The Sunflower

‘Everything is made up and the points don’t matter’

‘Everything is made up and the points don’t matter’

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
March 27
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Student Government Association is a game. Feuds are at an all-time high between the Wichita State administration and the Student Government Association. I’m not sure when things took a turn for the worst, but things haven’t been right for a while — a long while.  Students have the right to q...

Letter to the Editor – Joseph Shepard

Letter to the Editor – Joseph Shepard

March 20
Filed under Letters to the Editor, Opinion

I am scared for Vice President of Student Affairs Teri Hall. Part of me feels she is the change we need, the other part of me feels she will be used by some to do their dirty work.” This is what I shared with many of my friends privately after I heard you would be named the Vice President of Student A...

Pflugradt: Nothing is impossible, Wichita State is 3-0 against No. 2 seeds for a reason

Pflugradt: Nothing is impossible, Wichita State is 3-0 against No. 2 seeds for a reason

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
March 19
Filed under Bracket Busters, Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Opinion (Postseason), Sports

Wichita State will lose at some point — probably. But it doesn't have to be Sunday. I study a great deal of stats on Wichita State, and come NCAA Tournament time, I spend nearly a whole day analyzing their opponent. When I talked with Wichita State players yesterday, they all knew too much about...

Don’t sit this one out

Don’t sit this one out

TJ Rigg, Reporter
March 16
Filed under Columns, Opinion

It seems only yesterday Americans were collectively ready for the 2016 General Election to be over. Regardless of political party, it seemed everyone was ready for it to end and move on. Kansans living in the 4th Congressional District originally would not have voted for a new Congressman until...

Smith: As we innovate, let’s also deliberate

Smith: As we innovate, let’s also deliberate

Brennen Smith, Reporter
March 13
Filed under Columns, Opinion

I think we’re getting ahead of ourselves with the whole Innovation Campus idea. Before the world continues in its trend of the exponential growth in the technology sphere, let’s take a second as a campus to think before we jump onto the bullet train that’s heading for who-knows-what. Ablah Librar...

Linnabary: Renovation Campus

Linnabary: Renovation Campus

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor
March 13
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Forget innovation for a minute ... let’s talk renovation. Fine arts Our fine arts buildings need work. Henrion and McKnight, which flooded in September, have been repaired by Facilities countless times to no avail. You can keep your finger plugged in a levy’s leak to hold back the water and n...

Beach: Shockers drastically underseeded

Beach: Shockers drastically underseeded

Nick Beach, Reporter
March 13
Filed under Bracket Busters, Columns, Opinion, Opinion (Postseason)

Wichita State will take on the seven-seeded Dayton Flyers in Indianapolis at 6:10 p.m. Friday evening. Should the Shockers win it would set up a rematch of the classic 2014 bout between the Shockers and the Kentucky Wildcats, the No. 2 seed in the South Region. Many bracketologists and fans alike...

Kelly: Brownback would leave behind battered legacy

Kelly: Brownback would leave behind battered legacy

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
March 12
Filed under Columns, Opinion

Two years ago this month, Governor Sam Brownback was on hand as Wichita State and KU’s men’s basketball teams squared off in the NCAA Tournament. The camera crew panned to display Brownback on the arena’s video board, sporting a T-shirt with both team’s logos — like a parent who didn’t want...

Shirk: March Madness is almost here, so who’s dancing?

Shirk: March Madness is almost here, so who’s dancing?

Tanner Shirk, Reporter
March 9
Filed under Bracket Busters, Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Opinion (Postseason), Special Editions, Sports

Selection Sunday is my second favorite day of the year, right behind Christmas. The constant speculation of which teams will see their bubbles burst and which teams will earn the chance to be the next “Cinderella story” will finally come to an end. Epic matchups. Upsets. Unforgettable endings....

Beach: Have the Shockers played their final game in the MVC?

Beach: Have the Shockers played their final game in the MVC?

Nick Beach, Reporter
March 9
Filed under Bracket Busters, Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Opinion (Postseason), Special Editions, Sports

Relax. Wichita State has officially secured its automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament with Sunday’s victory over Illinois State in the Missouri Valley Conference championship game. The Shockers are headed to their sixth straight NCAA Tournament but this is only their second automatic bid in that...

Hopper: Next year the Shockers should be even better

Hopper: Next year the Shockers should be even better

Matt Hopper, Reporter
March 9
Filed under Bracket Busters, Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Opinion (Postseason), Special Editions, Sports

This season had many names before it began: the beginning of the post-Baker-and-VanVleet era, a rebuilding year, the chance for the Missouri Valley to finally be up for grabs. Instead, the Shockers finished 30-4, won the MVC tournament and now hold an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. After being...

Beach: KenPom could be huge for Shockers in future years

Beach: KenPom could be huge for Shockers in future years

Nick Beach, Reporter
March 9
Filed under Bracket Busters, Columns, Men's Basketball, Opinion, Opinion (Postseason), Special Editions, Sports

According to kenpom.com, Wichita State is currently the 10th best team in the country. KenPom is an extended basketball metrics system that’s been active since 2002 and has gained attention in recent years. Ken Pomeroy founded the website 15 years ago with the idea that college basketball fans needed...