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Who’s replacing Civita?

Who’s replacing Civita?

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 19, 2019

Giorgia Civita was Wichita State’s centerpiece on the defensive side of the net last volleyball season. She recorded a career-high 42 digs against Tulsa a year ago, which is good enough for third most in program history for a five-set match. She also broke the 40-dig mark in the team’s second mat...

Lamb: “I’m happy and proud,” even in preseason loss

Lamb: “I’m happy and proud,” even in preseason loss

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 17, 2019

Last season was one to forget for Chris Lamb and Wichita State volleyball. The team was picked to win the conference, but failed to record a .500 record. Change was imminent. For the past two years Lamb has been trying to schedule an exhibition match with Kansas. When the schedule presented itself this season, the team's accepted. Both WSU and the Jayhawks showed off particularly young lineups ...

Shockers fall in exhibition match against Kansas

Shockers fall in exhibition match against Kansas

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 17, 2019

Wichita State took the floor for the first time this season on Saturday with a home exhibition against Kansas. The Shockers, who feature 11 newcomers, battled with the slightly more experienced Jayhawks, but lost the match 3-2. The first set saw a back-and-forth battle between the two teams, and also featured ...

Volleyball set to kick off season, positions up for grabs against Kansas

Volleyball set to kick off season, positions up for grabs against Kansas

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 16, 2019

Wichita State volleyball kicks off its season on Saturday with a home exhibition against Kansas. The Shockers bring in a group of 11 newcomers, including eight true freshman, into the exhibition. The questions of who will play where will start to get answered when the team takes the court Saturday. Playing...

Sunner: The state of each major Wichita State sport as the school year begins

Sunner: The state of each major Wichita State sport as the school year begins

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

The school year is officially here, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead. There are plenty of bright spots within Wichita State’s athletic programs, while other teams are looking to rebuild. With that being said, here’s a look at what the state of each major sporting program looks...

How to get your free tickets to WSU sporting events, shows

How to get your free tickets to WSU sporting events, shows

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 14, 2019

Sporting events, concerts, and musicals are all free for any fee-paying Wichita State students throughout the school year. Tickets for sporting events can be picked up on game day with the exception of men’s basketball. Tickets for women’s basketball and volleyball can be picked up at the Charles ...

First AVCA poll released, four Shocker opponents rank in top-10

First AVCA poll released, four Shocker opponents rank in top-10

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 13, 2019

The American Volleyball Coaches Association released its top-25 team rankings for the first time this season on Tuesday. The poll features seven teams that will play Wichita State this season, including four teams inside the top-10. The first major test for the young Shockers will be a top-10 match-up...

McDuffie signs first professional contract with Hungarian team

McDuffie signs first professional contract with Hungarian team

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 13, 2019

Former Wichita State forward Markis McDuffie signed his first professional basketball contract with Alba Fehervar, a team in Hungary's top-tier league. McDuffie, who was selected to second-team all AAC a season ago, just finished a summer where he played for the Indiana Pacers summer league team, and...

Larry Rankin, former Shocker SID, dies after two year battle with cancer

Larry Rankin, former Shocker SID, dies after two year battle with cancer

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 10, 2019

Former Wichita State assistant athletic director for media relations, Larry Rankin, died Friday night after a two year battle with esophageal cancer. Rankin, who worked for the Shockers for more than 25 years, joined WSU in 1992 as an assistant sports information director. By 1994, he took over the...

Shockers face nationally-known talent in upcoming volleyball season

Shockers face nationally-known talent in upcoming volleyball season

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 8, 2019

After a grueling offseason with departures from many top players, the Wichita State volleyball team will be tested both at home and on the road this season with nationally-known talent. In total, the Shockers will host 12 home games and have 12 non-conference matchups. The team will play 16 Ameri...

Women’s basketball releases full non-conference schedule

Women’s basketball releases full non-conference schedule

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

August 8, 2019

On Monday, Wichita State women’s basketball released its full non-conference schedule for the upcoming season. With the reveal, the team has four true road games, a tournament in Puerto Rico, and a total of seven home games. For a second straight season, the Shockers will host Division-II opponent Missouri ...

TBT: Golden Eagles win Wichita Regional

TBT: Golden Eagles win Wichita Regional

Sean Marty, Sports reporter

July 29, 2019

The top-seeded Golden Eagles took down Sideline Cancer as they advanced to Chicago to continue their quest for the TBT championship.  With their win, the Marquette alumni, took home an excess of $96,000 to be split amongst the team. Despite being favorites to come out of the Wichita region, th...