On hold

Imagine not having any money during one of the biggest sales.

As part of NCAA sanctions, USC juniors and seniors are allowed to transfer to another Division I-A school without having to sit out the 2010 season.

While the Warriors, of course, are interested in pursuing several USC football juniors and seniors, they do not have any available scholarships.

That could change if members of the 2010 recruiting class do not meet the eligibility requirements or if they opt to gray shirt.


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Happy birthday to Ryan Eastman.

COMMENTS

  1. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 8:23 am

    Morning all!
    Happy B-day to the Beast!


  2. Pomai June 12, 2010 8:31 am

    Can I make 2nd?


  3. Pomai June 12, 2010 8:33 am

    I just can’t see any starter’s for usc leaving. May have some backup’s that try to get to a team where they can start.


  4. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 8:33 am

    top 5?

    USA USA USA


  5. Da Punchbowl Kid June 12, 2010 8:41 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Top Ten is good! 😉


  6. Da Punchbowl Kid June 12, 2010 8:42 am

    Happy Birthday Ryan!


  7. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 8:49 am

    Looks like the Mayan’s were right..

    The date December 21st, 2012 A.D. (13.0.0.0.0 in the Long Count), represents an extremely close conjunction of the Winter Solstice Sun with the crossing point of the Galactic Equator (Equator of the Milky Way) and the Ecliptic (path of the Sun), what that ancient Maya recognized as the Sacred Tree. This is an event that has been coming to resonance very slowly over thousands and thousands of years. It will come to resolution at exactly 11:11 am GMT.

    The world does end then.. But who’d of thunk they were talking about UH Football?


  8. Don Weir June 12, 2010 8:53 am

    USC recruits more High School All Americans than most. They have players on the 2nd teams that are drafted. A look at a player by player analysis (UH Projected Starter:USC Player Intent on Leaving) and you have a comparative short list to go after.
    That is, after you speak with some UH players on the advisability of gray shirt, and you look at recruits that have not made the eligibility requirements.

    Given the connections across the board at UH Athletics & UH Foundation it does not seem unreasonable to pursue a program that links hotels (Kyo-Ya/Starwood & Outrigger come to mind), transportation (Roberts), restaurants (Willows, Dukes), and airline leasing (Hawaiian, World Airways)via Oakland or LAX to move teams from the mainland over to Hawaii for games. Does this make UH games more attractive to schools looking at schedules? Does this make UH more attractive to possible conference suitors?


  9. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 8:58 am

    Any World Cup watchers?


  10. duffer June 12, 2010 9:01 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY RYAN…………..


  11. Slugger June 12, 2010 9:02 am

    Good morning!

    Happy birthday to Ryan!!!

    Watching futball at home before heading to the parade.


  12. WATCH GODGIFU June 12, 2010 9:02 am

    CHOPSBOY:

    Lots of tee-shirts in NJ spoted with the Brazilian and South African team colors for the World Cup.


  13. WATCH GODGIFU June 12, 2010 9:03 am

    Ryan: Happy birthday!!!


  14. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 9:10 am

    GOAL!!!!!!!!


  15. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 9:13 am

    Park at Petals & Beans…we’ll validate
    Ala Moana Bl closed at 9 am
    come down via Auahi


  16. duffer June 12, 2010 9:20 am

    Isn’t there a Petals and Beans at Koapaka?


  17. Pomai June 12, 2010 9:21 am

    Watched a little of the World Cup, not very exciting at least to me, just seems like a lot of running up an down the field. Oh well as far as I’m concerned you just can’t beat American Football.


  18. SteveM June 12, 2010 9:36 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Happy Birthday Ryan !!!


  19. Kazz June 12, 2010 9:51 am

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO DA BEAST!!!!!!


  20. al June 12, 2010 9:54 am

    happy birthday beast.


  21. Kazz June 12, 2010 9:56 am

    ST,

    With all the talk of television market “kala”, you think conferences like a PAC 10 or a MWC is taking into consideration the amount of Hawaii fans/transplants that reside in mostly every state from the West coast like Cali, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Colorado, and even Arizona?


  22. Kazz June 12, 2010 10:04 am

    ST,

    When you spoke with Mufi for your quote in today’s paper, did you get a sense that there may be NO assistance or monetary commitment from the state with regards to UH seeking other conference options should the concern arise?


  23. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 10:05 am

    Petals & Beans chose not to renew their lease after 10 years near the airport.
    For the last year and a half, we’ve been at the Hokua Building on Ala Moana Bl across from the tennis courts


  24. duffer June 12, 2010 10:20 am

    When I commuted to Oahu, Petals and Beans was my first stop before going to my office at Koapaka. Even bought a few gift baskets for do-workers. To lazy to shop. 🙂


  25. duffer June 12, 2010 10:20 am

    do-workers = co-workers……..


  26. Pomai June 12, 2010 10:26 am

    duffer I like do-workers better LOL


  27. papajoe2 June 12, 2010 10:37 am

    chopsueyboy, what kine fuud at Petals and Beans? chopsuey with beans? they open early, everyday?


  28. anklebiters June 12, 2010 10:53 am

    Weird…our interim CIO has accepted a similar position at Boise State. I was going to congratulate him and welcome him to the WAC. In just a short time, he’s going from the PAC-10 -> WAC -> MWC.


  29. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 10:56 am

    Florist and full service espresso bar that also carries gift baskets, snacks, and desserts
    KC Waffle Hotdogs

    Chopsueyboy was in my younger days at mom & dad’s Tasty Chop Suey in Kalihi


  30. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 10:58 am

    chopsueyboy evolved because my HBA high school classmate’s Okinawan grandmother couldn’t give a phone message that Dennis called, but if I said chopsueyboy called, no problem


  31. djmitcho June 12, 2010 11:00 am

    Happy Birthday to the Beast!


  32. jm2375 June 12, 2010 11:28 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Happy Birthday to the Beast!

    USA! USA!


  33. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 11:33 am

    chopsueyboy…

    How strange.. your real name is “Dennis”? Mine, too. In the late 60’s my nickname when I ran track at Aiea High and McKinley High was “Chopsuey” because I used to practice in “Aiea Chopsuey” t-shirts.


  34. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 11:36 am

    madeinhawaii

    last name Wong (common pake name) HBA’s Class of 1971


  35. myki June 12, 2010 11:48 am

    Happy Birthday Ryan and a belated one for Bulla. ❗


  36. RainbowCliff June 12, 2010 11:55 am

    Chopsueyboy: The World Cup I do watch and from the matches I have observed we have an even board with ties coming from the starting teams as USA played a good match against England ending in a draw BUT the big name teams has yet to play with Spain, Brasil, Argentenia, Germany and watch out for Cameroon from Africa as they are “sleepers” among the field as they have fast quick strikers !

    All Groups are very interesting as each team that comes out has a fighting chance but from the draws we have already seen played “parity” is among the competitive fields except from the mention above as they are the “ELITE” of the field BUT that don’t mean nothing when you have over 80,000 fans screaming mad and sounding their horns for their country team as watching World Cup is amazing abd thrilling as it is a “spectable event” !

