Mosi Tatupu (1955-2010)

KITV reported that Mosi Tatupu has passed away.

He was one of the greatest Hawaii high school football players.

Sad, sad, sad news.

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UH made this announcement:

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i Athletics Department and the County of Kaua‘i have announced plans for a football intra-squad scrimmage on the Garden Island, Saturday, April 10, at Vidinha Stadium.

The Warriors will fly to Kaua‘i that morning aboard two Hawaiian Airlines flights, then hold a two-hour scrimmage beginning at 11:00 a.m. An autograph session on the field will follow. The event is free to the public.

Co-sponsor Hawaiian Airlines is providing air transportation for the more than 150 players, coaches, and support staff. The County of Kaua‘i is also a co-sponsor and the host of the event, providing Vidinha Stadium facilities, along with ground transportation and lunch for the UH travel party.

The event marks the second-straight year that the Warriors will make an appearance on a neighbor island during spring practice. Last year, the team held a scrimmage at Maui’s War Memorial Stadium. It will also mark UH’s first trip to Kaua‘i since 1992.

The county is seeking community groups and businesses to assist with defraying the cost of the event, providing manpower, support, etc. They are also hoping to enlist the support of Pop Warner and other community football programs. For those interested in assisting with the event, contact Lenny Rapozo, Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation at (808) 241-4455.

The Warriors will open spring practice Thursday, April 1, at the Clarence T.C. Ching Field. The annual Warrior Bowl is scheduled for Friday, April 30.

Jim Donovan, UH Athletics Director
“We are grateful to Hawaiian Airlines for their continued support of UH Athletics throughout the years and Mayor Carvalho and his administration for making this event possible. This is a wonderful opportunity for our student-athletes to visit a neighbor island and meet the people of Kaua‘i. We have tremendous supporters on the neighbor islands and any chance we get, we’d like to thank them in person such as last year’s football scrimmage and this week’s men’s volleyball match on Maui. We’ve said all along that we’re Hawai‘i’s team and we’re excited for this opportunity and for our fans on Kaua‘i.”

Bernard Carvalho, Mayor of Kaua‘i
“Mahalo to the UH football program for bringing this event to Kaua‘i so our community can have an up close look at college football and really experience this exciting Warrior football team. We will welcome the support of businesses and community groups as we plan for this event to help us make this a great experience for all.”

Glenn Taniguchi, Hawaiian Airlines Senior Vice President – Marketing and Sales
“We think it’s important that families throughout our state have opportunities to experience UH Athletics events, and we’re honored to play a role in making that happen.”

Greg McMackin, UH Football Coach
“We can’t thank Hawaiian Airlines and Mayor Carvalho enough for allowing us to scrimmage on Kaua‘i. We preach to our players the importance of representing the state of Hawai‘i and we’ll have that opportunity to show our talents to the great people of Kaua‘i. I’m also happy that Vaughn (Meatoga), Kenny (Estes) and Jett (Jasper) will be able to practice and scrimmage in front of their family and friends.”

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UH associate athletic director Carl Clapp is today’s guest on the Warrior Beat Show, which will begin at about 11 a.m.

Clapp will answer your questions on the UH athletic department’s financial situation and budget plans. You may pose questions on this blog or the show’s Cover It Live Section.

Please join us.

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Avis has selected … UHBaseballFan as the winner of six tickets to Thursday’s baseball game. Please call me at 256-0223 to collect your prize.

She will choose the winning entry tonight.


  1. Bulla February 23, 2010 4:54 am


  2. Bulla February 23, 2010 4:54 am

    it’s a good day

  3. Bulla February 23, 2010 4:55 am

    it’s a good, good, day

    good morning Tsaikos out there, have a blessed and productive day 🙂

  4. Bulla February 23, 2010 5:00 am

    on the road from the burbs to the city, drive safely gang, see you on the other side.

  5. Pomai February 23, 2010 5:01 am

    Could there be any chance that the shake up of the coach’s could have a certain receivers coach going back to his old stomping grounds as the AD?

  6. Pomai February 23, 2010 5:02 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  7. mctruck February 23, 2010 5:16 am

    I have just one thing to say; well, two…… ten!!

  8. mctruck February 23, 2010 5:18 am

    Pomai…..ur #5,

    just what I was thinking as well.

  9. A-House February 23, 2010 5:26 am

    Good morning, Pomai and mctruck – a hearty morning to ya!

  10. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 5:27 am

    I spoke with Ron Lee last week, and he assured me that both he and Cal Lee will remain at UH this year.

  11. A-House February 23, 2010 5:29 am

    Contratulations to Sharon Dresser on her selection as the new Miss Oahu! Way to go!!!

    Mrs A-House took a picture with her when we went onto the field last season for the homecoming game.

    Did not know whe was a member of the UH track & field team.

  12. A-House February 23, 2010 5:31 am

    ooooopppss, big mistake – should be Shannon.

    see what i get for being on the blog so early!

    morning to you good neighbor!!!

  13. A-House February 23, 2010 5:33 am

    huge apology to Bulla, who was the first to post this am. morning, big fella!

  14. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 5:34 am

    I think once upon a time, Saint Louis was one of the best places to be an AD/head coach.
    And a return to greatness could happen. But it needs stability. Rumors about the football program were circulating for months. The school needed to address them or quell it. But to let everything fester was just bad marketing and management.
    Universities and private high schools, after all, are businesses. Sure, the altruistic aim is to provide quality education. But none of that happens without a solid business plan.

  15. pocho February 23, 2010 5:34 am


    make me a winner!

  16. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 5:37 am

    Much apologies for not posting better pictures of Shannon Dresser. But she’s so darn quick it’s hard to get a good shot.
    What I like the most about her is she’s extremely humble, she works hard, and she really tries to give back to the school serving as a peer mentor.
    It’s always nice when young people volunteer.
    It’s nice when old farts volunteer, too.

  17. protector February 23, 2010 5:42 am

    Morning all!

    Let’s hope the BaseBows can rebound against the Ducks! The pitchers are going to have to step-up better than in this last series, though.

  18. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 5:49 am

    Nash, I’m told, has closed basketball practices this week.
    Maybe this will provide a more focused atmosphere. Although the few times I’ve watched practices, he does demand intense workouts.
    I’ve heard people grumble about the team’s alleged lack of intensity. Honestly, I couldn’t make a judgment on that. I don’t have the ability to judge another’s heart. Nor do I watch enough games. But I’ve found that not winning enough lends the appearance of not playing well enough, which lends the appearance of not being intense enough. I don’t know if that’s the case. Sometimes the other team is just better.
    I do know that the Rainbows need to be entertaining in their final two home games — for the sake of everything that is involved with the program’s future. It’s actually a perfect situation: as underdogs, little is expected.
    But fans need the hope that the future will be better.

  19. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 5:51 am

    So, hey, Coolen was right:
    His team can hit.
    And Majam is a budding star.

  20. d1島 February 23, 2010 5:57 am

    Great Morning All!

    BaseBows had their chances yesterday but the Top Ten team made the (double) plays when they needed to snuff out the rallies.

    Next up, the Ducks!

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  21. Garret February 23, 2010 6:02 am


    I’m glad that you were able to remind your students about the pancakes. I tipped our waitress but I gave money to my kids to let them be the one to give the donation–they look forward to donating the money.

  22. d1島 February 23, 2010 6:05 am

    SLS was made into a great place to be a Coach/AD by the last guy who was a Coach/AD there.

    One of the items that need to be addressed right away (among many things) by the new AD will be finding about a $M to replace the field turf on the field….not real sure that the last guy made much headway in that regard.

  23. Garret February 23, 2010 6:06 am


    What new measures are the Athletic Department taking to get the Athletic Fee (or Student Activities Fee) approved for UH?

  24. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 23, 2010 6:20 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Carl- You have had the opportunity to work under two AD’s. Do you see any differences in the approaches they have taken towards their jobs?

  25. Stretch February 23, 2010 6:28 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Mr Clapp – I’ve been attending the Men’s VBall matches and noticed that there are no court side seats similar to basketball and women’s volleyball?? Wouldn’t that be another way for the Athletic Department to generate additional revenue??

  26. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 23, 2010 6:35 am

    Carl- What are the possibilities for increased use of the SSC for conventions and concerts as a means of increasing revenue to UH?

  27. whitey February 23, 2010 6:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  28. whitey February 23, 2010 6:39 am

    Question for Mr Clapp:

    What is your marketing background????

  29. whitey February 23, 2010 6:40 am

    Question for Mr Clapp

    How many businesses in Hawaii do you personally contact during the year to be potential sponsors for UH Athletics????

  30. whitey February 23, 2010 6:43 am

    Question for Mr Clapp

    I don’t know if you have any Diamond sponsors, but very few Platinum sponsors. Are you responsible for the Corporate Partner Program???

