Game day: Western Carolina

It’s the home opener for the Warriors.

Because of a glitch there won’t be a new intro video, and there might be rosters but not programs. Other than that, Isa‘ako “Isaac” Sopoaga will be the honorary UH captain, everybody is relatively healthy, and the Warriors are seeking their fifth consecutive victory.

The Catamounts, meanwhile, are seeking their first victory against an FBS team. Period. They’ve never had one in the program’s history. To get an idea of what the Catamounts might do, go to Youtube and search for Arizona’s offense and East Carolina’s defense.

Please share your thoughts during the day.

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Tough day for former Warriors: Marcus Kemp, Leo Koloamatangi, Blake Muir, Jerrol Garcia-Williams and Dejaun Butler were cut today. The hope is they will be claimed on waivers the coming days.


  1. Stephen Tsai September 2, 2017 9:07 am

    One of the interesting things about A-House is his collection of chips from casinos across the world.

  2. seewhy September 2, 2017 9:11 am

    I loved the intro video from last year. I wish they would post it on YouTube or somewhere where we can watch it.

  3. islandman September 2, 2017 9:11 am

    2nd or 3rd ,
    keep the streak going.

  4. Chicken Grease September 2, 2017 9:26 am

    If you don’t think Hawai`i can lose tonight, tune in to (4th quarter right now) the U. of Texas vs. U. of Maryland game going on right now. Upset inna making.

    Please play smart tonight Warriors!!!

    Thank you.

  5. NaKoaMike September 2, 2017 9:46 am

    Enter the drawing for 2 field passes for the BYU game. You can enter once each week until the drawing. Follow the link to Na Koa’s Facebook page to enter.

  6. NorthShoreFan September 2, 2017 10:30 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!
    CG…watched the game and the turtles played great! longhorns made too many mistakes and wasted numerous opportunities to score…penalties did them in.
    Yes, our Warriors need to focus and play with discipline. WC has some good athletes and are wanting to pull the upset. Their O will test our defensive discipline.


  7. NorthShoreFan September 2, 2017 10:32 am

    Still waiting on the NC penalties…not sure if it’s been finalized. NCAA might be wanting to let it quiet down and let it slip by.

  8. djmitcho September 2, 2017 11:57 am

    It seems the only way to stream the game tonight is by downloading the app for iOS or android. i refuse to watch on my phone

  9. Chicken Grease September 2, 2017 12:51 pm

    Anybody remember the Star Blazers theme?

    And the original Japanese version?

    UH band should play these!

  10. Chicken Grease September 2, 2017 12:54 pm

    Yes, NorthShoreFan. Ah. A game that Texas should have won, especially for this week. Hope the team is not too shellshocked due to Houston.

    Terrible injury to that Maryland player near the end. Carted out. Hope he is O.K.

  11. Hilo-Warrior September 2, 2017 12:56 pm

    Aloha Tsaikos,

    Go get it tonight warriors.

    ST do you know how many tickets have been sold so far? Hopefully there will be a lot of walk up sales tonight. Hoping for at least 30k fans to start shaking the rust off that building.

    Go Warriors!!!

  12. BonDancr September 2, 2017 1:06 pm

    Loading up the car. Looking towards the stadium…will be a scorcher. Hope my Bows play hot too.

  13. NorthShoreFan September 2, 2017 1:47 pm said he was conscious and moving…hoping for the best.

    Warriors…will be watching you with my one good eye…play fast, play for each other, play for the school, play for the state!…IMUA!

  14. cappie the dog September 2, 2017 2:01 pm

    Western Michigan is getting its share of calls.

    Unlike Hawaii when they visited The Coliseum.

    Or when Hawaii faced Xavier in the first round of the NCAAs.

    If you don’t totally suck, fair refereeing on the road gives you a chance.

    In addition, every road WAC game Hawaii ever played.

