Shoni and Jude Schimmel
March 24, 2014
Louisville's Shoni and Jude Schimmel will be featured in this edition of REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV's most honored sports journalism series. The Schimmels will be featured when the show's 204th edition debuts TUESDAY, MARCH 25 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.
Other HBO playdates: March 25 (3:45 a.m.), 28 (9:30 a.m., 5:00 p.m.) and 29 (10:45 a.m., 12:45 a.m.), and April 3 (1:30 p.m., 8:00 p.m.), 6 (9:30 a.m.) and 9 (7:00 p.m., 1:30 a.m.)
HBO2 playdates: March 27 (5:15 p.m., 8:30 p.m.) and 31 (3:15 p.m., 1:00 a.m.), and April 2 (7:00 a.m.) and 13 (3:15 p.m., 11:00 p.m.)
HBO On Demand® availability: March 26-April 14
*The Sisters Schimmel Segment - A force in women's basketball, the University of Louisville hopes to return to the Final Four for the second straight year after earning a three-seed in this year's tournament. The Cardinals are led in part by two sisters who hail from a little-known basketball hotbed in the United States: Native American reservations. The older sibling, All-American senior guard Shoni Schimmel, is widely expected to be a top pick in the WNBA draft next month. Junior guard Jude Schimmel is the team's reliable sixth woman.
The Schimmels grew up on the Umatilla reservation in Pendleton, Ore., where basketball is considered their national pastime. But while basketball talent, tradition and passion are abundant on reservations, success stories are not. Native players have been stereotyped as undisciplined on and off the court, while some refuse to leave the reservation's insular world, both factors that have discouraged big-time recruiting. In this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated segment, correspondent Jon Frankel sits down with the Schimmel sisters to learn about their journey from the reservation to the spotlight of high-profile college basketball.
** Information provided by Patrick Byrne from HBO Media Relations