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November 17, 2014
THE SOUL re-signed quarterback Dan Raudabaugh to a 2-year contract, the Daily News has learned from a league source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Raudabaugh, the team's offensive leader the last three seasons, represents the first key player to rejoin the club. He has an extensive relationship with head coach Clint Dolezel. Dolezel was re-signed in September, also for two seasons. The Soul went a disappointing 9-9 this past season and was eliminated by Cleveland in the first-round of the playoffs.
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April 17, 2007 | BY THE INQUIRER STAFF
Quarterback Tony Graziani went down with a separated shoulder in the first half last night, and the Soul could not win without him. The Dallas Desperados ran their Arena Football League record to 7-0 by beating the Soul, 51-41, at the American Airlines Center. Desperados quarterback Clint Dolezel completed 20 of 41 passes for 285 yards and five touchdowns. He threw one interception. In the third quarter, Dolezel fired a 46-yard scoring pass to Willis Marshall for the quarterback's 800th arena league touchdown pass.
SPORTS
April 13, 2013
When/Where: Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Arena, Des Moines, Iowa. TV: CBS Sports Network (tape delay, 11:30 p.m.) Records: Soul (1-1), Barnstormers (2-1). About the Soul: Fullback Derrick Ross has 71 rushing yards and has scored five touchdowns on the ground. . . . The Soul are ranked No. 2 in both total offense (average of 325 yards per game) and defense (247). . . . Soul coach Clint Dolezel and Iowa coach Mike Hohensee will be inducted into the Arena Football League Hall of Fame before the game.
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April 26, 2004 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
AUSTIN, TEXAS - John Fitzgerald threw touchdown passes to Ira Gooch and Calvin Spears in the final minute to lift the New Orleans VooDoo over the Austin Wranglers yesterday, 63-59. He also ran 2 yards for a two-point conversion. Predators 64, Desperados 49 ORLANDO, Fla. - Kenny "The Glove" McEntyre broke a league record with his 51st career interception as Orlando triumphed over Dallas. McEntyre added a second pick later. Rattlers 46, Firebirds 43 INDIANAPOLIS - Sherdrick Bonner was 31 of 44 for 337 yards and six touchdowns, and Arizona held off a fourth-quarter rally by Indiana.
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April 15, 2013
THE SOUL will enter its home opener on a two-game winning streak, thanks to Saturday's 54-43 win at Iowa. Bryan Robinson led a strong defensive effort with 1.5 sacks and a blocked extra point as the Soul stopped the Barnstormers on downs four times. "The defense had a tremendous game for us in all areas," Soul head coach Clint Dolezel said. "We will have to become more consistent on offense, but I am pleased how we overcame our mistakes and finished strong. " Dolezel was among six new members inducted into the AFL Hall of Fame on Saturday.
SPORTS
August 21, 2012
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. Dolezel was the offensive coordinator/assistant head coach this season and guided a record-setting offense that struck a nice balance between quarterback Dan Raudabaugh's effective passing and Derrick Ross' bruising running. The defense was run by Plank, who stepped down for family reasons following the Soul's 15-3 season, which culminated in a loss to Arizona in the ArenaBowl.
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July 15, 2013 | Tyler R. Tynes, Inquirer Staff Writer
Tommy Grady dropped back into the emerald turf behind his lineman looking for a darting Utah Blaze receiver sprinting across the arena. Bryan Robinson, however, had different plans. The strapping lineman attacked the quarterback just shy of the 45-yard line. Grady tried to scramble but was pinned on the boards while the 285-pound defender recorded the franchise record in sacks during the play, dragging the 6-foot-7 passer down to earth. Robinson's eight tackles (two for loss)
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February 21, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
FORMER EAGLES defensive tackle Hollis Thomas will be an assistant coach for the Soul this season. Thomas, 39, will work with the Soul's defensive line in a part-time capacity that also will allow him to continue as an occasional host for 94WIP radio. "I think it's going to be fun," said Thomas, who played for the Eagles from 1996-2005. "I had a lot of good D-line coaches and it's my duty to try to pass along some of that knowledge. " Thomas made the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Northern Illinois and was a key member of some of those great Jim Johnson-led defenses in the early 2000s.
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September 18, 2014
CALLING IT an easy decision, Clint Dolezel re-signed to coach the Soul for another two seasons. "It's hard to beat our ownership, the facilities, the way we're treated," Dolezel said from his suburban Dallas home. "It was a no-brainer on my end. " As the Arena Football League again goes through a tempest of transition, the Soul remains one of the most stable franchises. Reupping Dolezel likely will lead to many of the team's key free agents, most notably quarterback Dan Raudabaugh, being retained.
