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Neleigh Herring celebrates after hitting a home run during WSUs game against Pittsburgh State on Sept. 20 at Wilkins Stadium.

Shockers dominate Pittsburg State in fall-opener

Emmie Boese and Rachel Rudisill September 21, 2021

There may have been no run-rule, but the Wichita State Softball Program proved on the scoreboard how powerful their hitting can be.  The Shockers beat Pittsburg State University 31-3 in their first...

The American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco addresses Shocker fans at the State of the American pep rally.

AAC Commissioner Mike Aresco receives three-year extension

Sean Marty, Sports Editor September 20, 2021

The American Athletic Conference extended the contract of Mike Aresco by three years, they confirmed on Monday. Aresco's contract is now set to expire June of 2025. Aresco, the only commissioner that...

The Wichita State volleyball team celebrates after scoring a point during their match against Creighton on Sept. 18 inside Charles Koch Arena.

Volleyball finishes Shocker Volleyball Classic with 1-2 record

Sean Marty, Sports Editor September 19, 2021

A healthier Wichita State volleyball team made its home debut this weekend, After dealing COVID-19 related issues over the past two weeks. The Shockers finished the weekend with a 1-2 record during the...

Wichita State freshman Addison Barnard high-fives Neleigh Herring during the game against Texas A&M on May 21.

Shocker softball players ready for fall season

Emmie Boese, Assistant Sports Editor September 19, 2021

A normal fall season will take place for the Wichita State Softball Program this year, after last year’s was taken away due to COVID-19. The Shockers will play at Wilkins Stadium on Sunday against Pittsburgh...

Shockers rally to defeat South Dakota in five sets

Shockers rally to defeat South Dakota in five sets

Sean Marty, Sports Editor September 18, 2021

Wichita State rallied to defeat South Dakota in five sets in its home opener and the first game of the Shocker Volleyball Classic on Friday. The victory improved WSU’s record to 6-1 on the season. The...

Freshmen Kailin Newsome celebrates during the game against Kent State University on Sep 10 at Horejsi Family Volleyball Center.

Kailin Newsome makes an early season impact as a transfer for WSU

Sean Marty, Sports Editor September 16, 2021

The world of collegiate volleyball isn’t new to Kailin Newsome. Newsome said she started playing the sport and ultimately followed her sister, Jaden, to play college volleyball. “She’s probably...

Wichita State senior Yazmine Wright races during the JK Gold Classic on Sept. 4 at the 4 Mile Creek Resort.

Yazmine Wright wins AAC Runner of the Week

Rachel Rudisill, Sports Reporter September 16, 2021

Yazmine Wright, was a showstopper in the JK Gold Classic. The Gold Classic is Wichita State’s  Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Team annual home meet. Wright won first place in the women’s 5k finishing...

Wichita State junior Brock Pohill takes a swing during last year’s Shocker Cup on Sept. 17, 2020.

Brock Polhill leads WSU to sixth place finish in season-opening tournament

Sean Marty, Sports Editor September 15, 2021

Wichita State junior Brock Polhill helped lead the Shockers to a sixth place finish at their first tournament in the fall season, the K-State Wildcat Invitational. Polhill finished in fifth place after...

Junior Andrew Stewart throws the ball towards first base during WSU’s game against on Sept. 13 at Eck Stadium.

Baseball drops fall-opener to Cowley College, 15-11

Sean Marty, Sports Editor September 14, 2021

The Wichita State baseball program opened up its fall season with a loss to Cowley College, a local junior college program, 15-11 in 16 innings on Monday.  Cowley College took an early 5-1 lead, using...

Freshman Annalie Heliste celebrates during the game against Delaware on Sep 11 at Horejsi Family Volleyball Center.

Shorthanded Shockers win two games in Kansas Invitational, improve to 5-1 on the season

Sean Marty, Sports Editor September 12, 2021

The Wichita State volleyball team traveled to Lawrence, Kansas and competed in the Kansas Invitational over the weekend. The Shockers finished the weekend 2-1 and improved its record to 5-1 on the season. The...

Shockers drop first match of the season to Kansas

Shockers drop first match of the season to Kansas

Sean Marty, Sports Editor September 11, 2021

The Wichita State volleyball program lost its first match of the season on Friday, falling to the Kansas Jayhawks in three sets in the second game of the Kansas Invitational. The Shockers were able...

Junior Lily Liekweg celebrates during the game against Kent State University on Sep 10 at Horejsi Family Volleyball Center.

Shockers extend winning streak to four games with victory over Kent State

Sean Marty, Sports Editor September 10, 2021

Wichita State defeated Kent State in four sets (25-15, 25-20, 23-25, 25-14) to open up the Kansas Invitational on Friday afternoon in Lawerence, Kansas. The victory extended WSU's winning streak to four...

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