A little more than 15 years ago, in one of the most bizarre events in UH sports history, Bob Wagner was invited to a news conference to announce his dismissal as head football coach. During the conference, Riley Wallace, who was the UH basketball coach at the time, angrily protested the event, prompting then-associate athletic director Jim Donovan to mutter about a “two-for-one deal.”
Since then, metaphorical fences have been duct-taped. Wallace is now chair of the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. At his urging, according to reports, the basketball Rainbow Warriors will be assured a berth — most likely a host’s role — in that postseason tournament if they do not qualify for the NCAA Tournament.
Wagner is athletic director at Kamehameha-Hawaii, and plans are being finalized to use his school’s Big Island campus for a Warrior football scrimmage April 9.
Yes, we can all get along.
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Happy birthday to Pam Uyeda.