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Kentucky Wildcats forward Jacob Toppin (0) looks up at the scoreboard 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

Jacob Toppin enters name into 2022 NBA Draft while retaining college eligibility

Hunter Shelton April 12, 2022

Kentucky forward Jacob Toppin has announced via social media that he will enter his name into the 2022 NBA Draft while retaining his college eligibility. The 6-foot-9 forward will not hire an agent, giving...

Kentucky quarterback Will Levis (7) looks for an open receiver during an open practice in Lexington, Ky., Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Clubb)

Faith, family, football (and fruit, of course): The story of Will Levis

Jack Weaver January 27, 2022

Will Levis knows what it’s like to be a “normal student.”Last semester, Levis spent his weekends at Kroger Field, where he led the Wildcats in a successful 10-3 season. But just a semester before...

Reed Sheppard poses for picture with family after committing to the University of Kentucky at North Laurel High School | Photo by Jaron Centers

“It felt like home.” Reed Sheppard dead set on decision to play for Kentucky

Jaron Centers November 23, 2021

“It’s just special.” Reed Sheppard was adamant when asked how it felt to announce his commitment to Kentucky on Saturday. While Sheppard’s announcement ceremony was relatively short, it’s been...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Oscar Tshiebwe (34) fights off a defender while shooting the ball during the UK vs. Wesleyan exhibition game on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 95-72. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Pastures new and blue: Oscar Tshiebwe ready to make his mark in Lexington

Hunter Shelton November 4, 2021

From Morgantown to Lexington, Oscar Tshiebwe’s lovable energy has transitioned well from West Virginia to Kentucky. Following Tshiebwe’s impressive performances in Kentucky’s Blue-White game and...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Davion Mintz (10) is lifted up after winning the game with a last minute three pointer during the University of Kentucky vs. Vanderbilt mens basketball game on Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 77-74. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Remembering Terrence Clarke

Scott Clarke October 7, 2021

Terrence Clarke, born and raised in Boston, was killed in a car accident on April 22, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. He was 19 years old. It has been almost six months since the former Wildcat was tragically...

Former Kentucky football player Kash Daniel (left) and wide receiver Wan’dale Robinson (right) high five each other during the UK football Fan Day open practice on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at Kroger Field in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Behind the face mask: Wan’Dale Robinson

Scott Clarke September 2, 2021

There are a lot of words to describe junior wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson. He’s lightning-quick on the field. He’s explosive; any time he’s got the ball in his hands, he’s a threat to score....

Kentucky Wildcats guard Terrence Clarke (5) celebrates after making a three 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

The sports world reacts to the death of Terrence Clarke

Barkley Truax April 23, 2021

Former Kentucky men's basketball player was confirmed to have died in a car accident in Los Angeles, California, on Thursday, April 22, 2021.Clarke's agent at Klutch Sports, the management agency that...

César Bourgois celebrates during the University of Kentucky vs. Louisiana State mens tennis meet on Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at the Hilary J. Boone Tennis Complex in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 4-0. Photo by Jack Weaver | Staff

Some Kentucky seniors utilize eligibility waiver for extra year playing college sports

Braden Ramsey April 23, 2021

Nate Sestina came to Kentucky as a graduate transfer in 2019-20 looking to use his final year of collegiate eligibility to compete for an NCAA Championship. With the Cats on their typical perch atop the...

CamRon Fletcher from Mens Basketball Practice on September 24th, 2020.Photo by Chet White, UK Athletics. Uploaded on September 28th. Filename 200924practice04_cw.JPG

Cam’Ron Fletcher ready to make his mark on Kentucky

Trinity Bratchett October 23, 2020

It’s no surprise many are anticipating Kentucky to do big things this season, as the Cats have two of ESPN’s top-ten players from the 2020 class: BJ Boston and Wednesday interviewee Terrance Clarke....

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UK student, a former softball player, dies in car crash

Kernel News Staff February 13, 2020

A UK student died in a single-vehicle crash on I-64 on Wednesday, multiple media outlets reported. Brynlee Bigelow, 21, who the Lexington Herald-Leader reported to be a fourth year digital media and design...

Kentucky redshirt senior guard Sabrina Haines drives to the basket during the exhibition game against Southern Indiana on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 80-44. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Sabrina Haines’ two-year journey back to the basketball court

Mohammad Ahmad November 11, 2019

UK women’s basketball guard Sabrina Haines is shooting around and practicing in the Joe Craft Center practice gym. She’s going through her different workout routines. One minute she’s doing planks,...

Kentucky junior forward Nick Richards takes a shot during the game against Eastern Kentucky on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 91-49. Photo by Jordan Prather | Staff

Richards posts second 20-point career game in win over EKU

November 9, 2019

If you follow Kentucky basketball, then you know how much of a Nick Richards fan UK head coach John Calipari is. And you also know how much Cal has preached about Richards’ confidence skyrocketing since...

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