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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

The sun sets behind rows of tents during the Tent City Live event outside Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, in Lexington, Kentucky. Fans campout in order to have the chance to claim free Big Blue Madness tickets. Photo by Jordan Prather | Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky basketball announces return of Big Blue Madness campout

Samantha Money, Staff Writer September 14, 2022

For the first time since 2019, Big Blue Madness will feature the Madness campout outside Memorial Coliseum. The long-standing tradition is a staple of basketball season at the University of Kentucky...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) dunks the ball during the UK vs. Alabama mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 90-81. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Wildcats improve to 3-0 in Big Blue Bahamas after 118-56 win over Carleton

Cole Parke August 14, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball improved to 3-0 in the 2022 Big Blue Bahamas pre-season tournament, defeating Carleton University 118-56 on Saturday. The lopsided victory marked the third consecutive 50-plus...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Sahvir Wheeler (2) calls out to his teammates during the UK vs. Ole Miss mens basketball game on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 83-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky basketball crushes Tec de Monterrey 102-40 in Big Blue Bahamas

Cole Parke August 12, 2022

Another day, another blowout for Kentucky mens basketball, who dominated Tec de Monterrey by 62 points on Thursday, just one day after throttling the Dominican Republic national team by 52. The game...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) acknowledges fans after the UK vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 78-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Bahama beatdown: Wildcats rout Dominican Republic 108-56 to kick off Big Blue Bahamas

Cole Parke August 11, 2022

Kentucky mens basketball completed its first game of the 2022 Big Blue Bahamas pre-season tournament, defeating the Dominican Republic national team 108-56 on Wednesday. With all eyes on Kentucky following...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Shaedon Sharpe sits on the bench during warmups before the UK vs Georgia men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Shaedon Sharpe officially leaves Kentucky for NBA Draft

Cole Parke June 1, 2022

The “will-he-won’t-he” saga of Shaedon Sharpe has officially come to a close with the guard announcing he intends to remain in the 2022 NFL Draft, where he is still projected to be a top 10 pick. While...

Kentucky basketball legend Reggie Warford dies at 67

Kentucky basketball legend Reggie Warford dies at 67

Cole Parke May 26, 2022

Kentucky basketball legend Reggie Warford died at the age of 67 at his home on Thursday morning. Warford had battled numerous health issues in the years leading up to his passing, ultimately passing surrounded...

The sidelines aren’t just for benchwarmers: The pep behind UK athletics

Kendall Staton April 21, 2022

Responsible for keeping crowds engaged through close calls and all-around blowouts, the UK pep band has seen its fair share of UK sports history. While it may not always be the main attraction, the band...

What Oscar Tshiebwe returning means for Kentucky

Hunter Shelton April 21, 2022

It's been a long 34 days since Kentucky's season was abruptly ended by Saint Peter's in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After the initial shock of the loss wore off, Big Blue Nation immediately...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Shaedon Sharpe sits on the bench during warmups before the UK vs Georgia men’s basketball game on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-77. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Shaedon Sharpe declares for NBA Draft

Hunter Shelton April 21, 2022

One day after Oscar Tshiebwe announced his decision to return to Kentucky for a second season, Shaedon Sharpe too has made a choice, but with a different outcome in mind. Sharpe is keeping his name in...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) celebrates a teammates three pointer during the UK vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 78-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Oscar Tshiebwe to return to Kentucky for 2022-23 season

Hunter Shelton April 20, 2022

After winning almost every individual award in the book this season, Oscar Tshiebwe is strapping in for a second round in Lexington.The Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo native is returning...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Dontaie Allen (11) shoots the ball during the UK vs. Central Michigan men’s basketball game on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 85-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

To leave or not to leave: Kentucky basketball roster update

Hunter Shelton April 14, 2022

As the offseason pushes onward and the transfer portal continues to take over the college basketball landscape, Kentucky is once again wondering what its team will look like come the 2022-23 season.The...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Rhyne Howard (10) smiles after getting a jump ball call during the UK vs. Presbyterian College womenís basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 81-53. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Rhyne Howard on her future in the WNBA

Cole Parke April 14, 2022

Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard made history on Monday, becoming the first Kentucky womens basketball star to ever go No. 1 overall in the WNBA Draft, as she was selected by the Atlanta Dream.Howard, while...

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