What's a billiken, you ask? To regular folk, it's a chubby character with pixie ears, fat cheeks, and an ear-to-ear grin. To St. Louisans, it's the name of the Saint Louis University athletic teams
, including men's and women's soccer, field hockey, and softball, among many others. In this city, games of the men's Billikens basketball team
are a big draw. The team plays inside Scottrade Center
and provides great college hoop action. Fans ages 13 and under can join the Billiken Kids Club
, which costs $20 and provides members with a t-shirt, two free tickets to three select men's basketball games, newsletter subscription, access to Billiken Kids Club events, and more.