For each of the past three trips to Hawaii, the Rebels traveled by commercial flight on Thursday and stayed on the North Shore.

In those three games, the Rebels were outscored by an average of 49.6 points to 11.7. The closest game was 42-13 in 2006.

This time, the Rebels are scheduled to travel today on a charter flight. They will stay in Waikiki. As per the Mountain West Conference’s agreement, UH is paying UNLV $150,000 in travel subsidies.


  1. haka November 21, 2014 8:21 am

    Go Warriors!!
    Beat da Rebels!

  2. hatakeman November 21, 2014 8:21 am

    Good match up to end the 2014 home season. Hoping defense brings A-game.

  3. haka November 21, 2014 8:23 am

    I only said Go Warriors! 🙂

  4. tom November 21, 2014 8:24 am


    ST – how much does UNLV get (besides the travel subsidy) for playing in Hawaii?

  5. haka November 21, 2014 8:26 am

    Is my IP flagged for moderation? 🙁
    Please set me free Mr. Moderator.

  6. tom November 21, 2014 8:26 am


    Stephen – how much does UNLV get for playing Hawaii (in addition to the travel subsidy)?

  7. Stephen Tsai November 21, 2014 8:30 am

    That’s just it. The subsidy.
    UH should just view it as an appearance fee. That would be a reasonably and relatively inexpensive payout for a late-November opponent.

  8. (Jesse)James November 21, 2014 8:30 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    Hope all have a great day!!!

    Again, tomorrow is the last T-gate of the season. If you haven’t been to one, come on down for good food, fun, and especially friends.

    See everyone tomorrow.

  9. Stephen Tsai November 21, 2014 8:41 am

    I don’t handle moderation.
    At Hawaii Warrior World, there are people who do those things. It’s a very efficient operation.

  10. Stephen Tsai November 21, 2014 8:42 am

    By the way, don’t forget to attend Tuesday’s men’s volleyball exhibition.

  11. jm2375 November 21, 2014 9:03 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Yes, don’t forget to attend Tuesday’s game!
    Become a member of the MVB booster club and help out the team.

    JJ & Gramps – TCC for tomorrow’s tgate. 😆


  12. haka November 21, 2014 9:05 am

    Free at last!
    Thanks anyway ST!
    Watch out for them VBows!
    They are going to be VERY GOOD!!!!
    Can’t wait!
    Go Warriors!

  13. NotNasti November 21, 2014 9:20 am

    Congratulations to all the graduates, and future graduates! Out of the 22 or 23 seniors on the FB team, I believe 16 will graduate this December, 4 next May, 1 next December and 1 is already in graduate school. Where is this 40% graduation rate that has been tossed around? Seems more like 100% to me.

  14. Brad November 21, 2014 9:36 am

    I guess UNLV is also cash strapped to use commercial and fly in a day later. Then they can use the rest of that 150k to offset some of their home game attendance. (Average 14,756 issued 11,367 turnstile)
    Let’s support the team tomorrow night! For fun I go on the eticket hawaii site for this game and I go to pick your own seats section and there are a lot, a lot of green dots everywhere. Maybe I gotta see an eye doctor.

  15. bowwar November 21, 2014 10:12 am

    I will be there to support, but I hope it’s not my last as a season ticket-holder…Unless there is a earth shattering change in the next few games, I can’t see us continuing to support a football program that is going backwards. I really think the UH “powers that be” need to take a strong look at replacing the AD and football coach if it plans to keep the program profitable and moving forward.

