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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Cheer internal audit finds conflicts of interest for former coaching staff

Haley Simpkins October 22, 2020

According to UK’s Office of Internal Audit, the former cheerleading staff had numerous financial conflicts of interest between their roles at UK and other income streams.In the report dated Sept. 24,...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver ZyAire Hughes (13) diving for a ball. University of Kentuckys football team lost to University of Tennessee, 24-7, at Neyland Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky football to seek second season win against Tennessee

Barkley Truax October 13, 2020

 Kentucky will travel to Knoxville this Saturday for a date against the Tennessee Volunteers.The Wildcats picked up their first win of the season on Saturday against Mississippi State, 24-2, because of...

Cheer coaches Ryan O’Connor and Jason Keogh lead the UK cheer team onto the lawn outside of William T. Young Library ahead of a pep rally performance in the evening of Friday, October 2. Photo by Natalie Parks.

A job “you just can’t turn down’: New cheer coach trio to write own story

Sarah Michels October 13, 2020

 As her U-Haul pulled up to move her into her new home in western Kentucky, Ryan O'Connor got a call from UK. She couldn't say no. UK had called to offer O’Connor the job of head cheer coach, a position...

UKs cheerleading team making a pyramid during ESPN College GameDay at Rupp Arena on January 26, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. No. 8 Kentucky mens basketball takes on No. 9 Kansas at 6:00 PM. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

What’s next for the UK cheerleading team

One month ago, the coaching staff of the UK Cheer was fired and its operations integrated with UK Athletics in the wake of a hazing investigation. The move to athletics and the investigation process...

The Kentucky Wildcat cheerleaders stand on the court for the playing of My Old Kentucky Home following the game against Wofford in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Breaking down the UK cheerleading hazing investigation

Natalie Parks May 20, 2020

OverviewAfter a months-long investigation into hazing allegations, the University of Kentucky fired the coaching staff of its award-winning cheer program and turned management of the team over to the athletics...

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