It’s sad to hear about the passing of Pete Newell. He was the originator of the Big Man’s Camp, which was held several times in Hawai‘i.
Riley Wallace described Newell as an “absolute gentleman.”
They met when Wallace was coaching at UH. Newell addressed the team every year.
“You had to earn his respect, but once you had it, you had it for life,” Wallace said.
Newell spoke highly of Wallace. Because of that, Bob Knight and Wallace became friends.
Newell worked closely with Merv Lopes, who helped run the Big Man’s Camps in Hawai‘i. Jarinn Akana’s association with Newell helped Akana earn a coaching job in the NBA.
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In UH time, today is back to being today.
The Warriors were supposed to have a Tuesday schedule today, but instead they had what coach Mack described as a “half-Tuesday.”
The players were “introduced” to the next opponent, Idaho — given bios, tendencies — but did not practice on the field. Instead, they ran sprints. Because it had rained, Mack said he did not want to “tear up the field” by having a regular practice.
The Warriors will go in pads tomorrow.
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For the past several months, we’ve heard that if Brent Guy got fired at Utah State, John L. Smith would be the leading candidate as the successor. Well, Guy is now out …
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Happy belated birthday to Diana.
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Deepest sympathy to the family of Luke Nishikawa, a wonderful guy who died Saturday night in Angwin, Calif. He was 22. In his spare time, the Honolulu resident led a campus outreach program called Homeless Ministries.