The above photo is of the very popular UH beanie that team is wearing. The beanies were sold at the UH Bookstore, but there’s none left now. The UH band had hoped to buy for trip but the supply was out. Not sure if they are ordering more. Would have been a big seller here for UH fans.
I tried to upload some videos but it’s not working right now. In the meantime, here’s one from UH athletics on Thursday’s practice.
The preceding Thursday post was very early in the day HST.
Mentioned a few things about there not being a video from Hawaii’s press conference as happened with Wisconsin’s.
So now, here’s video of the press conference, shot by UH media relations director Kara Nishimura.
It is disappointing that there wasn’t one through Wisconsin. When Hawaii hosted last week, all four press conferences were available online.
What happened today is not supposed to happen. This is supposed to be considered a neutral site and all teams are supposed to be treated equally.
Same thing happened with the transcript from the UH and NU press conferences.
Those didn’t come out for more than five hours after they were done. Hope the Nebraska media didn’t need the quotes because it was way past their deadlines.
Someone mentioned previous post that they saw Nebraska’s press conference. If that is the case, it was done through their media relations because Wisconsin said there would be no video from either UH or Nebraska.
One of the more interesting questions and then the answer was from Nebraska reporter and Nebraska middle Lauren Stivrins.
Stivrins was asked: “You guys have played Hawaii on the beach. What will it be like to play them in your element.”
Stivrins said: “I think we’re super excited. They’re super beach with a lot of shots. I’m excited for us to go out there and show them what a Big Ten block looks like and a Big Ten back row.”
When the question was asked, I thought reporter was unaware of a few things.
1. Hawaii’s beach team that played Nebraska had no indoor players on it at the time (Iosia joined later).
2. Nebraska doesn’t compete in beach volleyball in the traditional sense. They use their indoor players to play beach during the spring training block, play some matches during 3-4 weeks but don’t compete the entire beach season.
Personally I found the question to be borderline rude when inferring that Hawaii was a beach team and Nebraska was an indoor team. The “in your element” bothered me.
This is Hawaii’s indoor team. This is their element.
IMHO Hawaii’s style isn’t “Beachy.”
Again, just me.