    Love World Cup, Love Futbol as it is truly a religion over seas as kids play it every where with goals being hand made from sticks, shoveled in the dirt on their road empty lots with the most fantastic foot work from young feets that you can imagine and see !

    Always rooting for Brasil BUT USA could be ready this year as they have young talent and Donovan Landon is still consider among the best strikers in the World as he is due for a game changing play !


  37. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 12, 2010 11:57 am

    Kazz:

    At this point, Mufi does not have any authority over state finances. furthermore, the Legislature is responsible for funding both UH and Aloha Stadium and not the Governor.

    The issues being discussed by legislative leaders are economic development and not just limited to higher education.

    I would STRONGLY suggest that those of you reading this blog who care about the future of UH athletics to get involved in learning more about the both the gubernatorial as welll as the legislative candidates’ positions on these issues. Ask questions at community forums as well as write letters.


  38. Garret June 12, 2010 12:00 pm

    The Chicago Slaughter picked up Brandon Eaton to join their team just in time for their playoff run.

    The Chicago Slaughter (6-6), the premier indoor football team in the Chicagoland area, bolstered their roster with four veteran players – including two former Slaughter players who were part of the 2009 undefeated 2000 Championship team – heading into tonight’s big matchup with the LaCrosse Spartans (2-10) at the Sears Centre Arena for the last regular scheduled Slaughter home game for 2010 season.

    Brandon Eaton (OL), is another former member of the Chicago Slaughter and fan favorite during the 2009 Championship season. At 6’2 and 310 lbs, Eaton played college ball for the University of Hawaii where he was awarded All-Conference honors as a senior.


  39. A-House June 12, 2010 12:01 pm

    First, Happy Birfday to the “Beast” and many more happy ones!!!

    Second, anyone computer savy, can you transfer my post (last one) on yesterday’s post to this one? please!! domo arigato!


  40. Garret June 12, 2010 12:02 pm

    The SEC wants Texas and Oklahoma, but the only team they might be able to get is Texas A&M. They are concerned that second choice schools like Texas A&M might not bring enough new money to the conference and their current members would get less if they expanded.

    An SEC athletic director told ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach that the SEC’s first choice would be adding the Longhorns, but might consider taking Texas A&M because it expands the league’s footprint into the Dallas and Houston TV markets.

    Given the fact that Texas A&M may be the only Big 12 school the SEC could add, the league was prepared to make the move even if Texas and Oklahoma went elsewhere.

    “We’ve got to be diligent in evaluating this,” another SEC athletic director told ESPN.com’s Schlabach. “We can’t just add teams who are going to split the pie without adding anything substantial to the pie.”


  41. Garret June 12, 2010 12:05 pm

    With the Pac-16, SEC, and Big 10 all options on the table, Texas’ AD refused to say what they would do. Everything will be revealed at the Regents meeting on Tuesday and the Pac-10 commissioner will make his case in person to Texas this weekend, so we’ll see what happens.

    Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds says the Longhorns are still “looking at all options” before deciding whether to stay in the crumbling Big 12 or move to another league.

    Dodds spoke outside of his stadium suite before Saturday’s Texas-TCU baseball game.

    He said, “could be” when asked about reports that Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott is traveling to Oklahoma and Texas this weekend to invite Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State to join his league.


  42. Garret June 12, 2010 12:07 pm

    The Big East might add the Big 12 leftovers (except for Baylor, they probably are stuck in C-USA). That would be *bad* for UH and the WAC because it would mean that Big 12 wouldn’t raid the MWC.

    Once word began to spread that Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State and perhaps Missouri would be looking for a home the Big East became very interested in talking to them about joining the league.

    Yesterday I began to contact some powerful members of the alumni associations at Georgetown, UCONN, USF, Louisville, Cincinnati, West Virginia, Pitt, and Syracuse and I found them all very interested in adding the Big 12 schools. One very high profile member of the USF Alumni speaking on the condition of anonymity told me “You can bet the Big East is being aggressive in expansion we will not be crushed by the Big Ten.”

    AN UPDATE – I HAVE SPOKEN TO HIGH RANKING MEMBERS AT FOUR BIG EAST MEMBER INSTITUTIONS AND THEY ALL CONFIRMED INTEREST IN EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITY OF ADDING KANSAS, KANSAS STATE, IOWA STATE AND MISSOURI TO THE CONFERENCE. IN OTHER WORDS IF SOMEONE WANTS TO TALK TO THEM THEY ARE MORE THAN WILLING TO LISTEN.


  43. Garret June 12, 2010 12:09 pm

    A member of the Big East Advisory board gave a carefully worded quote…which indicates to me that they plan on inviting the Big 12 leftovers once the other schools leave for the Pac-16.

    On the inclusion of Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Iowa State and Baylor in the Big East expansion plans:” I know there has been a great deal of conversation in the media about those outstanding institutions and our conference. As well as a wonderful outpouring of our fans who would like to see those schools in the Big East. We have many very close friends at all the schools in the Big 12 and over the years we have worked together with them on many projects. But let us not forget that at this point in time the Big 12 still exists. It would be our hope that they would continue forward and survive as a conference. I will not speculate on what happens with those schools until there is some sort of resolution. I will say this about our plans going forward we have always had an open door policy with regards to adding schools and that will continue. There is no doubt in my mind that we will be adding schools to the conference. We are going to take our time and see just what the best options are both the conference as well as our membership. But if we have learned one thing this week it is never to be surprised what might happen.”

    Clearly one of those friends of the Big East is Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins, who held the same post at UConn and is still very well thought of throughout the conference. He could be a major player in putting together a deal that would land Kansas, Kansas State, Iowa State, Missouri and Baylor in the Big East.


  44. Garret June 12, 2010 12:09 pm

    Happy Birthday to Da Beast!


  45. jm2375 June 12, 2010 12:10 pm

    Kekoa – you are most welcome anytime to come over and have the puppy take you for a walk. Mebbe you can get him to catch that noisy rooster currently inhabiting our neighborhood.


  46. Garret June 12, 2010 12:10 pm

    This is the post that A-House made at the end of the last blog:

    # A-House Says:
    June 12th, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Since there are so many different scenarios of realingment, I hope the following does not happen to the WAC (from the movie, Day After Tomorrow).

    British Prof speaking to USA Prof: we just lost the Royal Family as the chopper sent to them all crashed – seems the gas lines froze.

    USA Prof: gas lines froze? – associate: gas freezes at -150 degrees! You must get out of there!

    Brit Prof: I’m sorry my friend, it’s too late! (phone goes dead)

    With all this turmoil, I certainly hope that the State Legislature, Honolulu City Council, DEBT, local hotels and airlines, and Aloha Stadium can be much more proactive in offering “concessions” to make UHAD a viable and attractive venue. But, I won’t hold my breath because they have NO ONE, that I know of, within their respective organizations who possess the ability or capability to push a “pro-active” UH agenda the demise of which will have a terrible negative impact on the State’s economy!

