Links to national and regional stories about Wichita State
SATURDAY, MARCH 8
Fox Sports KC’s Sean Keeler says the Shocker big men are big enough.
FRIDAY, MARCH 7
St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Joe Strauss on that dreaded M-M word.
THURSDAY, MARCH 6
Yahoo! Sports’ Pat Forde thinks the Shockers need to lose in St. Louis.
CBSSports.com’s Gregg Doyel lets WSU associate AD Darron Boatright defend the Shockers’ schedule — exasperatingly.
Des Moines Register’s Andrew Logue on the MVC spotlight squarely on the Shockers.
Kansas City sports media critic Greg Hall documents the love/hate for the Shockers.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5
An NCAA.com video on the Shockers. With slo-mo footage!
Longtime Philly columnist Dick Jerardi sees the Shockers going a ways in the tournament.
Fort Worth Star Telegram’s Jimmy Burch is in the Shockers’ camp for a No. 1 seed.
TUESDAY, MARCH 4
Indiana communications student with an interesting take on Coach of the Year candidates.
SBNation with a defense of the Shockers’ non-conference schedule.
Bleacher Report’s Jason King on the influence of Fred VanVleet’s stepfather.
MONDAY, MARCH 3
In case you were wondering, St. Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli wasn’t going all ’72 Dolphins on the Shockers.
CBSSports.com’s Gregg Doyel wonders why we’re even arguing about the Shockers’ credentials?
We’ll expand into MVC Tournament stories this week. Here’s a good one from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on SIU coach Barry Hinson and his struggle to overcome a family tragedy.
SUNDAY, MARCH 2
KC Star’s Blair Kerkhoff weighs whether Shockers, Jayhawks fit on the bracket’s 1-line.
ESPN.com’s Jake Trotter was on hand for No. 31.
Bleacher Report’s Thad Novak writes that WSU is the only team not to stumble against an overmatched foe.
Forbes.com on how BCS conferences’ bottom-dwellers end up hurting the Shockers in seeding talk.
Vahe Gregorian of The Kansas City Star writes that WSU understands its season will be judged later this month by most.
SATURDAY, MARCH 1
Springfield News-Leader’s Lyndell Scranton on Missouri State trying to avoid being the Washington Generals on Saturday.
THURSDAY, FEB. 27
NBCSports.com on how Las Vegas wouldn’t mind the Shockers not going 40-0.
Fred VanVleet’s hometown paper with a story and video from Tuesday at Bradley.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 26
Todd Golden of the Terre Haute Tribune Star votes four Shockers All-MVC.
Well, one website likes the Shockers as No. 1 in the nation.
Peoria Journal Star BU beat writer Dave Reynolds on Bradley’s best effort to end the streak.
Peoria columnist Kirk Wessler on the Shockers: 30-0′s great. Maybe not the nation’s best, but great.
The Eagle’s Suzanne Tobias on the Shocker bandwagon. They’re building a second deck for the postseason.
The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy: Quit playing what ifs, the Shockers have earned this.
Ohio State players remember this Shocker bunch well.
Fox Sports.com on the Wiggins bridge between Wichita, Lawrence.
TUESDAY, FEB. 25
Peoria Journal Star’s Dave Reynolds on senior night for Bradley’s Walt Lemon Jr.
Editorial writers in Topeka are getting in on the Shocker love.
MONDAY, FEB. 24
LJWorld.com’s Tom Keegan has been escorted to the Douglas County border.
SUNDAY, FEB. 23
AP voter Rick Bozich has WSU No. 3 this week. He wishes Gregg Marshall would’ve scheduled tougher in non-conference.
The Newark Star-Ledger’s bracket analyst has WSU as the No. 1 overall seed.
Dennis Dodd of CBSSports.com finds bitter Kansas fans and says pollsters should rank WSU No. 1.
FRIDAY, FEB. 21
SBNation recaps three reasons why WSU is unbeaten.
Kansas City TV/radio mouth Jack Harry stands up for the Shockers.
THURSDAY, FEB. 20
FoxSports.com’s Sean Keeler to the nation: Accept WSU as a No. 1 seed.
Rant Sports’ Taylor Sturm makes the case for WSU as the tourney’s No. 1 overall seed.