  16. BigWave96744 November 21, 2014 10:22 am

    Like Hawaii, UNLV has QB problems.
    They had a Jr QB quit the team a few weeks ago and their current starting QB is JC Transfer who is not 100%

    Their remaining 3 QB’s are all RedShirt Freshman, including former Mililani Trojan Jarin Morikawa

    In past 4-5 seasons, Hawaii has lost quite a few games to True or Redshirt Freshman QB’s. Better not take the Rebels Lightly

  17. letsgowarriors November 21, 2014 10:25 am

    w Calen Friel not returning, we are losing 5 DL to graduation. Samia, Yap, Malepeai, Uti and Friel. yikes

  18. BigWave96744 November 21, 2014 10:30 am

    IMHO, the losing coach of this Saturday’s game will be fired at the end of the season. Aside from the fluke 2013 season, Bobby Hauck has won 24% of his games in 5 years while Norm has won 20% over 3 years. Both have consistently challenged New Mexico as the worst team in the MWC

  19. BigWave96744 November 21, 2014 10:31 am

    Why is Calen not returning?

  20. letsgowarriors November 21, 2014 10:32 am

    graduating this semester so he is going to work and take care of his family (has a baby). was in today’s article

  21. BigWave96744 November 21, 2014 10:35 am

    Mahalo.. Calen is fine young man. He’ll do well in his future endeavors

  22. Former UH Athlete November 21, 2014 10:46 am

    Ok. I gotta ask…

    Which event will draw a higher attendance?
    A: Tonight’s double-header State Football Championships
    B: UH Senior Night home finale

  23. jimmy the lock November 21, 2014 10:55 am

    TGIF! It’s aloha Friday!

    GO WIE! (She did good today)

    Attendance is projected at 25k for tonight’s high school state football championships.

  24. jimmy the lock November 21, 2014 11:06 am

    Is there a correlation between flying commercial + staying on the North Shore and the game results?

    What about flying charter + Waikiki?

    No correlation to me. Just Bermuda Triangle, Enquirer variety reading. 😆

    It’s all about the coach.

  25. Maddog50 November 21, 2014 11:21 am

    Here is to a great effort O D ST. and coaches. Would love to see a great crowd. My support for the program will never wain……lets get this and move on. Go Warriors!!!

  26. Andrew November 21, 2014 11:24 am


    UH’s problems are far beyond the football coach and AD. Replacing them is not going to fix everything. We may win more football games but the same operational and financial problems will still be there.

  27. hatakeman November 21, 2014 11:35 am

    In addition to the significant losses on the D-line, the O-line has a couple of big holes to fill with the loss of starters Sean Shigematsu and Kody Afusia, plus backup Frank Loyd Jr. 2015 not looking very good right now. Chow and staff will have to get early JC commits in December so they can participate in spring ball. Anyone know how this is coming along?

  28. letsgowarriors November 21, 2014 11:48 am

    not as worried about OL since we have a bunch of younger players that have been developing the past 2 seasons plus we have 4 verbals so far.

    assuming they return: Clarke, Dejon Allen, Eljah Tupai, John Waa, Brendan Urban, Leo Koloamatangi

    plus current verbals: Agasiva, Moananu, Cronk and Northup

    only returning DL are Kennedy, Shawley and Gifford (who i heard has been tearing it up) w/ no verbals so far.

  29. letsgowarriors November 21, 2014 11:54 am

    forgot to add Kory Rasmussen to returning DL.

  30. tom November 21, 2014 11:57 am


    Does UH get an appearance fee playing UNLV (and MW) games on the Mainland?

  31. SteveM November 21, 2014 11:59 am

    Good morning everyone!

    The day before game day… Friday, I think…. 🙂

  32. Anti UH November 21, 2014 12:05 pm

    Go Rebels.

  33. cocobean November 21, 2014 12:08 pm

    #28. Salonoa-Alo Wiley is a commit.

  34. cocobean November 21, 2014 12:11 pm

    #30. Probably not. One reason to be in a league is the home team doesn’t cover travel expenses for the visiting team except HI.

  35. letsgowarriors November 21, 2014 12:11 pm

    Salanoa is gonna play RB

  36. st. anthony trojan November 21, 2014 12:12 pm

    me answer for ST…tom # 30…

    answer is YES. they get to keep all their
    winnings from the tables n machines…he he he

  37. Warbow November 21, 2014 1:10 pm

    Hawaii had a better deal with UNLV when both were in different conferences. I believe each paid each others travel cost at the time.

