Category Archives: College Sports

Props to Kevin Ollie

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER On Jan. 18, when Louisville played Connecticut for the first time in what would end up being a series of thrashings, I watched Huskies’ head coach Kevin Ollie throw a temper tantrum over a controversial call. After Ollie was ejected and gave the refs a stare-down that could turn someone to stone, […]

Four Thoughts on the Past Week of Basketball

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER A lot of stuff just happened. Cards fans got to enjoy a week of pure bliss, as the AAC Tournament went as well as it could have. Then Selection Sunday came around and was a huge buzzkill. Here’s a few thoughts about the first week of March Madness: 1. I’ve never been […]

Breakdowns in the Bluegrass

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Last weekend was not ideal for basketball fans in the state of Kentucky. The No. 7 Louisville Cardinals fell at No. 21 Memphis, and the No. 17 Kentucky Wildcats were upset by South Carolina. Expectations were set extremely high for both teams at the beginning of the season. UK boasted one of […]

The Importance of Russ’ Shot

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER As the seconds wound down on Saturday afternoon, I thought for sure that the team would be clean-shaven for the start of the week. Instead, their sweet beards are still in tact, and Russ Smith hit a deep 2-pointer to knock off Cincinnati 58-57 inside Fifth Third Arena. That shot was the […]

Shoni Schimmel Reaches 2,000 Career Points

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Shoni Schimmel is among some pretty good company. In Wednesday night’s 81-62 beat down of Houston, she became just the fifth U of L basketball player to join the 2,000-point club, and only the second woman to do so behind Angel McCoughtry. Shoni’s 2,000th point came on a free throw, and she […]

A Message to Fans

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER One of the most eventful things that happened in the sports world over the weekend was that Oklahoma State sophomore Marcus Smart shoved Jeff Orr, a Texas Tech fan, during the Red Raiders’ upset of the Cowboys. Supposedly Orr said an extremely hateful racial slur at Smart, but part of playing on a […]

The Strange Saga of Chris Jones

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER The University of Louisville basketball team has had four losses handed to them this season, and while they were all to quality opponents, it’s safe to say that the honeymoon phase of the national championship is long gone. With some of the performances we’ve seen from U of L recently, it’s hard […]

Spotlight: UofL Women’s Basketball

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER With the emotional rollercoaster that is the 2013-2014 men’s basketball season, U of L fans have a lot to keep their minds occupied these days. Injuries, lackluster performances, outstanding performances, life without Chane, Russ Smith’s Instagram…it’s a lot to take in. However, while all this is going on, the U of L women’s […]

Stop messing with us, Texas

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER There have been countless references to George Strait’s song “All My Ex’s Live in Texas,” when it comes to U of L sports lately, and rightfully so. Teddy Bridgewater is likely to get drafted by the Houston Texans in the 2014 NFL Draft. Former basketball player Chane Behanan is now at a […]

A World Without Chane

  BY RACHEL SHULHAFER The news came at the worst possible time. As Louisville fans were still nursing their egos after the Cardinals fell to the Kentucky Wildcats, news broke that junior forward Chane Behanan was no longer a member of the team. With an already weak frontcourt, losing the 6-6 Behanan, who averaged 9.8 […]