Wichita St. Rumors & News

  • Rodriguez scores 28 as Miami bounces Wichita State

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Angel Rodriguez, Miami's 5-foot-11 redshirt senior guard, put on a show Saturday. "I told the TV audience that they should rename the Dunkin Donuts Center the Angel Rodriguez Park. He just owned the place," Miami coach Jim Larranaga said after Rodriguez scored a..." March 19

  • Wichita State defense dominates Arizona

    The Sports Xchange "PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Wichita State hounded and harassed Arizona into submission Thursday night. "They deny and they pressure and they're very well-coached and gritty and tough," Arizona coach Sean Miller said after the 11th-seed Shockers sent his sixth-seeded Wildcats home with a suffocating..." March 18

  • Wichita State moves on with win over Vanderbilt

    The Sports Xchange "DAYTON -- If Wichita State is going to make another run to the Final Four, it needs production from players other than steady seniors Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker. On Tuesday night, the Shockers got just that. Baker and VanVleet each scored 14 points helping Wichita State defeat..." March 16

  • VanVleet, Baker leave Wichita State as backcourt legends

    Sporting News - NCAAB "They were so connected for four years that when Fred VanVleet and Ron Baker wound up together in the handshake line following their final game at Koch Arena, even their actions there were perfectly synchronized: a shake of the hand, a slap to the opponent’s shoulder. Once, twice, three times:..." February 28

  • Wichita State 71, New Mexico State 41

    The Sports Xchange "Wichita State earned its 37th consecutive nonconference home win, beating New Mexico State 71-41 Monday at Koch Arena. The Shockers (19-7) bounced back from a Saturday loss to Northern Iowa, a result that ended a 43-game home win streak that dated to 2013. Wichita State hasn't lost a..." February 15

  • Northern Iowa shocks No. 25 Wichita State

    The Sports Xchange "WICHITA, Kan. -- Wichita State senior guard Fred VanVleet and senior guard Ron Baker sat in the Koch Arena interview room and described a scene from the forgotten past. The 25th-ranked Shockers lost a home game for the first time since 2013, a game that seemed monumental before the rush of a..." February 13

  • Incredible Wichita State is back and can run the table in the MVC -- again

    CBS Sports "Just when you took your mind off them, the Wichita State Shockers got really good again and became one of the best stories and most dangerous teams in college basketball. Turns out that three-game losing streak and 2-4 start in November was just the right smoke screen to deflect our attention and..." February 04

  • Wichita State's Anton Grady returns home with team, thanks supporters

    The Score "Wichita State forward Anton Grady was released from an Orlando hospital on Sunday and returned home on a flight with his team, according to KWCH 12 in Wichita Grady collapsed on the court in Friday's game versus Alabama after he collided head-first with a Crimson Tide defender. He laid..." November 30

  • Wichita State star Fred VanVleet to 'likely' miss week of action

    CBS Sports "Wichita State guard and potential All-American candidate Fred VanVleet will likely miss the Advocare Invitational this week due to what has been a nagging left hamstring injury, according to a report from ESPN. "I'd be surprised if he plays," Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall told ESPN. "The..." November 23

  • Wichita State lands highly regarded JUCO forward Darrlyn Willis

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State landed an important commitment Friday afternoon, as one of the top junior college forwards in the country announced that he’ll play his college basketball for Gregg Marshall. 6-foot-9 power forward Darryln Willis, who attends Pearl River CC in Mississippi, has signed with Wichita..." November 16

  • Tallahassee CC guard Daishon Smith commits to Wichita State

    Kansas.com "Daishon Smith didn’t play his best when Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall watched him practice earlier this fall. A groin injury slowed him, and Smith didn’t despair. When Marshall returned in early October, Smith’s body had healed and he played much better in a jamboree for Tallahassee (Fla.)..." October 13

  • Chris Jans will work with Wichita State as a basketball consultant

    Kansas.com "Chris Jans is working with Wichita State’s men’s basketball program as a consultant, an NCAA-approved job description that allows him to watch practice and film, but does not allow him to coach. Jans worked for coach Gregg Marshall from 2007, as part of Marshall’s first staff at WSU, until..." October 09