  31. whitey February 23, 2010 6:49 am

    Question for Mr Clapp

    If you are responsible for the Corporate Partner Program, do you have goals as to how many sponsors you try to get for each level every year or are you satisfied with what you have?????

  32. whitey February 23, 2010 6:54 am

    Question for Mr Clapp

    I am looking at an outdated sponsor list, but am somewhat taken back that at the lowest level, $5K-9K, you have only 6 sponsors. Personally, I don’t think UH is doing a very good job at marketing and getting more businesses involved with UH Athletics. What do you say????

  33. Pomai February 23, 2010 6:57 am

    whitey you really expect answers? LOL

  34. Bob February 23, 2010 7:06 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner

  35. Stretch February 23, 2010 7:48 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  36. mouthwash February 23, 2010 7:50 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner. OR ELSE!!!!!!!!!!!! haha

  37. al February 23, 2010 8:20 am

    put me in coach, i’m ready….oh wrong day.

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  38. al February 23, 2010 8:21 am

    if i am not mistaken,
    mcnamara is charged with marketing and
    clapp more of how we spend the money.

    is that correct?

  39. al February 23, 2010 8:25 am

    carl clapp

    is there a timetable as to when the men’s and women’s locker rooms will be upgraded to some of the standards setforth by those whom we compete with for like student/athletes?

    pac10 schools for example.

  40. al February 23, 2010 8:26 am

    carl clapp

    when will the training rooms be expanded or are there any plans for such in the near future?

  41. kama krab February 23, 2010 8:29 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  42. Justin February 23, 2010 8:40 am


    How’s your son adjusting to life in Hawaii and Division 1 football?

  43. Justin February 23, 2010 8:42 am


    Three consecutive losing seasons in Mens Basketball. How much longer will the UH Athletic Department stand for mediocrity and horrible performance?

  44. Wayne February 23, 2010 8:44 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  45. Kazz February 23, 2010 8:46 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    February 23rd, 2010 at 5:51 am
    So, hey, Coolen was right:
    His team can hit.
    And Majam is a budding star.

    Tunda. 😎

    “nuff said.” ~ Al

  46. Kazz February 23, 2010 8:56 am


    No one has perfect the art of “And 1 Baton” like she has over the past few years.

    I remember back in 2005. Me and my friends got bored during a UH blowout of Utah State and we decided to sit lower in the orange of the North end zone for some reason. Then Dresser was on the sideline doing her baton routine and we were just amazed and what she was doing. We got into cheering and chanting for her and forgot about the game (UH was blowing out Utah State anyway) and even got the people around us into it.

    She turned and smiled to us, as she does to all the fans, and then my friend asked her to marry him. 😆

    There will never be another… 🙁

    UH games next fall/spring will be a little colder and a little less sublime sans Ms. Dresser.

  47. Slugger February 23, 2010 9:00 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!!

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

    Have a great day, everyone.

    Esme & out…

  48. Kazz February 23, 2010 9:04 am

    Mr. Clapp,

    Are there any talks of UHAD conducting or hosting more fundraising events much akin to baseball’s Grand Slam Event or the past “Get In The Game” fundraise dinner a few years ago to raise funds for the UH football offices?

  49. SteveM February 23, 2010 9:07 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  50. Pride. February 23, 2010 9:17 am

    Carl Clapp.

    What would it take to give Pierre Omidyar an honorary degree from the University of Hawaii?

    I’m not very educated, so I’m not going to ask for an honorary degree for myself. But I do think that both Omidyar and his wife are doing a lot for the local commuity. These types of people should be rewarded and their work should be highlighted.

    He should also be a guest educator or lecturer.

    These are the types of peolple who are already here doing things in the community. We should reach out and make them a part of the ‘ohana.

  51. papajoe2 February 23, 2010 9:17 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  52. PowderPuff February 23, 2010 9:26 am

    Good morning, Tsaikos.

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

    I am looking forward to hearing what Mr. Clapp has to say. I had all kinds of questions — mostly pertaining to the marketing of the department; and some of which whitey already asked. In my head, I am trying to see if the UHAD can apply some marketing strategies/tactics from the visitor industry. Looking forward to an early lunch.

  53. Pride. February 23, 2010 9:31 am


    February 23rd, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Looking forward to an early lunch.

    Sorry Powder Puff, no time for lunch today, maybe next time.

  54. (Jesse)James February 23, 2010 9:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos…wait, did PP say she was buying lunch???

  55. hoodia February 23, 2010 9:37 am

    Wow! This could be the most complete info I have found on this subject on the net. Would you think about hosting guest posts from others?

  56. Kazz February 23, 2010 9:43 am

    RE: Rainbow Baseball.

    Too aggressive sometimes? I remember four instances (one on Friday night, two on Saturday, and once on Sunday) where we got caught leading off too much at 1st and then got tagged out. I cannot recall such a thing happening to Rainbow Baseball in recent memory. Too many fielding errors and thus far some inconsistent pitching.

    OSU is the #10 team in all the land and it’s the first series of the year so nothing to worry about yet, but Coach Trap got some tape already of what needs to be done.

    BTW, Kolten coming out to bat to Braddah IZ’s “Hawaii 78″… EPIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  57. PowderPuff February 23, 2010 9:55 am

    It would be my pleasure to buy lunch for you (J)J and Pride., but gotta be next door. 🙂

  58. chopsueyboy February 23, 2010 9:56 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  59. al February 23, 2010 9:58 am

    carl clapp

    how much has revenue dropped from 2007 to what the 2010 projections will end up as?

    what about football revenues from the glory year of our sugar bowl drive to this past year 2009?

  60. Sats February 23, 2010 10:05 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  61. HiFlyer February 23, 2010 10:22 am

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

    good morning Tsaikos

  62. rage777 February 23, 2010 10:28 am

    Mr. Clapp,

    Since UH is in a budget cutting mood, do you think the Athletic Department is bloated? I know Derek Inouchi needs help in the Media Relations department, but five assistant media relation directors seems like a lot. Not to mention there are three Associate Athletic Directors.

  63. duffer (iPhone) February 23, 2010 10:56 am

    Hey pp practice, practice, practine

  64. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:04 am

    hey Avis, make me a winner

  65. SteveM February 23, 2010 12:02 pm

    [tap tap tap]

    Is this thing working? 😕

  66. jm2375 February 23, 2010 12:05 pm

    Hi SteveM! you got FB mail!

  67. PowderPuff February 23, 2010 12:07 pm

    OH before I forget, Ms. jm2375 – nice seeing you. You should’ve received 4 photos from me. If not, let me know…they were the “Best of the Best” photos I took on Saturday night at SSC.

  68. Garret February 23, 2010 12:15 pm

    I don’t think this was posted here yet. U-Dub’s AD thinks that both the Pac-10 and Big 10 have already gone after Texas and Texas A&M and thinks that the number of Conferences will decrease eventually as conferences merge or teams are poached from other conferences.

    Woodward also talked about expansion and said the Pac-10 and the Big Ten have reached out to officials at Texas and Texas A&M. “I’d be surprised if our office is not in contact with them,” he said. “I’m sure those conversations have happened and are taking place.”

    When asked if the league might expand beyond two teams, Woodward said that’s a possibility. “It could be two, four or a merger of Big 12. … There’s a theory that at the end of the day there’s only going to be four super conferences. Now that it’s going to look like, God only knows.”

  69. PowderPuff February 23, 2010 12:15 pm

    Hey, duffer! Looking forward to seeing you and the gang on the Valley Isle.

  70. jm2375 February 23, 2010 12:20 pm

    PP – I got ’em. Thanks so much. I’m sure the girls loved them too! (of course, they never tell me anything)

  71. Curt February 23, 2010 12:57 pm

    Yeah Stephen. You definitely have to get mo betta “sport” pictures of Ms Oahu. No goofing off on da job. Just tell her da Tsaikos made you do it. Ha-ha.

  72. Curt February 23, 2010 1:03 pm

    Hey Garret. Howzit. Interesting how the Pac 10 is going after some great BCS schools; they’re not holding back. Hard to imagine they would look at the WAC schools when they’re going after those two Texas schools (and other rumored BCS candidates).

  73. addahknowjoe February 23, 2010 1:05 pm

    I’m sure the pasture looks greener on the PAC-10 or MWC side of the fences. But, if ever Hawai’i were to be extended an invitation, I’m sure it’ll come with heavy stipulations. Plus, we’ll be cellar mat whipping boys in other conferences if we leave.

    I still believe Hawai’i should remain in the WAC and not get complacent about it. Instead we should build on what we currently have. Build better ties and solidify stronger partnerships with the existing conference schools both athletically and academically. Share our strengths. Help with each other’s weaknesses.

    There’s just so much more room to grow and untapped potential to discover just on our side of the fence. No neez go. Stay.

