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Luke Ritter drafted by the New York Mets

Luke Ritter drafted by the New York Mets

Sean Marty, Reporter

June 4, 2019

Luke Ritter was drafted by the New York Mets in the seventh round of the MLB Draft. The senior was drafted No. 208 overall in the second day of the draft. Ritter was drafted in the 37th round last year by the Minnesota Twins but decided to return for his senior season despite having nine teammates ...

VanVleet scores 17 points, but Warriors even series with Raptors

VanVleet scores 17 points, but Warriors even series with Raptors

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

June 3, 2019

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors fell to the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, 109-104, evening the NBA Finals at 1-1. The loss ended a five-game winning streak for the Raptors. VanVleet was the second leading scorer for the Raptors, scoring 17 points on 7-17 shooting...

Fred VanVleet helps Raptors take 1-0 series lead in NBA Finals

Fred VanVleet helps Raptors take 1-0 series lead in NBA Finals

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

May 31, 2019

Fred VanVleet is proving to be a key for the Raptors success during Toronto's postseason run. On Thursday, the Raptors took game one from the Golden State Warriors in Toronto, 118-109, to take a 1-0 series lead in the NBA Finals. The former Wichita State standout finished with 15 points on 5-8 shooting....

Eric Wedge named head coach of Wichita State baseball

Eric Wedge named head coach of Wichita State baseball

Sean Marty, Reporter

May 29, 2019

Eric Wedge has been named Wichita State’s new head baseball coach. Wedge becomes the 22nd head baseball coach in the school’s history. Wedge was a member of the WSU baseball team from 1987-89 and made three NCAA tournament appearances. He was on the 1989 College World Series champion team as ...

Todd Butler fired from the Wichita State baseball program

Todd Butler fired from the Wichita State baseball program

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

May 26, 2019

Wichita State head coach Todd Butler has been fired from the baseball program. Athletic Director Darron Boatright announced on Sunday that Butler was being dismissed from the team following the conclusion of his sixth season. He still had one year on his contract that he signed in 2013, and will...

Fred VanVleet helps Toronto Raptors advance to franchise’s first ever NBA Finals

Fred VanVleet helps Toronto Raptors advance to franchise’s first ever NBA Finals

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

May 25, 2019

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors have advanced to the NBA Finals after defeating the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday, 100-94, in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Raptors won the series 4-2. VanVleet contributed with 14 points off the bench, helping take the scoring...

Wichita State’s season comes to an end after loss to UConn

Wichita State’s season comes to an end after loss to UConn

Sean Marty, Reporter

May 25, 2019

WSU’s season has come to a close after losing to UConn 8-3 on Saturday in the American Athletic Conference tournament. Once again, the Shocker offense got off to a hot start building a 2-0 lead in the first two innings. In the top of the first, Luke Ritter came around to score after a fielder’s...

Shockers run rule top-seeded ECU in AAC tournament elimination game

Shockers run rule top-seeded ECU in AAC tournament elimination game

May 24, 2019

The Shockers run-ruled top seed and No. 8 East Carolina, 12-5, in an elimination game of the AAC Tournament. WSU has now defeated the nationally ranked ECU for the third time in two weeks. Before their win against the Pirates in the opening round, ECU had not lost multiple games to the same team in...

WSU falls to UConn in second AAC tournament game

WSU falls to UConn in second AAC tournament game

Sean Marty, Reporter

May 23, 2019

WSU was unable to complete a comeback late against UConn in the second round of the AAC Tournament. They lost  9-7. After the Huskies struck first, to obtain a quick 1-0 lead in the top of the second, WSU quickly responded. With the bases loaded, freshman David VanVooren hit a two-run single to put...

WSU upsets No. 1 seed East Carolina in first round of AAC Tournament

WSU upsets No. 1 seed East Carolina in first round of AAC Tournament

Sean Marty, Reporter

May 21, 2019

For the second time in two weeks, the Shockers have upset the conference champions, No. 1 seed and No. 8-ranked East Carolina, 6-2 in the opening round game. Senior Clayton McGinness once again pitched a gem against the extremely potent offense that the Pirates possess. McGinness pitched 6 ⅓ innin...

Landry Shamet named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team

Landry Shamet named to NBA All-Rookie Second Team

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

May 21, 2019

Former Wichita State guard Landry Shamet was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team on Tuesday. He received three first team votes, and 79 second team votes. Shamet, a member of the Los Angeles Clippers, joined teammate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander on the Second Team. During his rookie season, Shamet...

Wichita State baseball clinches No. 8 seed in conference tournament

Wichita State baseball clinches No. 8 seed in conference tournament

Sean Marty, Reporter

May 18, 2019

With their backs up against the wall and the possibility of missing postseason play, the Shockers survived and advanced.   Wichita State took two games out of three from South Florida, clinching the No. 8 seed in the conference tournament. WSU nearly blew game one of the series as they held a 7...