Category Archives: Hoops

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 […]

The Shoni Show

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Does Shoni Schimmel have everyone’s attention yet? The No. 5 Lady Cards blew out Memphis 88-61 on Jan. 26, to improve their record to 21-1 and 8-0 in AAC conference play. Shoni contributed 29 points and broke a team record in the process. After missing her first four shots of the game […]

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 […]

Game Recap: Louisville vs. Houston

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Thursday night at the Yum! Center was one of those rare games where everything is going so perfectly, you never want it to be over. The only thing that would have made the night complete would be either Tim Henderson or David Levitch dunking on someone. After the Memphis debacle and the […]

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 […]

The Stakes of the Battle of the Bluegrass

BY CHRIS HAAS Kevin Ware, backup guard turned national hero, was not a fan of the “beat UK” chant that surfaced at the end of the Missouri State game on December 17th. He said: “It gets old; it’s boring. It’s just another game. Nobody’s from here except a couple guys on the team. We really […]