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  1. 13. I do remember the runner-up finish in ‘74 season vs Howard, which was played at Busch Stadium II. I was 14. SLU has 49 NCAA Tournament appearances.
  2. Yes, NAIA National Champions, with the Coaches and most of the players being from St. Louis, including later STL Mayor Francis Slay, who was known as Fran Slay at QC. But SLU was the NCAA Division 1 powerhouse.
  3. Goal scoring, as in more of same, is a team need.
  4. I see a team with goal scoring issues, and I am aware of a player on the roster who is a big time goal scorer not being played at his striker position. I asked the question why. Despite your paragraphs after paragraphs, your answer is team need. I understand that, but do not agree with it. As the expert near the scene, you be the one to give alternatives. I'm sure alternatives (plural) at wing exist on that 31 player roster.
  5. What's your explanation for the scoreless standoff with VCU? VCU exited that game 0-4-4, as in 0 Wins, for the season. That game drew a SLU Homecoming crowd of 5,762, who watched a scoreless tie. Would you play Gold Glove 3B Nolan Arenado in CF if the Cardinals had a "need" there? Would Tampa Bay play QB Tom Brady at TE if the Bucs had a "need" there? Seth Anderson's high school career involved much more than one game against the crosstown rival. He graduated from QND as its all-time leading goal scorer with 79 Goals. His record has since been broken this season by his younger brother Tanner, who will be joining him at SLU. But the fact I did see Seth Anderson dominate in person in one game is relevant to this discussion. I do live in California, so my opportunities to see Midwest soccer games are limited. Scoring a hat trick against the crosstown rival Blue Devils is not chopped liver. Both QND and QHS have long time successful high school soccer programs. QND's longtime Soccer Coach is former Billiken Greg Reis. I asked a legitimate question after seeing that VCU 0-0 score, and also seeing the reports from the earlier 3-0 home loss to SMU, the 3-1 road loss at Louisville, and the 2-1 home loss to Lipscomb. I want the best for SLU, my alma mater. This year's team does have a goal scoring issue, and has a big time goal scorer on its roster.
  6. When I see SLU played a scoreless Homecomg game Tie vs. winless, woeful VCU, there is an obvious scoring issue. I saw Seth Anderson play in high school for QND, saw him score a hat trick vs. crosstown arch-rival Quincy High. When you have a proven goal scorer you play him at his natural position. This being said, I am very pleased with tonight’s win over Marquette. I would be pleased with a win over Marquette in anything, chess, badminton, tiddlywinks, etc. Bravo, Billikens!
  7. SLU has a preeminent program, with 10 National Championships. SLU was known as the UCLA of College Soccer. When I was a youth growing up in Quincy, it was a big deal when the mighty St. Louis U Billikens came to town.
  8. On the pitch, ... @SLU 2 Marquette 1 - Final. John Klein scored both SLU Goals. Seth Anderson had a beautiful assist for the Billikens on Klein’s first Goal. SLU improves to 4-3-1 for the season and 23-4-2 all-time in Soccer vs. Marquette.
  9. Is SLU still playing Seth Anderson at the Wing? If so, why? He is a Striker, a natural goal scorer. Play him there. SLU hosts Marquette tonight at 7 p.m. SLU leads the all-time series with Marquette 22-4-2. With the Cardinals in position to clinch the NL (Comedy) Central tonight in Milwaukee, and the Billikens hosting Marquette on the pitch, tonight is a big night for St. Louis vs. Milwaukee.
  10. That's right. I had the flashback of memory when I saw the notice that you had replied to my post, and thank you. I had temporarily/transiently forgotten my up and down drive to LA for that LMU game. SLU blew a lead and lost that one too. LMU's Gertsten Pavilion would fit right in the A10 (absent geography) with the walls at both ends.
