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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

Kentucky celebrates Josh Paschal’s (4) first tackle since being diagnosed with cancer during the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Kroger Field, in Lexington, Kentucky. Today, Paschal made his season debut after battling cancer. Kentucky defeated MTSU 34-23. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Josh Paschal drafted 46th overall by the Detroit Lions

Hunter Shelton April 29, 2022

After a tumultuous college career, Kentucky's Josh Paschal heard his name called in the 2022 NFL Draft on Friday night, being selected 46th overall by the Detroit Lions. The defensive end is the second...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Cole Lanter (81) scores a touchdown as wide receiver Luke Leeper (37) celebrates in the background during the UK football spring game on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Questions answered and questions remaining after Kentucky football’s spring scrimmage

Cole Parke April 14, 2022

Kentucky football held its annual spring game on Saturday, pitting offense against defense in a display of where the program is ahead of the summer dead period.With every offseason of college athletics...

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops high fives fans during the Cat Walk before the University of Kentucky vs. Florida football game on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

What to know about UK football midway through spring practice

Hunter Shelton March 31, 2022

Kentucky is a football school, anyways…right?For fans who are still reeling from the historic loss to Saint Peter’s, not to worry. Mark Stoops is back for his 10th season at the helm of UK football,...

Column: A Kentuckian’s look at Super Bowl LVI

Hunter Shelton February 17, 2022

The state of Kentucky came within moments of claiming a Cincinnati Bengals Super Bowl victory this past Sunday.If not for a late Los Angeles Rams touchdown, the Commonwealth would have had the opportunity...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops waves to fans during Cat Walk before the UK vs Iowa VRBO Citrus Bowl football game on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Zach Yenser named UK offensive line coach

Hunter Shelton February 15, 2022

Zach Yenser has been named the new offensive line coach at Kentucky, head coach Mark Stoops announced on Tuesday. “Zach is an incredible hire,” Stoops said. “He checks all of the boxes and is the...

Kentucky linebacker DeAndre Square (5) celebrates during the University of Kentucky vs. South Carolina football game on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. UK won 16-10. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

DeAndre Square: Linebacker, audiophile, movie buff

Lindsey Davis February 3, 2022

UK linebacker DeAndre Square has “unfinished business” with the football program. That’s why he chose to return to Kentucky for a fifth season.“I still have a lot of things to prove to NFL scouts,...

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) looks for an open receiver during an open practice in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

Faith, family, football (and fruit, of course): The story of Will Levis

Jack Weaver January 27, 2022

Will Levis knows what it’s like to be a “normal student.”Last semester, Levis spent his weekends at Kroger Field, where he led the Wildcats in a successful 10-3 season. But just a semester before...

James Croom, a senior interning for the UK Athletics Marketing Department, poses for a portrait at the Gatton Student Center on Monday Jan. 17, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Maria Rauh | Staff

Humans of UK: James Croom hypes up UK

Sarah Michels January 20, 2022

James Croom’s been told he’s a funny guy.Students may have seen him on television at the front of the student section, on TikTok sharing Kentucky sports content or at the Johnson Center, slinging half-court...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari yells at an official during the UK vs. Miles College men’s basketball game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 80-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky/SEC update COVID protocols amidst surge of omicron variant in US

Cole Parke January 13, 2022

Amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., the SEC and University of Kentucky have updated their health and safety protocols.The increase in cases comes as the omicron variant made it to the U.S....

Kentucky tight end Justin Rigg (83) is tackled by a group of Tennessee defenders after catching a pass during the UK vs. Tennessee football game on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Tennessee won 45-42. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

What went wrong in Kentucky’s losses

Barkley Truax December 2, 2021

For the fifth time since 1949 and the second time in four seasons, Kentucky football has won at least nine games in a single season. What that also means is Kentucky dropped three games over the course...

Kentucky wide receiver WanDale Robinson (1) runs past a defender during the UK vs. Tennessee football game on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Tennessee won 45-42. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Across the (By)Line: Vanderbilt Commodores

Barkley Truax November 12, 2021

The “Across the (By)Line” series will give Kentucky football fans an in-depth look at their opponent for this week — from the mind of the opposing school’s sports editor. This week: Vanderbilt...

Cally Nixon chalks her hands before her bars event during the University of Kentucky vs. Arkansas gymnastics meet on Friday, Feb. 12, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 197.000-196.675. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

UNDAUNTED: Double standards

Natalie Parks November 10, 2021

In the wide world of sports, gender biases manifest in numerous ways — media attention, resources, revealing uniforms. Many of those threads are exposed by differing expectations for men and women in...

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