Be cool

RENO — The Warriors awakened to 28-degree weather this morning.

OK, OK, that was the temperature  outside the hotel. It was nice in the meeting rooms, and it should reach the 50s today.

The Warriors had a 2-hour practice scheduled this afternoon at a nearby high school field.


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Royce Pollard and Trevor Davis:


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Trevor Davis:


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Kenton Chun and Alex Dunnachie:


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Kaniela Tuipulotu:


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Greg Salas is undergoing surgery today. Wishing him a speedy recovery.

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Happy birthday to the Jagermeister leader — Lynette Eastman. For all of the things you do and that certain Mr. Clean you put up with, we raise a glass and yell: Bomb’s away!


  1. chopsueyboy November 10, 2011 7:18 am


  2. CoolEthan November 10, 2011 7:18 am

    Good to see your own breath in the morning air.

    Get ready for the night air with a repeat vision.

    Good ole’ football in November.

  3. chopsueyboy November 10, 2011 7:19 am

    Carrier Classic tomorrow in San Diego

    North Carolina plays Michigan State basketball on top of an aircraft carrier

    Links to Carrier Classic

    Crew of the USS North Carolina prepares for Carrier Classic:

    Roy Williams and team discuss what the game means to them:

    Finally, a great in-depth, historical view of how the game came to be:

  4. Slugger November 10, 2011 7:19 am


    Stay warm, ST!

  5. chopsueyboy November 10, 2011 7:19 am

    Why does North Carolina avoid Honolulu and only goes to Maui for Chaminade Classic?

  6. chopsueyboy November 10, 2011 7:20 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid November 10, 2011 7:23 am

    Good Morning Gangeez!

    Stay warm Mr. Meatoga! Same to you Mr. Tsai!


  8. Da Punchbowl Kid November 10, 2011 7:24 am

    Chinese President is coming in for APEC apparently. Military and HPD are on the Vineyard on ramp and stationed on the pedestrian overpasses and freeway overlooks just outside. They may be closing the freeway to accomodate his arrival. Some pretty heavy stuff.

    Be careful out there folks!

  9. Stephen Tsai November 10, 2011 7:25 am

    Chop Suey:

    Four words:





  10. d1shima November 10, 2011 7:27 am

    from tweetah 2 min ago


    Greg Salas

    Surgery today, time to get this bum leg fixed so I can get back to doing what I love!

    Best wishes! Still Numbah One!

  11. Graham November 10, 2011 7:28 am


  12. Da Punchbowl Kid November 10, 2011 7:29 am

    Dragged this over from last blog.

    My one comment about the Penn St. thing.

    When JoePa found out about Sandusky he should have:

    A.) Taken a baseball bat to Sandusky, with a special emphasis on his soft spots.

    B.) Notified the police to come and lock the piece of chit up.

    C.) Notified the higher ups at PSU.

    D.) Have beer and be thankful to God for the successes he’d had as coach and a defender of youth.

  13. Da Punchbowl Kid November 10, 2011 7:30 am

    Safe surgery and speedy recovery to Salas.

  14. Stephen Tsai November 10, 2011 7:34 am

    I remember when I visited Penn State. They sold JoePasta.

  15. tom-warriornation November 10, 2011 7:34 am

    Go Warriors! Hello Tsaikos. Got a group of 35 people attending the game in Reno; Hawaii section L, rows 19, 20 and 21. Yell loud everybody and wear GREEN! Drink lots of vodka to stay warm; lol.

  16. CoolEthan November 10, 2011 7:40 am

    It’s time to drain the swamp in the land of Penn St.

    Shows what can happen when too much power is not addressed with time limits.

    No beer to celebrate.

  17. Slugger November 10, 2011 7:41 am

    Happy birthday, Lynette!

    Morning, DPK!

  18. CoolEthan November 10, 2011 7:51 am

    Jail time for all those involved. Joe Pa can coach the prison football team.

    He still acted like it was all about himself yesterday.

    The board of directors set it straight and true.

  19. RedZone November 10, 2011 7:55 am

    Go Warriors.

  20. Wes'side Warrior November 10, 2011 7:56 am

    Howzit, everyone!

    Heal up, Warriors and former Warriors!

    Happy birthday, Birthday Girl!

    Stay warm!

    Too bad about State Pen…

    Go, Warriors!!!

  21. Kekoa November 10, 2011 7:56 am

    Happy Birthday to *Boots* Eastman! (Bulla got the bootprints to prove it, straight up and to the right!)

    Have an absolutely wunnerful day Aunty Lynn!

  22. Kekoa November 10, 2011 7:59 am

    Joe wouldn’t go!

  23. Kekoa November 10, 2011 8:02 am

    WW…forgive me, I’m a bit slow today. Just now caught that line about State Pen.


