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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...

After the Whistle

Sam Glass // Sports Editor

Austin Glass, Contributor

January 23, 2020

“Every team except for one is going to end their season on a loss.” The words spoken by senior nursing major and now Billiken soccer alumnus Alyssa Seitzer cut deep for any player or fan who has ever seen their team make a postseason run. There is only one victor of the NCAA tournament, and while ...

Screams, Smoke Bombs and SLUnatics: Alex Smith

Photos courtesy of SLUnatics

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

Photo courtesy of Billiken Athletics

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

Photo Courtesy of Joshua Kang.

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

Ciaja Harbison and Brooke Flowers lead the Billikens in a conference loss to the league-leading VCU Rams in Richmond. SLU drops to 3-4 in the A-10 and will be back in Chaifetz tonight to take on George Mason.

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

Jordan Goodwin pulls up to shoot in the Billikens’ conference loss to Richmond on Wednesday night. This is the Bills second loss in Chaifetz Arena and second in a row.

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 31, 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 defeated Dayton in a triple overtime thriller to even their in-conference record to 3-3. Senior Kerri McMahan had four major free throws to put the game away for the Billikens.

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”

Freshman outfielder Sadie Wise watches a fly ball leave the bat against SIU.

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”

Sophomore forward Jalen Johnson thinks about what to do with the ball. Johnson came to SLU, and hasn't looked back since signing with the Billikens.

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

March 2, 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

The pep band works hard during basketball games to keep the crowd engaged.

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...

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