Bob Lutz, The Wichita Eagle

Bob Lutz

The Wichita Eagle

Wichita, KS, United States

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Past articles by Bob:

Shockers face a rare tough challenge and come through with win over Dayton

Most of Wichita State’s basketball games this season have been lopsided. But Dayton provided a test, which the Shockers passed in a 64-58 win. → Read More

Melanie and WSU’s Landry Shamet are a perfect mother-son combo

Wichita State’s redshirt freshman guard has always relied on his mother to help guide his journey, which is on a fascinating course. → Read More

WSU’s Marshall gets to play tattered disrespect card once again

30-win Shockers, riding a 15-game winning streak, are only a 10-seed in the NCAA Tournament. → Read More

We get what we want: Wichita State, Illinois State in MVC championship game

Redbirds and Shockers take care of business in Saturday’s semifinals to set up a showdown between regular-season co-champs. → Read More

Kansas Stars geezers give the NBC World Series some needed bite

The Kansas Stars, made up almost exclusively of former major-league players, will play the first of three pool-play games Saturday night in the NBC World Series at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium. → Read More

Lutz: Jayhawks hit high gear in 32-point win

The Jayhawks shoot 55 percent against Purdue, Frank Mason and others roll and KU moves on to Elite Eight and a matchup against Oregon on Saturday night. → Read More

Undervalued Shockers fall to Kentucky, but will keep getting up

Wichita State’s late-game confusion helps Wildcats hold on and advance to the NCAA Tournament’s Sweet 16. → Read More

Bob Lutz: Eight months later, Wichita State should get rankings nod over Kansas

What I’m about to write could be perceived as crazy, outlandish, or wildly homerish, which is the worst thing you can say about someone in my position. → Read More

Bob Lutz: It’s time to give Ned Yost a pat on the back for a job well done

Kansas City’s manager has been scrutinized and criticized over the years, but his team is back in the postseason for the second year in a row. → Read More

Bob Lutz: Bob Seaman kept Shocker football going in the wake of 1970’s tragic plane crash

Seaman, now 83 and living in Ohio, took over as head coach and led WSU into a game against Arkansas just three weeks after 31 were killed in Colorado. → Read More

Bob Lutz: Liberal and its Bee Jays baseball team say goodbye to Kaiser Carlile

Family, community pay respects to 9-year-old who died in an on-deck circle accident Aug. 1 at the NBC World Series. → Read More

Bob Lutz: Kaiser Carlile’s family receives support, and gives some, too

He’s a baseball player who was doing what baseball players do when, suddenly and shockingly, his world changed. → Read More

Bob Lutz: Death of Liberal Bee Jays bat boy Kaiser Carlile creates somber NBC World Series

Liberal bat boy Kaiser Carlile, 9, died Sunday after being struck in the head with a swing near the on-deck circle during the Bee Jays’ NBC World Series game Saturday. → Read More

The other Wildcats have a shot in St. Louis, too

I want to apologize to the Kansas State basketball players, coaches, fans, administrators, Bill Snyder, the mayor of Manhattan and to anyone who loves or promotes the color purple, including Oprah Winfrey, Barney and the Purple People Eaters from the ol... → Read More

Wichita State's perfect season builds toward stunning climax -

This incredible ride just keeps going, like a Ferris wheel stuck at the top. The Shockers aren’t coming down any time soon. They are 30-0, ranked No. 2 in the country and the rage of college basketball pundits from sea to shining sea. There is a mix of confusion, awe, doubt and disbelief about what Wichita State is doing. → Read More

Haters still hatin’ on these Wichita State Shockers -

Slowly but surely, Wichita State is making believers of skeptics. Except, of course, Doug Gottlieb of CBS Sports, who continues his anti-WSU crusade on Twitter. Here’s his latest: “Arizona, Florida, Wisconsin, MSU, Kansas, Duke, Cuse, all far more deserving of 1 seed than Wichita State it isn’t even close.” It isn’t even close? → Read More

Wichita State’s Tekele Cotton throws down dunk for the ages (VIDEO) -

Wichita Eagle sports columnist Bob Lutz writes that Tekele Cotton's dunk Wednesday night was the kind that makes the nation’s electrical grid flicker. It was a dunk for the ages, one that will be remembered long after the final score — No. 5 Wichita State 70, Illinois State 55 — is forgotten. → Read More

Bob Lutz: Not many better than Fred VanVleet right now

Fred VanVleet’s favorite point guard is Tony Parker of the San Antonio Spurs. There’s a resemblance between the two, and not all of it is physical. → Read More

Bob Lutz: K-State’s Weber willing to talk about game with Wichita State

Don’t be quick to lump Kansas State basketball coach Bruce Weber into the “we have nothing to gain by playing Wichita State” club. → Read More