KANSAS CITY, Mo - Once Doug Elgins iPhone started working again sometime between the 103rd email and 98th text message, the battery up and died the missives in the inbox read something like this:
I cant believe I wrote those words.
Athletic director after athletic director, coach after coach, suit after suit, same story. For one week at least, the Missouri Valley Conference founded in 1907, a family with rivalries a century old is a completely united front. Salukis? Sycamores? Redbirds? Theyre all Shockers now.
There are mixed feelings because this is a rival to a lot of those teams, Elgin, the MVCs longtime commissioner, offers with a chortle. I think everybody understand the unique maybe not unique, but incredible position that Wichita State is in. It can (be (gone) very quickly, but it still doesnt take away from the magnitude of what theyve accomplished. God, its just incredible.
It is, isnt it? The Shockers (30-8), the Valleys regular-season runners-up, a...