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Softball Takes Two Out of Three Against Two A-10 Foes

Softball Takes Two Out of Three Against Two A-10 Foes

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

April 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Softball

SLU Softball played host to three foes and ended March at George Mason. Despite cold rainy weather, the Billikens beat St. Joseph’s 9-1 in five innings on Saturday, March 24. SLU got to work right off the bat—of senior infielder Allie Macfarlane, who batted in freshman outfielder Kat Lane....

Softball Rockets Through Tournament Play

Softball Rockets Through Tournament Play

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

March 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Softball

Softball posted a 13-11 record in tournament play, before opening up play at the Billiken Sports Center against Murray State and Southern Illinois. SLU posted a 1-4 record in the Petersen Hotels Invitational, with the sole win coming against Miami (Ohio) on Friday, Feb. 9. SLU posted a 6-0 win, w...

Sadie Wise Wants To “Just Win”

Sadie Wise Wants To “Just Win”

Erin McClelland, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports, Women's Softball

“I don’t like to look at my own stats,” said freshman softball outfielder, Sadie Wise. “I don’t focus on numbers, I would rather go out there and just win.”   Her strategy must be working because in her first 25 games as a Billiken, Sadie has broken the SLU record for most home runs hit ...

Baseball Sweeps Purdue, Extends Win Streak To 11

Baseball Sweeps Purdue, Extends Win Streak To 11

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Men's Baseball, Sports

The Billikens opened up the 2018 season with a trip down to Kissimmee, Florida over the Feb. 16 weekend for the Sunshine State Classic. The Bills played four games in the tournament and came out with a 1-3 record, taking a win against Pittsburgh. The early season tournaments continued Thursday, Feb. 22 when th...

Men Finish A-10 Tournament Play

Men Finish A-10 Tournament Play

March 22, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

SLU Men’s Basketball traveled to Washington D.C. for the Atlantic-10 Championship on Thursday, March 8 and Friday, March 9. SLU beat George Washington 70-63 before falling to eventual A-10 Champion Davidson 78-60. In the game against the Colonials, the Billikens took a 7-2 lead with 15:46 left i...

Women Bow Out To Kansas State Early In WNIT Play

Women Bow Out To Kansas State Early In WNIT Play

Erin McClelland, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's basketball

The Women’s Basketball team had a busy two weeks, finishing up the regular season and participating in the Atlantic 10 Championship Tournament. After the tournament, SLU finished the season with a 17-15 overall record. Senior Night was held on February 24 in Chaifetz Arena against Dayton, a team th...

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Olympian Fencer Visits SLU

Ibtihaj Muhammad: Olympian Fencer Visits SLU

Monica Ryan, Associate Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Sports

On March 28, Olympic bronze medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad came to SLU per the Great Issues Committee. Muhammad started fencing in New Jersey at age 14. She never aspired to make it to the Olympics, but yet, at age 30, she was a member of the USA fencing team in Rio. “For me, I think that I have alwa...

Tennis Finding Their Way Early

Tennis Finding Their Way Early

Michael Treviño, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Men's Tennis, Sports, Women's Tennis

This past weekend marked a grueling time for both the men’s and women’s tennis teams, as each competed in three matches over the weekend along the East Coast. The weekend capped off a strong February for the Billikens, as both the men’s and women’s teams scored a combined eleven-total match w...

Women’s Basketball End Season with Heartbreaking Loss

Women’s Basketball End Season with Heartbreaking Loss

Erin McClelland, Staff Writer

March 9, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's basketball

The Women’s Basketball team had a busy two weeks, finishing up the regular season and participating in the Atlantic-10 Championship Tournament. After the tournament, SLU finished the season with a 17-15 overall record. Senior Night was held on Feb. 24 in Chaifetz Arena against Dayton, a team that, be...

Men Drop Last two Games of Regular Season

Men Drop Last two Games of Regular Season

Bobby Stilwell, Sports Editor

March 9, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The season ended on a sour note for the Billikens, who dropped two of their last three games prior to the A-10 Tournament. The sole win was a home game against George Washington on Saturday, Feb. 24, when SLU upended the Colonials 62-53. Early on, shots didn’t fall for either team. Redshirt juni...

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

Jalen Johnson: The “Bayou Billiken”

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Featured News, Men's Basketball, Sports

“Basketball, in general, has changed my life,” said Jalen Johnson, sophomore Billiken basketball star. Johnson came in as the “Baton Rouge Bomber” but the voice of SLU basketball, Bob Ramsey, decided to change it up, and thus the “Bayou Billiken” was born. In his second year as a Bil...

Women Battle at Home and On the Road

Women Battle at Home and On the Road

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

February 22, 2018


Filed under Featured News, Sports, Women's basketball

The Billikens continued their road trip with a Feb. 10 game against Rhode Island. The second consecutive road game brought the Bills a win before their return home. The game saw three Billikens finish in double digits with senior forward Maddy Gits scoring in the double digits for her seventh consecut...

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