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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) hypes up the crowd during the UK vs. Vanderbilt SEC Tournament quarterfinals mens basketball game on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. UK won 77-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Oscar Tshiebwe named NABC National Player of the Year

Hunter Shelton March 29, 2022

Kentucky forward Oscar Tshiebwe has once again made history, becoming the first Wildcat and the first Southeastern conference player to be named the National Player of the Year by the National Association...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Lance Ware (55) celebrates during the UK vs. Vanderbilt mens SEC Tournament quarterfinals basketball game on Friday, March 11, 2022, at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. UK won 77-71. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Five takeaways from Kentucky’s 77-71 win over Vanderbilt

Hunter Shelton March 11, 2022

Kentucky fought past the feisty Vanderbilt Commodores 77-71 on Friday night inside Amalie Arena, advancing to the semifinals of the 2022 SEC Tournament. The Wildcats will take on the Tennessee Volunteers...

Pulling a STUNT: UK Athletics’ new program ready to take campus by storm

Hunter Shelton February 17, 2022

The University of Kentucky has officially welcomed the sport of STUNT to its varsity athletics program.One of the fastest-growing female sports in the United States, STUNT is a team-versus-team competition...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari talks to his team during the UK vs. University of South Carolina men’s basketball game on Saturday, March 6, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 92-64. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kentucky basketball welcomes four new transfers

Hunter Shelton October 8, 2021

Big Blue Nation is no stranger to learning a bulk of new names this time every year.Head coach John Calipari and the Wildcats have been at the forefront of the “one-and-done” era of college basketball,...

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The monster under our bed: Addressing mass shootings in post-pandemic America

Grant Wheeler March 17, 2021

Tuesday morning our country woke up to a tragic piece of news that was heartbreaking, spirit breaking, and sadly inevitable. A mass shooting in Atlanta has left eight dead, four of which are believed to...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Olivier Sarr (30) walks off the court with his teammates after missing a game winning shot during the University of Kentucky vs. Notre Dame basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Notre Dame won 64-63. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Knox Co. Court asks for reallocation of taxes from UK following MBB statement

Braden Ramsey January 11, 2021

Earlier today, the Knox County Fiscal Court formed a resolution calling for Kentucky’s political leaders to reallocate tax funds from the University of Kentucky. The move comes in response to Kentucky’s...

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RBG’s potential pre-election replacement should concern both sides of the aisle

Sarah Michels September 19, 2020

When news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death hit the nation Friday, there was little time to grieve. RBG, a champion for gender equality and underrepresented peoples, had been battling pancreatic cancer...

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Recent EPA regulatory rollbacks are not the correct response to COVID-19

Cameron Luker March 30, 2020

A brief review of court cases involving the legal distinctions of corporations will show a several-decades-long trend of corporations claiming that they are entitled to the same rights as people. This...

Kentucky punter Max Duffy punts the ball during the game against Missouri on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 29-7. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Punter Max Duffy wins Ray Guy Award

Mohammad Ahmad December 12, 2019

The Kentucky football team continues to receive national recognition.This time, Cats' punter Max Duffy is the center of attention. On Thursday night, during the Home Depot College Football Awards in Atlanta,...

A packed student section gets rowdy before the game against Kansas on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won with a final score of 71-63. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Every UK student should go to at least one basketball game

Shawn Clancy December 3, 2019

It’s no secret how much Kentucky loves its basketball team; they proudly claim “The Greatest Tradition” and even new students are able to reminisce on past championships. There is a palpable air...

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FEC complaint against Matt Jones a bad move for Mitch McConnell

Sarah Michels November 10, 2019

Last Wednesday night, Kentucky Sports Radio fans celebrated a UK men’s basketball win against No. 1 ranked Michigan State as they listened to Matt Jones host his weekday radio talk show. But, Thursday...

Kentucky freshman forward EJ Montgomery boxes out under the goal during the game against Wofford in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday, March 23, 2019, at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

EJ Montgomery announces return to Kentucky

May 29, 2019

After UK forward Nick Richards announced yesterday his return for a junior season, EJ Montgomery has confirmed he will be back in blue and white for his sophomore year. Montgomery is one of the many to...

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