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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky junior forward Nick Richards watches his shot during the University of Kentucky vs. Auburn mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 73-66 to win the SEC regular season championship. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Nick Richards chosen 42nd overall; joining Charlotte Hornets

Grant Grubbs November 18, 2020

Despite the seemingly endless draft picks produced at the University of Kentucky, Nick Richards was one player unsure of his future going into the draft on Wednesday night.Despite the uncertainty, he came...

DeMarcus Cousins slouches mid court during the Sacramento Kings game against the Washington Wizzards on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky.

Alabama police issue arrest warrant for former UK basketball player DeMarcus Cousins

Sydney Momeyer August 29, 2019

There is currently a warrant out for former UK basketball player DeMarcus Cousins’ arrest in Mobile, Alabama, police said.Cousins played for the Wildcats from 2009-2010.Cousins is originally from Mobile,...

Kentucky sophomore forward Nick Richards attempts a basket during the game against Southern Illinois University on Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Rupp Arena, in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 71-59. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Richards’ career game fueled by energy and effort

November 9, 2018

A day after John Calipari said he thought Nick Richards would be better by this point, Richards turned in arguably his best performance as a Wildcat.The sophomore center finished his second game of the...

Heshimu Evans goes for a basket during the Legends Game on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Former UK basketball greats weigh in on this year’s Cats

Chase Campbell August 26, 2017

When a player signs with UK to play basketball, they’re joining a list of NBA All-Stars, coaches and even team presidents as a member of the Cats basketball family.“When you go down, and you walk in...

Trey Lyles goofs off during the Alumni Game on Friday, August 25, 2017 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

Fans crowd joy-filled arena for Calipari’s Alumni Charity game

Zack Geoghegan August 25, 2017

UK's head basketball coach John Calipari hosted his fifth annual Alumni Charity game Friday night at Rupp Arena. The event featured two separate games between former Kentucky Wildcats players both past...

John Wall is introduced prior to the Sacramento Kings game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky..

Seven former Cats gear up for NBA Playoffs

Zack Geoghegan April 15, 2017

UK men’s basketball will have a significant presence in the NBA over the next several weeks as the playoffs begin April 15.Seven former Cats will take the court to represent seven different teams in...

DeMarcus Cousins slouches mid court during the Sacramento Kings game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky..

Former Cats Dominate NBA All-Star Weekend, On And Off Court

By Zack Geoghegan February 20, 2017

The NBA’s All-Star weekend took place in New Orleans this year and featured eight former Cats who broke records on the court while also shaking up the landscape of the NBA off the court.The All-Star...

Demarcus Cousins and John Wall shake hands before the Sacramento Kings game against the Washington Wizards on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.

Ex-Cats take Rupp Arena floor again in Wizards-Kings preseason game

By Chris Leach October 15, 2016

The NBA preseason is all about the players getting a chance to find their rhythm before the start of the regular season. Luckily for four former UK Wildcats, they got the chance to find their rhythm on...

John Wall on the blue carpet before Big Blue Madness on Friday, October 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky.

UK stars back in the Bluegrass for NBA preseason

Kevin Erpenbeck October 15, 2016

Still have some basketball fever even after last night's Big Blue Madness spectacle? Don't worry. Some former UK stars can help fix that for you tonight.John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Willie Cauley-Stein...

Former Wildcats Willie Cauley-Stein (left) and Demarcus Cousins (right) join head coach John Calipari on stage during Big Blue Madness on Friday, October 14, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

Calipari not so subtle with family-pitch at Big Blue Madness

Anthony Crawford October 14, 2016

Subtlety is not one of UK men’s basketball head coach John Calipari’s specialities and he showed it again this year with address to fans, and more importantly recruits, at Big Blue Madness this year.There’s...

Mens basketball media day

Highlights from Calipari’s Media Day press conference

Anthony Crawford October 13, 2016

Before the season officially kicks off Friday at Big Blue Madness, the media got a preview of the team Thursday at UK men’s basketball Media Day. The event kicked off with John Calipari meeting with...

Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) during their game against the New Orleans Hornets at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., Friday, March 15, 2013. Photo by Harry E. Walker/MCT

Kings vs. Wizards Preview

Chris Leach October 13, 2016

Basketball fans in the bluegrass are in for a treat this upcoming weekend.On Friday, UK will host its annual “Big Blue Madness” event introducing their men and women’s basketball teams. On Saturday...

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