UH’s future schedule

The UH athletic department today released its future non-conference schedule:

Sept. 2 USC
Sept. 11 at Army
Sept. 18 at Colorado
Dec. 4 UNLV
Sept. 10 at Washington
Sept. 17 at UNLV
Sept. 1 at USC
Sept. 8 at Brigham Young
Sept. 22 UNLV
Aug. 31 USC
Nov. 30 ARMY
Sept. 13 UNLV
Sept. 20 at Colorado
Oct. 3 at UNLV
Sept. 16 at UNLV
Sept. 8 UNLV
Sept. 15 at Army
Nov. 30 ARMY

* * *

It was disappointing to hear that defensive tackle Keahi Watson is not on the active roster.
He is best known as being the younger brother of former UH defensive tackle Keala Watson.
I’ll remember him as a good guy who harbored a dream of playing for the Warriors — so much so that he relinquished a scholarship at Saint Francis University to transfer to UH a few years ago.
Watson, like many of the other walk-ons, used to sit on the bench between the UH athletic complex and Stan Sheriff Center while the scholarship players ate from the training table. He would talk to reporters until it was time to get ready for his first class of the day.
Most of his contributions came as a member of the scout team. He also was expected to help craft this year’s ha‘a.
We wish him the best.

* * *

Charlie Wade officially begins his job as the men’s volleyball coach tomorrow. But Wade, who arrived in town last week, already has done some preliminary work. He has had conversations with most of the returning players.
Because Mike Wilton remains on contract through June 30, Wade will be using the first-floor office previously used by fund-raiser Lorraine Leslie, who now works for Central Union Church.


  1. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 9:03 am


  2. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 9:03 am


  3. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 9:04 am


  4. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 9:04 am


  5. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 9:06 am

    Good Luck Keahi

    Thank you for your contribution to the Warior program

  6. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 9:08 am

    … Warrior program …

  7. whitey June 14, 2009 9:08 am

    MW shoots an eagle, 5 birdies, 2 double bogeys, and ends with a bogey. Without all of the bogeys she would have had a great game, instead she ends up with an average game.

  8. whitey June 14, 2009 9:10 am

    Thank you Keahi Watson for being a Warrior and always trying your best. May your future be as bright as the sunshine and lined with many happy clouds.

  9. Stephen Tsai June 14, 2009 9:12 am

    Hey, my daughter Allie just finished the half-marathon, which might be 12 miles longer than I’ve ever run.

  10. A-House June 14, 2009 9:14 am

    Thank you Ferd Lewis for putting the Warriors first game of 2009 in perspective!

    University of Central Arkansas seems to have accomplished what NO other football team has done, EVER!

    Nationally ranked ( final rank of 12 in 2008 )in its 3rd year at D1 level and a “pre-season” top 10 team for 2009.

    Many of us who thought it would be a “breeze” failed to notice how well they did in 2008. It is no longer a “gauran ball barring” win. The Warriors will be hard pressed from game 1.

  11. A-House June 14, 2009 9:18 am

    A good morning to all Tsaikos, near and far!

    Much Mahalos to Keahi Watson for his contributions to the Warrior program and much success in your future!

    Congrats to Allie for completing the half-marathon. It is grueling and very tough in hot, humid conditions with very little or no tradewinds.

    And, a shout out to Rainbow cliff – may you and your family be blessed with all things good!

  12. A-House June 14, 2009 9:21 am

    Training table:

    someday a generous sponsor will donate enough for ALL athletes at UH to eat at a training table for their entire playing career; not only when their sport is active. Is this against NCAA rules?

  13. A-House June 14, 2009 9:31 am

    Is it a “belated” or happy birfday to Mrs Las Vegas! See you soon.

    Speedy recovery to Mrs KK and J(J)’s Mom!

  14. Kazz June 14, 2009 9:33 am


    June 14th, 2009 at 9:21 am
    Training table:

    someday a generous sponsor will donate enough for ALL athletes at UH to eat at a training table for their entire playing career; not only when their sport is active. Is this against NCAA rules?

    Most likely.

    I think the basic rule of thumb with the NCAA is if it’s not available to ALL university students, it’s against the rules.

