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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


Filed under Commentary, Sports, Women's basketball

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 31, 2019


Filed under Commentary, Men's Basketball, Sports

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


Filed under Commentary, Sports, Women's basketball

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


Filed under Commentary, Sports, Women's Softball

“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


Filed under Commentary, Sports

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 2, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

“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


Filed under Commentary, Sports

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


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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


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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...

Club rowing makes waves

Club rowing makes waves

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October 31, 2013


Filed under Commentary, Sports, Uncategorized, UNews

9 a.m. on the dot. Your alarm blares and the clock blinks impatiently. It seems far too early to begin the day, but you grudgingly step out of bed. One group of SLU students has already been up for hours, about five to be exact, in order to be ready to leave campus by 4:45 a.m. for practice at 5...

Running & gunning for the Heisman

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October 25, 2013


Filed under Commentary, Sports

The Heisman Memorial trophy is the single- most celebrated and sought-after award in American collegiate athletics. Its mission states: “The Heisman Memorial Trophy annually recognizes the outstanding college football player whose performance best exhibits the pursuit of excellence with integrity”....

Red Sox vs. Cardinals: A 2004 World Series Rematch

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October 25, 2013


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In a rematch of the 2004 World Series, the St. Louis Cardinals will represent the National League against the Boston Red Sox of the American league in the 2013 World Series. In 2004, the Red Sox swept the Cardinals four games to none to end their 86-year World Series drought and end the “Curse of the...

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