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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kenny Payne talks to guard Charles Matthews on the sidelines during the UK vs. Mississippi State mens basketball game on Jan. 20, 2015, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Taylor Pence | Staff

Former Kentucky head coach John Calipari hires Kenny Payne to join Arkansas staff

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 18, 2024

Former Kentucky men’s basketball head coach John Calipari hired former Louisville head coach and Kentucky assistant Kenny Payne to his coaching staff at Arkansas. Payne was an assistant coach at Kentucky...

Kentucky guard Reed Sheppard dribbles the ball during the Kentucky vs. Florida mens’s basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky lost 94-91. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky icon Reed Sheppard declares for 2024 NBA Draft

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 18, 2024

Reed Sheppard joined Justin Edwards, Ugonna Onyenso and Rob Dillingham in declaring for the 2024 NBA Draft on Thursday. He will forgo his remaining college eligibility and not return to Kentucky in...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari speaks to reporters after the No. 6 Kentucky vs. No. 3 Kansas State mens basketball game in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 19, 2023, at Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina. Kansas State won 75-69. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Kentucky prospect Billy Richmond decommits from UK

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter April 17, 2024

Billy Richmond, a four-star recruit from Camden, New Jersey, has reopened his commitment following the news that John Calipari would be leaving the Kentucky basketball program. Richmond, being from...

Mens basketball player Anthony Davis before being inducted into UK Athletics Hall of Fame at Woodford Reserve Club in Kroger Field on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky leads the way with three members of USA Basketball Olympic Team

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

Just as it did with the NBA All Star Game, Kentucky men’s basketball made headlines once again for leading the way with the USA Basketball Olympic Team. The roster, featuring 12 players, had three...

Kentucky forward Ugonna Onyenso watches on during the No. 6 Kentucky vs. Missouri mens basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 90-77. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

Kentucky big man Ugonna Onyenso hires agent, declares for 2024 NBA Draft

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 17, 2024

Kentucky big man Ugonna Onyenso joined a long list of Wildcats to announce their departure from Kentucky, declaring for the 2024 NBA Draft. Onyenso, a former four-star prospect, came to Kentucky after...

Mark Pope claps at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Kentucky head coach Mark Pope earns first commitment in Lexington with Collin Chandler

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter April 16, 2024

Newly hired Kentucky men’s basketball coach Mark Pope added his first addition to the 2024-2025 roster on Tuesday, flipping BYU’s Collin Chandler to Lexington.  Chandler, who is a 6-foot, 4-inch...

Kentucky forward Zvonimir Ivišić (44) celebrates from the bench during the No. 17 Kentucky vs. No. 13 Alabama men’s basketball match on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 117-95. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Kentucky’s Zvonimir Ivišić joins John Calipari, commits to Arkansas

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 16, 2024

Croatian sensation Zvonimir “Big Z” Ivišić announced on Monday that he would be joining former head coach John Calipari in Fayetteville, committing to Arkansas after entering the transfer portal. It...

Mark Pope cheers at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

Mark Pope introduced to Kentucky fans as new head coach for first time

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 15, 2024

New Kentucky men’s basketball head coach Mark Pope was introduced to fans for the first time on Sunday after being hired on Friday. Pope arrived to a packed house inside Rupp Arena, with tens of thousands...

Kentucky forward Aaron Bradshaw yells in excitement during the Kentucky men’s basketball game vs. Tennessee on Saturday, March 9, 2024, at the Food City Center in Knoxville, Tennessee. Kentucky won 85-81. Photo by Isaiah Pinto | Staff

Kentucky transfer center Aaron Bradshaw commits to Ohio State

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 15, 2024

Kentucky men's basketball transfer center Aaron Bradshaw committed to Ohio State on Monday, one week after he entered the transfer portal while testing NBA Draft waters. He made the announcement on...

Johnuel Boogie Fland. Photo sourced from Instagram: boogieee

Kentucky men’s basketball commit Boogie Fland reopens recruitment

Tyler Russell, Men's Basketball Beat Reporter April 15, 2024

Four-star Kentucky commit Johnuel "Boogie" Fland requested to be released from his national letter of intent and will reopen his recruitment following the exit of John Calipari. Fland was one of the...

Kentucky guard DJ Wagner (21) waits to be helped up from the floor after fighting for a loose ball during the No. 2 Kentucky vs. No. 7 Texas A&M mens basketball game in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals on Friday, March 15, 2024, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Kentucky lost 97-87. Photo by Samuel Colmar | Staff

Former Kentucky five-star D.J. Wagner enters NCAA transfer portal

Cole Parke, Sports Editor April 15, 2024

Former five-star recruit D.J. Wagner became the latest Wildcats to enter the transfer portal on Monday. Wagner did so after head coach John Calipari opted to leave Kentucky to take the head coaching...

Mark Pope greets fans at his introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Abbey Cutrer | Staff

PHOTOS: BBN welcomes Mark Pope

Abbey Cutrer, Managing Editor April 14, 2024

Mark Pope’s introductory press conference as the new head coach of Kentucky men’s basketball was held on Sunday, April 14, 2024, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky.

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