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Ornella Niankan plays defense against UTSA on March 3. Niankan is a junior at WSU.

Women’s basketball comes back from 16-point deficit to win last game of the season against UAB

Piper Pinnetti, Reporter March 7, 2024

The Wichita State women’s basketball team finished the regular season with a fiercely fought game on Tuesday evening against the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Shockers returned from a 16-point...

The Wichita State Shockers welcome Sami Hood at home plate after her home run hit during the Sept. 16 game.

Softball sweeps Nebraska, falls to No. 14 Missouri in Big Red Invitational

Jacinda Hall, Podcast Editor March 5, 2024

Wichita State softball was on the road this weekend in Lincoln, Nebraska, for the Big Red Invitational against the University of Nebraska–Lincoln and No. 14 University of Missouri.  The Shockers...

Camden Johnson is leading off in the bottom of the first inning on March first against Utah Tech. Johnson scored a total of two runs.

Baseball starts out perfect at home with series sweep against Utah Tech

Trinity Ramm, Managing Editor March 5, 2024

During opening weekend at Eck Stadium, the Wichita State baseball team made easy work of the visiting Utah Tech Trailblazers, winning all three games of the series. The Shockers are 7-3 on the season...

Harlond Beverly chases after the ball during the final home game of the season againist Rice. Wichita State won with the score of 87-66.

Night of 3s: Wichita State men’s basketball trumps Rice in 21-point victory

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor March 4, 2024

Graduate student forward Dalen Ridgal was the only senior celebrated in Charles Koch Arena for the Wichita State men’s basketball game against Rice. After a tight first half, the Shockers ran away...

DJ McCarty points to a team member to move for a pass. McCarty is a senior at Wichita State and scored 12 points for WSU against UTSA.

Women’s basketball loses on senior night

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor March 4, 2024

Despite a late comeback, Wichita State women’s basketball fell at home on Saturday to The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), 68-61. On senior night, the Shockers never led in the game. With...

Mohamed Shafie, a WSU staff member in research engineering, plays in a match of table tennis.

Wichita State table tennis team strives for national competitive success

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor March 3, 2024

When new people join the Wichita State table tennis team, they are quickly told that it isn’t a run-of-the-mill ping-pong club. The team treats itself like an NCAA organization; recruiting, training...

Infielder Jack Little slides to third base during a game on March 26, 2023.

Freshman Tyler Dobbs wins first game on the mound against Oral Roberts

Owen Prothro, Reporter March 1, 2024

Stepping on the mound in the second inning of Wichita State’s baseball game at Oral Roberts, freshman Tyler Dobbs earned his first collegiate win on Wednesday. Dobbs pitched five scoreless innings, gave...

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Shocker Sports Roundup: What you missed in sports this weekend

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor March 1, 2024

Men’s tennis The Wichita State men’s tennis team lost to both Drake and No. 23 Oklahoma State University over the weekend.  The Shockers lost to Drake on Friday, 5-2, and were swept by Oklahoma...

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Women’s golf starts spring season with a top-10 finish in Rio Verde Invitational

Owen Prothro, Reporter February 29, 2024

Women’s golf competed in the Rio Verde Invitational, hosted by Western Michigan University over the weekend. The Shockers placed ninth overall out of 20 schools to kick off its spring season, shooting...

Followed by her teammates, freshman Salese Blow slams her hands on the table after making a 3-point buzzer shot to send the Shockers into overtime against SMU.

Women’s basketball drop game in overtime against Southern Methodist University

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor February 28, 2024

After a thrilling 3-point basket from freshman Salese Blow at the buzzer that sent the game into overtime, the Wichita State women’s basketball ultimately fell to Southern Methodist University on Wednesday...

Bijan Cortes jumps to pass the ball to a teammate during the first half of the Feb. 21 game against Tulsa.

No blown lead this time: men’s basketball holds on for win vs UAB

Jacob Unruh, Assistant Sports Editor February 28, 2024

Much of the second half of the Wichita State men’s basketball team’s game against the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) felt like deja vu to the numerous times this season when the Shockers...

Sophomore infielder Sami Hood throws the ball to first base to get an out during the Oct. 8 game against South Dakota State.

Softball goes 4-1 in Razorback Invitational, beats another ranked opponent

Owen Prothro, Reporter February 27, 2024

The Wichita State softball team competed in the Razorback Invitational in Fayetteville, Arkansas, over the weekend. The Shockers went 4-1 during the three-day event and secured a win against No. 15 University...

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