Stories tagged: adam shackleford
Sun., June 24, 2018
Life without arena football: Coaching job takes former Spokane Shock, Empire coach Adam Shackleford away from home base
When the Spokane Empire ceased operations after the 2017 season, head coach Adam Shackleford thought his 35-year streak of involvement in football was coming to an end. He had held …
Mon., Nov. 20, 2017
Former Spokane Empire coach Adam Shackleford is back in the Indoor Football League game as offensive coordinator and assistant head coach with the Nebraska Danger.
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017
The Spokane Empire is out of business for the 2018 season and probably for good unless a local owner or ownership group steps forward.
UPDATED: Thu., June 15, 2017
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
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 …
Sat., June 3, 2017
Three weeks later with a new quarterback, running back and center, Spokane still couldn’t solve Arizona’s defense.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017
The third meeting between Spokane and Arizona on Saturday at the Arena will shape both Indoor Football League teams’ postseason plans.
Fri., May 26, 2017
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 …
UPDATED: Thu., May 25, 2017
A three-game losing streak has damaged the Spokane Empire’s once glossy record and their standing in the Indoor Football League playoff chase.
Wed., May 17, 2017
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.
Fri., May 12, 2017
The line of scrimmage usually tells the story of football games at any level. It certainly did in Arizona’s 49-35 Indoor Football League win over the Spokane Empire on Friday …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017
Feels a little like the old days.
Wed., May 10, 2017
Nick Haag is getting another shot in the NFL and he made Spokane Empire history along the way.
UPDATED: Sun., April 30, 2017
Spokane wide receiver Bryan Pray, a five-year Indoor Football Leauge veteran, proved his worth as an experienced player in the Empire’s 31-29 win over Salt Lake on Sunday at the …
Sat., April 29, 2017
At one point, it looked like football had bypassed Spokane Empire offensive lineman Darren Pinnock.
Sat., April 29, 2017
The Spokane Empire finally got their statement win.
Fri., April 21, 2017
Saturday’s road game against the Arizona Rattlers is a statement game for the Spokane Empire.
Fri., April 14, 2017
In a matchup last season, the Spokane Empire hung almost 100 points on the scoreboard in a 97-72 win over the Colorado Crush. What a difference a year can make.
Thu., April 13, 2017
Spokane Empire head coach Adam Shackleford knows what’s it stake on Friday as his team hosts the Colorado Crush at the Arena.
UPDATED: Fri., March 31, 2017
The Spokane Empire, riding a three-game winning streak, face the Nebraska Danger in Week 6 of the Indoor Football League season. It’s the first and only regular season matchup between …
Fri., March 24, 2017
The Screaming Eagles (1-3) – whose play calls are based on a fan vote on the team’s mobile application – and their virtual coaches could not stump the Empire (4-1), …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Adam Shackleford has a high-profile job he performs in front of 5,000 people a night,
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Spokane Empire head coach Adam Shackleford felt great about the team he brought into training camp.
Fri., Feb. 10, 2017
The Indoor Football League is known for high-scoring games and gaudy offensive numbers. But the Spokane Empire’s defense might make the biggest difference in 2017.
Tue., Feb. 7, 2017
The feeling associated with the first day of practice feels sweet for a lot of athletes. Based on past circumstances, it felt sweeter on the team’s first practice of the …
Fri., July 22, 2016
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 …
Thu., July 21, 2016
Cedar Rapids coach Mark Stoute has had more success against Sioux Falls than any coach in the Indoor Football League.
Sun., July 17, 2016
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 …
Sat., July 16, 2016
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.
Wed., July 13, 2016
Andrew Pierce hasn’t suited up for a game since facing Nebraska on June 26, 2015, in the Intense Conference championship game.