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SLU Community Mournes Loss of J. Kim Tucci

J. Kim Tucci, a long-time supporter of Billiken Athletics, passed away on March 26 at the age of 78. He is a three-time Billiken Hall of Fame nominee. Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics

Ryan Lefner, Associate Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

The Saint Louis University community mourned the loss of J. Kim Tucci last week, as the longtime supporter and booster of Billikens athletics passed away March 26 at the age of 78. Tucci’s involvement in SLU athletics started with his time as a manager for the men’s soccer team. He was inducte...

Billiken Baseball Flys Into Conference Play

Luke Matheny throws a pitch in the Billikens extra innings loss to Mizzou. The Bills return to conference play this weekend at UMass. Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

April 4, 2019

Billiken baseball kicked off conference play last weekend with a three-game series against the Dayton Flyers at home. The series started on Friday, March 22 and spanned the weekend. The Billikens came into the game fresh off a win over 23rd ranked Illinois. The Bills have historically played w...

Softball ends UMass’ winning streak

Freshman Gabbie Kowalik smashes a home run in the Billikens' conference win over UMass. The Bills travel to Washington, D.C. this weekend to take on George Washington. Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

April 4, 2019

After taking their first conference series win over La Salle, the Billiken softball team dropped a mid-week two-game series to Dayton followed by a split two-game series against conference favorite, UMass. The win over UMass ended the Minutewomen’s 25-game conference win streak dating back to their...

Billikens can’t overcome horrendous first half to continue march magic, fall 66-52

Billikens can’t overcome horrendous first half to continue march magic, fall 66-52

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 24, 2019

Going into the Billikens late-night game in San Jose, luck favored the under seeded. Each of the previous three matches on the Friday had gone to the lower seed team. It started with UC Irvine taking down the Kansas State Wildcats, then the Oregon Ducks took down the Wisconsin Badgers before the session brea...

Robb Hornett, The Billikens secret weapon who never touches the floor

Robb Hornett, The Billikens secret weapon who never touches the floor

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019

A Conference Championship is a feat that any program has a right to be proud of. For most, they are extremely rare and even one can be world changing for the future of a program. That being said, to do it in the fashion that the Saint Louis University Billikens did it to win the 2019 A10 championshi...

What the Billikens are facing in Virginia Tech

What the Billikens are facing in Virginia Tech

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019

The Virginia Tech Hokies are one of the nation’s most efficient offenses in the NCAA. Using an up-tempo, run and gun style, perimeter-oriented offense, the Hokies best compare to a “Golden State Warriors” lite. While the Hokies lack the interior presence that Draymond Green and Demarcus Cousin provi...

Softball takes three wins, one loss to open home play

Freshman Kristi Stevenson was named Co-Rookie of the Week in the A-10 for the week of March 11. Softball opens conference play at home this weekend with a three-game series against La Salle.

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

March 21, 2019

The Billikens softball team lost at Missouri State yesterday coming off of a loss and three home wins in the Billiken Spring Tournament last week. They have gotten off to a rocky start this year sitting at 5-18 going into their conference season.   Last Friday, the Bills played a double-header at Billiken Sports...

“Why not us” The Billikens ride March magic all the way to a A-10 Championship

For the first time since 2014, SLU earned an automatic birth in the NCAA Tournament by winning the Atlantic 10 Conference Championship. The Bills won four games in four games to take home the crown.

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

March 20, 2019

College basketball in March is a kind of magic. It’s the only sport that has consistent Cinderella stories where it seems that truly any team in the country has an opportunity to go on the perfect run and have a shot at glory. This week, the Basketball Gods smiled down upon Coach Travis Ford and his S...

Women’s Basketball gets Home Wins over Richmond, VCU

Following the Billikens’ win over league-leading VCU in Chaifetz Arena on Feb. 27, seniors Kerri McMahan, Tara Dusharm, and Jordyn Frantz were recognized for their contributions to the program. The win gives them women the opportunity to play for their own fate in the A-10 tournament seeding. Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics.

Erin McClelland, Sports Editor

February 28, 2019

Women’s basketball rolled past Richmond Feb. 17 in Chaifetz Arena with a final score of 78-48. The team moved to 13-13 on the year and 8-5 in the conference with their seventh win in nine games. Jordyn Frantz and Ciaja Harbison both earned A-10 weekly honors for their performances in the 30-point vi...

On Thin Ice? A spotlight on SLU club hockey

Over two decades after SLU ice hockey was moved from a varsity sport to a club team, they are still going strong and continue to put together successful seasons.  The club gives hockey players the opportunity to still play at a high level while attending SLU. Photo Courtesy of SLU Billikens Ice Hockey.

Sam Glass, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

It is no secret that St. Louisans are huge hockey (Blues) fans. In a city where folks “bleed blue” hockey is ingrained in the culture. So then where is the collegiate hockey? There is actually a lot of college hockey in the St. Louis area, just not at the NCAA D1 level. In the 1970s SLU ha...

Billikens will have to take the long route to a Championship

With just three games remaining in regular season conference play, the Men’s Basketball team has the opportunity to move up in the standings playing three teams that rank higher them in the conference standings.  Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics.

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

The Billikens faced an uphill battle going into the past weeks stretch of games, on the outside looking in on the double bye that is granted to the top four teams in the Atlantic 10. A bye that all but two teams have needed to win the conference tournament since its introduction. They did have an opportunity to...

Baseball opens strong in Alabama, California to begin non-conference play

Baseball opened up play in Alabama two weeks ago followed by a trip out west to L.A.  The Bills look to defend their A-10 title this spring and made it back to an NCAA regional.  Photo Courtesy of Billiken Athletics.

Carter Chapley, Staff Writer

February 28, 2019

Billikens baseball is coming off a season that other Division One programs would die for. Coach Darin Hendrickson’s Bills won the A-10 regular season and conference tournament championships, set a school record for a winning streak with 15 consecutive victories, won 38 games, made an appearance in...

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