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Shockers shoot 2-27 from three, give up 25 turnovers in loss

Shockers shoot 2-27 from three, give up 25 turnovers in loss

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 12, 2019


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Memphis Tigers didn't leave much of an opening for Wichita State, who was in pursuit of their first conference win. Memphis won the game in blowout fashion, 71-50. "We've got some basketball problems," WSU head coach Keitha Adams said. Adams pointed out that turnovers, rebounding, and...

Shockers collapse in second half yet again

Shockers collapse in second half yet again

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 12, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State let another second-half lead go to waste, trying to snap Houston's 28-game home winning streak. The Shockers lost their fourth game in a row, falling to Houston who put together a 14-0 run in the second half. WSU is off to an 0-3 start in conference play for the first time since...

Shamet breaks 76ers’ franchise rookie record with 8 threes

Shamet breaks 76ers’ franchise rookie record with 8 threes

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

Ex-Wichita State Shocker Landry Shamet broke a franchise record for the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday. The Philadelphia 76ers' first-round draft pick, Shamet, made eight three-pointers against the Washington Wizards. Shamet's eight threes is the most made by a rookie in Philadelphia's franchise history. Shamet...

Shocker claims spot on bowling’s Team USA

Shocker claims spot on bowling’s Team USA

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Bowling, Sports

Wesley Low will represent the United States in international bowling competition. Low is a senior at Wichita State and a member of Shocker bowling team. He qualified for an automatic spot on bowling's Team USA, the United States Bowling Congress announced on Monday. Team USA is "an elite group...

Washington Wizards waive Ron Baker

Washington Wizards waive Ron Baker

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 7, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For the second time in a month, Ron Baker is out of a job. The Washington Wizards waived Baker on Monday, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski. Baker was first waived by the New York Knicks a month ago. Six days later, the Wizards signed the ex-Wichita State All-American. Baker's contract...

Wichita State expected to name Mike Pelfrey as next pitching coach

Wichita State expected to name Mike Pelfrey as next pitching coach

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 6, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Showcase, Sports

Wichita State is expected to name Mike Pelfrey as the team's new pitching coach, WSU officials confirmed to The Sunflower late Sunday evening. Pelfrey, a veteran MLB pitcher, will replace Mike Steele. Steele announced his departure just six weeks before the start of the season. Pelfrey was back in classes ...

Temple shuts down Wichita State in overtime

Temple shuts down Wichita State in overtime

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 6, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State lost an 11-point lead with 3:36 left in regulation. Behind Shizz Alston, Jr., Temple surged to a four-point overtime victory. Alston, Jr., had 22 points in front of a handful of NBA scouts. WSU's Samajae Haynes-Jones had 22 points (13 in the second half), but couldn't lead the Shockers...

By the numbers: Shockers drop first conference opener in 9 years

By the numbers: Shockers drop first conference opener in 9 years

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 4, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

First-year Memphis coach Penny Hardaway pushed Wichita State to its limits, with full-court press and pressure on ball-handlers. Hardaway snagged his first conference win with the Tigers in a high-scoring affair. WSU dropped its first conference opener in nine years. Memphis played the game up-...

Mike Steele out as Wichita State pitching coach

Mike Steele out as Wichita State pitching coach

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

January 3, 2019


Filed under Baseball, Sports

Wichita State pitching coach Mike Steele has resigned nearly six weeks ahead of the start of the season. Head Coach Todd Butler made the announcement on Thursday. "We will begin a search for the next Shocker pitching coach immediately," Butler said. Steele held the position for two seasons....

What to know as conference play begins for Wichita State

What to know as conference play begins for Wichita State

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

January 2, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State returns with fresh legs to play at Memphis for the start of conference play. The Shockers (7-5) are returning to action with just under two weeks of rest. The Sunflower's Marshall Sunner dives into what to expect as WSU tips off for their second year of American Athletic Conference...