Defense rules

The Warriors finished their offseason conditioning program with shambattle games in Gym I this morning. Strength coordinator Tommy Heffernan arranged the games. Volleyballs were used. And a team’s prisoners were freed if a throw dislodged an exercise ball placed atop the rim of a basketball net. The defense won two of three games. “This helps a little,” said defensive tackle Rocky Savaiigaea, whose team finished second in the Super Games competition that ended Wednesday.


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Defensive lineman Haku Correa unleashes a throw:


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The ninja fighter is offensive lineman Ray Hisatake:


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And then there was one. Brett Leonard has left the Smithys. He decided to shave his head:


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Former UH football player Khevin Peoples is ready for the next level.
He is enlisting in the Air Force.
“I have one more test,” said Peoples, who played running back and safety for the Warriors. “Hopefully, I swear in next week.”
Peoples said he made his decision two days after earning his bachelor’s degree the past December.
“This is what I want to do,” he said. “Football is cool. But I want something bigger than that. I want to serve and protect my country. The Air Force is a career.”

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A coach said Blaze Soares is indeed expected to be medically cleared in late April. Soares is running, but is not participating in unsupervised workouts. The coach squashed rumblings about Soares’ health.

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Happy birthday to Dara “PowderPuff” Young.



  1. homey ℞ March 20, 2009 6:06 am


    Happy Birthday again Dara oh so Young! Nice hair!

  2. duffer March 20, 2009 6:12 am

    homey…good morning! 🙂

  3. homey ℞ March 20, 2009 6:14 am

    Good morning duffer and the rest of the cyber community!

  4. Stephen Tsai March 20, 2009 6:16 am

    You’re up pretty early, Homey.

  5. Garret March 20, 2009 6:19 am

    Best wishes to Khevin Peoples in his new career!

  6. homey ℞ March 20, 2009 6:20 am

    I can see Peoples being in the Air Force Special Operations Command.

  7. Garret March 20, 2009 6:20 am

    Happy Birthday PowerderPuff!

  8. Garret March 20, 2009 6:21 am


    Thank you for the update on Blaze. I’ve been really worried about his status and hope that he’s healthy for the upcoming season.

  9. homey ℞ March 20, 2009 6:23 am

    ST – I get up around 4:30 every morning…

  10. BNS March 20, 2009 6:23 am

    Happy Birthday PowderPuff

  11. Pauoa Boy March 20, 2009 6:27 am

    Good luck to Blaze, hopefully he stays injury free and can give us the “IMPACT” we sorely need from him on D this year!

    With a Bachelor’s degree People’s should go the officer route and become a pilot.

  12. homey ℞ March 20, 2009 6:28 am

    “Give me that filet-o-fish, give that fish.”

  13. homey ℞ March 20, 2009 6:31 am

    oops, give me that fish…

  14. Stretch March 20, 2009 6:34 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday Powder Puff!!

    ST – what’s with her mouth always being WIDE OPEN??

  15. Pauoa Boy March 20, 2009 6:35 am

    Auryte, so now that JoPierre Davis is pretty much history…and JB Bryant pretty much has a stronghold on one side, who are the likely candidates to breakout and secure the otherside? Our secondary seems sketchy with no proven game time experienced guys back there. I hope Coach Tormey and Coach Miano can rectify this situation quick. I’m thinking Spencer Smith will get more PT this year. Wassup with Chris Black? Will Lametrius Davis, Tank Hopkins, or any newbies be ready to go and step up. Everyone else on the roster is young and unproven yet, any possible guys ready to break into the rotation???

  16. cheech March 20, 2009 6:45 am

    i’m hoping for those kahuku dbs to play….have excellent size/speed

  17. homey ℞ March 20, 2009 6:49 am

    Some days you want to be the shave ice.

  18. PowderPuff March 20, 2009 6:53 am

    Thank you, Tsai-kos, for all the birthday wishes. I’m so blessed to be part of your gang — you guys and gals are a terrific bunch. The b-day comes at such a fun time year for sports lovers. I remember going to a UH game against Long Beach State years ago…was it the NIT? Memory getting fuzzy. Go ‘Bows/Warriors!!!!

    But on a sobering note, as wafan said, it is the 6th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion. I salute Mr. Peoples and all the men and women who make sacrifices everyday for the rest of us.

  19. Stretch March 20, 2009 6:55 am

    homey ℞:
    March 20th, 2009 at 6:49 am
    Some days you want to be the shave ice.

    no forget the condensed milk on top….

  20. djmitcho March 20, 2009 6:57 am

    Good Morning Tsaikoland!
    Happy Birthday PowderPuff!
    Thank you K. Peoples for chosing to protect and serve our country.
    And a big Mahalo to those who are currently serving and those who have served and protected in the past.

  21. koakane± March 20, 2009 7:18 am

    good morning everyone, howzit going so far?

    catch song contest tonight on da tube always good.

    hippo birdie two ewe DY

    late so esme and whooooooooooosh

  22. Pauoa Boy March 20, 2009 7:20 am


    Aulola Tonga and Kamalani Alo going be a good tandem in the future, plus Mike Wadsworth going be a good one too…

  23. Garret March 20, 2009 7:26 am

    This is a little scary…

    Researchers made a Twitter worm that could spread virally (via Twitter) and allow hackers to take control of victims’ computers! Part of the problem is that Twitter’s 140 character limit makes users use tinyurl, so victims have no idea if they are clicking on a malicious link.

  24. LizKauai [iMac] BELIEVER March 20, 2009 7:30 am

    Hauoli Lahanau PowderPuff!

    God Bless and Godspeed to Khevin Peoples!

    Mahalo President Obama for the Naw-Ruz message… Tonight at sundown it starts! Woo Hoo!

    Check Ukuleleboi’s progress on Channel 2 KHON – news – tonight and tomorrow.
    See you at Pipeline Cafe tomorrow!


  25. mctruck March 20, 2009 7:33 am

    Yummmmyy!!, was that a jello type food or was it shave ice??, cause that’s the largest I’ve seen in my life, ladat.

  26. Stretch March 20, 2009 7:37 am

    March 20th, 2009 at 7:33 am
    Yummmmyy!!, was that a jello type food or was it shave ice??, cause that’s the largest I’ve seen in my life, ladat.

    you talking about the shave ice or the mouth??

  27. addahknowjoe March 20, 2009 7:47 am

    RIK ‘UM!
    RAK ‘UM!
    RUK ‘UM!
    ROCK ‘UM!



    Yeeaaaaay, Powderpuff!

  28. koakane± March 20, 2009 7:48 am

    Stretch: you talking about the shave ice or the mouth?

    instigata 😀

  29. chawan_cut March 20, 2009 7:49 am

    happy birthday!

  30. koakane± March 20, 2009 7:50 am

    back for little while

    hey ajoe waddah you know?

  31. addahknowjoe March 20, 2009 7:52 am

    KK- Hawaiian! How much more days get left before you finally call it quits?

  32. Colomaohana March 20, 2009 7:52 am

    Good morning, Tsai-ko gang!

    Happy Birthday Powder Puff! Dat shave ice look ONO! Get ice cream on da bottom? Gotta, right?

    homey: so, how did you break your car? Or you pretending to know what you doing when looking under dat hood?

