Shockers

Sports
3:05 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

Baker, VanVleet To Stay In Wichita For Senior Year

Credit Sean Sandefur

All-American guard Ron Baker announced on Monday that he will return for his senior season at Wichita State.

The 6-foot-4 guard out of Scott City spent the days following the Shockers’ Sweet 16 loss evaluating his professional basketball opportunities.

According to a release from the university, Baker says he sees potential for the Shockers next season because of both the players that are returning and new talent who will be added to the roster.

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Sports
3:49 pm
Mon March 23, 2015

Despite High Energy, Shockers Celebration Remained Civil

Credit The Sunflower

Wichita State students returned to campus from Spring Break last night, coinciding with the Shockers' big win over the Kansas Jayhawks. Captain Guy Schroeder of the Wichita State University Police says despite the high energy, there was nothing out of the ordinary on campus.

"I think there was a lot of excitement throughout campus and on, but everything was fairly civil all night long," Schroeder says.

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Politics
10:12 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Congressman Tim Huelskamp Nixes March Madness Raffle Due To Legal Constraints

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.

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.

Douglas County District Attorney Charles Branson told Huelskamp's campaign that the contest he announced on Monday was illegal.

Commentary
5:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

We've Beat Everyone, Man!

With apologies to Johnny Cash and Hank Snow:

We’ve beat everyone, man, we’ve beat everyone, man

Made the Roundhouse roar, man

Took it to their door, man

Mopped ‘em off the floor, man, we’ve beat everyone!

We’ve beat Illinois State and Bradley and Drake

Loyola, Evansville and Indiana State

UNI and SIU and Tennessee and ORU

Alabama, Davidson – Hey, we really had some fun!

Tennessee State, Tulsa, William & Mary and DePaul

North Carolina Central – They all took a fall!

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Sports
11:00 am
Mon March 10, 2014

Shocker Men's Basketball: A Candid Look

Cleanthony Early and Fred VanVleet talk brotherhood, staying focused and the support they receive from former Shockers now in the NBA.
Credit Carla Eckels

This story originally aired on Morning Edition on Mar. 1, 2014.

The second-ranked Wichita State Shockers continued their winning streak Saturday with a 31-0 record, beating Missouri State.  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.  Sports analysts say the undefeated ball players have a genuine sense of brotherhood.

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Commentary
9:22 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

Crowson Cartoon: SHOCK TREK

Sports
11:26 am
Mon March 3, 2014

Shockers Set Sights On MVC Tournament After Undefeated Regular Season

A sold out Charles Koch arena was filled with a sea of black and gold cladded fans chanting "undefeated" as they lift up signs that read 31-0.
Carla Eckels

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.

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.

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Commentary
5:00 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Richard Crowson: We Need A Legislature of Shockers!

Lucy can’t get over us human beings.

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Sports
10:49 am
Sat February 22, 2014

The Last Undefeated College Basketball Team Plays For Title

Originally published on Sat February 22, 2014 12:06 pm

Transcript

SCOTT SIMON, HOST:

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.

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Sports
10:48 am
Sat February 22, 2014

The Wichita State Shockers Continue Their Quest To Remain Undefeated

Wichita State's next game is Saturday, Feb. 22 at 7pm. They'll be playing Drake University.
Carla Eckels

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.

Click here to listen to the full story.

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