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Monday Quickies: $1 Million Raised Edition

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The Kentucky basketball telethon raised over a million dollars and more in today’s quickies.

NCAA Basketball: Stephen F. Austin at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky basketball’s Teaming Up For Texas telethon produced extremely successful results, as they raised over $1 million to aid in Texas’ recovery. Mark Stoops, Matthew Mitchell and John Calipari all pitched in with $25,000 donations. Calipari threw in another $50,000 at the end of the show. The money will go to the Red Cross and help Texas recover from the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.

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UK basketball raises over $1 million for hurricane victims - CatsPause
John Calipari and the University of Kentucky basketball team raised over $1 million for Hurricane Harvey victims during a three-hour telethon on Sunday.

Kentucky basketball Hurricane Harvey relief telethon receives $100k donation - SEC Country
It must be nice to have six figures laying around, but it takes an even bigger heart to give it away for a good cause.

No Such Thing as an Ugly Road Win | Kentucky Sports Radio
Freddie Maggard breaks down what went wrong and what went right in Kentucky's 24-17 win over Southern Miss.

CatsIllustrated - FILM ROOM: Breaking down every run from the Wildcat against USM
There's been a lot of talk about the Wildcat formation since Kentucky's win against Southern Miss, when the Cats didn't have much success with the running backs taking snaps.

Former Wildcats heavily involved on NFL transaction wire | Kentucky Sports Radio
All NFL teams had to cut their rosters down to 53 players yesterday afternoon. Unfortunately, some former Wildcats did not make the cut.

CatsPause - Career day for Denzil Ware was no accident as Kentucky tops Southern Miss
HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Kentucky's Denzil Ware waited a full year for Saturday's game at Southern Miss. It showed, too.

WATCH: Kentucky QB commit Jarren Williams highlights from Friday - SEC Country
Jarren Williams' Central Gwinnett HS team lost its first game of the season on Friday, but the Kentucky quarterback commit still had a slew of highlights.

UCLA scores 35 unanswered points to beat Texas A&M, 45-44 - LA Times
The Bruins were dominated for nearly three quarters of the game but were able to erase a 34-point deficit to defeat the Aggies in the season opener for both teams.

Florida State Seminoles QB Deondre Francois out for season - ESPN
Florida State quarterback Deondre Francois will be out for the season after suffering a torn patellar tendon in his left knee in the Seminoles' 24-7 loss to Alabama on Saturday. He is expected to have surgery on Tuesday.

U.S. Open: Maria Sharapova falls to Anastasija Sevastova - USA Today
Maria Sharapova took the first set from Anastasija Sevastova, but she was ultimately done in by 51 unforced errors in a 5-7, 6-4, 6-2 loss.

Awkward! Brock Osweiler is returning to the Denver Broncos. - The Washington Post
Sports can be strange. Even John Elway admits his former and now present quarterback will require “a little love."

FCS football: 11 things to know about Liberty, which just beat Baylor |
Liberty racked up a lot of yards, and a lot of points, on what was recently one of the best programs in college football.

Chiefs reportedly bring back C.J. Spiller one day after cutting him -
Spiller rounds out a running group that includes Kareem Hunt and Charcandrick West.

Howard, Caylin Newton stun UNLV in one of the biggest upsets in college football history - Houston Chronicle
Cam Newton's brother is paving his own legacy in college football, but on a different route than Cam.

Su'a Cravens of Washington Redskins, 22, pondered retiring - ESPN
Redskins safety Su'a Cravens, 22, was talked out of retirement this weekend, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Washington put Cravens on the exempt/left squad list on Sunday.

A 17-Year-Old 'Overwatch' Pro Just Signed A $150,000 Overwatch League Contract - Tech Times
NRG Esports signed Jay Won, one of the best 'Overwatch' players in North America, to a $150,000 Overwatch League contract. The amount does not yet include his share from the bonuses that the team can earn.