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Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) is sacked in the end zone for a safety during the No. 7 Kentucky vs. No. 14 Ole Miss football game on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at Vaught Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Ole Miss won 22-19. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Rebels conquer Cats: No. 7 Kentucky loses 22-19 at Ole Miss

Cole Parke, Sports Editor October 1, 2022

No. 7 Kentucky football (4-1) suffered its first loss of the season, coming up short 22-19 in Oxford against No. 14 Ole Miss (5-0). The result ultimately came down to UK consistently shooting itself...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Barion Brown (2) drops a pass during the No. 7 Kentucky vs. No. 14 Ole Miss football game on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at Vaught Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Ole Miss won 22-19. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

PHOTOS: No. 7 Kentucky falls 22-19 to No. 14 Ole Miss in Oxford

Jack Weaver, Photo Editor October 1, 2022

No. 7 Kentucky picked up its first loss of the season after being defeated 22-19 by No. 14 Ole Miss on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, at Vaught Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Pregame: 1st Half: 2nd...

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) throws the ball while warming up during the No. 8 Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois football game on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 31-23. Photo by Isabel McSwain | Staff

Kentucky continues AP Poll rise; jumps one spot to No. 7

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 26, 2022

Kentucky football continued its steady rise through the AP Poll rankings on Sunday, moving up one spot to No. 7 following its 31-23 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday. The placement at No. 7 marks...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Tayvion Robinson (9) runs down the field to score a touchdown during the No. 8 Kentucky vs. Northern Illinois football game on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 31-23. Photo by Isabel McSwain | Staff

No. 8 Kentucky muzzles Huskies; defeats Northern Illinois 31-23

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 24, 2022

No. 8 Kentucky (4-0) defeated Northern Illinois (1-3) 31-23, ensuring that it will travel to Oxford, Mississippi undefeated in week five. Unlike the previous games this season, Kentucky’s win over...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Dane Key (6) celebrates with tight end Josh Kattus (84) during the No. 9 Kentucky vs. Youngstown State football game on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 31-0. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

No. 9 Kentucky shuts out Youngstown State 31-0 to remain undefeated

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 17, 2022

No. 9 Kentucky (3-0) defeated Youngstown State (2-1) 31-0 at Kroger Field on Saturday, remaining undefeated in the 2022 season. The win marked the first shutout victory under head coach Mark Stoops,...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops talks to his team on the field during the No. 20 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Florida football game on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. UK won 26-16. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

Mark Stoops surpasses Bear Bryant to become winningest football coach in UK history

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 16, 2022

Kentucky football head coach Mark Stoops earned his 61st head coaching win with UK over No. 12 Florida on Saturday, becoming the winningest head coach in program history. Having tied the record in week...

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) throws a pass during the No. 20 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Florida football game on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. UK won 26-16. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Column: Kentucky’s win over Florida signifies nothing but success going forward

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 14, 2022

While a massive win on its own, Kentucky football’s win over then No. 12 Florida may go down as one of the most important of the season for the Wildcats. It was said before the season even began and...

The Wildcats lead the Rebels in the fourth set of the UK vs. Ole Miss game on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

UK needs more opportunities for women in sports

Kendall Staton, Assistant Opinions Editor September 14, 2022

The media storm surrounding the Mark Stoops vs. John Calipari Twitter debacle was definitely given more attention than it should have been. The debate surrounding mens basketball and football has sparked...

Kentucky Wildcats linebacker J.J. Weaver (13) rushes Florida Gators quarterback Anthony Richardson (15) during the No. 20 Kentucky vs. No. 12 Florida football game on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022, on Ben Hill Griffin Stadium in Gainesville, Florida. UK won 26-16. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

GATORS SWAMPED: No. 20 Kentucky defeats No. 12 Florida 26-16 in Gainesville

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 11, 2022

No. 20 Kentucky (2-0) defeated No. 12 Florida (1-1) 26-16 in Gainesville on Saturday, marking the first time since the 1975-1976 seasons that the Wildcats have defeated the Gators in back-to-back seasons. The...

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Will Levis (7) warms up on the sideline during the Kentucky vs. Miami Ohio football game on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 37-13. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

Wildcats look to vanquish first SEC opponent of the season in Gainesville

Cole Parke, Sports Editor September 9, 2022

Following a 37-13 victory in its season opener against Miami Ohio, Kentucky looks to compound the victory into a win streak heading into its first road game of the season. The Wildcats are slated to...

Kentucky Wildcats running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. (24) waits to warm up before the UK football spring game on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Chris Rodriguez Jr. arrested by campus police on Sunday

Cole Parke May 8, 2022

Kentucky running back Chris Rodriguez Jr. was arrested by UK campus police for driving under the influence and reckless driving on Sunday.Along with the charges on his arrest records, Rodriguez also received...

Kentucky Wildcats wide receiver Cole Lanter (81) scores a touchdown as wide receiver Luke Leeper (37) celebrates in the background during the UK football spring game on Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Questions answered and questions remaining after Kentucky football’s spring scrimmage

Cole Parke April 14, 2022

Kentucky football held its annual spring game on Saturday, pitting offense against defense in a display of where the program is ahead of the summer dead period.With every offseason of college athletics...

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