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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

Fantasy football not just for the boys

Sports reporter September 10, 2012

Watching sports is a big part of my life, a concept not many people understand. Especially when football is the topic at hand. I mean, I’m a girl, so what do I know about the pigskin? Do I really spend...

Marjus Berndt, Junior majoring in pychology has been playing for WSU for three years and started playing tennis when 12. Is an international student from sweden.

Women’s tennis ready to defend another MVC title

Sports Reporter September 6, 2012

Fresh off winning its fourth consecutive Missouri Valley Conference title, the Wichita State women’s tennis team is preparing for the start of its fall season. The quest to defend that title begins with...

Volleyball takes to Lone Star State for SMU Classic

Sports Reporter September 6, 2012

The Shockers weren’t satisfied with their recent home stand, but they won’t have to worry about winning at Koch Arena again for two weeks. Not that winning will be any easier against their slate of...

Sports Briefs – 9/5/2012

September 5, 2012

Tuliamuk breaks meet record as Shocker men and women win J.K. Gold Classic Senior cross-country athlete Aliphine Tuliamuk was named the Missouri Valley Conference cross-country athlete of the week on Tuesday. ...

Shocker volleyball shows its potential after solid weekend against nationally-ranked competition

Editor-in-Chief September 5, 2012

Only a fine line separates Wichita State (3-3) from being 5-1 and nationally ranked.  That line is a pair of five-set losses to BYU and Tennessee at the Shocker Volleyball Classic.  The Shockers hosted...

Volleyball ready to host first home games of young season

Sports Editor August 30, 2012

Lots of collegiate athletics fans don't realize that volleyball has RPI rankings just like college basketball does. RPI stands for Ratings Percentage Index and is “a quantity used to rank sports teams...

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...

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....

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...


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,...

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