Rocky will attend Pro Day

Defensive lineman Rocky Savaiigaea is conceding that he will not be available to participate in UH’s spring practice, which begins March 31.

Savaiigaea is appealing the NCAA for a medical exemption that would enable him to play as a sixth-year senior in 2010. Although he has a strong case — he had early season-ending injuries in 2005 and 2008 — his appeal has not been advanced enough to receive a ruling for spring practice.

Savaiigaea said he will participate in UH’s Pro Day April 1 in Carson, Calif. The event is essentially a series of football-related drills attended by pro scouts. By not signing with an agent, Savaiigaea said, he is maintaining his amateur status. He also is taking on-line classes to remain in good academic standing with UH.

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Former UH linebacker Marc Moody, who attended a junior college in 2009, is expected to receive a scholarship offer from Pacific.

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Former UH kicker Brett Symonds, who was exploring the possibility of attending Utah State, has decided to remain in junior college for another season. Symonds transferred from UH last summer.

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Slotback Niroby Dingle, who spent a year in Hawaii in the hope of joining the Warriors, has decided to accept an offer to play at Alabama State. Dingle and former UH slotback Davone Bess are good friends.

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As part of the furlough plan, the UH athletic department will be closed during this week’s spring break. I’m wondering if that factored in the timetable for filling the basketball opening.


  1. Slugger March 22, 2010 9:13 am

    Gooood morning!

    Good luck to the guys moving on to different places!

  2. JJ March 22, 2010 9:15 am

    Glad to hear that all former UH players found places to play.

  3. Pride. March 22, 2010 9:15 am


  4. Pride. March 22, 2010 9:17 am

    Niroby Dingle sounde like he had a lot of potential.

  5. Pride. March 22, 2010 9:20 am

    I’m excited by the hiring of Gib Arnold.

  6. al March 22, 2010 9:22 am

    why does the ncaa move so slow when it comes to the university of hawaii?


    is it because we don’t provide thorough information?

    …and when will brashton satele find out?

  7. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 22, 2010 9:25 am

    If the athletic department is closed, do student athletes still have access to the weight rooms, locker rooms, etc? Likewise, can coaches still get into their office?

  8. ai-eee-soos March 22, 2010 9:26 am

    Yesss !!! It’s football time.

    Can anyone confirm that there is a “Call the Coach Show”

    this Wed.? BobbyC & coach Mac.

  9. homey March 22, 2010 9:27 am

    Was there ever a coach hired by UH that anyone was not excited about it?

  10. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 9:28 am


  11. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 9:29 am

    I’m excited because we’ve had a homey sighting this morning!

  12. ai-eee-soos March 22, 2010 9:29 am

    ST: You’ve been on campus a lot.

    How does John Lister look? I hope he put on some muscle –

    we gonna need a big back. If not John, then have to move Jake to RB.

  13. al March 22, 2010 9:30 am

    hi homey.

  14. Kuzz March 22, 2010 9:33 am

    any word on Akoni Lasconia

  15. SteveM March 22, 2010 9:33 am

    Good morning everyone!

    I hope Rocky Savaiigaea has a lot of good options/choices in a while!

    …at work today…BBL

  16. Kuzz March 22, 2010 9:34 am

    so does that mean brashton satele cannot participate in spring ball either?

  17. ai-eee-soos March 22, 2010 9:35 am

    re: #9

    Yeah – Frank Arnold.

    My favorite was Mike Montgomery (sp).

    My dark horse was Merv Lopes – wished that Merv would have had a crack at D1.

  18. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2010 9:40 am


    Brashton appears as if he will get the green light.

    However, he unkowingly made a violation by accepting a Labrador puppy from an agent. When the Athletic Department found out, the puppy was returned. It is unclear if this will factor, however.

  19. al March 22, 2010 9:41 am

    i thought i heard that lister is close to 215 lbs.

  20. Pride. March 22, 2010 9:42 am


    March 22nd, 2010 at 9:27 am
    Was there ever a coach hired by UH that anyone was not excited about it?

