Wichita State forward Anton Grady left today’s loss to Alabama today on a stretcher after a blow to the head late in the game left him motionless on the court.
Wichita State men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall was a hot name after the Shockers handled second-seeded Kansas to make it into the Sweet Sixteen this year. But with a little help from a thing called “a lot of money,” Charles Koch and the rest of the school’s boosters were able to keep their in-demand coach.
The Wichita State Shockers are impressive for a lot of reasons—their beatdown of geographic rival Kansas and top-10 defense, or for the simple possibility that they can trade punches with Kentucky in a tournament rematch, should WSU defeat Notre Dame later tonight. But at the minimum, praise Gregg Marshall's squad for…
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Fred Van Vleet found Cleanthony Early streaking to the rim near the end of the first half of Wichita St.-Kentucky and it was just all over. Done. Said Shockers coach Gregg Marshall, "I just wish we had more time in the half." Same.
These two Wichita State fans weren't going to let a 12 a.m. start time get in the way of them watching their beloved Shockers put a hurting on Western Kentucky. While other ladies their age were sleeping soundly after enjoying a 4 p.m. dinner, these two heroes were housing an energy drink and watching basketball in…
The Final Four play tonight, with Wichita State-Louisville at 6:09 p.m. ET and Syracuse-Michigan following it up at 8:49 p.m. Here, we're breaking down the four teams' special qualities: What should you know about Syracuse's zone? Who's that white guy who hits all the threes for Wichita, and how the hell does he get…
Ninth-seeded Wichita State continued a stunning run through the NCAA Tournament, downing second-seeded Ohio State despite nearly losing a 20-point second-half lead. It's the first appearance in the Final Four for a Missouri Valley Conference team since Larry Bird led Indiana State to the national title game in 1979.
Get it? Because they're the Shockers.
Wichita State became only the seventh 9-seed in history to defeat a 1-seed, knocking off Gonzaga 76-70 in a result only hacky headline writers would call "shocking."
On this week's video excerpt from Slate's Hang Up and Listen podcast, Mike Pesca of NPR tells you everything you might want to know about WuShock, the wheaty Wichita State Shockers mascot. The real Shockers fell to VCU, 62-59, last night, but WuShock lives on with all of us.
They're not renaming themselves, thankfully, they just want to replace the guy on the left there. When I first saw the headline, I feared that the people at Wichita State had gotten tired of all the jokes that make people like us so happy. But that's not the case, and besides, changing to something a little more…
Wichita State Shockers (26-8) vs. George Mason Patriots (25-7).
When: Tonight, 7:27 p.m. ET
Where: Washington, D.C.
Wichita State Shockers (24-8) vs. Seton Hall Pirates (18-11).
When: Thursday, 12:20 p.m. ET
Where: Greensboro, N.C.
1. We've Got Spirit, Yes We Do. But We Have No Football, How 'Bout You? Since the end of the 1986 football season, WSU hoops has been the primary show in town. And it shows. In head coach Mark Turgeon's first year, 00-01, WSU finished 9-19 and still drew 8,114 fans per home game, good for 61st in NCAA Division-I. It…