Mark your calendars

OK, it’s time to plan your baby luaus, weddings and funerals around these dates:

Wednesday, Feb. 10 — Super Games, 7 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 17 — Super Games, 7 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 24 — Super Games, 7 a.m.

Wednesday, March 3 — Super Games, 7 a.m.

Wednesday, March 10 — Super Games, 7 a.m

Wednesday, March 31 — Spring practice No. 1

Thursday, April 1 — Pro Day in Carson, Calif.

Friday, April 2 — Spring practice No. 2

Saturday, April 3 — Spring practice No. 3 (first day in pads)

Monday, April 5 — Spring practice No. 4

Wednesday, April 7 —Spring practice No. 5

Saturday, April 10 — Spring practice No. 6

Monday, April 12 — Spring practice No. 7

Wednesday, April 14 — Spring practice No. 8

Saturday, April 17 — Junior Day; spring practice No. 9

Monday, April 19 — Spring practice No. 10

Wednesday, April 21 — Spring practice No. 11

Saturday, April 24 — Coaches clinic; spring practice No. 12

Monday, April 26 — Spring practice No. 13

Thursday, April 29 — Spring practice No. 14

Friday, April 30 — Warrior Bowl, 7 p.m.

Saturday, June 12 — Kids Camp, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Sunday, June 13 —  Kids Camp, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 15 — Skills Camp, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Wednesday, June  16 — Skills Camp, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thursday, June 17, Skills Camp, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Friday, June 18, Skills Camp, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Tuesday, June 22 — Big Man’s Camp, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Wednesday, June 23 — Big Man’s Camp, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

Thursday, June 24 — Big Man’s Camp, 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

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Happy birthday to Frank.


  1. Jun Tao February 8, 2010 9:10 am

    by the way, if a player like Chad Lopati joins the Warrior next season on a scholarship, does that count towards the initial 25 for the 2011 recruiting class? or was it counted in the 2009 class?

  2. jm2375 February 8, 2010 9:11 am

    First! Again! hehehe

  3. jm2375 February 8, 2010 9:12 am

    Rats! howzit Jun Tao.

  4. YOUlike February 8, 2010 9:14 am

    Top 5! Any news on players not signing the LOI? Have a great Monday, hangover from Super Bowl!

  5. mctruck February 8, 2010 9:15 am

    finally get my digs-in….top five.
    I like the lb’s and de’s UH recruited…there’s a lot of diversity there.

  6. mctruck February 8, 2010 9:17 am

    YOUlike…..the list from previous 2-3 days; there’s two who didn’t sign I guess because they didn’t qualify and need to go to jc route.

  7. Kazz February 8, 2010 9:17 am

    Is it just me or are the spring training camp practice days spread out more than seasons past?

  8. SteveM February 8, 2010 9:21 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Thanks for the list, ST!

  9. koakane February 8, 2010 9:22 am

    morning tsaiko country. nice sunny, warm, small breazzy day in the 808.

    congrats to dem saints (who dat) on their super bowl victory. tremendous second half to pull away from the colts. who would have thought it.congrats again. (ps Mr. Ahouse should have stick around to bask in the win)

  10. Stephen Tsai February 8, 2010 9:23 am

    Carryover from yesterday:
    There have been 22 football players inducted into the UH Circle of Honor, although several were multi-sport athletes and some were largely known as coaches or contributors.
    Only five football inductees played since UH became a full-time Division I member in 1975. The most recent players were Jason Elam and Maa Tunavasa of the 1992 team.
    By the way, following the five-year waiting period, Timmy Chang and Chad Owens were eligible this last go-around.
    In contrast, six Rainbow Wahine volleyball players and four Wahine volleyball teams are in the Circle.

  11. uhwarriors February 8, 2010 9:24 am

    Jim Donovan will be chatting live on at 10:00 am. If you have a question, post them in this link:

  12. Kazz February 8, 2010 9:26 am

    AH!!! I noticed that the Warrior Bowl is at 7pm on a Friday night. Sounds like an evening at Ching Field since the stadium is a no-go.

    BUT!!! It coincides with Wahine softball and Rainbow baseball, and I didn’t check but looks like a full “house” at lower campus with a Warrior volleyball match to add to the madness that evening!!! 😯

  13. Stephen Tsai February 8, 2010 9:26 am

    Since Lopati went to a JC, thus voiding his letter of intent with UH, he would count as a new recruit in 2011, if he so chooses to sign with UH again.

  14. chawan_cut February 8, 2010 9:27 am

    when is draft day?

  15. rage777 February 8, 2010 9:39 am

    Thanks for the info about the coaches Doc.

    Are the UH coaches recruiting at El Camino College in Torrance/Gardena? There are a lot of Hawaii people in the area, in fact, one of the biggest Hoolauleas is right next to the college in Alondra Park. Gardena is where a lot of Hawaii food places are, so it would be a really good place to recruit. There aren’t a lot of Polynesian kids there, but there are a lot of D1 recruits.

  16. Pomai February 8, 2010 9:53 am

    I think (J)J needs to attend all UH games Warrior or Wahine, I mean can we say Mouth of the South or what??? Cracked me up yesterday, him and Koakane together they would distract the entire opposing team.

