Roundhouse podcast with Ben Flowers, Clayton Duchatschek of Wichita State cross country

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Roundhouse podcast with Ben Flowers, Clayton Duchatschek of Wichita State cross country
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Shocker cross country gets rolling on Sept. 3 (Saturday) with the JK Gold Classic. Ben Flowers and Clayton Duchatschek discuss the expectations for the men’s team, favorite running paths in and around Wichita and their training routines for the summer. Flowers talks about how his teammates and coaches helped him work through an injury that cost him almost two years of running. Duchatschek takes us back to last spring’s clinching points in the American Athletic Conference outdoor track championships. We wrap up by choosing a favorite book about running.

Roundhouse podcast with Kevin Saal, Wichita State director of athletics

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Roundhouse podcast with Kevin Saal, Wichita State director of athletics
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Kevin Saal joins the podcast to talk about one of the biggest topics in college athletics – name, image and likeness. He discusses the specifics on how the policy works and how Wichita State is navigating the new environment. He describes how fans can get involved with Shockers of all sports through Armchair Strategies Collective, Opendorse Marketplace and direct connections. We talk about Shockers such as softball’s Sydney McKinney as an example of how NIL can work and the business and branding lessons student-athletes can learn.

Roundhouse podcast with Shocker basketball newcomers James Rojas and Trevor McBride

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Roundhouse podcast with Shocker basketball newcomers James Rojas and Trevor McBride
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Alabama transfer James Rojas and freshman Trevor McBride join the podcast to talk about their first month at Wichita State. We discuss Rojas’ travels around the SEC, why he chose Wichita State and Shocker coach Isaac Brown’s emphasis on defense in summer workouts. McBride details the decision to walk on at Wichita State, his views on playing point guard and his track and field performances in high school.

Roundhouse podcast with Shocker basketball newcomers Jacob Wilson, Gus Okafor and Jaykwon Walton

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Roundhouse podcast with Shocker basketball newcomers Jacob Wilson, Gus Okafor and Jaykwon Walton
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Wichita State’s Jacob Wilson, Gus Okafor and Jaykwon Walton talk about their early weeks as a Shocker, favorite NBA players and advice for college newcomers. Okafor reveals why he helped a young Shocker fan capture a roly poly during camp and how he is grabbing the role as vocal leader. They discuss teammate Jaron Pierre’s energy and personality and their early impressions of strength and conditioning coach Ryan Horn.

Roundhouse podcast with Shocker basketball newcomers Quincy Ballard, Colby Rogers and Henry Thengvall

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Roundhouse podcast with Shocker basketball newcomers Quincy Ballard, Colby Rogers and Henry Thengvall
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Wichita State’s Quincy Ballard, Colby Rogers and Henry Thengvall join the podcast to talk about their first weeks as Shockers, teammates making a big impression and alternate sports choices. We discuss how returner Craig Porter Jr., is helping the newcomers, Jaron Pierre’s potential to juice the offense and Scottie Barnes of the Toronto Raptors. Thengvall talks about his favorite Shockers as a youngster, experiencing the crowd at Koch Arena and playing for coach Steve Eck in high school.

Podcast with Shocker basketball newcomers Melvion Flanagan, Jaron Pierre and Xavier Bell

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Podcast with Shocker basketball newcomers Melvion Flanagan, Jaron Pierre and Xavier Bell
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Three of Wichita State’s basketball newcomers join the podcast with their thoughts on their new teammates, favorite NBA players, their introduction to strength and conditioning coach Ryan Horn, alternate sports and advice for freshmen.

Roundhouse podcast with Wichita State volleyball’s Katie Zimmerman

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Roundhouse podcast with Wichita State volleyball's Katie Zimmerman
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Former Shocker All-American Katie (Reilly) Zimmerman is back at Wichita State as a volleyball assistant coach. She joins the podcast to discuss her journey into coaching, what she learned playing under Chris Lamb and what she learned at other stops. We discuss highlights from her playing career, including the 2012 Sweet 16, her recruiting philosophy and why experimenting at positions as a Shocker helped her coaching. We wrap up by getting into the importance of high fives and review the first Top Gun movie (spoiler alert) as preparation for seeing the current version.

Roundhouse podcast with Maria Romero and Paula Garcia of Shocker track and field

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Roundhouse podcast with Maria Romero and Paula Garcia of Shocker track and field
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Cessna Stadium is the site for the American Athletic Conference Outdoor Championship this weekend and we talk to Wichita State sprinter Paula Garcia and multi-athlete Maria Romero about home-court advantage and the best events to watch. We also talk about the pipeline from Spain to Wichita that has produced several standouts, the differences between athletics in Europe and the United States and their advice for young athletes. We discuss their majors, Romero’s participation in the Widener Global Leaders Program and Garcia’s book recommendations.

Podcast with Ryan Horn, Wichita State strength and conditioning coach

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Podcast with Ryan Horn, Wichita State strength and conditioning coach
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Ryan Horn is the new strength and conditioning coach at Wichita State. He will oversee the department and work with men’s basketball. We discuss his path from football fullback to his profession, one that includes a chat at a Kentucky football camp, a talk with his dad and injuries. He discusses his love language with athletes, how he plans to coach them with relentless positivity and high expectations and how building relationships is the most important part of his job. He reveals his favorite movie and the importance of selecting the musical playlist for workouts.

Roundhouse podcast with Steve Strain on Shocker softball

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Roundhouse podcast with Steve Strain on Shocker softball
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ESPN+ broadcaster Steve Strain previews this weekend’s UCF-Wichita State softball clash at Wilkins Stadium. We talk about how the Knights use their speed and pitching, how the Shockers counter with power hitting and what this series means to the big picture. We also discuss the improvement in the Shockers pitching staff and how hitters such as Neleigh Herring. Zoe Jones and Lauren Lucas are crucial to the success. Steve talks about his impressions of Wichita State’s dynamic top-of-the-order hitters Sydney McKinney and Addison Barnard.