    Of course, there are quite a bit of Hawaii fans that are not happy with Gib Arnold getting the job.

  21. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 9:43 am

    We’re gonna have some good RBs next season.

  22. al March 22, 2010 9:44 am

    #18…wasn’t he just puppy sitting?

    so where’s the puppy? what’s four labs in one house?

  23. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 9:44 am

    When does spring practice start?

  24. A-House March 22, 2010 9:45 am

    Ho, Ho, HO, it’s Christmas time for the Tsaikos as “homey” has graced us with his presence!!!

    It must be getting close to football time!!!

  25. al March 22, 2010 9:46 am

    there were many who scratched their heads when jj was hired.

    there were many who felt that charlie wade had no place coaching the men’s game.

  26. A-House March 22, 2010 9:48 am

    Speaking of Warrior football, when will the “new” assistant coach and Dir of football operations be made public?

    Coach Mac has been back from Japan for more than 2 weeks or is a decision not made due to the large number of qualified applicants?

    ST, what’s your take on this?

  27. al March 22, 2010 9:52 am

    dpk…did you fall off the bed this morning?

    Rocky will attend Pro Day
    March 22nd, 2010 by Stephen Tsai
    Defensive lineman Rocky Savaiigaea is conceding that he will not be available to participate in UH’s spring practice, which begins March 31.

  28. Pride. March 22, 2010 9:58 am

    I wonder how Laupepa Letuli’s appeal is going?

  29. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 9:58 am

    Lookin’ at Fred’s column todays shows there at least a few folks out there who aint so excited about the new BBall coach. What I can’t understand is all the Pun hate.

  30. al March 22, 2010 9:59 am


    somebody didn’t have the necessary qualifications as first thought.
    somebody(a coach) too good to pass up surfaces.
    exercising the fifth ammendment.
    an admin error (tsai…again).
    all of the above.

  31. Pride. March 22, 2010 9:59 am

    Marc Moody will probably tear it up at Pacific U. D1’s Wildcats better be ready for the “Moody”.

  32. al March 22, 2010 10:01 am


    afterall punahou student/athletes don’t attend the university of hawaii.

  33. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 10:01 am

    I guess I should have said, “I can’t wait until spring practice starts”, because thats what I’m really tryin to say.

  34. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 10:03 am

    We have a couple of O College guys on the football team this year, we’ve also had some in the past as well.

  35. anonymous March 22, 2010 10:10 am

    Last week word from the UH is that the athletic department must be run like a business.

    And I agree.Because the end result is that the fans idealistically will see a better product on the field or court.

    I even see the athletic director Donovan relating to the public of why he let go of Coach Nash, saying to the effect that of the six criterias he used Coach Nash failed on one. As a result word surfaced that letting go of Coach Nash was based on a “business decision”.

    If this is policy, then I hope the UH, and Donovan, are consistent in this approach in deciding the fates of other coaches within the athletic program , like even Coach Mack.

    It would be bad if they’re selective, where one gets a pass and another doesn’t. One gets a long rope, one gets a short rope. Or one gets three years and another gets five years in proving that they can get the job done.

    And I hope they aren’t showing latitude to one and not the other because that wouldn’t be a business model to follow.

    For the coaches at UH it would be like they have to extract as much from their players so that they don’t fall short of the athletic director’s mandates. For otherwise they’ll become an extraction.

    This system I like. It’s kind of like the business world where it’s the survival of the fittest.The end result, like I wrote earlier, is that idealistically the fans will see a better product on the field or court.

    But looking at UH’s system, so far, there may be one caveat, and a important one at that, is that the athletic director shouldn’t be insulated from any scrutiny either. If the coaches are subjected to guidelines then Donovan should be, too. If Donovan is howling down the necks of his coaches then there should be someone howling down Donovan’s neck if this business mandate is going to have any success…and this process should also extend all the way to the top.

