Booker prepares to face father’s alma mater

Kentucky guard Devin Booker throws up a hand sign after scoring a three pointer during the first half of the UK vs. UCLA game at the United Center in Chicago , Il., on Saturday, December 20, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com UK freshman guard Devin Booker was used to the adoring attention he and his family got well before he committed to UK. His father, Melvin, was a star player at Missouri, leading his team to an Elite Eight appearance in 1994 and was eventually elected to the school’s Intercollegiate Athletic Hall […]

Bernal poised to lead UK baseball

Junior infielder/catcher Thomas Bernal stretches for a out during the game between the University of Kentucky baseball team vs. University of Missouri in Lexington , Ky.,on Sunday, April 13, 2014. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

        By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com Replacing former UK baseball star A.J. Reed, the 2014 Golden Spikes Award winner, is an impossible task. But with the return of players like fifth-year senior infielder Thomas Bernal, that task becomes less formidable. The 2015 preseason All-SEC third baseman, according to Perfect Game USA, enjoyed a […]

Cats survive Commodores’ test

The Kentucky bench celebrates after Aaron Harrison hits the game sealing three pointer during the second half of the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt game at the Rupp Arena in Kentucky , Ky., on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com UK basketball maintained its perfect record Tuesday night and is performing like the well-oiled machine we saw early in the season once again. But one hitch in UK’s step, and its savior on Tuesday, continues to be the Jekyll-and-Hyde play of sophomore guard Aaron Harrison. The Cats’ 65-57 victory against Vanderbilt […]

UK overcomes Vanderbilt threes to stay undefeated

Dakari Johnson and Marcus Lee of the Kentucky Wildcats dive for a loose ball during the first half of the game against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena on January 20, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated Vanderbilt 65-57. Photo by Taylor Pence

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com Vanderbilt did its best to dethrone No. 1 UK on Tuesday at Rupp Arena, but a hot hand from beyond the arc was not good enough to knock the Cats off the short list of remaining unbeaten teams, as UK won 65-57. The Commodores shot 7-for-18 from the three and used […]