  24. Kevin November 10, 2011 8:09 am

    Something to consider with the events of the last two days, especially the madness last night.

    I’ve written time and time again about the way we as a society blindly worship INDIVIDUALS and how it has allowed those we see on a pedestal above all else in the sports world to gain massive egos and get paid insane salaries. As a society, we justify arrogance. THIS IS TRUTH.

    What was NOT shown or at least what was not discussed and put more into the light was the students at Penn State that remain fans of their football program but are not taking this Paterno thing as if the world had ended.

    When June Jones was meeting with SMU some bloggers here and others took their displeasure with Herman Frazier to Hawaii Hall in protest. No cars were flipped and no damage was done. People cited that they would cease to be season ticket holders if Frazier remained on duty at UH Manoa athletics, but no beer kegger parties and rallies followed. The most I did, besides bitch and moan endlessly to my to the annoyance of my friends, was to drive around with masking tape on my back windshield the message “SAVE UH, FIRE FRAZIER”… hey, I got some honks from cars out of it!!! 😎

    That is not false idol worship to the degree we’ve seen in the past 24 hours, BUT that culture does exist in our society.

    When NFLers tried to go on strike, some sided with the players and some with the owners, but one thing remained the same, we all cried “what about the fans?” Guess what??? Taking sides in a war between MILLIONARES and BILLIONARES is proof that the seeds of FALSE WORSHIP remains in those that were hypocritical in their belief it should be about the fans, but yet felt sympathy for those players that still would remain in the HIGHER upper class of the economic social ladder but would have to play a few more games as a result at the same pay as before… OH BOO FREAKIN HOOO.

    When you get paid a few cool million or even in the high to mid six figure mark for playing X amount of games and you are asked to play two more at the same salary or even a few less that doesn’t compare to someone with a salary of 35K to 40K at 40 hours a week being asked to work 50-55 hours a week. GET REAL. But we feel sympathy because our society says… “they are on TV so they must be somebody right????”

    Paterno is NOTHING more than a football coach, a very successful one. THAT’S IT.

    It’s not that hard to peel away the BS, but for some of those not even linked to the PSU program, it’s easy to get caught up in the lore of someone so distant thanks to the hype.

    Technically, if I had to categorize myself and my religious up-bringing , it would have to be Christian/Catholic (whatever SAME thing, titles and classification are dictated by man anyway fueled by ego) and I was taught “no man is greater than Him”. Makes sense to me.

    In college athletics, I always said no one individual comes before an institution or a program, especially if you have ties to that institution. For myself, I AM a product of the University of Hawaii and I pride myself in what it represents despite the actions or LACK THEREOF by those running it from above. The institution is greater than them.

    Paterno is nothing more than a man. As a man placed in a position of near ultimate authority over those under him, he should be subject to such scrutiny in this case. Via phone call or not, the result in the end was just. PSU doesn’t owe him a damn thing in light of what has transpired when he himself admitted “I wish I did more” when referring to notifying the authorities. The PSU president got his as well, rightfully so.

    In the end, I have enjoyed seeing and hearing all the over-reactions and incoherent justifications of “one more year!!!” for Paterno. It makes me proud to know, I am not at the level of those people.

  25. Slugger November 10, 2011 8:12 am

    Hopes for a successful surgery for Greg Salas. Speedy healing.

  26. RedZone November 10, 2011 8:15 am

    Penn St has coaches who have been there for decades. Hard to believe they had no knowledge of what went on.

  27. Kevin November 10, 2011 8:18 am

    RE: Early LOI signing period non-football sports.

    For softball, I mentioned the five names of prospects that visited UH in September of this year. Of the five, four had publically-known verbals to UH and could be found online thru recruiting websites and the websites of their softball travel clubs as well as local media.

    As of this morning, three have submitted their LOIs to UH.

    One has signed her LOI to South Dakota State and the status of the 5th of the five mentioned a few days ago remains unconfirmed.

  28. admrvt November 10, 2011 8:26 am

    RE: #27

    Reportedly, Kristina Akiona, Alyssa Villalpando and Loie Kesterson signed yesterday. Cheyanne Garcia signed with North Dakota State (not South).

  29. ai-eee-soos November 10, 2011 8:27 am

    Hope the Warriors can get acclimated to the 4,000+ feet altitude, and quickly.

  30. tommui November 10, 2011 8:35 am


    Happy birthday, Lynette!

    KEVIN #27 – would you give me the website address where I can get details on the new signees? Thanks.

  31. CoolEthan November 10, 2011 8:38 am

    Grand jury report of the victims.

  32. chopsueyboy November 10, 2011 8:45 am


    Isn’t the Diamond Head Classic part of ESPN?

