March 23, 2013 |
Scratch No. 1 Gonzaga out of your bracket and replace it with the Shockers. It was a real shocker, all right. Ninth-seeded Wichita State hit the bull's eye when it came to knocking out the top-seeded Bulldogs, scoring a thrilling 76-70 victory in front of a crowd of 16,060 at EnergySolutions Arena. The win sends Wichita State to next week's West Regional semifinals at Staples Center. The Shockers will face the winner of Sunday's game between Mississippi and La Salle. “This feeling is unimaginable,” said freshman guard Ron Baker, one of Wichita State's heroes.
March 21, 2013 |
SALT LAKE CITY -- Wow, that was one lousy job audition for Pittsburgh Coach Jamie Dixon. Dixon, a potential candidate for the USC basketball opening for what seems like years now, left it all over the floor Thursday at EnergySolutions Arena. No. 9 Wichita State embarrassed No. 8 Pittsburgh by a 73-55 score that will haunt Dixon for weeks and months. PHOTOS: 2013 NCAA tournament Wichita State, from the Missouri Valley Conference, thoroughly roughed up a team from the rough-and-rugged Big East.
April 14, 2012 |
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A tornado hit Wichita on Saturday night as a series of storms tore through central Kansas. The number of injuries and the extent of the damage could not be immediately confirmed, but local media reported that a trailer park had been hit by the tornado. "Total destruction at trailer park south off 47th and Clifton," Wichita Eagle photographer Travis Heying (@travisheying) tweeted around 11 p.m., saying that he could hear voices in the rubble. He later tweeted photos at the Pinaire Mobile Home Park showing survivors walking through heavy damage, with one photo showing a man digging through the rubble: "This man shouted, 'Quiet!
March 13, 2012 |
March Madness has officially struck, and the ringmaster of the activity is taking his seat behind the ESPN studio desk. Dick Vitale, who called the cable network's first college basketball game in 1979, then made his Final Four debut working North Carolina State's 1983 upset of Houston, has become the face of the hysteria connected to the buzzer-beating, upset-packed action. As the 68-team field of the NCAA men's basketball tournament became set Sunday, Vitale weighs in. I'm not sure there's better paid days off than the first Thursday and Friday of the tournament.
March 5, 2012 |
Out near the city's edge, where fast-food joints and subdivisions seem to spring from farmland overnight, the casualties of an unfinished war sit untouched in a doctor's basement. Dr. Mila Means, a 55-year-old solo family practitioner with neon red hair and neo-hippie style, doesn't remember how or when she heard that Dr. George Tiller had been gunned down in his church. She knew him only slightly as their paths crossed in medical circles. Mostly, she knew of him - as the lone abortion provider in a city of nearly 400,000, as a symbol of the country's abortion wars.
January 4, 2012 |
Boeing Co. announced plans to close its long-standing facility in Wichita, Kan., where the company works on B-52 Stratofortress bombers and aerial refueling tankers. The company's historic facility in Wichita has played a large role in city's claim to be the Air Capital of the World. During World War II, the Boeing complex churned out B-29 Superfortress bombers and later the larger B-52s. More than 2,160 people are employed at the facility. Boeing said work will gradually be scaled down before it is officially closed by the end of next year.
December 1, 2011 |
at Wichita State 75, Cal State Fullerton 60: Carl Hall had 19 points and eight rebounds to lead the Shockers. Joe Ragland added 15 points and David Kyles contributed 14 points and seven rebounds for Wichita State (4-2), which outrebounded the Titans 37-27. Omondi Amoke led the Titans(3-3) with 19 points. Kwame Vaughn added 11 and D.J. Seeley had 10 points and a team-high five rebounds. TONIGHT Men Brigham Young Hawaii at Long Beach State, 7 p.m. Doubletree Los Angeles Westside Centennial Classic at Loyola Marymount La Sierra vs. North Texas, 2 p.m. Columbia at Loyola Marymount, 7 p.m. SATURDAY Men Cal State Fullerton at So. Illinois Edwardsville, noon PST Hawaii at Pepperdine, 7 p.m. St. Mary's at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, 7 p.m. San Diego at UC Irvine, 7 p.m. Cal State Northridge at Santa Clara, 7 p.m. Doubletree Los Angeles Westside Centennial Classic at Loyola Marymount North Texas vs. Columbia, 5 p.m. La Sierra at Loyola Marymount, 7:30 p.m.
April 2, 2010 |
Scott Roeder, the antiabortion extremist who murdered George Tiller, one of a handful of American physicians who performed late-term abortions, was sentenced to life in prison in a Wichita, Kan., courtroom Thursday and will not be eligible for parole for more than 50 years. "The blood of babies is on your hands!" he yelled at prosecutors as bailiffs led him from the courtroom. A former airport shuttle driver who was once arrested with bomb-making materials in his car, Roeder, 52, was convicted Jan. 29 of premeditated murder for shooting Tiller point-blank in the forehead during a Sunday service on May 31 as the doctor stood in the vestibule of his Wichita church.
January 30, 2010 |
In a trial that never became the referendum on abortion that some abortion foes wanted, Scott Roeder, a 51-year-old airport shuttle driver, was convicted Friday of murdering George Tiller, one the nation's few physicians who performed late-term abortions. When he was slain in the vestibule of his church last May 31, Tiller became the eighth doctor since 1993 to be killed by antiabortion extremists. In June, his family announced that his clinic would close permanently. The jury of seven men and five women deliberated for only 37 minutes before finding Roeder guilty of premeditated murder.