the season at the hands of the visiting Arizona Rattlers (6-1), 58-48. The road victory was the third straight win for the Rattlers, and could propel Arizona to an extended winning streak.

Orlando Predators Assigned Defensive Lineman Claude Wroten
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators are proud to announce they have added defensive lineman Claude Wroten to their roster.

Shock bring in Thompkins
The Spokesman Review

Rush add pair of former Mid-American Conference standouts
Chicago Rush Press Release

Alex Kube (Northern Illinois) and Josh Pleasant (Kent State) were assigned to the Rush Thursday evening, reinforcing a defense which has seen its share of bumps and bruises over the first seven weeks of the season.

Blaze Real Time Fantasy Game Goes Live
Don Eisenbarth, ArenaFan.com

During the Pre-Season Fan Fest, Utah Blaze owner Kim Brown talked about “a real time fantasy football that you can watch the Blaze game either here in the arena or at home. It will be another revenue stream that the Blaze can tap into. There'll be sponsors of things like that. It's a new 'game-ification' idea that's not being done anywhere else.”

QB Meyer proving his worth in AFL
Kitsap Sun

Tampa Bay Adds Offensive Lineman Jeremiah Warren
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of offensive lineman Jeremiah Warren.

Tampa Bay Brings In Offensive Lineman Abdul Kuyateh
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of offensive lineman Abdul Kuyateh.

Off the turf with ... Cleveland Gladiators WR Jonathan Wilson
Plain Dealer

Blaze add three to active roster
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have acquired defensive end Julian Miller and defensive back Josh Ferguson from the Spokane Shock in exchange wide receiver Brandon Thompkins, the franchise announced today. In addition to finalizing the trade, Utah also agreed to terms with free agent wide receiver Anthony Jackson.

AFL says Rush will finish year
Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Rush owner on past felony convictions: "My past is my past"
Chicago Sun-Times

The convicted thief who bought the Chicago Rush three months ago says he never expected his criminal background to be a big problem in owning the Arena Football League’s premier franchise.

Can Aaron Garcia Save The Orlando Predators?
Sunshine State Football

The Orlando Predators and Aaron Garcia already had much in common before a coast-to-coast trade in April united the two sides. The Preds season will now come down to how Garcia performs for his ninth team in 18 AFL seasons, in what could very well be the last time we ever see him play.

Chicago Rush owner ousted by league, which takes over team
Chicago Tribune

Three months later, Staral, whose own troubled financial history included declaring bankruptcy in January, has been ousted by the league mid-season after bouncing a $50,000 check needed to secure the Allstate Arena for two recent home games.

Windsor, Hyland, Williams & Goodman earn weekly honors
Kansas City Star

Arizona Rattlers WR Rod Windsor has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Utah Blaze DB David Hyland has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week.

Rush owner Staral: I'm out
Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago Rush owner David Staral Jr. acknowledged today that he has not run the arena football franchise since April 29, but league officials maintain that he still owns the team.

South Side Slopes man claims Pittsburgh Power arena football team misuses unpaid interns
Tribune-Review

A South Side Slopes man claims in a federal lawsuit filed Monday that Pittsburgh Power arena football team misuses unpaid interns.

2013 Baby Doll Clinic Registration Open
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo Dolls are now accepting applications for the 2013 Baby Doll clinic. Young ladies between ages 5 to 15 are encouraged to sign up and learn basic dance and cheer techniques from our very own 2013 VooDoo Dolls.

Fools Rush Out: Time For Kurz, Rush To Go
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

It was on May 7th, 2012 that Arena Football League Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz received unanimous approval for a five-year contract extension that would keep him on the job through nearly the end of the decade. It is on May 7th, 2013 that he should step down from his post and let someone else try to direct this league back on the path of success.

Philadelphia Soul Player Awarded Department of Defense "Seven Seals Award"
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

Philadelphia Soul Arena Football player, Morkeith Brown was recognized by the EMPLOYER SUPPORT OF THE GUARD AND RESERVE (ESGR) with a “Seven Seals Award” for helping to bring awareness to the service and sacrifice of America’s military members and to promote the hiring of citizen soldiers and veterans by the business community.

Sharks Activate Jeff Hughley From Exempt List
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that wide receiver/kick returner Jeff Hughley has been activated from the Arena Football League’s “Other League Exempt” list.

Utah adds NFL strength to offensive line
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with former NFL offensive lineman George “Duke” Robinson, the franchise announced today. Robinson enjoyed a four-year career in the National Football League after being selected in the fifth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.

Blaze players using NFL experience to advantage
ABC 4

Urrutia, the leading receiver on the Utah Blaze, left Louisville after his junior season and was drafted in the 7th round by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2008. But his NFL career did not go the way he planned.

Sharks bulk up with veteran lineman Trevis Turner
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that offensive lineman Trevis Turner has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

AFL Commissioner assures Chicago Rush will play all games as scheduled, despite ownership woes
AZ Central.com

The Rattlers’ game at AllState Arena in Chicago on May 19 will be played, according to Arena Football League Commissioner Jerry Kurz, despite reports that the Rush owner defaulted on his contract and didn’t have sufficient funds to cover the $50,000 rent for the arena provided in April.

Arena football team owner’s record: convictions, lawsuits, financial trouble
Chicago Sun-Times

He’s a convicted thief, currently on probation. He filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy just months ago. He’s been trailed by lawsuits, liens and allegations he’s ripped other people off, even his neighbor. Meet the new owner of the Chicago Rush, the man proclaimed as the savior of the Arena Football League’s most prominent franchise.

Return of the AFL Exchange
Brian Beaudry, ArenaFan.com

After a year off due to uncertainty about whether or not the league would even begin play (and a couple of games so far away from what would be considered acceptable data), the AFL Exchange is back. For those unfamiliar with the rankings, don’t worry – I changed them again since the last time, so you’re as well-versed in them as everyone else.

Storm to donate a total of $5,000 to three local charities
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is teaming up with local company, Celestar, to create a new Facebook application called “Charity Vote.” The application will appear on the Storm Facebook page, and asks fans to vote for one of three local charities.

Sharks Jeff Hughley Joins Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that wide receiver/kick returner Jeff Hughley has been placed on the Arena Football League’s “Other League Exempt” list. Hughley has signed a contract with the National Football League’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

VooDoo Welcome DB Chris Brown
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned DB Chris Brown to the New Orleans VooDoo and the VooDoo has placed WR Samora Goodson on reuse to report, announced the VooDoo front office Thursday, May 2.

Week 7 Quickplay
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Week 6 of the AFL season will be remembered for some major-league fantasy points. We saw Spokane and Tampa Bay combine for almost 100 points--in the second half. REGGIE GRAY of the Rush had a killer game with more than 250 receiving yards and six scores just to name a couple of the many highlights of the week.

Power close to securing future at Consol Energy Center
Tribune-Review

The Power are close to adding three years to their lease at Consol Energy Center, paving the way for the team to remain in the Arena Football League through the 2016 season.

VooDoo Acquire WR Samora Goodson In A Trade
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo have acquired wide receiver Samora Goodson in a trade with the San Jose SaberCats for future considerations, announced the VooDoo front office on Wednesday, May 1.

Shock put emphasis on playing for all 4 quarters
The Spokesman Review

Storm Season Ticket Members Receive Added Benefit
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is adding a new benefit to the season ticket member (STM) ticket package. Prior to its May 4th matchup versus the New Orleans VooDoo, all Storm season ticket members will receive an exclusive STM discount card.

Soul need to rebound against Chicago Saturday
Philly.com - Philly.com

Soul head coach Clint Dolezel is obviously none too pleased with his team’s performance over the last two weeks and the season as a whole.

Sharks offer exclusive one-day presale on KISS and ArenaBowl tickets
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team is offering an exclusive package of tickets to ArenaBowl XXVI and the KISS performance that headlines ArenaBowl weekend. The concert and game will be held at the Amway Center in Orlando on August 16 and 17, respectively.


Riley Swanson returns to Arizona
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned defensive back Riley Swanson III to the Arizona Rattlers.

Orlando Predators place struggling QB on recallable waivers
Orlando Sentinel

VooDoo Aquire FB Jeramie Richardson
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned FB Jeramie Richardson to the New Orleans VooDoo, announced the VooDoo front office Tuesday, April 30.

McPherson, Belton and Gray Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

ampa Bay Storm QB Adrian McPherson has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Jacksonville Sharks DB Tracy Belton has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Chicago Rush WR Reggie Gray has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 6 of the 2013 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season. In addition to these awards, the AFL is also awarding the Cutters Catch of the Week and AFL Highlight of the Week. Cleveland Gladiators DB Lenny Wicks earned the Cutters Catch of the Week, while Chicago Rush WR Jared Jenkins was awarded the AFL Highlight of the Week.

VooDoo Acquire FB Jeramie Richardson
SportsNOLA.com

Are Rattlers New Sports Kings Of The Phoenix Metro?
Modern Times Magazine - Modern Times Magazine

Youth arena football league gives kids a new way to play
Tampabay.com

Storm coach Dave Ewart might want to start doing some scouting. The Southern Youth Arena Football League is in the midst of its inaugural season, offering area youngsters an alternative to outdoor spring ball.

10 things that would improve the Arena Football League
AZ Central.com

I’ve been covering the Rattlers since their inception in 1992. I’ve seen sellouts. I’ve seen a player jump down from the rafters on a bungee chord. I’ve seen a buffalo nearly trample a Rattler. I’ve seen a near motorcycle accident on the field.

Soul announce regional TV broadcasts
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, announce a local television coverage partnership for the 2013 season. Six regular season games will be broadcast exclusively on The Comcast Network. All Soul regional broadcasts are presented by the PA Lottery.

Off The Turf with ... Cleveland Gladiators kicker Ross Gornall
Plain Dealer

Meyer finally gets his shot, leads Shock to 5-0 start
The Spokesman Review

Who might hold key to Iowa Barnstormers ending skid
DesMoinesRegister.com

Barnstormers Add New Kicker
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Operations Mike Hohensee announced late Wednesday that the AFL franchise has been assigned Kicker Fabrizio Scaccia (Sa-SHA). In a related move Kicker Phil Marfuggi has been reassigned.

Shock, Sharks remain undefeated after AFL Week 5 wins
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The Jacksonville Sharks and Spokane Shock both remained undefeated after Week 5 of Arena Football League action after Jacksonville won a close defensive battle at home against the Iowa Barnstormers, 40-34, and Spokane won on the road against the San Jose SaberCats by a 69-47 final.

QB's arrest leaves Preds with question mark behind center
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando is expected to sign or trade for a QB by Thursday

Orlando Predators to trade for Sabercats QB Aaron Garcia
WKMG Orlando

Storm Bolsters Kicking Position
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of kicker Craig Camay.

Former VooDoo Player, Brian Coulter, Arrested
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Former New Orleans VooDoo football player, Brian Coulter, was arrested yesterday in Ascension Parish.

VooDoo Aquire QB Bill Stull
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned QB William Stull to the New Orleans VooDoo, announced the VooDoo front office Thursday, April 25.

SaberCats Acquire WR Amarri Jackson from Orlando
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats today announced that they have acquired wide receiver Amarri Jackson from the Orlando Predators in exchange for quarterback Aaron Garcia and offensive lineman Devin Clark.

VooDoo Acquire QB Bill Stull
SportsNOLA.com

Predators trade for quarterback Aaron Garcia
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Welcomes Aaron Garcia and Devin Clark to the Jungle
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have been assigned San Jose’s veteran quarterback Aaron Garcia and offensive lineman Devin Clark, in a trade for Orlando’s wide receiver, Amarri Jackson.

Predators coach says gay player would have issues in "jungle" of football locker room
Orlando Sentinel (blog)

Zbydniewski, Stephens and Windsor earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Cleveland Gladiators QB BRIAN ZBYDNIEWSKI has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Spokane Shock DB PAUL STEPHENS has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Arizona Rattlers WR ROD WINDSOR has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 5 of the 2013 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

Predators QB was 'passed out' in SUV, refused DUI tests, police reports say
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Predators starting quarterback Kyle Rowley refused to submit to DUI tests after he was found "passed out" in a parked sport utility vehicle near the entrance of an Orlando apartment complex early Monday, newly released police reports state.

Orlando Predators quarterback Kyle Rowley arrested
Orlando Sentinel

Predators statement on Kyle Rowley
Orlando Predators Press Release

"We are aware of the situation with Kyle this morning and are working with our coaches and legal representatives to address the problem"

SaberCats Add Former Chicago Rush QB Russ Michna
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats today announced that they have been assigned former Chicago Rush quarterback Russ Michna on a two-year contract. San Jose also placed quarterback Aaron Garcia on recallable reassignment to make room on the 24-man roster.

VooDoo Changes One Young Life Forever
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

One very special teenager got the chance of a lifetime as he returned a kick for a touchdown last Friday night with the support of the entire VooDoo team in front of thousands of VooDoo fans.

VooDoo Acquire OL Thaddeus Coleman from Orlando Predators
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo traded defensive lineman Prentice Purnell to the Orlando Predators for offensive lineman Thaddeus Coleman, announced the VooDoo front office on Thursday.

Storm Add Quarterback
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of quarterback Randy Hippeard.

Week 5 recap: Meyer continues to shine as Shock go to 4-0
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League continue to benefit from the outstanding season quarterback Erik Meyer is putting together. The La Mirada, California native had another big day in Week 5, leading the Shock (4-0) to a 66-49 victory over the visiting Arizona Rattlers (3-1) in a battle for first place in the West Division of the National Conference.

AFL Tonight - Episode 6 "Live on tape delay" is available
AFL Tonight

Tim and Adam preview Week 5 of the 2013 season, plus news and notes from the previous week.

Arena Football Hall of Fame Special to Premiere on Sunday
AFL Press Release

CBS Sports Network will premiere a 30-minute Arena Football Hall of Fame special on Sunday, April 21, the NET10 Wireless Arena Football League announced today.

Former Kansas City Chiefs OL Rich Ranglin Returns to San Jose
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats today announced that they have been assigned former Kansas City Chiefs offensive lineman and the Arena Football League’s 2011 Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year Rich Ranglin on a two-year contract.

AFL Quickplay Week 5
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Four weeks are in the books and we've seen the West Division get off to a flying start while the East Division has two winless teams out of three. Safe to say it's going to be interesting as we go the rest of the way with how the balance of wins is tipped to the West and South.

Ex-arena football player from Miramar sentenced in drug case
Sun-Sentinel

A former arena football player from Miramar who pleaded guilty to conspiracies to distribute oxycodone and to launder money was sentenced to five years in federal prison, authorities announced Wednesday.

Steelman gets invite to inaugural arena game
Times Herald-Record

BREAKING NEWS: Chris Siegfried Fired as Offensive Coordinator in Orlando
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The Orlando Predators promised their fans that they are going to win games this year, and it appears as though they are ready to go to the ends of the earth to make that happen. Earlier this week, the team relieved Offensive Coordinator Chris Siegfried of his duties.

Meyer, Goosby and Hughley Earn Weekly Honors
AFL Press Release

Spokane Shock QB ERIK MEYER has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Philadelphia Soul JLB JOE GOOSBY has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Jacksonville Sharks WR JEFF HUGHLEY has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 4 of the 2013 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

KMYS picks up six Talons games
San Antonio Express

VooDoo Mercedes-Benz Superdome Open House
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo Mercedes-Benz Superdome Open House will be held on Friday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

SaberCats Acquire DL Terrance Carter From Orlando
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have acquired defensive lineman Terrance Carter from the Orlando Predators in exchange for offensive lineman Terrence Campbell and defensive lineman Mike Landry. Additionally, San Jose activated fullback Brian Folkerts from recallable reassignment to bring their active roster to 24 players.

Football's Worst Nightmare
grantland.com

Eight years ago Al Lucas was killed from an on-field hit during an arena football game. How would a similar tragedy today affect the NFL?

Serious Gambling on Arena Football Apparently Thing of the Past
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

As if the Arena Football League needed another blow to its fan base, the most recent blow came from Costa Rice, of all places. Bookmaker Sportsbook was the authority for Arena Football League betting over the course of the last three seasons, posting betting lines on the day of the game. However, as of Week 4 of this season, Bookmaker has told ArenaFan.com that it is pulling out of the market and will no longer offer betting on Arena Football.

Soul coach Dolezel to be inducted into Arena Hall of Fame
Philly.com

ArenaFan Debate: Is an 18-0 Team Good For the AFL?
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

ArenaFan.com's Adam Markowitz and Jeff Sims tackle the topic of the Arizona Rattlers and whether it is beneficial to the Arena Football League if they put together a perfect regular season.

Playoff "Race" a Joke
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

TAMPA BAY – If you want to know why the Arena Football League playoffs are going to be a joke this season, there's no need to do more than look at the standings in the American Conference. The Jacksonville Sharks are 4-0. The rest of the conference combined is 4-13. The Tampa Bay Storm and the New Orleans VooDoo were the most recent teams to embarrass themselves on Friday night. Tampa Bay was beaten by the shorthanded San Antonio Talons 52-36, while the VooDoo were beaten 76-30 in the most embarrassing game of the season to date.

