No rest for UH coaches

A day after returning from the Australia/New Zealand series of camps, the UH coaches were back on the road to attend camps in Utah, Los Angeles, Oakland and Las Vegas this weekend.

Head coach Nick Rolovich empathized with defensive coordinator Kevin Lempa, who returned to Hawaii, “did his laundry,” and departed for the mainland.

Rolovich said the whirlwind tour Down Under was beneficial, calling it a “quality mission.” The Warriors were able to instruct athletes with various football experience. They also were able to plan logistic strategies for the season opener in Sydney.

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The winner of the Termite Palace/No. 32 T-shirt is … Sailor Blue

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Today’s prize is two DeForest Buckner rookie football cards:



To enter the drawing, please post: West Side Story

Avis will choose a winner.


  1. mano1 June 17, 2016 9:41 am

    1st…Have a Great Day!

  2. mano1 June 17, 2016 9:42 am

    2nd. West Side Story

  3. Rodney June 17, 2016 9:43 am

    Good luck coaches
    Anyone read article
    Two high school teams
    playing game in bighouse.
    It helps Michigan football
    The Rich get richer!!!

  4. warriorsanddolphins June 17, 2016 9:52 am

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  5. Derek June 17, 2016 9:59 am

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  6. LY June 17, 2016 10:02 am

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  7. H-Man June 17, 2016 10:14 am

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  8. mauiwarrior June 17, 2016 10:22 am

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  9. NorthShoreFan June 17, 2016 10:24 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…Bootiful Day!
    Congrats to Sailor Blue.

    We get plenty HS teams play in our “Big House” but…

    Anyhoo, IMUA WARRIORS!

  10. PONO June 17, 2016 10:47 am

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  11. Da Punchbowl Kid June 17, 2016 11:46 am

    Congrats Sailor Blue!

    Keep pushing UH coaches – if the team works as hard as you folks do, we’re gonna be fine. Mahalo for putting in the time, effort and miles!

    Just for our road Warrior coaches:

  12. Paki Parker June 17, 2016 12:17 pm

    West Side Story
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  13. islandman June 17, 2016 12:26 pm

    Regarding the termite palace, who was the other familiar face who sold newspapers or something for many years ? He was once featured or mentioned in the newspaper but I can’t find it on the internet.

  14. Jock June 17, 2016 12:43 pm


  15. rocky b June 17, 2016 1:11 pm

    west side story

  16. amela June 17, 2016 1:30 pm

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  17. snowmantoo June 17, 2016 1:47 pm

    islandman, Howard’s brother, I believe, also worked at the old stadium, but his name slips my mind.

  18. cappie the dog June 17, 2016 2:08 pm

    It’s hard for me to visualize a stadium where the park is now situated.

    I really missed out. Aloha Stadium seems kind of antiseptic.

    I do remember Old Rainbow Stadium. I remember thinking: Greg Oniate is god.
    And I remember there was a saimin stand behind the metal death seats.

  19. bigbopper June 17, 2016 2:11 pm

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  20. TChahng June 17, 2016 2:24 pm

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  21. Shoko June 17, 2016 2:26 pm

    No rest for the weary!

    I’m thinking UH coaches must earn an obscene amount of frequent flier points with the amount of traveling they do every year. Although, it must take a toll on family life being away so often. I suppose being paid a six or seven-figure salary makes the sacrifice worth it.

    Looking forward to seeing Buckner and his teammate, Armstead on the field this season.

  22. Abunai June 17, 2016 2:28 pm


  23. NotNasti June 17, 2016 2:33 pm

    West Side Story. West side of Kauai, born and raised.

  24. NotNasti June 17, 2016 2:34 pm

    West Kauai, where the pidgin is so thick, I have to translate for my wife and kids.

  25. st. anthony trojan June 17, 2016 2:44 pm

    Islandman….# 13…. remember always had a old pake man outside selling boiled peanuts… always bought peanuts from him…

    An had a marine team used to play UH there in the 50’s

  26. oldtimer808 June 17, 2016 2:49 pm

    I remember watching the movie WEST SIDE STORY a few years ago in my English class in high school and we had to write an essay. Ok the movie first came out in 1961 so shoots am I dating myself. Cappie the dog…..Honolulu Stadium was called the termite palace because of all the termites flying around during the termite season. The grandstand was on the ewa mauka side where the homeplate was located. Right field was makai and left field was diamond head and Chunky’s Drive Inn and center field was BowlADrome. Back in the day we had the Civic Auditorium on Beretania St not far from the Palace Theater.

  27. isleboy June 17, 2016 2:52 pm

    Kaneohe Marines played UH back in the 50’s….who remembers the
    Police Benefit All Star Football game…..police would sell tickets
    for game as they cited you for speeding, moving violations….the more
    tickets you bought…reduced cost of ticket. Ole Days of Hawaii…..LOL

  28. 3-Prong June 17, 2016 3:12 pm

    West Side Story.