    Maybe they can have teams alternate sites???

  33. d1shima November 10, 2011 8:55 am

    So happy that Nimitz looks $o nice now.

    Too bad Prez Hu went the OTHER WAY! 👿

  34. Kevin November 10, 2011 8:57 am


    My post with the links awaits moderation for some reason…

    Let me try one at a time.

  35. Old Diver November 10, 2011 8:57 am

    Does Penn State have any women in positions of power? Hard to believe your mother or my mother would have swept this under the rug.

  36. d1shima November 10, 2011 9:02 am

    …seems that more than one mother was willing to do that.

  37. PowderPuff November 10, 2011 9:02 am

    Holy moly…bundle up, ST and Warriors! All the best to Greg Salas…what a total bummer that was to see last week.

    I don’t think Waikiki will *EVER* look like this again. Crazy! There’s chain-link fence all around the property, AND a uniformed soldier with a really big firearm at the entrance to the hotel.

    Happy Birthday, Lynette!!! Know you and the mister are probably working hard for APEC like the rest of Waikiki.

    Hey hey…look who we got for this week’s Na Koa Football Club Member Profile. None other than Slugger herself: Thanks, Slugger…nice photo too!

  38. d1shima November 10, 2011 9:03 am

    I imagine season tickets to Beaver Stadium are (were) pretty hard to come by.

  39. d1shima November 10, 2011 9:05 am

    Gee, Slugger.

    You sumboddy, eh? 😉

  40. Kevin November 10, 2011 9:07 am

    IT strikes AGAIN!!!!

    Coach Dana will be WITHOUT the services of freshman Ashleigh Karaitiana for the ENTIRE fall 2011- spring 2012 basketball season due to “NCAA rules on international play”….

  41. Kevin November 10, 2011 9:08 am


    Not if you are a BIG time booster. Apparently you get all kinds of “access”… :ugh

  42. Mrs. Bulla November 10, 2011 9:10 am

    Mahalo Tsaikos for the birthday wishes on Facebook and on the Warrior Beat! Blessings to you!

  43. bob November 10, 2011 9:18 am

    wishing Sallas a speedy recovery.

  44. jm2375 (Infuse) November 10, 2011 9:18 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Happy Thursday!

    happy birthday Mrs Bulla!

    So, what exactly are the “NCAA rules on international play”? 😈

  45. Da Punchbowl Kid November 10, 2011 9:20 am

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Bulla!

    You must be gettin plenny good fun on the job with all the APEC activities. Have a wonderful day!

  46. Da Punchbowl Kid November 10, 2011 9:26 am

    Just witnessed a couple of things you don’t see everyday –

    Walked my Sweety to work, then walked back to find Lunalilo Freeway completely empty and all freeway on ramps blocked off, predestrian overpasses blocked and then finally, the massive motorcade of the Chinese President speeding past. Had blenny big black SUVs and Limos ad well as choke HPD Sherrifs, small buses cars and even a Penske rent a truck.

    Soooo trilling I tell you! 🙂

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid November 10, 2011 9:26 am

    Nice write up on Slugger-san! You da bestesest, sistah!

  48. LizKauai November 10, 2011 9:37 am

    Happy Birthday Lynette!

    Healing Energy to Salas and Green and all past present and future Warriors!

  49. Derek November 10, 2011 9:38 am

    What does Greg McMackin and Joe Paterno have in common?

  50. Buffoman November 10, 2011 9:41 am

    Several weeks ago I saw them do a practice run on Ala Moana. Made me proud of the work of our HPD. They worked very effeciently and will it did cause us to sit a bit, it was not overly intrusive. Of course all of this is an inconvenience, yet I believe that it is a small price to pay for what we are doing to represent our place in the Pacific and the US.

  51. Da Punchbowl Kid November 10, 2011 9:44 am

    Buffoman –

    The whole thing was pretty impressive. Hawai’i looks good!

  52. Kevin November 10, 2011 9:47 am

    Seems like the NCAA is working with the Dept of Homeland Security when it comes to international student-athletes coming to UH.

  53. PowderPuff November 10, 2011 9:49 am

    With the Na Koa Member Spotlight, Slugger becomes the first Tsaiko (Tsaikette) to be profiled in the weekly feature. Good job, Slugger! Anyone else wish to be featured? Let me know…or I’ll find you!!! 🙂

  54. gmahoney November 10, 2011 9:54 am

    Nice, Slugger! Congrats!

  55. Don Weir November 10, 2011 9:59 am


    I remember in my early days as Na Koa Exec Dir you volunteered hours helping make a difference for the players and for the Na Koa members.

    Hand written thank you’s to all members that year is a great memory!!

