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Shocker softball back in NCAA tournament

Shocker softball back in NCAA tournament

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

May 16, 2018


Filed under Softball, Sports

For just the fourth time in program history, the Wichita State softball team has qualified for the NCAA tournament, following a 30-21 regular season in the their inaugural year in the American Athletic Conference. The Shockers, No. 32 in the latest RPI ranking, will head to Fayetteville, Arkansas...

PHOTOS: Shockers take first game of weekend series against USF

PHOTOS: Shockers take first game of weekend series against USF

Selena Favela, Photographer

May 11, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Galleries, Multimedia, Sports

Shocker baseball won the first game of the weekend series 17-2 against USF by run-rule in the eighth inning Friday evening. Wichita State junior Codi Heuer pitched a complete game. Over the duration of the game Wichita State had a total of five home runs from Gunnar Troutwine, Greyson Jenista, two...

Shockers complete 2018-2019 roster with West Virginia transfer

Shockers complete 2018-2019 roster with West Virginia transfer

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

May 8, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports

The final men's basketball scholarship spot for the 2018-19 season has been filled by West Virginia transfer Teddy Allen, who announced his commitment to Wichita State via Twitter Tuesday evening. Allen will have to sit out next season, but will be eligible as a redshirt sophomore for the 201...

Morris denies reports of hiring NFL representative

Morris denies reports of hiring NFL representative

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Friday morning, NFL Network reporter Mike Garafolo tweeted that former Wichita State men's basketball center Shaquille Morris hired a NFL representative to "entertain a football career." Garafolo tweeted: When The Sunflower asked Morris if Garafolo's report was true, he denied it without further...

JuCo All-American joins Wichita State’s spring recruiting class

JuCo All-American joins Wichita State’s spring recruiting class

Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

JuCo All-American Ricky Torres announced that he will be coming to Wichita State for the 2018-19 season on Wednesday morning. Torres chose Wichita State over Auburn, Virginia Tech, and American Athletic Conference schools SMU and South Florida. Torres will be a junior this fall with two seasons...

Shocker baseball defeats KU

Shocker baseball defeats KU

Jackie Elson, Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

The Shockers won their second matchup against the Jayhawks on Tuesday, leaving with a 14-5 win. WSU is now 27-12 this season and 7-8 on the road, while KU sits at 19-21 overall. Sophomore pitcher Preston Snavely pitch six innings and senior Adam Keller pitched one and recorded three strikeouts in...

Shocker baseball falls to Houston

Shocker baseball falls to Houston

Jacqueline Elson, Reporter

April 24, 2018


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Wichita State baseball had a tough weekend as they lost to Houston in a three game series, putting them at 26-12 overall record and 4-8 in the American Athletic Conference. Game one on Friday came with some challenges from the beginning, and WSU scored their only run in the third inning while Houston...

Markis McDuffie enters NBA Draft

Markis McDuffie enters NBA Draft

Evan Pflugradt, Opinion Editor

April 24, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State junior forward Markis McDuffie has entered his name into the NBA Draft, first reported by NBC Sports. According to reports, McDuffie has not signed an agent. McDuffie worked out for NBA teams last season before returning for his junior season with the Shockers. NCAA officials confirmed...