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Monday Quickies: Houston Helpers Edition

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John Calipari brings some friends to the Houston Red Cross, and more in today’s quickies.

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John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats are still doing their part to help with Houston’s devastation after Hurricane Harvey. The Cats raised over $1 million for the victims via the Teaming up For Texas telethon. Now they’ve followed that up by making a visit to the Red Cross Disaster Recovery HQ. Cal was joined by Jarred Vanderbilt, Andrew and Aaron Harrison, and Kenny Payne.

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Kentucky Claims Wolf Run Crown, Four Players in Top 10 - UK
Kentucky shot 4-over par for the day and concluded the event at 20-over par. That total was six shots ahead of Miami (OH) who posted a runner-up finish. Central Florida rounded out the top three after carding a +31 during the 54-hole event.

Dan Dakich uses Derek Willis’ tattoos to argue against NCAA paying players | Kentucky Sports Radio
The former Indiana interim coach and current ESPN broadcaster believes that because college athletes can get tattoos, they don't need to be paid.

Kentucky Blanks Ohio 3-0 on Sunday in Athens - UK
Freshmen Jessica Lazo and Eva Mitchell each scored in addition to senior Katy Keen on Sunday afternoon as the Kentucky women's soccer team posted its second clean sheet in a row, blanking the Ohio Bobcats 3-0.

Dan Dakich uses Derek Willis’ tattoos to argue against NCAA paying players | Kentucky Sports Radio
The former Indiana interim coach and current ESPN broadcaster believes that because college athletes can get tattoos, they don't need to be paid.

No. 13 Kentucky Sweeps Loyola (Chicago) in Milwaukee - UK
The offense shined in the sweep. Kentucky tied the school record for attacking percentage in a three-set match at .548. The Wildcats earned 43 kills in the match on just 73 attacks.

WATCH: What is it like to run through the tunnel at Kroger Field? | Kentucky Sports Radio
Have you ever wondered what it's like to run out of the tunnel at Kroger Field? KY Wildcats TV has you covered:

Column: Johnson No. 1 QB, but good decision to play Barker | CatsPause
If Kentucky truly had a quarterback controversy (it didn't), it was over after Drew Barker's first two series of the season. - Should UK worry about DeAndre Square's trip to Ohio State?
Over the weekend Kentucky linebacker commitment DeAndre Square took an unofficial visit to Ohio State with the Buckeyes hosting Oklahoma in college football's game of the day.

Calipari conducting first in-home visit with Quentin Grimes - CatsPause
Kentucky coach John Calipari is conducting his first in-home visit with 5-star guard Quentin Grimes in Texas Sunday. - UK coaches showed Wandale Robinson lots of love on his visit Saturday
It's no stretch to say that Frankfort (Ky.) Western Hills athlete Wandale Robinson is one of Kentucky's top in-state recruiting priorities from the 2019 class

Kentucky football to get some real answers against South Carolina | Lexington Herald Leader
Kentucky football has started 2-0. The Wildcats travel to South Carolina for SEC opener on Saturday in Columbia. The Gamecocks are also 2-0.

Calipari visits Red Cross headquarters in Houston - 247
A week after helping raise over $1 million for flood victims in Texas, John Calipari followed up by making a visit to the Red Cross headquarters in Houston Sunday.

Julius Randle returns to Lexington to unveil basketball court | Lexington Herald Leader
Julius Randle, a past basketball player for the University of Kentucky, came back to his college town this weekend to unveil a refurbished basketball court at the Charles Young Center.

Jason Witten becomes Cowboys’ all-time receiving yards leader – ProFootballTalk
Move over Michael Irvin, here comes Jason Witten. The Cowboys tight end passed Irvin as the team's all-time leader in receiving yards. Irvin had 11,904 yards in his career. Witten had a second-quarter catch for 11 yards, giving him 11,906 for his career.

Dalton gives one of his worst performances in opening loss - USA Today
Andy Dalton matched his career high with four interceptions during the Bengals' 20-0 opening loss to the Ravens

Packers' improved defense on display in throttling of Seahawks -
In a low-scoring slugfest Sunday, it was the Green Bay Packers who boasted the better defense and not the Seattle Seahawks, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Titans can't keep up with Raiders in 26-16 opening loss - USA Today
The Tennessee Titans missed their big opportunity to show the NFL they're ready to play with the league's big boys. The Titans managed to tie up the Raiders twice only to lose 26-16 in the season opener.

Heisman candidate Mayfield powers Oklahoma's hot start | FOX Sports
Not only did Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield beat Ohio State in Columbus and avenge last year’s embarrassing Buckeyes blowout, he also powered his way into the Heisman Trophy conversation.

Stephon Tuitt of Pittsburgh Steelers feared to have torn biceps - ESPN
The Pittsburgh Steelers fear defensive end Stephon Tuitt suffered a torn biceps Sunday, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter.

‘It’ Breaks September Records, Supercharging the Box Office - The New York Times
The Stephen King adaptation arrived to $117.2 million in weekend ticket sales in North America, smashing predictions and ending an alarming Hollywood slump.