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Nelson and Tiffany Wade prepare to watch their sons Trey and Trevin during WSU's First Four matchup against Drake on Thursday.

The Wade brothers shine on College Basketball’s biggest stage

Joe Baker, Sports Reporter March 20, 2021

For parents Nelson and Tiffany Wade, they had aspirations for their sons Trey and Trevin to play together at the highest level of collegiate basketball.  Before attending Wichita State, Trey Wade had...

Wichita State junior Trevin Wade drives to the basket during the game against OSU at Charles Koch Arena on Dec.12.

Trevin Wade enters the transfer portal

Sean Marty, Sports Editor March 19, 2021

Junior guard Trevin Wade has entered the transfer portal, according to VerbalCommits. Wade joined his older brother Trey on the roster after spending the last two seasons at the junior college level....

Sophomore Clarence Jackson drives to the basket in WSU's First four matchup against Drake in Mackey Arena.

Shockers’ season comes to a close after heartbreaking loss to Drake

Sean Marty, Sports Editor March 19, 2021

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – After a three-month journey where the Shockers overcame unprecedented adversity throughout the season, Wichita State’s season came to a close on Thursday as they fell to Drake,...

WSU Men’s Basketball Head Manager plays a crucial behind the scenes role to the Shockers’ success 

WSU Men’s Basketball Head Manager plays a crucial behind the scenes role to the Shockers’ success 

Joe Baker, Sports Reporter March 17, 2021

From attending the NCAA tournament in San Diego in 2018 to being a part of the 2019 NIT run in New York City, Wichita State senior Nick Segura has been a manager for the men’s basketball team for the...

Head Coach Isaac Brown talks to his players at the end of a tight game against USF at Dickies Arena on Mar. 12.

Shockers adjust to life inside the NCAA Tournament bubble

Sean Marty, Sports Editor March 17, 2021

Wichita State arrived in Indianapolis for the NCAA Tournament earlier this week and they were met with the same challenges that they’ve faced all year long.  Immediately following their arrival,...

The team celebrates after four home runs.

Softball finish Wichita State Tournament 2-0

Emmie Boese, Sports Reporter March 16, 2021

The Wichita State Softball went 2-0 at home on Thursday, March 11. The Shockers beat Omaha 1-0 in game one. The Shockers then went on to beat Missouri State in game two by run - ruling them 13-2.  In...

Wichita State sophomore Tyson Etienne goes for a jumper during the game against Cincinnati at Dickies Arena on Mar. 13.

After a season of challenges, Shockers return to Big Dance

Sean Marty, Sports Editor March 15, 2021

After a season filled with adversity for Wichita State, the Shockers are slated to return to their first NCAA Tournament since 2018.  Before the season started, six players transferred out of the program,...

Wichita State redshirt senior Alterique Gilbert dribbles up the court during the game against USF at Dickies Arena on Mar. 12.

Shockers set to face off against Drake in the First Four

Sean Marty, Sports Editor March 15, 2021

After a three year hiatus, Wichita State is returning to the NCAA Tournament, after receiving an at-large bid. The Shockers will face off against former Missouri Valley Conference rival, Drake in the First...

Wichita State redshirt senior Alterique Gilbert goes for a layup at the end of the game against Cincinnati at Dickies Arena on Mar. 13.

Shockers fall to Cincinnati in heartbreaking fashion, NCAA Tournament hopes now in question

Sean Marty, Sports Editor March 13, 2021

For the second straight AAC Tournament, Wichita State fell to Cincinnati in the semifinals— this time coming in heartbreaking fashion. The loss puts WSU’s NCAA Tournament hopes in question as they...

Wichita State players gather during the game against USF at Dickies Arena on Mar. 12.

Shocker set to face off against No. 5 seed Cincinnati Bearcats in Conference Semifinals

Joe Baker, Sports Reporter March 12, 2021

The Wichita State Shockers beat the USF Bulls in the American Athletic Conference quarterfinals in nail-biting fashion, 68-67. Sophomore guard Tyson Etienne scored a game-high 20 points with five rebounds....

Wichita State redshirt senior Alterique Gilbert celebrates with Brycen Bush after their win against USF at Dickies Arena on Mar. 12.

Shockers hold on for one-point quarterfinals victory over South Florida

Sean Marty, Sports Editor March 12, 2021

The Shockers will now advance to the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament after a close one-point victory over South Florida on Friday. Wichita State won the game by a score of 67-66.  WSU...

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