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Small forward Jordan Parks passes the ball during the game against the Beale Street Boys.

Aftershocks outlast Beale Street Boys, overcome 21-point deficit

Trinity Ramm, Reporter July 22, 2023

A combination of Markis McDuffie’s play on the glass and Caleb Walker’s outside shooting allowed the Aftershocks to convert a double digit deficit into victory against the Beale Street Boys on Friday...

AfterShocks point guard Tyrus McGee looks for a teammate to pass to during the game against the B1 Ballers on July 20. McGee secured the most points, 11, in the game for the AfterShocks.

AfterShocks open fourth year return with win against B1 Ballers

Mia Hennen, Editor in Chief July 21, 2023

The AfterShocks will advance to the next round of the 2023 Wichita Super Regional after defeating B1 Ballers, 66-54. This is the fourth year in a row that Wichita has hosted its own regional for The...

Players DJ McCarty and Aniya Bell celebrate after the final buzzer at Saturdays game. At their last home game, Shockers beat Temple 79-67.

Women’s basketball faces new teams in expanded conference

Trinity Ramm, Reporter July 20, 2023

The American Athletic Conference announced their conference schedule for the 2023-24 women’s basketball season on Thursday morning. The women’s conference schedule will now match the men’s with...

Freshman forward Daniela Abies looks to rebound against South Carolina State. Abies scored seven points and recorded seven rebounds.

Daniela Abies selected for Spanish Under-19 National Team

Trinity Ramm, Reporter July 14, 2023

The Wichita State women’s basketball team will see one of their own take the stage at the 2023 FIBA U19 Women’s World Cup. Sophomore forward Daniela Abies was selected for Spain’s Under-19 Team...

Former Shocker Fred VanVleet celebrates a point during the Aftershocks game on July 18, 2021, inside Charles Koch Arena.

Fred VanVleet signs record-setting contract with Houston Rockets

Jacinda Hall, Reporter July 2, 2023

Former Wichita State men’s basketball player Fred VanVleet signed a record-breaking $130 million, three-year contract with the Houston Rockets. This contract is the largest contract for any undrafted...

Markis McDuffie takes selfies with AfterShocks fans after the game against Bleed Green. AfterShocks won 70-69. TBT will return to Charles Koch Arena in July 2023.

The Basketball Tournament, AfterShocks to return to Koch Arena

Mia Hennen, Editor in Chief June 29, 2023

The Basketball Tournament (TBT) will return to Charles Koch Arena for the fourth time since hosting the Wichita Super Regionals at Wichita State University. The $1 million, winner-take-all summer basketball...

Freshman Ricky Council IV leaps up in attempt to make a two-pointer on Cincinatti on Jan. 16. Cincinnati upset Wichita State, 61-57.

Former Wichita State basketball player signs two-way deal with 76ers

Jacinda Hall, Reporter June 24, 2023

Former men’s basketball player Ricky Council IV signed a two-way contract with the Philadelphia 76ers following Thursday night’s draft  Council went undrafted in the 2023 NBA draft. The University...

Craig Porter Jr. gives an interview to the media at Charles Koch Arena on Oct. 18, 2022.

Craig Porter inks two-way deal with Cleveland Cavaliers

Trinity Ramm, Sports Editor June 24, 2023

Former Wichita State guard Craig Porter Jr. is trading in his Shocker gear for wine and gold. While he wasn’t drafted on Thursday night, Porter signed a two-way deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday...

New pitching coach added to Wichita State softball staff

New pitching coach added to Wichita State softball staff

Jennifer Anima, Reporter June 22, 2023

A well known name throughout the NCAA will be the new pitching coach at Wichita State University. Courtney Oliver, former associate head coach at conference rival Houston, was brought on by head softball...

Former Shocker Lynbert “Cheese” Johnson walks out on the court before the dunk contest on Oct. 18, 2017.

Former WSU basketball player Lynbert Johnson to be inducted into Kansas Sports Hall of Fame 

Jennifer Anima, Reporter June 14, 2023

Lynbert “Cheese” Johnson will be inducted into the Class of 2023 Kansas Sports Hall of Fame, alongside 11 other members this October.  Johnson played for the men's basketball team from 1975-79....

Wichita State alum, former volleyball player to be inducted in Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Wichita State alum, former volleyball player to be inducted in Kansas Sports Hall of Fame

Jennifer Anima, Reporter June 13, 2023

The Kansas Sports Hall of Fame announced 12 new inductees for the class of 2023 on Monday. Sara Lungren Walkup, who played for the Shockers volleyball team from 2005-2007, was one of the 12. Standing...

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