Warrior Beat: Manoa wrap-up

'Bows practice in Klum Gym. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

Deepest apologies, but it’s been a hectic week. So, in review:

On Wednesday, post player Zigmars Raimo celebrated his 21st birthday. In what is a UH basketball tradition, the birthday honoree is serenaded and then presented with a cupcake.

And, yes, you’re not having a flashback. As part of the practice rotation, the ‘Bows took a turn this week in Klum Gym. And, yes, it’s still as stuffy as it was back in the sweaty heyday. So, where are the ‘BowZos now?

On Thursday morning, the UH football spent 90 minutes finalizing its game plan for Saturday’s game against UNLV.

Rest — and a bye week — does a body good. The Warriors have mended from the bumps and bruises. The new buzz word, by the way, is “spry.”

On Thursday night, safety Tumua Tuinei had two amazing stand-up set as part of Andy Bumatai’s comedy showcase at the Blue Note.

Today, it was a quadruple day. The Rainbow Wahine basketball team played, and the Wahine volleyball team was set for senior night. Meanwhile, the football team had a final walk-through session, and the men’s basketball team had another defensive-oriented practice in Klum.

The good news is Gym II, which has been under renovation for old age and flood damage, is nearly ready. Word on the street is there’s even air conditioning.

Oh, and Sheriff Drammeh, who missed the basketball ‘Bows’ season-opening tournament last week, appears to be ready to go. He has participated in the past three practices. The ‘Bows practice again on Saturday afternoon in advance of Sunday’s game against Northern Arizona.

The winner of the football tickets is Brian Norman.


  1. SteveM November 16, 2018 7:47 pm

    Good evening everyone!

  2. Stephen Tsai November 16, 2018 8:00 pm

    Good evening

  3. Tom-warriornation November 16, 2018 8:30 pm

    Good evening SteveM and Stephen.

    Looks like we have over 75 at our Hawaii tailgate at SDSU next Saturday including former OL Kody Afusia and his parents Lee and Tricia, the parents of our DE Derek Thomas, diehard Robby Cordeiro and his group of 26, and of course the family of this tailgate organizer Fuchsia Yamashiro (who also does UNLV), who has attended more than 30 UH road games—does anyone have more? Text me if you want to join in 415-324-0585; or if you want to sit with our Hawaii group of almost 300 fans!

  4. Tom-warriornation November 16, 2018 8:36 pm

    Also just because we are favored by 6.5 points, do NOT take UNLV lightly!!

    Last week, they limited SDSU to 89 yards rushing at SDSU, and have an outstanding RB in Lexington Thomas and a 270 pound fullback!

    Hopefully, UNLV will be tired from this back to back road games!

  5. tom-warriornation November 16, 2018 8:49 pm

    Also joining our SDSU tailgate is former OL Matt Norman.

  6. cappie the dog November 17, 2018 3:47 am

    I believe the last time Hawaii played a game in Klum Gym was the season finale against last place San Diego State. And Hawaii lost. That was the year they faced Syracuse in the first round of the NCAAs.

    There was a time the Aztecs underperformed in basketball and football. Nobody could understand why. They aspired to be the Miami(Fla.) of the west coast.

    I remember the Klum Gym loss. My first instinct was to write San Jose State, but this was the mid-nineties. San Diego State used to be a middle-of-the-road athletic program like, well, Hawaii.

  7. Maddog50 November 17, 2018 7:55 am

    All I want is a win-period. At a HS semi-final 32 snowing breezy. My Carmel HS is vying for its 13th State title. Has produced dozens of D1 players and most notably Donovan McNabb and Simeon Rice. Coached the first state title way back in 80. As far as tonite, new Warrior standard, We win they lose!!!! GoWarriors!!!!!

  8. islandman November 17, 2018 8:31 am

    6. cappie, you don’t sleep much ? you post early.
    Did you mean the HIC, now the Blaisdell Center ? because the internet says UH played at the NBC from 1964 to 1994.
    SSC opened in Oct of 1994. Unless they played that particular game vs SDSU at Klum for the 1993-94 season.
    The last game at Klum must have been in the early part of 1964, under Red Rocha, since HIC opened in Sept of 1964.

  9. islandman November 17, 2018 9:14 am

    Today’s GameDay in the paper had UH with the Edge in Offense.
    However, think UNLV should be the equal at least of UH’s since they can run the ball very well and can also throw it, if they have to,
    while UH has not been able to run much the last 3 out of 4 games.

  10. winning November 17, 2018 12:25 pm

    Getting Tired of watching the recent futility of UH’s Offense. JUST OUTSCORE THEM! And it ain’t going to be running the ball;. If our beloved school cannot beat UNLV get a new OC. It is not rocket science.

  11. SteveM November 17, 2018 1:33 pm

    RE: #9
    Islandman — I’m hoping the blog host has seen something in the practices this week that he can’t talk about…yet. 🙂

  12. cappie the dog November 17, 2018 2:36 pm

    islandman- I don’t remember why, but the Stan Sheriff Center was unavailable. I remember watching this game on K5. I did some online research to make sure it was San Diego State. It says the game was played at the SSC, but it was Klum.

    Mr. Tsai, did I dream this?

  13. cappie the dog November 17, 2018 2:50 pm

    Had The Citadel upset #1 Alabama, would any of you have hopped aboard the triple option bandwagon?

    That poor super-Auburn fan who passed away in a car accident would have loved the first half. Her husband was a Alabama fan.

  14. islandman November 17, 2018 3:29 pm

    12. Just noting that the below link says the game was at NBC on March 5, 1994. SSC didn’t open until Oct of 1994.

  15. cappie the dog November 17, 2018 3:44 pm

    Now I am worried about myself.

    I will consult The Honolulu Advertiser archives at the Kapolei Public Library.

    If I imagined this, I have some medical issues to deal with.

  16. cappie the dog November 17, 2018 3:49 pm

    Just replaced Muddy Waters with the new Robyn CD.

    No need to make myself older than I already am.

    I am old enough to remember Larry Little, but not Bruce O’Neill.

    Old enough to remember Dick Tomey, but not old enough to remember Larry Price.

  17. Claud Sutcliffe November 17, 2018 4:00 pm

    Hawai’i 38 – UNLV 31
    Imua Koa o Hawai’i!

  18. Jack Flash November 17, 2018 4:27 pm

    Go Warriors! Get the offense going again and finish the season strong!

  19. cappie the dog November 17, 2018 4:31 pm

    Look at the Jayhawks.

    Look how Kansas is playing for their outgoing coach.

    It never sat well with me how Hawaii just quit on NC in that blowout loss to Air Force.

  20. Palolo November 17, 2018 5:02 pm

    Dru Brown made a big mistake quitting on Hawaii. Never played a snap for OSU. McDonald must be hurt, he plays scared.

  21. Stephen Tsai November 17, 2018 5:13 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=47551

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