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WSU to honor breast cancer survivors by wearing pink uniforms against USF

WSU to honor breast cancer survivors by wearing pink uniforms against USF

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 18, 2020

For the first time in school history, the Wichita State men’s basketball team will be suiting up in pink uniforms. In a partnership with the American Cancer Society Coaches vs Cancer organization, the Shockers will wear pink jerseys, shorts, and shoes for Thursday’s game against South Florida. The...

WSU track members compete in 3 different weekend meets

WSU track members compete in 3 different weekend meets

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 17, 2020

The Wichita State track and field team competed in three different meets over the weekend — the Gorilla Classic, the Iowa State Classic, and the Tyson Invitational. Here’s how the team faired: Gorilla Classic On the men’s side of things, two Shockers were standouts in the 60-meter hurdles...

Shocker softball goes 2-3 in Bobcat Classic

Shocker softball goes 2-3 in Bobcat Classic

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

February 17, 2020

Wichita State softball (5-4) returned to Texas and began the weekend with double-digit wins over Saint Louis and the University of Texas-San Antonio in the Bobcat Classic. In their first contest, WSU run-ruled Saint Louis 13-2 in four innings. Junior pitcher Erin McDonald had two solo home runs in...

Shocker baseball drops first series to Northwestern State

Shocker baseball drops first series to Northwestern State

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

February 17, 2020

Shocker baseball dropped the first series of Head Coach Eric Wedge’s tenure over the weekend. Wichita State went 1-2 on the road against Northwestern State. The Shockers began their season with an 11-0 loss. In his debut, junior Jake Hamilton struck out 13 and no-hit the Demons through five innings,...

Shockers showcase offensive improvements in dominant win over Tulane

Shockers showcase offensive improvements in dominant win over Tulane

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 17, 2020

Wichita State defeated Tulane 82-57 Sunday to improve to 19-6 on the season and 7-5 in conference play. After dropping five of their last seven games, WSU has once again regained its confidence with a two-game winning streak over Central Florida and Tulane. WSU turned the corner after Head Coach Gregg...

Brewer’s late 3 lifts WSU women over Tulane

Brewer’s late 3 lifts WSU women over Tulane

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 17, 2020

Wichita State held off Tulane on the road Sunday, defeating the Green Wave 69-68 after senior Maya Brewer hit a game-winning three-pointer with 22 seconds left. The Shockers were down by two points when Brewer banked in the trey. The Shockers were then able to get a stop to clinch the victory. For...

‘He was dynamite:’ Dennis showcases all-around game in rout of Tulane

‘He was dynamite:’ Dennis showcases all-around game in rout of Tulane

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

February 17, 2020

Wichita State sophomore Dexter Dennis has had a rollercoaster of a season. After getting off to a slow start and taking a midseason leave of absence, it appears that Dennis has started to figure things out. In Sunday’s route of Tulane, the guard recorded a career-high 21 points. Over WSU’s last...

Surf’s up: Shockers ride dominant first half to victory over Green Wave

Surf’s up: Shockers ride dominant first half to victory over Green Wave

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 16, 2020

Wichita State (19-6) defeated Tulane by a score of 82-57 Sunday to improve to 7-5 in conference play.  In the first half, the Shockers put on an offensive clinic, tallying 50 points and taking a 30-point lead into the locker room behind their 59% shooting. Sophomore Dexter Dennis led the charge earl...

Shockers snap losing streak behind Stevenson’s 27 points

Shockers snap losing streak behind Stevenson’s 27 points

Sean Marty, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Wichita State (18-6) defeated Central Florida on the road Thursday, 75-58, snapping their three-game losing streak. Prior to the game, Head Coach Gregg Marshall made some changes to the starting lineup. Marshall inserted freshmen Grant Sherfield and Noah Fernandes while Trey Wade and Tyson Etienne...

WSU women struggle offensively in loss to Memphis

WSU women struggle offensively in loss to Memphis

Matthew Goldsmith, Reporter

February 13, 2020

Wichita State fell to Memphis 69-60 Wednesday. With the loss, the Shockers fell to 13-11 on the season and 5-6 in conference play. The Shockers struggled out of the gates, leading to a 14-9 deficit at the end of the first quarter. However, WSU rebounded in the second quarter, shooting 8-16 from the f...