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Senior guard’s own intuition provides success on the court 

Senior guard’s own intuition provides success on the court 

Emmie Boese, Opinion Editor January 20, 2022

The decision to play one more year of college basketball is a decision that fifth year senior guard Mariah McCully still  feels confident in since the start of the season for the Wichita State Women’s...

Only 4,238 fans show up to a recent game against Tulane on Jan. 12 inside Charles Koch Arena. The announced attendance – which reveals ticket sales – for the game was the smallest of any conference game.

Big Slump: Ticket sales, actual basketball attendance down considerably compared with past decade

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 19, 2022

Attendance numbers at Wichita State basketball home games are at their lowest they’ve been in over 20 years – aside from last season’s limited attendance.  The average attendance from this...

Riverfront Stadium, home of the Wichita Wind Surge, held its first game on April 10.

Shocker Baseball makes its return to Riverfront Stadium

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 19, 2022

The Wichita State baseball program will host longtime rival Oklahoma State game at downtown Riverfront Stadium on April 26 for the second straight season.  First pitch of the non-conference matchup...

Shocker fans in Koch Arena cheer for the mens basketball team as they lead in the first half of the game.

Here’s what you missed over the holiday break in Shocker sports

Rachel Rudisill, Assistant Sports Editor January 18, 2022

During winter break when most college students were enjoying a holiday season with their family, Shocker sports were still going strong. Here's everything you need to know to catch up. Men's Basketball The...

After a play, some of the mens basketball team gather to discuss strategy against Cincinatti on Jan. 16.

WSU’s road games this week postponed due to COVID-19 issues

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 18, 2022

The Wichita State men’s basketball team's road games this week against Temple (Jan. 19) and SMU (Jan. 23) have postponed due to COVID-19 related issues within WSU's program.  The American made changes...

Senior Mariah McCully drives the ball down the court during the game against Memphis on Jan. 16.

Women’s basketball falls short against Memphis 

Rachel Rudisill and Emmie Boese January 16, 2022

After winning their first conference game on Thursday, the Wichita State women’s basketball team dropped their second conference game of the season to the Memphis Tigers on Sunday. This is Memphis’s...

Freshman Ricky Council IV drives through Cincinnati opposition to shoot the ball on Jan. 16 in Koch Arena.

‘No lead is safe:’ Shockers drop fourth straight in four-point loss to Cincinnati

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 16, 2022

For the second straight game, Wichita State was unable to close out a win – a common theme early on in this conference season. The Shockers are 0-4 in conference play for the first time since they joined...

After rebounding the ball from Tulane, sophomore Tyson Ettienne dribbles down the court and looks for a teammate to pass the ball to.

Shockers fall to Tulane in final seconds, drop to 0-3 in AAC play

Emmie Boese, Opinion Editor January 13, 2022

The Wichita State men’s basketball team lost to Tulane 68-67 on Wednesday. This is the first time the Shockers have started out 0-3 in American Athletic Conference play since the 2018-2019 season.  WSU...

Wichita State players celebrate the AAC title during ceremony on May 15, 2021.

Softball picked to repeat as AAC Champions

Emmie Boese, Opinion Editor January 12, 2022

A target is on the backs of the Wichita State softball team after being picked to defend their American Athletic Conference title by the American Athletic Conference coaches on Tuesday.  Last season,...

Junior Craig Porter dribbles the ball up the court during the game against Memphis on Jan. 1 inside Charles Koch Arena.

WSU looks to get back on track against Tulane

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 12, 2022

Wichita State is desperate for a win.  The Shockers have lost two games in a row to open conference play, after falling to Memphis and Houston. WSU is also 3-4 in their last seven games, with all three...

Freshman Carla Bremaud dribbles around a Houston player during the game against Houston at Charles Koch Arena on Jan. 5.

WSU’s game against USF postponed

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 8, 2022

Women's basketball’s game on Sunday against South Florida has been postponed due to COVID-19 related issues within WSU’s program. The Shockers were without three players – Nhug Bosch Duran, Shamaryah...

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