The Sunflower

Top 7 GameDay signs

Staff Reporter

March 2, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Students entered Koch Arena at 8:15 Saturday morning to witness the long-awaited arrival of ESPN’s College GameDay, as well as one of the biggest men’s basketball games in school history.Some of the Shocker students waiti...

Marshall chases 200, WSU chases outright crown

Sports Editor

February 25, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

At this point in the season, Wednesday’s matchup between the No. 11 Wichita State men’s basketball team and Indiana State is the biggest game of the season thus far.“We play for a championship next week,” head coach Gregg ...

VanVleet leads WSU past Aces

Sports Editor

February 23, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Fred VanVleet continues to put his stamp on the Shocker history books as he recorded five assists to become Wichita State’s career assists leader in a 62-43 win over Evansville on Sunday.“It’s really special when you talk ab...

ESPN College GameDay coming to Wichita State

February 21, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

ESPN’s College GameDay crew is bringing their talents to the Roundhouse for a 1 p.m. matchup between the Wichita State men’s basketball team and Northern Iowa on Feb. 28.The team of Rece Davis, Jay Williams, Seth Greenberg and Jay Bilas will be warming up their bus and making the trip to Wichita Saturday. Stephen A. Smith, star of ESPN FirstTake, will also join the crew for the pregame show before they head to Lawrence, Kan. for the second half of the day.The game will be called on ESPN by host Rich Hollenberg, college basketball analyst Mark Adams and Seth Greenberg will stay in Wichita to call the game.The show starts on ESPNU at 9 a.m. then will switch over to ESPN from 10-11 a.m.WSU (15-1 MVC) will play host to UNI (15-1 MVC) for sole possession of the Valley crown as long as both teams enter the game with identical records.MEET THE CREW:Host, Rece DavisRece Davis, graduate of the University of Alabama, was recently named the host for ESPN College GameDay for football.College Basketball Analyst, Jay BilasBilas is known for his extensive knowledge on the game of college basketball and learned much of his knowledge from Duke’s head coach Mike Krzyzewski while playing there from 1982-86.College Basketball Analyst, Jay WilliamsJason “Jay” Williams is a graduate of Duke University and played from 1999-2002. Helping Duke win the 2001 NCAA National Championship, Williams earned the NABC Player of the Year award.College Basketball Analyst, Seth GreenbergSeth Greenberg is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson. He was a head coach at Long Beach State, South Florida and Virginia Tech.

Shockers route Salukis

Sports Editor

February 18, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball

Wichita State’s men’s basketball team (24-3, 14-1 MVC) traveled to Carbondale, Ill., Tuesday and put down the Southern Illinois Salukis (10-18, 3-12 MVC) early.From the opening tip, the Shockers controlled game. Ron Baker hit...

Shockers clip Redbirds in away game

Sports Editor

February 16, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball

Wichita State’s men’s basketball team traveled to Peoria, Ill., Saturday to face the Illinois State Redbirds for the second time this season. The last time these two teams played, WSU won 70-61, but were out-rebounded 32-27...

Shockers put full-court clamp on Bears

Sports Editor

February 9, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The 1965 Wichita State Final Four team was in the Roundhouse for their 50-year reunion on Saturday.What they witnessed was the first triple-double by a Shocker in 43 years by Fred VanVleet, Ron Baker becoming a thousand-point sco...

Wichita Children’s Home teams up with Marshall

Sports Editor

February 4, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball, News

“Runaway call leads to police taking 3 children into protective custody,” “Child drinks bleach at house with trash, feces,” “Bruised boys in protective custody” and “Small child in pajamas found wandering next to stree...

Panthers beat Shockers

Sports Editor

February 2, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The No. 12 Wichita State men’s basketball team lost to No. 18 Northern Iowa 70-54, snapping its 27-straight MVC winning streak and 13-straight MVC road win streak.It was also the first time WSU experienced a double-digit loss since ...

Ramblers prepare for rowdy Roundhouse

Sports Editor

January 28, 2015

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Loyola men’s basketball team was 10-2 on the season, but once they entered conference play, the Ramblers went into remission — losing five of their next eight games.Tonight, the Ramblers (13-7, 3-5 MVC) will face their bigg...