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Cross country ready to run toward MVC title

Cross country ready to run toward MVC title

Sports Editor

August 29, 2012

Many people don’t realize how much of a team sport cross country actually is. Sure, each athlete runs the race on their own, but the top-five finishers for each school have their places added together to compile a team score. Both the men and women’s cross-country teams at Wichita State are looki...

Baseball announces Fall World Series dates

Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2012

Nothing says fall quite like baseball—at least at Wichita State.  The Fall World Series, the annual seven-game scrimmage between members of the WSU baseball team, will get underway on Saturday, Sept. 29.  The team will be divided into two squads, the Black and the Gold, with the actual rosters t...

WSU volleyball tramples Bison to finish opening weekend above .500

Editor-in-Chief

August 27, 2012

Perfect is hardly the word to describe the start of Wichita State’s volleyball season. Resilient might be more suitable.  The Shockers opened their season over the weekend in Dekalb, Ill., at the NIU Invitational, hosted by Northern Illinois.  WSU finished the tournament with a 2-1 record, with ...

Cheerleaders are athletes, but cheerleading isn’t a sport

Cheerleaders are athletes, but cheerleading isn’t a sport

Sports Reporter

August 27, 2012

After Quinnipiac University attempted to eliminate its volleyball team and use its cheerleading team as a substitute for Title IX, the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled cheerleading not a varsity sport. This doesn’t end the ongoing debate, however.  “To me, the way people perceive cheer...

Hooper’s exit means it’s Feekin’s time to shine

Editor-in-Chief

August 23, 2012

All it took were four little words to make Chelsey Feekin cry.  “It’s your team now,” assistant volleyball coach RJ Abella told the setter, a redshirt junior.  The tears weren’t from sorrow, but from the realization that her time has finally arrived.  Feekin, a native of Papillion, Neb., spen...

Volleyball is primed to regain Valley control

Volleyball is primed to regain Valley control

Sports Reporter

August 23, 2012

The Wichita State volleyball team’s ranking as the third best team in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll bothers the team members. However, instead of letting the designation discourage them, the Shockers are taking an aggressive approach. “I think that it fires all of us up that we were picked...

WSU volleyball a worthy replacement for football

Columnist

August 22, 2012

When it comes to the sports fan, Fall means football—at least in my experience.  Every member of my household supports a different NFL and college football team. By the end of the season we live in a literal war zone, and wear nothing but the dominant color of our team of choice; trust me, it was ...

Sports Brief: Wichita State returns to INTRUST Bank Arena to face Southern Mississippi December 22

Sports Editor

July 25, 2012

Wichita State announced that for the third consecutive year, the men’s basketball team will play a game at INTRUST Bank Arena. The Shockers will play The University of Southern Mississippi on Dec. 22. The Shockers have won both games played at INTRUST Bank Arena, beating The University of Tulsa in 2010 and th...

Former Shocker lands high school coaching job

Former Shocker lands high school coaching job

Sports Editor

July 25, 2012

Taylor Steven has been around basketball her entire life. At an early age she knew she wanted to be a coach at the high school level. “I’ve had lot of good coaches while I was growing up. My dad was always a good coach for me and I learned a lot from him,” Steven said. “When I grew up around a...

Sports Brief: Wichita State basketball mourns loss of former player

Sports Editor

July 18, 2012

Former Wichita State basketball player Warren Jabali died at the age of 65 in Miami on Friday. Jabali played three seasons at WSU under coach Gary Thompson. Jabali came to WSU as Warren Armstrong, but changed his last name to Jabali while at WSU to reflect his African roots. Jabali was a Missouri Val...

Wichita State bowler helps lead national team to gold in Thailand

Sports Editor

July 11, 2012

Everyone remembers his or her first time out of the country. For junior Kelsey Muther, that first time was to Bangkok, Thailand.  Muther was part of the USA Junior Girls bowling team that took gold at the World Youth Championship last month.  “This was my first time out of the country,” Muther ...

Sports Brief: Wichita State golfer succeeds in Brazil

Sports Editor

July 11, 2012

Wichita State senior golfer Rafael Becker won the Brazilian Amateur Championship for the third-straight time on Sunday. Becker, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, led from the start of the tournament and ended with an 8-under 276 (69-66-67-74).  The 2012 Missouri Valley Conference Golfer-of-the-Year helpe...