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Coach Res Remains Head Coach and Rises to General Manager

NAL Carolina Cobras August 24, 2021 - GREENSBORO - After a rollercoaster season filled with nail biting defeats & thrilling upset victories in 2021 Cobras fans witness a sixth ranked Cobras team upset teams in a back to back road series that rose the Cobras from last to 4th place in the NAL and immediately into a NAL playoffs run. Though the cinderella story ended in the playoffs by way of a hard fought 55-41 road game against the Empire who a week later would be crowned NAL Champions the Carolina Cobras proved once again that they are a top team in the NAL with... Full Story

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Last Week around the Leagues

OSC Original by Fran Stuchbury
August 17, 2021 - This past week the Albany Empire won the National Arena League Championship, the Greenville Flyboys won the Appalachian League Championship, NWSL NJ/NY Gotham FC forward Carli Loyd announced her retirement, and the Seattle Storm won the inaugural WNBA Commissioner's Cup championship. Highlights from this week are from the National Arena League, Champions Indoor Football, Canadian Football League, Appalachian League, New England Collegiate Baseball League, High-A East League, National Women's Soccer League, Major League Socc... Full Story

Empire Bring Another Championship to Albany

NAL August 15, 2021 - ALBANY - The Albany Empire completed an improbable first season in the National Arena League on Saturday night by winning a championship, wearing down the Columbus Lions 79-62 at Times Union Center. It marked the cities straight championship after winning the Arena Bowl title in 2019, COVID-19 wiped out the 2020 season before the Empire laid claim to their newest accomplishment as 2021 NAL Champions. "The season has been a blessing," coach Tom Menas said. "It's done. We're on to 2022 to win another championship now. We're... Full Story

Jason Gibson Wins NAL Coach of the Year

NAL Columbus Lions August 14, 2021 - Jason Gibson, the head coach of the Columbus Lions since the team was created in 2006, has been named the 2021 NAL Coach of the Year. Gibson has led Columbus to an overall 7-2 record, including the playoffs, and the Lions third NAL Championship in four seasons. In 14 seasons, Gibson has led the Lions to the playoffs 13 times. The Lions are 124-66 including playoffs under Gibson and they have won three league championships and three divisional championships. This season the Lions have been dominant on offense and defe... Full Story

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