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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Even when Olympic dreams go sideways, ‘Sleigh Queen’ Simidele Adeagbo’s crown stays intact

Sarah Michels February 10, 2022

 Simidele Adeagbo should be in Beijing right now. Instead, she’s watching the Winter Olympics on her couch as the first one out. University of Kentucky alumna Adeagbo needed to place 20th to secure...

Michael Culver cheered on the UK Cheer white squad from 2009 to 2013. He was one of several alumni who returned to cheer on the Cats at the UK versus Alabama basketball game. 

UKPD officer returns to Rupp Arena to cheer on the Cats again

Bailey Vandiver February 26, 2018

Being on the floor of Rupp Arena “never gets old.”UK Police Officer Michael Culver returned to a familiar spot for the UK versus Alabama basketball game: the sideline.As a student, Culver cheered on...

The Kentucky Cheerleading team holds an open practice on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky Cheer will represent the USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Chris Leach | Staff

UK Cheer performs at Winter Olympics closing ceremony

Kernel Sports Staff February 25, 2018

The UK cheer team took the biggest stage at the Winter Olympics on Sunday as they represented team USA at the closing ceremonies in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The routine lasted about a minute and-a-half...

The Kentucky Cheerleading team holds an open practice on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 in Lexington, Ky. Kentucky Cheer will represent the USA in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Chris Leach | Staff

UK Cheer celebrating trip to Winter Olympics with hard work

Chris Leach February 9, 2018

Normally at this time of the year, the Kentucky cheer team is finished with national competitions, but this season is a little bit different. UK still has its biggest cheer competition of the season left...

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...

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