    Mahalo nui loa from the UH Football past players, UH Football current players, and UH Football future players.

  56. papajoe2 November 10, 2011 10:02 am

    It’s official! Mana Silva signs with the Buffalo Bills. Will wear #33. Practice squad though.

  57. Stephen Tsai November 10, 2011 10:11 am

    Interesting — and redundant — there will be both a gun show and bodybuilding contest in our hotel.

  58. Manoa Mist November 10, 2011 10:18 am

    Very Happy Birthday to Mrs. Bulla!

  59. madeinhawaii November 10, 2011 10:22 am

    Think this might work for us?

    A junior college coach in Michigan is using a combination of the pistol, the run and shoot, and the triple option to devastating effect at Grand Rapids Community College. They are undefeated, ranked #4 and are averaging 65 points a game! Unreal. Check it out.

    — posted by Kanakattack on the SportsHawaiiForum

  60. ai-eee-soos November 10, 2011 10:24 am

    # 61 – HIRE DA GUY ALREADY !!!

  61. LizKauai November 10, 2011 10:33 am

    re what papajoe2 said:


  62. Stephen Tsai November 10, 2011 10:36 am

    UH used to run the triple-option.

    This requires getting receivers who only block, slotbacks who are running backs, different linemen. You know, basically changing the entire offensive roster.

  63. d1shima November 10, 2011 10:37 am

    Happy Birthday United States Marine Corp!

    Semper Fi

  64. d1shima November 10, 2011 10:41 am

    As The Former Coach said:

    Do you wanna spend your entire college career blocking the Strong Safety?

  65. papajoe2 November 10, 2011 10:43 am

    Thanks LizK. I still don’t know how to transfer the post. Never will with nice people like you and others on this blog.

  66. 808bowler November 10, 2011 10:52 am

    Good news for Mana. Hopefully get activated this season.

  67. SteveM November 10, 2011 10:53 am

    Good morning everyone!



    Mrs. Bulla

    Boss Diva

    Karaoke Captain

    Head (Jager) Bombardier

    Tsaikette Dancing Queen

    Cruiser …bringing the Divas and pah-tay to the Caribbean in a few months 😛

  68. 1sportsfan November 10, 2011 10:55 am

    Speaking of Salas, I think he and Pilares spoiled a lot of fans by their athleticism and physicality at the receiver position. Pilares, an ex-running back, could take the hits but was just a juke step away from going all the way. With Salas, he was looking for someone to collide with after the catch. He wanted to punish the DBs as much as they wanted to punish him.

  69. d1shima November 10, 2011 10:57 am

    …and he talked good smack! 😉

  70. SteveM November 10, 2011 11:02 am

    RE: #39

    Well deserved recognition, Slugger!

    The King and I, huh?

    …now that explains a lot… 😆

  71. Kris November 10, 2011 11:13 am

    That being said I have never seen so many injuries to both the Oline and receivers.

    I remember people complaining that we never sub receivers. Really tho, that is how they got so good. As a plus they tended to wear down the secondary too.

    I also remember thinking how if you never let the second stringers play on the OL, how they ever gonna get good? Well, I guess it’s a case of be careful of what you wish for….

  72. Kaleo November 10, 2011 11:17 am

    LOL this is pretty funny.

    “Top 5 Reasons the Warriors Will Win on Saturday” –


  73. MattyBoy November 10, 2011 11:33 am


    They’re both old.

  74. J November 10, 2011 11:35 am

    Yesterday was Jett. Today it’s cool. Tomorrow I going wait for ST to bus’ out with a selection from West Side Story. Hopefully he’ll pass the buck to LizKauai. 😀

  75. AlaWai November 10, 2011 11:44 am

    Hawaii 50 NV 0

  76. Ballpicker November 10, 2011 11:45 am

    Hey DPK,

    I used to take part in those dignitary protection/transports bAck in the day. Lots of bells and whistles if U get my drift. And yes there is quite a Big rush when ur cruising the freeway with a President.


    Hawaii 31 unr 28

    Roga that over and out….

  77. tommui November 10, 2011 11:53 am

    Hey SLUGGER!!! Too good!!!

  78. tommui November 10, 2011 11:58 am



  79. madeinhawaii November 10, 2011 11:59 am

    Besides Moniz, do we have any starters on Offense that have started in all the games this season? Played in all the games?

  80. LizKauai November 10, 2011 12:03 pm

    papajoe2 – couple ways to do it.

    When you make a comment in the Leave a Reply box, copy and paste the url for the article into the space that says “Website”. That will make your Name (required) a link to the article.

    Or just copy and paste the url into the comment itself and the link will appear.


  81. Old Diver November 10, 2011 12:28 pm

    Just received my Hawaii Bowl tickets in the mail. Hoping for a big win on Saturday.