    Howzit, LizKauai!

    BTW, homey: thanks. thanks.a.lot. I HATE THAT SONG!!!

  33. koakane± March 20, 2009 7:53 am

    around 100 days and counting

  34. Stretch March 20, 2009 7:53 am

    KK – I am only asking a question

  35. koakane± March 20, 2009 7:55 am

    😯 whoa cohana in da hale. hello how you aunty?

  36. Stretch March 20, 2009 7:55 am

    Big C – between the pink side, the darkside and emails… when do you work??

  37. Colomaohana March 20, 2009 7:57 am

    a-joe: Howzit! Uh…you did that cheer toooo precise…You kinda’ scaring me, now…. hahahahaha….


  38. koakane± March 20, 2009 8:00 am

    Stretch: KK – I am only asking a question

    Big C – between the pink side, the darkside and emails… when do you work?

    😕 😯 🙄 😉

  39. Stretch March 20, 2009 8:04 am

    KK – more questions

  40. addahknowjoe March 20, 2009 8:08 am

    KK- Lets start the countdown. Shall we?

    99 bottles of beer on the wall…
    99 bottles of beer…

    if KK drinks a case by himself (STILL GET!)
    99 bottles of beer on the wall…

  41. Colomaohana March 20, 2009 8:12 am

    Stretch: I multi-task, don’t you know?? hello???

    KK: you lucky I can’t put smileys from my work computer….hahahaah..

  42. addahknowjoe March 20, 2009 8:12 am

    RIK ‘UM!
    RAK ‘UM!
    RUK ‘UM!
    ROCK ‘UM!



    Yeeaaaaay, Colomaohana!

    Hooo… tongue twister dat one.

  43. Stretch March 20, 2009 8:14 am

    Anyone going to the Men’s VBall game tonight against New Jersey Institute of Technology?? BTW, who the heck is NJIT??

  44. Stretch March 20, 2009 8:14 am

    Utah St & Marquette all tied up w/ 545 remaining

  45. Stretch March 20, 2009 8:16 am

    whoa, 2 3’s and Utah St up 6 w/ 440 remaining

  46. addahknowjoe March 20, 2009 8:19 am

    Stretch- isn’t that an intramural team from one of those ITT schools we see on TV commercials?

    BTW- you get cable onsite on Kauai?

  47. Da Punchbowl Kid March 20, 2009 8:22 am

    Good Morning All! 🙂

    Great move for Khevin Peoples. Here’s wishing him a great career. He’ll truly be a Warrior for life.

    Fly with Angels always, Khevin!

  48. Da Punchbowl Kid March 20, 2009 8:23 am

    Happy Birtday, Powderpuff!

  49. Stretch March 20, 2009 8:25 am

    March 20th, 2009 at 8:19 am
    BTW- you get cable onsite on Kauai?

    I stay in the office but sshhhhhhh

  50. koakane± March 20, 2009 8:25 am

    ajoe you should know by now I get magic wall, cooler, glass etc bwhaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Is njit lajit :mrgreen:

    cohana if can can if no can still can….tsaiko philosophy

    sorry for the pause but dim sum box arrived and had to confirm only had 3 pieces left bwha burp

  51. Colomaohana March 20, 2009 8:27 am

    A-joe: You know…I have another, more *ahem* “rough”, version of that cheer! hahahaha…

  52. koakane± March 20, 2009 8:28 am

    gotta be magic cause my posting hitting twenty all da time.

  53. MeiLing March 20, 2009 8:29 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Good luck to Khevin Peoples. Mahalo for choosing to serve the country.

    Happy birfday to Dara!

    Back to the basketball game…

  54. Stretch March 20, 2009 8:31 am

    If anyone is watching the Utah St game, did he just call “bank”??

  55. d1島 March 20, 2009 8:34 am

    A big MAHALO to K. Peoples. Thank you for your service!

  56. Stretch March 20, 2009 8:36 am

    Looks like Utah St is done

  57. Frank25 March 20, 2009 8:39 am

    Hey Tsaikos:

    Hows everyone been lately…Happy Birthday to Powder Puff…shave ice really looks good….Congrats to Khevin Peoples for deciding to serve his country…Hope you have a sucessful career in the Air Force…Aim High!…I just got back from Iraq…almost two week mission….must say that it is still very active around there….weather starting to get a bit warmer …sand storms….lighting storms…wish I brought my golf clubs out here…one big sand trap….

  58. Stretch March 20, 2009 8:41 am

    Howzit Frank – great to see you stopping by

  59. al ™ March 20, 2009 8:44 am

    hbday…..dara! you could pass for a relative of esme.

  60. al ™ March 20, 2009 8:45 am

    khevin….way to go. don’t forget no matter where you go you represent the peoples of hawaii.

    listen to pauoa boy….be a pilot.

  61. al ™ March 20, 2009 8:46 am

    upon further review….she does have nice teeth, so why not show them off?

  62. al ™ March 20, 2009 8:47 am

    gotta run and go botcha….”i am leaving on a jet plane. don’t know when i’ll be back again…….”

  63. Colomaohana March 20, 2009 8:52 am

    kk: yup…someone brought in chocolate glazed donuts….DAMMIT!! *burp*

  64. addahknowjoe March 20, 2009 8:58 am

    Howzit Frank!
    Always glad to hear from you! Mostly though, we all proud for all that you and your men are doing.

    Kinda trippy corresponding with a braddah live from the war front.

    Be safe my friend.

  65. Frank25 March 20, 2009 9:01 am

    Stretch: Hows it going bro…just been little busy lately…back to my lap top now…cleaning gear….get ready for my next mission….

    Colomaohana: hows it going…chocolate glaze donuts?

  66. Stretch March 20, 2009 9:08 am

    frank – no forget go sleep and rest

  67. Frank25 March 20, 2009 9:10 am

    addahknowjoe: Whats up my braddah…thanks for all the support back there in Hawaii…cant wait to come back and check out your shop…Rob told me that its pretty cool…want to stop by when I come home in may..maybe do some stuff?

  68. Frank25 March 20, 2009 9:20 am

    Stretch: no problems…allready got a little nap …got laundry to do…clean my weapon…normal military stuff…

  69. MeiLing March 20, 2009 9:24 am

    Hi, Frank!

    Glad to hear you’re getting a break. Take care. See you when you are home. You sing?

    Back to washing ti leaves for a lu’au…

    Esme & whooosh….

  70. Colomaohana March 20, 2009 9:43 am

    Hi Frank25!!!!!!!! First, mahalo for continuing to protect me, my whole ohana, including my 7 keiki, and, uh…my hooos-bong, I guess……hahahaha!!!

    Second, what donuts? *BURRRRRP*

    Oh dammit!….my boss just walked in the char siu and roast pork straight from Chinatown!!! Ahhhhhh….

  71. Garret March 20, 2009 9:47 am

    Former Rainbow basketball player was mentioned in this article on the NCAA tournament.

