There will be no change at the top of the offensive line’s depth chart when the Warriors resume spring practice Monday, according to line coach Gordy Shaw.
Entering spring break, the No. 1 line was: left tackle Clayton Laurel, left guard Brett Leonard, center Matagisila Lefiti, right guard Chauncy Winchester-Makainai and right tackle Levi Legay.
Shaw had said he would evaluate the first five spring practices — a sixth was rescheduled to April 18 because of the tsunami threat — and decide whether changes would be made. This morning, Shaw said, “At this time, no changes will be made.”
For sure, Winchester-Makainai, who has played four of the line positions, will remain as a guard. He said he lost more than 30 pounds since the Hawaii Bowl thanks to improved weight training and a no-white-rice diet. He said he used to fill his “plate with a bed of rice and a mountain of food. Not anymore.”
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Who’s the NCAA leader in men’s volleyball attendance? It apparently is a matter of perspective.
BYU appeared to be the leader, with an average of more than 2,900 for its first six home matches. Because BYU’s crowds consisted mostly of students, who entered on student-fee passes, it was assumed the attendance figures were turnstile counts. And that would be ahead of UH, which reported an average turnstile count of 2,172 for its first 12 matches in the Stan Sheriff Center. (The match at Maui’s smaller Memorial Gym does not count as a home match.)
But wait. BYU reported an attendance of more than 1,400 for last night’s match, even though the television announcers insisted there were fewer than 1,000 in Smith Fieldhouse. BYU most likely has been listing tickets issued. UH reports that it issued an average of 3,279 tickets for its 12 matches in the SSC.
Which figure is more significant — tickets issued or turnstile count? Well, tickets issued includes tickets included in sponsorship deals. Certainly the amount of the sponsorship exceeds the face value of a ticket. On the other hand, at some places, turnstile count includes everyone in the building — reporters, concession workers, statisticians, players, etc. At UH, only people with tickets who go through the SSC turnstiles — not the pass gates — are counted as part of turnstile attendance.
The answer to the original question: I don’t have a clue.
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Found another 2010 Rainbow Wahine World Series T-shirt (large). Guess it’s a blog prize. To enter, please post: Real season begins now.
Avis picks a winner tonight.