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Shocker fans brave cold to watch last home game


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WICHITA, Kan. -- Freezing rain might have been coming down but that did not stop Shocker fans from coming to see the last home game.

There were many slip spots on the sidewalks linking the campus at Wichita State University to Koch Arena and the wind did not help anyone keep their balance. Still, people came out to support the Shockers on their final home game before conferences begin.

Many brought signs and posters to keep the energy up. Jerry and Linda Hohler were the proud caretakers of sign made for Ron Baker by his hometown of Scott City. Linda Hohler said, "we got this from the Scott City People, they said we were the keepers of the sign when they cannot be here."

Other Shocker supports brought only a jacket and their voice, and when it comes to Shocker fans inside Koch Arena, their voices are plenty. "It's very loud inside" Sharon Durr said on her way to the game, "I'm coming away hoarse most games."

Tickets for this game were in high demand, a few people were outside the arena before the game, looking for tickets to buy off anyone an extra. Prices for those tickets, if one could found, were going for hundreds of dollars.


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