Goodtime Shockers Got The Blues

by Kevin Burton    Hope to be wrong on this, but….    It appears to be over for Wichita State.    The Little Program That Could, could compete in a small conference, but still have a senior class graduate having won nine NCAA tournament games – nine happy NCAA press conferences – now can’t even …

The Shocker Desk Enjoying A Second Life

by Kevin Burton    The man cave downstairs is certified glorious. I should know, I’m the proprietor and I’m certifiable.    The man cave houses, among other things, the Shocker desk.  And in that Shocker desk, among other things, is a prescription pad.    That I will explain later.    I told you yesterday about …

March Madness Best Spectacle In Sports

by Kevin Burton    You know how you sometimes smell something that might be smoke?    You’re pretty sure it isn’t but you have to check it out. Where there’s smoke there’s fire. That would be a bad thing. Better find out.    I feel a little bit like that now. It’s March Madness time …

Famous People I Have Met Along The Way

by Kevin Burton     In the newsroom we called him “Governor Gopher.”    Fred Grandy who played Gopher on the ABC series “Love Boat” also ran as a republican for Governor of Iowa in 1994. That’s how I met him, doing an interview.    His birthday was yesterday, June 29. That’s why he leads my …

More Hoops Notes: Midtgaard Comes Alive

by Kevin Burton    Wow, shame on me!    I did a story about the players who left Wichita State’s basketball program after last year (“Ex-Shockers Prospering With New Teams,” Feb. 7) and didn’t even mention Asbjorn Midtgaard.    He averaged just 2.7 points and 2.6 rebounds per game in his three seasons at WSU. …

NCAA Marching On Despite The Virus

by Kevin Burton      The virus became real for me at March Madness time last year.     I went to work having heard that the NCAA had cancelled all the conference post-season basketball tournaments.  In my heart, I knew that by the time I got home the big tournament would be cancelled.     And so …