2015 Cleveland Gladiators season

The 2015 Cleveland Gladiators season was the 16th season for the franchise in the Arena Football League, and their sixth while in Cleveland. The team was coached by Steve Thonn and played their home games at Quicken Loans Arena. The Gladiators finished with an 8-10 record after going the previous year 17-1, but qualified for the playoffs again.

2015 Cleveland Gladiators season
OwnerDan Gilbert
Head coachSteve Thonn
Home fieldQuicken Loans Arena
Results
Record8–10
Division place2nd AC East
Playoff finishLost Conference Semifinals (Soul) 35-47

StandingsEdit

2015 American Conference standings
Team Overall Points Records
W L T PCT PF PA DIV CON Home Away
East Division
(1) Philadelphia Soul 15 3 0 .833 1060 823 6–0 11–3 9–0 6–3
(4) Cleveland Gladiators 8 10 0 .444 953 959 3–3 6–8 3–6 5–4
New Orleans VooDoo 3 14 1 .194 692 919 0–6 2–12 3–6 0–8–1
South Division
(2) Orlando Predators 12 6 0 .667 1023 951 5–1 10–4 7–2 5–4
(3) Jacksonville Sharks 10 8 0 .556 971 901 2–4 8–6 7–2 3–6
Tampa Bay Storm 7 11 0 .389 820 942 2–4 5–9 5–4 2–7

ScheduleEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The 2015 regular season schedule was released on December 19, 2014.[1]

Week Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
Score Record
1 Friday March 27 7:30 p.m. EDT at Tampa Bay Storm W 60–44 1–0 Amalie Arena 9,727 [2]
2 Saturday April 4 8:00 p.m. EDT at New Orleans VooDoo W 70–42 2–0 Smoothie King Center 3,818 [3]
3 Saturday April 11 7:00 p.m. EDT Arizona Rattlers L 41–49 2–1 Quicken Loans Arena 12,776 [4]
4 Saturday April 18 7:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 48–63 2–2 Wells Fargo Center 10,008 [5]
5 Friday April 24 7:00 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm W 62–54 3–2 Quicken Loans Arena 11,120 [6]
6 Saturday May 2 7:00 p.m. EDT at Orlando Predators W 56–55 (OT) 4–2 Amway Center 9,212 [7]
7 Friday May 8 7:00 p.m. EDT Jacksonville Sharks L 43–46 4–3 Quicken Loans Arena 9,872 [8]
8 Friday May 15 7:00 p.m. EDT New Orleans VooDoo W 64–42 5–3 Quicken Loans Arena 12,127 [9]
9 Saturday May 23 10:30 p.m. EDT at San Jose SaberCats L 58–70 5–4 SAP Center at San Jose 7,474 [10]
10 Friday May 29 7:00 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators L 42–63 5–5 Quicken Loans Arena 10,670 [11]
11 Sunday June 7 5:00 p.m. EDT at Las Vegas Outlaws W 63–44 6–5 Thomas & Mack Center 3,255 [12]
12 Friday June 12 8:30 p.m. EDT at New Orleans VooDoo W 51–34 7–5 Smoothie King Center 4,131 [13]
13 Friday June 19 7:00 p.m. EDT Tampa Bay Storm L 48–52 7–6 Quicken Loans Arena 10,123 [14]
14 Saturday June 27 7:00 p.m. EDT at Jacksonville Sharks L 41–74 7–7 Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena 10,123 [15]
15 Bye
16 Saturday July 11 1:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 56–72 7–8 Wells Fargo Center 8,784 [16]
17 Saturday July 18 6:00 p.m. EDT Orlando Predators L 58–65 7–9 Quicken Loans Arena 13,186 [17]
18 Bye
19 Saturday August 1 7:00 p.m. EDT Spokane Shock W 59–42 8–9 Quicken Loans Arena 11,674 [18]
20 Saturday August 8 7:00 p.m. EDT Philadelphia Soul L 33–48 8–10 Quicken Loans Arena 12,474 [19]

PlayoffsEdit

Round Day Date Kickoff Opponent Results Location Attendance Report
AC Semifinals Saturday August 15 5:00 p.m. EDT at Philadelphia Soul L 35–47 Wells Fargo Center

RosterEdit

2015 Cleveland Gladiators roster
Quarterbacks

Fullbacks

Wide receivers

Offensive linemen

Defensive linemen

Linebackers

Defensive backs

Kickers

Injured reserve

Other league exempt

League suspension

Inactive reserve

Refuse to report

Recallable reassignment

  • Currently vacant

Rookies in italics
Roster updated August 13, 2015
24 Active, 24 Inactive

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 AFL Schedule" (PDF). ww.grfx.cstv.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved December 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Gladiators Open Season with 60-44 Victory in Tampa". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. March 27, 2015. Retrieved March 28, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Gladiators pull away from VooDoo in the second half, win 70-42". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. April 4, 2015. Retrieved April 5, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ "Gladiators fall to Arizona in home opener, 49-41". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. April 11, 2015. Retrieved April 11, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Soul rolls past Gladiators, 63-48". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. April 18, 2015. Retrieved April 19, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Gladiators defense seals 62-54 victory over Tampa Bay". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. April 24, 2015. Retrieved April 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Gladiators Top Orlando in OT, 56-55". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. May 2, 2015. Retrieved May 5, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "Gladiators fall to Sharks 46-43". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. May 9, 2015. Retrieved May 10, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "Gladiators Top VooDoo 64-42". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. May 15, 2015. Retrieved May 17, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Gladiators Fall in San Jose, 70-58". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. May 24, 2015. Retrieved May 26, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Gladiators Fall to Orlando 63-42". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. May 29, 2015. Retrieved June 2, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Gladiators Top Las Vegas 63-44". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. June 7, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Gladiators Top New Orleans 51-34". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. June 12, 2015. Retrieved June 13, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Gladiators upended by Tampa Bay in final seconds, 52-48". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 21, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Gladiators Fall 74-41 in Jacksonville". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. June 27, 2015. Retrieved June 28, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ "Gladiators Fall 72-56 in Philadelphia". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 12, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  17. ^ "Gladiators Fall to Orlando, 65-58". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. July 18, 2015. Retrieved July 19, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  18. ^ "Gladiators Clinch Playoff Berth with Win Over Spokane, Announce Quarterfinal Date and Watch Party". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. August 2, 2015. Retrieved August 8, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  19. ^ "Gladiators Fall to Soul in Season Finale, 48-33". Cleveland Gladiators. Arenafan.com. August 8, 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)