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Only 4,238 fans show up to a recent game against Tulane on Jan. 12 inside Charles Koch Arena. The announced attendance – which reveals ticket sales – for the game was the smallest of any conference game.

Big Slump: Ticket sales, actual basketball attendance down considerably compared with past decade

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 19, 2022

Attendance numbers at Wichita State basketball home games are at their lowest they’ve been in over 20 years – aside from last season’s limited attendance.  The average attendance from this...

The Student Wellness Center is located at the Steve Clark YMCA.

Student Health now offering walk-in COVID-19 testing

Lindsay Smith, Editor in Chief January 18, 2022

Starting today, faculty, staff and students no longer need to set up an appointment to receive a COVID-19 test at the Student Health Services. Individuals can receive a test at the Student Wellness Center...

Freshman Ricky Council IV drives through Cincinnati opposition to shoot the ball on Jan. 16 in Koch Arena.

‘No lead is safe:’ Shockers drop fourth straight in four-point loss to Cincinnati

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 16, 2022

For the second straight game, Wichita State was unable to close out a win – a common theme early on in this conference season. The Shockers are 0-4 in conference play for the first time since they joined...

After rebounding the ball from Tulane, sophomore Tyson Ettienne dribbles down the court and looks for a teammate to pass the ball to.

Shockers fall to Tulane in final seconds, drop to 0-3 in AAC play

Emmie Boese, Opinion Editor January 13, 2022

The Wichita State men’s basketball team lost to Tulane 68-67 on Wednesday. This is the first time the Shockers have started out 0-3 in American Athletic Conference play since the 2018-2019 season.  WSU...

On-campus residents can get a free COVID-19 test at Shocker Hall on Saturday through the Student Wellness Center.

Student Wellness Center offering free COVID-19 testing for campus residents

Rachel Rudisill, Reporter January 10, 2022

The Student Wellness Center will be setting up a COVID-19 testing clinic inside the Shocker Hall lobby for campus residents on Saturday. No appointments are required and the testing clinic will be available...

Junior Morris Udeze looks for a teammate to pass the ball to after rebounding from Memphis.

Shockers look for statement road victory over No. 12 Houston

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 7, 2022

The Wichita State offense is looking for answers. The Shockers are 3-3 in their last six games, including an 18 point defeat to Memphis last Saturday. In those three losses, WSU shot 33.5% from the...

After rebounding, junior Morris Udeze holds on to keep the ball from Memphis.

WSU suffers 18-point loss in conference opener

Emmie Boese, Assistant Sports Editor January 1, 2022

The most lopsided loss at Charles Koch Arena in 18 years was how the Wichita State men’s basketball team started off the New Year  after dropping their first conference game of the season to Memphis...

After stealing the ball from PVAMU, junior Dexter Dennis goes in for a dunk. WSU defeated PVAMU, 102-66.

Shockers cruise to 36-point victory to wrap up non-conference slate

With eight healthy scholarship players, Wichita State reached the century mark for the first time all season against Prairie View A&M on Wednesday
Sean Marty, Sports Editor December 23, 2021

After a disappointing loss to North Texas last Saturday, Wichita State needed a game to hang their hats on heading into conference play. A Shocker offensive outburst did just the trick, defeating Prairie...

After stealing the ball, sophomore Clarence Jackson dunks on PVAMU on Dec. 22 in Koch Arena. The Shockers won, 102-66.

Jackson honors late cousin in first start as a Shocker

Emmie Boese, Assistant Sports Editor December 22, 2021

A career high and his first start as a Shocker brings more joy than some may know for junior forward Clarence “Monzy” Jackson.  On Dec. 9, Jackson’s cousin, Demaryius Thomas died. Thomas was...

Junior Seraphine Bastin dribbling the ball during the game against KU at Charles Koch Arena on Dec. 21.

Shockers suffer first home loss of the season

Emmie Boese, Assistant Sports Editor December 22, 2021

The Wichita State women’s basketball team dropped their first home game of the season on Tuesday, falling to Kansas, 68-55, inside Charles Koch Arena. The game had its positives however, going head-to-head...

Athletic trainer Todd Fagan helps junior Craig Porter Jr. off the court after injuring his ankle. Porter scored a team-high of 10 points in the first 20 minutes of the game.

Wichita State’s offensive struggles prove costly in loss to North Texas

Sean Marty, Sports Editor December 18, 2021

Wichita State fell to North Texas, 62-52, on Saturday, snapping a 14-game winning streak at home, while also damaging WSU’s resume.  The Shockers offensive struggles continued in the loss, with a...

Sophomore Tyson Etienne looks to drive during the game against Alcorn State on Dec. 14 inside Charles Koch Arena.

WSU wins second straight with victory over Alcorn State

Sean Marty, Sports Editor December 14, 2021

Wichita State secured another dominating victory on Tuesday, defeating Alcorn State 82-63 inside Charles Koch Arena. The Shockers handled business against the Braves but are yet to play a full 40 minutes...

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