(WICHITA, Kan.) — Kicking a #1 seed out of the NCAA Tournament has made Wichita State the talk of not only Kansas but the whole basketball viewing nation.
"It's really cool to watch the sports channels and hear about Wichita State. It's just cool to have our team be known everywhere," said WSU student Joe Traffas.
Being the topic of nationwide headlines is something WSU isn't used to, but wouldn't mind getting used to it. The attention is coming from across the country and it's not just your traditional sports outlets.
"Great news. It's great exposure," said Wade Robinson, WSU's Vice President of Campus Life and University Relations.
The Wichita State Shockers are one of the hottest tickets in the country this week.
"Everyone always thinks of K-State and KU as the big colleges at Kansas, so WSU kind of gets ignored," said Hayley Whinery, a WSU English Major. "So it's really nice for people to have their attention to WSU now."