  15. Ipu Man September 2, 2017 2:28 pm

    Game Day
    UH WC
    72 17 Joel
    63 10 Da Gr808
    63 24 Whats up
    56 14 Akamai Okole
    56 24 TChang
    56 20 Lowtone123
    56 38 Sangamon Keith
    52 0 Derek
    52 17 BigWave96744
    52 24 Orioles4eva
    51 13 Haleakala
    51 21 Kapahulu
    49 10 WarriorNY
    49 21 justin
    49 24 What?
    48 17 M L Warrior
    48 23 hilorain
    48 24 DaMenehune
    47 14 Petey808
    45 13 Hilo-Warrior
    45 17 Da Punchbowl Kid
    45 21 Ipu Man
    45 24 bowwar
    45 28 raider dog
    44 13 one season
    42 10 H-man
    42 17 UH4eva
    42 20 G (China)
    42 21 Oldtimer808
    42 24 akuhead2
    42 38 islandman
    41 20 RoyGBivs
    41 17 bg
    38 26 SteveM
    38 28 cappie the dog
    37 24 Boolakanaka
    35 14 Chicken Grease
    35 28 Glenn
    34 14 Tarheel Warrior
    31 24 A View From Afar

  16. Akamai Okole September 2, 2017 2:58 pm

    Report from da parking lot.

    Parking: Get plenny

    Das it

  17. Inyoface September 2, 2017 3:27 pm

    So much for Josh Allen #overrated

  18. azwarrior22 September 2, 2017 3:27 pm

    Hawaii 62 Western Carolina 10

  19. Nelekona September 2, 2017 3:33 pm

    Any streaming possiblitlites for folks on the mainland?

  20. BigWave96744 September 2, 2017 3:39 pm

    Maryland was 6-7 in the Big 10 last year, while Texas was 5-7 in the Big 10. So a Maryland win today was by no means an upset.

    Now if it were William&Mary, that would be another story

  21. cappie the dog September 2, 2017 4:13 pm

    Caution Hawaii.

    Coastal Carolina is sort of manhandling UMass.

    I think CC is a provisional FBS school.

    I remember this term all too well because of Howard Schnellenberger’s Florida Atlantic squad.

  22. Stephen Tsai September 2, 2017 4:21 pm

    Not sure how Apple TV works, but you can use that to get the game on your big screen.

  23. Maddog50 September 2, 2017 4:24 pm

    UNLV embarrassing themselves vs Howard losing 21-9 with 5 left in 2nd

  24. islandman September 2, 2017 4:30 pm

    ” How to Stream Hawai‘i Football on Saturday
    September 01, 2017
    In order to stream Saturday’s contest between Western Carolina and Hawai‘i, fans need to download the new Stadium mobile application for iOS devices.
    Open the App Store on your iPhone or iPad and look for the icon pictured below. Once the app is downloaded to your phone or tablet, click on the “Live Events” button in the bottom right-hand corner. … ”

    Someone said you may be able to get it on your PC also via the website.

  25. Chicken Grease September 2, 2017 4:36 pm

    How Apple TV works: 🖥

    How to set Apple TV up! 😳

  26. Nelekona September 2, 2017 4:37 pm

    Thank you!

  27. cappie the dog September 2, 2017 5:17 pm

    Liberty 48
    Baylor 45

    This makes me happy.

    Hawaii basketball put on probation, but not these guys.

    It’s as if they are on probation though.

  28. Stephen Tsai September 2, 2017 5:24 pm

    Chicken Grease:
    Question: My son bought me a new TV. I can’t get the cable remote to change the volume. I have to use the TV remote. And it doesn’t come out in true HD. What do I do?

  29. Hilo-Warrior September 2, 2017 6:05 pm

    Can anyone see the game in the app? I saw it an hour ago but can’t see it now.

  30. NYUH September 2, 2017 6:10 pm

    Downloaded Stadium but not getting the feed yet.

  31. Kev-1 September 2, 2017 6:12 pm

    ST, sounds like you need to program your cable remote. Are you using HD channel numbers? Like the 1 in front? Check your HD setting in you tv menu.

