Gray shirt fading in the wash

I’m told there is a rule going into effect that will limit the number of scholarships a school may extend each academic year.

But wait. Isn’t there already a rule limiting schools to 25 initials each year and no more than 85 on a roster?

The big deal is the rule would impact gray shirts β€” recruits who sign in February, but do not join a team until January of the following year.

UH has favored this process because: 1) gives non-qualifiers extra time to become eligible, 2) it allows a player an extra year to develop physically as well as earn extra credits toward a degree.

UH still would be able to grayshirt a couple, I imagine, but it has to be very accurate in predicting the academic qualifiers.

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Pro Day is set Β for April 1 in Carson, Calif.

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Last week, I thought men’s volleyball needed to play to 25 each set to shorten matches. But after watching four matches in a row in which the officiating was, well, interesting, I figure it’s better to keep playing to 30. Shortening the match would only give greater impact to bad calls.


  1. HiFlyer February 6, 2010 1:23 am

    good morning


  2. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 6, 2010 2:14 am

    Aloha and Nitey Nite!

  3. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 6, 2010 2:18 am

    Ok. I had coffee after dinner.
    Then I had to watch the VB replay.
    Then the Black Stallion was on…
    while I worked on my due-in-April grandson’s quilt…

    I need to be up in a few hours to help with the Project Grad shoyu chicken dinner prep.

    Something needs to be done about getting better playcalls in VB…
    Sure is exciting tho!


  4. cheepono February 6, 2010 2:34 am

    top 5!

    if they get rid of greyshirting, that’ll severely affect our recruiting tactics! πŸ™

    cheepono out.

  5. protector February 6, 2010 2:41 am

    What…another mentally-challenged brainstorm by the NCAA?
    Gee, that’s a surprise….NOT!

  6. wafan February 6, 2010 3:59 am

    Good morning to everyone!!!

  7. wafan February 6, 2010 4:00 am

    Time to get going. Picking up my kids at school then heading out to the SkillsUSA regional leadership conference. Whoo-hoo!!!

  8. Garret February 6, 2010 4:11 am

    There has been a lot of talk about limiting gray shirting so I wouldn’t be surprised if the rule changes soon. The NCAA could adopt what other conferences are trying to do and limiting the total signees in a year (the initials plus gray shirts) to 28 or so. That would allow 3 or more gray shirts each year.

    Thankfully, UH wouldn’t be affected much if the NCAA went to that type of rule. For example, this UH recruiting class would be fine under a rule like the SEC adopted. The key is that UH has enough depth that they aren’t having to take too many gray shirts to load up on their recruiting class.

    It would be nice if academic qualification wasn’t such a big concern, though.

  9. Garret February 6, 2010 4:13 am

    The Orange County Register rated the top 15 recruits for 2011 in Orange County. It was nice following their 2010 rankings because UH got Sierra who was on the list and was among the finalists for Quezada too. Hopefully UH will keep the Orange County pipeline flowing and can get a few of the top recruits in Orange County.

  10. AZWARRIOR22 February 6, 2010 4:21 am

    Good morning Tsaikos,

    Top Ten.

  11. Bulla February 6, 2010 5:01 am

    aloha Tsaikos,

    have a great day…..gray shirting, red shirting…..organized chaos at it’s very best πŸ™‚

  12. NYUH February 6, 2010 6:22 am


    –DL Beau Yap, Pearl City, Hawaii — Yap helped his team win the state title and was named the Honolulu Advertiser’s co-defensive player of the year.

    –DB Marcus Umu, Ewa Beach, Hawaii — Umu, an all-state selection, also was recruited by Washington.

    –OL London Sapolu, Costa Mesa, Calif. — Sapolu joined the team in January after two seasons at Orange Coast Community College. His dad, Jesse, played at Hawaii and won four Super Bowls with the 49ers.

    –LB Zachary Quines, Mililani, Hawaii — One of the top players in the state of Hawaii, Quines drew Pac-10 interest.

  13. lava February 6, 2010 6:39 am

    Go Warriors!

    Go Tsaikos!

  14. d1ε³Ά February 6, 2010 7:02 am

    Great Morning All!

    It’s amazing how the No Clue At All gang keeps showing their exclusionary mindset whenever they come up with new rules.

  15. Bigislandkurt February 6, 2010 7:02 am

    Happy Saturday e’vbody.

    Tsai…… are you saying that this proposed rule would restrict or eliminate greyshirting altogether?


  16. madeinhawaii February 6, 2010 7:20 am

    Chanigng the gray shirt rules seems to work more against the borderline students than the system itself. That extra semester to get their qualifications up to snuff could make a difference for these 17-19 y/o kids whose lights just turned on to the importance of education. It would be a shame to make it even more difficult for them to get to that “next level” of education, and football.

  17. madeinhawaii February 6, 2010 7:21 am

    Does this imply that the recruiting/scholarship offering system is broken? If not broken… why fix?

  18. Pomai February 6, 2010 7:26 am

    MIH because it seems the little guys may be catching up with some of the big boys. They can’t let that happen.

  19. whitey February 6, 2010 7:34 am

    Good morning Tsaikos

  20. 702WarriorFan February 6, 2010 7:41 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos,
    Mahalo for all the well wishes yesterday.
    Been a busy day in the backyard trying to getting ready for spring and rain this weekend. Yesterday was Mrs. last day at work- resigned so we can make lots mo MEMORIES together.
    Hopeyou are doing well in the snow storm this weekend. Take care!
    Can’t wait for next UH/UNLV- however with their new coach, things are changing here in the desert, looking at more power running. Looking forward to seeing their recruting class against ours.
    ‘M’ is pretty nice looking and just the right size- had to stay away from da machines – they neva friendly to me.

