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2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational matchups announced

2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational matchups announced

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter
July 18, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The 2017 Maui Jim Maui Invitational eight-team bracket was announced Tuesday. The tournament will run Nov. 20-22 at the Lahaina Civic Center in Maui. The Shockers' first game of the tournament will be against California. The two have only met one other time in the 1975 Lobo Invitational in Albuquerque...

The American Athletic Conference at a glance

The American Athletic Conference at a glance

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter
June 30, 2017
Filed under Sports

Wichita State officially joins the American Athletic Conference Saturday. The AAC's Conference Commissioner, Mike Aresco sent a welcome message to Wichita State stating:  "I am extremely pleased, on behalf of the American’s member institutions, to welcome Wichita State as a new American Athletic...

AAC announces basketball pairings

AAC announces basketball pairings

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter
June 8, 2017
Filed under Sports

The American Athletic Conference announced its 2017-2018 men's and women's basketball conference pairings on Thursday. Since adding Wichita State, teams will play seven of the 11 teams twice, and the other four once each. The complete schedule for the 2017-2018 season will be announced at a later...

PAID TO LEAVE

PAID TO LEAVE

Jenna Farhat, Managing Editor
June 6, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports, Women's Basketball

Three Wichita State employees who left the university this year received more than $535,000 from separation agreements. The Sunflower obtained the terms of separation between WSU and former employees Jody Adams-Birch, Eric Maki, and Christine Schneikart-Luebbe through Kansas Open Records requests. Adams-Birch worked as WSU's head women’s basketball coach before...

Shockers exit MVC with loss to Missouri State

Shockers exit MVC with loss to Missouri State

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Lasting memories in the Missouri Valley Conference ended in disappointing fashion for Wichita State baseball. The Shockers will not be able to represent the MVC one last time in the NCAA Tournament after losing to top-seeded Missouri State in the loser's bracket in Friday's MVC Tournament in Springfield,...

Red hot Redbirds put Shockers on brink of elimination

Red hot Redbirds put Shockers on brink of elimination

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
May 26, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Illinois State had only won two Missouri Valley Conference regular season games and carried the worst record in the conference that totaled only 13 wins. The Redbirds suddenly turned the heat up in the MVC Tournament, shutting out the top-seeded Missouri State Bears on their home field in Springfield...

Pitching shuts down Salukis, advances Shockers in MVC Tournament

Pitching shuts down Salukis, advances Shockers in MVC Tournament

Grant Cohen, Sports Editor
May 24, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Wichita State's 4.86 earned run average reflected the pitching's inconsistencies during the regular season. This time, the Shockers' work from the mound advanced them in the winnter's bracket in their final Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Four WSU pitchers exhausted the Southern Illinois...

CBS Sports to broadcast 2018 AAC men’s basketball semifinals and championship

CBS Sports to broadcast 2018 AAC men’s basketball semifinals and championship

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

CBS Sports announced on Tuesday that they will live broadcast the 2018 American Athletic Conference men's basketball  semifinal and championship games. The 2018 AAC Men's Basketball Championship will run March 8-11 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. Both the semifinals and championship game...

Morris and McDuffie to return 2017-2018 season

Morris and McDuffie to return 2017-2018 season

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter
May 23, 2017
Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Shaquille Morris and Markis McDuffie will both be returning to Wichita State for the 2017-2018 season after withdrawing from the 2017 NBA Draft. Both players went into the draft without hiring an agent, which allowed them to withdraw from the NBA Draft by the Wednesday deadline without losing their...

Ritter’s walk-off brings Shockers win in home finale

Ritter’s walk-off brings Shockers win in home finale

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter
May 16, 2017
Filed under Baseball, Sports

Losing by one run to K-State in Manhattan, Wichita State was seeking revenge in the final home game of the season. The Shockers got just that. After being tied at two from the fourth all the way to the bottom of the ninth inning, sophomore Luke Ritter hit a homer for the walk-off victory. "Durin...

Shockers claim final MVC Championship

Shockers claim final MVC Championship

Sam Belsan, Reporter
May 14, 2017
Filed under Sports, Track And Field

In their final Missouri Valley Conference Outdoor Track and Field Championship, Wichita State swept the top spots in the men's and women's team scores Sunday. The women scored 226 points — a new record for the MVC surpassing the 2010 Southern Illinois total of 202 points — claiming 89 points more...