Shockers http://kmuw.org en Congressman Tim Huelskamp Nixes March Madness Raffle Due To Legal Constraints http://kmuw.org/post/congressman-tim-huelskamp-nixes-march-madness-raffle-due-legal-constraints <p>Kansas congressman Tim Huelskamp has revised his plans for raffling off tickets to men's college basketball games for small campaign contributions because of legal questions.</p><p></p><p>Huelskamp announced yesterday he's no longer requiring a donation for a chance to win four tickets to NCAA men's tournament games this week in St. Louis.</p><p>Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson told Huelskamp's campaign that the contest he announced on Monday was illegal.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:12:45 +0000 Associated Press 31699 at http://kmuw.org We've Beat Everyone, Man! http://kmuw.org/post/weve-beat-everyone-man <p></p><p>With apologies to Johnny Cash and Hank Snow:</p><p>We’ve beat everyone, man, we’ve beat everyone, man</p><p>Made the Roundhouse roar, man</p><p>Took it to their door, man</p><p>Mopped ‘em off the floor, man, we’ve beat everyone!</p><p>We’ve beat Illinois State and Bradley and Drake</p><p>Loyola, Evansville and Indiana State</p><p>UNI and SIU and Tennessee and ORU</p><p>Alabama, Davidson – Hey, we really had some fun!</p><p>Tennessee State, Tulsa, William &amp; Mary and DePaul</p><p>North Carolina Central – They all took a fall!</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 31438 at http://kmuw.org We've Beat Everyone, Man! Shocker Men's Basketball: A Candid Look http://kmuw.org/post/shocker-mens-basketball-candid-look <p>The second-ranked Wichita State Shockers continued their winning streak Saturday with a 31-0 record, beating Missouri State.&nbsp; The men made history last week, by becoming the first and only college basketball team to finish 30-0 in a regular season, the same night they clinched the Missouri Valley Conference title.&nbsp; Sports analysts say the undefeated ball players have a genuine sense of brotherhood.</p><p>Cleanthony Early, who's majoring in Sports Management, and Fred VanVleet, a Sociology major, sat down for a candid interview about the team's dynamic on and off the court.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:00:00 +0000 Carla Eckels 30879 at http://kmuw.org Shocker Men's Basketball: A Candid Look Crowson Cartoon: SHOCK TREK http://kmuw.org/post/crowson-cartoon-shock-trek <p></p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 03:22:09 +0000 Richard Crowson 30983 at http://kmuw.org Crowson Cartoon: SHOCK TREK Shockers Set Sights On MVC Tournament After Undefeated Regular Season http://kmuw.org/post/shockers-set-sights-mvc-tournament-after-undefeated-regular-season The Wichita State Shockers have made history by becoming the first men's basketball team in NCAA history to win 31-regular season games. The Shockers achieved this record on Saturday by beating Missouri State 68-45.</p><p></p><p>The sold out arena was a sea of black and gold cladded fans chanting "undefeated" as they lift up signs that read 31-0. The Wichita State Shockers becomes the first team since St. Joseph's in 2004 to head into a conference tournament unbeaten.</p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 17:26:18 +0000 Carla Eckels 30954 at http://kmuw.org Shockers Set Sights On MVC Tournament After Undefeated Regular Season Richard Crowson: We Need A Legislature of Shockers! http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-we-need-legislature-shockers <p></p><p>Lucy can’t get over us human beings. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 30826 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: We Need A Legislature of Shockers! The Last Undefeated College Basketball Team Plays For Title http://kmuw.org/post/last-undefeated-college-basketball-team-plays-title Transcript <p>SCOTT SIMON, HOST: <p>Wichita State's basketball team is the last undefeated men's team in America - 28 wins. That got them on one of the regional covers of Sports Illustrated, and that adds a little pressure. If the Shockers win tonight, they'll clinch the Missouri Valley Conference title. From member station KMUW in Wichita, Carla Eckels reports on the team's winning season.<p>CARLA ECKELS, BYLINE: Kansas is known as the air capitol of the world and from the air you can see the giant grain elevators which hold the vast amounts of wheat harvested by shockers. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:49:42 +0000 Carla Eckels 30608 at http://kmuw.org The Wichita State Shockers Continue Their Quest To Remain Undefeated http://kmuw.org/post/wichita-state-shockers-continue-their-quest-remain-undefeated <p>Wichita State University Shockers are the only undefeated college men's college basketball team in America with a 28-0 record. They could cut down the net Saturday, February 23, 2014 to win the regular season Missouri Valley Conference title. KMUW's Carla Eckels looks into the Shocker momentum.</p><p><em>Click <a href="http://kmuw.org/post/last-undefeated-college-basketball-team-plays-title">here</a> to listen to the full story.</em></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Sat, 22 Feb 2014 16:48:46 +0000 Carla Eckels 30559 at http://kmuw.org The Wichita State Shockers Continue Their Quest To Remain Undefeated Richard Crowson: The Excitement of Shocker... Daffodils? http://kmuw.org/post/richard-crowson-excitement-shocker-daffodils <p></p><p>The dull, grey days of January are at hand. Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Richard Crowson 28991 at http://kmuw.org Richard Crowson: The Excitement of Shocker... Daffodils? WSU Shockers: 'Watch Us Believe' http://kmuw.org/post/wsu-shockers-watch-us-believe <p></p><p>Wichita State Athletic Director Eric Sexton sits in his spacious office on the second floor of Koch Arena on the Tuesday after he watched the Wichita State men's basketball team earn its first trip to the Final Four in 48 years. But while he's clearly happy about the achievement, he also makes sure to mention that this is a place that Shocker basketball has been before.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Fletcher Powell 15138 at http://kmuw.org WSU Shockers: 'Watch Us Believe'