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Spokane’s IFL schedule includes three Arizona contests

Spokane and former Arena Football League rival Arizona will meet three times in the 2017 Indoor Football League regular season.


Arizona’s arrival strengthens IFL

The Arizona Rattlers officially joined the Indoor Football League on Monday, a move that should have a positive impact on the Spokane Empire and the IFL.


Quarterback Charles Dowdell re-signs with Spokane Empire

The Spokane Empire have signed quarterback Charles Dowdell to their 2017 IFL roster.


Spokane Empire, Sioux Falls Storm proved they belong in United Bowl

There is no question the two best teams in the Indoor Football League reached the United Bowl. There is little question Sioux Falls is the heavy favorite to secure its …


Empire notes: Cedar Rapids coach Mark Stoute predicts defensive game in United Bowl

Cedar Rapids coach Mark Stoute has had more success against Sioux Falls than any coach in the Indoor Football League.


Empire build big lead and hold off Danger, advance to United Bowl

The Spokane Empire built a 28-point halftime lead and held off the Nebraska Danger 55-44 to win the Intense Conference championship on Sunday in front of a noisy crowd of …


Empire enter conference championship game with much healthier roster

Spokane defeated Nebraska 25-23 five weeks ago, but both teams have a different look entering Sunday’s clash for the Intense Conference championship at the Arena.


Empire call upon newcomer Andrew Pierce to boost offense in conference title game

Andrew Pierce hasn’t suited up for a game since facing Nebraska on June 26, 2015, in the Intense Conference championship game.


Empire at Billings before chance to heal some wounds

A much-needed break is on the horizon but first the Spokane Empire must deal with the Billings Wolves.


Spokane Empire assistant coach apologizes for false claims about being stunt double for ‘The Rock’

Spokane Empire defensive coordinator Ameer Ismail admitted he did not serve as Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s stunt double for the “Baywatch” movie.


Empire notes: Spokane limps toward regular-season finale at Billings

Receivers JJ Hayes and Justin Helwege stood near the dasherboards and watched as Spokane Empire players warmed up for practice Tuesday at the Arena. Receivers Carl Sims and Samuel Charles …


Empire throw five interceptions as Sioux Falls cruises 59-35

Sioux Falls has dominated the Indoor Football League for the last five seasons and doesn’t show any signs of slowing down. The five-time defending champion Storm duplicated their winning formula …


Empire notes: Spokane prepares for life after RB Trevor Kennedy

Trevor Kennedy won’t carry the football, make a catch out of the backfield or return another kick this season.


Empire lose top running back Kennedy to broken leg

Spokane Empire standout Trevor Kennedy suffered a broken right leg in Saturday’s win over Billings and will miss the rest of the season, coach Adam Shackleford said.


Empire clinch No. 1 seed in conference by holding off Billings

It looked nothing like the last Spokane-Billings meeting. A 47-point blowout last month gave way to a physical, back-and-forth Indoor Football League scrap Saturday night at the Arena.


Billings back for another crack at Empire

Spokane Empire coach Adam Shackleford isn’t wild about playing an opponent four times but he has few complaints about how his players have handled such situations.


Empire linebackers have plenty to argue about and agree on

Nick Haag, Worcester, Mass., native, Patriots and Red Sox fan. Pasquale Vacchio, Long Island, N.Y., native, Giants and Mets fan. Spokane Empire linebackers and roommates.


Fans haven’t flocked to watch Spokane Empire

The Spokane Empire seems to be winning nearly everywhere but in the stands.


Empire roll over Fever 45-23

The Spokane Empire picked up a victory by a fairly comfortable margin but they were left feeling half satisfied.


Late turnover costly in Empire’s loss at Sioux Falls

Mistake-prone Spokane nearly came back from a 15-point fourth-quarter deficit. But the visiting Empire committed one more costly miscue, a turnover with less than a minute remaining and Sioux Falls …


IFL’s top teams clash when Spokane takes on defending champ Sioux Falls

The IFL’s two best teams, the Spokane Empire (8-1) and the Sioux Falls Storm (9-1), collide Saturday in South Dakota with the winner assuming pole position for hosting rights throughout …


Empire notes: Receiver Carl Sims knows what Sioux Falls brings to table

Scan the receiving records lists in the Indoor Football League’s eight-year history and three names tend to pop up: Clinton Solomon, James Terry and the Spokane Empire’s Carl Sims.


Empire avenge only loss by blowing out Billings Wolves 75-28

Spokane decided revenge is a dish best served by the score of 75-28.


Spokane Empire have extra motivation against Billings

Spokane Empire players and coaches remember. And just in case they’ve forgotten there’s a not-so-subtle reminder on the front page of this week’s game-plan: Billings leads series 1-0.


Empire’s Trevor Kennedy making most of opportunity

Trevor Kennedy was just about convinced he’d reached the end of the professional football line.


Spokane Empire edge Tri-Cities Fever 53-51

Spokane Empire coach Adam Shackleford knows watching the videotape isn’t going to be pretty but the outcome will look just fine in the win column.


Spokane Empire, Tri-Cities Fever square off for third time

Spokane and nearest geographic rival Tri-Cities have played twice this season and they just saw each other last week in Kennewick. They collide again Friday at the Arena as the …


Big boys up front credited with Spokane Empire’s offensive success

Quarterback Charles Dowdell hasn’t been sacked in Spokane’s last three games. The offense has scored at least 52 points in six of seven games and the average plays gains 5.6 …


Empire beats Tri-Cities Fever on the road, 52-39

Spokane built a big early lead and maintained it most of the game en route to a 52-39 Indoor Football League victory over the Tri-Cities Fever on Saturday at the …


Spokane Empire era begins Saturday at Tri-Cities

Ready or not, the Spokane Empire’s season opener has arrived with built-in storylines.