Soul enter two-year partnership with South Jersey Elite Invitational Youth Football League
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, announce a Two-Year partnership with South Jersey Elite Invitational Youth Football League (SJEIYFL).

ArenaFan Quickplay Week 2 Primer
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Looking ahead to Week 4, this is going to be an unusual week with just five games on the docket. That means four teams will have byes and options will be limited in some divisions.

AFL standouts through Week 3
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Erik Meyer of the Spokane Shock had a stellar performance in Week 3 while leading his team to a 66-43 victory over the previously undefeated Iowa Barnstormers. Meyer was 24-of-34 for 330 yards and tossed nine touchdowns and continues to lead the Arena Football League in ALL passing categories.

All-AFL WR Jesse Schmidt Returning to Barnstormers
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee dropped a bombshell on the Arena Football League late this afternoon, announcing that the team has reached agreement with All-AFL Wide Receiver Jesse Schmidt for three more seasons.

Tampa Bay Unveils Storm Social Central
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is unveiling a new digital video wall in the recently launched Storm Social Central, a location for Storm fans to interact digitally and socially, outside section 128 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Talons to replace Dutton with Hill
mysanantonio.com

The San Antonio Talons are expected to announce Wednesday that Nick Hill, an Arena Football League standout for the Orlando Predators and Tampa Bay Storm, will be signed to replace injured starter John Dutton.

Des Moines to Host AFL Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Eyes from around the Arena Football League will focus on Des Moines over the next few days for the Annual AFL Hall of Fame Weekend. The six member class of 2012 announced last fall, will be officially inducted at a 7:00pm ceremony this Friday night, April 12 at the Veteran’s Memorial Community Choice Convention Center in Des Moines.

The San Antonio Talons have been assigned Quarterback Nick Hill
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons signed quarterback, Nick Hill to help shore up the Talons offense with his knowledge and experience of Arena Football.

Raul Vijil re-joins Shock for 2013 Season
Spokane Shock Press Release

Raul Vijil is no stranger to Arena Football. After growing up in Pasco, WA Vijil played college football at Eastern Washington University where he was awarded a spot in the 2005 2nd Team All-Big Sky after logging 129 career receptions for 1,966 yards and 10 touchdowns. Coming out of college he joined the Spokane Shock as a member of the AF2 team in 2006.

The San Antonio Talons sign Quarterback Nate Davis
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons signed quarterback Nate Davis to replace injured starter John Dutton who was placed on injured reserve.

Bye week breakdown
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze head into the bye week with a sour taste in their mouths following a 77-65 loss to the Tampa Bay Storm. The team has posted a 1-2 record through three games this season, one game off from the 2-1 record the franchise held at this point a year ago. With seven days to strategize on how to remedy the team’s misfortune, Head Coach Ron James wasted no time in identifying the issues.

Orlando Predators and Eco Construction & Maintenance Host Community Outreach Youth Football Camp
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators, in partnership with Eco Construction and Maintenance, will be holding the Orlando Predators Community Outreach Youth Football Camp Saturday April 13th from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Northwest Community Center located at 3955 WD Judge Dr. in Orlando Florida.

Dolezel becomes Hall of Famer with Class of 2012
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

Philadelphia head coach Clint Dolezel will be inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame on April 13. The ceremony will take place before the Philadelphia Soul and Iowa Barnstormers game at 7 p.m. Along with Dolezel, five others, including Iowa head coach and former Philadelphia head coach Mike Hohensee, will be inducted as members of the Class of 2012.

Davis signs with San Antonio in the AFL
Martins Ferry Times Leader

AFL opens 2013 Net10 Wireless Dream Team voting
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League has opened voting for the 2013 NET10 Wireless Dream Team, the League office announced today.

VooDoo Committed To The Children
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo is committed to serving and being a part of the Greater New Orleans community.

Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day
Spokane Shock Press Release

On Tuesday, April 9th from 3:00 to 4:00 PM at the RiverPark Square Mall, Shock coaches and players will be serving ice cream to customers at the Ben & Jerry’s located in the food court. Each year, the Shock participate in this great event which benefits The First Tee.

On-field success leads to brighter business future for Arizona Rattlers
East Valley Tribune

Iowa Barnstormers owner apologizes for Twitter outburst
DesMoinesRegister.com

AFL standouts through Week 2
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League is two weeks into the season and some players, and teams, have already made statements with their performances. This is the first of a weekly series that will take a look at players and teams that are leading the way in the AFL.

AFL Quickplay Week 3
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Last week, I was a bit skeptical about Adrian McPherson after he completed his first game with just two touchdown passes. McPherson silenced any skeptics about his ability to fit in this league as he accounted for 10 total touchdowns (eight passing, two rushing) in the Storm's 69-47 win over Cleveland.

Storm Add Depth To Offensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of offensive lineman Nick Torresso.

SaberCats Add Veteran OL Devin Clark
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned Arena Football League veteran offensive lineman Devin Clark on a one-year contract.

McPherson, Turner and Jackson earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm QB ADRIAN McPHERSON has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Jacksonville Sharks DL JERRY TURNER has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and Orlando Predators WR AMARRI JACKSON has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 2 of the 2013 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season. In addition to these awards, the AFL is also awarding the Cutters Catch of the Week and AFL Highlight of the Week. Tampa Bay Storm WR JOE HILLS earned the Cutters Catch of the Week, while San Jose SaberCats DB CLEVAN THOMAS was awarded the AFL Highlight of the Week.

Marlon Favorite Named AFL Pulse Player of the Week
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

New Orleans VooDoo DL MARLON FAVORITE has been named the AFL Pulse Player of the Week for his recent philanthropic efforts.

Arena Football Hall of Fame Special to Air on CBS Sports Network
AFL Press Release

CBS Sports Network will produce and broadcast an Arena Football Hall of Fame television special, the NET10 Wireless Arena Football League announced today. The 30-minute program will feature each member of the 2012 Arena Football Hall of Fame Class along with showcasing the birth and history of the Arena Football Hall of Fame.

Philadelphia Soul Become First 0-1 Team To Clinch Division Title
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

In a wild Week 2 of Arena Football League action, the biggest winners were the Philadelphia Soul. They have officially become the first team in AFL history to clinch a division title without winning a single game.

SaberCats Add FB Tommy Taggart and LB Wesley Maui’a
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned fullback Tommy Taggart, who spent 2012 in San Jose and former San Antonio Talons linebacker Wesley Maui’a on two-year contracts.

Arena Football Quickplay Week 2 Primer
Andrew Nordmeier, ArenaFan.com

Let's get primed for the second week of the Quickplay Arena Fan-Tasy game. San Antonio and Philadelphia are on bye this week so Derrick Ross will have to sit on the bench and some deeper fullback options will need to be played. It also means that options will be limited to Chicago and Iowa in the Central Division and Cleveland and Pittsburgh in the East Division.

Sharks add wideout Jarvis Williams
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks made an addition at receiver on Wednesday, announcing that Jarvis Williams has been assigned to the team’s roster.

Native American tribe to sponsor Rattlers
SportsPro Media

Meyer, Benton and Whittaker earn weekly honors
AFL Press Release

Spokane Shock QB ERIK MEYER has been awarded Russell Athletic Offensive Player of the Week, while Iowa Barnstormers DB TER’RAN BENTON has been named the Riddell Defensive Player of the Week and San Jose SaberCats WR HUEY WHITTAKER has been named J. Lewis Small Playmaker of the Week for Week 1 of the 2013 NET10 Wireless Arena Football League season.

CBS Sports Network Does AFL Proud
Randy Snow, ArenaFan.com

The first ever broadcast of the Arena Football League on CBS Sports Network on Saturday night (March 23) was, in my opinion, a huge success. I was a little skeptical of how CBSSN would cover AFL games on their broadcasts this season, but by the end of halftime, my fears had been put to rest.

Sharks Offer Season Ticket Money-Back Guarantee
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team will offer a money-back guarantee to all new season ticket holders for the 2013 season.

Former LSU QB Jefferson hopes to showcase skill in Arena Football League
Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Blaze eye spot in Arena Bowl
StandardNet

Arena Football League: Optimism soaring for Barnstormers
DesMoinesRegister.com

As opener looms, Orlando Predators owner discusses changes, Tim Tebow, AFL
Orlando Sentinel

Commissioner Kurz Issues State of the League Address
AFL Press Release

It is my great honor and privilege to welcome you to the AFL’s 26th season! I am extremely excited to have the season upon us again. I believe we have accomplished some tremendous things over the last year and are starting off 2013 in a great place.

Sharks' Preseason Pet Food Drive a Major Success
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and First Coast No More Homeless Pets teamed up for a pet food drive as part of the Sharks’ preseason scrimmage Friday, March 15. Thanks to the generosity of Sharks fans, the initiative was a tremendous success, raising more than 15,000 lbs. of pet food.

San Jose SaberCats begin anew with quarterback Aaron Garcia
San Jose Mercury News

Rebuilt Rush setting sights on AFL playoffs
Chicago Daily Herald

Team has its sights set on title, not records
Salt Lake Tribune

The MVP is back. Ditto for the Coach of the Year.

Northeast Field House Named After Former Football Star Al Lucas
41 NBC News

SaberCats Add AFL Veteran Defensive Lineman, Mike Landry
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they were assigned six-year Arena Football League veteran defensive lineman Mike Landry on a one-year contract.

AFL Vet Derek Lee Joins the VooDoo
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned Wide Receiver Derek Lee to the New Orleans VooDoo, announced the VooDoo front office Wednesday, March 20.

Philadelphia holds events to kick off 2013 season
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Philadelphia Soul will give fans and media members an opportunity to meet the team by inviting the fans to the Soul Meet-and-Greet and Soul Watch-Party in support of the Soul kicking-off their 2013 season.

Chicago Rush sign hotel partner
Chicago Rush Press Release

The InterContinental Chicago O’Hare Hotel has reached an agreement to become the official hotel of the Chicago Rush for the 2013 season. The agreement will also make Fresco 21 the after party location for all Chicago Rush games at the Allstate Arena.

Sharks Announce Television Talent for 2013
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks have finalized the local announcing team for the team’s six local television game broadcasts on WJXT. For the 2013 season, Cole Pepper will serve as the play-by-play broadcaster, while former AFL player and coach Jerry Odom returns in his role as analyst.

Will Mulder joins Shock coaching staff
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock are proud to announce the hiring of past player and new defensive backs coach William Mulder. Mulder will step in to replace former Shock defensive backs coach Stanley Franks who has accepted a position with the coaching staff of the NCAA FCS Idaho State Bengals.

Storm set to open Arena League season
Tampabay.com

Final Gladiators roster features four Cleveland area players and eight total from Ohio
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

After starting training camp with 36 players two weeks ago, the Cleveland Gladiators have trimmed their roster down to 23 active players, plus four on injured reserve. The team will open their fifth season of Arena Football League action this Sunday, March 24th, against the visiting Spokane Shock at 1:00 p.m.

Chicago Rush unveil new jerseys, colors
Crain's Chicago Business

After a turbulent offseason that saw two changes in ownership, Chicago Rush players and coaches on Monday greeted the local media and fans at the new Dome at the Ballpark in Rosemont with a sense of optimism for the future of the franchise.

New Blaze Owner Brings Enthusiasm, Bold Ideas to Utah
Don Eisenbarth, ArenaFan.com

Shortly before Fan Fest, media members were given the opportunity to talk to new Blaze majority owner Kim Brown before the start of the new season. Brown recently bought a majority share of the team previously owned by Kristen Murdock.

Rush back in business with new owner
Chicago Sun-Times

Ron Jaworski talks Philadelphia Soul, AFL television deal
Philly.com

During his state of the franchise address, Soul co-majority owner Ron Jaworski gave glowing reviews of the AFL’s new national television deal with CBS Sports Network, which will feature the Soul in the first game of the season against the Arizona Rattlers Saturday.

Despite Offseason Ownership Issues, Rush Have Quality Roster
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

Most of the attention this offseason for the Chicago Rush, and deservedly so, has gone toward their ownership debacle. Going from getting a new owner with only months to go prior to the season, the owner getting terminated from the league due to not securing sponsorships or a lease with the Allstate Arena, being taken back over by the league, and then getting another new owner with just five weeks to go before the 2013 season definitely warrants the attention of both the fans and the rest of the league.

Sharks Activate Markee White on Tuesday
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

Four days before the 2013 season opener, the 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team has activated wide receiver Markee White from Refused to Report.

Arena team has offer ready for Tebow
FOXSports.com

The Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League reportedly have an offer on the table for current Jets' QB Tim Tebow if he's unable to find interest from an NFL team.and more »

5 Reasons to Look Forward to the Chicago Rush Home Opener
SportsBlog.com (blog)

The home opener for the Chicago Rush is rapidly approaching. On Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m. ET (7 p.m. Chicago and Des Moines time), the Iowa Barnstormers fly into Allstate Arena to battle the Rush and kick off each teams 2013 Arena Football League season.

Sharks coach Les Moss: Tim Tebow has bigger fish to fry
Florida Times-Union

“That’s Orlando being Orlando,” Moss said. “I wouldn’t even feel comfortable even calling Tim Tebow right now. I don’t think he’s looking at the Arena Football League as an option right now.”

ArenaFootball.com to Stream Games Online in 2013
AFL Press Release

Arena Football fans will once again be able to stream AFL games free of charge in 2013, the League office announced today.

Shock announce opening day roster
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have announced the opening day roster after making final cuts at the conclusion of their 2013 Training Camp.

Spring football comes with a Blaze
Salt Lake Magazine (blog)

Local investors taking arena football to China
Philadelphia Inquirer

Is Tim Tebow Headed To Arena Football?
Deadspin

Barnstormers Release 24 Man Roster
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Barnstormers broke training camp on Saturday afternoon, saying goodbye to the town of Oskaloosa and William Penn University, the teams home for the past two weeks.

Former Carolina Panthers DL Eric Norwood Joins The SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they were assigned former Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Eric Norwood on a one-year contract.

Sharks fall to Predators in preseason scrimmage, 41-20
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks took to Sea Best Field for the first time in 2013 on Friday, falling to the Orlando Predators by a 41-20 count in the teams’ preseason scrimmage at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Sharks trade for receiver Markee White
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

In the hours before Friday's preseason scrimmage, the 2012 South DIvision Champion Jacksonville Sharks executed a trade with the Arizona Rattlers. The deal sends wide receiver Markee White to Jacksonville in exchange for future considerations.

Storm announce opening roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

With the end of training camp, the Tampa Bay Storm has announced the opening 24-man roster for its 26th season, announced vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

Sharks Announce Initial 24-Man Lineup
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

As training camp comes to a close, the 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks have announced the initial 24-man lineup for a squad that will look to become the first team in Arena Football League history to win a division title in each of its first four seasons as a franchise.

SaberCats Finalize 2013 Regular Season Roster
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

With the conclusion of training camp today, the SaberCats announced their 24-man roster for the 2013 regular season.

Soul announced 2013 regular-season roster
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Philadelphia Soul have announced their final team roster for the 2013 season.

AFL glad to leave 2012 uncertainty in past
mysanantonio.com

Arena Football League commissioner Jerry Kurz admits to relief that the circuit's 2013 season will begin next week without the cloud of uncertainty that dominated last year's schedule.

Shock stress defense entering 2013 season
The Spokesman Review

Kim Brown instills fire in Blaze organization
Utah Blaze Press Release

Growing up in the football-rich state of Texas, new Utah Blaze majority owner Kim Brown has always felt a strong connection to the gridiron. Even in her early years, she served as the manager of her father’s little league team. Naturally, Brown jumped at the opportunity to play Powder Puff football upon reaching junior high school.

It's Still Our Arena Football League
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

It isn't a big secret that the last few years have been challenging for the Arena Football League and for all of us at the staff of ArenaFan. However, it's still our league, and we should continue to embrace that.

Shock give fan first look at 2013 roster
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock held their Orange and White scrimmage at the Spokane Arena last Sunday, March 10th at the Spokane Arena.

Shock have been assigned Levi Horn
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned offensive linemen Levi Horn to the 2013 roster.

SaberCats Conclude Training Camp and Set Sights on the Talons
Leanne Cozart, ArenaFan.com

The San Jose SaberCats are finishing up a very tough and competitive training camp as they approach final cuts and week one of the 2013 Arena Football season.

Iowa Barnstormers 2013: Player Profiles
Christina Rivers, ArenaFan.com

With a lot of new faces on the roster of the Iowa Barnstormers in the Arena Football League, fans of the 'stormers have been wondering what their background is.

Shock stress defense entering 2013 season
The Spokesman Review (subscription)

Arena Bowl MVP signed by Talons
San Antonio Express

Erick McIntosh traded to Iowa, Gershom Jordan to join Orlando Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

Yesterday afternoon, the Orlando Predators traded defensive back Erick McIntosh to Iowa for offensive lineman Gershom Jordon.