  32. Kev-1 September 2, 2017 6:14 pm

    Sup with ursua? I missed pregame.

  33. Nelekona September 2, 2017 6:14 pm

    WTF happened to the link? OC Sports block it? It was there earlier this evening. Also, the MWC website took it off their webpage.

  34. islandman September 2, 2017 6:18 pm

    Several people complaining on another board that they can’t get the game also.

  35. Hilo-Warrior September 2, 2017 6:19 pm

    There must be something wrong with the feed. The Howard at UNLV game even dropped for a few minutes

  36. islandman September 2, 2017 6:25 pm

    Hawaii Football‏Verified account @HawaiiFootball
    Unfortunately, due to technical difficulties which have arisen over the last few hours, it will not be possible to stream tonight’s UH-WCU.
    9:00 PM – 2 Sep 2017

  37. MauiBoyAlaska September 2, 2017 6:28 pm

    The Watch Stadium App not listing Hawaii game for me 🙁 does anyone have a link to watch the game?

  38. Haleakala September 2, 2017 6:35 pm

    Apologies if this was already posted. Best wishes to Kalepo. Great gesture by Colorado players.

  39. Hilo-Warrior September 2, 2017 6:37 pm

    look up Hawaii Football – Warrior Nation on FB

  40. RR4L September 2, 2017 7:25 pm

    Ursua not in the game.. anyone know why?

  41. azwarrior22 September 2, 2017 7:25 pm

    I guess we are stuck listening to radio broadcast because I cannot find any live video streaming on the mainland.

  42. cappie the dog September 2, 2017 7:26 pm

    Samaje Perine holds the single-game rushing record. Perine rushed for 427 yards as an Oklahoma Sooner against Kansas in 2014.

  43. islandman September 2, 2017 7:28 pm

    41. Can’t you use the facebook link at post 39 and 40 ? I am watching the game now.

  44. Chicken Grease September 2, 2017 7:39 pm

    Mr. Tsai,

    kev-1 is correct.

    Also, your “formerly known as Time-Warner cable” Spectrum flimsy paper that should have been included with your remote give a bunch of codes that you must needs program for your remote (please look for your TV brand. The first three or four code is usually the correct one.

    WORST comes to worst—call Dave Vinton of OC16/Spectrum Sports. He should be onky too happy to send a technician to where you live hahah.

    You get more situations just let us know here.

    Good score right now. My prediction is still on track.

  45. rage September 2, 2017 7:49 pm

    What’s the score?

  46. cappie the dog September 2, 2017 9:12 pm

    Baylor gave up 585 yards to Liberty.

  47. cappie the dog September 2, 2017 9:15 pm

    Make ’em pay, Dru.

    Western Carolina punted because they think their defense can stop you.

  48. Chicken Grease September 2, 2017 9:23 pm

    cappie the dog September 2, 2017 9:12 pm

    Baylor gave up 585 yards to Liberty.

    Could Hurricane Harvey advrsely affected ALL of Texas? Well, at least their collegiate football sports programs with the University of Texas and Baylor being significant examples today (both with absolutely unexplained, very unexpected losses).

    The kicker? Both schools are WELL outside of the flooding and hurricane areas (Houston). 🤔

  49. Rob Base September 2, 2017 9:24 pm

    I love Robert Kekaula and Rich Miano, but their play by play and overall commentary is awful. They sound like a couple of amateurs.

  50. Chicken Grease September 2, 2017 9:34 pm

    Peoples in the running 🤗:
    41 20 RoyGBivs
    41 17 bg

  51. Ipu Man September 2, 2017 9:40 pm

    Tie game!
    41 20 RoyGBivs
    41 17 bg

  52. Ipu Man September 2, 2017 9:41 pm

    Well, maybe bg is closest…

  53. cappie the dog September 2, 2017 9:42 pm

    Mr. Grease-

    I am looking at a map of Texas.

    Waco seems to be close, but out of harm’s way, barely, from the Houston area.

