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Perry Sparks Bills’ Defense and Offense

Nick Weber

December 2, 1999

When senior point guard and defensive menace John Redden went down with a broken bone in his foot in the first game of the season, Saint Louis University men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar asked his players who was going to get the job done on defense now. Freshman Marque Perry answered Romar's call. "When John got hurt, he (Romar) said he needed someb...

Billiken Bites

Swimming Diving

December 2, 1999

The Saint Louis University mens and womens swimming teams host their last home meet of the season this weekend at the Simon Recreation Center. The meet is at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The Billikens will be on the road throughout the rest of the winter and spring. On Nov. 20, the Bills hosted the Billiken Quad Meet. Butler, IUPUI and Bradley were the other...

Hockey Heads Into Second Half

Mark Sloan

December 2, 1999

The Saint Louis University hockey team hasn't made the best of transitions to the Division I club level. But the Billikens are on the verge of breaking out as they head into the second half of the season. "We're perceived as a talented team. I feel that we're a step away from breaking through," coach John Bosch said. The Bills are 8-11-0, but their...

Bills Pull Away From NWBL, Win 75-56

Mark Sloan

November 18, 1999

The Saint Louis University women's basketball rebounded from last week's exhibition debacle to beat the National Women's Basketball League Elite Team last Thursday. The Bills won 75-56 in their final tuneup for the regular season. NWBL got on the board first, but Mandy Lueking tied the score 30 seconds into the contest. The seesaw battle continue...

Swim Teams Split In Meet Against Xavier

Mark Sloan

November 18, 1999

The Saint Louis University swim team split matches against Xavier last weekend. The men's team won 112-93, and the women's team lost 130-99. The men's team won the 200/400 medley relay with a time of 1:44.50. The Bills also won the 200/400 freestyle relay in 1:30.47. Joe Valentino won the 1000 freestyle in 10:33.20, his best time this year. Luke Muran...

Volleyball Loses Fourth Seed

Dave Kvidahl

November 18, 1999

The situation is a familiar one for the Saint Louis University women's volleyball team, they needed two wins and couldn't get them. "We've struggled with nerves as of late," said head coach Marilyn Nolen. The Bills were under pressure to get two wins to secure the number-four seed in the Conference USA tournament; they only netted one. DePaul secured th...

Men Take The Third Seed In NCAA Tourney

Nick Weber

November 18, 1999

The Saint Louis University men's soccer team has an opportunity unlike any other: to host three soccer matches on its home turf in the 1999 NCAA Tournament. The Billikens grabbed the No. 3 seed in the tourney field, sitting behind Duke and Indiana. SLU, with a record of 16-3-2, will play the University of Illinois-Chicago Flames (17-3-0) in the first...

Tourney Breakdown;

Players’ Reactions

Dave Kvidahl

November 18, 1999

With much anxiety, the Saint Louis University men's soccer team waited with wide open eyes for the NCAA selection show to begin. While the brackets appeared on the screen, the Bills sat glued to the television. When the first bracket was revealed, the Billikens saw a slew of familiar faces. Stanford, Southern Methodist, Creighton, UAB and Southwest Mi...

Begovic: UIC Coach, Close Friend

Nick Weber

November 18, 1999

Men's soccer coach Sasha Begovic and his University of Illinois-Chicago Flames will be introduced to NCAA Tournament play against coach Bob Warming's Saint Louis University Billikens at Hermann Stadium on Sunday at noon. Begovic will not, however, need to be introduced to Warming. "We are very very close friends" said Begovic, who is in his ninth year ...

C-USA Volleyball Promises Exciting Action

Dave Kvidahl

November 18, 1999

With a conference filled with good teams, the Conference USA women's volleyball tournament should prove to be exciting. Cincinnati, Louisville, Houston, DePaul and Saint Louis are the top five seeds, respectively. Each team has shown that they can beat any team on any given day. The BIllikens will face some tough competition as they make their way to...

Billikens Take Two To Start The Season

Dave Kvidahl and Mark Sloan

November 18, 1999

Men's basketball coach Lorenzo Romar started off his tour of coaching duty the best way possible, with two solid wins. The Saint Louis University men's basketball team downed the Air Force Falcons and repelled the Alabama Crimson Tide this past weekend at the Earth Grains Classic at the Kiel Center. "I'm proud of our guys," Romar said. "They're a gr...

Losing Streak Stretched To Three

Dave Kvidahl

November 11, 1999

The Saint Louis University women's volleyball team has found out what whipped cream in a can feels like: under pressure. This past Friday the Bills fizzled against a UNC-Charlotte team that came into the contest 6-7 in conference and 12-14 overall. "We had a hard time closing out the other team," said head coach Marilyn Nolen. "We started out fine bu...

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