Miller Promoted to Assistant Head Coach
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo, headed by Coach Pat O’Hara, announces the promotion of current Special Teams Coordinator, Assistant Defensive Coordinator, and Line Coach, Doug Miller, to Assistant Head Coach on Wednesday, March 13.

Rush reacquire Linebacker Morris
Chicago Rush Press Release

The Rush have reacquired linebacker Kelvin Morris, the team announced today.

Barnstormers Swap Players With Orlando
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Even with training camp underway, Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee continues to make adjustments to his team’s roster announcing today that the Barnstormers have acquired Defensive Back Erick McIntosh from the Orlando Predators, in exchange for Offensive Lineman Gershom Jordon.

AFL, CBS Sports Network Announce On-Air Talent Lineup for 2013 Season
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League and CBS Sports Network have announced the on-air talent lineup for the 2013 regular season, featuring veteran announcers Ari Wolfe and James Bates handling play-by-play duties, along with analysts Anthony Herron and Sherdrick Bonner.

Talons pick up QB John Dutton - One of league's best All-Time
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons have been assigned one of the league’s all-time great quarterbacks, who will be competing to run the offense in the Talon’s second season. John Dutton, 37, comes in time for the 2013 season.

San Antonio Talons sign veteran Arena Football League quarterback to team
San Antonio Business Journal (blog)

Talons sign former Arena Bowl MVP Dutton at QB
San Antonio Express

99.5 WRNO "Rush Radio" Back For Third Season
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo and Clear Channel Radio announced their 2013 partnership on Tuesday morning with 99.5 FM WRNO serving as the flagship station for VooDoo football for the third consecutive season.

Hyland returns; Blaze add rookies Ikner, Lester
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with veteran DB David Hyland, as well as DB Arness Ikner and WR DeJay Lester, the franchise announced today.

Chicago Rush to invade Rush Street
Chicago Rush Press Release

The Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League will invade Rush St. on Monday, March 18, 2013.

Action Audio Apps Partners with the Orlando Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The live sporting event experience as we know it is about to change! Action Audio Apps is pleased to announce a partnership with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League for the home opener April 6, 2013.

Armstrong assigned to Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have announced that fullback Odie Armstrong will return to the team after being assigned to a two year contract on Friday.

Checking each other out
Stockton Record

An estimated 2,000 fans got a sneak peek of possible things to come as the San Jose SaberCats battled the Chicago Rush to a 28-28 tie in an Arena Football League exhibition game Thursday night at Stockton Arena.

SaberCats at Stockton Arena Photo Gallery
Stockton Record

The San Jose SaberCats of the Arena Football League, coached by Edison High graduate Darren Arbet, played an exhibition game against the Chicago Rush at the Stockton Arena March 7.

Sharks Single-Game Tickets To Go On Sale Monday
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that single-game tickets for the 2013 season will be available for purchase starting Monday, March 11 at 10:00 a.m.

COX 4 Set To Carry 7 Home Games in 2013
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo will have all nine home games appear on live television this season with 7 games broadcasted by Cox4, announced the VooDoo front office on Friday. The other two home games were selected as the AFL's National Game of the Week, and are set to be shown on the CBS Sports Network.

Sharks, Burrito Gallery Team Up For Kickoff Bash
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks have teamed up with Burrito Gallery to hold a preseason kickoff bash from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 16 at the restaurant’s downtown location at 21 East Adams St.

Shock have been assigned Vaalyn Jackson
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive lineman and fullback Vaalyn Jackson to the 2013 roster.

Talons new faces make most of first impression
San Antonio Express

It had been five years since Talons quarterback Rohan Davey had taken a snap as a professional, and there was evidence of that layoff early in Wednesday night's Arena Football League preseason matchup with New Orleans.

Time To Get Back To Work After VooDoo Fall to Talons 45-29
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo fall to San Antonio Talons 45-29 after a hard-hitting match up.

Blaze add a pair of Quarterbacks
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with quarterbacks Jason Boltus and Shane Kelly, the franchise announced today. Boltus begins his second season in the Arena Football League after playing for the Spokane Shock in 2012, while Kelly enters his rookie campaign.

Sharks to hold preseason scrimmage on March 15
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that the team will hold a free preseason benefit scrimmage for a third consecutive year. This season, the Sharks will host the division rival Orlando Predators for a game that kicks off at 8:00 p.m. Friday, March 15, on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena.

Arizona Rattlers to hold Ring of Honor ceremony
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

To pay homage to their history, the Arizona Rattlers will introduce a Ring of Honor at the start of the 2013 season. The inaugural group of inductees will be Sherdrick Bonner, Hunkie Cooper and Randy Gatewood.

Barnstormers watch parties find new home at The Keg Stand
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League are pleased to announce that The Keg Stand, located at 3530 Westown Parkway in West Des Moines will be the official host of all road game watch parties for the 2013 season.

Rush finalize season's promotional schedule
Chicago Rush Press Release

The Rush have finalized their promotional events for the 2013 season, the front office announced today.

Kicker Nich Pertuit Returns to SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they were assigned kicker Nich Pertuit on a two-year contract.

Utah Blaze announce ownership change
Utah Blaze Press Release

Utah Blaze owner Kristin Murdock has sold her majority share of the franchise to Salt Lake City business woman Kim Brown, the team announced today. A three-year member of the ownership group, Murdock was instrumental in resurrecting the Blaze organization in 2010.

2013 Chicago Rush single game tickets on sale this Friday
Chicago Rush Press Release

Single game tickets for the 2013 Chicago Rush regular season will go on sale this Friday, March 8 at 11:00 AM.

Jayko named PA Announcer for 2013 season
Chicago Rush Press Release

The Chicago Rush are proud to announce that longtime fan Michael Jayko will be officially taking over the public address duties for the 2013 season. Jayko, who won a team sponsored contest to be the voice of the final game in 2012, will take his passion to new levels as he becomes the official in-house voice of the Rush.

SaberCats Add Six to 2013 Roster
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats today announced the addition of six to their preseason roster. San Jose added wide receiver V’Keon Lacey, defensive back Greg Laybourn, quarterback and Stockton native, Nate Lewis, defensive lineman Kyle Thomas, former San Jose State defensive lineman Larnell Ransom and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers offensive lineman Brian Folkerts.

Competition high in Shock training camp
KREM.com (registration)

"Barnstormers Weekly" Returns March 19th
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League are pleased to announce that for the fourth straight season, OverTime Neighborhood Hub Sports & Grub in Urbandale will be the official home of the Barnstormers Weekly radio show. The show will air live from OverTime each Tuesday night from 6:00pm – 7:00pm on KXNO AM 1460, as part of the Barnstormers new radio agreement with Clearchannel Radio.

DB Davion Mitchell Assigned to Barnstormers
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced today that the team has been assigned Defensive Back Davion Mitchell on a one-year contract. Mitchell immediately joined the Barnstormers and was on the field with the team this morning during practice at William Penn University in Oskaloosa.

VooDoo ready to count on Rocco at QB
The Advocate

Kurt Rocco proved last season he can make the big throws. Now VooDoo coach Pat O’Hara wants Rocco to improve his accuracy on the short variety.

Capozzoli kicks his way into 2013
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Sunday that kicker Marco Capozzoli has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Storm Training Camp Day 1
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm held its first day of training camp at Skyway Park, as the team reported for duty at 12:00 PM with the day concluding at 6:00 PM. Today marked the first of three non-padded, helmets only practice as the team worked on conditioning, and installing the offense and defense.

Talons sprint into workouts for 2013 Arena season
mysanantonio.com

Before San Antonio Talons players lined up in one end zone at Benson Stadium late Sunday morning, readying for conditioning tests, a trash can was placed near the sideline on the 35-yard line.

Soul's biggest change is behind bench
Philly.com

THE SOUL nearly got to the top of the arena-football mountain last season. But then Arizona handed the Soul the equivalent of an anvil, two refrigerators and a Buick to send it tumbling back down to earth with a dismal, 72-54 loss in the Arena-Bowl championship game.

Rattlers make big addition
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers are pleased to announce the assignment and return of 2010 Arena Football League Rookie of the Year wide receiver Rod Windsor on a two year contract.

WR Mario Urrutia assigned to Blaze
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have been assigned WR Mario Urrutia, the franchise announced Friday afternoon. Urrutia enters his rookie season in the Arena Football League after three seasons in the National Football League.

Training Camp: Competitive day completes Soul first practice
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, finished their first day of non-padded practice at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia. The first practice of the 2013 season kicks off the Soul’s run for ArenaBowl XXVI in Orlando.

OL Narcisse and LB Mortensen return to Blaze
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with two veterans in OL Antonio Narcisse and LB Joe Mortensen, the franchise announced today. Starters for the Blaze in 2012, both players inked new deals after being cleared from injured reserve.

Two Chicago Rush games to be played in Rockford
Crain's Chicago Business

The Chicago Rush arena football team will play two of its nine home games this season at the BMO Harris Bank Center in Rockford because of scheduling conflicts with Allstate Arena, the team announced this morning.

SaberCats Set to Open Training Camp on Saturday
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that the team will begin its 2013 training camp this coming weekend, three weeks prior to the team’s regular season opener on March 23 at San Antonio against the defending Central Division Champion Talons.

Micheaux Robinson, Rashaad Duncan Return to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

he 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced today that defensive back Micheaux Robinson and defensive lineman Rashaad Duncan have been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on two-year contracts. Per team policy, terms of the deals were not disclosed.

Chicago Rush, new ownership set to move into 2013 season
Chicago Rush Press Release

After finalizing a deal with the Allstate Arena and BMO Harris Bank Center on Tuesday, the Chicago Rush are set to enter the 2013 AFL season with a new owner, Chicago native David Staral Jr.

Soul ready for practice; Add Brackins to mix
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, completed their player physicals to begin practicing at training camp. The Soul also announced the addition of team career record-holding wide receiver, Larry Brackins (6’4”, 220, Pearl River CC), to the training camp roster. Brackins, entering his sixth season, joins the Soul for third consecutive season and fifth season total.

San Antonio Talons send two to NFL
San Antonio Talons Press Release

There is no need to travel to Dallas or Houston for NFL caliber football anymore. Today, two players from the San Antonio Talons are signing contracts with top NFL teams.

Shock have been assigned Terrance Taylor
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive lineman Terrance Taylor to the 2013 roster.

Shock prep for first Season Ticket Holder event of 2013
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock will host its Season Tickets Pick-Up event at Spokane Arena on Sunday, March 10th in the form of the pre-season Orange and White Game.

New Orleans VooDoo To Begin Training Camp Friday, March 1
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo will start its 2013 training camp on Friday, March 1.

Lesue to compete in Dancing with the Salt Lake Stars
Utah Blaze Press Release

Utah Blaze wide receiver Aaron Lesué will trade in his cleats for a pair of dance shoes this Friday, March 1st as he participates in the second annual Dancing with the Salt Lake Stars competition.

Barnstormers Add Speedster to WR Corps
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Less than 48 hours before the start of training camp, Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee is still busy making additions to the team’s pre-season roster. Wednesday evening Hohensee announced that WR Marcus Harris has been assigned to the Barnstormers for the 2013 season.

Philadelphia Soul begin Training Camp
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, began the 2013 training camp today. The excitement is in the air for the upcoming season, as Soul players report between noon and 6 p.m. today, and move into their rooming assignments for camp.

Veteran Hawthorne assigned to the Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Veteran defensive lineman Anttaj Hawthorne has been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers on a two year contract as announced today by the league office.

Orlando Predators Games to be Broadcasted on WKMG, Local 6
Orlando Predators Press Release

When the Orlando Predators kick off their 22nd season on March 24, 2013, more Central Floridians will have the opportunity to watch all the action! WKMG Local 6 and the Orlando Predators are kicking off an exclusive year long partnership to televise their games both on WKMG 6.1 and on their digital channel 6.2. In addition to televising the games on Local 6 and on 6.2, WKMG will also stream the games on their web site, clickorlando.com.

Thomas Still Making Unprecedented Plays
AFL Press Release

Five-time All-Arena selection and three-time ArenaBowl champion defensive back Clevan Thomas formally returned to the Arena Football League yesterday, having been assigned to the San Jose Sabercats on a two-year contract.

Chicago Rush to play at Allstate Arena this season
Crain's Chicago Business

The Chicago Rush arena football team will play the bulk of its 2013 home season at Allstate Arena after signing a lease this week with the Rosemont venue it has called home since 2001.

Former Rush kicker settles lawsuit
RedEye Chicago (blog)

A former Chicago Rush kicker has settled his wrongful termination claim against the Arena Football League.

Philadelphia officials meet with Chinese to strengthen support for pro football rollout in China
AFL Global Press Release

Philadelphia-based AFL Global, LLC met today with Philadelphia City Councilman David Oh to discuss possible ways the city can further support their efforts to introduce indoor professional arena league football to mainland China.

Sound of Soul band rehearsals every Tuesday
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, will have band rehearsals for the Sound of Soul Marching Band every Tuesday from 6:30 – 8:45 p.m.

Shock Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Friday, March 1st
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock announced today that single game tickets for the Spokane Shock 2013 Net 10 Wireless Arena Football League season are going on sale Friday, March 1st at 10 a.m. PST through all TicketsWest Box Office locations, online, or by phone.

Barnstormers Training Camp Headed Back to Oskaloosa
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers General Manager John Pettit along with Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee unveiled detailed plans today regarding the team’s 2013 training camp.

Shock to Open Training Camp this Weekend
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock announced today that the team will officially open their 2013 training camp this upcoming weekend, three weekends before the team’s regular season opener on the road against the Cleveland Gladiators on March 24th.

Rattlers bolster defense
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have reinforced what is an already strong defense with the assignment of defensive backs Virgil Gray and Da’mon Merkerson. Gray is under a one year contract and Merkerson a two.

2012 Hall of Fame Selection, DB Clevan Thomas Returns to SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned 2012 Arena Football League Hall of Fame selection and SaberCats legend, defensive back Clevan Thomas on a two-year contract.

Sharks To Open Training Camp This Weekend
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team will begin its 2013 training camp this coming weekend, three weeks before the team’s regular-season opener on March 23 at Tampa Bay.

AFL Global to hold Open Tryout in Hawaii on March 9
AFL Global Press Release

AFL Global LLC announces that it will hold an open player tryout in Honolulu, HI in conjunction with the Hawaii Gridiron League on Saturday, March 9. This tryout serves as the first official event for the organization that will focus on the “AFL China” project to start an Arena Football League in China in the Fall of 2014.

Barnstormers Unveil New Uniforms for 2013
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Barnstormers' roster isn't the only thing that's undergone changes this offseason. With training camp scheduled to start in just 4 days, the team showed off their new-look uniforms at a late-morning press conference at Montana Mike’s Steakhouse on Tuesday.

Soul Squad Open Tryouts to be held Sunday, March 10
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, will have open tryouts for the 2013 Soul Squad that will be held on Sunday, March 10 at the Montgomery County Sports Performance Center, located at 110 Christopher Lane, Harleysville, PA 19438, registration starting at 2 p.m. and tryouts starting at 2:30 p.m.

Rattlers welcome back Dukes
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have announced today that they have been assigned defensive lineman Cliff Dukes on a two year contract.

KNBR to Broadcast SaberCats Games in 2013
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats and KNBR announced today that KNBR 1050 will be the radio home for all SaberCats football games during the 2013 season.

Rush set Management for 2013 season
Chicago Rush Press Release

The Chicago Rush have set in place the front office management that will take them into the 2013 season.

Training Camp kicks off March 2
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm open training camp Saturday, March 2 at Skyway Park (3901 George Road, Tampa) in preparation for the 2013 Arena Football League season, announced the team.

Soul set to begin training for the 2013 season
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, will begin training camp on Thursday, Feb. 28, when all players of the 35-man roster are to report. The practices for training camp will be held at the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia and will begin on Saturday, March 2.

Jaws: Soul not for sale
Philly.com

THE SOUL is not for sale, Ron Jaworski asserts, only a piece of it.

QB Stephen Wasil retires
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm quarterback Stephen Wasil announced his retirement today. He submitted his official retirement papers to the League office and will now enter into a new phase of his life as a football coach at his alma mater Albion College in Albion, Michigan.

New Orleans VooDoo To Begin Training Camp Friday, March 1
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo will start its 2013 training camp on Friday, March1.

Sharks Managing Partner Jeff Bouchy talks about upcoming season
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Jeff Bouchy, managing partner of the Jacksonville Sharks of the Arena Football League, took part in a fan conference call Thursday night to discuss the upcoming season and shared his thoughts on a wide range of issues that included recent roster transactions, upcoming team promotions, increased corporate sponsorship of the AFL, Jacksonville’s bid to host the ArenaBowl in the near future and the Sharks chances of making the trip to Orlando for ArenaBowl XXVI.

