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Wichita State Shockers Baseball

Eck Stadium Upgrades Keep Pace During College Baseball Building Boom

By capacity and appearance, Eck Stadium remained one of college baseball's most impressive homes. By amenity, however, its status and functionality needed an update after a building boom in the 2000s consumed the sport. This spring, Eck Stadium feels more complete and more at home among college baseball's top facilities. The changes updated the places where...
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Morris Udeze’s Offensive Improvement Gives Wichita State Depth at Center

Morris Udeze scored on a spin move in a December game, the kind of basket cheered and then forgotten by most. Mention that moment to Udeze and his coaches and they smile and nod. “That's stuff you work on during the summer, instead of taking two dribbles, take four dribbles and beat my man," Udeze said....
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Membership in AAC Helps Shockers Grab Time on Basketball’s Big Stage

Wichita State waited 34 years in between ranked vs. ranked home games as a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. Those marquee games, games that lift the Shockers into the national spotlight and help NCAA Tournament resumes, are coming with more frequency these days. On Thursday, the Shockers enjoy that scenario for the second time in...
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Shockers Start AAC Play with Confidence Set on High

Wichita State changed conferences in 2017 and things seems to keep changing every season since. In 2017-18, the Shockers joined the American Athletic Conference with an experienced team that navigated the new cities and new rivals to go 14-4 and finish second. In 2018-19, a team with 10 newcomers struggled to a 1-6 start in...
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Wichita State’s Defense & Depth Flashes Back to Past Shocker Successes

Wichita State basketball coach Gregg Marshall loves talking about the future of this team, one that seems capable of adding to its brilliant past. That past seems a little more like the present with each win that builds on the Marshall hallmarks of defense and depth. On Saturday, he rolled out the “Play Angry” phrase, largely...
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WSU Freshman Tyson Etienne Prepares for Long Career in Basketball

Wichita State's Tyson Etienne is serious about his routines, which he sees as the path to basketball success, now and in the future. From diet to basketball workouts to recovery, Etienne is invested in the details and the time it takes. He arrives on court before a game with a black water bottle, black foam...

Wichita State Guards Offer Variety of Backgrounds for Coach Keitha Adams

Wichita State women's basketball coach Keitha Adams assembled a wide-ranging group of guards with a wide-ranging recruiting plan. Sophomores Seraphine Bastin and Carla Bremaud are from Europe and they started as freshmen. Adams had to wait two years for guard Mariah McCully to arrive on campus and then two games for her to suit up....

Jamarius Burton Adds Improved Shooting Touch to Already Versatile Game

In his first season at Wichita State, Jamarius Burton fit many job descriptions and filled many roles. He played point guard like a fullback with his bruising drives to the basket and his mastery of the pick-and-roll. He took care of his fitness and body like a veteran with a devotion to stretching and rest....
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Wichita State’s Udeze Takes Advantage of Opening at Center

Wichita State sophomore Dexter Dennis interrupted the interview session on Tuesday, laughing and smiling as he said, “I'm looking for Shaquille O'Neal.” That description fit one Shocker on the interview platform – center Morris Udeze. Dennis and Udeze shook hands. Udeze looked a little sheepish about the comparison to the NBA great and Dennis departed after...