News On 6 Sports Director John Holcomb will be adding a little color to OSU basketball. Oklahoma State University and Host Communications announced on Thursday that John Holcomb is joining the Cowboy Basketball broadcast team as a color analyst for the upcoming 2007-2008 season.
â€œI am truly excited about this opportunity,â€ Holcomb said. â€œOSU Basketball has enjoyed a place among the nation's elite programs for years now, and the broadcast tradition has been second to none. To top it off, there's the excitement of calling games in the â€˜Rowdiest Arena in the Countryâ€™ at Gallagher-Iba Arena.â€
Holcomb begins his third season as a color analyst on Cowboy football broadcasts this fall, but heâ€™s been with OSU for the past six seasons as the play-by-play man for the Cowboy Sports Network basketball telecasts.
â€œCoaches Eddie and Sean Sutton and the rest of the OSU Basketball family took a chance on me six years ago because I hadn't called any basketball games in about 10 years,â€ said Holcomb. â€œBut from day one, they made me feel at home. I can't wait to get to work with Dave Hunziker, Joe Riddle and the rest of the crew.â€
A graduate of Oklahoma Baptist University, Holcomb played basketball two years for the OBU Bison. He began his broadcasting career at KGFF-AM in Shawnee and served as the play-by-play man for OBU basketball radio broadcasts during the 1988-89 season. He moved to Sherman, Texas, in 1989 and was a weekend news anchor and news reporter at KXII-TV for two years. He then joined the staff at KSWO-TV in Lawton as the weekend sports anchor and served in that position until 1993. Following a two-year stint as the sports director at KFDA-TV in Amarillo, Texas, Holcomb returned to Oklahoma in November of 1995 and joined The News On 6 crew. He was promoted to sports director in October of 1999, and has been a co-host of the â€˜Oklahoma Sports Blitzâ€™, a Sunday night sports show broadcast statewide, since August of 2001.