Hard-hitting offseason

Coaches frown on their players doing what would be considered “dangerous” activities during the offseason, like riding motorcycles or working with forklifts.

Middle linebacker Jake Heun apparently has found a loophole. He is competing as a heavyweight in a mixed-martial arts card Saturday in the Blaisdell Arena. It should be a good performance. Former UH running back Nate ilaoa and his wife set aside a date night each week. Ilaoa convinced his wife to spend it at the fight.


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Wideout Rodney Bradley, who missed the final seven games of the 2010 season because of two fractures in his left leg, competed in conditioning drills this morning. He has yet to participate in 7-on-7 drills, but remains on track to be 100 percent for the start of training camp in August.

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Sure, it’s crazy now. Schools leaving the Big 12 for other conferences. And, by the way, when did the Big 12 become the developmental league for other conferences?

All of which might be good for the WAC.

Conferences that lost schools will raid other conferences, which, in turn, will raid other conferences. Somehow — as someone at UH said this morning — there might be some left-out schools (UNLV? San Diego State?) that could be a nice fit for current WAC schools.

After all, there can can be a lot of conference realignment. But it doesn’t change the fact that while schools may change conference memberships, they can’t change their geographical locations. As a matter of convenience, some schools are naturally — and geographically — linked.

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Happy birthday to the one-and-only Bulla.


  1. haka June 10, 2010 9:58 am

    Go Warriors!

  2. haka June 10, 2010 9:59 am

    happy b-day bulla!

  3. haka June 10, 2010 10:01 am

    belated congrats to amber. great job in less than ideal conditions.

  4. haka June 10, 2010 10:02 am

    yo jake, don’t give up your back! 🙂

  5. haka June 10, 2010 10:03 am

    go rodney!

  6. wafan June 10, 2010 10:04 am

    Whoo-hoo! Top 5!!!

  7. haka June 10, 2010 10:04 am

    congrats to tracy for making the cws all tournament team!

  8. wafan June 10, 2010 10:04 am

    Okay, top 10.

  9. haka June 10, 2010 10:05 am

    ahhhh…broke my string! 🙂

  10. haka June 10, 2010 10:05 am

    howzit in wa?

  11. Garret June 10, 2010 10:06 am

    Good luck to Jake Heun tonight. Win or lose, I hope that he avoids injury and is fully healthy for the summer conditioning program and Fall camp.

  12. Garret June 10, 2010 10:09 am

    Last week Missouri’s President refused to commit to the Big 12 and their administrators openly talked about how the Big 10 would be best for their school. Now, they are committed to the Big 12 sticking together! I guess Chip Brown was correct awhile back when he said that the Big 10 had cooled on Missouri.

    Such a scenario seemed unlikely as recently as several weeks ago, when Missouri supporters proudly touted the school’s academic strength, geographic proximity and existing rivalry with Big Ten member Illinois as obvious draws.

    “Anything could happen, but we’re working hard to stay together,” said Missouri chancellor Brady Deaton, who added that he had called Texas president William Powers to discuss the conference’s future after learning of Colorado’s exodus.

    “The way this is being reported now I’m afraid they’re going to be left out in the cold,” he said. “They might have burned their bridges (with the Big 12).”

  13. duffer (iPhone) June 10, 2010 10:10 am

    Hey ST
    Coach is at Kapolei today talking SMACK!

  14. Garret June 10, 2010 10:12 am

    Interesting TV report from Kansas City (I think that is where the Big 12 is headquartered).

    High level sources in multiple conferences have told KCTV5 that Texas and Texas A&M are looking to move to the Big Ten Conference and have petitioned for membership, while the University of Oklahoma is planning on petitioning the Southeastern Conference to become a member of its conference.

    KCTV5’s sources said that Texas and Texas A&M do not have to include Texas Tech or Baylor in their plans. Sources told KCTV5 that there have already been discussions about the two schools entering the Big Ten and that the agreement could be made as soon as Thursday.

    Oklahoma is currently working on petitioning to enter the SEC, but must find another university to enter the league with them, sources said.

  15. haka June 10, 2010 10:13 am

    except for the potential for cuts, contusions and cauliflower ears, mma is pretty safe…unless you no like tap!

  16. LizKauai (iChrome) June 10, 2010 10:18 am


  17. Da Punchbowl Kid June 10, 2010 10:20 am

    Top Twenny!

    Howzit Lizzy-Girl!

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid June 10, 2010 10:23 am

    Beat ’em down Jake!

  19. A-House June 10, 2010 10:23 am

    Bulla, Bulla – Happy Birfday, big fella!!!

  20. Garret June 10, 2010 10:23 am

    The guy who was responsible for the SEC’s last expansion and who helped create the BCS system has some interesting opinions on what will happen in D-IA football. The most interesting part of this is he thinks that the MWC will become a major conference…that would be good for UH if UH was able to join and really bad otherwise.

    Kramer said he thinks the Big Ten will eventually become a 16-team conference. I mentioned that a Chicago Tribune story suggested otherwise, that the Big Ten didn’t want to be perceived as causing “college football Armageddon.”

    Kramer scoffed at the theory.

    “The Armageddon is already there,” he said. “If the Nebraska domino falls, the Armageddon is out there. Now forget about your conscience and do what’s right for your conference. … You got to look at it from 10 years from now, eight years from now, six years from now.”

    “My best guess is that the Big Ten will eventually get to 16 in phases,” he said. “That the Pac-10 will move forward with its proposal. That the Mountain West will evolve into a major conference. Then, depending on how the Big Ten plays out — how they get to 16 — you would have the possibility of the ACC and the SEC absorbing significant numbers of teams out of the Big East and we’d end up with five major conferences.”

  21. madeinhawaii June 10, 2010 10:24 am

    I thought Oklahoma was heading to the Pac10?

  22. madeinhawaii June 10, 2010 10:24 am

    I’m so confused… ah.. but then.. what else is new, eh?

  23. LizKauai (iChrome) June 10, 2010 10:25 am

    HAUOLI LAHANAU, bulla!

    Time to celebrate with memories made from the 2nd BLOG BASH!


    While some of the handles have changed, the philosophical impact remains so I share with you, the oratory:

    Tsaiko Culture, what is this Tsaiko Culture?

    This thing we call Tsaiko Culture as an anomaly, an enigma if you will. It is not just a blog, it is not just people writing about UH Warrior Football, it is not about telling jokes, it is not about trading recipes, it is not about going to a Tail gate, it is not about singing karaoke, it is not about going bowling, it is not about going to the movies, it is not about helping worthy causes, it is not about traveling across the United States to cheer for the Warriors at New Orleans…it is more, it is bigger than that, it is bigger than life itself.

    In no way, form or manner, did Stephen Tsai ever imagine that one day, he would be standing in the Stan Sheriff Arena, in the Wong Hospitality room surrounded by a group of maniacal Warrior foot ball fans…. No way.

    So, what is this Tsaiko Culture? For Kekoa, his Hawaiian flag that he carried with him to New Orleans, he took it everywhere with him and whenever the photo opportunity presented itself, he proudly displayed his Hawaiian Flag; his flag was his shield of faith he took into battle. But it’s more than just a flag, it represents everything we stand for.

    A Tsaiko once told me, ‘I never thought at my age, I’d still be making friends, and not just friends, but really good friends…’ No, DPK did not tell me that, but think about that, that says so much about this group of people called Tsaikos. We welcome all into our group, the passion we have for our Warrior Football Team is the thread that weaves through all of us that brings us together like a sweater. Like one of those Bill Cosby sweaters, you know, very warm, cuddly, like a security blanket with sleeves.

    The Tsaiko culture has evolved into an entity that no one had any inkling of. We have our benchmarks, you know, what we consider ‘cornerstones’ of the group, where a certain item or event is entrenched in our memories forever. Just look at the memorabilia that everyone brought tonight….incredible. We could talk for hours about Gigi’s muumuus, Homey’s forearms, Homey singing to Elvis Pressley, Homey’s pretty hair, hey wait a minute, that’s enough about Homey.