  17. BG February 8, 2010 9:53 am


    make it a memorable day for you and wifey25!

  18. BG February 8, 2010 9:55 am

    Such a beautiful day in Hawaii…no mo snowstorms and floods!!!

    Gotta finish that finals paper…bbl

  19. Jun Tao February 8, 2010 9:55 am

    Thanks ST for the clarification!

    So if USC is Linebacker U, then is Kapolei Linebacker High? They’ve been putting out some really good players over the past couple of years.

  20. al February 8, 2010 10:05 am

    pretty sure that it is penn state that has been widely known as linebacker u.

  21. Paco February 8, 2010 10:09 am

    I think USC was known as tailback u back in the day

  22. Pauoa Boy February 8, 2010 10:12 am

    I thought the “U” was Miami?

  23. al February 8, 2010 10:15 am

    kazz….no mvb at the time they could be in the playoffs and it will probably be on the mainland, but, i believe that the friday is a day in between mvb events.

    but, no worry softball is at 6 pm, baseball follows in half an hour, and then spring game at 7pm. i guess they run free shuttles from the old arakawa’s parking lot and several other strategic locations.

    perhaps it is a budget cutting measure….you know save parking, maintenance, and other staffing payroll. maybe they’ll park on the grass pracitice field. even if it rains they still have months to repair later.

    what goes on in manoa these days???

  24. al February 8, 2010 10:17 am

    paco, i think u are right about that one. but, after the reggie bush debacle i don’t think they wanna advertise that.

  25. al February 8, 2010 10:17 am

    miami u is aka thug u.

  26. al February 8, 2010 10:18 am

    happy birthday frank.

  27. Pauoa Boy February 8, 2010 10:20 am


    I think that guy get chance next year. There’s a bunch of guys who could play college ball at the bases both football and basketball. It does make me think though…hmm???

  28. d1島 February 8, 2010 10:24 am

    Happy Birthday Frank25!

  29. Pauoa Boy February 8, 2010 10:25 am


    you might be right about that one. but they still produce some quality NFL guys. I mean look at the Super Bowl, had…Jonathan Vilma, Jeremy Shockey, Reggie Wayne that’s a pretty good crop right there

  30. Pauoa Boy February 8, 2010 10:26 am

    Happy Birthday Frank…

  31. whitey February 8, 2010 10:31 am


  32. whitey February 8, 2010 10:32 am

    Morning/afternoon Tsaikos. Have a great day!!!!

  33. A-House February 8, 2010 10:33 am

    Happy Birfday to Frank – have a great day!!!

  34. Kazz February 8, 2010 10:34 am


    You’re right. Na Wahine is across the street and if I sit on the 3rd base side at the very top, I can easily catch what’s going on. If Na Wahine are blowing out defending WAC softball champs Fresno State then, I’ll leave early but might be one drag out fight-type softball game. Plus get da pilau-mouth FSU coach to entertain me… 😆

    Then again all of this is ASSUMING that they WILL have the Warrior Bowl at Ching Field.

  35. Kazz February 8, 2010 10:35 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK!!! :mrgreen:

  36. al February 8, 2010 10:38 am

    pb….florida is a hot bed for football talents. the “u” has a long tradition of producing nfl’ers. miami also has a long tradition of crime.

  37. duffer (iPhone) February 8, 2010 10:44 am

    Hey ST
    I think I’ll wait awhile before planning my funeral! 🙂


  38. jm2375 February 8, 2010 10:59 am

    Happy Birthday Frank!

    Good luck BG! You probably don’t need it, probably a straight-A student.

    As seen on “Big Love”, HBO series set in SLC – character is deciding on going to the “Y” or the “U” (notice, not USU!!)

  39. Committed Road Warrior February 8, 2010 11:28 am

    Happy Birthday Frank!

    Snow Day = No work. Back still hurts from snow shoveling, and roads are still in bad condition.

    I’m currently awaiting OPM guidance for tomorrow. I wouldn’t want to be the Director of OPM right now…..he’s in a lose-lose situation regardless of what he decides.

  40. LizKauai m/ February 8, 2010 11:31 am

    Happy Birthday. FRANK!!!

    CRW- I hear more snow is on the way!

    Thanks for the calendar of events, ST!


  41. SteveM February 8, 2010 11:39 am


    I’m at work and away from my files, but I think yesterday was Barbara’s birthday. If so…


  42. Committed Road Warrior February 8, 2010 11:40 am


    Yep. Another 5-10″ tomorrow night. This will go down as the snowiest year on record in Washington.

    Most residential streets and tertiary roads aren’t even plowed out (yet). The primary roads are fine, the secondary roads look like the plows took one swoop at it and haven’t been back since.

  43. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 8, 2010 11:40 am


    All of these crossover games is apparently the result of a C&C ruling as Wdoc informed me when I ran into her at the basketball games this past weekend.

    Something about the Manoa and Moilili neighborhood boards complaining about traffic from UH Manoa. This was explained to her by Carl Clapp.

    Something about condensing on campus events to curb traffic.

  44. A-House February 8, 2010 11:50 am



    “Oh when the Saints go marching in” ( trumpets/calrinets/trombones blaring and drums beating )

    “Oh went the Saints go marching in” ( people dancing )

  45. A-House February 8, 2010 11:51 am

    calrinets = clarinets

    of course all of you knew dat!!!

