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.
Wichita State coaches Keitha Adams (women’s basketball) and Danny Bryan (men’s tennis) join us remotely. Adams updates fans on three new Shockers, tells a few Don Haskins stories and discusses what she misses the most about pre-pandemic life (Hint: Social distancing is tough for Adams). Bryan describes the abrupt end to the season, how his international athletes adapted and his pick for TV documentaries to watch.
The Roundhouse brings in voice of the Shockers Mike Kennedy and Bob Lutz, long-time chronicler of Shocker athletics and host of The Drive on KFH, to dive into Wichita State “What Ifs?”
Included are links that explain some of the history behind the questions.
Simmie Hill was a Shocker for one intriguing basketball season (1965-66) and his departure likely dramatically changed that era.
In 1988, the Shockers stood one strike away from advancing to the College World Series title game.
In the 1990s, Wichita State considered throwing its influence behind a downtown arena by offering Shocker basketball as the prime tenant. How did the decision to remove basketball from that discussion and renovate Levitt Arena play out?
What if the NCAA Tournament selection committee assigned the 2014 Shockers a No. 1 seed in a different region?
The Roundhouse podcast talks to Wichita State’s Jack Sigrist (baseball), Michelle Ledermann (golf), Trajata Colbert (basketball) and Megan Taflinger (volleyball) about life during the pandemic. How are they staying active? What are they reading and watching? How are they studying? What do they miss away from teammates, teachers and coaches?
Broadcaster Steve Strain joins The Roundhouse podcast to talk Wichita State women’s basketball. He discusses the team’s improvement from the preseason to the current 5-2 record and why it needs to improve at the foul line soon. We discuss the freshmen running the Shockers at guard and senior Sabrina Lozada-Cabbage’s adjustment to a prominent scoring role.
Wichita State director of marketing and fan engagement Reggie McIntyre joins the pod to talk about new things at Koch Arena, highlighted by new food and drinks. He reveals his favorite new concession item, debates the need for charging stations and discusses how athletic departments around the country are working to improve student attendance.
Wichita State assistant coach Elizabeth Economon wraps up fall practices with a look at how the pitching staff might fill in behind Bailey Lange, how the competition at third base played out and how the new fences at Wilkins Stadium change things. She also gives a dining tip for trips to Southeast Kansas and describes playing with and for coach Kristi Bredbenner at Truman State.
Wichita State baseball pitching coach Mike Steele wraps up fall practices with his view on the starting rotation, newcomers making a mark and how recruiting changes in the American Athletic Conference. He discusses overcoming the fear of failure and why sometimes he lets his pitchers struggle and struggle some more. We wrap up with his thoughts on best Shocker Halloween costumes.