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Billikens Continue Winning Stretch

Billikens Continue Winning Stretch

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

October 30, 2019

The SLU women’s volleyball team continued their recent success with two more victories this weekend. The Billikens knocked off George Mason on Friday night and defeated George Washington on Sunday afternoon. In the process, they moved their current win streak to eight games. Friday’s match was a h...

The Road to Tokyo: U.S. Athletes are already punching their ticket to the 2020 Games

The Road to Tokyo: U.S. Athletes are already punching their ticket to the 2020 Games

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

There are 266 days left until the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, and Team USA is slowly being formed athlete by athlete. The year leading up to the games is when these athletes get to realize their dreams of qualifying for the Games, something many of them have been working towards their entire li...

Screams, Smoke Bombs and SLUnatics: Alex Smith

Screams, Smoke Bombs and SLUnatics: Alex Smith

Mishal Mustaque, Contributor

October 30, 2019

 If that sounds like you (or your ulterior persona), you are a perfect fit for SLUnatics. SLU’s very own group of superfans barrel through every barrier imaginable to hype their team into snatching the dub.    Saint Louis University’s women’s soccer team won the championship last year, and the men’s ...

Get Her in the Game Keeps Diaz at SLU

Get Her in the Game Keeps Diaz at SLU

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

In 1972, the historic Title IX was passed, granting women equality in education and athletics. Since its implementation, female student athletes across the nation have taken advantage of their opportunities to compete and receive an education.     Saint Louis University Athletics promotes opportunities fo...

Swim and Dive Sweeps at home

Swim and Dive Sweeps at home

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

 The Saint Louis University swim and dive teams held their first home meet of the season on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Billikens hosted Maryville and Eastern Illinois in the Simon Recreation Center.     Garbed in their pink swim caps, the Billikens took the water in style ready for a fierce competi...

SLU Field Hockey Looking to Improve on Losing Season

SLU Field Hockey Looking to Improve on Losing Season

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

The Saint Louis Field Hockey program has had a rough year, to put it lightly. Graduating seven seniors last year inevitably shakes up a team dynamic, and with a current 0-11 record, things are definitely shook.    The Bills have not had a winning season since 1990, and have not had a record ab...

Softball Racks up Academic Awards

Softball Racks up Academic Awards

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

Not only does SLU’s softball team excel on the field during their season in the spring, they find time in their busy schedules to keep their GPA’s up pretty high. Sixth place in the nation high—and this was the third top-ten finish for the Billikens in the last four years..     13 of the 1...

Kate Conquers Ironman

Kate Conquers Ironman

Susannah Ellis, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Kate McGrath, a sophomore studying Public Health, never pictured herself completing an Iraonman triathlon, right up to the moment she signed herself up for one. She had always found biking and swimming enjoyable, but did not feel particularly skilled at running as of a few years ago.   “...

The Power of Sports

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

October 3, 2019

Mar. 17, 2019. I’ll never forget that date. Not because of what happened, but what followed on this campus that Sunday. In the mid-afternoon at the Barclays Center, our beloved Billikens won the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. While much rejoicing took place...

Fair Pay to Play Act Met with Uncertainty from SLU Athletes

Fair Pay to Play Act Met with Uncertainty from SLU Athletes

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

On Monday, Sept. 30, California Senate Bill No. 206 (also called the Fair Pay to Play Act) was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The bill, passed unanimously through the California senate, 39-0, will make it legal for California student athletes to hire agents and receive compensation...

Saint Louis Basketball gets a major tech upgrade

Saint Louis Basketball gets a major tech upgrade

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

“Oh-for-one…oh-for-two…oh-for-three,” the beautiful sound of progress in Chaifetz Arena as Support Service Coordinator Michael Wilson demonstrated, with three missed shots, the new technology leading SLU Men’s Basketball to a new era—ShotTracker. The system was installed in the arena and th...

Volleyball drops match to SEMO in first five set match

Volleyball drops match to SEMO in first five set match

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

September 19, 2019

 In an unusual midweek matchup, the Billikens volleyball team took on Southeast Missouri State in their first five-set match of the season. Despite the rally to send the match into the fifth set, the Billikens fell short in the shorter frame for the 3-2 loss to the Redhawks. With the loss, SLU fell to 6-4 ...

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