Utah Blaze to hold 2013 Fan Fest on March 15
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze will host its 2013 Fan Fest at the EnergySolutions Arena on Friday, March 15th, the franchise announced today. Fans will have the unique opportunity to watch the Utah Blaze in action, including 2012 Arena Football League MVP Tommy Grady, completely free of charge. Doors open to the public at 7:00 p.m.

Rattlers ink deal with Cox7 Arizona
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announced Tuesday that they have partnered with Cox7 Arizona for the 2nd consecutive year. The Rattlers and Cox7 have reached a three-year agreement that will make Cox7 the local broadcast home of the Rattlers through the 2015 season.

Barnstormers add another veteran to defense
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

With just over one week remaining until the start of training camp, Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee has been busy finalizing the team’s pre-season roster. Wednesday evening Hohensee announced that veteran LB/DL Jeffrey Fitzgerald has been assigned to Iowa for the 2013 season.

Hollis Thomas joins Soul coaching staff
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, name former Philadelphia Eagle and 14-year NFL defensive tackle, Hollis Thomas, to the coaching staff as an assistant line coach for the 2013 season. Along with Thomas, Chris McKinney, Steve Criswell and Don Malloy join the coaching staff as assistant coaches to complete the Soul staff for the 2013 season.

SaberCats, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area Announce 2013 Television Schedule
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The San Jose SaberCats and Comcast SportsNet Bay Area announced today that the network will be the television home for seven SaberCats football games during the 2013 season.

Purvis joins Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have been assigned rookie defensive back Deante’ Purvis on a one year contract.

Ex-Al McPherson heads to Arena League
Montreal Gazette

Realizing he had little future in the Canadian Football League for now, and wanting to play regularly for the first time in five years, Adrian McPherson has decided to return to the Arena Football League.

Arena Football in China takes steps forward
Philadelphia Business Journal (blog)

Stopain® inks corporate partnership deal with Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul presented by Parx Casino announce a partnership with Troy Healthcare, LLC, maker of Stopain®, a line of leading topical analgesic products that provides pain relief from arthritis, muscle aches and back pain.

Utah Blaze announce National Anthem tryouts
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze will host National Anthem tryouts for the 2013 season on Saturday, March 23, the franchise announced today. Tryouts will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Infinity Event Center, located at 26 East 600 South in Salt Lake City.

Spokane Shock Selects Hyfiniti for Modern Customer Service
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock, a proud member of the Arena Football League, announced today that it has selected Hyfiniti to enhance its customer service capabilities and complement the best customer experience value available today in American sports.

White back with the Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have been assigned wide receiver Markee White on a two-year contract. White will begin his third season in the Arena Football League, second with the Rattlers.

Arizona Rattlers scrimmage set for March 8
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers will host a pre-season inter-squad scrimmage on Friday, March 8 at US Airways Center. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.

The Mystic Crew of Mardi Paws Was A Success
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Although Mardi Gras has passed, the carnival spirit was in the air on the Mandeville Lakefront on Sunday, February 17th.

Storm add QB Adrian McPherson to roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of quarterback Adrian McPherson.

Storm Single Game Tickets On Sale Friday
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm announced that single game tickets for the 2013 Net 10 Wireless Arena Football League season will go on sale to the general public this Friday, February 22 at 10:00 AM. Individual game tickets can be purchased for as low as $10 per ticket.

Davila remains in the Snake Pit
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announced today that quarterback and Arena Bowl XXV MVP, Nick Davila has been assigned to the team on a two year contract.

Barnstormers to Unveil "New Look"
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Barnstormers roster isn't the only thing that's undergone changes this offseason. With training camp scheduled to start in just 10 days, the team announced on Tuesday that their uniforms will have a new look when they take the field this season.

Arizona Rattlers single game tickets on sale this week
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announced today that single game tickets for the 2013 season will go on sale Thursday, February 21, at 10:00am. Individual tickets can be purchased for as low as $6 per ticket.

Rhino and Tia to be featured in the Mystic Crew of Mardi Paws
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

Mardi Gras may be over, but the Mystic Crew of Mardi Paws has yet to roll.

Mali Music to perform after home opener
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The 2012 American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, announce faith-based artist, Kortney Jamaal “Mali Music” Pollard, will perform live after the 2013 Faith and Family Night home opener presented by 1-800-LundyLaw.

Barnstormers Individual Tickets On Sale Monday, March 4th
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League announced today that individual game tickets for all 2013 season home games will go on sale on Monday, March 4 at 10:00a.m.

Training Plan Announced with Two Exhibition Games Set For October 2013
AFL Global Press Release

Following an extremely successful trip to Beijing, China, AFL Global, in partnership with Ganlan Media International, formally announces plans to further develop professional American Arena Football in China by Fall of 2014.

VooDoo Head Coach Optimistic Entering 2013
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

New Orleans VooDoo Head Coach Pat O’Hara is very optimistic about the 2013 season and hopes to build off of their postseason run.

SaberCats Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Tomorrow
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that single game tickets for the 2013 Net 10 Wireless Arena Football League season are going on sale tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 15 at 10:00 a.m. PT. Individual tickets can be purchased for as low as $12 per ticket.

All-Arena performer Robinson makes return
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce the re-assignment of All-Arena defensive lineman, Bryan Robinson (6’3”, 285, Wesley) for the 2013 season. Also joining this seasons roster are defensive back David Richardson (6’2”, 210, Cal Poly State), and offensive lineman Jason Jones (6’4”, 340, Idaho State).

Utah Blaze set to open training camp
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze will begin on-field preparations for the 2013 season when veterans and rookies report for training camp on Saturday, March 2nd. For the second straight season, the Blaze will hold two weeks of practice at the University of Utah indoor practice facility before officially launching the regular season on Saturday, March 16th.

Shock goes beyond the field in 2013
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock would like to introduce an all new look in 2013 not only for player jerseys, but an all new www.spokaneshock.com thanks to our friends at InfinityVIP.

Finalists announced for Arizona Rattlers food truck contest
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have announced the top six food trucks that will be competing for the Rattler Food Truck trophy prior to the home opener on Saturday, March 23. The event will take place on the Plaza at US Airways Center with festivities kicking off at 11:00 a.m.

Single game tickets on sale Friday
Utah Blaze Press Release

Single game tickets for the 2013 Utah Blaze season will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15th, the franchise announced today. Fans can purchase single game tickets by phone at 1-888-99BLAZE or online through SmithsTix.com. All home games for the 2013 season will be played at the EnergySolutions Arena.

Pittsburgh Power announce 2013 promotional schedule
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

The Pittsburgh Power announced today their most ambitious promotional schedule in team history. Starting with the home opener Saturday, March 23 against the Utah Blaze, Power fans will receive premium giveaway items at each CONSOL Energy Center game along with unlimited $1 Smith’s hot dogs and $1 7UP fountain drinks.

QB Reader assigned to Barnstormers
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

With just over two weeks remaining until the start of training camp, Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced Tuesday afternoon that Quarterback Brian Reader has been assigned to the team for the 2013 season.

AFL sheds light on Rush ownership saga
Crain's Chicago Business

The quick turnaround from the Arena Football League terminating its relationship with short-lived Chicago Rush owner Julee White to its optimism behind new owner David Staral Jr. is a head-scratcher.

Here We Go Again Chicago
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

On Friday, the Arena Football League announced that the Chicago Rush franchise has been purchased by Star Rush Football LLC, led by entrepreneur and private equity firm manager David Staral Jr. The move supposedly gives the organization stability for the 2013 season and beyond. As the saying goes; fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice….. you get the picture.

Johnie Kirton's cause of death ruled acute methadone intoxication
The Seattle Times

Former Washington Huskies football player Johnie Kirton died of acute methadone intoxication, according to a recently released report from the Santa Clara (Calif.) County Medical Examiner's office.

Rush’s new owner could salvage season, TV contract
Chicago Sun-Times

Under pressure to keep a television deal it signed with CBS Sports Network intact, the Arena Football League announced Friday that the Rush had been acquired by Star Rush Football LLC — eight days removed from the league terminating its relationship with former owner Julee White.

Chicago Rush land new owner — again
Crain's Chicago Business

Well, that was quick. Just more than a week after Arena Football League officials severed ties with short-lived Chicago Rush owner Julee White, the league has agreed to terms with a new owner.

Power Renew Broadcast Partnership with TribLIVE Radio
Pittsburgh Power Press Release

The Pittsburgh Power announced today that the franchise has renewed its radio broadcast partnership with TribLIVE Radio for the 2013 season. Veteran sportswriter John Harris will join Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor on all 18 regular season broadcasts this season.

Chicago Rush Acquired by Star Rush Football LLC
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League and the Chicago Rush are pleased to announce that the organization has been acquired by Star Rush Football LLC.

Storm continue to add to defensive line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of defensive lineman Paul Griffin.

Locks of Love
Spokane Shock Press Release

Shock offensive lineman and former Washington State University Cougar Andrew Roxas recently strolled into an unfamiliar place that he hadn’t been to since 2007…a barbershop.

Sharks Snag All-Arena Defender Dusty Bear
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced the addition of a versatile veteran on Wednesday, as defensive lineman/Mac linebacker Dusty Bear has been assigned to the team’s roster on a two-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.



Sharks Ink Playmaking Defensive Back Belton
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team has made another significant addition in free agency, as veteran defensive back Tracy Belton has been assigned to the team’s roster on a two-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Phil Bogle makes return to Philadelphia
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul announce the addition of Phil Bogle as assistant head coach and line coach for the 2013 season. Bogle joins head coach, Clint Dolezel’s staff and makes his second appearance on the Soul coaching staff.

DL Junior Aumavae added to defensive line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the addition of defensive lineman Uluao (OO-loo-ow) ‘Junior’ Aumavae (aw-ma-VYE).

Chris Hovan named defensive line coach
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce Chris Hovan will join head coach Dave Ewart’s coaching staff.

SaberCats Tickets for Stockton Event On Sale Now
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that tickets for their preseason event with the Chicago Rush on Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. PT at the Stockton Arena are on sale now.

Barnstormers Roster Continues Taking Shape
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced the assignment of two more players to the team’s 2013 roster on Tuesday. Joining the club will be FB Kai Brown along with WR Josue Paul. Each of them has been assigned to Iowa with 1 year contracts.

Soul endorses Indoor Gridiron League for year two
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Indoor Gridiron League (IGL), through JAKIB Media LLC, announce agreement of a partnership for the 2nd Season that continues the first semi-pro indoor football league in the country that has the direct endorsement of a professional football team.

Hohensee Announces Coaching Staff for 2013
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee has announced his coaching staff for the for the upcoming AFL 2013 season. The staff includes two familiar faces to Barnstormers fans along with one newcomer.

Sharks to Hold Open Player Tryout on February 17
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that the team will hold an open player tryout at on Sunday, February 17 at the Jacksonville University Football Stadium.

Philadelphia Soul of the AFL will be up for sale
Philadelphia Inquirer

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League will be put up for sale next week, majority owner Craig Spencer said Friday.

Jacksonville Sharks bidding for 2014 ArenaBowl
Florida Times-Union

While the Orlando Predators were announcing early this week they will host this year’s ArenaBowl, the Jacksonville Sharks continued to work on a bid to host next year’s championship game.

Shock have been assigned Kourtnei Brown
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive end Kourtnei Brown to the 2013 roster.

Barnstormers Land QB Antwon Young
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

After several major signings on Defense, the Iowa Barnstormers added another player on the offensive side of the ball Tuesday as Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced that Quarterback Antwon Young has been assigned to Iowa for the 2013 season.

Chicago Rush owner out after less than three months
Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago Rush owner Julee White is out less than three months after purchasing the Arena Football League franchise, according to the league, which has "terminated its relationship" with her.

AFL, Rush owner split ways; Allstate says "impossible" for Rush to play full schedule
Chicago Sun-Times

The Arena Football League has terminated its relationship with Rush owner Julee White, less than three months after she purchased the franchise from the league.

Chicago Rush season, ownership in jeopardy
Crain's Chicago Business

Less than three months after Testarossa Entertainment owner Julee White purchased the Chicago Rush Arena Football franchise, league officials met Wednesday afternoon to discuss a series of problems that raise concerns about the team's immediate future.

League terminates relationship with Rush ownership; Rush to play in 2013
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has terminated its relationship with the ownership group of the Chicago Rush, the League office announced today.

OL Alfred McCullough joins the Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the addition of Alfred McCullough to the offensive line.

Our take: ArenaBowl XXVI
Orlando Sentinel

Sharks to Hit Radio Airwaves on WBOB
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and Chesapeake Portsmouth Broadcasting have reached a four-year broadcast agreement, the team announced Wednesday. Beginning with the 2013 season, radio broadcasts of Sharks games will air on WBOB AM 600.

Soulmates announce dancers for 2013
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce the 2013 Soulmates Dance Team for the upcoming season. Twenty girls were selected out of 33 contestants at the final auditions held at Parx Casino in Bensalem, PA this past Tuesday.

Floyd back with Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The 2012 Arena Bowl Champions have brought back a cornerstone of their defense today in defensive back Marquis Floyd. Marquis has been an AFL player for five seasons and has made four trips to the Arena Bowl winning two championships, one with Arizona and one with San Jose.

Orlando To Host ArenaBowl XXVI
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League, Orlando Predators and Amway Center are pleased to announce that ArenaBowl XXVI will be played in Orlando on August 17, 2013. The game will be televised live on the CBS Television Network.

Storm continue to add to roster
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of linebacker John-Kevin Dolce and the acquisition of wide receiver James Hardy.

Orlando Predators and AFL announce that it will host ArenaBowl XXVI
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Predators to announce Tuesday it will host ArenaBowl XXVI
Orlando Sentinel

ArenaBowl XXVI, the Arena Football Leagues 2013 championship game, will be played at the Amway Center on Aug. 17, Orlando Predators managing partner Brett Bouchy told the Sentinel in an exclusive interview.

New Orleans VooDoo Welcomes OL David Green
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned Offensive Lineman David Green to the New Orleans VooDoo, announced the VooDoo front office Monday, January 28th.

Parx Casino hosts Soulmates finals Jan. 29
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul and their new presenting partner, Parx Casino®, will kick off their collaboration by hosting the final auditions for the Soulmates, the Soul pro dance team on January 29. Prior to the finals, the Soul and Parx Casino® will unveil their new co-branded logo.

Storm Open Tryout creates opportunities
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm held an open tryout at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, on Saturday, January 26, looking for players to help improve on last season’s performance.

WR Jamarko Simmons and OL Matt Spanos Join SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned former Jacksonville Sharks wide receiver Jamarko Simmons on a two-year contract and former USC Trojan offensive lineman Matt Spanos on a one-year deal.

Talons support Bexar County and United Way with Pre-Season game
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons have partnered up with United Way for their pre-season game on March 6. “The Talons are proud to donate our proceeds to the United Way.

Sharks reveal 2013 Theme Nights and promotions
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks have announced the schedule of Theme Nights and promotions for the upcoming 2013 season. Once again, the Sharks will offer a variety of themes designed to deliver the ultimate fan experience at Sea Best Field.

Ron Jaworski to host 4th Annual Jaws' Cigar Party this year in New Orleans
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

New Orleans VooDoo to co-sponsor ESPN NFL Football Analyst Ron “Jaws” Jaworski’s fundraiser to benefit the Jaw Youth Playbook and United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area on Thursday, January 31st at Bourban Vieux.

Shock to host preseason Orange and White game
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock will host a Preseason “Orange and White Game” at the Spokane Arena on Sunday, March 10th, 2013. Event doors will open at 2:00pm with kickoff for the game scheduled for 4:00pm.

Sharks to hold free Preseason Scrimmage on March 15
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that the team will hold a free preseason benefit scrimmage for a third consecutive year.

Orlando Predators first Professional team to guarantee winning
Orlando Predators Press Release

For the first time in professional sports history, our team is making a guarantee to our season ticket holders that we will produce a winning season.

The World Champion Rattlers bring back "Rattlers Den" to the Waste Management Phoenix Open
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers will bring a football presence to the 2013 Waste Management Phoenix Open for the second consecutive year.

SaberCats Add Danville Native, WR Corbin Louks
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned Danville native and former Nevada Wolfpack wide receiver Corbin Louks on a one-year contract.

DB Simpson will play for Iowa Barnstormers two more seasons
DesMoinesRegister.com

Barnstormers Lock-Up Jason Simpson for Two Seasons
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers made another huge move on the defensive side of the ball on Monday afternoon as Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee announced that All-Arena League DB Jason Simpson has been assigned to Iowa for two more seasons.

VooDoo Kicks Off 2013 with Charity Event for Children
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo kicked off the 2013 season with their second annual Preauxs vs. Jeauxs charity flag football event at Pan-American Stadium in City Park last Saturday afternoon.

Soulmates last Open Call at XFINITY Live! on Jan. 27
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce the last open call tryout for the 2013 Soulmates Dance Team that will be held on Sunday, January 27 at XFINITY Live! Philadelphia (1100 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19148). The open call audition registration will take place between 8-8:30 a.m. with the audition beginning promptly at 8:30 a.m.

