A-A honors for Gonzalez, Majam; Pro chance for Jovonte

Third baseman Melissa Gonzalez today was named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-America first team.

Centerfielder Kelly Majam, a second-year freshman  who leads the nation with 30 home runs,  was named to the second team.

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Las Vegas selected former UH wideout Jovonte Taylor in the fifth round of the UFL draft. The UFL, which serves as a developmental league for the NFL, begins play in September.

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Say, notice  New York Jets coach Rex Ryan’s shirt?

photoRex Ryan, Rich Miano

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Let’s see … column A … then add column B … carry the 2 and … yep, the answer is still the same. UH is the only WAC school still playing. In softball and baseball.

And, yet, the Commissioner’s Cup, which goes to the WAC’s most successful sports program, was awarded to Boise State. I mean, that makes sense. Boise State has a kick-okole football program, and did well in soccer, and swimming and diving.

But wait. The Cup rankings are based on accumulated points awarded for performances during the regular season and WAC tournaments. That would be fine, except that means UH gets no credit for men’s volleyball, water polo, sailing and cheerleading, and Boise amasses 12 points for men’s track, men’s indoor track and men’s cross country. And BSU gets points for gymnastics. You can count on one hand — if you only have three fingers — the number of WAC gymnastic teams. Of the 19 WAC sports, Boise fields a league-high 18 teams (it doesn’t play baseball). UH does not  get credit for its teams that compete in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.

UH’s softball and baseball teams could conceivably win national titles, but no bonus points.

Is the Cup half-full?

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Happy birthday to Cindy, also known as Cenn Cee.


  1. jm2375 June 2, 2010 6:05 am

    OK now can read…

  2. bb June 2, 2010 6:08 am

    boise can take their cup and pee in it all the way to the mountain west

    and take benson with them…

  3. oscar meyer June 2, 2010 6:09 am


  4. oscar meyer June 2, 2010 6:09 am

    go bows

  5. jm2375 June 2, 2010 6:09 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    ST – that’s what I said the other day. Shouldn’t the schools get more points the deeper they go in the post-season? Boise would get a few more points for FB and we would definitely get more points for softball, women’s vb, etc. And yeah, what about the non-WAC sports. When was the last time B$U didn’t win it?

  6. Garret June 2, 2010 6:10 am


    But BSU didn’t just win by a little…they won by a LOT! Even if UH got credit for several of the sports that the WAC doesn’t have that UH did well in, BSU still would have been well above UH in the points. That is without counting sports like wrestling where BSU did very well but don’t count for the WAC. A big problem is that a lot of team sports for UH didn’t just do badly…they did very badly this season.

  7. Garret June 2, 2010 6:12 am


    Complaining about BSU being above UH this year is *not* justified. Look at the number of points they won by…if you give UH full points for sports that the WAC doesn’t have (and don’t give BSU any points for the sports they did well in that the WAC doesn’t have), BSU *still* beast UH.

    Normally *Fresno State*, not BSU wins this. However, BSU has done very well the past 3 years.

  8. Garret June 2, 2010 6:13 am

    The only 2 sports that count for conference expansion are football and men’s basketball…it is too bad that everybody loses money on softball or conferences would care about it more.

  9. jm2375 June 2, 2010 6:14 am

    and what’s more, Fresno got more points than UH in bb, since they finished first in the regular season and UH finished 4th but won the tournament. I think they should award more points to the winner of the tournament. Winning however many games in the space of 3-4 days is a big accomplishment. Besides, FSU didn’t get invited to the “Dance”.

  10. Garret June 2, 2010 6:17 am

    Since 2002, the top 2 schools in the Commissioner’s Cut:

    1. Fresno State – 680.75
    2. Boise State – 642.25

  11. Garret June 2, 2010 6:17 am

    “Cut” should be “Cup”

  12. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2010 6:18 am

    I’m pretty sure UH would do better in wrestling than Boise State would do in men’s volleyball.
    And UH’s cheerleading team always kicks butt. Especially when you consider that the West region stretches from Texas to Hawaii.
    I do think that BSU needs a baseball team. It actually could do well in that sport.

  13. NorthShoreFan June 2, 2010 6:18 am

    Without the formula for calculating the “points” it’s hard to check anyones “math”. If the higher you go counts for something, then we may get a different “points” picture. If they also consider how badly you did then that would also figure in the “points”.
    Then again, It’s the Comissioner’s Cup and we all know who that is..if it’s my “Cup” to award….then UH gets the award!…LOL!….I no shame…I am a “Homer”!…I won’t hide behind a title!…

  14. βρεω808 June 2, 2010 6:19 am

    “Cut” sounds about right….

  15. Garret June 2, 2010 6:20 am


    You really think that a short tournament is more important than the regular season title? How is a few days more important than the months of conference play? In many years UH does better in the regular season than the conference tournament (which is normally on the mainland).

  16. jm2375 June 2, 2010 6:21 am

    oh well. other than bragging rights, what does the winning school get?

  17. Garret June 2, 2010 6:22 am

    You cannot just focus on the top teams for a school to say they should win the overall title. These sports hurt UH’s score:

    6th Football
    9th Men Basketball
    7th Women Cross Country
    7th Soccer
    8th Women Golf
    9th Men Golf

  18. jm2375 June 2, 2010 6:23 am

    Garret – I’m just saying that going to the postseason should get more credit than it does now, which is nada.

  19. Garret June 2, 2010 6:25 am


    The school that wins gets *nothing*. This is just a way for the conference to try to get its schools to compete in the sports that the conference offers.

    For example, I read on the blog last week that BSU didn’t even have softball until a couple of years ago but they sure pushed Fresno State hard in the WAC tournament. Having conference schools play the sports that the conference offers helps the conference…why should a conference reward a school playing sports that does not boost the conference?

  20. Maverick June 2, 2010 6:28 am

    Hawaii doesn’t need no Stinking Commish Cup.

  21. Garret June 2, 2010 6:29 am


    The tournament winner DOES earn points towards the Commissioner’s Cup. They just haven’t added up those points yet.

    In fact, I just checked the WAC’s website and the regular season finish is averaged EQUALLY with the WAC tournament finish. So, it is not correct to conclude that going to the postseason gives no points.

  22. Garret June 2, 2010 6:32 am

    Without the formula for calculating the “points” it’s hard to check anyones “math”. If the higher you go counts for something, then we may get a different “points” picture. If they also consider how badly you did then that would also figure in the “points”.


    The formula hasn’t changed for years. I just went to the WAC’s website and checked things out–I didn’t realize that in 2002-2003, SMU was #1 and Rice was #2 in the Commissioner’s Cup…it seems like so long ago that they were in the same conference as UH.

    The WAC awards its Commissioner’s Cup to the school that performs the best in each of the conference’s 19 men’s and women’s championships. Points are awarded in order of finish, equal to the number of teams that participate in each sport and are averaged between a team’s regular season finish (if applicable) and its WAC championship finish. Teams that do not qualify for a postseason tournament due to a smaller field, receive postseason points equal to their regular season finish. Ties are not broken but instead are averaged between the tied teams.

  23. jm2375 June 2, 2010 6:33 am

    why have the sport if less than half the schools in the conference participate? that’s why UH is in the MPSF for men’s vb and water polo.

  24. jm2375 June 2, 2010 6:35 am

    Garret – by postseason, I meant, NCAA tournaments.

  25. jm2375 June 2, 2010 6:37 am

    Garret – you left out one important sentence:

    Affiliate members are not eligible for the Commissioner’s Cup but their standings will still be used for determining points.

  26. Buffoman June 2, 2010 6:45 am

    What the heck?!

    Math…Commish Cup…whatever…

    It still boils down to winning. Win and be recognized, be mediocre and who cares. Personally, I don’t care about no sti__king cup. I just want to be universally loved and right now, UH is still the ugly duckling…no respect and rightfully so. It has not been earned where it counts most, football and mens basketball.

    Ferd’s column is interesting. If the MWC takes BSU and still blows and we get their bottom feeders, UNLV and SDSU, I’d actually like that. We may not be BCS material, but it’d be fun to have those schools as rivals, as opposed to Portland State, Texas State.

