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Another chance to snap a streak

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Another chance to snap a streak

UK has played a Steve Spurrier-coached team 17 times. UK has lost to those Spurrier-coached teams 17 times. The Cats (3-3, 0-3 SEC) take on South Carolina a week after the Gamecocks recorded a victory against then-No. 1 Alabama, a win Spurrier called the biggest in school history. His sideline opponent joked about the gravity […]

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Cats’ corners hope to avoid repeat success by Jeffery

The UK defense has had to match up with more than its fair share of elite wide receivers in the last two seasons. The Cats have had to account for Alabama’s Julio Jones and Georgia’s A.J. Green, but neither of those players gave the secondary fits like a little-known freshman did last year in Columbia, […]

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Volleyball halts losing streak

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Volleyball halts losing streak

The UK volleyball team returned to Lexington from a weekend road trip to Louisiana State and Arkansas, having split a pair of Southeastern Conference matches. UK (9-9, 3-5 SEC) began its trip by falling to the defending conference champion LSU Tigers, but rebounded two days later by defeating the Razorbacks in Fayetteville. “We had a […]

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UK ready for SEC East leading Gamecocks

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UK ready for SEC East leading Gamecocks

After losing on a last-second field goal to then-No. 8 Auburn, UK will have another opportunity for that elusive high-profile win when the Cats host No. 10 South Carolina this weekend. South Carolina (4-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) and UK (3-3, 0-3 SEC) are at opposite ends of the SEC East division standing, yet the Cats’ […]

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Cool Cats scrap, remain unbeaten

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Cool Cats scrap, remain unbeaten

By Mills Armbruster sports@kykernel.com The UK men’s ice hockey team had its first home game in two weeks Saturday night as it took on the Cincinnati Bearcats at the Lexington Ice Center. The Cool Cats battled through an extended weekend schedule as they traveled to Louisville to face the Cardinals on Thursday and to the […]

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A team can only do so much to succeed when it’s playing the No. 8 football team in the nation. Saturday, UK did all it could. The Cats played top-25-type football against the second-best program they face this season, but the clock struck zero before they had a chance to complete their comeback. The thought […]

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Maybe Joker Phillips couldn’t help but repeat himself. After No. 8 Auburn hung on to beat UK 37-34 on Saturday, giving the Cats their third straight loss, UK’s head coach kept retreating to the same words in his postgame news conference. “My heart aches for those guys. They played their hearts out,” Phillips said. “We […]

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Live blog: UK vs. Auburn

Join Kernel writers Ben Jones and Chandler Howard for tonight’s UK-Auburn game before kickoff at 7:30. Auburn (5-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) still has designs on an SEC championship, but they’ll have to get through the Cats to keep their undefeated season alive. Last year, UK had three players rush for touchdowns at the quarterback position […]

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Women’s polo on track after championship

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Women’s polo on track after championship

In April, the UK women’s club polo team stood in triumph after defeating Texas A & M to claim its first national title. Now, six months later, it’s reaping the benefits. “Within the polo community, we have definitely gotten the university’s name out there,” team captain and secondary English education junior Courtney Asdourian said. “Before, […]

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The Edge: UK vs. Auburn

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Key Matchups: UK defense vs. quarterback Cam Newton Newton, who originally signed with Florida out of high school, leads the Southeastern Conference in passing efficiency with a 191.4 rating. However, he is by no means only a pocket passer. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound junior quarterback also leads the Tigers with 474 rushing yards. UK’s scout team […]

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