Hawaii volleyball fans should be outraged for the Warriors’ snub from the NCAA tournament.
Of course, the Warriors deserve one of the two at-large berths. And, of course, the NCAA should be held accountable — but not for the decision. There was no NCAA official on the selection committee. Instead, representatives from three universities picked the two at-large teams. It would be like blaming the rain, when the blame should be on the conditions that led to the rain. The NCAA should be faulted for creating a system in which only three of five volleyball leagues decided the field.
The sad thing is this can never be rectified. Oh, sure, the system could be adjusted for future tournaments. But this scenario, this sequence that put UH in this position to be tournament worthy, can never be truly recreated. Well, at least, until somebody invents the hot-tub time machine.
It’s just a bad deal.
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It was wonderful to learn of the football Warriors volunteering to improve the area in front of the athletic department today. The two basketball teams helped on Saturday.
Asked if the work was replanting or repaving, Nick Rolovich said, “it was re-aloha-ing.”