  46. LizKauai m/ February 8, 2010 11:51 am

    Mrs. Midnight’s birthday is TODAY according to fb.


    CRW- one of my fb friends is a snowplow man… he’s not able to get home and has to stay on the job!

  47. A-House February 8, 2010 11:53 am

    Anyone else notice that the daily papers are getting thicker/heavier – more ads which, I take, as a small but positive indicator of digging out of the recession!

  48. A-House February 8, 2010 11:54 am

    Oh my, oh my, we got 2 for the price of one! Happy Birfday to Mrs. Midnight!!!

  49. al February 8, 2010 11:55 am

    kazz…i hear you. there will always be those old fuddy duddies who will complain against anything but the norm. you live around the state’s only university doesn’t the traffic come with the deal?

    i can see softball starting an hour before baseball to get some cross attendance for both.

    but, a single event like the spring game which should outdraw both events should be having its own date. besides, where is everyone gonna park that night???

    that would be a greater problem for the concerned neighbors.

    okay, so why don’t those neighbors open up their driveways and yards and collect an $8 dollar parking fee that night.

  50. al February 8, 2010 11:56 am

    $8 is what a nearby non-profit organization charged for parking to those attending the past weekend’s punahou carnival.

  51. Derek February 8, 2010 11:56 am

    Chase Daniel finished 4th in the Heisman voting in 2007, but he now has a Super Bowl ring for being the 3rd string QB on the Saints. What a lucky guy! And to think that he could have made the Redskins, possibly!
    Some things just works in mysterious ways. Good for the Saints! It shows that a QB who is not very tall can play at the highest level as long as you have the ability. Brees played fantastic. Manning! Who dat!

    When is the UH spring roster will be unveiled? Hafoka around? Do we have a kicking coach? If not, can we get a volunteer kicking coach…example, Peter Kim or someone who is capable? Jason Elam got cut so if he’s retired he might be availble if asked. He can take a vacation to Hawaii and help out during the UH spring practices. What a novel idea!

    Idea. If JD releases Nash now, put Farmer as interim coach to finish the season and start looking for a new Head Coach right now. Important for recruiting for next season. Gotta start now. We need at least 5 to 6 players for next season, at least 3, maybe 4 players are guards who can run, shoot, and handle the ball. The other 2 can be a swingman, 6’5″ to 6″7″ and a PF about 6’8″.- 6’9″. We need guys who have fiestiness and tenacity on defense and guys who can go up and down the court to make plays on offense. There must be a bunch of good coaches out there who can recruit and coach who want to be the Head Basketball Coach at Hawaii. There must be a lot of good Assistant Coaches in Division I who want to be a Head Coach. UH Wahine basketball team is improving by leaps and bounds. I like the way they play hard and hustle. That Arbuckle is fiesty. I like that. Right now, I would rather watch the women play instead of the men. Bottom line, it is all about the money and business. The men’s basketball team is losing a lot of money because the product does not bring fans into the game.

  52. al February 8, 2010 11:58 am

    ahouse….i hear you.

    but, did you also realize that the size of the newspapers are much smaller these days?

  53. al February 8, 2010 12:02 pm

    dere…..sounds like your recruiting wish list desires another fab five.

  54. Stretch February 8, 2010 12:03 pm

    One thing that is IRRITATING me about the Men’s bball team is all the complaining I am seeing between players. A bad pass is made and the arms go up and yelling like the other player should have either been their or should have caught the pass. Then the players come off the court and complaining to the coaches. Or the coaches telling them what they should have done and looks like they are making excuses why they didn’t.

    I think Balocka is rubbing off negatively on the rest of the team. I thought he was the only one but seen more players doing the same this past game. It’s pathetic!!

  55. al February 8, 2010 12:04 pm


  56. jm2375 February 8, 2010 12:07 pm

    al – #50 – I saw a sign, near the hospital, that said $10 for Carnival parking!

    I managed to find on-street parking for the Wahine game on Sat.

  57. Kazz February 8, 2010 12:12 pm

    Mahalo to Jim Donovan to responding to my inquiry about the student situation at the UC Irvine volleyball matches during his chat at SportsHawaii:

    Kevin –

    I’ll look into what you described in this post and we’ll make adjustments as necessary.

    That said, I have personally observed young men and women, possibly students, purchasing upper level tickets (the obviously lower priced tickets) and then trying to move down into available seats in the lower bowl (the higher priced seats). From time to time, individuals try this at other arena sports and at the baseball stadium. Our ushers are instructed to ask these individuals to move back to the area in which they actually purchased tickets. Obviously, we’re not going to apologize for this because we have priced the seats and arena according to the perceived quality of the seats by location. If we stopped caring where people purchased and tried to sit, we might as well make the whole arena the lower price and by doing so, that would cost us significant revenue.

    Another issue that may be involved with what you described is that I have continually defined customer behavior as inappropriate when your actions (or comments) become offensive or irritating to others around you that have also paid for their seats. As long as an individual does not violate this common standard, they are free to enjoy the game as they see fit.

