When hes 75 and Heights senior basketball player Ealy Bell wont be 75 for a long time he will be able to pull up rock-solid evidence of what might be the greatest, or certainly the most notable and celebrated, accomplishment of his athletic life.
It was the kind of dunk that makes the nations electrical grid flicker. It was a dunk for the ages, one that this game will be remembered for long after the final score No. 5 Wichita State 70, Illinois State 55 is forgotten.
Richard Sherman just became the most interesting man in the world. Sorry Dos Equis guy.
Indiana State coach Greg Lansing had just watched his team get its brains beaten out by Wichita State and he went on the offensive for the Shockers.
Robert Elmore, Wichita State’s No. 2 career rebounder and shot blocker, is finally being inducted into the Shocker Sports Hall of Fame, 32 years after he could have been. Should have been.
Chuck Porter won 144 games as a high school football coach, which doesnt get him on any winningest coach lists.
Fred VanVleets favorite point guard is Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. Theres a resemblance between the two, and not all of it is physical.
It looked like Wichita States unbeaten streak would end at 16 Saturday night. Missouri State rained down shots in the first half and built a 42-24 lead before a close-to-sellout JQH Arena crowd that was part frenzied and part mystified.
Ron Baker made the longest three-point shot he’s ever taken Wednesday night during Wichita State’s 66-47 win over Illinois State. His feet were planted a good five feet behind the line as time on the shot clock ran low. Baker had no choice, really, other than to hoist a shot.
Dont be quick to lump Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber into the we have nothing to gain by playing Wichita State club.
The Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds pro-Hall of Fame people like to use the argument that, well, both guys would have been Hall of Famers even if they hadnt started juicing whenever it was they started juicing.
Gregg Marshall doesnt call many timeouts because he has players like sophomore guard Fred VanVleet.
Bramlage Coliseum, obviously, wasn’t big enough for two stars named Marcus on Saturday.
The Chiefs won’t have the best quarterback on the field Saturday in Indianapolis when they meet the Colts in an AFC wild-card game.
Today, my job is to pump up the basketball teams in the Missouri Valley Conference.
The memory from 2013 is still vivid for Gregg Marshall, and it’s not the one you would expect.
Wichita State is 12-0 and the Shockers aren’t trying to hide from being undefeated.
Remember Kansas State’s season-opening loss at Bramlage Coliseum to Northern Colorado?
Jamaal Charles just kept scoring touchdowns last week against the Oakland Raiders, one after another. Until he had scored five during a 56-31 Chiefs win.
I was not around for the 1908 showdown between Kansas and Fairmount University now lovingly known as Wichita State inside the Henrion Gymnasium on the Fairmount campus. And even if I had been, I probably would have chosen to leave at halftime since KU was on its way to a 65-15 win.