July 12, 2013
SOUL AGENDA Who: Utah (5-10) at Soul (10-5) When: Tonight, 7:35 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center (19,500). TV: None. Radio: WBZC (88.9-FM). On the web:Soul.ArenaFootball.com/ AllAccess Line: Soul -13 1/2. About the Blaze: Has lost six of the last seven and nearly was kicked out of their home arena for failing to pay rent . . . The Blaze was 12-6 in 2012 and was conference finalists . . . Quarterback Tommy Grady, who was the league MVP last year, was benched last month in favor of youngster Jason Boltus . . . Utah is last in the AFL with a -24 turnover margin.
July 9, 2013 |
THE SOUL GOT another stingy effort by its defense and another wonderfully efficient outing from its quarterback and drilled visiting Chicago, 58-26, on Saturday night. Defensive back Rayshaun Kizer had two more interceptions as Philadelphia's defense held its opponent to less than 31 points for the third time in 4 weeks. Kizer has five picks in his last four games and eight for the season. Quarterback Dan Raudabaugh had nearly as many touchdown passes (five) as incompletions (seven)
July 8, 2013 |
After allowing an early touchdown, the Soul sprinted to a 12-point halftime lead and cruised to a 58-26 victory over the Chicago Rush on Saturday in front of 10,878 fans at the Wells Fargo Center. The Soul, who clinched an Arena Football League playoff berth last week, improved to 10-5. The Soul's winning streak, which began June 8 with a victory over the New Orleans VooDoo, reached five games. It tied Clint Dolezel's longest winning streak as a coach. (He won five straight in 2011 with the Dallas Vigilantes.)
July 7, 2013
Saturday at 7:05 p.m., Wells Fargo Center Records: Soul, 9-5; Rush, 8-6. About the Soul: With a win, the Soul can tie for first place in the American Conference with the Jacksonville Sharks (10-6). . . . The Soul have won five of their last six games. . . . The Soul beat the Rush, 72-41, in their first meeting and lead the series, 4-3. . . . The Soul average 59.3 points per game, third in the Arena Football League. . . . QB Dan Raudabaugh is first in the league in passing yards (3,800)
July 4, 2013
The Style+Soul section, which usually appears on Wednesday, will be published Thursday with special Fourth of July fashion coverage: Consumer confidence is up, and red-white-and-blue has never been more stylish.
July 2, 2013 |
THE SOUL clinched the East Division title and will host a playoff game after its 66-57 win at Cleveland on Saturday. Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh completed 25 of 28 passes for 285 yards and six touchdowns, and no interceptions. "This was a collective effort from top to bottom," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said. "Dan had an outstanding game, but there were many guys that stepped up when we had injuries during the game. Collectively, we stayed focused and played a complete game.
June 29, 2013
Saturday at 7 p.m., Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland. Records: Soul, 8-5; Gladiators, 2-11. About the Soul: The Soul have a five-game lead over second-place Pittsburgh in the Eastern Division and have won five of their last six games. With a win, the Soul can clinch the East Division for the second consecutive season. The Soul average 58.3 points per game (No. 3 in the AFL), 273 passing yards per game (No. 6), and 33.2 yards on the ground (No. 3). Over the last two games quarterback Dan Raudabaugh averaged a completion percentage rate of 73.4 and a quarterback rating of 137.74.
June 26, 2013
Bobby "Blue" Bland, 83 - a distinguished singer who blended Southern blues and soul in such songs as "Turn on Your Love Light" and "Further On Up the Road" - died Sunday of complications from an ongoing illness, at his Memphis, Tenn., home, surrounded by relatives, said his son Rodd Bland. Mr. Bland was known as the "the Sinatra of the blues" and was heavily influenced by Nat King Cole, often recording with lavish arrangements to accompany his smooth vocals. He even openly imitated Frank Sinatra on the Two Steps From the Blues album cover, standing in front of a building with a coat thrown over his shoulder.