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Former WSU guard Landry Shamet eliminated in Western Conference Semifinals

Wichita State guard Landry Shamet dribbles down the court against the South Dakota State Tuesday in Koch Arena.
September 16, 2020

Former Wichita State guard Landry Shamet and the Los Angeles Clippers were eliminated in game seven by a score of 104-89 against the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. This comes after the Clippers took a 3-1...

Emma Wright honored in senior night ceremony but leaves the door open for possible return

Wichita State senior Emma Wright walks with Director of Operations Shannon Lamb during her senior recognition during the Black and Yellow Scrimmage on Saturday, Sept. 12 inside Charles Koch Arena.
September 15, 2020

Just like many people within the Wichita State volleyball program, redshirt senior Emma Wright has had to adjust on the fly. Going into her final year of eligibility she was planning to play out the regular...

‘Everybody has to have a seat at the table’: WSU Athletic Department forms Diversity and Inclusion Council in hopes of continuing the conversation

‘Everybody has to have a seat at the table’: WSU Athletic Department forms Diversity and Inclusion Council in hopes of continuing the conversation
September 15, 2020

The Wichita State Athletic Department formed a new Diversity and Inclusion Council this summer in response to the social unrest across the country. The council’s main purpose is to advance Shocker Athletics’...

Volleyball utilizes Black and Yellow Scrimmage as they stay prepared for spring season

Wichita State's yellow team goes in for a huddle during the Black and Yellow Scrimmage on Saturday, Sep. 12.
September 13, 2020

This weekend, the Wichita State volleyball program was supposed to be in Nacoghodes, Texas playing Stephen F. Austin. Instead, they played their first game of the season in the form of a Black and Yellow...

VanVleet, Raptors fall in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals

Former Wichita State player Fred Van Vleet speaks with ESPN Saturday afternoon in Charles Koch Arena. Van Vleet is currently signed to the Toronto Raptors. (Feb. 18, 2017)
September 11, 2020

Former Wichita State guard Fred VanVleet and the Toronto Raptors fell to the Boston Celtics in game seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on Friday, 92-87. This ends the Raptors championship reign...

Cross Country season gets postponed as questions still remain for upcoming season

Wichita State women's cross country team prepares for the JK Gold Classic on Sept. 7 at 4 Mile Creek Resort.
September 11, 2020

Just six days after the American Athletic Conference announced that the volleyball season would be delayed, the same was announced for cross country on September 1. For Wichita State, this means no fall...

Volleyball to host Black and Yellow Scrimmage

Freshman  Brylee Kelly celebrates with her teammates after scoring against the Houston Cougars on Oct. 11.
September 8, 2020

The Wichita State volleyball team announced that they will be hosting a Black and Yellow Scrimmage on September 12 at 6 p.m. On August 25, the American Athletic Conference delayed the volleyball season...

Maya Brewer inks first professional contract

Wichita State's Maya Brewer drives the ball down the court during the game against Arkansas Pine-Bluff Monday, Dec. 16, 2019.
September 4, 2020

Former Wichita State guard Maya Brewer has landed her first professional contract with ETHA Egnomis located in Engomi, Cyprus.  ETHA Egnomis is currently in Division A of the Cypriot Championship which...

American Athletic Conference to delay cross country season

Wichita State junior Alex Moen charges forward with other Wichita State cross country members on Sept. 7 at 4 Mile Creek Resort.
September 1, 2020

The American Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday that the cross country season would be postponed until a later date. One week ago, the conference announced that the volleyball season would be delayed...

WSU baseball program promotes two former managers on coaching staff

Wichita State baseball Head Coach Eric Wedge speaks to the media at baseball media day on Jan. 24 at Eck Stadium.
September 1, 2020

The Wichita State baseball program announced a pair of changes within the coaching staff on August 20. Both Nate Brisco and Easton Herring were promoted to new positions for this upcoming season.  Brisco...

Shockers in the Pros: How WSU alumni are fairing in their return to sports

Alec Bohm, drafted 3rd overall by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2018 MLB Draft, watches WSU Baseball practice at Eck Stadium on Sep. 8, 2018. Bohm is seen next to Assistant Coach Sammy Esposito and Volunteer Assitant Coach Willie Schwanke.
August 31, 2020

Currently, there are no games on Wichita State’s campus but Shocker alumni are still making an impact in the sporting landscape. Although there are many question marks that remain regarding the world...

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