Category Archives: U of L

Say Goodbye to the U of L Silos

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER After being an iconic eyesore for the better part of a century, the 22 silos along I-65 will be torn down on Monday. The University of Louisville bought the 15-acre piece of land in January for over $3 million, something they have been wanting to do for decades. Before they were able to […]

Shoni Schimmel to the Atlanta Dream

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Louisville might have a new favorite WNBA team: the Atlanta Dream. In 2009, U of L legend Angel McCoughtry was the No. 1 overall pick by Atlanta. Last night, they added another Cardinal legend to their roster when they selected Shoni Schimmel as the eighth pick in the WNBA draft. The thought […]

Thanking Russ

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER It all started with Preston Knowles. He’s the first player that I remember becoming attached to like no one else before him. Once I got old enough to truly appreciate what it takes to endure the wrath that is being a college athlete, I loved and respected guys like Luke Whitehead, Taquan […]

A Little Game Day Wisdom

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER When Louisville and Kentucky played each other in the 2012 Final Four, the game tipped off at 2am in the country where I was living at that time.  After fueling myself with a magical elixir that both made time go by quicker and calmed my nerves (beer), I found a poor-quality stream […]

The Madness is Upon Us

BY RACHEL SHULHAFER Ah yes, March Madness. It’s like the third Christmas of the year behind only Christmas itself and Derby. It’s the source of some of the greatest joys, but also the greatest sorrows, and only one team gets to bask in that blissful glory that comes with winning the national championship. One of […]

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 […]