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Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet to Return For Senior Seasons

Almost two weeks after head coach Gregg Marshall decided to remain with the team, it appears that he’ll have two of his best players back with him and the Wichita State Shockers next season. According to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, guards Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet will return for their senior seasons. Wichita State's Ron Baker and Fred VanVleet are both returning to school, sources...
Via Campus Sports Net
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Gregg Marshall Stays At Wichita State: A Fluke, Or A Sign of Things To Come?

It is officially official: Gregg Marshall will return to coach the Wichita State Shockers thanks to a new deal that will pay the coach $3 million per year. This is after rumors swirled around the idea that Alabama would fork over $3 million to scoop up the highly sought-after coach. The fact that Marshall is going back to coach at Wichita State isn’t exactly surprising. What is...
Via The Student Section
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Alabama rejected by Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall

  Alabama athletic director Bill Battle is moving on to other men's basketball coaching candidates after courting Wichita State's Gregg Marshall. Battle released a statement saying he learned Wednesday night that Marshall had opted to remain at Wichita State. The Crimson Tide is seeking a replacement for Anthony Grant, who was fired on March 15 after making just one NCAA tournament...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita State working on ‘enhanced package’ to keep Gregg Marshall

If Wichita State ends up losing basketball coach Gregg Marshall to Alabama or another program, it won’t be for a lack of trying. ESPN’s Andy Katz reports that the Shockers are working on an “enhanced package” to keep Marshall, who is considering a big-money offer from the Crimson Tide. Katz says Marshall’s decision should come...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Notre Dame Defeats Wichita State 81-70 to Advance to Elite Eight

Fred VanVleet #23 of the Wichita State Shockers tries to steal the ball from Demetrius Jackson #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the second half during the Midwest Regional semifinal of the 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Mandatory Credit: Getty Images/ESPN) The Irish came out fighting in their Sweet 16 matchup against Wichita State, securing their spot in the Elite...
Via The Sports Journal
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Sweet 16 Game Preview and Predictions: Wichita State vs. Notre Dame

This is probably not something that gets said very often in college sports: Notre Dame wants what Wichita State has. Notre Dame is a college...
Via Athlon Sports
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Marshall On Alabama: “We Will Listen, But It Will Take A Lot” To Leave Wichita State

Gregg Marshall has turned Wichita State basketball into one of the best programs in the nation, and one huge athletic department will reportedly do whatever it takes to poach him. Many coaches wouldn’t address something like this while his team is still playing, but it is refreshing that Marshall will acknowledge the story, and even admit that there is some interest. However, it...
Via College Spun
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wichita State Brings Shocking End to Season for Kansas

Kansas fans had to know their team was going to get a game when it played Wichita State Sunday afternoon, but they had no idea they were going to get the game that they got. A poor shooting day from the floor did the Jayhawks (35 percent from the floor; 28 percent from behind the arc). The Shockers had a much better day hitting 49 percent from the floor and 50 percent from behind...
Via FatManWriting
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wichita State Doesn't Need Kansas Anymore

For Kansas’ sake, the Jayhawks should beg to schedule Wichita State soon. In eight years, Gregg Marshall took a program that was already...
Via Athlon Sports
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Wichita KO’s Kansas: The Shockers Show The Importance of March Experience

On Sunday in Omaha, the small school beat the big school. However, it was also the experienced and battle-tested team that beat the young and talented team. The experience of the Wichita State Shockers showed nearly the entire game against the Kansas Jayhawks on both sides of the ball. It carried them to a memorable win in the first staging of this in-state game since 1993. It also...
Via The Student Section
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: TV Star Henry Winkler Celebrated Wichita State’s Win With Some Shockers Fans

Henry Winkler, famous for his role in long-running television series Happy Days and numerous other shows and movies, is a beloved Hollywood icon. Apparently, he is also a big fan of Wichita State basketball. Minutes after the Shockers’ upset win over Kansas in the Round of 32, Winkler retweeted a picture of himself celebrating with three Wichita State fans, including screenwriter...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Charles Barkley Apparently Didn’t Pay Attention To The Kansas-Wichita State Game He Was Analyzing

Charles Barkley is known for cracking us up with his TV antics, but now we have to question if he actually watches the games he analyzes.
Via Gamedayr
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Jerian Grant Is Excited To Play Wichita State Because His Mom Is From There

Wichita State is on the verge of knocking off Kansas and earning bragging rights in the Sunflower State. The seventh-seeded Shockers will move on to face third-seeded Notre Dame in the Midwest Regional semifinals in Cleveland on Thursday. At least one member of the Fighting Irish is excited to face WSU. Notre Dame’s star point guard Jerian Grant apparently has some family ties...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: There Is A “Bragging Rights” Kansas vs. Wichita State Shirt Out, Which Will Be Relevant For The Next 4 Hours

