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Off the court: Managers do the ‘nitty-gritty’

Marissa Campbell

November 11

Filed under Basketball Guide

Between Shocker stars such as Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, the men’s basketball team is thriving.Although the players and head coach Gregg Marshall are what seem to make the team, they have help from some behind-the-scenes ...

Charles Koch Arena: The history behind the Shocker sanctuary, the renaissance that changed the Roundhouse

Connor Clapham

November 11

Filed under Basketball Guide

You see their names all the time, but how did people like Frank Barton and Bob Geist get their names in Charles Koch Arena?Previously Levitt Arena —­ home of Shockers basketball until 2002 — was considered years ahead of its ...

New ticket policy to improve student attendance at games

Amanda Hansen

November 11

Filed under Basketball Guide

Looking around Charles Koch Arena during a home men’s basketball game last year, you might have noticed the nearly half-empty student section.With reports of student tickets selling out, the question of, “Where is everybo...

Gregg Marshall’s official contract released

Brennen Smith

November 11

Filed under Basketball Guide

In late March, rumors were circulating that Wichita State head basketball coach Gregg Marshall was interested in replacing Rick Barnes at Texas.He also reportedly had a meeting planned with the Alabama athletic director to disc...

Marshallville looks to maintain tradition as an official RSO

Danielle Prewitt

November 11

Filed under Basketball Guide

What was once an idea for students to rally and tailgate before basketball games is now a place outside Charles Koch Arena for those who bleed the black and yellow — a place to gather and cheer angry.A place called “Marsha...

Could the Shockers survive in the Big 12?

Connor Clapham

November 11

Filed under Basketball Guide

At Wichita State, we live and breathe basketball.We’ve seen it all from unexpected Final Four runs, to heartbreaking upsets, to watching nothing but net from the guy wearing No. 31 sporting the golden locks.Basketball has be...

One eye on the present, one to the future: A look at the future of Shocker basketball

John Smith

November 11

Filed under Basketball Guide

“One last ride” is something of a theme, a viewpoint, even a mantra, in sports over the past year.The Kansas City Royals taking advantage of every player before contracts run out, NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon racing for his fif...

Coaches look for ‘diamonds in the rough,’ character

Evan Pflugradt

November 11

Filed under Basketball Guide

The Shockers have a lot to look forward to this season.The team returns with its star seniors, Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet, and the team is rated 10th in the Associated Press’ top-10 preseason poll.The program this season coul...

Evan Wessel: Essential to the winning formula

Evan Pflugradt

November 11

Filed under Basketball Guide

He’s not the flashiest guy on the basketball court, and he’s not the highest scorer.He’s not Ron Baker or Fred VanVleet, but he’s essential to the winning formula for Wichita State.Evan Wessel is the winningest senior...