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Of all the mid-major college basketball programs that were getting hype during the regular season, Wichita State wasn’t one of them. The Shockers have always had a respectable program, but to my knowledge, no one has ever considered them a national power. They’ll definitely be getting much more respect from here on out with a berth to the Final Four, but on paper, this team still doesn’t look all that special. Gregg Marshall’s team finished just 12-6 in the Missouri Valley Conference and has lost to Evansville (twice), Indiana State, Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois who finished 14-17 on the year.
Somewhere along the way, something changed for Wichita State. Once the post-season began, there was something different about Gregg Marshall’s team. If you ask him what sparked the stellar improvement from his team, he’ll tell you it’s because they started playing angry.
What that really means, I don’t know. However, considering the results, I imagine Marshall is going to stick with it....
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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...
In anticipation of top-ranked Wichita State’s Final Four showdown against Louisville, we’ve put together a cheerleaders gallery. Enjoy.
WICHITA, Kan. - Freshman R.J. Ybarra knocked a two-out RBI single through the middle in the top of the ninth inning to push Arizona State to a 4-3 win over Wichita State on Tuesday night at Eck Stadium in Wichita, Kan.
Catcher Max Rossiter took a leadoff walk to start the ninth, and right fielder Trever Allen singled two batters later to put the tying run on second. Following a...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By DAVE SKRETTA AP Sports Writer Jerry Reimond remembers the captain coming on over the speakers in the airplane cabin, asking a bunch of wide-eyed kids from Wichita State to gaze out the windows.
On one side, Mount Rainier climbed to the clouds. On the other, snow-capped Mount Hood.
They were on their way to the school's first Final Four, played that...
Yes, Kevin Ware's leg is going to be fine. But that doesn't mean one Wichita State fan had to embarrass his school with such lowbrow trash talk.
Louisville and Wichita State endured gut-checks in the form of three-game losing streaks earlier this season. Until the Final Four, that’s one of...
If you missed Thursday’s edition of Inside The Press Box, here is the podcast. Click here to listen from your mobile device. On Today’s show we had Chris Allison of Sports Talk 1410 in Wichita, KS., join us to help preview Saturday’s Final Four match-up. Some Wichita State fans feel that Ware’s injury has kept them from getting the attention they deserve for making the Final Four.
If Wichita State wins the national title on Monday night, every single one of the nearly 15,000...
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Wichita State, playing in the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Final Four® this weekend in Atlanta, will join Brigham Young, DePaul and Texas at Sprint Center for the championship rounds of the 2013 CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 25 and 26.The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced the field today.