    Then there is ST’s world famous rendition of ‘The Lion Sleeps Tonight’, which is mind boggling. James singing about his horse with no name, addahknowjoe belting out about his American Woman, Stretch going Sailing, Lyn showing off her boots, Esme being a Heartbreaker, Pride bringing out the cole porter in all of us, Jason crooning love ballads to his auntys, DPK upsetting Donald Duck, Wreck being a gigolo, Steve M. aka VITO, VITO, VITO, Liz K. bringing the phantoms out of the Opera for us, and Kekaula bringing it home with Kanaka WaiWai.

    Or how about our mainland counterparts, Rich2176, Ronnie, Garret, WA fan, Las Vegas…they never stop to amaze me

    Our outer island ohana including Whitey and Duffer from Maui, these 2 guys are the mayors of Maui, with their office located in the back right corner of Tiffanys in Wailuku. If you want to know about what is going on in Maui, they are more hooked up than you would want to know. On Kauai, Aunty Liz…she holds down the Garden Isle for the Tsaikos. On the Big Island, let’s see, could it be Big Hilo Fan? Not only is this guy funny, but almost pretty smart too. For an attorney, he is pretty likeable, I don’t care what DPK says.

    The common thing is the Warrior Beat, and every day, day in and day out, ST brings out another story line, and the banter begins. True, we might go off topic just a little some times, I still don’t know what kim chee soup, and mabo tofu have in common with Warrior Football, but hey, we always come full circle, and bring it back.

    Tsaiko Culture, to sum it up, it is a feeling, it’s not the shirts, the glasses, the banners, those are just what I would say are memorial stones…to signify an event or a moment. Much like the stones that God had Joshua place in the River Jordan as Joshua led the Israelites to the Promised Land, these items are our memorial stones. The real Tsaiko culture lives in all of us…it is that warm and fuzzy feeling we get when we open the blog and see a familiar name, it’s that feeling we get when we’re laughing by ourselves at work or home when we read a good joke from Las Vegas, it’s that tugging at our heart and the tears from our eyes when we read about one of our fellow Tsaikos going through a tough time, it’s that heart throbbing ache when one of the Tsaikos has lost a loved one…..like I always say….make memories, make memories, make memories. When I say what are the 5 F’s….football, food, family, friends, fun, and soon to be the 6th F….FISHING…..haha.

    I thank all of you for being who you are, I thank our committee members and organizers, I thank ST for his tireless efforts, and I thank Akua for watching over all of us. We are and will be forever more…THE TSAI-KOS

  24. Da Punchbowl Kid June 10, 2010 10:26 am

    haka –

    Strings are made to be broken. 😆

    In the case of USC, its: rules are made to be broken. 😆

  25. mctruck June 10, 2010 10:36 am

    So, LizK,

    What you trying to say???…..bwaaaaahahaha!!!
    Beautiful, tuvm.

  26. NYUH June 10, 2010 10:38 am

    Congrats to AD Donovan and Coach Mack for their stance and success with the academic side of sports.

  27. (Jesse) James June 10, 2010 10:39 am

    Good morning again…and again wishin Bulla a Happy B-Day….mwahahahahahahaaha

  28. A-House June 10, 2010 10:40 am


    You keep refering to the Texas Legislature and certain Texas schools in the Big 12.

    What has the legislature got to do with where the schools go?

    Did the Hawaii legislature approve Uh moving into the WAC? So long ago I can’t remember. I know then Gov Burns was a major player, but legislative approval?

  29. LizKauai (iChrome) June 10, 2010 10:41 am

    mctruck… that’s not me- it’s bulla’s Tsai-ko Oratory!

    How would we update this?

    New Make Memory Benchmarks!

    Warrior Beat Videos- Princess and the Tsai

    Whoosh! Esme and out!

  30. kama krab June 10, 2010 10:42 am

    Good Morning T-saiko.

    Happy B-Day to braddah Bulla and many more.

  31. madeinhawaii June 10, 2010 10:55 am

    If USC cancels their game.. what happens to all the season ticket holders and season ticket pricing?

  32. madeinhawaii June 10, 2010 10:55 am

    UH season tickets, I’m referring to.

  33. Bulla June 10, 2010 11:00 am

    to all the Tsaikos,

    mahalo for your kind words, and mahalo to aunty liz for the reposting from our 2nd blog bash…..whew, memories, what endearing, heart warming memories.

    through all of the turmoil of this past year, the economy, the Warriors, the wars in foreign countries defending our freedom, the demise of the Advertiser, the loss of a few Tsaikos….through everything….we have survived, a little bruised, a little scratched up, but we……have survived. i thank God for that, and i thank God for blessing me with all of you, my true life treasures are the memories we have created together, i thank you for sharing with me.

    i leave you with this….i looked into the mirror today and could barely recognize the man i was looking at…battle weary, aged over the years, a quick smile, crows feet dancing in the corners of his eyes….what does 51 look like? i looked a little deeper, beyond the reflection in the mirror and i was a blessed man surrounded by a loving family, a wonderful God fearing wife, kids that truly loved their dad, friends with open arms and hearts, smiles of joy everywhere, laughter in the rafters……truly a blessed moment.

    looking into the next chapter i realize what is truly important, through all of the challenges, the struggles, the setbacks, the tears, the broken hearts….what is important…..Love….that’s the bottom line. Love on your family, love on your friends, love on your coworkers, and love on your enemies….faith, hope and love, and of these three, the greatest is love.

    Mahalo ke Akua, love all of you, and mahalo for putting a smile on these lips.


  34. Garret June 10, 2010 11:00 am


    The Permanent University Fund is an endowment with *billions* of dollars (from mineral rights) that is run by the Texas Legislature. So, the Legislature decides what percentage the University of Texas system gets (Austin, UT-Dallas, UTEP, UT-San Antonio, etc.) and what percentage Texas A&M gets (they have some Universities also, but not as many as the UT system). This money is more than ALL of the TV contracts that all the conferences get combined.

    When the Big 12 was formed, the people in charge in the Legislature (mainly Bob Bullock, who was both a Baylor and Texas Tech graduate) said that Texas and Texas A&M had to take along Texas Tech and Baylor or they would lose hundreds of millions per year from the PUF. *That* is why the Texas Legislature has power over the Universities in the state.

    I wish there was a multi-billion endowment for the UH system–all of UH’s facility and funding problems would be over. The key part of the PUF is that it was set up so that the Texas Legislature could NOT spend the money…it has to go to the Universities. So, the Legislature cannot take money from that and use it to cover a budget problem (like Hawaii is doing with the hurricane fund), it is reserved for public Universities. However, the Texas Legislature could decide to not pay out anything from the PUC and let its principal grow…making the Universities have to cover for a 9-figure shortfall in their budgets.

  35. kama krab June 10, 2010 11:01 am

    This could be a crazy next couple of month if the dominoes begin to start falling the way things are looking. We will find out soon (it looks like) if U.H. football will still exist in the next couple of years. Hopefully the powers to be are working overtime cause it looks like to dominoes are falling quick.

  36. al June 10, 2010 11:01 am

    happy birthday bulla

    now go out and make a memory for someone.

  37. Garret June 10, 2010 11:06 am

    A day or two ago somebody asked for examples of BCS AQ schools that had Athletic budget problems. The Athletic Department at Texas brought in nearly $130 million in revenue last year and gave $10 million to the University to help their budget problems…Texas A&M’s Athletic Department has a budget deficit of $16 million and they are in major need for more money for Athletics.

    That was a point of contention for A&M, which has an athletic department $16 million in debt and had to borrow that money from the school’s general fund to pay it off.

    That became a big rift at A&M between the administration and athletics department and may have contributed to the forced resignation of A&M president Elsa Murano, who wanted the athletic department to be more diligent in paying the loan back.

    A&M was not excited about having Texas, with $125 million in revenue and its coffers overflowing, starting a TV network and adding yet another revenue stream that A&M couldn’t match.

  38. Garret June 10, 2010 11:10 am

    USC football actually is losing *30* scholarships! ESPN seems to agree with d1shima that the 2-year bowl ban is more damaging than the 30 scholarships lost.

