Barnstormers drubbed at Jacksonville

The Iowa Barnstormers scored a season-low 19 points and were thumped by the defending Arena Football League champion Jacksonville Sharks 55-19 in Jacksonville, Fla., on Saturday. The loss marked the second time this season the Barnstormers have struggled on offense. … Continue reading

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Grady’s record-setting night leads Blaze to victory

By: Dana Greene KANSAS CITY (ABC 4 Sports) – The Utah Blaze (7-5) rolled to a 55-45 victory over the Kansas City Command (2-9) in front of 4,618 fans at the Sprint Center. After turnovers plagued the offense over the … Continue reading


Sky’s the limit for Tarpons’ receiver

As a 6-foot-7, 160-pound high school sophomore, Carlos Singleton had little use for football, not as an aspiring Division I basketball player. Now 6-8 and 230 pounds, the 24-year-old Florida Tarpons wide receiver loves football enough to devote himself to … Continue reading


Indianapolis to Gain Indoor Football Team: Fan Take

By Eric R. Ivie The Ultimate Indoor Football League (UIFL) announced on July 23 that a team called the Indianapolis Panthers will be joining the league for the 2013 season, providing the team and the league a fresh start. The … Continue reading


Kansas City Command ceases operations

In February, The Pitch’s Jonathan Bender chronicled the waning professional hopes of Samie Parker as he tried to jump-start his career with the Arena Football League’s Kansas City Command. As is common with minor league teams, the Command itself was … Continue reading


Ross, Lucky signed by new Lincoln indoor football franchise

Former Husker Cory Ross was interested in the business end of bringing an indoor football franchise to Lincoln. Then, he got the urge to put on the pads again. The Lincoln Haymakers held a news conference Tuesday at the Apothecary … Continue reading


NFL to add regional combines .

Associated Press The NFL has added eight regional combines to the main combine it stages each year in Indianapolis. The regional combines will begin Jan. 28 in Los Angeles and also will be held in Houston, Baltimore, Tampa, the New … Continue reading

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Soul sign kicker Marfuggi from open tryout

The Soul held an open tryout last Saturday. Out of the 285 prospects only one was signed: kicker Phil Marfuggi. “Phil really impressed the coaching staff during the tryout,” head coach Doug Plank said in a statement. “We are counting … Continue reading

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Semi-pro football: Ex-Mariners kicker Bougie signs with IFL

The Manitowoc Mariners semi-pro football team will begin its third season later this year, but during the offseason it has made an impact on one former player’s life that is paying dividends right now. Cory Bougie, 26, signed to be … Continue reading

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Small-college players know the odds, but that doesn’t diminish the dream

By Dan Gigler It was the helmet. For Andre Freeman, a kid from Penn Hills who grew up worshiping the Steelers, who toiled his way to a standout career in the small-school ranks of NCAA Division II football at Slippery … Continue reading