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Wichita State's independent, student-run news source

The Sunflower

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...

WSU’s track team is a hidden gem

Staff Reporter 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...

Can we finally stop talking about Lebron James?

Sports Editor 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...

Shockers attempt to qualify for Olympics

Sports Editor 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....

Campers get taste of collegiate athletics with Gregg Marshall’s basketball camp

Cody Giefer, Sports Editor June 27, 2012

This past week Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall and his staff hosted their final Gregg Marshall Shocker Basketball Camp of the summer. The camp treated players between the ages of six...

Sport Management receives accreditation

Sport Management receives accreditation

Cody Giefer, Sports Editor June 20, 2012

Wichita State’s Sport Management program has been working to receive accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation for more than a year. Starting this fall, the program will...

PBA event brings the best out of Wichita State bowlers

PBA event brings the best out of Wichita State bowlers

Chrissy Benson, Staff Photographer June 13, 2012

Wichita State junior Blake Demore wanted to know how good of a bowler he is compared with others. He and other WSU bowlers attended the Professional Bowlers Association  Southwest/Midwest Region...

Track and field star Tuliamuk leads numerous Shockers to All-America status at Nationals

Track and field star Tuliamuk leads numerous Shockers to All-America status at Nationals

Cody Giefer, Sports Editor June 13, 2012

The Wichita State track and field team ended its season this past week at the NCAA Division I Outdoor Track and Field Championships at Drake Stadium. The Shockers sent eight athletes to the meet...

WSU baseball players named  All-Americans

WSU baseball players named All-Americans

Cody Giefer, Sports Editor June 13, 2012

The Wichita State baseball team saw its season end earlier than the team had wished. The Shockers lost two games in the Valley tournament against Missouri State and Southern Illinois. The two losses...

Bowling coach inducted into Hall of Fame

Bowling coach inducted into Hall of Fame

Cody Giefer, Sports Editor June 6, 2012

Wichita State University bowling coach Gordon Vadakin started his summer off by being selected as one of the members of the 2012 Bowling Coaches Hall of Fame. “It’s an honor to be selected,...

Not so fast:  Football’s return to campus no done deal

Not so fast: Football’s return to campus no done deal

Cody Giefer, Sports Editor June 6, 2012

For the past couple of weeks there have been rumors that Wichita State football was back, including a report from a local news station that football had officially returned to campus. Contrary to...

Track team prepares for strong finish at NCAA Championships in Iowa

Track team prepares for strong finish at NCAA Championships in Iowa

Paige Felkert, Reporter June 6, 2012

At this time last year, J’Lynn Ledesma was not with her Wichita State track and field teammates at the NCAA Championships. She did not qualify, and finished her freshman year on a disappointing note. But...

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