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‘Don’t sleep us on us’: Wichita State taking underdog mindset in Wedge’s first season at the helm

‘Don’t sleep us on us’: Wichita State taking underdog mindset in Wedge’s first season at the helm

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 25, 2020

With just three weeks away from the official start of baseball season, Wichita State took the field for the first time officially in frigid temperatures, and a few snowflakes that graced across Eck Stadium on Friday. This year’s start of play is much different than just a year ago. The Shockers...

ANALYSIS: Which Shockers are trending up and down? (January Edition)

ANALYSIS: Which Shockers are trending up and down? (January Edition)

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

Wichita State has been slumping. Losers of two straight before snapping the streak Tuesday against South Florida, the Shockers now find themselves outside of the AP top-25 again and are sitting at 4-2 in conference play. After being ranked No. 16 last week and coming off a win against the preseas...

OPINION: How to not act at the end of a basketball game

OPINION: How to not act at the end of a basketball game

Marshall Sunner and Sean Marty

January 23, 2020

At the end of the Wichita State and South Florida game on Tuesday in Tampa, players for the Shockers celebrated. They had just snapped a two-game losing streak, so there was high-fiving on the court — respectively, of course — before the team went to shake hands with the Bulls players. At the sa...

Here’s the sporting news you missed over break

Here’s the sporting news you missed over break

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

A lot transpired inside WSU athletics over the course of winter break. Curious what you may have missed? We’ve got you covered. Here’s exactly what you missed from each sport, as well as other news involving WSU sports: Men’s Basketball The men’s basketball team went 8-2 while students were away at b...

USF snaps WSU’s 3-game winning streak

USF snaps WSU’s 3-game winning streak

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 22, 2020

The Wichita State women’s basketball team’s three-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday as they fell to USF at home by a score of 56-50. With the loss, the Shockers drop to 11-8 on the season and 3-3 in conference play. The Shockers struggled out of the gate and ultimately trailed 27-21 after ...

WSU snaps two game losing skid with win at South Florida

WSU snaps two game losing skid with win at South Florida

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 21, 2020

Wichita State (16-3) defeated South Florida on Tuesday, snapping its two-game losing streak, by a score of 56-43 down in Tampa, Florida. Earlier this week, the Shockers fell out of one of the two polls (Associated Press) after reaching the No. 16 ranking the week before. In the USA Today Coaches Poll...

‘I’ve really not recognized our team:’ Marshall, Shockers looking for answers after back-to-back losses

‘I’ve really not recognized our team:’ Marshall, Shockers looking for answers after back-to-back losses

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

January 19, 2020

With 12:29 remaining in the second half, sophomore shooting guard Erik Stevenson hoisted up a three-pointer. The shot clanged off the back iron, and even though fellow sophomore Jamarius Burton was there to pick up this miss, all Head Coach Gregg Marshall could do was put his hands on top of his head. That's...

How Houston’s dominant defensive performance changes WSU’s offense moving forward

How Houston’s dominant defensive performance changes WSU’s offense moving forward

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 19, 2020

Multiple times throughout this season so far, WSU has failed to respond to size and strength from opposing teams, and Saturday’s contest against Houston was no different. The Cougars came prepared and dominated the lane. Houston made it their goal to not allow anything easy for WSU’s offense in...

Shockers drop second straight to Houston

Shockers drop second straight to Houston

Sean Marty, Reporter

January 18, 2020

Wichita State fell to Houston on Saturday, losing for the second time this week for the first losing streak of the season. The Cougars won the game 65-54 at Charles Koch Arena. The Shockers came into this week ranked No. 16 in the polls, their highest ranking since the final week of the 2017-18 season....

WSU offense falters against Temple, snap nine game winning streak

WSU offense falters against Temple, snap nine game winning streak

Marshall Sunner, Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

Wichita State has had their problems with Temple over the years. Coming into the night, the Shockers had never won a game at the school in Philadelphia, were 3-2 all-time leading the series. After Wednesday night's game in the Liacouras Center, the all-time series is now tied, 3-3, after a 65-53 Owl...

Shockers overcome 15-point deficit, defeat Tulsa at home

Shockers overcome 15-point deficit, defeat Tulsa at home

David Leon, Reporter

January 16, 2020

Wichita State has now won back-to-back games after defeating Tulsa on Wednesday, 57-46, overcoming a 15-point deficit in the process. The Shockers came back after leaving the half down by 13 (28-15) to pulling off the conference win. The Shockers struggled early in the first quarter, and even started...