June 2, 2014
What: Arena Football League, San Antonio Talons (1-9) at Soul (5-5). When/where: Sunday at 5 p.m.; Wells Fargo Center. TV: ESPNNEWS. Outlook: The Soul are looking to rebound after blowing a 17-point lead in the final three minutes against unbeaten Cleveland on May 23. . . . The Soul are looking for a third win in the last four weeks. . . . Soul running back Derrick Ross continues to lead the league in rushing with 272 yards on 81 attempts. . . . Talons receiver D.J. Stephens is fifth in the league in receiving yards (938)
May 30, 2014
AGENDA Who: San Antonio (1-9) at Soul (5-5) When: Sunday, 5 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center TV: ESPNEWS On the web: www.Soul.ArenaFootball.com/AllAccess About the Talons: This team has been in disarray since the league had to take control over the winter when the previous ownership group was beset by financial problems . . . San Antonio has lost four in a row and has the worst record in the AFL . . . Started the season...
May 25, 2014 |
HEADING INTO the final minute of last night's game, the Soul was in such control of its game at Cleveland that the team bus was warming up and the proverbial female opera singer was rehearsing. This is 2014. We don't call her the fat lady anymore. Anyway, faster than you can say Lake Erie, the Soul bobbled away two onsides kicks, gave away three touchdowns and left Quicken Loans Arena with a stunning 54-52 loss. "Disgusting," is how one Soul executive put it. Thyron Lewis caught his third touchdown of the evening at the buzzer as Cleveland (9-0)
May 24, 2014
What: Arena Football League, Soul (5-4) at Cleveland Gladiators (8-0). Where: Quicken Loans Arena. When: Friday at 6 p.m. TV: ESPN3. Outlook: Winners of five of their last six games, the Soul are looking for their third win in a row. . . .. Soul running back Derrick Ross last week became the only player in AFL history to rush for more than 2,000 career yards. . . . Soul receivers Ryan McDaniel and Tiger Jones have combined for 127 receptions, 1,678 yards, and 36 touchdowns this season.
May 23, 2014 |
WHEN WAYNE Tribue was studding it up for Temple from 2008-11, he didn't really pay much attention to the Soul. That's because he was either focusing on a possible chance at an NFL career or on his studies as a biochemistry major. If football didn't work out, Tribue was thinking about becoming a doctor or "doing something in [medical] research," he said. After bouncing around several NFL camps, including Denver, New Orleans and San Francisco, Tribue is now an Arena League rookie and, somewhat fortuitously, property of the Soul.
May 22, 2014 |
A little company with big voices, 11th Hour Theatre has won admiration and affection from Philly theatergoers. With a history of interesting, funny, and moving shows like The Bomb-itty of Errors , Tick, Tick . . . Boom! , Austentatious , and Ordinary Days , why would this sophisticated outfit choose to do Altar Boyz ? The lively, brash, high-decibel musical begins with the premise that "American consumers" want more Christianity in their entertainment, which this show proceeds to provide.
May 20, 2014
THE SOUL picked up a huge win on Saturday and now face their most significant conference test of the year. Wide receiver Ryan McDaniel caught four of Dan Raudabaugh's six touchdown passes, as the Soul used a monster second half to pull away from Tampa Bay, 62-34. Philadelphia's defense forced four interceptions after intermission when the Soul outscored the Storm in the second half, 34-7. Rayshaun Kizer had two of the interceptions for the Soul (5-4), which moved over the .500 mark for the first time this season.
May 19, 2014 |
The host Soul outscored the Tampa Bay Storm, 21-0, in the third quarter and cruised to a 62-34 Arena Football League victory in front of 8,058 fans at the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night. The Soul (5-4) were led by Ryan McDaniel's four receiving touchdowns and a defense that forced four turnovers on four interceptions. "We realized we need to have all three pieces to win - offense, defense, and special teams," Soul coach Clint Dolezel said after the victory. "In the second half, we really came together and dominated using all three pieces.
May 18, 2014
What: Arena Football League Tampa Bay Storm (3-5) at Soul (4-4) Where: Wells Fargo Center When: Saturday at 6 p.m. TV: ESPN3, CBS Sports Network Outlook: Good chance for the Soul to move above .500 for the first time this season against a struggling Tampa team currently on a four-game losing streak. . . . The Soul began the season 0-3. . . . The Soul offense is clicking after scoring a season-high 79 points last week against New Orleans. . . .The Soul's Derrick Ross leads the league in rushing with 215 yards.
May 13, 2014
THE SECONDARY had its best game of the season as the Soul heads into a crucial stretch of the schedule with a 79-60 win over New Orleans on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Rayshaun Kizer and James Romain had two interceptions, each returning one for a touchdown, to lead the season-best scoring outburst. The Soul's defense came into the game with just three interceptions in the first seven games. V'Keon Lacey chipped in a special-teams TD on a fumble recovery. Running back Derrick Ross scored three touchdowns and Dan Raudabaugh threw five scores and no picks as the Soul evened its record to 4-4. New Orleans fell to 1-6. The Soul hosts Tampa Bay (3-5)