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The NBA in St. Louis

John Lewis, Contributor November 12, 2020

Let me take you way back to 1955 when the NBA was nowhere near as popular as it is today. Ticket sales were low, jerseys were made out of cotton and the three-point shot didn’t even exist. At this point...

WNBA allows children of athletes into bubble

Sydney Altemose, Associate Sports Editor October 6, 2020

Most people understand the concept of a “take your kid to work day.” If you have not experienced one for yourself, you probably at least have a semblance of an idea about what it is. Parents who work...

Let Us Play

Sydney Altemose, Associate Sports Editor October 5, 2020

For college sports fans, the cancellation of March Madness was simultaneously unprecedented and devastating. For those holding out hope for a college football season, the past months have not been easy....

Sophomore, Seosamh Sheerin goes in for a header for Missouri Baptist soccer while playing William Woods. The NAIA has decided to continue with fall sports unlike many of the NCAA sports. (Photo courtesy of Missouri Baptist Athletics)

NAIA Still Proceeding Fall Season

Lilly Mehdirad, Contributor October 1, 2020

Among the COVID-19 pandemic, universities and college athletes in all NCAA divisions were faced with devastating news with the announcement that the organization decided to forego all fall sports seasons...

Female Athletes Feel They Have Nothing Left to Lose

Female Athletes Feel They Have Nothing Left to Lose

Sydney Altemose, Associate Sports Editor September 30, 2020

Since the inception of sports in America, athletes have used their platform to speak up for others. Jim Thorpe used his platform to highlight the plight of Native Americans. Jackie Robinson’s role in...

Student Athletes Are No Longer Quiet

Student Athletes Are No Longer Quiet

John Lewis, Contributor September 20, 2020

In the past, college athletes have been kept quiet. Today, they are no longer under the radar. Steps are being taken. Voices are being heard. They’ve gone to the internet and they’ve marched in the...

Maya Taylor brings the Equal Justice Initiative to SLU

Maya Taylor brings the Equal Justice Initiative to SLU

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor September 16, 2020

For most student-athletes, just juggling academics and athletics can be a major challenge. or volleyball senior, Maya Taylor, however, in addition to these challenges, she also decided to start her own...

COVID-19 proves detrimental to NCAA budget

COVID-19 proves detrimental to NCAA budget

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor September 9, 2020

Most college sports fans look forward to the biggest event of every year, March Madness, with expectations of Cinderella stories and highlight reel buzzer beaters, but for the National Collegiate Athletics...

Athletes abide by social restrictions to ensure campus and team safety

Athletes abide by social restrictions to ensure campus and team safety

Susie Seidel, Contributor September 8, 2020

On Aug. 7, three Louisville men’s soccer players were dismissed from the team following an outbreak of COVID-19 cases tracing back to a party they had thrown. For SLU men’s soccer player Mujeeb Murana,...

St. Louis City SC’s Entrance to the Lou

St. Louis City SC’s Entrance to the Lou

Lilly Mehdirad, Contributor September 8, 2020

After a century’s worth of attempts at bringing professional soccer to the city of St. Louis, the city finally earned an MLS team—St. Louis City SC. In 2023, St. Louis City SC will begin their inaugural...

Babble ‘Bout a Bubble

Babble ‘Bout a Bubble

John Lewis, Contributor September 8, 2020

I’m sure many of us played with bubbles growing up, but what about playing in a bubble? That just may be the case for the NCAA this spring.    With the cancellation of college football, schools...

Illustration by Ashlee Kothenbeutel

Robert Hermann – A Very Important Person

Sam Glass, Sports Editor April 25, 2020

Four years ago, I left my dorm room in Marguerite Hall to start my new adventures in sports media: a women’s soccer game on August 19 where I would begin my career in the Billiken sportscape. I walked...

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