Lessons learned during football bye week

By Jordan Ondrof jondrof@kykernel.com Even on a bye week, UK football, and their media obligations, don’t stop. The Cats held three press conferences this week before going on a media hiatus until Monday. Here is what we learned: Stoops is supporting Towles  Head coach Mark Stoops spoke on his weekly radio show on Monday and […]

Strong offensive attack key against Vanderbilt

UK defender (22) rips a shot as the UK Women's Soccer team takes on the University of Wisconsin Soccer team at the Bell Soccer Complex. Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Lexington,  Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

By Brady Trapnell sports@kykernel.com After stealing a very important point against a tough Florida team, UK women’s soccer will look to gain more momentum with a win against a struggling Vanderbilt team on Friday night. UK Record: 9-2-2, 3-1-1 Goals Scored: 28 Goals Allowed: 10 Average Shots/Game: 13 Shot Percentage: .166 Player to Watch: Katelyn […]

No. 20 UK volleyball wins eight in a row

The University of Kentucky women's volleyball team celebrate after a scored point during the game against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. UK won the match 3-0. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

By Lamar Smith sports@kykernel.com The No. 20 Cats are still on a roll after besting Alabama. UK took on No. 22 Arkansas and vanquished the Razorbacks (25-23, 25-12, 25-21) to win its eighth consecutive match. Despite the Razorbacks’ best efforts, UK was the sharper team in all facets of the top-25 matchup, as six players […]

All-American helps team win 5 consecutive games

UK Midfielder Noah Hutchins (16) passes the ball between defenders as the UK Men's Soccer team takes on the University of Memphis Soccer team at the Bell Soccer Complex. Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Lexington,  Photo by Joel Repoley | Staff

By Anthony Crawford sports@kykernel.com UK men’s soccer could have come out with a lackadaisical effort from still riding a high off the team’s upset road win over ranked New Mexico. Instead, the Cats came out with an offensive intensity that led the Cats to a 4-1 victory over the University of Evansville Purple Aces. All-American […]

Mens soccer looks to get fifth straight win

By Arpan Dixit sports@kykernel.com The UK men’s soccer team will take on Evansville at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Bell. The Cats look for their fifth straight win after defeating  New Mexico in double-overtime on the road this past Sunday, remaining undefeated in conference play. Senior goalkeeper Callum Irvin will be looking for his fifth […]

NCAA yet to clear Skal Labissiere

Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday, September 24, 2015. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

ESPN’s Jeff Goodman and Jeff Borzello reported on Wednesday that Skal Labissiere has not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA. Gerald Hamilton, Labissiere’s guardian, would not comment on why the 6-foot-11 big man has not yet been cleared to play. Sources told ESPN that Hamilton’s relationship with Labissiere is the reason that the […]

Cats face Razorbacks SEC volleyball matchup

The University of Kentucky women's volleyball team celebrate after scoring the winning point of the first set during the game against Little Rock in the Battle for the Bluegrass on Saturday, August 29, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky swept Little Rock, winning 3 sets to 0, ultimately winning the Battle for the Bluegrass. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

By Curtis Franklin sports@kykernel.com UK Volleyball (11-5) takes on Arkansas (13-2) at 8 p.m. on Wednesday in Lexington. Both teams are looking to keep their undefeated conference records alive when they take on each other in Memorial Coliseum. The Cats, coming off a four set victory over Alabama on Sunday, could extend their six-game winning […]

Cats look to bounce back after close win, mature before facing Auburn

Kentucky defensive tackle Tymere Dubose celebrates Kentucky's win over the Eastern Kentucky Colonels at Commonwealth Stadium on Saturday, October 3, 2015 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky defeated Eastern Kentucky  34-27. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff†

By Jordan Ondrof sports@kykernel.com At the beginning of the season, a 4-1 record would have been cause for celebration. However, after an overtime victory against Eastern Kentucky University on Saturday night, the Big Blue Nation is not celebrating. Despite the Cats’ struggles, UK received six votes in the Amway Top-25 Coaches Poll this week, after […]

Guide for 9: Mesh new and returning players


If there’s one college basketball program in the nation that can recover from losing seven players to the NBA draft, that program is UK. Under the reign of Hall of Fame coach John Calipari, the men’s basketball roster has once again been replenished.

Volleyball remains undefeated in conference

By Lamar Smith sports@kykernel.com The only tide rolling today was UK as the No. 21 Cats dispatched the Crimson Tide (25-19, 27-25, 24-26, 25-20)to win the team’s seventh consecutive match. The four-set victory improves the Cats to 11-5 and 4-0 in the SEC. Alabama fought tooth and nail versus the Cats in a game that […]