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Softball Racks up Academic Awards

Photo Courtesy of Jack Connaghan

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

October 16, 2019

Not only does SLU’s softball team excel on the field during their season in the spring, they find time in their busy schedules to keep their GPA’s up pretty high. Sixth place in the nation high—and this was the third top-ten finish for the Billikens in the last four years..     13 of the 1...

Kate Conquers Ironman

Photo Courtesy of Michael McGrath.

Susannah Ellis, Contributor

October 10, 2019

Kate McGrath, a sophomore studying Public Health, never pictured herself completing an Iraonman triathlon, right up to the moment she signed herself up for one. She had always found biking and swimming enjoyable, but did not feel particularly skilled at running as of a few years ago.   “...

The Power of Sports

Jeremiah Kirsch, Contributor

October 3, 2019

Mar. 17, 2019. I’ll never forget that date. Not because of what happened, but what followed on this campus that Sunday. In the mid-afternoon at the Barclays Center, our beloved Billikens won the A-10 Men’s Basketball Championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. While much rejoicing took place...

Fair Pay to Play Act Met with Uncertainty from SLU Athletes

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Sam Glass, Sports Editor

October 3, 2019

On Monday, Sept. 30, California Senate Bill No. 206 (also called the Fair Pay to Play Act) was signed into law by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The bill, passed unanimously through the California senate, 39-0, will make it legal for California student athletes to hire agents and receive compensation...

Saint Louis Basketball gets a major tech upgrade

Photo Courtesy of Trenton Almgren-Davis.

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

September 26, 2019

“Oh-for-one…oh-for-two…oh-for-three,” the beautiful sound of progress in Chaifetz Arena as Support Service Coordinator Michael Wilson demonstrated, with three missed shots, the new technology leading SLU Men’s Basketball to a new era—ShotTracker. The system was installed in the arena and th...

Volleyball drops match to SEMO in first five set match

Photo Courtesy of Juliana Cortese.

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

September 19, 2019

 In an unusual midweek matchup, the Billikens volleyball team took on Southeast Missouri State in their first five-set match of the season. Despite the rally to send the match into the fifth set, the Billikens fell short in the shorter frame for the 3-2 loss to the Redhawks. With the loss, SLU fell to 6-4 ...

The Right to Compete

The Right to Compete

Erin McClelland, Associate Sports Editor

September 14, 2019

  It has been a commonly known fact that in the United States, football is king. It’s the college sport that brings in the most revenue, and the NFL is highest grossing professional sports organization. Yet, despite popular thought, money wasn’t the deciding factor in Kent State University’s re...

Murana Brothers New Dynamic Duo for Men’s Soccer

Photo Courtesy of Michael Place.

Sam Glass, Sports Editor

September 5, 2019

   Wilbur and Orville Wright, Serena and Venus Williams, James and Dave Franco; these famous sibling duos have been instrumental in their respective fields, leveraging the intangible bond between blood to achieve feats never before seen. Saint Louis University Men’s Soccer added their own duo to t...

Why the Sharks Deserved to Win Game 7

The San Jose Sharks moved on to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs after defeating the Vegas Golden Knights in overtime in game 7. The game was controversial not just around the world of ice hockey, but the world of sports due to a five-minute major penalty on Vegas’ Cody Eakin.

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

Tuesday night the San Jose Sharks made an incredible comeback in a wild Game 7 against the Vegas Golden Knights, winning 5-4 in overtime. What is controversial about the Sharks’ victory is a 5-minute major penalty and ejection on Vegas’ Cody Eakin for cross-checking and injuring the Sharks’ capt...

Softball Wins Five Consecutive, Hopes to Sneak Into A-10 Tournament

Softball goes into their final series of the regular season just one game above George Mason for the final spot in the A-10 Tournament. The Bills travel to New York to face St. Bonaventure to secure their spot in the championship field.

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

May 2, 2019

The SLU softball team is going into their final series of the regular season in Olean, N.Y. to take on the St. Bonaventure Bonnies this weekend. The Bills have won five of their last seven games, all five wins being against conference teams. The team is currently in sixth place in the conference, the la...

From Goal Line to Sideline: The Rise of Coach O

Junior women’s soccer goalkeeper, Olivia Silverman, has been declared medically ineligible after suffering her fifth concussion in the Bills’ final game against Kansas back in the fall. Silverman will remain a part of the team for her senior year and has been deemed “Coach O” due to her new role of being an assistant coach on the sideline for her teammates.

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

“I didn’t really feel it at first,” said SLU women’s soccer goalkeeper Olivia Silverman after taking a knee to the back of the head in their NCAA Tournament game against Kansas in November. Her pounding adrenaline kept her in the game, but the damage had already been done. Silverman collected ...

Travis Ford’s 2019/2020 recruiting class sets the program up for future successes

The Billikens men’s basketball recruiting class for 2019/2020 is turning out to be one of the strongest in coach Travis Ford’s tenure at SLU so far. The team is hoping to fill one more spot to join the six current incoming members.

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019

The book on the 2019 Billikens has essentially come to a close, all that waits to be written is professional outcomes of a handful of players. Javon Bess and Tramaine Isabell Jr. look to be the most likely to get opportunities in NBA systems over the summer, and if not, are essentially locks to be off...

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