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Life without arena football: Faithful fans root for return of high-flying sport to Spokane

The season is winding down in arena football leagues across the country but not in Spokane. The franchise – known as the Shock for the first 10 seasons in arenafootball2 …


Adam Shackleford joins Nebraska Danger’s coaching staff

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.


Arizona’s arrival strengthens IFL

The Arizona Rattlers officially joined the Indoor Football League on Monday, a move that should have a positive impact on the Spokane Empire and the IFL.


Sources: Arizona close to joining Spokane in Indoor Football League

Spokane switched arena leagues last year and it appears two Arena Football League franchises hope to follow in the Empire’s footsteps to the Indoor Football League.



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.


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2015, 6:17 p.m.

Spokane IFL team can’t keep Shock name

The Spokane Shock will have a new name when they debut in the Indoor Football League in 2016.


Adam Shackleford ready to 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 …


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 …


San Jose beats Jacksonville 68-47 in ArenaBowl

Erik Meyer led San Jose to its fourth ArenaBowl victory, throwing four touchdown passes and running for two more scores in the SaberCats’ 68-47 victory over the Jacksonville Sharks on …


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 …


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 …


Shock players go to social media to lament possible move to IFL

Spokane’s 2015 season ended Saturday night and the clock is ticking on the franchise to finalize a decision concerning 2016 and beyond. It doesn’t sound like the waiting game will …


Shock moves closer to IFL, but players not happy with potential move

Spokane’s 2015 season ended Saturday night and the clock is ticking on the franchise to finalize a decision concerning 2016 and beyond.


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 …


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.


Shock wrap up third seed in National Conference

The Spokane Shock broke open a tight game with a 16-point flurry late in the first half and went on to a 51-34 Arena Football League victory over the Las …


Shock notes: Spokane needs to fire up in first quarters

Warm-ups, the coin flip and the second quarter. What’s missing? For the Spokane Shock, the first quarter of the last five games.


Shock notes: Spokane needs to fire up in first quarters

Warm-ups, the coin flip and the second quarter. What’s missing? For the Spokane Shock, the first quarter of the last five games.


Shock lose at Cleveland 59-42

Two fumbles, two interceptions, no chance. Spokane’s modest two-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt as the Cleveland Gladiators rolled to a 59-42 Arena Football League victory Saturday at …


Shock refuse to settle for just making playoffs

Spokane has qualified for the playoffs but that’s not the end game. “Everybody has been a little more upbeat just with winning games, that’s what comes with it,” coach Andy …


Shock notes: Revamped running game powers consecutive victories

It’s usually about the aerial attack and the glamour position of quarterback in arena football. The running game receives about as much attention as the third-string left guard in the …


Shock notes: Revamped running game powers consecutive victories

It’s usually about the aerial attack and the glamour position of quarterback in arena football.


Shock rallies for come-from-behind win over Portland

Spokane Shock coach Andy Olson exhaled for a couple of seconds before a post-game interview, perhaps replaying portions of a wild fourth quarter in his mind. Spokane has been in …


Portland Thunder roll into Spokane for ‘essentially a playoff game’

Spokane took a big step toward qualifying for the Arena Football League playoffs – and showed that it has an outside chance of doing some damage – by knocking off …


Shock notes: Win over Rattlers has team feeling upbeat

Wins do wonders for a football team’s morale. Big wins mean even more. Spokane had an extra bounce in its step at Wednesday’s practice after knocking off Arizona last week. …


Shock notes: Win over Rattlers has team feeling upbeat

Wins do wonders for a football team’s morale. Big wins mean even more. Spokane had an extra bounce in its step at Wednesday’s practice after knocking off Arizona last week.


Shock find old form in upsetting Arizona Rattlers

Playing against the quarterback that led them to the Arena Cup in 2009 during their af2 days, the Spokane Shock somehow found their old form Friday night and beat the …


Shock find old form in upsetting Arizona Rattlers

Playing against the quarterback that led them to the Arena Cup in 2009 during their af2 days, the Spokane Shock somehow found their old form Friday night and beat the …