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Longtime Bearcats radio analyst Chuck Machock dies at 82

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Posted at 1:27 PM, Jan 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-05 20:06:24-05

CINCINNATI — Chuck Machock, a sports radio analyst and former Cincinnati Bearcats basketball player, died Saturday at age 82, University of Cincinnati officials confirmed.

For 25 seasons, Machock was a 700 WLW radio analyst whose "imprint on the men’s basketball program reached through many decades of its great tradition," athletics officials said in a release Saturday.

A native of Elyria, Ohio, Machock played for the Bearcats in 1956 and 1957 before becoming a student coach under George Smith. With Smith and alongside future NBA hall-of-famer Oscar Robertson, Machock saw the Bearcats on to their first two appearances in the NCAA Final Four.

As assistant coach under Bob Huggins from 1990 to 1993, Machock helped usher the Bearcats to a 1992 NCAA Final Four appearance, as well as Great Midwest Conference regular-season and tournament championships in 1992 and 1993.

As a coach, Machock's career spanned 29 years, with stints at St. Henry High School in Erlanger, Elyria High School, Akron, Steubenville College, West Virginia, Ball State and Ohio State. As an assistant with the Buckeyes, Machock went to three NCAA tournaments and four 20-win seasons. He later served as head coach at University of Central Florida before returning to Cincinnati in the '90s.

In 2016, Machock was inducted into UC's James P. Kelly Athletics Hall Of Fame as a contributor.

Machock is survived by his wife, Dottie, his three children, Bob, Sandy and Mindy, and three grandchildren.

WCPO will update this report.