WICHITA, Kan. – Longtime Wichita State Assistant AD for Media Relations Larry Rankin passed away on August 9, 2019 after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer. Rankin worked for the Shockers for more than 25 years.
"We are saddened to learn today of the passing of Larry Rankin," said Darron Boatright, Director of Athletics. "Larry served as Assistant AD of Media Relations for over 25 years and amassed friends and relationships all across the country, while representing Shocker Athletics. Our thoughts are with Denise, Garrett, Bailey and Wyatt as they remain an integral part of the Shocker Athletics family.