    Wishful thinking: Hawaiian or another airline willing to work with UH can offer 33%-40% discounts on airfare which can be allocated as a contribution and tax deductible and Sheraton or Outrigger or Starwood can offer the same discounts for the “official travel party” for all teams within the conference; bus company can do the same; all boosters traveling with the team can be allowed a 10-15% discount off all merchandise, meals, etc. by showing their state’s drivers license.

    Aloha Stadium Authority, from their side, offer UH a “package” on parking and concession contribution.

    City Council can change their “regulations/ guidelines” to allow functions at the SCC.

    State Legislature can minimize the budget cuts to UH-Manoa specifically for UHAD.

    Working together, much can be accomplished to keep UH athletics a viable and attractive venue.

    Bottom line is teams and fans coming in will boost the hotel rates/income during many “off-peak” months and same applies to arilines – why fly 2/3 full when you can get sold out planes; fans/teams spending will contibute to State tax coffers.

    AND, lastly the fans would have to make changes for football as UH moves the start time for games to 3 or 4 or 5pm to make televised games available on the mainland and visiting teams can save hotel/meals money by leaving right after a game.

    All must make a sacrafice to insure that UH does continue in football and all other sports!!!


  47. RainbowCliff June 12, 2010 12:15 pm

    The Pac 10 is cleaning UP as Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&T are being recruited to make the conference “THE PAC 16” as I know all of College Football Fan Base here in Los Angeles will be getting their tickets and passes just to watch SC and UCLA play an amazing conference of teams as Colorado is in the MIX


  48. RainbowCliff June 12, 2010 12:15 pm

    The Pac 10 is cleaning UP as Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&T are being recruited to make the conference “THE PAC 16” as I know all of College Football Fan Base here in Los Angeles will be getting their tickets and passes just to watch SC and UCLA play an amazing conference of teams as Colorado is in the MIX


  49. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 12:16 pm

    All that conference shuffling seems so hazy now, now that we’re in the midst of a weekend… sort of the calm before the storm.. or the eye of the storm, syndrome. A little bit of respite… I suppose though that change of this sort is good..it’ll bring new faces to the lineups.. new awareness, and the bigger conference teams will suck the blood out of each other when it’s time to recruit. Guys that want out may not get wavers to play in the same conference which may leave the door open for teams like UH on the outside to plug the holes and compete. We shall see.. we shall see… or else the solar sun spots will reverse the endocrine process and those athletes who are taking steroids and HGH supplements will end up with a whole bunch of unwelcome side-effects which could sideline them forever and poorer school that can only get meat, potatoes, and the occasional laulau for their team will rise to the top..


  50. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 12:18 pm

    Chopsueyboy.. only knew one HBA grad around that time.. a guy named Morris M.. Japanese.. went on to become either a doctor or dentist, I believe. He lived above the Longs Drugs area… don’t know if he was 1970 or 1871 grad.


  51. WATCH GODGIFU June 12, 2010 12:26 pm

    A-House’s modest proposal makes a lot of sense – the donations made by those hotels, airline etc would not only benefit UH, but also those institutions by generating more visitors – admittedly not at full rates but an additional 10-20% increase in visitors count brings in dollars.

    Perhaps our Leigislative blogger could lead the charge in the legislature. Any senator/representative that leads the “save the UH football” is going to get a lot of brownie points but they better be proactive and not wait until it is too late.


  52. RainbowCliff June 12, 2010 12:28 pm

    The Pac 10 is cleaning UP as Texas, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Texas A&M are being recruited to make the conference “THE PAC 16” as I know all of College Football Fan Base here in Los Angeles will be getting their tickets and passes just to watch SC and UCLA play an amazing conference of teams as Colorado is in the MIX and the place to be on Saturday is the LA Coliseum or Rose Bowl Pasadena as LA will have BIG TIME College football IF those elite teams join the Pac 10.

    The PAC 10 Commissioner is aggresive and very confident as he has the blessings from the University Presidents to go out and “GET THEM” !

    When USC gets off their probation and the field is all clean that conference is going to be a GREAT place to play as recruiting is going to sale at family homes with solid academic institutions as Texas and Oklahoma are solid academically !

    MAN I hope Hawaii can come out of this re-alignment with some decency as reading playing games in Asia and Japan would really take you to a whole new perception !


  53. RainbowCliff June 12, 2010 12:37 pm

    Please excuse the two 12:15 posts as I dont know how it got there twice as the 12:28 post is the original post. If anyone out there can delete will appreciate?

    Question: How does post’s duplicate with you as the writer and typist has no knowledge that it has happen until you see it on the screen ?

    Mahalo.


  54. Garret June 12, 2010 12:38 pm

    Wisconsin’s coach sure moves fast…he already contacted Big 10 officials to ask that they make Wisconsin and Nebraska play on the last game of the season as rivals. That could be a good matchup and would get some attention, and since Nebraska isn’t “rivals” with any Big 10 team yet, Wisconsin’s proactive move might be able to get them to claim Nebraska. Other Big 10 schools are closer to Nebraska geographically, though.

    I contacted the Big 10 office about hopefully scheduling Nebraska as a last game rival on a yearly basis. Possible starting a trophy game.


  55. roysan16 June 12, 2010 12:40 pm

    PAC-10 commissioner is also smart-

    Flying over to Texas and Oklahoma to hand deliver invitations

    Contemplating holding PAC-10 media day on the East Coast (New York city?)

    The Boise regents were smart-

    Hire a future school President with a background in education and politics


  56. A-House June 12, 2010 12:41 pm

    Thank you, Garret, for your expetise in helping me out!!

    It’s to bad that the WAC, Presidents and Commissioner, does not have the visonary, pro-active minds that could have avoided their current situation.

    Brining in DII schools would only “down grade” the WAC and make it more unattractive to the other conferences. And, if there are only 4 mega-conferences after this, it may spell the doom for all the “left behind” football schools.


  57. roysan16 June 12, 2010 12:42 pm

    hmm. wisconcin coach or AD?

    I say it was quick thinking from alvarez


  58. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 12:44 pm

    A-House… it wouldn’t be so bad if the so called “left-behind” schools were geographically in one area.. but it looks like they may be spread out quite a bit. Which is why DII schools may be the WAC’s only other out. We shall see.. we shall see. It will be like years gone by… but with less teams to choose from for those games at end of the season.


  59. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 12:52 pm

    I should add.. few, if any, of the left-behind seem to be in the Western half of the US…”Baylor”?


  60. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 12:58 pm

    RainbowCliff

    thanks for sharing
    Our son grew up playing soccer and was on the first Olympic Developmental team that represented Hawaii in regionals.
    Will always cheer for USA, but if we’re not still in it, Brasil has been a long time favorite. I was fortunate enough to enjoy watching Pele live at Aloha Stadium a long time ago in a galaxy far away.

    Your LA84 looks awesome. Keep up the good work and the love you have for Hawaii.