    Great reading Warrior Nation fans passion for the new Warriors……
    Speaking of fans, thought I’d keep LTUHF memory in my updated Nic.

    Mrs. LTUHF,
    Glad to see you’re keeping in touch with Tsaiko.

    Again, thank you all for the thoughts expressed!

    Is it Spring yet?
    Can’t wait to read your reports and see P L’s video interviews.

  21. Slugger February 6, 2010 7:52 am

    Good morning!!!

    Stephen ~

    You’re right about the bad calls at last night’s game. If we had replays/review, it would make the games as long, but it would be more equitable.

    Enjoy SuperBowl Sunday everyone.

    I’m outta here… Esme & out….

  22. Real Deal February 6, 2010 8:01 am

    Signing Day notes: Boise State has success without elite signees

    Top college programs around the country are touting their four-star and five-star football signees this morning. Then there’s Boise State.

  23. bighilofan2 February 6, 2010 8:06 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere.

    Great class, great class. Few things to clean in the ultra wash. gotta bring these things up if we gonna go to the next level, getting errybody involved… fighting for ourselves. for da recruits of the future.

    for me, a biggie fix gotta be our entertainer

    we got played by da kid, dats my perception πŸ˜€

  24. Chooch February 6, 2010 8:15 am

    I am totally ashamed of the officiating at the Men’s Volleyball matches this season. I know that these are the same local officials who work the wahine games but the number of miscalls during the wahine games are far less. Perhaps because the game is slower and the speed of the ball is much less. Word of the ineptness of these officials (including the line judges) will soon be widespread on the mainland. After last night’s game I have seen enough and strongly endorse Mr. Tsai’s suggestion that we should either have replays or get younger officials.

  25. al February 6, 2010 8:25 am

    typical day before super bowl sunday.

    its called honey-do list saturday.

  26. A-House February 6, 2010 8:49 am

    Agree that some “calls” last night by the end line judges hurt UH as nearly every close call went to UCLA – of course, us fans, let out huge “boos” each time they replayed the call and it was obviious the line judge blew it!!!

    Same can be said for previous games and it’s coming from different officials – bring back the “twins”!!!

    Great, exciting game that really ended in the dumps when we discovered that some ass hole went into the boosters room and stole a container of Midori’s browinies and ate half of the other container that she made for the players after game meal – very low class!!!

  27. A-House February 6, 2010 9:01 am


    Will Coach Mack disclose who the invited walkons are for Spring ball?

    I’m sure that they are going through their off-season training – we know for sure that the “beast” is one of them – I believe it would be nice to acknowledge the young men’s accomplishments, keep the fans abreast, and compliment the 2010 recruiting class.

    While on the subject of football, HUGE MAHALOS to Tomboahi for posting the year/position roster of the Warriors. Makes it much easier to understand why the coaches went in a specific recruiting direction and provides us with a quick summary of players for specific positions. It does not disclose a “depth chart”, but it certainly creates much excitement for fans to see who is where. It also gives us an idea of where previous recruits are who have not yet played, but continue to grow witht the team.

    Now, it’s all up to the players in their “off-season” workout to improve their lot and ascend the depth chart.

  28. Yoda February 6, 2010 9:05 am

    Go Colts beat Saints!

  29. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 6, 2010 9:17 am

    Who the hell steals stuff from student athletes??????

    For ______’s sake some people are just plain PATHETIC πŸ™„

  30. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 6, 2010 9:21 am

    How did someone sneak into the booster’s room???

    Weren’t the folks at the SSC doing their jobs??? Or were they busy having a post match meeting to discuss how to curb fan enthusiasm during volleyball games even more????

  31. Pomai February 6, 2010 9:38 am

    #29 Kazz what’s going on?????

  32. RedZone February 6, 2010 9:42 am

    The question should be why are they making a rule change?

  33. Bulla February 6, 2010 9:45 am


    the brownie cape is quite unsettling….maybe make a batch with exlax and see who the culprit is….just a thought.

    that sucks……nothing more and nothing less….plain sucks.

  34. A-House February 6, 2010 9:53 am


    Mrs A-House already mentioned that last night at home for we are sure that the same person(s) will commit the same act at the next VB match on Friday or Saturday.

    Surprise, surprise, surprise!!! Golly, running for the toilets!!!

  35. A-House February 6, 2010 9:59 am


    Unfortunately, the “booster club room” is in an isolated area below the main concourse, but open to anyone who “wanders” downstairs where the booster club sign is located. Most people would honor the sign and not go downstairs if they are not booster club members – at least, I would not as we have passed the sign many times.

    Interestingly, he/she/they did not help themselves to the juice and water sitting in plain sight next to the doors.

  36. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 6, 2010 10:17 am

    Again, we saw Tsai-kos from afar – especially now that I have to use binoculars to see anything – but I haven’t run into anyone between sets recently. I

    I’ve seen Chawan_Cut and Stretch sitting a row or two behind the announcers during the volleyball matches, but I don’t recognize the others with them – are they Tsai-kos whose names I haven’t yet attached to a face? And of course, Myki and SJ in the first row above the concourse. As for the A-Houses – I’m afraid I haven’t yet seen them – hi!
    C-C – will you be back at your regular seat by the pep band this evening?

    The 2010 opening softball game is Thursday – I’ll attending most of the first game and DrDoc will come after work for the Wahine/McNeese State game. Will anyone else be attending? Let me know because I’m going to bring some snacks & other goodies. Barring rain, I’ll be sitting in the top row, third base side.

