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Kentucky track athlete Sydney McLaughlin is introduced as the Y during the exhibition game against Georgetown College on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 80-53. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Sydney McLaughlin takes home second gold medal in Tokyo

Barkley Truax August 7, 2021

She did it again. Sydney McLaughlin and her Team USA teammates (Allyson Felix, Dalilah Muhammad, Athing Mu) won gold in the Women’s 4x400m relay with a time of 3:16.85, coming up one second shy of the...

Javianne Oliver stands on the podium after competing in the Olympic Qualifiers on June 20, 2021.

Javianne Oliver, Team USA wins silver in Women’s 4x100m relay

Barkley Truax August 6, 2021

Former Kentucky Track and Field stars are lighting up the Olympics in Tokyo.Javianne Oliver (UK, 2015-17) along with her teammates (Jenna Prandini, Gabrielle Thomas, Teahna Daniels) in the Women's 4x100m...

Mary Tucker and Lucas Kozeniesky pose with their Olympic silver medals after the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team Gold Medal match between Team USA and China on Tuesday July 27, 2021. 

Mary Tucker wins silver, becomes second UK Rifle star to medal at Olympics

Barkley Truax July 27, 2021

Mary Tucker and her teammate Lucas Kozeniesky are now Olympic silver medalists. The pair were guaranteed a medal after the qualifying rounds of the 10m Air Rifle Mixed Team event, shooting a 418.0 to...

Gold medalist and Olympic record holder William Shaner of the United States stands on the podium after winning the mens 10-meter air rifle on Sunday in Asaka, Japan.

Will Shaner takes gold in Tokyo

Barkley Truax July 25, 2021

Will Shaner is an Olympic gold medalist.The 20-year-old took gold with an Olympic-record setting performance of 251.6 over eventual silver medalist, China's Sheng Lihao, 16, who shot 250.9. China's Yang...

The Kentucky Wildcat and Kentucky cheerleaders create a pyramid during the game against Fort Wayne on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 86-67. Photo by Arden Barnes | Staff

UK cheer has a big opportunity to expand its sport

Chris Leach December 4, 2017

The biggest stage in all of sports is arguably the Olympics, as fans of all sports from around the globe tune in to watch their country compete against the world’s best. With so many people watching,...

UK Cheerleaders pump up the crowd during the Catwalk prior to the senior day game against Louisville on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Lexington, Ky. Louisville won the game 44-17.

UK’s cheer team chosen to represent Team USA

Kernel Sports Staff November 29, 2017

On Wednesday afternoon, USA Cheer announced that it has chosen UK’s cheer squad to represent Team USA at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.The International Cheer Union and the Korea...

Outside hitter Leah Edmond attacks the ball during the match against Saint Louis on Saturday, September 10, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky won the match 3-0. Photo by Hunter Mitchell | Staff

Edmond’s offense and energy brings a lot to the floor

Keyera Jackson September 10, 2017

Leah Edmond had a big season last year, finishing her freshman season on the UK women's volleyball team as an AVCA Third-Team All American, the SEC Freshman of the Year, a member of the All-SEC Team and...

14 Pj Washington (USA) - Islamic Republic of Iran v United States of America, 2017 FIBA U19 Basketball World Cup (EGY), Cairo - Cairo Stadium Indoor Hall 1(EGY), Group Phase, 1 July, 2017.

The future of UK basketball becoming clear at FIBA U19 Championships

Chris Leach July 7, 2017

There is a lot of uncertainty that surrounds the UK men’s basketball team for next season.What fans are uncertain of is how next year’s roster will shape out. The roster, made up of eight freshman,...

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