Wichita State University's Paul Suellentrop interviews notable Shockers.
Roundhouse podcast with Dayvin Johnson, Jaden Gustafson on Shocker baseball
Wichita State outfielders Dayvin Johnson and Jaden Gustafson join the podcast to talk about their jersey numbers, walk-up songs and a Daffy Duck headband. We discuss last weekend's competition in Jacksonville, Fla., and the comeback victory over No. 18 Iowa. We also discuss the coaching staff, favorite big-leaguers and the toughest pitchers faced. WSU's home opener is 3 p.m. Friday against Utah Tech with games following Saturday and Sunday.
Roundhouse podcast with Katie Zimmerman, Ashleigh Houlton on Shocker volleyball
Assistant coaches Katie Zimmerman and Ashleigh Houlton update us on spring volleyball practices. We look back at the NIVC title and how the trip to El Paso motivated the Shockers. We discuss newcomers Sarah Musial, a freshman setter, and outside Alyssa Gonzales, a transfer from TCU. We dive into Morgan Stout's improvement in 2023, what's ahead for Emerson Wilford and candidates to break into regular playing time in 2024. We wrap up with a conversation about favorite coffee places in Wichita and coach Chris Lamb's regular order at Fairmount Coffee Co.
Roundhouse podcast with Blake Lorenz, Michael Winslow on Shocker golf
Wichita State golfers Blake Lorenz and Michael Winslow get us started on the spring. We talk about the good vibes emanating from the opening tournament in Cancun. Lorenz defends his musical choices and describes competitive ping pong games with his brother. The golfers detail their practice routine and how the variety of courses around the Wichita area helps their preparation. We also dive into their advice for young golfers and the importance of family support.
Roundhouse podcast with Elizabeth Economon on Shocker softball
Wichita State softball opens this weekend in Texas and associate head coach Elizabeth Economon gets fans ready with a look at the likely batting order. We talk about Addison Barnard's recovery from a shoulder injury and newcomers such as third baseman CC Wong and pitcher Chloe Barber. We discuss how the Shockers thrive in the transfer portal and Economon reveals which player she thinks is the biggest Kansas City Chiefs fan.
Roundhouse podcast with broadcaster Gary Bender
Gary Bender did play by play for Final Fours, the NFL, NBA, the Olympics, Major League Baseball and more. Bender, a 1962 University of Wichita graduate, got his start at KMUW broadcasting Shocker basketball as the team rose in the national rankings. We talk about his days on the farm in Western Kansas creating the anthem, commercials and action to pass the time on a tractor. We discuss how he maintained silence during one of the most exciting finishes in NCAA Tournament history and how advice from Bill Parcells pushed him on his way to CBS. Bender is a member of the 2024 Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame induction class. That ceremony is free to the public at 2 p.m. Feb. 6 in Wiedemann Hall.
Podcast with Gavin Oswald, Derek Williams on Shocker baseball
Wichita State pitcher Gavin Oswald and outfielder/first baseman Derek Williams met at age 8 playing baseball in the St. Louis area. They are reunited as newcomers with the Shockers. We talk about Oswald's custom-made spikes, why he hates facing teammate Jaden Gustafson and how Oswald and Williams journeyed to Wichita State. Williams explains why he operates with such a positive attitude and Oswald describes what it's like to play baseball for the Savannah Bananas.
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!
Would not recommend this podcast as there very little objective views and has homer’s mentality