    Lastly, while I do agree that fans can and should be vocal, as many of our sportsmanship videos that are played at our events point out, the cheering should be of a positive nature for our team and not a condescending, negative or harsh message to the opponent team. Everyone needs to remember these individuals are student-athletes and not professional athletes.

    Again, I will look into what you described because we want students purchasing tickets in the student section and sitting in the student section because it creates a great atmosphere for our teams and frankly, for other fans too. Thanks for letting me know about this.

    Also, Rich Sheriff and Stan Ching haven’t responded to me in a while about the banner/Wahine volleyball situation, but JD also says that they are looking at purchasing 4 more banners to celebrate the NCAA tourney appearances (Final Fours?) and adding to those to list the WAC titles. JD says it “will be done” an the target is to have them up in the arena for the 2010 fall women’s volleyball season.

  58. Garret February 8, 2010 12:25 pm

    JD also provided some information on the approximate ticket sale revenue for football games.

    2007: $6 million in ticket sales
    2008: $4.8 million in ticket sales
    2009: $4.4 million in ticket sales

    Hopefully ticket sales will pick up next year and the USC game should give a nice boost to ticket sales to start the season.

  59. Garret February 8, 2010 12:25 pm

    Happy Birthday Frank!

  60. Garret February 8, 2010 12:27 pm

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Midnight!

  61. whitey February 8, 2010 12:27 pm

    imho, the mbb coaches need to know that their players are still young men who need discipline, guidance, and hard workouts to play college bb. i don’t think their practices are up to college bb, but the coaches think that they have nba players. right now, i don’t forsee any changes to their practices and as a result, won’t see much change in their game. granted we are missing sum players, but that is no excuse. like Pride said, “UH needs an attitude” and at the present, mbb is sorely missing this.

  62. Kazz February 8, 2010 12:50 pm


    In the beginning of the season Balocka seemed to have his emotions under control. Even last season how many times would we see him “flip out” on a teammate after some sort of mistake. Now Balocka has reverted again even his free-throws are a result. Not sure if that was always how he shoots his free throws, but the frustration doesn’t seem to fade and he just tosses the ball up in a manner to just get it “over with”. He got a groin injury about two months ago and it seems he’s never been able to recover his once solid play from the first two months of the season. Seems like his confidence and focus is lost.

    You’re right about the visible frustration on the team as a whole too. Not sure if it’s just coming from Balocka, but last year Flemings also displayed visible frustration in funny looks towards his teammates. It’s almost a “sidebar” story now when I watch them in person. Now whenever there is miscommunication, I am always looking at the faces of all the players to see who’s gonna give the stink eye to who.

    When a team struggles this much and for so long, there are often too many things to repair and often it’s too late at this stage of the season. If Dwain Williams was available, we’d be physically better in that Hiram would have some time to recovery and Lay too would get some needed rest. Hiram’s turnovers last Saturday seemed more like a result of desperation rather than him lacking the ability to run our offense.

    Jim Donovan was quoted in the Advertiser last football season as being “frustrated” with the football team’s 6-game losing streak then, but he pointed out the challenges and un-forseen injuries. This time I can see the long face he has when he is in attendance. He points out that to remove a coach during the season requires some sort of assurance and confidence in already having someone on staff to carry through with the operations of the team on a daily basis. The fact that he’s not going to do anything with Nash until the season is over is an indication that he doesn’t think any current coach on the staff can do this and that he’s still respectful of Nash to finish out the season.

    Personally, it’s very frustrating. I don’t have bball season tickets and dropping 18.00 most of the time and 26.00 sometimes ( 😉 ) is difficult when you seen no sign of improvement.

    Still… Next game rolls around I shall be there.

  63. LizKauai m/ February 8, 2010 12:56 pm

    As with most things in life- UNITY brings success on all levels.

    I commend you Kazz, and fellow fans, for continuing to support the teams thru thin and thinner.

  64. Kazz February 8, 2010 1:03 pm


    Softball opens this week eh? 😎

    Any word on the starting line up? Gonna have Taualii as a leadoff? Set Majam 3rd in the batting order?

  65. Kazz February 8, 2010 1:13 pm


    It’s not hard when you no more life like me! 😆

    Seriously though. Recent memories like Dave Shoji’s 1000th win or past memories like 10,000 strong dressed in all white chanting “over-rated” to then #4 Michigan State as Bobby Nash, Matt Lojeski, and Julian Sensley tore them up with da treys are things you cannot script.

    Too many reasons to list for fans like us to always be there whenever possible!!! :mrgreen:

  66. Hilo Moon February 8, 2010 1:13 pm

    re: post #49

    Al — Not being critical, but be aware that the state has another university,
    University of Hawaii-Hilo. Not nearly as big as UH Manoa, but with
    parking problems, also.

  67. anonymous February 8, 2010 1:20 pm

    Derek: We think alike. I see the tsaikos are treating you well.

    Idea. If JD releases Nash now, put Farmer as interim coach to finish the season and start looking for a new Head Coach right now. Important for recruiting for next season.

    I agree.

  68. Slugger February 8, 2010 1:20 pm

    Happy Birthday, Frank!!!

  69. Slugger February 8, 2010 1:22 pm

    Hau’oli La Hanau, Mrs. Midnight!!!

