WEDNESDAY, JAN. 16, 2013
SUNDAY, NOV. 4, 2012
Sun., Nov. 4, 2012
COUGARS FROM SALT LAKE CITY -- I'm boarding a couple flights later today and will arrive in Spokane later this afternoon, then make the drive to Pullman, then attend what all of a sudden looks like it should be a pretty interesting practice. Read on...
SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2012
SATURDAY, JUNE 16, 2012
Sat., June 16, 2012
Spokane suffered a heartbreaking loss in a game it appeared to have in control of inside the last minute. The Blaze recovered an onside kick and capitalized with Tommy Grady's ninth touchdown pass and Tysson Poots' fifth TD catch to overtake the Shock 58-55. Utah...
Sat., June 16, 2012
At least for a few hours tonight, the focus will be on football for the Spokane Shock when they take on the Utah Blaze. Spokane is dealing with Kevin Ellison's arrest earlier this week, labor unrest and the return of ex-coach Rob Keefe and seven...
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
Wed., June 13, 2012
Former Spokane Shock head coach Rob Keefe returns to the Spokane Arena on Saturday as a member of the Utah Blaze coaching staff. Earlier this week I talked with Keefe about the last 10 months -- the time frame during which he was let go...
THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2012
Thu., May 24, 2012
I'm guessing ticket sales are about to go up for the Spokane-Utah game on June 16. Here's why: Former Spokane head coach Rob Keefe is the new defensive coordinator for the Utah Blaze, one of the Shock’s West Division rivals. Keefe, 31, was fired as...
FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2012
Fri., May 4, 2012
The standings and AFL rankings tell the story. Arizona, San Jose and Utah are 5-2; Spokane 3-3. Combined record: 18-9. In terms of rankings, Arizona is No. 2, San Jose is No. 3, Utah is No. 5 and Spokane is No. 10 -- four in...
SATURDAY, JULY 9, 2011
Sat., July 9, 2011
From the turnstile to the scoreboard, the Spokane Shock had a big night under the lights at Albi Stadium, routing Utah 76-49 to move one large step closer to the AFL playoffs. Here's my game story that will run in Sunday's S-R. You can find...
FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2011
Fri., July 8, 2011
Back with my Spokane-Utah game preview for Saturday's outdoor game at Albi Stadium. It will run in Saturday's S-R, but you can read it here. One note that didn't make the final version: newly signed WR Randy Hymes will not play, but figures to be...
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2011
Tue., July 5, 2011
Since the second half of the AFL season began, Spokane seemingly has had a weekly debate over who should be the starting quarterback. Not this week. Erik Meyer played well before departing in the second half with severe cramping in Saturday's loss against Arizona. So...
SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011
Sun., June 12, 2011
Tulsa blitzed Utah 81-51 Saturday night to create a four-way tie for the fourth and last National Conference playoff berth. Tulsa, Utah, Spokane and San Jose are 5-7. Kansas City is 4-9. More on Utah's third straight loss here and here. The game was another...
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2011
Mon., May 30, 2011
Spokane has made a trade it hopes will solve its quarterback issues, but it came at a hefty price. The Shock dealt standout defensive end Khreem Smith and starting center Antonio Narcisse to Utah for quarterback Erik Meyer and starting center Raymond McNeil. Meyer, the...
FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2011
Fri., April 15, 2011
Spokane dropped to 1-4 after falling to Utah 69-62 on Friday in Salt Lake City. The Shock, defending AFL champions, beat the Blaze 68-34 and 77-28 last season. Spokane is in last place in the four-team West Division and now trails Utah and San Jose...
THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011
THURSDAY, FEB. 17, 2011
Thu., Feb. 17, 2011
The Spokane Shock play in the Arena Football League, but they've decided to take their sport outside for one game. The Shock will entertain the Utah Blaze in the Joe Albi Stadium Outdoor Classic on July 9th. The game will follow all the rules of...
WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 1, 2010
Wed., Sept. 1, 2010
The Spokane Shock are searching for a new offensive coordinator. Matt Sauk is leaving the Shock coaching staff to become offensive coordinator for the Utah Blaze. The move will allow him to be with his wife and two daughters at their Utah home without relocating...
TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2010
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 2010
Sat., May 22, 2010
The second Spokane-Utah Arena Football League game looked just like the first. The Shock hammered the Blaze 77-28 on Saturday, roughly six weeks after routing Utah 68-34 on the road.Spokane led 49-16 at half and cruised to victory. About the only negative was a leg...
FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010
Fri., April 9, 2010
The Spokane Shock evened their AFL record with an impressive 68-34 road win over Utah on Friday night. Kyle Rowley passed for six touchdowns and rushed for another score. Huey Whittaker led the Shock in receptions for the second straight week, catching 12 passes for...
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