Reserve earns scholarship

There was no production involving koalas, diving boards, K-pop singers or WWE’s New Day.

Instead, Nick Rolovich did the most surprising act: he awarded a scholarship to receiver Frank Abreu without fanfare. He actually did it a couple weeks ago, so I apologize for being a paleontology journalist.

Abreu — yes, he is the latest in a long, long line of Frank Abreus — works hard, does well academically, and is generally a good teammate. He’s also a senior, so this is a one-and-done offer.

Abreu and quarterback Hunter Hughes reportedly were supposed to receive tag-team scholarships at the WWE event a few weeks ago. But Abreu had a foot/ankle ailment and couldn’t make it onto the mat.


  1. haka October 2, 2017 7:12 am

    Congrats Frank!
    Go Warriors!

  2. A-House October 2, 2017 7:21 am

    a win at Reno would be a hell-of-a-birthday present for someone!

  3. haka October 2, 2017 7:28 am

    Just want to say that I believe in the program, coaches and players. Finger pointing is not an option. Building a winning program is a shorter process when everyone stays focused on the goal. I think we are where most people expected us to be. We didn’t take advantage of a couple opportunities and that, although unfortunate, still leaves us with the rest of the season to put the program in a better place. Stay the course, keep the faith and be a positive part of the process. Go Warriors!

  4. Stephen Tsai October 2, 2017 7:37 am

    The Mountain side is like the NBA’s Western Division. If UH wants to achieve its goal, it needs to win out and hope that another MW team can win a game against San Diego State. But the margin of error has vaporized.

  5. Stephen Tsai October 2, 2017 7:38 am

    Is it margin “of” error or “for” error?

  6. haka October 2, 2017 7:55 am

    When the margins start to tighten, you adjust the goals. Reality is the beginning of dreams.
    Go Warriors!

  7. Ipu Man October 2, 2017 8:07 am

    Here is the result of Reno’s last game…
    Nevada Wolf Pack (now 0-5) 21
    Fresno State Bulldogs (2-2) 41
    1 2 3 4 Total
    Reno 0 14 0 7 21
    Bulldogs 10 21 7 3 41

  8. Ipu Man October 2, 2017 8:09 am

    What happened to my spaces?
    I think auto correct is a robut…

  9. boolakanaka October 2, 2017 8:36 am

    Ahhhh, the appropriate use of prepositions!!

    Of-Used for belonging to, relating to, or connected with–so by way of specific example The secret of this game is to score more points.

    For–used to indicate the use of something:–This place is for football games.

    But it depends–Margin of error is used (almost exclusively as a term in statistics) to express the uncertainty in the estimate of a value. Margin for error is usually used to describe the range of uncertainty or options available in planning a future action

  10. bg October 2, 2017 8:45 am

    It was a gorgeous sunrise around 5:50 this morning. To limit my redundancy on the subject, we were deficient in many areas this past game. My frustration was tempered as the information came out that two of our best O-line could not play, not to mention #1 and #2 TE’s. It was so obvious too, that Trayvon was badly dinged up and just gutting it out to stay on the field. It was hard to believe that Posa was not supposed to play bcuz of an ankle injury and did it for the team by suiting up and playing the whole game. It doesn’t forgive poor tackling, but I can’t stay disappointed when you have Warriors who are giving it their all.

    Make it a great day, folks!

  11. Sausage McMuffin with Eggs October 2, 2017 8:56 am

    I saw Billy V in person. He looks to be about 5-10 or 5-11 tall. How tall are you? “I’ll take it.”

    Nevada is 0-5. Hawai’i is a favored by 2 1/2 points to win in Nevada. Hawai’i (3-3)

  12. Sausage McMuffin with Eggs October 2, 2017 9:06 am

    Also, my heart goes out to the families of civilians killed in Las Vegas strip, Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a country song concert. About 50 people died and about 400 people injured. Sniper shot them from Mandalay casino and hotel on the strip.

  13. Sausage McMuffin with Eggs October 2, 2017 9:17 am

    Next game in Nevada, UH needs to stop fumbling the ball, dropping passes, and run all day long. Then they’ll win. They have younger players and older junk ones, so Hawai’i just needs better recruiting. For now, make do with the better players.