  36. al March 22, 2010 10:15 am

    dpk…outside of miah ostrowski and the uperesa’s. i bet off the top of your head you can’t name another scholarship guy from wilder st.

  37. al March 22, 2010 10:15 am

    …in recent times that is.

  38. al March 22, 2010 10:18 am

    dpk…your surprise big back this year will be a former high school quarterback and son of one of the best baseball rainbows ever.

    enter…jordan monico. 6′ 240lbs. great athlete, great hands, good big back speed, and he is hungry.

  39. Old School Dave March 22, 2010 10:18 am

    Who’s going to replace John Estes at center? I like Matagisila Lefiti. Cut low to the ground at 5.11 – 6.0 ft. O-line development will be crucial to have any success in 2010.

  40. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 10:18 am

    Carlson the RB isn’t on schollie?

    What about Cayman Schutter?

    Is the question related to scholly players only, or to Pun guys playing on the team?

  41. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 10:20 am

    Yup, UH is going to have some RBs this year.

  42. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 10:21 am

    Don’t forget Hoagan Rosehill from KS Big Island.

  43. tommui March 22, 2010 10:21 am

    Tuunei, Mercado, Dan Hale were scholarship students from Punahou. (There may have been more – but this is from the top of my scalp).

  44. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 10:21 am

    Hogan* sorry…

  45. tommui March 22, 2010 10:22 am

    Sorry – Arnold Mergado (and even at that the spelling may be wrong).

  46. tommui March 22, 2010 10:23 am

    AL: to an old guy, what is “recent”?

  47. homey March 22, 2010 10:25 am

    Good to know that there are those out there who are not excited.

    Got speed?

  48. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 10:29 am

    Two homey sightings! The excitement is nearly unbearable!

  49. Slugger March 22, 2010 10:31 am

    Hi, homey!

  50. d1島 March 22, 2010 10:32 am

    Former UH linebacker Marc Moody, who attended a junior college in 2009, is expected to receive a scholarship offer from Pacific.

    A scholarship? Really? A football scholarship? Interesting…

  51. d1島 March 22, 2010 10:33 am

    Marc Moody will probably tear it up at Pacific U. D1’s Wildcats better be ready for the “Moody”.


  52. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 10:34 am

    So what are the big March Madness games on the air today? Anything worth watching?

  53. d1島 March 22, 2010 10:34 am


    Two words…..Homecoming opponent

  54. d1島 March 22, 2010 10:37 am

    Howzit homey!

    It seems your appearance has thrown off DPK’s schedule to the point where he has forgotten what day of the week it actually is. 😉

  55. (Jesse)James March 22, 2010 10:37 am

    Good morning Tsaikos….hope all are doing well today…

    Whoa…homey has returned….LOL

  56. homey March 22, 2010 10:40 am

    This is just the test dummy homey. The real one is waiting for a CC.

  57. Old Diver March 22, 2010 10:46 am

    I really don’t get the Iolani and Punahou stuff. I hear guys who have graduated thirty and forty years ago still talking hate about each others school. Talk about lack of self esteem. Get over it boys and girls. Its not about where you graduated from, it’s about how you conduct yourself today, and if you are a good citizen helping move this State forward. If Arnold is successful it’s because he made the most of his life, and not because he went to Punahou. This childish feud between schools is really silly and is only propagated by fools.

  58. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc March 22, 2010 10:48 am

    Click here for Step One in changing the law to allow the sale of naming rights at Aloha Stadium.

    Also, this Thursday at its regular monthly meeting the Stadium Authority will have an updated preentation on plans for transit-oriented development.

    IV. Unfinished Business- Discussion and Appropriate Action

    A. Honolulu High Capacity Transit Corridor Project- Update on the rail transit stop at Aloha Stadium Kamehameha Lot.

    B. Aloha Stadium Repair Work- Update from Comptroller Russ Saito on the Aloha Stadium Repair Work Project or any updates involving Aloha Stadium.

    Wow! What a weekend of sports!! Attended softball, baseball and volleyball on Friday and Saturday, and baseball yesterday.