  74. Curt February 23, 2010 1:16 pm

    Howzit addahknowjoe. We’ll have to make the best of what we’ve got. These are indeed challenging times for Hawaii.

  75. Curt February 23, 2010 1:20 pm

    With so many good Japanese baseball players, has Trap tried tapping that market yet?

  76. A-House February 23, 2010 1:20 pm

    With the anticipated conference changes, if the BCS conferences consolidate, how would the BCS “change” its bowl game selections?

    Say it goes from 6 to 5, will that allow 2 or more “non-BCS” schools to make the “big dance” or will they appoint a non-BCS conference into the “hollowed halls” or allow more than 1 school to be in the BCS games? Did the SEC have more than 1 school in the BCS bowls last year? No count the championship game.

    Looking at the financial point of view only, it would make sense for Texas and Texas A&M to accept invitation to the BIG 10. However, this means that Texas and Texas A&M will have to fight the current conference teams to represent the conference for the championship game or a BCS invitation; providing, of course, that the BCS does not change its qualification/invitation “rules”.

  77. A-House February 23, 2010 1:24 pm

    Same would hold true if Texas and Texas A&M moved to the PAC 10. Wonder how the lower tier schools feel knowing that their chances suddenly went from bad to worse?

  78. Garret February 23, 2010 1:24 pm


    Howzit. Sorry I didn’t respond quicker, but I was offline getting some work done.

    I’m pretty sure that Texas & Texas A&M will turn the Pac-10 down since they have a better TV deal right now with the Big 12 and they have much lower travel costs. Plus, there would be huge political fall-out if they left Baylor and Texas Tech behind. So, Texas & Texas A&M don’t affect UH’s chances at the Pac-10…other things are against that, though.

  79. Garret February 23, 2010 1:29 pm


    The BCS agreement allows for 7 automatic qualifying conferences. It allows a conference to have at most 2 teams in BCS bowls, provided they are highly ranked enough and the bowls select them. There are only 6 AQ conferences now, so going to 5 would be a big change.

    If the rules stay as they are and 1 AQ conference went away, then the BCS bowls would be forced to take more than 1 non-AQ conference team every year. There could even be years where *3* teams from non-AQ conferences would be in BCS bowls due to not having teams ranked high enough in the AQ conferences.

    However, the MWC seems to be over the requirements to make a new AQ conference if they add BSU. So, they could easily be added to increase the AQ conference number…if they don’t lose Utah, BYU, or TCU.

  80. UHBaseballFan February 23, 2010 1:32 pm

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  81. Garret February 23, 2010 1:33 pm

    The media doesn’t seem to have noticed, but the Big 12 has one of their TV contracts up for bid soon and they are floating the idea of allowing their schools to make their own side TV deals in addition to having the conference contract. That is probably how they will make Texas happy and maybe make things more fair to the rest of the schools–they can split the conference TV money equally, but they can allow Texas to sell its rights to the games not picked by the network that gets the conference TV deal.

    Things that UH gets like PPV and the K5 contract are *not* allowed under the Big 12’s TV deal. If they allow Texas to sell the games that their conference TV partner doesn’t want, like how UH makes money from the non-ESPN games, then Texas will make more money.

  82. alex February 23, 2010 1:39 pm

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  83. Garret February 23, 2010 1:42 pm


    The trouble in, the MWC will probably lose a team or two (Utah, BYU, possibly Colorado State). BSU is begging them to let them in. If the MWC gets raided, they might invite other WAC teams. A combination of MWC and WAC teams could make a decent conference, and I’d like to see that if UH is invited. I’d hate for UH to be one of the teams left behind in that scenario.

    So, I’m much more interested in what will happen with a possible MWC/WAC merger than I am in UH’s chances for the Pac-10. One of those things is almost impossible while the other may be essential for the survival of UH’s Athletic Department.

    Note that the Advertiser reported that UH will get $400k from the WAC TV deal (which I think includes a $75k inconvenience fee for playing USC on a Thursday) while each MWC team gets $1.3 million per team. The extra million or so would be a nice way to help close the budget…and the MWC/WAC combination would probably have more fan interest than the WAC has now.

  84. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 23, 2010 1:46 pm

    Wednesday, February 24
    10 am

    RESOLUTION 0941 CD1 and Proposed FD 1 – APPROVSING AN APPLICATION FOR A PLAN REVIEW USE PERMIT SUBMITTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA TO ALLOW IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2007 LONG RANGE DEVELOPMENT PLAN ………..Establishes conditions and restrictions upon the use of the lower campus facilities for scholastic, academic and commercial uses.

    Wednesday, February 24
    12:30 pm

    Establishes a gaming commission to oversee casino gaming. Allows the gaming commission to issue one 5-year license to a casino gaming operation in a county with a population of more than 500,000. Limits casino gaming to persons over 21. Creates a wagering tax on casino gaming.

    NOTE #1: All other gaming bills are “dead” although a Super Majority in both the House and the Senate can resurrect them.

    NOTE #2: After much public pressure, the “flag pole” bill, HB 2311, will be heard on WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, at 9:10 am – see what happens when people speak up!

    Thursday, February 11 am

    Increases to $5,000,000 the cap on the amount of expenditures that the UH Board of Regents can authorize from the UH Tuition and Fees Special Fund for the promotion of alumni relations and generation of private donations. Effective July 1, 2050.

    The proposed legislative resolution urging the Board of Regents to work with various entities pon the Manoa campus to establish a student activity fee is still a Work-In-Progress.

    Again, I urge people who care about UH athlletics to take the time to get involved. Decision-makers are NOT mind-readers and they have no way of knowing what you think about a particular subject unless you speak up and let them know how you feel. Call, send an e-mail, speak to them at community meetings, testify.

    Although I certainly do not agree politically with anything the Tea Party advocates support or oppose, I must acknowledge that they have have done an incredible job of organizing thens of thousands of individuals into cohesive political action organizations. Starting just last August, less than six months later, they are now major players in local, state and national elections in over 30 states.

    If we want to make change happen, then we have to be the instignators.
    Waiting for someone else to do it means we get to have the same old, same old.

  85. Garret February 23, 2010 1:46 pm


    Last year is a good example of how the second-place Big 10 team played in a BCS bowl. I’m sure that Texas is not going to the Pac-10, but the Big 10 has to be interesting to them because of the extra $15 million to $20 million per year in TV money that could be earned. It is amazing to see how much the Big 10’s network is making now…and if they could add the Texas TV market they would make even more.

  86. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 23, 2010 1:49 pm

    We still have two tickets to give away for Thursday’s men’s basketball game against Utah State. This is the next-2-the-last home game. If you would like them, please send an e-mail to swood @ hoku dot com. Be sure to include your real name, blog name, and day or cell phone number. i’ll call to make arrangements to get them to you.

  87. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 23, 2010 2:00 pm


    Although UH has some very strong programs in science, technology, urban planning, business, and the arts, most of the graduates are not attractred to entrepreneurial risk-taking employment.

    I read a report maybe five years ago that indicated that over 85% of all UH graduates – both undergraduate and post-graduate – expect to go to work for some government agency or for a traditional corporate entity.
    Only 3% planned to be self-employed within five years.

    I wonder what the current attitude is now?

  88. Kazz February 23, 2010 2:08 pm

    (Mahalo to Ralph for the update)

    Rainbow Wahine Softball POUNDS LMU 8-0 and enforces mercy rule after 6 innings.

    Kelly Majam and Amanda Taualii with homers and Stephanie Ricketts with da win.

    Dang thing happened so fast, Ralph texted me the result just when I had time to check the live stats!!!

  89. jm2375 February 23, 2010 2:10 pm

    WDoc – I hope this is a typo and it’s supposed to be 2010

    Increases to $5,000,000 the cap on the amount of expenditures that the UH Board of Regents can authorize from the UH Tuition and Fees Special Fund for the promotion of alumni relations and generation of private donations. Effective July 1, 2050.

  90. ty1hawaii February 23, 2010 2:12 pm

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  91. Pomai February 23, 2010 2:18 pm

    Can I win again.

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  92. LizKauai m/ February 23, 2010 2:27 pm

    Tried watching the interview replay. It’s fine til the Q&A – then the video stops and starts all the time. anyone else seeing the same thing?

    Thanks for the interview, Carl!

  93. #2 February 23, 2010 2:29 pm

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  94. A-House February 23, 2010 2:31 pm

    Just finished my afternoon break and an article in the editorial Section caught my eye with the headline Research rants provide hope.
    Within the article, it said that UH received more than $200million in the first 6-months of the 2010 budget year; UH ranks in the top 2% of all colleges and universities in terms of extra-mural funding from grants and contracts; …funds pay salaries for researches, technicians and students.

    How does this affect the “salary” paid by the State of Hawaii to professors in this category? Is it counted in the overall budget for UH? Can some of these funds go toward facilities, equipment, etc. that’s currently on the UH’s capital improvement list (repairing or new construction)?

