Ben Dew, a 6-foot-4, 300-pound offensive lineman from New Zealand, will be joining the Warriors in January.
Dew actually won’t be going on scholarship until July, but he will be taking UH classes during the 2011 spring semester. Dew’s sister, Rebecca, is a member of the Rainbow Wahine basketball team.
Dew was born in Florida, and has lived in Tennessee, New Zealand and, for a year, in Hawaii. He played for Word of Life Academy in 2009 before moving to New Zealand, where his father is a missionary. He caught UH’s attention when he participated in the Big Man’s Camp for linemen in 2009.
Only video I could find was this one. Dew is the big guard: Dew.
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Warriorinsider.com sends us this photo of Miah Ostrowski, who will be joining the UH basketball team after the Hawaii Bowl.
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In Manoa yesterday:
• The football team went through early-morning running. Another running session is scheduled for tomorrow. With finals next week, and the team having missed 20 school days because of travel, this has been a much-needed time to catch up on projects.
• Candidates for the soccer head coaching job were interviewed yesterday. An announcement is expected shortly.
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The lovely and brilliant Kortney Kikiloi-Borthwick has selected d1島 as the winner of the WAC championship football T-shirt.
OK, we’ve got another T-shirt to give away. To enter, please post: I’m starvin’ for football.
Kortney picks a winner tonight.