    Some upset-searchers are liking Portland State’s chances against Xavier tonight. The Vikings have that win over Gonzaga on their resume, and keep in mind they lost at Washington by just one point a couple weeks before that. Just as it’ll be tough to keep your eyes off Florida State’s Toney Douglas against Wisconsin tonight because he’s so good, it’ll be hard not to focus on Portland State’s Jeremiah Dominguez because he’s, well, a 5-6 point guard. But Dominguez, the transfer from the University of Portland, is good, too, shooting 44 percent from three-point land. <bLDominic Waters, WAC Freshman of the Year for Hawaii three years ago, is also with the Vikings now–he hits 46 percent from beyond the arc.

  72. Garret March 20, 2009 9:48 am

    Fox might sell this year’s BCS TV rights to ESPN, since ESPN seems willing to pay $45 million more for the TV rights than Fox paid.

    Speaking of the BCS: Will FOX Sports televise the final year of its contract? Remember that back in 2007 FOX jumped into the BCS sweepstakes and took it away from ABC by paying $80 million a year. When the contract came up for bid last year, ESPN outbid FOX by putting up $125 million a year for 2010-13. FOX has one more season, 2009, on its current deal to televise the BCS games. But there are some rumblings that FOX could sell those 2009 rights to ESPN if the Worldwide Leader made them an offer they couldn’t refuse. Because the BCS championship game is being hosted by the Rose Bowl this season, it will be on ABC, of which ESPN is a part. Stay tuned on this one.

  73. Garret March 20, 2009 9:49 am


    I’m glad you are safe and thank you again for your service to our country.

  74. Kekoa March 20, 2009 9:53 am

    Frank25 ~ Don’t forget to ‘break starch’ for the next mission and…put on your dress blues, tennis shoes, and a light coat of oil on dat weapon soldier!

  75. koakane iphone March 20, 2009 9:54 am

    Bid shout out to Frank howzit going guy?

  76. Frank25 March 20, 2009 9:57 am

    MeiLing: Hi….how are you doing….do I sing? well thats top secret…nah…i guess…not good …not enough for American Idiol..hahaha

    Esme & whooosh….

  77. Addahknowsports© March 20, 2009 10:02 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Peeps!

    The Happiest of Birthdays to PowderPuff on this beautiful First Day of Spring Morning!

    Thanks for the career updates. Kinda interesting to see what kind of career choices and adventures everyone makes/takes. And thanks for the updates on Blaze.

    Hi Frank25-
    Good to hear from you.

  78. Da Punchbowl Kid March 20, 2009 10:04 am

    Hey Frank! How’s you? Say hi to Tino from Uncle. When do you guys get to come home?

  79. Da Punchbowl Kid March 20, 2009 10:09 am

    Ya know, since this is the Warrior Beat, mebbe we could have regular posts dedicated to updating us on the careers/plans of Warriors from past teams. I sometimes wonder what certain players are up to and how they’re doing.

    The info on Peoples was great example.

  80. Da Punchbowl Kid March 20, 2009 10:09 am

    “a great example” I meant to say…

  81. Frank25 March 20, 2009 10:19 am

    Colomaohana: char siu and roast pork…OMG..miss that soooo much…for some reason they dont have a china town here..hahaha well there not into pork anyway…there problem…

    Garret: Hi bro…thank you for your support…

    Kekoa: whats up my Hawaiian friend…got my running shoes ready…i only need my weapon but…not too much in Vegas….

    koakane iphone: whats up braddah…same old..same old…just got back from mission….hot!!!!

  82. Kazz March 20, 2009 10:27 am



  83. Kazz March 20, 2009 10:32 am


    It was a last minute thing when I decided to go to UH after work. I walked in just as the first set was ending so I was able to catch quite a bit.

    I sat a few rows behind the band and to the left of the cheerleaders and men volleyball players in attendance.

    I tried to scan the crowd for TSAIKOS but to no avail. Good exhibition though and yes BOTH teams looked a bit sluggish.

  84. Kazz March 20, 2009 10:34 am

    ***For those that weren’t there.

    Quick recap of the Wahine Volleyball exhibition against Nebraska last night.

    Crowd notes:

    -75% of the lower bowl filled. Given paid attendance at just over 1,800.

    -About 50 Nebraska fans in attendance and they all looked irritated every time the UH cheerleaders (not performing but in the student section) kept chanting “hit the net” while the Huskers were serving.

    -Plenty of UH students/student athletes in attendance.

    Wahine team notes:

    -If anyone doubts Ferrell’s broken ankle, it ain’t in a medical boot but a true full on hard cast.

    -Stephanie Brandt is NOT a middle blocker. She will maintain the same role she did. She remains a good defensive player and a good motivator on the court for the team. Looks like Mafua will continue to be our setter this year.

    -Brittany Hewitt looked good at her debut at middle blocker and got a good amount of playing time as did Emily Maeda in the back row in which she looked solid.

    -Jayme Lee showed what kind of libero she can be. She had some excellent digs keeping several rallies alive leading to several kills for the Wahine. After years on the bench, her senior year will be her last chance to shine.

    -Jamie Houston had a nice solo block in which she shadowed a Nebraska player and it almost seemed choreographed between the two opposing players, but overall she didn’t play much. Most of her playing time came in the final fourth set after we won the third set.

    -I have to say this again, Amber Kaufman has to be one of my favorites. Even from last year I always liked how she wore her game emotions on her sleeve, sometimes a little too much. She had a service error, then subbed out, walked to the bench, got handed a towel, and just threw it to the floor immediately. Now this is an exhibition match, but that IS NOT “sulking” folks, to me that is genuine competitive fire and desire. I think this team will live and die on her shoulders this year.

    ***For the players I didn’t mention either I didn’t notice anything outstanding or bad, just about the same. Again it was an exhibition match so it’s hard to gauge what kind of Rainbow Wahine team I saw last night and the same goes for the opponent.

  85. Kazz March 20, 2009 10:37 am

    I saw Ray Hisatake, Raphel Ieru, John Estes, and Brashton Satele in attendance last night as well.

    What happened to Inoke? Wasn’t he the “event coordinator” for the football players a few years ago at the Wahine Softball home games?

    I thought he led the way for the football players to support their fellow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine?

  86. koakane iphone March 20, 2009 10:38 am

    Frank25 I feel your heat so I will host many beeru for you dis weekend

  87. Ralph March 20, 2009 10:44 am

    I thought powderpuff birthday was yesterday? happy birthday again, now you are one year older than you think you are

  88. Stretch March 20, 2009 10:53 am

    Pitt is in a tough game against E Tenn St. Not the typical 1/16 game. up only 4 w/ 530 left

  89. A-House March 20, 2009 11:17 am

    Happy bifday to Dara with many more to come!

  90. Stretch March 20, 2009 11:20 am

    West Virginia goes down to Dayton. Doesn’t help the brackets at all since I had them winning the next round also. Damn!!

  91. Colomaohana March 20, 2009 11:21 am

    kk: me too…just for Frank25. I feel its my duty.

  92. Kekoa March 20, 2009 11:22 am

    Good on ya Kazz! Excellent observation of the game.

    I wanna add one more thing about Amber’s competitive fire. As you described, she slammed her towel to the floor immediately upon receipt. She was walking away from your vantage point and heading in our direction. We could see that ‘look’ on her face. It was one of fierce determintion to give someone a 100 Mph *facial* on the next short set!

