The Sunflower

Shocker athletes give back through reading program

Shocker athletes give back through reading program

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Sports

Wichita State Athletics and Adams Elementary School partnered to create Reading with the Shockers, a program that brings a different WSU team to the school each month. Athletes read to students and conduct educational activities with alternating third grade classes. “The program helps the kids...

Pflugradt: AP voter drops Wichita State 11 spots after winning 109-57

Pflugradt: AP voter drops Wichita State 11 spots after winning 109-57

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

College basketball’s first weekend was limited in surprises. Top-ranked teams beat down on low-level opponents. No team really stood out in the headlines, minus the Utah Valley Wolverines. Utah Valley started a campaign Wolverine Head Coach Mark Pope coined the “toughest 24 hours in college...

Wichita State volleyball can clinch AAC with road wins this weekend

Wichita State volleyball can clinch AAC with road wins this weekend

Matthew Crow, Sports Editor

November 15, 2017


Filed under Sports, Volleyball

Wichita State volleyball is on the verge of being crowned the champion of the American Athletic Conference. WSU could clench the title outright with victories over Tulsa and SMU this weekend. Tulsa is 8-8 in the American this season and was swept by the Shockers last month in Koch Arena. Defending...

Bigs’ versatility leads Shockers to 18-point victory

Bigs’ versatility leads Shockers to 18-point victory

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

November 14, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

No. 6 Wichita State has shown opponents that they have more to offer than the "true five" lineup: they have bigs that pose as a threat from the three. The bigs, senior centers Shaquille Morris and Rauno Nurger and senior forward Darral Willis have versatile skills. Those skills were demonstrated...

Rod Brown to take redshirt season

Rod Brown to take redshirt season

Matthew Kelly, Copy Chief

November 12, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Rod Brown’s goal of winning Freshman of the Year for the American Athletic Conference has been put on hold. The forward from Cordova, Tennessee will redshirt this season after not suiting up for the Shocker Men’s Basketball opener against UMKC. In October, Brown said he was expecting to redshirt...

Marshall and Shamet look to tie school records against College of Charleston

Marshall and Shamet look to tie school records against College of Charleston

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

November 12, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State’s second game of the season against College of Charleston will be broadcasted on CBS Sports with announcer Brent Stover and analyst Bob Wenzel. The Shockers and Cougars have met once before, in the 2011 NIT when WSU won 82-75. Head Coach Greg Marshall and sophomore guard Landry...

Shockers rock Roundhouse in season opener with 52-point win over UMKC

Shockers rock Roundhouse in season opener with 52-point win over UMKC

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

November 10, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Uncategorized

No. 7 Wichita State officially opened their season with a 109-57 victory over UMKC Friday evening at Koch Arena. "We’ll take that," Head Coach Gregg Marshall said. "Anytime you can win that handily in Division I basketball, you’ll take it." In WSU’s first game as a member of the American Athl...

Marshall chosen as CBS Sports Preseason Coach of the Year

Marshall chosen as CBS Sports Preseason Coach of the Year

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

November 9, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Head Coach Gregg Marshall was selected as CBS Sports' 2017-2018 Preseason Coach of the Year. Marshall won the NABC's Coach of the Year award in 2013-14, after receiving the No. 1 seed after a 34-0 season. CBS Sports writer, Matt Norlander wrote about the 2013-14 season: "That was a fun team wi...

Shamet named to Naismith Trophy watch list

Shamet named to Naismith Trophy watch list

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

November 9, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Add to the list of preseason hype for Shocker sophomore point guard Landry Shamet. Shamet was named to the Naismith Trophy watch list Thursday morning. Shamet was one of 50 players included on the preseason watch list. The award is given to college basketball's most outstanding player. The list will b...

Shockers score four-star point guard Alex Lomax, five others in early signing period

Shockers score four-star point guard Alex Lomax, five others in early signing period

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

November 8, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Alex Lomax completed a successful day of recruiting for Wichita State ending the first day of the early signing period. The early signing period is open until Wednesday, and recruits aren’t able to sign again until April 18, 2018. Lomax, a 5-11 point guard from Memphis, announced his commit...