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‘Learning experience’: Dexter Dennis uses NBA Draft experience as he returns to WSU

Wichita State's Dexter Dennis sits on the bench before the game against Ole Miss on Saturday, Jan. 4 inside Charles Koch Arena.
August 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept its way across the country, it left many people asking questions. One of those people was Wichita State junior combo-guard Dexter Dennis.  This summer, Dennis was one...

WSU names new men’s basketball PA voice

WSU names new men’s basketball PA voice
August 27, 2020

Ted Woodard will be taking over as the men’s basketball public address announcer, Wichita State announced on Thursday. This position had been held by the late Don Hall for 37 years. Woodard has been...

‘I wasn’t too surprised’: Shocker volleyball coach reacts to postponed season

Wichita State head coach Chris Lamb speaks to his team during a timeout against Texas on Saturday, September 15 inside Charles Koch Arena.
August 26, 2020

Earlier this week, the American Athletic Conference announced that the volleyball season would be delayed until Spring 2021.  Although many were shocked by this decision, Wichita State volleyball head...

AAC delays start of volleyball season until Spring 2021

Koch Arena sits empty on Friday. Much uncertantity still surrounds sports this year, including whether or not fans will be able to attend.
August 25, 2020

The American Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday that they will be postponing the seasons of volleyball and men’s soccer until the Spring of 2021. For WSU, this decision will only affect volleyball.  A...

WSU adjusts testing protocol for athletes; questions remain for sports seasons

Wu pumps up the crowd during the exhibition against Kansas University on Aug. 17 at Charles Koch Arena. (FILE PHOTO)
August 18, 2020

Wichita State Athletics is having to adjust on the fly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Earlier this summer, Athletic Director Darron Boatright told The Sunflower that only symptomatic student-athletes would...

ANALYSIS: Where every WSU sport stands going into the 2020-21 school year

Koch Arena sits empty on Friday. Much uncertantity still surrounds sports this year, including whether or not fans will be able to attend.
August 17, 2020

While students are coming back to campus in a limited capacity this semester, much uncertainty still surrounds sports seasons for the 2020-21 school year. With rumors that fall sports or college football...

Campus Rec adds social distancing, other rules at the Heskett Center

A patron at the Heskett Center works out on Friday. The facility is implementing new measures because of the coronavirus.
August 17, 2020

Click here for regulations at the Steve Clark YMCA.  The Heskett Center, Wichita State’s recreational center, will function differently this semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Campus Recreation...

Shocker baseball players gain valuable experience in summer leagues hosted at WSU

Diamond Dawgs' Garrett VanDeventer looks to throw a pitch during the game against Santa Barbabra.
August 14, 2020

Prior to sports shutdowns across the nation due to COVID-19, Wichita State’s baseball team was off to a 13-2 start under new head coach Eric Wedge and looked to be one of the surprise teams in college...

Jaime Echenique signs first professional contract in Spain

Wichita State senior Jaime Echenique looks to pass the ball during the second half of the game against Tulsa on March 8 inside Charles Koch Arena.
August 12, 2020

Former Wichita State center Jaime Echenqiue has become the latest former Shocker to turn pro after signing a deal in Spain for the 2020-21 season.  Echenique’s new team will be Delteco Gipuzkoa Basket,...

American Athletic Conference announces plan for the upcoming fall sports season

The AAC banner is unveiled during the State of the American event in Koch arena.
August 5, 2020

The American Athletic Conference announced its plan for the upcoming fall sports season on Wednesday after delaying fall Olympic sports last month.  The plan will use regular-season conference play...

Dexter Dennis pulls name out of NBA Draft, will return to WSU for junior season

Wichita State sophomore Dexter Dennis celebrates on the bench during the second half of the game against Tulsa on March 8 inside Charles Koch Arena.
July 28, 2020

Wichita State junior combo-guard Dexter Dennis announced on Tuesday that he will opt out of the NBA Draft and return to WSU for his junior season. This comes after Dennis entered the NBA Draft earlier...

American Athletic Conference delays start of fall Olympic sports until September 

The American Athletic Conference tournement trophy sits in the concourse of the FedExForum before Wichita State's semifinal game against Cincinnati on March 16, 2019 in Memphis, Tennessee.
July 22, 2020

The American Athletic Conference is delaying the start of fall Olympic sports until Sept. 1 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the conference announced on Wednesday.  The delay will affect exhibition...

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