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Kentucky players celebrate winning the game after the Kentucky vs. ETSU womens basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 74-66 Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

PHOTOS: Kentucky womens basketball defeats ETSU 74-66 in season opener

Travis Fannon, Asst. Photo Editor November 9, 2023

Kentucky women's basketball defeats ETSU in the season opener on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at the Clive M. Beck Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 74-66.

Kentucky freshman forward Zvonimir Ivišić speaks with reporters during the mens basketball media day press conference on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023, at the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Brady Saylor | Staff

UK Athletics announces Zvonimir “Big Z” Ivišić not yet cleared by NCAA for intersquad competition

Cole Parke, Sports Editor October 27, 2023

UK Athletics announced in a press update that Zvonimir “Big Z” Ivišić has not yet been cleared by the NCAA for competition against other opponents on Thursday. “As a department, we want to clarify,...

Scratch poses for a photo during Big Blue Madness on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kernel sports editors predictions for 2023-24 college basketball seasons

Cole Parke, Samantha Money, and Ali Cetinok October 19, 2023

It’s officially basketball season in the Commonwealth and all eyes have begun to turn toward one venue: Rupp Arena. In Kentucky, basketball is on the same level as gospel, and fans all over are eager...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari greets Demarcus Cousins on stage during Big Blue Madness on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball hosts 2023 Big Blue Madness

Cole Parke, Sports Editor October 15, 2023

Kentucky men’s and women’s basketball hosted the 2023 edition of Big Blue Madness at Rupp Arena on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. The event kicked off with the women’s side of things, seeing the players...

Kentucky Wildcats guards Reed Sheppard (15), Jordan Burks (23) and Antonio Reeves (12) celebrate during Big Blue Madness on Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, inside Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Travis Fannon | Staff

PHOTOS: 2023 Big Blue Madness

Travis Fannon, Assistant Photo Editor October 15, 2023

Kentucky men’s basketball freshmen (left to right) D.J. Wagner, Justin Edwards, and Rob Dillingham pose for portraits on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, at Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: Kentucky mens basketball first look

Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor October 6, 2023

  A handful of the Kentucky mens basketball freshmen posed for portraits on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2023, at the University of Kentucky in the Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) reacts to a call during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kansas State won 75-69. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Kentucky basketball’s Oscar Tshiebwe signs two-way contract with Indiana Pacers

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 23, 2023

Kentucky men's basketball’s Oscar Tshiebwe signed a two-way contract with the Indiana Pacers on Friday after going undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft. The Pacers opted not to draft the big man during...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) celebrates during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Providence mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kentucky won 61-53. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky basketball’s Jacob Toppin signs two-way contract with New York Knicks

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 23, 2023

Kentucky men’s basketball’s Jacob Toppin signed a two-way contract with the New York Knicks on Friday after going undrafted in the 2023 NBA Draft. The Knicks, not having a draft pick in the 2023...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Chris Livingston (24) passes the ball during the Kentucky vs. LSU mens basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 74-71. Photo by Isabel McSwain | Staff

Kentucky forward Chris Livingston picked No. 58 overall by Milwaukee Bucks in 2023 NBA Draft

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 22, 2023

Kentucky men's basketball forward Chris Livingston was drafted No. 58 overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2023 NBA Draft on Thursday. Livingston played just one season in Lexington after joining the...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari reacts to a call during the No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 1 North Carolina mens basketball game in the NCAA Tournament Elite 8 on Sunday, March 26, 2017, at FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee. North Carolina won 75-73. Photo by Addison Coffey | Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky basketball adds seventh freshman in three-star shooting guard Joey Hart

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 17, 2023

Kentucky men's basketball and head coach John Calipari added another freshman to the upcoming roster in the form of three-star shooting guard Joey Hart. While not the veteran transfer presence Kentucky...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari yells during the No. 5 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Davidson mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, March 15, 2018, at Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho. Kentucky won 78-73. Photo by Arden Barnes | Kentucky Kernel

NBA Draft deadline day sees Oscar Tshiebwe and Chris Livingston depart from Kentucky while Antonio Reeves’ return remains in doubt

Cole Parke, Sports Editor June 1, 2023

NBA Draft deadline day came and went on Wednesday, with Kentucky basketball stars Chris Livingston and Oscar Tshiebwe opting to remain in the draft pool, ending their college careers, while Antonio Reeves’...

Kentucky Wildcats forwards Daimion Collins (4) and Lance Ware (55) stand with assistant coach K.T. Turner before the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 11 Providence mens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kentucky won 61-53. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

A look at former Kentucky players who now lead Division-1 programs

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 20, 2023

Kentucky basketball is historically one of the best programs in college basketball, having been the first program to reach 2,000 wins and winning eight national championships, second to only UCLA, which...

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