  • Details of Gregg Marshall’s Wichita State contract released

    College Basketball Talk "Back in the spring, back before Alabama had hired Avery Johnson and Texas had decided upon bringing in Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall was the hottest name on the coaching carousel. He had turned Wichita State into a top 15 program, one that had reached a Final Four and won 35 straight games in the..." October 07

  • Brewster Academy guard C.J. Keyser commits to Wichita State

    Kansas.com "C.J. Keyser watched many Wichita State basketball games last season and he paid close attention to Tekele Cotton, the Shockers’ star defender. Keyser, like Cotton, is the rare high school player who fully embraces defense and excels. On Thursday, Keyser gave Wichita State a non-binding..." September 21

  • Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. commits to Tulsa

    Tulsa World "Former Wichita State guard Corey Henderson Jr. verbally committed Saturday to the University of Tulsa, according to TexasHoops.com. Henderson, a 6-foot-2 native of Dallas, appeared in 28 games for the Shockers as a freshman last season and averaged 6.8 minutes and 1.9 points. He transferred..." August 24

  • Wichita State self-reports minor violation stemming from transfer recruitment

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State has self-reported an NCAA violation stemming from the recruitment of Texas A&M transfer Peyton Allen, sources confirmed to NBCSports.com. Allen announced his decision to transfer out of the Aggie program on July 14th. He arrived for an official visit at Wichita State on July 31st,..." August 10

  • Wichita State lands transfer guard from Texas A&M

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State landed a transfer as Texas A&M guard Peyton Allen committed to the Shockers, as told to NBC Sports by Allen’s father. The 6-foot-5 Allen spent his freshman season with the Aggies and averaged 14.1 minutes per game in 32 appearances. Allen averaged 4.8 points per game and shot 38..." August 04

  • Cleveland State transfer Anton Grady signs with Wichita State

    Kansas.com "Wichita State bolstered its front line Friday with the announcement that Anton Grady, a 6-foot-8 forward transferring from Cleveland State, has signed a financial aid agreement. Grady (225 pounds) was All-Horizon League last season, averaging 14.3 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Vikings. He was..." May 08

  • Ron Baker, Fred Van Vleet to return to Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State announced on Monday that Ron Baker will be returning to school for his senior season. “I spent a lot of time talking it over with Coach, my teammates and my family,” Baker said. “The reality is, I felt like any decision I made was going to be a good one. I think I’ll eventually be..." April 13

  • Gregg Marshall is staying at Wichita State

    Larry Brown Sports "Did Gregg Marshall’s agent pull a Jordan Cameron on everyone? About an hour after it was reported that Marshall was planning a trip to Alabama and that the Crimson Tide could pay him nearly $4 million per season, reports said Marshall had reached an agreement to stay at Wichita State." April 02

  • Monday was a good day in Alabama's serious pursuit of Gregg Marshall

    Alabama "Gregg Marshall may wake up Tuesday morning and decide that he simply can't leave the good thing he has going at Wichita State for the good thing he could build at Alabama. Unless and until he reaches that conclusion and announces it to the world, Alabama has reason to believe it's still in the..." March 31

  • Report: Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall Leading Candidates To Replace Rick Barnes At Texas

    College Spun "Texas has fired Rick Barnes as its men’s basketball coach, according to multiple reports. The Longhorns’ administration has yet to officially announce the news, but they apparently have their eyes set on two men to potentially replace the 60-year-old coach who has been in Austin since 1998...." March 29

  • Wichita State assistant Steve Forbes to be next head coach at ETSU

    CBS Sports "Wichita State assistant Steve Forbes has reached an agreement in principle to become the next head coach at East Tennessee State University, a source told CBSSports.com. A formal announcement is expected soon. An introductory press conference is tentatively scheduled for Monday." March 27

  • Gregg Marshall's biggest coaching decision of his life now awaits him

    CBS Sports "Wichita State fans know it's entirely possible they just experienced the last game Gregg Marshall will ever coach at their school. It's no guarantee he'll leave, but things are about to get very interesting. The big story from C-Town on Thursday night -- outside of that smothering Kentucky did..." March 27

  • Report: Alabama will make offer to Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall

    SI "Alabama athletic department officials are ready to make an offer amounting to more than $3 million to current Wichita State coach Gregg Marshall, according to Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com. Crimson Tide officials aim to make a hire to replace former coach Anthony Grant and to match Auburn's..." March 23