    It’s been interesting reading the comments – alas, with a manfifying glass – about the basketball teams. To compare this year’s women’s team and coaching staff with the last coach based only on a Win-Loss record doesn’t make sense. At a minimum, the interaction between the coaching staff and the players as well as the players with the fans is something to cheer about.

    With respect to the men’s basketball team, I agree that it is time to move on and go through a major re-structuring starting at the top. I understand the attraction of individual players like Williams, Lay and Flemings, but there’s no TEAM on this team.

    If anyone from the football coaching staff is reading today’s blog, I was wondering if we could have another seminar sometime during April.

  37. Stephen Tsai February 6, 2010 10:18 am

    I think the rule change is to deter over-booking.

  38. Committed Road Warrior February 6, 2010 10:22 am

    Only in Washington do you schedule a big snowball fight and distribute a legal disclaimer along with it. That, AND stream it online.

    Also, a Homer Simpson moment:

    At 8 Saturday morning, Jim Sebastian left his 12-hour emergency shift coordinating heavy-plow operations to find, naturally, that his Volvo wagon was snowed under. Working with his hands and a broom, he cleared the top, hood, windows and enough of the sides to get the door open.

    It was only when he tried to put the key in the door that he realized he had dug out someone else’s car.

    He finally found the right mound of snow in the city parking lot on W Street SE, and cleared that one, only to realize his car was hopelessly trapped by plow wash.

    “The irony is that I worked all night with snow plows and I had been plowed in,” said Sebastian, whose normal job is as the bicycle program coordinator for the District’s Department of Transportation. “It’s still there.”

  39. Cliffsanchezfan February 6, 2010 11:11 am


    February 5th, 2010 at 11:54 pm
    Kekoa Bruddah a complete pleasure ! Sorry to rage that way but I have had enough of this sorry Bob Nash Team and the excuses that is given to him on this sad dissapointing rainbow basketball season. Being a former player and playing at a still top level just tells me one thing “LOVE THE GAME” as this 2010 team has no love, desire or compassion to the round ball.

    Roderick Flemming is “NO” way compared to 2 year players of past as I can name Aaron Strayhorn, Eric Bowman, Thomas Louden and Joltin Joe Frazier that Flemming will get roasted everyday in practice or pick-up at klum or your new facility complex. The patsy schedule that is played with no name talent is just salt to the wounds with no pepper in sight.

    Don’t understand Bob Nash or care as obvious he is one lost man trying his best to keep a job because of his lame past claim to crown and glory !

    So sorry and very sad !

    cliff, what about pop dickerson, anthony webster, ed sesler? talk about talent, werent they coming off the bench.? I hear you loud and clear, I speak from firsthand experience, mr cliff sanchez gave it 110 percent on the floor. you were not the most talented player but i admired the way you played the game, leading by example, pride for wearing the green and white. thank you for bringing back memories…..david hopkins, justice sueing, seth sundberg, tim sheppard, rodney jones, henry hollingsworth, gavin smith, ….. πŸ˜€

  40. koakane February 6, 2010 11:12 am

    good mid day warrior fans, tsaiko’s and tsaikette’s good sunny warm day so far

    I agree with coach wade comments in the paper. his vball players did play a good game but I must admit those bears played a better one. they seem to have had the luck on their side in addition to keeping the ball alive when ever the warriors tried to put the ball down. that tongan player just terminated everything set to him. yes the officiating was poor but give credit to ucla and warriors for the battle they put on last night. if you have not caught a mens vball game you missing a good performance.

    gotta run lattttas…………………….

  41. SteveM February 6, 2010 11:19 am

    Good morning everyone!

  42. Derek February 6, 2010 11:19 am

    It’s a beautiful day in Hawaii! Better than places like Seattle, Boise, Corvallis, and South Bend for sure. I’m glad we got, hopefully, a really good kicker. Perfect for him to come on his visit and this great weather that we have. Other subjects:
    1) When will the spring roster be published and the first depth chart?
    2) What’s the situation w/ the medical redshirts, other than Taylor who was denied….guys like Rocky, Letuli, Brashton, etc?
    3) How is Ostrowski doing? Haven’t heard about him lately. And Billy?
    4) Nash had his chance. We need to make a change. For 3 years, the team hasn’t gotten better noticeably and we are not going in the right direction. Problem is recruiting…guys they got are not really contributing and are on scholarship. Guys like Jiang and Kurtz. Hardly much playing time. Why? They are not good enough to get extended minutes against D1 competition. If they were, they would be playing more. Solution, we need a coach who is very good at recruiting and getting athletic, quick players who can shoot. There are a lot of good players from 5’9″ to 6’3″ where you can probably get 3 or 4 in the program. Every good UH team in the past had good guards. I.E. Ruffin and Akana; A.C. and Alika; Campbell, Savovic, English, and MacIntyre. We don’t need a big team. We need players who can go up and down the court and handle the ball and shoot. Compliment that w/ a couple of swingmen, and a couple of 6’8″ to 6’9″ players who are good rebounders will be good enough. A 6’10” or 7 footer is overrated in college. Come On, Man! I’m sorry. Hawaii deserves to have a really good basketball team.

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2010 11:34 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    I’m not a basketball aficionado by any means, but I agree with the term “sleep walking” when it comes to this year’s team. Nuff said.

    Good morning Derek! Howzit SteveM and koakane! Howz yous guys this morning?

  44. RedZone February 6, 2010 11:42 am

    I thought UCLA served really tough and that it was the biggest factor in the game. I wish UH would get rid of those float serves that allowed UCLA to pass with ease and run their middle attack. It was an automatic point for them.