  82. A-TEAM November 10, 2011 12:31 pm

    Some of the recruites have decommitted from Penn State. Can we jump on that train and see if we can nabb some them?

  83. Buffoman November 10, 2011 12:51 pm

    #70 You right! Maybe that’s why I look at Stutz and wonder why I’m not really liking what he’s doing. Yes he catches, but he’s not built physically and mentally like Salas and runs out of bounds or falls. You’re right about Salas, he’d be looking for someone th run over or challenge for a spot on the field. Pilares, well that guy was like muscle, tendons and bone. For a not so tall guy he was fearless over the middle and really could take a hit. Have not seen much of that. Yes, we were spoiled.

    Okay, time to move on and accept that that was then, this is now. Different.

  84. Ed November 10, 2011 1:15 pm

    Being in the postion Hawaii is in with injuries etc… and inexperience, it is imperative that our coaches THINK !! and react outside the box. Look at Boise, you just never know what your going to see, there coaches always seems to be one step ahead. Let’s have some fun with our offense, if opponents know that Hawaii will do the same thing every single time, its pretty easy to prepare for. Just my 2 cents !!

  85. 抓姦 November 10, 2011 1:19 pm

    His “affair”is a pain in your heart foreverAffair eventsAlthough the pieces of your heart,Although you love him, he does not value you,Although you pay so much, but did not return,

  86. Kevin November 10, 2011 1:26 pm


    I dunno why but I cannot find your email address. Could you post it, got something for you.

  87. Kevin November 10, 2011 1:28 pm


    NEVERMIND. Found it.

  88. LizKauai November 10, 2011 1:34 pm

    Healing Prayers for Alex Green- surgery tomorrow…

  89. Shoko November 10, 2011 1:42 pm

    It would be refreshing to see some trickeration-type plays. It might work and it might not, but to see them take chances is always exciting. If Graves is going to play receiver, right there you have two QB’s that can run and pass. It would would have the defense wondering how the play will develop. Keep it unconventional.

  90. work at home for moms November 10, 2011 1:44 pm

    F*ckin’ remarkable things here

  91. Kevin November 10, 2011 1:46 pm

    Was I the only one laughing out loud at SPAM post #93???

  92. WOW November 10, 2011 1:50 pm

    post #93 IS funny!

  93. Shoko November 10, 2011 1:51 pm


    Your post is considered SPAM? 😉

  94. Pride. November 10, 2011 1:57 pm

    Healing Prayers for all of the injured.

  95. Pomai November 10, 2011 2:00 pm

    UH vs Reno

    17    –    34    papajoe2

    19    –    27    anklebiters

    21    –    07    tommui

    24    –    17    Hilo Moon

    28    –    17    niho mano

    28    –    27    3-Prong

    31    –    19    krump1

    31    –    28    Ballpicker

    31    –    30    Glenn

    33    –    31    Bowwar

    35    –    21    LizKauai

    35    –    29    WarriorNY

    39    –    10    Pomai

    41    –    21    DPK

    45    –    42    polywarrior4life

    49    –    14    Tchahng

    49    –    27    Ipu Man

    50    –    00    AlaWai

    56    –    13    Kekoa

    59    –    28    d1shima

  96. Shoko November 10, 2011 2:03 pm

    Interesting video breakdown of the upcoming Hawaii-Nevada game by RGJ’s sports columnist and beat writer.|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE

  97. Ipu Man November 10, 2011 2:08 pm

    Prayers for Green:

    “Heal me, O Lord and I shall be healed…”

    (Jeremiah 17:14)

    …and all who need it. Amen.

  98. Hawaiianbod November 10, 2011 2:27 pm


  99. Hawaiianbod November 10, 2011 2:30 pm

    Happy Birthday Mrs Bulla!

    Congrads Slugger! WOO HOO!

    healing prayers for those Warriors and Tsaikos in need (and Sister S)


  100. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 10, 2011 2:51 pm

    I wonder if JD has ever approached Georgia Tech for a H-H series.

    That would be fun to watch.

  101. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 10, 2011 3:06 pm

    I will admit I was one of those that said the triple option wouldn’t work in the ACC or at best it would last a season or two before defenses would adapt.

    Well, Johnson continues to amaze me. He really has this team running on all cylinders.

  102. Ralph November 10, 2011 3:08 pm

    Georgia Tech, you kidding, JD is looking for teams we can beat. Are there more start up programs like Lamar and South Alabama to schedule, if you know, email him. He needs wins, he wants coach mac to win, and Hawaii needs 7 to reach the Hawaii bowl.

