Today: Storm vs. Grand Rapids
By FRANK PASTOR
Published March 6, 2005
WHEN/WHERE: 1; St. Pete Times Forum, Tampa.
RECORDS: Tampa Bay 2-2, Grand Rapids 1-3.
COACHES: Tampa Bay - Tim Marcum (114-53, 11th season; 169-65 overall). Grand Rapids - Sparky McEwen (first season).
SERIES: Storm leads 4-1.
TICKETS: $12-$45 ($100 front row, XO Club); (813) 301-6600.
NOTABLE: The Storm seeks its first win in a month against a squad that has lost 24 of its past 26 games. ... The Rampage, behind quarterback Michael Bishop, ranks first in the league in rushing offense (63 yards per game) and third in scoring offense (55.3 points per game) but 17th in scoring defense (65 ppg). ... The Storm is seventh in scoring offense (53.3 ppg) and scoring defense (46.8 ppg). ... All-Arena receiver/defensive back T.T. Toliver, offensive specialist Freddie Solomon, lineman Kelvin Kinney and fullback/linebacker David White will play after being activated from injured reserve. ... Twelve of receiver Clif Dell's 21 receptions have gone for touchdowns, fourth in the league.