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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Chris Rodriguez Jr. poses for a photo during the UK football media day on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Chris Rodriguez Jr.: From almost quitting to leading the charge

Barkley Truax August 6, 2021

It’s been one heck of an off-season for Chris Rodriguez Jr. From the Doak Walker Award list, to a nominee for the CFPA Performer of the Year Award, to being a preseason All-SEC selection, Kentucky's...

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Five former wildcats selected in NFL Draft, more sign as free agents

Mohammad Ahmad April 28, 2019

Unless you were alive in 1979, this year’s NFL Draft just might be the most memorable one for Kentucky fans in recent history.   Five former Wildcats heard their names get called, the most since 1979...

Lonnie Johnson Jr. celebrates a third down stop during the game against South Carolina on Saturday, September 29, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Cats in the NFL: Prospects for UK football players in the draft

Chase Campbell April 1, 2019

Though the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is nearing its end as the long season comes to a head, football season feels right around the corner. This upcoming NFL Draft promises to be one of the best...

Kentucky Wildcats linebacker Josh Allen and running back Benny Snell Jr. celebrate after winning the VRBO Citrus Bowl against Penn State on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Camping World Stadium, in Orlando, Florida. Kentucky defeated Penn State 27-24. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

What’s next for Kentucky football?

Mohammad Ahmad January 16, 2019

Having the first 10-win season in 41 years, possessing three All-Americans and winning a bowl game for the first time in 10 years are some of the hallmarks of the UK football team’s historic 2018 season....

Kentucky players celebrate after winning the VRBO Citrus Bowl against Penn State on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Camping World Stadium, in Orlando, Florida. Kentucky defeated Penn State 27-24. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Kentucky football solidifies ‘culture change’ with 27-24 win over Penn State

Bailey Vandiver January 1, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla.— The culture has changed: Kentucky is a real football school. UK football solidified this status in a 27-24 win over Penn State in the VRBO Citrus Bowl Tuesday.“Believe me, we had a...

Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. (26) points up to the crowd during the game. University of Kentucky football defeated Penn State University 27-24 in the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Snell makes Kentucky history with last great show

January 1, 2019

ORLANDO, Fla. – On a rainy September afternoon in Lexington, Kentucky, the Kentucky Wildcats were hosting the New Mexico State Aggies, a team using a high-powered offense to keep up with more talented...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Lynn Bowden Jr. runs down the field during the VRBO Citrus Bowl against Penn State on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019, at Camping World Stadium, in Orlando, Florida. Bowden scored Kentuckys first touchdown of the game. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Wildcats claim Citrus Bowl with 27-24 victory over Penn State

January 1, 2019

The Kentucky Wildcats competed in Orlando, Florida against Penn State, their first meeting in exactly 20 years, in the VRBO Citrus Bowl at Camping World Stadium. Kentucky defeated the Nittany Lions 27-24,...

Kentucky Wildcats running back Benny Snell Jr. (26) running the ball into the end zone for a touchdown. University of Kentucky football defeated Middle Tennessee State University 34-23 at Kroger Field on Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Snell declares for the NFL Draft, will play in Citrus Bowl

December 14, 2018

After another stellar season for Benny Snell Jr. featuring another 1,000-yard year on the ground for the running back, he’s announced his intent to enter the NFL Draft via Twitter.He posted a video Friday...

Kentucky sophomore Gabby Curry dives for the ball during the match against Murray State in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated Murray State three sets to zero. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

UK fall sports’ success has made history

December 6, 2018

While basketball success is a staple at UK, the fall sports at the school took the nation by storm as several experienced extremely successful seasons.VolleyballUK’s volleyball team, led by Lexington...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops claps after a play during the game against Louisville on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Kentucky defeated Louisville 56-10. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Stoops, Allen named AP SEC Coach of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year

December 3, 2018

Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops and four players were all named to the Associated Press' postseason awards.Stoops, the now-AP SEC Coach of the Year, led the team to a historic season, winning...

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Season 3 Episode 11: Chris isn’t a doctor

November 27, 2018

Recorded before Danny Clark's announcement to transfer from UK, the crew discusses UK's quarterback situation, the future impact of the historic football season and just what is wrong with Nick Richards...

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