The Sunflower

Athletic Department to purchase metal detectors

Athletic Department to purchase metal detectors

Jessica Green, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Campus, Local, News, Sports

Beginning July 1, 2017, faculty, staff, students and visitors to Wichita State be allowed to conceal and carry handguns. The new law affects all public universities in the state of Kansas, so three of Kansas’ major universities have teamed up to make a plan for athletic events. Brad Pittman,...

Women’s tennis clinches ninth-straight MVC title on senior day

Women’s tennis clinches ninth-straight MVC title on senior day

Sam Belsan, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis

The Wichita State women’s tennis team hosted Illinois State and Bradley in their final MVC matchups for the season. WSU entered Saturday undefeated (5-0) in conference play. Wichita State vs. Illinois State In their first matchup with Illinois State, the Shockers quickly claimed the doubles point ...

Salukis sweep Shockers in Carbondale

Salukis sweep Shockers in Carbondale

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
April 24, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

With Wichita State softball trying to stay on top of the Missouri Valley Conference standings, attempting to claim their second straight and final regular season title, the Shockers suffered a road bump. The Shockers fell short to Southern Illinois in Sunday’s doubleheader, losing by one run in...

Brummett wins singles at Intercollegiate Championships

Brummett wins singles at Intercollegiate Championships

Nick Beach, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Bowling, Sports

Junior Sydney Brummett won women’s singles at the Intercollegiate Championships in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, this weekend. Brummett worked her way to the women’s singles semifinals after two victories on Wednesday. She defeated Stephen F. Austin’s Stephanie Schwartz 206-196 to advance to Saturday’s...

Shockers drop rubber match to Missouri State

Shockers drop rubber match to Missouri State

Tanner Shirk, Reporter
April 24, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Over the course of three games in Springfield, Missouri, Wichita State’s pitching allowed 33 runs. Again, the pitching continued to struggle. The Shockers dropped the final game of a doubleheader against Missouri State on Sunday 8-1. The Bears wasted little time scoring first against WSU starter,...

Home runs from Wright, Adams force Missouri State split

Home runs from Wright, Adams force Missouri State split

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
April 22, 2017
Filed under Softball, Sports

Throughout the first game of a doubleheader against Missouri State, Wichita State strung together hits but was not able to execute with runners on base. The Bears, however, had no problems getting runners home. MSU scored four runs off two home runs in the fourth and seventh innings while the Sho...

Killgore, WSU bullpen propel Shockers to win over Kansas

Killgore, WSU bullpen propel Shockers to win over Kansas

Tanner Shirk, Reporter
April 21, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Keylan Killgore’s last start against the Kansas Jayhawks was less than stellar. Wednesday evening, he got a chance to redeem himself. He made the most of his second chance. Killgore allowed only one hit over four and a third innings of work as WSU shut out KU to avenge their loss to the Jayhawks...

Daishon Smith announces transfer from Wichita State

Daishon Smith announces transfer from Wichita State

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 20, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State guard Daishon Smith is leaving the program, he announced Thursday evening. "I enjoyed my time here in Wichita," Smith said in a statement. "I love the fans and the coaching staff. They took me in and treated me like family." Smith has one season of eligibility remaining after transferring...

Wichita State student named Collegiate Bowler of the Year

Wichita State student named Collegiate Bowler of the Year

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 19, 2017
Filed under Bowling, Sports

Wichita State junior Sydney Brummet was recognized as the Collegiate Bowler of the Year by the International Bowling Media Association on Wednesday. Brummett, 21, was the runner-up in last year's voting. Brummett captured the all-events crown at the Mid-States Tournament in Wichita with a...

Wichita State signs on with Under Armour

Wichita State signs on with Under Armour

Evan Pflugradt, Editor-in-Chief
April 17, 2017
Filed under Campus, News, Sports

Wichita State has partnered with Under Armour, the university announced Monday. Wichita State will begin wearing Under Armour's performance apparel July 1, 2017, when the Baltimore-based outfitter starts their eight-year agreement. "Wichita State has long needed to brand itself with consistency...

Shocker women assert dominance in final day of K.T. Woodman

Shocker women assert dominance in final day of K.T. Woodman

Matthew Kelly, Reporter
April 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track And Field

The 70th K.T. Woodman Classic came to a close Saturday with Wichita State winning six more events and bringing their overall total to ten titles for the meet. The WSU women in particular dominated in the final day of competition. The 4X100 relay team of junior Raianna Maples, freshman Jacque Darby,...

Shockers drop final MVC matchup to Drake Bulldogs

Shockers drop final MVC matchup to Drake Bulldogs

Sam Belsan, Reporter
April 16, 2017
Filed under Sports, Tennis

Wichita State faced the Drake Bulldogs Saturday afternoon at Genesis Health Club. The Shockers entered the match tied for second place with Southern Illinois (1-1). The Bulldogs stood alone atop the conference standings (2-0). Drake claimed the doubles point after two Shocker duos lost. Jocelyn...