AFL debuts new logo, website
Crain's Chicago Business

Continuing its gradual comeback from bankruptcy three years ago, the Chicago-based Arena Football League on Thursday unveiled a new logo and website.

Arena Football League plans to touch down in China
Philadelphia Business Journal

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League will break new ground this weekend when about a dozen athletes from China will participate in the team’s open tryout Jan. 19 at the Philadelphia Eagles’ NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia.

VooDoo Coaching Staff Solidified
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo front office announces the 2013 Coaching Staff. The coaching staff includes: Head Coach Pat O’Hara; Defensive Coordinator Nick Ward; and Special Teams Coordinator, Assistant Defensive Coordinator and Line Coach Doug Miller.

Storm Announce 2013 Cheerleader Squad
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the members of the 2013 Cheerleader squad.

Julian Hartsell Returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that defensive lineman Julian Hartsell has returned to the team after being assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

AFL to debut new logo, website
AFL Press Release

The NET10 Wireless Arena Football League will debut a new logo and website on Thursday, the League office announced today.

Sharks Add Veteran Jerry Turner to D-Line
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team has added a pass rusher with significant AFL experience, as Jerry Turner has been assigned to the team’s roster on a two-year contract.

Philadelphia Soul to hold open tryout on Jan. 19
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football League today announce that former Philadelphia Eagle, Vince Papale, will attend the team’s open tryouts on Saturday, January 19, 2013.

Star AFL Receiver has Olympic Dreams
Utah Blaze Press Release

Five months out of the year, Aaron Lesué competes in one of the most fast-paced, high-octane sports known to man, requiring elite speed, immense strength and immaculate focus. He also happens to be a pretty good football player.

Former NFL Saints WR/Kick Returner Larry Beavers Joins the VooDoo
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned Wide Receiver Larry Beavers to the New Orleans VooDoo, announced the VooDoo front office Wednesday, January 16th.

Former Saints wideout and kick returner Larry Beavers joins VooDoo
SportsNOLA.com

Gladiators Announce 2013 Promotional Schedule
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

On Wednesday the Cleveland Gladiators announced the promotional schedule for the 2013 nine-game Arena Football League home season at Quicken Loans Arena, which begins on Sunday, March 24th.

VooDoo Welcomes QB Zack Eskridge to the Graveyard
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The Arena Football League has assigned Quarterback Zack Eskridge to the New Orleans VooDoo, announced the VooDoo front office Tuesday, January 15th.

Parx Casino® announced as presenting partner
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Arena Football League’s American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and Pennsylvania’s No. 1 casino, Parx Casino® jointly announce a multi-year partnership beginning with the upcoming 2013 season.

Casino sponsoring football team in Pa.
Philadelphia Business Journal

Soul Ticket Sales Seeing Much Success In Off-Season
CBS Local

These are good days for The Philadelphia Soul of the Arena Football league. Coming off an appearance in the Arena Bowl, the Soul are enjoying significant increases across the board in group sales and sponsorship.

Soul welcomes Thurman to offensive mix
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce the addition of Andrae Thurman (6’0, 180, Southern Oregon) to the 2013 Soul roster.

Storm continue to overhaul defense
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that defensive back Bryan Evans has joined the team.

LB Mohring Set to Return to Barnstormers
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee, is pleased to announce that LB John Mohring has been assigned to the club for the 2013 season. He becomes the 26th player assigned to the Iowa roster for the upcoming season.

AFL Veteran Brandon Perkins returns to Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce that linebacker Brandon Perkins (6’1, 245, Kansas) will return to the team’s roster in 2013.

Storm add another offensive lineman
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that offensive lineman Nevin McCaskill has joined the team.

White House Recognizes "Preauxs vs Jeauxs" Charity Event
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The First and Second Families issued a call to action, asking all Americans to join together in service to honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Chandler Williams Memorial Fund
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Chandler Williams III, a former NFL, CFL and Arena Football League athlete, tragically passed away, from what was preliminarily reported as cardiac arrest, on January 5, 2013 while playing what he so dearly loved, “Football.” He leaves behind to mourn a beautiful nineteen month old daughter, Tori Summer-Rose Williams, fiancé Vaniti Harrigan, parents Karen Dawson and Chandler Williams and six siblings.

Champion Offensive Lineman inks Three-Year deal With Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks added an offensive lineman with championship experience Friday, announcing that SirVincent Rogers has been assigned to the team’s roster on a three-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Former Chargers, Steelers WR Paul Cox Joins Receiving Corps
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have been assigned rookie wide receiver Paul Cox, the franchise announced late Thursday. Cox joins the Blaze receiving corps after gaining NFL experience with the San Diego Chargers and Pittsburgh Steelers this past offseason.

Rattlers add two to active roster
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have announced that wide receiver Kerry Reed has been assigned to the team on a two year contract and defensive back Kamaal McIlwain has been activated from other league exempt.

Former NFL Defensive Backs Assigned to Blaze
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with former NFL defensive backs Maurice Leggett and Marcus Brown, the franchise announced today.

Shock announce 2013 Dance Team Finals
Spokane Shock Press Release

The 2013 Rockstar Dance Team Finals will take place at Northern Quest Resort & Casino in the Pavilion on Thursday, January 24th. Doors will open at 6:00pm with the event scheduled to begin at 6:30pm.

Purify returns to Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have announced that standout wide receiver Maurice Purify has been assigned to the team, signing a two year contract.

Chandler Williams Memorial Service is Saturday, January 12
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The memorial service for Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Chandler Williams, 27 years old, who passed away while at a flag football tournament in South Florida this past weekend, will be held at the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church in Miami, FL on Saturday, January 12 at 12:00 PM.

Sharks Launch Broadcast Partnership with WJXT
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team has forged a major broadcast partnership with WJXT Channel 4. The team and station have reached a four-year agreement that will make WJXT the local broadcast home of Sharks football through the 2016 season.

New Arena Football League owner playing with big boys
Crain's Chicago Business

Julee White imagines a photograph depicting her entrance into Chicago's sports world. It features the city's sports-teams owners.

SaberCats add QB Mitch Mustain and OL Andres Vargas
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned former USC Trojan quarterback Mitch Mustain and San Mateo native Andres Vargas on one-year contracts.

Former NFL Player Chandler Williams Dies During Flag Football Event
BlackSportsOnline.com

Independent sources are confirming that former NFL player Chandler Williams, who played collegiate at Florida International University, passed away of a suspected heart related condition while participating in a flag football tournament in Miami.

Storm WR Chandler Williams dies during flag football tournament
Tampabay.com

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Predators to Play Five Games on National Television in 2013
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Arena Football League and CBS Sports Network announced the broadcast schedule for

Tampa Bay Storm WR Chandler Williams passes away
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Earlier today Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Chandler Williams, 27 years old, passed away while at a flag football tournament in South Florida.

AFL mourns the loss of Chandler Williams
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League grieves the loss of Tampa Bay Storm wide receiver Chandler Williams, who passed away while participating in a local independent flag football tournament in South Florida.

Orlando Predators to play five nationally televised games in 2013
Bay News 9

Blaze players to teach football skills to local youth
Utah Blaze Press Release

Athletes attending the USA Elite Football Training program will have the benefit of learning first-hand from professional athletes, as several Utah Blaze players will be attending the nine-week training program as coaches.

AFL announces 2013 CBS Sports Network schedule
AFL Press Release

CBS Sports Network’s first season of Arena Football League coverage includes a slate of 19 regular season games, highlighted by four contests featuring the defending ArenaBowl Champion Arizona Rattlers, the Arena Football League announced today.

Barno headlines list of assigned players for Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce the assignment six players to the squad for the 2013 season.

Sharks to play three games on national television in 2013
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The Arena Football League and CBS Sports Network announced the broadcast schedule for

Talons Add to Andre Jones to Secondary
San Antonio Talons Press Release

Former San Jose SaberCat, Andre Jones has been assigned to the San Antonio Talons.

Preauxs vs. Jeauxs Miracle League Charity Flag Football Game to be held Jan. 19, at 1 p.m.
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo, Ameriprise Financial and Monogram Express are teaming up for a charitable cause on Saturday, Jan. 9. announced the VooDoo front Office Jan. 2, 2013.

Stallings loving life in Arena League
Bolivar Commercial

Stallings loving life in Arena League
Bolivar Commercial

Talons assigned former New York Jet as Quarterback
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons have been assigned former New York Jet Gary Joe (G.J.) Kinne (6-2, 215).

Shock have been assigned Blake Bolles
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned quarterback Blake Bolles to the 2013 roster.

Philadelphia Soul to hold open tryout on Jan. 19
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul will hold an open player tryout on Saturday, January 19 in the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex located at One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia.

Spirit of Giving
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Recently the Tampa Bay area media ran features about the low-level of donations to the Toys for Tots program this season. These stories pulled at the heart strings of members of the Storm staff.

Rattlers Holding Second Open Tryout
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have announced a second open tryout for any athletes interested in showcasing their skills for a chance to join the 2013 squad.

Third Annual Public Safety Memorial Bowl
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce that the team will play the Tampa Bay Sentinels, a member of the National Public Safety Football League, in its third annual charity flag football game Saturday, January 12 out at Otis M. Andrews Sports Complex (Plant City, FL) at 1:00 PM.

VooDoo Welcomes AFL Veteran Brent Holmes to the Graveyard
SportsNOLA.com

Sharks Add Veteran Nick Torresso, Rookie Malcolm Riley
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks continued to build strength in the trenches on Friday, announcing that offensive/defensive lineman Nick Torresso and rookie defensive lineman Malcolm Riley have been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on one-year contracts.

Rattlers Welcome Back Pittman
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announced today that defensive lineman Marcus Pittman has been reassigned on a two-year contract.

Sharks Snag Rookie Quarterback Lee Chapple
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that the team has continued to build depth at the quarterback position by adding rookie Lee Chapple, who has been assigned to the team’s roster on a one-year contract.

VooDoo Welcomes FB/LB James Bryant to the Graveyard
SportsNOLA.com

Soulemates Open Call to be heald on Saturday, Jan 12
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul announce the open call tryout for the 2013 Soulmates Dance Team and will be held on Saturday, January 12 at the Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel (500 Stevens Dr., Philadelphia, PA 19113).

Storm Cheerleader 2013 Auditions
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Auditions for the 2013 Tampa Bay Storm Cheer leaders will be held Sunday, January 13 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on the Club Level.

Gladiators Re-Sign leading receiver Dominick Goodman
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators announced today the re-signing of wide receiver Dominick Goodman, who led the team in both receptions and receiving yards the past two seasons.

Rattlers Sign Super Bowl Champion
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have announced that former fourth round draft pick and Super Bowl Champion Will Blackmon has been assigned to the team on a rookie contract.

Storm add depth at Quarterback
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of quarterback Shane Boyd.

Shane Boyd signs with Tampa Bay Storm
WKYT

The Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League have acquired former Kentucky quarterback Shane Boyd. “Shane is a dual-threat quarterback,” said vice president of football operations Jeff Gooch.

VooDoo Adds OL Natiel Curry and FB Van Stumon
SportsNOLA.com

AFL, Net10 Wireless establish landmark partnership
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League and no-contract cell phone leader NET10 Wireless announced that they have signed a landmark partnership making NET10 Wireless the League’s first title partner. For the 2013 season, the League will be branded as the “NET10 Wireless Arena Football League”.

Arena Football League to incorporate NET10 in its name
Bizjournals.com (blog)

Arena League Football does not plan investigation
NewsOK.com

Former Tulsa Talons owner admits gambling
NewsOK.com

Rattlers Add to Defense
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have announced the assignment of NFL veteran defensive end Josh Mallard to an AFL rookie contract.

SaberCats welcome back two-time All-Arena WR Huey Whittaker
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned two-time All-Arena selection wide receiver Huey Whittaker on a one-year contract. The former South Florida Bulls receiver returns to San Jose following a productive 2012 season.

Philadelphia Soul 2013 tickets on sale starting Dec. 13
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul announce that single-game tickets will go on sale starting Wednesday, December 12 at 10 a.m.

Justin Parrish Returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that a key member of the team’s ArenaBowl XXIV-winning defense will return to the team, as defensive lineman/linebacker Justin Parrish has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year contract.

Talons Morn Unexpected Death of Former Player Jerry Brown
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The entire Talons organization is deeply saddened by the news of Jerry Brown’s passing. He was an integral part of the Talons success in their first season.

Zome Design to partner with Spokane Shock
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock would like to announce that an agreement has been reached with Zome Design to become the Official E-Store of the Spokane Shock.

SaberCats Bolster Defensive Line by Adding Turner and Ebbitt
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned a pair of rookie defensive linemen on one-year contracts; former Oregon Duck Terrell Turner and former Texas State Bobcat Michael Ebbitt.

Sharks Build Depth With Three Wednesday Additions
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team has continued to build depth by making three additions. Defensive back Jamaal Fudge, wide receiver London Crawford and defensive back Cortez Stubbs have each been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on one-year contracts.

Kamaal McIlwain Joins Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have been assigned speedy defensive back Kamaal McIlwain for the 2013 season.

Shock have been assigned Stephens and Nnabuife
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned Paul Stephens and Bryant Nnabuife to the 2013 roster.

Rebranding in Chicago
Jeff Sims, ArenaFan.com

The end of the 2012 season for the Chicago Rush left starved arena football fans in the city with a lot of questions.

Storm Strengthen Defensive Line
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of defensive lineman James Morehead.

Sharks Add Local Talent Charles Gilbert
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks added a second rookie receiver in as many days, announcing Thursday that Charles Gilbert has been assigned to the roster on a one-year rookie contract.

Rattlers Assigned Okpokowuruk
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have announced the assignment of defensive lineman Ayanga Okpokowuruk.

Utah bolsters Offensive Line with addition of Tevaga
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze strengthened its offensive line with the addition of veteran OL Shannon Tevaga, the franchise announced today. Now in his third season in the Arena Football League, Tevaga spent the previous two seasons with the Spokane Shock.

Dennis Returns to the NFL
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers announced today that offensive lineman Derek Dennis has been placed on Other League Exempt after he signed a deal with the NFL's Chicago Bears for a practice squad spot.

Harvey Returns to Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Wide receiver Trandon Harvey has been re-assigned for his sixth consecutive season with the Arizona Rattlers, remaining with the team for 2013.

Search for new Talons QB ongoing
San Antonio Express

Chum to Get "Locked Up" for Muscular Dystrophy Research
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that Chum, the team’s Director of Excitement, will be participating in the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Downtown Lock-Up” on December 13 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Riverfront.

Brennen Carvalho returns to help anchor Soul line
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce that center, Brennen Carvalho (6’1, 310, Portland State) will return to the team for the 2013 season after agreeing to terms on a one-year contract.

Sharks Add Rookie Receiver Hayes
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team has added more youth to its receiving corps, as rookie wideout J.J. Hayes has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a one-year rookie contract.

OL Jamar Bass Returns
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce offensive lineman Jamar Bass will return for the 2013 season.

Gladiators Announce Date of Open Tryouts
Cleveland Gladiators Press Release

The Cleveland Gladiators have announced that they will hold Open Player Tryouts on December 9, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. ET at The Word Church in Cleveland, OH.

Former AFL Kicker of the Year Joins Barnstormers
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers are extremely excited to announce that they have agreed to terms with former AFL Kicker of the Year Chris Gould for the 2013 season.

McMillen Signs Two Year Contract with Rush
Chicago Rush Press Release

The Chicago Rush is delighted to announce a 2-year contract extension with Head Coach Bob McMillen. He will continue to lead the Rush as Head Coach and Director of Football Operations through the end of the 2014 AFL season.

Storm extend Head Coach Dave Ewart
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the extension of head coach Dave Ewart. Joining Ewart on the sidelines is offensive coordinator Lawrence Samuels and defensive assistant coach Doug Kay announced Storm president Derrick Brooks.

AFL Lineman of the Year and Key Veteran Players Join the San Antonio Talons
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons have added two dynamic defensive linemen to their already explosive roster, Joe Sykes and Tim McGill.

Tampa Bay Storm holiday plans on sale now
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the on sale of the Storm Holiday Plans. The Holiday Plans allow fans to select any three regular season games starting as low as $18 per ticket. For each Holiday Plan purchased, fans will receive a pre-game field pass for one of three games (March 23, March 30 or April 12).

Shock have been assigned William Green
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive end William Green to the 2013 roster.

Inaugural Arizona Rattlers Holiday Drive
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers are hosting their Inaugural Holiday Drive at US Airways Center on Saturday, December 8. The event will run from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and will feature free pictures with Santa Claus, various children activities and bounce houses along with a toy drive, and a blood drive.

Rattlers Add Standout Veteran and Rookie Wide Receivers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have been assigned the contracts of two outstanding wide receivers, AFL veteran Tysson Poots and rookie Brenton Bersin.