    Not in article, but why does “auxiliary” services need so much $$ that they can not allow the UHAD to keep a portion of all parking fees collected during sporting events?

    It’s like the Hurricane Relief Fund – it was not a tax or fee paid by residents – it was “premiums” paid by many residents for coverage because many companies dropped the coverage or pulled out of the state – premiums, I might add, that was 3-4 times what we were paying before Iniki because the fund had no money – unfortunately, this exorbitant premium remained until the “fund” closed. Thus, the $218 million EXCESS in the fund today is premiums paid by many residents.

  95. postmanke February 23, 2010 2:31 pm

    73, you’re absolutely right. – stay put, get back on track Jack!

    Hey, we are who we think we are, lets stop pretending. UH athletics is as desirable to the Pac-12 as Queen Latifah is to a Cherry Blossom beauty pageant.

    I’m not following this but you already know this expansion is gonna be about the TV sets and how much TV’s can your market bring to the Pac-12 period. If you are starting your own network you better have the TV’s. right now UH’s market owns 0.38 %. you can check them off the list. stop it, dont even ask.. check Boise St off too,(lower percentage) you can Bronco willy your arse to the Big12 you Wac mongers. If i’m the Pac Network, Texas and Colorado can add over 3% of nations TV’s to the Pac-12 and in markets where it’s attractive to advertisers. forget the Big Ten, you’re chasing. The Mega Conference will be the Pac-12 to compete with SEC. Natural Rivalries all year round.. Texas vs USC during football season and recruiting season. – good for TV..

  96. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 23, 2010 2:34 pm


    No, that is not a typo. Unless there is 100% cooncensus on a bill in the early stages of its moving through the sausage-making process, virtually all bills have a similar date way off in the future in order to encourage further discussion.. The final version when the bill is ready to go for Third Reading has the actual implementation date.

  97. al February 23, 2010 2:45 pm

    choppy vids again.

  98. PONO February 23, 2010 2:45 pm


  99. wafan February 23, 2010 2:51 pm

    Good afternoon fellow Tsai-kos!

  100. wafan February 23, 2010 2:51 pm


  101. wafan February 23, 2010 2:52 pm

    It is starting already. Skagit residents have been asked to cut water use by 10%. Summer looks to be ugly and brown. Geez.

  102. Slugger February 23, 2010 2:53 pm

    Spotted walking on campus…Rod Flemings…

    Spotted walking to campus…Greg Alexander…with a wrap still on his knee…

    I was able to help Don Weir with some mailings today.

    Don’t forget, your Na Koa donation supports the UH football team’s summer school expenses.

  103. jm2375 February 23, 2010 2:55 pm

    A-house – #93 – grants are often used to pay, at least in part, of support personnel (techs, admin assts, student help, grad student stipends) and equipment, travel and other expenses related to the grant. When I was at the School of Public Health, the grant paid for everyone’s salary except the program head, along with stipends for students and travel to conferences, etc. If the grant didn’t mandate it, the program head would’ve been paid out of the grant too. We even had to subsidize other depts’ student help a couple of years! I was on “soft” money the whole 14+ years I was at UH, in both a support staff position and a faculty (non-teaching) position.

    The indirect costs are a % of the budget. At one point, UH’s indirect % was very high compared to other schools. Indirect costs are supposedly used to pay for stuff like maintenance, utilities, etc.

    When the UH autonomy bill was passed back in the 90’s, the amount from the State was supposed to be at a minimum set amount and UH could keep all the tuition monies. I don’t know if this law is still in effect, but UH *never* got that minimum amount.

  104. jm2375 February 23, 2010 2:56 pm

    😳 #94

  105. cheepono February 23, 2010 3:29 pm

    replay of the show today is still horrible.

  106. Buffoman February 23, 2010 3:38 pm

    Maybe the folks in the WAC and the MWC don’t see the sky falling just yet but if they don’t wake up soon, the sky will have fallen. If idle chatter has the big BCS conferences not giving much of a look at BSU, BYU and the like to join their big show, these conferences of lessor gods had better wake up and start to look at jumping on a train before it completetly leaves the station.

    It’s time to get a reality check and re-position. If you’re going to be asked to the big dance you wanted to go to, get over it and go dance somewhere else.

    Someone above stated that these two conferences should get together and figure out where the top feeders are and where the bottomfeeders are and get on with re-structuring. Sorry guys but, getting into the Pac 10 or Big 12 is just not going to happen. Maybe, just maybe TCU may get the call to go join the Big 12 when Texas jumps to the highest bidder, but BYU does not look attractive in a “Utah” package so they’re not going anywhere soon and BSU needs to wake up and realize that going to the BCS party will be a stag event, as they are not going to be in the fraturnity.

    UH, uh, well, if I was in their place, I’d start agitating the WAC and MWC to see about doing something. And even at that they may more than likely be the odd one out. But to wait until the other shoe drops is like looking at a tsunami coming and wondering which surfboard to use.

  107. koakane February 23, 2010 3:50 pm

    Kazz #56 RE: Rainbow Baseball.

    This may be due to a combination of many different things. what keys the coaches teach for left and right handed pictures, the pick off technique of right and left handed pitchers, how players execute and how quick a player is.

    As for the fielding errors its all correctable by repeated fielding ground ball after ground balls.

  108. wafan February 23, 2010 4:22 pm

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner!

    Then give the tix to Pomai!

  109. Momo February 23, 2010 4:32 pm

    Avis, Make me a winner

  110. ai-eee-soos February 23, 2010 4:49 pm

    for the 49er fans –

    Travis Laboy: His agent said Tuesday that LaBoy visited the 49ers earlier this month.

    Met with Singletary & Manusky.


  111. YPO February 23, 2010 4:52 pm

    Hey Avis, make me a WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  112. KamTruck February 23, 2010 4:54 pm

    hey avis, make me a winner

  113. panaewa February 23, 2010 4:57 pm

    hey Avis, MAKE ME A WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  114. Mike February 23, 2010 5:12 pm

    Hi All,

    Thanks for the good wishes and congratulations yesterday. Tiff is beginning to accept that she will be forever remembered as the Helmet Chick in Tsaiko circles. And, yeah, she still has the helmet. It was last seen as the drawing bowl for last Super Bowl’s betting pool.

    And thanks to Big Bro for posting the announcement before I spread the word to the rest of my friends. Then again, discretion is never a given in a family of reporters…

  115. wafan February 23, 2010 5:29 pm

    Mike . . .

    Marrying for the helmet. Geez. Nah, just kidding!

    Congratulations, again!!!

  116. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 5:31 pm

    I guess the football team is heading to Kauai

  117. SteveM February 23, 2010 5:39 pm

    Mike — Congratulations again! Big Bro has to report big Tsai-ko news, and you are one of the favorite Tsai-kos! Love your posts and the delete button. 😆

    Remember the Tsai-ko choir on the big day– we’re kinda inexpensive– will sing for food…. 🙄

  118. SteveM February 23, 2010 5:44 pm

    Scrimmage on Kauai this year? verrrry Interesting….! 😎

  119. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 23, 2010 5:48 pm


    I leave for Portland when scrimmage starts on April 10!

    I guess Tunaluvr and Kymry are on the hook now!

  120. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 5:57 pm

    Oh, great. An imaginary blogger is going to host.

  121. Slugger February 23, 2010 6:02 pm

    Ho! LizKauai, change your flight! Sounds like a winnah for Kauai.

  122. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 23, 2010 6:24 pm

    Hahaha… Kymry is REAL, ST. You will like her cookies.


  123. really cheap skate February 23, 2010 6:28 pm

    Hey, Avis, make me a WHINER.

  124. Kazz February 23, 2010 6:39 pm


    Parnaby will be joined by former Wahine standouts Justine Smethurst and Clare Warwick.

  125. SteveM February 23, 2010 6:40 pm

    …and tunalvr is real too. Seems to know something about fuud, I hear. Proof is at…

    do a search on “Tunalvr” or scroll down to February 2, 2008. 🙂

  126. Kazz February 23, 2010 6:45 pm

    Hmmm.. I have NEVER been to Kauai… 😎

  127. d1島 February 23, 2010 6:53 pm


  128. d1島 February 23, 2010 7:05 pm


    Jus’ leave the key under the flower pot. We’ll lock up when we’re done!


  129. whitey February 23, 2010 7:07 pm

    just looking at the past and looked up Larry Cole. Unbelievable how he has become a most successful real estate tycoon in Texas after his fb at UH and Dallas Cowboys. Even tho he was here for only his sr yr, he is still remembered as a rainbow warrior. Wouldn’t it be great if he became one of many platinum or diamond sponsors??? But this won’t happen cause UH athlletics managers are not taking advantage of keeping in contact with all the past players.