  29. turfwar June 17, 2016 3:25 pm

    Some lifelong Stadium memories include watching Charlie Wedemeyer play (never saw Herman) and he did things never before seen on a football field. His spin moves were ahead of his time. Saw him jump over a receiver from behind to intercept a pass. To this day I haven’t seen anything like it. The days before the ILH broke off made for some great games. Saw players like an aging Sonny Sixkiller light it up and OJ make that long kick off runback in the mud. Man he was fast. Loved the smell of cigars and an occasional pipe. The saimin under the stands was a halftime hilight. Just playing with other kids under the stands. Will forever be thankful to my dad for starting my lifelong love of local sports. And it started right there in the heart of Honolulu.

  30. sfogate June 17, 2016 3:33 pm

    West Side Story.

    Andrew Ho’s grandfather(John Tsarnas) played against Herman Wedemeyer, in college and was on his all-star team that came to Hawaii in the 40’s so play a few games. Herman was also a long time family friend.

  31. myama99 June 17, 2016 3:43 pm

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  32. Stuart June 17, 2016 4:08 pm

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  33. Annoddah Dave June 17, 2016 4:10 pm

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:
    Continuing down the nostalgic road of the Honolulu Stadium. Remember seeing the likes of Whitey Ford, Stan Musial, and the Islanders. Of course, demolition derby and stock car racing as well as the 49th State Fair. One thing I remember was the introduction of the Amana Radar Range at the Fair. They passed out cut up hot dogs on toothpicks to demonstrate the “New Microwave Technology”! There was also the Japanese lady who sold peanuts at the Stadium and Sears. Story was that Morely Theaker of Sears nearly pulled Sears out of the initial Ala Moana complex if the shopping center did not allow the lady to sell her peanuts. There was also a story of a murder suicide involving her daughter. Come to find out this peanut lady was loaded, had owned an apartment building.

  34. islandman June 17, 2016 4:29 pm

    snowmantoo, st anthony and others thanks. The man i am thinking of was thin and used to also sell newspapers i think near Bishop St and S Hotel and the Alexander Young Hotel.

  35. st. anthony trojan June 17, 2016 4:32 pm

    Nice article by ferd in 2009 about the Hula bowl at the termite palace and
    those that played there …..

  36. NoOneHere June 17, 2016 4:42 pm

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  37. Warrior Dave June 17, 2016 5:17 pm

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  38. Ran June 17, 2016 5:31 pm

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  39. tarai June 17, 2016 7:41 pm

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  40. hitmanhart June 17, 2016 9:31 pm

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  41. oldie June 17, 2016 9:57 pm

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  42. kapakahi June 17, 2016 10:38 pm

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  43. M L Warrior June 17, 2016 11:00 pm

    West Side Story!

  44. diamonds808 June 17, 2016 11:31 pm

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  45. azwarrior22 June 18, 2016 6:54 am

    No interest in Buckner RC…good luck to him but he’s not a Warrior.

  46. Akio June 18, 2016 8:34 am

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  47. A-House June 18, 2016 9:47 am

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  48. Mrs A-House June 18, 2016 9:51 am

    I’m a 49er fan!

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  49. MasaBoy June 18, 2016 9:52 am

    Me too! 49er fan because of my Dad

    West Side Stroy.

  50. Midori7 June 18, 2016 9:52 am

    I’s a bigger fan than MasaBoy!

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  51. tom June 18, 2016 9:59 am

    Annoddah Dave #33 – The Termite Palace also had some polo matches!

  52. tom June 18, 2016 10:00 am

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    If I win, give it to AL or Oldie – both good guys!

  53. TChahng June 18, 2016 10:04 am

    Thank you Sean Schroeder, Ashley Lelie, Garrett Gabriel, Miah Ostrowski, Jeremy Higgins, Cayman Shutter, Jordan Puu- Robinson, Craig Cofer, and Vincent Passas, for giving back to the next generation.

  54. DaveLetterMan June 18, 2016 10:19 am

    West Side Story

    If I win, give to A-House & family.
    Go Niners!
    Go Warriors!!

  55. Tak-Tak June 18, 2016 11:05 am

    My memories of the Termite Palace… helped Troop 35 clean the stands Sunday morning after a Rainbow Football game and got free tickets for the next game. 30-40 troopers and parents came to work. Not sure if Charlie Ushijima and/or Masanori Okumura arranged the Clean-up.

  56. kawika49 June 18, 2016 11:28 am

    The Jets are in town,,, Snap. snap…snap

  57. oldie June 18, 2016 11:52 am

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    Thanks for the thought, Tom.

  58. Stephen Tsai June 18, 2016 12:37 pm

    New post:

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