Philadelphia Soul to host 7-on-7 youth tournament
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul announce the launching of “Mid-Atlantic 7-on-7 Regional Football” program for young athletes from 2nd to 9th grade that consists of a “7-on-7” non-contact, double-elimination football tournament before Soul home games at the Wells Fargo Center starting with the home opener on Saturday, April 20.

Blaze Assigned Former Titans Pass Protector
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have been assigned rookie offensive lineman George Bias, the franchise announced today.

Blockbuster trade brings Donovan Morgan to the VooDoo
SportsNOLA.com

Utah Blaze get into the holiday spirit on Thanksgiving
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze spread some holiday cheer on Thanksgiving morning by volunteering their time with the Salvation Army. Players, coaches, dancers and staff members were all in attendance as the team supported the organization’s efforts to help feed those in need of assistance during the holiday.

Blaze return OL Neal Tivis
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms on a new contract with offensive lineman Neal Tivis, the franchise announced on Tuesday.

New Ownership group aquires Chicago Rush
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has completed the sale of the Chicago Rush to a new ownership group, led by Julee White of Testarossa Entertainment. The acquisition was finalized Monday, November 12, 2012.

Rattlers add Lineman for 2013
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have been assigned the contract of offensive and defensive lineman Jason Shirley for the 2013 season.

Keenan Mace inks new deal with Blaze
Utah Blaze Press Release

Nose guard Keenan Mace will return to the Utah Blaze after agreeing to terms on a new contact, the franchise announced today.

Philadelphia trades Morgan to New Orleans
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul have traded wide receiver Donovan Morgan (6’3, 225, Pearl River C.C.) to the New Orleans VooDoo in exchange for their No. 4 pick in the claiming order. The move was made at Morgan’s request to be closer to his family.

Arena Football League Players Union Criticized For Withholding Information From Player Agents
Sportsagentblog.com

The Standard Player Contract provided to players who will play in the Arena Football League (AFL) in 2013 contains an addendum titled, “Authorization for Deduction of Union Dues or Agency Fees.”

Storm continue to add depth to defensive backfield
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the addition of defensive back Travis Williams.

WR Jared Jenkins headed to Utah
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze added to its receiving corps today with the announcement that former Milwaukee Mustangs WR Jared Jenkins has been assigned to the 2013 roster.

Former Philadelphia Soul DL Justin Warren Joins SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned three-year Arena Football League veteran and former Philadelphia Soul defensive lineman Justin Warren on a two-year contract.

Shock have been assigned Ruschard Dodd-Masters
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive back Ruschard Dodd-Masters to the 2013 roster.

Defensive Back of the Year Richardson returning to Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce that 2012 RevHoney Defensive Back of the Year, Kent Richardson (6’0, 200, West Virginia) will return to the team’s roster in 2013.

Rattlers add Etu to roster
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have been assigned fullback and offensive lineman Sifa Etu for the 2013 season.

Thanksgiving dinner giveaway a success
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

Monday evening several players from the Tampa Bay Storm took the opportunity to join Storm team president Derrick Brooks as his charity, Derrick Brooks Charities, Inc., passed out Thanksgiving dinners to 50 families at the Spring Hill Park Community Center in the Sulpher Springs neighborhood of Tampa, FL.

All-Arena WR Lesue returns to Blaze
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze agreed to terms on a new contract with WR Aaron Lesué, the franchise announced today.

SaberCats Add 2012 Second Team All-Arena OL Bussey and Former Mustangs DL Lawrence
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned two players; 2012 Second Team All-Arena and former Tampa Bay Storm offensive lineman George Bussey and former Milwaukee Mustangs defensive lineman Justin Lawrence.

Chance of Chris Leak returning to Preds appears unlikely
Orlando Sentinel

Soul lands former All-Arena kicker Carlos Martinez
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce that kicker Carlos Martinez (5’8, 180, Buena Vista) will join the team’s roster for the 2013 season.

2012 Storm sack leader returns
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of defensive lineman Pernell Phillips.

AFL coach returns to field for Blaze
Utah Blaze Press Release

Clay Harrell has decided to hang up his clipboard and return to the field, as the Utah Blaze announced on Thursday that the franchise has agreed to terms on a contract with the veteran AFL fullback.

Philadelpha Soul to hold open tryout on Jan. 26
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul will hold an open player tryout on Saturday, January 26 in Philadelphia.

Sharks Bolster Roster With Marcorelle, Graham
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks closed the week with a pair of additions, announcing that defensive lineman Matt Marcorelle and wide receiver/defensive back Dorian Graham have been assigned to the team’s roster.

San Antonio Talons Volunteer, Support Turkeys for Troops
San Antonio Talons Press Release

San Antonio Talons’ players will be out at Toyota of Boerne on Friday November 16, 2012, to help pass out free turkeys to military personnel and their families.

Sharks Strengthen Line With Cornelius Lewis
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks continued to build in the trenches on Friday, announcing that offensive/defensive lineman Cornelius Lewis has been assigned to the team’s roster on a two-year contract.

Former NFL Receiver adds Firepower to Blaze Offense
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with rookie wide receiver LaMark Brown, the team announced Thursday.

Blaze Strengthen Secondary with Southern Utah Standout
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms on a contract with rookie defensive back Dion Turner, the franchise announced today.

Storm Participate in Great American Teach-In
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

On Thursday, November 15, the Tampa Bay Storm appeared at the Lomax Magnet Elementary School (Tampa, FL) to participate in the Great American Teach-in.

Open Tryout Wide Receiver Earns Contract with Blaze
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze has agreed to terms on a contract with rookie wide receiver Jovonne Augustus, the team officially announced today.

Shock have been assigned Rennie Moore
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive lineman Rennie Moore to the 2013 roster.

Blaze Offense adds Another Weapon
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze has agreed to terms on a contract with WR Brandon Thompkins, the team announced today.

Arizona Rattlers holding open tryouts
ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) (blog)

Sharks to hold Open Player Tryout in Nashville
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced today that the team will hold an open player tryout on Saturday, December 1 at Father Ryan High School in Nashville, Tennessee.

Storm acquire local rookie Wide Receiver
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of free agent wide receiver Chris Davis.

Utah Adds Former Shock Pass Rusher Alston
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze added another quality pass rusher to its already potent arsenal, as the franchise announced it has agreed to terms with defensive end Mike Alston.

VooDoo Add DB Former Mcdonogh 35 Star Delvin Breaux
SportsNOLA.com

Utah adds former Packers Defensive Back
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze announced it has agreed to terms with rookie defensive back Otis Merrill. Merrill arrives in Utah after playing in all four preseason games with the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League.

Shock have been assigned Cameron McGlenn
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive back Cameron McGlenn to the 2013 roster.

Two defensive starters return to Philadelphia
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce that defensive backs, Rayshaun Kizer (5’10, 190, Walsh) and LaRico Stevenson (5’11, 205, West Georgia) will return to the team in 2013.

Report: Rush sold to local investors
Chicago Tribune

Blaze release schedule, pad roster
StandardNet

Utah Blaze release 2013 schedule
ABC 4

AFL commissioner: Mustangs will be back in 2014
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

Chicago Rush lands a buyer
Crain's Chicago Business

More than a year after the Arena Football League took over operations of the Chicago Rush following the sudden departure of its previous ownership group, the team finally has a buyer.

Arena Football League scores TV deal with CBS Sports Network
Bizjournals.com (blog)

CBS Sports Network acquires Arena Football rights
Albany Times Union (blog)

Dixon leaving Storm for AFL
Sioux Falls Argus Leader

Arena Football League to announce network, cable deal with CBS
clickorlando.com

Local 6's Sports Director David Pingalore learned Monday night that the Arena Football League is about to announce a network and cable deal with CBS.

AFL, CBS Sports Network sign two-year television agreement
AFL Press Release

CBS Sports Network and the Arena Football League announced a two-year agreement today that makes the Network the national television partner of the AFL.

Utah strengthens defensive line with NFL experience
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze added two rookies with NFL experience to its 2013 roster, as the team announced it has been assigned defensive tackle Cornell Banks and defensive end Luke Black.

Akinniyi Returns, Barksdale, Ellingson and Roberts aquired
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of defensive lineman/linebacker David Akinniyi and the addition of three free agents defensive back Rashad Barksdale, wide receiver Greg Ellingson and defensive lineman R.J. Roberts.

AFL announces 2013 schedule
AFL Press Release

The 2013 NET10 Arena Football League season will begin with an ArenaBowl XXV rematch as the Arizona Rattlers will host the Philadelphia Soul on CBS Sports Network to kick off the 2013 season, the League office announced today.

Philadelphia Soul announce 2013 Arena Football League schedule
Philadelphia Daily News

New Orleans VooDoo named Hayley Asaro as Director of Media Relations
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo announced today that COX 4’s Game of the Week Sideline Reporter Hayley Asaro is joining the VooDoo family as the Director of Media Relations.

Power set to open third season March 23
Tribune-Review

Utah Blaze announce 2013 schedule
ksl.com

Sharks release 2013 schedule
WJXT Jacksonville

Shock open up with three road games
The Spokesman Review (blog)

Utah adds six rookies to roster
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze strengthened its roster with the addition of six rookie players, as the team announced it has agreed to terms with WR Braylon Bell, OL Branden Curry, DE Roberto Davis, DT Pablo Garcia, OL Bryce Tennison and DT Renard Williams.

LB Tommy Chavez agrees to two-year contract
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with veteran LB Tommy Chavis, the franchise announced today.

Sharks add former Blaze receiver Kelley
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Tuesday that the team has brought more talent into its receiving corps, as wide receiver Jeremy Kelley has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

Sharks open 2013 season with 3 road games
Florida Times-Union

OL Wayne Tribue and DB Andre Freeman join SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned two players; former Denver Broncos offensive lineman Wayne Tribue, and former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive back Andre Freeman, both on one-year contracts.

Chris Dixon Leaves Storm for Arena Football League
KDLT News

Storm QB Dixon Signing WIth AFL
KELOLAND TV

Anthony "Tiger" Jones returns to Philadelphia
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce that Anthony “Tiger” Jones (5’11, 195, Louisville) will return to the team in 2013.

Utah adds duo from Tennessee Titans
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have reached agreements with rookie QB Nick Stephens and WR Chase Deadder, the team announced today.

Former Utes DB Taplin-Ross joins Blaze
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with rookie defensive back Justin Taplin-Ross, the franchise announced today.

Storm add four more Free Agents
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of four more free agents; defensive backs De’Audra Dix and Jean Fanor (Fuh-nore), wide receiver Jason Chery and offensive lineman Thomas Claiborne.

Blaze assigned former VooDoo WR Castile, rookie DB Jones
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze reached an agreement on a two-year contract with veteran Arena Football wide receiver L.J. Castile, the team announced today.

Arizona Rattlers Have Been Assigned Two Rookies
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Defensive lineman Mark Crawford and wide receiver Raymond Webber have been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers. Both are rookies receiving one year deals.

New Orleans VooDoo Add K Daniel Hrapmann
SportsNOLA.com

Blaze ink two former West Division rivals
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze added a pair of former West Division foes to its roster in defensive back Josh Ferguson and offensive lineman Isaac Leatiota, the team announced today.

Quarterback R.J. Archer Heads to Jacksonville
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that veteran quarterback R.J. Archer has been assigned to the team’s roster on a two-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Shock have been assigned Beau Bell
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned linebacker Beau Bell to the 2013 roster.

Rattlers Assigned Cornelius Dixon
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Two-year veteran offensive lineman Cornelius Dixon has been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers through 2014.

Power Host Open Tryouts, Scouting Combine
CBS Local

Sharks Return Top Receiver in Franchise History
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks added another major piece to the team’s offense on Friday, announcing that wide receiver Jeron Harvey has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

SaberCats Add Former All-Arena DB Neal, DB Dowling and WR Willis
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned three players; a pair of defensive backs; former All-Arena selection JC Neal and Jameel Dowling, as well as former San Antonio Talons wide receiver Jason Willis.

Utah lands former NFL offensive lineman
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with former NFL offensive tackle Mario Henderson, the team announced today. Henderson is the second offensive lineman Utah has added to the 2013 roster this offseason.

Shock have been assigned Adron Tennell
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned wide receiver Adron Tennell to the 2013 roster.

Shock have been assigned Ryan Cave
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned offensive lineman Ryan Cave to the 2013 roster.

Blaze return franchise record holders Rayfors, Phillips
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze announced today that the franchise has reached two-year agreements with defensive end Caesar Rayford and defensive back Al Phillips. Phillips is the team’s all-time leading tackler, while Rayford holds the franchise record for sacks.

Former Byrnes star Korn signs in Arena League
Spartanburg Herald Journal

Christian Johnson returns to Soul offensive line
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce the return of offensive linemen Christian Johnson (6’4, 330, Kentucky) to the Soul’s 2013 roster.

Four More Assigned to the Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Wide receiver, Wes Kemp, cornerback, James Rogers, offensive lineman, Davon Allen, and defensive lineman Mike Blanc have been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers for the 2013 season.

Rattlers Assigned AFL Rookie Of The Year & Two All-Arena Selections
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The 2012 Arena Football League Rookie of the Year, Jared Perry, along with Second Team All-Arena honorees, offensive lineman Billy Eisenhardt and defensive lineman Jeremy Kellem, have been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers.

Cody Johnson Has Been Assigned to the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Rookie fullback Cody Johnson has been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers for the 2013 season.

Grieb retires, SaberCats sign Garcia to two-year deal
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

San Jose SaberCats quarterback Mark Grieb retires
Inside Bay Area

Garcia Sticks Around Again, To Sign With SaberCats
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The free agency frenzy has officially begun in the 2012 Arena Football League offseason, and the biggest name to change teams was announced on Thursday morning. Free agent QB Aaron Garcia announced on his Facebook page that he was going to be signing with the San Jose SaberCats. Multiple sources have confirmed to ArenaFan that that indeed is the case, bringing the California native back to his home to presumably finish out his AFL career.

Five Rookies assigned to the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Quarterback, Willy Korn, wide receivers, Phillip Payne and Reynaldi Audate, along with offensive linemen, Anthony Parker and Derek Dennis have been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers for the 2013 Arena Football League (AFL) season.

SaberCats Legend Mark Grieb Announces Retirement
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that their all-time leader in a litany of offensive statistical categories, quarterback Mark Grieb, has retired from the Arena Football League.

Shock have been assigned Falakiseni and Nelson
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned offensive lineman Will Falakiseni and quarterback Arvell Nelson to the 2013 roster.

Shock have been assigned Pleasant and Brooks
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive back Josh Pleasant and wide receiver Duane Brooks to the 2013 roster.

AFL Great, Quarterback Aaron Garcia Joins SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned Northern California native, quarterback Aaron Garcia on a two-year contract.

Former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Joins Talons as Dance Director
San Antonio Talons Press Release

A native of San Antonio, Cynthia Trinidad has joined the San Antonio Talons as Dance Director where she will be overseeing the Talons Sky Dancers.

Owens career: From Arena League to CFL
Sportsnet.ca

Chad Owens thought his pro football career was over when he ripped up his knee playing for the Colorado Crush of the Arena Football League.

Shock have been assigned Kenny Spencer
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned kicker Kenny Spencer to the 2013 Shock roster after agreeing to a two-year contract for the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

SaberCats Add DB Ken Fontenette, OL Mike Diaz and OL Raymond McNeil
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned a trio of players; former San Antonio Talons defensive back Ken Fontenette as well as two former Milwaukee Mustangs; offensive linemen Mike Diaz and Raymond McNeil, all on two-year deals.

Shock have been assigned Huntley, Jorden and Kinnie
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned offensive lineman Rodney Huntley, wide receiver Kamar Jorden, and wide receiver Brandon Kinnie to the 2013 roster.

Sharks Add Ball-Hawk Tanner Varner in Free Agency
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks added another playmaker to the team’s defense of the future on Wednesday, announcing that defensive back Tanner Varner has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

Shock have been assigned Young and Talley
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned Oliver “Tre” Young and Julian Talley to the 2013 roster.

Sharks get "Ridiculous" in Free Agency
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

With the Arena Football League’s Free Agency period underway, the 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks made an early splash by announcing that wide receiver Jeff Hughley will return to the team with which he won an ArenaBowl title.

Storm open AFL free agency with two acquisitions
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

With the opening of the free agency, the Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the acquisition of defensive lineman Tremaine Johnson and defensive back Chris Smith.

Open Tryout venue/time changed
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have announced a change in the time and location of its November 10th tryout.

SaberCats Add Talented Duo, DB Dionte Dinkins and OL Terrence Campbell
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned two players with National Football League experience; defensive back Dionte Dinkins and offensive lineman Terrence Campbell.

Former Bucs, Huskers Offensive Lineman inks rookie deal
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have agreed to terms with rookie OL Jermarcus “Yoshi” Hardrick, the franchise announced today.

Barnstormers Ink Raterink to Two Year Deal
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee made his biggest move to date this offseason when he announced Monday afternoon that the team has been assigned Quarterback J.J. Raterink.