  130. koakane iPhone February 23, 2010 7:16 pm

    Kauai spring scrimmage aw’ryte

    Dat truck should have the AC working eh stretch

  131. chawan_cut February 23, 2010 7:16 pm

    as a side not for thursday’s basketball game, the balloon brigade will make a reappearance.

  132. Mike February 23, 2010 7:24 pm

    Wafan–I was trying to get her to commit to wearing the helmet on the big day (“You won’t have to get your hair done!”) but she, um, passed.

    SteveM–I’m sure Tiff will OK the choir if LizK promises to sing “Phantom of the Opera.” She’s imposed a ban on “It’s Tricky.”

  133. KymryKauai February 23, 2010 7:30 pm

    Pantom Kymry here….Ohhhhhh……sooooooo excited to see you all on Kauai in April!!! LizK definitely HAS to change her flight because UH Warriors CANNOT come to Kauai without her being on island…how did that scheduling glitch occur anyway…scheduling a scrimmage on Kauai and not coordinate the date with Kauai’s most loyal fan…mmmm??? 🙂

  134. KymryKauai February 23, 2010 7:31 pm

    Pantom Phantom…:-)

  135. Slugger February 23, 2010 7:34 pm

    Hey, Avis, make me a winner.

  136. KymryKauai February 23, 2010 7:37 pm

    LizK….one day….gotta change the flight departure by one day for sure! Work on that tomorrow morning first thing.

  137. UHBaseballFan February 23, 2010 8:10 pm

    ST – Thank you for the tickets. Will call and make arrangements

  138. d1島 February 23, 2010 8:14 pm

    Boy, it must be nice to be able to throw it around like this….

    New Tennessee coach Derek Dooley will earn $1.8 million in his first season of a six-year contract announced by the school on Tuesday.
    Under agreements between Tennessee and its new coaches, Dooley’s nine assistants will make a combined $2.7 million.
    Defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox’s $600,000 salary is the largest among the assistants. Offensive coordinator Jim Cheney will earn $425,000.
    Tennessee also announced Tuesday that Dooley has hired Bennie Wylie as strength and conditioning coach for a two-year contract. Wylie will earn $225,000.

  139. d1島 February 23, 2010 8:15 pm

    Congratulations UHBaseballFan!

  140. Slugger February 23, 2010 8:18 pm

    Congrats, UHBaseballFan! Yell loud!

  141. anonymous February 23, 2010 8:18 pm

    Re-UH’s football decision to hold over in Las Vegas in preparation for the Colorado game.

    At first the rationale behind this move had me shaking my head.Having read this information on the blog a few days ago.And having read other poster’s comments questioning this move I wanted to put the pluses and minuses on paper in seeing for myself.

    My conclusion it is logical for the team to hold over in Las Vegas.

    But I think if one looks at all the factors and benefits of why the team choose to stay in Las Vegas it outweighs staying in Laramie or Denver.

    Here are some of the pluses of staying Las Vegas.

    1.Staying in Las Vegas for UH isn’t uncharted territory. The team is familiar with staying here. Last year in preparation for the UNLV game the coaches and players raved about the hotel they were staying at, describing how the hotel had great amenities of having an area for the players to work out in and a study area. Can the same be said of the other options?

    2.It isn’t exactly one would call being at home, but it is more comfortable I’d think for the team than the other choices. Especially when you consider that Las Vegas is the ninth island. I’d venture to say the team is much happier at staying in Las Vegas.

    3. If the team copies what they did last year during their stay in Las Vegas the practice field is in close proximity to the hotel where they are staying at.

    4. If the team follows the same guidelines they had last year, where there were reports of players having curfew and having to stay away from restricted areas, then Las Vegas shouldn’t be a big distraction.

    4. Re-establishes a bond with nearby high school recruits.

    5. The cost effectiveness of air travel. Using Expedia. com I looked up air fares just to get a rough idea. To me it looks cheaper in air travel for the team to stay in Las Vegas than Laramie. However if the team had chosen to fly to Denver (with one stop) it would have been cheaper than Las Vegas by about a $100.00 a person.

    Assuming the team leaves on 9/12

    Newark, NJ (EWR) to Laramie, WY (LAR)
    Non stop- $639 One stop-$338

    Newark, NJ (EWR) to Denver, CO (DEN)
    Non stop-$554.00 One stop-$187.00

    Newark, NJ (EWR) to Las Vegas, NV (LAS)
    Non stop-$184.00

    and then-

    Las Vegas, NV (LAS) to Denver, CO (DEN)
    Non stop-$95.00

    6. Altitude levels (above sea level in feet).

    Las Vegas-2050




    The information I gather from the blog a few days ago regarding UH’s decision to holdover in Las Vegas than Laramie was reported (mentioned) of how altitude has something to do with attitude may be true. First I think how one is predispose of the altitude has a lot to do with the shape they are in to begin with. And two, training a week at high altitude doesn’t effect the red blood cells into carrying more oxygen to the blood. It takes months for this to happen. Plus Average High Temperature in September in Las Vegas: 95 F (35 C) Average Humidity in September in Las Vegas: 27% . The team will be getting a good workout in Las Vegas.

    7. It gives the parents, relatives and friends and opportunity to schedule their vacations in Las Vegas, which also allows them to meet up with their sons while the team is holding over in Las Vegas. Even for fans tagging along with the team it gives them some fun time too.You can also add to the fact that it allows players that have family living in the area a chance to visit . Can the same be said of the other options?

    8. Good PR. Allows the team to bond with their sponsors.

    The only caveat to staying over in Las Vegas during this time is that there are three conventions scheduled during the time that UH is staying there. With approximately 28,000 people lined up, I was curious if this would put a strain on getting rooms and rental cars. Other than that I like the idea that UH football is holding over in Las Vegas.

  142. 702WarriorFan February 23, 2010 8:33 pm

    Palo Verde High School where Warriors practised last year is approxs. 3000 ft. above sea level and Sun Coast Casino not much farther below.

  143. 702WarriorFan February 23, 2010 8:38 pm

    Forgot to mention, temp is also approx. 4-6 degrees lower than report from weather station located at Strip leve/altitude or from airport.
    Also with the economy as it is and not looking for a quick rebound, don’t think getting rooms will be a problem especially since strip can accommodate 6 figs. visitors easily..

  144. chawan_cut February 23, 2010 8:43 pm

    that should’ve said note.

  145. anonymous February 23, 2010 8:45 pm


    Tks for the additional info. I’d also imagine money spent on food costs in Vegas would be cheaper than elsewhere. After all they do have a lot of $6 buffet there, right?

  146. Bulla February 23, 2010 8:50 pm

    quick question on the Kauai trip….. do you think the red shirts will go also? this could get scary real quick if that is an affirmative! oh yeah……….

  147. Garret February 23, 2010 9:08 pm

    It sure would be great for Hawaii’s economy and for UH if they would discover oil and natural gas near Hawaii like they just discovered around the Falkland Islands. Just the value of the oil alone is worth $110 million for each resident of that country!

  148. Garret February 23, 2010 9:09 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Hackers showed that they could use a fake passport issued for Elvis Presley to get through airport security at Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport! They said that anyone can use $100 in off-the-shelf equipment to get through airport security in airports in Europe that use the new biometric scanners. That airport is also the one that failed to detect the bomb attached to the Nigerian who was headed for Detroit.

  149. Garret February 23, 2010 9:10 pm

    Computer scientists showed that smartphones are just as vulnerable to malware as are desktop and laptop computers. Hackers can get software on other people’s smartphones to enable them to eavesdrop on meetings, track its owner’s movements, or rapidly drain the phone battery to make the phone useless…without the phone’s owner knowing what happened or what caused the problem.

  150. Garret February 23, 2010 9:11 pm

    New electric vehicle (converted Toyota Scion) pays for itself–I *love* the concept of vehicle-to-grid, where cars store electricity in their batteries and feed it back into the power grid when needed. There are times of the day where there is a lot of excess electricity capacity (like in the middle of the night), so cars can fill up with electricity then (when electricity is cheap) and provide the power back when needed during peak electrical usage times (when electricity is much more expensive).

  151. Garret February 23, 2010 9:12 pm

    Pennsylvania school district is in deep trouble because they apparently have the ability to activate students’ webcams remotely and look at what they are doing…and they never told the students or parents about that. In New York an Assistant Principal bragged about how he watches 6th and 7th graders in real time as they do their makeup without their knowing it, even taking photos of them without their consent…that seems so wrong on so many levels!

  152. L Olsson February 23, 2010 9:14 pm

    Great article. Keep writing these good stuff and you’ll have me coming back for more.

  153. Garret February 23, 2010 9:15 pm

    Free play links pau.

