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Robert Hermann – A Very Important Person

Illustration by Ashlee Kothenbeutel

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 into a stadium unaware of the magnitude this humble location held for the history and future of s...

Joe Clarke: St. Louis Soccer Legacy

Left to right: Joe Clarke Jr, Janet Oberle, Joe Clarke

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

April 24, 2020

 St. Louis has been touted as a soccer hub for years—from the famed 1950 U.S. World Cup team comprised of five St. Louis natives to the new MLS franchise entering the St. Louis market. College soccer has always been a part of this culture, and St. Louis Soccer Hall of Famer and current Washington...

How to Stay Healthy While Staying at Home

How to Stay Healthy While Staying at Home

Brynn Bachman, Contributor

April 20, 2020

Now, more than ever, it is important to stay active and occupied at home. Some people are turning to structured at-home workouts in order to stay in shape, while others are choosing more flexible approaches. Regardless of the method, there are many ways to stay active and healthy during quarantine.  ...

The MLB Bubble

Illustration by Ashlee Kothenbeutel

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

April 18, 2020

As it has been over five weeks since a sports contest has been held in the United States, professional leagues are brainstorming all solutions imaginable. Professional sports are businesses and they are exploring ways they can mitigate losses during the COVID-19 Pandemic. This means attempting to find c...

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games Postponed to 2021

Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games Postponed to 2021

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

April 14, 2020

Every sporting event from the NBA season to the Kentucky Derby has been cancelled or postponed due to the outbreak of COVID-19, and the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan are no exception. On March 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), in conjunction with the Japanese Olympic Organizing Committee, a...

Quarantine Home Workout Hacks

Quarantine Home Workout Hacks

Ashlee Kothenbeutel, Illustrator

April 14, 2020

Whether you are a student athlete or not, finding the motivation to work out can be a challenge...especially in the current state of affairs, when going to the gym is not possible. Some of you may have some variety of weights, or perhaps fitness machines. I am a member of the field hockey team, and a...

Bring Back Sports… Or at Least Track

Bring Back Sports... Or at Least Track

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

April 10, 2020

Your throat gets dry and it’s hard to breath. You feel light headed and you start to sweat. Your body feels warm and you start to cough. Nope. You don’t have coronavirus, you just finished running 400 meters.  Track and field. The ultimate test of humans’ physical capabilities and a competitive...

Pandemics and Profits

Pandemics and Profits

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

On March 11, the sports community was brought to an abrupt and unanticipated halt. The coronavirus pandemic had reached the U.S., and the sports world was one of the first industries impacted. First, games were planned to proceed without fans, but the inevitable occured. The NCAA canceled its marquee M...

Billikens Goodwin and French enter names into NBA Draft

(Michael Place / The University News)

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

Juniors Jordan Goodwin and Hasahn French both declared they will enter their names into the 2020 NBA Draft. The roommate tag team declared their intentions Tuesday evening, one after the other on social media. This is exciting news for Billiken fans. Head coach Travis Ford said, "Since the moment I ...

COVID Crowned A-10 Champ

Photo Courtesy of Trenton Almgren-Davis

Austin Glass, Contributor

March 12, 2020

February 27: I received a phone call early in the evening. “What are you doing for spring break?” Obviously, I had no plans for my senior year spring break. “Do you want to go to Brooklyn for the A-10 tournament?” It. Was. On.   February 28: SLUnatics received a message from Athletic Di...

A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Cancelled Amidst Growing Concern over Coronavirus

A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Cancelled Amidst Growing Concern over Coronavirus

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

Another one bites the dust, as the Atlantic 10 announces the cancellation of the remainder of the A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The A-10 joins the list of cancelled tournaments due to safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19, including the SEC and Big 10. News came around 11 a.m. when SLU he...

SLU Baseball Off to a Great Start Ahead of Home Opener

Photo by Billiken Athletics

Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Billikens baseball kicked off in the middle of February with plenty of promise. The Bills are 6-4 so far overall, with only two slightly worrying defeats against No. 2 Vanderbilt, 2-10, and a 1-16 loss this past Sunday, March 11, against Villanova. Saint Louis scored first in the matchup against Villanova, only ...

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