Wichita State University's Paul Suellentrop interviews Shocker sports stars about their time at WSU.
Roundhouse podcast with Robert Cranz and Matt Wilkinson of Wichita State baseball
Shocker pitchers Robert Cranz and Matt Wilkinson update us on fall baseball. We discuss their uniform preferences, their path to Wichita State and how often it's appropriate for a coach to call when recruiting. We also talk about teammates who are making a good impression this fall and why Cranz thinks he matured over the summer entering his sophomore season.
Roundhouse podcast with softball associate head coach Elizabeth Economon
Wichita State softball's dinner and auction is Saturday and the Shockers open their fall schedule with a scrimmage on Sunday. Associate head coach Elizabeth Economon is here to update fans on newcomers making a good impression this fall, how the program's success changes recruiting and how the coaches challenge returners such as Addison Barnard and Sydney McKinney. We also discuss the opening at first base, Jessica Garcia's career arc and the new batting cages built next to Wilkins Stadium. We wrap up by breaking down the accuracy of the "Coach E impressions" video directed by McKinney and featuring her teammates, sunglasses and a bucket hat.
Roundhouse podcast with Wichita State tennis coach Darragh Glavin
Wichita State men's tennis coach Darragh Glavin talks about his journey from Ireland to the United States to play college tennis and how youth sports differs in the two countries. He discusses why he missed tennis during a year away from the sport and why he chose coaching as his profession. Glavin, hired at Wichita State in June, also talks about his team, his coaching mentors and the importance of the connection between his program and the Wichita tennis community.
Roundhouse podcast with Ben Flowers, Clayton Duchatschek of Wichita State cross country
Shocker cross country gets rolling on Sept. 3 (Saturday) with the JK Gold Classic. Ben Flowers and Clayton Duchatschek discuss the expectations for the men's team, favorite running paths in and around Wichita and their training routines for the summer. Flowers talks about how his teammates and coaches helped him work through an injury that cost him almost two years of running. Duchatschek takes us back to last spring's clinching points in the American Athletic Conference outdoor track championships. We wrap up by choosing a favorite book about running.
Roundhouse podcast with Kevin Saal, Wichita State director of athletics
Kevin Saal joins the podcast to talk about one of the biggest topics in college athletics - name, image and likeness. He discusses the specifics on how the policy works and how Wichita State is navigating the new environment. He describes how fans can get involved with Shockers of all sports through Armchair Strategies Collective, Opendorse Marketplace and direct connections. We talk about Shockers such as softball's Sydney McKinney as an example of how NIL can work and the business and branding lessons student-athletes can learn.
Roundhouse podcast with Shocker basketball newcomers James Rojas and Trevor McBride
Alabama transfer James Rojas and freshman Trevor McBride join the podcast to talk about their first month at Wichita State. We discuss Rojas' travels around the SEC, why he chose Wichita State and Shocker coach Isaac Brown's emphasis on defense in summer workouts. McBride details the decision to walk on at Wichita State, his views on playing point guard and his track and field performances in high school.
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!