With the Wichita Wild already hopelessly behind, kicker Travis Eason got his leg into a long field goal try, and the football tumbled end over end toward the uprights, and the fans held their breath in anticipation as the valiant attempt... fell a couple yards short.
The Wichita Wild filled its biggest need by acquiring Ben Sankey, an experienced and accomplished indoor quarterback, but it appears unlikely he will be available for tonight's game with Indoor Football League power Sioux Falls.
At the very least, the Wichita Wild could have sent the Jake Sharp and Kansas Jayhawk fans home happy.
Shane Mascarenas, the Wichita Wild's backup quarterback, didn't expect to play in the season opener, so what did it matter where he put his helmet?
Wichita Wild quarterback Alex Rouse suffered strains of the anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee and won't be gone for the season, as the team had suspected.
If the Wichita Wild forgot the big-play ability of its former quarterback, Dixie Wooten, there was a reminder in the first quarter of their Indoor Football League opener Monday night in Grand Island, Neb.
At last unhindered by the pesky anti-celebration rules that threw a bit of a wet blanket over his college football experience, beefy James McCartney was finally free to be himself last season when he joined the Wichita Wild.
A familiar face will likely be under center for the opposition when the Wichita Wild opens the Indoor Football League season tonight at the Nebraska Danger, an expansion team based in Grand Island.
Alex Rouse wasn't down with the metric system.
Clearly ready for team pictures, Wichita Wild star Darius Fudge walked through the team offices wearing both the usual (his ever-present grin) and the unusual(jersey No. 7) on Saturday morning.
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The Wild has signed indoor rookie quarterback Alex Rouse and is recruiting former Kansas Jayhawk Todd Reesing — developments that apparently signal the end of Dixie Wooten's career in Wichita.
Wichita Wild coach Ken Matous, who has led the indoor football team to two straight conference championship games, signed a one-year contract extension on Thursday.
PARK CITY — John Blazek's varied football background —college player, high school coach, athletic director, even some radio analysis — didn't include a general manager's role until Wednesday.
Mike McCoy, the one constant involving the tumultuous state of Wichita indoor football for the past 11 seasons, will not return as general manager of the Wild next year.
Nebraska's football team has been picked to leave the Big 12 in style, while Kansas State and Kansas are thought to be middle-of-the pack teams.
There were years when Wichita indoor football was truly an embarrassment — recall the Aviators, who played on a duct-taped field in an ice rink — but the Wild has achieved respectability, success and, apparently, some professional jealousy.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. —With a shot to advance to the Indoor Football League championship game on the line, the Sioux Falls Storm dominated the Wild in every phrase of the game and won 52-34 at the Sioux Falls Arena in the United Conference championship game.
Brandon Russell is a tough dude — so tough that even his facial hair has a scary nickname.
Surprisingly, there are prima donnas in the Indoor Football League, which pays $200 a game and offers little opportunity for true stardom.