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Joiner sinks game-winning buzzer-beater as Tulsa storms back against No. 23 Shockers

Joiner sinks game-winning buzzer-beater as Tulsa storms back against No. 23 Shockers

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

February 1, 2020

A full 94 feet stood in-between Tulsa and another top-25 victory. Tulsa guard Elijah Joiner caught the ball at Wichita State's free throw line with just over three seconds to go. Three. Joiner dribbled down the floor, drifting right. Two. He starts to rise up over Wichita State junior forward Trey Wade...

PHOTOS:Shockers sink Pirates, 57-55

PHOTOS:Shockers sink Pirates, 57-55

Selena Favela, Photographer

February 1, 2020

How the Chiefs helped evolve Paul Sullentrop

How the Chiefs helped evolve Paul Sullentrop

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

February 1, 2020

When it comes to the Kansas City Chiefs, WSU Senior Communicator Paul Sullentrop has seen it all. Growing up, Sullentrop was a Chiefs fan. Since he was into sports and since the Chiefs were the closest team, it only made sense. As his life evolved, Sullentrop found another passion — journalism....

Women’s tennis loses at home to Kansas State

Women’s tennis loses at home to Kansas State

Lee Harter, Reporter

February 1, 2020

Despite valiant efforts, the Wichita State women’s tennis team lost 2-5 to Kansas State on Friday. In doubles, the No. 1 duo of Esther Thebault and Lingwei Kong won their matchup, 6-4. The No. 2 pair of Sandra Honigova and Marta Bellucco fought their way back from a 1-3 disparity to lead 5-4 before...

Havoc in the Heartland: 3 Keys to a Shocker victory at Tulsa

Havoc in the Heartland: 3 Keys to a Shocker victory at Tulsa

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 31, 2020

Following back-to-back victories, WSU has returned to the AP top-25, but will once again be faced with a test to maintain their ranking. Despite Tulsa struggling in the non-conference portion of their schedule, the Golden Hurricane have responded with a 6-1 start in conference play. Currently, the...

Shockers prepare for weekend matchup with Tulsa

Shockers prepare for weekend matchup with Tulsa

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Wichita State is on a two-game winning streak, but their schedule doesn’t get any easier. The Shockers are set for a matchup with first-place Tulsa on Saturday. Head Coach Gregg Marshall met with the media before one of his team’s biggest road tests this year. Havoc in the Heartland What started as a non...

Wichita State sneaks back into national polls after 2-game winning streak

Wichita State sneaks back into national polls after 2-game winning streak

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

January 30, 2020

The Wichita State men’s basketball team found its way back into the national polls this week after winning two games against South Florida and Central Florida. Two weeks ago, when the Shockers were the No. 16 team in the country, the team fell into a slump – losing two-straight to Temple and Houston...

‘He accepted the challenge:’ How Gregg Marshall’s halftime challenge lit a fire under Dexter Dennis

‘He accepted the challenge:’ How Gregg Marshall’s halftime challenge lit a fire under Dexter Dennis

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

January 27, 2020

Wichita State combo guard Dexter Dennis wasn’t getting into a flow. He had two “atomic bombs,” according to Head Coach Gregg Marshall in the first half against Central Florida on Saturday, and was shooting just 1-6 from the field and 0-2 from three-point range. During halftime, Marshall kept...

‘What a difference a year can make’: Shockers eclipse win total from a season ago with victory over Knights

‘What a difference a year can make’: Shockers eclipse win total from a season ago with victory over Knights

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 26, 2020

In back to back seasons, Wichita State has defeated UCF in front of a packed Charles Koch Arena crowd, but this year’s game had a much different feel than the last.  A year ago, the Shockers were struggling and searching for their first conference win coming into the matchup against the Knights...

Shockers slay Knights for 2nd straight win

Shockers slay Knights for 2nd straight win

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 25, 2020

Wichita State (17-3) defeated Central Florida at home Saturday by a score of 87-79 to improve to 5-2 in conference play. The Shockers’ offense looked much improved, especially in the first half, when they shot 41% (14-34). WSU finished the half on a 26-18 run to take a nine-point lead into locker r...