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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky junior Lauren Johnson walks back to the dugout during the home opener against Texas A&M on Saturday, March 7, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 11-9. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UNDAUNTED: The body image issue

Natalie Parks April 18, 2021

From volleyball’s spandex to gymnastics’ leotards, track’s high-cut bottoms to swim’s kneeskins, close-fitting uniforms are designed to help athletes compete and feel comfortable in their bodies.But...

Kentucky Wildcats outside hitter Alli Stumler (17) runs onto the court during introductions before the UK vs. Ole Miss volleyball game on Friday, March 12, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-0. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff


Natalie Parks April 15, 2021

When athletes started arriving in the bubble for the NCAA basketball tournament, no one was really surprised to find glaring discrepancies between the accommodations for the women’s teams and the men’s.In...

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...


Ten athletes, one coach test positve for COVID-19 at UK

Barkley Truax August 26, 2020

In a press release, University of Kentucky Athletics that 10 student-athletes tested positive for COVID-19 between the dates of Aug. 7 and Aug. 19.The release said there was also one positive result recorded...

Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops is interviewed following the game against Missouri on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 29-7. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Mark Stoops, other coaches and players respond to new NCAA likeness policies

Mohammad Ahmad October 29, 2019

The NCAA took a big step forward when it announced on Tuesday that its Board of Governors unanimously voted to permit student-athletes to benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness in a...

The decision to recall judge in Brock Turner case is more than fair

Matt Hasty June 14, 2018

Former California judge Aaron Persky, better known as the man who gave Brock Turner a light sentence, was recalled from the judicial bench on June 5.Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting a young...

College athletes often get second chances for serious crimes

Madison Rexroat March 14, 2017

It is no question that student athletes are treated differently than regular college students, and with good reason. When it comes to facing criminal consequences, unfortunately, it’s the same story....

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