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  • Valor outrun, outsmart Brigade to claim first ArenaBowl title, 69-55

    Valor outrun, outsmart Brigade to claim first ArenaBowl title, 69-55

    After pounding the two-time defending champion Philadelphia Soul last week, ArenaBowl XXXI was the Brigade’s battle to lose — and they sure lost it. The Washington Valor were supposed to be an easy meal — the team went 2-10 in the regular season, the kind of mark that, had there been more than...

  • Football odyssey for Bowie State's McNeil leads him to a championship in his backyard

    Football odyssey for Bowie State's McNeil leads him to a championship in his backyard

    The next phone call Douglas McNeil III takes could send him anywhere in North America. Portland, Denver, Seattle, Vancouver, Albany. These are some of the cities that McNeil — who won Arena Bowl XXXI with the Washington Valor on Saturday — has found opportunities since he graduated in 2013 with...

  • An ArenaBowl ring for Brigade won't just be a win for Baltimore, but for Tampa Bay

    An ArenaBowl ring for Brigade won't just be a win for Baltimore, but for Tampa Bay

    When Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard charges onto the field Saturday at Royal Farms Arena, past a pair of pyrotechnic flames and his team’s banner, he’ll be playing for an ArenaBowl victory for the city of Baltimore. Lying underneath the slate-blue uniform of his current team is a former Tampa...

  • How to watch ArenaBowl XXXI: TV, time and stream

    How to watch ArenaBowl XXXI: TV, time and stream

    Two years ago, the Baltimore Brigade didn’t exist. The Arena Football League announced the team in December 2016, along with its head coach, Omarr Smith. A decorated player and assistant coach, as well as an AFL Hall of Famer, Smith had faced the difficult task few professional football coaches...

  • Rob Base, known for 1988 hit 'It Takes Two,' to perform during ArenaBowl XXXI

    Rob Base, known for 1988 hit 'It Takes Two,' to perform during ArenaBowl XXXI

    Rob Base, half of a hip-hop duo from Harlem, N.Y., with DJ E-Z Rock in the late 1980s, will perform during ArenaBowl XXXI’s halftime show, midway through the battle between the Baltimore Brigade and Washington Valor on Saturday night. Base is best known for his hit “It Takes Two,” which earned...

  • Digest (July 15): Brigade beat Soul, 57-45, inch closer to ArenaBowl

    Digest (July 15): Brigade beat Soul, 57-45, inch closer to ArenaBowl

    The Brigade beat the host Philadelphia Soul , 57-45, on Sunday night in the first meeting of a two-game Arena Football League semifinal series, moving Baltimore closer to its first ArenaBowl appearance. Quarterback Randy Hippeard threw for 212 yards and scored seven touchdowns (six passing, one...

  • No. 2 seed Brigade open Arena Football League semifinal series at Philadelphia

    No. 2 seed Brigade open Arena Football League semifinal series at Philadelphia

    No. 2 seed Brigade vs. No. 3 seed Philadelphia Soul What: Game 1 of Arena Football League semifinals (home-and-home series) When: Sunday, 6 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia TV: CBS Sports Network Outlook: Under the AFL’s revised playoff format, in which all four of the league’s teams...

  • Digest (June 30): Randy Hippeard throws five TD passes, but Brigade upended

    Digest (June 30): Randy Hippeard throws five TD passes, but Brigade upended

    The Baltimore Brigade (7-4) lost, 49-48, to the Philadelphia Soul (7-4) on Saturday night at Wells Fargo Center . Brigade quarterback Randy Hippeard threw five touchdowns to four different receivers and added his fifth rushing touchdown of the season. Soul quarterback Dan Raudabaugh was named the...

  • Digest (June 24): Brigade keep AFL lead despite loss to Empire

    Digest (June 24): Brigade keep AFL lead despite loss to Empire

    The Albany Empire handed the Arena Football League -leading Brigade a 56-49 loss on Saturday night at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore's regular-season home finale. The Brigade dropped to 7-3 with only their second loss in the past seven games. Baltimore leads the Empire and Philadelphia Soul , both...

  • Digest (June 20): 'Maryland Night' promotion featured at Saturday's Brigade game

    Digest (June 20): 'Maryland Night' promotion featured at Saturday's Brigade game

    The league-leading Brigade will host "Maryland Night" on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. when the team hosts the Albany Empire at Royal Farms Arena. The night will feature promotions and activities throughout the game celebrating the Brigade's home state as the team looks to close its regular-season home...

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