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Women’s basketball battles for seeding

Ismael Domin, Sports Editor February 21, 2024

The Billikens have had a rough go of the 2023-2024 season. After going 5-8 during the first half of their season, they have gone 6-8 in conference play. At the time of writing, they rest in the exact middle...

St. Louis Battlehawks survive XFL and USFL merger

St. Louis Battlehawks survive XFL and USFL merger

Nia Stevenson, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

After months of back and forth negotiations between the XFL and USFL, the two leagues have agreed to merge to create a new football league called the UFL, in which the St. Louis Battlehawks will be one...

On thin ice

On thin ice

Jonah Tolbert, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

With the SLU men's basketball Billikens not having made the NCAA tournament since 2019, this season could be the one that puts coach Travis Ford in the hot seat. Ford is currently in his seventh season...

Honoring Caroline Kelly’s historic career at SLU

Honoring Caroline Kelly’s historic career at SLU

Nora Kotnik, Sports Editor February 21, 2024

Caroline Kelly is a women’s soccer student-athlete graduating from SLU this spring with a degree in finance. Since she arrived at SLU in 2020, Caroline Kelly has thrived on the Billiken pitch. In her...

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce celebrate Kelces Super Bowl win after the ending of the game (Ezra Shaw/Getty Images).

The Taylor Swift effect

Nora Kotnik, Sports Editor February 18, 2024

Taylor Swift, Travis Kelce, and the Chiefs earned an overtime Super Bowl win against the San Francisco 49ers on Feb. 11. With the final score of 25-22, the Chiefs were awarded their second Super Bowl in...

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Recent success of transgender golfer sparks controversy

Marin Finnerty, Contributor February 12, 2024

Hailey Davidson, a Scotland-born transgender professional golfer, has made headlines by winning the NXXT Women’s Classic in Florida on Jan. 17, causing many golfers to voice their opinions.  Davidson...

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Tara VanDerveer – The Winningest Coach in College Basketball

Nora Kotnik, Sports Editor February 1, 2024

On Jan. 21, 2024, Stanford Women’s Basketball head coach, Tara VanDerveer, became the winningest coach in College Basketball history. The Stanford Cardinals achieved a 65-56 conference win against Oregon...

Corey Seager (SS) of the Texas Rangers hitting a game-tying home run in game one of the World Series against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Oct. 27, 2023 (Photo Courtesy of FOX Sports.

Like Clockwork: Examining 2023 MLB’s Game-Changing Rules

Brendan Brunette, Senior Writer January 3, 2024

Since its inception in the late 1800s, Major League Baseball (MLB) has prided itself on being the only major sport that has not used a clock to dictate the speed or length of a game. That all changed in...

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A Shaky Start or Marked Improvement?

Ismael Domin, Sports Editor November 29, 2023

    SLU’s Women’s basketball just got back from Laie, Hawaii where they posted a 1-2 record during the North Shore Showcase. The Billikens are currently sitting at 4-3 after a close win over the...

SLU Swim and Dive Earn Third at the Phoenix Fall Classic

SLU Swim and Dive Earn Third at the Phoenix Fall Classic

Marin Finnerty, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

 The SLU Swim and Dive team once again headed back to Chicago for the three day Phoenix Fall Classic meet on Nov. 17. Out of the seven teams, SLU Billikens earned third overall, just behind New York University...

From Player, to Coach

From Player, to Coach

Nia Stevenson, Staff Writer November 29, 2023

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) field hockey won their 11th National Championship on Sunday, Nov. 19 and were led by their 23-year-old head coach, Erin Matson, who won the same championship...

Womens Soccer Accomplishes Historic Season

Women’s Soccer Accomplishes Historic Season

Nora Kotnik, Sports Writer November 29, 2023

    Katie Shields and the no. 6 Billiken Women’s Soccer team wrapped up their season earlier this month in a Sweet Sixteen matchup against the no. 5 Nittany Lions of Penn State. The competitive matchup...

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