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Kentucky Wildcats Quickies: Cats Giving Back Edition

The Cats give back to the community, Kentucky Crazies podcast, New Mexico State gameday, and more in today’s quickies.

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Kentucky Faces New Mexico State on Heroes' Day | UK Wildcats News
Kentucky returns home to Commonwealth Stadium seeking its first victory of the season on Heroes' Day, which honors active, reserve and veteran members of the armed forces along with police, firefighters and first responders.

How much does Kentucky’s run defense need to improve? | Lexington Herald-Leader
Since the start of the second half in the season opener against Southern Miss, Kentucky has had a terrible time stopping the run. During the last 10 seasons, including this season, Kentucky's win probability has been just 40.7 percent. The Cats are 46-67 in that time, but their win probability jumped from 55.4 percent when it held the opponent to below 200 yards rushing to 71.1 percent when it held the opponent to less than 150 yards rushing.

Men’s basketball team visits kids at local elementary schools -
The Kentucky men's basketball team delivered packed lunches as a part of the UK Athletics-God’s Pantry "Back Pack" community service program on Friday to three different Lexington Elementary schools

Statue of SEC trailblazers to be unveiled Thursday - 247
Kentucky will unveil the statue of its four SEC football trailblazers at Commonwealth Stadium Thursday. The event will be open to the public.

UK, New Mexico State Aggies game preview | Lexington Herald-Leader
Fewer calls and fewer alterations will be part of the defensive game plan, and a slashed playbook could be on the way for Kentucky’s offense as part of Mark Stoops’ demand for simplification.

UK draws boos and ahhhs during elementary school visit - SEC Country
Here’s something you don’t hear every day: The Kentucky basketball team was booed by a gym full of students and their teachers at Picadome

Five-star basketball recruit coming to Kentucky for official visit | Lexington Herald-Leader
P.J. Washington, one of the top basketball recruits in the class of 2017, will be in Lexington for his official visit to Kentucky this weekend. John Calipari has formed a close relationship with Washington, who was born in Louisville, and his family. Trae Young will take an official visit to Oklahoma. Romeo Langford will be at Louisville for an unofficial visit.

Sports Illustrated tabs Anthony Davis No. 8 player in the NBA for 2017 -

SI concluded its Top 100 NBA Players for 2017 countdown on Thursday, and former Kentucky national player of the year and national champion Anthony Davis was ranked No. 8.

UK QB recruit is visiting Louisville for Saturday’s game | Lexington Herald-Leader
The University of Kentucky football program’s only commitment for the class of 2018 will be spending the first part of his Saturday afternoon in enemy territory.

The written rules of not being a shady GM, featuring A.J. Preller -
You might be more fascinated with the unethical behavior of the Padres GM, or the stupidity.

DraftKings paid millions to cover shortfalls from unfilled daily fantasy contests - ESPN
Daily fantasy sports operator DraftKings paid out millions of dollars this past weekend to cover shortfalls from unfilled NFL contests that offered large guaranteed prize pools.

NFL Week 2 game picks: Steelers top Bengals; Pack over Vikes -
There's no love lost in Bengals-Steelers -- a rivalry that features two of the best receivers in the game (Antonio Brown and A.J. Green). Who'll prevail? Elliot Harrison provides his Week 2 predictions.

5 reasons Ole Miss upset Bama twice in a row (aka, what it’d take to make it 3) -
Saturday, the Rebels attempt to pull off the near-unthinkable. Here's what's worked for them so far.

Former Wildcat Charles Hurt Dead At 55 -
Former UK basketball star Charles Hurt has passed away after a long battle with cancer, fellow Wildcat Jack "Goose" Givens has confirmed. Our thoughts and prayers are with Hurt’s family and friends.

And we have a special announcement: Going forward, the Kentucky Crazies Podcast will be featured here at A Sea Of Blue. It’s just one of several shows we’ll have on here going forward, which we’ll get into at a later date, but for now, enjoy the latest episode of the Kentucky Crazies Podcast!