  70. al February 8, 2010 1:22 pm

    oops…..sorry hilo moon. not an intentional slight. i was referring to the oahu school.

    btw, did uh hilo get its pharmacy school up and running?

  71. al February 8, 2010 1:23 pm

    come to think of it….isn’t the west oahu a four year program as well.

  72. Slugger February 8, 2010 1:26 pm

    Conflict, conflict…

    UH Wahine Basketball game on Wednesday night. HPU Coach Sellito’s last home MBB game at the new Maryknoll gym on Wednesday night. What to do, what to do…

    I guess I’ll have a ticket for the UH women’s game available… Let me know if you want it.

    My brothers played for Sellito. I think I need to go to that game. Sellito is retiring at the end of this season.

  73. Kazz February 8, 2010 1:29 pm

    I’ve missed about 4-5 men’s basketball games this season. For the games I’ve been at, the size of the crowd seems to mirror that of what was averaged last season, YET, from what I remember, it was reported that men’s basketball MADE a profit last season.

    I found that very hard to believe. For whatever reason, if that was true last year, we may, MAY not be too far off the mark this season.

    Depending if the last win we’ll see was back against SJSU at home.

  74. jm2375 February 8, 2010 1:35 pm

    al – yup the College of Pharmacy is up and running with the first class graduating next year.

  75. Jon February 8, 2010 1:39 pm

    ST- Thanks for the schedule of dates for Spring practice and the Football camps!

    The kids’ camps and the skills & big mans camps are GREAT additions to the program that were very long overdue when Coach Mack came on board! I’ve had my boys in the last two kids’ camps and they have a blast. They also learn a lot and get to be involved with these incredible coaches and they get to interact with the players. For $40 this is a tremendous value. Thanks Coach Mack for doing this for the kids in the community, this goes a long way to building the program and fan base and I’m sure helps recruiting as well!

  76. Hilo Moon February 8, 2010 1:43 pm

    No need to apologize. I can tell from your postings that you are too wise and kind to make intentional slights. Yes, I think West Oahu is a four year campus and not sure if the Maui campus is.

    The pharmacy program is up and running and I only hear great things about it. I attended a reception for UHH scholarship recpients in 2008 and I was impressed by the number of students from Hawaii Nei who are
    enrolled in that very selective program. I also was impressed by the number of students that received scholarships.

  77. Kazz February 8, 2010 2:07 pm

    College of pharmacy? LCC has a great pharmaceutical program.

    Street pharmaceuticals… 😉


    Whackawhackawhacka!!! 😆

    (Ok, that’s my joke for the day)

  78. al February 8, 2010 2:07 pm

    i believe maui is still a community college.
    i heard talk of future plans to make 4 year degrees available in a limited number of majors.

    many outer island kids prefer uh hilo is what i am told to manoa. so they need to ensure the feasibility of uh hilo in the years to come.

  79. el guapo February 8, 2010 2:29 pm


    UH-Maui is coming soon

  80. jm2375 February 8, 2010 2:32 pm

    Kazz – not to bring up a sore subject, but was that ref you keep complaining about at the Wahine game Saturday? If yes, which one was she? The officiating was terrible.

  81. Committed Road Warrior February 8, 2010 2:32 pm

    OPM issues another closure for Tuesday. Probably wise given most roads are unplowed, Metro service limited, and the expectation of more snow tomorrow night.

    Looks like my business trip to Michigan on Wednesday is a no-go.

  82. Ralph February 8, 2010 2:38 pm

    on the BOR agenda, President Greenwood wants a name change, MCC to Maui College. Someday, UH-Maui. Why, lots and lots of students attending MCC.

  83. Kazz February 8, 2010 2:49 pm


    No, the official that was very pre-occupied with the trombone player instead of the actual game way back then was not at the Wahine game this past weekend.

    No mistake about it though. Very poor officiating last weekend regardless. It’s shameful and embarrassing to the WAC.

    That #10 for Fresno should have been tossed out and Arbuckle was getting abused all night and still getting the brunt end of the bad calls.

  84. midnight February 8, 2010 3:07 pm

    Barbara would like to thank everyone for their birthday wishes! We miss the Tsaiko tailgate and karaoke parties. Love you all!

  85. al February 8, 2010 3:15 pm

    wouldn’t it be just great if in the future both uh hilo and uh maui could have like a d2 or d3 football teams. opponents could spend a week playing both teams??? then maui/hilo go away for two games at a time???

    great opportunity for local kids no?

  86. Hoohiki February 8, 2010 3:21 pm

    Maui Community College = 2 year degrees, transitioning to

    UH-Maui College = Currently offering two 4 year degrees, eventually

    UH-Maui = (once it offers) Masters degrees.

  87. Ralph February 8, 2010 3:43 pm

    Hoohiki what are the two degrees Maui is offering? with the super computer, a college foundation can be developed around the current high tech park, also astronomy.

  88. Manoa Mist February 8, 2010 4:44 pm

    Gotta second the motion to get Garrett Gabriel into the Hall of Honor. For anyone who went through those 10 years of losing to BYU, Garrett is my all-time favorite UH player.
    Went to school when Niko was just leaving and when Al Noga had his super year – something like 18 sacks in one year IIRC. I know Al probably doesn’t remember hanging around dorks in the dorm, but Al was always one good brother and gentleman.
    And he could of easily just thrown us out the window if he wanted! He gotta be in the Hall too.