  15. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 9:33 am

    nice HA article on ‘Coach Dana’ Takahara-Diaz.

    It’s a good read.


  16. vballfan1 June 14, 2009 9:37 am

    So when will charlie be on the Warrior Beat show?

  17. vballfan1 June 14, 2009 9:37 am

    So when will charlie be on the Warrior Beat show?

  18. d1島 June 14, 2009 9:38 am

    Top Twenny!

  19. d1島 June 14, 2009 9:39 am

    Mahalo and best wishes to Keahi Watson.

  20. A-House June 14, 2009 9:42 am

    Las Vegas:

    you’ve got mail!

  21. A-House June 14, 2009 9:44 am


    Football team has a training table.

    Do other sports?

  22. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 9:54 am

    Michelle Wie finished at 1-under 287.

  23. Kekoa June 14, 2009 10:07 am

    Weekend Update:

    Koakane made it home safe last night…it just wasn’t his home! He fell asleep at my house, and was able to exercise his right to snore.

    A-Sports ~ Happy to see that you made it back to your home island. Tell your dad to make chicken Hekka today out of that unruly bird!

    Continued prayers to the lovely moms of our Tsaiko sons. May they recover as painlessly as possible.

  24. Kekoa June 14, 2009 10:09 am

    Oops!…meant to say JJ’s mom, and Mrs. KK. Too much kope, so little time.

  25. Piper's Son June 14, 2009 10:32 am

    Aloha to all.

    Best wishes to Mrs. KK and (J)J’s Moms

    Michelle is going to break through one of these days – she’s close.

  26. HiFlyer June 14, 2009 11:28 am

    Morning Tsaikos

  27. roysan16 June 14, 2009 11:52 am

    If that was me at the training table and I looked over at my impoverished team mate that didn’t have a meal ticket because of the rules you know I’d be there helping him out. In the past I can say I have done exactly that. It’s not hard to wrap up a few chicken thighs or pork chops in napkins and escape undetected. One time, honestly, I took out about 8 sandwiches much to the delight of the hungry. And I imagine this generation of Warriors keeps an eye out for their brothers, too, that are hungry and don’t have a meal ticket.

    On the subject of K. Watson, I pay my respects to him for giving it his best shot. From his standpoint he can say he jumped into the ring, strapped on the gloves and rolled with the punches. He fought. He can walk away from the game knowing he went down fighting. It may be a setback, but it’s a better feeling than the ones who walk away from the game by default, usually by their own ugliness–grades, self pity, bad influences and not trying.

  28. koa mahu June 14, 2009 12:00 pm

    How sweet dat da rule of tumb dat is quoted is so incorreck.

  29. wafan June 14, 2009 12:05 pm

    Good afternoon! That was a nice nap.

  30. Loa June 14, 2009 12:05 pm

    morning gang!

    get well soon JJ’s mom and Mrs. K

  31. wafan June 14, 2009 12:07 pm

    Best of luck to Keahi Watson! Thank you for your dedication and love of the game.

  32. Loa June 14, 2009 12:08 pm

    Keahi always has that smile like his big brother
    good luck and i’m sure your mates will miss you

  33. A-House June 14, 2009 12:12 pm

    How good is this BB transfer (Milovic) from Duquesne?

    Is this a step in recruiting European players again? At least we know that he is “qualified”.

  34. BigWave96744 June 14, 2009 12:18 pm

    Happy 20th Birthday to Shane Austin
    Happy Flag Day to all you Flags…

    Also on this day:
    1777: The Stars and Stripes is adopted as the Flag of the United States
    1900 – Hawaii Territory was organized and former Republic of Hawaii President Sanford B. Dole was

    named the 1st Governor
    1938 – Action Comics issue one was released after a previous name of Detective Comics, and

    eventually to the current DC Comics
    1942 – Anne Frank begins to keep a diary

    Born on this Day:
    1864 – Aloysius “Alois” Alzheimer- first published case of “presenile dementia”
    1946 – “The Donald” Trump
    1952 – Pat Summitt – Tennessee Vols WBBall Coach
    1961 – Boy George

    The World Lost:
    1994 – Henry Mancini
    2007 – Ruth Graham, wife of Billy Graham

  35. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 14, 2009 12:21 pm

    ST- where is the 120 man roster?

