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Billikens right the ship, get much needed win in the nation’s capital

Billikens right the ship, get much needed win in the nation’s capital

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Coming off their worst loss of the season, the SLU Men’s Basketball team now had their backs against the wall. After starting the season 5-0 in conference, the Billikens now sit with a 6-5 record and little momentum to speak of heading into the stretch of A-10 conference play. The identity of the te...

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


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...

Billikens Storm out of the gate in A-10 play

Billikens Storm out of the gate in A-10 play

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Travis Ford’s Billikens entered conference play with something new this season, expectations. Being named the preseason favorite to win the A-10 in the media day coaches’ poll, the Billikens would have a name to live up to for the first time since Coach Ford came to St. Louis. With a strong non-co...

Life after Gordon: SLU is going to be just fine

Life after Gordon: SLU is going to be just fine

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Carte’Are Gordon, gone in a flash. The highly touted St. Louis native who was essentially the keynote freshmen piece going forward made his exit from SLU over the winter holiday. Rumors have swirled about what could possibly be the reason for his extraordinarily early departure, but that is all they...

Billiken Men Split East Coast Road Trip, Continue Unbeaten Streak at Home

Billiken Men Split East Coast Road Trip,  Continue Unbeaten Streak at Home

Carter Chapley, Sports Writer

November 29, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

When the Billikens left St. Louis for their first road trip of the early season, they knew they would be facing their largest and first real challenge of the year. A road matchup at Seton Hall in Newark, New Jersey and a neutral site battle against the University of Pittsburgh at the Barclay Center...

Men Finish A-10 Tournament Play

Men Finish A-10 Tournament Play

March 22, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

SLU Men’s Basketball traveled to Washington D.C. for the Atlantic-10 Championship on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9. SLU beat George Washington 70-63 before falling to eventual A-10 Champion Davidson 78-60. In the game against the Colonials, the Billikens took a 7-2 lead with 15:46 left i...

Men Drop Last two Games of Regular Season

Men Drop Last two Games of Regular Season

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The season ended on a sour note for the Billikens, who dropped two of their last three games prior to the A-10 Tournament. The sole win was a home game against George Washington on Saturday, Feb. 24, when SLU upended the Colonials 62-53. Early on, shots didn’t fall for either team. Redshirt juni...

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

March 1, 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...

Short-staffed Men See Success

Short-staffed Men See Success

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

February 22, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

Despite Ty Graves withdrawing from SLU a few days prior, SLU Men’s Basketball prevailed over La Salle 70-62 at Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, Feb. 10. SLU scored twice in the first two minutes, with layups from redshirt junior guard Javon Bess and freshman forward Hasahn French. La Salle struck b...

Four Players Off Men’s Basketball Team

Four Players Off Men’s Basketball Team

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

February 14, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

Early on Tuesday, Feb. 13, the Office of the President sent out an email formalizing the end of the Title IX investigation that began after three women reported a sexual assault on Sept. 24 2017. As reported in local media, freshman guard Jordan Goodwin has been suspended for two months on the grounds...

Men Continue Rally

Men Continue Rally

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

February 13, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

The Billikens continue to prove themselves in the A-10, posting wins over Dayton and Fordham and a road win at St. Joseph’s before falling to St. Bonaventure. A-10 rival Dayton came to Chaifetz Arena on Saturday, Jan. 27. The 75-65 win was the first for SLU since January of 2014. Dayton took ...

Men learn on the road at Marine Corps Museum

Men learn on the road at Marine Corps Museum

Monica Ryan, Associate Sports Editor

January 30, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

This school year, multiple SLU athletic teams have spent time going through physical training and learning leadership skills from the United States Marine Corp. Student athletes have learned to push their bodies to the max and how to encourage their teammates to do the same by being a better leader. ...

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