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  • Slaughter to turn former Illini QB loose tonight Jun 3, 2011 7:31 PM
    In the most under-publicized signing of the season, the Chicago Slaughter, according to the team’s web site, earlier this week signed former University of Illinois quarterback Juice Williams and plan to have him start Saturday in the final regular season home game at the Sears Centre against the Sioux Falls Storm (7:05 p.m.).

     
  • Rush, Slaughter hit road for some key rematches May 20, 2011 12:04 PM
    After come off victories over the weekend, the Chicago Rush travels to Dallas for key AFL rematch on Sunday, and the Chicago Slaughter of the IFL hits the road to play the Omaha Beef on Saturday night.

     
  • Big weekend for Rush, Slaughter May 13, 2011 7:02 PM
    When a team commits 7 turnovers in an AFL game, bad things are bound to happen as evidenced by the Chicago Rush’s 64-45 loss to lowly Tulsa last week. If it happens again this week in Arizona, things could get really ugly because the Rattlers (7-1) have been on fire to start the season.

     
  • Road tests for Rush, Slaughter May 6, 2011 4:54 PM
    After coming away with big wins at home last week, the Chicago Rush and Chicago Slaughter are hitting the road Saturday. The Rush travel to Tulsa to take on the Talons, while the Slaughter are off to Richmond to battle the Revolution.

     
  • Michna, Rush put hex on VooDoo May 3, 2011 12:01 AM
    Quarterback Russ Michna threw 6 touchdown passes to lead the Chicago Rush to a lopsided 50-28 Arena Football League victory over the New Orleans VooDoo at the Allstate Arena on Saturday night. The Rush retired coach Bob McMillen’s No. 44 jersey in a halftime ceremony. Michna, who completed 17 of 22 passes for 213 yards without an interception, connected with receiver Reggie Gray for 3 touchdowns, including a 45-yard score. Gray caught 9 passes for 165 yards. Charles Dillon and Todd Devoe also caught touchdown passes for the Rush (5-2). Vic Hall picked off a pair of passes from QB Chris Wallace of the VooDoo (106), one of which he returned for a TD. Kelvin Morris also had a Rush interception. The Rush rolled up 23 points in the first quarter and led 36-14 at halftime. Jason Simpson led the Rush defense with 11 tackles and Greg James had 10.

     
  • Rush, Slaughter home this weekend Apr 28, 2011 12:30 PM
    When the Chicago Rush (4-2) host the New Orleans Voodoo (1-5) Saturday at the Allstate Arena (7 p.m.), the man in the spotlight will be head coach Bob McMillen, who will have his No. 44 jersey retired. Meanwhile, on Friday, the Chicago Slaughter host their rival the Green bay Blizzard.

     
  • Rush returns home; Slaughter off to Alaska Apr 21, 2011 11:52 AM
    The Chicago Rush (4-1) have some business to attend to Friday night when they host Kansas City (1-4) in a welcome return to the Allstate Arena after three weeks away.

     
  • Gould’s FG gives Rush a win Apr 16, 2011 10:50 PM
    DES MOINES — Place-kicker Chris Gould nailed an 18-yard field goal with 1.8 seconds left as the Chicago Rush (4-1) beat the Iowa Barnstormers (2-3) before 9,552 at Wells Fargo Arena.

     
  • Can Rush bounce back against Iowa? Apr 15, 2011 1:57 PM
    The Chicago Rush (3-1) return from a bye week refreshed and still atop the Central Division, but you can’t blame them if they still have a bad taste in their mouths following a road loss to Cleveland. They'll get a chance to do something about it Saturday when they travel to Des Moines to take on the Iowa Barnstormers.

     
  • Top honors for Rush DB Hall Apr 5, 2011 5:13 PM
    Chicago Rush defensive back Vic Hall has been named Defensive Player of the Week, the AFL announced Tuesday.

     
  • Unbeaten Rush travel to face Cleveland Apr 1, 2011 7:30 PM
    A pair of undefeated teams clash Saturday when the Chicago Rush (3-0) travel to Cleveland to take on the Gladiators (2-0), and if the Rush prevail, it would match the team’s best start in franchise history.

     
  • Rush rolls to 54-41 win Mar 26, 2011 3:21 PM
    The Chicago Rush (3-0) defeated the San Jose SaberCats (2-1) by a score of 54-41 in the return of one of the greatest rivalries in the Arena Football League.

     
  • Rush, Slaughter host home games Friday Mar 24, 2011 3:51 PM
    There will be plenty of Friday night football — of the indoor variety — to choose from tonight as both the Chicago Rush and Chicago Slaughter are in action at home.

     
  • Rush AFL home opener welcomes back Hohensee Mar 17, 2011 12:36 PM
    The man who was the face of the Chicago Rush for a decade returns to the Allstate Arena Friday when Mike Hohensee and the Philadelphia Souls take on the Rush and new head coach Bob McMillen in their home opener (7.p.m.).

     
  • Michna, Rush tame Mustangs Mar 14, 2011 10:41 PM
    The Chicago Rush scored 21 points in the first quarter and went on to defeat the Milwaukee Mustangs 49-41 in the Arena Football League opener Monday night at the Bradley Center.

     
  • It’s football time in suburbs again Feb 10, 2011 1:33 PM
    While the Bears just finished their playoff run, it's time for indoor football in the suburbs as the Chicago Slaughter and the Chicago Rush rev up to start their seasons. The Slaughter opens up on the road against LaCrosse on Feb. 18, with the home opener Feb. 26 at Sears Centre Arena against the Omaha Beef. The Rush kicks off its season a month later at Milwaukee on March 14, with the home opener against the Philadelphia Soul at the Allstate Arena on March 18.

     
  • Rush sets promotional schedule for 2011 season Feb 8, 2011 11:02 AM
    From Bobbleheads to Thunderstix to jersey retirement ceremonies, the Chicago Rush has released a 2011 promotional schedule that features plenty of giveaways and celebrations to highlight its 10th anniversary season in the Arena Football League.

     
  • Rush football tickets on sale Feb. 11 Feb 1, 2011 12:52 PM
    Single-game tickets to Chicago Rush’s 2011 Arena Football League home games at Allstate Arena will go on sale at 11 a.m. Feb. 11. The Rush will host the Philadelphia Soul in their 2011 home opener at 7 p.m. March 18.

     
  • Rush signs veteran AFL lineman Jan 6, 2011 4:55 PM
    The Chicago Rush added more depth to its 2011 Arena Football League roster Thursday with the signing of veteran offensive lineman TJ Watkins. Watkins previously played with the Cleveland Gladiators and the Grand Rapids Rampage of the AFL.

     
  • Broncos name interim coach to replace McDaniels Dec 7, 2010 8:00 AM
    The Denver Broncos have a new leader now that Josh McDaniels has been fired as coach. Interim coach Eric Studesville is meeting with reporters Tuesday, a day after Broncos owner Pat Bowlen fired McDaniels. Studesville, the running backs coach, will lead the team during the last four games of the season.

     
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