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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 ...

The Right to Compete

The Right to Compete

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

  It has been a commonly known fact that in the United States, football is king. It’s the college sport that brings in the most revenue, and the NFL is highest grossing professional sports organization. Yet, despite popular thought, money wasn’t the deciding factor in Kent State University’s re...

Murana Brothers New Dynamic Duo for Men’s Soccer

Murana Brothers New Dynamic Duo for Men’s Soccer

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

   Wilbur and Orville Wright, Serena and Venus Williams, James and Dave Franco; these famous sibling duos have been instrumental in their respective fields, leveraging the intangible bond between blood to achieve feats never before seen. Saint Louis University Men’s Soccer added their own duo to t...

Why the Sharks Deserved to Win Game 7

Why the Sharks Deserved to Win Game 7

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Tuesday night the San Jose Sharks made an incredible comeback in a wild Game 7 against the Vegas Golden Knights, winning 5-4 in overtime. What is controversial about the Sharks’ victory is a 5-minute major penalty and ejection on Vegas’ Cody Eakin for cross-checking and injuring the Sharks’ capt...

Softball Wins Five Consecutive, Hopes to Sneak Into A-10 Tournament

Softball Wins Five Consecutive, Hopes to Sneak Into A-10 Tournament

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

The SLU softball team is going into their final series of the regular season in Olean, N.Y. to take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies this weekend. The Bills have won five of their last seven games, all five wins being against conference teams. The team is currently in sixth place in the conference, the la...

From Goal Line to Sideline: The Rise of Coach O

From Goal Line to Sideline: The Rise of Coach O

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

“I didn’t really feel it at first,” said SLU women’s soccer goalkeeper Olivia Silverman after taking a knee to the back of the head in their NCAA Tournament game against Kansas in November. Her pounding adrenaline kept her in the game, but the damage had already been done. Silverman collected ...

Travis Ford’s 2019/2020 recruiting class sets the program up for future successes

Travis Ford’s 2019/2020 recruiting class sets the program up for future successes

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The book on the 2019 Billikens has essentially come to a close, all that waits to be written is professional outcomes of a handful of players. Javon Bess and Tramaine Isabell Jr. look to be the most likely to get opportunities in NBA systems over the summer, and if not, are essentially locks to be off...

SLU Community Mournes Loss of J. Kim Tucci

SLU Community Mournes Loss of J. Kim Tucci

Ryan Lefner, Associate Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

The Saint Louis University community mourned the loss of J. Kim Tucci last week, as the longtime supporter and booster of Billikens athletics passed away March 26 at the age of 78. Tucci’s involvement in SLU athletics started with his time as a manager for the men’s soccer team. He was inducte...

Billiken Baseball Flys Into Conference Play

Billiken Baseball Flys Into Conference Play

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Billiken baseball kicked off conference play last weekend with a three-game series against the Dayton Flyers at home. The series started on Friday, March 22 and spanned the weekend. The Billikens came into the game fresh off a win over 23rd ranked Illinois. The Bills have historically played w...

Softball ends UMass’ winning streak

Softball ends UMass’ winning streak

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

After taking their first conference series win over La Salle, the Billiken softball team dropped a mid-week two-game series to Dayton followed by a split two-game series against conference favorite, UMass. The win over UMass ended the Minutewomen’s 25-game conference win streak dating back to their...

Billikens can’t overcome horrendous first half to continue march magic, fall 66-52

Billikens can’t overcome horrendous first half to continue march magic, fall 66-52

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

Going into the Billikens late-night game in San Jose, luck favored the under seeded. Each of the previous three matches on the Friday had gone to the lower seed team. It started with UC Irvine taking down the Kansas State Wildcats, then the Oregon Ducks took down the Wisconsin Badgers before the session brea...

Robb Hornett, The Billikens secret weapon who never touches the floor

Robb Hornett, The Billikens secret weapon who never touches the floor

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

A Conference Championship is a feat that any program has a right to be proud of. For most, they are extremely rare and even one can be world changing for the future of a program. That being said, to do it in the fashion that the Saint Louis University Billikens did it to win the 2019 A10 championshi...

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