Stories tagged: indoor football league
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 14, 2019
The second coming of the Spokane Shock has been swift.
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019
The Shock also announced some personnel for its 2020 team, including new head coach Billy Back.
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019
After a two-year absence, it appears arena football is returning to Spokane, along with the popular Shock name. Spokane is expected to return to the Indoor Football League for the …
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 …
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
One of the league’s most decorated wide receivers, former Spokane Empire star Carl Sims, was shot and killed in downtown Spokane early Sunday morning, former Empire coach Adam Shackleford confirmed …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017
As a handy reference for all things minor league in sports, the movie “Slap Shot” is unerring in tone and applicable across the spectrum.
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.
Wed., June 28, 2017
Spokane Empire defensive lineman John Griggs was named to the first team All-IFL team, while defensive back John Hardy-Tuliau was named to the second team, the Indoor Football League announced …
Fri., June 16, 2017
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah – Verlon Reed hit Devin Mahina with a 2-yard touchdown pass as time expired and the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles beat the Spokane Empire 45-42 on …
Sat., June 10, 2017
The race for the second and final playoff berth in the Intense Conference will come down to the last week of the Indoor Football League regular season.
UPDATED: Fri., June 9, 2017
DES MOINES, Iowa – Travis Partridge threw five touchdown passes and the Iowa Barnstormers never trailed, convincingly beating the Spokane Empire 58-28 on Friday in Indoor Football League action. Partridge …
Sat., June 3, 2017
Three weeks later with a new quarterback, running back and center, Spokane still couldn’t solve Arizona’s defense.
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 …
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.
Sat., May 6, 2017
Lorenzo Brown rushed for 70 yards and three touchdowns, and passed for another score, as the Sioux Falls Storm handled the Spokane Empire 62-32 in a rematch of last season’s …
UPDATED: Fri., May 5, 2017
The Spokane Empire will face the Sioux Falls Storm in Week 12 of the 2017 Indoor Football League regular season at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls at …
Fri., April 21, 2017
Saturday’s road game against the Arizona Rattlers is a statement game for the Spokane Empire.
Sat., April 1, 2017
The Nebraska Danger posted a 42-36 victory over the Spokane Empire to move into a first-place tie with the Empire atop the Intense Division standings at 4-2.
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), …
Thu., March 23, 2017
The Spokane Empire (3-1) will host the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles on Friday at the Arena in the second of the teams’ three-game regular season series.
Fri., March 17, 2017
Charles Dowdell threw for 200 yards with seven touchdowns, Devonn Brown was on the receiving end of four of them, and the Spokane Empire crushed the Colorado Crush 70-37 on …
UPDATED: Mon., March 13, 2017
The Spokane Empire dominated the first half and survived a second-half rally to turn back the Salt Lake Screaming Eagles 41-35 in Indoor Football League action on Monday in Salt …
UPDATED: Fri., March 10, 2017
The Spokane Empire signed defensive back Toney Hurd Jr. to their 2017 IFL roster. Hurd joins the Empire for his rookie season as a member of the IFL.
UPDATED: Fri., March 3, 2017
Charles Dowdell threw for six touchdowns and 254 yards, but even that wasn’t enough as the visiting Spokane Empire fell to the Wichita Falls Nighthawks 57-65 in double overtime on …
Wed., Feb. 22, 2017
Spokane Empire head coach Adam Shackleford felt great about the team he brought into training camp.
Fri., Feb. 17, 2017
The Indoor Football League’s all-time leading wide receivers could call Spokane home in 2017. The Empire announced on Friday the signings of Carl Sims (6-foot-0, 190 pounds) and Bryan Pray …
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.