Missouri's public universities often get attention as being the center of the state's higher education industry, but those universities are only one part of the picture. Private institutions in Missouri are some of the most prestigious schools in the country and, in the case of Saint Louis University, they're also among the fastest-growing universities in the state. Saint Louis University, which was founded in 1818, is one of the state's oldest private universities and certainly one of its most prestigious. Associated with the Jesuit congregation of the Catholic Church, the school is known for its academic prestige, its generous charity work and scholarship opportunities, and its athleticism.
SLU's sports teams have, since 1911, been known as the Saint Louis University Billikens. Unlike most college sports teams, this one is named for the school's football coach at the time. Players remarked that the coach looked like a Billiken doll, and the name stuck. It has since been used to describe every athletic team fielded by SLU in the century since the name was given solely to the football team.
Share the Billikens Store with Others via the FansEdge.com Store
At FansEdge.com, we love showcasing the unique stories that shape today's universities and their academic, athletic, and scholarly reputations. The Billikens are one of many teams that benefit from our approach to team spirit, with shirts that show off the Billikens name and logo using official SLU colors. As with all other college teams that feature prominently in our online store, SLU items use the college's official logos and colors as licensed from the NCAA. Our durable gear can be found in a number of common styles:
- Long-sleeved and short-sleeved tees - Sweatpants, crew neck sweatshirts, and hoodies - Athletic apparel - Outerwear - Cold weather items like hats and jackets - Baseball caps and more
Accessories are a Must-Have for the True Billikens Fan
While apparel is a natural first purchase for Saint Louis University students, parents, alums, and fans, that's not all we have to offer at FansEdge.com. In fact, we're committed to making sure that fans have the trendy accessories and timeless memorabilia they need to decorate their dorms and remember their time at SLU for years to come. In addition to great accessories like key chains, posters, and pom-poms, fans will find things like framed portraits, license plates, engraved pens, and more at our online store.
All told, it's a great way to supplement apparel purchases and look the part of a dedicated SLU Billiken. Because all of these items are made with only the highest quality materials, they're sure to last well into the future and become a lifelong memento of each student's time at SLU.
It's Time to Start Shopping at FansEdge.com
For the best assortment of styles, designs, sizes, and apparel cuts, fans need to head to FansEdge.com. Our better range of sizes and fits will work with every fan's size and shape, and our great collection of accessories will offer something for every student and sports collector.