In Game

An SLU basketball game is one of the best experiences in the Atlantic 10 making a trip to St. Louis a must for any A-10 or college hoops fan. The student section and pep band alone make the trip worth your time, and there is lots of pageantry on display. The Billiken mascot and the cheer squad go all out as well to entertain the crowd creating an unforgettable experience.

Not only does Saint Louis boast one of the best pep bands and student section in the country it also is home to tons of Billikens basketball history. Chaifetz Arena features the SLU Athletics Hall of Fame and everywhere you look on the concourse you’ll see photos of past Billikens greats as well.

Before or after the game, take some time to explore Midtown St. Louis, which is home to lots of great places to grab a drink or bite to eat. Pappy’s Smokehouse offers you a fantastic opportunity to experience some Memphis barbecue and Triumph Grill has 16 beers on tap. No matter what kind of cuisine you enjoy, you’ll find it here in Midtown as there are plenty of food and drink options.

A Saint Louis basketball game is a fun time for any college hoops fan, so start planning your trip to see the Billikens play today.

Things to check out

Billiken Statue

Stop by the Billiken statue before the game and give it a rub for good luck. The Billiken statue is a must-see for anyone attending an SLU game as not only does it present an excellent photo op it also allows you to give the Billikens some extra luck before the game.

SLU Athletics Hall of Fame

Make sure to check out the SLU Athletics Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame located outside sections 121 and 122 is filled with all kinds of memorabilia from the Billikens past as well as lots of great information about SLU athletics.

SLU Team Shop

If you’re looking to pick up a souvenir from your trip to SLU, then the SLU Team Shop is the spot for you. Whether you just want a t-shirt or are looking for something more extravagant, you’ll find it here as the SLU Team Shop has just about anything Billikens.

Concourse Photos

Take a walk of the concourse before the game to see all of the photos and other Billikens paraphernalia. The concourse is filled with pictures of your favorite Billikens from the past meaning there is a lot to see during your visit to Chaifetz Arena.

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Above the court are banners celebrating the greatest achievements in Billikens basketball history. The banners honor all of the best players and teams in SLU history including the 1952 Elite Eight team, so take them all in during the game.

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SLUNatics are one of the wildest and loudest student sections in not only the Atlantic 10 but all of college sports. SLUNatics love their Billikens win or lose and go all out to show their support on game days. You’ll be able to hear their chants and taunts echo throughout the arena on game days, so enjoy the atmosphere or join in during your trip to St. Louis.

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The Billiken

Don’t miss the Billiken when attending a Saint Louis basketball game. The Billiken is a big part of any Saint Louis game and can be seen interacting with fans and getting into all kinds of shenanigans. Keep an eye out for the Billiken as you never know what he’ll do next.

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World’s Greatest Pep Band

The SLU pep band is known as the “World’s Greatest Pep Band” and with good reason. You won’t find a better pep band anywhere in the Atlantic 10, so enjoy the incredible performance put on by the World’s Greatest Pep Band when attending a Billikens game.

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Cheer Team

The SLUNatics aren’t the only ones cheering on the Billikens, the SLU cheer team also does a fantastic job of showing their support for the team. The cheerleaders at an SLU game put on an unforgettable show, so don’t miss their performances.

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Fight Songs

  1. “When the Saints Go Marching In”

    When the Saints go marchin’ in,
    Oh when the Saints go marchin’ in.
    Oh, I want to be in that number,
    When the Saints go marchin’ in.
    Oh, when the sun begins to shine,
    Oh when the sun begins to shine. Oh,
    I want to be in that number,
    When the sun begins to shine!

  2. “We Hail Saint Louis U"

    Praises we sing, to you our Alma Mater,
    Praise to the white and blue.
    Our hymn shall ring, in tribute strong to you,
    We hail Saint Louis U.

    First in the West, a beacon to the nation,
    Praise to the white and blue.
    Our goal “be best” in all that we can do,
    We hail Saint Louis U.

    Join hand in hand, with faces toward the future,
    Praise to the white and blue.
    Through God we stand the future to renew,
    We hail Saint Louis U.

  3. “St. Louis University Fight Song”

    Root, Root, Root, for S-L-U
    We are out to win the game
    We always fight for the white and blue
    Now let’s cheer ‘er valiant name

    Saint Louis U! Saint Louis U!
    Go Bills! Go Bills! Go Bills Go!

  4. “University Hymn”

    Let’s all sing a song
    Gay and cheerful,
    Bursting forth from our young
    And joyous hearts.
    For our life is so bright
    For we study right
    We choose a smile for our part
    Here we are, students of Saint Louis,
    That is why we are so proud,
    We’ll always stand in defense for it
    For it makes us brave and fit.

    Training our body and mind
    That in the school we find,
    Bright future smiles on us
    Let’s be ready thus,
    We’ll deserve well of our land,
    Go ever hand in hand
    For God’s and country’s sake.
    This is the pledge we make

  5. “Varsity Song”

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    Sons of a royal name,
    Dear ‘Varsity,
    For aye our faith and love
    We pledge to thee,
    Guardian of truth and light
    Our fathers knew,
    Thou, whom the years have crowned,
    Saint Louis U.!

    All hail, Saint Louis U.!
    Valiant and strong,
    Noble old ‘Varsity,
    Hark to our song.
    Proudly our colors fly,
    Brave White and Blue,
    Loud let the chorus swell,
    Saint Louis U.!

  6. S-A-I-N-T L-O-U-I-S

    S-A-I-N-T L-O-U-I-S!

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