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By: Jenn Bates and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | May 17, 2012
Wichita State basketball assistant coach Dana Ford is leaving the Shockers to take an assistant job at Illinois State.  Ford started as a graduate assistant under Gregg Marshall at Winthrop and Wichita State before moving on to Chipola Junior college as an assistant.  He eventually moved to Tennessee State as an assistant to another former Shocker, John Cooper. Ford spent one season with Wichita State as an assistant before making his move.  He was considered a very strong recruiter for the Shockers.
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June 3, 2008
From Wichita State Sports Information WICHITA, Kan. - Wichita State will travel to Florida State for Super Regional play with game one beginning on Fri., June 6. Game two will be played on Sat., June 7 and if a game three is necessary it will be played on Sun., June 8. The NCAA also announced game times and television coverage. Friday's game will begin at 2 p.m. (ET) on ESPN2, Saturday's will begin at noon (ET) on ESPN2 and Sunday's will be at 1 p.m. (ET) on ESPN.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | December 29, 2010
Newcomer Ben Smith doubled his previous season high with 16 points to lead Wichita State past Evansville 91-57 in a Missouri Valley Conference opener Wednesday night. The Shockers (10-2, 1-0) had four other players score in double figures: Joe Ragland (12), J.T. Durley (12), David Kyles (11) and Toure Murry (10). Evansville (6-5) was led by Colt Ryan, who scored 14 of his game-high 18 points in the second half. Wichita State's huge first-half lead dwindled to 44-35 early in the second half before the Shockers exploded.
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By: Jenn Bates and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 1, 2013
Northwest Florida State center, Stephen Hurt, has committed to the Kansas State Wildcats.  Hurt picked the Wildcats over the Wichita State Shockers.  The decision was confirmed to Jenn Bates on Tuesday night. Hurt is a 6'10, 275 pound center originally from Murfreesboro, TN.  He has two years of eligibility remaining.  Hurt played for Wichita State assistant Steve Forbes at Northwest Florida State. 
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | January 6, 2013
Cleanthony Early scored 24 points to lead Wichita State over Bradley 69-63 Sunday. Early was 8 of 14 from the field. Demetric Williams added 10 points, and Ehimen Orukpe had nine rebounds for Wichita State (14-1, 3-0 Missouri Valley). Wichita State led 35-34 at halftime in a game with 12 lead changes. Wichita State closed the game on a 10-2 run. The Shockers shot 47 percent from the field for the game, while Bradley shot 46 percent. Walt Lemon Jr. and Dyricus Simms-Edwards had 15 points apiece to lead the scoring for Bradley (10-5, 2-1)
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | February 14, 2013
The schedule for the Wichita State-Delaware baseball series has been changed to allow fans to attend the baseball and men's basketball games on Sat., Feb. 23. The Shockers will now play a doubleheader on Fri., Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. at Eck Stadium and a single game at 1 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 23. Sunday's game remains at 1 p.m.
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By Jenn Bates and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | November 21, 2012
Cleanthony Early led all scorers with 25 points as Wichita State beat Iowa 75-63 to win the Cancun Classic. Early was 3-6 from the three-point line, 7-13 from the field and 8-9 from the free-throw line against the Hawkeyes.  Wichita State was down by two at halftime thanks to a hot shooting peformance by Josh Oglesby.  Oglesby and the Hawkeyes were 7-8 from three-point range in the first half. The Shockers are off until next Wednesday when they host Tulsa.  The Golden Hurricane are coached by former Kansas assistant, Danny Manning.
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by Jennifer Searle and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | November 24, 2010
Wichita State is number one when it comes to keeping employees happy. It just received the top spot in the "Top 10 Happiest University Employers," an online poll by CareerBliss. Employees completed surveys on the website.  WSU employees gave the school an overall ranking of 4.29.  The average of the top 10 schools is 3.946. Wichita state employees seem to be happy about the growth opporunities they have at work.  They also find there's a good work-life balance. Other schools that make the list are as follows: • Auburn University • Brigham Young University • Wayne State University • University of Southern California • Columbia University • University of Florida • University of Houston • Cleveland State University • University of Michigan See complete results of the poll .
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by GRANT MEECH and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 3, 2013
Rashard Kelly said it was a feeling of family at Wichita State that made his decision for him. "I just remember my early relationship with the coaches was real good," Kelly said. "I could act like myself around them, like I had known them forever"  Kelly is the newest Shocker to commit to Gregg Marshall's program. The 6'7" power forward is playing at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia for a post-graduate season. He played the past season at Massanutten Military Academy.
