The Sunflower

Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler dances during warm ups on Jan. 19, 2019.

Isaiah Poor Bear-Chandler returns to WSU basketball

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 30, 2022

Earlier today, Isiah Poor-Bear Chandler announced his return to his “chosen family” at Wichita State after originally announcing his transfer last year.  “I grew to miss the love and support...

Sophomore Tyson Etienne drives the ball down the court against South Alabama opponent on Nov. 13, 2021.

Atlanta Hawks sign Tyson Etienne

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 24, 2022

Former Wichita State guard Tyson Etienne has signed an Exhibit-10 deal with the Atlanta Hawks as an undrafted free agent, following Thursday’s NBA Draft. Etienne’s contract essentially allows him...

The Aftershocks celebrate following their victory over Team Challenge ALS on July 20, 2021 inside Charles Koch Arena.

TBT returns to Koch Arena next month

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 23, 2022

The Basketball Tournament is returning to Koch Arena for the third time next month, and the brackets were released Wednesday morning. TBT, founded in 2014, is a $1 million, winner-take-all summer basketball...

President Rick Muma presents a Shocker jersey to new athletic director Kevin Saal.

‘We are one team:’ Kevin Saal makes first public statements as athletic director

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 17, 2022

WSU’s new Athletic Director, Kevin Saal took the stand Friday afternoon in Charles Koch Arena to answer the Wichita State community’s questions. As Saal took the stand, President Rick Muma welcomed...

Wichita State hires new athletic director Kevin Saal

Wichita State hires new athletic director Kevin Saal

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 15, 2022

Wichita State has a new director of Athletics. Kevin Saal from Murray State University will take over for interim director Sarah Adams starting mid-July, WSU strategic communications announced Wednesday. Saal...

Sydney McKinney hosts her first softball camp

Sydney McKinney hosts her first softball camp

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 10, 2022

After earning second-team All-American honors, Sydney McKinney used her skills to pass on information to younger generations of softball players. On Wednesday and Thursday, McKinney hosted a hitting...

Senior Michael Bryan practices throwing weights during the track and field event on Feb. 4 2022.

Concluding NCAA, Bryan and Taylor receive First Team All-American honors

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 10, 2022

Two seniors came into the NCAA Outdoor Championships and both came out victorious. Michael Bryan and Taran Taylor competed on Wednesday at Hayward Field to earn First Team All-American honors. Bryan...

Head coach Danny Bryan talks to his team after the Division I Mens Tennis Championship selection  announcements on May 3, 2021.

Bryan returns to his alma mater, leaving Forman as interim coach

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 5, 2022

After six seasons and 10 posted wins over nationally-ranked opponents, men’s tennis head coach Danny Bryan leaves WSU to return to his alma mater. On Tuesday, Bryan was introduced as Louisiana State...

The WSU Softball team celebrates after Sophomore Addison Barnard hits a home run. The softball team played against Memphis on April 22.

Barnard and McKinney earn second-team All-American honors

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 3, 2022

For the first time in program history, Wichita State softball had two All-American selections for the 2022 season. On Wednesday evening, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association named sophomore Addison...

Head coach Keitha Adams talks to players during a timeout during the game against Alcorn State on Nov. 3, 2020 at Koch Area.

Women’s basketball adds five to 2022-2023 roster

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter June 3, 2022

Head coach Keitha Adams added five fresh faces to the 2022-2023 women’s basketball roster. On Thursday afternoon, Adams announced the signing of the five student-athletes to a National Letter of Intent. Daniela...

Senior Michael Bryan launches his hammer in the Mens Hammer throw competion of the AAC Championship. Bryan finished first place on May 13 with a 69.22m throw.

Shockers conclude NCAA West Prelims

Rachel Rudisill, Assistant Sports Editor May 30, 2022

Two Wichita State track athletes will be moving onto the final round of the NCAA Championships after competing in the NCAA West Preliminaries in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Senior Michael Bryan finished...

Load More Stories