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Screams, Smoke Bombs and SLUnatics: Alex Smith

Screams, Smoke Bombs and SLUnatics: Alex Smith

Mishal Mustaque, Contributor

October 30, 2019

 If that sounds like you (or your ulterior persona), you are a perfect fit for SLUnatics. SLU’s very own group of superfans barrel through every barrier imaginable to hype their team into snatching the dub.    Saint Louis University’s women’s soccer team won the championship last year, and the men’s ...

Get Her in the Game Keeps Diaz at SLU

Get Her in the Game Keeps Diaz at SLU

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

In 1972, the historic Title IX was passed, granting women equality in education and athletics. Since its implementation, female student athletes across the nation have taken advantage of their opportunities to compete and receive an education.     Saint Louis University Athletics promotes opportunities fo...

Fair Pay to Play Act Met with Uncertainty from SLU Athletes

Fair Pay to Play Act Met with Uncertainty from SLU Athletes

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

On Monday, Sept. 30, California Senate Bill No. 206 (also called the Fair Pay to Play Act) was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The bill, passed unanimously through the California senate, 39-0, will make it legal for California student athletes to hire agents and receive compensation...

Billikens fall to VCU in Richmond, Back in Chaifetz Tonight

Billikens fall to VCU in Richmond, Back in Chaifetz Tonight

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

To follow up a dramatic win in triple-overtime against Dayton last week, the Women's Basketball Team headed on the road to take on the A-10 leading VCU Rams at their home in Richmond, Va. on Jan. 27. The Billikens were unsuccessful in trying to break the Rams down and ended up falling for their four...

Billiken men can’t stop skid, fall to Richmond 84-81

Billiken men can’t stop skid, fall to Richmond 84-81

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Heartbreaking is an apt word to use when describing the Billiken loss Sunday to conference rival Davidson, especially for Jordan Goodwin. Having taken the lead with only 11.3 seconds left, Goodwin fouled Davidson star Jon Axel Gudmundsson who made both free throws to reclaim the lead. In a last second heav...

Women’s Basketball gets Historic Win in Triple Overtime

Women’s Basketball gets Historic Win in Triple Overtime

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

January 24, 2019

The Women’s basketball team topped Dayton in triple overtime Wednesday morning in front of a crowd of over 6,000 elementary and middle school students on Education Day. With the win over second place Dayton, the Billikens move to 3-3 on the year in the A-10 and moved to 8-11 overall.      ...

Sadie Wise Wants To “Just Win”

Sadie Wise Wants To “Just Win”

Erin McClelland, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018

“I don’t like to look at my own stats,” said freshman softball outfielder, Sadie Wise. “I don’t focus on numbers, I would rather go out there and just win.”   Her strategy must be working because in her first 25 games as a Billiken, Sadie has broken the SLU record for most home runs hit ...

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Olympian Fencer Visits SLU

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Olympian Fencer Visits SLU

Monica Ryan, Associate Sports Editor

March 9, 2018

On March 28, Olympic bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad came to SLU per the Great Issues Committee. Muhammad started fencing in New Jersey at age 14. She never aspired to make it to the Olympics, but yet, at age 30, she was a member of the USA fencing team in Rio. “For me, I think that I have alwa...

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

“Basketball, in general, has changed my life,” said Jalen Johnson, sophomore Billiken basketball star. Johnson came in as the “Baton Rouge Bomber” but the voice of SLU basketball, Bob Ramsey, decided to change it up, and thus the “Bayou Billiken” was born. In his second year as a Bil...

Ode to the SLU Pep Band

Ode to the SLU Pep Band

Karl O'Brien, Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

You may hear them before you see them, but rest assured, they are there in Chaifetz Arena at every home basketball game. They are the ever-entertaining men and women of the Saint Louis University Pep Band. Made up of current students and alumni alike, this group often provides the energy that the SL...

Cool as ice

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November 15, 2013

Racing down the ice, junior center Andrew Greene swiftly passes the puck to fellow junior left wing Curran Eigelberger. Eigelberger handles the puck effortlessly on either side of his stick, beating a defender and launching a shot past the goalie and into the net for a Billiken goal. Unfortunately,...

How long until opening day?

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November 11, 2013

As I look forward to another break from school for Thanksgiving break, I begin thinking about those hard-hitting questions that my relatives will throw at me during our turkey-day festivities. “So, do you have a boyfriend yet?” “What’s new with school?” “What’s it like being the editor-in-chief...

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