  27. jm2375 June 2, 2010 6:47 am

    off to work. hiho. bbl

  28. mctruck June 2, 2010 6:48 am

    The WAC commish-cup is just another distraction…….all I’m concerned about is for our UH baseball/softball teams to win’um baby!!!

  29. chopsueyboy June 2, 2010 6:50 am

    Congrats Stephen!

  30. mctruck June 2, 2010 6:50 am

    I got a gut feeling that our football/basketball teams will follow with outstanding/shocking, team play themselves…….who-hooo!!!

  31. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2010 6:52 am

    I’m not saying that Boise doesn’t have a great sports program. Obviously, it does.
    I’m just saying the Cup isn’t reflective of each school’s overall value when you don’t count some of the sports.
    And i certainly think that something is wrong when a Cup for overall greatness is awarded when a school is still fielding teams that could still win national championships.
    And gymnastics combines schools from other leagues, just like the MPSF. But because it has the WAC label instead of a combined name, it gets credited while the MPSF doesn’t. But I’m sure we all can agree that the MPSF is a superior conference, especially in men’s volleyball, when you consider the number of NCAA roster spots compared to the number of club and high school programs in the country.

  32. mctruck June 2, 2010 6:53 am

    yeah, I’d trade BSU for SDU/UNLV anyday.

  33. Stephen Tsai June 2, 2010 6:55 am

    That said, it sure would help the argument if the UH football and basketball teams could win more games this year.

  34. Garret June 2, 2010 6:58 am

    I’m just saying the Cup isn’t reflective of each school’s overall value when you don’t count some of the sports.

    If you were looking for overall value to a conference, you would have football with 70% of the points, men’s basketball with 20%, and the rest of the sports splitting the rest.

    I agree that the MPSF is a superior conference for men’s volleyball…but does the WAC get any credit for that? Just like BSU winning the Pac-10 championship in wrestling in 2008 and 2009 does nothing for the WAC and did not count towards the Commissioner’s Cup.

  35. Garret June 2, 2010 7:00 am

    What shocks me is UH placing last in men’s golf and 8th in women’s golf…considering how golf can be played year-round in Hawaii and how great the youth of Hawaii have been doing in golf, I wouldn’t expect UH to be at the bottom of the WAC in golf.

  36. LizKauai (iPad) June 2, 2010 7:00 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Is it Thursday yet?

  37. postmanke June 2, 2010 7:18 am

    I will have to agree with the commish on this one.

    Congrats BSU! Fine athletic achievement esp in football. Congrats on your invitation to the MWC next monday! Bravo!

  38. chawan_cut June 2, 2010 7:28 am

    no, the cup is a permanent smurf blue just like benson who probably wrote the rules for winning the cup.

  39. Garret June 2, 2010 7:30 am

    Article in the Denver Post about BSU and the MWC. Colorado State and San Diego State have publicly sided with adding BSU.

    Football power Boise State appears to be only waiting for an invitation to become the 10th member of the Mountain West Conference. That invitation could officially come as early as Monday when the MWC’s board of directors meets in Jackson, Wyo.

    MWC commissioner Craig Thompson has said he wants his league to be proactive amid talks nationwide of conference shake-ups. Adding Boise State would be the first move toward that end for the MWC. Stephen Weber, president of San Diego State, also believes his conference should guard against isolation and being left behind with shake-ups expected throughout the collegiate landscape. Should the Pac-10 expand, its potential targets are believed to include MWC power Utah and Colorado of the Big 12.

    “In these matters, you have to weigh playing offense or defense,” Weber said. “I prefer offense.”

    Colorado State athletic director Paul Kowalczyk favors the addition of Boise State. “Boise State brings name recognition to the party. The BCS system needs to change,” he said.

  40. Slugger June 2, 2010 7:33 am

    Good Morning!!!

    That is WAC’d out!

  41. J June 2, 2010 7:36 am

    USD senior outfielder James Meador, a candidate to repeat as the West Coast Conference Player of the Year, fractured his left hand during Tuesday’s practice and will miss this weekend’s NCAA Regional at Arizona State.

    Meador suffered the injury during a batting drill when he was hit on the hand by a pitch. Meador, from Ramona High, batted .391 this season with seven home runs and 62 RBI.


  42. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2010 7:39 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Our Softball team is playin’ in the WCWS.
    Our baseball team is playin’ in the NCAA.
    That’s what I care about.

    Cup schmup. Boise Schmoise. Benson Schmenson.

  43. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2010 7:41 am

    Best wishes to all of the Advertiser employees who wont be with the new paper. God Bless you all, and thanks for your excellent years of service.

  44. postmanke June 2, 2010 7:41 am

    There is no way BSU should have a more successful Athletic Program than UH.. – the right leadership is in place, changes are being made. this non sense is coming to an end. Get winning or get out!

    We should be the “who’s you daddy” in any WAC sport we play in. No excuses.. Win every WAC game no matter what!

  45. jojo ® June 2, 2010 7:41 am

    WAC is a love-hate relationship. Or maybe an abusive relationship. Wish UH could be independent, but, argh!!!! So UH is with WAC with Boise being the favored wife.

  46. duffer (iPhone) June 2, 2010 7:43 am


    Unfortunately, UH is not considered a “golf” school. There are more opportunities on the mainland. For women, I think Title IX makes it easier to get full rides.

    Golf at school is a team sport. Total score for four players. UH may get one or two good local kids, but after that, it’s slim pickings.

  47. duffer (iPhone) June 2, 2010 7:51 am

    Last year, the top men golfer from Maui got a full ride to Boise of all places. This year a kid got a partial to BYU.

    On the women’s side, the Pac 10 seems to be a popular choice. This girl early committed to Oregon in her junior year. Stephanie Kono at UCLA, Kristina Merkle at Tulsa and that Oride gal to Notre Dame.

  48. Jun Tao June 2, 2010 7:54 am

    I still think Mr. Benson needs to go! There should be a term limit to the WAC Commissioner position to invite “Growth” and “Change”.

  49. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 8:00 am

    yeah, getting las vegas and sandiego state would be better for hawaii. i hope it happens. by SDU’s AD’s comments, about either being on offense or defense, it doesn’t seem likely that they would move to the WAC unless he’s only thinking about his school and not keeping the MWC together. i really don’t like UH traveling to Montana or Louisiana or Texas (sorry Garret) or other hard to get places like Wyoming, etc.

  50. troll June 2, 2010 8:03 am


    A head to head look at how UH fared against Boise in director cup standings. Concede to Boise the bragging rights to the Commissioner’s Cup, But on the national scene it looks apparent that when using the criterias of the Director’s Cup (which takes in account of scoring points of all the program’s teams) UH comes out ahead.


    61. UH 257.50
    83. BSU 192.50


    62. UH 315.50
    97. BSU 196.00


    53. UH 385.00
    77. BSU 277.50


    49. BSU 449.30
    66. UH 314.0


    As of 1/1/10

    44. BSU 105.00
    66. UH 83.00

    As of 4/30/10

    57. BSU 236.50
    98. UH 126.50

    Note-With Hawaii strong showing in the last month, the final tally should place Hawai ahead of Boise (?).

  51. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 8:04 am

    wish Benson would be “on offense” instead of waiting for other conferences to solidify and just taking the crumbs of the pie.

  52. oldie June 2, 2010 8:04 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Congrats to ST on being retained on the Star Advertiser staff. I hope that SA will keep Princess Leila also.

    Sent out the Alabama game DVDs yesterday. If you asked for one and don’t receive it in the next day or two, let me know. I might have missed your request.

    If the menus confuse you, let me know. You can easily change audio feeds by pressing the Audio button on the remote. You have to re-listen to Blaine Kauwe’s homerun call…

  53. d1島 June 2, 2010 8:07 am

    Great Morning All!

    Why you tink it’s called Da WAC!?!? 😉

  54. Garret June 2, 2010 8:10 am


    Thank you very much for the insight about the golf programs. I knew about Kono going to UCLA, but didn’t realize how many others had gone away. I also didn’t realize that the top men’s golfer from Maui got a full ride to BSU last year!

    Would it be hard to get UH to be considered a “golf school”? There are so many excellent golf courses in Hawaii and it should be possible for them to let the UH team golf for free on them…that should be a good draw.