  45. madeinhawaii February 6, 2010 12:13 pm

    Someone walked up to my wife at Gallery Haiku in the Windward Mall today and asked if she could get a photograph framed. She said she had it enlarged at Kinkos. My wife said, “Sure, let me see what you have.”

    When she opened the package she was surprised to see that it was a blow up of one of her photographs. Apparently the woman had bought a small 4×6 picture card and took it to Kinko’s who in turn enlarged it for her – back of each picture card has a copyright notice!!

    Needless to say, my wife explained the legalities and the woman took off, leaving the copied print behind.

    Auwe! Auwe!…

    But we’ll see her again, I’m sure. Cuz my wife never forgets her customer’s face.

  46. RainbowCliff February 6, 2010 12:52 pm

    Howz It “cliffsanchezfan” an honor and pleasure to read your accolades and mention some “GREAT” players of my era as you know what exactly I am saying and where I am coming from. The guys you mention above where “AWESOME” players and would blow this Hawaii team off the court as they were talented athletes and had “PRIDE” about how they played the game and why they were wearing the green and white while performing in front of die hard endearing Hawaii fans.

    That “GOLDEN ERA” of Rainbow Basketball was unique with not only the Hawaii players that played but the college basketball talent that we played against as many went on to the pros and made great careers. CliffFan I can’t thank you enough for the mentioning of my guys David “sky walker” Hopkins, Rodney slim daddy Jones, Jump shooting Gavin Smith, Tony “thief of bagdad” Webster, Racky Sesler, Henry H Hollingsworth, Robert “ROB DOB” Smith and playing to the name of “Rainbow Warrior”
    with all the effort and desire of being the best with pride and determination !

    Appreciate your kind thoughts and acknowledgement as if we ever meet my cliff fan “DRINKS” are on me !

  47. RainbowCliff February 6, 2010 12:59 pm

    Oh yes clifffan my favorite guy of all Rainbow time Clarence ‘POP’ Dickerson who could jump out of the gym and rise at the top of his jumper and shoot the lights out !

    “POP A LOT” could go and best of all a “GREAT” guy to hang out and laugh with as his jovial spirit only exceeds his genuine smile.

  48. papajoe2 February 6, 2010 1:03 pm


    With better coaching, don’t you think that this years team would have a better record? How many fast break points does UH have compared to their opponents? We have a “cupcake” type of schedule and still have a losing record. Although the talent level is not real outstanding, I do think that they are lacking good coaching. This reminds me of when June J took over the football program and had a good year with the basic players from the previous years. Look at the difference with bb women from last year to this year. I admit that I thought Coach Bob was the logical choice to take over Reilly’s program, but he had 3 years and they aren’t getting any better if not worst. A long time ago when I was unemployed, my only affordable entertainment was watching every one of UH bb games on TV when they won only 1 game and lost something like 29. This team looks almost as terrible as that team. Thank you Bob Nash for your years of dedication to UH, but, even you must admit that you’re not getting the job done by guaranteeing at least 18 wins. Not this year, sorry. Aloha.

  49. Committed Road Warrior February 6, 2010 1:10 pm

    It stopped snowing! Yay!

    Now to start digging. Boo! This is gonna take a while…..

  50. papajoe2 February 6, 2010 1:11 pm

    #42, I hope you didn’t misinterpret my previous message #48 that you want Bob Nash to stay. I just think with better coaching, they could do better with what they have.

  51. jm2375 February 6, 2010 1:44 pm

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Last night – good game, bad officiating, not a good outcome, good times.

    Going to the games with teenage girls (14/15) is very interesting. You guys should try sometime. Keed’s friend is in love with Umlauft, Dyer and Strotman.

  52. postmanke February 6, 2010 1:46 pm

    Larry Conners, Jack Miller, Thomas Louden, Greg Hicks.. Yep I agree Cliff the Golden Era was awesome and todays team would have not a chance!

    Rodney Jones! Wonder if he ever ended up playing for the Harlem Globe Trotters?

  53. UKU@LA February 6, 2010 1:47 pm

    A-House n Liz-K
    Mahalo for da Memories!
    Howzit! Still here. Nothing much to offer. Been real busy lurking. Ha!
    A-House, weather-girl just visited!
    Aloha everyone from LA!

    MANEO !!!

  54. jm2375 February 6, 2010 1:50 pm

    No 7 beats No 2!!! Hoyas beat Nova!!!

  55. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 6, 2010 1:53 pm

    CRW- take it easy!

    UKU@LA… THE BEST MEMORIES EVER! Especially the TI LEAVES you brought!

    702Warrior Fan – πŸ˜†

  56. papajoe2 February 6, 2010 2:07 pm

    anybody remember Lucky Smith, Ellis Price, Sleepy Simon? Can you name more?

  57. A-House February 6, 2010 2:17 pm

    Hi Uku@LA:

    No harm in lurking – great to hear from you – and yes, we made many good memories in NOLA – again, thank you for the ti leaves – Mrs A-House and Midori7 sends their love!

    Our best to Renee and hope your grand daughter enjoyed her visit! Watch her every morning and evening( when she subs for the regulars ).

  58. A-House February 6, 2010 2:20 pm

    Wassup Doc:

    Seen you at several games, but always across the way as we sit on the entrance side of the arena.

    Getting ready for tonight’s games!

  59. A-House February 6, 2010 2:34 pm


    If the intent is to “spread out the wealth” amongst other schools and conferences, Midori says that elimating “gray shirts” may have an opposite effect of making the top tier athletes not congregate at the top tier BCS schools, but select the lower tier schools within a BCS conference thus making the BCS conferences, as a whole, that much stronger.

