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Summer Billiken Bites


January 1, 1970

2002 Saint Louis University graduate Brad Wehrfritz was picked up as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals organization. The righthanded pitcher was playing for the River City Rascals when the Cardinals called. Wehrfritz is currently pitching for the Johnson City Cardinals. Righthander Wes Jaillet wa...

Soderberg faces comings and goings with basketball roster

Sharon Turlek

January 1, 1970

Brad Soderberg is probably an excellent juggler by now. In his first few months at the helm of the Billikens, Soderberg has had to juggle the Billiken roster for next season with several recent arrivals and departures. Since the spring, the Saint Louis University basketball team inked four new players, wh...

Important things in more simple terms

Jack Smedile

January 1, 1970

A 12-year-old kid steps into the batter's box, staring down the opposing pitcher, with the echoes of his parents yelling and the infielders chanting "hey-batter-batter, hey-batter-batter, SWING!!" in the background. It's a hot and humid summer night. Another giant corporate conglomerate declared ba...

Cardinals triumph over tragedy

Brandon Decker

January 1, 1970

Our St. Louis Cardinals are showing some tremendous character this summer. Amidst the passing of perhaps the greatest Cardinal ever, broadcaster Jack Buck, and the shocking, saddening loss of arguably the Cardinals' most consistent starter, Darryl Kile and despite rumors of an impending strike, ta...

Volleyball team has big hopes for big players this season

Sharon Turlek

January 1, 1970

The Billikens are going to be big this year-literally and figuratively. A conference crown is within the grasp of the Saint Louis University volleyball team with the return of five starting seniors and the addition of three new players, including a 6' 1" outside hitter and a 6' 3" middle hitter. Co-captains Colle...

Steroids, strikes, Sosa, Selig and stupidity in MLB

Derek Johannsen

January 1, 1970

It's my turn to look at the two clouds hanging over the baseball season, steroids and the possibility of a strike. First off, let's get to the point on the steroid issue. In a season mired with controversy and questions, Rick Reilly made it clear. He stated the obvious, and it was so sweet. It was a...

Soccer women slated for exciting season

Joe Alberts

January 1, 1970

As the summer starts to fade away, students' minds start to drift to what the fall will bring. Here at Saint Louis University students begin to think about move-in day, new classes, and of course, soccer. SLU soccer fans have come to expect that each fall the team will win the conference regular se...

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