    The key to a good offense all starts with precise passing to where your setter’s area of operation is determined to be. Therein lies the basic problem.

    If the setter gets that perfect set, the pre-set play she called will generate several options for her to execute. So in the blink of a Homey Hot Flash, she is dealing out the best set ever! Brandt & Mafua are still a bit rusty. Their sets were sometimes too ugly for even Halloween consumption. Part of the reason was the bad passes to them.

    jm2375 may have a different interpretation because she saw the game from Jayme Lee’s level…ground floor!

  93. Kekoa March 20, 2009 11:36 am

    My personal Happy Birthday Wishes to the Powderpuff Princess! I have declared the celebration to continue on the ceded lands from today until midnite on Sunday. (An extension may be submitted before close of business today).

  94. A-House March 20, 2009 11:37 am

    Weight training is very important to every athlete, but is the current philosophy for training correct?

    Let’s see, individual lifts weight, very heavy weights, but the weights are “static” or no move against the lifter; just “dead” weight. This would make you a very strong construction worker or coffin bearer.

    For Football, your opponent (oline or dline) is constantly pushing against you or moving to avoid your block. Thus, if you consistently weight train using “static” princilples, how is this a benefit to you?

    Surely, there is someone out there who has “different” principles in mind or is actually using them to make linemen better. Or, will trainers continue to use the “traditional” methods so soothe/please others (including coaches)?

    Therefore, is it better to concentrate on “static training” so the strength to push against a double or triple-team will make one a better lineman or constatnly train against double/triple team blocks?

    Can one be slow, but have quick feet? or, can one be fast, but have slow feet?

    Criticism is like going to the toilet, just pull your pants down and let it flow. Constructive criticism, on the other hand, is……………….!

  95. Stephen Tsai March 20, 2009 11:51 am

    Actually, there’s a person here who uses the urinal that way, which is sort of a jolting sight when you walk into the bathroom.

  96. whitey March 20, 2009 11:52 am

    Col A House, you always on the alert. same question is “why does a boxer skip or jump rope?” does he do any jumping when boxing?? no, but speed, quickness, conditioning, and strength of his lower body is determined by his leg work, so speed skipping or jumping is necessary. Can our fb players do speed skipping or jumping to help them with their leg work?? definitely yes!!! but is this part of their training??? i don’t know, but i have never seen many fb players good at speed rope.

  97. jojo ® March 20, 2009 11:53 am

    I want a filet o fish!

    Happy Birthday Dara!

  98. whitey March 20, 2009 11:55 am

    before i forget, good day to all of our tsaikos.

  99. Stephen Tsai March 20, 2009 11:57 am

    A-House, Whitey:
    The players do plyometrics, which are jumping exercises.
    They also do resistance training.

  100. Loa March 20, 2009 12:12 pm

    afternoon gang!

    i remember shambattle from summer fun days

    Stephen – #95, tmi

    hi jojo ® !

  101. kapakahi March 20, 2009 12:17 pm


    Please confirm whether Les Soloai is back on the team since he is now listed on team roster on UH website…


  102. Stretch March 20, 2009 12:26 pm

    Does anyone know how the kickball tournament went??

  103. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 12:26 pm

    BaseBows leading against UDub 7-5, Bottom of the 9th.

    UDub is designated the home team, so they’re trying to make a comeback. Bows bringing in Sam Spangler. 1 out in the inning.

  104. A-House March 20, 2009 12:27 pm


    I too have never seen a wide receiver or running back excel at jump rope.

    sorry ST, but I don’t know the principles behind “plyometrics” and what exercises are associated with it. Is it like “high stepping” through the ropes? Why can’t jump rope be included in the speed/quickness training for the receivers and running backs. This is something they can do on their own at their leisure.

    can you illucidate on “resistance training”? The only ones I see are at 24Hour Fitness and all the trainer does is tell the person to lean against a wall or pull on the fixed machines bolted to the cement floor.

  105. jm2375 March 20, 2009 12:33 pm

    Afternoon Tsai-kos!!

    Kekoa – #93 haha. I remember Amber being very upset when she hit a serve into the net, slammed the ball down and sort of stalked off to the corner. I saw Shoji get up and try to calm her down. Actually I was a bit surprised she was there since track season is in full swing.

    One thing was evident last night though. UH needs more height in the front row.

    Late for next meeting. back later.

  106. LizKauai [Believer] March 20, 2009 12:34 pm

    Kazz- mahalo for the WVB report!

    Hi Frank25 (as he disappears in a whoosh…)

    Good to have curveball around again!

    Big C- bwahahaha!

    jojo – tomorrow is fish day… or any lunch day. 😉


  107. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 12:36 pm

    BaseBows in trouble. UDub scores 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th to tie it up, 7-7.

    This one’s going into extra innings. Keep in mind the Bows have to play Portland after they finish this game.

  108. cheech March 20, 2009 12:42 pm

    leaving smithys = good move

  109. mctruck March 20, 2009 12:44 pm

    stretch, ur #26,

    sorry..just qued back in..I meant was that a biiiiig shave ice cone o’what???…..not sayin anything bout da mouth…bwaaaaahahaha!!

  110. d1島 March 20, 2009 12:52 pm

    Dayton crushed one leg of my bracket!

    Come on BaseBows!

  111. Stretch March 20, 2009 12:53 pm

    Going into extra innings will not help the baseball team as far as pitching. I think they will be thin considering they have 5 games in 4 days.

  112. Stretch March 20, 2009 12:53 pm

    mctruck – okay, just checking…. hahaha

  113. Jason March 20, 2009 12:54 pm

    My ultimate sleeper lost too, I really liked North Dakota State. 🙁

  114. SteveM March 20, 2009 12:54 pm

    I like the new photo of PowderPuff above. 🙄

    Can we use it as a Tsai-ko shot glass advertisement? 😆

  115. Stretch March 20, 2009 12:55 pm

    top of the 10th, Rainbows score 2 runs. 9-7. going into bottom 10th now.

  116. d1島 March 20, 2009 12:55 pm

    Wow, sham battle with volleyballs can be “smart”. In summer fun, the volleyballs were old and “well-oiled” making ’em kinda heavy. Sow-ahhhh wen you get beaned with dat!

  117. d1島 March 20, 2009 12:58 pm


    I saw that. Boy if that worked out for you, “sky’s the limit”!

  118. Stretch March 20, 2009 1:05 pm

    controversial end of the game but Rainbows win!!

  119. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 1:08 pm

    BaseBows pull off the victory against UDub in the 10th inning.

    The Portland Pilots are next. Game should start in ~30 minutes.

  120. Kazz March 20, 2009 1:22 pm


    RE: Amber Kaufman

    I think it has to do with her personality. Not to say those players that seem more reserved on the outside aren’t feeling intense, but sometimes you got to let it out. How many times have we seen Kaufman get the ball back after a service error and slams it to the floor and the thing bounces to the height of the scoreboard.

    This year is her last year and I will never forget her 12 service ace performance against Washington last season when we were down 2 sets to none and we came back and won it. I remember sitting near SJMacro and Myki and I thought Jerry was going to jump the railing and join the Wahine on the sidelines!

