Wichita State Shockers
|Wichita State Shockers|
|University||Wichita State University|
|Athletic director||Darron Boatright|
|Football stadium||Cessna Stadium|
|Basketball arena||Charles Koch Arena|
|Baseball stadium||Eck Stadium|
|Colors||Black and Yellow|
|Men's sports||Women's sports|
|Track and field†||Track and field†|
|† – Track and field includes both indoor and outdoor|
Football team plane crashEdit
On October 2, 1970, the first plane carrying players and staff of the WSU football team took off from a Colorado airport after refueling. It was supposed to go to Logan, Utah for a game against Utah State University. It flew into a mountain valley too narrow to allow it to turn back. It crashed into a mountainside. This killed 31 of the 40 players, administrators and fans near a ski resort 40 miles (64 km) away from Denver. President Richard Nixon sent the president of the university a note which read, "Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in this time of sorrow."[source?]
|1961||Sun Bowl||Villanova||17||Wichita State||9|
- Wichita State Athletics Brand Guide 2019 (PDF). August 2, 2019. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
- Wichita State Shockers (April 6, 2017). "Shockers Accept Invitation to The American". Press release. http://www.goshockers.com/news/2017/4/6/athletics-shockers-accept-invitation-to-the-american.aspx. Retrieved April 10, 2017.
- "Go Shockers seven sports". Retrieved 2016-08-26.
- "Wichita State Recalls a Crash That Killed 31". The New York Times. Associated Press. October 3, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2013.