Heading east

At the end of this morning’s practice at Ching field, the Warriors gathered in a circle, then let out rousing applause for the scout players.

With a few exceptions, most of the scouts will remain in Hawaii for Saturday’s road game against Nevada. The Warriors devoted all of today’s practice to competing against the scouts who were portraying the Wolf Pack’s offensive and defensive players.

Because of injuries and other circumstances, the Warriors’ travel roster is 62 players — six fewer than the Mountain West limit and four fewer than UH’s budget cap. Running back Mel Davis, who missed the past game because of a shoulder injury, practiced today. Nose tackle Kory Rasmussen also is expected to play. Freshman Zeno Choi received reps as a defensive tackle in the base and nose tackle in the nickel scheme.

With the game in the Pacific time zone, the Warriors were able to book travel plans that will enable them to arrive in Reno tonight.


  1. Annoddah Dave October 22, 2015 10:10 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Go Warriors Beat the Wolfpack!

  2. Rodney October 22, 2015 10:14 am

    Go warriors! Show them Reno players
    what physical football feels like !!!

  3. nutmegger October 22, 2015 10:35 am

    Upon their arrival in Reno, the Warriors will have traveled 31,975 miles.
    Please note the circumference of earth is 24,900 miles.
    Those that do not think travel effects performance have not traveled long distances.

  4. Maddog50 October 22, 2015 10:35 am

    Zeno hope you get some reps!

  5. Creative721 October 22, 2015 10:50 am

    Not sure if someone brought this up, but the story on Sanchez in the on-line paper has the wrong content. It’s been replaced with verbage from the article about the DOE requesting $70 million in funding.

  6. seewhy October 22, 2015 10:51 am

    Let’s get it!

  7. Warbow October 22, 2015 11:03 am

    #5, the story was correct read it carefully. The UH will be getting 70 million from the state because Sanchez missed the field goal. Use to install AC’s to keep his foot cool prior to field goal attempts.

  8. Stephen Tsai October 22, 2015 11:47 am

    Re: Online.
    At least I know Creative721 is a subscriber.
    This might explain why I wrote about Shawley for two days last week and somebody kept asking on Saturday: What happened to Shawley?

  9. bowwar October 22, 2015 11:57 am

    ST: Is Shawley making the trip and playing??? Just too much negativity going on with the UH football team. Nevada is a tough place to play with their PA announcer repeating it’s another WOLFPACK FIRST DOWN…

  10. islandman October 22, 2015 12:03 pm

    9. The coach said last night that Shawley’s problem will not clear up soon or something like that.

  11. islandman October 22, 2015 12:10 pm

    The online article on Sanchez is now the intended online article about Sanchez. It is a timely article by Stephen.


  12. NorthShoreFan October 22, 2015 12:23 pm

    Guud Afternoon Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    Me wonder if Pitino will be let go. If so, another coach on the market. Maybe we can get cheap price.
    The school should be whacked with some pretty stiff penalties. Can’t see how nobody knew what was going on.

    “But Powell said in the interview that Pitino had to be aware of the shows and added that with “a boatload” of recruits and dancers, “loud music, alcohol, security, cameras” in a campus dorm, “how could Rick not know?”

    If all this was going on, how did security not know. How did administration not know. How did dorm managers not know. Also, was football recruits also part of the “party”?

  13. Stephen Tsai October 22, 2015 12:45 pm

    Shawley won’t play.
    This is a non-football dispute.
    When it’s all over, I’ll provide the details.

  14. SteveM October 22, 2015 12:50 pm

    RE: #8
    ST — more people read the blog… 🙄

  15. SteveM October 22, 2015 12:51 pm

    Tsai-kos Guess the Score – Week 8
    Scores will be accepted until 1:00 am on game day.
    Exact score to win. (WarriorNY’s cheesecake)

    UH – NV – Blogger
    16 – 14 = Bigwave96744
    17 – 14 = Ipu Man
    20 – 17 = Tarheel warrior
    24 – 21 = nutmegger
    25 – 24 = Rodney
    27 – 17 = DaMenehune
    31 – 21 = cappie the dog
    31 – 24 = tarai (first)
    31 – 24 = oldtimer808
    31 – 27 = ML Warrior
    31 – 30 = oneseason
    34 – 31 = 3-Prong
    42 – 24 = DaveLetterMan
    56 – 14 = Akamai Okole