  • Tekele Cotton is Wichita State's 'other' guy -- and completely fine with it

    CBS Sports "Fred VanVleet is a pure point guard with great vision. So he's always scanning the court in search of easy scoring opportunities, which is among the reasons the Wichita State junior is already the school's all-time assists leader. Simply put, he's good at his job. So it was no surprise, late..." March 01

  • Wichita State basketball player Conner Frankamp arrested on DUI charge

    Kansas City Star "Wichita State basketball player Conner Frankamp was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI, police said Monday. Frankamp was arrested at 12:33 a.m. Sunday at Kellogg and Maize, Wichita police Lt. James Espinoza said. He was also cited for “improper driving on laned roadway” and..." January 26

  • Wichita State’s flight forced to emergency landing due to plane malfunction

    College Basketball Talk "Wichita State had a scary moment during their trip to Drake for their Missouri Valley opener on Tuesday evening. The plane the Shockers were taking took off but had to immediately turn around and land back at the Wichita airport due to a sensor malfunction in the landing gear, according to..." January 01

  • Conner Frankamp's next stop will be hometown Wichita State

    Yahoo! Sports "Wichita native Conner Frankamp left Kansas just over a month ago in search of a school where he could play a bigger role. No. 11 Wichita State rolls Memphis, who look to be in serious trouble this year NBC Sports His hometown Shockers recruited him heavily in high school and will have at least..." December 02

  • Report: Kansas transfer Conner Frankamp considering Colorado, Wichita State

    College Basketball Talk "Less than two weeks removed from the announcement that he would be leaving Kansas, point guard Connor Frankamp is getting ready to make his second visit, according to a report from the Denver Post. Frankamp is expected to make his way to Colorado this weekend to visit the school. This comes of..." November 13

  • Okafor, Kaminsky headline AP preseason All-America team

    SI "The Associated Press released its preseason All-America team on Monday. The five players who made the team are Duke's Jahlil Okafor, Wichita State's Fred VanVleet, North Carolina's Marcus Paige, Wisconsin's Frank Kaminsky and Louisville's Montrezl Harrell. Okafor, a freshman center, was the..." November 04

  • Wichita State basketball team lands second KC-area recruit

    Kansas City Star "Wichita State is setting up its backcourt of the future with a Kansas City flavor. Point guard Tyrone Taylor of Grandview gave the Shockers a non-binding commitment on Sunday morning. Taylor is taking a post-graduate year at Hargrave (Va.) Military Academy. He earned All-Class 4 honors in..." September 29

  • Wichita State lands commitment from top 100 two-guard

    College Basketball Talk "Gregg Marshall has landed his second commitment in the Class of 2015, as Missouri-native Landry Shamet announced that he will be playing his college ball for the Shockers. “Officially committed to Wichita State!” Shamet tweeted. “Glad to be part of Shocker Nation!” Shamet is a 6-foot-4 wing..." September 04

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Wichita State working to get Corey Henderson Jr. prepared for backup point guard role

    College Basketball Talk "One of the remarkable things about Wichita State’s 35-1 record last season was the Shockers’ lack of a backup point guard. With the loss of backup point guard D.J. Bowles before the 2013-14 season due to a heart condition, Wichita State had to rely on sophomore Fred VanVleet to carry a heavy..." June 21

  • McDermott, Marshall honored by AP

    ESPN "Creighton's Doug McDermott and Wichita State's Gregg Marshall have been selected as The Associated Press' player and coach of the year, respectively. McDermott, who finished his career at Creighton as college basketball's fifth-leading scorer, was a near-unanimous selection as player of the..." April 03

  • Creighton's Doug McDermott leads Wooden All-America Team

    CBS Sports "Senior Doug McDermott is the headliners on the 10-member Wooden All-American Team announced Monday by The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The first team -- all finalists for the Wooden Award, presented by the LAAC to honor the college basketball player of the year -- features Creighton's McDermott,..." April 01

  • Johnson, Napier, Stauskas lead NABC All-America team

    CBS Sports "The National Association of Basketball Coaches named its 2013-14 All-America teams Thursday, with a trio of players still alive in the NCAA Tournament named to the first team. Arizona's Nick Johnson, UConn's Shabazz Napier and Michigan's Nik Stauskas join Creighton's Doug McDermott and Duke's..." March 28