Kansas and Wichita State have not faced off since 1993, despite the fact that the two schools are just roughly 160 miles away from each other. Fans should not be shocked that there is an officially licensed shirt out for the Round of 32 match-up, which is set to tip off at 5:15 in Omaha. Reddit user beermit posted this photo of the shirt: Our question: how many people are buying...
Via College Spun
March 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Kansas, Wichita State finally meeting for spot in Sweet 16

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) Kansas and Wichita State, schools separated by just 162 miles, will be playing for the first time in 23 years when they meet in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday. At stake is more than just the Sweet 16, though. Sunflower State bragging rights are also up for grabs for two schools that could not be more dissimilar. The second-seeded Jayhawks are the big boy on the block...
Via AP on Fox
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss

The Minute After: Wichita State

Thoughts on a 81-76 loss to the Shockers: Indiana brought the proper fight, played its game and hung in the best it could. But Wichita State’s experience got the best of the Hoosiers down the stretch, and Indiana’s shot at the upset went with it. After a Darius Carter free throw at the 10:24 mark in […] The post The Minute After: Wichita State appeared first on Inside the...
Via Inside the Hall
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Indiana Fans Are Ripping Tom Crean After Hoosiers’ Loss To Wichita State

Indiana was not favored to beat seven seed Wichita State, but many would argue that with the talent on the roster, it should have been. With the Round of 64 loss, Indiana finishes a disappointing 20-14 on the season, and many Hoosier fans are completely over the Tom Crean era in Bloomington. The most vocal of them are letting everyone know it on Twitter. Well, this is what IU basketball...
Via College Spun
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

What to Expect: Wichita State

After missing the postseason altogether last season, Indiana makes its return to the NCAA tournament on Friday afternoon as the No. 10 seed in the Midwest Region. The Hoosiers will face No. 7 seed Wichita State, which last played on March 7 against Illinois State in the semifinals of the Missouri Valley Conference tournament. The […] The post What to Expect: Wichita State appeared...
Via Inside the Hall
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Mid-Majors still slighted in seedings as the NCAA tournament arrives

Mid-Major conference teams are still clearly the Rodney Dangerfield of the NCAA Tournament brackets. They just don’t get any respect. The only non-Power Five conference team that received a seed above a five seed was Gonzaga… and do the Zags really count as a non-power team these days? Northern Iowa lost three… yes, three… games this season. These losses were to fellow NCAA...
Via The Student Section
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

First look: Wichita State Shockers

Indiana will face Wichita State in the NCAA tournament round of 64 on Friday in Omaha, Nebraska at the CenturyLink Center. We’ll have our in-depth What To Expect preview later in the week, but here’s a first look at the seventh-seeded Shockers. Wichita State is located about 303 miles southwest of Omaha, so the Shockers should […] The post First look: Wichita State Shockers...
Via Inside the Hall
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall talks NCAA tournament

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall met with the media on Sunday night following the NCAA tournament selection show to discuss his team’s draw in the field, Friday’s matchup with Indiana and more. Watch the full press conference below: The post Video: Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall talks NCAA tournament appeared first on Inside the Hall | Indiana Hoosiers Basketball News, Recruiting...
Via Inside the Hall
March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NCAA Tournament sleeper picks: Buffalo, Wichita State, Valpo, Eastern Washington

The 2015 NCAA Tournament brackets have already been released, which means it’s time to start digging in to the picks. Naturally there will be sleepers to bust all brackets, so we will do our best to identify some of the top upset picks for the tournament. Buffalo (23-9): A 12 seed from the Mid-American Conference,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Southern Illinois Mascot Lays Out Little Girl After Wichita State Game

Losing sucks--especially when you lose bad like Southern Illinois did to Wichita State Tuesday night (84-62 and it was never really close). So if the mascot was a little perturbed about the defeat it would be understandable. However, no matter how upset he may be that is no reason to take out his frustrations on an innocent little girl!Or maybe it was because he tried to make a move...
Via FatManWriting
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Taking Stock of The Mid-Majors: Wichita State-Northern Iowa Is One Part Of A Larger Story

When Wichita State traveled to Northern Iowa on Saturday, it marked the first time that two top-25-ranked Missouri Valley Conference teams squared off since 1982. While the game did not live up to its billing, as the Panthers curb-stomped the Shockers, the lopsided result does not devalue the teams or the Valley at all. Think about it: Wichita State had not lost a conference game...
Via The Student Section
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Wichita State baseball put on NCAA probation for impermissible benefits

  Wichita State's baseball program was placed on probation Thursday after the NCAA found that the Shockers used 21 players who received impermissible benefits over a two-year period. The school self-reported the violations last year, likely resulting in lighter sanctions. Still, the NCAA decided that Wichita State's storied program would need to vacate wins from 2011-13 -- including...
Via AP on Fox
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss
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