    This is the only one I see and Keahi is on it.


  36. Rob25 June 14, 2009 12:22 pm

    Good Afternoon Tsaikos and Tsaikettes!!

    Many thanks to Kekoa and Queen Diana for being such gracious hosts yesterday for the surprise 😯 celebration! Good thing that KK didn’t know about his own party 👿 or else he would have been on time! 🙄

    KK: Glad you didn’t have to buy duct tape this morning because you didn’t realize that you were not home yet! Next time just click your rubbah slippahs three times and say, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” If you wake up in Kekoa’s house…well then at least the rest of the island is safe and no one had to listen to the snorefest!

    Pride: I think that your guitar skills are as good as your singing skills. When is the next card and jam session? Count me in!!

    Many get well wishes to JJ’s mom and Mrs. A’i!

    Thanks to Keahi Watson for all of your hard work and contributions to the Warrior program! Good luck!!

  37. BigWave96744 June 14, 2009 12:22 pm

    To Koa Mahu
    From the 48 year old Birthday Boy

  38. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 14, 2009 12:23 pm

    BigWave96744- nice magazine!
    Whassup with Jett Jasper??

  39. BigWave96744 June 14, 2009 12:23 pm

    When did it switch to a 120 man roster?
    Wasn’t it 105 before?
    Did Clarence T.C. Ching donate 15 more lockers 🙂

  40. Kazz June 14, 2009 12:24 pm


    June 14th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    Football team has a training table.

    Do other sports?


    I don’t know what exactly the other programs call their meals, but as ST pointed out in the past, the schollie kids on the football team get the cost of the training table meals out of their scholarship checks and the non-schollie players are welcome to the meals but they gotta pay and it’s not cheap considering the income, or lack thereof, of a college student.

    In essence the training table meals are not free. The question of “can they be with the help of donors” I don’t know. That would be like giving free food to student athletes and in most cases, we’ve heard stories about programs getting busted for that.

    However, the softball team and the two volleyball teams, the booster clubs for these programs provide the cost of their pregame or post game meals (or both). Some claimed this is not allowable, but I don’t think this practice has ever been an issue, at least at UH.

    Last I remember reading is that boosters are permitted to provide student-athletes with a pre- or post-game meal or snack as a benefit incidental to participation (only for team members of that team which actually participated in the contest). This does not include parents, other relatives or friends of student-athletes. If these people attend a pre- or post-game meal function, they must pay for the value of the meal. As long as it’s not in a restaurant for example and the meal can be catered.

    Since the football team has their training table meals during the week and their post game and pre game meals on game day, I don’t know if all the other sports have “training tables” during the week while the season is happening, my guess is probably not. Just a guess.

  41. BigWave96744 June 14, 2009 12:26 pm

    How were the Training Tables before VonAppen got here?
    I remember on of the thing he argued for was a better training table for his boys. That might have been one of the bright spots of his short stay here

  42. BigWave96744 June 14, 2009 12:28 pm

    Thanks Liz…
    JJ’s should be getting our summer issues sometime this week. 🙂

  43. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 12:39 pm

    BigWave96744: I posted this yesterday – go delete that photo.

    “….June 13th, 2009 at 11:44 am


    You should delete the last photo in

    Pookela Ahmad’s bio.

    Take a real good look at it; you will agree.


  44. BigWave96744 June 14, 2009 12:43 pm

    It’s one of those, you put in the caption photos…
    Too Funny to delete

  45. koa mahu June 14, 2009 12:46 pm

    I like coming on this blog

    Like a bark is to a dog

    It brings me such joys

    To mingle with the boys

    Suffice it is to say

    You guys make my day

    I like being affront with you

    But what else is new?

    I phantom a cattle call

    So I can meet you all

    Just throw down your gear

    And pop it in the rear

  46. Kazz June 14, 2009 12:49 pm


    June 14th, 2009 at 12:26 pm
    How were the Training Tables before VonAppen got here?
    I remember on of the thing he argued for was a better training table for his boys. That might have been one of the bright spots of his short stay here.


