Oscar Combs a voice fans associated with UK sports

Oscar Combs, center, with Tom Hammond and Larry Conley. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

Oscar Combs, center, with Tom Hammond and Larry Conley. (Larry Vaught/Verizon Photo)

By JESSICA JONES, Contributing Writer

Oscar Combs is leaving the Kentucky Radio Network. Oscar has been a voice we have come accustomed to listening to when it comes to Kentucky football and basketball.

As a fan, especially in Iowa, Oscar’s voice is one that we’ll always associate with Kentucky basketball. Many fans will be able recall times they have sat with grandparents, parents, family, friends, fellow fans and listened to Oscar.

He’s a media icon when it comes to Kentucky basketball and football. While we will miss him on the radio, it is great to hear he will still be hanging around on Twitter.

If you’re on Twitter you’re aware of Dan Dakich’s distaste for the BBN. If you’re not on Twitter, one of Dan’s most anti-BBN tweets was to suggest that Tyler Ulis was not a top point guard in college basketball last year. Oscar Combs absolutely put Mr. Dakich in his place earlier this summer in perhaps one of my favorite Twitter beefs of all time. After Tyler Ulis hit the game winning shot for the Suns in summer league, Oscar took the opportunity to not only reprimand Dan, but also bring up some of Dan’s past beef with the BBN.

I’m happy that Oscar will continue. As a fan, Oscar has always been someone very interesting. Most of us have grown up listening to Oscar, so it’s sad to see him go.

However, he did say he may be open to some other venues, so maybe we will still see him around.

Oscar also created one of my favorite magazines as a fan: The Cats’ Pause. I love those and still have many today. Thanks for all the memories and bringing us closer to the game, Oscar.

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