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Q&A: Spokane Shock owner Sam Adams talks about season cancellation, getting games in and the state of football in America

Six months ago retired Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Sam Adams stepped to a lectern in front of an orange-clad crowd inside the Spokane Arena, announcing the return of Spokane’s once …


UPDATED: Mon., April 13, 2020

Indoor Football League cancels 2020 season, but Spokane Shock hold out hope

The Indoor Football League announced the end of the 2020 season amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, three weeks after the Spokane Shock were scheduled to open their season.


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Spokane Shock play waiting game, but owner claims team will play this season

Spokane Shock coach Billy Back ended practice Saturday with a message his three-dozen players feared – but widely expected – to hear.


UPDATED: Wed., March 18, 2020

SWX’s Sam Adams creates simulated NCAA Tournament after cancellation

March Madness has been dubbed “March Sadness” this season as college basketball fans sulk about the lack of buzzer-beaters and bracket-busting upsets.


UPDATED: Thu., March 12, 2020

Spokane Shock season postponed in response to coronavirus pandemic

The Indoor Football League announced the postponement of its 2020 season Thursday in response to the coronavirus pandemic, 10 days before the Shock’s season-opening road game against the Bismarck Bucks.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 30, 2020

Spokane Shock announce Spokane Tribe Casino as title sponsor, plans for ‘different’ field color

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

Former college standouts help Spokane Shock’s new roster take shape

The second coming of the Spokane Shock has been swift.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

Spokane Shock officially announce return beginning in March 2020

The Shock also announced some personnel for its 2020 team, including new head coach Billy Back.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019

Week 8 prep football preview: Gonzaga Prep, Central Valley face off with playoffs on the line

With two weeks left in Washington and one in the Idaho, seemingly every game on the packed schedule will impact a league race in each of the classifications.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Week 7 prep football preview: 4A battles highlight slate as league races heat up

It’s hard to imagine there are just three weeks left in the football regular season, but here we are. The “finding out who we are” phase of the season is …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 10, 2019

Week 6 prep football preview: Central Valley faces Mt. Spokane in marquee matchup of ranked teams

It’s a 4A/3A week in the Greater Spokane League, so there are no playoff implications on the line – but there are a few interesting matchups.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 3, 2019

Week 5 prep football preview: Mead faces Gonzaga Prep in early battle for top of 4A league race

With all due respect to the three other teams in the Greater Spokane League 4A ranks, the league title could very well be determined by the three games between Mead, …


Week 4 prep football preview: ‘Battle of the Bell’ showcases two top teams in Mead, Mt. Spokane

The annual “Battle of the Bell” doesn’t mean anything toward postseason play, but it’s a rivalry game unparalleled in the area, with a five-figure crowd expected at Albi Stadium on …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019

Spokane Shock expected to be back in the game with Indoor Football League

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 …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018

Pick 6: Another slate of close games for prep prognosticators

The overworked and underpaid preps writer and the debonair and charming TV anchor both went 5-1 last week, so it’s a one-game lead heading into Week 8


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 12, 2018

Pick 6: League races, like our picks, are getting close as the season winds down

Perhaps the overworked and underpaid preps writer should spend less time waxing philosophical or theoretical and more time actually looking at the games ahead of him.


Pick 6: Thursday night 1B showdown looms large for prognosticators

All credit where it’s due: The debonair and charming TV anchor knocked the overworked and underpaid (and still injured) preps writer off his lofty pedestal – at least for a …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 26, 2018

Pick 6: Ranked Gonzaga Prep and Mt. Spokane square off Thursday at Albi

Gonzaga Prep and Mt. Spokane, both ranked by the AP in their respective classifications, square off on Thursday at Albi Stadium.


Pick 6: Mt. Spokane tries to defend perfect record in trip to Central Valley

Mt. Spokane gets one of its toughest draws of the season with a road game at Central Valley, which is anxious to bounce back from a stunning home loss.


Pick 6: Greater Spokane League showdowns highlight Week 3 slate

The Greater Spokane League schedule features all six 4A teams against each other in Week 3 in an interesting slate of games.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 5, 2018

Pick 6: Coeur d’Alene, Mead set for high-scoring showdown on the red turf of Roos Field

The overworked and underappreciated preps writer got off to a two-win lead over the debonair and charming TV anchor, but as we all know these things can turn on a …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018

Pick 6: Intrepid prognosticators back to prove … what, exactly?

The start of high school football debuts a new chapter in the ongoing saga that is “Pick 6,” brought to you by The Spokesman-Review and SWX.


Pick 6: Greg Lee maintains slim lead in predictions

You need to look no further than last Friday to see that from week to week we pick the most competitive games possible.


Pick 6: Greg Lee grabs lead in close race

For the first time this year, there’s some separation.


Pick 6: Sam Adams, Greg Lee overcome air issues, bounce back

Even through smoke-filled skies, the Pick 6 duo bounced back from pedestrian efforts the first week.


Pick 6: Lee, Adams stumble out of the gate

All I can say after the opening week is misery appreciates company. Sam Adams and yours truly picked the same teams to win and we both stubbed our toes – …


Pick 6 returns for a fifth season

Back by (un)popular demand is the fifth season of Pick 6.


UPDATED: Mon., June 5, 2017

Spokane Youth Sports Awards: Glitz, glamor and honors for top athletes and their teams

The Oakesdale volleyball team arrived in a stretch Excursion limousine Monday evening for the fourth annual Spokane Youth Sports Awards. No matter how the team made the trek to Spokane, …


Pick 6: Sam Adams puts Greg Lee in a deeper hole

I have no hope for a comeback unless it starts this week.


Pick 6: Sam Adams’ 1-game lead continues going into final week of regular season

Time keeps on ticking, ticking … or so the line from a song goes. It does seem to be ticking away for yours truly. I still trail by a game …