Shocker Brew 2/7: There He Goes

Today, Conference athlete of the week and a men’s basketball preview

Good morning! We guarantee you haven’t seen a scouting report like this. Check out the latest evaluation of catcher Mauricio Millan ahead of Shocker baseball’s season opener.

What are we mixing into today’s Brew?

👟 Conference athlete of the week
🏀 Men’s basketball preview
🌾 ​ And much, much more!


For the second time this season, Wichita State's Brady Palen was named the American Athletic Conference Men's Field Athlete of the Week. The junior high jumper cleared a season-best 2.17m to place third at the Frank Sevigne Husker Invitational. Palen's mark ranks 22nd in the nation and leads the Shocker high jump squad, which ranks 17th in the nation as a group. In the AAC, Palen ranks second and sits just one centimeter behind the top spot.


🔼 Back At It. The Shockers will meet up with UTSA for the first time as American Athletic Conference members tomorrow night in the Roundhouse. Historically, Wichita State is 2-0 against the Roadrunners, but the matchup will be the first between the two programs since 2004. Wichita State will be hosting its 7th annual #Fight4Literacy game. Coaches will wear green pins to raise awareness and funds for local reading programs through United Way of the Plains. Fans are encouraged to visit to join the fight for literacy.

🔼 Beach Side Battle. Through the first two rounds at the Los Vaqueros Intercollegiate, the Shockers sit in fifth place in the team standings with two of its golfers firmly in the top-15. After tough conditions on the first day, Wichita State bounced back with an 18-stroke improvement in round two. Michael Winslow leads all Shockers with a 3-over-par two-day total and currently sits in a tie for sixth. Blake Lorenz is not too far behind after firing an impressive even par round on Tuesday to remain at 6-over par for the tournament. Winslow, Lorenz, and the rest of Shocker men’s golf will look to climb the rankings in the final round in Cancun, Mexico today.

🔼  The Roundhouse Podcast. A 1962 University of Wichita graduate and long-time sports broadcaster, Gary Bender, joins the podcast to talk about his career, calling Shocker games in the 1960s and how Mary Jane Teall and Bill Parcells shaped his path. The legend of the broadcasting booth also touches on some of his former partners such as Dick Vermeil, Johnny Unitas and John Madden.


Record Book Watch

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Wednesday, Feb. 7

⛳️ Men’s Golf @ Los Vaqueros Intercollegiate in Cancun, Mexico | Live Scoring

🏀 Men’s Basketball vs. UTSA @ 6:30pm in Wichita, KS | Tickets | Listen | Live Stats

Thursday, Feb. 8

No scheduled events

Friday, Feb. 9

👟 Track and Field @ Ichabod Invitational in Topeka, KS

🎾 Women’s Tennis vs. Kentucky @ 10:00am in Lexington, KY

🥎 Softball vs. Stephen F. Austin @ 10:30am in Huntsville, TX | Live Stats

🥎 Softball vs. Sam Houston @ 3:30pm in Huntsville, TX | Live Stats

🌾 Have a great Wednesday, y’all!