Wichita Can’t Get No Respect

A city that can’t be found on a map is fielding a college basketball team that hasn’t lost a game. Wichita State, which has been dogged all year by complaints about its supposedly hayseed pedigree, heads into college basketball’s annual tournament as the year’s most intriguing squad

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It ain’t easy being Wichita.

For instance, it’s the biggest city in Kansas, yet Google Maps hides it behind a highway sign. Ask the world’s largest search engine for a map of the Sunflower State. The preferred result pinpoints such cities as Topeka and Salina, along with hamlets the likes of Newton and Pratt. But no Wichita. (Hint: it’s just west of Augusta, under the dingbat for I-35.)

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