When it was first announced UH would pay the travel costs for Mountain West football teams to play here, phrases such as “cost sharing” were used. As we’ve learned, that would be like a car-pool arrangement in which UH always provides the car.
During yesterday’s reception at Washington Place, Gov. Abercrombie once against emphasized that the state and Hawaii Tourism Authority should contribute to the travel subsidies because UH events impact the state’s economy. Abercrombie would like to see real “cost sharing.”
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The next time it is argued that UH football isn’t important, remember yesterday. How many UH hirings command the presence of every top school official and a reception at Washington Place? Are there more important subjects and hirings? Of course, of course. But this is Hawaii, and (many of) its people love football.
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Contrary to murmurs, Jeff Reinebold did not leave the SMU staff, according to JJ.
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Happy birthday to Mrs. Momo.