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Billikens right the ship, get much needed win in the nation’s capital

Billikens right the ship, get much needed win in the nation’s capital

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

February 13, 2019

Coming off their worst loss of the season, the SLU Men’s Basketball team now had their backs against the wall. After starting the season 5-0 in conference, the Billikens now sit with a 6-5 record and little momentum to speak of heading into the stretch of A-10 conference play. The identity of the te...

Billikens fall to VCU in Richmond, Back in Chaifetz Tonight

Billikens fall to VCU in Richmond, Back in Chaifetz Tonight

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

January 31, 2019

To follow up a dramatic win in triple-overtime against Dayton last week, the Women's Basketball Team headed on the road to take on the A-10 leading VCU Rams at their home in Richmond, Va. on Jan. 27. The Billikens were unsuccessful in trying to break the Rams down and ended up falling for their four...

Softball Prepares for Season Opener in Iowa

Softball Prepares for Season Opener in Iowa

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

January 30, 2019

Shockingly, despite the temperatures in the negatives in St. Louis, spring sports are right around the corner. SLU softball opens up their season in Cedar Falls, Iowa against South Dakota State next Friday in the UNI-Dome Classic. The tournament will feature Drake University, who finished at No. 31 in the R...

Billiken men can’t stop skid, fall to Richmond 84-81

Billiken men can’t stop skid, fall to Richmond 84-81

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 30, 2019

Heartbreaking is an apt word to use when describing the Billiken loss Sunday to conference rival Davidson, especially for Jordan Goodwin. Having taken the lead with only 11.3 seconds left, Goodwin fouled Davidson star Jon Axel Gudmundsson who made both free throws to reclaim the lead. In a last second heav...

Remarkable Rookies Shine in the Heart of A10 Play

Remarkable Rookies Shine in the Heart of A10 Play

Ryan Lefner, Sports Editor

January 28, 2019

In a season that has brought a lot of negative results for the Billikens women’s basketball team, the freshmen class has brought nothing but a steady stream of positives. Each week of the season, the Atlantic 10 gives out a rookie of the week award to the most impressive freshman performer. A Billike...

Billikens Storm out of the gate in A-10 play

Billikens Storm out of the gate in A-10 play

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

Travis Ford’s Billikens entered conference play with something new this season, expectations. Being named the preseason favorite to win the A-10 in the media day coaches’ poll, the Billikens would have a name to live up to for the first time since Coach Ford came to St. Louis. With a strong non-co...

Life after Gordon: SLU is going to be just fine

Life after Gordon: SLU is going to be just fine

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

January 25, 2019

Carte’Are Gordon, gone in a flash. The highly touted St. Louis native who was essentially the keynote freshmen piece going forward made his exit from SLU over the winter holiday. Rumors have swirled about what could possibly be the reason for his extraordinarily early departure, but that is all they...

Women’s Basketball gets Historic Win in Triple Overtime

Women’s Basketball gets Historic Win in Triple Overtime

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

January 24, 2019

The Women’s basketball team topped Dayton in triple overtime Wednesday morning in front of a crowd of over 6,000 elementary and middle school students on Education Day. With the win over second place Dayton, the Billikens move to 3-3 on the year in the A-10 and moved to 8-11 overall.      ...

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...

Billiken Men Split East Coast Road Trip, Continue Unbeaten Streak at Home

Billiken Men Split East Coast Road Trip,  Continue Unbeaten Streak at Home

Carter Chapley, Sports Writer

November 29, 2018

When the Billikens left St. Louis for their first road trip of the early season, they knew they would be facing their largest and first real challenge of the year. A road matchup at Seton Hall in Newark, New Jersey and a neutral site battle against the University of Pittsburgh at the Barclay Center...

Ciaja Harbison standing out early in career

Ciaja Harbison standing out early in career

Carter Chapley, Sports Writer

November 29, 2018

Ciaja Harbison is, in some ways, much like a lot of college freshmen at SLU and across the nation. She has a strong connection to her family, has had trouble adjusting to the new college lifestyle and loves to dance with her closest friends. What separates her from the rest of the pack is a strong 3-point shot, j...

Women’s Soccer NCAA Tournament Preview

Women’s Soccer NCAA Tournament Preview

Celine Reinoso

November 8, 2018

Their tournament run will be just the third appearance ever in the NCAA tournament, and their first since 2006. SLU’s last two NCAA postseason appearances saw them getting a victory in each of their first-round games.  The Bills will look to continue this streak on Friday at the University of Kansa...

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