Sorry about the delays
Hey all, particularly Rainbow Wahine basketball fans, our apologies about the delay on the online postings of UH women’s game stories today (of UH’s win over Idaho) and on Tuesday (of its loss to Nevada).
The stories appeared as normal in the print version of the paper, but there was an error in both cases on getting the story posted online along with the day’s other stories, as some of you noted.
It was a big week for the Wahine, with wins yesterday and Wednesday. I was disappointed in the letdowns and hope we can avoid them in the future.
No problem, Brian. Thanks to you and Court Sense and your associated Star Advertiser staff for keeping us up to date overall. Week between Pro Bowl and Super Bowl (‘specially in Hawaii) is pretty much a write-off week anyways.
Brian, please verify the correct standings before printing. Fresno State is 6-2 in the WAC.
Andy idea on what the Idaho coach was so mad about when he shook his finger at Takahara-Dias? Game was rough, but I thought Idaho gave as much as they got….??? Both sides were grappling to create “held” balls… The refs could have blown the whistle earlier, but they let them wrestle…
You are correct, we had Fresno State incorrectly listed at 6-3. I’ll let the sports desk know. I don’t personally input the standings but that kind of mistake is on all of us. Thanks for mentioning it.
My understanding is Coach Newlee was particularly upset about the intentional foul play called on Keisha Kanekoa, who was going for a loose ball at midcourt. It resulted in Rachele Kloke hitting the ground pretty hard. I didn’t think it was an intentional foul from my vantage point at midcourt.
I checked the WAC Sports website, Newlee was reprimanded in March 2010 for violating the WAC Sportsmanship Code of Conduct for excessive critiscism of the refs after the Fresno game. Also on last nite’s Makule Monday radio show on 1420am, a caller recollects an incident between Newlee and UH players from a previous game several years ago. The recollection is that Newlee had to apologize. I could not find a press release or statement on the WAC website from 2009 or 2008… but my internet is slow today, and I didn’t do a complete search. Maybe you can research and add info to any follow up article since you wrote about his complaint to the WAC officials…
Just wondering what the status of Katie Wilson is? I recall her having a cast on her arm before the season started and since then she’s always at the games, but not suited to play.
Will she claim a redshirt this season?
Apologies in advance if you already covered this as I do not remember any official statement with regards to her status this season.
Katie Wilson is a redshirt(regular) junior, I think she will either get a medical redshirt. But I guess we’ll find out next year. If she’s a junior she’ll be a redshirt(regular)/medical redshirt junior, if she’s a senior she just be a redshirt senior.
Steven Hunt of the mens VB, had words with a fan on the road and doesn’t play, so the coach reacts to this as negative for the program. Whats the difference between what Coach Newlee did to our coach. I never noticed this at the game, but when I watched on the TV later. Good thing the game was televised, since the UH has proof of his behavior.
It’s pretty doubtful that she’ll play down the stretch this season. She had surgery to repair torn cartilage in her shoulder just before the season started. She cannot use a normal redshirt year this season, as she burned it earlier in her career, but there’s a chance she could get another year of eligibility with a medical hardship.
It’s another question entirely if she’d want to apply for one. She’ll be a senior next year, and from what I hear, she’s really close to getting her degree as it is.
Re: Katie Wilson status….There is such a thing as a six year player with one year being a regular red shirt and another year a medical red shirt. The NCAA HAS granted such six year exceptions. However, there are few athletes who REALLY want to stay in a school for six years, especially after graduating from college. It will be interesting to see what Katie’s decision will be if UH seeks and she is granted the medical hardship. Hope she stays for another two years. She looked very promising in certain matches in which her height and bulk overpowered small opposing post players, particularly on offense. She really provides a valuable option in certain match-ups.