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Invitations are in the mail

By Stephen Tsai on April 18, 2018

The Warriors are inviting football alumni to attend the April 28 spring game and ensuing reception at the UH baseball game. The Warriors have sent out personal invitations, although all football alumni are invited. The spring festivities, including the spring game, will be from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Ching Athletic Complex. The reception will be in a grass area inside the Les Murakami Stadium gates. Na Koa will provide free tickets for the baseball game. Interested former […]

Here come the Warriors

By Stephen Tsai on April 16, 2018

If your Oahu high school has a football team and a head coach who works at that school, there will be a UH assistant coach on that campus today. The open period for NCAA recruiting has started, and beginning today, coaches are permitted to have on-campus visits at high schools. UH has scheduled visits to every school that fields a varsity football team and whose head coach is an employee. The plan calls for UH coaches to visit every football-playing […]

Double days

By Stephen Tsai on April 14, 2018

It’s a two-a-day workout for several UH football players. Because of today’s 1 p.m. start for the continuation of last night’s weather-suspended baseball game, several UH football players are working the concession stand. After working the first game, they will scoot to Ching Field for the football Warriors’ ninth practice of spring training. * * * * * Designated hitter Logan Pouelsen was at the plate when last night’s game was stopped because of heavy rain and then lightning. For […]

Na Koa event raises $60,000

By Stephen Tsai on April 13, 2018

Na Koa’s golf tournament raised about $60,000 for the football program. Keith Komeiji’s three-some had the best round. Nick Rolovich played four holes, then turned his clubs over to offensive coordinator Brian Smith for the final 14 holes. * * * * * Former Warrior cornerback Jalen Rogers will be participating in an April 21 tryout for the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League. Last year, Rogers signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes. But a coaching change […]

Sunday wrap-up

By Stephen Tsai on April 8, 2018

I apologize for the delay. My mother-in-law is having some medical issues. We’re wishing her a speedy recovery. * * * * * The Warriors practiced in full pads for the first time this spring. Of note: > Two play-making receivers — slotback John Ursua and Marcus Armstrong-Brown — are being held out of practices while recovering from ailments. No worries, UH fans, they’ll be fine. Another reason for comfort: slotback Cedric Byrd and wideout Isaia Leeth are having breakout […]

Gallup leaves Warriors

By Stephen Tsai on April 6, 2018

Walk-on quarterback Kyle Gallup has decided to leave the Warriors. “I’m not going to be leaving Hawaii, but I’m going to be stepping away from football,” said Gallup, who was one of four quarterbacks on the spring roster. “I love the program. I love coach Rolo. I love what we’re doing. … In my heart, I feel like I’m being called to enter into a new season of life. I’m a walk-on, too, and for me and my future wife, […]

Hawaii should have gone all in

By Stephen Tsai on April 5, 2018

If I’m playing craps, I’m pressing my bets. If I’m coaching third, I’m sending the runner home. And if I’m running HTA, I’m making an offer — a real offer — to Dana White and UFC. Yeah, yeah, yeah. I get it. Maybe holding a UFC event in Hawaii doesn’t make the state money directly. So what? There are a lot of things we spend money on that don’t make money immediately, maybe never. But the value of hosting a […]

Wall of dreams

By Stephen Tsai on April 4, 2018

For inspiration, the Warriors can look to the wall of dreams — a newly installed display of former players and their NFL teams. Na Koa paid for the project, which is displayed in a corridor leading to the football locker room. * * * * * The UH-UC Davis baseball opener will be moved a day earlier, from Friday to Thursday, in anticipating of an approaching weekend storm. First pitch is set for 11:30 a.m. Hawaii time. The Hawaii