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Sadie Wise Wants To “Just Win”

Sadie Wise Wants To “Just Win”

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 work...

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Olympian Fencer Visits SLU

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Olympian Fencer Visits SLU

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 ye...

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

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 Rams...

Ode to the SLU Pep Band

Ode to the SLU Pep Band

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 ...

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, most students did not see this display. Since hockey is a club sport, their games are played nine miles away at Webster Groves...

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 of a college newspaper?” “What are you going to do now that baseball is over?” Oh, I bet you weren’t expecting...

Club rowing makes waves

Club rowing makes waves

October 31, 2013

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...

Running & gunning for the Heisman

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October 25, 2013

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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”. Awarded each year since 1935, it is one of the most prestigious awards for any sport at any level. On Saturday, Dec. 14,...

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 Bambino.” Since then, both the Cardinals and Red Sox have won two World Series, the Red Sox in 2004 and 2007 and the Cardinals...

Fried chicken, golden thongs and no-hitters

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October 11, 2013

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As the October Classic heats up, St. Louis moves into fall and Halloween is right around the corner, it only makes sense to take a look at one of the best parts of the game: superstition. In baseball, superstitions take on a wide variety of forms: curses, batting rituals, random jumping and tons of eating. To get our feet warm, let’s delve into two of the most notable curses to ever come about. First, we have the Curse...

Thirty-five seconds to naptime

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October 11, 2013

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College basketball has a scoring problem, and it’s losing fans because of it. Last season, teams scored an average of 67.5 points per game, the lowest point total since the 1951-1952 season. Because of this sustained drop in scoring and overall blandness of the college game, many fans care only about college basketball when it’s time to fill out brackets in their office pool in March. Overall attendance at regular season...

Club Lacrosse begins practice

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October 4, 2013

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This week, the Saint Louis University Men’s Club Lacrosse team began practice for their fall exhibition season. Club lacrosse plays their regular season in the springtime, but the condensed fall schedule offers teams the opportunity for additional practice time and more game experience. Lacrosse has seen a spike in popularity and participation throughout the country in the last decade. Unlike sports with widespread popularity...

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