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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2015

Gonzaga forward Domantas Sabonis is fired up after a slam dunk in the first half. (Colin Mulvany)

Zags storm into Sweet 16

You know the drill. Here's the S-R coverage of Gonzaga's rout of Iowa last night -- my game story, John Blanchette column, Jacob Thorpe sidebar, Meehan/Thorpe notebook (with Blanchette assist) and Colin Mulvany photo gallery. Numerous articles/videos from Des Moines Register here.

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SUNDAY, MARCH 22, 2015

Game day for Gonzaga-Iowa 

Gonzaga and Iowa meet later today at KeyArena with a berth in the Sweet 16 on the line. It's an intriguing matchup with both teams boasting size, experience and underappreciated defenses. The battle of the bigs will be a fun one to watch. One factor...

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Shock open AFL season with easy win

Spokane got off to a slow start, spotting Iowa nine points in the first 4 minutes, but dominated the rest of the way and crushed Iowa 64-35 on Saturday at the Arena. Here's a link to my game story, Dan Pelle's photos and John Blanchette's...

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Spokane Shock QB Erik Meyer was named Arena Football League MVP.

Shock open 2014 season vs. Iowa

Spokane opens the 2014 AFL season at home against Iowa tonight. AFL openers haven't been kind to the Shock. They're 1-3 in lid-lifters, including a loss to Milwaukee in the 2010 season-opener. That team, once 2-2, finished 16-3 and won the ArenaBowl. Here's my preview...

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Shock roll to third consecutive win

At first glance, Spokane's 2013 AFL schedule looked daunting at the outset with three straight road games, but the Shock rolled to a three straight wins, the latest a 66-43 rout over Iowa on Friday. Erik Meyer passed for 330 yards and nine touchdowns, three...

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Shock travel to Iowa

After five days in Chicago, the Spokane Shock will bus to Des Moines today to continue preparations for Friday's game against Iowa. The Shock remained in the Midwest after defeating Chicago on Sunday. Here's a look at how they're spending their time.

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MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2012

Shock comeback comes up short in OT

There have been so many crazy finishes to Spokane Shock football games over the years -- Charles Frederick's TD catch in the 2006 playoffs, the blocked PAT in the franchise's first game, the Hail Mary against San Jose last season. It looked like the Shock...

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SUNDAY, MARCH 11, 2012

Shock, Barnstormers open 2012 season

After several days of labor unrest, the Spokane Shock can finally concentrate on football and the Iowa Barnstormers, who visit the Arena on Monday night in the AFL season-opener for both teams. Here's my game preview. If there was more in the Des Moines Register...

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Shock fall again 

Spokane, which started the season ranked No. 1, is still without a win three games into the young AFL season. The mistake-prone Shock didn't score for the last 13 minutes, committed five turnovers and were flagged for costly penalty after costly penalty while falling to...

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Shock take on Iowa on NFL Network

Spokane, still in search of its first win in the 2011 season, visits Iowa on Friday night in the NFL Network's AFL game of the week. Here's my preview. Also, the Shock have signed offensive lineman Palauni Ma Sun, who was with the team in...

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Gonzaga's Kayla Standish backs in on Iowa's Jaime Printy, right, before turning to shoot on Saturday, March 19, 2011, at Gonzaga University in opening round of the NCAA tournament.  The Zags won 86-92. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Roundup from Gonzaga's win over Iowa

It was quite a Saturday of NCAA Basketball Tournament - women's style - at McCarthey Athletic Center. Of course the highlight was Gonzaga's high-octane upset of Iowa that had the sellout crowd in a frenzy. The on the opposite end of the spectrum UCLA held...

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FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2011

Carter Schick, a Gonzaga basketball player who gets only a few minutes a game, laughs with her teammates during practice Wednesday. (Jesse Tinsley)

Schick & Bulldogs ready for Iowa

OK, there's an hour before the hockey game and I've filed my women's basketball stories, so let's get caught up in the hoops world before we hit the ice. Today started with a story on Gonzaga's Carter Schick (above), the Bulldogs' ... um, free spirit....

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FRIDAY, JULY 16, 2010

Road sweet road

Spokane feels right at home on the road.The Shock improved to 7-0 away from home with a 48-42 win over Iowa on Friday, overcoming a whopping 17 penalties in the process. The Shock didn't commit a turnover and the defense forced two fumbles. They also...

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Shock to make NFL Network debut

Spokane,which has the AFL's best record (11-2), longest winning streak (9) and a No. 1 or No. 2 ranking since Week 9 is about to make its debut on the NFL Network's game of the week.In roughly 24 hours, the Shock will take on Iowa...

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Shock didn't get a kick out of loss

The Spokane Shock returned to practice Tuesday, trying to put a 54-48 loss to Iowa in the rear-view mirror.However, the coaching staff is seeking clarification on the rules regarding onside kicks. Spokane recovered three onside kicks, but all three were wiped out by penalties. One...

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SUNDAY, JULY 5, 2009


FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2009

Shock spending Fourth in Iowa

Spokane has enjoyed a huge home-field advantage since the franchise's inaugural year in 2006. Rarely have the Shock dealt with loud crowds on the road. That figures to change when they face Iowa on Saturday night in Des Moines.Read on for an unedited game preview...

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FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2009

The Spokesman-Review Shock head coach Adam Shackleford has assistant Rob Keefe looking on. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Shock back home to face Iowa

No. 1-ranked Spokane, healing up after a run of injuries the last two weeks, returns to the Arena on Saturday night to take on Iowa, which started off 3-0 before dropping its last two games. Read on below for an unedited game preview that will...

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