Yes, the state of Kansas deserves this. But college basketball does, too. Both squads will enter this season ranked in the top 10, which seems like a perfect climate to announce a rivalry.
2017 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/11W 85-39
- 11/13W 92-55
- 11/16W 80-53
- 11/20W 116-79
- 11/23W 82-47
- 11/2410L 62-52
- 11/2524L 77-72
- 11/29SNW 87-57
- 12/3W 82-67
- 12/6W 75-45
- 12/10W 76-73
- 12/17L 93-76
- 12/22W 89-67
- 12/28W 80-72
- 1/1W 100-66
- 1/4W 90-65
- 1/8W 80-66
- 1/11W 87-75
- 1/14L 76-62
- 1/17W 82-65
- 1/21W 84-58
- 1/24W 87-45
- 1/29W 64-49
- 2/1W 77-69
- 2/4W 86-45
- 2/9W 80-62
- 2/12W 81-64
- 2/15W 87-68
- 2/18W 73-44
- 2/21W 109-83
- 2/25W 86-67
- 3/3W 82-56
- 3/4W 78-63
- 3/5W 71-51
- 3/177W 64-58
- 3/192L 65-62
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Who knows, Wichita State might fail to live up to its lofty ranking. Then again, we're talking about a team on which literally everyone is coming back (assuming Landry Shamet recovers from offseason surgery).
The Shockers' junior point guard underwent surgery a few weeks ago after suffering a stress fracture in his right foot and could miss nearly four months of action.
If Landry Shamet misses only a little time, Gregg Marshall could have himself one of the nation's best scoring point guards.
The Shockers still hold onto a top-10 spot, but Landry Shamet's injury is concerning.
Wichita State guard Landry Shamet says he will be out at least 12 weeks following surgery on his right foot. He sat out most of the 2015-16 season with a similar injury to his left foot.
The Wichita State Shockers were a 10-seed in the 2017 NCAA tournament, but the latest version of the Basketball Power Index says Gregg Marshall's experienced and talented team should be aiming much higher in 2017-18.
The 54-year-old Marshall's national profile is already strong and should improve with Wichita State's move into the American beginning with the 2017-18 season.
If every collegiate basketball player were in a gym and you could pick whomever you wanted, who would make the roster? Landry Shamet makes the bench in this mock selection.
Wichita State and Notre Dame lead the way in the brackets for the 2017 Maui Invitational, which will be played Nov. 20-22 at the Lahaina Civic Center.
College basketball isn't that far off. And to get you set for the season -- as well as for holiday viewing plans -- ESPN unveiled the brackets for six holiday tournaments. The Maui Jim Maui Invitational is Nov. 20-22.
As the Shockers prepare for the move to the AAC, Gregg Marshall will have six outgoing seniors to replace.
Kansas State is no stranger to the NCAA tournament and high-level recruits, but Kansas and now Wichita State are the state's premiere programs.
Raptors to host free agent camp
The Toronto Raptors will bring 24 players in for workouts on Thursday and Friday, the team announced. Former Georgia State guard and 2015 NCAA tourney star R.J. Hunter headlines the list of scheduled participants, which also includes F Zach Auguste (Notre Dame), F Cleanthony Early (Wichita State), G John Jenkins (Vanderbilt) and F Jalen Reynolds (Xavier).
The Wichita State head coach is making more than $3 million per season. Would he consider an offer from Ohio State?
Landry Shamet converted many skeptics last season by piloting Wichita State's potent offense as a freshman.
Shaquille Morris, who announced his return this week after considering the NBA draft, will rejoin a Shockers team that should have another successful season under Gregg Marshall.
A few of his Wichita State teammates went through the process this spring, and the 6-foot-4 point guard will likely be in position to do so next season.
Six players were in attendance for a pre-draft workout held by the Raptors on Monday: Oregon's Dillon Brooks and Tyler Dorsey, Arizona guard Kobi Simmons, Gonzaga forward Johnathan Williams, SMU forward Semi Ojeleye and Wichita State's Markis McDuffie. Toronto owns just one pick (23rd overall) in this year's draft.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
List for Sacred Heart transfer Quincy McKnight: Miami, Wichita State, Monmouth, Penn State, Western Kentucky, Seton Hall, Creighton. 18.0 PPG.
The three largest universities in Kansas -- the University of Kansas, Kansas State University and Wichita State University -- will ban guns at large sporting events beginning in July.
Wichita State has hired former Marshall and Central Florida coach Donnie Jones as an assistant for coach Gregg Marshall.
Wichita State has announced an eight-year deal with Under Armour for players to wear the company's apparel and use its equipment.
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
UConn coach Kevin Ollie on adding Wichita State: "Wichita State is just a tremendous addition to our league. Coach Marshall's program is all about winning championships. Year in and year out, they are nationally ranked and earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament. I know next season, they are already being projected as a top 10 team. In men's basketball, the American Conference just went up a level."
Andy Katz ESPN Senior Writer
The AAC will stay with 18 conference games; 4 1-plays 7 home/homes with the addition of Wichita State.