Tuesday's Top 10: Football news, Cal out recruiting and NBA preseason action

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[caption id="attachment_203895" align="alignnone" width="1195"]Mark Zerof | USA Today Mark Zerof | USA Today[/caption] Good morning, friends. I hope you all got a good night's sleep last night. I know I sure did. I dozed off around 7:30 pm while waiting for Monday Night Football and woke up at 7:30 am today with a dead cell phone and a puddle of drool next to my face. Needed that one. Today I'm running this here website and we've got a special treat for you later this afternoon. Until then, check out all the important stuff from Monday and what's ahead.  

1.) Another surly caller got through to the Mark Stoops Call-In Show.

Once again, a caller got through to Mark Stoops' weekly radio show to talk about Stoops' replacement for the job he still has, as Benny from Carrollton did a couple of weeks ago. The new caller, Bill from Paducah, asked if Patrick Towles is still on the team, and then said, “What I’m wondering is if Coach Mullen at Mississippi State gets fired, do you think he could come to Kentucky, maybe?” Tom Leach abruptly dropped the call and took the show to its next break so Stoops wouldn't have to address the rude call.

2.) We'll hear from Eddie Gran and the offense today.

It's the offense's day to do the talkin' after Tuesday's football practice. Coach Gran and select player will be available to the media later this evening to give updates on the status of the team going into the Mississippi State game. Check back before dinner for a recap of everything they had to say.

3.) Kentucky and Missouri will kick off at noon.

The Southeastern Conference released the kickoff times for the October 29 slate of games and Kentucky was awarded the early start time at Missouri. And I've never been happier. The noon kick is also good for the Cats' chances because you always want an early game on the road.

4.) Matt Elam is practicing again.

After wearing street clothes to the Vanderbilt game, Matt Elam returned to practice on Monday. The Cats' starting nose tackle was out with an undisclosed injury, but he's back and will be ready to go against the Bulldogs this coming weekend.

5.) Ryan Lemond's post-colonoscopy interview may be the best 10 minutes in KSR history.

If you haven't heard Ryan's interview from his colonoscopy, you need to drop everything you're doing and hit play on the clip below. Ryan was under heavy sedation and we were told he wouldn't be able to talk, but we brought him on anyway. Huge thank you to his wife, Amanda, for letting him come on the show. It could've gone really, really bad, but it turned out great.

6.) John Calipari was recruiting outside Pittsburgh last night.

Coach Cal made a stop by Mars High School to check out Robby Carmody, a four-star shooting guard in the Class of 2018. Carmody is ranked No. 15 at his position and No. 54 overall in the 247 Composite Rankings. https://twitter.com/MarsHSHoops/status/788193025054937088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw Cal also caught up with old his high school coach, Bill Sacco, and his college coach, Joe DeGregorio.

7.) Fayette County UK Alumni Club to host Lexington Par 3 Championship on Friday.

par-3 Our friends at the Fayette County UK Alumni Club are raising money for academic scholarships by sponsoring the Lexington Par 3 Open Golf Championship at Kearney Hill Golf Links this Friday Oct. 21, 2016 at 9:30 am.  The city of Lexington has no Par 3 courses, so for one day, they are turning one of the nicest courses around into a Par 3 course, and crowning city champions in several divisions for men and women.  Cost is $60 and shotgun start will be at 9:30 am.  Signing up with your friends or a foursome is encouraged. Check out all the information and register at http://www.ukalumni.net/fayettegolf2016 or email the Fayette County UK Alumni Club at [email protected]. Deadline to register is Thursday.

8.) DeMarcus Cousins, Willie Cauley-Stein and Skal Labissiere on ESPN tonight.

Kings fans, if there are any of you out there, our team will play a nationally televised preseason game tonight as they host the Los Angeles Clippers in the brand new Golden 1 Center. That game will be on your television sets at 10 pm tonight.

9.) Alex Poythress waived by the Pacers.

Alex Poythress' time with the Indiana Pacers was short-lived. The former Wildcat was waived by the organization after scoring only one point in two preseason games. He will, however, stick around Indiana to play for the Pacers' D-League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants.

10.) Lafayette High School held a vigil for Trinity Gay last night.

Thousands of mourners attended the candlelit vigil for the teenager who was killed in a restaurant parking lot shootout over the weekend. Her father, Olympic sprinter Tyson Gay, urged the community to “stop the nonsense and violence.”

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