    Also who can deny her ability as an all around athlete. Her accomplishments on the track are quite impressive too.

    When this season is done a player and a personality like her’s will be missed much like the jovial and relaxing presence Tara Hittle gave us over the years.

    Speaking of liberos, just based on last night’s heroics by Jayme Lee, I think she has the edge over Ka’aihue thus far, but as Coach Shoji said, everything opens up in the fall. May the best Wahine win!

  121. homey ℞ March 20, 2009 1:22 pm

    Good to get the car work finished and then enjoying some good ‘ol breakfast food for lunch.

    Not much shoppers in Wal-Mart today but there sure were a lot of women with kids. I was tempted to ask them if they know Esme.

    Aloha Frank25!

    Big C – You are in fine form today. And so is your humor! 😆

    Hisatake is looking good.

    Some days you wish you were a Tsaiko shot glass…

    A nap sounds good.

  122. homey ℞ March 20, 2009 1:28 pm

    A-House – A wise o-lineman told me resistance bands are highly used in the pros. I wouldn’t doubt the same principles are being used at the college level for all sports. Jump rope is good for cardio work, coordination, timing, and muscle toning. If you want speed and quickness, you gotta to explosive exercises. Bulla mentioned some of the things one can do a few months ago.

  123. hntkm12 March 20, 2009 1:30 pm

    i am very happy to see ikaika mahoe number 75 back on the uh football roster.and number 57 les soloai.

  124. Rob25 March 20, 2009 1:37 pm

    DPK – Tino is going to Disney World with his family when he goes on R & R in June…FYI

    Hi Tsaikos everywhere!

    Frank25…man that guy is always beating me to post nowadays. He’s in dream land right now though.

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY DARA!! Hope you have an excellent one!

  125. HiFlyer March 20, 2009 1:55 pm

    Happy Birthday to Dara

  126. Colomaohana March 20, 2009 2:00 pm

    Howzit, Rob25!!!

    homey: PLEASE! I’m in fine form everyday…Psht!

  127. kaimiloa March 20, 2009 2:01 pm

    A House… I’ve started following conditioning techniques from Core Performance (Pro and Draft trainers, have a website and books). They emphasize training movement over individual muscles. Explosive movement and working the muscles you use at the end of a movement, when you might be out of position or off balance. Like you’ve suggested, linemen aren’t playing in a gym with a controlled situation. They are getting banged around, double teamed, etc.. Being able to use your strength in the heat of battle is whats important.

  128. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 2:05 pm

    BaseBows now playing Portland.

    The Pilots have knocked up Jared Alexander for a couple runs so far in the 2nd. The Bows are designated as the home team for this game.

  129. labrat March 20, 2009 2:24 pm

    Good luck Khevin Peoples.

    “They took the blue from the skies and the pretty girls eyes and a touch of old glory too.
    And gave it to the men who proudly wear the UH AirForce blue.”

  130. Kazz March 20, 2009 2:32 pm

    RE: Khevin Peoples.

    Now there is a young man who seems to have a good grip on his life and the choices he makes.

    Best to you and your future braddah!

    Mahalo for all you gave to Warrior Football! :mrgreen:

  131. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 2:34 pm

    BaseBows playing like they don’t want to play this game. Should note that they are designated as the home team, even though it is Portland that is hosting the tournament.

    Pilots lead 7-1, bottom of the 3rd.

  132. Kazz March 20, 2009 2:45 pm

    Committed Road Warrior:

    March 20th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    BaseBows playing like they don’t want to play this game. Should note that they are designated as the home team, even though it is Portland that is hosting the tournament.

    Pilots lead 7-1, bottom of the 3rd.


    The way we’ve been hitting we can’t count ourselves out just yet. But geez…

    I’m assuming Alexander got yanked. Who’s pitching for us now? Connor Little?

  133. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 2:50 pm

    Kazz — Yep. Alexander got yanked after 2.2 innings and 7 runs. Alex Capaul is in.

    Pilots lead 7-1 top of the 4th.

  134. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 2:52 pm

    Make that 8-1 Pilots.

  135. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 2:53 pm

    Now 10-1 Pilots.

  136. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 2:54 pm

    Check that. 12-1 Pilots.

  137. LizKauai [Believer] March 20, 2009 3:05 pm

    yikes, mercy!

  138. wafan March 20, 2009 3:05 pm

    Are the basebows each playing with his dominate arm tied behind his back?

  139. wafan March 20, 2009 3:07 pm

    Did anyone listen to the song? I thought it was very simple but had a great message!!! Do not let the title scare you.

  140. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 3:10 pm

    I think Trapasso is throwing in the white flag now, given the various substitutions he’s been making with the infield/outfield players.

    Now 13-2 Pilots. Top of the 5th.

  141. wafan March 20, 2009 3:15 pm

    At least they others are able to get playing time. Not exactly the best scenario, though.

    I guess the let down after the first game was huge!

  142. Ralph March 20, 2009 3:16 pm

    I hope it snows before the 5, game called, start over tomorrow…:)

  143. wafan March 20, 2009 3:18 pm

    Oddly, no snow in the forecast.

  144. Ralph March 20, 2009 3:19 pm

    Khevin Peoples good luck and thank you for spending your grid years in Hawaii…the memories and friendship you experienced in Hawaii will last a life time…You’ll be rewarded with a college degree in May and a future in the Air Force, thank you again for your commitment to Hawaii and our country- Mahalo and Aloha…

  145. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 3:20 pm

    Sorry Ralph, the game’s already in the top of the 6th.

  146. Ralph March 20, 2009 3:23 pm

    Jason you were really reaching with South Dakota State, time to switch majors and become a statistician and learn the odds and probability of an under dog winning

  147. Kazz March 20, 2009 3:26 pm

    Holy cow… I actually started laughing with the baseball score updates.


    Ok maybe not tonight. Salvage what you can, and get ready for tomorrow!

  148. d1島 March 20, 2009 3:32 pm

    Auryte! ‘zona comes through! Back in the hunt!

    Big hill to climb for the BaseBows 🙁

  149. Kazz March 20, 2009 3:34 pm

    Ok let’s save Connor Little for the next game… a fresh start on the mound.

    I like this kid. Great potential for us in the future.

  150. d1島 March 20, 2009 3:37 pm


    In Jason’s defense, L&L were on that game as a possible shocker this morning. In a contest format like this you gotta lay out a few shockers in the hopes of pulling away from the crowd.
    I’m not sure that Pops or Kanoa woulda put ’em in the Sweet 16! but Kanoa did spend some time hyping No. Dakota St.’s chances in the opening round(s).

  151. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 3:46 pm

    Agreed, Kazz. Would rather save the arms and starting players for tomorrow’s matchup against Oregon and whoever they end up facing on Sunday.

    Just to think that up until today the BaseBows have been in the Top 20 in both SOS and simulated RPI. They have the rest of this weekend’s tourney plus Oregon State and the four-game home series against ranked Coastal Carolina before the beginning of (the RPI killing) WAC play.

