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.
Ted Woodward is the new public address announcer for Wichita State men’s basketball. We discuss his favorite Shocker names, how an announcer tries to stay out of the spotlight, the Kevin Costner baseball regional in 1996, Woodward’s low point as a track and field announcer in college and his love for Mr. Pibb.
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?
Wichita State president Jay Golden talks sports – his love for the Dodgers, impressions of Shocker athletics and possible plans for adding varsity and club sports. What might be next for Cessna Stadium? What role does athletics play in the university mission?
Mike Kennedy, Bob Lutz and Paul Suellentrop list their top moments, stories and developments for Wichita State athletics in the 2010 era. Topics include the 2013 Final Four, the 2014 perfect regular season, the 2012 volleyball Sweet 16, Aliphine Tuliamuk’s distance running and the ups and downs of Shocker baseball.
The Shockers begin volleyball practice on Thursday and associate head coach Sean Carter gets us updated on how the transfers fit into the lineup, returners Emma Wright and Megan Taflinger, the exhibition match vs. Kansas and a monster non-conference schedule.
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 volleyball plays Iowa State and No. 14 Creighton this weekend in Omaha to continue a challenging non-conference schedule. Associate head coach Sean Carter joins us to talk about the scheduling philosophy, libero Gio Civita’s progess into an elite defender, how the setting position is shaking out and redshirt freshman Megan Taflinger’s growth at outside hitter. Carter also discusses how the move to the American Athletic Conference changes recruiting.
Senior associate athletic director Becky Endicott joins the podcast to talk about landmark year for Wichita State women’s teams – an American Athletic Conference title for volleyball, NCAA appearances for tennis and softball and more. She discusses changes coming to the American volleyball schedule and the addition of a post-season tournament and how membership in the conference is changing how Wichita State evaluates its facilities and programs. She talks about her favorite trip in the new conference and how travel changed for Shocker teams.