    This would be good if the top players go to the mid-major schools rather than the lower tier BCS schools to create a more balanced playing field with the BCS conferences.

    However,I believe evidence of this is already present as we are seeing the “lower tier” schools put forth a better team – Ole Miss, Miss St, Oregon, Oregon St, Kansas, Kansas St, Texas Tech, Oklahoma St, Iowa, Iowa St, Wisconson, etc.

    This will then hurt the mid-majors as the players will not seek out the top level schools of a mid-major conference.

  60. A-House February 6, 2010 2:46 pm

    UH men’s VB played tough last night, but they could not offset the bad ref calls and allowed UCLA to momemtum and win points at close scores – 19 – 20. Granted UCLA served tough, but the “steam” was taken away from the Rainbows as the calls came at cruical times within a game (UH rallied to tie or move ahead only to have the bad line calls.)

    Can’t wait to see the 6’9″ OH and 6′ 10″ MB recruits from Florida and New Jersey join the team next season( early commits in Nov 2009 ). The UCLA roster is filled with 6’6″, 6’7″, 6’9″ freshman and sophmore players who are reserves this year. Believe UH has 4 or 5 seniors this year allowing Coach Wade a greater lattitude in recruiting for 2010. Same goes for 2011 as there are 5 or 6 Juniors on the team.

  61. Coqui poke February 6, 2010 2:47 pm

    I’d like to see a scrimmage between the men’s BB team and a team made up of Marcus Umu, Sean Shigematsu, Dee Maggit, David Lefotu, Corey Lau, Siaki Cravens and of course, Miah Ostroski(sp?) Would be competitive and might even toughen up some guys.
    Can you imagine the competition this year during the spring/summer games? Can we get it on tape?

  62. A-House February 6, 2010 2:57 pm


    You were just below us last night. Did Amanda Gil visit this week end?

    BTW, #28 for UCLA has a “big, bad attitude”. Had the feeling that he wanted to give UH players the finger after getting a kill.

    As much as I personally dislike Al Scates, gotta admire his strategy/showman skills during each game. As with Friday night, after the first game when UCLA had double digit service errors, his players put the ball in play and stayed away from serving into the net or long. UH, however, continued to try and get the ace and increased the number of their service errors. To blunt a UH drive, he would discuss something with the down judge, much to the delight of fans and Mrs A-House who kept yelling, “sit down al”, but it took away the Rainbows momentum. He would then sit down with a smile on his face and during one such situation, he acknowledged the crowd by spinning around, waving his hands.

  63. Committed Road Warrior February 6, 2010 3:12 pm

    90 minutes of digging my car out of the snow = epic fail

    Even if I wanted to go somewhere, the parking lot isn’t even plowed out. Sure I dug my car out of my own parking space, but when the plow goes through the lot in the morning, there will be a nice wall of snow blocking my car (again). That, and there’s a wickedly huge pile of snow blocking the entrance from the parking lot to the main street.

    Not going anywhere tonight.

  64. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2010 3:48 pm

    Hang in there CRW! Like the news is ayin’ “Snowmaggedon” has come to your neck of the woods. Stay warm buddy.

  65. Da Punchbowl Kid February 6, 2010 3:48 pm


  66. guys in the office February 6, 2010 4:00 pm

    Re: #62. Amanda Gil will be playing at UW, along with Jamora, Lagafuaina, Stevenson and Hatchie.

  67. download keygens February 6, 2010 4:01 pm

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  68. Cheyah! February 6, 2010 4:31 pm

    Re: #40
    If you’re talking bout Muagututia, he’s samoan. Let’s go UH, regroup and bring on da next opponent!

    Go Warriors!

  69. Stretch February 6, 2010 4:36 pm

    February 6th, 2010 at 2:57 pm
    BTW, #28 for UCLA has a “big, bad attitude”. Had the feeling that he wanted to give UH players the finger after getting a kill.

    You not talking about Nick “Big Body Jesus” Vogel, are you?? hahahahaha I think he wanted to give ME the finger after getting a kill.

  70. Jason February 6, 2010 5:06 pm

    Ralph mentioned an idea last night, where a men’s volleyball game would be preceded by a women’s basketball game. A potential problem I see with that is that you’d need to switch the court from basketball to volleyball settings. I’m not sure if that can be done super quick or not.

  71. Ralph February 6, 2010 5:34 pm

    Jason the men got to tough it out, wooden floor like the old days in Klum.

  72. Ralph February 6, 2010 5:36 pm

    Na Wahine holding their own, need to block out under the defensive basket to eliminate the easy put backs. A tighter defense can make it happen, a win for Na Wahine.

  73. Yoda February 6, 2010 6:58 pm

    # 61 Coquipoke? you gotta be kidding, those football players would get a royal ass whippin from any of the current UH basketball players!

  74. d1ε³Ά February 6, 2010 7:03 pm

    Div 2 Girls’ Championship going to PK’s between Kailua and Pac-5. Is jmxxxx or Brie and JaM there?

    Who decided to make the field so narrow? There must be 25 yds not being used on the one sideline you can see on camera.

  75. Yoda February 6, 2010 7:04 pm

    Muagututia from UCLA, UH should have tried to recruit that big Samoan stud, 6’7, 21 kills on Friday, 25 kills on Saturday.

  76. Ralph February 6, 2010 7:06 pm

    HHSAA rules for narrow field…wider at the HS fields.

  77. d1ε³Ά February 6, 2010 7:08 pm

    Pac-5 wins in what amounts to an NFL-like way to settle a tie-breaker….hate those PK’s πŸ‘Ώ

    Congratulations Pac-5!