Chicago Tribune coverage of Wednesday’s Shocker victory.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19
CBSSports.com gets former Shocker opponents to scout up the nation’s lone unbeaten. Interesting stuff.
SI.com’s Seth Davis with some pro-Shocker insight: Skepticism is healthy, but WSU passes eye test.
The Shockers and Orange met in an online game simulation. A Syracuse writer, via WSU’s Sunflower, on the result.
CBS’ Jeff Borzello collects anonymous thoughts on the Shockers. All agree they can win it all.
MONDAY, FEB. 17
SI.com’s Seth Davis likes Gregg Marshall as his coach of the year.
Sam Mellinger of the KC Star blogs: If you don’t believe in WSU, you’re looking at a jersey name and not the numbers.
Shocker fans agree: The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy is a right-thinking American.
CBSSports.com’s weekly podcast talks Shockers, among other things.
SUNDAY, FEB. 16
Minneapolis Star Tribune says don’t worry about the schedule, appreciate what WSU is doing.
FRIDAY, FEB. 14
Todd Golden of the Terre Haute Tribune-Star has been tweeting while participating in the NCAA’s mock selection process. Good stuff.
Wichita State, Kansas or Kansas State: Rant Sports says all three can lay claim to being the state’s best.
NBCSports.com now has WSU as a 1-seed facing GWU or New Mexico in the third round.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
FoxSports.com on the Shockers’ most underrated player.
WSU’s former rival to the south talks about what it would take to get where the Shockers are.
ESPN.com’s Dana O’Neil talks to Ron Wellman, chairman of the NCAA selection committee about WSU’s case for a top seed.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12
The Southern’s Todd Heffernan on an opportunity missed by the Salukis.
KC Star’s Vahe Gregorian on the underappreciated Shockers.
FoxSports.com’s Sean Keeler: Shockers are a No. 1 seed; forget the score.
SportingNews.com with a look at St. Joseph’s Phil Martelli and living an unbeaten regular season.
TUESDAY, FEB. 11
SB Nation says Gregg Marshall is coach everyone wants, but why would he leave WSU?
The New York Times follows the Shockers to Cedar Falls and asks the No. 1 seed question.
MONDAY, FEB. 10
NBCSports.com on whether the Shockers are deserving of a top seed if unbeaten by March 16.
SUNDAY, FEB. 9
Waterloo Courier: Shockers impose will on UNI.
SATURDAY, FEB. 8
ESPN.com re-tells the “Play Angry” story.
CollegeInsiders.com talks about which is tougher, a Shocker Final Four run last year or this year?
FRIDAY, FEB. 7
SB Nation with an appreciation of how tough 18-0 would be in the MVC.
THURSDAY, FEB. 6
Yahoo Sports’ Pat Forde was in the Hulman Center. The Shockers heat up a cold Indiana night.
Terre Haute’s Todd Golden on how the Sycamores felt like one got away.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5
SI.com profiles Fred Van Vleet, revealing why he pals around with Ron Baker.
ESPN.com’s Dana O’Neil on WSU embracing “the big, fat zero.”
ESPN.com writers look for a Shocker weakness.
CBSSports.com’s Gary Parrish on the Shockers’ big week.
TUESDAY, FEB. 4
Bleacher Report on the Shockers’ unbeaten chances.
USA Today with a long profile of Gregg Marshall.
Athlon Sports with some unbeaten tidbits.
Lost Lettermen misses the Jays and Shockers getting together.
MONDAY, FEB. 3
Fox Sports KC: Indiana State’s Greg Lansing sees a difference with these Shockers.
USA Today concurs with Joe Lunardi and Jerry Palm. WSU goes unbeaten, it’s a No. 1 seed.
SI.com thinks Wednesday’s game at Indiana State could be a good one.
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
Arizona Star’s day-after coverage of No. 1 Arizona’s first loss, which leaves WSU and Syracuse as the nation’s remaining unbeatens.
AP’s Dave Skretta with his story from WSU’s win over Evansville (via Yahoo Sports).
SBNation on the Shockers’ comeback against Evansville, complete with “Wizard of Oz” references.
SATURDAY, FEB. 1
MLive.com writer calls Gregg Marshall’s postgame remark about Michigan State “snippy.”
Forbes.com says WSU lost money in its Final Four trip, at least on the balance sheet.