    I don’t think Liberty is a regular participant in the FCS playoffs. Football is religion in Texas. Some of their fans must be on suicide watch.

    I was superstitious about this game because Howard has the same number of letters as Hawaii.


    UNLV is Howard’s greatest victory.

    At least Hawaii has Iowa, arguably.

  54. Ipu Man September 2, 2017 9:42 pm

    So bg…what’s your secret?
    What will your UCLA prediction be?

  55. cappie the dog September 2, 2017 9:45 pm

    It would be so cool if Barry Gibb visited this blog and was a fan.

    bg(Bee Gee)

    There is only one left.

    Andy, Maurice, Robin…RIP.

  56. AllG September 2, 2017 10:20 pm

    Sloppy game glad we won though. Anyone know what happened to Ursua??

  57. oldtimer808 September 2, 2017 10:47 pm

    AIIG he hurt his foot in practice. Game time decision not to play Ursua.

  58. z September 2, 2017 10:49 pm

    Ursua has an injured ankle. They decided to keep him out of the game.

  59. NorthShoreFan September 2, 2017 11:41 pm

    Well…a win is a win and I’ll take that…thank you very much..
    Defense gave me some anxious moments. Can’t be doing this next week.
    Good chance to watch UCLA tomorrow.
    Boyz played hard but seem to have some lapse in the 3rd Q.
    Team getting there…get better for next week.

  60. M L Warrior September 2, 2017 11:46 pm

    This Team needs to clean some things up or it will be a long hot day at UCLA!

  61. What? September 3, 2017 1:00 am

    I was at the game tonight. Dru Brown did not have a good game. But, it was a win. This is 5 wins in a row dating back to last year. How many times 5 game winning streaks did Hawaii have in the in the last 5 years?

    They did what they had to do to win?

    On another note, I normally don’t watch games at the stadium instead I watch PPV at a relative or friends house. But, this season I am able to go to all six homes games. I didn’t realize the cost of food and soda have increased that much. A bottle of diet pepsi cost $4.75. $4.75? I took out $2 and did not notice the sign when the lady said, “that will be $4.75.” Next game I will make sure to eat a big meal at home just before kickoff and not buy anything at the game. Wow, times have changed.

  62. airinfall September 3, 2017 3:46 am

    I understand that the vision of this program was to play with pride, but be purposeful and tactful along with playing with that heart and pride. A win is a win, but it doesn’t get easier with UCLA up next. #LiveAlohaPlayWarrior 🙌🏾🙏🏽🤙🏾

  63. Maddog50 September 3, 2017 4:15 am

    Ok so a lot of things to shore up and cleanup. Confident this will occur. So much for live streaming, so disgusted it’s not funny. Watched a lot of the UNLV-Howard debacle. Coaching staff at UNLV will have a tough time explaining that one. UNLV has some speed and talent but they looked and played disinterested all night long. So now we go to UCLA-gone be parked in front of TV to catch that one-GoWarriors!!!!

  64. Dennis Halloran September 3, 2017 6:59 am

    I was able to get my Alma Mater, University of San Diego on Stadium streaming on my Apple Tablet but not Hawaii

  65. Boolakanaka September 3, 2017 7:04 am

    Yup, Maddog, Sanchez at UNLV bares a lot of resemblance to the profound mediocre years at Norte Dame, with Gerry Faust. Faust had 4 national HS championships prior to his sad tenure at ND. Such a big big leap from HS to college….and usually never ends well.

  66. Old School Dave September 3, 2017 7:44 am

    Congrats to the Warriors on win #2. Still a lot to work on and I’m sure Coach Rolo is the first to admit this. Looking forward to the Rose Bowl next week. The Bruins are chalking up this game with UH as a win, already.

    LSU played a somewhat sloppy game, but still overpowered BYU. As usual, a BYU player was ejected for targeting. Karl Malone’s son (Hapa – Filipino/African American) is a starter on the O-Line for the Tigers.

    Not a robot, but feel like one sometimes.