    NV – UH – Blogger
    24 – 20 = Willie
    27 – 09 = cobupiami
    28 – 16 = H-Man
    28 – 17 = primo
    31 – 13 = Ala Wai
    31 – 21 = Come on, Man!
    35 – 20 = A view From Afar
    38 – 00 = Makai
    38 – 17 = jeffdman2000
    38 – 20 = iwonderwhytheyhateme
    49 – 35 = st. anthony trojan
    56 – 10 = hitmanhart

  16. greenthumb October 22, 2015 1:01 pm

    Hope springs eternal … 27-24 UH on a play by Zeno Choi … if I win, please give cheesecake to runner-up. 🙂

  17. greenthumb October 22, 2015 1:06 pm

    #11, thanks for the link; #8, sadly the online version sometimes isn’t as reader-friendly as it could be in terms of finding all the stories.

    BTW, what great comments from Makani Kema-Kaleiwahea!! His remarks and those of Sanchez show team spirit and pride. Good stuff.

  18. What??? October 22, 2015 1:17 pm

    Petino is permanently banned from Hawaii basketball, or something like that.

  19. st. anthony trojan October 22, 2015 1:20 pm

    NORTHSHOREFAN…Nice that you bring that up…

    Just that so many people write books etc… about stuff…just to make sum money…
    And the truth…usually lies between the pages…
    A former player on the team says..”I have never seen her b-4 in my life”…

    Some things are stranger then fiction…really…

    Me have a friend who is married…who tells his wife….”I have to go Thailand for a few days to see my dentist”…n away he goes…Truth or Lie…

    Guess like N. Carolina….732-page list of exhibits…of NCAA infractions means nothing… cuz them classes were made available to all students…they give up nothing… wonder how many pages were used in our exhibit on our ex-basketball coach Arnold…???

    Coach Roy Williams…knew nothing…like Pitino… like Arnold…and like Sgt. Schultz in Hogan’s Heroes…Auwe…

  20. islandman October 22, 2015 1:48 pm

    19. Like Jim Boeheim, Roy Williams still employed. Hall of Flames does that for you.

    15, SteveM.. How long does cheesecake last ? Like fruitcake ?

  21. Duster October 22, 2015 1:58 pm

    Willie #54 yesterday – Wow, Honolulu Stadium memories. I remember going to a game against the Eugene Emeralds with my baseball team. Johnny Werhas was the last hope but flew out to short center. I think the score was 3-0 – Gene Martin hit two HRs over the right field fence, and next thing you know there is a trade and he becomes an Islander and later leads the PCL in homers. Knoop, Belinsky were before my time. I recall LF John Scott who was all legs and motored around the bases, and Rocket Rod Gaspar. Dan Spillner pitched that night against Eugene. Also recall the warm bag of boiled peanuts for 25 cents.

  22. Da Punchbowl Kid October 22, 2015 2:11 pm

    Go get ’em Warriors!!!

  23. SteveM October 22, 2015 2:55 pm

    Re: #20
    islandman — I asked the same question and WarriorNY said it could last 6 months.

    I dunno, but I’m considering throwing in a MRE for the entree… 😐

  24. islandman October 22, 2015 3:54 pm

    23. Good, they last 25 years.

  25. TChahng October 22, 2015 4:01 pm

    MRE!!! SteveM?!

    My wife pulled an MRE (Jambalaya) out of the pantry and said, “Honey here’s your lunch. Take it to work.”

    I said, “No way! My co-workers will look at me and ask if I need lunch money.”

    SMH. :\

  26. z October 22, 2015 4:49 pm

    MRE better than C Rats but I would rather have LURPS.

  27. H-Man October 22, 2015 4:50 pm

    UCLA’s Ka’imi Fairbairn (Punahou ’12) kicked a 60-yd field goal to close the half; UCLA 26 – Cal 10. It’s a school record.

  28. Ipu Man October 22, 2015 5:10 pm

    So Tsai, is the SB sending you to Reno?

  29. z October 22, 2015 5:21 pm

    Our record just like the 49ers.

  30. kapakahi October 22, 2015 5:25 pm


    What happened with Marquis Fairchild?