  78. Yoda February 6, 2010 7:11 pm

    Meant, 21 kills on Thursday and 25 kills on Friday for the big Samoan Stud from UCLA, Muagututia.

  79. jm2375 February 6, 2010 8:28 pm

    d1 – go Pac5!!

    MPI boys win ILH soccer! Only DII team in ILH this year. Boss’ son plays for MPI. She got calls from the parents of his club teammates that play for that large school down the street complaining about how MPI winning affects their seeding in States. Her response (and mine) was “LIKE I CARE?!!!” πŸ˜€

    Saw my first Wahine bb game this evening. They played hard, but as usual, were victims of bad officiating. That FSU player shoulda been ejected.

    Decided not to stay for the men’s game. Don’t wanna get too frustrated.

  80. Garret February 6, 2010 8:50 pm

    Article about how the budgetary problems with the state of Nevada may result in HUGE budget cuts for the Athletic Departments at UNLV and Nevada. The author indicates that either the students will get a huge increase in the athletic fee or both Nevada schools could end up dropping out of D-IA!

    During the 2007-2008 fiscal year, the state funded about $6.5 million to Nevada’s athletics department, according to a USA Today database. That amount accounted for 27 percent of the athletics program revenue, the most out of all contributors including donors and entertainment rights. Nevada’s counterpart, UNLV, on the other hand, raked in $7.2 million from the state, which accounted for 18.6 percent β€” the highest β€” of the Rebels’ revenue. Sports cost the state government almost $14 million two years ago.

    With the current state budget, $14 million is pocket change compared to the $900 million deficit facing Gov. Jim Gibbons. However, $14 million is still a large amount, especially with almost 10 percent of the state unemployed. That $14 million would eliminate the need to lay off hundreds of state workers and cut spending on necessary programs and education to the bare minimum.

    Sports make money. Sports lose money. Sports need to be self-sufficient and the state government needs to cut its funding to both the Nevada and UNLV programs.

    Students have no choice but to help fund athletics.

    According to the database, Nevada is sucking $1.1 million a year from students in fees built into academic credits. Only two schools in the WAC did not charge their students – Louisiana Tech and Hawaii.

    Nevada athletics is a business.

    If a business consistently loses money, it goes bankrupt. If it makes a profit, then it’s rewarded with benefits. Most of Nevada’s sports have been going bankrupt and should not be allowed at the university.

  81. Garret February 6, 2010 8:55 pm

    MIH because it seems the little guys may be catching up with some of the big boys. They can’t let that happen.


    You actually have things backwards. The reason why Conferences and the NCAA overall is looking at capping the number of total scholarships (which includes gray shirts) is that the *big budget* conferences (mainly SEC) were taking huge recruiting classes and gray shirting a bunch of people. Then they just pulled the scholarships from a bunch of their players to make room for new recruits the following year.

    It takes a huge recruiting budget to fly in tons of recruits and grab those huge recruiting classes, signing 35 to 40 recruits in one year. But when they have millions in their recruiting budget they can afford to do so.

    Capping the total number for the recruiting class could end up helping the lower budget schools. Capping the total number of scholarships at 85 *really* helped the lower budget schools and helped even the playing field. As long as the cap is something like 28, then UH won’t be affected by the changes as long as their recruits get admitted to the school.

  82. Garret February 6, 2010 8:57 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    Car-sized panel from a cargo jet fell out of the sky and crashed into a Florida mall parking lot. Luckily the 150-pound panel fell in two empty parking spaces and caused no injuries or damage to the shoppers around the spot where it fell!

  83. Garret February 6, 2010 8:57 pm

    It has become common for bass in US rivers to be intersex (many male bass have immature female egg cells in their testes, and some female fish have male characteristics). Scientists are unsure what is in the water that is causing that mutation. This reminds me about how my secretary at SCU used tap water from her Santa Clara home to fill her fish tank…and the water took the scales off her fish!

  84. Garret February 6, 2010 8:58 pm

    Experts say that 100% fruit juice poses the same obesity-related health risks and Coke, Pepsi, and other beverages that people feel children should not eat. When fructose is eaten in a piece of fruit, it enters the body slowly so the liver has time to convert it into chemical energy…but a single glass of apple juice has the fructose of *6* apples. So, the body can process the fructose in fruit but it is overwhelmed by the fructose in fruit juice and turns the fructose into fat.

  85. Garret February 6, 2010 8:58 pm

    British study found that eating plenty of vegetables, fruit and fish reduced the risk of depression while eating a diet high in processed foods increased the risk of depression.

  86. Garret February 6, 2010 8:58 pm

    Australian study found that a low-fat diet is more beneficial to the mood of dieters than a low-carbohydrate plan (like the Atkins or South Beach diets) with the same number of calories.

  87. Garret February 6, 2010 8:59 pm

    Free play links pau.

  88. Samuel Brittle February 6, 2010 9:28 pm

    Watch the super bowl online here.

  89. al February 6, 2010 9:53 pm

    limiting the greyshirt opportunities might deprive some potential college athletes from having a paid education.

    schools won’t take a chance on potential.

    the jc’s might get overloaded now.

  90. jeezy3 February 6, 2010 10:35 pm

    Stephen you sure we done recruiting? Rivals has Hawaii offering RB from Washington Larry Dixon. 6-1 225 pounder who is his conference player of the year. 1800 yards and 25 tds. Very powerful RB. Should look into it. Makes sense considering we didn’t sign any RBs and both our returnees are seniors.

  91. jeezy3 February 6, 2010 10:36 pm

    Scout also listed him as the best RB in state going in pre season. Big time numbers throughout his career. Come on Mack.

