Summer series are the rage on TV, where networks are doing what they can to attract eyeballs during good weather. I’m not sure if I buy Piper Perabo as a super spy, but it’s worth a try. We’re no different at Shockwaves.
Later this week, we will kick off a series of looks back at compelling, record-setting, overlooked, quirky and funny moments in Wichita State athletics. Suggestions are welcome – if there’s a big game or a moment that has grown hazy in your memory, try me for some clarification. I’ll do what I can. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a comment.
You’re also welcome to leave your own recollections of a Shocker moment that sticks with you.
This won’t be the place for another version of The Battle of New Orleans or the 1989 College World Series. There isn’t much more to say about those events. I’m looking into the next level of Shocker history – something interesting, now obscured by the passage of time or forgotten.
My list so far:
A wild weekend in Atlanta for the 1993 baseball Shockers SMU’s Pony Express runs at Cessna Stadium and Al McGuire visits Levitt Arena on the same day in 1979. Rally time for WSU in the 1987 MVC basketball tournament. Bill Russell’s visit to the the Roundhouse. Catcher Brian Preston’s historic power day in 1999 at Missouri. The football Shockers preserve a 24-point rally with a goal-line stand in 1983. Cheese Johnson and Bob Trogele help the Shockers stun DePaul with a 15-0 run to end a 1978 game at Levitt Arena. It was one memorable night in Kansas basketball, that one was. A star basketball player watches from the seats after a trip to the concession stand in 1997. “One Game – Won Twice”