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


UFL Releases 2012 Schedule

The Las Vegas Locomotives begin their quest for a third title in four years on Wednesday, Sept. 19, when they open the United Football League’s season with a home game against the Sacramento Mountain Lions. All UFL games this season … Continue reading

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New Allen IFL entry announces team name

So you say you want a revolution, we-ll, ya know … you got one! From a pool of nearly 1,000 entries, Championship Sports Group announced this week the name chosen for the new Allen Indoor Football League team is the … Continue reading

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At a crossroads

By: Alex Crawford Alex Linnenkohl catches a little out pass from his quarterback and begins sprinting down the sideline. Two defenders who are half his size make a last-ditch effort to knock down the former Oregon State center, but he … Continue reading

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CBS Sports Network to air Arena Football League games

CBS Sports Network and the Arena Football League announced a two-year agreement Tuesday to broadcast a package of the league’s games beginning in 2013. The cable sports network will feature 19 regular-season games next season as well as two playoff … Continue reading