Wichita State University's Paul Suellentrop interviews Shocker sports stars about their time at WSU.
Roundhouse podcast with Mike Sirianni on Wichita State baseball
Shocker assistant baseball coach Mike Sirianni joins the podcast to wrap up fall baseball practices. Sirianni discusses fall practices with fewer COVID-19 restrictions and how veterans such as Ross Cadena and Garrett Kocis helped the newcomers. We talk about the unique architecture of Wichita State's offices, recruiting in Texas and how the pro and college coaching styles mesh on the staff. Sirianni also talks about some key lineup developments in the fall and newcomers such as Payton Tolle, Brock Rodden and Xavier Casserilla. His World Series pick? The Atlanta Braves.
Roundhouse podcast with DJ McCarty and Ella Anciaux on women’s basketball
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 baseball’s Payton Tolle and Xavier Casserilla
Wichita State baseball freshmen Payton Tolle and Xavier Casserilla prepare listeners for the Shocker World Series (starting at 1 p.m. Saturday) with their takes on college baseball. They talk about how they chose Wichita State, which teammates gave them the best advice and who they would have drafted to start their team. They also discuss their favorite big-league players, why baseball is their top sport and which Shockers fans should keep an eye on during the series.
Roundhouse podcast with Bob Hull on Shocker basketball
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 Wichita State distance runner Jed Helker
Jed Helker, fresh off his 8-kilometer win in the Greeno/Dirksen Invitational in Nebraska, talks about how he knocked 40 seconds off his personal best and why there is much optimism for the men's cross country team. He discusses how the atmosphere at Wichita State attracted him as a recruit out of Oklahoma and coach Kirk Hunter's blend of caring for his runners and pushing them. We also discuss how Oklahoma coach Hannah Fields, his older sister, influenced his running career and his motivations for considering coaching as a career.
Roundhouse podcast with Elizabeth Economon on Wichita State softball
Associate head coach Elizabeth Economon returns to the podcast to set up fall practices for the Shockers. We talk about recruiting with the momentum of 2021 behind the program, replacing key infield spots and how two transfers might fit in. We also discuss why shortstop Sydney McKinney hits all kind of pitches all over the field, pets of the Shockers and which softball player might offer the most interesting conversation at the softball dinner and auction on Sept. 25.
I’ve always loved Paul’s articles over the years! Great person all around and you can’t help but to love the guy! Great job Paul!