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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...

Club rowing makes waves

Club rowing makes waves

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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 leave campus by 4:45 a.m. for practice at 5...

Running & gunning for the Heisman

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October 25, 2013

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

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...

Fried chicken, golden thongs and no-hitters

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October 11, 2013

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...

Thirty-five seconds to naptime

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October 11, 2013

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...

Club Lacrosse begins practice

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October 4, 2013

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...

Cardinals, Clemens and $6 cotton candy

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September 26, 2013

“Cold beer! Eight dollars! Get your cold beer right here!” The sounds and smells of “America” filled the crisp fall air; hot dogs, $8 Budweiser, and the sharp crack of a bat. I went to my first Major League Baseball game this past week, a 4-3 Cardinals’ win over the Washington Nationals....

The things we don’t talk about

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September 19, 2013

This is not another commentary about the NCAA. This is a commentary about the institutions that perpetuate the stranglehold of power that the NCAA has on America’s “amateur” athletes and college sports. Another piece of “investigative journalism,” this time from Sports Illustrated, has apparently...

More than just a game

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April 25, 2013

Sports have always been an integral part of my life. As a kid, I was the player that hated to lose more than anything. This fiery competitive attitude has been with me ever since those days, and it has molded me into the die-hard sports fan that I am today. Occasionally my emotions would get the best...

Crews’ control= sustained success?

Crews’ control= sustained success?

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April 18, 2013

Jim Crews was the right hire for Saint Louis University men’s basketball team, but… Crews was named interim head coach at the beginning of the 2012-13 season when it was announced that Rick Majerus would not coach this season. Crews led the Billikens to a school-record 28 victories (28-7), Atlantic...

Reflections from the road: A new rivalry for SLU?

Reflections from the road: A new rivalry for SLU?

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February 28, 2013

For the first time in a long time, a school was actually excited to play Saint Louis University. Students lined up outside Hinkle Fieldhouse for two hours to get a seat in the “Dawg Pound.” The historic fieldhouse was rocking, the sellout crowd of 10,000 on its feet throughout the first half to cheer...

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