The Sunflower

Freshman’s family pours in on his 20th birthday

Freshman’s family pours in on his 20th birthday

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

February 10, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Not everyone turns 20 years old. Dexter Dennis knows that. The Wichita State freshman has seen first-hand what can go wrong. At prep school, his roommate, Malcolm Nicholas, was shot and killed at 19 years of age. So for Dennis, as he turned the page on another year, the meaning was all-the-more ...

Landry Shamet helps Clippers mount 28-point comeback in debut

Landry Shamet helps Clippers mount 28-point comeback in debut

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

February 10, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Landry Shamet is quickly transitioning to his new home in Los Angeles. Shamet, who was traded ahead of Thursday's NBA trade deadline, made his debut with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. In his Western Conference debut, the ex-Wichita State sophomore scored 17 points — 13 of which came in the...

PHOTOS: Shockers on a streak, beat Tulane at home

PHOTOS: Shockers on a streak, beat Tulane at home

Joseph Barringhaus

February 9, 2019


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

Wichita State won their fourth game in a row, bringing them above .500 on the season. The Shockers rallied behind senior Markis McDuffie as he led the team with 25 points. Wichita State has a long break, playing their next game against Cincinnati in eight days. (Photos by Joseph Barringhaus/The Sunflower). ...

Behind McDuffie’s offense, Wichita State surges to a game above .500

Behind McDuffie’s offense, Wichita State surges to a game above .500

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

February 9, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State, having once lost its first six out of seven conference games, now owns a four-game winning streak after taking down Tulane on Saturday. Having won 77-62, the Shockers return to a game above .500 for the first time since the team held a winning record in mid-December. Its four-game wi...

Udeze out with injury

Udeze out with injury

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

February 9, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Morris Udeze is out for the second game in a row. The freshman injured his shoulder early in the year but continued to play through it using a shoulder brace in games. On Monday, Udeze reaggravated the injury, causing him to miss the team's game against East Carolina. Udeze was seen in an arm sling...

VanVleet scores career-high 30 points

VanVleet scores career-high 30 points

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Fred VanVleet scored a career-high 30 points Thursday for the Toronto Raptors. VanVleet started alongside Kyle Lowry while NBA superstar Kawhi Leonard (knee) took the night off. He played 37 minutes in the Raptors' win over the Hawks. The former Wichita State All-American, VanVleet, added six assists...

Wichita State extends Boatright’s contract through 2022

Wichita State extends Boatright’s contract through 2022

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 7, 2019


Filed under Sports

Wichita State has extended Athletic Director Darron Boatright's contract for another three years. Boatright will continue to receive his $200,000 salary through June 30, 2022. His appointment is considered a state employee paid through WSU-ICAA funds. He will continue to oversee the university's...

Midtgaard, Echenique combine for 21 rebounds in Wichita State’s first road win of the season

Midtgaard, Echenique combine for 21 rebounds in Wichita State’s first road win of the season

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After losing their first six road games of the year, Wichita State now owns a road win. The Shockers played far from a perfect game at East Carolina. The difference was East Carolina struggled to get much offense of their own going at any point in the game. WSU had 10 turnovers in the game (to...

New-look Shockers take the field for 5-game tournament

New-look Shockers take the field for 5-game tournament

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

February 6, 2019


Filed under Softball, Sports

Kristi Bredbenner has high expectations for her team this season. Wichita State softball begins its season Friday with a double-header, as the team plays in a three-day tournament. Bredbenner said the team has "all of the ingredients for success," but this weekend's tournament will put to the test...

76ers trade Shamet to Clippers

76ers trade Shamet to Clippers

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 6, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

The Philadelphia 76ers have traded rookie Landry Shamet to the Los Angeles Clippers. Shamet, the former Wichita State Shocker, was included in a blockbuster trade to partner Tobias Harris with the Sixers' front court consisting of Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons and Jimmy Butler. This comes as the Sixers...

Gregg Marshall gives update on Asbjørn Midtgaard

Gregg Marshall gives update on Asbjørn Midtgaard

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Asbjørn Midtgaard is expected to play in Wednesday's game against East Carolina. At one point in play Saturday against Tulsa, the Wichita State's lone 7-foot center took an elbow to the face and had his head snap back and hit the court. He did not return to play and stayed in the locker room for...

Walk-on Farrakhan surprised with scholarship

Walk-on Farrakhan surprised with scholarship

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

February 4, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Now former Wichita State walk-on Eli Farrakhan was surprised with a basketball scholarship on Monday while the team was watching film. According to a Twitter video posted by the team’s account, Head Coach Gregg Marshall called the junior college transfer to the front of the room and allowed him t...