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WSU Athletics hosted a press conference to introduce the new head mens basketball coach Paul Mills on March 23.

Basketball officially enters the Paul Mills era

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor September 28, 2023

Wichita State basketball kicked off their season with their first practice at Charles Koch Arena on Wednesday. Following Isaac Brown’s departure last season, basketball is entering a new era with Head...

Barabara Koehler watches as Charlotte recieves her hit. Koehler scored nine kills in the three sets played.

‘A different season of my life’: Transfer Barbara Koehler adjusts to volleyball at WSU

Shaylee Jacobs-Wilson, Reporter September 28, 2023

Junior outside hitter Barbara Koehler is in a new season of her life as she’s adjusting to volleyball at an American university. The Brazil native transferred to Wichita State after two years at Florida...


Newly-formed kickboxing club trains up beginners for self-defense, discipline

Jacob Unruh, Reporter September 28, 2023

Despite being formed less than a month ago, the Wichita State kickboxing club is off to a strong start. About a dozen people congregated in the Heskett Center this week to learn the basics of a martial...

The Wichita State Shockers celebrate after scoring a point in the first set. Wichita State took the set 25-14.

Wichita State volleyball sweep University of Charlotte

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor September 26, 2023

In honor of throwback night, volleyball showed childhood photos of the players during the starting lineup before the game against Charlotte. After four wins on the road, Shocker volleyball continued...

Morgan Weber runs a lap around the arena with her team, high-fiving fans. Wichita State won against Charlotte, 3-0 on Sept. 23.

PHOTOS: Volleyball vs. Charlotte 49ers

Kristy Mace, Photo Editor September 26, 2023

Lucy Ndungu, newcomer and one of Wichita States top runners comes across the finish line. Ndungu finished in first place in the JK Classic the a time of 17:42.5 in the 5k.

Numerous Shockers set personal bests at Greeno/Dirksen Invitational

Jacob Unruh, Reporter September 23, 2023

All of Wichita State’s runners recorded personal-best times at the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational in Lincoln, Nebraska, as the men and women’s cross country teams each placed third out of seven teams...

Women’s golf said to have the most competitive team yet

Shaylee Jacobs-Wilson, Reporter September 23, 2023

The extra dedication the women's golf team has been putting towards practice, workouts and building teamwork, could be what sets this season apart from previous seasons.   Two weeks ago, the team...

Wilkins Stadium is undergoing renovations that will see the additions of two new complexes. The stadium was built in 1997 and has been used since the 1998 season.

$1.5 million donated to softball training facility

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor September 22, 2023

Wichita State Athletics received $1.5 million that will be allocated to Wadsworth Softball Team Operations Facility at Wilkins Stadium, which will contribute to the $9.65 million currently in phase one...

(Courtesy of WSU Strategic Communications)

Shocker Madness will feature a performance from Tech N9ne

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor September 20, 2023

American rapper Tech N9ne is set to perform at Shocker Madness. The hip-hop performer has earned three gold records and sold over two million albums. He is also the co-founder of  Strange Music...

Freshman Chloe Barber sets up for her home run hit near the end of the Sept. 16 game. Barber was one of three home runs hit during the Saturday afternoon game against McLennan.

Shockers sweep McLennan Community College at first home game of season

Shaylee Jacobs-Wilson, Reporter September 19, 2023

During their first game of the season, Wichita State softball dominated 15-3 against McLennan Community College in a 10 inning game.  Leading the team was junior Camryn Compton, sophomore Sami...

Stacy Murfin, forward, dribbles with the ball and makes the shot on Sept. 12. Murfin was a part of WSUs womens club soccer team.

Women’s club soccer welcomes all skill levels

Melanie Rivera-Cortez, Sports Editor September 15, 2023

Senior Rachel Cisneros has played soccer since she was 9 years old and went on to play varsity soccer in high school.  “My junior year (in high school) was COVID, that kind of messed up a lot of...


Sports Around the World: Plethora of sports available to students

Allison Campbell, News Editor September 14, 2023

As the most diverse university in Kansas, Wichita State is considered home to thousands of students, each with unique racial, cultural and ethnic upbringings. For international and immigrant students,...

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