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Friday’s game postponed due to lighting issues

Friday’s game postponed due to lighting issues

Rhiannon Taylor, Reporter

April 20, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Umpires called off the final two innings of Friday's Wichita State baseball game due to issues with a lighting fixture. The game will resume at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, with play from the final game of the series versus the Central Florida Knights to follow. UCF has a 10-2 lead with two outs in the top...

PHOTOS: Shockers second game delayed

PHOTOS: Shockers second game delayed

Easton Thompson, Photographer

April 20, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Galleries, Multimedia, Sports

Wichita State's second game of the series against UCF was suspended on Friday night due to a broken set of lights. The game was postponed while UCF was up to bat and leading the game 10-2. The Shockers and Knights will resume Saturday morning at 9 a.m. before playing the final game of the weekend at...

PHOTOS: Shockers drop game to ECU

PHOTOS: Shockers drop game to ECU

Khánh Nguyễn, Photographer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Galleries, Multimedia, Softball, Sports

Wichita State lost the second game of its series to ECU on April 19, 2019. Wichita State plays its final game against ECU on April 20, 2019, at 11 a.m. (Photos by Khánh Nguyễn / The Sunflower).

American Athletic Conference forms scheduling alliance with SEC

American Athletic Conference forms scheduling alliance with SEC

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Four American Athletic Conference teams will play an opponent from the Southeastern Conference next season.  The AAC and the SEC announced a scheduling agreement that will have four teams from each conference play a home-and-home series in the next two seasons. Schools participating in the alliance ...

Wichita State walk-on turned scholarship recipient announces departure

Wichita State walk-on turned scholarship recipient announces departure

Sean Marty, Reporter

April 18, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Eli Farrakhan will not return to Wichita State next season. “Loved my time being here but I have to do what’s best for me and my future,” Farrakhan wrote in a Twitter post early Thursday morning. Farrakhan originally was put on scholarship after the departure of Chance Moore in December. He...

Mark Lewis threw strikes on the Olympic stage. Now, he instructs Wichita State’s best how to roll ’em

Mark Lewis threw strikes on the Olympic stage. Now, he instructs Wichita State’s best how to roll ’em

Sean Marty, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under Bowling, Sports

Mark Lewis has bragging rights no other United States bowler can match. Lewis is the lone male bowler to have represented the United States in the Olympic Games. Now an associate coach for the Wichita State bowling program for nearly two decades, Lewis said he had an out-of-body experience competing a...

Prized 4-star recruit Grant Sherfield picks Wichita State

Prized 4-star recruit Grant Sherfield picks Wichita State

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State has landed its second-highest rated recruit in Gregg Marshall's tenure. Grant Sherfield, a Wichita native, will join the Shockers next season. He is a 6-foot-2 guard, a unanimous four-star recruit, and the No. 110 recruit ranked by Rivals. He joins Tyson Etienne, who is ranked No. 121...

Wichita State lands junior college transfer Trey Wade

Wichita State lands junior college transfer Trey Wade

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State Coach Gregg Marshall has filled the last of his remaining scholarship openings with junior college transfer Trey Wade. Wade announced he will transfer to Wichita State via Twitter on Thursday. He is eligible immediately. The Shockers had two open scholarships for the spring after...

Shamet hits monumental shot to tie series with Golden State Warriors

Shamet hits monumental shot to tie series with Golden State Warriors

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

April 16, 2019


Filed under Sports

Landry Shamet helped the Los Angeles Clippers mount one of the best NBA playoff comebacks of all-time. The Clippers trailed by as many as 31 points in the third quarter, and completed the rally winning 135-131. Shamet hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 16.5 seconds left, giving the Clippers a two-point...

‘Self Made’ Jayhawks join loaded field to compete in Koch Arena this summer

‘Self Made’ Jayhawks join loaded field to compete in Koch Arena this summer

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

April 15, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Kansas Jayhawks will play in Charles Koch Arena this summer. Well, kind of. Former Kansas Jayhawks guard Elijah Johnson announced today in a report by The Kansas City Star that a 10-player Jayhawks squad will compete in The Basketball Tournament held July 25-28 in Charles Koch Arena. So...

Wichita-native takes center stage in bull riding competition

Wichita-native takes center stage in bull riding competition

Sean Marty and Joseph Barringhaus

April 14, 2019


Filed under Sports

Wichita-native Garfield Wilson wasn't sure what would happen Saturday night. Wilson and others took center stage Saturday as INTRUST Bank Arena hosted PBR as part of its Velocity Tour. At the beginning of the night, Wilson stood unsure whether he would even be participating in the event. Wilson is one of the select few in the sport who are referred to as alternates. He would wait for an opportu...

PHOTOS: PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour went down the Old Town Road

PHOTOS: PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour went down the Old Town Road

Joseph Barringhaus

April 14, 2019


Filed under Galleries, Multimedia, Sports

INTRUST Bank Arena hosted the PBR Pendleton Whisky Velocity Tour on April 13, 2019. Fans of bull riding filled into the arena for a night at the rodeo. While the Velocity tour isn't the top PBR event, some highly ranked riders, such as Paulo Ferreira Lima, were in participation at the Velocity Tour in...