Chelsea Scott breaks down fall volleyball practices for the Shockers and gives us a look at how the libero and setter spots might look in the spring. She talks about her Giants and 49ers favorites and her journey from playing libero at an NCAA Division II school in California to volunteer assistant and now full-time at Wichita State.
Fall baseball is finished and Wichita State baseball pitching coach Mike Pelfrey takes us through the developments – and some Halloween fun. We talk about his starting rotation, newcomers such as outfielder Seth Stroh and shortstop Andrew Stewart and the development of pitchers Connery Peters and Aaron Haase. Pelfrey dives into “spin rates” and how technology figures into coaching. He explains why and how Shocker coaches teach that worshipping velocity can be counterproductive for pitchers.
Junior pitcher Liam Eddy discusses the Shocker World Series, how adding a cutter expanded his repertoire and helped him rebound from a disappointing 2019 season. He reveals his father’s game-day superstitions and talks about hunting in Colorado.
Emani Jenkins, Asia Strong, Rachel Johnson, Ene Adams and Shamaryah Duncan join the podcast to discuss their choice in uniform numbers, WNBA favorites, Halloween candies and teammates helping them adjust to college.
Wichita State basketball newcomers Clarence Jackson, Craig Porter Jr., and Alterique Gilbert talk about their adjustment to the new program, flipping tractor tires to keep in shape, Gilbert’s experience as a make-you-miss running back, best shooters on the team and favorite TV shows.
Shocker volleyball scrimmaged Saturday and associate head coach Sean Carter joins the podcast with his impressions of the action. Brylee Kelly continued her strong fall and several freshmen played well. Carter details about how the program is handling the pandemic, the candidates to take over at libero and his best and worst birthday presents.
Shockers basketball graduate manager Kellen Marshall is back to discuss additions to the Roundhouse’s 2019 top 50 list. Some of his favorite recent games include the 2019 NIT victory at Indiana and the 2020 comeback at SMU. He discusses how he grew into a love of coaching, which opposing coach is best at disinformation on the bench and why he thinks guard Alterique Gilbert is an excellent addition to the Shockers.
Nick Jones, director of player development, and video coordinator Jeff Chapman join the podcast to discuss the Twitter (@Nick_JonesWSU) project highlighting former Shockers such as Ron Baker, Joe Ragland, Markis McDuffie and others. We also learn Chapman’s role in a halftime superstition, their favorite advice from coach Gregg Marshall and how they explain Fred VanVleet’s basketball smarts.
Softball coach Kristi Bredbenner talks about outfitting the addition to her family in Shocker colors, keeping the team connected through check-ins and regular questions. She has three talented seniors who will return next spring and she details what that means for her roster. Track and field’s Steve Rainbolt misses the rhythm of accomplishment and team competition he usually experiences during the spring. He is a newcomer to Netflix and offers a few movie recommendations, led by “Bull Durham.”