Friday, March 24, 2006

WU Shocka-locka-locka!


We are the Black and Gold

"We will, we will SHOCK you!"

Sweet 16, Baby! Yeah! GO SHOX!

My alma mater kicks @$$!

You know, I'm not really much of a sports fan, but when the university I graduated from is doing so well and gaining national attention at the same time, I can't help but be proud. This is the first time in 25 years that WSU has done so well as to make it to the Sweet 16 basketball tournament. Did ya catch that? I was only an infant!

In case you're wondering, yes, I know we have one of the strangest mascots there is: a shock of wheat that's supposed to look intimidating. Well, interesting history: When Wichita University, as it was known at the time, opened, most of the students worked on farms shocking wheat into bundles during harvest times in order to earn money to attend their classes. Those who did this kind of work were called Wheat Shockers. Well, the name stuck, and for more than 100 years, those who attend Wichita State University, as it is now known, are referred to by the name Shockers. (No, Dan at NR, it's not "shucking." That's what you do to corn husks. ;D)


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