Work and play

Saturday’s baseball doubleheader was a reminder that another hyphen should be added to the student-athlete description. They also are financial contributors.

Per NCAA rules, the ‘Bows are allowed to disperse the financial equivalent of 11.7 scholarships among up to 27 players. Each player on scholarship receives a minimum of 25 percent of the scholarship’s value.

Translation: With a 35-player roster, every UH baseball player has to pay for part or all of his school and living expenses. That also is why the moped racks are filled during practices and games, and players shop for food at warehouse-club stores.

Even UH athletes on full rides need some extra pizza money. Several football players worked the concession stand — cooking and cleaning — for Sodexo during the doubleheader.

Even with school, sports and work, student-athletes have found time for community service. Nick Rolovich said his football players have been busy this offseason participating regularly in career days and Read Across America activities.

“This has been our best community service winter,” Rolovich said.


  1. islandman March 18, 2018 9:23 am

    1st maybe

  2. islandman March 18, 2018 9:32 am

    Is it true that the NCAA allows generous meal plans for student-athletes ? But it is limited by the school funds available ?

  3. Stephen Tsai March 18, 2018 9:37 am

    I think the meals are deducted from the scholarship checks. But since walk-ons are allowed to eat at training tables, I’m not sure how that works.

  4. islandman March 18, 2018 9:39 am

    UH baseball RPI at is currently at 59, ahead of Fullerton. Hope it continues like that.

  5. clyde March 18, 2018 9:56 am

    Uhh, Stephen, that should be “Saturday’s” doubleheader.

    BTW: No mention of Drake Stallworth in your story. Is he still here? Thought his highlight video really popped.

  6. BigWave96744 March 18, 2018 10:35 am

    I thought DLew would have been the anchor of the secondary and benefitted by the new coaching staff.

  7. BigWave96744 March 18, 2018 10:37 am

    Blessings to FUP to have great health as he moves on to life away from football

  8. Kahuna March 18, 2018 10:37 am

    Not just football players. I saw Noreen Iosia work the popcorn stand in one of the Wahine basketball team and I see Gianna Guianasso work the Dipping Dot stand numerous times at the SSC.r

    Nothing wrong with that. Make yourself productive and earned extra money. Mo’ betta than sitting around, watch tv, or just doing nothing. Anything positive to put on your resume and chance to get positive referrals is all good.

    Nothing negative comes from working hard. ….no matter what the job.

  9. Petey808 March 18, 2018 10:39 am

    Didn’t know Fred Ulu-Perry retired. Hope the new Oline JC guys can fill in. We got some new players that I’m excited to see. Go Warriors!

  10. iceebear March 18, 2018 10:43 am

    I will say one more thing about KT, even if he no longer wanted it or the NFL would not want him, how unfortunate for a guy who could have played at that level. Hope some day he doesn’t wake up and realize that he could have rose to the opportunity because his life has taken a course that he regrets. That being said, maybe for many reasons, he just wasn’t cut out for it, like anyone who aspired to a career in something and needed to make an adjustment to something else acceptable, which is probably the case for a fair amount of individuals.

  11. Stephen Tsai March 18, 2018 11:53 am

    Kennedy is trying to get into CFL. He has to wait for his felony record to be expunged

  12. suckkabooya March 18, 2018 1:07 pm

    I remember when watching Al Noga play as a freshman you could tell he was going to be the special player that he turned out to be. He was pretty impressive, But on that same D line there was another freshman who was just as impressive. He was a big, strong guy that made plays. Sorry I cant recall his name but if I remember it right he quit football because he had to get a job to support his family. Sorry if I’m misremembering. My memory, fuzzy and junk….. but fond.

  13. Kev-1 March 18, 2018 1:11 pm

    11 … if that’s the case, why didn’t he go somewhere else to play football? Making it to the NFL several years after playing a snap is a delusion, not a dream. Sorry to be so blunt. He was good, but not that good.

  14. suckkabooya March 18, 2018 1:50 pm

    Nick Ma’afala. Little younger than Al Noga so Noga must have been a sophomore. I just remember him being so good, as good as Noga that year. His sore knees aided his decision to quit football to work.

  15. Stephen Tsai March 18, 2018 2:58 pm

    I meant CFL.
    Sorry. I was groggy from baseball

  16. Stephen Tsai March 18, 2018 3:01 pm

    Drake Stallworth is OK.
    I forgot to add him

  17. Stephen Tsai March 18, 2018 3:06 pm

    Lewis told coaches he wanted to play senior season closer to home in Louisiana. But he’s still in school and on scholarship, at least through this semester. Not sure what his plans are. But UH has moved on with Okeke and Mulanga moving to safety

  18. seewhy March 18, 2018 3:39 pm

    Hi ST! Thanks for the updates!

  19. Inyoface March 18, 2018 4:23 pm

    Didn’t know kade retired already. That was fast.

  20. clyde March 18, 2018 4:37 pm

    Re: Stallworth. Thanks, Stephen. While only a highlight video, think he has some upside. At least he’s here, unlike his cousin.

  21. kahuna March 18, 2018 4:41 pm

    hmm….I just came back from watching the Sandbow and I saw both Kalei Greely and one of the brother at the match. The brother doesn’t seem to exhibit any type of injury. Of course, it could be karson I was seeing so I dunno.

    Yeah…seems kind of quick for Kade to medically retire. Maybe concussion or something. Don’t want to take that chance to get anymore?

    Also saw Greg Salas over there helping out with the set up and taking down of all the equipment.

  22. Tom-warriornation March 18, 2018 6:41 pm

    Didn’t Kade Greely have a big touchdown catch last year?

  23. kev-1 March 18, 2018 6:50 pm

    15 … sorry, I didn’t mean to be so pointed with my opinion on the previous post. CFL is a more realistic road, but still would have liked to see him move on to anothwr school instead of appearing to hold out hope Hawaii would let him back. Not saying he was, just seems that way.

  24. H-Man March 18, 2018 7:58 pm

    I thought KT did not qualify academically to be reinstated. Maybe ST can shed some light.

  25. cappie the dog March 19, 2018 5:50 am

    I have a question.

    Because I recently contributed $20 dollars to Mr. T__ K________’s fundraiser, I received a Koa Football Club envelope through the mail.

    Would it be a NCAA violation if I gave, say, Neil Uskali a sack of trail mix from Down to Earth?

    Does contributing $20 toward athletics make me a booster, albeit a cheap one?

    And Hawaii’s RPI is 46.

    And stay safe Ido.

  26. cappie the dog March 19, 2018 5:58 am

    It’s a down year for Big West baseball.

    HAWAII has the highest RPI in the league.

    Hawaii is eighteen spots ahead of Cal State Fullerton. When has Hawaii ever been ahead of CSUF?

    The league is dragging Hawaii down.


    They have to win the Big West, because if your Conference RPI is #12, you’re probably a one-bid league.

  27. burro sabio March 19, 2018 7:12 am

    cappie maybe you have to leave a package on the ground and whomever happens to pick it up scores… nah don’t listen to me.

  28. BigWave96744 March 19, 2018 7:27 am

    Thanks Stephen.

    Oddly in 2014, Jerrell Jackson saw playing time at safety as a true frosh. He left Hawaii to LaTech to also play closer to home in Louisiana. He sat out 2015 then in 2016 was kicked off the team. He played at Cisco JC the past 2 years.

    If he stayed at Hawaii, he probably could have been in the mix as a potential starter.

  29. Stephen Tsai March 19, 2018 11:29 am

    New post:

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