When University of Hawaii-Manoa interim chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman met with us at the Star-Advertiser on Tuesday, he said that not playing in the postseason — starting with next week’s Big West tournament — was a possibility on the table as a self-imposed sanction for the men’s basketball team in the wake of the NCAA investigation and allegations.
Today, I asked UH spokesman Dan Meisenzahl for an update. After meeting with the chancellor, Meisenzahl indicated that the Rainbow Warriors will indeed play in the postseason.
“We expect to be playing in next week’s tournament,” Meisenzahl said.
UH still has more than a month to respond to the NCAA letter of allegations it received in late January.
Also, a different source told me today that UH expects to have a new athletic director in place “in two weeks.”