  55. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 8:12 am

    troll #50, good one. the Director’s cup takes into consideration the sports that UH plays in that are not a part of the WAC. i knew about the cup but was wondering where we are in the standing.

  56. Mrs. A-House June 2, 2010 8:14 am


    Based on your explanation above, I, for one, would put very little significance to the WAC Cup as it is “”lopsidedly”” in favor of Bosie St –
    with BSU leaving the WAC, #1 dog, in Benson’s book, will be history.

    Then, let us see how the “master” treats the WAC – I really believe that the school Presidents should seriously consider dumping his ass!!!

  57. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2010 8:14 am


    My, but you certainly are a helpful troll. Thanks for the info on #50. It certainly puts things into the proper perspective.

  58. A-House June 2, 2010 8:15 am

    as you can see form the above post somebody did not change the moniker back to its master!!!

  59. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2010 8:19 am

    A-House –

    For a moment there, I thought that Mrs. A-House was channeling Mr. A-House during that post. 😆

  60. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 8:26 am

    A more accurate statement is that the DOLLAR value should be measured with football covering 70% and basketball 20%.

    It’s all about the money here.

    OUR situation is unique with two MPSF sports at UH on the higher end of the curve. Warrior volleyball is looking to become more profitable to it’s university than any other MPSF program and the Wahine water polo team has been ranked in the Top 5 as of late, but who cares right? It’s all about the money and these two WONDERFUL programs are not in the WAC.

    Softball makes no money for WAC schools so who cares? Well, neither does women’s cross country, soccer, and the two golf programs for men and women. The year in and year out efforts and success of the Fresno State softball program and the Wahine always being near or at the top of the WAC plus this year’s UNBRIDLED success combined OUTSHINE what those other non-revenue sports program have accomplished.

    Yeah I biased towards softball. 😆 But call me crazy but this sport that “no one cares about” has their post season on national television. Last time I checked ESPN-U won’t even go near collegiate golf or much in the way of tennis for anyone to notice.

    I think the TWO things EVERYONE here can agree on is that football and men’s basketball MUST WIN.

    However, I AGREE with ST that this cup thing is NOT indicitive of the overall success of a university’s athletic programs as a whole.

  61. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 8:27 am

    I’ll give credit where credit IS due. Heck, I am in a VERY good mood as of late. 😉

    Great post by “Troll”. Facts are nice to look at.

  62. skycap June 2, 2010 8:33 am

    We should have a men’s track team don’t have to enter every event
    it will keep the athletes in condition for football / basketball /and all
    other sports. We may win that Cup Of Noodles

  63. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 8:35 am

    (carried over from LATE last night)

    Wahine Video Blog Update

    Katie Grimes and Amanda Taualii report that:

    -It was a “long” day that had a lot of cardio in the sun and on the field with some extra time on infielding defense.

    -They had lunch hosted at the residence of Samantha Ricketts. It was their first real “home-cooked” meal in 3 weeks.

    -They had to play dress up (cowgirl) for festivites for all World Series participants at some sort of festival/fair thing.

    -Today will be another practice day with ESPN interviews being conducted first thing in the morning.

    They both looked tired.

  64. labrat June 2, 2010 8:35 am

    I prefer trophy HPU got.

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  66. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 8:45 am

    skycap #62, i don’t think we can add any more men’s teams because of titleIX. besides, with the travel, it will just be another expense with no income. i would like UH to have a track team though, but we would have to give up a men’s sport. sounds like men’s volleyball may be on its way out nationally. i hope not.

  67. Buffoman June 2, 2010 8:45 am

    I’ve suggested the notion of the Presidents doing what was suggested. Maybe the presidents know something we don’t know about the man or they are simply asleep at the wheel with regard to athletics.

    I do agree that the employee needs to be evaluated to very specific objectives. Being that these are mostly public institutions, it would be good to see what they are and how the evaluation is being conducted and the outcome, if no confidentiality issues are violated.

    Just on what we’ve experienced, I cannot believe that he remains the best candidate for the job. he appears to be operating in a 90’s model in a 21st century world.

  68. Colomaohana June 2, 2010 8:46 am

    Yup, chopsueyboy…..I ditto that.

    Congrats, ST!

  69. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2010 8:48 am

    The other paper had an interesting piece about the “Homerism” by the ESPN announcers during the Wahine – Bama series.


  70. SteveM June 2, 2010 8:52 am

    Good morning everyone!


    …Cenn is from the Pink Side, but after 20+ karaoke calls at Genji, I claim her and Greg for the Tsai-kos. 😀

  71. blikeke June 2, 2010 8:52 am

    Complaining here about the WAC Cup will produce nothing. It needs to become an issue in the press around the WAC so they can read it also what is wrong with the athletic departments isn’t it time they approach the WAC on something that is obviously unfair ?

  72. skycap June 2, 2010 8:56 am

    papajoe #66 thanks for the infor

  73. Garret June 2, 2010 8:57 am


    Conferences like the WCC that do not have football need to sponsor fewer women’s sports…softball is not a WCC sport. It has been suggested by others on this blog and elsewhere that UH could go independent in football (or drop football) and try to join a non-football conference. However, that would end softball at UH.

    If the WAC doesn’t improve in football and men’s basketball, it is quite possible that the conference could go down. Complain all we want about the WAC, without the WAC UH would not have a softball team.

  74. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 8:58 am


    Michele Smith was worse. Let’s see if she returns Reardon’s call.

  75. LiteTsaik(o) June 2, 2010 8:59 am

    Kazz, you are right. They both looked and sounded tired in that video blog. I hope it’s because they’re just now coming down from that emotional high that they experienced on Sunday. I hope they haven’t lost their intensity and focus.

  76. Garret June 2, 2010 9:01 am

    To get respect as a football conference, the WAC has to win nonconference games. They can’t be like Nevada and get blasted in their 3 nonconference games to start the season and then go 7-0 in when they start WAC play.

    Over the past 5 years, aside from BSU, only UH in 2007 went undefeated in nonconference play. So, if you took BSU out of the WAC, only UH in 2007 would have had a chance to play in a BCS game.

  77. Slugger June 2, 2010 9:07 am

    Hau’oli la hanau, CindyCenn!

  78. d1島 June 2, 2010 9:09 am


    Then Reno really got blasted in their bowl game!

  79. d1島 June 2, 2010 9:10 am

    Happy Birthday CindyCenn!

  80. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 9:11 am

    Several things:

    -Wahine softball existed at UH in the Big West Conference. Softball has Title IX to thank as opposed to the WAC since it is not a required sport for conference membership.

    -In my #60 post I wasn’t complaining about the WAC itself in regards to the cup. I’ve barked about the WAC before about other things, but not today.

    -Again, I said if there is ONE thing we ALL can agree on is that football and basketball MUST start winning. I get that. It’s as CLEAR as day.

  81. labrat June 2, 2010 9:15 am

    Notre Dame has a softball team.

  82. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 9:18 am


    Most likely they were just tired I guess. The reality also is that they are only human too.

    To be on the road this long is BRUTAL. The other seven teams in the World Series have no right to even complain about the trip to Oklahoma City, if they do complain.

  83. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 9:22 am


    Notre Dame also has KALA.

  84. jojo ® June 2, 2010 9:25 am

    SteveM, can I do a guest appearance?

  85. GRM June 2, 2010 9:36 am

    ST, heard on the news last night that you and Lee Cataluna will continue on the ‘Star Advertiser.’ What about brother Mike and Princess Leila and this blog?

  86. djmitcho June 2, 2010 9:45 am

    Happy Birthday Cenn!

  87. duffer (iPhone) June 2, 2010 9:51 am


    What’s interesting is, the men’s golf team is comprised mostly of local kids. Whereas the women’s team is comprised of players from the mainland/foreign cities.

    The men have six or seven locals, the women only two or three at most.

    Unless Hawaii gets lucky and can get three or four “top” golfers for men and women, it’ll never be a “golf” school. Nice place to play, but getting to the next level will be hard. The mainland is where you get top level competition.

  88. Pomai June 2, 2010 9:56 am

    I agree we don’t need no dang cup. We’re going to have a NC trophy.


  89. al June 2, 2010 10:01 am

    mrs. ahouse…#56 watch your language. it is so unbecoming of you.

