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Theodore “Teddy” Allen arrested for criminal damage to property, theft

Theodore “Teddy” Allen arrested for criminal damage to property, theft

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

June 14, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Theodore "Teddy" Allen, current Wichita State basketball player, was arrested Thursday for domestic violence, criminal damage to property and theft. Allen, 21, was taken into custody at his apartment near campus. According to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office, Allen was released on a $3,500...

VanVleet, Raptors win franchise’s first ever NBA Finals Title

VanVleet, Raptors win franchise’s first ever NBA Finals Title

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 13, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, 114-110, to win the franchise's first ever NBA Championship. VanVleet scored 22 points in the game, hitting big shot after big shot to bring the team back after trailing in the fourth quarter....

Tournament bracket released for The Basketball Tournament

Tournament bracket released for The Basketball Tournament

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 11, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Basketball Tournament, which features an array of alumni basketball teams, released its 2019 tournament bracket Tuesday morning. Wichita State's team, the Aftershocks, will host regional games at Charles Koch Arena. The Aftershocks first game will be against Iowa United, a team made up of Iowa,...

VanVleet struggles as Warriors steal a win in Toronto

VanVleet struggles as Warriors steal a win in Toronto

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 10, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Toronto Raptors were defeated at home on Monday, 106-105, by the Golden State Warriors to force a Game Six in the NBA Finals. Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet struggled in the potential series-clinching game, scoring 11 points on 3-7 shooting from the field. He recorded two rebounds and...

All three Shockers earn All-American honors at NCAA Track and Field Championships

All three Shockers earn All-American honors at NCAA Track and Field Championships

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 10, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track And Field

All three Wichita State participants that qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships this past weekend walked away with All-American honors. Aaron True, javelin, was the first Shocker to earn All-American honors, after finishing in fifth place with a throw of 73.11 meters. After finishing...

VanVleet gets stitches as Raptors extend NBA Finals lead to 3-1

VanVleet gets stitches as Raptors extend NBA Finals lead to 3-1

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 7, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors on Friday, 105-92, to take a 3-1 series lead. Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet recorded eight points, six assists, and four rebounds in 29 minutes of limited action, due to injury. With 9:35 left in the game, VanVleet took an elbow from...

VanVleet hits game-sealing three-pointer, Raptors take 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals

VanVleet hits game-sealing three-pointer, Raptors take 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 5, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, 123-109, to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals. VanVleet knocked down the dagger three-pointer with 1:37 left in the fourth quarter. All-NBA forward Kwahi Leonard was double-teamed,...

Four Shockers selected in the MLB Draft

Four Shockers selected in the MLB Draft

Sean Marty, Reporter

June 5, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Wichita State had four players selected in the 2019 MLB Draft. The Shockers had two seniors, Luke Ritter and Clayton McGinness, along with two juniors, Alex Segal and Mitchell Walters, selected in the three days of the draft. Luke Ritter- 7th round No. 208 overall by the New York Mets Ritte...

Three Shockers set for NCAA Track and Field Championships in Texas

Three Shockers set for NCAA Track and Field Championships in Texas

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 5, 2019


Filed under Sports, Track And Field

Ben Johnson, Rebekah Topham and Aaron True are set to compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas starting on Wednesday. True, men's javelin, and Topham, women's 3000-meter steeplechase, qualified for nationals with Top-12 finishes in NCAA West Preliminaries, while Johnson,...

“This is a homecoming for me”: Wedge formally introduced as new head baseball coach

“This is a homecoming for me”: Wedge formally introduced as new head baseball coach

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 5, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Former Wichita State catcher Eric Wedge has been formally introduced as the new head baseball coach. He is the third coach in WSU baseball's modern era. The former All-American, and National Champion, took the podium for his first public appearance as the face of the Shocker baseball program on Tuesday,...

Luke Ritter drafted by the New York Mets

Luke Ritter drafted by the New York Mets

Sean Marty, Reporter

June 4, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Luke Ritter was drafted by the New York Mets in the seventh round of the MLB Draft. The senior was drafted No. 208 overall in the second day of the draft. Ritter was drafted in the 37th round last year by the Minnesota Twins but decided to return for his senior season despite having nine teammates ...

VanVleet scores 17 points, but Warriors even series with Raptors

VanVleet scores 17 points, but Warriors even series with Raptors

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 3, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors fell to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, 109-104, evening the NBA Finals at 1-1. The loss ended a five-game winning streak for the Raptors. VanVleet was the second leading scorer for the Raptors, scoring 17 points on 7-17 shooting...