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Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy answers a question during a postgame press conference after the UK vs. Princeton womens basketball game in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Saturday, March 19, 2022, at Assembly Hall in Bloomington, Indiana. Princeton won 69-62. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Kyra Elzy adds fifth signee to 2022 freshman class

Cole Parke April 13, 2022

Kentucky womens basketball head coach Kyra Elzy added her fifth signee to the 2022 freshman class, signing four-star guard Kennedy Cambridge on Wednesday.Cambridge, who ranked as the 36th best guard in...

Kyra Elzy, third from left in back row, poses with the UK womens basketball team during their teams social justice march on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Elzy was named head  coach after Matthew Mitchell’s retirement announcement on Nov. 12.  Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Who is Kyra Elzy?

Braden Ramsey November 24, 2020

Kentucky women’s basketball team underwent a massive shake up prior to this season as associate head coach Kyra Elzy was named interim head coach following stalwart Matthew Mitchell’s resignation and...

Isaiah Jackson. Men’s basketball practice. Photo by Chet White | UK Athletics

Isaiah Jackson aiming to be UK’s next premier freshman big

Grant Grubbs November 10, 2020

Isaiah Jackson is used to the spotlight. The standout big man averaged 19.7 points and an astounding 7.7 blocks per game his senior year at Waterford Mott High School. There were few on the court who could...

Brandon Boston Jr. Men’s basketball practice. Photo by Noah J. Richter | UK Athletics

BJ Boston ready to show off his west-coast flair for the Wildcats

Grant Grubbs November 6, 2020

To say Brandon Boston Jr. is excited for the upcoming season may be an understatement.“I feel like a dog in a cage,” he said in a press conference on Friday. “I’m just ready to get out and go to...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari discusses a play with his team during a timeout in the game against Florida on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 65-59. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Kentucky Basketball adds Four-Star Point Guard to 2021 Class

Kassidy Stumbo August 22, 2020

John Calipari and his Wildcats have had a rough few weeks on the recruiting trail, but he and the team are hoping today’s addition helps turn the trend.Earlier today, four-star point guard Nolan Hickman...

Kentucky Wildcats quarterback Gunnar Hoak (12) anticipates the snap. University of Kentucky’s football team played their annual spring game on Friday, April 12, 2019 at Kroger Field. The Blue team won 64-10. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Gunnar Hoak entering transfer portal

April 23, 2019

11 days after UK football's Blue/White Spring game, quarter back Gunnar Hoak has announced he will be entering the transfer portal. He is set to graduate in May, and per NCAA graduate transfer rules, would...

Kentucky head coach John Calipari sits back with his mouth open on the bench. UK mens basketball team lost to Tennessee 71-52 at Thompson Bowling Arena on Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

5-star forward Keion Brooks commits to Kentucky

March 15, 2019

UK men's basketball coach John Calipari has a reputation for being one of the best recruiters of high school talent in the nation. The consistent trend continued for the Cats as 5-star wing player Keion...

Kentucky football runs out of the tunnel during the game against Central Michigan on Saturday, September 1, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Photo by Chase Phillips | Staff

4-star Kentuckian Wandale Robinson commits to Kentucky football

Kernel Sports Staff November 1, 2018

Mark Stoops and company secured a four-star football recruit today in class of 2019 running back Wandale Robinson.Robinson, out of Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky, announced his decision...

Isaac Humphries is introduced during Big Blue Madness on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky..

Is Big Blue Madness an effective recruiting tool?

October 9, 2018

Over the years at UK, Big Blue Madness, the annual open practice held for the basketball team, has been one of the most talked about recruiting tools for John Calipari and the Cats.When a recruit is on...

Freshman guard Tyler Ulis attacks the basket during Big Blue Madness in Rupp Arena in Lexington, Ky., on Friday, October 17, 2014. Photo by Jonathan Krueger | Staff

UK recruits visiting UK during Madness

Kevin Erpenbeck October 14, 2016

Big Blue Madness serves not only as a spectacle for fans, but as a recruiting event for possible future players. Every year, a handful of high school players come to Lexington to witness the glitz and...

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