Wade on Animals Overdrive

Or is it Overtime? only caught part of it Tuesday.

Anyway, Tuesday’s late addition on the radio was Gary D.’s show that had Wade discussing the season and the NCAA tourney.

Wade said he pretty much knew the agenda for the committee when they decided that the MIVA had the highest RPI of the 4 leagues at the start of the season. Of course we all know that is bogus but it was setting up how Loyola would ended up being in the final four.

He did point out that Pepperdine didn’t help itself by playing no matches other than the MPSF schedule.

He said that there’s a few proposals out there to might make things more fairer. He likes the idea of a point system that would award points on how a team wins, various points for a 3-0 win, winning 3-1 and 3-2 and even a point for losing 2-3.

some discussion on changing the MPSF schedule by it not being a true balanced schedule, now that UOP is gone. (People might remember when the league had two divisions with home and away within the division, one crossover match with the teams in the opposite division). and some thoughts on expand ing the MPSF tournament to more than eight teams. and that the MPSF teams need to travel and play more out of conference.

Talked a little bit about what the team had coming back, how Fey will play into the mix and expects him to have a great summer with the junior national team.

He said the Erskine (the carolina champion that made the final six) might be out for the 2016 Outrigger.

Wade stressed how much he wants local kids to stay home and player for UH.

Caller mentioned a lack of boys club teams, which kind of surprised me since there are a number of clubs besides Outrigger, such as Ku Ikahi, Kaulukoa … Wade said that Milan Zarkovic was interested in building a boys club program, probably through Asics.

I’m sure there are other things I missed. Perhaps someone else heard the show.



  1. FormerlyWarriorfan May 7, 2014 8:00 pm

    Thanks for this , wonder if he said anything on new recruits? Surprised they didnt announce anything for the late signing period.

  2. vballfreak808 May 7, 2014 10:34 pm

    He mentioned Luke Owens from Kalaheo. Then he said there were other recruits are just getting details done with the school. Wade said he was also heading to Europe(?) to watch some tournaments this weekend.

  3. Brandon May 8, 2014 12:31 am

    Went to school with luke. Talented kid with a nice block. Has some stuff to work on, but he should be able to make in impact

  4. Otto May 8, 2014 7:53 am

    He talked about his strategies for splitting 4-1/2 scholies amongst the team (e.g., hitters that play the most rotations get more). Plus he has to take into account a player’s “value” to another school. They adjust between semesters and thru out a player’s career, (e.g., a senior might get a little more).

    He also said he tries to advocate for more scholies for MVB, but all he can do is talk to people who can talk to other people in the NCAA. There is no one advocate for MVB at the NCAA that he can talk too. He mentioned how the number of scholies designated for the various NCAA sports kind of make no sense.

  5. volleyball fan May 8, 2014 8:23 am

    I hate it that football gets so many scholarships and men’s volleyball so few. What about schools that don’t have football like UCSB? Can they award more scholarships to men’s volleyball? I suppose they have to level the playing field and not allow certain schools to award football scholarships. Personally, I think they should reduce the number of football scholarships and transfer those to men’s volleyball so that the latter can give out twelve per year just like the women. Why does football get such an astronomical number anyway? This blows my mind!

  6. Cindy Luis May 8, 2014 9:24 am

    1-2-3-4.thanks. His comment was that recruiting was ongoing.
    5. because that’s the way it is. and they have reduced the number in football. believe it used to be over 100 and now down to 85. I think that dropping it to 60 would level the playing field.
    No, schools that don’t offer football still are limited to 4.5 scholarships.

  7. Cubicle1126 May 8, 2014 9:34 am

    football gets that many scholarships because it’s the revenue generator in college sports. basketball is the second biggest haul.

  8. FormerlyWarriorfan May 8, 2014 9:57 am

    Football loses more money then it generates at most schools! In fact less than 20 of them end up in the black!

  9. FormerlyWarriorfan May 8, 2014 10:10 am

    Ncaa and title 9 really should do the right thing and exclude football entirely from the rules , after all there is no female equivalent!

    I would love to see men’s volleyball get at least 10 scholarships and mens beach volleyball in the ncaa one day if that happens and also mens soccer at UH.

  10. Cindy Luis May 8, 2014 10:13 am

    There’s been talk about dropping football from the equation but it would create such a problem when allowing unlimited scholarships for the bigger schools who have such an advantage as it is.
    It’s not a Title IX issue as much as it is the Gender Equity requirements.
    Doubt very seriously if you’ll ever see men’s sand vb as an NCAA sport.
    It would be nice if UH would add men’s soccer, track, water polo, etc. only way that happens is if it 1. drops football and/or 2. adds more women’s sports.

  11. Who's Confused? May 8, 2014 10:17 am

    Da 2014 wahine Long Beach State 49ers:
    *6x National Champions; BW Co-Champions

    5.8 SO Hudson (Prep Top50 transfer)–Setter
    6.3 SR Mackie (Four year starter)–Opposite

    AA, 6.2 SR Okpala (Prep Top50)–Middle
    6.2 SO Miley (Prep Top25)–Middle

    6.1 SO Bukovec (Canadian Prep Top10)–Outside
    5.11 JR Reid (Senior Ace)–Outside

    5.8 SR Jackson (Hawaii, Texas recruit)–Libero

    ..We say so! 😉

  12. Who's Confused? May 8, 2014 10:21 am

    12 scholarships @ LBSU.

  13. Cubicle1126 May 8, 2014 1:08 pm

    Who’s Confused? …. I’ll take “Ironic Monikers” for $500, Alex ….. 😉

  14. Cubicle1126 May 8, 2014 1:15 pm

    formerlywarriorfan — yup, i’ve seen those ncaa reports. they seem to put one out every few years showing the sorry state of college athletic finances. i agree, it’s a sad state. i think the deficits that athletic programs are running is more a function of runaway-spending. and i think the stat you’re referencing is that most “athletic departments” are in the red (less than 20 operate in the black), although i would also agree that most football programs are the same way, with only a handful of exceptions.

    still though, football is the biggest generator of revenue at most places, regardless of whether the overall athletic department is running at a net gain or loss. hence, all the scholarships.

  15. Cindy Luis May 8, 2014 2:23 pm

    7-14 football does not get that many scholarships because of revenue. the sport has long had the most, long before the obscene money given out to BCS schools.
    it may make the most money but it also spends the most.
    12. yes LBS offers 12 scholarships … in women’s volleyball. they have 4.5 like everyone else in men’s.

  16. Cindy Luis May 8, 2014 2:26 pm

    13. most of this person’s user names and associated fake email addresses are subtle digs at me.

  17. Cindy Luis May 8, 2014 2:33 pm

    11.not sure where you get six national championships for The Beach ‘Wahine.’ they’ve won 5. 3 NCAA and 2 AIAW.
    The men have 1 NCAA title.

  18. formerlywarriorfan May 8, 2014 10:33 pm

    Erskine players are tweeting they are coming over in the 2016 season. I Don’t like this no offense to them,
    but I would much rather have UH Face Ohio State, Loyola, Lewis and Penn State, don’t wanna see an easy match at all.

  19. formerlywarriorfan May 8, 2014 10:35 pm

    16. Wish you could just ban that person, annoying and basically just trolling.

  20. warriors May 9, 2014 6:24 am

    I agree. Erskine is a waste of a game! Playing tougher teams will make the team better but I guess there is always room for a power puff game.

  21. Hot May 9, 2014 4:44 pm

    11 & 12. I’m confused. Why are you listing these names? They make no sense.

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