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Shock set sights on title

The Spokane Shock came close to returning to the top of the AFL last year, but they couldn't hang on to a halftime lead and lost to eventual champion Arizona in the National Conference title game. Losing stings, especially when it comes so close to the ultimate goal, but it also serves as motivation in the offseason.

The Shock want to take the next step, the next two actually and win the ArenaBowl this season.

Here's more from Shock training camp.

Three Shock games on ESPN2

Three Spokane Shock games, two against Arena Football League newcomer Los Angeles, will be televised as part of ESPN's 11-game schedule. It was previously announced that four Shock games are part of CBS Sports Network's 20-game lineup.

Both Shock-Kiss games in Los Angeles, one on Sunday, May 4, and another on Saturday, June 28, and Spokane's home game versus Tampa Bay on Monday, July 21, will air on ESPN2.

More than 90 AFL games will be shown on ESPN3, the network's on-line streaming service.

Here's the complete ESPN schedule.


Shock defeat Chicago Rush 69-47

S-R photojournalist Tyler Tjomsland covered the Shock's win against Chicago.  Check out a big picture gallery of his photos.

Shock vs. Predators (May 11)

S-R photojournalist Jesse Tinsley covered the Shock's home game against the Orlando Predators on Saturday. Check out a big picture gallery of his photos.

Shock open against Rattlers

S-R photojournalist Colin Mulvany covered the Shock opener against the Arizona Rattlers.  Check out a big picture gallery of his photos.

Win Spokane Shock tickets

Spokane Shock tickets are being offered to people who complete The Spokesman-Review weekly news quiz dated March 18.

Simply take the quiz, and you're eligible to win drawings that will be held today (Friday). We will have two separate drawing for two Spokane Shock tickets each time. The game is next Friday against San Jose in the Spokane Arena.

The overall champ wins a $50 gift card to the Davenport hotel. Good luck to everyone!

Rowley joins Pittsburgh Power

Quarterback Kyle Rowley's time with the Spokane Shock is over. He has joined the Pittsburgh Power.  Here is the AFL release. 

Shock sign eight free agents

Spokane added eight free agents, including 6-foot-6 wide receiver Aaron Fairooz and former University of Massachusetts quarterback Kyle Havens. Fairooz signed with the Shock in 2010 but spent the last two seasons with CFL Saskatchewan.

Monday was the first day AFL teams could sign free agents. More below on the Shock's newest additions.

In other AFL news, the Tulsa Talons are relocating to San Antonio. ArenaBowl MVP Aaron Garcia won't return to Jacksonville and many believe the ex-WSU QB is San Antonio-bound.

New Spokane Shock head coach Andy Olson

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New Spokane Shock head coach Andy Olson talks to the media Monday

Live chat with Spokane Shock owner Brady Nelson

Spokane Shock owner Brady Nelson has had the Midas touch with Arena Football in Spokane.

The Shock won the af2 championship in its first season in 2006, captured the ArenaCup title again in 2009 and won the Arena Football League title in 2010. All three titles were won with different head coaches.

Brady was named af2 Executive of the Year twice. The Shock continue to boast strong season ticket sales and consistently sell out the Spokane Arena. All that success has created high expectations in Spokane and the current tumultuous season has drawn critics. The team is in last place in its division with a 3-5 record, four games behind division-leading Arizona.

He sat down at the computer on Thursday and the fingers were flying. He tried to get to every question. Watch the replay to read all the responses.

Live chat with Spokane Shock Head Coach Rob Keefe starting at noon

Rob Keefe has had a huge impact on the Spokane Shock arena football team, as both a player and coach. Keefe was a fan favorite as a defensive back for the Shock in their debut season in 2006, a season that ended with the Shock capturing the league title. Keefe took over as head coach last season and led the Shock to the Arena Football League title.

This season has tested Keefe. The Shock lost their first three games, but recovered in a big way with a 61-34 win over Kansas City last Friday in the Arena.

With a bye this week, Keefe has agreed to take time from his schedule to answer questions from fans in a live chat Thursday at noon.

If you have questions about the Shock or coach Keefe, be sure to check in at at noon on Thursday.  Use the widget to the right to sign up for a reminder. You can submit a question in advance by sending it to

Shock vs. Kansas City

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The Spokane Shock take on Kansas City in the Arena on Friday, April 1, 2011.

Slide show: Shock celebration

Here is a slide show with photos from Wednesday evening’s Spokane Shock championship celebration held outside the Spokane Arena.

Huey Whittaker envisioned ArenaBowl matchup

Spokane Shock receiver Huey Whittaker, a former Tampa Bay Storm player, expected to see his former teammates in Friday’s ArenaBowl. Read more here.

Jerry Turner finds love for Shock

Jerry Turner has worn a lot of different uniforms in his football career, but he never dreamed he’d don Spokane Shock blue and orange. Click here for more on Turner.

Shock make moves

The Spokane Shock announced today that DL Ben McCombs and WR/KR Quorey Payne have been placed on injured reserve. The team also activated DB Rod Mosley from the IR and was placed on reassignment.

Marsh preparing for Jack duties

Antwan Marsh hasn’t played in a football game since 2006 and he’s never played in an official arena football game. If that’s not challenging enough, Marsh also faces the task of replacing Kevin McCullough, the former Shock ‘Jack’ linebacker who was traded to Oklahoma City last week, when Spokane takes on Orlando on Saturday night. Click here for the story.

Spokane releases QB Hansen

Spokane announced Friday that it has released QB Casey Hansen. That leaves the team with three quarterbacks — Erik Meyer, Kyle Rowley and Chris Crane — entering training camp, which begins March 15th.

Shock fire Shackleford, hire Keefe

Adam Shackleford is out as head coach of the Spokane Shock and he will be replaced by  former Shock standout Rob Keefe, The Spokesman-Review has learned.


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