    Yeah I was gonna say the same thing. 😆

  47. Cindy C June 14, 2009 12:51 pm

    Keahi Watson, all the best to you in your future endeavors.

    Mrs. Las Vegas…a very Happy Birthday to you!

    JJ”s mom and Mrs. KK … you remain in my prayers.

  48. FiddySent June 14, 2009 12:58 pm

    Top Fiddy

  49. FiddySent June 14, 2009 12:58 pm

    Fiddy yo

  50. IrwinFletcher June 14, 2009 1:00 pm

    Lakers by 13

  51. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 14, 2009 1:00 pm

    fiddy uno?

  52. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 14, 2009 1:01 pm


  53. Kazz June 14, 2009 1:04 pm


    Warrior Football: Nevada at Hawaii 2008 on K-5 at 2pm.

  54. kama krab June 14, 2009 1:05 pm

    Howzit Everybody,

    Once again prayers go out to J(J)’s mom and to Mrs. A’i.

    And I would like to toast my fellow Golden Hawk alumnus. Good job my braddah and all the best in your future endeavors. You have made Nanakuli and the rest of the state very proud. Mahalo

  55. JonCoquetoston June 14, 2009 1:10 pm

    Lakers by serveral

  56. Kazz June 14, 2009 1:14 pm

    “The Hangover” was a good movie. 😎

  57. mouthwash June 14, 2009 1:25 pm

    Why is K Watson not on the team anymore? Did he get cut, or just quit?

  58. d1島 June 14, 2009 2:01 pm

    Theft alert!

    Nalani’s protege, Anuhea had two guitars and a MacBook stolen about an hour ago in Waikiki.

    here’s a pic of the Taylor guitar

  59. d1島 June 14, 2009 2:02 pm

    theft occured between 7am and 10 am

  60. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 14, 2009 2:21 pm

    d1- argh for Anuhea… I know how that feels. We used to have 3 ukuleles in our house and now we have none.

  61. Kaimuki Kid June 14, 2009 2:56 pm

    Wow! What a slow day, stuck at work, no tourist to talk to…I’m bored…

  62. madeinhawaii June 14, 2009 3:06 pm

    Taylor guitar? Koa? Like $2K and up? aiyah!

  63. madeinhawaii June 14, 2009 3:09 pm

    KaimukiKid.. no TV? Cannot even watch the K5 replay of the UH-Nevada game?

    Speaking of which. I wonder how Funaki would have done in a Bob Wagner team?

  64. mekealoha61 June 14, 2009 3:11 pm

    i’m sure the team will miss keahi’s presence on the field, but i think mostly in the classroom. keahi was a two time wac scholar athlete with the warriors. we hate to see that kind of effort lost. good luck. KU IKA MANA.

  65. Stephen Tsai June 14, 2009 3:26 pm

    He did not make the 120-man roster.

  66. d1島 June 14, 2009 3:27 pm


    Yeah, it is her aunt’s prized guitar. Auwe!

  67. d1島 June 14, 2009 3:30 pm

    Hmmm…I wonder if Nalani is her aunt?

  68. Committed Road Warrior June 14, 2009 3:31 pm

    Southern Miss-Texas CWS game gettin’ interesting…..

  69. d1島 June 14, 2009 3:32 pm


    What of the roster to which LizK was referring?

  70. Committed Road Warrior June 14, 2009 3:33 pm

    Hopefully the thief is caught!

    Best of luck to Keahi Watson and his future endeavors!

    Continued best wishes to Mrs. Koakane and (J)J’s mother.

  71. d1島 June 14, 2009 3:43 pm

    According to HA Breaking news, She is and it is. 🙁


  72. A-House June 14, 2009 3:45 pm


    is your journey over? how was it?

    we thought of going but all members of this family are very prone to motion sickness however the patch is wonderful. used it for fishing in Alaska and did not get sick.

    hope it did not rain in Juneau – on our last day, a small rain storm (with wind) came through and it was very unpleasant – place is always cold -notice how the “natives” were all bundled up in long sleeve flanel shirts and a windbreaker – and this was in the middle of July last year – now I know better on how to dress.