    With Shawley & Meffy out, only DEs left with game reps are Kennedy, Gifford, and D. Manoa.

    Besides Zeno, how about Tago?

  31. Manoa Mist October 22, 2015 5:42 pm

    Honolulu Stadium. My grandfather used to live on Kapiolani within walking distance of the stadium when I was a small kid. He used to take me to the Islanders games I remember us having a long talk with Wayne Redmond in center field after a game when I was getting his autograph. Redmond was so cool to us man that’s why I remember him to this day. The Spokane Indians were our main rival. We’d buy the boiled peanuts and eat the saimin in the red and white container. The players used to eat the saimin during the game too in the bullpen. Doug Griffin, Marty Perez, think they both played in the majors later, Winston Llenas, Rich Barry, Tom Silverio – or was it Tomas Silverio?, Jim Coates, Dave LaRoche, Juan Pizzario, and Johnny Werhas – I remember all them names (okay I may have Googled the 1970 team). The grass was so green at that stadium of course they called it The Termite Palace. Afterwards we’d go to the drive in across the street – was it Chubby’s? Chuckies? Good memories man, the best memories with my grandad.
    Went to an Islanders game at Aloha Stadium, and it just wasn’t the same. You can’t go home again.

  32. NorthShoreFan October 22, 2015 5:51 pm

    #19 st. Anthony Trojan, yup so true dat. .. but N Carolina players did not even show up for classes. too much bs by the ncaa.
    dat Louisville story is stinky.

  33. NorthShoreFan October 22, 2015 5:55 pm

    Drive in was Chunky’s..carlos bernier wit da fat cheek fill wit tobacco. had to ue umbrella to walk under the termite palace….beer, soda and what eva came down on you.

  34. Duster October 22, 2015 5:58 pm

    #31 Manoa Mist

    I think it was Chunky’s Drive In. Agree about the move to Aloha Stadium. They needed attendance to be in the 2,500 vicinity to make it financially there but could not do it. The Islanders also had some good skippers like Chuck Tanner and Roy Hartsfield during the Termite Palace days.

  35. islandman October 22, 2015 6:51 pm

    Hearing at legislature on Tuesday, 9 am, with UH officials, hopefully to get to the bottom of the liquidated damages provision in Gib’s contract, among other things.


  36. islandman October 22, 2015 7:07 pm

    Anyone remember the Islander relief pitchers such as Harry Byrd ? A lot of gopher balls given up. Also the hitters Ray Jablonski and Bobby Prescott ? Before your time, i think. I used to sit with a friend who had gift tickets and we sat a few rows behind Henry Kaiser and his wife in the grandstand. Henry used to eat a lot of peanuts and there were mounds of peanut shells around his area.

    “In 1961, Prescott put up his best Triple-A season, batting .301 with 32 homers and 101 runs batted in for the Hawaii Islanders. The season was also marked by Prescott’s only MLB service.”

  37. ML Warrior October 22, 2015 8:27 pm

    A question for ST.? Is Shawley off the team or is there a chance this still can be resolved? Yes I do know whats happening.

  38. greenthumb October 22, 2015 8:34 pm

    35 thanks Islandman for the hearing notice. Hope it is live-streamed.

  39. beans October 22, 2015 8:48 pm

    BOWWAR #9

  40. el burro sabio October 22, 2015 9:27 pm

    Allan, Beans is writing to you. Or is Beans really Allan?

  41. RJ October 22, 2015 9:32 pm


    Duster and Willie,

    I was at the game when Walt “no neck” Williams hit a home run into the Columbia Inn puka. I can’t remember the players name, but a visiting player also hit a home run into the puka during another game.

  42. PONO October 22, 2015 9:47 pm

    ML can you share with the status with Shawley is?

  43. cocobean October 22, 2015 10:02 pm

    Memories of my Little League days…..Carlos Bernier was the first “superstar” kids here got to see live. Mickey and Willie were people you read about or heard their games n the radio.
    Didn’t “no neck” Williams collect a $1000 from Tosh Kaneshiro for hitting one into the puka?

  44. cocobean October 22, 2015 10:13 pm

    Too bad Chow doesn’t have the quality depth Shoji has. Reno is going to be a tough nut to crack. The next man up has got step up and play with no fear. I know the walking wounded are going o fight with their last ounce of energy. I’m not giving up on the season just yet.