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April 14, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
THE MOST successful Tiger in the sporting world yesterday was not Eldrick Woods down at Augusta, but Anthony "Tiger" Jones. The former Soul wideout came back to town with the Jacksonville Sharks to haul in five touchdown passes and total 13 receptions for 239 yards. But the rest of the gang from North Florida couldn't match Jones' homecoming effort, as the Soul (3-0) topped the Sharks, 63-52, in front of a crowd of 9,043 at the Wells Fargo Center. Jones spent the previous three seasons in Philly, racking up 119 scores during his tenure before flying south for a 1-year deal with Jacksonville (0-3)
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May 3, 2015
A RIGHT ANKLE injury will keep Soul linebacker Beau Bell out of today's game against visiting Portland. Bell sprained his ankle during Sunday's win at New Orleans, and coach Clint Dolezel said Bell will miss at least two games. The Soul got a spell of good news, as leading receiver Marco Thomas was back to full practice on Thursday. Thomas, the league's receiver of the year last season with Iowa, missed last week's game with a hamstring injury. Tonight's game Who: Portland (2-3)
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April 24, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
NOBODY KNOWS better than Phillies fans how debilitating a torn Achilles' tendon can be to an athlete. Ryan Howard hasn't been the same since 2011. Soul wide receiver Ryan McDaniel tore his right Achilles' in the middle of last season. He has rebounded to become one of the best receivers in the Arena League. "There was never a doubt that he would come back and be full strength by training camp," coach Clint Dolezel said emphatically. "Never a doubt. " In fairness to Howard, McDaniel was 25 and in his second AFL season when he was hurt, while Howard was 31 and finishing his 10th professional baseball season.
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April 14, 2015 | BY SHAMUS CLANCY, Daily News Staff Writer clancys@phillynews.com
THE MOST successful Tiger in the sporting world yesterday was not Eldrick Woods down at Augusta, but Anthony "Tiger" Jones. The former Soul wideout came back to town with the Jacksonville Sharks to haul in five touchdown passes and total 13 receptions for 239 yards. But the rest of the gang from North Florida couldn't match Jones' homecoming effort, as the Soul (3-0) topped the Sharks, 63-52, in front of a crowd of 9,043 at the Wells Fargo Center. Jones spent the previous three seasons in Philly, racking up 119 scores during his tenure before flying south for a 1-year deal with Jacksonville (0-3)
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March 27, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
IN THE REALM of arena football, what the Soul did this offseason was comparable to the Eagles' trading LeSean McCoy. Following a mediocre season and first-round playoff loss, the Soul traded Derrick Ross, easily the best fullback in franchise history and largely considered to be the best the AFL has ever known. Traditional running backs are called fullbacks in the arena league. In return, the Soul received a stud linebacker - sound familiar, Eagles fans? - in this case Beau Bell, who was first-team all-AFL for Los Angeles last year.
SPORTS
November 17, 2014
THE SOUL re-signed quarterback Dan Raudabaugh to a 2-year contract, the Daily News has learned from a league source. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Raudabaugh, the team's offensive leader the last three seasons, represents the first key player to rejoin the club. He has an extensive relationship with head coach Clint Dolezel. Dolezel was re-signed in September, also for two seasons. The Soul went a disappointing 9-9 this past season and was eliminated by Cleveland in the first-round of the playoffs.
SPORTS
September 18, 2014
CALLING IT an easy decision, Clint Dolezel re-signed to coach the Soul for another two seasons. "It's hard to beat our ownership, the facilities, the way we're treated," Dolezel said from his suburban Dallas home. "It was a no-brainer on my end. " As the Arena Football League again goes through a tempest of transition, the Soul remains one of the most stable franchises. Reupping Dolezel likely will lead to many of the team's key free agents, most notably quarterback Dan Raudabaugh, being retained.
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June 10, 2014
YOU ARE WHAT your record says you are, and for the Soul that means being stuck in neutral. An awful fourth quarter led to another disappointing loss as the Soul fell to host Tampa Bay on Saturday, 56-49. Philadelphia dropped to 6-6. "We made enough plays to win this game," coach Clint Dolezel said after the game. "But, we have to win the fourth quarter and finish. We didn't do that tonight. " Tampa Bay outscored the Soul, 22-0, in the final quarter to also move to 6-6. The Storm won the season series, 2-1, and now hold the playoff tiebreaker.
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April 29, 2014 | BY KYLE PHILLIPPI, For the Daily News
ONLY 5 SECONDS remained on the clock for the Philadelphia Soul. After falling behind by one point with 41 seconds left, quarterback Dan Raudabaugh hit Anthony "Tiger" Jones on a 6-yard pitch-and-catch to secure a 60-55 win over the visiting Iowa Barnstormers yesterday. The Soul (3-3) has won its last three games. "That's how arena football goes," Raudabaugh said. "We want the ball last. We got out of bounds when we needed to and made catches. It was a tight one, we have to get better, but it's good to get that first division win. " In front of a live audience on ESPN2 - the first AFL broadcast on an ESPN network since 2008 - the Soul's offense was nearly unstoppable.
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August 18, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DERRICK ROSS' football resumé looks more like a geography syllabus. College ball at Tarleton State in Stephenville, Texas. Pro ball stops include Kansas City with the Chiefs, Cologne (Germany), Montreal, Winnipeg, San Angelo (Texas), Dallas and - beginning in 2012 - Philadelphia. For the second year in a row, he is on the precipice of a title. "I've been playing football since I was 10 years old," the affable Ross explained. "I've never won a championship. This means the world to me. " Ross (6-0, 240)
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August 6, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE SOUL FUMBLED away a chance to host the conference championship game a few weeks ago with a loss in the regular-season finale. Now, we'll find out if it even mattered. After holding off Orlando on Saturday, Philadelphia will travel to Jacksonville for Saturday's American Conference championship game. The Soul was 7-2 on the road this year, tied for the best road mark in the AFL, and has enough veterans that the hostility of a road playoff game should be mitigated. The Soul beat Orlando, 59-55, in a first-round game on Saturday to get to this point.
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