MWC Media Days: Day 2

Nick Rolovich
Nick Rolovich



Cameron Worrell, who is with ESPN Fresno, was a Fresno State DB when Rolovich threw the winning TD pass to Ashley Lelie.
Cameron Worrell, who is with ESPN Fresno, was a Fresno State DB when Rolovich threw the winning TD pass to Ashley Lelie.
Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey and safety Daniel Lewis
Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey and safety Daniel Lewis

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Joey Nuuanu-Kuhiiki was prepared for life without football. Despite graduating from Waianae High with a 3.5 GPA, he did not have the money to pay for college.

That changed yesterday when Nuuanu-Kuhiiki received a football scholarship from the Warriors.

“When I told my mother, she started crying because she knew what I was going through,” said Nuuanu-Kuhiiki, who will be the first member of his family to attend a four-year college.

Nuuanu-Kuhiiki, who was working in a warehouse this summer, is projected to compete at defensive end for the Warriors. He is 6 feet 3 and 260 pounds.


  1. tom July 27, 2016 8:49 am


  2. H-Man July 27, 2016 9:18 am

    Wow, what great news to start the morning. Welcome to Joey Nuuanu-Kuhiiki !!!

  3. Rodney July 27, 2016 9:37 am

    Just didn’t like Rolo
    comment that it’s going
    to take awhile.
    Can’t wait,Hiw long is
    a while?
    Let’s go warriors!!
    Shock the MWC!!!!!

  4. Maddog50 July 27, 2016 9:45 am

    Like Joeys story now I’m sure he knows what to do-question last minute additions means a subtraction. So the media guide shows 14 plus Ulu-perry which is 15……who are the remaining 3 or 4. There’s been a bunch of incoming traffic-

  5. haka July 27, 2016 9:49 am

    Congrats Joey!!
    Feel the love.
    Be the Warrior!!!

  6. Tulsa Electrician July 27, 2016 10:38 am

    Yay Joey! Go Warriors!!!

  7. H-Man July 27, 2016 10:59 am

    Maybe an opening for another scholarship became available since I don’t see recruit WR Marcus Armstrong-Brown on the latest roster.

  8. H-Man July 27, 2016 11:05 am

    And congrats to St Louis School OG Mikey Minihan who committed to Georgia Tech. Would have liked to have seen you in a Warrior uniform, but Georgia Tech was a good choice.

  9. Da Punchbowl Kid July 27, 2016 11:24 am

    Welcome Joey!

    I like the fact that he’s d-line prospect. He’s got the smarts that’s for sure. Student athletes are the name of this game.

    Love Coach Rolo’s bright green socks. Makes it easier for the media throngs to find him. He looks so serious.


  10. SteveM July 27, 2016 12:30 pm

    Welcome Joey Nuuanu-Kuhiiki!

  11. Akamai Okole July 27, 2016 12:51 pm

    Great Afternoon All!

    Terrific news about Mr. Nuuanu-Kuhiiki. 🙂

    Congratulations to him and his Ohana!

  12. Akamai Okole July 27, 2016 12:52 pm

    Working in a warehouse this summer is a tough row-ta-hoe.


  13. Akamai Okole July 27, 2016 12:53 pm

    …I hope he still maintained all of dat 260#! 😯

  14. Akamai Okole July 27, 2016 12:55 pm

    Eh, BTW…did I congratulate DPK for weening da ring?


  15. Akamai Okole July 27, 2016 12:57 pm

    Das sum pretty slick shirts Rolo and the boys sporting in Vegas. Can buy ’em?

    (err…uhh…Blog Host) Can ween ’em? 😉

  16. Akamai Okole July 27, 2016 1:00 pm

    Ring, ring, Kalihi ring. Swell the echo of our song. Ray, ray,ray,ray,ray, rah, ray,


    Maybe now you can be inspired enuf fo contribute da rest of da words…


  17. What??? July 27, 2016 2:36 pm

    Rodney you just don’t like Rolo and want Jones back instead.

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid July 27, 2016 3:17 pm

    “Let hills and valleys loud our song prolong” 🙂

  19. jojo July 27, 2016 3:24 pm

    That’s awesome that Joey Nuuanu-Kuhiiki got a scholarship. His family must be proud!

  20. islandman July 27, 2016 3:46 pm

    UH is rated No. 118 out of 128 in this power index, preseason.
    Cal is 43, Arizona 37, Michigan 11.

  21. Ipu Man July 27, 2016 4:10 pm

    DPK—Mahalo for your sharp eye about Rolo’s socks.
    He should wear only one green and the other _______?
    And woo-hoo to Joey Nuuanu-Kuhiiki for working hard to get
    a division one fb scholarship. Don’t let coach down, eh?

  22. AllG July 27, 2016 4:24 pm


    Are you able to update us which recruits did not qualify or won’t be in camp?

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid July 27, 2016 4:41 pm

    #20 Ipu Man –

    Any color he wants! Is there such a thing as fluorescent black? In any case, our rookie HC shows he has his own style. We’ve all been here to watch HCs come and go through the years , I’m enjoying watching Rolo’s rise. I hope practices are open to the public.

  24. hitmanhart July 27, 2016 5:48 pm

    aloha everyone !! Congratulations Joey Nuuanu-Kuhiiki welcome to da Warrior family !!!

  25. 808warriorfan July 27, 2016 7:22 pm

    #14 “Akamai Okole” … but you can buy ’em @ H-Zone, formerly Rainbotique, at the Ward Center … $70 or $80 per shirt … but here’s the deal … for every $50 you spend you get a coupon for a Fall UH Athletic Event (Football, Wahine V-ball, Men & Wahine Hoops) … General Admission of course … great deal if you use the coupon for a Football ticket … home game of course. I going get one myself

  26. Turfwar July 27, 2016 7:47 pm

    Congrats to the newest Warrior. Make your mom proud, continue to do well in school and rep the Westside well. The rest will fall into place.

  27. SteveM July 27, 2016 10:12 pm

    haka — please send me an email. stevem.hnl (at) gmail

  28. Akamai Okole July 27, 2016 10:29 pm

    Mahalo 808warriorfan!

    Mahalo SteveM!

  29. kapakahi July 27, 2016 11:41 pm

    For more on Joey……
    ……watch from 3:14 to 4:04……..

  30. al July 28, 2016 1:55 am

    Rodney…there is a subliminal message to Rolo’s comment that it’s going to take awhile.
    Think hard brah.
    Think about it.

    Talk soon…

  31. Stephen Tsai July 28, 2016 7:32 am

    New post:

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