  90. al June 2, 2010 10:05 am

    by old standards…poster #69 should be smu’d.
    perhaps at least through sunday.

  91. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 10:07 am

    I know I am beating a dead horse, but this is too much fun!!!

    Let’s PILE IT ON!!!!

    Ladies and gentleman, I’ve posted quotes from other WAC fans noticing the ESPN’s commentary, but other BCS fans notice it too.

    Here are some quotes from WASHINGTON’s scout.com board:

    Whats up with these ESPN announcers during the Alabama- Hawaii softball game. We just saw a 16 seed take out a #1 on one of the most electrifying plays of the year on a walk-off home run. This was a huge softball moment, and these ESPN announcers acted like they just got their Christmas cancelled.

    Ive seen funeral procession commentators with more excitment then these clowns showed. Great win for Hawaii, and a great game. Its too bad ESPN tried to dull this special moment.

    Lets go DAWGS (Washington, not Georgia that is!!!)
    ESPN hates to see their darlings from the SEC lose…….can’t wait to beat the **** out of Georgia!
    worst announcers and fans (‘bama) EVER.

    The Alabama pitchers were so bad they were literally hitting batters about two feet off of the plate. Seriously.

    The announcers and fans were trying to claim that UH was leaning into the pitches. So I guess they were standing three feet off of the plate.

    Even the 0regon football scoreboard operator is more impartial than the silly ESPN announcers.

    It was an absolute joke.

  92. al June 2, 2010 10:08 am

    so this weekend…i was telling my mother that the honolulu advertiser is closing down after being bought out and will now merge with the star bulletin.

    she was in shock. she had been reading the ha ever since she could read and once worked for the thurston family.

  93. al June 2, 2010 10:13 am

    kazz…i wonder if all the flack that has come their way have led espn to assign a different play by play person. i guess they are keeping smith so she can provide a little more background for the hawaii team. but, hopefully, she also got the message and will make ammends come thursday.

  94. madeinhawaii June 2, 2010 10:27 am

    Did UH ever beat BYU, SMU and RICE in football when they were part of the WAC? I think we beat SMU and RICE once or twice.. but BYU?

  95. d1島 June 2, 2010 10:29 am

    800 lb gorillas no care how loud the complaints are about them throwing the kaka at the fence….they only notice if no mo’ food for awhile.

  96. Pomai June 2, 2010 10:30 am

    The problem is that softball used to be smallball, slap, bunt, slap, bunt. In two years from now if you witnessed the HR by J-Rod you will remember it, but you won’t remember who bunted the runner over to second to win the game on a single bring her home.

    Fans don’t want to watch smallball they want to watch “Hawaii Style”, you just don’t get to many ooh’s and aah’s with a bunt or a stolen base, but when you smack it over the tennis court your going to get plenty of them.

    GO NA WAHINE play your game “HAWAII STYLE”

  97. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 10:33 am


    I’ve had days to watch and listen to each word over and over again, and the more I listen to it, the more it’s obvious that the problem was Michele Smith, NOT Capuano.

    It was Capuano that acknowledged that Hawaii CAN hit the long ball in big parks and at sea level, etc…

    Michele Smith was rough on Bob Coolen’s approach to the game and everything else.

    Pam Ward and MICHELE SMITH, will call the action tomorrow for the Wahine and Missouri game.

  98. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 10:48 am

    #94 MadeinHawaii, of course Hawaii beat BYU in football. after losing 10 (?) straight to BYWho, Hawaii romped with Garret Gabriel and crew. i’m not sure but i know we romped them the following year and i think we had a 3 game winning streak against them. at that time, it was probably the biggest victories by the rainbows, or right up there.

    #87 duffer, doesn’t the hawaii golf teams still have to pay green fees? i understand that they do but maybe at a discounted rate. golfing in Hawaii is very expensive unless you go to the crappy municipal courses. i admit that Ala Wai is not too shabby, but how do you get on, on a daily basis. some of the other less expensive courses are in such bad shape, is it a benefit to play there or a hindrance?

  99. A-House June 2, 2010 10:56 am


    thank you – your “gift’ was just delivered to my office at work – thank you, thank you!!

    I owe you!!

  100. jm2375 June 2, 2010 10:58 am

    papajoe & duffer – on occasion, I’ve seen some of the UH golfers at Olomana driving range. Haven’t been there in a while and not sure if that’s their regular practice site.

  101. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 11:00 am

    i hope Michele Symthe now knows that the softbow field has 200 ft all the way around the fences and that they do play at sea level and that the air there can be a little heavy with all the moisture in the air. i hope she knows that the home runs they hit do count even more that a bunt or slap hit and even more when ther are teammates on base. i hope she acknowledges that Hawaii beat her #1 ranked and SEC champions at THEIR home field, 2 out 3 times. and also that classy Dunne’s bean balls was to the batters and not over the plate.

  102. Ralph June 2, 2010 11:22 am

    JMxxxx UH won the WAC tournament in baseball for the first time in 19 or 20 years, by your logic, UH wouldn’t have gotten points in 18 or 19 years for not winning the title.

  103. d1島 June 2, 2010 11:24 am


    Don’t hold out too much hope for a non-biased Series from OK St. alumnae, Michele Smith! 🙄

  104. A-House June 2, 2010 11:24 am


    I also hope she knows that MOST of the HR hit at softbow stadium were high off the screen or over the screen or into the tennis courts or batting cages.

    she must be somewhat of an embarrassment for ESPN if many mainlanders called or emailed their opinions of the broadcast.

    be a 800 pound gorilla or not, some day that gorilla will die. just like ABC sports!!!

  105. d1島 June 2, 2010 11:25 am

    ….from her website.

    Named All-Time OSU Cowgirl


  106. Ralph June 2, 2010 11:30 am

    JMxxx UH rarely makes it to post season in the NCAA. mbb- been a while. wbb-a very long time ago. softball, about 9 times in the last 19 years. Soccer-rarely. I hope you have a better understanding now, UH rarely participates in the NCAA post season and that’s my basic rant, a coach with a low 50 per centile career winning record will not get us into the NCAA post season very often. Baseball this season is at about 54%, we won the WAC, automatic bid to the NCAA, but no other WAC team got invited which tells us that the WAC wasn’t look upon as competitive. By having UH placed as WAC champs in the same regional with the overall number one seed Arizona tells me that we are on the bottom rung of the 64 teams.

  107. A-House June 2, 2010 11:31 am


    is the comissioner’s cup based on “yearly” points or takes history into account?

    who made up the “rules” which govern the cup? are they weighted evenly? 100 points for winning the conference title in track & field versus swimming versus basketball versus baseball versus volleyball versus football?

    presume tha same rules are in place before the WAC separation by the “dirty 8” Presidents. conversely, must give the same credit for recognizing the importance of athletics to their respective schools. notice how they left Benson out of the loop! they knew something!!!

  108. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 11:33 am

    A-house, d1, isn’t it. smythe not smith? smythe not smith? smythe the smoother movers. remember that commercial? didn’t that die out or are they still in business?

  109. A-House June 2, 2010 11:34 am


    Decades ago, a very well respective football coach from a now called BCS conference said that if all the top athletes stayed home to play for Hawaii it would be a top 15 team every year.

    However, we know that most of the top 15 athletes go away each year; mostly to a BCS school with “tradition”.

    This “tradition” may be sorely tarnished IF the NCAA really comes down hard on USC for all the football and basketball miss-deeds.

  110. d1島 June 2, 2010 11:35 am

    Jon Kruk took a shot at hitting off of Michele Smith a couple of years ago….


  111. A-House June 2, 2010 11:35 am


    believe “smythe not smith” died out long ago – shoots, must be over 20 years now!!

  112. d1島 June 2, 2010 11:36 am


    Smith. Not a “smoother move” according to Kruk!

  113. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 11:38 am

    d1 thanks for the info on smyth. she led her teams in homers or home runs? must be homers as in announcing. i wonder how many? i also noticed that there is a contact info on that page. tempting, but we shouldn’t any thing bad to/about her as she has power on the microphone nation wide.

  114. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 11:48 am

    A-House #111 , hahaha, you fell for it. you must be real old like me. 🙂

  115. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2010 11:55 am

    Michelle Smith throw a grapefriut to the nice man batting. Grapefruit splat into nice man’s eye and Michelle Smith laugh. Michelle Smith mean! Very mean! What did nice man ever do to Michelle Smith to get grapefruit in his eye on national TV? Michelle Smith mean!

