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Seniors Leave Legacy at Final Home Meet

Seniors Leave Legacy at Final Home Meet

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

 Highlighting the senior class is always a surreal experience for athletes, coaches, spectators, friends and families. On Saturday, Feb.1 SLU’s swimming and diving team celebrated their senior class in their final home meet of the season at Simon Rec. The 12 seniors were honored prior to the start...

Mamba Out: Gone But Not Forgotten

Mamba Out: Gone But Not Forgotten

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

February 12, 2020

The morning of Jan. 26, the world lost an all-time great. About 30 miles northwest of Los Angeles, a helicopter carrying NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter Gianna, along with two of her AAU basketball teammates and their parents, crashed into a mountain side covered in thick fog. The ...

Take Me Out to the Bills Game

Take Me Out to the Bills Game

Austin Glass, Contributor

February 12, 2020

“If you wanna be the wokest woke that ever woke, go to women’s sports events.” Abby Wambach came to speak at SLU last Tuesday and had these words of wisdom for the SLU community. As a longtime supporter of Billiken athletics and a big proponent of supporting both our male and female teams, hear...

Softball Opens Season in Mississippi

Softball Opens Season in Mississippi

Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer

February 5, 2020

Softball season kicks off for the Saint Louis University Billikens on Feb. 7 when they take on Mississippi Valley State in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. With a 19-33 record last year (12-10 in conference), Billikens softball shows plenty of room for improvement.    That is better said than done, however...

SLU Esports Lab Opens to Student Body

SLU Esports Lab Opens to Student Body

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

January 29, 2020

SNIP!    The sound of giant scissors slicing through a blue ribbon guarding the door to the new Esports Gaming Lab marked a tremendous step forward for SLU. The Jan. 28 ceremony took place at 3 p.m.as students, faculty and staff gathered around to hear from SLU President Fred Pestello, Ph.D., and p...

After the Whistle

After the Whistle

Austin Glass, Contributor

January 23, 2020

“Every team except for one is going to end their season on a loss.” The words spoken by senior nursing major and now Billiken soccer alumnus Alyssa Seitzer cut deep for any player or fan who has ever seen their team make a postseason run. There is only one victor of the NCAA tournament, and while ...

What’s all the Buzz???

What’s all the Buzz???

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

As the first day of classes was in full swing at SLU, Major League Baseball completed and released their final report on the investigation of the Houston Astros for using impermissible technology to steal opponents signals. According to the report, the evidence was damning and several members of the Astr...

Soccer or Physical Therapy: Alli Klug and NWSL Draft

Soccer or Physical Therapy: Alli Klug and NWSL Draft

Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer

January 23, 2020

Senior defender Alli Klug faced a tough choice. Continue down the PT program or chase the soccer dream? After the end of the season for the women’s soccer team at SLU, in which Klug played an ever-important part, she was left wondering what her future held. Having helped SLU to the first round o...

Billikens Show Heart in White-Out Game

Billikens Show Heart in White-Out Game

Brynn Bachman, Contributor

January 23, 2020

SLU competed against Dayton University in last Friday’s white-out basketball game. Despite the electric atmosphere inside Chaifetz Arena, the Billikens came up just two points short. Friday’s game showed an even match-up between SLU and Dayton, who was ranked No. 13 prior to the contest and No. 7 i...

Billiken Blizzard

Trenton Almgren-Davis and Michael Place

January 23, 2020

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Billikens Must Fix Free Throw Troubles Before A-10 Play

Billikens Must Fix Free Throw Troubles Before A-10 Play

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

December 16, 2019

In 2000, The University News put out a piece by Nick Weber titled “Missed Free Throws Doom SLU In 68-56 Loss.” Almost 20 years later and this same headline could end up right back in the paper. SLU ranks dead last in Free Throw Percentage in the 350 NCAA Division I programs with 52.5 percent. ...

Getting Technical: SLU Alumnus continues soccer career as an entrepreneur

Getting Technical: SLU Alumnus continues soccer career as an entrepreneur

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

“It’s hot in here,” Adam panted to his dad 20 minutes into his training session with 2019 SLU Soccer alumnus Anthony Brown. They shared a quick laugh and a splash of water before the continual “thud” of the soccer ball enveloped the room again.     Brown graduated with a degree in finan...

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