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Interim Head Coach Isaac Brown talks to a ref during the game against Tulane at Charles Koch Arena on Feb. 3.

‘Every coaching situation is different:’ Boatright discusses upcoming coaching search

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

It’s no secret that the men’s basketball team’s search for its next head coach will be a pivotal one in the future of the program. Wichita State Director of Athletics Darron Boatright discussed the...

Wichita State junior Dexter Dennis gets upset at a call during the game against Tulane at Charles Koch Arena on Feb. 3.

Dexter Dennis continues to make his presence felt in victory over Tulane

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 5, 2021

Wichita State men’s basketball defeated Tulane on Wednesday, 75-67, picking up its second straight victory. Junior Dexter Dennis was a catalyst in the victory, holding Tulane’s Jaylen Forbes to nine.  Coming...

Wichita State redshirt senior Alterique Gilbert gets a rebound during the game against Tulane at Charles Koch Arena on Feb. 3.

‘You can’t settle:’ Shockers pick up eight-point victory over Tulane

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 4, 2021

Wichita State picked up its second straight win on Wednesday, defeating Tulane 75-67. The Shockers improve to 10-4 on the season and 6-2 in conference play with this win.  WSU built up a 21-point lead...

Wichita State players huddle up during the game against UCF at Charles Koch Arena on Jan. 30.

How Shocker sports performed over winter break

Sean Marty, Sports Editor February 1, 2021

After a semester  that featured no official competition on Wichita State’s campus, Shocker Athletics have returned for this semester. During the break when most college students were enjoying a holiday...

Wichita State Jocelen Ruth competes in weight throw during the invitational for track and field at Wichita State on Jan. 29.

Three Shockers set Top-25 marks at Track and Field’s Shocker Invitational

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 31, 2021

Three Wichita State Track and Field athletes set top-25 marks in the country during the Shocker Invitational on Friday. In the meet, WSU faced off against the likes of Oral Roberts and Oklahoma Baptist...

Wichita State sophomore Tyson Etienne drives to the basket during the game against UCF at Charles Koch Arena on Jan. 30.

Etienne becomes fastest Shocker to 100 triples in overtime win

Joe Baker, Sports Reporter January 31, 2021

Wichita State men’s basketball won in nail-biting fashion on Saturday afternoon, defeating the UCF Knights 93 to 88 in overtime. With the victory, the Shockers are 9-4 overall and their record in American...

Wichita State junior Dexter Dennis goes up for a 3 pointer during the game against UCF at Charles Koch Arena on Jan. 30.

‘The game wasn’t over:’ Shockers utilize late rally to overtime victory over UCF

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 31, 2021

Wichita State found itself on the brink of possibly its worst loss of the season. With 3:45 left to play, the Shockers were trailing Central Florida by eight points and looked poised to drop a pivotal...

Wichita State sophomore Tyson Etienne follows through a 3 point shot during the game against UCF at Charles Koch Arena on Jan. 30.

PHOTOS: Wichita State 93 – UCF 88 | Jan. 30, 2021

Shockers utilize late rally to overtime 93-88 victory over UCF in Charles Koch Area. Sophomore Tyson Etienne scored a career-high 29 points, 21 came in the second half and overtime.  With WSU’s victory, they improve to 9-4 on the season and 5-2 in conference play. The Shockers currently sit in second place in the AAC.  The Shockers will next face off against Tulane on Wednesday. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on ESPN+.
Khanh Nguyen January 31, 2021

Wichita State freshman, Sophie Childs spikes the ball during a scrimmage at Charles Koch Arena on Jan 28.

Shocker Volleyball hosts Black and Yellow Scrimmage in Place of Postponed Matches

Joe Baker, Sports Reporter January 30, 2021

Shocker Volleyball hosts Black and Yellow Scrimmage in Place of Postponed Matches Shocker volleyball hosted a Black and Yellow Scrimmage on Thursday, following the postponement of its games against...

Junior Liam Eddy pitches the ball while warming up during a scrimmage at Eck Stadium on Oct. 10.

Baseball releases schedule for 2021 season

Sean Marty, Sports Editor January 27, 2021

Wichita State baseball released its schedule for the 2021 season on Wednesday after having its 2020 season end prematurely due to COVID-19. The Shockers will play 29 of its 54 games at Eck Stadium. WSU...

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