  73. Garret June 14, 2009 3:50 pm

    Best wishes to Keahi Watson.

  74. Garret June 14, 2009 3:52 pm

    Bess is Miami’s #1 punt returner. This is no surprise because he outperformed Ginn last year.

  75. Garret June 14, 2009 3:53 pm

    In case people don’t want to click on the article and find the part that relates to Bess:

    WR Davone Bess is still working as the Dolphins’ No. 1 punt returner. Ted Ginn Jr. is No. 2. Bess says he’s trying to be more instinctive with his returns.

  76. Garret June 14, 2009 3:57 pm

    The NCAA ruled that the media will be forbidden from attending some camps. This also applies to scouting services like rivals and scout.

    The NCAA has decided college sports camps aren’t the place for media.

    “An institution has an obligation to preclude the presence of media (including scouting services) at its institutional camps for the purpose of writing stories, filming and/or taking pictures,” the NCAA states. “… As a result, we advise you to notify media outlets they are not permitted to be present at institutional camps.”

  77. Garret June 14, 2009 3:58 pm

    According to the text of the NCAA’s new rule interpretation, it apparently will be an NCAA violation for a school to let the media attend camps! The NCAA will punish schools for having media at camps…that just seems so wrong.

  78. Garret June 14, 2009 3:59 pm

    SDSU hasn’t had a lease to play at Qualcomm Stadium for quite some time now…with the city broke and losing money on SDSU football games, the city is asking SDSU for more money if they want to use the stadium. Trouble is, SDSU’s Athletic Department is just as broke as the city.

  79. Garret June 14, 2009 4:04 pm

    The Pac-10 will apparently sign a deal with the Alamo Bowl to send their #2 or #3 team (I guess to play a Big 12 team). That means that some bowl games (like the Poinsettia Bowl and Hawaii Bowl) will probably lose their Pac-10 ties for the future. I think the Hawaii Bowl pays $750k (with much higher travel expenses for the Pac-10 than going to San Antonio) while the Alamo Bowl pays around $2.3 million.

    Pac-10 football fans who have long clamored for a shake-up in the league’s bowl partners could begin to see some change with the 2010 season.

    The Alamo, regionally tied to the Big 12, wants to continue with that arrangement, but would like to enhance the profile on the other side.

    The Alamo last year had a per-team payout of $2.25 million, comparable to the Holiday’s $2.3 million. The Sun Bowl, which has long been tied to the Pac-10’s No. 3 team, paid $1.9 million.

  80. d1島 June 14, 2009 4:14 pm


    As Stephen alluded to a couple of days back (SID reached for rule book, Stephen reached for the 1st Amendment), that No Clue At All rule may face some challenges by the media.

  81. IrwinFletcher June 14, 2009 4:36 pm

    per post #51…I told you so.

  82. wafan June 14, 2009 5:23 pm

    Wow, another slow day here in WB city.

  83. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 14, 2009 5:29 pm

    Kazz, thanks for reminding me about the game replay. Nice to see Alexander the Great show his stuff… and get that tingly feeling of anticipation for this coming season!

  84. SteveM June 14, 2009 5:30 pm

    jm2375 (21):
    June 14th, 2009 at 9:57 am
    Howzit! Sitting at SEATAC, 4.5 hrs to go. Walked around Victoria yesterday. Wuz kicked off the ship at 10 am. took forever to check-in w/ NWA. Had a great time. Next cruise will be to someplace warm…

    jm2375 — by the time you see this, it will be Welcome Home! .

    Sorry, none of us at your first-cruise lunch had the heart to tell you about the last night. The sad feeling as you put out your luggage for the midnight bag pull… that the 24/7 meal, party and pampering was going to end soon. Where did the 7 days go? But I see your comment: Had a great time. Next cruise will be to someplace warm… 🙂

    Still have room on our 11-night Mexico cruise after the UH-UNLV game… 😐

  85. Committed Road Warrior June 14, 2009 5:41 pm

    jm2375 should try to post a full trip report on her cruise, time permitting of course…..and if she doesn’t mind.