  11. I've seen the Billikens at the following road venues: In the Midwest: UMSL's Mark Twain Building (SLU won there in a 45-42 double overtime (as I recall) struggle during the early Rich Grawer Era), Western Hall in Macomb, IL (SLU also won there with Anthony Bonner, Monroe Douglass, Roland Gray in a game much closer than it should have been. A SLU fan wearing a Columbia Blue SLU letter jacket, who had it with the officiating, bellowed at the refs: "This is not Springfield vs. Peoria!"), Sprint Center in Kansas City (Win over Texas A&M, Loss to Kansas). On the East Coast: Fordham's Rose Hill Gym (with Taj79, a debacle but great center court seats), Barclays Center (2 A10 Tournaments), DC's Capitol One Arena (A10 Tournament); Out here on the Left Coast: UCLA's Pauley Pavilion (close Cali Cuisine road loss in the Larry Hughes year, with the then retired Wizard of Westwood, John Wooden, in attendance), USF's then War Memorial Gym (now War Memorial at the Sobrato Center- SLU blew an 8 point halftime lead and lost to an inferior USF team), Santa Clara's then Toso Pavilion, now Leavey Center (Loss in Melvin Robinson's last game for SLU), Cal's Haas Pavilion (more big time California cuisine in a blowout loss), and the one SLU Win in California I've seen in person at UOP's Spanos Center in Stockton (a Win under Brad Soderberg with Ian Voyoukas at Center. I was introduced to a former Billiken whose job was to guard Oscar Robertson). I've been to road SLU Soccer games at SIUe, Quincy, USF-CA, Santa Clara, Stanford, and Cal. I saw SLU Baseball play in a Tourney at Santa Clara, that included a loss to Michigan and a win over Santa Clara.
  12. https://247sports.com/college/ucla/Article/Conference-realignment-UCLA-must-clearly-explain-Big-Ten-decision-California-Gov-Gavin-Newsom-demands-190359261/?fbclid=IwAR2G5MhlZvbWRZVqpDP5gwchQcm_Mc4ypiTJlgPZmp0esaiDFR7b27y9yWs&fs=e&s=cl
  13. If USC and UCLA both leave, I think San Diego State would be first in line to at least keep some Pac-12 presence in Southern California. San Diego State has an enrollment of over 35,000 and an alumni base above 300,000. UNLV has been lousy in sports, especially in football, but UNLV Football now shares the state of the art Allegiant Stadium with the Raiders, and also would bring the Las Vegas TV market. Boise State, which was once a junior college, is a rising star in sports in the West, in a growing region and state. I doubt the Pac-12 and Gonzaga would be a match, especially with the Pac-12 having 2 members in Washington, one nearby Washington State, and four members in the Great Northwest. However, i had the same thought as another poster, namely if the Gonzaga-Big East flirtation might be coaxed into bearing fruit.
  14. With USC and UCLA to the Big Ten leaking today, expect major pushback up and down the West Coast from powerful forces. However, whether they are able to stop these moves remains to be seen. Cal and UCLA are both part of the University of California system, public schools, with the Regents of the University of California being the governing board, with 26 voting members, the majority of whom are appointed by the Governor of the State of California. I would highly doubt Cal is going to accept this move hands down. I also could see political pushback within California, all over the Golden State, in Sacramento, in LA, and in the Bay Area. Old Money LA backs USC. It was once said that USC alumni arrive at the City Championship football game in their BMW's (Basic Marin Wheels), while UCLA alumni arrive in their Honda's. (This is not intended to be a slight against well performing, long lasting Honda's.) Oregon is bankrolled by Phil Knight/Nike. Washington is in Seattle, home of Microsoft, Starbucks. We'll see how this all shakes down.
  15. What great work, Torch, and thank you. I was not aware of the Dayton angle re the Metro.
  16. https://twitter.com/jonrothstein/status/1525102278939512832?s=21&t=6YEahFMDKjW1VB1uxMDGVA As Hawk Harrelson would say, “He gone.”
  17. The Golden State Warriors, aka The Dubs, will show us the Way.
  18. https://bustingbrackets.com/2022/05/02/ncaa-basketball-updated-wte-2022-23-power-rankings-transfer-deadline/ Look who’s #16 ...
  19. Dubs eliminate the team owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment.
  20. Sign at a souvenir stand at the old (remodeled version) Yankee Stadium read, in response to no other teams' apparel being sold there: "A Yankee fan has no second team."
  21. Is Sonny Crockett still patrolling Biscayne Bay?
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