  152. Pride. March 20, 2009 3:46 pm

    A-House, there are a few experts on training techniques. As Kaimiloa said, Mark Verstegen from Core Performance is one of them. Todd Marinovich’s dad Marv Marinovich is another one. Marv trains Troy Polamalu in Portland, Oregon. Marv uses training balls, medicine balls, kettle bells, converted weight machines. Like Homey says, athletes also use elastic bands, balance boards, chutes, and many other props to help enhance athleticism.

    Our own Tsaiko Bulla is pretty familiar with all of these training methods and has been using them on a special project that he has been involoved in for the past six years or so.

  153. Pride. March 20, 2009 3:53 pm

    A-House, you are right about static weight training. That’s why the bench press at the combine doesn’t make much sense. It doesn’t give you nice looking arms though.

  154. Kazz March 20, 2009 3:55 pm


    Is there some organization out there that can teach these methods to those that want to teach it to others in the future?

  155. d1島 March 20, 2009 4:06 pm


    I’m hoping that locally that organization is called the University of Hawaii Football Team

  156. d1島 March 20, 2009 4:09 pm

    Man, I hope Wake Forest doesn’t think they are playing the Cavs instead of Cleveland State!
    Wake Up!

    (anyone wanna venture a guess about one of the two teams in my bracket Final?)

  157. wafan March 20, 2009 4:21 pm

    Happy 1st birthday Lilu!!!

    Welcome to Hawai’i!!!

    Oh, welcome to mom and dad!!!

    And sister and brother-in-law from Florida!!!

    Nice little family reunion. Have fun!

  158. Kazz March 20, 2009 4:33 pm


    March 20th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I’m hoping that locally that organization is called the University of Hawaii Football Team

    Touche D1! Touche! 😆

  159. addahknowjoe March 20, 2009 4:37 pm

    speaking of weight training:

    no mess wit Powderpuff before she get all “Vili” on you!

  160. Kazz March 20, 2009 4:38 pm


    Ahem… “she kona ket Vili wichu”.

  161. d1島 March 20, 2009 4:45 pm


    You gotta write one book someday!

  162. Stephen Tsai March 20, 2009 4:52 pm

    It’s been a tough couple of days for Bulla Ginlack.
    First his car gets “tagged.”
    Today he got smacked in the face by a volleyball thrown by a d-tackle.

  163. d1島 March 20, 2009 4:57 pm

    I suppose the key stat would be how far away was the DT?

  164. Jason March 20, 2009 5:01 pm

    Ralph: It’s North Dakota State. And hey, I thought they could be this year’s Cinderella. Gotta gamble if you want to win a bracket tourney. Anyways, I’m still doing alright with the rest of the stuff. 🙂

    Happy birthday Dara!

    And I mentioned before about the series on the run and shoot. Here’s part two, The Seam Read and the “Go” Concept:

    It’s a great article, although if you’ve been studying the R&S for a while, it’s mostly stuff you should already know.

  165. BubNChunk March 20, 2009 5:03 pm

    Regarding #94 post, there is a guy out there who has different strength training techniques, his name is Fudge Fajardo of Fudge’s Gym!!
    His techniques were used on many players!!

  166. Stephen Tsai March 20, 2009 5:03 pm

    Maybe 10 yards.
    It was that new guy. David I-can’t-remember-his-last-name.

  167. Jason March 20, 2009 5:04 pm

    Oh yeah, and UH doesn’t offer a degree in statistics. I’ve taken all of the “essential” courses for those interested in statistics for a career, however.

  168. Stephen Tsai March 20, 2009 5:05 pm

    I think it’s interesting every year that the selection keeps favoring the big conferences, yet all the fans want to root for are the Cinderellas.
    The BCS could learn a lesson from the NCAA basketball tournament.

  169. d1島 March 20, 2009 5:11 pm

    Career in Statistics? How you figgah? 😈

  170. d1島 March 20, 2009 5:13 pm

    Oh, 10 yards. Not so bad.
    I thought was going be like 30 feet or something!

  171. d1島 March 20, 2009 5:19 pm

    Cleveland State keeps fighting back.

    Is that the sound of my bracket crumpling?

    Time for a nap…. 🙁

  172. Jason March 20, 2009 5:21 pm

    C’mon, Cleveland State! (I have them going all the way … to the next round.)

  173. UKU@LA March 20, 2009 5:24 pm

    rich2176, sideline is fine with me!

    MANEO !!!

  174. Wayne O. March 20, 2009 5:37 pm

    If I was Coach Mac, Blaze Soares shouldn’t do any contact drills. Soares should just take it easy, do his conditioning drills, work on the weights, watch practices and take mental reps. The coaches already know what he can do. We need him to be “on” the field in September.
    Because he didn’t play at all last year I really believe that his not playing cost UH 2 football games. Blaze has that much impact on the team. I’m telling you this guy is a game changer. That’s all I want to say. Blaze, stay healthy.

  175. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 6:01 pm

    Some interesting games on.

    Siena/Ohio St. going into 2 OT.
    Wisky/Florida St. in OT.
    Cleveland St. upsets.

  176. d1島 March 20, 2009 6:06 pm

    My bracket is looking very, very RED 🙁

  177. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 6:17 pm


    You watching the Siena/Ohio St. game? WOW!!!!!!! My bracket is getting pretty red too, but it looks like I still get chance to win, assuming nothing worst results like, say, UNC losing to LSU in the next round.

  178. wafan March 20, 2009 6:20 pm

    On Wisconsin!
    On Wisconsin!

  179. d1島 March 20, 2009 6:24 pm


    My bracket is now a projectile! 👿

  180. Committed Road Warrior March 20, 2009 6:31 pm


    How unfortunate. 😈

    Off to work. Whoooooosh!!!!!!!!

  181. wafan March 20, 2009 6:37 pm

    Time to check for cracks.

  182. jm2375 March 20, 2009 6:39 pm

    d1 and CRW – my South bracket looks really red, but overall, I’m 21 for 32 heading into the 2nd round. How da he$$ did BC lose?

  183. d1島 March 20, 2009 6:40 pm


    hmmmm…maybe start by looking back?


  184. d1島 March 20, 2009 6:41 pm


    How da he$$ did BC lose?

    Check da stats!


  185. d1島 March 20, 2009 6:43 pm


    At least you still get 4 regions!

  186. SteveM March 20, 2009 7:09 pm

    Really Last-Minute Karaoke Call

    Cydnee (Peaches’ daughter) just called and said she and Amanda want to go to Genji’s tonight and would we join them? Mom is tired but can’t refuse so said 8:30 PM…

    Called Gaye, but the small private room is booked tonight. But she’s giving us the Matsu private room. So, lots of room for the Tsingers. Come down anytime!

  187. Pauoa Boy March 20, 2009 7:30 pm

    Wayne O,

    I’m with you on Blaze Soares. I wouldn’t say that he would’ve won us an additional 2 games. I think his presence on the field would’ve inspired the defense to play hard and hit with emotion. He probably would have gave us a better chance of winning more games. Nothing against Solly, Adam, or Brashton…but Blaze plays with so much intensity and emotion it hypes everybody up and makes you want to smash heads! There are certain players with that kind of ability…guys like Ray Lewis in the NFL…and my boy Chad Owens too. When you watch them play the bring so much intensity and passion to the game it makes errybody go nawts! One game that piss me off the most was losing to Utah St., that was frikkin embarrassing. I know if we had Blaze playing, he would have not allowed our D to get embarrassed like that!

