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Kentucky Kernel

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Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Kyra Elzy celebrates with fans during the team’s return from the SEC Tournament championship game on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky. UK defeated No. 1 South Carolina 64-62 with a 3-pointer by Dre’Una Edwards in the last seconds of the game in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kyra Elzy’s patience and perseverance pay off in Nashville

Hunter Shelton March 10, 2022

“Where do we go from here? We go back to work. There’s nothing else you can do.”These were the words from Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy after her Wildcats lost 74-63 to Texas A&M on Feb. 6, the...

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

Zach Yenser named UK offensive line coach

Hunter Shelton February 15, 2022

Zach Yenser has been named the new offensive line coach at Kentucky, head coach Mark Stoops announced on Tuesday. “Zach is an incredible hire,” Stoops said. “He checks all of the boxes and is the...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Kyra Elzy talks to her team during a timeout during the UK vs. Missouri womens basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 61-55. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff.

Past experiences are key for Kyra Elzy as Kentucky head coach

Barkley Truax October 21, 2021

Intensity, value, tough love and taking care of the woman next to you are four aspects of coaching Kyra Elzy has taken with her throughout her basketball journey.Elzy’s experiences over the last 25 years...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Kyra Elzy talks to her team before the University of Kentucky vs. Tennessee womens basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 71-56. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Year two: Kyra Elzy looks to improve on unexpected first season as head coach

Barkley Truax October 8, 2021

Kentucky women’s basketball head coach Kyra Elzy knows what success looks like in Lexington.Elzy has brought a much-needed facelift to the program after her successful first season at the helm. She jump-started...

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) looks for an open receiver during an open practice in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

Wildcats and Warhawks: Kentucky’s football season begins

Hunter Shelton September 2, 2021

It’s almost football time in the Bluegrass.Year nine of the Mark Stoops era is set to kick off on Sept. 4 at Kroger Field, as the Wildcats host the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks.Kentucky is 5-3 in week one...

Kentucky mens basketball assistant coach Ron Chin Coleman addresses the media following a Father-Daughter Summer Basketball Camp at the Joe Craft Center on June 19, 2021. 

Chin Coleman ready to continue success at Kentucky

Barkley Truax June 19, 2021

Success has followed Chin Coleman around for as long as he can remember. His competitiveness and winning attitude knows no bounds.“I’m passionate, man,” Coleman said with a smile. “I wouldn’t...

Kentucky head coach Matthew Mitchell hugs his daughters after the game against Auburn on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 68-61. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

BREAKING: UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell retires, effective immediately

Braden Ramsey November 12, 2020

Just weeks ahead of the expected start of the 2020 women's basketball season, Kentucky has suffered a major blow to its meteoric expectations.Matthew Mitchell, the winningest coach in UK women's basketball...

Kentucky offensive lineman coach John Schlarman. 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

Kentucky football coach John Schlarman has died at 45

Braden Ramsey November 12, 2020

Kentucky Football’s beloved offensive line coach John Schlarman passed away early Thursday morning following a two-year battle with cancer. He was 45 years old.“I’m heartbroken to learn about the...

Cheer coaches Ryan O’Connor and Jason Keogh lead the UK cheer team onto the lawn outside of William T. Young Library ahead of a pep rally performance in the evening of Friday, October 2. Photo by Natalie Parks.

A job “you just can’t turn down’: New cheer coach trio to write own story

Sarah Michels October 13, 2020

 As her U-Haul pulled up to move her into her new home in western Kentucky, Ryan O'Connor got a call from UK. She couldn't say no. UK had called to offer O’Connor the job of head cheer coach, a position...

Thompson statement

Cheer coach Jomo Thompson responds to firings, investigation

Natalie Parks May 29, 2020

Almost two weeks after being fired from his position as head coach of UK's championship cheer team, Jomo Thompson has posted a statement on his Facebook page responding to the investigation and firings.Thompson,...

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Lynn Bowden Jr. (1) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the UK vs Arkansas football game on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 24-20. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Bowden shines in UK starting quarterback debut

October 13, 2019

Doing what Kentucky’s Lynn Bowden did Saturday night against Arkansas certainly is not an easy thing to do, but he sure did make it look easy.After playing wide receiver for the Cats the past two-and-a-half...

Kentucky sophomore forward Nick Richards warms up prior to the game against Abilene Christian in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday, Mar. 21, 2019, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Kentucky won 79-44. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Nick Richards to return to Kentucky

May 28, 2019

University of Kentucky basketball forward Nick Richards has just announced that he will be returning for his junior season as a Wildcat after testing the NBA waters. The Jamaica native announced his decision...

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