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Cross Country team practicing for upcoming tournament.

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...

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...

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.

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...

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....


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,...

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,...

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...

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....

Bishop Carroll girls basketball coach Taylor Steven.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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