October 25, 2011
THE SOUL announced the signings of offensive linemen Zipp Duncan (6-5, 315 pounds) and Christian Johnson (6-4, 330). The two, who were teammates at Kentucky, were members of the AFL's Dallas Vigilantes last season, which were coached by Clint Dolezel, the Soul's new assistant head coach and offensive coordinator. "Zipp and Christian are both big bodies that will keep our quarterbacks off the turf," said head coach Doug Plank, also in his first year with the Soul. "Their familiarity with and understanding of their blocking schemes in Clint's offensive system will be a major plus for us. " The Soul's season begins March 18.
April 9, 2013
THE SOUL scored 34 unanswered points and rolled host Orlando, 61-33, on Saturday night. Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh threw for 250 yards and seven touchdowns to lead the Soul (1-1) to an emphatic victory over their former coach. Fullback Derrick Ross also rumbled for a 44-yard touchdown, a significant distance for the 50-yard field. Orlando got two defensive touchdowns from linebacker Marcus Everett to jump out to a 14-0 lead before the Soul got rolling. Ross' TD capped the 34-point run. Ryan McDaniel led the Soul receivers with seven catches for 103 yards and a score.
June 29, 2014
What: Arena Football League, Iowa Barnstormers (6-8) at the Soul (6-8) Where: Wells Fargo Center When: Saturday at 8:05 p.m. TV: The Comcast Network Outlook: The Soul have lost three straight, the last coming on a Hail Mary against Cleveland with just two seconds left in the game. . . . With four games remaining in the regular season, the two-time American Conference champion Soul are a long shot to reach the playoffs. . . .. The Soul won the Week 7 meeting between the teams, 60-55.
April 28, 2004 |
The Colorado Crush have moved their scheduled Arena Football League game against the Soul to 9 p.m. Saturday at the Pepsi Center in Denver. The game, originally scheduled for Sunday, was moved to accommodate a potential Game 6 Sunday in the Denver Nuggets' first-round NBA playoff series against the Minnesota Timberwolves. The Soul game will be broadcast on WNJC-AM (1360) but will not be televised by Channel 10. This is the second meeting this season between the two teams.
July 8, 2011 |
Cleveland Gladiators (9-6) at Soul (5-11) When: 8 o'clock Where: Wells Fargo Center (17,652) TV: NFL Network Radio: None Internet: www.PhiladelphiaSoul.com or www.NiftyTV.com . About the Gladiators: Cleveland has won three of its last four to take a one-game lead over Pittsburgh in the East Division with three to go . . . The Gladiators beat the Soul, 59-41, on May 21 behind four touchdown catches by wide receiver Robert...
July 20, 2012 |
Agenda Who: Soul (14-3) vs. Utah (12-5) When: Sunday, 6:05 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center TV: None. Internet: www.UStream.tv/PhiladelphiaSoul About the Blaze: Needs a win to clinch the West Division, the toughest in the AFL?…?Offensive coordinator Matt Sauk and defensive coordinator Rob Keefe each once played for the Soul. Keefe was the head coach for Spokane's championship team in 2010?…?Quarterback Tommy Grady is a leading MVP candidate.
March 16, 2014
What: Arena Football League: Soul at Arizona Rattlers When: Saturday at 9 p.m. TV: TCN Where: U.S. Airways Center, Phoenix. Outlook: It's a rematch of last year's ArenaBowl, when the Soul had a chance to win it in the end and were denied. . . . Quarterbacks are usually the standouts in AFL games, and this game is a perfect example. The Rattlers' Nick Davila was second the AFL with 110 TD passes last year and led the league with 4,847 yards in 18 games. For the Soul, Dan Raudabauch was second in passing yards (4,699)
July 1, 2013 |
The Soul clinched the Eastern Division championship of the Arena Football League for the second straight season with a 66-57 victory over the Cleveland Gladiators Saturday night at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh completed 25 of 28 passes for 285 yards and six touchdowns to lead the way for the playoff-bound Soul. The Soul (9-5) scored 21 points in each of the first two quarters to build a 42-30 halftime edge over the Gladiators (2-12), then held off a fourth-quarter charge by the hosts to preserve the win.
March 13, 2012
THE SOUL have changed their uniforms. After last year's miserable season, they probably ought to burn the old ones. How the team performs with a new coaching staff and an overhauled roster remains to be seen. But at least they'll look snazzy. Dan Raudabaugh (No. 5) is the new quarterback, and he largely will be responsible for putting the 6-12 record the Soul posted in 2011 well into the rearview mirror. New coach Doug Plank and the Soul open the new season on Sunday at New Orleans.
June 15, 2014
Where: Wells Fargo Center. When: Saturday at 6 p.m. TV: ESPN3. Outlook: Soul (6-6) seeking revenge against cross-state rival Power (9-3) for earlier defeat (65-57). . . . Soul fullback Derrick Ross rushed for three touchdowns and now has 129 on his career. . . . Power quarterback Tommy Grady is second in the league in passing yards (3,091) and touchdown passes (72). . . . Pittsburgh's Virgil Gray is second in the league with eight interceptions. . . . Soul receivers Anthony Jones (1,061 yards and 25 touchdowns)