    While the bowl ban is the most damaging to new coach Lane Kiffin, USC also will lose 30 scholarships over a three-year period, 10 annually from 2011-13. The Trojans received four years of probation.

    USC is the first Football Bowl Subdivision school to be banned from postseason play since Alabama served a two-year ban ending in 2003. The NCAA issued no bowl bans during the tenure of late president Myles Brand, but the NCAA reportedly regained interest in the punishment over the past year.

  39. Hawaiianbod June 10, 2010 11:12 am

    blessed birthday brother bulla!!!!

  40. Garret June 10, 2010 11:12 am

    Note that the NCAA rules say that since the bowl ban covers the rest of their eligibility, every Junior and Senior on USC’s team can transfer out and immediately play at any other D-IA school! Could UH get any of their players?

    With essentially open market on USC seniors and juniors (free transfer), how many coaches have called already?

  41. al June 10, 2010 11:14 am

    where’s pete carroll when we need him?

  42. haka June 10, 2010 11:15 am

    They better string up USC…unless USC can pull some strings…then they get away with no strings attached…auwe…some strings are just not fair! Sorry for stringing you along… 🙂

  43. (Jesse) James June 10, 2010 11:16 am

    Hey my question is if Nebraska goes to the Big 10 (which is actually 11 teams now)…will they now call themselves the Big 12 since it looks like the Big 12 will be down to 10 teams….and possibly less….

    Just wondering stupid things out loud….LOL

  44. PuaMohala June 10, 2010 11:18 am

    I’m a frequent lurker, but this is my first post in a long time. Just had to wish Bulla a Happy Bday and say that was a beautiful and touching oratory abt Tsai-ko Culture. May a smile fill all of your hearts!

  45. al June 10, 2010 11:20 am

    never thought the ncaa would come down that hard. definitely a message shot around the college football world.

  46. kama krab June 10, 2010 11:21 am

    It looks like there could be a really big possibility that we may not have a Football team to cheer on within the next 5-10 years if we are left behind. Sports could cease to remain period within this same time frame. HO kind of scary to even think about it. Once again hopefully the people with the say is trying to position the school in this crazy landscape.

  47. Slugger June 10, 2010 11:26 am

    Colorado joins the Pac-10. First domino…

  48. Hawaiianbod June 10, 2010 11:29 am

    WELCOME to PuaMohala and all the other lurkers who have posted on the new Warrior Beat. E KOMO MAI!

  49. Bruddah Cuz June 10, 2010 11:36 am

    My first time on StarAd. Always remember your first!
    I tinking about all dis conference movement. I tink dis all because da BCS schools like cut da small kine schools from da BCS money. Big boyz like make mega conferences with big playoffs, den da conference champs play da conference champs. Going be like da old days, mega-Pac 10 vs mega-Big 10 on Jan 1. SEC vs ACC? Big boyz not going need BCS anymore. All da profits going stay in da mega conferences. When dey do this, small kine schools going play in da BCS bowls, but das going be like da NIT compared to da mega-conference championships. What you tink?

  50. d1島 June 10, 2010 11:37 am

    OK, the Conspiracy Theorist in me comes out…

    The NCAA doesn’t have a good track record in the courts and they know this….

    The sanctions against SC are so severe that it ensures the big guns in SC’s world are gonna come out blazing and take this into the courts.

    The case goes before a judge who rules for USC…the NCAA says, “Hey, we tried but the big programs are too powerful and will soon run amuck.”

    The public uproar is so loud that Washington (DC) has to step in and write mandates to limit the power that the conferences and schools can exercise and the NCAA wins its gambit and stays in control of the whole she-bang!

  51. duffer (iPhone) June 10, 2010 11:39 am

    Talked to Coach Dana today and offered the Tsaikos help in any kind of stuff she needs for wbb the school can’t provide.

  52. Hawaiianbod June 10, 2010 11:40 am

    btw, i’ll go on record pledging to cut my ‘samson-like’ hair IF usc cancels its game vs uh this year.

    86 days, 5 hours, 47 minutes……and counting.

  53. A-House June 10, 2010 11:41 am


    thank you for your PUF explanation for Texas “football”.

    Hawaii is stuck with Olivine crystals from volcanic eruptions – very little “mineral” value – more like no value except for some jewelry. Texas have much oil.

    Does the State of Texas “own the mineral rights” or the American Indian tribes?

  54. madeinhawaii June 10, 2010 11:44 am

    kama crab,

    If the Big12 persists and uses the money it gets from the schools that depart to entice programs from other conferences nearby to join them, we might see the MWC and not the WAC disappear. Then the BCS wouldn’t have to be concerned with the MWC entering the foray and splitting the BCS money pie. The MWC would be pretty powerless and the WAC might be able to absorb a few of their remaining teams.. In the end the WAC might be a better conference as a result.. not BCS quality.. but better..

  55. A-House June 10, 2010 11:45 am


    During the season, I called the Wahine BB office and got a recording and left my name and phone number cause the recording said some one will call me back. Still waiting.

    Any who, no call back so the $$$ went to another program.

  56. A-House June 10, 2010 11:49 am

    If the BCS conferences “merge” into mega-conferences, how will this affect the selection of teams to play in the BCS bowl games?

    Will each “mega” conference be entitled to more than 1 team? Also, current “top dog” in an existing conferece may find itself below an incoming team for conference champ. Ho, big ego problems!!!

  57. Slugger June 10, 2010 11:49 am

    Be careful, Jake!

    ST ~ How often are the guys on the field for unsupervised workouts? Good news about Rodney Bradley.


    Did Coach Dana mention anything they would need? More season ticket holders, gang…

  58. Hawaiianbod June 10, 2010 11:53 am

    howzit duffer!ana

    isn’t (coach) dana just one of the nicest person you have ever met. she was a fellow collegue with the mayor’s administration.

  59. Hawaiianbod June 10, 2010 11:55 am



  60. Don Weir June 10, 2010 12:00 pm

    Interesting previous post about geography and conference alignments.

    UH’s traditional rivalries along the lines of Stanford-Cal, USC-UCLA?

    Any thoughts on a conference based on geography for non Pac-#?

    Air Force?

  61. LizKauai (iChrome) June 10, 2010 12:10 pm

    Colt helps teammate Chris Cooley at his Art Show Fundraiser!

  62. Pomai June 10, 2010 12:12 pm

    Maybe we need a certain coach at UH to call UsC out????????

  63. Pomai June 10, 2010 12:18 pm

    And They might try an use the excuse of travel but that won’t fly. dey sked!

  64. Slugger June 10, 2010 12:19 pm

    Annodah article about Colorado going to the Pac-10.

  65. Kazz June 10, 2010 12:19 pm


    Got your CC’d email. I sent you one back.

  66. madeinhawaii June 10, 2010 12:19 pm

    If their juniors and a few seniors leave the program.. egads… they could be very very vulnerable…

  67. Kazz June 10, 2010 12:20 pm

    Well, I think some of us expected USC to back out of the UH games when Ole Pete left.

  68. SteveM June 10, 2010 12:30 pm


  69. d1島 June 10, 2010 12:31 pm

    Well, I think some of us expected USC to back out of the UH games when Ole Pete left.

    Well, ya coulda said SOMETHING before I re-newed my season tickets! j/k!

  70. WATCH GODGIFU June 10, 2010 12:32 pm

    A-House. In almost every deed in Hawaii, the mineral rights are reserved to the State of Hawaii.

    I am guessing but it would seem logical that the mineral rights in Texas is reserved to the State of Texas. However, the different Indian tribes in Texas are “independent” nations and the mineral rights belong to them.

  71. Manoa Mist June 10, 2010 12:33 pm

    Liz Kauai, on Tsaiko culture, best post I’ve ever read from you. Well done!
    Bulla: Happy Birthday, and congrats on the release of Shrek 4. I kid, I kid..please don’t send The Beast to my house for I will certainly hide.
    Actually Bulla is one of the finest fathers I have come across in my lifetime and I’m sure most everyone who follows Mr. Tsai’s blog certainly agrees.

  72. SteveM June 10, 2010 12:34 pm

    Da Punchbowl Kid Says:
    June 10th, 2010 at 10:02 am
    Reminds me of that old expression “SMUed”. Wonder what good getting out of the UH game will do them?

