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Home, road conference opponents announced

Home, road conference opponents announced

Sean Marty, Reporter

June 19, 2019

The AAC has announced the home and road conference opponents for the 2019-20 basketball season. Wichita State will play four opponents once and play seven opponents twice. Home only: East Carolina, Tulane Away only: UConn, SMU Home and Away: UCF, Cincinnati, Houston, Memphis, USF, Temple and ...

BREAKING: Teddy Allen dismissed following domestic violence property crime, petty theft charges

BREAKING: Teddy Allen dismissed following domestic violence property crime, petty theft charges

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

June 18, 2019

After being charged on Friday for domestic violence property crime and petty theft, both misdemeanors, Theodore "Teddy" Allen has been dismissed from the basketball team. An email sent to The Sunflower Tuesday morning included a statement from Director of Athletics Darron Boatright. “Coach [Gregg]...

Theodore “Teddy” Allen arrested for criminal damage to property, theft

Theodore “Teddy” Allen arrested for criminal damage to property, theft

Kylie Cameron, Editor in Chief

June 14, 2019

Theodore "Teddy" Allen, current Wichita State basketball player, was arrested Thursday for domestic violence, criminal damage to property and theft. Allen, 21, was taken into custody at his apartment near campus. According to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s office, Allen was released on a $3,500...

VanVleet, Raptors win franchise’s first ever NBA Finals Title

VanVleet, Raptors win franchise’s first ever NBA Finals Title

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 13, 2019

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors on Thursday, 114-110, to win the franchise's first ever NBA Championship. VanVleet scored 22 points in the game, hitting big shot after big shot to bring the team back after trailing in the fourth quarter....

Tournament bracket released for The Basketball Tournament

Tournament bracket released for The Basketball Tournament

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 11, 2019

The Basketball Tournament, which features an array of alumni basketball teams, released its 2019 tournament bracket Tuesday morning. Wichita State's team, the Aftershocks, will host regional games at Charles Koch Arena. The Aftershocks first game will be against Iowa United, a team made up of Iowa,...

VanVleet struggles as Warriors steal a win in Toronto

VanVleet struggles as Warriors steal a win in Toronto

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 10, 2019

The Toronto Raptors were defeated at home on Monday, 106-105, by the Golden State Warriors to force a Game Six in the NBA Finals. Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet struggled in the potential series-clinching game, scoring 11 points on 3-7 shooting from the field. He recorded two rebounds and...

All three Shockers earn All-American honors at NCAA Track and Field Championships

All three Shockers earn All-American honors at NCAA Track and Field Championships

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 10, 2019

All three Wichita State participants that qualified for the NCAA Track and Field Championships this past weekend walked away with All-American honors. Aaron True, javelin, was the first Shocker to earn All-American honors, after finishing in fifth place with a throw of 73.11 meters. After finishing...

VanVleet gets stitches as Raptors extend NBA Finals lead to 3-1

VanVleet gets stitches as Raptors extend NBA Finals lead to 3-1

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 7, 2019

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors on Friday, 105-92, to take a 3-1 series lead. Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet recorded eight points, six assists, and four rebounds in 29 minutes of limited action, due to injury. With 9:35 left in the game, VanVleet took an elbow from...

VanVleet hits game-sealing three-pointer, Raptors take 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals

VanVleet hits game-sealing three-pointer, Raptors take 2-1 lead in the NBA Finals

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 5, 2019

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors defeated the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, 123-109, to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Finals. VanVleet knocked down the dagger three-pointer with 1:37 left in the fourth quarter. All-NBA forward Kwahi Leonard was double-teamed,...

Four Shockers selected in the MLB Draft

Four Shockers selected in the MLB Draft

Sean Marty, Reporter

June 5, 2019

Wichita State had four players selected in the 2019 MLB Draft. The Shockers had two seniors, Luke Ritter and Clayton McGinness, along with two juniors, Alex Segal and Mitchell Walters, selected in the three days of the draft. Luke Ritter- 7th round No. 208 overall by the New York Mets Ritte...

Three Shockers set for NCAA Track and Field Championships in Texas

Three Shockers set for NCAA Track and Field Championships in Texas

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 5, 2019

Ben Johnson, Rebekah Topham and Aaron True are set to compete in the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin, Texas starting on Wednesday. True, men's javelin, and Topham, women's 3000-meter steeplechase, qualified for nationals with Top-12 finishes in NCAA West Preliminaries, while Johnson,...

“This is a homecoming for me”: Wedge formally introduced as new head baseball coach

“This is a homecoming for me”: Wedge formally introduced as new head baseball coach

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 5, 2019

Former Wichita State catcher Eric Wedge has been formally introduced as the new head baseball coach. He is the third coach in WSU baseball's modern era. The former All-American, and National Champion, took the podium for his first public appearance as the face of the Shocker baseball program on Tuesday,...