  89. wafan February 8, 2010 4:59 pm

    Happy birthday Frank and Mrs. Midnight!!!

  90. wafan February 8, 2010 5:01 pm

    CRW . . .

    Keep warm and dry! You should post a sign, “Your federal dollars at . . . home.” HA!

  91. wafan February 8, 2010 5:05 pm

    CRW . . .

    One of my friends changed Washingtons. She works for the social security folks. The family lives in Maryland in some brand new ‘burb. Good people. Their kids were super students, too. She called last night with the news of the closures. Gloated a bit then said that last year it was here and this year it is there — the snow and ice treatment. HA!

  92. cheepono February 8, 2010 5:39 pm

    was at UH and caught some of the unsupervised workouts today at Ching Field. saw about 30 skilled players (qb’s, slots, wo’s, cb’s, and lb’s) running drills in the crazy heat at 4pm and were still going at it after i left around 5pm. love seeing this dedication.

    some quick notes:

    aaron brown is an absolute physical specimen. dude is ripped like no one else and was displaying some outstanding coverage skills from his LB position. even managed to break up a couple passes and strip a receiver after making the catch! can tell he’s running the show and showing the younger guys the ropes.

    was able to identify rausch, austin, graves, and possibly shutter as the qb’s. rausch still looks skinny and still needs work on the deep ball. graves looked to have the strongest arm, as his balls had the most zip on em.

    rodney bradley wasn’t running full speed with the rest of the guys but had no cast and was moving well as he was catching balls with austin and joe avery.

    stutz2 def has speed. caught a ball in stride from austin then turned on the burners a few times.

    pilares wasn’t participating in the 6 on 7 but caught a ton of balls from all the qb’s when it wasn’t their turn during the drills. didn’t see him drop one pass. he was cutting and looked super fluid out there.

    there was also a local looking boy playing safety and he was breaking up a ton of passes. good physical build. couldn’t recognize him but he was getting high praise from brown as they were always talking and he was receiving instruction.

    let me tell you. it was hot out there, and seein all those dudes practicing in the thick of it was reassuring. considering there were no coaches involved and it was strictly players, the practice was really organized.

    the volleyball team was doing laps on the outside rainbow track at the same time and josh walker lead the whole way. should let this guy try out for the fb team! boy has some speed.

    was surprised to see umlauft running with the middle of the pack the whole time too.

    anyways, no idea how often our boys go out and practice, but after seeing them today, you know they’re hungry and can’t wait to strap it up come spring practice.


  93. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 8, 2010 5:49 pm



    I guess the linemen workout in the mornings?

  94. Kazz February 8, 2010 6:01 pm

    Softball Opens Season With Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic

    2/8/2010 11:50:25 AM

    HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i softball team opens its 26th season with the Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic. UH starts things off against McNeese State on Thurs. Feb. 11 at 6:00 pm while Texas A&M-Corpus Cristi and No.10 Stanford square off at 4:00 pm.

    Head coach Bob Coolen enters his 19th season at the helm of the Rainbow Wahine softball program and has his team ready for the 2010 season. The ‘Bows return 12 letterwinners from a team that posted a 30-24 overall record and finished a half-game out of first place in the Western Athletic Conference. The returnees are led by four 2009 all-WAC selections in first team first baseman Amanda Tauali‘i and second-teamers Makani Duhaylonsod-Kaleimamahu (DP), Kanani Pu‘u-Warren, and 2009 WAC Freshman of the Year Stephanie Ricketts.

    The ‘Bows have nine newcomers. led by National Fastpitch College Association Junior College All-American transfer Jenna Rodriguez, who will be starting in leftfield and making her presence known on the mound, most likely as a relief pitcher. Also looking to make an immediate impact are true freshmen pitcher Kaia Parnaby and shortstop Jessica Iwata, and redshirt freshman Kelly Majam. Parnaby is an Aussie southpaw who was the youngest player to earn a spot on her country’s national team this past summer. Iwata is penciled in to start the season at shortstop after a stellar prep career at Kaua‘i High School. Majam is set to maker her long-awaited Rainbow Wahine debut after missing all of last season to a preseason injury.

    Hawaii has a challenging schedule in 2010, including 12 teams that advance to the NCAA Regionals last year, including perennial powers Stanford, Oklahoma, Arizona, DePaul, California, Fresno State, and defending NCAA Champions, Washington.

    Oceanic Time Warner Cable Paradise Classic Information
    Teams: Hawai‘i (0-0, 0-0 WAC), McNeese State (0-0, 0-0 Southland), Texas A&M-CC (0-0, 0-0 Southland), No. 10 Stanford (0-0, 0-0 Pacific-10)
    When: Thurs., Feb. 11- Sat. Feb. 13

    Where: Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium (1,200) – Honolulu, HI

    Television: KFVE-TV (Ch. 5 – The Home Team). Jim Leahey will handle the play-by-play and Pal Eldredge will provide color commentary. Rebroadcast at 10:30 p.m.

    Streaming Video: Live video streaming is available on

    Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at

    Ticket Information: ADMISSION IS FREE; Parking $5.