  61. Jack Flash June 12, 2010 12:59 pm

    Aloha Gangee!
    Poetic justice = the MWC getting so raided by the Big 12 or Pac whatever that the leftover teams must beg the WAC for membership! One can hope right?!?!


  62. RainbowCliff June 12, 2010 1:11 pm

    Mr. A House Sir !

    I read and feel your dissapointment as only time will tell until all the BIG TIME schools are finish realing and dealing and then when the dust is all clear Hawaii can make it’s move with what ever Teams are remaining BUT having the likes of Sacramento State, San Luis Obispo or Santa Cruz joining you folks will be just “AWEFUL” to imagine as I could not subject myself in watching Hawaii play since being a former Bow who played against the toughest teams around the country during that golden era of the 70’s and 80’s !

    Pro Activeness I am not seeing BUT in reality can’t see as Hawaii is not calling the shots with the BIGGER conferences in total control !

    Commish Benson I gather is not high on your list as I guess he belongs with the fumbler in which I know personally your feelings toward Hawaii’s former AD as many feel he got you in this situation because of his arrogance and controversial management skills !

    Hopefully Mr. A House their is a silver cloud over each lining as we can only wait and see BUT when you snooze kind sir you lose as AD Jim Donovan has his work cut out for him and Muppet Henson Benson can’t find Kermit and Miss Piggy !


  63. Ralph June 12, 2010 1:32 pm

    Don Weir, I read your comment about UH and conference alignment and scheduling games, thinking out of the box like yours is too practical an approach for UH, they got to follow the same path that got them in this predictament because that’s the way it’s been done for years.

    Mufi is quoted as saying that we shouldn’t look at Boise defection as a crisis but as an opportunity for UH to step up and do what Boise has done. Doesn’t Mufi know that we are the oldest member of the WAC and we have been trying for decades to win the WAC in football and basketball without a lot of success. LOL


  64. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 1:53 pm

    If we had done like Boise and charged ample student activity fees 10 years ago.. built special boxes at the stadium with outrageous corporate sponsorship prices…. then maybe.. but Boise already had a huge following following there multiple National Championships as a JC powerhouse. They didn’t come without a solid foundation and following.. they simply waited patiently till they were ready to make a move…and had all the $$ they needed behind them.

    http://finad.boisestate.edu/budget/pdf/feesfy10.pdf


  65. RainbowCliff June 12, 2010 1:53 pm

    Chopsueyboy: thank you for your wonderful story on your son’s soccer experience as the USA Developmental Leagues covers AYSO here in Los Angeles with youth soccer playing ALL over Parks and Recreation. Pele is a LEGEND in Brasil as younger players have revered him as the “AMBASSODOR” of Brazilian Soccer !

    Appreciate you kind remarks to my LA84 playground as I will have over 100 inner city kids daily enjoying the Summer Activities that is planned for them as our Summer Day Camp program is already filled to capacity !

    Love for Hawaii Sir is ALWAYS from the heart as “nothing can be finer then to be in aina haina” in the morning !

    Stay well sir and “ADVANTE BRASIL’ !


  66. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 2:07 pm

    Okay.. can someone explain clearly how a 16 team conference schedules to have their own championship game?

    … I undertand you start with 8 teams on each side..
    … Say each team has at least 1-2 pre-season game outside the conference..
    that makes 8-9 games…
    and then?


  67. greenthumb June 12, 2010 2:09 pm

    Several posters have mentioned hotels and airlines as part of the mix of helping boost UH’s attractiveness to conferences pricing tickets. I would suggest talking with wholesalers, too, to help sponsor and also to help arrive at the most economical way to get air seats.

    Remember the one(s) that helped out during the Sugar Bowl rush? Also there is a wholesaler that does sports packaging whenever USC comes to town. When looking at how to get teams here, someone mentioned the challenge of the last hop from Oakland, SFO or LAX to Hawaii and had made the excellent suggestion that Hawaii look at securing those seats early, and the chosen team just be responsible for getting to the coast. I think that idea can be expanded so it is not only for the Hawaii Bowl, but for the regular season, too — I guess with the disclaimer, no ESPN games, since those kickoff times can be changed.

    So, a question worth asking is whether it might be possible to commit to buy a block of seats and then fill the names in on the reservations as travel gets closer.


  68. mctruck June 12, 2010 2:12 pm

    You’al are saying you think the pac10 commish is smart; and the big ten and sec commish are smart…..well, I think the wac commish is real smart, too……NOT!!


  69. mctruck June 12, 2010 2:15 pm

    benson is reacting just like when the old big wac broke up….his mentality then and now is, “which way did they go?”


  70. mctruck June 12, 2010 2:21 pm

    As I followed and watched the Rainbow Wahine softball team advance to the world series, and as I reflected on their accomplishments, I said to myself, “I could be happy if UH had all the other sports except football, if that ever came to pass”.


  71. RainbowCliff June 12, 2010 2:25 pm

    Ralph: You are so right as still TODAY I can’t understand Hawaii’s thinking process as they are late to the freight, have MAJOR problems of paying off Coaches and Administrators to leave with political figures do not have a clue to “BIG TIME” athletics !

    Always on the outside looking in and IF this re-arraingement does not favor UH among respectable Division 1 Teams then I feel the higher brass is satisfy with the out come and doesn’t bother them to be second tier with lower teir competition from the Athletic side as Sacramento State, San Luis Obispo and Santa Cruz are respectful educational institutions if there is any consolation.

    Telling a recruit playing Sac State will get you experience in politics and your parents can watch you play at California State Capitol with tickets being purchase to watch the NBA Kings.


  72. mctruck June 12, 2010 2:25 pm

    Happy Birthday, RYAN!!! You are the apple of your fathers eye.


  73. RainbowCliff June 12, 2010 2:29 pm

    mctruck: FUNNY as classic “which way did they go” is Looney Tune at it’s best !

    Got me rollin over here with laughter !


  74. d1島 June 12, 2010 2:30 pm

    😯

    LizK is really “shakin’ things up over there”

    New Delhi, India (CNN) — A 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of India early Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

    A local tsunami watch for India was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, but was later canceled.


  75. d1島 June 12, 2010 2:32 pm

    USA! USA! USA! 🙂


  76. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 2:36 pm

    Wow.. USA with a draw against the England in World Cup Soccer..


  77. d1島 June 12, 2010 2:42 pm

    mih,

    …with a goal!

    unfortunate mishandle by the UK Goalie but hey, that’s why you shoot the ball…

    You never score on the shots you never take!


  78. BleedGreen808 June 12, 2010 2:45 pm

    Here’s a link to Argentina vs. Nigeria–Replay

    http://www.justin.tv/loyal928


  79. wafan June 12, 2010 3:11 pm

    Gosh. Where is everyone?

    Has the “newness” worn off? Place still smells new.


  80. A-House June 12, 2010 3:13 pm

    mctruck:

    your #221 – Midori7 and I were discussing,her idea, of a UH without football and aligning with other conferences for all the other sports. Men VB is already within a separate “conference” which includes the best schools on the West Coast and covers several conferences. She also mentioned Sac State which is part of the WAC for baseball only. Na Wahine SB could align with a West Coast conference as could track and field.

