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  • For Rush personnel director, its more than name game Jul 20, 2012 4:38 PM
    Chicago Rush player personnel director Scott Bailey's office walls are covered in names. From Arena League players to undrafted college players to NFL cast-offs, Bailey scouts them all. In the AFL, where players sign just one-year contracts and roster turnover is second nature, he needs to be ready to fill a spot at any moment. Chad Thornburg has more on the inner workings of the Rush and the AFL in this report.

  • Drone, Rush outmatch Mustangs Jul 14, 2012 11:52 PM
    In his second start of the season, quarterback Luke Drone settled in quick to direct the Chicago Rush to its tenth victory of the year Saturday night in Milwaukee. On the strength of his 7-touchdown effort, the Rush (10-7) defeated the Milwaukee Mustangs 57-54 in front of 6,284 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.

  • Rush to miss playoffs for the first time Jul 8, 2012 11:05 PM
    The Arena Football League postseason will go on without the Chicago Rush for the first time in the franchise's 11-year history. The Rush was eliminated from the playoff race in a 61-54 loss to the San Antonio Talons at the Allstate Arena on Sunday.

  • Rush face must-win challenge against first place San Antonio Talons Jul 6, 2012 10:59 PM
    With playoff hopes on the line, the Chicago Rush face another must-win game at home, and the first-place San Antonio Talons stand in the way. The Talons enter Sunday afternoon's contest in Rosemont on a nine-game winning streak and will be looking to clinch the National Conference Central Division with a win.

  • Rush lose to San Jose, fall behind in playoff race Jun 30, 2012 10:40 PM
    The Chicago Rush can be beaten at home. Saturday night's game against San Jose proved as much as the SaberCats handed the Rush its first blemish on an otherwise perfect home record with a 75-61 loss.

  • Playoff berth on the line for Rush, SaberCats Jun 29, 2012 6:07 PM
    The Chicago Rush and San Jose SaberCats are battling for the fourth and final Arena Football League playoff spot in the National Conference. The team that leaves Allstate Arena on Saturday night with a win is likely the team that makes the playoffs, while the losing side will need help from other teams to keep playoff hopes alive.

  • Rush again hope to straighten out road woes Jun 22, 2012 3:54 PM
    The Chicago Rush hit the road against the Kansas City Command on Saturday and hope to overcome the struggles the team has had away from Allstate Arena.

  • After 9 years, 5 leagues, Michna at home with Rush Jun 21, 2012 10:43 AM
    Russ Michna is one of the few—if not the only—players to have signed with a team in every currently active professional football league. Now the starting quarterback for the AFL's Chicago Rush, Michna is having one of the best seasons of his career.

  • Big night for Rush on and off the field Jun 17, 2012 1:02 AM
    The AFL Players Union and owners reached an agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement Saturday night while the Chicago Rush defeated the Georgia Force 62-27.

  • Rush skills camp in Libertyville Jun 10, 2012 6:37 PM
    The Chicago Rush of the Arena Football League, will be conducting a special skills clinic and autograph session for fans of all ages from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 12 at the Libertyville Sports Complex, Route 45 and Peterson Road.

  • Rush QB breaks passing records in 73-62 win over Shock Jun 3, 2012 9:28 PM
    Chicago Rush quarterback torched the Spokane Shock for 412 yards and nine touchdowns on 32-of-38 passing in a 73-62 victory at home.

  • The Soapbox Jun 2, 2012 4:46 PM
    Our editors offer opinions on local sports mascots, dog abusers, teacher negotiations and bills the governor should sign.

  • Chicago Rush’s Morris to wear No. 37 in memory of former teammate Jun 1, 2012 6:47 PM
    Chicago Rush linebacker Kelvin Morris will wear No. 37 in honor of his close friend and former teammate Johnie Kirton who passed away Monday.

  • Sports and spectacle a hit with fans of suburban teams May 25, 2012 6:00 AM
    If you want to catch a game or two this summer, you don't have to drive to Chicago and shell out for Cubs or White Sox tickets. There are plenty of sports teams in the suburbs spending the season playing not just baseball but softball, football and basketball. Even if you're not a big sports fan, low ticket prices, accessible players and plenty of promotions make these teams worth checking out.

  • Chicago Rush hits the road to face San Jose May 25, 2012 12:14 PM
    The Rush will hit the road this weekend to play the San Jose SaberCats, an Arena Football League power that has not lost a home game since May 28, 2011. The 6-3 Rush, just a half-game behind San Antonio in the Central Division, is 1-4 all time at the HP Pavilion. San Jose leads the West Division with a 7-3 record.

  • The Soapbox May 12, 2012 5:00 AM
    Among the topics in The Soapbox are injury-plagued teams, the new coaster in town, high-achieving schools and the Sears, er, Willis Tower.

  • Can Rush avenge playoff loss to Arizona? May 10, 2012 9:28 PM
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  • Rush wide receiver Gray grabs more AFL honors May 9, 2012 5:13 PM
    Chicago Rush wide receiver Reggie Gray has been awarded the AFL Spalding Highlight of the Week to commemorate his record-breaking touchdown catch in Sundays the victory over Iowa. With a 34-yard touchdown toss from Russ Michna, Gray surpassed Etu Molden for the most all-purpose touchdowns in team history.Theres nothing like playing in front of your hometown and actually breaking a record of someone like (Etu) Molden. Its a great accomplishment, Gray said.

  • No gray area: Rush wide receiver a record setter May 5, 2012 2:09 PM
    In 2½ 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.

  • AFL honors McMillen on Top 25 team May 4, 2012 2:00 PM
    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.

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