  45. kev-1 October 22, 2015 10:58 pm

    I’m getting pretty tired of things being kept secret. Basketball, now football? Just another turn off from this deflating program.

    The longer this type of stuff gets withheld from the public, the more the rumor mill turns. People that support these players, this school, and this program have a right to be informed.

  46. SteveM October 22, 2015 11:01 pm

    Re: #25
    TChahng — long time! Sounds like you have a good MRE assortment in your pantry. 🙂
    I buy a few at the commissary nowadays and they are over $9 now. Very portable emergency provisions when only a can of SPAM won’t do… 😛

    RE: #31
    Sounds like we sat in Honolulu Stadium in the same years. I usually sat on the 3rd base side. Wasn’t Tommy Lasorda the manager of Spokane back then? Colorful guy and I remember fans throwing bags of peanuts at him in the coaching box. He picked up the bags between batters, put them in his back pockets, and tipped his cap. Al Michaels and Les Keiter on radio…

  47. el burro sabio October 22, 2015 11:40 pm

    Sorry Kev-1 but there’s this thing called the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). When it concerns students, no one has the right to know, it’s federal law.

  48. st. anthony trojan October 23, 2015 1:36 am

    Thanks el burro sabio…

    There is no need for us to know if personal matter… but if broke a law.. well then me not know…

    Sum like to know cuz they are hungry to just to know…4 me..i not care.. unless maybe a injury..or what happened to a player who is not around ne more…n what happened to him..if he chooses to give out that info.. n if not..then is ok…

    Some people…just want to know..cuz they want to hurt…(like pono n other day cutting up z) what a sorry excuse for an adult…(not saying ur kev-1) just my 1 piso saying is all…

    But me can understand where ur coming from kev-1…sum of the stuff out of the athletic…or lack of stuff is kinda juvenile really.. but he runs his ship how he sees fit… n is captain…soon to be relieved of his command.. n leave in kinda shame.. n mar his own good name with a losing record…give a man enough rope… n he will ………well in this scenario…if he had used the rope to ‘dock’ his ship 2 years ago…n leave with honor…he would be very well respected…look what he did to himself….
    Gomer would say…shame…shame…shame…have a good sleep very one…

  49. Maddog50 October 23, 2015 3:03 am

    I like Renae Brittain! Read Dave Reardons article andthe last two paragraphs. She speaks volumes for what a fan of a program is. Count me in that group-GO WARRIORS!

  50. Maddog50 October 23, 2015 3:08 am

    El burro Sabio good points. At state schools here even though the parents pay the freight you can not access the student grades without the student permission. Do not know if this is the law but it sure is in some schools.

  51. FERPA Man October 23, 2015 6:18 am

    Sorry, El Burrito Sabo, but you’re misapplying FERPA, here. FERPA is only relevant to the release of SCHOOL records of the student. Grades, assignments, and so on. It’s debatable whether FERPA even covers medical records of students, and of course, FERPA is misapplied to conceal any public records of a student.

    ST is free to report on the reasons behind Shawley’s absence, whether it’s personal (death in the family, seeking help from mental health professionals, academics without releasing grades and school records, beef with the coaches, etc), but he just chooses not to.

    Possible reasons include his proximity with the team, players, and coaches, so he doesn’t want to endanger that. Or maybe he just feels that it would be wrong to report on Shawley’s issues at the moment. Maybe the question is outside the scope of his blog. Maybe he doesn’t want to get kicked out of practice from chow like dave reardon did for asking non-fluffy questions, and so on.

  52. 3-Prong October 23, 2015 6:25 am

    Not a Pun or a Saint, but you gotta live the winner take all game for the state berth.

    ….and of course another critical game for our Bows!

    Great Aloha Friday to all from Paradise!

  53. Ipu Man October 23, 2015 7:30 am

    Are the Wolfpackers packing heat and still shooting the pistol?
    UH never could stop it for some reason.
    Nor stop Kapernick.

  54. Stephen Tsai October 23, 2015 8:12 am

    Ipu Man:
    Ah, not true.
    UH beat Kaepernick at least twice, once memorably when Cory Paredes chased him down.

  55. Stephen Tsai October 23, 2015 8:12 am

    New post: http://hawaiiwarriorworld.com/?p=33896

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