Saint Louis University

Athletics at Saint Louis University

Who are the Billikens? Saint Louis University is the only NCAA Division I school in St. Louis. The Saint Louis University Billikens compete on 18 different teams, including:

Baseball Men's Indoor Track & Field
Men's Swimming & Diving
Men's Basketball
Women's Indoor Track & Field Women's Swimming & Diving
Women's Basketball Men's Outdoor Track & Field Men's Tennis
Men's Cross Country
Women's Outdoor Track & Field Women's Tennis
Women's Cross Country
Men's Soccer Softball
Field Hockey
Women's Soccer Volleyball


What is SLU's mascot?
Saint Louis University's mascot is the Billiken, a good luck charm on campus and around the world. Find out more or take our quiz to see what you know about being a Billiken.


Whom do the Billikens compete against?
SLU belongs to the Atlantic 10 Conference, which includes Dayton, Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, George Mason, La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph's and Virginia Commonwealth universities. 


Where do the Billikens play on SLU's campus?

The men's and women's Billiken basketball teams play in Chaifetz Arena with as many as 10,600 fans looking on. The adjacent Chaifetz Pavilion hosts volleyball matches. Catch a Billiken soccer game at Hermann Stadium or watch baseball and softball games at the Billiken Sports Center. Track and field teams compete at the Medical Center Stadium.


Where do I get tickets to Billikens games?
Tickets are necessary for men's and women's Billiken basketball, men's and women's soccer, and volleyball games. Free tickets and reduced price tickets are available for SLU students.


How can I show my SLU spirit? The SLUnatics cheer on the Billiken men's basketball team while the Billiken Band, open to Saint Louis University students of all majors and alumni, rocks Chaifetz Arena on game night.
Legion 1818 supports the men's and women's soccer teams while fans of any and all Billiken teams sport SLU spirit in the form of T-shirts, hats, bumper stickers and just about everything else. Buy your gear from Billiken Athletics or the Saint Louis University bookstore.

What is SLU's fight song?
Saint Louis University's fight song is "When the Saints Go Marching In."


Who are the Saintsations? The SLU Saintsations cheer and dance team performs at Billiken men's and women's basketball games, as well as at selected other SLU athletic events. They also appear at special events and around the St. Louis community. 

How can I get the latest SLU sports news? Get pre-game and post-game wrap-ups, along with everything else you need to know about NCAA sports at Saint Louis University, through the Billiken Athletics website or follow them on Facebook or Twitter.


What else do I need to know? Saint Louis University is also home to dozens of intramural and club sports teams, from rowing and fencing to rugby and lacrosse. Both are hosted at the University's 120,000 square-foot Simon Recreation Center, which is free for all SLU students. The center also has aquatics and fitness classes from kettleball to Zumba. 

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