  103. Ralph November 10, 2011 3:09 pm

    There are no gimmies in the WAC and MWC for Hawaii, we need to beat the OOC teams to ease the way to 7 wins.

  104. al November 10, 2011 3:15 pm

    gibber signs 3yr 344k deal loaded with incentives and rollovers.

  105. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 10, 2011 3:19 pm

    Like College of the Simpletons and University of the Ozarks – Greta West.

    Big draw garanz. haha.

  106. Buffoman November 10, 2011 3:20 pm

    This is great!

    Now if he does for basketball what Shoji has done for wahine volleyball, we’ll be packing the Stanley!

  107. Haleakala November 10, 2011 3:20 pm


    Uh 21 NEV 20

  108. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 10, 2011 3:21 pm

    Actually that’s pretty funny. I challenge JD to schedule the most obscure unknown colleges in the US.

  109. Kevin November 10, 2011 3:24 pm

    Would prefer a FIVE year deal at $425,000.00 with the incentives and bonuses AND a HEFTY penalty should he decide to seek other offers prior to year FIVE.

  110. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 10, 2011 3:29 pm

    UH is looking to spend just around $700,000 on its next FB coach but $350,000 on its Bball coach. Considering how important the FB program is to pull in the revenue, that sounds a bit off.

  111. Kevin November 10, 2011 3:37 pm

    UH Softball signs FOUR for the spring of 2013.

    Only included the quotes. Full background of each player can be found at the Hawaii Athletics link.

    HONOLULU—University of Hawai’i head softball coach Bob Coolen announced the signing of four prep standouts who will play for the Rainbow Wahine in the spring of 2013. Kristina Akiona, Lindsey “Keiki” Carlos, Loie Kesterson, and Alyssa Villalpando all signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Rainbow Wahine this week during the early signing period.

    “Kristina is our future shortstop that can also play third base. She hits for power, has good size, has a strong arm and will fit in well in our program.” says Coolen.

    “Keiki is projected to be a pitcher/third baseman for us. She is the complete player. Keiki has the ability to hit for power but also contact, she throws hard and will be an asset for us next year as a freshman.”

    “Loie is a left-handed pitcher/outfielder and a right-handed hitter who is projected to play both positions while at UH. She has good discipline at the plate and can hit for consistency and power. As a pitcher, she throws in the low-to-mid 60’s with movement. Since watching her the past three seasons, she has improved tremendously and she and Keiki will have to make an immediate impact with the departure of senior pitcher Stephanie Ricketts,” states Coolen.

    “Alyssa is a catcher/first base/third base player who is a power hitter. Over the past three years, she has developed into an experienced, seasoned catcher who handles her pitchers well and is a force behind the plate,” says Coolen.

  112. iwonderwhytheyhateme November 10, 2011 3:38 pm

    Woot! Welcome to the new softball recruits.

  113. madeinhawaii November 10, 2011 3:54 pm


    Das what I’ve been saying. Put your money where the revenues are… salaries should reflect total revenues… Make it a constant percentage of the gross for sports that collect admission… with the exception of sports that have only started to collect in the past 3-5 years. 305K is 50% of the projected Football HC salary? But are the bottom line profit from BB 1/2 that of the football program?

  114. Ipu Man November 10, 2011 4:06 pm

    Saint Olaf in Minnesota comes to mind…

  115. RedZone November 10, 2011 4:22 pm

    Laurel but his streak has ended.

  116. Derek November 10, 2011 4:27 pm

    #75 that’s a good one, but believe it or not the 2010 NCAA coaches salaries show that Coach Mack and Joe Paterno both made $1.1 million. For a guy who has been the head coach at Penn State for 46 years and won 2 natl championships I thought that was quite shocking.

  117. Hawaiianbod November 10, 2011 4:28 pm

    Ralph – are u listening to the game? 🙂


  118. Ralph November 10, 2011 4:34 pm

    no, just saw the score on espn, go Raiders!

  119. Slugger November 10, 2011 4:39 pm

    J, you funny, or punny, I should say.

    Prayers for Alex Green. Heal up soon.

    Welcome to the new softball recruits! GO WAHINE!

    The pic I used for the Na Koa writeup was from the Luana Hills Hawaii Football Camp fundraiser. We had a whole table of Tsaikos! and we all fit… 🙂 That was the first time I met SailorBlue & the Mrs.. LizKauai was overjoyed to meet Colt.