  67. What? September 3, 2017 8:14 am

    Sorry, I meant they did what they had to do to win!

    Great start for Hawaii!

  68. Mytake September 3, 2017 8:20 am

    Went to the game. Sparse crowd. I’m pretty sure the $9 and $10 beers are a crowd killer. I don’t mind paying for the $30 ticket because is helps the program but, they get nothing from the beer sales. The price is a total ripoff. And the food sucks.

  69. Chicken Grease September 3, 2017 8:37 am

    I have no idea why certain coaches have to apply athlete-class celebration to players returning from the field.

    Note to coaches: you are not the athlete.

    Well. A disclocated lesson was learned last night in Halawa 🙄.

  70. Chicken Grease September 3, 2017 8:44 am

    Seems Rolo wasn’t exactly happy with the Warriors’ perfomance last night. Or perhaps in a hurry. When Veneri brother asked Coach a post-game question regarding team play improvement onna 1420am coverage last night, Rolo goes, “where do you wanna start?” and then visible silence afterward.

    Hope Veneri brother is not habuts. 🤔

  71. Inyoface September 3, 2017 9:03 am

    Felt like almost after every Hawaii offensive play there was a flag

  72. islandman September 3, 2017 9:23 am

    70. Attendance, 25,472. Turnstile,22,725.

    REPLAY of the game is on Spectrum Sports now. Channel 16 for me.
    It is half-time now.

  73. Inyoface September 3, 2017 9:23 am

    Would like to see stubblefield and Bernard get touches, we’ll need unga at ucla to be a constant threat.

  74. al September 3, 2017 9:34 am

    My question for Rolo…
    Firstly, congratulations on the win.

    My question or concern is that why on defense are we so obsessed with trying to strip the ball (too much)? Instead of making a clean tackle, thus we are giving up too much YAC or in many cases a missed tackle. I am sure a review of game film will reveal such.


  75. Boolakanaka September 3, 2017 9:52 am

    On NFL news, both Marcus Kemp and Leo K, were named to the practice squad of their respective squads.

  76. Masatoshi-san September 3, 2017 9:57 am

    Kemp & Koloamatangi made the Chiefs and Lions practice squads.

  77. AllG September 3, 2017 10:07 am

    Anyone know if Stubblefield is healthy? Haven’t seen him at all the first 2 games. We could definitely use his speed. Timoteo seems like he is having difficultly separating from the DBs not sure he is quite ready yet. Freddy Holly looked good we like to see him get a few more touches to spell DSJ during games. McDonald had a rough debut in my opinion, hopefully Brown stays healthy!

  78. bg September 3, 2017 10:39 am

    Went to the stadium last night after missing out for the past 3 seasons. Started the afternoon with the Tsaiko tailgate and talked about shared Tsaiko experiences that I’ve held dear through the years. Such a unique and caring bunch of folks that I’ve had the privilege to know. There are still many that I missed at the tailgate for one reason or other…off-island, some are off-nation, but the relationships are still there. Special thanks to Sailor Blue and Mrs Blue for the unbelievable job they do in every aspect of the tailgate. They literally bring so much of everything to make it a special evening! We were so blessed that they walked into our lives.

    I am unabashedly basking in the fame and glory to two consecutive predict the scores wins. It’s hard not to let it go to my head and start a betting service…but alas, it’s too much work for a retiree, so I’ll just reveal my secret. I take my best case scenario and my worst case scenario and go half-way in between. Of course, I’m just starting up a business selling time-shares in the Golden Gate Bridge and will gladly sell as many as needed if there are any believers out there…. hahahahaha


  79. wafan September 3, 2017 11:10 am

    Yahoo for the win!

    Boo to Spectrum. Watching the replay. Looked like Spectrum interrupted their own replay. Not enough to inconvenience and mess up the off island folks, I guess.

  80. islandman September 3, 2017 11:11 am

    Rolo trying to stay within the boundary :

  81. Stephen Tsai September 3, 2017 11:22 am

    New post:

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