  • Gregg Marshall gets Henry Iba Award

    ESPN "Gregg Marshall, who guided Wichita State to the first 35-0 start in NCAA men's history, won the Henry Iba Coach of the Year Award on Monday. The Shockers, the top seed in the Midwest Region, advanced to the Round of 32 in the NCAA tournament, where they lost to Kentucky on Sunday and finished..." March 24

  • For Wichita State, the end of perfection was a classic

    SI "The distance between 36-0 and 35-1 was 25 feet. A three-pointer from two steps beyond the key, left Fred VanVleet's right hand with 1.7 seconds left and the Scottrade Center scoreboard read Kentucky 78, Wichita State 76. Its path would determine whether the No. 1-seeded Shockers would continue..." March 24

  • Kentucky spoils Wichita State's clean record

    Lexington Herald-Leader "Sweet redemption or painful replay. That's the either/or Kentucky faced in the NCAA Tournament Sunday. After a season marked by competitive, but frustrating losses against ranked teams, UK's freshman-oriented team finally made its mark by beating previously unbeaten Wichita State 78-76 in the..." March 23

  • Shockers go to 35-0 with win over Cal Poly, Set NCAA Record

    GoShockers.com "Wichita State opened up its 2014 NCAA tournament with a 64-37 win over Cal Poly on Friday night to advance to the third round of the NCAA tournament on Sunday. The 35-0 start is the best start in NCAA Division I history and the 27 point win is the largest margin of victory for Wichita State in the..." March 22

  • Will Wichita State, Kansas and Kansas State fans spar with – or support – each other?

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAB "Dylan Donner was in the front row at Scottrade Center for NCAA tournament open practices Thursday. He was careful not to get the dipping sauce from his chicken strips on his Wichita State Shockers jacket. Donner is here with his father, Dallas. They drove in from Wichita, Kan., for the..." March 21

  • Who'll be the next Shockers superhero? Maybe someone you'd never expect

    Fox Sports Kansas City "The best steps in the Dance are the ones nobody saw coming, the Daytons, the Harvards, and every dreamer in between. The best moments are reserved for the stars who bolt straight from the back of the chorus to center stage when the spotlight turns on them. Ty Rogers, Western Kentucky's fourth..." March 21

  • Shockers to Play Cal-Poly in Second Round

    GoShockers.com "Wichita State will play California-Poly at 6:10 p.m. CT on Friday, March 21 in the second round of the 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Cal-Poly defeated Texas Southern 81-69 on Wednesday night to advance to the second round on Friday. Wichita State takes a 34-0 overall record into its..." March 20

  • Gregg Marshall finds Wichita State to be just his type

    Washington Post "When Gregg Marshall answered a call in spring 2007 asking if he would be interested in coaching the Wichita State basketball team, Marshall needed a moment. Marshall, then the coach at the overachieving mid-major Winthrop, was on a golf course in North Carolina, so he asked the caller to hold,..." March 19

  • A newcomer's guide to Wichita State

    Fox Sports Kansas City "Q: Wichita State ... Wichita State ... where have I heard that name before? A: Last March, probably. They're the team that came out of nowhere -- and by nowhere, we mean southern Kansas -- and reduced your carefully-crafted bracket to tiny salt pellets. The Shockers were the Cinderella story of..." March 18

  • Basketball Writers Association names 13/14 All-Americans

    USBWA.com "The 2013-14 USBWA Men's All-America Team features seven seniors, including forward Doug McDermott of Creighton, who becomes just the 19th player in the 58-year history of the team to earn three-time USBWA All-America honors. Based on regular-season performance, the entire USBWA membership of..." March 12

  • Wichita State — at 34-0 — has yet to face its toughest test

    Chicago Sun-Times "Now the hard part begins. With all due respect to Wichita State’s 34-0 record — and, really, how could anyone not respect it? — navigating through six more victories will be even tougher for the No. 2- ranked Shockers. Too tough? We’ll find out about that. An 83-69 victory over Indiana..." March 11

  • Shockers Go 34-0 and Earn Missouri Valley title

    GoShockers.com "Fred VanVleet scored 22 points including several key baskets late to lead another strong ensemble effort and No. 2 Wichita State remained the nation's lone unbeaten after defeating Indiana State, 83-69, on Sunday in the Missouri Valley Conference tournament final. Tekele Cotton added 20 points..." March 10