Albany Empire

Former Empire Boss Hints Pro Sports Could Return To The TUC
We continue to catch up with former Albany Empire players, coaches, and personnel with the former COO George Manias. George was a key figure in getting the Empire up and running as well as winning a championship in just the second year of the team's existence. Manias was so good at launching t…
Why Did Empire Great Malachi Jones Choose The CFL Over The XFL?
There's an old saying that "Hindsight is 20/20" but in the case of former Albany Empire star receiver Malachi Jones his foresight appears to also be very clear. After last year's Arena Bowl Jones was picked up by the Seattle Dragons of the new and improved XFL. Malachi's day…
Empire's Joe Sykes Stays Local And Looks To Mentor [AUDIO]
We continue our trip down memory lane with forme Albany Empire players on Monday with the AFL's all-time and single-season Sack leader Joe Sykes. Sykes was one of the first players from the Albany Empire to come in studio with Levack and Goz and right away we knew we liked him. It was almost im…
Empire Coach Keefe Thinks Arena Football Could Return To Albany
Levack and Goz have been tracking down and strolling down memory lane with some of the players and coaches that brought the latest Arena Football Championship to Albany. We caught up with head coach Rob Keefe. The always energetic and always competitive Keefe had a lot to share. Coach Keefe is ready…
Albany Empire's Mo Ruffins Talks Football And BLM
The Albany Empire will forever be the reigning champions of the Arena Football League. It is sad to think we may never see Arena Football in the Capital Region again BUT pretty awesome that Albany will be forever champs. One of the key contributors to the Empire winning the 2019 Arena Bowl was offen…
Albany Empire's CT Catches Up With Levack And Goz [AUDIO]
The Albany Empire may not be playing anymore but the team left its mark on the Capital Region. Levack and Goz have been reaching out to some of the guys and catching up. Collin Taylor AKA "CT" was always fun when he joined us in studio so we had to find out what the former Empire wide rece…
Albany Empire And AFL Assets Go Up For Auction
This time last year the Capital Region was enjoying an amazing Albany Empire season that would ultimately end with the Empire winning the Arena League Championship. This year which has been historically bad on multiple levels just got a little worse for Empire fans. The AFL's assets are all up …
Times Union Center GM Gives Hope To Arena Football Fans [AUDIO]
Ever since the Albany Empire were forced to shut down operations the Capital Region has been in shocked and hoping somehow they'd come back. There's been little to cause hope but now we might have a glimmer after all. Times Union Center General Manager Bob Belber has lit the spark of hope …
Empire Issues Word About Potential Refunds
With the news of the Arena Football League suspending local operations coming down late yesterday there are many questions. One of the questions I've noticed most frequently on the 104.5 The Team social media has been "what about refunds for my 2020 tickets?" This appears to be a good…
Albany Empire Suspends Operations..Possibly Forever
The Albany Empire and the AFL are suspending operations and might be gone for good. The Times Union has reported that due to a lawsuit from a former insurance company the AFL will be closing its six local markets and reevaluating the future of the league.

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