    Support UH football… Join Na Koa…

  120. Really? November 10, 2011 5:07 pm

    Joe Paterno had to go, no doubts. Now that he’s gone and tarnished (for good reason) how does a coach whos been around for 25 plus years take over? He didn’t know also? The media was very concentrated and specific in getting Joe canned (and I agree) but now that he’s gone, we give Sandusky a free pass (until prison, he’s more than a marked man), and the rest of the staff is okay, hell some of them have been there forever. Lastly, after seeing the concentrated effort to get JoPa fired, when do we start kicking in church doors, arresting those pukes accused of the same heinous crimes and not rest in the media until justice is done? Answer those questions media while you slap yourselves on the back and yuck it up in the name of doing “what’s right”. You got one guy to stand on the carpet (JoPa) and be accountable for it and I applaud you for it, but how about the thousands of others you have been either gutless or intimidated to go after because they wear robes and call themselves priests. When do we get to fire or prosecute a Pope or other head of religions who have hid predators for a thousand years, paid out cash for silence and never apologized to? Well media? Just frustrated and thinking out loud Tsaikos. Bear with me………

  121. Old Diver November 10, 2011 5:35 pm


    The media was posing questions about the abuse for two years. Penn State stonewalled the media for those two years. You can’t blame the media for Paterno’s ouster. Paterno was part of the problem at State College.

  122. madeinhawaii November 10, 2011 6:04 pm

    Pennsylvania … wonder how much house 1.1 million will get you there? eh? relatively speaking…

  123. NorthShoreFan November 10, 2011 6:39 pm

    Aloha All…haven’t posted but was lurking and trying to keep up with things.

    Have to get things off my mind.

    The sequence of events as I understand it are…

    1 Sandusky caught abusing a 10 year old.

    2 McCreary walks in on the event and witnesses the CRIME.

    3 McCreary reports ti hid father who tells him to inform JoPa.

    4 JoPa informs the university persident.


    6 Issue arises againg in 2000

    7 Campus police is invilved.

    8 Regular police gets involved.

    9 Attoney General tries for an indictment. (haven’t read the transcripts yet)


    11 University does nothing furher

    12 Police does nothing further

    13 Attorney General does nothing further

    14 In the meanwhile Sandusky sets up a charitable organization that is supposed to help kids.

    15 I heard there are charges in the neighborhood of 40 or so pending against Sandusky.

    16 University fires JoPa and the president.

    17 JoPa hires himself a criminal defense attorney. all started with McCreary. When you see a crime being committed do you need to call your daddy? If police was called, there would have been resolution to this back in 1998 when it all started.

    Why do we have firings of the coach and the university president only? McCreary will be coaching up in the booth this Saturday because of concerns for his safety? What about all those kids who are the victims? Not concerned about them when they all decided not to do anything.

    The president, Board of trustees, coaches, police, attorney general have all been “enablers” to have allowed this to go on over the years.

    We ahve yet to determine how many kids have been abused at the univeristy and at the charitable organization that this pervert had access to.

    Kev-1 (#286, prior blog) and Kevin is spot on with their comments.

    There needs to be accountability and seems everyone who may have been able to stop this atrocity is pointing to others and not taking responisbility.

    Is this the culture at this university, community, state? The evidence is still being collected and they probably will have a lot to check out since this started from 1998. To see the kids rioting and calling the man a “legend” makes my stomach turn.

    As one post comments, “he is just a man” as we are all. When it gets to the point where we are not subject to the laws of the land then we have failed miserably as a society.

    Wall Street CEO’s, “Banks to big to fail”, football coaches/programs, politicians to big to prosecute are becoming the norm in the newd lately and I don’t know about you but it scares me.

    The money does the talking, everything else…”take a hike”

    A presidential candidate can’t remember the departments he wants to get rid of, then makes jokes about his brain fart. The news report about it says he has $17 mil he cna use to correct the screwup and other gaffs he’s pulled off. Gimme a break! Money talks in this society.

    Please excuse the rant…will retreat back under the bridge now..mahalo

  124. jm2375 November 10, 2011 6:48 pm

    Howzit NSF!! Miss seeing you at the t-gates. When will we see you?

  125. Kevin November 10, 2011 7:24 pm

    So weird to see Michelle Waber in the student section.

  126. A-joe November 10, 2011 7:29 pm

    123. Old Diver

    I’m not clear on your statement. Can you explain how Paterno was part of the problem?

    Thank you in advance.

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  128. NorthShoreFan November 10, 2011 7:50 pm

    jm, trying to fiinsh up my project by the end of the year..BYU???? we miss the bp!

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  130. PolyMom November 10, 2011 8:09 pm

    Aloha UH Warrior fans and to the Tsaikos–

    I first want to thank you for all of the best wishes for my beautiful Mother’s speedy recovery. For 88 years young she is doing incredible after shattering her ankle. She tripped this past Monday and was rushed to Hilo Medical Center. They have been remarkable! Lucky you live Hilo.

