Warrior Beat: Jersey accent

For the first time under Eran Ganot, UH jerseys have surnames on the back. / Photo by Stephen Tsai

As first noted by Brian McInnis last week, the basketball ‘Bows will have the players’ names on the back of their jerseys this coming season.

“It’s something we worked toward getting back to,” coach Eran Ganot said after a recent practice.

The initial reasoning to not include names was to promote team-first unity.

But on reflection, it was decided the basketball jerseys could be used as a way to honor the school, the sponsor and the players’ families.

“You know what I love about the jersey?” Ganot said. “It represents things that are bigger than you, bigger than the name. It’s not their first name, it’s their last name. I think everything is about what you represent.”

Ganot said the “H” logo represents “our program, our university, our state of Hawaii.”

Under Armour sponsors UH’s uniforms and gear.

“The last name back there represents your family,” Ganot said. “The last name is something great that you represent. You represent yourself, your family. And so it’s about time to get that back in there.”


  1. seewhy October 5, 2018 11:52 am

    Ganot gets it. Proud to have him as our Coach! Go Bows!

  2. burro sabio October 5, 2018 11:57 am

    Here’s to a pest-free Aloha Friday and game-day eve.

  3. Jeezy33 October 5, 2018 12:15 pm

    Not to be a hater but duhhh Ganot. Of course last name represents your family and 99% of teams don’t put first names on the back of their jersey.

    Sometimes coaches way over think things to come up with team first cliches or cliches like they’re going to battle.. as we learned from Norm Chow, it doesn’t matter if you put your last name on the back of your jersey or leave it blank. Kids aren’t going to all of a sudden change their mentality because of a cliche or what is on the uniform.

  4. Rodney October 5, 2018 12:38 pm

    Chow absent of name on Jersey was horrible
    But his choice of team song at stadium
    Country road by Bruddah IZ was pretty good
    as a sing along…

  5. seewhy October 5, 2018 1:00 pm

    Howzit, Jeezy! I can’t wait to hear your input on the current commits.

  6. Stephen Tsai October 5, 2018 1:05 pm

    I prefer names on jerseys … but not Imua on every jersey. That was a stupid idea nobody will admit to suggesting

  7. cappie the dog October 5, 2018 2:16 pm

    I don’t need names on basketball jerseys.

    I can memorize 10-13 names.

    Football, yes.

    What Murkowski did took guts. There are so many unseen forces that she angered.

  8. A-House October 5, 2018 2:20 pm

    Yahoo is reporting that #40, RB Brown, of Duquesne committed suicide by jumping from the 16th floor

    may he rest in peace!

  9. seewhy October 5, 2018 3:03 pm

    Just saw that on ESPN runner as I’m watching the Georgia Tech game. So sad when a young man takes his life. RIP

  10. Andrew October 5, 2018 3:45 pm

    I think Utah State wins the Mountain Division this year. They look good. Also their only loss being by 7 points @ Michigan State

  11. Boolakanaka October 5, 2018 3:51 pm

    USU up 14 on the Mormon JV team…

  12. seewhy October 5, 2018 3:53 pm

    RE: #10 Andrew

    They look tough against BYU so far. Up 14 – 0 start of 2nd. Utah State defense looks tough. 2 turnovers so far.

  13. Boolakanaka October 5, 2018 3:55 pm

    Dylan Collie is also no longer a starter….

  14. Boolakanaka October 5, 2018 3:57 pm

    Whooop there it is—21-0 aggies.

  15. seewhy October 5, 2018 4:08 pm

    Passing game of Utah State is going to eat UH alive. Love looks poised in the pocket against BYU defensive front.

  16. Andrew October 5, 2018 4:11 pm


    Good thing the game is here then. If it was in Utah I’d say it’s not looking good. With a big crowd I can see the defense playing up and keeping up

  17. kalua pig October 5, 2018 4:17 pm

    norm chow had a no long hair policy. imua? lol.

  18. seewhy October 5, 2018 4:21 pm

    RE: #16 Andrew

    Our defensive front will definitely need to step up big time. There is no way our defensive back field can keep up 1 on 1. For our game next week. UH needs to be on its toes and watch for jet sweeps and gadget plays. TEs will be wide open in the middle all game IMO. LBs will need to be ready to cover the flats for the dump offs.

  19. Andrew October 5, 2018 4:27 pm


    Yea they need to step up. But we’ve all seen it before. There’s those games at home where UH is a bit outmatched in certain positions and the crowd pumps them up and they play up to their competition. Not to where they’re dominating the game, but making enough stops to keep them in the game

  20. seewhy October 5, 2018 4:34 pm

    RE: #19 Andrew

    I’m hoping we can break the 30K mark for that Utah State game. We will definitely need all 30K fans there.

  21. Andrew October 5, 2018 4:37 pm


    Well if UH is still in the hunt in conference by then I could see a larger than 30K crowd

  22. kalua pig October 5, 2018 5:21 pm

    can anyone confirm that the paniolo trophy is on the island?

