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Shockers to open the season with Crossover Classic

Freshman Tyson Etienne drives to the basket for a shot during the game against the Mavericks on Tuesday in Charles Koch Arena.
October 14, 2020

Wichita State will open its 2020-21 season with The Bad Boy Mowers Crossover Classic played in Sioux Falls, South Dakota from Nov. 25-27. On Wednesday, the tournament announced that the Shockers will face...

The impact of transfers on the WSU basketball program

Wichita State players stand togther and look to Head Coach Gregg Marshall after a foul was called during the first half of the game against VCU on Saturday inside Charles Koch Arena. Sherfield, Burton and Stevenson have all transferred away from the program.
October 13, 2020

Wichita State’s roster was greatly affected this past season by transfers after seven players transferred out of the program, including six scholarship players.  Teams throughout the American Athletic...

Behind the scenes of Stadium’s investigation into Gregg Marshall 

Head Coach Gregg Marshall talks to freshman Tyson Etienne during a timeout of the game against Abilene Christian on Sunday.
October 11, 2020

This March, Stadium’s Jeff Goodman started a sixth month long investigation into Gregg Marshall after eight players entered the transfer portal.  Goodman has tracked transfers across the country...

Baseball returns to the field with Fall World Series

Junior Liam Eddy pitches the ball while warming up during a scrimmage at Eck Stadium on Oct. 10.
October 11, 2020

The baseball program returned to Eck Stadium for the first time in a competitive fashion with the Fall World Series on Saturday. WSU’s 2020 season was cut short but not before starting out the season...

Reports: Wichita State investigating Gregg Marshall on misconduct allegations 

Head Coach Gregg Marshall speaks to freshman Tyson Etienne during the second half of the game against VCU on Saturday.
October 9, 2020

Wichita State is conducting an investigation into coach Gregg Marshall’s behavior, according to multiple reports released Thursday.  In Stadium’s report, there were allegations that Marshall reportedly...

Pitching shines in WSU softball scrimmage

Wichita State junior Caitlin Bingham makes a pitch during the scrimmage at Wilkins Stadium on Oct. 3, 2020.
October 8, 2020

The WSU softball team held their third scrimmage of the year on Saturday. Throughout the game, the scores were close with the black team winning 2-1 in seven innings. The softball team was split into...

AAC announces scheduling plans for 2020-21 Basketball Season

AAC announces scheduling plans for 2020-21 Basketball Season
October 7, 2020

The American Athletic Conference announced on Wednesday the scheduling format and timelines for the conference in the upcoming 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball seasons.  Conference play will...

Volleyball returns to the court in its second Black and Yellow Scrimmage

Wichita State senior Emma Wright celebrates with her teammates during the Black vs. Yellow scrimmage on Oct.1 at Koch Arena.
October 7, 2020

Although the Wichita State volleyball program is yet to face any competition this semester, they returned to Charles Koch Arena for the second time this offseason for their second Black and Yellow Scrimmage.  The...

WSU alum produces documentary on 1970 plane crash

A Wichita State flag sits atop a pile of twisted metal remains from the 1970 WSU plane crash near Silver Plume, Colorado.
October 6, 2020

As a student at Wichita State, Jeremy Hubbard was completely unaware of the 1970 plane crash. Now as a news anchor, KDVR and KWGN in Denver, Hubbard recently published a documentary called “Overshadowed:...

Homegrown: Wichita State lands local high-school prospect Sterling Gaston-Chapman

Wichita State's bench celebrates after a three-point shot was made against the East Carolina Pirates on Wednesday.
October 6, 2020

Wichita State landed its first commitment for the 2021 recruiting class as Wichita native Sterling Gaston-Chapman announced his intentions to become a Shocker on Tuesday. Gaston-Chapman is a three-star...

Marty: What a trip up to the crash site is like 50 years later

Sports editor for The Sunflower, Sean Marty, observes the 1970 Wichita State plane crash site on Sunday, Sept. 27 near Silver Plume, Colorado. 50 years ago, WSU's football team was flying through the Dry Gulch when the plane crashed into the side of a mountain on Oct. 2, 1970. 31 out of the 40 people on board were killed. Pieces from the crash still remain at the crash site.
October 5, 2020

One weekend ago, two members of The Sunflower staff got to visit the site where 29 people lost their lives and two others died in the weeks following. I had some expectations of what the trip would be...

Stephens to honor his fallen teammates through bike ride to Colorado

Paul Harrison, Kelly Harrison and Rick Stephens address the crowd at the 1970 plane crash memorial on campus before leaving on their eight-day bike ride to the plane crash site near Silver Plume, Colorado.
October 5, 2020

Plane crash survivor Rick Stephens has been honoring his late teammates in a creative way. Stephens and two others are bike riding from the memorial all the way to the crash site near Silver Plume, Colorado...

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