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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Humans of UK: Madalyne Kinnett competes for a cause

Laurie Jonhatan April 21, 2022

Madalyne Kinnett, a junior double majoring in marketing and merchandising, textiles and apparel, grew up dreaming of standing on the Miss USA stage. When the owner of the pageant reached out during her...

Hitting the road: UK clubs that travel

Kaitlyn Skaggs March 3, 2022

At the University of Kentucky, it is not just athletic teams that travel out of state for competitions — successful clubs and organizations compete on sometimes national levels traveling as far away...

Red Bull hosts paper plane contest

Red Bull hosts paper plane contest

Alexa Caponigro February 23, 2022

On Sunday, Feb. 20, the Red Bull Paper Wings competition took place at the Central Bank Center, where contestants competed for a chance to attend the World Final in Salzburg, Austria.The event is broken...

Sean Wood poses for a portrait on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2022, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Maria Rauh | Staff

Humans of UK: Sean Wood builds gaming community

Laurie Jonhatan February 3, 2022

Recently, UK’s new Cornerstone Exchange building brought a home to all gamers on campus. Esports, a club that welcomes both casual and competitive gamers, has seen incredible growth in past years —...

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) gives the “L’s down” signal after scoring a touchdown during the UK vs. Louisville football game on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Cats or Cards? Kentucky faces Louisville five times in one week

Cole Parke January 20, 2022

In the world of college athletics there are few rivalries more passionate than those that occur in-state. Of those in-state rivalries, very few are as contentious as Kentucky against Louisville.The teams...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Robyn Benton (1) and Kentucky Wildcats guard Rhyne Howard (10) celebrate a three pointer 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.

Athletics Events Update: Who’s Playing, and When?

Braden Ramsey February 18, 2021

You don’t need me to tell you this week has been chaotic. While all the winter weather we’ve witnessed has made for some spectacular spontaneous snow showcases, it has decimated a large portion of...

UK student and Miss Teen Indiana competes in national pageant

Madeline Simonich December 1, 2020

A few weeks before the semester concluded, most UK students were focused on finishing up projects and making plans for winter break. But one student had a very different task at hand - competing in the...

Fans watch from the outfield during the game against Marshall on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 16-15. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

SEC cancels remainder of athletic competition for 2019-2020 athletic year

Kernel Sports Staff March 17, 2020

The Southeastern Conference has officially canceled all athletic competition for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 outbreak.The SEC announced this decision in a tweet Tuesday...

Fans watch from the outfield during the game against Marshall on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at John Cropp Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 16-15. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

SEC suspends all athletic activities through April 15

Kernel Sports Staff March 13, 2020

Due to concerns over COVID-19, Southeastern Conference extended its ban of athletic activities Friday afternoon. The original statement made Thursday said all SEC competition was suspended through March...

UK huddles up before the start of the game. University of Kentucky mens basketball team lost to Auburn 77-71 in the Elite Eight round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 31, 2019, at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

NCAA cancels March Madness, all spring and winter championships

Kernel Sports Staff March 12, 2020

NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Board of Governors have decided to cancel all men's and women's winter and spring championships due to concerns over COVID-19. In a statement, the NCAA said:"This decision...

Kentucky fans boo the referees after a foul call during the game against Auburn on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 73-66 clinching the SEC regular season title. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

SEC announces tournament cancelation

Kernel Sports Staff March 12, 2020

The Kernel is developing this story as updates are warranted. The Southeastern Conference has announced that the remainder of the SEC Tournament in Nashville has been canceled because due to COVID-19...

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Competition fuels self-destruction

Ryder Noah From February 18, 2020

When I attended my first basketball game on Saturday, Kentucky vs Ole Miss, I was shocked at the lack of sportsmanship: the crowd booed when the opposing team had their shot at free throws and my friend...

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