Tuesday checkin

Appreciate all the comments about Rise of the Wahine. I was unable to attend the film or the after party Sounded like everyone enjoyed it. As mentioned previously, I was interviewed for over an hour but didn’t how much, if any, they’d use. They did use some of my series on Title IX from 2002 as part of their research.

Despite not having school today, team kept with their routine of Tuesday A.M. practice, 6-8:30-ish. Men’s volleyball team came in after for practice.

And, as is the Tuesday routine, it was about skills and drills. Last 10 minutes basically serving practice for everyone, including the middles.

Did speak with Shoji about the ‘lone wolf’ agreement which has morphed into something very unfair. Not only does Hawaii’s opponent only play Hawaii that week, in the previous week, the two travel partners who play Hawaii only play each other. Which means that while Hawaii plays four matches in two weeks, the only teams only play two during the same time frame.

He said that next year, the Big West is moving towards not having back-to-back matches, which is done for men’s and women’s basketball. But still next year the pairings will stay with Long Beach State and CSUN as travel partners.


  1. wildcard November 4, 2014 3:52 pm

    no school eh?

    well glad the team is practicing skills and drills AND serving. na wahine better be ready for the beach and csun this weekend.

    ‘could of, would of, should of’ does not apply to na wahine. it is rise of the wahine, not rise and fall of the wahine. and definitely not death of the wahine (like almost happend vs irvine)

  2. Cindy Luis November 4, 2014 4:32 pm

    1. it’s a state and city holiday for Election Day. Public schools, including UH are closed.
    Tuesday has been their skills and drills day.

  3. bowsfan November 4, 2014 5:33 pm

    I was wondering about the back to back games. So will they play Thursday/Saturday or Friday/Sunday. I would think with Tai, they’d go Thursday/Saturday.

  4. Cindy Luis November 4, 2014 7:36 pm

    Don’t know. but if they follow the BKB model, it’s usually Thursday-Saturday.

  5. wildcard November 4, 2014 7:56 pm

    sundays are usually shoddy because everybody is tired and/or wants to retire in their homes and get rested for the day and ready before the week starts. this is irrelevant with tai.

  6. LC November 5, 2014 7:26 am

    I prefer Thursday/ Saturday also but they will still have this Saturday home football policy to contend with, some matches will still be on Sunday.

  7. Pot-of-Gold November 5, 2014 7:54 am

    With the travel distance that Hawaii has and other teams coming to the islands, does a Thursday – Saturday make sense given the girls are here for school? Traveling would consist of missing at least three days of school based on the T – S schedule, whereas the Friday – Sunday venture means one less day missed at least for the travel team.

  8. Cindy Luis November 5, 2014 9:08 am

    7. As I said, don’t know. It will be up to the Big West. As LC mentioned, they’ll have to consider football. But UH has rarely had home volleyball on football Saturdays. This year was a bit of an aberration with football home for the early part of the season. and it’s been rare that the Wahine were here on homecoming weekend.
    Other sports have to deal with the T-S schedule so don’t see it as problem for volleyball. They have study hall, they have the internet which makes it so much easier to stay on top of school work.
    As for Sundays, I think it works well for families since youth sports aren’t normally played on Sundays. the 5 p.m. start is early enough to get home in plenty of time. not like the 8 p.m. starts when you don’t get out of the arena until after 10 p.m.

  9. wildcard November 5, 2014 9:31 am

    so why couldnt the football be on sundays? dont people watch football on sundays anyways like the superbowl?

    failing that since other sports dont have to deal with the football, couldnt they deglamorize the football? they dont win for jack anyways. not unless the opponent team ditched them with the ball.

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