Tag: Oscar Combs

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.

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.

Share your thoughts/memories on Oscar Combs

By LARRY VAUGHT

If you are a Kentucky basketball or football fan, you know Oscar Combs. How could you not?

After 40 years as an integral part of the UK football and basketball scene and 20 years on the UK Radio Network pregame show, Combs announced Thursday that he was stepping down from his role on the radio network. He joined about the same time he sold The Cats’ Pause, a weekly magazine on UK sports he started in 1976.

It’s hard to imagineĀ  how many UK athletes he has written or talked about since 1976. Certainly anyone who has coached at UK from 1976 until now has drawn attention from Combs.

UK football, basketball without Oscar Combs will not be the same

Oscar Combs

Oscar Combs has been my friend and mentor for 40 years.

By LARRY VAUGHT

A fixture for Kentucky football and basketball for 40 years is going to be missing this season. Oscar Combs announced on Twitter today that he would not be part of the pregame football and basketball shows on the UK Radio Network.

Combs came to Lexington fromĀ  Hazard where he ran the Hazard Herald to start The Cats’ Pause weekly magazine in 1976. It was Twitter before there was social media and his column especially became a must read weekly for UK fans.

Jeff Drummond: Combs is “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.

Oscar Combs takes on Dan Dakich

Oscar Combs

Oscar Combs

By LARRY VAUGHT

Anyone who follows my blog or Twitter knows that I am no fan of Dan Dakich, the former Indiana player and college coach who now is an ESPN college basketball analyst.

But his true passion in life is making fun of UK basketball and trying to bully those who disagree with him.

Saturday night he was at it again on Twitter on took on Oscar Combs, the Cats’ Pause founder and man who knows as much about UK basketball as anyone alive.