  154. Momona February 23, 2010 9:21 pm

    #30 Whitey – you nevah believe what I told you about the Diamond Sponsorships the other day. Ai soos! Then, you ask the wrong Associate AD the question. Ai soos x 2.

  155. whitey February 23, 2010 10:00 pm

    Momona, me I not smart like you and have all the answers, so I ask questions directly to the financial man. What’s wrong with that??? I still no see no Diamond sponsors and in fact now get one less platinum sponsor. Did the Platinum move to Diamond????? See, me I ask questions and if I was smart like you, I no need ask questions.

  156. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 10:08 pm

    If I recall, not all of the players on the roster went to Maui, such as kicker Brent Symonds.
    I know there wasn’t a kicking phase in the game, but I couldn’t recall the reason why some were left behind.

  157. anonymous February 23, 2010 10:16 pm

    Re-The Kauai trip

    Good public relations. Team and coaches are planting the seeds of interests and enthusiasm amongst the fans, and especially of the youngsters over there. May turn out that one of kids watching the game are inspired and becomes a Warrior in the future. Plus it gives the players on the team a boost from the hard work of off season training and spring practices. The Kauai trip is a shot in the arm, lets them break up the monotony, lets them get excited and lets them experience a different venue and area of Hawaii. When you look at this trip it falls in line of Coach Mack being a visionary.

  158. Ralph February 23, 2010 10:18 pm

    UH softball at Cathedral City Softball Tournament, Feb 25-28, Palm Springs California, hosted by Oregon State. 30 teams, 12 teams ranked in top 25, 6 or 8 pac 10 teams.
    UH plays Ok. State T 10:30; UC Davis F 10:30, Oregon 1 pm; Oklahoma S 10:30, Arizona 1 pm.
    full schedule:

  159. whitey February 23, 2010 10:18 pm

    Momona, since you know the answers, how come get only 15 Platinum sponsors when previously there was 16????? What happened to the 16th Platinum member???? Change status or did the company drop out??? I get my mvb ticket for the game this sat and there is no Diamond sponsors. You da man, so show me on my ticket where to find the Diamond sponsor.

  160. Ralph February 23, 2010 10:19 pm

    6 of 8 Pac 10 teams

  161. Ralph February 23, 2010 10:26 pm

    fb on Maui last year, Kauai in April, coach Mac must have heard the guy with the big banana yelling at him, so he decided to go to Hilo or the Big Island last hoping the guy show him more love this season. Go get’um bighilo, it’s about winning-Just Win. Oh, wrong sponsor.

  162. whitey February 23, 2010 10:27 pm

    ralph, thanks for wsb schedule on mainland. they do well like last weekend and they going move up. reminds me of george jefferson.

  163. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 23, 2010 10:30 pm

    Anyone looking for a ticket to Wednesday’s Wahine Senior Night basketball game? DrDoc may not be able to go after all. Will know by 12 noon Wednesday. Perhaps someone can give me a lift to Ala Moana Center so that I am sure to make the 9:40 bus back to Kailua.

    Remember, it’s general seating for Wahine basketball so you can find the Tsai-ko regulars across from the team benches behind the tv guys.

    Anyone looking for two tickets to Thursday’s Men’s basketball game?Don’t forget – the gates open at Murukami Stadium at the bottom of the 5th inning so come on over after basketball to watch things wrap up in Murakami Stadium. DD is going to drive back into town to pick me up since one never knows how long a baseball game is going to take.

    If you want a ticket or two, please send an e-mail to swood at hoku dot com and be sure to include your real name, blog name, and day phone or cell phone number. I’ll call you in the afternoon.

    Re the Kaua`i scrimmage – volleyball guys and softball gals will be on the road; however, the Basebows will playing Fresno State that afternoon in a double-header. YipYipYip!!

    Finally, in my Post #84 above, I forgot to list the Stadium Authority meeting which starts at 10 am on Thursday which has a significant agenda item which will impact game day parking: Should the swap meet go back to the Good Old Days? Think it was a problem then with the 6:30 pm game starts? Imagine what it’ll be like with 5 pm kickoffs. I cannot attend because of transportation issues, but I do plan to leave a telephone message.

  164. Ralph February 23, 2010 10:30 pm

    ESPN/USA softball rankings as of February 22, 2010
    #ESPN.COM/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25#
    ESPN.COM/USA Softball Collegiate Top 25
    (Records through February 22, 2010)
    —- — —
    1. WASHINGTON (13) (7-1) 491 1
    2. ARIZONA (4) (7-1) 473 2
    3. UCLA (3) (8-1) 458 4
    4. (tie) MICHIGAN (6-2) 421 3
    4. (tie) MISSOURI (3-2) 421 5
    6. GEORGIA (8-1) 404 6
    7. ALABAMA (6-2) 375 8
    8. GEORGIA TECH (8-1) 329 9
    9. OKLAHOMA (8-1) 328 12
    10. ARIZONA ST (9-2) 319 7
    11. FLORIDA (9-1) 315 9
    12. STANFORD (8-1) 270 13
    13. TEXAS (11-0) 269 15
    14. CALIFORNIA (7-3) 251 11
    15. LSU (7-4) 188 17
    16. OHIO ST (6-4) 173 14
    17. LOUISVILLE (9-2) 165 16
    18. FLORIDA ST (10-1) 151 20
    19. TEXAS A&M (10-1) 149 21
    20. UL LAFAYETTE (8-2) 108 18
    21. FRESNO ST (7-1) 105 19
    22. NORTHWESTERN (5-5) 73 21
    23. NORTH CAROLINA (6-3) 68 23
    24. MASSACHUSETTS (4-1) 39 24
    25. BYU (9-1) 37 NR
    Dropped Out: No. 25 BAYLOR
    Others Receiving Votes: KENTUCKY 32, TENNESSEE 29, BAYLOR
    Last Updated: 02-23-10 14:16

  165. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 10:32 pm

    KITV reported that Mosi Tatupu has died.

  166. whitey February 23, 2010 10:32 pm

    Condolences to the Mosi Tatupu family on the passing of one of the great ones from Hawaii.

  167. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 23, 2010 10:33 pm

    (and many many more!) Just got this notice:

    Get your calendars out and save this date: Saturday, March 6th, 2010. Why?
    Because we’re thrilled to bring to you not one, but two HUGE events.

    The Barefoot League along with Roman Meal & Love’s presents: Field of
    Legends Football Clinic, featuring Colt Brennan, Davone Bess, Samson
    Satele, Vince Manuwai, Maa Tanuvasa, Jesse Sapolu, Chris Fuamatu-Maafala
    and many more!

    Where: Aloha Stadium
    Time: (Ages 7-12) 9 am-12 noon (Ages 13-18): 2 pm- 4 pm
    Cost: $75 (includes t-shirt, snacks, drinks, gift bag & give-a-ways)
    Registration forms available at: Barefoot League store, Barefoot League’s
    Facebook page:, or SportStan
    Sporting Goods.

  168. Bulla February 23, 2010 10:33 pm

    so sad, our condolences to the Tatupu family…… he was truly a great player……

  169. Ralph February 23, 2010 10:35 pm

    UH Na Wahine plays #2 Arizona and #9 Oklahoma on Saturday

  170. Bulla February 23, 2010 10:36 pm

    #156, ST

    Mahalo for the info, he’ll find out soon enough….just thought that if they did take everyone it was time for …………. what………….yep,………… road trip baby 🙂

  171. whitey February 23, 2010 10:36 pm

    Ralph, UH wsb neva get any votes????

  172. Bulla February 23, 2010 10:37 pm

    i think it would be a blast sitting with Booga Booga legend Ed Kaahea and watching the Warriors, we could do a live broadcast, like a Booga Bulla show or something, haha

  173. whitey February 23, 2010 10:38 pm

    Bulla, at least plane ride is about 30 minutes and not hours.

  174. whitey February 23, 2010 10:39 pm

    Bulla, porgot to ask, has the beast lost his arctic color (snow white) and gotten his summer color (tan)????? hahahahaaaa

  175. Stephen Tsai February 23, 2010 10:41 pm

    Did the Beast get a number yet?

  176. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 23, 2010 10:44 pm

    God Bless… Mosi Tatupu… warmest aloha to his ohana!

  177. Ralph February 23, 2010 10:44 pm

    whitey someone posted that UH made top 30, don’t know if he (she) was joking, NCAA only post top 25 with others receiving votes. If you count the “others receiving votes” that would put the ESPN poll over 30 and UH is not included. UH lost to the only rank team they played this weekend, Georgia Tech, and it was by mercy rule. Got to beat the best often to be considered on a regular basis. Look at Northwestern, 5-5, ranked #22 but they played 3 ranked teams in the same tournament as the Na Wahine in Las Vegas. Play the best, beat the best, and the rankings will come, so will the fans. Coach Trap and Mac are you reading this?

  178. whitey February 23, 2010 10:45 pm

    Hard to believe that Mosi at only 55 is gone.