  38. cocobean November 21, 2014 1:25 pm

    #34. I thought he was recruited to play DE in the 3-4.

  39. Trunks420 November 21, 2014 2:00 pm

    Can’t wait

  40. (Jesse)James November 21, 2014 2:28 pm


    I think the high school game will draw more….more students and people in Hawaii have a connection to their high school…they could care less about UH…. 🙁

  41. Fei Jai November 21, 2014 3:09 pm



    Turnstile next UH game to be less than 17k.

  42. dopaco24 November 21, 2014 3:48 pm

    Judging by the prices of airfare i’ve looked at on several travel sites(Panda, Cheaptickets, Expedia), UH is completely overpaying in travel subsidies to the MWC. In some places (Boise, Laramie, Albuquerque) it is cheaper to fly to Honolulu than to most MWC destinations commercially with an average price difference of around $100 per ticket. That’s less than a $6500 difference than what UH would be paying with a travel roster of 64 to fly commercial. I assumed that the $150,000+ in travel subs were supposed to cover charter flights, which kind of made sense, as they cost around $100,000 for a plane that carries up to 130 passengers(i assume the schools can sell the extra seats to boosters). But if a MWC team is not flying charter, they are only paying around $50,000-$60,000 total for the players’ airfare to Hawaii, according to the travel sites I looked at. Many have argued that the MWC teams should take either the subsidy(meant for charter flights) or the 13th game. UNLV took the $150,000 Charter Flight subsidy in 2012, flew commercial, AND scheduled a 13th game. That is definitely not fair. I wonder how many other MWC schools have flown here commercial. If we are paying travel subs meant for charter flights, those schools better be taking those charter flights.

  43. Kifi November 21, 2014 3:51 pm

    #28 – Tui Eli? OL?

  44. Kanakula November 21, 2014 3:52 pm

    #19 Whoa why we gotta bring the Lobos into this

  45. Former UH Athlete November 21, 2014 3:58 pm

    Just flipping through the recruiting … I like this OT Christian Cronk (6’4″ 290lb) kid from Oceanside, CA. That kid plays with some anger. He’s given his verbal to UH. Hopefully UH gets his signature in February. He could be a force a couple years down the road once he gets stronger. He’s pretty mobile for his size.

    I also really like the looks of OLB/DE Juyoung Woo (6’3″ 235lb), also from Oceanside, CA. He looks like a bigger and much meaner version of Leonard Peters.

    Only thing of concern at this point is that we don’t have any early commits for big Dlinemen. Borden and Woo are listed as DEs, but they are only 235lbs, so they are likely going to be rush ends/OLB in the 3-4.

    Given the fact that UH loses a ton of DLinemen this offseason, UH will likely need to bring in some JC transfers to fill immediate holes. True freshmen aren’t going to be ready for 2015.

    It’s still early for majority of commits for UH. MWC teams typically don’t get waves of commits until after the season and the 2nd tier recruits don’t get in at the top programs.

  46. seewhy November 21, 2014 4:22 pm

    Option A.
    Go Lunas!

  47. st. anthony trojan November 21, 2014 5:18 pm

    lunas down early…

  48. Old School Dave November 21, 2014 5:46 pm

    From Logan, Utah: SJSU – 7, USU – 7 in the 2nd Q. ESPN Announcers keep mentioning the Spartans getting shut out last week against UH.

  49. Ipu Man November 21, 2014 5:56 pm

    Per The Animals radio flash newscast around 3:30pm,
    Stephen Tsai reports Riley Wallace was hospitalized
    in Maui for a possible stroke. Prayers for him.
    Heard he threw his hospital gown across the floor at
    the nurses…

  50. Bob November 21, 2014 6:10 pm

    Thank you guys.

  51. 3-Prong November 21, 2014 7:18 pm

    Prayers for Riley Wallace.

