Wichita State Shockers Logo

Wichita State Shockers Logo
To understand the Wichita State Shockers logo (which is utterly unique, by the way), one needs to know the story of the nickname.

Meaning and history

Wichita State Shockers Logo history


The word “shocker” means a person who harvests wheat (the verb “shocked” is used with the same meaning as “harvest”). Back in the beginning of the 20th century, many players “shocked” wheat to earn money during the summer holidays. So, a football manager invented this nickname in 1904 to refer to this activity.
The “shocker” has been depicted in a variety of ways. In 1972-1991, for instance, he was featured in full height, while since 1992, you could only see the upper part of the body on the logo.