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WSU Athletics will only test symptomatic athletes for the coronavirus this summer

Darron Boatright has been the Athletic Director at Wichita State since 2016. He also serves as a member of the President’s Executive Team and reports directly to the President.

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter

June 23, 2020

While many colleges across the nation are planning to test all returning student athletes for the coronavirus, Wichita State Athletics will only test athletes who have symptoms this summer.  Athletes are currently only allowed to return to campus for voluntary workouts, meaning they have to initi...

No Shockers selected in abbreviated MLB Draft

Senior Preston Snavely steps to throw a pitch to one of the yellow team players during game 5 of the Black and Yellow Fall World Series on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Eck Stadium.

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter

June 11, 2020

For the first time since 1978, no Wichita State players were chosen in the MLB Draft, which ended Thursday. The MLB shortened the two-day draft from 40 rounds to five due to the  COVID-19 pandemic. Draft-eligible players will still have the option to sign with teams as an undrafted free agent, bu...

‘Dynamic talents:’ How the Shockers’ 2020 recruiting class fares nationally 

Wichita State men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall responds to a question during a press event before the team's first practice of the season on Sept. 24, 2019 at the south Koch Arena Concourse.

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter

June 1, 2020

Following the mass exodus last season in which six scholarship players transferred out of the Shocker Men’s Basketball program, Gregg Marshall and the coaching staff found ways to help fill the void on the recruiting trail. WSU has filled those scholarships with some promising players, in hopes to ...

TBT adjusts summer tournament: 24 teams in one location

WuShock walks the court during a timeout in the game between the Aftershocks and Sideline Cancer as part of the Wichita Regional TBT tournament on July 27, 2019 in Charles Koch Arena.

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter

May 27, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Basketball Tournament has made changes to the tournament this summer. Among those changes is trimming down the tournament to 24 teams and having those teams play in only one location.  After reviewing possibilities with medical officials, the TBT said the changes would c...

NCAA allows basketball to resume voluntary athletic activities on June 1

Wichita State's Koch Arena (2017)

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter

May 20, 2020

NCAA Division I football and basketball players can return to campus for “voluntary athletic activities” on June 1, following a Division I Council decision Wednesday. All teams must cooperate with health and safety regulations.  While some activities will be allowed, the NCAA said it wants at...

Marty: The top 5 Shocker sports moments from this school year

Wichita State sophomores Dexter Dennis and Jamarius Burton celebrate after Burton made a layup and was fouled during the Shocker's home win against Memphis in January.

Sean Marty, Sports Reporter

May 19, 2020

With Wichita State’s spring semester over, Sunflower sports writer Sean Marty compiled a list of the top five sports moments from the past school year.  1. Men’s Basketball’s victory over Memphis In front of a sold-out Charles Koch Arena crowd, the Shockers pulled off a statement victor...

NCAA to make adjustments to NET for the upcoming season

NCAA to make adjustments to NET for the upcoming season

Sean Marty, Reporter

May 14, 2020

The NCAA announced on Monday that starting with the 2020-21 basketball season, the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET) will have some adjustments to the metric. Originally, NET was composed of five metrics but now it is being simplified down to two. The remaining factors include the Team Value Index, which...

NCAA cancels the 2020 College Basketball Academy, WSU one of the locations

Charles Koch Arena is covered with snow prior to the game between Wichita State and Cincinnati on Jan. 19, 2019. Snow came through the Wichita area on Friday night, causing the parking lots at Wichita State to remain frozen. At tipoff the temperature is expected to be 22 degrees with a windchill bringing it down to 7 degrees. (Photo by Joseph Barringhaus/The Sunflower).

Sean Marty, Reporter

May 12, 2020

The NCAA announced the cancellation of the College Basketball Academy which was supposed to take place during July 20-26. Wichita State was among one of the four locations for the event along with Utah, Winthrop and Connecticut. The academies were originally designed to give future college athletes...

WSU athletic department to make small budget cuts in July; regionalized scheduling approach in line to save money during pandemic

Darron Boatright has been the Athletic Director at Wichita State since 2016. He also serves as a member of the President’s Executive Team and reports directly to the President.

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

May 9, 2020

When the sports world started crumbling in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak in March, Wichita State Director of Athletics Darron Boatright couldn't have forseen all the crises would lie ahead. Now, more than two months since the abrupt conclusion of sports, the virus is starting to take on a non-human...

A breakdown of each potential nonconference opponent, thus far, for the Shockers

Head Coach Gregg Marshall watches the Black and Yellow Scrimmage on Saturday inside Charles Koch Arena.

Sean Marty, Reporter

May 9, 2020

Wichita State’s nonconference schedule got closer to being completed this weekend following the reports that the University of Missouri will be coming to Koch Arena next season. Currently, the Shockers have 10 games on its schedule with six of them being high-major games. More matchups are to be added t...

Spring sports seniors get another year of eligibility, but who’s actually coming back?

Wichita State senior Bailey Lange celebrates after scoring a double during the third inning of the game against Cowley Community College. The Shockers won 21-1.

Matthew Goldsmith, Reporter

May 8, 2020

The NCAA announced on March 30 that spring sports seniors would get an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 outbreak. But not every school is following suit. Some have already made it clear that they won’t let spring sports seniors return to competition next year. For its part, the Wichita...

Steve Forbes, former WSU assistant, inks Power 5 coaching gig with Wake Forest

Steve Forbes, former WSU assistant, inks Power 5 coaching gig with Wake Forest

Sean Marty, Reporter

April 30, 2020

Former Wichita State assistant coach Steve Forbes has been tabbed as the next head coach for Wake Forest, the team announced on Thursday. The head coaching job became open earlier this week following the firing of Danny Manning. After his departure from WSU in 2015, Forbes found success at East Tennessee...