  23. Mytake October 5, 2018 5:50 pm

    What’s with the deep thoughts. Put the damn name on the Jersey.

  24. turfwar October 5, 2018 6:00 pm

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Sitake is gone before the season ends.

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid October 5, 2018 6:04 pm

    Hi boola! 😉 Dylan who?

    Can’t wait to see the game tomorrow. Better each game, the Warriors must be!

    Sad news about the Duquesne kid.

  26. Honu888 October 5, 2018 6:37 pm

    Utah State looks like the real deal. Defense put a lot of pressure on Mangum and he didn’t look comfortable all game. Collie still looks like he’s washing his hands with butter.

    Warriors need this win tomorrow! Get that Paniolo trophy back!

  27. haka October 5, 2018 6:51 pm

    That is sad about the Duquesne player. Rest in peace young man.

    I like the names on their jerseys. What’s with the duh duh moment? Grab a snickers dude.

    Oh yeah, can’t wait foa tailgate! Win or lose, we cruise! Good fun with the family and friends! In the wise words of one guy…make memories.

    Go Warriors!

  28. NorthShoreFan October 5, 2018 7:12 pm

    USU is for real. Put the hurt on BYU.
    Worry about Wyoming first. One at a time. Warriors need to execute responsibilities well or…going to be a long game.
    Let’s Do It!

  29. NorthShoreFan October 5, 2018 7:13 pm


  30. burro sabio October 5, 2018 9:40 pm

    #6 – what was wrong with the IMUA brothers?

  31. suckkabooya October 6, 2018 12:47 am

    Got to compartmentalize (hard for us the fans). One game at a time. Exciting how things are playing out but we need to focus on Wyoming. Imua!

  32. suckkabooya October 6, 2018 1:19 am

    I think in Hawaii more than anywhere else (my opinion) your last name means so much not only to that individual and their collective families but to others who may infer characteristics (in a deferential, appreciative way) because of all of the diversity here. Similar to the fuss surrounding “what High School you went”? A lot of pride in your “persona” and upbringing. Important to us here. Maybe a little more than on the Mainland.

  33. BigWave96744 October 6, 2018 4:14 am

    RE: turfwar October 5, 2018 6:00 pm
    Wouldn’t be surprised if Sitake is gone before the season ends.
    ?????, even though last week they were ranked in the top 25, with wins at Arizona and Wisconsin, and barely losing to CAL. If this were UH they would renew his contract and give him a raise, no?

  34. BigWave96744 October 6, 2018 4:42 am

    I don’t know if it was previously posted but Rice DLineman Blain Padgett died of a drug overdose


  35. BigWave96744 October 6, 2018 4:45 am

    Oh sorry, the Rice playet died in the spring but story just posted yesterday

  36. SailorBlue October 6, 2018 5:12 am

    Aloha everybody ~ WAHOO!!! It’s Saturdays and time for FOOTBALL and a T-GATE. ***CABANA A*** at Rainbow Bay Marina has been reserved for the Tsai-kos. The normal routine except we may start a little late due to the memorial ceremony for Pomai. Donations to pay for the Cabana, pop-up tent and common items are always welcome. Remember, everybody is welcome. Questions – email me at jboster(at)yahoo(dot)com. Hope to see everybody there. Cheers, SB

  37. Maddog50 October 6, 2018 5:34 am


  38. burro sabio October 6, 2018 10:38 am

    Someone should paint Boise’s field orange.

  39. Da Punchbowl Kid October 6, 2018 10:45 am

    Agreed, burro!

  40. wafan October 6, 2018 11:04 am

    Aloha, Pomai!

  41. seewhy October 6, 2018 12:54 pm

    SDSU knocks off Boise State on the blue turf! SDSU defensive front shuts down Rypien.

  42. Andrew October 6, 2018 12:55 pm

    Unfortunately San Diego State beats Boise. If UH wants to even think about going for a conference title, gonna have to run the table.

  43. winning October 6, 2018 1:10 pm

    beat Wyo and BYU looks vulnerable. they look slow but will score against UH cause they are big, Just gotta outscore em. However UH has, after 6 games, a very fragile Offense that lacks adjustability. The O staff better be able to strategize faster real quick.

  44. burro sabio October 6, 2018 1:19 pm

    I’m not in favor of going independent, but to get around the problem of scheduling games, Liberty and New Mexico State are playing a home and home series this year.

  45. Tom-warriornation October 6, 2018 2:07 pm

    Wyoming ‘s defense looks good, and their RB #22 Niko Evans looks good, so we must bring our A game tonight! Do not take them lightly!

    GO Warriors!

  46. seewhy October 6, 2018 2:25 pm

    Milton leaves to the locker room with an injury after a midfield hit. UCF up 24-10 over SMU. Could be game changing with Hawai’i looking in from the outside on a NY6 Bowl.

  47. islandman October 6, 2018 2:33 pm

    Will be raining at the stadium which may help Wyoming’s chances.

  48. Stephen Tsai October 6, 2018 4:33 pm

    New post: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=47070

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