    Who thinks that Caroll’s departure mighta had something to do with all this?

    Hmmm…I though Caroll split because he hasn’t delivered a National Championship lately so knew people would be calling for his head soon. 😕

  73. Garret June 10, 2010 12:37 pm

    With Kansas in need of strong leadership because the Big 10, Pac-10, and SEC don’t want them, their AD is having to “retire” in a year. The facts are that he had to testify to a grand jury (due to an ticket-scalping controversy in their athletic department that already got many people fired) instead of attend the Big 12 conference meetings and that he’s in the middle of an ethics scandal where he was being blackmailed because he got exercise equipment for personal use given to him illegally and only paid for it after the newspapers revealed that situation.

    Kansas Athletic Director Lew Perkins, the man who saw KU’s athletic budget more than double, will retire Sept. 4, 2011.

    It’s been a difficult year for Perkins, who had to answer for fights between the KU men’s basketball and football programs, then had a lame-duck football coach, Mark Mangino, for the latter part of the season because of an investigation into Mangino’s conduct toward his players. Following that, six members of the athletic department resigned under pressure or were fired because of a ticket-scalping scandal that cost the university mega dollars. Finally, in recent weeks, Perkins found himself in the middle of a blackmail scandal involving exercise equipment provided to him for personal use.

  74. Pomai June 10, 2010 12:40 pm

    SteveM and DPK IMHO he left cause he knew what was coming from the NCAA, his hands are as dirty as the rest of them.

  75. Garret June 10, 2010 12:41 pm


    Aside from the resources from on Native American land and some privately owned land, all that oil belongs to the state of Texas…and billions of it goes for public Universities. There are some exceptions–one frat I knew at Texas had been deeded the rights to an oil well on property that they owned. They had a LOT of money for some amazing parties and their frat house was very nice.

  76. Kazz June 10, 2010 12:44 pm

    If USC pulls out (giggity 😆 ), I think their “back out” penalty amount was already written into the original contract right?

    Can we slap SC with a HEAVIER monetary penalty for backing out?

  77. Garret June 10, 2010 12:44 pm

    The University of Houston is trying to make themselves more appealing to possible conferences that might be interested in them (Big 12? MWC?).

    The University of Houston placed a hefty bet on its future in college athletics on Thursday, unveiling a $160 million plan to upgrade its football and basketball facilities.

  78. Garret June 10, 2010 12:48 pm

    Oklahoma’s AD says that the Big 12 could add BYU and Air Force to replace Colorado and Nebraska…

    Castiglione acknowledged that BYU and Air Force are two teams the Big 12 might look at if it can convince Texas to help hold the conference together.

    While Castiglione also confirmed that the Southeastern Conference has shown interest in the Sooners, OU’s position is that it’s going to stick with Texas wherever the Longhorns go because of the long history between the two schools.

    “I think it would be a horrendous decision for OU and Texas to break up,” Castiglione said. “We’re going to stick together if it’s at all possible.”

    But what if the Pac-10 comes calling in the next few days with a very lucrative offer for OU to join what could be college football’s first super conference?

    “I don’t know what would happen at this point. We just have to wait and see,” Castiglione said.

  79. BG June 10, 2010 12:51 pm


    No finer folks than you, da Cheerleader, and family

  80. Pcwarrior June 10, 2010 12:54 pm

    Happy birthday Bulla!
    Sean in pearl city

  81. homey ℞ June 10, 2010 12:55 pm

    Happy Birthday Irving.

  82. homey ℞ June 10, 2010 12:57 pm

    Speaking about MMA, for those that don’t know it HawaiianBod is really Clay Guida from the UFC.

  83. Garret June 10, 2010 12:58 pm

    Summary of some of the penalties USC got…I hadn’t read before how they cannot have any contact with Reggie Bush. They also have to close their practices and locker rooms and their boosters cannot even be on the sideline during games (a big incentive for boosters to give money to the school).

    Consequences. The hammer is pretty clearly the heaviest the NCAA has levied since putting the kibosh on SMU’s entire program in the mid-eighties. Most notably, that includes:

    • Two-year postseason and championship ban. No national championships, no Pac-10 championships, no Rose Bowls, no bowl games of any kind in 2010 or 2011.

    • All 2004-05 football wins vacated. Twenty-five straight wins wiped from the books, including all 13 en route to the 2004 BCS championship, the 55-19 win over Oklahoma to secure the title in the 2005 Orange Bowl and all 12 regular-season wins in 2005. (Note: “Vacated” is not “forfeited.” USC can’t count the victories, but they are not registered as victories for other teams. Sorry, Oklahoma.)

    • Vacation of statistics and disassociation of Reggie Bush. Bush’s stats for games in which was ineligible (i.e. the entire 2004-05 seasons) will be wiped from the record. The school is forbidden from honoring or having any official contact with him. Officially, the former Heisman winner is a ghost.

    • Scholarships reduced by 30 over three years. Ten fewer scholarships per year through the 2014 recruiting class.

    • No outsiders allowed. The locker room shall be closed: “Prohibition of all non-university personnel, including boosters, from traveling on football and men’s basketball charters; attending football and men’s basketball team practices; attending or participating in any way with university football and men’s basketball camps, including donation of funds; and having access to the sidelines and locker rooms for football and men’s basketball games.” This is targeted at agents, but it also means no more practicing with Snoop Dogg, no more Will Ferrell skits at practice.

    • Four years’ probation. You’re on eggshells, misters.

  84. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2010 12:58 pm

    Don’t forget that coaches also have to study.
    Can’t recruit without taking the recruiting test.
    Of course, the test if open book. But as all guys, just because you have a map …

  85. Stephen Tsai June 10, 2010 12:59 pm

    OK, I need to talk to the techs about a numbering system.

  86. Garret June 10, 2010 1:00 pm

    So, having 15 scholarships max per year for 3 years plus letting their juniors and seniors transfer out and play right away, USC will feel this punishment for at least 7 years (when their last limited recruiting class will be seniors).

  87. Garret June 10, 2010 1:02 pm

    Note that UH will not be declared the winner of their game against USC during that time period. Officially, there will be no winner for that game.

  88. Jeff June 10, 2010 1:05 pm

    Air Force to the Big 12? Seriously? I know it all comes down to football, but even their football team hasn’t been THAT good lately. The other sports like basketball and baseball are barely competitive on the Divison I level.

  89. d1島 June 10, 2010 1:08 pm

    …but we didn’t lose! 😆

  90. RainbowCliff June 10, 2010 1:08 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaiko Nation, I see the new blog is up and I have “INSIDE” information to the USC sanctions and probation as it has hit head on front news here in LA early this morning as “lack of institutional control” is the final verdict with 2 years probation and NO bowl apperance and lost of 30 scholarships during this span.

    This has all come to present because of Reggie Bush illegal dealings with Lloyd Lake Managers during his final year at USC who bought Reggie a Cadillac SUV as well as buying Mother and Step Dad a House in the understanding that Bush would sign with them as their agents for the NFL.

    Well good folks Reggie never kept the understanding and never cleaned up the relationships as he accused the Agents of lying and trying to use him as a money gravy train there fore leaving these Two agents to tell “ALL” to the NCAA. Pete Carrol knew this was coming and got out quickly BUT he allowed a loose ship in practice as there were up to a 1,000 people at practices with media, corporate sponsors and agents swarming all over as Kiffin has cleaned that situation up immediately as all practices are closed.

    BIG mess with angry “TOP” administrators and BIG money alumnus wanting Garret’s job as he is the watch dog on duty and the University has been embarresed by this mess let alone the “MONEY” they will lose with no chance of a BCS bowl. What is grumbling NOW that top freshmen recruits to leave as even Top quarteback Barkley who is a sophomore is weighing his options.

    Running back Coach Todd McNail from Pete Carrol regime who was kept over will be fired as he was directly involve with the Reggie Bush infractions as being the running back coach and “watch dog” On Bush Heisman Year should of known what is going on with the star back as USC is appealing the penalities with it’s BIG TIME lawyers BUT I can’t see the NCAA reversing it’s decesion despite all the political power and MONEY that USC has !

