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

The Roundhouse Podcast
The Roundhouse Podcast
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 Brad Pittman on the NCAA women’s basketball regional in Wichita

The Roundhouse Podcast
The Roundhouse Podcast
Roundhouse podcast with Brad Pittman on the NCAA women's basketball regional in Wichita
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Brad Pittman, tournament manager for the NCAA Tournament women’s basketball regional rounds coming to Intrust Bank Arena on March 25-28, joins the podcast to discuss preparations. Pittman talks about ticket sales, hoped-for schools assigned to the bracket and the timeline for getting the arena ready for visitors and fans. We get into why the arena has been a success for luring NCAA events and how upgrades to the airport and hotels are also part of the competition. Pittman wraps it up with his memories of organizing the 2006 Rolling Stones concert at Cessna Stadium, which started with a phone call that was hard to believe.

Episode 3 – Providing Access to Higher Education

Forward Together
Forward Together
Episode 3 - Providing Access to Higher Education
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The “Forward Together” podcast celebrates the vision and mission of Wichita State University. In each episode, President Rick Muma will talk with guests from throughout Shocker Nation to highlight the people and priorities that guide WSU on its road to becoming an essential educational, cultural, and economic driver for Kansas and the greater good.

Episode description: On this episode of the Forward Together podcast, WSU President Dr. Rick Muma and his guests discuss WSU’s priority of making higher education accessible and how it helps build a stronger community and a stronger Kansas. Special guests include John Rolfe, president and CEO of the Wichita Regional Chamber of Commerce; and Isaac Brown, WSU men’s basketball head coach.

Roundhouse podcast with Kenny Pohto of Wichita State basketball

The Roundhouse Podcast
The Roundhouse Podcast
Roundhouse podcast with Kenny Pohto of Wichita State basketball
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Shockers center Kenny Pohto joins the podcast to discuss his freshman season, learning basketball in Sweden, his former life as a soccer player and how practicing against Morris Udeze helps him. We talk about his 14-point performance on Tuesday and why the Shockers offense improved. Pohto also talks about his favorite NBA players, his desire to be one of the faces of basketball for Sweden and how the emphasis on fundamentals and defense in Europe helped shape his game.

Roundhouse podcast with Steve Strain on Shocker women’s basketball

The Roundhouse Podcast
The Roundhouse Podcast
Roundhouse podcast with Steve Strain on Shocker women's basketball
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Radio voice Steve Strain discusses why the Shockers are scoring more, how improved post play is helping, Seraphine Bastin’s leadership role and how the AAC race is stacking up.

Roundhouse podcast with Mike Kennedy on basketball, volleyball and the AAC

The Roundhouse Podcast
The Roundhouse Podcast
Roundhouse podcast with Mike Kennedy on basketball, volleyball and the AAC
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Voice of the Shockers Mike Kennedy joins us to discuss Wichita State’s volleyball win streak, the start of basketball season and the additions to the American Athletic Conference. He talks about the effectiveness of Shocker middles Natalie Foster and Morgan Stout, what he likes about basketball newcomers Joe Pleasant, Qua Grant and Kenny Pohto and the upside of new conference members such as North Texas, Rice and Charlotte.

Roundhouse podcast with DJ McCarty and Ella Anciaux on women’s basketball

The Roundhouse Podcast
The Roundhouse Podcast
Roundhouse podcast with DJ McCarty and Ella Anciaux on women's basketball
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Sophomore DJ McCarty and freshman Ella Anciaux stop by to discuss the Shockers progress three weeks before the opener. They talk about the emphasis in practice on defense and the summer work on shooting. McCarty reveal’s Anciaux’s nickname, her belief that Kobe Bryant is the GOAT and discusses working to act as more of a vocal leader on the court. Anciaux tells us why she enjoys the diverse nationalities on the roster and how she acts as a tour guide around Wichita.

Roundhouse podcast with Bob Hull on Shocker basketball

The Roundhouse Podcast
The Roundhouse Podcast
Roundhouse podcast with Bob Hull on Shocker basketball
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Radio/TV analyst Bob Hull drops by to talk about the start of regular-season practices for Wichita State. Bob reveals his favorite city to visit in the American Athletic Conference and which arena offers the best atmosphere. We dig into the Shocker roster and how coach Isaac Brown might go about improving his team’s shooting. Bob discusses how newcomers such as Qua Grant and Joe Pleasant will fit in, why he thinks guard Craig Porter Jr., is improved and describes a Tyson Etienne moment in practice this week.

Roundhouse podcast with Mike O’Donnell on AAC basketball

The Roundhouse Podcast
The Roundhouse Podcast
Roundhouse podcast with Mike O'Donnell on AAC basketball
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Mike O’Donnell, analyst for ESPN and CBS Sports, joins the podcast to talk about an interesting summer for the American Athletic Conference. He discusses why he thinks Wichita State’s Tyson Etienne is one of the nation’s top guards and his expectations for Dexter Dennis. He provides insight on newcomer Kenny Pohto and how he might help the Shockers with his I.Q. and shooting. O’Donnell also talks about Memphis’ big recruiting news, Houston’s consistent toughness and success and the additions that may boost SMU.