  116. Ralph June 2, 2010 12:00 pm

    Duffer all D1 teams are limited in golf scholarships, each scholarship can be whole or divided. Men are alloted 4.5 scholarships, women 6. I don’t know how many golfers are carried on the roster per team and per gender. I remember reading tournaments taking the composite of 4 golfers for the team score, but I don’t know how many can play in the tournament to pick the top 4 scores.

  117. Ralph June 2, 2010 12:02 pm

    I agree with Buffoman and Postmanke, just win. And we know fans come out to watch winners who are winners more often than not. Winning the WAC title in any sport once every decade won’t do it.

  118. Ralph June 2, 2010 12:03 pm

    turned on the tv to watch the ESPNU SEC weekly and who should be on, Cara Capuano as analyst and commentator.

  119. Ralph June 2, 2010 12:07 pm

    A few of our friends here don’t care for the Commissnor’s cup but had UH been winners in most sports and we won the Cup, they would be applauding and congratulating the UHAD for a job well done because they are fans of the Warrior and Na Wahine Nation.

  120. Ralph June 2, 2010 12:11 pm

    Our defensive guys are visiting with New Orleans and Steelers, so who are our offensive guys interning with this summer. Is Miano with Rex Ryan and the Jets this weekend?

  121. Ralph June 2, 2010 12:16 pm

    Prior to the regional play, Michelle Smith pick for darkhorse to win the collegiate softball world series- Oklahoma State Cowgirls. OSU were eliminated in the regional.

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  123. Garret June 2, 2010 12:26 pm


    Then Reno really got blasted in their bowl game!


    Fresno State losing to a lower-tier MWC team didn’t help the WAC either…

  124. Garret June 2, 2010 12:28 pm

    It is sad to hear that Colt is getting so little reps. That kind of indicates that the coaching staff has decided he has no real shot at the #2 QB spot.

    It was bad luck. The ball slipped from his hand into a defender’s at the goal line. Colt Brennan’s day was just wrecked.

    One errant snap is how the Washington Redskins quarterback measures success amid team OTAs. The third-stringer only receives limited snaps behind Donovan McNabb and Rex Grossman, so impressing a new coaching staff isn’t easy.

    “I don’t get many reps, so you either have great days or bad days out here,” Brennan said. “If you complete your run of plays, then everything looks great. If you make one or two mistakes, it feels like a bad day. You just try to have as many great days as you can.”

  125. ai-eee-soos June 2, 2010 12:28 pm

    … anyone post this yet ?

    OKLAHOMA CITY — The new higher and deeper walls at the Women’s College World Series don’t intimidate Kelly Majam.

    The nation’s top home run hitter and her Hawai’i teammates have been slugging long balls at a record pace all season, and she doesn’t figure a few extra feet will make that much of a difference.

    After teams combined to smash the World Series record by scoring 120 runs in last year’s event, the walls in right and left field were moved back by 10 feet and made 2 feet taller. Now, the walls are 200 feet from home plate in the corners and stand 6 feet tall around the outfield.

    That’ll make it a little bit more difficult for players to go deep when play begins Thursday in a field that features five of the nation’s top seven home-run-hitting teams.

  126. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 12:33 pm

    200 feet down the lines are NOTHING new to the Wahine. I assume they are 220 dead center at Oklahoma City too?

    6 foot tall walls? Bob Coolen is about 6 feet tall.

    Yup it don’t mean ANYTHING!!!

    The home runs in Palo Alto and at Alabama indicate you can make the walls 8 feet tall and still NOTHING!!!

  127. A-House June 2, 2010 12:39 pm


    dimensions sound very farmilar – hmmmmm, Na Wahine stadium is 200′ all the way around and at least 6-7′ walls.

    most, IIRC, sailed well over the walls, into the “high” netting, into the tennis courts, and top of the batting cages.

    even the so-called “liners” Na Wahine hit should easily clear all walls at Okie City with “lighter” air – hmmmmm, how many HRs will Na Wahine hit? Kazz, whitey, duffer, you guys ready with the check books?

  128. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 12:44 pm



    WOW!!!!!!!!! :mrgreen:

  129. d1島 June 2, 2010 12:47 pm

    Getting out of the first bracket with #4 Florida and #5 UCLA will be no easy task for Na Wahine.

    To M. Smith’s chagrin, the Lady Bruins and Gators also seem to be able to bash bunches of HR’s.

    Fresh from consecutive mercy-rule wins over Louisiana-Lafayette in a Super Regional, in which they totaled 20 runs in 10 combined innings, fifth-seeded UCLA (45-11) may prove to be the buzz saw that no one looks forward to facing.

    Florida knocked off ’08 NC Ariz St. in two games as well…

    The reason? Gator Power.

    For the third year in a row, Florida set a team single-season record for home runs – it now stands at 105, which also set a Southeastern Conference record. The Gators’ team batting average of .335 is the highest in school history. Their 94 doubles are the second highest.

  130. madeinhawaii June 2, 2010 12:48 pm

    Awesome news regarding Melissa and Kelly… Congrats to them for a couple of well-earned honors! Nice! VERY NICE!

  131. labrat June 2, 2010 12:51 pm




    Go Wahine.. 1st pitch going over the wall will shock the Mizzoos.

  132. labrat June 2, 2010 12:53 pm

    congrats to Melissa and Kelly.

  133. d1島 June 2, 2010 12:55 pm

    Nice find Kazz,


    Hawaii, who is making its first appearance in the final eight, is represented on the first team by third baseman Melissa Gonzalez and on the second team by outfielder Kelly Majam.

    Gonzalez and Majam helped propel an Hawaii offense that leads the nation in scoring, home runs per game and slugging percentage. Gonzalez currently has a team-high batting average of .408, while Majam leads the nation in home runs with 30.


  134. d1島 June 2, 2010 12:56 pm


    Of course, I meant Stephen…..

  135. Blue Powder June 2, 2010 12:56 pm

    Re: #87

    I think that the top “golf schools” also have their own practice facilities and “home” course. UH does not have either of these. I know at one time there was a push to get Pearl Country Club to be the home course of UH but it fell through. These “home” courses are where each team hosts its golf tournaments and it definitely helps if you have one that your team is very familiar with. UH golf faces an uphill battle in attracting top recruits here. For the most part, it has been an exceptional local talent that has produced any success for the UH golf talent. For example, the current team has TJ Kua from Kamehameha who played in the Sony Open. But after that it seems like there is a drop off.

    You would think with the great weather and courses Hawaii has would attract talent to UH, but it is definitely a struggle.

  136. whitey June 2, 2010 12:57 pm

    Col A House, that’s a 10-4.

  137. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 12:58 pm

    Such fantastic student athletes we have at UH huh? From football to cheerleading and everything in between.

    This is the kind of stuff collegiate athletic competition should be about!

  138. d1島 June 2, 2010 12:59 pm


    U get mail!

  139. duffer (iPhone) June 2, 2010 1:04 pm

    Congrats to Melissa!!

    Kelly should have been first team. C’mon, leads the nation in HR’s, batting over 400 and a fielding percentage of 1,000. DUH!!!!

  140. whitey June 2, 2010 1:05 pm

    it may be not good that uh does not have as many local keeds on their golf team and use the mainland competition as an excuse, but the problem starts at the top, who are the head coaches for the uh teams and have you seen them promoting golf all year around. I don’t know who are the coaches, but it seems that the hs coaches do a better job of recruiting on their respective islands.

  141. whitey June 2, 2010 1:07 pm

    you have seen many times in the past where tsaikos refer golf as marketing or marketing as golf. how true and the sad part about it, that is what golf is about, marketing. you can’t expect potential recruits if you don’t do your marketing homework. right stretch?????

  142. jm2375 June 2, 2010 1:10 pm

    Congrats to Melissa Gonzalez & Kelly Majam on being named All-Americans!!
    WAY TO GO!!

  143. whitey June 2, 2010 1:12 pm

    duffer pays mucho attention to the generation that is golfing on maui right now and i get to play with them once is a great while. these keeds have opportunities that were neva available back in his and my stone age days. is there such thing as a golf camp at uh for these young keeds??? that’s an example of marketing.