    Anger and disbelief with a lot of heads turning as media here in LA on it as bees to honey with Reggie Bush name and Heisman being erased from the record books by many USC supporters who feel Reggie sold the University down the drain !

    Stay Tune !

  91. mctruck June 10, 2010 1:10 pm


    So what’s the point in playing USC if there’s no “W or L” to be had?

  92. chopsueyboy June 10, 2010 1:10 pm

    pete carroll response to USC sanctions


  93. kama krab June 10, 2010 1:18 pm

    Wow this has been a very eventful first half of June. This looks to be a very interesting month for collegiate sports.

    Oh and USC will be in deep you know what for the next several years.

  94. d1島 June 10, 2010 1:18 pm


    Two words for Pete:


  95. kama krab June 10, 2010 1:20 pm

    I bet you the boy wonder Lane Kiffin wished he never said yes to SC. He probably would have had a chance at a BCS bowl within the next two to three years. Now all he can hope for is a saimin bowl after the NCAA is done with them.

  96. Mr C June 10, 2010 1:23 pm

    good. no signs of any troll’s yet. still lurking.

  97. RedZone June 10, 2010 1:24 pm

    Man or Woman (if Esme is reading this), I sure got a lot of smiles while I was shopping today. I think it was because I was wearing my new Rainbow Wahine World Series T-shirt. My WAC Champ s shirt is on its way.

  98. NorthShoreFan June 10, 2010 1:24 pm

    Guud afternoon Tsaikos…

    Hauoli Lahanau to “Beast Daddy” Bulla….brudda, you see on “aged” person…to us we see a Genuine Tsaiko!…Have Great B0Day!

    Mahalo LizK for that great post..luved it!

    Good Luck Jake…give’um hell!

    over and out…

  99. Garret June 10, 2010 1:32 pm

    Cliff is correct that USC’s RB will be fired right away. Cliff said that he should have known about the violations…the NCAA found out that he *did* know and did nothing about it!

    Most damningly, running backs coach Todd McNair is specifically cited for not only having knowledge of likely NCAA violations, but for failing to report contact with the agency after speaking to Lake about the arrangement during an early morning phone call in January 2006 (in which Lake, incredibly, reportedly attempted to get McNair to persuade Bush to play ball with the agency or start paying back money). Later, the university is criticized for being slow to launch an investigation even after reporters began to shed light on the scheme; in keeping with the generally uncooperative nature from USC’s end, McNair dug himself deeper by lying (in the committe’s estimation) about having any knowledge of his star player’s arrangement.

  100. Pomai June 10, 2010 1:33 pm


    Two letters for Pete:


  101. Buffoman June 10, 2010 1:34 pm


    Castiglione last statement after making those statements about sticking with texas and then given the scenario of “what if Pac 10 comes calling”, we’ll have to wait and see..” It was taken out of context. The whole sentence is, “well have to wait and see how many wheelbarrows of dollars they’ll bring to have us unstick with Texas”.

    Sorry, being sarcastic, just given the outright greed attempting to be masked as “best for our student athletes”.

  102. jm2375 June 10, 2010 1:34 pm


    So USC has to distance themselves from R.Bush (and OJM)? So, how do he, the ‘Aints and the NFL introduce him? Is it like he never went to college?

    mctruck – we’ll still have the W when we beat them this year! the no W-L is for the 05 game (wasn’t that Colt’s 1st game?)

  103. d1島 June 10, 2010 1:39 pm


    Gotta do like Itula Mili on MNF…Hauula Elementary! 😆

  104. wafan June 10, 2010 1:39 pm

    Nice to see the NCAA doling out the punishment to one of the big boys. Hopefully it actually sticks! Too bad for the kids, though. And, as others have pointed out, too bad the coaches who were responsible are not punished (monetarily?) once they leave.

  105. d1島 June 10, 2010 1:39 pm

    Oh wait….dey closing, or wat? 🙁

  106. Pomai June 10, 2010 1:40 pm

    kama krab I think he is getting what he deserves, hard to believe that any of the coaches during that time didn’t know what was going on. I guess it is possible but IMO don’t believe it. But you are right I bet he wish he stayed where he was. LOL

  107. wafan June 10, 2010 1:41 pm

    haka . . .

    Sorry for the interruption earlier. I had a couple of free minutes and dashed in and out.

    Still overcast but the temps are definitely headed up! This Sunday the forecase is for the low 80’s. Whoo-hoo!!!

    I wonder how toasty dj will be on the other side of the hill.

  108. RedZone June 10, 2010 1:41 pm

    i wonder how these changes will affect the Oklahoma and Nebraska rivalry. When I was in Kansas back in the 70’s I remember seeing a huge sea of people in red passing thru Kansas. I was told that it happened every time those two teams played each other. if I was Kansas I would close all the streets for emergency repairs prior to future games and have those fans go around the state.

  109. haka June 10, 2010 1:45 pm

    kiffin will find a way to add more disgrace to all of this before his tenure there is done. at leaast he has a built in excuse for not to making it to a bowl game!

  110. wafan June 10, 2010 1:46 pm

    Carroll still has some “stuff” going on around him. Earlier this week two Seahawks were arrested for stealing doughnuts. Around 3am they entered a bakery through the backdoor. They ate maple bars. Did not pay for them. Then left. The workers did not recogonize them — still does not excuse their stupidity and arrogance — and called the police.

    Carroll laughed about the incident. The players were released without being charged.

    Really sad that he, the players, the bakery, and the police blew it off as a “misunderstanding”.

  111. Pomai June 10, 2010 1:46 pm

    haka an for 4 million a year. LOL

  112. haka June 10, 2010 1:46 pm

    wafan, no worries. sorry for bumping you to sixth! ha! 🙂

  113. wafan June 10, 2010 1:48 pm

    And, the players never paid for the maple bars.

    bottom line — they stole and got away with it.

  114. haka June 10, 2010 1:48 pm

    pomai, isn’t that sickening? aiiiyah…ass why hawd…

  115. d1島 June 10, 2010 1:49 pm

    One suggestion I heard to stop these violations…the AD and Coach involved get Lifetime Bans

  116. wafan June 10, 2010 1:49 pm

    haka . . .

    It has been a long while since I have been anywhere near the top 100.

  117. haka June 10, 2010 1:53 pm

    when bcs schools are found guilty of infractions they should be fined millions and millions of dollars and that money should be given equally to all non bcs schools! cheeeeeeeee hooooooooo!

  118. Pomai June 10, 2010 1:56 pm

    How many think that pete carroll would be hard pressed to find a college job once he bombs it Seattle an believe me he’s going to tank.

  119. Kazz June 10, 2010 1:56 pm

    I assume Jake Heun will be paid for his MMA bout. So like how Viliami Nauahi was on Wheel of Fortune, will they be unable to “bill” Heun as a UH football player?

  120. Pomai June 10, 2010 1:57 pm

    “bombs it in”

  121. Pomai June 10, 2010 1:58 pm

    Kazz I hope the coaches are watching this because if I am not mistaken if it was mentioned or advertised that he was a Warrior it would be a NCAA infraction. I could be wrong.

  122. Kazz June 10, 2010 1:59 pm

    Good lord! How expensive were those doughnuts??? 😆

  123. kama krab June 10, 2010 2:06 pm

    Pomai my question with regards to Viliami’s situation would be,

    Because he was not on scholarship is it an infraction that he won money on a game show. He was paying for school out of his own pocket, so winning money on a game show would just be another form of income which would be use to pay for school.

    Just wondering

  124. Pride. June 10, 2010 2:06 pm

    Don’t remmeber who brought it up yesterday, but let’s not forget to help out coach Tommy Heffernan with his charity walk tomorrow night to benefit his daughter.

  125. Pride. June 10, 2010 2:09 pm

    Click on my name. An account has been set-up in Hilina’i’s name at American Savings Bank.

  126. wafan June 10, 2010 2:11 pm

    Kazz . . .

    Have not purchased a maple bar in a long while but it was under a dollar for one. I wonder how we would have faired if we had done it. And, an NFL player cannot afford a few dollars and do not know that it is wrong to steal?!?! Right.

