View Full Version : SLU - UNC Game

12-07-2005, 10:32 PM
Let's see if my future school can pull the upset. Let's go Billikens!

SLU up by 3 at half. The three point ball is keeping them in this game.

12-07-2005, 10:54 PM
WTF is a billiken?

12-07-2005, 10:59 PM
WTF is a billiken?

It's a good luck charm. It's a pretty cool mascot, although it somewhat resembles a Blue Devil. :)

12-07-2005, 11:45 PM
Hansborough is a beast. Pretty good game so far. 64-58 UNC is up with 4 minutes to go.

Bobby Frasor is going on a 10:1 assist:turnover ratio tonight. Very nice game for the freshmen.

12-07-2005, 11:55 PM
Hard not to like UNC. They are playing great team basketball for as young as they are. They have a really good BBall IQ and fun to watch. Roy Williams is doing another outstanding job. I think they can take out Duke right now. Hansbrough is a stud.

12-07-2005, 11:56 PM
Game over pretty much. Hansborough has picked SLU apart in the 2nd half. 21points and 6 rebounds for the game.

the goat
12-08-2005, 12:02 AM
Roy finally started thinking and gave the ball to Hansborough, and what do ya know UNC started pulling away. Really didn't need the points for FCB but i'll take them.:)

12-08-2005, 01:44 AM
What's a Billiken?

See http://www.slu.edu/readstory/more/699.

They left one theory about how it became associated with SLU out of that story though. Supposedly one of the early football coaches at SLU (They played football until WWII, and were actually the first team to throw a forward pass in a game) owned stock in the company that made Billiken figurines. When the fad seemed to be dying, he supposedly named his team the Billikens to try to drum up interest in his investment.