Stories tagged: arena football
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 21, 2017, 6:52 p.m.
Shackleford returns to assistant’s role after 11 years as arena head coach
Adam Shackleford didn’t think coaching was in his immediate future after the Spokane Empire shuttered operations in July.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
Spokane Empire need victory, help to reach IFL playoffs
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, 11:37 a.m.
Spokane Empire planning game-day decision at QB for Iowa matchup
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, 11:34 p.m.
Spokane Empire gets back on winning track, holds off Colorado 48-43
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, 4:01 p.m.
Spokane Empire face short preparation week, road trip to Colorado
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, 6:53 p.m.
Different league, same big-game feel for Spokane Empire, Arizona Rattlers
Feels a little like the old days.
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 9:12 p.m.
In Brief: Patrick Reed builds a 2-shot lead at Bethpage Black
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, 6:33 p.m.
Rattlers, Soul set for Arena Bowl showdown in suburbs
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, 7:55 p.m.
Philadelphia looks to avenge loss to Jacksonville in Arena League conference championship
Tue., July 19, 2016, 6:50 p.m.
Sioux Falls’ offensive line presents major challenge for Spokane Empire
When All-Indoor Football League ballots come out each year, Adam Shackleford keeps Myniya Smith in mind.
Fri., April 22, 2016, 4:19 p.m.
Twin brothers face off when Empire takes on Tri-Cities Fever
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, 10:36 p.m.
Empire notes: Practice looks a lot like game day
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, 11:29 p.m.
Spokane Empire brace for rematch with Iowa
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, 11:19 p.m.
Empire’s old guy Josh Ferguson still playing like a youngster
Josh Ferguson set aside professional football for two seasons but never completely left the game behind.
Fri., April 1, 2016, 11:41 p.m.
Empire build big lead, hold off Barnstormers
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, 11:05 p.m.
Blanchette: Spokane Empire, Iowa Barnstormers have lot in common
Spokane and Des Moines are 1,200 miles apart and next-door neighbors on any number of demographic breakdowns.
Fri., March 11, 2016, 12:55 p.m.
Spokane Empire mixing in a game amongst numerous byes
The Spokane Empire didn’t catch an early flight for Billings. They caught an early bus.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 11:47 p.m.
Spokane Empire hang on for 66-65 win in IFL home debut
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, 11:23 p.m.
Shackleford excited about home debut on Saturday
The fuss over Adam Shackleford’s return to the Tri-Cities is old news.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016, 11:51 p.m.
Empire win opener 60-51 over Tri-Cities
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, 6:42 p.m.
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, 6:12 p.m.
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 …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
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 …
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
Super Bowl-winning coach Dick Vermeil buys into Arena League
Dick Vermeil is returning to pro football, this time as an owner in the Arena League. Vermeil, who took the St. Louis Rams to the NFL title in the 1999 …
Sun., Aug. 16, 2015
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 …
Sat., Aug. 15, 2015, 9:39 p.m.
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.
Sat., July 25, 2015, 11:28 p.m.
Shock show their finishing touch in win over Portland
Spokane has been in numerous nailbiters this season and most haven’t ended in the Shock’s favor. But the last two have, including a 42-40 victory over the Portland Thunder in …
Wed., July 15, 2015, 9:07 p.m.
Statistics tell the story for Shock
Among the countless factors that determine Arena Football League outcomes, two of the most important from an offensive standpoint are turnovers and red-zone efficiency. Spokane is struggling mightily with both.
Mon., July 13, 2015
Shock blanked in first half, lose at L.A. 34-28
ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Spokane Shock were shut out in the first half before a second-half rally came up short in a 34-28 loss to the Los Angeles Kiss on …
Sun., July 12, 2015, 9:17 p.m.
Scoreless first half leads to Shock loss
The Spokane Shock were shut out in the first half before a second-half rally came up short in a 34-28 loss to the Los Angeles Kiss on Sunday in an …