Shock have been assigned Gooden and Vaughn
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned Gerald Gooden and Chase Vaughn to the 2013 roster.

Utah Blaze sign QB Tommy Grady to max contract
Deseret News

Utah Blaze sign QB Tommy Grady to 3-year deal
Salt Lake Tribune

The Utah Blaze have locked down the Arena Football League’s Most Valuable Player for the next few years.

Joe Goosby becomes fourth to return to Soul in 2013
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce the return of jack linebacker Joe Goosby (6’1, 235, Tulane) to the team for the 2013 season.

Barnstormers Add Two More With Cy-Hawk Ties
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers Head Coach and Director of Football Operations Mike Hohensee continued to add local talent today, announcing that the team has been assigned offensive tackle Dace Richardson and wide receiver Darius Reynolds.

Grady inks three-year contract
Utah Blaze Press Release

Utah Blaze QB Tommy Grady has agreed to terms on a three-year contract that will keep him with the franchise through the 2015 season, the team announced today.

"Bam Bam" is back with the Blaze
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze will have its all-time leading rusher back on offense for at least two more years, as the team announced today that FB Ben Stallings has agreed to a contract that will keep him with the franchise through the 2014 season.

Donovan Morgan returns to Soul for third season
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul and Arena Football League announce that former AFL Rookie of the Year and perennial All-Arena wide receiver, Donovan Morgan (6’3, 225, Pearl River C.C.), will return to the team after agreeing to a two-year deal.

Victor DeGrate, Jr. Returns to Talons for Three More Years
San Antonio Talons Press Release

Texas native, defensive lineman, Victor DeGrate, Jr. is returning to the San Antonio Talons through the 2015 season.

SaberCats welcome back 2012 leading receiver Samora Goodson
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned 2012’s leading wide receiver Samora Goodson on a two-year contract.

Jacksonville Sharks build their roster
Florida Times-Union (blog)

Soul re-signs fullback Ross
Philadelphia Daily News

San Antonio Talons Announce Open Tryouts
San Antonio Talons Press Release

Open Tryouts have been announced for the San Antonio Talons. Tryouts will be held on St. Martens Hall Practice Field at Our Lady of the Lake University in downtown San Antonio, on Saturday, November 17.

SaberCats return 2012 leading receiver Samora Goodson
Comcast SportsNet Bay Area

Soul bring back Derrick Ross for three years
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Talons offer deal to QB Garcia
San Antonio Express

The San Antonio Talons have made a contract offer to quarterback Aaron Garcia but have not received a reply from the veteran player, executive vice president Keith Recine said.

Talons Score Wide Receiver Burl Toler
San Antonio Talons Press Release

Burl Toler (6-2, 200, California) has been assigned to the San Antonio Talons for the 2012 season.

Shock join Movember movement to support men's health and the fight against prostate cancer
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have joined the Movember movement to support men’s health and the fight against prostate cancer.

Record-setting FB Derrick Ross returns to Soul
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul and the Arena Football League announce that fullback Derrick Ross (6’0, 250, Tarleton State) has agreed to return to the team with a three-year deal starting with the 2013 season.

Free Agency delayed until Monday
AFL Press Release

In a continued effort to support those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy, the Arena Football League free agency period will be delayed until Monday, November 5, the Arena Football League announced today.

Sharks build their roster
Florida Times-Union

Marcus Hyde headed to the Arena Football League
Inside NoVA

Storm reel in two more
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of two additional players, defensive back Vance Cuff and wide receiver Carlos Singleton, from the 2012 roster as the exclusive period winds down prior to the start of free agency.

Sharks Secure First Team All-Arena Linebacker
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Monday that Mac linebacker Aaron Robbins will return to the team to form a major part of the Sharks’ pass rush of the future. Robbins has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

Bay Area native, Offensive Lineman Ako Poti rejoins SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned offensive lineman Ako Poti.

Shock have been assigned Steven Black
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned wide receiver Steven Black to the 2013 roster. Black has agreed to a one-year deal with Spokane for the 2013 AFL season.

Brant Clouser returns to Jacksonville O-Line
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Friday that the team has retained another key member of the team’s offensive line, as Brant Clouser has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

Sharks Return Deep Threat Bobby Sewall
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

With just three days remaining in the Arena Football League’s exclusive period, the 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks took another step toward building its receiving corps of the future on Friday, announcing that wide receiver Bobby Sewall has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

San Antonio Hosts Arena Football League University
San Antonio Talons Press Release

San Antonio had the privilege to host the annual Arena Football League’s (AFL) University.

Preds bring back kicker Mark Lewis
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators began pursuit of their goal to rise and conquer throughout the 2013 season by bringing back kicker Mark Lewis.

Jarvis Williams returns to the Predators
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators have been assigned standout WR Jarvis Williams.

Four more return to Storm
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of five more players from the 2012 roster, wide receiver Joe Hills, kicker Juan Bongarra and fullback/defensive linemen Terence Crosby and Wondell Rutledge.

Sharks return veteran defender in Alford
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks retained another veteran leader in the team’s secondary on Wednesday, announcing that defensive back Bill Alford has been assigned to the Sharks’ roster on a two-year contract.

Sharks keep Jacksonville native Hunt
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

As the Arena Football League’s exclusive period continues, the 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks retained another key part the team’s defensive core on Wednesday, announcing that Jack Linebacker Charlie Hunt has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

Division-winning quarterback returns to Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

As the Arena Football League’s exclusive period moves through its second week, the 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team will return to signal caller who led the team to its third consecutive division title. Quarterback Bernard Morris has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

Fred Shaw Returns to the San Antonio Talons
San Antonio Talons Press Release

San Antonio Talons announced today that the team has been assigned defensive back Fred Shaw.

Storm sign QB Wasil, C Serini to two-year deals
Tbo.com

Soul re-sign quarterback Raudabaugh
Cherry Hill Courier Post

Xavier Brown, Gary Cismesia Re-assigned During Exclusive Period
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo re-assigned defensive lineman Xavier Brown and kicker Gary Cismesia, announced the front office on Tuesday afternoon.

QB Stephen Wasil and C Brad Serini return with two-year deals
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce the return of quarterback Stephen Wasil and center Brad Serini, as both players agreed to two-year deals.

First Team All Arena offensive lineman returns to the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

The Arizona Rattlers have been assigned the “First Team All Arena Offensive Lineman” Michael Huey to a three year deal.

Antron Dillon and Draylen Ross have been assigned to the Arizona Ratttlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Defensive Lineman, Antron Dillon has been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers for a two year deal. Fullback, Draylen Ross has been assigned to the Rattlers for a one year contract with an option.

AFL and Russell renew partnership
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League and Russell Brands, LLC have renewed their partnership for the next three seasons, the League office announced today.

Dan Raudabaugh returns to Philadelphia
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The Philadelphia Soul have agreed to terms on a two-year deal with one of the Arena Football League’s top quarterbacks,

Marsh becomes first player assigned to 2013 roster
Utah Blaze Press Release

Jack Linebacker Antwan Marsh has agreed to terms on a new two-year contract, the Utah Blaze announced today.

Shock have been assigned Stoudamire and Moore
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive back Patrick Stoudamire and linebacker Terence Moore to the 2013 roster.

Shock have been assigned Erik Meyer
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned quarterback Erik Meyer to the 2013 roster. Meyer has agreed to a one-year contract with the Shock for the 2013 AFL season.

Shock assigned Chris Pino and Marc Schiechl
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned offensive lineman Chris Pino and defensive lineman and linebacker Marc Schiechl to the 2013 roster.

Wide Receiver Fred Williams is Back in San Jose
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned wide receiver Fred Williams on a two-year contract.

Arkeith Brown returns to the Arizona Rattlers
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Defensive Back, Arkeith Brown has been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers. Brown has agreed on a deal through the 2015 season.

Youth camps for Cat
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock, Spokane Elite Dance Studio, Rockwood Clinic, and Spokane Crew will be hosting a day of youth camps on Monday, November 12th, 2012 at the Spokane Shock Facility to benefit Cure for Cat Foundation.

New Orleans VooDoo re-sign three players to 2-year deals
Bayoubuzz

AFL, BSN to run exclusive league combines
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League and Beyond Sports Network (BSN) have teamed up on a unique partnership to create an exclusive combine system for potential AFL athletes, the League office announced today.

Blaze support YMCA DishED Gala
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze supported the YMCA of Northern Utah through its first annual DishED Gala on Wednesday, October 17th.

Kurt Rocco set to return; Henderson and Smith also reassigned
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo welcomes back quarterback Kurt Rocco and local players defensive lineman Robert Henderson and wide receiver Courtney Smith, announced the front office on Friday afternoon. All three players inked two-year deals to remain assigned with the VooDoo.

The Arizona rattlers have been assigned linebacker, Tyre Glasper
Arizona Rattlers Press Release

Tyre Glasper has been assigned to the Arizona Rattlers for the 2013 and 2014 Arena Football League (AFL) seasons.

Shock have been assigned Sanders and Nierman
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned offensive lineman and fullback Andrew Nierman and defensive back Terrance Sanders. Each player has agreed to a two-year deal with Spokane for the 2013 and 2014 AFL seasons.

Michael Lindsey and Chandler Williams set to return
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce its first signings of the exclusive period, wide receivers Michael Lindsey and Chandler Williams.

San Jose Native, Linebacker Francis Maka Rejoins SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned linebacker Francis Maka, on a two-year deal.

Shock have been assigned James Ruffin & Chris Tucker
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Shock have been assigned defensive linemen James Ruffin and Chris Tucker to the 2013 roster. Each player has agreed to a two-year deal with Spokane for the 2013 and 2014 AFL seasons.

Keefe completes Blaze coaching staff
Utah Blaze Press Release

After engineering an impressive midseason turnaround on defense, Rob Keefe will return as Defensive Coordinator of the Utah Blaze.

Kurz to speak at Marquette University conference
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz is scheduled to serve as a guest panelist at the National Sports Law Institute of Marquette University Law School’s annual conference, “Current Legal and Business Issues Affecting International and Professional Sports” on Friday, October 19th, 2012.

New Orleans VooDoo Coach Pat O'Hara recovering from staph infection
NOLA.com

Sharks return veteran anchor of O-Line
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

With the Arena Football League’s exclusive period underway, the 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that Offensive Lineman Isaac Morales has been assigned to the team’s roster on a two-year contract.

Action Jackson returns to Sharks secondary
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks retained a key member of the team’s secondary on Wednesday, announcing that defensive back LaRoche Jackson has been assigned to the Sharks’ roster on a two-year contract.

All-Ironman selection Terrance Smith back to lead Sharks
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the team will return one of its top playmaking threats, as Wide Receiver/Defensive Back Terrance Smith has been assigned to the Jacksonville roster on a two-year contract.

Edwards, Brookins and Stewart Return to SaberCats
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that they have been assigned three players from their 2012 roster; wide receiver Hank Edwards, defensive back Mervin Brookins, both on one-year deals, and defensive lineman Jason Stewart, on a two-year contract.

Talons are assigned wide receiver Robert Quiroga
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons have been assigned wide receiver Robert Quiroga for the 2013 and 2014 AFL seasons.

Free-agency gives Talons chance to improve
San Antonio Express

Briefs: Talons will change logo
San Antonio Express

AFL, FilmOn announce "AFL Classic" Programming
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League has partnered with FilmOn, the world's first IP-delivered cable television platform, to launch the AFL Classic channel, the League office announced today.

Logo change marks new direction for the San Antonio Talons
San Antonio Talons Press Release

The San Antonio Talons unveiled a new look for the franchise today. The new logo is more closely tied with Texas and signals a new direction for the franchise in San Antonio as they start their second season.

Sharks Prepare for Free Agency
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

With the 2013 season on the horizon, the 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks continue preparations for the impending Arena Football League free agency period.

Attack Dance Team Announces Audition Schedule
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and the Attack Dance Team have released the audition schedule for the 2013 Attack, the team announced Friday.

Shock solidify coaching staff for 2013
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have agreed to terms with Shock Defensive Coordinator Travis Crusenberry and Defensive Back’s Coach Stanley Franks to return to Head Coach Andy Olson’s Staff for the 2013 season.

A Look At The Arena Football League’s New Collective Bargaining Agreement
Sportsagentblog.com

Since August 10, 2012, the Arena Football League (AFL) has been operating pursuant to a new collective bargaining agreement.

Mustangs say they will sit out 2013 season
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (blog)

The Milwaukee Mustangs, the city's Arena Football League franchise, announced Thursday that it will sit out the 2013 season, but will work to find a business to return to play at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in 2014.

Mustangs go dormant in 2013
OnMilwaukee.com

Storm to host tryout in Georgia, Nov. 3
Tampa Bay Storm Press Release

The Tampa Bay Storm is pleased to announce it will hold an open tryout Saturday, November 3 at Mountain View High School (Lawrenceville, GA) with registration beginning at 8:00 AM and testing starting promptly at 9:00 AM.

The Milwaukee Mustangs in 2013
Milwaukee Mustangs Press Release

The Milwaukee Mustangs, Milwaukee’s own Arena Football League team, announced today that the Arena Football League has granted them dormancy for the 2013 season.

New Orleans VooDoo Inks Two-Year Extension with Head Coach Pat O’Hara
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo signed Head Coach Pat O’Hara to a two-year contract extension, announced the front office on Thursday afternoon.

Utah Blaze announce 2013 Open Tryout
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze announced today it will be holding its 2013 open tryout on Saturday, November 10th, 2012. Tryouts will be held from 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m.at Soccer City, located at 757 West 11400 South in Draper, Utah.

Coach Mac is back
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze have announced that legendary coach Ron McBride will return to the franchise in 2013 to once again lead the team’s offensive line.

Milwaukee Mustangs may not be back next year
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Sauk to return to Blaze in 2013
Utah Blaze Press Release

Offensive Coordinator Matthew Sauk will return to the Utah Blaze in 2013, as the team officially announced he has agreed to a new contract.

Rattlers, Kevin Guy agree on contract extension
arizonasports.com

Jacksonville Sharks coach Les Moss receives two-year extension
Florida Times-Union

AFL Hall of Fame Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet Signs Two-Year Contract
San Jose SaberCats Press Release

The SaberCats announced today that Arena Football League Hall of Fame Owner/Head Coach Darren Arbet has signed a two-year contract. Arbet’s new contract will carry him through the conclusion of the 2014 season as Head Coach of the SaberCats.

Ron James to lead Blaze through 2014
Utah Blaze Press Release

Reigning NET10 Head Coach of the Year Ron James will officially return for his fourth season at the helm. The Utah Blaze announced today that James has agreed to a new two-year deal that ensures he will lead the team through the 2014 season.

Sharks, Moss agree on two-year deal
Jacksonville Sharks Press Release

The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Thursday that the team and Head Coach Les Moss have agreed to terms on a two-year contract that will keep Moss in his current role through the 2014 season.

New Orleans Voodoo co-owner Dan Newman says fans have to get louder for ...
NOLA.com

Shock sign coach Olson to extension
The Spokesman Review

New Orleans Voodoo to play 6 of 9 home games in Superdome in 2013
NOLA.com

Soul secure Head Coach Dolezel with two-year deal
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference champion, Philadelphia Soul announce that Clint Dolezel has agreed to terms on a two-year deal that will keep him with the team through the 2014 season.

Spokane Shock set dates for open mini-camps
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock will host two open Mini-Camps this winter in search of new talent for the 2013 AFL season. The camp will take place on December 8th in Spokane, WA and second will be in Dallas, TX on January 12th, 2013.

New Orleans VooDoo to play all nine home games in New Orleans
New Orleans VooDoo Press Release

The New Orleans VooDoo, Arena Football League, and SMG announced on Wednesday afternoon that the VooDoo will play all nine games of the 2013 season in New Orleans, with three in the New Orleans Arena and the remaining six in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Shock sign Head Coach Olson to two-year deal
Spokane Shock Press Release

The Spokane Shock have agreed to a two-year deal with Head Coach Andy Olson that will extend his contract through the 2014 AFL season.

Mobivity strikes another partnership
SportsPro Media

Hohensee Signs Two Year Extension With Barnstormers
Iowa Barnstormers Press Release

The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League have agreed to terms with Head Coach Mike Hohensee on a two year contract extension. The deal will keep Hohensee with the Barnstormers for the 2013 and 2014 seasons, where he will continue his duties as Head Coach and Director of Football Operations.

Philadelphia Soul to hold Open Tryout on Oct. 20
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference champion Philadelphia Soul will hold an open player tryout on Saturday, October 20 at the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex located at One NovaCare Way, Philadelphia.

Bert Reed Talking with AFL Club
WJHG-TV

Report: Georgia Force owner looks to sell, possible team could fold
Bizjournals.com

ArenaFan's Adam Markowitz on ASPN Radio Saturday 10:00 p.m. PT
ArenaFan.com Press Release

Indications are the Georgia Force will not return for another season
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Despite reassurances from Georgia Force management throughout the season that the Arena Football League team would return for the 2013 season, questions about the possibility of the club ceasing operations began even before the Force fell to the Jacksonville Sharks on a final play, 51-yard field goal in the first round of the post season.

