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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

What Oscar Tshiebwe returning means for Kentucky

Hunter Shelton April 21, 2022

It's been a long 34 days since Kentucky's season was abruptly ended by Saint Peter's in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After the initial shock of the loss wore off, Big Blue Nation immediately...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) acknowledges fans after the UK vs. Florida mens basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 78-57. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

What Oscar Tshiebwe returning means for Kentucky

Hunter Shelton April 20, 2022

It's been a long 34 days since Kentucky's season was abruptly ended by Saint Peter's in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After the initial shock of the loss wore off, Big Blue Nation immediately...

University of Kentucky mens basketball head coach John Calipari testifies in front of the Senate Education Committee in favor of Senate bill 6, which passed unanimously on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2022, at Kentucky State Capitol annex building in Frankfort, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Calipari and Barnhart testify before Kentucky General Assembly, support NIL bill

Hunter Shelton February 10, 2022

Kentucky athletics director Mitch Barnhart and mens basketball head coach John Calipari testified in favor of name, image and likeness (NIL) legislation for student athletes in Kentucky on Wednesday. According...

A helmet rests on the field during the University of Kentucky Football media day on Friday, August 5, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

‘Now we can reap all the benefits.’ Student-athletes celebrate name, image and likeness opportunity

Sophia Shoemaker September 16, 2021

For years, student-athletes have been unable to profit off their name, image or likeness. But as of July 1, 2021, the years-long legal debate is over. Two months ago, new NCAA rules and state laws officially...

Kentucky’s offensive line wait to get their picture taken during the UK football media day on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Darian Kinnard believes one more year at UK will benefit his stock

Barkley Truax August 6, 2021

Many Kentucky football fans were surprised to hear back in January that Darian Kinnard, who is regarded as one of the top offensive tackles in the nation, decided to return to Lexington for one final season.The...

Chris Rodriguez Jr. poses for a photo with head coach Mark Stoops during the UK football media day on Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Mark Stoops as excited as ever for Kentucky football

Hunter Shelton August 6, 2021

Year nine of Mark Stoops at the helm is underway, as he answered questions today at UK football media day.A lot has changed since Stoops arrived in Lexington, but one thing that hasn't, is Stoops' undying...

Former Penn State quarterback Will Levis watches a play at Beaver Stadium.

Will Levis’ Finance degree has prepared him for NIL era

Barkley Truax July 27, 2021

Some student-athletes are struggling with marketing themselves in the NIL era, but in the case of Will Levis, his background in finance and support group around him has given him a grasp on what it means...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz (10) shoots a three during the University of Kentucky vs. University of Kansas mens basketball game at the Champions Classic on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Kansas won 65-62. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Correction: Davion Mintz becomes partnered with Reebok

Barkley Truax July 23, 2021

It's safe to say that we're fully immersed in the Name, Image and Likeness era.We've seen everything from Alabama quarterback Bryce Young reportedly making nearly a million dollars, to Tennessee State's...

Kentucky Wildcats setter Madison Lilley (3) is introduced before the University of Kentucky vs. Texas NCAA women’s volleyball championship game on Saturday, April 24, 2021, at CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. UK won 3-1. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

What is UK’s NIL policy?

Barkley Truax June 30, 2021

The University of Kentucky has released their policy on name, image and likeness (NIL).Their policy reads as followed: "To ensure that a student athlete may earn compensation for the use of his or her...

Candidate for Governor Andy Beshear talks to the crowd during the democratic campaign watch party on Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at the C2 Event Venue in Louisville, Kentucky. Photo by Breven Walker | Staff

What Gov. Beshear’s NIL executive order means for Kentucky athletics

Hunter Shelton June 25, 2021

July 1, 2021 will be remembered as a landmark date in the world of collegiate athletics, as multiple states will begin allowing student-athletes the opportunity to profit off their name, image and...

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