Things are getting busier and busier on the Manoa campus.
Yesterday marked the Warriors’ first “Middle School Day.” While most schools have “Junior Days” for high school students wishing to learn more about their institutions (and football programs, of course), UH had an open house for middle school students. The emphasis is that no matter your future aspirations, every class in high school counts. Too often when students are considering college, they are hindered by poor grades as freshmen or sophomores.
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Yesterday’s attendees were treated to an aerial show by the slotbacks wishing to succeed John Ursua.
Shameless plug: Slotback story
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Nick Rolovich is a fan.
Mike Trapasso is a big fan, too.
And both will be watching tonight’s return of Game of Thrones.
To relate this to UH sports, punter Stan Gaudion draws these comparisons.
> Defensive end Zach Ritner belongs to the House of Targaryen.”They have perfect long blond hair,”Gaudion said of Ritner. They command dragons.”
> Defensive end Mason Vega is Gregor Clegane, better known as “The Mountain.”
> And strength coach Josh Elms is Tormund Giantsbane. “He carries an axe,” Gaudion said.”That’s how Red (Elms) would fight.”
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It’s not too late to buy a ticket ($100 each) or table for Wednesday’s banquet to celebrate the 2018-2019 men’s basketball. It will be at the Hilton Hawaiian’s Coral Ballroom.
No-host cocktails begin at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and the program to begin at about 6 p.m.
Still hedging? How’s this: Wednesday is the first day of the NCAA’s signing period. So, signing day … Eran Ganot at the mic …
For info (on tickets, not recruiting), go here banquet info or contact Joyce Lau (email@example.com) or call the basketball office at (808) 956-6501.