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Former Nike executive discusses alleged $10K deal for Anthony Davis at Kentucky

Hunter Shelton February 15, 2022

Merl Code, a former Nike and Adidas executive, knows his time in a jail cell is approaching.  Code, who played a role in the 2017 pay-for-play college basketball scandal that was uncovered by the FBI,...

Andre Reeds Yeezy collection is valued over $1000.

The billion-dollar shoe secret

Bryce Stiff March 20, 2019

The usual things people expect to see walking into a college dorm room are probably textbooks, notes and other supplies. Rarely do you walk into a dorm that could double as a shoe box. But things are now...

The Kentucky Kernels sport editor, Erika Bonner, takes notes during a post-game press conference with John Calipari at Rupp Arena on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Women are showing ‘what crazy can do’ in newsroom

March 4, 2019

Have you seen Nike’s newest “Dream Crazier” campaign ad narrated by Serena Williams? It’s over a week old now and you probably have seen it, but if not, stop reading this (but only if you promise...

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True patriots support the right to have controversial debates

September 5, 2018

A picture released Tuesday showing Colin Kaepernick’s face with the caption, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything” and the Nike logo sparked outrage as people burned their...

Age restrictions on gun sales are necessary moving forward

Hannah Woosley March 14, 2018

Dick’s Sporting Goods, Walmart, Kroger and L.L. Bean are currently doing what lawmakers aren’t.Dick’s Sporting Goods began what now looks like a chain-reaction to gun violence sweeping the United...


Kernel Keep Up: Nike’s new deal, SEC tournament, Baseball on fire and more

March 5, 2018

It's Monday. Already behind on the week? Us too. So, we're introducing Kernel Keep Up—your weekly catch-up on what's important this week and last. Here's all the news you need to know to tackle the...

United Students Against Sweatshops members Faisal Al Z, Will Kueshner, Alex Wood, Aditya Sriram, Cameron Baller, Lidya Yatin posing outside the Main Building before a meeting with the administration where UK announced its new Nike deal. 

Student group seeks to keep UK, Nike accountable with new workers’ rights contract

Sydney Momeyer March 4, 2018

UK apparel is not generally associated with a worker’s rights movement, but that is quickly changing.On Feb. 6, 2018, UK finalized an amendment to its current apparel contract with Nike that would obligate...

United Students Against Sweatshops has had a chapter at UK since 2012. Used with permission of USAS.

United Students Against Sweatshops: Taking a stand for workers’ rights

Will Kueshner February 6, 2018

Did you know that the clothing retail company GAP has knowingly outsourced their production to factories employing children as young as eight years old?That many garment-factory workers producing apparel...

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Nike announces self-lacing shoe

Madison Rexroat November 24, 2016

Nike’s debut of self-lacing sneakers has garnered plenty of attention from fans. And for a mere $720, just a few lucky shoe lovers will never have to tie their own laces again.Starting December 1, the...

UK, in partnership with Nike, unveil a new graphic identity, secondary logo and uniforms during a press conference at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. on Friday, February 5, 2016. Photo by Michael Reaves | Staff.

UK unveils new Wildcat logo, Nike uniforms

Anthony Crawford February 5, 2016

“Respect the past, Represent the future.” That was Nike’s philosophy while designing UK’s new uniform. The uniforms were unveiled on Friday morning with a presentation by Nike in Commonwealth Stadium.The...

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