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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Silver Charm in his enclosure with a visitor on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at Old Friends Farm in Georgetown, Kentucky. Photo by Alexandra Gooch | Staff

SILVER CHARM: Kentucky horse racing’s oldest monarch

Alexandra Gooch, Softball Beat Reporter April 29, 2024

Silver Charm is one of the most successful and longest-reigning thoroughbred racehorses of his generation. Boasting numerous great accomplishments under his saddle, Charm is certainly a more recognizable...

Team USAs Lee Kiefer celebrates after she defeated Inna Deriglazova of the Russian Olympic Committee 15-13 for the gold medal of the womens individual foil fencing event at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.

Lee Kiefer wins gold, makes history in Tokyo

Hunter Shelton July 25, 2021

A medical student at the University of Kentucky made history at the Tokyo Olympics on Sunday. Lee Kiefer became the first American to win an Olympic gold medal in individual foil fencing, defeating defending...

US Supreme Court rules against NCAA, allows student-athletes to be compensated

Hunter Shelton June 21, 2021

In a landmark ruling for the landscape of college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the NCAA on Monday, allowing student athletes to be able to receive unlimited education-related...

Fans cheer after a goal is scored during Kentucky Hockeys game against Louisville early in the morning on Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at the Lexington Ice Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

‘Midnight Mayhem’ ice hockey returns, with UK boasting two teams

Hailey Peters October 1, 2019

“Midnight Mayhem,” the greatest weekend nights of the year for UK Hockey fans, are about to return to Lexington.“(The team is) young, talented, big and fast,” said General Manager and the Division...

Fans in the ERUPPtion Zone cheer after the game against Tennessee on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated Tennessee 86-69. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

SEC schools now allowed to sell alcohol during sporting events

Sydney Momeyer May 31, 2019

Raise your glasses, SEC schools.Colleges within the SEC will now be able to sell alcohol at their sporting events. For years, the SEC has banned this practice, but they are turning over a new leaf right...

Kentucky Wildcats outfielder Brooklin Hinz hits an rbi triple in the first inning of the championship game of the Lexington Regional at John Cropp Stadium on Sunday, May 21, 2017 in Lexington, KY. Photo by Addison Coffey | Staff.

UK softball eliminated by Oregon from Super Regional for second straight year

May 26, 2018

After UK softball’s upset victory over No. 1 Oregon on Thursday, the Cats took two decisive losses by a total of 15 runs, eliminating them from the Eugene Super Regional for the second straight year.The...

University of Kentucky junior Abbey Cheek makes it to third base during their home opener against the University of Dayton on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Cheek runs rampant in Eugene as UK softball takes Super Regional opener

May 25, 2018

UK softball took the first game of the Eugene Super Regional series Thursday evening against the No. 1 overall Oregon Ducks, 9-6Coming into the game, the Ducks had the lowest ERA in the nation (1.06),...

UK lands many first-place finishes at Kentucky Relays

Cody Ryan May 5, 2018

While horses raced at the derby, UK’s track and field team hosted the annual Kentucky Relays Saturday at the UK outdoor track and field complex.Senior Fred Dorsey landed in first in the men’s long...

Sophomore Second-baseman Alex Martens is up for bat on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Ky won 8-0. Photo by Edward Justice | Staff

UK softball loses weekend series to Tennessee

Erika Bonner April 29, 2018

Kentucky softball took a 2-1 series loss to the Tennessee Volunteers over the weekend in the team's last regular-season road trip.Kentucky hit a whopping six home runs in the game one win against the Volunteers,...

Enzo Wallart celebrates with Ryotaro Matsumura during the match against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Friday, March 4, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won the match 5-2. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

UK men’s tennis upset by Alabama at SEC Tournament

Braden Ramsey April 27, 2018

The No. 25 Kentucky men’s tennis team fell to the No. 50 Alabama Crimson Tide 4-1 in the second round of the SEC Men’s Tennis Tournament Thursday afternoon. The loss marks the third straight for the...

Junior Third-baseman Abbey Cheek swings at the ball on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Ky won 8-0. Photo by Edward Justice | Staff

Baalman shines in UK softball’s series loss to Georgia

Erika Bonner April 22, 2018

In a tight series matchup, the UK softball team took a tight 1-2 loss to Georgia over the weekend.The Cats grabbed a 4-2 win in the series on Saturday after their 1-0 loss Friday evening. A key play for...

Zack Beavin races at the Boston Marathon near the halfway point of the race in Boston, Mass. on April 16, 2018. Beavin went on to finish in 24th place, the best finish ever by a runner from Kentucky. Photo submitted by Zack Beavin.

Top 25 at Boston Marathon leaves former UK runner both satisfied and unsatisfied

April 21, 2018

Never has a runner from Kentucky finished inside the top 25 of the Boston Marathon, but that changed at last Monday’s 122nd edition of the historic and prestigious race.Former UK distance runner Zack...

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