  144. whitey June 2, 2010 1:17 pm

    with all this publicity and excitement generated by the softbows and basebows, you think the warriors are prepared to give us the same kind of excitement come september???? i hope the warrior’s coaching staff sees how coach coolen is truly prepared and looks forward to the challenges of the CWS. will the warrior’s coaching staff prepare and be ready for the opening game????

  145. PowderPuff June 2, 2010 1:27 pm

    Congratulations, Melissa and Kelly – and the rest of the Queens of the Diamond! We’ll be cheering you on tomorrow morning.

    Happy Birthday, Cindy! Hey, my co-worker competed for BSU’s gymnastics team! 🙂 I’ve heard it from her mouth that UH has a more successful, all-around athletics program than BSU.

    whitey – good point…kick off is 3 months to the day!!!

  146. Blue Powder June 2, 2010 1:39 pm


    That’s a good idea. A golf camp might attract more local talent at younger ages.

    I was able to meet the head coach of UNLV’s golf program and I must say it was impressive. They have Southern Highlands as their home course and I believe he said they also have the use of a private jet when they travel.

    UNLV and Hawaii are somewhat similar in that they both are universities in tourism-based economies but it seems like the talent and facilities each has is remarkably different.

  147. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 1:40 pm


    As of late, Gonzalez has been more explosive at the plate in regional play going into the super regionals.

    But yes, Majam also has a case for 1st team All-American. She has yet to produce a fielding error and if you just watch her command her position at center, it’s no wonder Coolen raved about her two seasons ago.

    But I am real happy for Gonzalez. Such a turbulent UH career riddled with injuries and position shifts, but we now see that she can swing with the best of them. She’s taken a beating at times at 3rd base, but she’s done well enough to adjust. 25 homers on the year is a number we forget about with her teammate in the double 00s at 30 homers.

  148. Slugger June 2, 2010 1:46 pm

    Congratulations to Melissa and Kelly on their All-American honors! Also, congrats to Keilani Ricketts, on the second team.

    GO WAHINE!!!

    GO BOWS!!!

  149. papajoe2 June 2, 2010 1:59 pm

    i’m interested in UH golf. is there a time period when they can be coached? what about the “off season” if there is one. if they don’t have a practice field or course, it would be really hard for a college student to pay to golf in Hawaii. also, even, if say, a golf course lets UH players play for a major discount, getting there with their golf bag and clubs would be very difficult as i don’t think there are courses close by. Olomana, while they could be very accommodating (i really don’t know), they are still quite a ways from campus. what about the practice range? i would think if they cannot do it on campus, the nearest one is still far away. even the practice range costs money. do they practice every day? even during the off season? if there is an “off season” would they be allowed a major discount at a local course? the junior golf program in hawaii is very, very good. but when they graduate from high school, what are their options. UH has very good academic programs but to advance in golf, it must be difficult. maybe that’s why we were 8th and 9th in WAC golf. can anybody fill me in? it’s really not my intent on being negative on this post and please don’t take it that way. i’m just curious. while we may have a occasional great golfer (TJ) we never seem to have a good golf “team.”

  150. NorthShoreFan June 2, 2010 2:04 pm

    Congratulations to Me-gee and K-jam!..Well deserved!

  151. Blue Powder June 2, 2010 2:15 pm

    I believe the UH golf teams play (practice) at various courses on Oahu for free (or substantially discounted) including Olomana, Waikele, Turtle Bay, etc and that they have transportation to the courses provided. I think they practice “on-course” roughly 3 times a week during the golf seasons but I’m not sure if they get “range” time the other days. But they don’t have one course where they can call their “home” course which would give the UH golfers a strategic advantage over other teams. I’m not sure if the players get major discounts during the offseason. Might be an NCAA violation?

  152. duffer (iPhone) June 2, 2010 2:17 pm

    The HSJGA does have a college day in which college coaches can watch the juniors. Last year it was at Turtle Bay and cost $200. For neighbor islands, it gets expensive. The “camp” was in conjuction with a UH sponsored college tournament.

    For the parents, these cost are an investment for future scholarships. Just gotta be realistic in your kid’s abilities and where you go.

  153. ai-eee-soos June 2, 2010 2:27 pm

    … don’t know if this has been posted …. blog cop may delete if improper

    Details emerging about Honolulu Advertiser layoffs
    Posted: Jun 02, 2010 12:14 AM
    Updated: Jun 02, 2010 2:05 AM

    Only 26 editorial employees from the Honolulu Advertiser will be hired by the new Star-Advertiser. That will leave about 100 workers at the Advertiser without jobs.

    Among the 26 staying are columnist Lee Cataluna, sports reporter Stephen Tsai and photographer and reporter Bruce Asato. Star-Bulletin publisher Dennis Francis has said anyone who was going to be kept should have heard by Tuesday. But Hawaii News Now business reporter Howard Dicus says this may not be the final roster.

    “It’s not always that simple. An employee slotted to stay, could take an offer someplace else, making it possible to keep someone that management did not expect to be able to keep. But mostly the staff is now locked in. Star-Bulletin publisher Oahu Publications has confirmed to the transition publisher it will take the reins to put out the new paper you see one week from Tuesday.

    “Most transition employees who won’t be part of the new team will work their last day Friday, some over the weekend. An internal memo today confirmed that and also said such employees will be on paid leave subject to recall through July 2nd, with paychecks on June 10, June 25 and July 2nd” said Dicus.

    The last edition of both newspapers is June 6th before the staff combine to publish the new Honolulu Star-Advertiser on June 7th.

  154. duffer (iPhone) June 2, 2010 2:28 pm


    I’m not sure about NCAA rules, but I imagine they’re the same for each sport. Although this one girl from Maui did commit to Oregon during her junior year. Full ride I might add.

    The competition is on the mainland to sharpen your game for the next level. As with the case of Kimberly Kim.

    T J Kua was a nice addition. I think UH got David Saka too. Now with Lori Castillo as coach of the women’s team, we might see more local girls.

  155. chopsueyboy June 2, 2010 2:43 pm

    If you like to contact Michele Smith, this is on her website

    You can even request autograph photo (maybe for the next karaoke dart board).


    Please send an “8 1/2 X 11” SASE (Self Addressed Stamped Envelope) to:

    Michele Smith Inc.
    6860 Gulfport Blvd. S. #700
    St. Petersburg, FL 33707

  156. troll June 2, 2010 2:45 pm

    perfect game in the making?

    the detroit pitcher is 3 outs away from perfect game, 27 up 27 down

    on espn, 22, momentarily

    right now their televising the cin-stl game

    but will break away for the perfect game bid

    so far 2 perfect games this season?

    and overall in MLB what 20 (?) perfect games

  157. […] The Warrior Beat| UH football, University of Hawaii athletics | honoluluadvertiser.com | Honolulu, H… […]

  158. troll June 2, 2010 2:46 pm

    one out detroit outfielder makes a mircle catch in deep center

    perfect game saved by the CF

  159. troll June 2, 2010 2:47 pm

    two outs

    ground out to short

  160. troll June 2, 2010 2:48 pm

    26 up 26 down crowd on it s feet

  161. troll June 2, 2010 2:48 pm


  162. troll June 2, 2010 2:48 pm

    routine grounder to second

  163. troll June 2, 2010 2:49 pm

    ump blows call at first

  164. troll June 2, 2010 2:51 pm

    there goes the pitchers perfect game

    espn-“this is a travesty”

    the crowd is livid

  165. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 2:52 pm


    The modern age of softball is evolving and Michele Smith can’t do anything about it.

    Saw the movie “The Wrestler” with Mickey Rourke? They can cast Smith for a 30 for 30 piece called “The Pitcher”. Same angle, just this time it’s a pitcher that can’t and won’t get over how things were in the past.

  166. Blue Powder June 2, 2010 2:59 pm

    blowing the perfect game . . . that sucks.

  167. Slugger June 2, 2010 3:05 pm

    Too bad there’s no replay in baseball…that blown call by the ump could have been clearly overturned.

