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Cheerleaders are athletes, but cheerleading isn’t a sport

The Wichita State University Cheerleaders cheer during a time out at the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament this past weekend at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis.
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...

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

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,...

Volleyball is primed to regain Valley control

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,...

WSU volleyball a worthy replacement for football

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...

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

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....

Former Shocker lands high school coaching job

Bishop Carroll girls' basketball coach Taylor Steven.
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...

Sports Brief: Wichita State basketball mourns loss of former player

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...

Wichita State bowler helps lead national team to gold in Thailand

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...

Sports Brief: Wichita State golfer succeeds in Brazil

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...

WSU’s track team is a hidden gem

July 11, 2012

After the Wichita State men’s basketball team fell in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, WSU fans quickly shifted focus to next season. This is a reoccurring theme—only showing love for the men’s...

Shockers attempt to qualify for Olympics

June 27, 2012

Wichita State had three different former athletes compete at the 2012 U.S. Team Trials in Eugene, Ore., this past weekend. Chandra Andrews, Kellyn Johnson and Trent Mazanec all competed at the trials....

Can we finally stop talking about Lebron James?

June 27, 2012

The self-appointed “King,” LeBron James, has finally won his NBA title. I agree with James’ exact words when he explained how he feels about finally winning a ring: “about damn time.” It is about...

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