    OCTW Paradise Classic Schedule

    Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010
    4:00 pm Stanford vs. TAMUCC
    6:00 pm HAWAII vs. McNEESE ST.

    Friday, Feb. 12, 2010
    1:00 pm TAMUCC vs. McNeese St.
    3:00 pm Stanford vs. McNeese St.
    5:00 pm HAWAII vs. TAMUCC
    7:00 pm HAWAII vs. STANFORD

    Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010
    10:00 am #2 Seed vs. #3 Seed
    12:00 pm #1 Seed vs. #4 Seed
    2:00 pm Loser Gm. 1 vs. Loser Gm.2
    4:00 pm Championship Game: Winner Gm. 1 vs. Winner Gm. 2


  95. Committed Road Warrior February 8, 2010 6:10 pm


    I took a leisurely drive by my office around noon on my way to the bank. Crystal City was a mess! Even worse, projections have us getting 10-20″ in tomorrow night’s storm, double the initial guidance. The snow-removal infrastructure in the D.C. area is not up for removing this much snow all at once.

    Needless to say this is a bad week overall. The two (maybe three) days of the gov’t being shut down, combined with the upcoming three-day weekend, and productivity will be next to nil.

  96. jm2375 February 8, 2010 6:45 pm

    CRW – #95 – so what else is new? :mrgreen: 😆

  97. A-House February 8, 2010 6:47 pm


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  100. A-House February 8, 2010 6:48 pm

    Ok, #100

  101. Bulla February 8, 2010 6:56 pm


    thanks for your commitment to hitting the century mark

  102. whitey February 8, 2010 7:53 pm

    good to change name for mcc cause sometimes people get mix up and go to maui correctional center (prison) intentionaly or unintentionaly.

  103. whitey February 8, 2010 7:55 pm

    clyde sakamoto working hard to get maui community upgraded.

  104. Kazz February 8, 2010 8:02 pm

    Man… I’d love to get out to Maui for that Warrior volleyball match against BYU.

    It’s been years since I’ve been to Maui… 🙁

  105. OldDiver February 8, 2010 8:11 pm

    After the Wisconsin, Hawaii football I had some height envy, until I looked at the Super Bowl Rosters.

    Center 6′ 2″
    Guards 6′ 2″
    Defense Tackles 6’3″ & 6’2″
    Defense Ends 6’1″ & 6’2″
    LBer’s 5’11”, 6’0″ & 6’2″

    New Orleans
    Defense Tackles 6’2″ & 6’1″
    QB 6’0″

    It appears speed,quickness,mental toughness and game savvy can make up several inches.

  106. buffoman February 8, 2010 8:12 pm

    On the MBB, it would not be a good move to consider any of the current staff for the HC job. The AD has to go out of town to get a new HC and that individual has to get the staff anew. If the desire is to change there has to be a complete overhaul and we will have to live with that.

    On football, it is simply terrific to know that the young men are dedicating themselves to a new season. We should keep hearing about this and supporting them in their drive to succeed.

    Okay, we should support the Vball team nad get ready for women’s softball and men’s baseball!

  107. Kazz February 8, 2010 8:18 pm

    After the Wisconsin and UH football game, I had some ‘roid envy.

  108. Kazz February 8, 2010 8:20 pm


    February 8th, 2010 at 8:12 pm
    On the MBB, it would not be a good move to consider any of the current staff for the HC job. The AD has to go out of town to get a new HC and that individual has to get the staff anew.

    Dey u go.

    It’s slowly working for Wahine basketball.

    It’s already working for Warrior volleyball.


  109. Hoohiki February 8, 2010 8:22 pm

    Ralph, the 2 bachelor degrees offered at UH-Maui College are Applied Business and Information Technology (ABIT) and Applied Sciences in Engineering Technology.

  110. Ralph February 8, 2010 8:53 pm

    Thanks Hoohiki, good programs, geared for the kids to get jobs with good technical skills and training.

  111. Bulla February 8, 2010 8:55 pm


    point of contact, position of leverage, power + speed = ????? just ask Pride about going against a HAM (Hostile, Agile, Mobile) D lineman……Freeney was a freaky in a losing effort. He forced Brees to step up in the pocket as he applied pressure consistently from the edge. If the Saints didn’t double team him, he was in the backfield quite easily. His ‘get off’ of the ball is nothing short of insane……would have loved to seen him at 100%.

    too many people fall prey to the ‘NFL Profiles’ for size….great things have come from those who would not pass the ‘first look’ test……like someone told me, ‘don’t worry, wait til we strap it up…..’

    good luck to all the Warriors…….to play on Saturdays is the reward for surviving the week of battles on the practice field……united as one in pursuit of victory…………IMUA LANAKILA WARRIORS

  112. Slugger February 8, 2010 9:27 pm


    Thanks for the FB practice report. I’m going to have to walk over there.


    Thanks for the Softball schedule for this week.

  113. al February 8, 2010 10:28 pm

    a couple of days ago reported that larry dixon rb was offered a scholie by hawaii. there were no reports or indications that he was invited to hawaii.

    anyway, now is indicating that dixon committed to army today.

  114. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 8, 2010 10:40 pm

    cheepono- Mahalo!

