11-11 Rise of the Wahine on neighbor islands

Change in practice schedule for the week. They are taking Tuesday off

Haven’t seen Rise of the Wahine yet. Heard good things about it. Some were disappointed in there not being more about the current situation, particularly the atmosphere at the SSC during matches. But that was not the intended focus.

HIFF Tour in:
Kona Thursday, 8:30 p.m., Honua Studios
Kauai, Friday, 5 p.m., Wiamea Theater
Hilo, Sunday, 4:45 p.m., Hilo Palace

more info at riseofthewahine.com


  1. innocent observer November 11, 2014 10:45 am

    saw the first showing. while interesting but it focused more on title 9 and uh’s first women’s AD (name escapes me). It focused on the trial and tribulation she encountered in starting a women’s sports program in Hawaii. not so much about the wahine teams and their rise to prominence, except the volleyball team.

  2. xoxo November 11, 2014 11:01 am

    I went to the premier last monday night. A bit long but IMO it was great. I had no idea the incredible story behind it all. While the title leads you to think the film is going to be the story of UH Wahine Vball, its more then that. Any young female athlete who has ever played organized sports from jr high all the way to the collegiate level owes even the CHANCE to play to this story and the two women featured, although there were many more woman who played huge roles in making Title IX a reality. Its a great documentary and it would be great to be able to show it to any female sports team….

  3. Cubicle1126 November 11, 2014 11:39 am

    the intent of the the Rise of the Wahine film was always to tell the story of congresswoman mink and donis thompson.

    that said, there was also a lot of attention given to the early days of wahine volleyball. the volleyball program was just vehicle in which to tell mink and thompson’s story.

  4. AdmrVT November 11, 2014 12:04 pm

    Granted that all the current trials and tribulations at UH are the result of a number of different “factors,” it would be ironic if the UH athletic program fails because UH football cannot generate enough revenue and there is not enough financial support of the athletic program to cover the cost of funding Title IX at UH?

    Wonder what is costs to cover the expenses of the women’s non-revenue sports? Aside from volleyball, I assume all of the other womens’ sports do not generate any net revenue — so football needs to fund both the non-revenue men’s and women’s sports.

  5. Cindy Luis November 11, 2014 4:54 pm

    As you point out, it’s not just the non-revenue women’s sports but the non-revenue men’s sports that football (and women’s volleyball) helps cover. Men’s volleyball has been in the plus-side in the past. not sure if it is now.

  6. warriorfan November 11, 2014 6:19 pm

    I don’t think mens volleyball loses much though, on the other hand,womens basketball, soccer and softball together, probably loses over 2 million anually for UHAD.

  7. heluhelu November 12, 2014 9:14 am

    #5 True. Though even when MVB was revenue positive, this fan felt budget better spent on expanding/improving WVB recruiting, facilities, student services etc (I know that’s *not* how athletic budgets works). Hard to take a sport like MVB or its rankings seriously when only 30-or-so teams compete. Are MVB fans misogynists who only attend MVB matches at SSA? Don’t know. Don’t think so. One site reported MVB lost $247,000 (expenses $780,602; revenue $533,276) according to their most recent data, whereas WVB hit black again earning $117,000 (expenses $1.19 million; revenue $1.31 million) [link http://bit.ly/1ECwOCE ].

    #6 Seems that way, but this site suggests perception not always = reality. Manoa spent $16,269,502 on men’s teams, received $10,749,971 in revenue with male athletes receiving an avg of $14,023 in sports related student aid. Women? $8,085,505 spent, $4,062,526 received, $9,166 per in related student aid [link http://bit.ly/1zkiwnd ]. Plus, it’s not as if UH can slash/burn teams at will. Every conference mandate x number of teams/sports from both genders to maintain membership.

  8. heluhelu November 12, 2014 9:17 am

    #7 “…*not* how athletic budgets [work]”; “Every conference [mandates]…”

  9. rayson November 12, 2014 3:47 pm

    Speaking of the men’s volleyball team. They just announced an exhibition match on November 25 at 7 pm against NorCal Premier . Tickets on sale now.


  10. Cubicle1126 November 12, 2014 3:57 pm

    cindy — what do you mean when you use the term “soft commit” for iosia … as the term can, apparently, carry different meanings for recruiting purposes

  11. po'okela November 12, 2014 4:36 pm

    a soft commit means there’s a possibility the recruit may change their mind in the future; however im not quite sure why cindy would differentiate between the two because neither a soft or a solid verbal are binding or GUARANTEED until an NLI is signed and the student is accepted.

    could you please chime in cindy. does that have anything to do with dave’s uncertainty of how long he will still be coaching for?

  12. Cindy Luis November 12, 2014 4:45 pm

    I put down soft commit because it’s a non-binding oral from a junior. it’s the term the paper uses. we also use oral, not verbal, commit. nothing to do with how long Shoji intends to stay.

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