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Preseason polls rank Wichita State and its players

Sports Reporter

November 6, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Wichita State men’s basketball team has been seeing increased ranking in preseason polls since their Final Four run last March. Monday the Associated Press named WSU forward Cleanthony Early as an honorable mention for their...

Marshall speaks about changes for men’s basketball team

Sports Reporter

October 2, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball

Wichita State’s men’s basketball head coach Gregg Marshall talked about changes to practices allowed, the status of freshman guard DJ Bowles and the changes recently made to his own contract Friday.Marshall said the team would have a 42-day span in which to practice for 30 days leading up to their first game. The previous ruling stated that the team has 30 days of practice straight through to their first game.Marshall said that the change would make practices more flexible and allow the team more days off than usual.Bowles’ future with the team and university was addressed.Bowles was deemed unfit to play for the university after collapsing during practice on Sept. 3. He had to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator installed on Sept. 12, for a cardiac condition.Marshall said Bowles not getting medical clearance to play on the team was tough and sad.“He’s been waiting his whole life to get to this point and play at this level,” Marshall said.He said that Bowles was the second player he had seen collapse on the floor, but this one has a happy ending, so far.Despite not being cleared to play basketball, Marshall said that Bowles would still be coming around with the team.Marshall was confident that without being focused on basketball, Bowles will find something else he is good at.Marshall recently got a contract extension until 2020 and his salary was increased to $1.6 million salary from $1.3 million. He said he likes the program and community and wasn’t planning on taking any other coaching positions, but if it helps put people at ease, that’s OK.“I’m glad that they’re feeling better just because of a contract,” Marshall said. “But they could have felt that way before the contract was done, too.”He said he was excited about the contract and the appreciation that the university has shown throughout the year, not just during the basketball season. Some of his old players had contacted him to congratulate on his new contract.Speaking about the upcoming season, Marshall said the game against West Kentucky on Nov. 11 is going to be a tough game. He acknowledged that there were people who were unhappy about how late the game, 11:59 p.m., was on a weekday, but he urged those who had tickets to not sell them.“I’m hoping that somehow the season ticket holders that are not planning on coming to that game can find a way to sell or give their tickets away,” Marshall said. “What I don’t want is a couple of thousand to not show, because the game is late, and it just doesn’t work in their schedule and for those seats to be empty.”The game will air live on ESPN2. The Shocker season will officially tip off at 7 p.m. Nov. 2, in Charles Koch Arena against Oklahoma Baptist University.

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Bowles will not return to basketball program

Shanice Davis, Sports editor

September 20, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball

After undergoing surgery last Thursday, men’s basketball freshman guard D.J. Bowles returned to Wichita in the hopes of rejoining the team for the upcoming 2013-14 season. It was announced today that Bowles has been denied ...

Freshman guard undergoes surgery

Sports Editor

September 13, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Men’s basketball freshman guard D.J. Bowles underwent heart surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. to install an implantable cardio defibrillator (ICD) on Thursday morning.Bowles was rushed to the hospital on the evening ...

Freshman basketball player released from hospital

Sports Editor

September 9, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball

Wichita State basketball freshman guard D.J. Bowles was released from Via Christi on St. Francis around 1 p.m. Sunday after being hospitalized for five days.On Tuesday, Bowles collapsed during a scrimmage at the Charles Koch Arena a...

Freshman basketball player released from hospital

Shanice Davis Sports editor

September 8, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State basketball freshman guard D.J. Bowles was released from Via Christi on St. Francis around 1 p.m. Sunday after being hospitalized for five days.On Tuesday, Bowles collapsed during a scrimmage at the Charles Koch Arena a...

Freshman basketball player hospitalized

Shanice Davis Sports editor

September 4, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball

On Tuesday evening, freshman basketball player D.J. Bowles was rushed to the hospital after collapsing during a scrimmage. The 911 call came in at 6:13 p.m. It was unknown at the time what caused the player to pass out.“I w...

Basketball recruit ineligible to play

Sports Reporter

August 21, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Earl Watson an 6”7 Junior College transfer from Chipola College (FLA) has been ruled ineligble to play basketball for the Wichita State Shockers this season. Watson did not complete a math class during summer school at Chipol...

Ticket Tip-Off sells season tickets for WSU sports

Patrick Moore

August 15, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Season Ticket Tip-Off event was held at Charles Koch Arena this Tuesday, and gave Wichita State sports fans an opportunity to buy season tickets. Tickets were sold for the men and women’s basketball teams and women’s volle...

Men’s basketball team to play at INTRUST

Staff Reporter

August 14, 2013

Filed under Men's Basketball

The Wichita State men’s basketball team will host a game at Intrust Bank Arena for the fourth consecutive year this December.This year’s, the Shockers will face off with the Tennessee Volunteers on Saturday Dec. 14, at 1 p.m...