  127. 808ike June 10, 2010 2:15 pm

    Hi everyone!

  128. 808ike June 10, 2010 2:15 pm

    Read comments, VERY INTERESTING.

  129. RedZone June 10, 2010 2:16 pm

    I posted this on Heffernan before.http://www.sportshawaii.com/sh/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=36090

  130. Kazz June 10, 2010 2:16 pm


    Thanks for the link.

  131. Pride. June 10, 2010 2:18 pm

    Thanks Red Zone. I knew that someone on here already did. Just wanted put in a reminder.

  132. wafan June 10, 2010 2:18 pm

    Kind of sad.

    Officials at Arlington Cemetary cannot guarantee the identies of some of those buried there. What the heck were they thinking trying to hush up their incompetence. Our men and women deserve much better than that!

  133. Kazz June 10, 2010 2:23 pm


    It’s not an issue that a student athlete wins money in a contest or game show. I think the NCAA’s concern is the game show, using the student athlete in a promotional way for the show, or in this case, the MMA organization using Jake Heun billed as “UH FOOTBALL PLAYER JAKE HEUN” to try to draw more interest.

    Of course if people know he plays for UH then cannot help that. On the NCAA’s perspective, they don’t want a student athlete being recognized and advertised as a student athlete for a company’s profit.

    Lots of local companies would easily use UH student athletes to promote their businesses like how Colt and Davone promoted the Honda dealership, but that was AFTER they graduated. No way they could have done that while still UH athletes.

  134. NCAA June 10, 2010 2:25 pm

    Danny Ainge played pro baseball while still in college.

  135. Kazz June 10, 2010 2:32 pm

    and Arizona’s softball skipper is at it again….

    “I don’t think the whole line up should be hitting home runs”.

    As Rob DeMello and Russell Yamanoha once said… “BABOOZE OF DA WEEK”!!!

  136. Kazz June 10, 2010 2:34 pm

    NCAA Says:

    June 10th, 2010 at 2:25 pm
    Danny Ainge played pro baseball while still in college.

    Charlie Chaplan entered a Charlie Chaplan look-alike contest and finished 3rd place.

  137. Slugger June 10, 2010 2:34 pm


    It was Roysan16. I saw more about Heffernan’s story on the news last night. They need help.

  138. Slugger June 10, 2010 2:36 pm

    Sorry, RedZone.

  139. Kazz June 10, 2010 2:37 pm

    So far two of my posts at the UH Sports Extra Blog have not been posted…

  140. papajoe2 June 10, 2010 2:40 pm

    Kazz, Bruce O’Neil and the Rainbow basketball team used players to make a car commercial. A coach from another school noticed it while here for the Rainbow Classic and told the NCAA. UH got hit hard as the NCAA also uncovered other infractions.and the program was terrible for a few hundred years.

  141. wafan June 10, 2010 2:49 pm

    Pride and Redzone . . .

    Thank you for the reminder!!!


  142. Old Diver June 10, 2010 2:50 pm

    Is anyone believing USC’s only violation is the Reggie Bush case? I am in the camp that Reggie Bush is the only one who got caught. On the flip side, which power team is not cheating? This is kinda like steroids. Everyone is taking them, only the stupid and carless get caught.

  143. Pomai June 10, 2010 2:51 pm

    This whole thing with student athlete’s working for others is a very fine line that they have to walk, what makes it bad are the agents who see nothing but $$$$$, an they don’t care anything about the student.

  144. wafan June 10, 2010 2:53 pm

    Oldie . . .

    Thanks for the DVD! Whoo-hoo!!!

  145. Bulla June 10, 2010 2:53 pm

    Manoa Mist: mahalo for the kind words, it takes a village, and we have a great village

    Steve M.: mahalo kind sir

    To ALL THE TSAIKOS mahalo for all the love….life isn’t about what you make it, it’s what you make your life about…..

  146. Kazz June 10, 2010 2:58 pm


    Life gives you stink fish, make bagoong. 😆

    (Who get da green mango?)

  147. Garret June 10, 2010 2:58 pm

    Waco (the city where Baylor is) newspaper says that Texas and Texas A&M cannot agree about which conference they should be in.

    Texas and Texas A&M officials met Thursday in Austin to discuss whether to bolt to the Pac-10.

    However, the meeting ended with the teams in limbo.

    According to a source, Texas President Bill Powers wants to go to the Pac-10, but Longhorns coach Mack Brown wants to stay in the Big 12. Texas A&M’s first choice is to stay in the Big 12; its second choice is to go to the Southeastern Conference, the source said.

    Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds has said that he wants to keep the Big 12 together.

  148. 808ike June 10, 2010 2:58 pm

    NCAA has been stomping on mid-major schools. Nice to hear they did it to
    a BCS school.

  149. RainbowCliff June 10, 2010 2:59 pm

    As of this time Tsaiko Nation the game with you good folks is still on BUT this story is swarming with NEW FACTS as USC is under damage control with a legal team being prepared to over turn the NCAA ruling especially the reduction of scholarships and length of probation.

    Tommy Trojan is coming out with the Wooden Horse and NCAA Julius Cesar has FIRED the first arrow as University Of Spoil Children is not liking their ice cream with no chance of a bowl season at this time !

  150. Garret June 10, 2010 3:00 pm

    Texas A&M might go to the SEC and then Utah could be part of the Pac-16! Note that Baylor officials were at the meeting between Texas and Texas A&M…so, they are probably the leak for the Waco newspaper.

    Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma are waiting for a formal announcement by Nebraska about joining the Big Ten before announcing that they, too, are headed west to the Pac-10.

    But sources say Texas A&M is still seriously exploring joining the Southeastern Conference. That charge is being led by A&M regent Gene Stallings, who, of course, won a national title in 1992 at Alabama as head coach.

    The other four Big 12 South schools may wait through the weekend before making any kind of formal announcements about joining the Pac-10 to allow some time to pass from Nebraska’s expected announcement on Friday.

    Schools that could possibly be considered for invitation to the Pac-10 in place of Texas A&M would include Utah and Kansas, among others, the sources said.

  151. 808ike June 10, 2010 3:00 pm


    Happy B-day!

  152. Garret June 10, 2010 3:01 pm

    SEC Commissioner Mike Slive appears to be pulling out every enticement he can to lure Texas and Texas A&M to the SEC, including possibly moving two teams from the SEC West to the SEC East to allow Texas and Texas A&M in the SEC West, one source with knowledge of the SEC said.

    But Texas does not appear interested in the SEC no matter what.

    Texas A&M athletic director Bill Byrne, who used to be the AD at Oregon before moving on to Nebraska, has taken a hard stand about not wanting to travel west and used cities inside the Pac-10 as his examples. Stallings is also putting pressure on the situation.

    There is a state-run, multi-billion dollar mineral rights endowment for both Texas and Texas A&M called the Permanent University Fund, which was threatened by lawmakers the last time realignment happened (when the Big 12 was formed) if the two schools did something without Texas Tech or Baylor. Now, we’re talking about the two biggest schools in the state possibly doing something without each other.

  153. Garret June 10, 2010 3:01 pm

    One thing appears clear. If A&M splits off from Texas in this realignment, it might create a War-Of-The-Roses style divorce. UT officials probably would not be eager to schedule the Aggies in anything, anytime soon. There would be the risk of losing 100-plus years of tradition, including the driving force behind the Aggies’ very fight song (which starts: “Good-bye to Texas University …).

  154. papajoe2 June 10, 2010 3:04 pm


  155. 808ike June 10, 2010 3:04 pm


    With Coach Mack’s statement not a surprise. If you are the kingpin why move.

  156. Kazz June 10, 2010 3:17 pm

    Speaking of ice cream.

    I haven’t had mochi ice cream in a while. I wonder if it’s still the same…

  157. d1島 June 10, 2010 3:22 pm

    Any unsupervised workouts today?