  86. Momo June 14, 2009 6:11 pm

    How do you like my Lakers….It made my day when they won. Second week now in retirement… Last week it was lots of diaper change with a two year old… It was harder work taking care of him…Will tee off at 6 a.m. every morning at Pali and play 9. I have done this for a month now and the game is getting good. It also helps my bp as I walk…My last check up it was 110/70–withm the norm being 135/90. So I guess my forced retirement is helping my health.

  87. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 14, 2009 6:42 pm

    Hi Momo!

  88. Pauoa Boy June 14, 2009 6:45 pm

    Good luck to Keahi Watson…never like to see a hardworking player cut loose. It just might be a blessing in disguise though knowing that the talent level on our team is getting better and better. Being a scholar athlete I’m sure he’ll be successful in his future endeavors.

  89. nobada yu June 14, 2009 6:45 pm

    st – when have you ever ran 1.1 miles?

  90. MeiLing June 14, 2009 6:48 pm

    Good luck, Keahi! Thanks for sticking around.

  91. Pauoa Boy June 14, 2009 7:08 pm

    A-House #11

    UCA is still considered a Division II school for football and all other sports is Division 1. They play in the Southland Conference and are supposedly trying to get there football program in Division 1 status by Sep. 2010 football season. They have a pretty good football team and have dominated the DII level for the most part. Still I’m not worried about our boys, they will be prepared no doubt. Any team can beat each other on any given day, but UCA shouldn’t even be considered in the same sentence with us. If we’re to be a Top Football program we need to dominate and kick the ish out of these kind of teams and let them know they need to stay at the DII level! Granted UH has had its troubles in the past with DII teams but those times are over. Coach Mack needs to keep the pedal down and full throttle until the final whistle of the 4th quarter and simply put teams away!

  92. Pauoa Boy June 14, 2009 7:10 pm

    The only thing good about UCA is that Scottie Pippen went there.

  93. Pauoa Boy June 14, 2009 7:14 pm

    Division II/ Division 1-AA = Same Smell

  94. Pauoa Boy June 14, 2009 7:19 pm

    Lakers vs. Orlando

    Maybe if the Orlando Magic could figure out how to close out 4th quarter leads correctly and not blow a load all over themselves they wouldn’t have been sent home without a championship. Stan Van Gundy is a choke artist of a Coach. Great job to Kobe and the Lakers for winning another championship! Finally got one without Shaq. Still would have rather seen Lebron and the Cavs go up against Kobe and the Lakers in the Finals…

  95. el guapo June 14, 2009 8:07 pm

    Pauoa Boy,

    Glad that you have time to post. Stay safe.

  96. Garret June 14, 2009 8:30 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff. At least we’ll be over 100 after this is done.

    Survey found that 2/3 of college students had a “friends with benefits” relationship.

  97. Garret June 14, 2009 8:31 pm

    Lori would hate this–four states forbid smiling on driver’s licenses. More states might adopt this rule because face-recognition software doesn’t work as well when people smile.

  98. Garret June 14, 2009 8:31 pm

    Judge in North Carolina received a public reprimand for becoming Facebook friends with a lawyer who was trying a case in his court, discussing the case with the lawyer through Facebook. He had to agree to read the Code of Judicial Conduct as part of his punishment.

  99. Garret June 14, 2009 8:31 pm

    Cutbacks reduced the upkeep at an Ohio park, so a man took it upon himself to mow the foot-high grass. Instead of thanking him, officials had him arrested!

  100. Garret June 14, 2009 8:32 pm

    People can now get married on the famous balcony for the Romeo and Juliet story.

  101. Garret June 14, 2009 8:32 pm

    Free play links pau.

  102. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 14, 2009 8:51 pm


    Mahalo, Garret
    See you soon!

  103. Stephen Tsai June 14, 2009 9:46 pm

    The roster listed on the UH Web site isn’t the official one. There’s a training camp roster (105) and an active roster.

