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Gabby Douglas, Simone Biles and Suni Lee at podium training on May 17th, 2024 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

The Return of Olympic Champions and the Pursuit of Paris

Emma Browka, Senior Writer June 2, 2024

A historical milestone in the world of women’s gymnastics was achieved on the evening of Saturday, May 18, when three Olympic all-around champions were slated to compete in the same meet for the first...

McMakin shortly before tipoff against Duquesne on Feb. 20.

Recalling the milestones of Kyla McMakin’s career with the Billikens

Nora Kotnik, Sports Editor May 1, 2024

On April 6, the Billikens led by Kyla McMakin, wrapped up their season with a dominant win over the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the Women’s...

Sarah Adam at a photoshoot in Los Angeles for Team USA Wheelchair Rugby.

Sarah Adam: Bridging worlds as an occupational therapy professor at SLU and wheelchair rugby athlete

Emma Browka, Senior Writer May 1, 2024

The 2024 Summer Olympics and Paralympics are quickly approaching and are highly anticipated by many. As the first Olympic and Paralympic games since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Paris arenas will be filled...

Josh Schertz addresses the Billiken community at his own designated welcome event on Apr. 8.

The new coach on the scene: Billikens Head Coach Josh Schertz

Nia Stevenson, Senior Writer May 1, 2024

In front of the Billiken faithful, Josh Schertz, SLU’s new men’s basketball head coach, was introduced to fans on Monday, April 8 at Chaifetz Arena with hopes of bringing SLU basketball championship...

Katie Shields arrives at Hermann Stadium prior to kick off against VCU in A-10 Tournament.

Katie Shields: Embracing an all-inclusive coaching methodology

Marin Finnerty, Senior Writer May 1, 2024

Katie Shield’s 11 years as head coach for the SLU women’s soccer team has brought numerous conference wins, school-records, awards and more. Shield’s greatest achievement in her eyes is seeing her...

Wembley Stadium in London hosted the 2024 Champions League final on in early June (UEFA via Getty Images).

The ultimate goal

Megan Harwood, Staff Writer April 29, 2024

The UEFA (Union of European Football Associations) Champions League is the competition every professional European football club aims to win. Each year, the top clubs from the best leagues are pitted against...

Peyton Kennedy addressing the media after being awarded the National Invitational Tournament’s Most Valuable Player.

SLU takes home Women’s National Invitation Tournament hardware

Ismael Domin, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

The afternoon of Saturday, April 6 saw the Saint Louis Women’s Basketball team completely outplayed, outlasted and outgunned the Minnesota Golden Gophers to earn the title of Women’s National Invitation...

Josh Schertz announced as Billikens mens basketball head coach.

Josh Schertz announced as SLU Men’s Basketball Head Coach

Nora Kotnik, Sports Editor April 6, 2024

Saint Louis University Athletics announced Josh Schertz as new men’s basketball head coach this morning.  Chris May said during a press conference this morning that, “Josh is a dynamic leader who...

Former Indiana State Head Coach, Josh Schertz, expected to be hired as new SLU Mens Basketball Head Coach this weekend.

Josh Schertz expected to be announced as new SLU men’s basketball head coach in the coming days

Nora Kotnik, Sports Editor April 5, 2024

Former head coach Travis Ford was fired from his role as SLU men’s basketball head coach on March 13 after eight seasons with the Billikens. With this, Athletic Director Chris May’s search for a new...

Caitlin Clark blows by LSU guard, Hailey Van Lith, in Elite Eight matchup against the Tigers.

Hawkeye Bullseye

Marin Finnerty, Staff Writer April 3, 2024

Iowa Hawkeyes star player Caitlin Clark has garnered mass media attention from her recent success during Women’s March Madness.  Clark recently became the highest scorer in college basketball history...

Cardinals rising stars Lars Nootbar (left) and Nolan Gorman (right) celebrating a home run.

St. Louis Cardinals look to bounce back in 2024, “For the Lou”

Brendan Brunette, Senior Writer April 3, 2024

After a disastrous 2023 season in which they went 71-91, the St. Louis Cardinals will look to bounce back in 2024 after a flurry of off-season moves targeted at addressing a variety of different needs....

SLU Field Hockey Celebrates 5-1 victory against Lock Haven University on their Senior Day.

SLU set to install on-campus field hockey pitch

Emma Browka, Senior Writer April 3, 2024

If you are familiar with Saint Louis University athletics, you know that not all sports compete or practice on campus. It is difficult to find on-campus space for sports facilities due to the size and...

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