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Below is a collection of writing about the debate team at the University of Kentucky. If you have a piece that you'd like to be displayed here, please contact us.

2010s - 2020s

Bluegrass Debate Coalition, UK Colleges Partner to Prepare Students for Success - 3/09/2022

UK Debate Sophomores Receive Automatic Bid to 2022 National Debate Tournament - 3/04/2022
Intercollegiate Debate Launches Public Forum Team
- 2/28/2022

5th Grade Wiz Has Standout Season With Bluegrass Debate Coalition - 2/04/2022
UK Intercollegiate Debate Team Has Strong Start to Spring Semester - 1/25/2022

Bluegrass Debate Coalition Expands Support for Debate Education - 9/3/2021

UK Debate Earns Automatic Bid to 2021 National Debate Tournament - 2/24/2021

UK Debate Team Finishes Virtual Semester of Competition - 11/24/2020

UK Debate Launches Coalition to Support K-12 Debate Education - 10/8/2020
UK Debate Starts Season Strong and Virtually - 10/2/2020
5 UK Students, Alums Awarded Fulbrights, Including 1 in Debate - 6/5/2020
UK Debate Team Focuses Efforts on Helping High School Debate - 6/2/2020
UK Debate Team National Champions Recognized at UK Basketball Game - 2/6/2020
UK Debate Wins Hoosier Invitational With Rare Accomplishment - 2/5/2020
UK Debate Has Impressive Season Opener, Hopes to Continue Past Success - 9/20/2019

April 25 Declared UK Debate Team Day - 4/25/2019
UK Takes National Championship — in Debate - 3/29/2019
UK team brings home this national championship 33 years after Chef Ouita won it - 3/27/2019
UK Debate Team: What it Takes to be No. 1 - 1/9/2019
UK debate team takes on the nation in first place spot - 11/12/2018
UK Debate Team Ranked Top in the Nation - 10/19/2018
After Strong Semester UK Debate Team Members Ranked 3rd in the Nation - 12/18/2017 
UK Intercollegiate Debate Team Prepares for Strong Season - 9/7/2017
Kentucky Debate’s Tournament of Champions Travels to China - 2/15/2017
UK Debate Team Heads to National Finals With a Top 16 Ranking - 3/14/2016
UK Debate Team Finishes Fall Semester Strong - 12/17/2015
UK Debate Team off to a Strong Start after First Two Tournaments - 10/29/2015
UK Debate Team Set to Begin Another Successful Season - 9/8/2015
Debate Team Has Historic Spring Semester - 4/2/2013
UK Debate Team Starts Season Out Strong - 10/24/2012
UK Students Win Scholarships to Study at Cambridge, Oxford2/7/2012
Debate Team Comes Home to CCIS, Honors Long Time Coach Patterson - 10/21/2011
UK Debate Takes Novice Championship at Season Opener9/26/2011
Debate Team Starts Out Strong - 10/15/2010

Historical Articles

Articles from the 50s

Little Nationals - Tulsa World

Articles from the 70s

1971 Debate Team Conquers Coast - Kentucky Kernel
1971 UK News
1971 Debaters to Compete
1971 News Release - Student Forum
1971 UK News
1971 UK Forensics Squad Takes Six Trophies - Leader
1971 News Release - College of A&S

1972 Two UK Debaters Qualify for Nationals - Courier Journal
1972 UK Debaters Qualify for National Meet - Herald Leader 
1972 UK Debaters Win Tourney - Herald Leader

1973 Memorandum

1974 Debate Winners
1974 'Boro Native Places in Debate
1974 Debating Champion

1975 Two UK Students Qualify for Debate - Kentucky Kernel

1976 Debaters Win Two Tourneys
1976 Super Team
1976 UK Debating Team's Success is not Debatable - Lexington Herald
1976 UK Can Brag on Debate Team - Lexington Herald

1977 Debaters Win Consistently - Kentucky Kernel
1977 UK Debate Team Prepares for National Debate Tournament - Kentucky Kernel
1977 Debater Skillman Named Top National Performer

1979 Debate Team Nearing National Championship - Kentucky Kernel


Articles from the 80s

1980 A Tough UK Debate Team
1980 A Tough UK Debate Team (Cover)
1980 It's Debatable - Kentucky Kernel

1981 Debate Director Awarded - CommuniK
1981 Who Gets the Coverage? - Kentucky Kernel
1981 UK Jeff Jones named Top Debater - Kentucky Kernel

1982 Those Winning Wildcats - CommuniK

1983 J.W. is a Friend to SGA, the Debate Team - Campus

1985 Debate Team Wins, goes to Georgia - Kentucky Kernel
1985 UK Debate Team Wins Invitational Tournament - Kentucky Kernel
1985 Debate Duo Takes First in Tourney - Kentucky Kernel
1985 UK Debate Team Wins Invitational Tournament

1986 College Students Gather for Debate Competition - Kentucky Kernel

1987 University's Top Debate Team Victorious at North Carolina

1988 Coaches say Bentson won Debate between Candidates

1989 Mather Completes First Year - Kentucky Kernel
1989 Debaters Take Gold at Tourney - Kentucky Kernel
1989 UK Debate Team makes Final Four in Nationals - Kentucky Kernel

1989 UK Debate Team among Best in the Nation - Kentucky Kernel


Articles from the 90s

1990 Arranged as an Avant-Garde
1990 Debaters Win Tourney during Holiday Break - Kentucky Kernel
1990 No Arguing Against it: UK Debaters Among Elite - Kentucky Kernel
1990 Debate Team falls short of First Place at Tournament - Kentucky Kernel

1991 UK's McKinney Top Debater in Dartmouth Tournament - Kentucky Kernel

1991 Two-time Debate Champ Ready to Move on - Kentucky Kernel
1991 UK Debater Earns Honor at National Tournament - Kentucky Kernel

1993 Debate Team Wins at Baylor
1993 Debaters Team Up Again for Tourney - Kentucky Kernel
1993 Debate Team Wins 'Run for the Roses' - Kentucky Kernel

1994 UK Debaters No. 1
1994 J.W. Patterson's Role in Success at UK is matter of little Debate

1995 Debaters Arguing for Top Spot - Kentucky Kernel

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