  179. Bulla February 23, 2010 10:46 pm

    not that I know of, shucks, Vaughn has his #95 but it’s all good. he’s having a blast working out, they think he’s kind of off…the other day he was a little under the weather when he was lifting, so he started to ‘ralph’ a few times, and coach tommy told him to cut it…..but he didn’t hear him, he thought coach told him ‘got it?’, like did you get your lift on the bench….so he keeps benching and throwing up…..then one of the guys said, ‘brah, you didn’t hear coach or what?’…..ryan says, ‘no, i got my lift, it was easy…’, and the guy says, ‘….no, coach said to cut it because you were hurling..’. Ryan says, ‘….oooops my bad, but i did get my lift up…’ kidz, what you going to do…………..

  180. Ralph February 23, 2010 10:47 pm

    If Kauai had the super ferry, we could all pack our coolers, tents, vehicles and have had a great tailgate party on Kauai.

  181. Ralph February 23, 2010 10:48 pm

    I hope the super ferry people can piggy back on the military EIS and return to the islands, sans Kauai.

  182. whitey February 23, 2010 10:49 pm

    ralph, i saw that too, then saw what you posted, so was confused and had to ask cause I not smart like one of the other Tsaikos. Northwestern played ranked teams, but did they beat them??? What makes the rankings look bad is that they rank BYU who hasn’t played one game at 25.

  183. Bulla February 23, 2010 10:50 pm

    i hear ya, love those long 30 minute flights…….it’s all good. i gotta admit, i’m a little off, happiness to me is my set of knives, my cutting board, my 20 qt. stock pot, and a good haul from Sams Club or Costco….let the good times roll.

    someone asked me the other day, and how many cups of celery did you cook? i look at them like they’re speaking Arabic……cups, what cups, i used 3 bunches, i don’t measure, i just eyeball ’em. although the other night i did splurge for my mom in law, made tomatoes, onions, shoyu, vinegar, roast pork and chili peppers……filipinos call it ‘lechon’??? i don’t know, buggah was some good, with a little twang but a nice kick to boot…….haha

    maybe a Tsaikogate dish….now that we’ll be attending regularly, i’m thinking about the propane portable cooker for large pots of pocho bean soup, or maybe even some chanko nabe for everyone………..yummmy 🙂

  184. SteveM February 23, 2010 10:51 pm

    Condolences to the Mosi Tatupu family.

    …memories from what doesn’t seem that long ago…

  185. Bulla February 23, 2010 10:52 pm


    the boy is getting his tan back, just a happy kid….got a little pep in his step and jump in his voice…..he laughed when they told him that workouts are 7 to 9, he said why so late….they said 9 wasn’t too late. he told them, no 7……i used to run at 6 in the snow……….oh Hawaii, what a blessing 🙂

  186. Ralph February 23, 2010 10:53 pm

    Bulla the next lifter, eh, what’s that smell, can’t lift da bugga with dat smell. same guy tells him, “that’s uncle Bulla’s chili”

  187. whitey February 23, 2010 10:54 pm

    ralph, bulla said that you was in the weight room working out and coach hef said for you to stop. wait, wait, ralph, i sorry, that’s not what bulla said. I thought he was talking about you, but it is a different “ralph”.

  188. Bulla February 23, 2010 10:55 pm


    i think it was the pig and cabbage week, haha, only kidding….wait, that could be another dish at the Tsaikogate……….hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  189. koakane February 23, 2010 10:55 pm

    Condolences to the Mosi Tatupu family. Had the pleasure of coaching against him while he played at Punahou. Also meet him years latter, good person and a gentlemen in every sense.

  190. whitey February 23, 2010 10:57 pm

    bulla, you making pocho bean soup for the tg this coming season??? me and duffer will be there and hope get sum home made pocho bread. now that is heaven.

  191. Kekoa February 23, 2010 10:59 pm

    RIP Mosi Tatupu. My condolences to the family.

  192. Bulla February 23, 2010 10:59 pm


    just thinking, now that we’re going to be official Warrior parents, haha…..even got a car to match the Green/Black team colors……our new Honda Black Element, our very own portuguese Hummer, haha

  193. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:00 pm

    Whitey at the 2010 Louisville Slugger Classic in Las Vegas
    Georgia Tech 9, Northwestern 6; Oklahoma 3, NW 0; NW 5, Cal 3; NW 8, UNLV 0; and NW 10, Utah 2.

  194. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 23, 2010 11:00 pm

    OK. How about a Breakfast Call on Kauai scrimmage day? I gotta be at the airport by 11AM so tripe stew and poi at Dani’s Restaurant works for me!

  195. whitey February 23, 2010 11:00 pm

    bulla, now you get me thinking, got to call my sis in hilo, tell here to order sum home made pocho sausage, then give it to al to give it to you and voila, hooooooooooooo, broke da mouth!!!!!!!

  196. al February 23, 2010 11:00 pm

    Mosi Tatupu

    the moment he hit the field you just knew that he was gonna be someone special. i always felt that he was the samoan earl campbell of our day. i believe both of their thighs were 36 inches.

    mosi was also a very good high school basketball player.

    may God bless his family.

  197. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 23, 2010 11:01 pm

    Nitey nite and Sweet Warriors on Kauai Dreams!

  198. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:03 pm

    Whitey I thought you guys were bringing Maui Pocho sausage to the tail gates.!

  199. addahknowjoe February 23, 2010 11:03 pm

    Mosi! Nnnooo!

    Seems like only yesterday he was blocking for Ricky Bell against UCLA on my parents’ living room TV.

    Too young.

  200. whitey February 23, 2010 11:04 pm

    today lunch was pig feet adobo and the buggah had big feet.

  201. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:05 pm

    whitey must have been local pig, luau feet.

  202. whitey February 23, 2010 11:06 pm

    ralph, we did, but the one from hilo is like the real old style, they cut it into chunks and not grind it.

  203. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:07 pm

    the biathlon rifles are really “neat” looking

  204. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:09 pm

    chunks of pork in hilo sausage, dang, I hope i don’t find the pig snout in my pocho bean soup.

  205. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:09 pm

    chunks of pork in hilo sausage, dang, I hope i don’t find the pig snout in my pocho bean soup.

  206. whitey February 23, 2010 11:09 pm

    ok, going to rest, say my prayers and hope the good fairy brings me manapua tomorrow.

  207. al February 23, 2010 11:09 pm

    whitey…baked or steamed?

  208. whitey February 23, 2010 11:10 pm

    ralph, snouts are good, it is the ears you got to watch out for.

  209. whitey February 23, 2010 11:11 pm

    as I say my prayers tonight, and dancing in my dreams are baked manapuas.

  210. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:12 pm

    wow, country folks really go to bed early- Liz and Whitey, one social network all day long and the other retired, no need get up early with the chickens unless you trapping for adobo

  211. whitey February 23, 2010 11:12 pm

    ok, goooooooooooooooood niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh!!!!!!!!!!

  212. PowderPuff February 23, 2010 11:17 pm

    Fifty-five is just waaaaaaaaaay too young. Heartfelt prayers to the Tatupu ‘ohana…hug those you love and hold dear to your heart everyday. Life is way too short.

  213. al February 23, 2010 11:17 pm

    okay whitey….sweet manapua dreams.

    as in sweet pork stuffed in the baked manapua.
    maybe some pork hash to go along with it????

  214. BG February 23, 2010 11:18 pm

    Mosi. Lord you took a good one. Please comfort his family.

  215. BG February 23, 2010 11:19 pm


    What’s in your water tonite? You’re on a roll, fo’ real!!!

  216. al February 23, 2010 11:20 pm

    actually whitey lives in the suburbs of kihei and some times in the city of kahului when he makes his darkside tour.

  217. Kekoa February 23, 2010 11:20 pm

    Ralph ~ When my son comes home again this Xmas, I can have him bring his biathalon rifle home with him. We can take it to the range to see how good your *eyes* are, Doctor.

    Ha…just had a visual of KK & JJ trying to hit a target after a few brewskis!

  218. BG February 23, 2010 11:21 pm


    Thanks for the posts on Ryan. Sure gives me a “feel good” feeling!

  219. al February 23, 2010 11:21 pm

    bg….way past your bedtime.

  220. BG February 23, 2010 11:23 pm

    Time to close it down for me…g’nite all

  221. BG February 23, 2010 11:24 pm

    Al…omg! You tsaikic!!!

  222. BG February 23, 2010 11:25 pm

    OK…fo real now…g’nite

  223. al February 23, 2010 11:28 pm


  224. jm2375 February 23, 2010 11:32 pm

    Condolences to the Tatupu ohana.

  225. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:33 pm

    so BG joins Whitey and Liz in the senior night gang, hopefully JD schedules earlier fb games for these folks, can’t stay up late for post game tsaiko gatherings.