No Ironman Football A Missed Opportunity for Arena Football
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

League meetings are going on in Phoenix as we speak, and the normally tight-lipped Arena Football League decided to tell the world on Thursday that there would be no Ironman football in the 2013 season. The AFL also announced that the officiating team will be set at five men instead of six as was the case in 2012. Free agency dates were also announced for October.

AFL will not return to Ironman rules
AFL Press Release

Arena Football League owners are currently meeting in Phoenix to discuss a series of potential rule changes at the League’s annual meetings.

Utah Blaze Announce 2013 Dancer Auditions
Utah Blaze Press Release

The Utah Blaze has announced it will hold its annual dancer auditions on Saturday, October 13, 2012, at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, located at 150 West and 500 South.

Talons QB still unsure of future
mysanantonio.com

Garcia, Cisneros lead Hispanic Hall inductees
San Antonio Express

Orlando Predators Name Doug Plank Head Coach
Orlando Predators Press Release

The Orlando Predators today announced the hiring of two-time Arena Football League Coach of the Year Doug Plank as the team’s new head coach and President of Football Operations.

Predators hire Doug Plank as head coach
Orlando Sentinel

The Orlando Predators hired former Chicago Bears defensive back Doug Plank as their head coach and president of football operations Wednesday.

Predators announce Plank as new Head Coach
AFL Press Release

The Orlando Predators announced Doug Plank as the team’s new Head Coach at a press conference in Orlando this afternoon. The team also introduced Tim Marcum, the winningest coach in AFL history, as an assistant.

Predators hire former NFL player Doug Plank as head coach
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Predators owner: New coach selected, pending contract
Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Predators owner Brett Bouchy said Thursday the Arena Football League team has selected a new head coach and expect to make an announcement Wednesday.

Ganlan Media International Receives Exclusive Rights to Establish AFL in China
MarketWatch (press release)

TU-2: Arena Football: Hello China?
Florida Times-Union (blog)

Jaworski in China to promote Arena Football League
Philadelphia Daily News

Jaworski leads group hoping to help football take hold in China
China Daily

A group fronted by ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski was in Beijing on Monday to announce that the Arena Football League is working on building a bridgehead in China.

Kansas City Command bows out; new team forms in new league
Bizjournals.com

The Kansas City Command won’t take the field next season, but Kansas City arena football fans will get a new team in a new league.

Kansas City Command ceases operations
Pitch Weekly

Soul name Clint Dolezel as head coach
Philadelphia Inquirer

Guy to throw out pitch with a football before Diamondbacks game
AZ Central.com (blog)

Soul to promote assistant Dolezel to head coach
Philadelphia Daily News

The Soul will promote Clint Dolezel to head coach, according to an Arena Football League source. He will replace Doug Plank, who resigned last week.

Soul promote OC Dolezel to head coach
Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia

Philadelphia Soul promote Dolezel to Head Coach
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference champion, Philadelphia Soul announce that assistant head coach/offensive coordinator Clint Dolezel has been promoted to head coach for the team, effective immediately.

New Orleans VooDoo picks Gary Gussman as interim GM
NOLA.com

The New Orleans VooDoo named Gary Gussman interim general manager, VooDoo owner Dan Newman announced Wednesday afternoon in a news release.

Plank resigns as Soul head coach
Philadelphia Soul Press Release

The American Conference champion, Philadelphia Soul announce that head coach, Doug Plank has resigned, effective immediately, from his post with the team. The fifth-year AFL coach cited a need for a break after a long grueling season. The team will look to fill the vacancy as soon as possible.

Arena renovations could force VooDoo to alter schedule
WWL First News

The team will spend the off-season trying to improve on an 8-11 record and finding a place to play many of its home games.

Will Plank walk?
Philly.com

Doug Plank acknowledged a day after the ArenaBowl loss that he wasn't sure if he would return for the 2013 season.

Predators release head coach Bret Munsey
Orlando Predators Press Release

Orlando Predators Managing Partner Brett Bouchy announced that Head Coach Bret Munsey has been released from the team, and that an extensive search for his replacement will commence immediately.

Arena Football Still A Success Story
SportsNOLA.com

AFL announces 2012 AFL Hall of Fame class
AFL Press Release

During halftime of AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans, Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced the 2012 AFL Hall of Fame Class. The group consisting of four players, a coach and an at-large candidate will forever be enshrined in Arena Football League history.

Utah's Grady named National Guard MVP, Russell Offensive Player of the Year
AFL Press Release

Utah Blaze QB TOMMY GRADY has been selected National Guard MVP of the Year and Russell Offensive Player of the Year, the AFL Office announced today.

Sykes named Riddell Defensive Player of the Year
AFL Press Release

San Jose DL JOE SYKES has been selected Riddell Defensive Player of the Year, the AFL Office announced today.

25 Greatest Teams in AFL History
AFL Press Release

To culminate the League’s Silver Anniversary season, one final list has been voted on by the AFL’s Silver Anniversary Committee: the 25 Greatest Teams in AFL History.

Soul, Rattlers will decide AFL championship
The Spokesman Review

Talons earn league excellence award
San Antonio Express

Utah's James, Sauk named Net10 Coaches of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Utah Blaze coaching staff came away with two postseason honors, the AFL Office announced today. Blaze Head Coach Ron James was named NET10 Head Coach of the Year, while Offensive Coordinator Matt Sauk earned NET10 Assistant Coach of the Year honors.

San Antonio Talons receiving Commissioner's Award
AFL Press Release

The San Antonio Talons are the winners of the 2012 Commissioner’s Award, Arena Football League Commissioner Jerry B. Kurz announced today.

Soul Hughley earns Ironman, Rush Perry Rookie of Year
AFL Press Release

Philadelphia Soul WR JEFF HUGHLEY was named the J. Lewis Small Ironman of the Year and Chicago Rush WR JARED PERRY was named the NET10 Rookie of the Year, announced the League Office today.

Top 25 players in AFL history: The Top Two
AFL Press Release

In 2006, the AFL Historical Committee selected Eddie Brown as the Greatest Player in AFL History, with Barry Wagner coming in at number two. Five seasons later, the Silver Anniversary Committee again selected Brown and Wagner as the top two players in League history, but the order has changed.

Blaze emerge from doldrums with bid for championship
StandardNet

Iowa's Pettit named Gridiron Executive of the Year
AFL Press Release

Iowa Barnstormers General Manager and part owner John Pettit has been named the 2012 Gridiron Executive of the Year, the Arena Football League announced today.

Cutters WR, Revhoney DB and AVITAE Kicker of the Year announced
AFL Press Release

As AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV Week continues, the League Office announced the recipients of three more awards on Tuesday.

Sykes, Young named GTE Defensive and Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year
AFL Press Release

The Arena Football League Office announced today that San Jose SaberCats DL JOE SYKES has been named The Game Tape Exchange Defensive Lineman of the Year and Arizona Rattlers OL KYLE YOUNG has been named The Spalding Offensive Lineman of the Year.

Hyland, Dutton awarded for excellence in community service
AFL Press Release

Utah Blaze DB DAVID HYLAND has been named the National Guard Community MVP of the Year, the League Office announced today.

Arena league needs expand TV horizons
AZ Central.com (blog)

Top 25 players in AFL history: No. 3 Aaron Garcia
AFL Press Release

Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 3rd Greatest Player in AFL History: Aaron Garcia.

Utah's Grady, Lesue headline All-Arena Offense
AFL Press Release

Record-setting Utah Blaze QB TOMMY GRADY has been selected First-Team All-Arena for the first time in his three-year AFL career, the AFL Office announced today.

Top 25 players in AFL history: No. 4 Jay Gruden
AFL Press Release

Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 4th Greatest Player in AFL History: Jay Gruden.

AFL announced All-Arena Defensive teams
AFL Press Release

Eighteen players earned 2012 First- and Second-Team All-Arena honors, the AFL Office announced today.

Force QB Bryant Moniz undergoes surgery on torn MCL
Mike Delrio, ArenaFan.com

Georgia Force quarterback Bryant Moniz underwent surgery Tuesday to repair his left MCL, which was torn in Saturday’s Arena Football League playoff loss to the Jacksonville Sharks.

AFL names six to All-Ironman Team
AFL Press Release

Six multi-position players have been named to the 2012 Arena Football League All-Ironman Team, the League office announced today.

NFL Network talent announced for AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV
AFL Press Release

Anthony Herron and Ari Wolfe will be in the NFL Network broadcast booth for AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans on Friday, August 10.

Soul QB goes from moving-company worker to AFL star
Cherry Hill Courier Post

5 Questions with Utah Blaze quarterback Tommy Grady
Deseret News

Rush misses playoffs ... and future is uncertain
Chicago Daily Herald

Top 25 games in AFL history: The Top 10
AFL Press Release

During the 2012 Arena Football League season, the Silver Anniversary Committee has been tasked with voting on a number of “Top 25” lists to celebrate 25 seasons of Arena Football.

My 2012 AFL Award Winners
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

With the AFL's 25th regular season in the books, it's time to honor the best of the best from 2012. Here's my take on who should receive the league's top honors.

Tampa Bay Storm sees promise after falling shy of playoffs
Tampabay.com

Top 25 games in AFL history: No.11-25
AFL Press Release

The latest Top 25 list announced by the Silver Anniversary Committee ranks the 25 Greatest Games in AFL History.

Top 25 players in AFL history: #5 Hunkie Cooper
AFL Press Release

Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 5th Greatest Player in AFL History: Hunkie Cooper.

It's just not the same
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

It took 25 seasons, but this is the first time in AFL history that the league's two most storied franchises are not in the playoffs in the same season.

Record-breaking 2012
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

The 25th AFL season saw numerous records broken thanks largely to the second year of the 18-game schedule. However, there were not as many records broken in 2012 as there were last season. Nonetheless, there were some major records shattered this season with Tommy Grady leading the way with at least eleven new single-season records.

New Orleans VooDoo quarterback Kurt Rocco would stay put
Bayoubuzz

BREAKING NEWS: Labor Peace To Be Announced Friday Night
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

BREAKING NEWS: Sources have confirmed to ArenaFan.com that a firm agreement has been reached between the Arena Football League and the Arena Football League Players Union. The deal was struck on Wednesday night and only needs to be finalized. An announcement is expected to be made on Friday night, quite possibly during Friday Night Football between the Utah Blaze and the San Antonio Talons on the NFL Network.

Packers Add Former AFL Commissioner
Packer Report (subscription)

Former JU star catches on with the Sharks
First Coast News

Arena Football League Talons beef up management
Bizjournals.com (blog)

The Glove Gets His Spot in Orlando Predators Ring Of Honor
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

ORLANDO – The 2012 Orlando Predators have, without a shadow of a doubt, a team to forget. The squad will either finish with a 3-15 or a 4-14 record depending upon how Sunday afternoon's clash with the Milwaukee Mustangs goes. If there is a bright spot though, it is that the Preds are going to try to end this season having won three of their final four home games, and they are going to do so on the afternoon that Kenny McEntyre hung up his

2012 AFL Playoffs & First Round Playoff Dates & Times Now Set
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

The 2012 Arena Football League playoffs are now set after a wild week of games. Check out how everything went down in the final week of the season, and when and where your favorite of the eight teams will be playing this coming week for the first round of the playoffs.

Kickoff for AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV pushed to 10:30 PM ET
AFL Press Release

The kickoff time for AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV has been pushed to 10:30 pm ET, the Arena Football League announced today.

Start time for ArenaBowl XXV pushed back
NOLA.com

For Rush personnel director, its more than name game
Chicago Daily Herald

Top 25 players in AFL history: #6 George LaFrance
AFL Press Release

Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 6th Greatest Player in AFL History: George LaFrance.

Blaze QB Tommy Grady snags another AFL weekly award
StandardNet

Garcia adds another record
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

When San Antonio Talons QB Aaron Garcia took the field last Friday night against the Arizona Rattlers, he added another record to his illustrious AFL career - most regular season games played.

Fans to vote on Player of the Year nominees
AFL Press Release

Beginning on Tuesday, July 17, 2012, the Arena Football League will open fan voting on ArenaFootball.com for Player of the Year nominees, the League Office announced today.

Complaining About the Playoffs, Spokane and Chicago? Get in Line Behind Pittsburgh & Cleveland
Adam Markowitz, ArenaFan.com

Going into the last week of play in the 2012 Arena Football League season, the common complaint is that the Spokane Shock and the Chicago Rush should both be in the playoffs. After all, they are both likely to finish with better records than all but one team in the American Conference playoffs. In the end this year though, those aren't the ones that really have the rights to complain. The ones that should be complaining are the fans of the Cleveland Gladiators and the Pittsburgh Power.

2012 Arena Football League Playoff Scenarios For Week 20
ArenaFan.com Staff Report

After a night full of overlooking tiebreaker rules and calculating strength of schedule, the staff at ArenaFan.com has calculated all of the 2012 playoff scenarios for the AFL going into Week 20. Going into the week, this is what we know…

SaberCats conclude regular season vs. Iowa
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

Thanks to a loss by Chicago last Sunday, the San Jose SaberCats clinched their first playoff berth since losing in ArenaBowl XXII in 2008 and this Saturday will conclude their regular season against Iowa. San Jose has a bye in Week 20 and gets a week off before the playoffs begin.

AFL Playoff Format Needs to Change
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

The Arena Football League's playoff format is a joke this season.

AFL announces AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV Sweepstakes
AFL Press Release

As the Arena Football League celebrates its Silver Anniversary Championship game, Arena Football fans will have the opportunity to enter the AVITAE ArenaBowl XXV Sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip for two to ArenaBowl XXV in New Orleans, the League office announced today.

Top 25 players in AFL history: #7 Sherdrick Bonner
AFL Press Release

Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 7th Greatest Player in AFL History: Sherdrick Bonner.

VooDoo ready for the postseason?
WGNO

Jackson, Kellem Form Dynamic Duo To Fuel VooDoo Defensive Effort
SportsNOLA.com

Robinson Sets Philadelphia Soul Season Standard
WBOC TV 16

National Conference playoff teams set
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

The National Conference's four playoff teams are set thanks to San Antonio defeating Chicago Sunday. Utah and Spokane are the final teams in from the National. Seedings haven't finalized, but the Talons were crowned Central Division champs with the win.

Top 25 players in AFL history: #8 Clint Dolezel
AFL Press Release

Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 8th Greatest Player in AFL History: Clint Dolezel.

Soul's Jones invited to Eagles training camp
ED BARKOWITZ, Philadelphia Daily News

Wide receiver Tiger Jones will be signed by the Eagles and invited to attend training camp, the Daily News has learned. He will not play for the Soul for the rest of the season, because even a minor injury would derail any chance Jones has for the NFL.

SaberCats make playoff push at home
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

After winning their final regular season road game last week at Chicago, the San Jose SaberCats will be home for the final two games then have a bye in Week 20 before the playoffs start. The SaberCats host South Division-leading New Orleans this Saturday and end the regular season the following Saturday against Iowa.

Philadelphia Soul WR Tiger Jones Invited to Training Camp With Philadelphia ...
Rant Sports

Rant SportsNearly every player in the Arena Football League has a dream that one day he will be asked to tryout for a professional football team. Philadelphia Soul wide receiver Tiger Jones had his dream fulfilled when the Philadelphia Eagles invited him to attend ...and more »

Being sidelined a pain for Talons WR Quiroga
San Antonio Express

Arizona Rattlers defense leading the way
Arizona Republic

Top 25 players in AFL history: #9 Sam Hernandez
AFL Press Release

Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 9th Greatest Player in AFL History: Sam Hernandez.

Fans to vote on candidates for the 2012 Hall of Fame class
AFL Press Release

The AFL, in conjunction with the AFL Hall of Fame Operating Board of Directors, will name a group of elite member to the 2012 AFL Hall of Fame class during ArenaBowl XXV on August 10.

Grady & Rowley Set New AFL Pass TD Records
Andy Lopusnak, ArenaFan.com

The AFL record book was rewritten Saturday night. Utah QB Tommy Grady set a new league mark for touchdown passes in a single-season (118) with three games remaining. A few hours later, Spokane QB Kyle Rowley became the first to toss 12 touchdowns in a game.

Top 25 Ironmen in AFL history: No. 1-10
AFL Press Release

Completing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Receivers in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced the five greatest receivers in Arena Football history.

AFL announces 2012 AFL Hall of Fame finalists
AFL Press Release

After tallying the nominations sent in by the AFL Hall of Fame Advisory Board, ten finalists have been named for the 2012 AFL Hall of Fame Class.

Top 25 players in AFL history: #10 Damian Harrell
AFL Press Release

Continuing its countdown of the 25 Greatest Players in AFL History, the Silver Anniversary Committee has announced its selection for the 10th Greatest Player in AFL History: Damian Harrell.