    Das 9! Iolani No Ka Oi!

  52. Trunks420 November 21, 2014 7:58 pm

    I agree

  53. Andrew November 21, 2014 8:04 pm

    UH leading Pitt @ start of the 2nd half 40-36

  54. al November 21, 2014 8:11 pm

    Dline…Gus lavaka

  55. 3-Prong November 21, 2014 9:03 pm

    Congrats Benji!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. 3-Prong November 21, 2014 9:03 pm


  57. 3-Prong November 21, 2014 9:17 pm

    Hey Er’body we just beat PITT on Maui!!!

  58. champ November 21, 2014 10:18 pm

    Pull out of the MWC. If Miz Greenbomb didnt open her mouth we would have had a better hand in negotiating these ludicrous travel subsidies. Go back to the Wac! and negotiate with skilled people not these dummies. As I quote a famous old time comedian from long ago who was on TV “The Life of Riley”. “What a revolting development”. UH 6 UNLV 0. In another offensive explosion!

  59. 3-Prong November 21, 2014 10:54 pm

    Congratulations Coach York and the State Champion MililAni Trojans!

  60. 808 November 21, 2014 11:04 pm

    UH – 10, UNLV – 3. Should be another offensive shootout for UH. I’ll take another ugly win.

  61. BigFan November 21, 2014 11:08 pm

    WAC does not play football anymore.

  62. kruzen November 22, 2014 12:00 am

    Congrats to MBB.

    Congrats to Mililani and Iolani.

    Congrats to Lahainaluna for a great season, I’m sure our community agrees.

    Punahou too.

  63. st. anthony trojan November 22, 2014 1:17 am

    dang…just think..if we had all those losses.. but scored 48 points every loss.. be a whole lot of happier people me least we go down in very big flames.. n not whimper out with a dismal loss…

    all 4 teams did well..with what they had…n all teams seemed to be well coached… from what me read…mr. york seems to be a fine coach.. n can n does bring out the best of what is ‘dealt’ to him…

    great athletes on 4 teams…some will move on to college..n sum will be back next year to try again…

    congrats to all you fine young men.. n not to forget the parents …friends…relatives.. n student bodies to backing your school..ALONG WITH THE..SUPER….ENERGETIC CHEER LEADERS….

  64. Tempmanoa November 22, 2014 2:08 am

    The travel subsidy is just that (or call it an appearance fee)– it is not a reimbursement of travel costs. So teams can charter or fly commercial. Not sure we had the leverage to avoid the subsidy. The story reported in the media was that negotiations had stalled because Donovan was not available and we were about to be left out of the conference. But a friend of Rock’s who was one of the commissioners for the conference called Rock to let him know that Hawaii needed to act quickly or be left out. So one view is that Rock saved the day for us and got us into the Mountain West for football just before we were to be rejected and he had to agree to the travel subsidies or be left out– like Idaho and the other WAC teams that did not go to the Mountain West.

  65. Buffoman November 22, 2014 6:49 am

    I believe that even if we have a fantastic winning record and great home attendance in the next few years we would still not be attractive enough to be asked or considered for one of the major conferences.

    We do not have a large enough market to make us a must have member. I have stated this before and will say again that the UH would be wise to capture the or a big piece of the Asian market (be it Korea, Japan and/or China) and make that relationship “ours”.

    If we had that market firmly secured, I believe that someone wanting a piece of those dollars will come a calling and UH would be in a very different negotiating position.

    Right now we have nothing (even a winning season with coaches Tomey and Jones) did not make UH attractive enough (Colorado and Utah were deemed more attractive to the PAC 10 when they decided to expand). It is more about the market and potential dollars than it is about winning when it comes to being “asked to the Big party”.

    Just my opinion, of course.

  66. hatakeman November 22, 2014 7:19 am

    Tempmanoa, I believe you are absolutely correct.

  67. Stephen Tsai November 22, 2014 8:20 am

    It’s game day:

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