  92. al February 6, 2010 11:01 pm

    jeezy…did he have a season ending knee injury?

  93. jeezy3 February 6, 2010 11:07 pm

    Where does it say that? last article i read he is playing basketball for his team at the moment

  94. r b i February 6, 2010 11:13 pm

    Nash stays nuff said, The problem is talent and the basketball intellegence of players.We need WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. Slugger February 7, 2010 12:26 am

    Night all…I’m partied out today.

  96. protector February 7, 2010 12:31 am

    Garret on 81,

    Thanks for the clarification; that’s a decent rationale. BTW, always love your off-topic posts.

  97. protector February 7, 2010 12:38 am

    re: Nash,

    I guess that means next year is do-or-die for Coach Nash, since he can’t make the mandated criteria. Good thing he has Bill Amis coming back (hopefully 100%) as well as Zane Johnson (already here) & that versatile mainland high-schooler coming in. Hope they can land some good recruits (especially at the guard position) next season that can help immediately. Losing Flemings, Adams & Balocka hurt.

  98. protector February 7, 2010 1:05 am

    jeezy3 on # 90,

    That would be great to get that RB. If not, along w/ Green & Dimude we still have Rosehill. And John Lister should be pretty good. Interestingly, Elisara, one of our LB recruits from Kapolei was ranked 9th nationally as a FB, even though he only ranked 30+ as an LB. At around 242, he’d be a good back-up. Also, some of those bantam-sized recruits (at the slot position) we have coming in have lightning speed and could easily be utilized if we’re hurting for numbers.

  99. al February 7, 2010 1:09 am

    i thought nash needed to achieve 18 wins this campaign or its one and done?

    the one being this year?

  100. al February 7, 2010 1:30 am

    at least we have to bust a hundred

  101. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 7, 2010 1:43 am

    My understanding was that this is the doordieyear for Coach Nash and that he has to win 50% of all his games start-2-finish; however, that was said months ago and things may have changed because of Amis and Williams.

    Stephen – what’s going to happen come the end of the season?

  102. Da Punchbowl Kid February 7, 2010 2:33 am

    wun oh too!
    Back to sleep…

  103. Da Punchbowl Kid February 7, 2010 2:33 am

    cue crickets…

  104. RainbowCliff February 7, 2010 3:47 am

    Happy Superbowl Morning Tsaiko Nation as we get up and stretch our body to another day of life as looking at “SUNSHINE” and clear skies with some good kona coffee brewing as scramble eggs and portugese sausage are ready to go “wiki wiki” style with me here in overcast Los Angeles.

    Read this morning that the bows has lost their 5th game in a roll with another dissapointing performance as they are at the bottom of the conference with no sight of turning it around because of internal problems, lack of talent (really) and a coaching system that won’t win even on the high school level.

    Turning the ball over comes from the lack of poor execution and fundamental play from all 5 positions on the court. When players don’t believe in the offensive scheme they will play out of it as robotic play hampers individual athletic ability which causes frustration among players and coaches who desperatly want to WIN but this season and Rainbow Team are going down hill so fast that “LOSING” is in the mind set and “CONFIDENCE” has been shaken.

    Recruiting “GOOD” players to come play for Hawaii is like finding a needle in a truck load of hay stack as that has been long gone for quite some time as you don’t use your former players to guide and help you as Hawaii coaches has their own agenda and players of past just remain that of gone and forgotten as the mainland has plenty of athletes but until you change the philosophy of leadership mind set then “LOSING” will be frustrating to watch and attention to other matters take priority namely wahine basketball and mens volleyball because of “EFFORT” and “DESIRE” that equals to success.

    WOW is all I can say as I would of not never thought that HARD TIMES of Rainbow Basketball has dropped off so “BAD” but it is what it is and we all have to eat and pay the bills as your hard earn money being a season ticket holder or paying for a game ticket must really hit the opu hard with out any guava juice to wash it all down.

    Well Tsaiko Nation cheer up there is always next year BUT how can you see next year when there is no light at the tunnel and getting “QUALITY” High School players to commit and play for 4 years as that fixture alone has been gone from Rainbow Basketball with 2 years and out of JC ball in the MIX with “NOTHING” to show for it as your program is not building and your continuity of Hawaii player “PRIDE” is not there or even close.

    Off this morning to DOMINATE the tennis and basketball scene in LA as one thing for sure this former “OLD” 51 year old Rainbow Player plays with pride, ability and desire to compete and “WIN BABY WIN” not only for him self but who he represents the Ohana of Hawaii Nei as it is “simply ther best, better then all the rest” !


  105. protector February 7, 2010 4:16 am

    To al & WassupDoc,

    I was pretty sure that Nash has a contract to the end of NEXT year, but that he’d need to accomplish certain benchmarks to get a rollover or extension.

    I could be wrong though, so perhaps ST can clarify.

  106. Bulla February 7, 2010 4:50 am

    gooooooooooooood morning Tsaiko nation,

    to those still awake and to those who just woke up, good morning. aloha to rainbow cliff, i hear you brother, i hear you….sad to see where the men’s bb program has slid too, time for a change is an understatement.

    everyone, have a great sunday, be thankful for what you have, but most of all be thankful for the freedom of choice. last night lyn and i were blessed to be involved with our church’s prison ministry at Halawa, and it was very humbling to be there in front of 200 prisoners…….it was a total of 400 prisoners, 200 per hour. we put on a praise and worship concert…..and it was sad.

    it reminded me that as parents, it is our responsibility to insure that we educate our kids that there are consequences for our choices, and a reaction for our action…….very humbling experience.

    let us be thankful for our ohana, our beds that we sleep in, and the food that we have……and thankful for our Tsaiko ohana… have a restful day πŸ™‚

  107. wafan February 7, 2010 5:08 am

    A Super Sunday to all!