  188. Pauoa Boy March 20, 2009 7:31 pm


    Wasn’t David Hafoka ah???

  189. Ralph March 20, 2009 7:43 pm

    Pauoa Boy start recruiting Khevin peoples for the marines, he only gave his verbal commitment, he hasn’t signed his hard copy and probably never got to do his five visits to every branch

  190. Ralph March 20, 2009 7:48 pm

    anyone at vb…isn’t new jersey tech in dIII. i’ve seen the name in dIII soccer play offs at seasons end where there’s a national bracket of champs and at large teams

  191. Jason March 20, 2009 7:58 pm

    They are in the process of moving to Division I from Division II. The move is complete next school year, 2009-2010.

  192. Garret March 20, 2009 8:18 pm

    Shawn Withy-Allen is playing QB again this season! Congratulations to Shawn on his marriage and it is good to know that his main job is being a Christian youth minister.

    Charles Gunnings is blessed with the power of persuasion.

    Not once, but twice over the past year Gunnings has coaxed Shawn Withy-Allen out of retirement to quarterback the Fayetteville Guard.

    Gunnings believes bringing Withy-Allen back for a full season in 2009 will be a key element in the Guard rebounding from a 5-9 finish last year that kept them out of the playoffs for the first time in franchise history.

    “One of my first priorities this year was to get my quarterback,’’ Gunnings said. “We missed him last year.’’

    Withy-Allen, a former University of Hawaii player, led the Guard to 27 wins, including one unbeaten season, as their quarterback between 2005 and 2007. But he decided to step away from the game after the 2007 season to concentrate on his profession as a Christian youth minister and spend time with his new wife, Sarah.

    Withy-Allen threw for 15 touchdowns and led the Guard to a 2-1 record in three games before missing the final contest due to a prior job commitment.

    “I thought it was probably time to hang it up after last year,’’ said the 29-year-old Withy-Allen. “I had a couple of tryouts with some NFL teams, the (Carolina) Panthers and (Philadelphia) Eagles, but nothing seemed to be working out there. Plus, I had my job and my wife was pregnant with our first child. So, it kind of seemed like the time to retire for good this time.’’

    Gunnings, however, had other ideas. Once he signed to coach the Guard again last September, Gunnings approached Withy-Allen about playing again. But it wasn’t really Withy-Allen who Gunnings had to convince.

    “I talked to his wife,’’ Gunnings said. “You can see the look in her eyes when she watches him play. And I think she knew he’d be miserable if he stepped away right now.’’

  193. Garret March 20, 2009 8:21 pm

    I think it was KapoleiDoc who asked about former UH players. Here is one player I haven’t heard about in awhile. Warren Tauanuu is playing on the DL for the Alaska Wild in the Indoor Football League.

    Warren Tauanuu (6’1″, 254) Tauanuu is a recently signed player from the University of Hawaii. He played with the Stockton Lightning of the AF2 in 2008.

  194. Garret March 20, 2009 8:22 pm

    East Oahu Sun article about building a new stadium in Hawaii.

    As long as we’re spending $5 billion or more on rail transit, why not put a nice, modern stadium – say 40,000 seats with amenities – either in Kapolei, where the rail line will begin, or downtown, on the waterfront, where most people will get off on their way to work?

    Make it the heart of a rail station. Build plenty of parking around it so people can drive to get on the train in Kapolei or for downtown drivers to use during the week. On Saturdays, there will be plenty of parking for the Warriors and their tailgating faithful. Sorry, no swap-meet on game days.

    In Kapolei, commuters coming to town would get a secure place to park and might actually use the train. I guarantee they aren’t going to be too happy with a morning routine of get on TheBus, get off TheBus, wait for TheTrain, get on TheTrain, get off TheTrain and go to work (maybe catching another bus to boot). Mufi, that ain’t happening – not in your lifetime.

    By making a new stadium the focal point of a rail station, the University of Hawaii gets a quality facility that should last a generation; one it can use to make money staging other ventures. Concerts, anyone? Soccer? NFL preseason games? Major League Baseball?

  195. brew808 March 20, 2009 8:23 pm

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    Imagine…. all the Tsaikos wishing you a Happy Birthday and cheering as you blow out those 29+1 candles with the same enthusiasm and fervor as this one Tsaikette…. 😀 😯 😆

  196. Garret March 20, 2009 8:25 pm

    According to this article, the third biggest draft need for Miami is a for a LB. Miami plans to draft a player who played DE in college and convert him to an OLB in their 3-4 defense. This explains Miami bringing in David Veikune and a few other DEs that are projected for the 2nd or 3rd round for an interview.

    Miami’s management is also looking at the Cincinnati DE that played against the Warriors late last season.

    A pass rushing specialist, who will likely be a defensive end asked to learn how to play outside linebacker. The Dolphins already have a few in mind, like Cincinnati defensive end Connor Barwin, whom defensive coordinator Paul Pasqualoni worked out earlier this week.

  197. Garret March 20, 2009 8:31 pm

    The NCAA is looking at the practice of using experienced coaches as graduate assistants, which even UH used with Reinbold and others. They are also looking at cracking down on the extra “non-coaches” that have roles like recruiting coordinator and director of player development…which wouldn’t be good for UH because I really like the job that Tony Tuioti is doing for UH! I guess it would save lower-budgeted schools like UH because they can only afford one (or none in many cases) of these extra positions while big budget schools can have multiple extra coaches.

    We see how great of a job Tony Tuioti can do, and ST mentioned that UH was trying to hire Doris also to help with the program. Just imagine other schools that can afford 2 or more of these positions and you can see how the lower-budgeted schools would want all of these positions eliminated. On one hand that makes sense and would level the playing field for UH…on the other hand, Tony Tuioti is doing a great job for UH!

    But NCAA officials can’t help but wonder if all of this isn’t becoming another case of football coaches punching loopholes through rules that are designed to bring some measure of competitive balance across a broad range of very economically unbalanced Division I football programs.

    The position of “graduate assistant” was created for young coaches just starting out, kind of like an internship. It’s not supposed to be for veteran college coaches with years of experience who find themselves temporarily unemployed.

    And there are concerns that the proliferation of non-coaching staff positions with titles like “director of operations” or “director of player development” are little more than ways of getting around the NCAA limit of nine assistant football coaches per staff.

  198. Garret March 20, 2009 8:32 pm

    The NCAA is going to look at passing rules to end these extra “non-coaching” positions…

    And all those former coaches in these newly created administrative roles? Technically, they are not coaches. But in a February meeting, the NCAA Division I Recruiting and Athletics Personnel Cabinet noted concern over “the disparity among institutions with varying resource levels and the difficulty of monitoring the work done by non-coaching personnel.”

    In other words, programs with money create these positions that less affluent programs can’t.

    And while these former coaches are barred from on-field coaching, the NCAA can’t be sure they aren’t doing everything else a coach does: evaluating personnel and recruits, breaking down film, offering advice in game planning, and perhaps doing out-of-season hands-on coaching as “assistant” strength and conditioning coaches.

