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PHOTOS: Knights stab Shockers, lose 57-49

PHOTOS: Knights stab Shockers, lose 57-49

Khánh Nguyễn, Photographer

February 21, 2019


Filed under Galleries, Multimedia, Sports, Women's Basketball

Wichita State held with UCF until the fourth quarter. UCF scored 14 in the fourth compared to Wichita State’s 9. Wichita State lost 57-49 on Feb. 20, 2019, at home. The Shockers play at home again on February 26th against UConn. (Photos by Khánh Nguyễn/The Sunflower).

Dennis, Shockers steamroll Golden Hurricane with near-perfect offense

Dennis, Shockers steamroll Golden Hurricane with near-perfect offense

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Gregg Marshall hasn’t been shy with his comments. He’s said repeatedly to his players that he’s been dissatisfied with his team’s guard play. Tuesday, following the team’s horrific offensive performance at Cincinnati, Marshall said the his players couldn’t pass the ball. “Some gu...

Gregg Marshall’s keys to victory? ‘Scoring more points than the other team’

Gregg Marshall’s keys to victory? ‘Scoring more points than the other team’

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 20, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Gregg Marshall is sly. At his weekly press conference with local media Tuesday, reporters asked Marshall what his key to winning on the road is. “Scoring more points than the other team,” he said, sarcastically. “Obviously, we have been pretty good at it in the past, not so good this y...

Rockford’s kingpin Nick Sommer is making a splash at Wichita State

Rockford’s kingpin Nick Sommer is making a splash at Wichita State

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Bowling, Sports

Rockford, Illinois, is recognized as the home of Wichita State superstar turned NBA pro Fred VanVleet. But the Rockford community is just as well recognized for its bowling community. At least, that’s the way Nick Sommer, a freshman from Rockford, sees it. Sommer is a freshman on the Shock...

Shocker women maintain 19-point halftime lead, hold off SMU

Shocker women maintain 19-point halftime lead, hold off SMU

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 17, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Wichita State’s game Sunday was a tale of two halves. For one half, the Shockers shot 50 percent from the field and ran a 19-point lead. For another half, WSU scored 16 points and shot 17 percent from the field. Still, WSU’s halftime lead was enough to topple Southern Methodist. The Shockers wo...

Shockers misfire on 26 three-pointers in loss to Cincinnati

Shockers misfire on 26 three-pointers in loss to Cincinnati

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State had a chance to add to its four-game winning streak and snag a marquee win on the road against Cincinnati. Opportunity was there. The Shockers traded the lead in the first half, and cut down a second-half deficit to six and seven points all the way until the final minute of the game...

Shocker softball wins 5 games — 3 by run rule — in invitational

Shocker softball wins 5 games — 3 by run rule — in invitational

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 17, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Wichita State softball won three of its five games in the Louisiana Tech Invitational via the run rule. The Shockers left the five-game tournament with a perfect record. WSU shutout both Fairleigh Dickinson and Southeast Missouri State in the tournament. Transfer Wylie Glover had a three-run home...

Bring your own beer to Eck Stadium? Not anymore, Wichita State says

Bring your own beer to Eck Stadium? Not anymore, Wichita State says

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Fans can no longer bring their own beer to Wichita State baseball games. The rule change comes as Wichita State updated its state liquor license. Spectators were previously permitted to bring in coolers "of reasonable size" into the outfield grounds. WSU plans to inform fans of the change closer...

Basketball manager’s role is ‘about knowing where to be and when to be’

Basketball manager’s role is ‘about knowing where to be and when to be’

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

February 13, 2019


Filed under Day in the Life, Sports

Connor Shank’s role with the Wichita State men’s basketball team is a lot like that of an on-call doctor. Shank, a sophomore, is in his second year assisting the basketball program as a team manager. His calendar is full with basketball, school, and work as the assistant recruitment chairman for...

VanVleet to miss 3 weeks with thumb injury

VanVleet to miss 3 weeks with thumb injury

Evan Pflugradt and Marshall Sunner

February 11, 2019


Filed under Sports

Fred VanVleet will miss at least three weeks with a thumb injury. ESPN's NBA reporter Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that VanVleet will wear a splint for three weeks before the Toronto Raptors re-evaluate his condition. The All-American turned NBA rotation player suffered a torn ligament in his...

What’s the secret to Wichita State’s winning streak? Players have their superstitions

What’s the secret to Wichita State’s winning streak? Players have their superstitions

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

February 11, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Erik Stevenson wants a say regarding which jerseys the Shockers roll out with. Why? Because Wichita State has rolled to a four-game winning streak after losing its first six out of seven games in conference play. And after a dragging start to conference play, Stevenson doesn't want to rule out any facto...