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On Saturday, April 6, the surprising Wichita State Shockers, who came in a 9th-seed in the West region, will take on the Louisville Cardinals in a Final Four match-up in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. Presumably along for the ride and to cheer on the squad will be WuShock, the school’s bizarre mascot. I mean, look at the thing’s nose. It’s not just me — and I have to assume I’m not the first person to arrive at this conclusion — but that bulbous protuberance coming out of the middle of its face? It is oddly phallic, is it not? I’m not saying, I’m just saying. The Quad, the college sports blog of The New York Times, recently wrote-up a profile about WuShock, and while it was informative, it really doesn’t get into the nuts and bolts as to why it appears that the creepy mascot appears to have a man’s genitalia for a nose. Photographic evidence follows. A primer on WuShock, as explained by a Wichita State Shockers fan and reported by The Quad in its article, “Getting to Know Wichita State’s Ma
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ATLANTA Don't leak this information to fiery head coach Gregg Marshall, but Wichita State is playing the de factor Cinderella at the Final Four in Atlanta, due in large part to the fact that not many people could find the school on a map prior to the Shockers' upsets over Gonzaga and Ohio State.
Not even Wichita State's own players.
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