  104. koakane™ June 14, 2009 9:51 pm

    wow what a hectic day and glad it is over so now finally have time to sit down and read the blog

    first of all my wife if fine, she finally is getting used to the fact that after the meds wore off her recovery wasn’t going to be as smooth as she thought. we have rearranged the hale to ensure she can maneuver about. again we thank yu’all for the get well wishes.

    much mahalo to all who attended the special event yesterday on the wessai side. had to be there to appreciate what happened and as we always say what happens in ….stays in …… so thanks to the peep who stopped by. you know who you are my personals went out.

    congrats to the Lakers for winning the NBA championship. hope kwatson can still make the team and be the warrior for his final year.

    nite nite now

  105. Pauoa Boy June 14, 2009 10:00 pm

    el guapo,
    thanks, I leave the blog up on the computer all day and periodically check it when I get a chance…can, when you the boss ah 🙂 Nah, but we get days when get planny downtime so I’m usually checking out the news and have the blog always up anyway.

  106. ai-ee-soos June 14, 2009 10:03 pm

    ST: did Keahi Watson play at all in 2008 ?

    If not, and he was not on scholarship, his situation sounds similar to Ikaika Rodenhurst.

    If so, he can go play elsewhere.

    Maybe he shoud contact Portland State.

    What’s your take?

  107. Stephen Tsai June 14, 2009 10:12 pm

    He played a few snaps in 2008.
    But because he was on the roster, he would have to sit out again if he transferred.

  108. Stephen Tsai June 14, 2009 10:16 pm

    The football team is the only UH one with a training table.
    You should see the amount of food that gets tossed.

  109. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 14, 2009 10:20 pm

    Good news, Koakane… nitey nite!

    ST- so… is the official roster posted? Just concerned about our guy Jett…

    Keahi- all the best to you!

  110. jm2375 June 14, 2009 11:07 pm


    I’m home now, two-thirds unpacked and doing laundry. Gotta go work tomorrow. Wonder how full my inbox is.

    I’ll try to post a full report, but not tonight. Mebbe tomorrow night. SteveM – cc in a couple of weeks? I know I’ve got a luncheon next week, so…

    Glad to be home amongst the Tsai-kos again.

  111. roysan16 June 14, 2009 11:48 pm

    I read Ann Miller’s article on new Wahine Basketball Coach Dana Takahara-Dias. The impression I have is that she’s following the same template that Coach Mack uses, for she also wants to recruit the certain types of players to fit into the program, increase alumni interests, have her players be role models and also reach out into the community and bring back tradition.

    Sounds like a smart cookie to me. For even as I’m reading her coaching philosophy and mission statement I can see a lot of psychology in the way she thinks. Bingo. She wants her players to love her…and then they’ll come to here.

    (from Ann’s article)
    “She wants her players to become role models and know they will have a wonderful experience as a student and an athlete. We’ll make sure they are loved and cared for.”

    “I think our ‘mission statement’ is to take care of one another…It’s always been to have a competitive team, but right now we have to do the little things and hope the winning comes with it.”

    As much as people say that she should talk to former Coach Goo, what I’d do if I were her, also, is talk to Coach Shoji and ask him what is his secrets of having all the girls bond together like one happy family. I think this will help, too.

  112. Kazz June 14, 2009 11:56 pm

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 14th, 2009 at 10:16 pm
    The football team is the only UH one with a training table.
    You should see the amount of food that gets tossed.

    I’m surprised there is anything left! 😯

  113. roysan16 June 15, 2009 12:05 am

    It would also be so nice to see the Wahines in new uniforms this coming season. It would certainly punctuate erasing the past–and moving forward in a new direction. And as a fan you’d want to see them unveiling a new look.

  114. roysan16 June 15, 2009 12:07 am

    Now I’m ill.

  115. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 15, 2009 12:09 am

    jm2375- Welcome Home!

    Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  116. BigWave96744 June 15, 2009 12:32 am

    Back in the 90’s when I heard the term “Training Table” I thought they were talking about “Massage Tables” to do Lomi Lomi on the guys when they had “Owies”

  117. Hairdressers Brisbane June 15, 2009 12:39 am

    Congrats to Allie for completing the half-marathon. It is grueling and very tough in hot, humid conditions with very little or no tradewinds.

