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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: 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: 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: Tue., March 10, 2020

Spokane Shock to announce field color at fan fest event

The Spokane Shock will be hosting a fan fest event Thursday at the Spokane Arena as the team prepares to return to the gridiron.


UPDATED: Fri., March 6, 2020

Spokane Shock head into first practice with big names on roster

The reborn Indoor Football League team begins practice Saturday in Post Falls at the Timber Thorns North FC indoor soccer facility.


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: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

New Spokane Shock coach Billy Back looks to get organization back to its winning ways

As young and innovative of a playcaller Billy Back has been in his 10 years as a professional indoor football head coach, his soul is much older.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 27, 2019

Spokane Shock announce season schedule, will have seven home games

A member of the Indoor Football League, the Shock open their season on Sunday, March 22, on the road against the Bismarck Bucks before beginning their home slate at the …


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: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015

Spokane IFL team can’t keep Shock name

The Spokane Shock will have a new name when they debut in the Indoor Football League in 2016.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 6, 2015

Shock IFL schedule: Rinse and repeat

Spokane will become very familiar with its West Division rivals in its first season in the Indoor Football League. The Shock will face West foes Tri-Cities and Billings four times …


Gonzaga sweeps Saint Mary’s for 2-0 WCC volleyball start

Fresh off an impressive win over No. 23 Pacific on Thursday, the Gonzaga volleyball team continued its stellar play with a straight-set win over Saint Mary’s Saturday in Spokane. Scores …


Shackleford brings along his defensive coordinator

Spokane head coach Adam Shackleford is bringing Ameer Ismail, his defensive coordinator at Tri-Cities, to the Shock in the same capacity. Ismail, who will also be Spokane’s strength and conditioning …


Area roundup: Spokane Shock receive IFL division assignment

The Spokane Shock’s closest geographic foes will be their division rivals. Spokane, which announced earlier this month it is leaving the Arena Football League for the Indoor Football League, is …


Adam Shackleford ready to coach IFL Shock

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 …


Spokane Shock: Indoor Football League at a glance

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

It’s official: Adam Shackleford will coach IFL Shock

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 …


SaberCats beat Rattlers 70-67 to advance to ArenaBowl

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 …


Andy Olson, Shock will part ways; Shackleford next up

Andy Olson has coached his last game with the Spokane Shock and the team is bringing back Adam Shackleford for a second stint as head coach. Shackleford confirmed Tuesday night …


Shock: Andy Olson out, Adam Shackleford in

Andy Olson has coached his last game with the Spokane Shock and the team is bringing back Adam Shackleford for a second stint as head coach.


Shock players go to social media to lament possible move to IFL

Spokane’s 2015 season ended Saturday night and the clock is ticking on the franchise to finalize a decision concerning 2016 and beyond. It doesn’t sound like the waiting game will …


Shock moves closer to IFL, but players not happy with potential move

Spokane’s 2015 season ended Saturday night and the clock is ticking on the franchise to finalize a decision concerning 2016 and beyond.


Shock lead early before season ends with thud

PHOENIX – Spokane finally fixed its habit of slow starts but the rest of the game proved to be problematic. The visiting Shock jumped in front by two touchdowns, but …


Shock’s season ends with 72-41 loss at Arizona

Spokane finally fixed its habit of slow starts but the rest of the game proved to be problematic.


Underdog Shock face Rattlers

The Spokane Shock will line up against the Arizona Rattlers tonight in Phoenix as heavy underdogs. Most observers, including Las Vegas oddsmakers who list Arizona as a two-touchdown favorite, expect …


Shock veterans not quite ready to retire

Patrick Afif and Kevin McCullough want to make their arena football sendoff a long, drawn-out process. Both are guaranteed at least one more game when the third-seeded Spokane Shock (7-11) …


Instability concerns Shock

The Spokane Shock will explore all available options after the Arena Football League playoffs, and they’re strongly considering a move to the Indoor Football League, team officials said. Spokane’s immediate …


Shock weighing options for future league affiliation

The Spokane Shock will explore all available options after the Arena Football League playoffs, and they’re strongly considering a move to the Indoor Football League, team officials said.


Shock lock up Outlaws, No. 3 seed to playoffs

LAS VEGAS – The Spokane Shock broke open a tight game with a 16-point flurry late in the first half and went on to a 51-34 Arena Football League victory …


Shock focus on Las Vegas

Quarterback Arvell Nelson didn’t like the Spokane Shock players’ demeanor when they lined up against Cleveland last Saturday. “I felt like we came out with the mentality that we’re already …