  14. Sausage McMuffin with Eggs October 2, 2017 9:29 am

    The thing about math is if you pick a center of scattered points or dots in a location on a map, the amount of dots closest to that location is taken into account. This is known as a sample. So, a dot in Honolulu is much different to a dot on the Big Island. Hawai’i football is located on Honolulu. That sample is that dot on Honolulu. More other relative dots closer to its center dot. This is the sample. Get my point? On recruiting and recognition. Example, McKenzie Milton out of Mililani, now playing for Central Florida Knights in Florida. See my point?

  15. H-Man October 2, 2017 9:39 am

    For sure recruiting is one of the keys to getting better. I think Rolo and staff have recruited some good players. I’ll wait to see how the season plays out. but CSU really ran and passed at will.

  16. Inyoface October 2, 2017 9:42 am

    Free Tuiasoa

  17. Maddog50 October 2, 2017 10:45 am

    Nevada is a wounded animal desperate fora win. If the last few weeks is not enough to come and take it out on them, well there you go. The regimen should be focus and improve period, with all things outside of that eliminated by players and coaches. Focus improve-implement. GoWarriors!!!!!

  18. palolo2_LA October 2, 2017 10:55 am

    The reality is that Rolo is a proven OC, but he wrongly deferred to his college roommate B Smith and former UH WR C Stutzman. The system currently implemented is an RPO with smatterings of 4 wide. IMO UH does not and will not have the horses to be effective with this offense long term and against better competition. You need a multi talented QB, elite speed @ WR, shifty RBs and athletic OL. By the looks of the roster, UH is obviously far from having those types of players and has never had steady high grade talent across the board.

    Therefore, the RNS, Air Raid, Spread is where we can be successful bc the offense creates the open WRs and doesn’t depend on the WRs beating the DB. The WRs route tree is wide open and dependent on the coverage and not like the current offense of running predetermined routes. Rolo was successful @ UH already when he ran the offense and his system was more high powered. Lastly, that D looked horrific and will that type of turnstile defensive play UH needs a high output offense.

  19. NorthShoreFan October 2, 2017 11:23 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!

    One good thing I took away from CSU game is a lot of alternates got game action. They did well. These kids are the future team and getting reps is important. Yes, we were forced to get them into action but we saw what they can do. Greeley did good. Last week it was the d-line this week it was the o-line but they stepped up. Got good yardage but couldn’t score…fixable. Gave up a ton of yards…needs to be fixed.
    Heal up…and safe travels Warriors!…IMUA!
    ps…will be listening on da radio…forget Spectrum and pay per preview.

  20. DaveLetterMan October 2, 2017 11:28 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    Prayers to those in LV and now USC – active shooter on campus.

  21. A-House October 2, 2017 12:10 pm

    2007 UH season — only reason UH went undefeated is because the offense scored more points – dah, as some or many may say

    2007 defense gave up a lot of points as does 2017 defense — difference 2017 offense cannot score more points than defense gives up

    what really is the “reason”; not excuses like starters were hurt, DBs are young, coaches are young

    how often did UH really s-t-r-e-t-c-h the field against CSU? most of the passes were “flat” or sideline and 3rd and long were passes that even if caught would not get 1st down — why?

    my take: to always beat UH and 49ers is to pass the ball deep or medium range — why? DLines and DBs are both ineffective — DL line has mucho problems penetrating into the back field giving the QB lots of time to find an open receiver — that’s my take on being an opponent’s offensive coordinator

  22. DaveLetterMan October 2, 2017 12:35 pm

    All clear st USC. No gunman found or shots fired.

  23. NorthShoreFan October 2, 2017 1:43 pm

    Not sure why you would change game plan when some of our linemen got replaced. Seems to me they all practice the plays man up.
    18 plays for DSJ…not quite the load he had. he looked hurt.
    Looking for better results this week.

  24. cappie the dog October 2, 2017 1:50 pm

    “I’ll stand my ground/and I won’t back down”

    -Tom Petty

    Go Bows!

  25. SteveM October 2, 2017 2:35 pm

    ST — is Ferd or Reardon going to investigate why cars in the Aloha stadium parking lot were ticketed by sheriff deputies for not being entirely in the parking lot lines?

    Sheriff deputies? One citation on Facebook showed it was issued about half an hour AFTER the start of the game. Cheap shot when UH is trying to increase attendance.

    Someone should interview the stadium administrators. If a judge doesn’t dismiss the $50 ticket, it is wiser to buy PPV and save money on the game tickets and parking entrance fee.