  158. RainbowCliff June 10, 2010 3:31 pm

    Papajoe2: I am too familiar with the Honolulu Ford Commercial in which Bruce O’ Neil could not finish the season and a good Hawaii team that had so much potential became unravel as Rick Pitino took over the last 7 games and freshmen star Reggie Carter transfered to St. Johns, George Lett to Centenary and Henry Hollingsworth to Hofstra as NCAA came down on two years probation as ALL those guys had cars, condo and boosters taking GREAT care of them. I came in the following year not knowing about the infractions in fact I remember an NCAA Investigator coming to my home interagating me that you folks gave me a car and money to sign with you as I was truthful and naive that I knew nothing about the violations as an athletic board of trustee called me to find out what I have been through and got on the phone “QUICKLY” to stop further harrasment as I was taken by his accusation being just 18 and signing the letter of Intent just weeks ago after my visit.

    Still I came and Enjoy ALL my college experiences despite not being responsible for infractions occured from that 1975-76 Rainbow Basketball Season known famous for the “Honolulu Ford Commercial” !

  159. RainbowCliff June 10, 2010 3:38 pm

    Have s good evening Tsaiko Nation as I am off with my young teenagers for a program called Impacting Hearts as devotions, fellowship and personal testimony is the order of Faith, Wisdom and Prayer !

    Will keep you inform on the USC down fall as I get it “first hand” from many USC supporters, alumni and LA media !

    Vaya Con Dios !

  160. Ralph June 10, 2010 3:40 pm

    come on Celtics, do it right, beat the Lakers.

  161. Kekoa June 10, 2010 3:44 pm

    Pride ~ Thanks for the information about where to donate for coach Hefernan’s daughter, Hilina’i. Definitely a charity that the Tsaiko faithful will make room in their hearts to support.

  162. madeinhawaii June 10, 2010 3:45 pm

    Any word on who is going to end up being our WR coach?


  163. bb June 10, 2010 3:58 pm

    There has to be some footage of the Honolulu Ford Commercial….i vaguely remember seeing it. It is a piece of Hawaii Rainbow Athletics history!

  164. d1島 June 10, 2010 4:20 pm

    Wow, listening to Lane Kiffin’s comments on ESPN site

    “USC is a powerful university…”

    “USC has a powerful football program…”

    “won’t hurt our recruiting…”

    No contrition.
    Methinks someone doesn’t quite get it…..yet.

  165. Kekoa June 10, 2010 4:29 pm

    If they banned the coaches and AD personnel at the offending universities from ever working with kids again, maybe people like Kiffen will disappear.

  166. Mike June 10, 2010 4:34 pm

    Happy birthday, Bulla!

    Go Celts!

  167. Garret June 10, 2010 4:35 pm

    According to the NCAA financial reports database, it appears that the cost-cutting around the country has resulted in more than half of Athletic Departments around the country either breaking even or making a profit! A few years ago, almost all schools lost money on Athletics. So, we can’t use the excuse that every school loses money on Athletics…

    In the WAC, the schools that lost money are:
    UH -$2.2 million
    Nevada -$1.8 million
    SJSU -876k

    However, 2/3 of the Athletic Departments in the WAC made money!
    Utah State $502
    La Tech $13k
    Idaho $29k
    BSU $61k
    NMSU $214k
    Fresno State $1.3 million

    For the MWC, BYU, Air Force, and TCU are private institutions that didn’t have to provide their numbers. However, *all* the Athletic Departments that reported their figures showed that their Athletic Departments made a profit!

    Utah $4.2 million
    New Mexico $1.4 million
    Colorado State $1.0 million
    SDSU $932k
    Wyoming $520k
    UNLV $300k

    Four Pac-10 Athletic Departments lost money:
    Oregon -$131k
    Arizona -$1.1 million
    Washington -$2.2 million
    UC-Berkeley -$7.9 million

  168. Kekoa June 10, 2010 4:37 pm

    D-1 ~ I wonder if it will really cause USC any real heartburn. Money usually fixes the problem sooner than expected.

  169. Esme June 10, 2010 4:57 pm


  170. d1島 June 10, 2010 5:02 pm


    Not according to Lane Kiffin! 😆

  171. KAZZ June 10, 2010 5:09 pm

    What the heck is Fresno State doing right???

    OH YEAH!!! $5,000,000.00 IN ATHLETICS FEES!!!!!!!!!!!! 😈

  172. wafan June 10, 2010 5:16 pm


    Hoping for positive outcome for the UH and the conference realignments, and a wonderful trip and stunning performances for Liz!

  173. duffer (iPhone) June 10, 2010 5:34 pm

    A – House Ohana

    Coach Dana is a very down to earth person. You cannot not want to help her program. Told her to set up an account with AKA if she hasn’t done so already. I’m sure the Tsaikos will be there to help.

  174. duffer (iPhone) June 10, 2010 5:36 pm


    thanks to Stretch, PP, myki, mjmacro and al for a good time last night.

  175. ai-eee-soos June 10, 2010 5:37 pm

    … if this hasn’t been posted …

    Trapasso gets new contract from UH
    By Star-Advertiser Staff
    POSTED: 05:11 p.m. HST, Jun 10, 2010

    Hawaii baseball coach Mike Trapasso and athletic director Jim Donovan came to agreement today on terms for a new contract.
    The new deal is for a guaranteed minimum of two year, and possibly four years based on the Rainbows reaching the NCAA tournament.
    Monetary details were not immediately available.

  176. d1島 June 10, 2010 5:40 pm

    Congratulations Coach Trapasso.

  177. Pride. June 10, 2010 5:50 pm

    Kekoa Says:

    June 10th, 2010 at 3:44 pm
    Pride ~ Thanks for the information about where to donate for coach Hefernan’s daughter, Hilina’i. Definitely a charity that the Tsaiko faithful will make room in their hearts to support.

    You’re quite welcome Kekoa.

  178. Pride. June 10, 2010 5:50 pm

    Hppy Birthday Big Guy!

  179. Matt June 10, 2010 5:51 pm

    I would bet a lot of the schools posting a profit increased their student activity fees in the past year. At San Diego State, one of the two fees that athletics draws from increased from $77 to $175 last Fall.

  180. KAZZ June 10, 2010 6:00 pm

    There is a Wahine basketball account on AKA’s website.

  181. KAZZ June 10, 2010 6:03 pm

    Garret Says:

    June 10th, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    According to the NCAA financial reports database, it appears that the cost-cutting around the country has resulted in more than half of Athletic Departments around the country either breaking even or making a profit! A few years ago, almost all schools lost money on Athletics. So, we can’t use the excuse that every school loses money on Athletics…

    However, 2/3 of the Athletic Departments in the WAC made money!
    Utah State $502

    Is this $502.00 or $502,000.00?

    Either way, Utah State Aggie football attendance has to be bad and unless they are charging an arm, a leg, and a torso, for men’s basketball, there is NOTHING else at Logan, Utah.

    BUT I think they charge the largest athletic fee of any WAC school, just under $300.00.

  182. KAZZ June 10, 2010 6:05 pm

    I think the contract for Coach Trap is fair. Keep da buggah on a short leash. 😎

  183. Pomai June 10, 2010 6:07 pm

    AKA has an account set up for most sports.

  184. madeinhawaii June 10, 2010 6:10 pm

    Like Matt speculates, I’m wondering how much subsidy those athletic departments get from their institution above and beyond what the athletic department takes in. Betcha there are a lot of moneyed donors attached to some of those campuses. BUT you are right.. UH needs to find a way..

  185. KAZZ June 10, 2010 6:10 pm

    d1島 Says:

    June 10th, 2010 at 4:20 pm
    Wow, listening to Lane Kiffin’s comments on ESPN site

    “USC is a powerful university…”

    “USC has a powerful football program…”

    “won’t hurt our recruiting…”

    No contrition.
    Methinks someone doesn’t quite get it…..yet.

    Sounds like a 1st grader trying to give his verbal book report to the class.

    This book was good.

    I like this book.

    The Little Engine was very strong.

    I like this book.

  186. KAZZ June 10, 2010 6:11 pm

    Pomai Says:

    June 10th, 2010 at 6:07 pm
    AKA has an account set up for most sports.


