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PHOTOS: Markis McWinning lifts Shockers

PHOTOS: Markis McWinning lifts Shockers

Joseph Barringhaus and Selena Favela

February 3, 2019


Filed under Galleries, Men's Basketball, Multimedia, Sports

Wichita State rallied behind senior Markis McDuffie and his 27-point game in their win over Tulsa. The Shockers shut down Tulsa on Feb. 2, 2019, 79-68.

Thousands turn out for eSports convention

Thousands turn out for eSports convention

Sean Marty and Marshall Sunner

February 3, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Isaiah Bradshaw of Jetmore, Kansas, is a pretty normal guy. He has a wife, a kid, and a full-time job. He also has a recognizable passion for video games. “My grandma used to play Super Mario with me,” Bradshaw said. “My father, my brother, my siblings — we all played video games.” He bo...

Shockers continue to move up from the bottom of the American

Shockers continue to move up from the bottom of the American

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

February 3, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State climbed back from a nine-point deficit in the second half before stealing a victory from Tulsa on Saturday. Dexter Dennis put an exclamation point on the Shockers’ best two-game stretch, with a highlight-reel worthy dunk in the final seconds of the game. In front of the home crowd, the...

Shockers beat Tulsa, continue AAC climb

Shockers beat Tulsa, continue AAC climb

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

February 2, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State continues to climb the standings in the American Athletic Conference. The Shockers beat Tulsa on Saturday, continuing their two-game winning streak, 79-68. Shocker freshman Dexter Dennis put an exclamation point on the win, intercepting a pass, and flushing a dunk with 19 seconds le...

Samajae Haynes-Jones’ left-handed reverse shot secures win for Wichita State

Samajae Haynes-Jones’ left-handed reverse shot secures win for Wichita State

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 30, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Samajae Haynes-Jones put up a reverse layup off his left-hand with one second to play in Wednesday's game against Southern Methodist. His shot rolled off his fingertips and found the bottom of the net, pushing the Wichita State Men's Basketball team ahead to its eventual victory. Haynes-Jones burst...

PHOTOS: Shockers get payback

PHOTOS: Shockers get payback

Austin Shaw, Photographer

January 29, 2019


Filed under Galleries, Multimedia, Sports, Women's Basketball

Wichita State beat ECU at Charles Koch Arena, 57-47. The Shockers previously lost to ECU in Greenville 78-56. The Shockers back rallied behind freshman Jaida Hampton and senior Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage who combined for 33 points on Tuesday night. The Shockers play again on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019,...

Wichita State will host regional games for a $2 million winner-take-all tournament this summer

Wichita State will host regional games for a $2 million winner-take-all tournament this summer

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 29, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State will host regional games for The Basketball Tournament, a $2 million winner-take-all tournament. Wichita is one of eight host sites. The Tournament (TBT) features a 64-team field, assembled with eight host teams and 56 select teams. As host, Wichita State will debut a team in the 2019...

What happened to Jaime Echenique?

What happened to Jaime Echenique?

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Two quick fouls early in the game will usually send any Wichita State player to the bench. That's not why Jaime Echenique substituted out against UConn not even three minutes in. "I took him out of the game because he wasn't very good," WSU coach Gregg Marshall said following the team's sixth road...

50 days until Selection Sunday, reality is setting in for Wichita State

50 days until Selection Sunday, reality is setting in for Wichita State

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 26, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Reality is setting in for Wichita State. Inexperience isn’t something the Shockers can hide this season. Conference play has exposed their shortfalls, be it shortcomings on offense or the team’s inability to closeout the second half of games. By this point in the year, a focus in Wichita might...

Todd Butler: ‘There’s no confidence bucket at Walmart you can buy’

Todd Butler: ‘There’s no confidence bucket at Walmart you can buy’

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 25, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Todd Butler is used to changing plans on the fly. Three weeks prior to Wichita State’s opening series, Butler’s plans for a scrimmage on the team’s home turf were pushed inside by spontaneous snowfall. In his sixth season as head of the program, Butler is pushing to revive the Shockers back ...

Here’s what you missed in Shocker sports

Here’s what you missed in Shocker sports

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 24, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Basketball still fighting to get over the hump Gregg Marshall said to his team Monday that “you’re no longer freshmen.” The Shockers are continuing to push through a transition period with Marshall’s youngest class in his coaching career. But now, past the midpoint in the season, mu...