    What’s going to happen come the middle of May when there’s nothing to do for nearly three months except listen to the radio as UH plays in post-season tournaments.

    Quick update on the stolen wallet – both banks credited our accounts with the amounts stolen from the account so now I can pay the bills.

  59. PONO March 22, 2010 10:50 am

    What about Tafiti Uso in football, Baseball had Franz Yuen back in the day and Chad Gianetti and Scooter Martinez more recently.

  60. Bulla March 22, 2010 10:56 am

    good luck to rocky in all his future endeavors…..

    i know a certain someone who had mixed feelings the other week when he was assigned rocky’s locker……but, football is a business, bottom line. you have to make the most of every opportunity in front of you.

    pride: a few years back at the Stanford Nike Football Combine, Monaco was one of the highest sought after players….literally head and shoulders above the rest of the guys there. he is going to do VERY WELL, imho……my two sense.

    Homey, nice to see you again…..been almost missing your massive forearms 🙂

  61. chawan_cut March 22, 2010 10:59 am

    welcome back homey.

  62. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 11:02 am

    So we’ve noticed (Jesse)James sayin’ good morning at post #55. Good morning Jesse!

    The question is, who is “JJ” at post number two? Who elses reads the blog on a daily basis and has the intials “JJ”? Hmmmm…

  63. chawan_cut March 22, 2010 11:02 am

    bulla, are you saying that homey is the Travis Sims of forearms?

  64. Old School Dave March 22, 2010 11:03 am

    Marc Moody – wasn’t he a starter as a freshman at a D-IAA school (somewhere in the South) after graduating from St Louis? Then, he walked on at UH.

  65. homey March 22, 2010 11:04 am

    Bulla – Belly is getting massive, forearms and other things are shrinking.

    When I wrote “CC” I didn’t mean chawan_cut. LOL

  66. Bulla March 22, 2010 11:11 am


    seeing Homey’s massive, rippling, pulsating, jaw-dropping, traffic stopping, chick hooking, crime preventing, popeye mirroring forearms with a pair of Custom Tsaiko chopsticks…………whew, takes my breath away, truly the 8th wonder of the world.

    just happy to see him carve out those 15 seconds in his busy schedule to drop in and grace us with his benevolence….we are so lucky.

    and good seeing you at UH Men’s VB game, mahalo for saying hi, i was a little frazzled looking for lyn at the same time, so i apologize if i was ‘out of sorts’ at that moment.

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 11:11 am

    Lets not forget the other “massive” thing homey has…

  68. Da Punchbowl Kid March 22, 2010 11:12 am

    his intellect! 😆

  69. chawan_cut March 22, 2010 11:12 am

    don’t worry, i’m not the real cc anyways… or am i?

  70. Bulla March 22, 2010 11:16 am


    mahalo for the clarification…..papparazzi was standing by………..haha

  71. chawan_cut March 22, 2010 11:21 am

    yes good to see you too. we were busy trying to get into the game so we couldn’t chat properly.
    and i think homey needs more “reps” at his pc to keep those forearms awe inspiring

  72. d1島 March 22, 2010 11:21 am


    Did someone say cc?

  73. ai-eee-soos March 22, 2010 11:21 am

    Go Michelle – off-topic.

    ” … OAK BROOK, Ill. — Michelle Wie has signed an endorsement deal with McDonald’s, with an advertising campaign that will be launched next month in five languages.

    Terms of the deal were not disclosed Monday.

    Wie is one of the most popular players in women’s golf, especially after the 20-year-old from Hawaii won her first LPGA Tour event last year in Mexico. She spends part of her time as a student at Stanford.

    The commercial is to be available in two dialects of Chinese, English, Korean and Taglish. Wie also will take part in McDonald’s promotions that focus on education…. “

  74. homey March 22, 2010 11:24 am

    cc – I can just picture you with a saimin bowl haircut, so yes I think you are the real cc.

