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UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 2, 2019, 11:49 a.m.

Spokane Shock expected to be back in the game with Indoor Football League

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 …


Life without arena football: Terrance Sanders writes new chapters in journey after football

Terrance Sanders experienced numerous ups and downs during his lengthy arena football career. That’s continued in his post-football life.


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 …


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 …


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.


Former Shock player Geathers dies in Las Vegas accident

Jeremy Geathers, a fan favorite and key member of the Spokane Shock’s Arena Football League championship team in 2010, died Saturday morning in Las Vegas when he was struck by …


Gonzaga’s Austin Giftopoulos is WCC men’s soccer Player of the Week

Gonzaga sophomore defender Austin Giftopoulos was named the West Coast Conference men’s soccer Player of the Week, it was announced Monday.


Spokane adds rookie wide receiver Alex Wheat Jr.

Spokane’s Indoor Football League team signed rookie wide receiver Alex Wheat Jr. to its roster, the team announded Tuesday.


Football: WSU’s Mike Leach on list for George Munger coach of the year

Washington State head coach Mike Leach is one of 18 semifinalists for the George Munger Collegiate Coach of the Year, Maxwell Football Club president Ron Jaworski announced Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 20, 2015, 10:20 p.m.

Blanchette: Time for team formerly known as Shock to choose new moniker

Oh, goody. A contest.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2015, 4:57 p.m.

Spokane Shock add two players to 2016 roster

The Spokane Shock added to their 2016 Indoor Football League roster by signing two players on Thursday.


Shock sign defensive backs Robert Brown, Demetruce McNeal

The Spokane Shock signed two defensive backs in preparation for the 2016 Indoor Football League season.


Shock trade Lee for veteran receiver Helwege

The Spokane Shock traded rookie defensive back Elijah Lee to the Cedar Rapid Titans for wide receiver Justin Helwege. Helwege, who played collegiately at Central Washington University, has played three …


Area roundup: Medalist Derek Bayley leads WSU to golf title

Washington State sophomore Derek Bayley claimed medalist honors and the Cougars won the team title Tuesday at the WSU Collegiate men’s golf tournament at Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman. …


Area roundup: North Idaho women place second, CC Spokane third in Centralia golf

Haley Rotchford shot a 28-over-par 171 to place sixth and help the Community Colleges of Spokane Sasquatch women finish third on Monday at the Centralia College Invitational at Capital City …


Area roundup: Dominic Zwerger leads Spokane Chiefs to first preseason win

Austrian forward Dominic Zwerger accounted for two goals and one assist Thursday as the Spokane Chiefs won their first preseason game by waltzing past the Portland Winterhawks 7-2 during the …


Eastern Washington’s Cooper Kupp earns first Big Sky weekly honor

Another first for Cooper Kupp. Eastern Washington’s junior wide receiver, who had career highs with 15 catches for 246 yards in the Eagles’ 61-42 nonconference football loss at Oregon on …


Blanchette: Time will tell whether Shock made right move

So, Spokane is back in a $250-a-game indoor football league. For some, this will be the entire takeaway from the rebooting of the Spokane Shock that was formalized on Tuesday. …


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 …


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 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 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 show their finishing touch in win over Portland

Spokane has been in numerous nailbiters this season and most haven’t ended in the Shock’s favor. But the last two have, including a 42-40 victory over the Portland Thunder 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. …