All posts by Sam Draut

  • President James Ramsey & Confederate Statue
    Editorial: Moving statue does not erase history

    By Sam Draut– I’ll preface all this by saying I’m white and privileged. I grew up in a classic suburban setting, void of racial degradation and prejudices directed toward me. As a I child, I went on occasional trips to...

    • Posted May 2, 2016
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  • Protestors form around Confederate monument

    By Sam Draut– Hours after U of L and city officials announced the removal of the Confederate monument on Third Street, a handful of protesters formed around the statue in the night. One protester held a poster reading “Racist...

    • Posted April 29, 2016
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  • U of L and city to remove Confederate monument

    By Sam Draut– City workers began dismantling the highly controversial Confederate monument on the north end of U of L’s Belknap campus Friday. The 70-foot monument faces north and commemorates Confederate soldiers who fought in the Civil...

    • Posted April 29, 2016
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  • Rankins selected in the first round of NFL Draft

    By Sam Draut– Sheldon Rankins, one of the key contributors in U of L’s top-25 ranked defense, was selected 12th overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 2016 NFL Draft. The defense tackle/defensive end is the fifth Cardinal selected...

    • Posted April 28, 2016
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  • Lightning strikes and softball falls to Kentucky 2-1

    By Sam Draut– The U of L softball team hosted its final home game of the regular season against 11th-ranked Kentucky on Wednesday at Ulmer Stadium. Louisville allowed two unearned runs in the seventh inning and Kentucky...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • U of L Athletics year-in-review 2015-16

    By Sam Draut– The 2015-16 school year was filled with ups and downs for the 22 athletic programs at the University of Louisville, but there were a few special moments worth remembering. Oct. 8 – Women’s soccer...

    • Posted April 27, 2016
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  • Softball celebrates senior day with series win

    By Sam Draut– The University of Louisville softball team celebrated the careers of three seniors – Brittany Sims, Hailey Smith and Morgan Hart – before the third and final game of the last home series of season....

    • Posted April 24, 2016
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  • Softball splits Orange in doubleheader

    By Sam Draut– The University of Louisville softball team split a doubleheader against Syracuse on Saturday at Ulmer Stadium. The Cardinals (31-10 overall, 12-5 in the ACC) won the first game 4-0, but fell to the Orange...

    • Posted April 23, 2016
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  • Rising sophomores to watch in 2016-17

    By Sam Draut– The transition from high school to college can be difficult, but U of L athletics had plenty of freshmen that showed promised in their first year of collegiate athletics. Highly touted first-year student-athletes like...

    • Posted April 20, 2016
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  • Softball sweeps NC Central

    By Sam Draut– In its final non-conference series of the season, Louisville softball swept NC Central in a three-game weekend series at Ulmer Stadium. Pitcher Maryssa Becker had a dominant performance on Sunday to close out the series...

    • Posted April 17, 2016
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