  118. addahknowjoe June 15, 2009 2:19 am

    Over the years we usually see the feel good stories of a walk-on that makes good on their sacrifices and dedication they’ve put forth to play for the Warriors and represent Hawai’i under the Halawa lights. What we often fail to see are the many players that don’t make it. Many who put out just the same efforts as those who do succeed. Usually, outside forces beyond their control prevent them from garnering their dreams.

    Mahalo Keahi for all that you’ve sacrificed these years in your pursuit to become a Warrior.

    In my book, you already are and forever will be, a Warrior.

  119. wafan June 15, 2009 2:41 am

    Good morning to everyone!

  120. wafan June 15, 2009 2:45 am

    Any word from the guys about their new coach? Generally upbeat and enthusiastic I hope!

  121. wafan June 15, 2009 3:26 am

    With the budget crunch one would like to see a reduction in waste — that includes food. If there is a better than fair amount of food being wasted then less should be ordered.

  122. Bulla June 15, 2009 3:43 am

    PB #94,

    I don’t think DII and DIAA are the same levell, but i am biased. Don’t forget last year that Weber State was winning at 1/2 time and if it were not for the ‘mystery’ concussion that Funaki received, Graunke would not have gone in for the 3rd quarter.

    Just my 2 sense….have a good monday

  123. Bulla June 15, 2009 3:44 am

    good morning (as i look west and wave to you from AZ, haha)

  124. Kekoa (iPhone) June 15, 2009 3:49 am

    Wafan ~ Were you able to meet da jm2345 Ohana for a little Seattle stew?

    I know we poke fun at her on the blog, but that lady knows her UH sports teams as do all of our Tsaikettes. She has proven her passion for knowing the inside scoops on each team and lends her vocal support! (I sit 2 sections away to save my hearing).

    I’m hoping she will be at our t-gates again this year
    and able to attend more of the games. Opposing teams will be more fearful when they hear her. She’s so kolohe, and wonders why her young teen is so unruly! Seems like the apple fell right on her toes!

    Maybe you’ll get to meet her at a cc when you come home next month.

  125. Bulla June 15, 2009 3:56 am

    aloha kekoa,

    sorry we couldn’t make it to the shindig, i had to fly out to AZ last minute on an emergency flight, but will be home on Tuesday. i apologize for mrs bulla and myself

  126. Kekoa (iPhone) June 15, 2009 3:56 am

    Good morning coach Bulla! We missed you at the function in da junction this weekend. See you when you get back. Have a safe trip.

  127. Pauoa Boy June 15, 2009 4:38 am

    Maybe should rephrase that, I was meaning to say that our Warrior Boys shouldn’t be having a hard time against those type of teams in DII and D-1AA. But in the past we’ve had troubles with those teams either losing or being close games. Hard to gain the kind of respect we want in our football program when these teams give us rub. No to say that some of those teams could compete at the D1 level, but still they shouldn’t compare. IMO No worry about being biased, Weber State is a good football team. With the amount of local talent on that team, some of which I feel should have gotten a shot to play for UH, they’ll be at the top of there conference consistently. Coach Ron is a good Coach too, remember when he was at Utah when Darnell Arcenaux played. Anyway, good luck to Ryan this year, hopefully he can stay injury free and have a successful season…

  128. Kekoa (iPhone) June 15, 2009 4:47 am

    PB ~ Questions to ask you would violate Opsec, so I just want to let you know we support you, Frank and all the other 808 troops in the zone.

  129. chawan_cut June 15, 2009 4:51 am

    congrats to lefty’s lakers. oh yeah, midori7’s lakers too, for winning their championship.

  130. djmitcho June 15, 2009 5:50 am

    Good Morning All!! Hope everyone had a good weekend.

  131. LizKauai [iMac] Unite and Conquer! June 15, 2009 6:00 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  132. rich2176(Blackberry) June 15, 2009 6:13 am

    Good morning everyone. Boarding plane to Vegas. Get tix and mini CC w Las Vegas.

  133. Kekoa June 15, 2009 6:43 am

    Rich ~ Make sure you buy tickees first…have a nutritious Tsaiko-sized lunch, then hit the tables!

  134. Kekoa June 15, 2009 11:16 am

    Boyd Stadium Seating Chart:


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