  26. haka October 2, 2017 4:08 pm

    re: #25 SteveM
    I wanted to chime in on this.
    During the first home game tailgate, the sheriff deputies were going around and enforcing the parking rules. They came by our tailgate and were instructing people to align their vehicles within the lines and without the end of the vehicle sticking out too far. Our vehicle was within the lines, but was sticking out a little so we asked if we were parked okay. They told us we were fine. When we came back after the game, we had been issued a ticket. I flagged down a deputy cart and asked them about why we were given the citation. They said it was because our front tire was past the end of the parking line. It was about four inches past the end. FOUR inches. I explained that we were told that we were okay and their reply was to contest it! Grrrr. We have, but have heard nothing back. Total BS!

    This week, we could not tailgate and came to the game later than normal, only to be greeted by a huge traffic jam because they closed all the gates. We were told to park at Radford HS or LEEWARD CC! Say what? Well we know better than that and knew where we could park, but not after us and hundreds of cars had to circle back around the stadium via the freeway. The worst part is the hundreds of stalls that were open in the stadium parking lot and I am not talking about parking for those with passes. Total BS!

    So I totally agree with you. Fan friendly the stadium is NOT! As for the ticketing, well, I could say more, but I want this post to go through so I’ll bite my tongue. Oh, oh, kinda long winded eh? Thanks for the event vent. Breeeeathe….Go Warriors!

  27. WarriorMojo October 2, 2017 4:24 pm

    #1 reason we lost is that CSU’s OLine destroyed our DLine, plain and simple. Nothing magic or secret about it. It wasn’t our guys playing out of position or tackling poorly or quitting or being hurt or poor coaching or anything else. It was pure power football. CSU shoved it down our throats and there was nothing we could do to stop it. We weren’t good enough. That’s it. The sooner we admit it, the better.

  28. WarriorMojo October 2, 2017 4:32 pm

    Also going to point out — again — that Posa is our best Oline guy. Whoever heard of an RG starting at LT? The positions are SO different and demand ENTIRELY different skill sets. The fact that he did fairly well is impressive. He might have to continue to play T due to team needs, but that would be unfortunate because, while he is serviceable at T, he is a human wrecking ball at G.

  29. Ipu Man October 2, 2017 4:51 pm

    When I heard Ulu Perry was injured I knew right away UH would try to pass as Saint Just’s would not have the huge holes he was used to. But still, 500 yards production by the offense is great.

  30. Ipu Man October 2, 2017 4:55 pm

    Our Defense coaches seem to do pretty well as games go into the 3rd and 4th quarters. And kudos to the players, too. Just wish Rolo had some pixie dust to spread on his entire team right from the start. Maybe that should be our mascot—pixie dust 🙂

  31. H-Man October 2, 2017 5:58 pm

    SteveM and Haka, thanks for citing the parking and traffic situation at Aloha Stadium. I feel it is one of the single deterrents in getting more fans to venture to Aloha Stadium. Winning will make the biggest difference, but the parking and traffic problems cannot be ignored any longer. The alternative is PPV as more fans elect to stay at home.

  32. cappie the dog October 2, 2017 8:49 pm

    The bathroom in the yellow section takes me back to Petrie Park, the playground across from Waialae Elementary.

    Is this the original bathroom?

  33. Trunks420 October 2, 2017 9:00 pm

    I been getting dropped off at the games this season so as to avoid the parking delema but yes needs to get fixed now I want to go back to tailgating

  34. Maddog50 October 3, 2017 1:35 am

    Hopefully we get back some of the folks we lost to injury this week. As early as yesterday It was reported Unga would return-now he’s done. Don’t know what to think. Player suspensions continue with the latest report. Apparently some of theses kids fail to realize, they embarrass themselves and many others. With 5 games in its well past the time to determine what it is you want to do-be a selfish undisciplined goof or a teammate that wants to win above all else. The remaining games will tell all. Failure to take advantage of opppounity given will result in lifelong regret-

  35. ai-eee-soos October 3, 2017 1:39 am

    Get well soon, Tui.

    University of Hawaii tight end Metuisela ’Unga will miss the rest of the football season because of an ankle injury, coach Nick Rolovich confirmed. ST’s column.

  36. ai-eee-soos October 3, 2017 2:34 am

    AP Poll

    23. San Diego State (5-0)

  37. Stephen Tsai October 3, 2017 6:03 am

    New post:

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