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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Kentucky Wildcats mens basketball team holds up their trophy after the SEC Championship game against the Arkansas Razorbacks on Sunday, March 12, 2017, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Kentucky mens basketball’s history in the SEC Tournament

Cole Parke March 10, 2022

It’s officially March, and in the world of college basketball that means madness. Before getting to the big dance to end the month, we first have to thin the field in conference tournaments.Kentucky...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari yells at an official during the UK vs. Miles College men’s basketball game on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 80-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky/SEC update COVID protocols amidst surge of omicron variant in US

Cole Parke January 13, 2022

Amidst the surge of COVID-19 cases in the U.S., the SEC and University of Kentucky have updated their health and safety protocols.The increase in cases comes as the omicron variant made it to the U.S....

Governor Beshear holds conference on Delta variant, emphasizes importance of vaccines

Emily Girard July 20, 2021

Governor Andy Beshear held a special press conference Monday to discuss the Delta variant of COVID-19 and its impact on Kentucky.Beshear said that current COVID-19 vaccines are still offering “significant...

US Supreme Court rules against NCAA, allows student-athletes to be compensated

Hunter Shelton June 21, 2021

In a landmark ruling for the landscape of college athletics, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the NCAA on Monday, allowing student athletes to be able to receive unlimited education-related...

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...

Fallen leaves collect under a row of trees outside of William T. Young Library on Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

“A little sense of direction.” Inaugural first generation student conference to be held Nov. 7

Sarah Michels November 1, 2020

Many UK undergraduate students are navigating their college experience partially in the dark. It might not be immediately noticeable, but over a quarter of the students walking around campus, studying...

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...

McAfee Knob in Virginia, Mount Katahdin, Maine, and the Grayson Highlands of Virginia are three of the multiple landmarks Wright encountered along the Appalachian Trail. 

Venture into Appalachia

Will Wright March 4, 2020

The driveway that leads from Route 15 to Riverside Park in Whitesburg is easy to miss.It peels off from the main road and leads down to a gravel parking lot cozied up along the bank of the North Fork Kentucky...

Kentucky junior forward Nick Richards smiles as he shakes hands with sophomore forward EJ Montgomery during the UK vs. University of Alabama basketball game on Saturday, January 11, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK defeated Alabama 76-67. Photo by Rick Childress | Staff

Scouting Report: Vanderbilt Commodores

Braden Ramsey January 28, 2020

No. 13 Kentucky makes its return to Rupp Arena Wednesday against SEC foe Vanderbilt. The Commodores have lost 24-straight SEC games, but the Cats know to expect a fight no matter the trend. With other...

Kentucky sophomore guard Ashton Hagans high fives fans after the game against Georgia on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 89-79. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Will the Cats finish SEC play strong? Our staff predicts.

Erika Bonner and Braden Ramsey January 22, 2020

Kernel sports editors, Erika Bonner and Braden Ramsey predict the second half of the men's basketball season.Ashton Hagans currently leads the conference in assists per game with 7.3. Will he finish off...

Defender Aime Mabika takes a penalty kick during the match against Xavier on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

UK men’s soccer looks to make another deep NCAA tournament run

November 19, 2019

With seven players on its roster receiving post-season league awards, including a Conference USA Player of the Year, the 2019 Kentucky men’s soccer team will look to follow up last year’s Elite Eight...

Defender Aime Mabika takes a penalty kick during the match against Xavier on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

Mabika earns C-USA Player of the Year

November 12, 2019

Kentucky men's soccer's Aimé Mabika was named Conference USA's Player of the Year, making it the second consecutive year that Kentucky has had a player win the award and the third player in program history. The...

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