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Kentucky Wildcats Sunday Quickies: Ira Combs Edition

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We didn’t discuss this due to a dearth of Quickies over the last few days, but Ira Combs, brother of Oscar Combs who famously started the Cats Pause, passed away on Thursday. Ira used to send me his columns every week, which I would link. I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him, but his reputation as a supporter of Eastern Kentucky and the mountain regions was well known.

Ira apparently died of a heart attack while picking up his media credentials for the Louisville slate of NCAA Tournament games on Thursday.

Our condolences go out to the Combs family and friends.

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