    …with their wide angle lens…

  75. expat March 22, 2010 11:29 am

    DPK, yeah, what is up with all that Pun hate?

    al, you forgot Shutter, which is fine, but you also completely forgot about women’s sports (for shame!)-
    Basketball – Kuehu
    Soccer – Deptula
    Volleyball – Ka’aihue, Kam, Cubi-Otineru
    Golf – Matsuoka
    Sailing – Allman, Patmont

    I didn’t know all of those off the top of my head (and probably not everyone is “scholarship”), but Kuehu, Ka’aihue and Cubi-Otineru are pretty prominent.

    As far as men’s teams I will not argue that Punahou is probably unrepresented – however, there have been some. From my year both Scott Craven and Billy Blanchette (one of UH’s best pitchers ever) played baseball for UH. Rick Tune a few years later was a standout volleyball player. Afatia Thompson was not so long ago.

    Plenty Puns attend UH, either undergrad or grad. Not all are blessed enough to be student athletes, but some are.

  76. Manoa March 22, 2010 11:29 am

    Several Punahou scholarship players at UH.

    Walt Guild and Tuinei during the Noga years. Dan Hale in basketball. Gib Arnold in basketball (until his father got fired). Owstrowski– football and basketball, Morgado, Tafiti Uso, Moe– forgot his first name, Cayman Shutter, ?? the running back who alternated JJ’s first or second year, plus several men’s volleyball players– can’t recall all the names.

  77. al March 22, 2010 11:30 am

    only shutter, uperesa, and miah are on scholie.

    you have to go back decades to recall names is what i am referring to. and this was not done with malice, just to show that to those that feel that a punahou thing is taking over the hawaii program is not a relevant fear.

    when in high school, rivalries are a part of the everyday high school life. we all had em. mckinley-st louis, mckinley-kaimuki, iolani-punahou, iolani-kaimuki, punahou-roosevelt, farrington-kamehameha, kailua-castle, many rivalries did exist. it was fun.

    as we mature, we have rub noses in the business community as well as socially with folks from all over. it is a great conversational piece.

  78. al March 22, 2010 11:31 am

    tj moe went to st louis, the rest of his family attended punahou.

  79. Manoa March 22, 2010 11:31 am

    Baseball– Franz Yuen.

  80. Bulla March 22, 2010 11:33 am

    #73 ai-eee-sooos

    wie want that filet of fish
    wie want that filet of fish

  81. Herman Milks March 22, 2010 11:34 am

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  82. homey March 22, 2010 11:34 am

    Waipahu is under-represented.

  83. al March 22, 2010 11:38 am

    when pal eldredge was the baseball coach, many did go to uh. he had a good working relationship with les.

    these days rarely do you find punahou baseball players even considering the manoa team. lately, many mid-pac guys end up at the les along with a fair share from iolani. i’d love to see more local boys playing baseball at home. the talent is there.

    it goes back to why a kid/parent pick a school. education first? scholarships? coaches? status symbols? location? friends?

    too many variables.

    i think trap is finally getting it…bring in more local boys the crowds will get better. although jd had something to do with it.

  84. d1島 March 22, 2010 11:38 am


    I’m sure there’s a “short” explanation for that!

  85. d1島 March 22, 2010 11:40 am

    …however, speaking of Moody (not related), Waipahu was represented by a couple of those brothers.

  86. el guapo March 22, 2010 11:40 am

    Joey Meyer

  87. al March 22, 2010 11:41 am

    no get me wrong. a lot of my best friends and relatives are punahou grads. surely we toss the public-private jokes constantly.

    if could have afforded a private school education my kids would have gone too.

  88. jm2375 March 22, 2010 11:41 am


    Congrats to Josh Slaats, Kelly Majam and Michelle Wie.

    Good luck to Rocky.

    back to work.

  89. d1島 March 22, 2010 11:43 am

    Well, if there is a desire to up the “comment count” it would be easier to do by listing the O-grads who did NOT go to UH…..

