UH officials finally made it official: There will not be a spring game this year.
Because of injuries and other factors, the Warriors will conduct a usual practice on May 2.
The decision makes sense. It will give the Warriors a full teaching session. It also will help avoid past disasters. Two years ago, Justin Vele suffered a fractured ankle during the spring fling. Last year, Jeremy Higgins, who was making a push for the starting quarterback’s job, injured his ankle on spring game’s final play. There still will be scrimmage-like sessions, as there are in every practice. At least spectators (and media) won’t have to try to calculate a complicated scoring system.
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Friday will mark the end of an AD’s tenure. While the guy was nice, hard-working and gave it the ol’ college try, he exits with two cranium-scratching decisions.
The first was moving the football opener to 7 on a Thursday night. I sat … and sat … and sat in my car on the Moanalua Freeway yesterday at 5 p.m. And this was with a working Zipper. Now that the game will be shown on CBS Sports, that means a 1 a.m. Friday kickoff on the East Coast.
The second puzzler was deciding to charge one price — $16 — for every adult ticket to Saturday’s MPSF quarterfinal match. Sure, there are discounts for old futs and students. Still, it’s not very consumer-friendly to charge the same amount for tickets in the front row and nose-bleed section. The goal should be to fill the house for a team deserving of an SRO crowd. By the way, in 2010, the last time UH hosted an MPSF quarterfinal match, the adult prices were $12 for the lower bowl, $10 for the upper bowl.