    Perhaps, UHAD can look at this possibility as an option if UH is left totally out of the WAC or MWC/WAC conbination. Being the oldest school in the WAC will not hold any weight when it comes to making the tough $$$ decisions.


  81. chopsueyboy June 12, 2010 3:18 pm

    ENGLAND were struck by the curse of the keepers as Robert Green’s clanger handed the USA a point.

    Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/sport/football/worldcup2010/3011841/England-1-USA-1.html#ixzz0qgtHUfPW


  82. A-House June 12, 2010 3:20 pm

    Garret:

    If you were the Big 12 commissioner and the Texas/Oklahoma school defect, which conference(s) would you raid and which schools would you invite to retain the AQ BCS status and, why?

    Also, if there is to be 4 “mega conferences with 16 schools, will the mid-majors have a chance to break into the BCS bowl games providing, of course, that the BCS system stays in tack (which I doubt because so many of the top teams will be in the 4 conferences)?

    Since the BCS conferences control the BCS, I doubt if they will keep the same system in selection of schools to their bowl games. The outcry will be so loud that they will bend with the prevailing tide.


  83. Slugger June 12, 2010 3:21 pm

    Don Weir,

    Saw the Mrs. at Ali’iolani Hale today after the parade.

    Have to catch up on the goings on…


  84. A-House June 12, 2010 3:26 pm

    My message is that many, many individuals must reach a collective decison that maintaining UH sports, especially football, is in the best interest of the State and counties.

    Put UH first and their own greed second; just for this time; see the fruits; and then make a full commitment to support Hawaii athletics including the DII schools in the Pac West Conference. As the State economy improves, this may also be a major factor in companies pulling together to support UH football.

    We need a great marketing mind to pull this off and that one person may be Keith Amemiya, UH Board of Regents secretary.


  85. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 12, 2010 3:57 pm

    Once again, let me clarify the issues with respect to Stan Sheriff Center events.

    I started tracking the issue of the Plan Review Use Permit application last fall – including doing historical research on the original discussions and applications starting in late 1991. Back then, there were significant restrictions placed on the lower campus developments at the unified requests from the three surrounding Neighborhood Boards (Manoa, McCully-Mo`ili“ili, and Diamond Head/Kapahulu/St. Louis Heights). Also weighing in were the Makiki, Palolo and Kaimuki Neighborhood Boards.

    Anyhow, in late 2007, the renew & update process started and then got deferred for over two years. Don’t ask me why – no one could tell me.

    The process started up again in November, 2009 – click here for the current resolution’s history http://www4.honolulu.gov/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-95097/RES09-341.htm

    It got referred to the Zoning Committee then chaired by Rod Tam and what came out of the committee in late February, 2010, was the first version.

    When I saw it, I started generating opposition to it mincluding speaking with the chairs of all six Neighborhood Boards and got their support to modify the language. Times have changed in the past 18 years and the surrounding neighborhoods are very proud of the Athletic Complex.

    What passed out is the bolded version. This is the same language as required by any facility on public (federal, state or county) or privately-owned land which holds events on its property – school carnivals, concerts, conventions, etc. The purpose is to make sure that the facility has addressed public safety & transportation concerns. The Department of Planning & Permitting assumes that the facility managers & staff know what to do and this application process provides proof.

    The Stan’s management would help the outside vendor submit the permit application and then make sure that the conditions would be carried out.

    In other words, there are no unusualrequirements being placed on the Athletic Department to hold a fundraiser in The Stan.

    RESOLUTION 09-341, CD1, FD1 – RESOLUTION APPROVING AN APPLICATION FOR A PLAN REVIEW USE PERMIT SUBMITTED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA, TO ALLOW IMPLEMENTATION OF THE 2007 LONG RANGE DEVELOPMENT PLAN (LRDP) WHICH INCLUDES FUTURE BUILDINGS AND PROJECTS THAT ARE ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN (CIP) AND/OR ARE ANTICIPATED FOR DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE TO TEN YEARS.

    LANGUAGE AS PASSED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ZONING COMMITTEE AT ITS2.24/2010 MEETING

    9. The performance floor and seating area of the Stan Sheriff Center shall be used for lectures, classes, activities, athletic and other events, festivals, programs, concerts, performances, banquets, productions, registration, exhibitions, convocations and commencement exercises held by or sponsored by the University of Hawaii or a University affiliated organization. In addition, the performance floor and seating areas may be used for high school sporting events, for non-profit community groups such as youth athletic teams, and for sports tournaments and sporting events for nonprofit organizations serving the physically and mentally challenged. In the event that the performance floor and seating area of the Stan Sheriff Arena is proposed to be used for activities of a commercial nature held by or sponsored by the University of Hawaii or a University affiliated organization, UHM shall give first refusal right to the Neal Blaisdell Center and shall consult and coordinate with the State of Hawaii Convention Center.

    LANGUAGE AS PASSED BY THE FULL CITY COUNCIL AT ITS 3/17/2010 MEETING

    9. The performance floor and seating area of the Stan Sheriff Center shall be used for lectures, classes, activities, athletic and other events, festivals, programs, concerts, performances, banquets, productions, registration, exhibitions, convocations and commencement exercises held by or sponsored by the University of Hawaii or a University affiliated organization. In addition, the performance floor and seating areas may be used for high school sporting events, for non-profit community groups such as youth athletic teams, and for sports tournaments and sporting events for nonprofit organizations serving the physically and mentally challenged. In the event that the performance floor and seating area of the Stan Sheriff Arena is proposed to be used for activities of a commercial nature held by or sponsored by the University of Hawaii or a University affiliated organization, UHM shall first obtain prior approval from DPP to ensure that any anticipated impacts on the community as a result of the event shall be identified and properly mitigated. Such impacts may include, but are not limited to, traffic, noise, frequency of events, and parking.


  86. d1島 June 12, 2010 4:13 pm

    btw Stephen,

    tweet tweet!


  87. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 12, 2010 4:19 pm

    Work is already going on with respect to generating legislative, alumni, and corporate support for UH.

    One other quick reminder: A law dating back to 1968 bars commercial activities by any organization except non-profits and the Stadium Authority’s contractors at the Aloha Stadium site – inside & out. There is strong support for rescinding the law BUT – and this is super-important – the surrounding communities Salt Lake/Aiea/Moanalua/Pearl City/Hickam & Pearl Harbor military bases must be at the table for decision-making as to what kind of development will take place.

    This will be part of the planning for Transit-Oriented Development which will start around 2015 in that area; however, given the need to be ready to deal with the conference re-alignments over the next three years or so, we all need to move much more quickly.

    Will keep folks here posted, but I urge those of you who live in these communities to actively petition your Neighorhood Boards, your Councilmembers, and your state legislators to take the lead on this.

    If you are interested in learning more about becoming a citizen advocate, please sned me an e-mail to swood at hoku dot com.