  187. KAZZ June 10, 2010 6:12 pm

    madeinhawaii Says:

    June 10th, 2010 at 6:10 pm
    Like Matt speculates, I’m wondering how much subsidy those athletic departments get from their institution above and beyond what the athletic department takes in. Betcha there are a lot of moneyed donors attached to some of those campuses. BUT you are right.. UH needs to find a way..

    I highlighted “the way”.

  188. duffer (iPhone) June 10, 2010 6:13 pm

    Hey Kazz

    wbb is my next team to contribute to.

  189. KAZZ June 10, 2010 6:48 pm

    duffer (iPhone) Says:

    June 10th, 2010 at 6:13 pm
    Hey Kazz

    wbb is my next team to contribute to.

    I picked up a WBB booster club membership form at the last game of the season last year. You can sign on if you wish.

  190. KAZZ June 10, 2010 6:50 pm

    Duffer or Whitey,

    When do you think you guys can return to Oahu during the Fall/Spring 10-11 seasons?

  191. KAZZ June 10, 2010 7:21 pm

    and “boom” goes the dynamite.

  192. KAZZ June 10, 2010 7:24 pm

    *In case anyone was wondering..

    The Rainbowtique website will be down until tomorrow morning for maintenance.

  193. duffer (iPhone) June 10, 2010 7:38 pm

    Maybe we can invite Coach Dana to the blog bash in Aug.

  194. duffer (iPhone) June 10, 2010 7:39 pm

    And Bob Coolen.

  195. KAZZ June 10, 2010 7:44 pm

    I wonder if Coach Dana and Coach Coolen would like to smash some golf balls in their “down” time?

    There is a driving range involved at the blog bash. 😛

  196. Garret June 10, 2010 7:48 pm

    It is pretty ironic that Missouri started this whole conference realignment situation with the Big 12 and Big 10…and now the Big 10 doesn’t want Missouri.

    And really, it started with Missouri. I mean, of all things, and they don’t even have an invitation to the Big 10 right now. It was about a year ago, Missouri’s governor basically came out and said, “We’d be a good fit for the Big 10.” I think that even spooked the Big 10 a little bit but over time, Nebraska moved ahead of Missouri and now, according to my sources, if you look at the priority list for the Big 10 is Nebraska, Rutgers, and/or Maryland.

  197. Da Punchbowl Kid June 10, 2010 7:49 pm


  198. Garret June 10, 2010 7:49 pm

    Even though the Big 10 doesn’t want Missouri, they are *still* refusing to pledge loyalty to the Big 12.

    Gary Forsee, president of the University of Missouri system, stated forcefully Thursday that he feels no need to pledge that Missouri will not leave the Big 12 Conference – even though Missouri does not have an offer to join the Big Ten.

  199. Garret June 10, 2010 7:50 pm

    The Big East is apparently ready to invite Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, and Missouri if/when they are left behind in the Big 12. That means that only Baylor would be left behind.

    More to come in my WASHINGTON EXAMINER on #BigEast picking up #KANSAS, #KansasState, #IowaState & #Missouri

  200. Garret June 10, 2010 7:58 pm

    Rumors are that Texas A&M and Oklahoma are close to going to the SEC. Texas and Notre Dame might be going to the Big 10. Crazy stuff.

  201. Garret June 10, 2010 8:01 pm

    Oklahoma’s QB coach said (possibly jokingly) that they are going to the SEC.

    Upon completion, the emcee for the evening, Tony Tagliavore, a former sports anchor in Shreveport asked Heupel about Oklahoma’s future in regards to conference re-alignment. Heupel said, “It’s funny you ask. I got a text during dinner from our running backs coach that we’re going to the SEC.”

  202. Garret June 10, 2010 8:02 pm

    The Houston Chronicle gave its take on the situation.

    The Southeastern Conference is very much in play for A&M, while Texas is at least mulling the possibility of joining the Big Ten or SEC, one person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday.

  203. Garret June 10, 2010 8:04 pm

    It might help UH if the Pac-16 did *not* happen. Then the Pac-10 would take Utah and the Big 12 would still be around and would take a few others from the MWC. That would put UH and the WAC in a much better position.

    The worst thing that could happen would be for the MWC to be able to grab teams like Kansas and become an AQ conference with a bigger TV presence. The revenue between the MWC and WAC would then become much, much bigger.

  204. LizKauai (iPhone) June 10, 2010 8:14 pm

    Getting ready to head out on the first leg of my great India adventure. I’m feeling a little like Colombus with a GPS.
    Next stop LA.
    A hui hou!

  205. oldie June 10, 2010 8:30 pm

    Anyone know how get numbered entries on the iPad?

    I have them on my iPhone.

    Both are using Safari as the browser.

  206. Warrior Dave June 10, 2010 8:31 pm

    Happy Birthday Brother Bulla!!!

  207. Old School Dave June 10, 2010 8:45 pm

    I vaguely remember the infamous Honolulu Ford commercial that had UH BB players in it, along with J Aku Head Pupule. I also recall seeing UH players driving new Fords around town and campus. The rest is history and UH Basketball paid dearly for it. I guess there was no compliance officer back then. Just an NCAA manual collecting dust on a shelf in one of the portables in the Lower Campus back then.

  208. Bowbooze June 10, 2010 8:51 pm

    Garret, thanks for your constant research and great insight on the conference moves that are, and may be going to happen. You are a master of making sure that your insight is backed by super information!

  209. chawan_cut June 10, 2010 8:56 pm

    happy bday bulla! hope you finally got to wear those boots!
    garret, i’ll be in your neck of the woods next week. maybe we can meet up somewhere.

  210. Slugger June 10, 2010 9:15 pm

    Safe travels, MsLiz!

  211. Bulla June 10, 2010 9:47 pm


  212. Kekoa June 10, 2010 10:34 pm

    Coach Heffernan is walking from Hauula to the Variety school near the Diamond Head crater. All for the love of his disabled daughter.

    That’s a distance of about 37 miles. DRIVING 37 miles on this island wears me out! See Pride’s post above for the contact information if you want to help our hard working coach reach his goal.

    Good luck coach, may the wind always be at your back, and the road rise up before you. Eh! No run ovah da coach, drive safe!

  213. Kekoa June 10, 2010 10:37 pm

    Ms Liz ~ You going 3 back to go 2 forward? India by way of LA LA land? Bwhahaha! Aloha & Stay safe out dere!

  214. Slugger June 10, 2010 10:40 pm

    Night all!

  215. l10pc June 10, 2010 11:28 pm

    Happy B-day Bulla!! (what’s left of it, that is 🙂 )

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  217. Edris June 13, 2010 6:29 am

    Sick and tired of the waiting. Wish Texas would just make their desicion public and get this all over with.

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  219. Nitzel June 14, 2010 5:30 am

    This is interesting. I forgot how much money the remaining schools could make from the penatly fees. The remaining 5 schools could try to broker a football alliance with the Big East but remain the Big 12 in name.
    Officials from five Big 12 schools — Kansas, Missouri, Kansas State, Iowa State and Baylor — held a conference call on Saturday, The Kansas City Star reported. The schools agreed they would like to continue as members of the Big 12.
    The five potential teams that could be left in the Big 12 if the exodus of five others continues to the Pac-10 would be wise to remain together, a conference commissioner with experience dealing with expansion told ESPN.com’s Andy Katz.
    The reason is simple: The five remaining schools would be due a huge payday and ultimately could salvage automatic berths to the NCAA tournament and possibly the BCS through expansion themselves.
    The commissioner, who didn’t want to be identified because he’s involved in the ongoing realignment of college athletics, told Katz it would be critical for Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Baylor and Iowa State to maintain the Big 12 as an entity or corporation.
    “The assets, the amount of money that they would be due by exit fees back to the corporation would be huge,” said the commissioner. “Rather than dissolve the Big 12, they are better off as a Big 12 entity then moving to the Mountain West.”
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  221. Arron June 14, 2010 10:12 am

    Well played Texas, well played, All this hype for nothing and you get everything you want.

  222. Nitzel June 15, 2010 6:55 am

    Anyone else feel today’s announcement was just a bit anticlimatic?

  223. Handy June 15, 2010 8:22 am

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