Monthly Archive: July 2016

Calipari Shooting Camp features Devin Booker

Photos by Vicky Graff

Booker knows Ulis was “biggest steal” in draft

Vicky Graff Photo

Vicky Graff Photo

By LARRY VAUGHT

One reason Devin Booker came to Kentucky was his friendship with Tyler Ulis. So it’s obvious Booker is a bit biased when it comes to Ulis.

However, there’s a lot of logic to back up what Booker, who had a brilliant rookie season with Phoenix last year, said about Ulis — the 34th pick in this year’s draft by Phoenix.

“It’s the biggest steal in the draft and that’s not just my opinion. He’s proven it already in the Summer League,” said Booker said during a camp at UK.

Thank you Kentucky Horse Park for Hats Off Day

My grandsons enjoyed a pony ride at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

My grandsons enjoyed a pony ride at the Kentucky Horse Park Saturday. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By LARRY VAUGHT

Sometimes you have to do something a little different to appreciate how good life can be.

That’s what  happened with me Saturday when I took my grandsons to Hats Off Day at the Kentucky Horse Park. In complete honesty, the main reason we decided to go was free admission. I always like that.

But it was great and the Kentucky Horse Park and all the volunteers who worked could not have done a better job.

Booker on his UK team: “Not the best team, but the most talented team”

By LARRY VAUGHT

Former Kentucky standout Devin Booker is back in Lexington this weekend and spent Saturday conducting a youth camp at UK.

Booker was part of the 2014-15 team that started 38-0 before losing to Wisconsin in the Final Four.

That team had Karl-Anthony Towns, the NBA rookie of the year, and Trey Lyles, another first-round draft pick like Booker, in its freshman class. So was Tyler Ulis, the 34th pick in this year’s draft.

Willie Cauley-Stein was also a lottery pick off that Final Four team and Aaron Harrison, Andrew Harrison and Dakari Johnson, who could all be in the NBA this year, were also on that team.

Unreal: Texas A&M suspends 2 coaches for offensive remarks

Vaught’s note: This just shows it is not only college athletes that can do stupid things.

Texas A&M has suspended two assistant football coaches for two weeks for what they described as a “failed attempt at humor” this week at a football clinic for women.

Coach Kevin Sumlin announced Friday night that offensive line coach Jim Turner and special teams coordinator Jeff Banks have been suspended without pay and will have to serve 20 hours of community service.

The assistant coaches’ presentation at the Chalk Talk clinic Wednesday night included slides with tips for blocking that had double entendre and what could be construed as sexual references.

Love will be “resilient, tough, accountable” linebacker

By LARRY VAUGHT

Since he transferred from Nebraska, Kentucky fans have heard a lot about linebacker Courtney Love.

So what should fans expect when they finally get to see him play in a game Sept. 3 against Southern Mississippi?

“I definitely think fans should expect to see a very resilient, tough, accountable player. I thrive on discipline,” Love said. “That is what I was brought up on. My dad is an ex-Marine. Discipline is huge in my roots. That’s one thing I have really strived for and that is something you can expect to see from me.”

Oscar Combs treated all media members with same respect

Gary Moyers, center, respects Oscar Combs and has for years.

Gary Moyers, center, respects Oscar Combs and has for years.

Vaught’s note: This post by Gary Moyers of The Cats’ Pause concludes Oscar Combs Day on vaughtsviews.com. Enjoy these heartfelt words from my buddy Gary about Oscar.

By GARY MOYERS

As a relative newcomer to working University of Kentucky sports, I learned very quickly the best thing I could do was to sit close to Oscar Combs and Larry Vaught, keep my mouth shut and my ears open. Incredible stories just flowed from Oscar (I called him Mr. Combs for months until he finally asked me to “just call me Oscar.”)

Cameron Mills calls Combs a Kentucky basketball legend

By LARRY VAUGHT

Today on vaughtsviews.com is going to be officially Oscar Combs Day.

The legendary University of Kentucky media personality announced Thursday he was going a “different direction” and would no longer be part of the University of Kentucky Radio Network presume show for basketball or football.

Obviously Kentucky fans took to Twitter to thank Combs for all he’s done for UK sports since founding The Cats’ Pause in 1976. But Combs is just as beloved and respected by media members of all venues and age groups.

Meeting Oscar Combs was “landmark moment” for Tyler Thompson

Oscar Combs

Oscar Combs

By LARRY VAUGHT

Today on vaughtsviews.com is going to be officially Oscar Combs Day.

The legendary University of Kentucky media personality announced Thursday he was going a “different direction” and would no longer be part of the University of Kentucky Radio Network presume show for basketball or football.

Obviously Kentucky fans took to Twitter to thank Combs for all he’s done for UK sports since founding The Cats’ Pause in 1976. But Combs is just as beloved and respected by media members of all venues and age groups.

Jeff Drummond says Combs “living, breathing encyclopedia of UK and SEC knowledge”

By LARRY VAUGHT

Today on vaughtsviews.com is going to be officially Oscar Combs Day.

The legendary University of Kentucky media personality announced Thursday he was going a “different direction” and would no longer be part of the University of Kentucky Radio Network presume show for basketball or football.

Obviously Kentucky fans took to Twitter to thank Combs for all he’s done for UK sports since founding The Cats’ Pause in 1976. But Combs is just as beloved and respected by media members of all venues and age groups.

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