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Robert Hermann – A Very Important Person

Illustration by Ashlee Kothenbeutel

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

April 25, 2020

Four years ago, I left my dorm room in Marguerite Hall to start my new adventures in sports media: a women’s soccer game on August 19 where I would begin my career in the Billiken sportscape. I walked into a stadium unaware of the magnitude this humble location held for the history and future of s...

Joe Clarke: St. Louis Soccer Legacy

Left to right: Joe Clarke Jr, Janet Oberle, Joe Clarke

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

April 24, 2020

 St. Louis has been touted as a soccer hub for years—from the famed 1950 U.S. World Cup team comprised of five St. Louis natives to the new MLS franchise entering the St. Louis market. College soccer has always been a part of this culture, and St. Louis Soccer Hall of Famer and current Washington...

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...

SLU Men’s Soccer Spring Schedule Pushes Billiken Growth

Photo Courtesy of Jack Connaghan

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

It might not officially be spring yet, but the SLU men’s soccer team kicked off their spring season this past Saturday at Butler by playing the Bulldogs to a 1-1 tie. A second-half goal from Evan Southern off the assist of Stefan Stojanovic was the only netting in the first game of a five game sprin...

Getting Technical: SLU Alumnus continues soccer career as an entrepreneur

Getting Technical: SLU Alumnus continues soccer career as an entrepreneur

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

“It’s hot in here,” Adam panted to his dad 20 minutes into his training session with 2019 SLU Soccer alumnus Anthony Brown. They shared a quick laugh and a splash of water before the continual “thud” of the soccer ball enveloped the room again.     Brown graduated with a degree in finan...

Murana Brothers New Dynamic Duo for Men’s Soccer

Photo Courtesy of Michael Place.

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

   Wilbur and Orville Wright, Serena and Venus Williams, James and Dave Franco; these famous sibling duos have been instrumental in their respective fields, leveraging the intangible bond between blood to achieve feats never before seen. Saint Louis University Men’s Soccer added their own duo to t...

SLU Community Mournes Loss of J. Kim Tucci

J. Kim Tucci, a long-time supporter of Billiken Athletics, passed away on March 26 at the age of 78. He is a three-time Billiken Hall of Fame nominee. Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics

Ryan Lefner, Associate Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

The Saint Louis University community mourned the loss of J. Kim Tucci last week, as the longtime supporter and booster of Billikens athletics passed away March 26 at the age of 78. Tucci’s involvement in SLU athletics started with his time as a manager for the men’s soccer team. He was inducte...

Putting together the Billiken Blue Puzzle

Putting together the Billiken Blue Puzzle

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

With the winter sports season starting off at full throttle, the fall sports have drawn to a close, and SLU men’s soccer ends their season with some key takeaways moving forward. The Billikens fought their way into an A-10 tournament spot, seeding sixth in the conference with a 3-1-4 record overall. Fou...

Bronze Boot game revived before Bills begin conference play

Bronze Boot game revived before Bills begin conference play

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

October 6, 2018

    A crowd of almost 5,000 St. Louis soccer fans filled the seats at Robert R. Hermann Stadium for a Friday night game on Sept. 21. The special occasion was the famed Bronze Boot match between rivals Saint Louis University and Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville. The two teams battled it out un...

Anthony Brown leads Men’s Soccer Going into Conference Play

Anthony Brown leads Men's Soccer Going into Conference Play

Erin Mcclelland, Sports Editor

September 21, 2018

  Senior forward Anthony Brown currently leads the SLU mens soccer team in goals with three, number of shots with 13 and is tied with a few of his teammates for the lead in assists, with two. Brown, a native of Belleville, Illinois, gained an interest in soccer at the young age of 5 when he s...

Kalish Leads Men’s Soccer Over NIU

New SLU Men's Soccer Head Coach Kevin Kalish looks on during practice. Kalish was named head coach in January and posted first win over NIU.

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

April 7, 2018

Head Coach Kevin Kalish has been hard at work making some changes around SLU Men’s Soccer. Kalish was named the new head coach of the men back in January and changes are already visible. During his introductory presser, Kalish stated the team “will be heavily involved in giving back to the comm...

New Men’s Soccer head coach selected

SLU Director of Athletics Chris May (right) presents new SLU Men's Soccer Head Coach Kevin Kalish with a jersey. Kalish was introduced to the media on Mon., Jan. 22.

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

January 29, 2018

It’s a homecoming for new head coach of SLU Men’s Soccer. Kevin Kalish, a SLU alumnus, was introduced as the seventh head coach of SLU Men’s Soccer at Chaifetz Arena on Monday, Jan. 22. Kalish wore the blue and white in 1997 and 1998, also serving as an assistant coach for the Billikens in 1999...

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