  108. wafan February 7, 2010 5:10 am

    Yay for Pac-5!!!

  109. Garret February 7, 2010 5:10 am


    It would be good to get a RB in this recruiting class, especially one out of high school. I think that UH must have a scholarship left–weren’t they holding a scholarship for VJ in case he decided on UH?

  110. Garret February 7, 2010 5:21 am


    It was horrible to see how several schools took 35+ recruiting classes and ended up pulling a bunch of scholarships from their current players to make room. That normally happened after a coaching change or when a coach needed to improve his team quickly to avoid getting fired.

    If the gray shirt ruled wasn’t abused like that then maybe there would be no talk about changing things. But a lot of NCAA restrictions are made to close loopholes that are being abused by the big budget schools…unfortunately, the way they close the loopholes can end up hurting other schools or the student athletes.

    Last year the SEC put their cap at 28. If that was the case this year the rule would not have affected UH. With UH recruiting more high school students, there will be no problem staying under 28 each year and the proposed rule would not hurt UH at all…it would limit other schools but not hurt UH so this rule might actually be good for UH.

    With a limit of 85 scholarships, UH could not take more than 28 every year anyway with a focus on high school recruits since 4×28 is 112, and if all players used a redshirt year then 5×28 is 140. UH also may have more 6th year players than any other school in the country (I’ve never heard of any other school having the number of 6th year applicants that UH has this year), so you can see how UH couldn’t take more than 28 in a year anyway.

  111. wafan February 7, 2010 5:22 am

    Garret’s free play link about fruit juce fructose absorption and metabolism is my new explanation. HA!

  112. Bulla February 7, 2010 6:03 am

    good morning,

    sometimes it can be so confusing with grey shirt, red shirt, etc., as a grey shirt, the student athlete pays his own way and is only a part time student, and cannot participate with the team…..if i understand that correctly. i know a red shirt is on the team, practices but cannot participate in games.

    with that said, is that comparable to having a CC, no, not a cattle call but a credit card, and you only pay the minimum every month? you never get ahead, and always have to answer to the ‘previous total’……

    don’t know if that made sense, but it makes me think that we can never get ahead of the curve……………….whew………….

  113. jj February 7, 2010 6:12 am


  114. Pomai February 7, 2010 7:18 am

    Curve heck I just want to get ahead on the straight an narrow.

  115. Pauoa Boy February 7, 2010 7:23 am

    Mens BBall – Nothing to say really, this season is so pathetic, I think I’ll just stop watching all together and wait until next season. So frustrating trying to look for something positive to happen on the court but ah same ol’ style, same ol’ results! No Heart, No Passion, No Team Effort! If you’re an athlete reading than take it to heart and give it your all everytime you hit the court…you guys are just playing just to play. Pick up games can be played at Klum Gym not the SSC.

  116. Pauoa Boy February 7, 2010 7:29 am

    Anyway, Super Bowl Sunday!!! Two explosive offenses, two MVP caliber quarterbacks, wonder which defense will show up??? Gotta go with the Peyton Manning the real MVP and arguably the best QB in the NFL. Leadership, Experience, and plays with the will to win. Plus they got some Poly Boys in Aaron Francisco and Fili Moala too. I like the Saints but I think I’ll go with the Colts today. Regardless should be one awesome game!!!

  117. Pauoa Boy February 7, 2010 7:33 am

    I’m thinking John Lister must be a beast at RB seeing that we aren’t very deep in that position. Alex Green looked decent at times and Chizzy could be ready to take on a bigger role this year. Still miss the old days of having a big bruising back that can move, West Keli’ikipi, Nate Ilaoa, Reagan Mauia type! Nothing like seeing a bulldozer trucking the ish out of people!

  118. d1ε³Ά February 7, 2010 7:40 am

    Great Morning All!

    Rough time for MBB. Coach Nash got his shot. If the results aren’t there, JD can’t let personalities get in the way of doing what’s for the best of the Dept.
    I appreciate all that Bob Nash has done for the school and has meant to the MBB program but not everyone can be a successful HC, esp. in Hawaii with the recruiting challenges faced because of geography and demographics. It’s time to move on.

  119. mctruck February 7, 2010 7:55 am

    Am I imagining things, or is scoutdotcom sorta prejudiced against UH-recruits,
    as opposed to rivalsdotcom??? at onetime I thought rivals had that mindset.

    Seems like scoutdotcom downgrades UH recruits whether they come from the mainland or Hawaii. Those from Hawaii who decide to go to mainland schools are upgraded substantially?……good thing coach Mac says he doesn’t give too much consideration to the “star” rating as opposed to what the coaches feel the recruit can contribute to the success of the team as a whole.

  120. wafan February 7, 2010 8:29 am

    Time to get the chips, pop, and assorted munchies for the game! Hmmmm, maybe subsandwiches?

  121. Slugger February 7, 2010 8:35 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!!! Super Bowl Sunday!

    Kope time. I think I’ll go to Genji to watch the game.

  122. al February 7, 2010 8:46 am

    protector, wdoc,…..
    i am thinking buyout.
    could happen with football if we don’t win.

  123. djmitcho February 7, 2010 8:48 am

    Good Morning All! Hope everyone has a blessed Sunday. Have a good super bowl sunday also

  124. al February 7, 2010 8:50 am

    i had dream last night that magic johnson was our new mbb coach and his first two recruits were two 6’9″ clones.

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