  90. al March 22, 2010 11:44 am

    billy blanchette was one of the best overachievers to come out of punahou. he was a hardworker who just had the passion for the game. i thought he would end up coaching somewhere.

    i had the opportunity to get to know him when he came out several times to work with our kids after his uh days.

  91. al March 22, 2010 11:46 am

    michelle wie’s signing with mcd’s will now prevent her from doing any bud lite endorsements.

  92. al March 22, 2010 11:47 am

    tommui… forgot fred hemmings who went on to uh and played center.

  93. ai-eee-soos March 22, 2010 11:49 am

    Michelle going get plenty fillets …. the “kala” fillet kine.

    ” … Bulla:

    March 22nd, 2010 at 11:33 am
    #73 ai-eee-sooos

    wie want that filet of fish
    wie want that filet of fish … “

  94. jojo ® March 22, 2010 11:55 am

    good updates! Good luck to all

  95. Old School Dave March 22, 2010 12:14 pm

    Off-topic: Did anyone see the PBS Hawaii special on local/pidgin English? Interesting topic throughout. Included was a group of Punahou students being interviewed. When asked if they speak pidgin, mayber 3 out of a group of 9 said “no”. One girl said that she only speaks pidgin when she’s with public school kids. Two other students, looked liked athletes, said that they do speak pidgin. The remaining kids (many of Asian descent) said no.

    I like to speak “da kine” as much as the next local person, but the guy who teaches English at KCC, Lee Tanouchi, gives me a headache when I listen to him. It’s like he’s trying too hard to speak it.

  96. Old School Dave March 22, 2010 12:22 pm

    Henry “Kapono” Kaaihue, Punahou grad. Played D-line for UH in the early 70’s. Scott Haneberg, Cliff Montiho, O-linemen, early 70’s.

  97. Mike March 22, 2010 12:34 pm

    Dave–Lee’s a good dude. Used to share an office w/ him. But interviewing him is a headache because he only speaks in pidgin (I think he did his master’s thesis all in pidgin) and transcribing is a bitch.

  98. Old School Dave March 22, 2010 12:40 pm

    Mike- I admire what Lee is trying to do. Some of the stuff he’s written is funny. However, that’s just me. I also read that he did his English MA thesis in pidgin or Island Creole as its referred to. I can just imagine the looks on the faces of his students from the mainland on the first day of class at KCC.

  99. A-House March 22, 2010 12:40 pm

    Finally got to meet the “Keed” after the VB match on Saturday.

    We, A-House family, were very impressed with her ability to drown out PP, Stretch, and A-Joe during the match – she has a VOICE!!! And, she no shame stand up and yell with a “make-shift” mega phone. Stretch would not let his go!

    Lucky for Hawaii, she cheers for the the “local” team!!

  100. BIGWAVE96744 March 22, 2010 12:44 pm

    didn’t UOP drop football in the 90’s?
    when did they start up again.

  101. Derek March 22, 2010 12:49 pm

    To Gib Arnold: What is an NBA style offense? Does that mean play to a 24 second clock? Does that mean a lot of pick and roll? Does that mean playing the triangle offense? Does that mean playing mostly man to man defense? Explain please?

    Recommendation: take a good look at Micah Christiansen from Kam School who’s currently a Junior. He’s the best player in the islands by far. Get him early to commit. He can put on at least 20 to 25 lbs. and work on his strength and ball handling. He’s about 6’6″ now and could grow to 6’7 or 6’8 by the end of next year. Pretty good shooter and pretty athletic too. Also, take a look at DeForest Buckner from Punahou.
    He’s pretty raw but has good athleticism. He’s also a pretty good defensive end and might be a DI prospect for football too.

    A lot of people have been asking what are the expectations for UH basketball next season. This is my two cents. I think UH, at the minimum, should have a winning season. Why? If you are a good recruiter you can turn around a program in the first year. You need ball handlers, good shooters, and athletic types who can run. Conditioning is a priority. Players who are not in shape, should be shipped out, sorry to say. Good luck.