    My husband Pepe and I would also like to thank you all for the very kind words for the loss of my Mother in Law. My Mother in Law passed away at 9:01 Hawaii time on Tuesday evening. She was 99 years old. It was such an honor to have her live with us this past year. She was living on her own until the age of 98. She was a best friend to me. Not just a mother in law. She was an incredible woman! A true inspiration to so women. She loved the Indianapolis Colts. She loved her Indiana University football and basketball teams. And she learned to love the UH Warriors since her sweet, sweet Calen #50 is now on the team. Calen is doing well and loved his hanai Granny very much. She set the bar for Calen to believe in himself to be the BEST both on and off the field. She told him one day she would be watching him from heaven on the field. It has been a very tough week for us.

    Since I will be here now until January since family is always more important than money I want to invite the Hilo Tsaikos for lunch at the Hilo Yacht Club when things settle down in a week or so. PapaJoe I think I met your nephew Jeff Gomes today when I went to purchase the Urn today. He mentioned to me you were a Tsaiko. So can the Hilo fans let me know what day is best for everyone? To the Honolulu fans we will be sending to Don Weir some door prizes for your Christmas party.

    Mahalo from the entire ohana for the kind words and words of strength you have uplifted all of us with in this most sad time for our family. We are humbled by the kindness you have sent our way. May Adonai (the Lord) bless you all and keep you all safe. We will be having a celebration of my Mother in Laws life in Honolulu, Los Angeles, Louisville, Indianapolis and NYC next year after the recovery of my Mom. Please keep Calen in your prayers as well. He loved his Granny very much. He was very sad when we had to make the call to him. Like in the movie the Lion King…we are just a part of the circle of life. She will be watching him on the Big 3D plasma with God.

    Mahalo Ke Akua.

  131. el burro sabio November 10, 2011 8:15 pm

    According to a timeline, there were things going on involving Sandusky in 1998, long before McCreary alleges what he saw in 2002.

  132. longdistance808 November 10, 2011 8:15 pm

    I’m bringing my thermal underwear with me to the game. Nuff said.

  133. el burro sabio November 10, 2011 8:16 pm

    PolyMom sorry to intrude on your post, and my deepest condolences.

  134. Old Diver November 10, 2011 8:37 pm


    These leaders including Paterno were part of the old Penn State establishment bent on protecting their own. They stonewalled questions from the press for two years concerning this matter. “Two Years” for pete’s sake. Paterno’s excuse that he thought everything was taken care of is weak. Was he so busy that he didn’t notice the guy was still around? That culture thank goodness does not exist here. If questions like those were raised by ST, the Tsaiko’s would have charged JD’s office with Kevin leading the way with wooden bat in one hand and machete in the other.

  135. Old Diver November 10, 2011 8:38 pm

    One can only imagine what Kevin would do with the bat and machete.

  136. LizKauai (macbook) November 10, 2011 8:40 pm

    PolyMom- Heavenly Consolation to you and your ohana!

    Slugger- Luana Hills was such a great event! It was my Colt, Davone, Mouton, Lelie sweet memory-maker.

  137. Kevin November 10, 2011 9:01 pm

    Post #128 was about how I thought it was weird to see Michelle Waber in the student section during the Wahine match.

  138. LizKauai (macbook) November 10, 2011 9:02 pm

    Update- Alex Green’s surgery has been postponed…

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  140. 100cents November 10, 2011 9:27 pm

    how does arnold get what he gets and shoji get what he gets? i read that w vb makes more money per $ spent than any other sport…..arnold had one good year (via a schedule set up by nash to guarantee a 19-20 win season) and a “post-season” (3rd ranked “post season” tourney?). seriously, punahou mafia?

  141. PolyMom November 10, 2011 9:44 pm

    I told you guys when you say the Punahou Mafia…I want to be called a thug in a cocktail dress..LOL!

  142. Old Diver November 10, 2011 10:14 pm


    I’m pretty sure that spot belongs to football. Also women’s volleyball has a limited upside in revenues. Football and men’s basketball have much higher upsides.

  143. papajoe2 November 10, 2011 10:33 pm

    Poly Mom #132, I hope your family is doing OK considering the passing of you mother-in-law and your mom’s ankle. I don’t think that Jeff is my nephew but you never know. Maybe he meant “psyco” instead of Tsaiko.LOL. Or he could be good looking therefore the confusion.

  144. tommui November 10, 2011 10:34 pm

    I don’t know how much the “Punahou” bunch is putting up as part of the salary for Coach Gib, but assume that it would be about the same percentage that JJ allegedly got, essentially Coach Gib is getting the about the same last year’s salary with maybe a 10% increase and the rest is being put up by the Punahou bunch, so what’s the problem?

    If the boosters for women’s volleyball want to supplement Coach Shoji’s salary, I would be in favor of it.

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