Category Archives: Hoops

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 […]

Russ Smith’s improved draft stock

BY CHRIS HAAS Russ Smith finished the 2013 NCAA basketball season with a plethora of accolades. He was the leading scorer on a National Championship team. He was named a third-team All-American and a member of the 2013 Big East All-Conference team. A year earlier, he reached the Final Four and broke the all-time Louisville […]

The King reborn

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Before the beginning of the 2012-2013 basketball season, I heard Rick Pitino say that Luke Hancock was the second coming of Kyle Kuric, except better. I took this, like everything Pitino says, with a grain of salt. The man tends to exaggerate (“Mike Marra is the best high school shooter I’ve ever […]

Out-hustled

BY CHRIS HAAS John Calipari said his Kentucky Basketball team was “outhustled and outworked,” in the 67-62 loss to Baylor on Friday night. The Cats were out-rebounded 41-25, recorded zero steals, and faltered down the stretch despite having a 9-point advantage in the second half. The talent on this team remains palpable but so is […]

Why everyone should go to Lady Cards games

Earlier in the season, Louisville women’s basketball coach Jeff Walz offered the first 2,500 fans through the doors a voucher for a free beer. While I think this is awesome and I encourage him to do it again, Louisville fans shouldn’t need booze bribery to attend a women’s game. Basketball fans should be psyched to […]