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Wichita St.-Southern Cal Preview

After an easy win over a Division II team served as a minor remedy to its first November loss in four years and an 11-spot plummet in the rankings, Wichita State can ill afford another slip against a major program if it wants to remain in the Top 25. The problem for the No. 20 Shockers and their up-tempo offense is that they'll likely be missing two key pieces Thursday when they...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wichita State G Fred VanVleet ‘likely’ out for a week

Wichita State senior guard Fred VanVleet has a hamstring injury and is expected to miss a week of action, per a report from Jeff Goodman of ESPN. Shockers coach Gregg Marshall offered more. “I’d be surprised if he plays,” Marshall told ESPN. “The last thing the doctors told me was probably the Saint Louis game at best.” This isn’t the first time this season that VanVleet...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Shockers bounce back from Tulsa loss by spanking Emporia State 76-54

WICHITA, Kan. -- Emporia State coach Shaun Vandiver told his team that No. 9 Wichita State was going to play with a chip on its shoulder after its first November loss since 2011. Ron Baker had 23 points and the Shockers built a 25-point halftime lead to cruise past NCAA Division II Emporia State 76-54 on Saturday, bouncing back from a 77-67 loss at Tulsa on Tuesday. "Today was a...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa drops No. 9 Wichita State

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Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa finally figures out Wichita State, stuns No. 9 Shockers

The way Tuesday night ended, perhaps Wichita State guard Ron Baker would have preferred to just watch the game from courtside, as the Shockers' guard got little help in his team's upset loss in Tulsa, Okla. Sue Ogrocki AP PhotoTULSA, Okla.Shaquille Harrison scored 20 points and Marquel Curtis added 16 to help Tulsa upset No. 9 Wichita State 77-67 on Tuesday night, overcoming three...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Tulsa upsets No. 9 Wichita State 77-67

TULSA, Okla. (AP) Shaquille Harrison scored 20 points and Marquel Curtis added 16 to help Tulsa upset No. 9 Wichita State 77-67 on Tuesday night, overcoming three years of frustration against the Shockers, who had won a school record seven straight in the long-running series. The Shockers (1-1) were led by Ron Baker with 23 points and Grady Anton with 18. All-conference guard...
Via AP on Fox
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shockers hit the court against Tulsa with plenty to work on

The Shockers are loaded with experienced upperclassmen like Ron Baker.  Gary Rohman USA TODAY SportsWichita State opened its season in impressive fashion, though it suffered a scare with an injury to its top player.The ninth-ranked Shockers hope to have Fred VanVleet on the floor Tuesday night when they visit Tulsa.Wichita State began its bid for a fourth straight 30-win season...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita State brings back old-school logo to uniforms

The Wichita State Shockers have been one of the better mid-major teams in college basketball for the last few seasons. This year should be no different as they were ranked in the Preseason AP Top Ten and they are already off to another hot start. The Shockers may be using their old mascot as inspiration for this season. The team revealed that they have put the old-school, skirted...
Via Campus Sports Net
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wichita State recruit jumps high enough to kiss basket

On the basketball recruiting trail, high school kids that can be explosive above the rim. Such is the case for CJ Keyser, a three-star guard from Baltimore who will soon begin his college career for the Wichita State Shockers. Keyser is only 6-foot-4, but is strong enough in his legs that he can legitimately kiss the rim when he jumps. Video of this unique talent was caught on video...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Details of Gregg Marshall’s Wichita State contract released

Wichita State Shockers head coach Gregg Marshall was one of the most highly sought after names in college basketball this offseason, with the Alabama Crimson Tide and Texas Longhorns among those interested in bringing on board. However, Marshall ultimately decided to return to Wichita State with a brand new contract. On Tuesday, the details of his contract were released. According...
Via Campus Sports Net
October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Wichita State self-reports minor recruiting violation

Wichita State self-reported an NCAA violation surrounding the recruitment of Texas A&M transfer guard Peyton Allen and imposed self-sanctions involving the reduction of two recruiting days and taking away one of the basketball program’s 12 allowed official visits. Rob Dauster of NBC Sports’ College Basketball Talk reported the development. According to Dauster, Wichita State...
Via Campus Sports Net
August 10, 2015  |  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
April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Gregg Marshall reaches deal with Wichita State, spurns Alabama

Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall will remain with the Shockers after considering leaving for Alabama, Bleacher Report’s Jason King reported Wednesday. Gregg Marshall is 398-159 in eight seasons as Wichita State’s head coach. (Photo: Peter Aiken | Getty Images North America) Alabama athletics director Bill Battle later confirmed that Marshall is not leaving his current job...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 02, 2015  |  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
April 01, 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

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

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

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

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

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

New CBB Polls: Wichita State, Maryland Take Big Jumps Into The Top 10

Vine/Zach Woosley The college basketball regular season is coming to a close very soon, but there is still plenty of movement near the top of the polls—and the potential seed lines for the NCAA Tournament. This week’s big winners: Wichita State, which landed a huge Missouri Valley win over Northern Iowa, and Maryland, which knocked off No. 5 Wisconsin and Michigan. The two polls...
Via College Spun
March 02, 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 guard Frankamp arrested on suspicion of DUI

WICHITA, Kan. -- Authorities say Wichita State guard Conner Frankamp has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza told The Associated Press that the 19-year-old was arrested early Sunday morning after being initially stopped for failing to signal a turn and maintain a single lane. Espinoza said Monday a breath test showed Frankamp's blood-alcohol content...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

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