Of Past Glory, Duds And Small Things

by Kevin Burton    The first time I heard the word “dud” was in the context of fireworks.     Something you paid good money for didn’t work.  The promise of boom-boom, the reality of silence, or maybe a little hissing.    No bang for the buck.    Of course the term applies to many other …

Ex-Shockers Prospering With New Teams

by Kevin Burton    Grant Sherfield swished a 12-foot fadeaway jumper with three seconds left Friday night to complete a last-minute comeback and win the game.    For Nevada.     Sherfield no longer does great things like that for Wichita State. He is one of several top players who transferred away from WSU, fleeing the …

Be Like VanVleet, Bet On Yourself

by Kevin Burton    Thanks God for Fred VanVleet.    The timing of his new contract with the NBA’s Toronto Raptors allows me to wrap up the previous era of Wichita State basketball on a sunny note.    On Saturday VanVleet signed a four-year $85 m8illion dollar deal to stay with Toronto. A handful of …