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  • #2
    Without question the best event in Shocker athletics every year. Great way to start the school year.

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    • #3
      Maybe I should check it out than!

      Question, would there be any ex-Shocker volleyballers in attendance that would be interested in dating a giant orange slice with a mohawk and sunglasses?

      Asking for a friend.
      President - Change the Name to “University of Wichita” Alumni Group

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      • WuDrWu
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        While on one hand the cringeworthy male part of me wants to call the event a target rich environment, I have to be honest and tell you that while the alumni support is always strong, these amazing young ladies just don't stay single very long......for all too many reasons.

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      I believe this is Dinner & Auction #11. My guess is WuDrWu has made all 11. I unfortunately can't make that claim as I missed one a few years back. I concur with Doc that this event is a great way to start a new athletic year.

      I see they are doing a little rebranding this year dropping the Volleyball 101 name in favore of Dinner & Auction. I suspect this is probably due to the fact that this event has grown to the point that they simply do not have time for the Volleyball 101 aspect anymore and needed to drop something to keep the time more reasonable. IIRC they skipped that last year although it was on the scheudule.

      For those who would like more technical Volleyball stuff a good way to get that is to join the Shocker Match Club which gains you access to pre-game scouting reports by Lambo.

      Paul Suellentrop wrote an interesting column on the Shocker Volleyball Dinner back in 2014 when the estimated the Shockers raised $60,000.

      Before Wichita State’s volleyball team practiced Monday, coach Chris Lamb and I tried to identify schools that draw a crowd to compete with Volleyball 101.

      Nebraska and Hawaii, no doubt. Wisconsin. Probably Penn State. Maybe a few others. It’s a short list, without question.

      Lamb says those events don’t work unless the coaching staff buys in and wants to be a part of it. An athletic department’s marketing staff can only do so much. At WSU, director of operations Shannon Lamb takes on a large role, as she did in the event’s infancy.
      Don't think for a second that this kind of support hasn't and doesn't go a long way in keeping Lambo in the employ of Wichita State. And saying that Shannon Lamb takes on a large role in the Volleyball Dinner & Auction has to be an understatement.

      The one area of support where WSU could do better IMHO is in the relatively small numbers of WSU students in attendance at matches. Maybe hosting the NCAA matches last year will perhaps ignite a little more interest among WSU students.






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      • #5
        Originally posted by 1972Shocker View Post
        I believe this is Dinner & Auction #11. My guess is WuDrWu has made all 11. I unfortunately can't make that claim as I missed one a few years back. I concur with Doc that this event is a great way to start a new athletic year.

        I see they are doing a little rebranding this year dropping the Volleyball 101 name in favore of Dinner & Auction. I suspect this is probably due to the fact that this event has grown to the point that they simply do not have time for the Volleyball 101 aspect anymore and needed to drop something to keep the time more reasonable. IIRC they skipped that last year although it was on the scheudule.

        For those who would like more technical Volleyball stuff a good way to get that is to join the Shocker Match Club which gains you access to pre-game scouting reports by Lambo.

        Paul Suellentrop wrote an interesting column on the Shocker Volleyball Dinner back in 2014 when the estimated the Shockers raised $60,000.



        Don't think for a second that this kind of support hasn't and doesn't go a long way in keeping Lambo in the employ of Wichita State. And saying that Shannon Lamb takes on a large role in the Volleyball Dinner & Auction has to be an understatement.

        The one area of support where WSU could do better IMHO is in the relatively small numbers of WSU students in attendance at matches. Maybe hosting the NCAA matches last year will perhaps ignite a little more interest among WSU students.





        $40 ticket might be the primary reason for low student turnout.
        "You Just Want to Slap The #### Outta Some People"

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        • 1972Shocker
          1972Shocker commented
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          I obviously wasn't very clear. The turnout of the fans at the Volleyball dinner is great. Not anything you would expect the students to support. With regards to the students I was referring to their attendance at home matches during the season.

        • WstateU
          WstateU commented
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          Obviously 'reading' isn't my strong suit.

        • 1972Shocker
          1972Shocker commented
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          Maybe not but you are certainly our "Picture is Worth a 1,000 Words" guru. At least you have something to hang your hat on.

      • #6
        Another reason to attend this event is that there are good items to be bought that would go for literally 5-10 times as much at the men's basketball auction.
        78-65

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        • 1972Shocker
          1972Shocker commented
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          I think WuShock16 has implied this but just to be clear the items at the volleyball auction include Shocker men's basketball and Shocker baseball items and memorabilia as well as Volleyball and many other items.

          I really like my 3' x 6' History of the WuShock flag I won in the Diamond Dig last year as well.

        • Rixtoy1
          Rixtoy1 commented
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          Amen to that. Last year I got a brand new Scotty Cameron putter (Retail $400) for $140 in the silent auction. Only one other partly interested bidder. Pro told me his cost on it is $225.00. Awesome.
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