    One last word in my previous posting about The Stan. I want to give full credit to Councilmembers Ikaika Anderson & Ann Kobayashi for listening to the folks advocating for the second version. Ikaika chairs the Planning Committee and Ann represents Manoa and most of the communities surround the University. They were able to get their colleagues to accept the second version.


  88. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 12, 2010 4:30 pm

    A-House – I agree that Keith Amemiya would be great at being the advocate for the University; however, I believe that he could not do both his current job and this one as well. The Regents Executive Secretary is a very important & complex job covering a kazillion requirements, duties, etc.

    Nuts – have to go back to work – yardwork – since there’s only a couple of hours of sunlight left. We’re going to be putting in an edible garden sometime during the next couple of weeks and it’s turning into more work than I expected. My first two crops are going to be soybeans and small sweet & juicy strawberries plus a variety of melons.


  89. Ralph June 12, 2010 6:04 pm

    I just read my e mail from K State AD, he is keeping all parties informed and he states that he is in touch and communicating with the Kansas State Board of Regents, President, Governor of Kansas, the legislature and fellow big 12 institution Kansas University. So I beg the question, is our Governor, BOD, Chancellor, and President involved or is everyone sitting on the fence and waiting for the hammer to drop. UH may not have the best fb or mbb team to offer or the WAC is near at or near the bottom of the pecking order, but can we be proactive and have contingency plans like Don Weir mentioned to offering a selling point to keep UH. Imagine if after big Tuesday, the dominoes falls and UH is left out, including the WAC.


  90. Ralph June 12, 2010 6:13 pm

    replay of San Jose and UH on K5 at 6 pm today.


  91. Ralph June 12, 2010 6:15 pm

    is Estes participating in OTA for any team.


  92. A-House June 12, 2010 6:24 pm

    wassupDoc:

    Thank you for your posts on “regulatory issues” as they are very informative and helpful to me in sorting out what happened, is happening, and what will happen for UHManoa. I like, very much, the new language rearding use of the SCC which will make it available, for a fee, its structure.

    Now, if we can only get “upper campus” to release some of the “parking” $$ when UH sport is played for that is the only reason for any “spike” in revenue.

    For the communities surrounding Aloha Stadium, do they sit as “advisors” or voting members of the committee?


  93. A-House June 12, 2010 6:28 pm

    Ralph:

    If history is correct, none of the above is doing doots in helping UHAD survive – they are “tunneled vision” for their own interests and this only hurts as they are the very ones who should care – we are nothing but small potato – make a lot of noise, but no strong voices.

    Hey one ready for an uprising?


  94. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 12, 2010 6:36 pm

    For those of you who are wondering what, if anything, University President MRC Greenwoood, Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, amd Board of Regents Chair Howard H. Karr are doing or planning to do about the significant shifts in UH’s sports future, why not contact them directly to express your concerns. NOTE: The next BOR meeting in on July 15.


  95. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 6:49 pm

    hmmm guess everyone is watching football rerun on K5 again.. Utah State, eh?


  96. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 6:50 pm

    Oh wait.. was that last week? got anything tonight?


  97. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 6:55 pm

    nada…

    k-drama
    Hawaii 5-0 re-run.. 9 Dragons (classic)


  98. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 12, 2010 7:06 pm

    A-House:

    The committees will probably be identified as Working Groups rather than Task Forces. The former is much more informal than the latter. For example, on a Task Force a representative from Salt Lake would most likely be someone who’s on the Neighborhood Board whereas people from various community groups including service clubs or a community association or a nearby church could take part in Working Group.

    The big challenge facing private developers will be to make sure that whatever they build fits in with the larger community and does not impact the basic infrastructur negatively. Fortunately, Transit-Oriented Development has happened all over the world and has really made a huge difference. TOD creates jobs – both in construction and in the long run.

    For example, not only will there be retail, commercial, office & professional buildings, some light industrial, parking garages, and multi-family housing but also there could be a small hotel to accommodate both military families as well as visiting teams supporters or an international research facility – electronics/medical etc. There could even be a second permanent recreational facility – an amusement park or a race track or ????

    In other words, we are NOT talking about a 7-day-a-week Swap Meet/Farmers’ Market here.

    The Big Vision has to include expanding to the Far East and to the South Pacific. Why not rugby or soccer? BTW – how big is a soccer field. It looks as if it’s 50% larger than a football field.

    The possibilities are endless, but the neighboring communities need to be heard and have their concerns addressed.

    ALL of these planning decisions will be impacted by what happens over the next few weeks. If we’ve already spent $60 million on Aloha Stadium repairs and TOD is going to happen over the next 12 years, then having Aloha Stadium no longer used for college football will be a disaster.


  99. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 7:14 pm

    TOD may be the force that keeps UH in the ball game, eh? It will need UH and UH will need it.

    Hawaii vs SJSU rerun tonight.. right now..


  100. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc June 12, 2010 7:30 pm

    MIH –

    You got it. That’s the message being put out right now.

    The state owns the land at Aloha Stadium so the revenues from land leases for all of these buildings will be humungous. The first time I heard a TOD presentation back in the Spring of 2008, I walked out of the room in a daze. I had no idea as to what could happen at all of these transit stations, but the potential at Aloha Stadium left everyone in the room speechless.

    Estimates for development costs just at this one station range from $150 million to half a billion depending upon what is allowed to be built.


  101. whitey June 12, 2010 7:40 pm

    somewhere along the line, i would be interested to see if the justice dept would start looking at taking away the non profit status of the bcs schools for violating the intent of why the ncaa was given this status. when tv and football commissioners tell the schools how they will be affected, then something is totally wrong. it is the educational portion and not the athletic education that determines the tax emempt status.


  102. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 7:40 pm

    TOD as I envisioned it when the Rail concept first got approved by the City was something along the lines of what you might see in the outlying areas of Japan.. where there are municipalities of 350,000 people or more around the major train stops… and smaller townships along the way… The ones with 300,000 people or more have multi-story department stores, fast food shops, gamerooms, public saunas, supermarkets, etc.. pretty much one stop shopping.. it is big business..with emphasis on BIG!


  103. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 7:47 pm

    I can see the stadium surrounded by multi-storied parking structures on the outlying areas with shops built around the actual stadium perimeter several stories high…. Lunch and fast food kiosks here and there so that people can enjoy a casual lunch on certain areas of the stadium even when there is no game. Batting cages.. Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts, build it up.. build it out.. turn Halawa Recreational Park (1/2 mile away) into an extension of the Stadium..


  104. Garret June 12, 2010 7:47 pm

    I had a birthday party to attend and then dinner at a friend’s house, so aside from a few posts I snuck in when I had a few minutes I’ve been gone all day. A lot has happened today in conference realignment. Much of it directly affects UH! I’m still trying to absorb everything…

    First thing is that Montana is apparently off the table for the WAC. This is from a feature article on Karl Benson in today’s Salt Lake Tribune:

    The bad news: Big Sky power Montana, a logical replacement for Boise, has shown little enthusiasm to make the costly step.


