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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

A group of UK students poses for a photo with a Lexington police officer during a student celebration after Kentucky football defeated No. 10 Florida on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, on Crescent Avenue in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

State Street: Should the tradition continue?

Audrey Fones October 13, 2021

University of Kentucky fans are notorious for burning couches on State Street. On Oct. 2, Kentucky football upset Florida in a 20-13 victory to remain undefeated. The destructive tradition of State Street...

UK womens basketball senior KeKe McKinney holds up a sign during the UK womens basketball teams social justice march on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

“We all want the same goal.” Women’s basketball team organizes march, unity fair to speak out against racial injustice

Natalie Parks and Sarah Michels September 20, 2020

The Kentucky women’s basketball team spends most of their time in the public eye on the Memorial Coliseum court. But Wednesday, they congregated across the street at the Bowman statue, and there was...

Kentucky graduate student forward Nate Sestina is swarmed in high fives by his teammates during the senior night ceremony before the University of Kentucky vs. Tennessee mens basketball game on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 81-73. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky athletes react to SEC, NCAA Tournament cancelations

Kernel Sports Staff March 12, 2020

The NCAA announced today that the Division I men's and women's basketball tournaments, as well as all remaining winter and spring sport championships, have been canceled.This followed the cancelation of...

Kentucky cheerleaders entertain the crowd during a timeout during the game against Georgia on Sunday, December 31, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 66 to 61. Photo by Olivia Beach | Staff

Lexington Center, Rupp Arena enters new naming rights deal

Rick Childress January 16, 2020

Rupp Arena—the home of UK's men's basketball team—will have a slight name change. The facility, which is currently undergoing a major, nearly $275 million renovation, will now be known as Rupp Arena...

A packed student section gets rowdy before the game against Kansas on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won with a final score of 71-63. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Every UK student should go to at least one basketball game

Shawn Clancy December 3, 2019

It’s no secret how much Kentucky loves its basketball team; they proudly claim “The Greatest Tradition” and even new students are able to reminisce on past championships. There is a palpable air...

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UK basketball adds pitcher Ben Jordan to 2019-2020 roster

October 18, 2019

The Kentucky men's basketball team has a new addition to the 2019-2020 team in 6-foot-9, 250-pound forward Ben Jordan. Jordan is also a right-handed pitcher on the UK baseball team.The Olive Hill, Ky....

Senior guard Taylor Murray dribbles the ball up the court. University of Kentucky womens basketball team lost to South Carolina 74-70 at Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb| Staff

Kentucky women’s basketball takes down Gators

Jake Maynard February 3, 2019

An 11-point win over the Florida Gators has become a tradition for the Kentucky Wildcats this year. On Sept. 8, Kentucky’s football team beat the Gators by 11, on Saturday the men’s basketball team...

Kentucky basketball defeats LSU 77-45 at memorial coliseum on Saturday, Jan. 9, 1960.

Beloved, historic arena to undergo renovations

Jake Maynard January 22, 2019

Memorial Coliseum has been a part of UK’s campus for the better part of a century, yet it is often overlooked by fans. As Kentucky continues to expand and update its campus, one could be forgiven for...

Freshman forward P.J. Washington shoots a jumper during the game against Louisville on Friday, December 29, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won the game 90-61. Photo by Hunter Mitchell.

Scouting Report: UK vs. UL basketball

Hailey Peters December 28, 2018

The Kentucky men’s basketball team is set to face their biggest in-state rivals, the Louisville Cardinals, on Saturday, Dec. 29. The Kentucky-Louisville rivalry is not news to anybody who has any familiarity...

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Season 3, Episode 12: We’re going to Disney World!

December 4, 2018

The crew preps for the Citrus Bowl trip by talking some Penn State, specifically how cool of a name Trace McSorley is. Chris has questionable memories of the Happiest Place on Earth, and the basketball...

Freshman Tyler Herro wears Rex Chapmans jersey while competing in the dunk contest during Big Blue Madness on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Big Blue Madness brings fans excitement for UK basketball

October 12, 2018

Kentucky fans young and old gathered at Rupp Arena Friday evening to welcome the 2018-2019 men’s and women’s basketball teams in a little event fans like to call Big Blue Madness.It’s clear why fans...

Between the Blue and White Lines: Who goes? Assessing P.J. Washington

Between the Blue and White Lines: Who goes? Assessing P.J. Washington

Kernel Sports Staff March 23, 2018

Chris and Chase sit down after UK's 58-61 loss to Kansas State in Atlanta to talk NBA Draft, P.J. Washington and next year's basketball team.

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