  226. Ralph February 23, 2010 11:41 pm

    No live stats for any of the Na Wahine softball games.

    baseball will be televised on thursday only

    mbb against Utah State and Nevada will be televised

    mvb against Byu at the SSC will be televised.

    What to watch? Oregon baseball starts thursday, end on sunday

  227. SteveM February 23, 2010 11:46 pm

    Ralph — depends where the late gatherings are…. this bunch can still stay up all night 🙂

  228. bighilofan2 February 24, 2010 1:28 am


    whatever it takes…. 9/2 is just around the corner.
    plant da flag on a outer islande, good for the troops, good for Warrior Nation.

  229. bighilofan2 February 24, 2010 1:29 am

    good analysis on Vegas.

  230. bighilofan2 February 24, 2010 1:30 am

    Mike & Tiff
    again, congragulations!

  231. bighilofan2 February 24, 2010 1:46 am

    you want lots of hilo sausage at the 9/2 tgate, you got it.

  232. bighilofan2 February 24, 2010 1:48 am

    you gonna luv this wekend. potluck Sun., jam.
    again, thanks..

  233. bighilofan2 February 24, 2010 2:13 am

    some fellas from so cal like party hawaii.

    gonna show em a good time. 😆

    giv em da luau package. :mrgreen:

  234. Mosi Tatupu February 24, 2010 2:40 am

    […] The Warrior Beat| UH football, University of Hawaii athletics … ( – February 23, 2010Mosi Tatupu (1955-2010). February 23rd, 2010 by Stephen Tsai. KITV reported that Mosi Tatupu has passed away. He was one of the greatest Hawaii high school football players. Sad, sad, sad news. * * *… […]

  235. protector February 24, 2010 2:49 am

    Condolences to the Tatupu Ohana. I’m sure there are more than a few people in the New England area that are grieving as well, esp. Mosi’s Mooses.

    Let’s hope the Wahine Softball team knocks off some of those big-names in Palm Springs!

  236. wafan February 24, 2010 4:07 am

    A fine Hump Day to all!

  237. wafan February 24, 2010 4:08 am

    Prayers and condolences to the Tatupu family.

  238. wafan February 24, 2010 4:09 am

    Whoo-hoo! Warriors on Kaua’i!!!

    Hope everyone has a great time visiting and eating. Oh, and going to the scrimmage, too!

  239. wafan February 24, 2010 4:13 am

    I wonder how many of those laptops were stolen. The remote viewing was a way to locate them. Still, if they were turned on for another reason that would be just plain wrong and sick. Then to brag about it?

  240. wafan February 24, 2010 4:15 am

    Long day. Meetings after school and tonight.

  241. Bulla February 24, 2010 4:30 am

    have a productive day:)


  242. LizKauai (iPhone) February 24, 2010 5:12 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  243. Zonkytalker February 24, 2010 5:47 am

    Mosi Tatupu Great Great player…condolences to his family….

  244. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 24, 2010 6:19 am

    Again, does anyone want a ticket to tonight’s Senior Night women’s basketball? Fans can sit anywhere. Just send an e-mail to swood at hoku dot com or give me a call if you have my phone number.

    Hopefully DrDoc’s flu attack won’t be much longer than mine was.

  245. Bulla February 24, 2010 6:30 am


    you’re not going to be on Kauai on april 10th?

  246. poly4life February 24, 2010 6:37 am

    Our thoughts and prayers to the Tatupu family. Thank you Mosi and the rest of the uso’s who paved the way for our sons from the pacific to be recognized in the sport. “TOFA SOIFUA IA OE LE USO PELE, IA MANUIA LOU MALAGA”

  247. d1島 February 24, 2010 6:51 am

    RIP Mosi Tatupu.

    Gone too soon, remembered always.

  248. d1島 February 24, 2010 6:55 am

    Great Morning All!

    Hawaii led the WAC in FB attendance again last season but B$-You seems to have been limited only by the size of their facility with average attendance at over 97% of capacity.

  249. whitey February 24, 2010 6:58 am

    Good morning Tsaikos.

  250. Bulla February 24, 2010 6:58 am


    winds still blowing on the hill, sometimes it is hard to get the opihi off da rocks…

  251. whitey February 24, 2010 7:01 am

    Anybody know if the 15-16K rule for game attendance is still on course and those schools who do not meet that minimum requirement will lose their fb status and be downgraded to a lower division.

  252. whitey February 24, 2010 7:03 am

    bulla, i no need call my sis, bhf2 said he get connection to home made pocho sausage in hilo and going give it to you for this season tg parties.

  253. Bigislandkurt February 24, 2010 7:16 am

    Pig Feet Lauya…..Pahala style. With bok choy at the end. mmm mmm mmmm. We call it “sole food.”


  254. Pomai February 24, 2010 7:33 am

    The figures in Ferd article really doesn’t tell the real story, whats needed is the turnstile count for each team, who shows up in the seats…..

  255. d1島 February 24, 2010 7:36 am


    I guess the head guy likes the “due process” way of doing things. 🙄

  256. 808Chef February 24, 2010 7:37 am

    BIK…pig feet lauya??

    Sole kine Lauya? Nice! Gotta try that! Sole/Flip Fusion!


    We celebrate the life of Mosi Tatupu! Great man, father, player.

    Rest in peace Mr. Tatupu!


    Oh yeah…good morning peeps!

  257. Da Punchbowl Kid February 24, 2010 8:22 am

    Having had the pleasure of sharing the same playing field as Mosi, I can rightly say, there will never be another like him! He was truly an icon for our generatio!.

    A pioneer in so many ways, and a great family man as well.

    As great as he was on the playing field, he was always gracious as a person and one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.

    God bless you always , Mosi. Prayers for his family.

  258. Da Punchbowl Kid February 24, 2010 8:22 am


  259. Paka February 24, 2010 8:29 am

    Don’t take this as gospel, as I’m getting it from pure hearsay, who’s also getting their info from hearsay. But the PAC-10 probably wants Texas/Texas A&M. If not them, then remain as the PAC-10. Big-10 wants Texas, Nebraska, maybe Colorado, and would love Notre Dame. Any one of those schools would be a great fit, but Texas or Notre Dame would be gold.Everyone else is waiting to fill the gaps left by any of those schools leaving their conference. Just my 2 cents, But I’ve been known to be wrong.

  260. bstunna2002 February 24, 2010 8:41 am

    Hey ST,

    I know that UH is gonna do the Kauai trip but are they still gonna hold the scrimmage at Aloha Stadium too like last year?

  261. Kazz February 24, 2010 8:42 am

    Condolences to the Tutupu Ohana.

  262. (Jesse)James February 24, 2010 8:43 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….condolences to the Tatupu family. I was shocked when I heard the news this morning on the radio.

  263. Kazz February 24, 2010 8:52 am

    Guess there are several polls for women’s softball like baseball. Heard that Na Wahine was #28 in one poll, which I found kinda hard to believe as while we had a winning record last season, RPI wasn’t so hot, and we lost in the consolation round of the WAC tourney. So who knows?

    But for now I just wanna see another upset against either OKU or AZ and the Wahine taking care of business against OSU, UC Davis, and Oregon, BUT more importantly, all players returning back home 100% healthy!.

    It’s a long season and I wanna see Nevada and Fresno State fall on their face as hard as possible at the hands of the Wahine!!!

  264. Slugger February 24, 2010 8:56 am

    Godd morning!

    Condolences to the Tutupu ‘ohana.

  265. Slugger February 24, 2010 8:57 am

    Oops…it is God’s morning…but GOOD MORNING to all you Tsaikos!

  266. Slugger February 24, 2010 9:03 am

    Sorry to mis-spell Tatupu. Better get more kope…

    Have a great day everyone!

  267. Stretch February 24, 2010 9:06 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Condolences to the Tatupu Ohana.

    Yesterday afternoon while waiting at the airport on Kauai, I saw JD and Mack. I briefly spoke with them but they didn’t mention anything about practicing on Kauai. I made a comment to some people, “Something is going to happen with the football team on Kauai” A few hours later, the announcement was made. I am glad they are moving the team around the state. Hilo/Kona next year??

  268. Bigislandwarrior3 February 24, 2010 9:18 am

    Mosi we love you my brother may god bless your family this is a sad day losing the best football player that ever came from Hawaii . mayor Billy Kenoi from the bigisland what happen about bringing the uh football warriors to the bigisland. Mana silva and Ikaika Mahoe two senior this year that give alot back to the popwarner and highschool kids of the bigisland. nothing against kauai there mayor push harder.

  269. A-House February 24, 2010 9:24 am

    NO new blog yet? What’s happening to ST? Did he go to Kauai and get lost? Covering “unsupervised” training?

  270. Fan February 24, 2010 10:18 am

    RIP – brother Mosi.

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