Graduation day (December edition)


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Running back Joey Iosefa:

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Fullback Dustin Elisara:

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Cornerback Tony Grimes:

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Center Kody Afusia and right tackle Sean Michael Shigematsu:

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Defensive end Nick Childs, safety Michael Martin, guard Dave Lefotu, defensive end Beau Yap and linebacker TJ Taimatuia:

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The Grahams — quarterback Taylor Graham and his father, former NFL quarterback Kent Graham:

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Warrior volleyball outside hitter Johann Timmer:

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Setter Joby Ramos:

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Soccer graduates:


  1. Smyczynski December 20, 2014 9:58 am


  2. st. anthony trojan December 20, 2014 10:09 am

    moving on to bigger n better things for these graduates…

    good luck ahead ur endeavors….don’t look back….IMUA

  3. gigi-hawaii December 20, 2014 10:12 am

    Good luck and best wishes to the graduates.
    May they always remember their alma mater.

  4. orioles4eva December 20, 2014 10:17 am

    Mahalo graduates and good luck in your future endeavors.

  5. hatakeman December 20, 2014 10:18 am

    Wow! Big Day. Congrats to all the graduates!!! Nice to see Dustin Elisara and Tony Grimes in the group.

  6. Warrior Dave December 20, 2014 10:32 am

    Congrats on getting your degrees! Good luck in all your future endeavors.

  7. jeezy33 December 20, 2014 10:38 am

    To those who seriously think Nevada has good coaching and are going to be tough next year, hopefully you watched them play today.. Polian is terrible and Nevada may return played, but those players aren’t very good.

  8. SteveM December 20, 2014 10:38 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congratulations to all UH graduates today!
    …but especially those who chose to represent UH in athletics!

  9. Don Weir December 20, 2014 11:06 am

    Taylor Graham is heading back to Chicago. Could you meet with him and possibly provide him with some direction and contacts?
    I have his contact information so send me an e-mail and/or call.
    Merry Christmas!

  10. cocobean December 20, 2014 11:06 am

    Mission #1 accomplished. You go, Grads. Athletic careers are fleeting, a degree is forever.

  11. paki_park December 20, 2014 11:13 am

    Congratulations to all the graduates and their parents.

  12. gobows December 20, 2014 11:34 am

    Congrats! Real life begins.

  13. tom December 20, 2014 11:35 am


    And best wishes to the graduates and good journey in life.

  14. whitey December 20, 2014 11:47 am

    Congratulations to all the UH graduates

  15. cocobean December 20, 2014 11:50 am

    Let it go already. We all know you think you know more about football than most here because as you said you bet on it. I ask you,how about them grads?

  16. Boolakanaka December 20, 2014 11:57 am

    The only thing better than a red-shirt going to the Atlantis on game week, is getting your degree.

    Kudos gents–holomua!

  17. Tiki808 December 20, 2014 12:18 pm

    I saw lots of flowers in McCully flowers on King st. A lot of people. Congrats!

  18. Boya_jr December 20, 2014 12:50 pm

    Congrats to the University of Hawaii graduates! Hope to see you excel in your new endeavors and giving back.

  19. leron December 20, 2014 1:08 pm

    Boola- Was Atlantis the one in Pac Beach hotel?

  20. islandman December 20, 2014 1:17 pm

    Did Scott Harding graduate this semester or another ?

  21. bowwar December 20, 2014 1:19 pm

    Congratulations to the football graduates and mahalo for being Warriors!

  22. Inyoface December 20, 2014 1:30 pm

    Colorado state getting hammered.

  23. Boolakanaka December 20, 2014 1:49 pm

    Leron–dats the one–rivaled the point after.

  24. A-House December 20, 2014 2:18 pm

    and, we add our congratulatory remarks to all the student athletes who graduated from UH-Manoa today – it’s tough just being a student, but when you add in athletics it takes it to another level!

    also, to all other graduates because it is a very tough road to drive!

  25. beans December 20, 2014 4:06 pm

    Could you identify the UH player/graduates in the top photo?

  26. Old School Dave December 20, 2014 4:18 pm

    Congrats to all of the grads.

    Reports coming out that the entire CSU staff was fired, after their 45-10 Vegas Bowl loss to Utah.

  27. ai-eee-soos December 20, 2014 5:17 pm

    Colorado State: After the Las Vegas Bowl, interim head coach Dave Baldwin told reporters the entire staff has received their termination papers.

    The school clarified that this is a human resources step, and that it does not eliminate them at CSU.

    In addition, The Coloradoan reports Notre Dame running backs coach Tony
    Alford is no longer in the mix for the head-coaching job.

  28. BigFan December 20, 2014 5:18 pm

    #26, OSD, they were probably fired because head coach moved on ?? Probably didn’t help that they got plastered.

  29. ai-eee-soos December 20, 2014 5:51 pm

    San Francisco 49ers: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reports the 49ers are expected to look for a young offensive specialist to replace Jim Harbaugh, mentioning

    Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and

    Broncos offensive coordinator Adam Gase.

  30. ai-eee-soos December 20, 2014 6:04 pm

    Wisconsin: While defensive coordinator / linebackers coach Dave Aranda appears set to return to Wisconsin, nothing can be official until after the Dec. 29 deadline for assistant applications.

  31. PHIL December 20, 2014 7:13 pm

    #7 “Jeezy33″…Yeah but Nevada was good enough to beat Hawaii; their secret weapon was UH Cornerback Na’Quan Phillips who got burnt on 3 “bombs” for TDs…and with a true freshman QB

  32. Da Punchbowl Kid December 20, 2014 9:16 pm

    Gratz grads!


  33. kruzen December 20, 2014 11:22 pm

    Congrats to all graduates and best wishes on your future endeavors.

  34. Maddog50 December 21, 2014 4:45 am

    Mr. Weir, would be more than happy to meet with Taylor…..I do have business contacts in several disciplines, many with major corps. Feel free to refer him my number. The best to all grads and never forget where you came from…..once a Warrior always………..

  35. Stephen Tsai December 21, 2014 8:16 am

    Happy holiday, folks.
    The blog is going on Christmas break. We’ll re-open on Saturday.
    Wishing each of you love and great health.

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