Because Ching field was used for the homecoming fair and the downpour soaked the grass practice field, the walk-through was conducted in the Warrior Dome (Klum Gym):
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Despite the rain, there was a nice turnout for the homecoming fair (which led to the volleyball match, which led to the introduction of the basketball teams):
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This week, the Warriors concentrated most of the important drills earlier in practice to enable several players, including quarterback Bryant Moniz, to get an early start in going to Upper Campus. Because of a front-loaded schedule, so far the Warriors have been on the road 20 days and missed 13 class days.
Few escape the Warriors’ study halls. If you’re not assigned to study in study hall, you’re often summoned to be a tutor or mentor.
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In January 2010, New Mexico State running back Kenny Turner took a recruiting trip to Hawaii. He said he enjoyed the food and the company of former linebacker Jake Heun, who decided to take over as Turner’s host.
Turner had drawn interest, but not many scholarship offers because of a checkered past: When he was 16, he began a 5-year sentence for shooting at two people during a confrontation outside a gas station.
After his release, he attended Fullerton College. After his recruiting trip, UH decided Turner would not be an ideal fit at the time, and did not offer a scholarship. He said he was told he could join UH as a walk-on with the possibility of being put on scholarship after the semester. Instead, he accepted a scholarship from NMSU.
Turner said he promised himself he would “thrive regardless of where I (was). I don’t care where I was — Mars, Hawaii, Las Cruces — I was going to get the job done.” Since moving from slotback to running back, Turner has rushed for 129, 109 and 171 yards.
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It worked out well for the Warriors, too. Alex Green’s breakout season in 2010 helped land him an NFL job with the Packers, and, this year, Joey Iosefa is emerging as a budding star.