  105. Garret June 12, 2010 7:48 pm

    These are apparently the *only* D-IAA schools who wish to move up to D-IA in the WAC’s footprint.

    Benson will likely have to think outside the box to replace Boise and look at the potential of programs like Portland State, Sacramento State or Cal-Davis. Another possibility is Texas-San Antonio.


  106. Garret June 12, 2010 7:49 pm

    The next thing is that the SEC’s commissioner was apparently visiting with Texas A&M today. This is one of multiple reports on the subject:

    Person I trust says it does “appear” Mike Slive is in College Station, as reported


  107. Garret June 12, 2010 7:51 pm

    Next, it appears that 3 Texas newspapers and Chip Brown are reporting that Texas A&M’s regents are going to vote for the *SEC* instead of the Pac-16.

    Texas A&M regents have the votes to join the SEC and could announce that move as early as next week, sources tell Orangebloods.com


  108. Garret June 12, 2010 7:52 pm

    The debate was between Kansas and Utah to take Texas A&M’s spot. I’ve been cheering for Utah (to weaken the MWC and keep the Big 12 at 5 teams) but most media reports yesterday seemed to indicate Kansas was winning. However, this news (if true) would make me very happy.

    A&M is out, Utah’s in. Monday could be a huge day.


  109. Garret June 12, 2010 7:53 pm

    Oklahoma State is a definite Texas follower to the Pac-16.

    In an e-mail to University of Texas system regent Robert L. Stillwell last week, OSU athletic director Mike Holder wrote: “We just want to be with Texas when the dust settles!”


  110. Garret June 12, 2010 7:55 pm

    the Pac-10’s commissioner visited with Oklahoma and Oklahoma State today. He will visit with Texas, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M on Sunday. The meeting with Texas A&M should be interesting–Texas A&M met with the SEC commissioner today and seems ready to go to the SEC. If the Pac-10 commissioner cannot convince Texas A&M tomorrow, then Texas A&M will go to the SEC. That also means that the SEC will poach at least one ACC or Big East team.

    Oklahoma administrators confirmed a campus visit Saturday from Pac-10 commissioner Larry Scott but did not elaborate beyond calling it an “informative meeting” in a news release distributed by school officials.

    Multiple Big 12 sources have confirmed that Scott also paid a visit Saturday to Oklahoma State and has scheduled visits today on campuses at Texas, Texas Tech and Texas A&M. Scott is expected to extend formal invitations to all five schools in advance of scheduled regents meetings Tuesday at Texas and Texas Tech.

    Oklahoma officials announced a regents meeting Wednesday. A&M officials have yet to call a meeting and, based on information from multiple sources, regents are badly split between accepting a Pac-10 offer and exploring a chance to join the Southeastern Conference.

    One source contacted Saturday said the A&M regents board appeared slightly in favor of pursuing SEC membership.


  111. Garret June 12, 2010 7:57 pm

    For UH’s sake, I want Texas A&M to choose the SEC and Utah to go to the Pac-16. That would weaken the MWC and keep the Big 12 strong…losing Utah could give the edge to the Big 12, while losing Kansas would kill the Big 12.


  112. Garret June 12, 2010 8:05 pm

    I should note that WassupDoc has been *very* closely following all of the developments at Aloha Stadium and UH is lucky to have such a dedicated and tireless supporter. There has been some progress made on that front, with amazing potential for UH, but if the WAC dies then all of their efforts will be too late. I don’t think I can say any more than that.

    I wish that conference expansion could have held off for a little longer so that the football team would have had a chance to turn things around and that other things would have had more time.


  113. Garret June 12, 2010 8:08 pm

    More on Texas A&M probably going to the SEC.

    Multiple sources tell Orangebloods.com that Texas A&M has enough votes on its nine-member Board of Regents to join the Southeastern Conference and could announce that move as early as next week.

    A source close to the situation said A&M has an invitation from the SEC if it wants it. SEC commissioner Mike Slive was in College Station on Saturday meeting with A&M officials, according to sources, although A&M athletic director Bill Byrne was in Idaho.

    The sources said the A&M regents who favor the move to the SEC outnumber those who favor staying with longtime rival Texas in a move to the Pac-10.

    Those in favor of the move, led by regents Gene Stallings and influential former Exxon Mobil executive Morris E. Foster, prefer the SEC from a regional, financial and athletic standpoint and feel like there are bonds between the SEC and A&M that work.


  114. Garret June 12, 2010 8:10 pm

    Texas turned down the SEC over academic standards. Not only has Texas said that they won’t play A&M if A&M goes to the SEC, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State have reportedly said that they won’t play Texas A&M anymore in ANY SPORT if they go to the SEC.

    There are those on the regents board who feel the 100-year rivalry with Texas must remain intact. Sources said A&M officials were hoping for an agreement with Texas to continue scheduling football games against one another, even if they were in separate leagues. But sources say UT officials have vowed that if A&M turns down its invitation to the Pac-10, breaks away from UT and goes to the SEC, Texas won’t schedule the Aggies in anything anytime soon.

    Texas has already turned down the SEC. Sources close to UT say the Longhorns don’t see it as a cultural fit, namely because of the SEC’s academic standards.


  115. Garret June 12, 2010 8:11 pm

    The SEC is also trying to get Oklahoma.

    According to sources, SEC commissioner Mike Slive and A&M are working feverishly to convince Oklahoma to join the SEC with the Aggies rather than follow Texas to the Pac-10.

    There is speculation among a few schools in the Big 12 that if OU had to choose between the Pac-10 and SEC, it would choose the SEC. But sources close to OU say, up to this point, the Sooners have made a decision to go with Texas and not break up one of college football’s most unique rivalries.

    Oklahoma athletic director Joe Castiglione was quoted in the Tulsa World last week saying the Sooners are committed to going where Texas goes.


  116. Garret June 12, 2010 8:12 pm

    Oklahoma State’s power in the Oklahoma legislature might force Oklahoma to go to the Pac-16 since the SEC doesn’t want Oklahoma State.

    Sources close to the SEC/Texas A&M talks say Oklahoma is still listening to proposals from the SEC. But the sources said the SEC is not interested in Oklahoma State.

    Trying to split OU and Oklahoma State could cause resistance in the Oklahoma Legislature, which appears to have more members who’ve graduated from OSU than OU, according to an informal count.


  117. Garret June 12, 2010 8:14 pm

    Notes on some of the people on A&M’s Board of Regents who are pushing for the SEC.

    In addition to Stallings, A&M’s charge to the SEC is also being supported by Texas A&M System chancellor Mike McKinney, who once served as Gov. Rick Perry’s chief of staff. Perry is a former yell leader at A&M who still remains very tied into the school’s day-to-day workings.

    McKinney has been very involved in A&M athletics. His sons, Seth and Steve, both played football at A&M. Steve played for Mike Sherman when he was an assistant at A&M under R.C. Slocum and again for Sherman as offensive coordinator of the Houston Texans. McKinney, more than athletic director Bill Byrne, is seen in some A&M circles as the reason the Aggies hired Sherman.

