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Wichita State sophomore Tyson Etienne celebrates after hitting a 3-pointer during the game against Houston at Charles Koch Arena on Feb. 18.

‘Let’s make history:’ Shockers complete upset of No. 6 Houston

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 19, 2021

For the first time since 1967, Wichita State defeated a top-six team in the country at home on Thursday night as they beat No. 6 Houston, 68-63 inside Charles Koch Arena. The victory was also crucial in...

The Houston Cougars gather in a huddle prior to the game against Wichita State on Saturday inside Charles Koch Arena.

Shockers look for crucial victory over No. 6 Houston

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 18, 2021

As Wichita State hosts Houston on Thursday night, the Shockers look for its first home victory against a team ranked No. 6 or higher since 1967.  Houston has dominated the matchup since WSU joined...

What you need to know about student tickets

What you need to know about student tickets

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 17, 2021

With the school year now in full swing, the same can be said for sporting events. All tuition-paying students are allowed to attend sporting events free of charge through student fees.  For men’s...

Wichita State sophomore Erik Stevenson shushes the Oklahoma State crowd after making a three-pointer during the second half of the game against the Cowboys on Sunday inside Gallagher-Iba Arena.

Where are last year’s transfers now?

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 14, 2021

This past offseason, the Wichita State men’s basketball roster endured its fair share of roster turnover, with six scholarship players transferring out of the program. Here’s an update on those...

Wichita State redshirt senior Alterique Gilbert celebrates after getting an And-1 during the game against Tulane at Charles Koch Arena on Feb. 3.

‘Just have faith:’ Gilbert overcomes battles with mental health

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 13, 2021

Over a year ago, Wichita State senior point guard Alterique Gilbert hit his low point. Gilbert, then at the University of Connecticut, sat out of the Huskies’ game against Temple due to personal reasons.   Gilbert...

Wichita State redshirt senior Alterique Gilbert drives to the basket during the game against Temple at Charles Koch Arena on Feb. 7.

WSU’s weekend matchup against SMU gets postponed

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 12, 2021

Wichita State men's basketball conference game against Southern Methodist on Sunday has been postponed due to COVID-19 related issues within SMU's program, the American Athletic Conference announced on...

Wichita State Tyson Etienne dabs up Alterique Gilbert during the game against UCF at Charles Koch Arena on Jan. 30.

Shockers escape with one-point victory over Central Florida

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 11, 2021

Wichita State narrowly escaped with a victory on Wednesday, defeating Central Florida 61-60. The Shockers improve to 12-4 on the season and 8-2 in conference play with the win.  With just under a minute...

Prince McJunkins prepares to pass during a game against Tulsa on Oct. 24, 1981.

‘He was before his time:’ Remembering Shocker legend Prince McJunkins

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 10, 2021

Former Wichita State football legend Prince McJunkins died in a Tulsa hospital on Tuesday after contracting COVID-19. McJunkins was 60 years old. To many, the news of McJunkins came as a surprise to...

Wichita State players gather together at crunch time during the game against Temple at Charles Koch Arena on Feb. 7.

Tyson Etienne leads WSU to close victory over Temple

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 7, 2021

Wichita State narrowly escaped with a victory on Sunday, defeating Temple 70-67. The Shockers improve to 11-4 on the season and 7-2 in conference play with the win.  With 1:08 left in the game, Temple...

McKenna Paintin, Winny Koskei, and Yazmine Wright pose for picture after the awards ceremony. The American Athletic Conference Cross Country Championships was held at 4 Mile Creek Resort, on Feb 6.

‘It’s history:’ Winny Koskei wins third straight AAC title

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 7, 2021

Senior Winny Koskei became the most decorated cross country athlete in the history of the American Athletic Conference on Saturday, becoming the first runner to win three AAC individual titles. Koskei...

Wichita State junior Asia Strong makes a pass during the game against Temple on Feb. 5 at Koch Area.

Women’s Basketball falls to Temple

Joe Baker, Sports Reporter February 7, 2021

The Shocker women’s basketball team lost to the Temple Owls 65-57 on Saturday afternoon. With Temple’s victory over Wichita State, the Owls sweep the season series over the Shockers. Wichita State...

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