    CRW- Redskins fan friend on fb is a snowplow guy in DC and hasn’t been home since Thursday!

    Nitey nite and sweet unsupervised workout dreams!

  115. protector February 8, 2010 10:45 pm


    You already have me chomping at the bit for the upcoming season! Cant wait to see the Warrior Bowl.

    Questions for ‘anonymous’ & Derek,

    In that scenario of yours, you’ve “canned” Coach Nash, have Larry Farmer as interim coach & you don’t even know what coach is coming in. A new coach might clean house” & not have any of the present staff remaining. And you’re going to tell the new recruits to come on down to Hawaii & play for an unknown coach who you’ll assure them is good?? This is an enticing picture to you?? If you want to kill recruiting, that might be a good idea. I would call it sabotaging the present efforts. With your scenario, that high schooler that already committed would de-commit in the blink of an eye.

    If you’re going to engage in some flights of fancy, give some realistic & constructive alternatives that might make some sense.

  116. Lopaka43 February 8, 2010 11:05 pm

    if you are there, this is off topic, but in the ohana
    Barbara and No. 1 son are going to Arizona for spring break and to make a site visit to NAU
    Can you provide contact info for the Unos? They would like to see them while in Flagstaff

    Please contact Barbara at bpretty at Thanks!

    And now back to your regularly programmed Warrior chat

  117. jm2375 February 8, 2010 11:25 pm

    Oyasumina-tsai. Hasta manana.

  118. Slugger February 9, 2010 12:06 am


    Just picked up your post. Will email barbara.

  119. bighilofan2 February 9, 2010 12:23 am

    Howzit Tsaikos everywhere.


    thanks for the report!

    Happy belated birthday Frank25.

    happy belated birthday Barbara.

    season is getting close.

  120. bighilofan2 February 9, 2010 12:29 am

    Coach Mack,

    gotta a question for you.

    So you see yourself as the underdog, like Sean Payton, ready to make tne gutsy plays, ready to show emotion to the fans and the team, arms pumping and acting like you, and not any of your assistants, are in charge of everything?

    you’re doing great, coach. thanks for sticking with us.

    now go kick some butt, and be visible about it!

  121. Stephen Tsai February 9, 2010 12:52 am

    Wait. You can’t ask Mack questions until Tuesday’s post. (Our show monitor only looks at that day’s posts.)

  122. Ralph February 9, 2010 1:07 am

    it’s Tuesday, so where is the new post-early birds got questions!

  123. al February 9, 2010 1:28 am

    early birds or insomniacs?

  124. wafan February 9, 2010 3:00 am

    Good morning from and an early bird!

  125. wafan February 9, 2010 3:03 am

    Thanks for the 1st hand report from the field. Good to hear the guys are working.

  126. anonymous February 9, 2010 4:24 am


    They do this all the time. In the NFL, MLB, and NCAA football. They fire the coach, insert an interim coach from the staff to take over, and then proceed to look for a new coach. Recently they did this at TexasTech. It’s logical.

  127. bighilofan2 February 9, 2010 6:08 am

    Good morning Tsaikos everywhere, again.

    Coach Mack…uhhh… uh…. (refrain)


  128. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 9, 2010 6:09 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  129. EH NO MAKE ! February 9, 2010 6:10 am

    Been meaning to ask but never got around to it.
    Tecnically speaking, what really happened to Mel DeLaura? I mean was he fired as strength and conditioning coach for the Warriors and replaced by Tommy Heffernan? Is that what really happened?

    I’m kind of confused as to what exactly went down.

    I know he’s SMU bound, and it sure reads like he got a much better deal than what he had here at UH doesn’t it?

  130. bighilofan2 February 9, 2010 6:13 am


    when you talk like dat, conflict… conflict…

    i i i get the chills. 😆

  131. bighilofan2 February 9, 2010 6:15 am

    maybe Coach Mack get some encouraging news about this season’s mascot and the ha’a. and show us some muscle, and steely eyes. 😀

    and tell us he got plans fo try win da USC game, make like Sean Payton, run da team with a accurate runty kine qb. we get plenny on schollie. 😀

  132. bighilofan2 February 9, 2010 6:18 am

    Have a nice day Tsaikos.

    a hui hou!

  133. bighilofan2 February 9, 2010 6:25 am

    about Mel

    sometimes you gotta turn the eggs over so da bugga no stick and get burnt. time had come so everybody feels good about themselves, what they trying to do for make the move to the next level. for upgrade themselves. i sensed last year that Mel was in the way, nothing concrete, just the visible vibes, is all. and this was in the middle or early part of the season,, when we was on the losing run.

    i’m guessing thats the deal. but i don’t know. maybe coach mack will so, or won’t say. if was me, i’d only say positive stuff, because we’re moving on.

    what i’d really like toknow about is the ha’a and Vili.
    /s/ sleepless in hilo 😀

  134. bighilofan2 February 9, 2010 6:28 am


    maybe next week you could interview Liz Chunnnnnnn.


  135. Bulla February 9, 2010 6:30 am

    good morning tsaikos,

    waiting in the post for the new post……hmmmmmm, inquiring minds want to know!

  136. LizKauai [iMac] m/ February 9, 2010 6:30 am

    New post is up.

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