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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

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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

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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...

SLU Baseball Off to a Great Start Ahead of Home Opener

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Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

Billikens baseball kicked off in the middle of February with plenty of promise. The Bills are 6-4 so far overall, with only two slightly worrying defeats against No. 2 Vanderbilt, 2-10, and a 1-16 loss this past Sunday, March 11, against Villanova. Saint Louis scored first in the matchup against Villanova, only ...

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...

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...

Cleared to Engage: BattleHawks fill hole in St. Louis sports culture

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Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

Kakaw is the new law in St. Louis sports. The city of St. Louis felt the heartbreak of losing their football team when the Rams left for Los Angeles in 2015 and the feeling lingered in the hearts of sports fans in the Lou, until now. The St. Louis Battlehawks have captured the hearts of sports fans, not ...

Making a Change On and Off the Field

Making a Change On and Off the Field

Brionna Halverson, Contributor

February 27, 2020

Abby Wambach is a retired U.S. women's national team soccer player who is decorated with two gold olympic medals and held the all time scoring record (up until last week) with 184 goals. After retiring from her soccer career in 2015, Wambach decided to turn her attention to a passion of hers—fighting...

Billikens Give Back Challenge Promotes Annual Alumni Giving

Graphic by Sam Glass. Photos Courtesy of Billiken Athletics and Jack Connaghan.

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

February 20, 2020

Billikens Give Back Challenge is underway! On Feb. 3, the annual Billikens Give Back Challenge started with a new set of lofty goals to engage Billiken Athletics alumni. The annual challenge is designed to increase alumni participation and as such set goals for the amount of donors instead of the dollar...

Justin Stuckey: Introducing SLU Tennis Coach

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Brynn Bachman, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

Last summer, SLU athletics announced the hiring of a new coach to take over the Billikens tennis team. At an early age, Justin Stuckey developed a passion for tennis. He began teaching younger players at the age of 14 through a summer tennis program he ran with his brother, only a year after picking up th...

Ng: Runner, Student, Role-Model

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Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

February 20, 2020

If given the hypothetical opportunity to go back in time and give her 8-year-old self advice for the future, junior Megan Ng would make sure that she proclaimed the following, “Continue to put in the hard work and long hours even if you feel like you are not having immediate progress; nothing is a waste of...

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