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Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Tayvion Robinson (9) runs down the field to score a touchdown during the No. 8 Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois football game on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 31-23. Photo by Isabel McSwain | Staff

No. 8 Kentucky muzzles Huskies; defeats Northern Illinois 31-23

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 24, 2022

No. 8 Kentucky (4-0) defeated Northern Illinois (1-3) 31-23, ensuring that it will travel to Oxford, Mississippi undefeated in week five. Unlike the previous games this season, Kentucky’s win over...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops waves to fans during Cat Walk before the UK vs Iowa VRBO Citrus Bowl football game on Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022, at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky names Mike Stoops inside linebackers coach

Hunter Shelton January 18, 2022

Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops will welcome a sibling to his coaching staff for the 2022 season.  The school announced on Tuesday that Mike Stoops will join the Wildcats’ staff as the inside...

Kentucky linebacker J.J. Weaver (13) celebrates after a flag is throw against Florida during the University of Kentucky vs. Florida football game on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 20-13. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

JJ Weaver named Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year

Barkley Truax December 21, 2021

Kentucky sophomore and outside linebacker JJ Weaver has been named one of three winners for the 2021 Mayo Clinic Comeback Player of the Year by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA),...

Malik Cunningham runs to the end zone during the game against Clemson at Cardinal Stadium on November 4.

Scouting report: Malik Cunningham

Barkley Truax November 23, 2021

“He's a special talent,” UK defensive coordinator Brad White said about the Louisville quarterback prior to Kentucky’s game against the Cardinals this Saturday.Cunningham has been one of the most...

Tennessee Volunteers wide receiver Velus Jones Jr. (1) poses with a group of fans after the UK vs. Tennessee football game on Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Tennessee won 45-42. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky defense struggled against Tennessee tempo

Barkley Truax November 7, 2021

“It's really impossible to simulate their offense,” Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops said about Tennessee’s fast-paced offensive scheme.It felt as though Kentucky and Tennessee were playing a Big...

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) runs the ball during the No. 16 University of Kentucky vs. LSU game on Saturday, Oct. 9, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 42-21. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Domination in all phases; offense and defense shine in UK’s 42-21 victory over LSU

Hunter Shelton October 11, 2021

Kentucky excelled on both sides of the football in their 42-21 win over LSU on Saturday.  The Wildcats finished the game with 475 yards of offense, their highest total since their week two victory...

Kentucky wide receiver WanDale Robinson (1) looks back at a defender before scoring during the University of Kentucky vs. Florida football game on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky gets marquee victory, defeats No. 10 Florida 20-13 in Lexington

Hunter Shelton October 3, 2021

For the first time since 1986, Kentucky football defeated Florida in Lexington. Fans rushed Kroger Field as the score of 20-13 went final.  “I'd like to start by saying thank you to the BBN. That's for...

South Carolina Gamecocks running back Kevin Harris (20) runs the ball down the field during the University of Kentucky vs. University of South Carolina football game on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 41-18. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Brad White prepping for road environment against South Carolina

Jaron Centers September 23, 2021

Ahead of Kentucky’s road test against South Carolina on Saturday, defensive coordinator Brad White took the podium to provide thoughts about UK’s defensive progression and what he’s seen from USC...

UK defensive coordinator Brad White pulls J.J Weaver (13) to the side side during a timeout to discuss the play at hand during the University of Kentucky vs Ole Miss football game on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 41-42. Photo by Victoria Rogers | Staff

Kentucky lands four-star edge rusher Tyreese Fearbry

Cole Parke September 18, 2021

Kentucky officially added their fifth four-star recruit to the class of 2022 Saturday with edge rusher Tyreese Fearbry, who announced his committment via Twitter.Fearbry had previously committed to Penn...

UK defensive coordinator Brad White pulls J.J Weaver (13) to the side side during a timeout to discuss the play at hand during the University of Kentucky vs Ole Miss football game on Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK lost 41-42. Photo by Victoria Rogers | Staff

Don’t overlook Kentucky’s defense in 2021

Barkely Truax September 2, 2021

Other than a few key pieces, Kentucky’s defense is starting from scratch heading into the 2021 season.“[This defense] has that feel back from 2019 after we lost Josh [Allen],” defensive coordinator...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops holds up the Belk Bowl trophy after the Belk Bowl football game between Kentucky and Virginia Tech on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. UK won 37-30. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Chris Collins introduces himself to Big Blue Nation

Barkley Truax June 4, 2021

Chris Collins is eager to get started in Lexington.“Tremendously excited about the opportunity to be there at the University of Kentucky. Coach Stoops has done a phenomenal job of building the program,...

Kentucky safety Yusuf Corker makes a tackle during the Belk Bowl against Virginia Tech on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. Kentucky won 37-30. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

After a step back, Kentucky’s defense looks to rebound against Georgia

Eric Decker October 28, 2020

Kentucky’s defense bore the brunt of the team’s criticism for the first two weeks of the season. But even after Saturday’s loss to Missouri – which almost nobody foresaw before the year began –...

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