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Roundhouse podcast with Katie Zimmerman, Ashleigh Houlton on Shocker volleyball
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Assistant coaches Katie Zimmerman and Ashleigh Houlton update us on spring volleyball practices. We look back at the NIVC title and how the trip to El Paso motivated the Shockers. We discuss newcomers Sarah Musial, a freshman setter, and outside Alyssa Gonzales, a transfer from TCU. We dive into Morgan Stout’s improvement in 2023, what’s ahead for Emerson Wilford and candidates to break into regular playing time in 2024. We wrap up with a conversation about favorite coffee places in Wichita and coach Chris Lamb’s regular order at Fairmount Coffee Co.

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Roundhouse podcast with Blake Lorenz, Michael Winslow on Shocker golf
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Wichita State golfers Blake Lorenz and Michael Winslow get us started on the spring. We talk about the good vibes emanating from the opening tournament in Cancun. Lorenz defends his musical choices and describes competitive ping pong games with his brother. The golfers detail their practice routine and how the variety of courses around the Wichita area helps their preparation. We also dive into their advice for young golfers and the importance of family support.

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Roundhouse podcast with Elizabeth Economon on Shocker softball
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Wichita State softball opens this weekend in Texas and associate head coach Elizabeth Economon gets fans ready with a look at the likely batting order. We talk about Addison Barnard’s recovery from a shoulder injury and newcomers such as third baseman CC Wong and pitcher Chloe Barber. We discuss how the Shockers thrive in the transfer portal and Economon reveals which player she thinks is the biggest Kansas City Chiefs fan.

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Roundhouse podcast with broadcaster Gary Bender
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Gary Bender did play by play for Final Fours, the NFL, NBA, the Olympics, Major League Baseball and more. Bender, a 1962 University of Wichita graduate, got his start at KMUW broadcasting Shocker basketball as the team rose in the national rankings. We talk about his days on the farm in Western Kansas creating the anthem, commercials and action to pass the time on a tractor. We discuss how he maintained silence during one of the most exciting finishes in NCAA Tournament history and how advice from Bill Parcells pushed him on his way to CBS. Bender is a member of the 2024 Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame induction class. That ceremony is free to the public at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in Wiedemann Hall.

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Podcast with Gavin Oswald, Derek Williams on Shocker baseball
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Wichita State pitcher Gavin Oswald and outfielder/first baseman Derek Williams met at age 8 playing baseball in the St. Louis area. They are reunited as newcomers with the Shockers. We talk about Oswald’s custom-made spikes, why he hates facing teammate Jaden Gustafson and how Oswald and Williams journeyed to Wichita State. Williams explains why he operates with such a positive attitude and Oswald describes what it’s like to play baseball for the Savannah Bananas.

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Roundhouse podcast with Alison Cooper and Alex Aguilar on Shocker softball
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Wichita State pitchers Alison Cooper and Alex Aguilar talk about the new members of the pitching staff and how they are ready to carry more of a load this season. Cooper tells us which former Shocker she shouts out with her uniform number. We discuss their favorite snacks at Buc-ee’s, why the Barnard sisters are good at pickleball and reveal the coach whose mantra is “It’s going to be fine.”

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Roundhouse podcast on 2013-14 Shocker basketball
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On the anniversary of one of that season’s memorable wins, we look back on the 2014 Wichita State basketball season. The Shockers won 35 straight games and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Mike Kennedy and Bob Lutz discuss the NBA talent on that team, the team’s historical importance and the rally at Missouri State on Jan. 11, 2014. We talk about the joys of the regular season, why Tekele Cotton was one of the stars on this team and why Bob predicted an unbeaten season before anyone else. We break down the strength of schedule, the Saint Louis game that sparked a kerfuffle with Doug Gottlieb and hand out plenty of trivia questions.

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Roundhouse podcast with former Shocker Sydney McKinney
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Former Shocker All-American shortstop Sydney McKinney joins us from her new job as assistant softball coach at Marshall University. We discuss her move to coaching, how often she says the same things her Shockers coaches said and her advice for recruits considering options. We learn that people in West Virginia put butter in their coffee. We also talk about Athletes Unlimited pro softball coming to Wilkins Stadium in June, how she saw Shocker softball grow and more.

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Roundhouse podcast with John Wise on Shocker track and field
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Assistant director of track and field John Wise prepares us for the track season, indoors and outdoors. We discuss Destiny Masters’ record pentathlon score and how the AAC’s changing membership affects track. We talk about the men’s quest to win a third straight AAC outdoor title and where the previous two titles rank on the program’s list of accomplishments. Then it’s movie time and we focus on “Killers of the Flower Moon” and Wise’s YouTube video which takes his followers to parts of Oklahoma featured in the movie. We discuss his YouTube channel “Travel with a Wise Guy” and the big twist at the end of his “Killers of the Flower Moon” video.

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Roundhouse podcast with Brylee Kelly on Shocker volleyball
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Wichita State senior left Brylee Kelly talks about her six years as a Shocker and why her affection for the program and coach Chris Lamb made it the right choice to stay. She details the ups and downs of her senior season and her advice for young athletes. We also discuss what former Shocker Mikaela Raudsepp said that convinced Kelly to choose Wichita State and how teammates Morgan Stout and Katie Galligan made big moves this season.