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  • Can Rush avenge playoff loss to Arizona? May 10, 2012 12:00 AM
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  •  With a big game against the Iowa Barnstormers on Sunday for the Chicago Rush on Sunday, wide receiver Reggie Gray could grab two franchise records for touchdown receptions and all-purpose scoring.

    No gray area: Rush wide receiver a record setter May 5, 2012 12:00 AM
    In 2 seasons with the Rush, Reggie Gray has 68 touchdown catches, 2 short of the team record. With his 4 kickoff-return scores, he has 72 all-purpose TDs, just 1 short of the franchise mark. Both records are within his grasp when the 5-2 Rush host the 3-4 Iowa Barnstormers at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont. The 5-foot-10, 175-pound Gray talks about his success in football, his life off the field, and why the NFL hasn't come calling.

     
  •  Chicago Rush head coach Bob McMillen has been selected to the Arena Football League's Top 25 team honoring its all-time players for its 25th anniversary. McMillen and the Rush host the Iowa Barnstormers at Allstate Arena on Sunday.

    AFL honors McMillen on Top 25 team May 4, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Arena Football League Silver Anniversary Committee has selected Chicago Rush head coach Bob McMillen is the 17th greatest player in AFL history. Its a tremendous honor, because Ive never looked at myself as one of the best players to play this game, said McMillen, a Naperville resident who played 13 seasons in the AFL. I was just a guy who went out there and played hard every game and did what I could to help our team win. There are probably a hundred guys better than me on this list.

     
  • Another Rush win as record climbs to 5-1 Apr 22, 2012 12:00 AM
    It was Rush wide receiver Terrance Turners turn to shine in the spotlight as his 10-catch, 112-yard and 4-touchdown night powered the Rush to a 62-61 win over the Milwaukee Mustangs in Arena Football League action Saturday night. Quarterback Russ Michna completed 26 of 34 passing attempts for 306 yards and 6 touchdowns for the Rush, with a game-winning TD with four seconds to play. The Rush is now 5-1 on the season.

     
  • Georgia overpowers Rush to snap win streak Apr 15, 2012 12:00 AM
    Chicago Rush game reports

     
  • Rush races to 3-0 with win over Iowa Apr 1, 2012 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush overcame first half struggles to secure an overtime victory over the Iowa Barnstormers lSaturday night at the Wells Fargo Arena in front of 8,472 fans. The Rush becomes the first team with a 3-0 record following the victory over Central Division rival Iowa.

     
  •  Wide receiver Reggie Gray of the Chicago Rush grabbed 5 touchdown passes from quarterback Rush Michna against the Orlando Predators at Allstate Arena Thursday.

    Grays 5 touchdowns propel Rush over Orlando, 51-49 Mar 23, 2012 12:00 AM
    After struggling for the first 10 minutes of the game, the Chicago Rush put together an impressive 50 minutes of football Thursday night to beat the Orlando Predators 51-49. Reggie Gray secured 5 touchdown receptions for the Rush as quarterback Russ Michna's unit put together eight consecutive scoring drives to take control of the game. Our chemistry is second to none, Gray said of his relationship with Michna.

     
  • Rush opens season with 70-48 victory Mar 10, 2012 12:00 AM
    Pregame fireworks ignited the momentum on a high-scoring opening night as the Chicago Rush defeated the Tampa Bay Storm 70-48. A combined 70-point first half kept the 9,124 fans on their toes Saturday night at the Allstate Arena.

     
  • At least the just-cut Chris Harris got to go to London.

    Odd season for Bears safety Chris HarrisOct 28, 2011 12:00 AM
    Mike Spellman looks back at Chris Harris' season and the media circus that was Theo Epstein coming to the Cubs in this week's Spellman's scorecard.

     
  •  Bob McMillen led the Chicago Rush to 13 wins in his rookie season as head coach, and he finished second overall in Coach of the Year voting after guiding his team to the Arena Football League playoffs.

    McMillen returning to coach Rush in 2012 Sep 23, 2011 12:00 AM
    Bob McMillen will return as head coach for the Chicago Rush arena football team in 2012, team officials announced Friday. McMillen, a Naperville resident, was runner-up the AFLs Coach of the Year award last season as he guided the team into the playoffs.

     
  • 3 Rush players named to All-Arena teams Aug 12, 2011 12:00 AM
    Three Chicago Rush players earned All-Arena honors for their play in the 2011 season. Defensive back Vic Hall, and linebacker Kelvin Morris earned first-team honors while receiver Reggie Gray was named second-team All-Arena.

     
  •  The Chicago Rush earned this ring by winning ArenaBowl XX in 2006. Now the team is one win away from earning a spot in ArenaBowl XXIV. They must beat the Arizona Rattlers on Saturday to advance.

    Rush hits road for AFL conference title game Aug 4, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush head to Phoenix this weekend to take on the league-leading Arizona Rattlers for the conference title and a spot in the AFL finals.

     
  • Rush primed for playoffs Jul 28, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush will be facing the Dallas Vigilantes in Rosemont on Friday in the first round of the AFL playoffs. This will be the third time the teams have played this season.

     
  • Rush plagued by turnovers, penalties in lossJul 23, 2011 12:00 AM
    After a season of battling turnovers and penalties, the Chicago Rush gave away Saturday's regular season finale in familiar fashion: turnovers and penalties.

     
  • Rush snuffs out Blaze Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Chicago Rush clinched a playoff berth with a 52-35 win at the Allstate Arena on Friday night.

     
  • Chicago Rush game day Jun 30, 2011 12:00 AM
    Chicago Rush game day: home vs. Utah Blaze at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

     
  • Kick returns seal deal for RushJun 26, 2011 12:00 AM
    A strong fourth quarter secured the Chicago Rush’s 10th win of the season as it defeated the Iowa Barnstormers 58-48 before 9,063 at the Allstate Arena on Sunday.

     
  •  Rush fullback Johnie Kirton leaps over a Dallas Vigilantes player in a game earlier this season. The 9-4 Rush hosts the Iowa Barnstormers on Sunday at the Allstate Arena.

    Rush looks for turnaround vs. Iowa Jun 24, 2011 12:00 AM
    A strong defense has kept the Rush at the top of their division, but offensive struggles and turnovers have cost the team at times. The Rush will try to get back to their winning ways against the Iowa Barnstormers on Sunday at the Allstate Arena after losing starting quarterback Russ Michna to an ankle injury.

     
  • Chicago Rush game day Jun 24, 2011 12:00 AM

     
  • Michna injured in Rush loss Jun 19, 2011 12:00 AM
    The Spokane Shock ended the Chicago Rush's five-game win streak Saturday night, hodling on for a 63-60 win. Rush quarterback Russ Michna did not play the second half due to an undisclosed injury.

     
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