  168. sjmacro June 2, 2010 3:10 pm

    duffer check your email re Moe Keale CD

  169. coqui poke June 2, 2010 3:11 pm

    Why didn’t Michele Smith do an on-field, on camera interview with coach Cool after the game? wait fer it… Her mascara was running.

  170. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2010 3:23 pm

    Way to go Ladies! Congrats!

  171. Blue Powder June 2, 2010 3:28 pm

    Re: #167

    Wow, wasn’t even that close. The batter was out. What a shame.


  172. LizKauai m/ June 2, 2010 3:31 pm

    They did a short interview with Coach Coolen and the announcer’s parting “aloha” afterwords seemed to lack “ha”.

    Oh Well, One Pitch and CLEAR!


    Thursday is upon the Wahine.
    A whole new ballgame.

    Starting the new season with a clean slate.


  173. LizKauai m/ June 2, 2010 3:41 pm



    “Sometimes you have to root for the underdog. Perhaps that’s why the minute Sean Barnum, 19, saw Washington Redskin’s quarterback Colt Brennan step onto the turf, he found his role model.

    “Sean said that the first time he saw Colt play in Hawaii, he knew the guy was just awesome,” said Justin Jemela, Barnum’s future brother-in-law and close friend. “He also told me that he didn’t think Colt got the respect that he deserved and, in a way, I think Sean felt that no one gave him the credit he deserved as a quarterback.”

    Barnum, who graduated from Morton Ranch in 2009, was alledgedly stabbed in the heart with a screwdriver at the Citgo gas station on Franz and Westgreen in April.

    “Colt Brennan calls and text messages me almost everyday just to see how Sean is doing. He’ll even leave voicemails for me to play to Sean with words of encouragement,” Jamela said.

    Redskins officials have also sent over a variety of objects for Barnum including an autographed football with the 22 signatures of notable NFL players, Brennan’s signed game day helmet and a No. 15 jersey made especially for him.”

  174. LizKauai m/ June 2, 2010 3:43 pm

    As for the Picks…

    Grossman and McNabb are also throwing picks and Colt probably has a lower percentage…


  175. LizKauai m/ June 2, 2010 3:51 pm

    GO, JOVONTE!!!

  176. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 3:56 pm

    When did Rich Miano meet Ron White?

  177. Pomai June 2, 2010 3:58 pm

    Woah the guy was out by a mile, the ump should be fined and the call reversed. But they will never have replay in baseball it would make the games to long.

  178. LizKauai m/ June 2, 2010 4:01 pm



    “One of the things I really appreciated was [Kyle Shanahan] said, ‘We’re going to coach you a lot, but I want you to be who you’ve always been. I don’t want you to change your release. That’s what made you successful in college.’ It was a respect for who I was as a quarterback. I could show them what I’ve got.”

    Brennan’s potential has been argued by Redskins fans for two seasons. Now healthy, maybe Brennan finally will confirm it.

  179. koakane June 2, 2010 4:05 pm

    howzit and belated hump day tsaiko country

    shout out to Cencee…………………hippo birdie two ewe

    congrats to Gonzalez and Majam for their selection to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-America first team.sball team. did Ricketts also make it on this team as honorable mention?

    also to women’s water polo student-athletes Dagmar Genee and Monika Eggens who were named to the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation all-academic team.

    lots of good things happening at the UH :mrgreen:

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    Been internet-less all weekend. You folks sure were buzzing on the blog — and with awesome cause, too!

  184. wafan June 2, 2010 4:14 pm

    Congratulations to HPU on your D2 softball title!

  185. wafan June 2, 2010 4:15 pm

    Congratulations to the BaseBows and their WAC Tournament championship!

  186. Matt June 2, 2010 4:15 pm

    Congrats to Jovonte. Hopefully he can impress in the UFL and get an NFL shot.

    I just saw the replay in the Tigers game. That guy was out. Not even close. I can’t believe the umpire robbed Galarraga of the perfect game! MLB better bring in a new umpire for tomorrow’s game. I’m not sure the fans would let that guy get out of Detroit in one piece if he was back for the next game.

  187. wafan June 2, 2010 4:16 pm

    Congratulations to the SoftBow Titas.


  188. wafan June 2, 2010 4:17 pm

    Bravo to Gonzalez and Majam for their much deserved recognition!!!

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  190. wafan June 2, 2010 4:19 pm

    Worst part of being internet-less was not having access to the Tita’s games on television. I had to rely on Sports Center and their brief mentions of the games.

  191. wafan June 2, 2010 4:20 pm

    Next step is to check e-mail. Ugh. Well over 150 at school. Really need to rethink missing two consecutive school days.

  192. wafan June 2, 2010 4:21 pm

    Thank, too, for the YouTube links!!!

  193. LizKauai m/ June 2, 2010 4:40 pm

    Hi wafan!

  194. wafan June 2, 2010 4:47 pm

    Hi Liz!

    Looks like I sure missed a lot of excitement. Maybe it is a good thing. HA!

  195. koakane June 2, 2010 4:52 pm

    wafan:June 2nd, 2010 at 4:12 pm Hi


  196. d1島 June 2, 2010 5:04 pm

    # koakane:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    wafan:June 2nd, 2010 at 4:12 pm Hi


    Monarch Mirth 🙄

  197. d1島 June 2, 2010 5:05 pm

    Congratulations Jovonte Taylor! Make the best of the opportunity!

  198. koakane June 2, 2010 5:10 pm

    # d1島:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    # koakane:
    June 2nd, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    wafan:June 2nd, 2010 at 4:12 pm Hi


    Monarch Mirth 🙄

    nahhh crusader boredom 😕

  199. koakane June 2, 2010 5:10 pm

    what 199

  200. koakane June 2, 2010 5:11 pm

    kden 200

  201. d1島 June 2, 2010 5:12 pm


    wat? Na Wahine…can?

  202. Da Punchbowl Kid June 2, 2010 5:12 pm

    too oh won

    Good luck to Javonte!

  203. d1島 June 2, 2010 5:13 pm

    ….talking softball, eh?

  204. d1島 June 2, 2010 5:25 pm

  205. koakane June 2, 2010 5:30 pm

    me thinks wahines win 2 out of 3. take last two cause of 1st game nerves because to over excited 😆

  206. d1島 June 2, 2010 5:39 pm

    gotta study the bracket….

    it’s a 4-team double-elimination followed by a best of three championship final.

    lose the first and you gotta win 4 in a row just to reach the best of three 😯

  207. Slugger June 2, 2010 6:00 pm

    Go get ’em, Jovonte!

    Was the J-E-T-S coach here, or was Rich Miano in NY?

  208. mirrored bedroom furniture June 2, 2010 6:47 pm

    Wow. Thankyou for sharing. I certainly did not think about this particular issue in this way before and it opened some serious discussion for me on this topic.

  209. A-House June 2, 2010 6:48 pm

    Hiya, Cindy C – happy Birfday and our best to Gary!!!

  210. A-House June 2, 2010 6:50 pm

    So, I ask my question again – must a student athlete transferring from one D1 school to another must sit out 1 year regardless of which sport is involved? men or women?

  211. troll June 2, 2010 6:54 pm

    Re-Katie Grimes article, “Loving food, fun and practice,” in today’s sport’s section.

    She’s writing about Tuesday’s practice.

    “We had long practice”, and then adds. “After practice we ran until we couldn’t run anymore.”

    My,my,my. You got to love these girls. Wow, I’m impressed.

    Last week I read.

    “We continue our routine of lifting weights on Mondays.”

    Wow. You go girls, …reps, reps, reps.

    To them I wish them all the best. And hope that they blossom further.

    Will be cheering the team on tomorrow morning. Can’t wait..This is exciting. I feel young again. You go girls!!!

  212. madeinhawaii June 2, 2010 7:06 pm

    Everyone has been very cordial in letting us practice at facilities that we never dreamed that we would practice at. It’s been very eye-opening for the players to see the different stadiums and different locker rooms. They’re getting a lot of information as to what they would like to see done at our place and back home. Right now, I think they’re just taking in the moment. —- Coach Bob Coolen at the SB World Series

    Donovan better leave a little room in the budget for next year…

  213. Slugger June 2, 2010 7:07 pm

    Temps. are supposed to be close to 100 degrees tomorrow. Hope they are hydrating. Gotta keep an eye on that. Na Wahine need to win the first game. They can do it!