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By: Jenn Bates and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 15, 2013
Wichita State announced on Tuesday that they have changed their policy on personal items, such as backpacks and other bags, that are allowed inside of Koch Arena on game days. The following is the full release from the University: Wichita State has made changes to its bag checking policy for men's basketball games and will run parking shuttles on select game nights, the athletic department announced today. The University has reworked entrances to create lines specifically for those who have small personal bags that need to be checked.
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by Pilar Pedraza and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 14, 2013
Two months after ending one prestigious scholarship program Wichita State unveils a new, even bigger one.  Last August WSU announced it was ending the well known Deans Scholars program, but promised a replacement.  Monday we learned more about that new program.  The university says it's designed to get more money to more students. Freshman Sam Young likes his university and thinks others should, too. "WSU has always been a little under appreciated, in my opinion," said Young.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 8, 2013
Former Missouri coach Norm Stewart has a hard time believing it's been 20 years since he and his wife, Virginia, founded Coaches vs Cancer.     The organization has grown into a nationwide collaboration between the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, and has raised more than $100 million to support the American Cancer Society's mission of eradicating the disease.     Stewart was joined at Coaches vs Cancer's annual tipoff event at Kansas City's Municipal Auditorium on Tuesday night by a litany of fellow coaches, including Bill Self of Kansas, Frank Haith of Missouri, Gregg Marshall of Wichita State and Bruce Weber of Kansas State.
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KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 5, 2013
The Wichita State volleyball team defeated Evansville Saturday night inside Charles Koch Arena. The Shockers won by scores of 25-16, 25-11 and 25-18. Ashley Andrade led the Shockers with 11 kills, while Chelsey Feekin had 32 assists and Jordan Hinkle had 13 digs. Wichita State jumped out to an early 6-1 lead in the first set and forced Evansville to call a timeout after a kill from Ashley Andrade. The Purple Aces cut the lead 11-7 later in the set on an attack error by Chelsey Feekin but would never get any closer and the Shockers would win the set 25-16.
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by GRANT MEECH and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 3, 2013
Rashard Kelly said it was a feeling of family at Wichita State that made his decision for him. "I just remember my early relationship with the coaches was real good," Kelly said. "I could act like myself around them, like I had known them forever"  Kelly is the newest Shocker to commit to Gregg Marshall's program. The 6'7" power forward is playing at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia for a post-graduate season. He played the past season at Massanutten Military Academy.
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By Robert Marin and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | October 2, 2013
Fire crews say everything is okay after being called to Wichita State University's McKinley Hall. Crews were called around 8:15 Wednesday evening after an alarm went off. Sedgwick County dispatchers say there was the report of smoke on the third floor of the building. Dispatchers say firefighters gave the scene an all clear a short time later.
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By: Jenn Bates and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | October 1, 2013
Northwest Florida State center, Stephen Hurt, has committed to the Kansas State Wildcats.  Hurt picked the Wildcats over the Wichita State Shockers.  The decision was confirmed to Jenn Bates on Tuesday night. Hurt is a 6'10, 275 pound center originally from Murfreesboro, TN.  He has two years of eligibility remaining.  Hurt played for Wichita State assistant Steve Forbes at Northwest Florida State. 
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By: Jenn Bates and KWCH 12 Eyewitness Sports | September 27, 2013
The Missouri Valley Conference has announced a 36-game television broadcast schedule in partnership with Fox Sports Midwest .  The following is the list of games that will be broadcast according to the release: Click here to read the full release and also to see the list of games that will broadcast.  The list is available on page 2 of the release. 
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by Brian Heap and KWCH 12 Eyewitness News | September 26, 2013
A leading advocate for the legalization of drugs is in Kansas.  He's sharing his message that making marijuana, cocaine, and heroin legal is the best solution to America's drug problem. Jack Cole, co-founder of LEAP, Law Enforcement Against Prohibition, presented his arguments during a lecture at Wichita State University Thursday.  Cole spent 26 years with the New Jersey State Police, mostly as an undercover narcotics officer.  That fact, he says, gives him credibility to take the position that criminalizing drugs has only made the problem worse.
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Press Release from WSU | September 23, 2013
Wichita State University head men's basketball coach Gregg Marshall's salary will increase to $1.6 million beginning Nov. 9, and to $1.75 million beginning in April, 2014, under a revised contract agreement between the school and Marshall, Director of Athletics Eric Sexton announced today. (Amendment is attached to email) “We believe this commitment to Coach Marshall through this salary increase for his continued success both through building great young men and his continued commitment to Wichita State that culminated in the Shockers' 2013 Final Four appearance deserves this type of well earned compensation," Sexton said.
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