Stories tagged: arena football
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020
Spokane Tribe Casino and the Shock announced their partnership on Thursday, which will include several ventures, including the new Spokane Tribe Casino Field.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
The second coming of the Spokane Shock has been swift.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
The Shock also announced some personnel for its 2020 team, including new head coach Billy Back.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
After a two-year absence, it appears arena football is returning to Spokane, along with the popular Shock name. Spokane is expected to return to the Indoor Football League for the …
Sun., June 24, 2018
Life without arena football: Coaching job takes former Spokane Shock, Empire coach Adam Shackleford away from home base
When the Spokane Empire ceased operations after the 2017 season, head coach Adam Shackleford thought his 35-year streak of involvement in football was coming to an end. He had held …
Sun., June 24, 2018
The season is winding down in arena football leagues across the country but not in Spokane. The franchise – known as the Shock for the first 10 seasons in arenafootball2 …
Sun., June 24, 2018
Terrance Sanders experienced numerous ups and downs during his lengthy arena football career. That’s continued in his post-football life.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017
Adam Shackleford didn’t think coaching was in his immediate future after the Spokane Empire shuttered operations in July.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017
Spokane has spent the last half of the Indoor Football League regular season playing its way out of the postseason. The Empire have dropped five of their last six games …
Thu., June 8, 2017
The Spokane Empire will have a quarterback when the offense lines up against red-hot Iowa on Friday. But the Indoor Football League team isn’t quite ready to announce whether it …
Fri., May 26, 2017
The Spokane Empire really needed this one. So did their coach. Spokane held off Colorado 48-43 on Friday at the Arena, ending a three-game Indoor Football League losing streak. “I’m …
Wed., May 17, 2017
It’s good timing to play the last-place team in the Intense Conference. It’s not good timing to play on a short week.
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017
Feels a little like the old days.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016
Patrick Reed’s place in the Ryder Cup is looking better with each round at The Barclays, and so are his prospects of winning.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016
The Arizona Rattlers should have a big home field advantage when they play the Philadelphia Soul in the Arena Bowl on Friday night.
Sat., Aug. 13, 2016
Tue., July 19, 2016
When All-Indoor Football League ballots come out each year, Adam Shackleford keeps Myniya Smith in mind.
Fri., April 22, 2016
Identical twins Rob and Robert Brown have played on the same football teams from Pop Warner through Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky.
Wed., April 20, 2016
Attend virtually any Spokane Empire practice and there is bound to be a dust-up: An offensive lineman mixing up it up with a defensive counterpart for a second or two …
Fri., April 15, 2016
Between the extremes of a 30-22 loss to Billings and a 97-72 blowout over Colorado, the Spokane Empire held on for a three-point victory over visiting Iowa.
Tue., April 12, 2016
Josh Ferguson set aside professional football for two seasons but never completely left the game behind.
Fri., April 1, 2016
Whether up by a bunch or down by a bunch, the Spokane Empire finds a way to make things interesting at the end. That was the case again on Friday …
Thu., March 31, 2016
Spokane and Des Moines are 1,200 miles apart and next-door neighbors on any number of demographic breakdowns.
Fri., March 11, 2016
The Spokane Empire didn’t catch an early flight for Billings. They caught an early bus.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016
The Spokane Empire introduced the Indoor Football League game to the city in wild fashion Saturday night, pulling out a stunning 66-65 victory over the Wichita Falls Nighthawks that the …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016
The fuss over Adam Shackleford’s return to the Tri-Cities is old news.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016
KENNEWICK, Wash. – The rivalry begins…again. The Tri-Cities and Spokane renewed their rivalry on turf Saturday night as the Empire pulled out a hotly-contested 60-51 victory at the Toyota Center.
Tue., Sept. 1, 2015
The Spokane Shock announced a switch to the Indoor Football League on Tuesday, ending a six-year run in the Arena Football League. Here’s a quick look at the current members …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 1, 2015
Adam Shackleford called it a working vacation. Turns out his phone couldn’t keep up as Shackleford, back in the saddle as Spokane’s head coach, began putting pieces in place as …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
STOCKTON, Calif. – Erik Meyer threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Reggie Gay with 8 seconds left to give the San Jose SaberCats a 70-67 victory over the Arizona Rattlers …