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BREAKING NEWS: Jay Blanton returning to UK

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Jay Blanton will return to UK as the new executive of public relations and marketing replacing Jimmy Stanton. Blanton returns to UK after working as press secretary for Gov. Steve Beshear and as director of communications and marketing at Keeneland. Stanton left UK Tuesday to take the associate athletic director of communications position at the […]

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Trevathan faces challenges in new leadership role

It’s good news linebacker Danny Trevathan added 15 pounds to his frame in the weight room because he’s going to need broad shoulders to carry the burden of heightened expectations. At this time last year, Trevathan, a junior, was solidifying his starting spot at weakside linebacker following an impressive spring showing. Fast forward to the […]

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  The men’s soccer team has holes to fill, there’s no question about that. But there’s enough talent coming back to expect the Cats to avoid a drop-off following their 13-6 (5-3 Conference USA) season. UK returns sophomore midfielder Matt Lodge, who was selected to the preseason All-Conference USA team after a standout rookie campaign. […]

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Women’s soccer looks for turnaround season

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By Matt Levine sports@kykernel.com After a sub-par season last year in which the women’s soccer team finished 5-10-4 and missed the postseason, the Cats look to rebound and have a successful season this year. UK head coach Jon Lipsitz said the improvement will have to start with recruiting. “Our main point of recruiting was to […]

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Cool Cats hold high expectations

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Cool Cats hold high expectations

By Kayla Hayden sports@kykernel.com Games start at midnight, fans chant after the team scores a goal, fights break out, and hundreds of fans pack the Lexington Ice Center on Friday and Saturday nights to watch the well-known Cool Cats take the ice. The UK club hockey team, known around campus as the Cool Cats, gets […]

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K Week grooms students for brainless buffet

Column by Patrick Sims Greetings, freshmen. Welcome to UK. This is your leader speaking. We come in peace. We bring copious amounts of food. Do not be afraid. We will stuff you, and you will be satiated and cease to feel out of place. We will teach you many things. We will make you smart […]

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2010-2011 Kernel staff aspirations

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Editorial by Kernel staff Each year a new Kernel staff receives the opportunity to develop the collective mission. Of course, our ultimate goal is to be a watchdog for the campus and surrounding areas, informing readers about what sometimes goes unseen in the community. The means for effectively accomplishing this goal is where an opportunity […]

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Alarm rings new year, student makes comparison

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Column by Cassidy Herrington. The alarm clock rings, and the drowsy student clumsily reaches to silence the shrill clangor in her ears. This alarm clock represents your class. In an analog [not digital] clock, interlocking cogs and gears work diligently behind the face to maintain the rhythmic tick of the second hand. A class is […]

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Derrick Locke has been making UK head coach Joker Phillips’ decisions easy. During the Southeastern Conference Football Media Days in July, Locke pegged Mike Hartline as the favorite to win the starting quarterback position. More recently, the senior tailback wasn’t coy about his thoughts on who should win the job to be his backup. “(Donald) […]

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UK Basketball Summer Recap

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UK Basketball Summer Recap

Just because it’s the offseason doesn’t mean important things haven’t happened for UK’s basketball program. Here’s a roundup of what you need to know as the Cats gear up for their second season under UK head coach John Calipari. Canada Trip UK played a three-game exhibition series in Canada Aug. 15-17. UK won all three […]

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