    GO WAHINE!!!

  214. Slugger June 2, 2010 7:10 pm


    Look for a previous post from Wassup-Doc re: the monies allocated for improvements to the softball stadium. I don’t remember if that piece of legislation has already been approved, but it was for capital improvements at UH.

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  216. al June 2, 2010 7:39 pm

    koakane…unlike the super regionals, the final eight playout in two separate four team brackets in a double elimination mini tournament. then bracket one winner face off with bracket two winner in a two out of three playoff for the championship.

  217. Curt June 2, 2010 7:43 pm

    The time has come. Go Wahine!

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  219. d1島 June 2, 2010 7:51 pm

    Tough watching that story on HawaiiNewsNow tonight….


  220. A-House June 2, 2010 8:10 pm

    To Coach Coolen and the Gang:

    Hang loose, have fun against Missouri and “geev’um” all you got!!!

    We will all be cheering for you! Listen to the wind and hear our cheers!!!

  221. al June 2, 2010 8:23 pm

    d1…what did i miss?

  222. al June 2, 2010 8:23 pm

    we’ll need a running back next year.

    what about this guy?


  223. Ralph June 2, 2010 8:25 pm

    Al only 4 sportswriters from the HA were kept in the merger, including Tsai, Lewis, Murayama and I don’t know the name of the 4th person.

  224. Ralph June 2, 2010 8:27 pm

    Hawaiinewsnow has the article on its web

  225. whitey June 2, 2010 8:42 pm

    al, you right, this guy is faaaaast!!! but the interesting part is that uh is now challenging the big boys for the top players. they are not just waiting for what is leftover, but are agressively recruiting kids that everyone else is trying to get. this is a huge change of recruiting philosophy from past years.

  226. A-House June 2, 2010 8:42 pm


    your #222 – Aaron Harris looks like a good pick up for a RB – worked in a run-n-shoot offense, quick to hit the holes, speed, appears to be a goo blocker, fast/break away speed, has 3 to play 2.

    wonder how his academics are? u should tell Coach Mack about him!!! UH should sign him for 2011.

  227. whitey June 2, 2010 8:44 pm

    i think this change of recruiting tactics was planned by jd and passed on to all the coaches. if this holds, there will definitely be major players coming to uh in all sports.

  228. bb June 2, 2010 8:45 pm


    Thank you for the video. It was playing in the office today and the emotions are still the same.

    Lets hope that video is only the first volume of what could become a epic series. If so, count me in for Disc 2.

    You could make a pretty penny selling those and I am more then willing to help compensate your efforts.

    Thanks Again

  229. whitey June 2, 2010 8:45 pm

    col a house, uh is already on his list of schools and think uh will have more on him because he is schedule to grad in dec this yr.

  230. Slugger June 2, 2010 8:55 pm

    Softball: Found the NCAA TV (ESPN) schedule for the games this weekend. Eastern Time Zone – 6 hrs.


  231. whitey June 2, 2010 8:56 pm

    less than 2 months then the warriors kick off the start of preparing for “war”. will be interesting to see if what they learn from the mvb, wvb, mbb, wsb, and the recruiting of mbkb. will they be up to the chanllenge??????

  232. whitey June 2, 2010 9:00 pm

    funny how the softbows are willing to run till they drop to stay in shape for the CWS. can the warriors do this now to prepare??? that’s part of what it is going to take to be champions.

  233. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 9:05 pm


    With respect to the AWESOME FALL 2009 season for the Rainbow Wahine Volleyball team, the 2010 SPRING sports season has been *VERY* kind to UH fans.

  234. whitey June 2, 2010 9:06 pm

    kazz, will all this success rub off on the warriors?????

  235. whitey June 2, 2010 9:09 pm

    kazz, will be cheering and cursing tomorrow, but i hope mostly cheering. the softbows will surprise the nation tomorrow, but we already know why.

  236. whitey June 2, 2010 9:12 pm

    the countdown of the HA has started, but somehow my mind has not shifted into panic gear yet.

  237. duffer June 2, 2010 9:24 pm

    The Wahine will do fine tomorrow. After beating Alabama, they have the mental attitude needed to win it all.

    It’s 95% mental. The series win over Alabama pushed them to the next level mentally. Before Alabama, they had confidence they could play with the best, now they KNOW they can.

  238. LizKauai (iPad) June 2, 2010 9:34 pm

    It’s not over until it is over.
    And what a ride it will be. Go WAHINE!!

  239. madeinhawaii June 2, 2010 9:41 pm

    I wonder what the turn out will be for the Wahine Game tomorrow? Will there be a lot of mainland UH alumni at the game? I hope so. It would be a tremendous boost for the program if there is a substantial turnout at a game like this.

  240. Ralph June 2, 2010 9:56 pm

    explain the UFL? googled the site, 4 teams, can’t find a roster. Is it indoor – arena or regulations football?

  241. Ralph June 2, 2010 10:00 pm

    surprised that Charlotte Morgan was listed as 2nd team AA and Kelsi Dunne 3rd team as Pitchers. Dunne was the workhorse for Bama in the circle.

  242. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 10:06 pm


    June 2nd, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    kazz, will all this success rub off on the warriors?????

    It’s up to them. Coach Mack should understand that it’s MORE than his job on the line..

  243. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 10:10 pm


    Maybe because Morgan was the SEC Player of the Year?

  244. sports for fun June 2, 2010 10:12 pm

    Great article on Na Wahine. Go Softbows!! Go Wahine!!


  245. madeinhawaii June 2, 2010 10:14 pm


    wikipedia lists 5 teams

    1 Florida Tuskers
    2 Hartford Colonials
    3 Las Vegas Locomotives
    4 Omaha Nighthawks
    5 Sacramento Mountain Lions


  246. madeinhawaii June 2, 2010 10:17 pm

    Two of the 5 teams have no quarterbacks.. !

  247. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 10:19 pm

    One thing I am concerned with, especially with this format of the World Series is the way the Wahine have started each leg of post season play.

    They have started out slow against SJSU in the WAC tournament, lagged a bit against UC Davis in the Palo Alto Regional, and were mercy-ruled against Alabama in the Super Regional.

    Either way, tomorrow begins the largest uphill journey for our Wahine.

    The reality is, win or lose they will face either UCLA or Florida. Lots of speed up there in Oklahoma City.

    I was VERY uncomfortable with the Wahine’s schedule today (06/02/2010) the media circus is in full effect. I hope Coach Coolen and the ladies were able to keep their usual routine as intact as much as possible around ESPN’s media clusterchuck.

  248. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 10:35 pm


    “Don’t let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.” ~ John Wooden

  249. BleedGreen808 June 2, 2010 10:37 pm

    Was on the WAC website and am really glad that the WAC fans are rooting for the wahine at the WCWS.

  250. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 10:41 pm

    “Sweat the small stuff.” ~ Bob Coolen

  251. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 10:44 pm

    “We’re glad to be playing the best and we are the best.” ~ Kelly Majam

  252. Kazz ($230.00) June 2, 2010 10:47 pm

    ***Off topic***

    I am all for CANCELLING the 2011 MLB All-Star Game in Arizona.

    Lots of players in the majors with hispanic surnames. It’s hard to run bases while being forced to have your papers in your backpocket.

  253. LizKauai (iPad) June 2, 2010 10:58 pm

    Nitey nite and happy 7am to all.



  254. LizKauai (iPad) June 2, 2010 10:59 pm

    Oops. KITV just announced Ferd was picked up by the S-A.

  255. haka June 2, 2010 11:00 pm

    Be the clouds and be the sky,
    Be the wind and you will fly.
    Be the dirt and be the grass,
    Be the ball and kick their ass!


    Go Wahine!

  256. ct June 2, 2010 11:04 pm

    Good late evening Tsakos!!!

    Congratulations to Melissa Gonzalez and Kelly Majam All Americans!!!

    I believe!!! We believe!!!

    Go Wahine!!!

  257. Slugger June 2, 2010 11:07 pm

    Love it, haka.

    We BELIEVE!!!

    GO WAHINE!!!

    Sweet dreams y’all!

  258. jm2375 June 2, 2010 11:59 pm

    Nitey nite.

    GO WAHINE!!!!

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