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Ex-Shocker Chance Moore commits to Washington State

Ex-Shocker Chance Moore commits to Washington State

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 31, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Chance Moore will play for Washington State. Moore announced his commitment via social media, adding that he is "Committed 110% to Washington State." Moore surprisingly left Wichita State in December, requesting transfer from the program. "Chance Moore has decided to transfer is no longer a mem...

The Best of 2018, Sports Edition

The Best of 2018, Sports Edition

Joseph Barringhaus, Brian Hayes, Selena Favela, Matt Crow, Khánh Nguyễn, and Evan Pflugradt

December 30, 2018


Filed under Galleries, Multimedia, Sports

The sports world was full of memories in 2018.  Here are our top photos, taken by The Sunflower staff photographers, hand-picked by our editorial staff.

Shockers end 2018 with discouraging loss to VCU

Shockers end 2018 with discouraging loss to VCU

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

December 22, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

With just under 13 minutes left in the second half, Markis McDuffie bumped into teammate Erik Stevenson, tripped, and put up a forced shot that didn’t even hit the rim.  Two possessions later, McDuffie got into a jawing match with a Virginia Commonwealth player, and after exchanging words, McDuffie ...

Wichita State reignites tumultuous rivalry with VCU Saturday

Wichita State reignites tumultuous rivalry with VCU Saturday

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

It’d be impossible for Gregg Marshall to forget the rivalry he’s had with Virginia Commonwealth. Wichita State and VCU will meet for the fifth time in the programs’ history on Saturday, it’s the fourth meeting under Marshall’s leadership. The teams will begin a home-and-away agreement starting at...

McDuffie leads Shockers to dominate second-half, WSU downs Oral Roberts

McDuffie leads Shockers to dominate second-half, WSU downs Oral Roberts

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

For the first time this season, Wichita State has won three games in a row. The Shockers scored 12 straight points after trailing the Golden Eagles 15-13 after eight minutes of play. WSU won the game 84-63. Entering Wednesday, WSU had been outscored by their opponent in the second half of three...

Washington Wizards sign Ron Baker

Washington Wizards sign Ron Baker

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

December 19, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Washington Wizards plan to sign former Wichita State guard Ron Baker. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi first reported that Baker will sign with the Wizards just a week after the New York Knicks waived the three-year NBA veteran. The Wizards will waive Okaro White to make room for Baker on their 15-man...

What to watch for: Wichita State returns to Koch Arena to host Oral Roberts

What to watch for: Wichita State returns to Koch Arena to host Oral Roberts

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

December 18, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State held off a 17-point rally by Southern Mississippi to go on their second two-game winning streak of the year. The Shockers (6-4) return to their true home court on Wednesday to play host to Oral Roberts in their final home game of 2018. A Shocker win would give WSU its first three-g...

Chance Moore to transfer from Wichita State

Chance Moore to transfer from Wichita State

Matthew Kelly, Editor in Chief

December 17, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Freshman wing Chance Moore will transfer from Wichita State, the team announced Monday. "Chance Moore has decided to transfer and is no longer a member of the Wichita State basketball team," Bryan Holmgren, WSU Athletics director of communications, wrote in an email Monday. The Sunrise Christian...

Gregg Marshall: “I watch this team at some points and I think, ‘Man, how are we winning any games?’”

Gregg Marshall: “I watch this team at some points and I think, ‘Man, how are we winning any games?’”

Evan Pflugradt, Sports Editor

December 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Showcase, Sports

Wichita State Head Coach Gregg Marshall watched as his team surrendered a once 17-point second-half lead to Southern Mississippi. Marshall cringed as Ricky Torres, WSU’s point guard, fired a pass directed at the head of teammate Samajae Haynes-Jones. “He nearly took Samajae’s face off,” Marsh...

Stevenson, McDuffie continue to struggle late in games and away from home

Stevenson, McDuffie continue to struggle late in games and away from home

Marshall Sunner, Reporter

December 16, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall was nothing more than puzzled after Saturday’s roller coaster win against Southern Mississippi. "I’m glad we survived,” Marshall said. “I was very disappointed in the way we played down the stretch in the last 11 minutes, after we get the 16-point lead....