Congrats and best of luck to the outgoing Shockers. The last 10 years or so have been a decade of program building and an opportunity came your way and you are moving on. I don't like it because of where it leaves the MVC, but I completely understand and any other school in the league with that chance would have also jumped at it.
I hope to see Wichita State move on and continue to be successful and don't change who you are. Part of your success is that mentality of being disrespected, not supposed to be here. Just because the conference logo on your homecourt changes doesn't change your outlook. Go win the AAC next season, go pack the conference tournament wherever it may be and speak kindly when you speak of us.
Maybe it's my outright disgust of Coach Cal and Kentucky (and their well behaved fan base..........) that made your tournament exit tough to swallow as an outsider. When you see them again some year in March, please embarrass them for the frauds they really are.
There are pissing matches on this board from all angles and every fanbase the last three years I chatted with in STL was a lot of fun. Will miss that.
Now here's the part that will rub some the wrong way but here goes......in some ways, not the national success in the NCAA Tournament part, but Wichita reminds me of what Evansville was in the late 80s-early 90s. A loud sold out house, a team that was a threat to win the league year in and year out. Being 6 years old in 1989 when UE won an NCAA game I can barely remember guys from that team and then growing up with the feeling every year should end with an NCAA or NIT birth. To get that back again........
Best of luck Wichita State, I hate you have to go, but I understand.