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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...

Kent Starts Career Strong, Is a “Program-Player”

Kent Starts Career Strong, Is a “Program-Player”

Jeremiah Kirsch, Staff Writer

December 5, 2019

Coach Lisa Stone has continued to recruit well in her eighth season leading the women’s basketball team. From landing high-profile recruits like Jackie Kemph and Ciaja Harbison, to keeping local players like Brooke Flowers and Kendra Wilken close to home, Stone’s ability to land players who fit her pro...

Heartbreak in South Bend: SLU Falls in NCAA First Round

Photo Courtesy of Kyle Smith

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

A group of about 60 Billiken supporters huddled around the gates of Notre Dame’s Alumni Stadium. The sky was overcast with temperatures in the mid-30s. As the Saint Louis University women’s soccer team exited the arena, they were met with a great round of applause. However, Billiken fans were met...

Men’s Basketball Looks to Returners for A-10 Championship Repeat

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Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

November 14, 2019

Preseason results/expectations: The Billikens were picked to finish 7th in the A-10 this season by the league’s coaches and media. With many new faces, the Billikens are like a penny stock—they could shoot up and be very successful, or they could spin their tires and stay in the middle of the pa...

Women’s Basketball Posted Fourth in A-10

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Mishal Mustaque, Staff Writer

November 14, 2019

Preseason results/expectations: Ciaja Harbison was named in the A-10 All Conference First Team, and despite having five sophomores and four freshmen on the roster, expectations are high for Saint Louis’ young guns. Qualifying for the NCAA first-round would be a dream, but the Billikens will first h...

Back to back women’s soccer A10 Champions

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

November 12, 2019

One goal, two goal, red fish? Blue fish?    It may not rhyme, but it does accurately represent the firepower coming from the SLU women’s soccer team.    A 3-1 win over George Washinton makes the Bills back-to-back Atlantic 10 champions and grants them an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. A...

Billikens Continue Winning Stretch

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Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

October 30, 2019

The SLU women’s volleyball team continued their recent success with two more victories this weekend. The Billikens knocked off George Mason on Friday night and defeated George Washington on Sunday afternoon. In the process, they moved their current win streak to eight games. Friday’s match was a h...

The Road to Tokyo: U.S. Athletes are already punching their ticket to the 2020 Games

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Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

There are 266 days left until the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympic Games, and Team USA is slowly being formed athlete by athlete. The year leading up to the games is when these athletes get to realize their dreams of qualifying for the Games, something many of them have been working towards their entire li...

Screams, Smoke Bombs and SLUnatics: Alex Smith

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Mishal Mustaque, Contributor

October 30, 2019

 If that sounds like you (or your ulterior persona), you are a perfect fit for SLUnatics. SLU’s very own group of superfans barrel through every barrier imaginable to hype their team into snatching the dub.    Saint Louis University’s women’s soccer team won the championship last year, and the men’s ...

Get Her in the Game Keeps Diaz at SLU

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

In 1972, the historic Title IX was passed, granting women equality in education and athletics. Since its implementation, female student athletes across the nation have taken advantage of their opportunities to compete and receive an education.     Saint Louis University Athletics promotes opportunities fo...

Swim and Dive Sweeps at home

Swim and Dive Sweeps at home

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 24, 2019

 The Saint Louis University swim and dive teams held their first home meet of the season on Saturday, Oct. 19. The Billikens hosted Maryville and Eastern Illinois in the Simon Recreation Center.     Garbed in their pink swim caps, the Billikens took the water in style ready for a fierce competi...

SLU Field Hockey Looking to Improve on Losing Season

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

The Saint Louis Field Hockey program has had a rough year, to put it lightly. Graduating seven seniors last year inevitably shakes up a team dynamic, and with a current 0-11 record, things are definitely shook.    The Bills have not had a winning season since 1990, and have not had a record ab...

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