    As a result, the NCAA Cabinet said it will look at proposing “legislative changes that could help stem the growth in non-coaching, sport-specific personnel …”

  199. Garret March 20, 2009 8:41 pm

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

    US submarine and a US amphibious ship collided near Iran with 15 sailors from the sub injured.

  200. Garret March 20, 2009 8:41 pm

    7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Tonga–fortunately they were able to call off the tsunami warming, but there are worries about what the earthquake did to the erupting underwater volcano nearby. If there is a large amount volcanic ash spread underwater due to the earthquake, it would kill all underwater life in the area.

  201. Garret March 20, 2009 8:41 pm

    Nearly $200k of the $810k this emergency service group in North Dakota got to fight bioterrorism and natural disasters was spent on unallowable or questionable expenses such as alcohol! They aren’t sure how they will pay the money back because their normal budget for an entire year is less than $200k.

  202. Garret March 20, 2009 8:42 pm

    Two Australian students figured out a way to use a hairdryer to be able to get fingerprints from paper that current techniques are unable to extract.

  203. Garret March 20, 2009 8:42 pm

    Principal and other staff members at this Dallas school actually set up a fight club for students–troubled students were sent into a steel cage and fought with bare fists and no head protection.

  204. Garret March 20, 2009 8:43 pm

    Free play links pau.

  205. el guapo March 20, 2009 9:08 pm

    Repeat from last night, clinic in Hilo tomorrow

  206. addahknowjoe March 20, 2009 9:44 pm

    Garret- Mahalo for the links! Always interesting.

    el guapo- I tryna get Ka’u kids fo go. Mahalo for the heads up

  207. OldDiver March 20, 2009 9:46 pm

    Regarding #194

    Did the East Oahu Sun mention where we are going to get the $800 plus million to build the infrastructure and new stadium in Kapolei? My guess is it will take eight to ten years to complete the entire rail route. Until it is complete traffic will be a huge problem. In the mean time we need Aloha Stadium to be repaired. I know some people think it’s a waste of money, but if you read the report on the Aloha Stadium from 2005 the $100 million plus that will be spent on repairs is needed now just to keep things operational and safe. In other words even if we started to plan for a new stadium now, Aloha Stadium will still have to be repaired unless we plan to cancel one or two UH football seasons while a new stadium is being built. And then we come full circle to the same problem, where are we going to get the $800 plus million.

  208. Jason March 20, 2009 9:59 pm

    Wow, this year’s Song Contest was amazing! I really liked the hō‘ike.

  209. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 20, 2009 10:34 pm


    Check your voicemail sir.

  210. Promotional items March 20, 2009 10:52 pm

    it was the Tundakatz’s turn. Jantz, a switch-hitter, batted left-handed during regulation. But he struggled in that appearance because he faced the rising sun. This time, he batted right-handed. He clobbered the winning homer, triggering a wild celebration. Aterward, the Tundakatz team, began singing “We Are The Champions.”

  211. Cindy/Cenn March 20, 2009 11:26 pm

    Happy Birthday Powder Puff!
    Frank25, it’s nice to have you back! Mahalo for all that you do!

  212. Kekoa March 20, 2009 11:43 pm

    Cindy/Cenn ~

    Answering your facebook comment about practicing your Deutsh, here’s my question. I don’t happen to know of any place where they feature it.

    Wo kann ich Deutsch Essen?…(bitte!)

  213. Pomai March 20, 2009 11:49 pm

    I think the mid-west did in a lot of people!! When is the second round pick going to be?

  214. Pomai March 20, 2009 11:54 pm

    Jason no feel to bad both my Cinderella’s turn out to be the wicked witch of the west and south LOL

  215. Stretch March 20, 2009 11:55 pm

    Fricken West Virginia and Wake Forest is killing me. Hopefully some of my 2nd round picks come in.

  216. Jason March 20, 2009 11:56 pm

    Pomai: You were supposed to make all the picks before the tournament, all the way to the championship game. It doesn’t go round by round!

    But after the second round, we’ll start a “Second Chance” tournament. Same thing, though, you need to pick all of the games through the championship.

  217. HiFlyer March 21, 2009 12:00 am

    Stretch – At least you won couple of games, I lost every one of my picks for today.

  218. duffer March 21, 2009 12:06 am

    Whoa Stretch, up late ah!

  219. Pomai March 21, 2009 12:11 am

    Jason when I wen pick them it never let me go any further than the first round. Oh well that’s ok, I ain’t to good with basketball anyway.

  220. Pomai March 21, 2009 12:16 am

    Speaking of which, isn’t there a rule about walking with the ball? I watched a few college and NBA games and if that rule was enforced then these guys could never play.

  221. Jason March 21, 2009 12:16 am

    Pomai: For real? Wow, that’s junk. Well, hopefully the second chance league will work for you.

  222. Jason March 21, 2009 12:30 am

    Traveling, palming, hand checking, hooking. When you sit right behind the basket, a few feet from the action, you see SO many infractions not get called. chawan_cut knows … 😀

  223. Ralph March 21, 2009 12:33 am

    chawan only watches the refs and the rainbow dancers, he misses most of the game action

  224. Committed Road Warrior March 21, 2009 12:35 am

    Wait a sec…..

    chawan_cut isn’t watching the refs the same way he’s watching the Rainbow Dancers, right?

    If so…..

  225. Ralph March 21, 2009 12:43 am

    anyone wearing orange watches both with the same intensity…..

  226. SteveM March 21, 2009 2:28 am

    Back from Genji’s. Getting too old to keep up with the 24 year old gals.. .and they sing a different genre, but Peaches’ daughter Cydnee and friend Amanda sound good. They were to shy to sing until most people left at the las vegas Karaoke Call (their pix are there).

    Peaches wore her Jagermeister shirt. Discovered Amanda is a long time Bomber herself. Bottom line: I did the driving home 😐 and we have another Tsinging Bomber recruit for Lyn.

    Goodnight everyone.

    BTW, found two backup singers for ST and the sleepy lion. Simply trilling! Very!

  227. o'chawan_cut March 21, 2009 2:42 am

    hey now…. no wonder my ears were itchy!!!!

  228. Koa-mahu March 21, 2009 3:57 am

    o’chawan – no worries. come ova and i make your ears feel betta.


  229. Beachside Tennis March 22, 2009 9:20 pm

    Very thanx dude for giving the suggestion about the in details about the defense rules of football with good illustrated photos.

  230. Bingo Live March 23, 2009 6:33 pm

    I agree with you that self defense is very important for everyone in the every sphere of life like game, life, job etc.

  231. Bingo Night Live March 23, 2009 10:35 pm

    I would reconsider that line of coaching, as those children are too young for strategy and tactics. Coaching at the U-6 level should be aimed secondarily at the most basic of ball skills, and primarily at having fun so they will develop a love of the game.

  232. UNDERFLOOR HEATING March 24, 2009 1:55 am

    i am also learning the defense rule and but this is not game it is a judo and karate and some what gym for making strong body.

  233. bingo play live March 24, 2009 7:33 pm

    Thinking about the defense rule is really very important if this is not proven most probably game can be lost
    thanks for giving me chance of expression.

  234. brew808 April 4, 2009 8:26 pm


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