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WSU bans backpacks, drawstring bags from men’s basketball games at Koch Arena

  • The Wichita Eagle
  • Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at 6:12 p.m.

Backpacks and drawstring bags are no longer allowed in Koch Arena during men’s basketball games under rules announced by the athletic department on Tuesday.

Fans are allowed to bring in a small personal bag, such as a purse. Entrances will be available for fans with small bags that need to be examined

“The athletic department encourages fans to arrive early, and if they are bringing a small personal bag with them to the game, use the assigned bag check line at each entrance,” according to a news release.

•  WSU will run shuttles from the Hughes Metropolitan Complex for three night games when classes are in session. Fans riding the shuttle can get off at Weidemann Hall and walk to the arena. The athletic department will operate a campus-only shuttle, designed to service parking lots farthest from the arena, starting at 4:30 p.m. on those three nights. The shuttle will stop at the Marcus Welcome Center, Grace-Wilkie Hall, Ahlberg Hall and Koch Arena.

The shuttles will run on Nov. 14 (William & Mary), Jan. 28 (Loyola) and Feb. 11 (Southern Illinois).

Teammates divided — WSU’s baseball fall scrimmage series begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Eck Stadium. Admission is a can of food for the Kansas Food Bank.

Assistant coach Brian Walker will coach the Gold team. Volunteer assistant Jon Coyne will coach Black.

Gold — INF Tanner Dearman, INF Tanner Kirk, P Sam Tewes, P Cale Elam, INF Zair Koeiman, INF Dayne Parker, P Drew Palmer, P Foster Vielock, 1B Casey Gillaspie, P Austin Gardner, OF Garrett Bayliff, P Austin Bright, INF Wes Phillips, OF Micah Green, C Brandon Kimbrel, P Ray Ashford, OF Jerrik Sigg.

Black — INF Cody Bobbit, OF Conner Knight, OF Mikel Mucha, P Reagan Biechler, P Kris Gardner, P Mitch McIntyre, C Tyler Baker, P Aaron LaBrie, P A.J. Ladwig, P Garrett Brummett, C Bob Arens, C Parker Zimmerman, OF Joe Haddox, P T.J. Looney, INF Erik Harbutz, P Cody Tyler, INF Chase Simpson, OF Michael Burns.

Shocker sophomore shoots 216 — WSU’s Meghan Schuetz shot a school-record 216 (72-73-71) to finish second in the MSU/Payne Stewart Invitational in Springfield, Mo. at Rivercut Golf Course.

Schuetz broke the previous 54-hole mark of 217, set by Maria Borjesson during the 1995-96 season and matched by Gretchen Huhnerkoch in 2011-12. She finished second, one shot behind Lina Aguillon of Redlands Community College.

The Shockers finished in second place with a 905, behind Oral Roberts’ 891.

WSU’s Bryce Schroeder carded a 226 to finish in a tie for eighth.

• The Shocker men finished fifth in the 15-team Bill Ross Intercollegiate at Milburn Golf and Country Club in Overland Park. WSU shot 889 and finished 17 strokes behind champion Central Arkansas. Louis Cohen Boyer placed seventh wit a 216.

Reach Paul Suellentrop at 316-269-6760 or psuellentrop@wichitaeagle.com. Follow him on Twitter: @paulsuellentrop.

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