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Players involved in Sunday’s lockdown deserve more than game suspension

It remains to be seen whether the players will receive any additional punishments outside of internal team punishment and being suspended for the South Carolina game.

Suspension will impact UK’s  chances against South Carolina

By Annie Dunbar sports@kykernel.com The suspension of UK football players for violation of team rules will directly impact the Cats’ performance against SEC foe South Carolina. Four players were suspended from Saturday’s conference matchup in connection with reports of shots fired on campus Sunday evening, per UK Athletics. The four players, quarterback Drew Barker, running […]

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By Joshua Huff sports@kykernel.com UK football cannot catch a break. According to the SEC Network, UK is ranked No. 13 in the weekly power rankings despite winning its first SEC contest in three years. The Cats are only ahead of Vanderbilt in the rankings, the team they beat this past Saturday, and are just behind […]

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Kickin’ It For Kelly

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Kickin’ It For Kelly

By Annie Dunbar sports@kykernel.com Chemotherapy, radiation, and treatment are terms not often implemented in an eight year old’s vocabulary. For Kelly Melton of Science Hill, Ky., the vocabulary lesson came early. In November 2012, Kelly was taken to the doctor after having an earache. What presumably was a common sickness turned out to be much […]

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Football players suspended for game after reports of shots fired

Four freshman football players, Dorian Baker, Drew Barker, Tymere Dubose and Stanley Williams, were suspended from Sunday’s game and will face further disciplinary action in connection with the shots fired Sunday night, UK Athletics announced at about 7 p.m. Monday.

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UK volleyball defeats South Carolina in four sets

Senior outside hitter Lauren O’Connor led UK volleyball to a 3-1 win against South Carolina on Sunday. O’Connor had a career-high 22 kills and a career-best .667 attacking percentage. The Cats improved 12-2 overall and 2-0 in the SEC and the Gamecocks dropped to 11-3 overall and 1-1 in SEC play. Junior outside hitter Shelby […]

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Cats earn clutch SEC wins with weekend sweep

By Kevin Erpenbeck kerpenbeck@kykernel.com It was a challenging home weekend series that UK had to win after losing two consecutive overtime games against Pepperdine and Arkansas. The Cats responded to that challenge winning 2-1 against Auburn on Sunday and 3-0 against Mississippi State on Friday. “Sometimes your back is up against the wall, and you […]

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By Charmaigne Grimm sports@kykernel.com UK hockey (0-3-1) faced off against the University of Louisville (3-0-1) in a two game series over the weekend. The Cats fell to the Cardinals 4-2 on Friday in the first round but came back to tie the Cardinals 7-7 in the second matchup. Friday’s game was played in front of […]

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UK’s defense was key factor in 17-7 victory over Vanderbilt

By Annie Dunbar  sports@kykernel.com The Cats’ defense was the key factor in UK’s 17-7 win against Vanderbilt, its first Southeastern Conference victory in three years. Nicknamed the “Bad Boys,” UK’s defense did not allow the Commodores to reach the endzone, which has become a top goal for the team. “That’s the main goal on defense, […]

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UK’s Patrick Towles struggles to remain consistent

UK’s offense did not win the game against Vanderbilt. They simply played not to lose.

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