Warrior Beat: Trayvon injured … basketball team refreshed

Trayvon Henderson, left, is expected to spend his rookie NFL season on IR. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

It was tough break for former UH safety Trayvon Henderson.

He was expected to make the Cincinnati Bengals’ 53-player, opening-day roster. But Henderson, who signed with the Bengals as a free agent, suffered what was diagnosed as a torn ACL, his representatives told the Warrior Beat.

Henderson is expected to be placed on injury reserve.

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Brocke Stepteau celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday

One of the things the basketball ‘Bows do well is celebrate birthdays. Yesterday, they sang and ate brownies in honor of point guard Brocke Stepteau’s 22nd birthday.

The ‘Bows, who completed a four-games-in-four-cities tour of Australia this summer, are back on the offseason schedule. The NCAA allows each team eight hours a week for official basketball-related activities, including up to four hours for supervised workouts. The ‘Bows spread those workouts in one-hour increments.

All 16 players traveled to Australia, but Zigmars Raimo, Justin Hemsley and Leland Green were held out of games because of ailments. Hemsley has been cleared for full practice, while Green and Raimo are on limited workouts. They should be ready to go for the September start of preseason practices.


  1. ai-eee-soos August 31, 2018 11:10 am


  2. Honu888 August 31, 2018 11:44 am

    Tough break for Trayvon. Hopefully he can make a full recovery and get back in action. He is NFL material for sure.

  3. justsomeguy August 31, 2018 11:54 am

    Man Jerrol GW and now Trayvon both done for the year in the NFL…what a bummer

  4. Stephen Tsai August 31, 2018 12:14 pm

    Wait. What happened to JGW?

  5. seewhy August 31, 2018 1:34 pm

    Happy birthday, Brocke! 🎉

  6. seewhy August 31, 2018 1:36 pm

    Tough break for Trayvon and Jerrol. Wish them both the best and for speedy recoveries.

  7. Stephen Tsai August 31, 2018 2:32 pm

    It has to be frustrating for both. I can’t imagine going through ACL surgery twice

  8. Luki August 31, 2018 4:08 pm

    Utah State going blow for blow with Michigan State 5:00 left 4th quarter 30-31 Utah State. We play USU November 3

  9. Willie August 31, 2018 4:15 pm

    Well, last year’s QB Dru Who? did not start or play in Oklahoma State’s lopsided victory yesterday. I don’t believe accuracy was his strong point.

    So far Colorado is having its way with Colorado State in the 1st quarter, 21 – 7.

  10. Ipu Man August 31, 2018 6:01 pm

    Central Florida fast-paced offense put up 652 yards and eight touchdowns on 11 drives, each taking less than 3 minutes off the clock.

  11. islandman August 31, 2018 9:05 pm

    10. Somebody posted that they are thinking of red shirting Dru.

  12. burro sabio August 31, 2018 9:34 pm

    #12 IslandMan, according to his bio he does have a redshirt year available.

  13. suckkabooya September 1, 2018 1:51 am

    My hope is that the team comes out fast and loose tomorrow. There are some new expectations and the circumstances have changed somewhat with last weeks impressive debut. That kind of expectations can put unnecessary pressure on both players and coaches. I seen everything I needed to see last week. The ability is there. Just play. Nothing more to prove to the fans. Just to yourselves now. Don’t worry.

  14. cappie the dog September 1, 2018 4:21 am

    I think it was hard for Dru Brown to get into a rhythm with an offense that mainly consisted of handing the ball off to John Rig-, I mean, Diocemy St. Juste.

  15. DaveLetterMan September 1, 2018 6:21 am

    Morning Tsaikos!
    Listening to Jordan Taamu and Ole Miss on the radio. Thought I heard Cole McDonald is the AutoZone Player of the week for his performance against CSU.
    Let’s go Warriors, beat Navy!

  16. oneseason September 1, 2018 7:56 am

    Go Bows. Beat Navy … guessing UH 52 – 42

  17. islandman September 1, 2018 7:57 am

    Colorado beat Colorado St 45-13. Attendance was 70,158 at Bronco Stadium. CU QB Montez, 22 for 25, 4 TD’s, looked like a Heisman candidate, similar to Cole McDonald.
    CSU QB only passed for 176 yds, 1 TD.

  18. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2018 8:02 am

    It’s unfair to criticize Dru Brown.
    He’s a good guy who worked hard and gave it all he had for two years. It was better for him to move on because he would have had to learn a new offense. And it was better for UH. If he won the job, as a senior, it would not have helped the long-term progression of the team. UH would have had to start over again. His development at OSU was stunted because his transfer wasn’t official until he graduated. Give him credit for earning a degree in three years.
    This was an amicable divorce.

  19. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2018 8:07 am

    CSU will open 0-4 and that won’t look good early. But this is a Mike Bobo team. When it’s all said and done, CSU will be just north or south of .500. UH’s upset will be a big-picture victory.

  20. burro sabio September 1, 2018 10:22 am

    Rice showed well vs. Houston. They will be dangerous next week. Good for them.
    Wyoming struggling early against Wazzou. Bad for them.
    Oregon State being whipped by Ohio State. Good for them!
    Lightning in Colorado Springs.
    Dru Brown did what was in his best interests. Even if he holds a clipboard for two years, he gets a masters degree education.

  21. dreamcitymike September 1, 2018 11:04 am

    I like our chances tonight, chomping at the bit for the kickoff today…get to pay dirt early & often! Defense needs to be disciplined with tackling at a premium …avoid blockers coming at your feet!

  22. oneseason September 1, 2018 12:17 pm

    Wyoming and UNLV holding their own against Washington State and USC, respectively.

  23. Boolakanaka September 1, 2018 12:54 pm

    Good luck to Dru, but what separates Dru and Cole are the differences between a high and low ceiling player. Cole is a high ceiling ….

  24. Warrior Dave September 1, 2018 1:08 pm

    Three of the best words… GAME DAY BABY!!! 🌈🏈. Let’s Go Warriors!!!!

  25. MU September 1, 2018 2:56 pm

    Let’s go Warriors!!

  26. Stephen Tsai September 1, 2018 3:46 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=46609

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