Tennessee too tough for UK Hoops


By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com Two points. That’s all that separates UK’s recent losses to Tennessee; 71-70 in last year’s SEC Championship game, and 73-72 on Thursday. For sophomore Makayla Epps, there’s no worse feeling than losing those kinds of games. “Losing by one – I’d probably rather lose by 25 than lose by one,” Epps […]

Lady Volunteers outrun Cats

Kentucky forward Jelled Sidney (12) shoots the ball during the first half of the Kentucky Hoops versus Tennessee Vols at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky., on Thursday, January 29, 2015. Photo by Caleb Gregg | Staff

By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com In a contest dominated by runs, it came as no surprise that the team who made the last run would come out victorious. On Thursday, that team was Tennessee. During a stretch that began with 2:28 remaining in the first half and ended with 11:53 left in the second half, UK […]

UK sweeps Missouri with road victory


By Kyle Arensdorf karensdorf@kykernel.com On Jan. 13, Missouri played in Rupp Arena and suffered a 49-point loss, the second-largest loss by a UK opponent all year. It was a slightly different story in Columbia, Mo., on Friday, but a similar ending as the Tigers fell to the Cats 69-53. Sophomore guard Andrew Harrison drove the […]

UK gymnastics to host DanceBlue Meet

UK Gymnastics team member Shannon Mitchell prepares to flip onto the vault at the Kentucky women's gymnastics meet vs. Florida at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Ky.,on Friday, February 7, 2014. Though Kentucky posted it's highest score of 195.450 on the year, Florida defeated them with a score of 197.175. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff

By Leslie Hobbs sports@kykernel.com UK gymnastics will host the second annual DanceBlue Meet at Memorial Coliseum on Friday when the Cats face No. 6 Alabama. UK is looking to bounce back from a road loss to No. 10 Georgia on Sunday. Junior captain Alexis Gross and junior Khadijah Hudson will not compete in Friday’s event […]

Calipari wants continued energy


Calipari wants continued energy in Cats’ rematch against Missouri By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com The first time UK prepared to play Missouri this season, head coach John Calipari planned on bringing back the 10-man rotation the team used against most of its nonconference opponents. This came as a result of the Cats’ overtime games against Ole […]

UK’s Kelsey Nunley named to 2015 USA Softball Collegiate POY Watch List


By Joshua Huff jhuff@kykernel.com UK softball pitcher Kelsey Nunley became only the second player in UK history to be named to the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year Watch List, on Wednesday. Nunley is one of 50 players across the nation to be named to the watch list. The distinguished honor represents the second […]

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 […]