Ryan Lemond: “Oscar ‘IS’ UK sports

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.

So during the day, I am going to share what some media members sent me when I asked them for their thoughts on our friend, Oscar Combs.

Ryan Lemond, Kentucky Sports Radio: “Oscar ‘IS’ UK sports.  When you turn on the UK pregame radio shows, you expect to hear Oscar’s take on the games. He has become a part of the UK basketball game experience for a fan, and I for one will greatly miss him on the airwaves.”

Alan Cutler, WLEX-TV sports director: “I want Oscar to write a book about all the things he really knows that he’s able to share.  I don’t think there is anyone else on this side of the grass who knows more inside information on UK sports that covers many generations.”

Next: Radio talk show host Larry Glover on Oscar Combs.

1 comment

  1. Oscar Combs delivered UK sports to the Big Blue Nation on a weekly basis at a time when fans were starved for news about the Wildcats. In the process of filling this need, he became an icon, one of those folks known by one name, Oscar.

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