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The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

The Student News Site of University of Kentucky

Kentucky Kernel

Campers rush to throw down their tents and blankets to claim a space on the lawn of Memorial Coliseum on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022, in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Carter Skaggs | Staff

‘It’s that Kentucky thing.’ Big Blue Madness Campout brings UK basketball fans together

Laurel Swanz, Reporter October 5, 2022

The lawn surrounding Memorial Coliseum transformed into a sea of tents and UK-blue T-shirts last weekend at the Big Blue Madness Campout, returning for the first time since 2019 due to COVID. Over 300...

The Wildcats lead the Rebels in the fourth set of the UK vs. Ole Miss game on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 3-1. Photo by Jack Weaver | Kentucky Kernel

UK needs more opportunities for women in sports

Kendall Staton, Assistant Opinions Editor September 14, 2022

The media storm surrounding the Mark Stoops vs. John Calipari Twitter debacle was definitely given more attention than it should have been. The debate surrounding mens basketball and football has sparked...

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...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Rhyne Howard (5) smiles after making a 3-pointer during the UK vs. Auburn womens basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 90-62. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Rhyne Howard drafted No. 1 overall in 2022 WNBA Draft; makes UK history

Cole Parke April 11, 2022

Kentucky womens basketball star guard Rhyne Howard was selected No. 1 overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2022 WNBA Draft on Monday.With Howard going No. 1 overall, Kentucky becomes just the 15th college...

Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard (10) takes questions 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

Rhyne Howard named Wooden Award All-American

Cole Parke March 30, 2022

Kentucky senior guard Rhyne Howard was named a Wooden Award All-American on Wednesday, earning the accolade for the third consecutive year.The team is composed of five of the best womens college basketball...

Kentucky Wildcats center Olivia Owens (00) boxes out during a free throw during the UK vs. Presbyterian College women’s basketball game on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. Kentucky won 81-53. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Olivia Owens announces departure from UK womens basketball team

Cole Parke March 28, 2022

Kentucky center Olivia Owens announced via Twitter she was departing the womens basketball team to transfer into law school. “I will be a proud Kentucky Alumnus and will always carry blue in my heart,”...

Kentucky forward Dreuna Edwards (44) holds her jersey in her mouth 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

Three Kentucky players enter transfer portal

Cole Parke March 25, 2022

Three Kentucky players announced they will be entering their names into the transfer portal on Friday.Current senior point guard Jazmine Massengill, junior forward Dre’una Edwards and sophomore guard...

Kentucky forward Dreuna Edwards (44) reacts to a foul call during 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

Kentucky loses to Princeton 69-62 in NCAA Tournament Round of 64

Cole Parke March 19, 2022

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—No. 6 seeded Kentucky fell short 69-62 to No. 11 Princeton in the Round of 64 in Bloomington, Indiana, ending the Wildcats' season.The loss ends what was a 10-game winning streak for...

Kentucky Wildcats guard Rhyne Howard high fives a fan during the team’s return from the SEC Tournament championship game on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky. UK defeated No. 1 South Carolina 64-62 with a 3-pointer by Dre’Una Edwards in the last seconds of the game in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Rhyne Howard named AP First Team All-American for third time

Cole Parke March 16, 2022

Kentucky womens basketball star Rhyne Howard made history on Wednesday, becoming the first Wildcat to be named to three consecutive AP All-American First Teams.No other UK player has achieved the feat...

Kentucky Wildcats head coach Kyra Elzy holds the cut championship net during the team’s return from the SEC Tournament championship game on Sunday, March 6, 2022, at Joe Craft Center in Lexington, Kentucky. UK defeated No. 1 South Carolina 64-62 with a 3-pointer by Dre’Una Edwards in the last seconds of the game in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Kentucky duels Princeton in NCAA Tournament Round of 64

Cole Parke March 14, 2022

No. 6 seeded Kentucky found itself in the Bridgeport Region of the bracket, first facing off against No. 11 seeded Princeton, as it attempts to win its first national championship in program history.The...

Kentucky guards Emma King (34) and Robyn Benton (1) cheer on their teammates during the UK vs. Vanderbilt womens basketball game on Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 69-65. Photo by Isabel McSwain | Staff

Bloomington to Bridgeport: Kentucky’s road to its first national championship

Cole Parke March 14, 2022

One week removed from its thrilling SEC Tournament win over No. 1 South Carolina to claim its first SEC Championship in 40 years, Kentucky’s spot in the womens NCAA Tournament has been set in stone.Despite...

Kentucky Wildcats forward Dreuna Edwards (44) drives the ball during the UK vs. Auburn womens basketball game on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at Memorial Coliseum in Lexington, Kentucky. UK won 90-62. Photo by Michael Clubb | Staff

Dre’una Edwards: More than just a game-winner

Cole Parke March 7, 2022

Kentucky forward Dre’una Edwards made the 3-point basket to win the Wildcats their first SEC Championship since 1982, but that is far from all to her story.Edwards returned to Kentucky as a junior, looking...

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