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Pandemics and Profits

Pandemics and Profits

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

April 5, 2020

On March 11, the sports community was brought to an abrupt and unanticipated halt. The coronavirus pandemic had reached the U.S., and the sports world was one of the first industries impacted. First, games were planned to proceed without fans, but the inevitable occured. The NCAA canceled its marquee M...

Billikens Goodwin and French enter names into NBA Draft

(Michael Place / The University News)

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

March 31, 2020

Juniors Jordan Goodwin and Hasahn French both declared they will enter their names into the 2020 NBA Draft. The roommate tag team declared their intentions Tuesday evening, one after the other on social media. This is exciting news for Billiken fans. Head coach Travis Ford said, "Since the moment I ...

COVID Crowned A-10 Champ

Photo Courtesy of Trenton Almgren-Davis

Austin Glass, Contributor

March 12, 2020

February 27: I received a phone call early in the evening. “What are you doing for spring break?” Obviously, I had no plans for my senior year spring break. “Do you want to go to Brooklyn for the A-10 tournament?” It. Was. On.   February 28: SLUnatics received a message from Athletic Di...

A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Cancelled Amidst Growing Concern over Coronavirus

A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament Cancelled Amidst Growing Concern over Coronavirus

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

March 12, 2020

Another one bites the dust, as the Atlantic 10 announces the cancellation of the remainder of the A-10 Men’s Basketball Tournament. The A-10 joins the list of cancelled tournaments due to safety concerns over the spread of COVID-19, including the SEC and Big 10. News came around 11 a.m. when SLU he...

Billiken Basketball wraps up regular season, kicking off A-10 tournament

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

Now in the final stage of the season, Billiken basketball makes their claims for conference champions. With both men’s and women’s teams playing games over the weekend and midweek, the season is ramping up for the  postseason. Over the weekend, men played Rhode Island on Sunday and the women’s tea...

SLU Teaches Fordham Important Lesson on Education Day

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Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Looking at a 7-5 conference record, the SLU women’s basketball team needed to put out a strong showing at home against Fordham. A St. Louis city tradition, the Books and Basketball game is the centerpiece of a day out for the elementary school-children around SLU. With festivities planned before, dur...

Billikens Show Heart in White-Out Game

Billikens Show Heart in White-Out Game

Brynn Bachman, Contributor

January 23, 2020

SLU competed against Dayton University in last Friday’s white-out basketball game. Despite the electric atmosphere inside Chaifetz Arena, the Billikens came up just two points short. Friday’s game showed an even match-up between SLU and Dayton, who was ranked No. 13 prior to the contest and No. 7 i...

Billiken Blizzard

Trenton Almgren-Davis and Michael Place

January 23, 2020

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Billikens Must Fix Free Throw Troubles Before A-10 Play

Billikens Must Fix Free Throw Troubles Before A-10 Play

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

December 16, 2019

In 2000, The University News put out a piece by Nick Weber titled “Missed Free Throws Doom SLU In 68-56 Loss.” Almost 20 years later and this same headline could end up right back in the paper. SLU ranks dead last in Free Throw Percentage in the 350 NCAA Division I programs with 52.5 percent. ...

Men’s Basketball Looks to Returners for A-10 Championship Repeat

Graphic Courtesy of Ashlee Kothenbeutel

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

November 14, 2019

Preseason results/expectations: The Billikens were picked to finish 7th in the A-10 this season by the league’s coaches and media. With many new faces, the Billikens are like a penny stock—they could shoot up and be very successful, or they could spin their tires and stay in the middle of the pa...

Saint Louis Basketball gets a major tech upgrade

Photo Courtesy of Trenton Almgren-Davis.

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

“Oh-for-one…oh-for-two…oh-for-three,” the beautiful sound of progress in Chaifetz Arena as Support Service Coordinator Michael Wilson demonstrated, with three missed shots, the new technology leading SLU Men’s Basketball to a new era—ShotTracker. The system was installed in the arena and th...

Travis Ford’s 2019/2020 recruiting class sets the program up for future successes

The Billikens men’s basketball recruiting class for 2019/2020 is turning out to be one of the strongest in coach Travis Ford’s tenure at SLU so far. The team is hoping to fill one more spot to join the six current incoming members.

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The book on the 2019 Billikens has essentially come to a close, all that waits to be written is professional outcomes of a handful of players. Javon Bess and Tramaine Isabell Jr. look to be the most likely to get opportunities in NBA systems over the summer, and if not, are essentially locks to be off...

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