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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Mark Pope recognizes a reporter during his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky men’s basketball unveils SEC opponents for the 2024-25 season

Cole Parke, Sports Editor May 13, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball unveiled its SEC opponents for the 2024-25 season on Monday, listing all conference home and away games. Looking at its home slate, Kentucky will host the likes of Alabama,...

Mark Pope speaks at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky four-star native Trent Noah commits to Kentucky

Cole Parke, Sports Editor May 8, 2024

Incoming freshman composite four-star small forward Trent Noah committed to Kentucky on Wednesday after decommitting from South Carolina. CBS Sports' Matt Norlander confirmed his commitment on social...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Jordan Burks (23) dunks during Big Blue Madness on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, inside Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Former Wildcat Jordan Burks commits to Georgetown

Cole Parke, Sports Editor May 8, 2024

Former Kentucky freshman Jordan Burks committed to Georgetown on Wednesday after being the final scholarship Cat to enter the transfer portal following John Calipari's departure. Burks made his announcement...

Kentucky guard Adou Thiero (3) watches a shot during the Kentucky vs. Marshall mens basketball game on Friday, Nov. 24, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

Former Cat Adou Thiero joins former coach John Calipari in Arkansas

Cole Parke, Sports Editor May 7, 2024

Kentucky's first player from the 2023-24 team to hit the transfer portal has found his team as former Wildcat Adou Thiero opted to follow his former head coach John Calipari to Arkansas. Thiero's decision...

Mark Pope greets fans at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky lands second commitment in one day as Kerr Kriisa chooses Lexington

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter May 1, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball received its eighth transfer on Wednesday afternoon as West Virginia’s Kerr Kriisa announced that he would be committing to Mark Pope and the Wildcats. Last year, in...

Mark Pope cheers at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Mark Pope lands highly coveted transfer Koby Brea

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter May 1, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball reeled in another transfer on Wednesday as Dayton’s Koby Brea announced that he would be transferring to Kentucky. Brea would be the first of two commitments Kentucky...

Mark Pope holds up his championship trophy from 1996 as he is introduced at his press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Former Delaware, Wake Forest big Andrew Carr commits to Kentucky

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter May 1, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball grabbed another transfer on Sunday night as Wake Forest’s Andrew Carr announced on Instagram that he would be committing to UK. The 6-foot, 10-inch forward averaged...

Mark Pope speaks at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Mark Pope, Kentucky earns commitment of Oklahoma State transfer Brandon Garrison

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter May 1, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball received a surprise commitment on Tuesday morning as Oklahoma State transfer Brandon Garrison announced via his Instagram that he has committed to Kentucky. Garrison...

Mark Pope and Kentucky Athletics Director Mitch Barnhart hold a jersey at Pope’s introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky, Mark Pope secures San Diego State transfer Lamont Butler

Cole Parke, Sports Editor May 1, 2024

Kentucky gained the commitment of San Diego State transfer Lamont Butler on Friday. A strong defender that averaged 9.3 points per game with the Aztecs, Butler is perhaps best known for hitting "the...

Mark Pope claps at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Former Oklahoma guard Otega Oweh commits to Kentucky, Mark Pope

Cole Parke, Sports Editor May 1, 2024

Oklahoma Sooners guard Otega Oweh committed to Kentucky on Saturday, joining Amari Williams and Collin Chandler in being part of Mark Pope’s first Kentucky squad. A sophomore from Newark, New...

Karter Knox. Photo sourced from Instagram: karterrknox

Former Kentucky commit four-star Karter Knox joins John Calipari at Arkansas

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 22, 2024

Karter Knox, a former four-star Kentucky commit and brother of former Wildcats Kevin Knox II, announced his commitment to follow John Calipari to Arkansas on Monday. Knox had committed to Kentucky,...

Mark Pope speaks at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky men’s basketball adds two assistant coaches to Mark Pope’s staff

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 22, 2024

Kentucky men’s basketball officially added two assistant coaches to Mark Pope’s debut coaching staff in Lexington. Jason Hart and Cody Fueger both formally made their moves to Lexington official...

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