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WSU golf programs return to the course with the Shocker Cup

WSU golf programs return to the course with the Shocker Cup

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 20, 2020

As uncertainty faces the collegiate sporting world, the men’s and women’s golf program took matters into their own hands to help keep both teams ready for the upcoming season.  For the first time in about three years, the programs teamed up for the Shocker Cup. According to men’s golf coac...

NCAA announces start date for 2020-21 basketball season

Freshman Tyson Etienne speaks to his teammates in a huddle during the game against Tulane on Feb. 16 inside Charles Koch Arena.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

Nov. 25 will be the new start date for the 2020-21 basketball season, the NCAA announced Wednesday. The original plan was for the season to begin on Nov. 10 but the NCAA pushed that date back three weeks. Originally, WSU was set to have a matchup with Sam Houston State prior to the Nov. 25 start date...

Former WSU guard Landry Shamet eliminated in Western Conference Semifinals

Wichita State guard Landry Shamet dribbles down the court against the South Dakota State Tuesday in Koch Arena.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 16, 2020

Former Wichita State guard Landry Shamet and the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated in game seven by a score of 104-89 against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. This comes after the Clippers took a 3-1 lead but were unable to secure a trip to the Western Conference Finals. In game seven, Shamet played...

Emma Wright honored in senior night ceremony but leaves the door open for possible return

Wichita State senior Emma Wright walks with Director of Operations Shannon Lamb during her senior recognition during the Black and Yellow Scrimmage on Saturday, Sept. 12 inside Charles Koch Arena.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

Just like many people within the Wichita State volleyball program, redshirt senior Emma Wright has had to adjust on the fly. Going into her final year of eligibility she was planning to play out the regular season and graduate from WSU in December but the AAC’s decision to delay the volleyball season ...

‘Everybody has to have a seat at the table’: WSU Athletic Department forms Diversity and Inclusion Council in hopes of continuing the conversation

‘Everybody has to have a seat at the table’: WSU Athletic Department forms Diversity and Inclusion Council in hopes of continuing the conversation

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 15, 2020

The Wichita State Athletic Department formed a new Diversity and Inclusion Council this summer in response to the social unrest across the country. The council’s main purpose is to advance Shocker Athletics’ commitment toward diversity, inclusion and gender equity.  Reginald McIntyre, who serves as the chair f...

Volleyball utilizes Black and Yellow Scrimmage as they stay prepared for spring season

Wichita State's yellow team goes in for a huddle during the Black and Yellow Scrimmage on Saturday, Sep. 12.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 13, 2020

This weekend, the Wichita State volleyball program was supposed to be in Nacoghodes, Texas playing Stephen F. Austin. Instead, they played their first game of the season in the form of a Black and Yellow Scrimmage on Saturday.  For WSU, they were able to host a scrimmage at Charles Koch Arena while al...

VanVleet, Raptors fall in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals

Former Wichita State player Fred Van Vleet speaks with ESPN Saturday afternoon in Charles Koch Arena. Van Vleet is currently signed to the Toronto Raptors. (Feb. 18, 2017)

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 11, 2020

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors fell to the Boston Celtics in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Friday, 92-87. This ends the Raptors championship reign after winning an NBA Championship last year. In the decisive game seven, VanVleet led the Raptors...

Cross Country season gets postponed as questions still remain for upcoming season

Wichita State women's cross country team prepares for the JK Gold Classic on Sept. 7 at 4 Mile Creek Resort.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 11, 2020

Just six days after the American Athletic Conference announced that the volleyball season would be delayed, the same was announced for cross country on September 1. For Wichita State, this means no fall sports will take place on campus.  From the perspective of Cross Country Head Coach Kirk Hunter, he...

Volleyball to host Black and Yellow Scrimmage

Freshman  Brylee Kelly celebrates with her teammates after scoring against the Houston Cougars on Oct. 11.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 8, 2020

The Wichita State volleyball team announced that they will be hosting a Black and Yellow Scrimmage on September 12 at 6 p.m. On August 25, the American Athletic Conference delayed the volleyball season until Spring 2021.  For the event, up to 2,000 fans will be allowed to attend and there is no cost of attendance. Face masks will als...

Maya Brewer inks first professional contract

Wichita State's Maya Brewer drives the ball down the court during the game against Arkansas Pine-Bluff Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 4, 2020

Former Wichita State guard Maya Brewer has landed her first professional contract with ETHA Egnomis located in Engomi, Cyprus.  ETHA Egnomis is currently in Division A of the Cypriot Championship which is the highest level of basketball in Cyprus. Last season, ETHA Egnomis finished the season wi...

American Athletic Conference to delay cross country season

Wichita State junior Alex Moen charges forward with other Wichita State cross country members on Sept. 7 at 4 Mile Creek Resort.

Sean Marty, Sports Editor

September 1, 2020

The American Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday that the cross country season would be postponed until a later date. One week ago, the conference announced that the volleyball season would be delayed until Spring 2021. The main reason behind the decision to postpone these fall sports seasons...