    Last week, McKinney’s son, Seth, a guard with the Buffalo Bills, posted on his Twitter account, “If we go to the PAC 16 I’m going on a hunger strike!!!”


  118. Garret June 12, 2010 8:16 pm

    The ADs of the 5 Big 12 South schools who are invited to the Pac-16 will meet with the Pac-10’s commissioner on Monday. So, the Pac-10’s commissioner visiting each Oklahoma school today, will visit the 3 Texas schools tomorrow, then meet with all of the ADs on Monday…and Texas has its Regents meet on Tuesday.

    A meeting between Scott, Weiberg and the five Big 12 South athletic directors being targeted by the Pac-10 is tentatively planned for Monday in Dallas, sources said.


  119. Garret June 12, 2010 8:17 pm

    I’m kind of hoping that everything goes down early next week because after Thursday I’ll be off the blog for about a week. Having no internet access for awhile will drive me crazy if this stuff is still going on.


  120. jayz43 June 12, 2010 8:21 pm

    The headline blares, “U.S. Sweeps Curtis Cup!”.

    Here’s an AP release with a photo of Kimberly Kim and Stephanie Kono, who won both their matches Saturday, celebrating their victory. And in the Star Advertiser, their hometown newspaper? Not a peep.

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/sports/golf/us-sweeps-curtis-cup/article1602227/

    What’s up with that?!


  121. BG June 12, 2010 8:28 pm

    Hauoli Lahanau Ryan!!!


  122. jm2375 June 12, 2010 8:30 pm

    Off-topic – I’d like to thank ST & Devon for joining us at the Lab School Alumni Assn bowling fundraiser this afternoon. Aiea Bowl is soooo much nicer than any other bowling alley I’ve been to. Thanks ST! We need a Tsaiko bowling outing sometime.


  123. papajoe2 June 12, 2010 8:39 pm

    watching Miss Hawaii 2010. contestant Lauren Cheape is Matt Cheape of UH Warrior volleyball. good luck all.


  124. papajoe2 June 12, 2010 8:45 pm

    sorry on post about Matt and Lauren Cheape. they are brother and sister.


  125. Bulla June 12, 2010 8:49 pm

    on behalf of The Beast aka Ryan mahalo for the bday wishes. i told him to check out the blog to say mahalo, but i think he is playing Madden football online, yes, mentally preparing to be a Warrior, haha.

    mahalo again, AZ is hot,hot,hot…did i say hot? back home on Thursday…….. be blessed not stressed!!!


  126. SteveM June 12, 2010 9:06 pm

    Garret Says:
    June 12th, 2010 at 8:17 pm
    I’m kind of hoping that everything goes down early next week because after Thursday I’ll be off the blog for about a week. Having no internet access for awhile will drive me crazy if this stuff is still going on.

    Garret–what a quandary. Either go crazy or get killed for staying in your cabin or sports bar watching ESPN all day. I assume the satellite modem charges are out… 😆 Just enjoy your family reunion cruise and stop by the ship’s sports bar once in a while. 🙂

    But we’ll miss your commentary and analysis for a while.


  127. Garret June 12, 2010 9:21 pm

    SteveM,

    On the cruise ship I completely ignore the TV and I won’t buy a data plan so that I can fully enjoy the reunion without getting distracted. The day the cruise is over we’re extending the reunion to a relative’s home. The next day I’ll be at Legoland with my parents and my sister’s husband and 3 kids. So, I’ll be off blog and off the internet for a long time…


  128. Garret June 12, 2010 9:22 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    MIT scientists were able to find the moral center of the brain, and then showed that they could use magnetic fields to *change* that moral center, changing those people’s moral judgments!


  129. Garret June 12, 2010 9:23 pm

    Study found that high-fat, high-calorie foods affect the brain similarly to the way cocaine and heroin do! The study found that compulsive eating habits resemble drug addiction.


  130. Garret June 12, 2010 9:23 pm

    Ohio woman had twins babies delivered a week apart! After she delivered a girl, her labor stopped and she did not deliver her boy until a week later.


  131. Garret June 12, 2010 9:23 pm

    A mayor in Jordan is considering suing a newspaper that played an April Fools Day joke by reporting that 10-foot-tall aliens had landed in the desert town of Jafr. The mayor says that parents were so frightened that they did not send their children to school that day and he almost evacuated their town’s 13,000 residents!


  132. Garret June 12, 2010 9:24 pm

    The Pennsylvania Lottery’s Big 4 drawing came out 7-7-7-7, resulting in a $7.77 million payout to 3,107 winning tickets. The lottery paid out $7.2 million more than it took in since it is popular for people to pick 7-7-7-7.


  133. Garret June 12, 2010 9:24 pm

    Free play links pau.


  134. Garret June 12, 2010 9:28 pm

    If Oklahoma *and* Texas A&M go to the SEC, the Pac-16 could invite Utah and Kansas. That wouldn’t be as good for the WAC since the Big 12 would be weakened for its battle with the MWC.


  135. oldie June 12, 2010 9:32 pm

    One report says the Big East may try to get the leftover teams from the Big 12 to join them. Wouldn’t it more sense for the remainder of the Big 12 members to keep the league intact since they would get all the money (10 million per team) that those leaving would have to pay?


  136. madeinhawaii June 12, 2010 10:08 pm

    Study found that high-fat, high-calorie foods affect the brain similarly to the way cocaine and heroin do! The study found that compulsive eating habits resemble drug addiction.

    Wow Tsaikos! Didja heah dat? All that food might be indicative of a compulsive addictive personality…Aiyah! No wonder we stay stuck to this blog!

    gimme more.. MORE … MORE…


  137. jm2375 June 12, 2010 10:19 pm

    Re Big East – unless some of the teams move to other conferences (e.g. Notre Dame), I’m having a hard time trying to visualize a larger Big East *basketball* conference. The conference already has 16 teams for basketball and has problems with scheduling.


  138. jm2375 June 12, 2010 10:57 pm

    testing, testing


  139. oldie June 12, 2010 10:58 pm

    jm,

    I believe that was the idea. The Big East would try to take the Big 12 leftovers after they got raided.


  140. Kazz June 12, 2010 11:27 pm

    and “boom” goes the dynamite.


  141. iwonderwhytheyhateme June 13, 2010 12:16 am

    re: TELEVISION CONTRACTS FOR WAC

    Maybe Garret can comment on this better than I can. But what is to happen with our next TV contract with the loss of Boise?

    Assuming our football program remains “idle” and Fresno and Neveda do not become the next Boise within the next 3-4 years.

    For instance the Sun Belt conference (whom I know very little about) renewed a TV contract with ESPN in 2009 that was worth approximately $750,000…(what UH makes in ONE home game)…

    Any thoughts? Has the AD or commish commented on a plan that would be in place if we don’t have that steady source of tv revenue?


  142. All Around the World News June 13, 2010 9:18 am

    Hawaii News – StarAdvertiser.com…

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