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Wichita State Shocks Kansas


The NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament is notorious for its unpredictability year after year, and as March Madness winds down, one Kansas university gets to claim the biggest upset of the tournament; Wichita State University making it to the Final Four for the first time since 1965 to play first seated Louisville.

Wichita State's team stunned people across the nation, and even students and faculty at Wichita State are still trying to digest the achievement. Wichita State Director of Admissions Bobby Gandu joins us on this Central Standard to talk about the electricity in Wichita and how the basketball team's success is helping the university as a whole.

To be a part of the excitment, search the hashtag #myWSUfinal4 on Twitter to see how Wichita State fans are preparing for the game. Wichita State plays Louisville Saturday at 5:05 p.m in the Final Four.


Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer and now is the Media Training Manager with America Amplified. You can reach him at, or on Twitter.