  102. jm2375 March 22, 2010 12:50 pm

    A-house – wait till she masters the “project voice from the diaphragm” technique! Amazingly, she didn’t completely lose her voice after both nights. 😆

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  104. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 22, 2010 12:54 pm


    (Maybe I should cut and paste this sentence also 😯 )

    This is her second such honor this season.

  105. d1島 March 22, 2010 1:09 pm


    Not UOP in Stockton, CA; PacificU. in OR.

    Yes, a 17 year hiatus

  106. d1島 March 22, 2010 1:14 pm

    Good article about the return of football at Pacific. It’s a trend among D3 colleges that is being seen as a way of increasing enrollment.

    “We look at football not so much as a strategy to enhance our athletic department, but to enhance our ability to recruit students to our undergraduate programs,” says Phil Akers, Vice President for University Relations. “It’s an additional aspect of what Pacific University has to offer that will allow us to attract students we previously couldn’t.”

    Because D3 schools don’t offer athletic scholarships, each enrollment is budget-positive.

    University officials project bringing in 50 new students in the 2010-11 academic year as a result of football, adding nearly $1 million to the university’s bottom line through tuition dollars. By 2013-14, the expected 90 players in the program are projected to add over $2 million to the institution’s operating budget. The tuition money will not only add to the university’s general fund, but also cover the operating expenses of the football program.

  107. d1島 March 22, 2010 1:15 pm



  108. LizKauai m/ March 22, 2010 1:27 pm

    izzit really homey? I dunno… no mo registered tm or whatever that was. BUt I did have homey on my mind:

    3 bears were driving on the road. They accidently [sic] drove off a cliff and into the water.
    Which bear did not get wet?
    * the dribear.
    Which bear saw the accident?
    * the neighbear.
    Which bear came out of the car safely?
    * the surbibear.
    Which bear fixed the car?
    * MacGuyBear

  109. homey March 22, 2010 1:37 pm

    I don’t get the bear joke.

  110. A-House March 22, 2010 1:37 pm


    Is the blog so slooooooooooooow that “bear” jokes are now the “hot” topic?”

  111. Bigislandkurt March 22, 2010 1:42 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhhh yesssssss. Football news again.


  112. Bigislandkurt March 22, 2010 1:46 pm

    Re: Furlough Spring Break at UH

    Yes, the University is “officially” closed. However, there are a number of folks who are still reporting to work. When the whole proposal to close the University was made, each campus had to submit their list of which essential services must be open no matter what. I believe intercollegiate athletics, student housing/dining, student recreation are on the list of essential services. Weightrooms and facilities should be open, even if on altered or reduced hours.


  113. Pride. March 22, 2010 2:05 pm


    March 22nd, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Two words…..Homecoming opponent.

    Just like the old days!

  114. LizKauai m/ March 22, 2010 2:06 pm

    Hey homey… if you are homey…
    chicken nut bread!

  115. LizKauai m/ March 22, 2010 2:14 pm

    A-House… it is a Taglish joke… I had to look up Taglish when I read the article on Michelle Wie 😆

  116. Kuzz March 22, 2010 2:16 pm

    re: #114:

    Then get off her!

  117. Bigislandkurt March 22, 2010 2:20 pm

    Re: Pidgin

    Pidgin varies throughout the state. The pidgin spoken on Oahu is pretty distinct –whether it’s the version spoken in town or the suburbs or the versions you may have heard coming from those Waianae kids in the PBS special. The pidgin I continue to speak and defend comes from Ka’u. Very different dialect. Same pidgin foundation as all other places, but uniquely Ka’u. (A-Joe….can I get a witness?). Everybody likes to lay claim to their own pidgin roots….we have that right, and that is all good. So many times, however, these distinct differences get overlooked when we talk about pidgin. We look at it through a very generalized lens. Pidgin is THIS. Pidgin is THAT. When in all reality, pidgin can be all over the place. When I hear pidgin or see it written, I almost always find myself saying, I neva talk l’dat. But that was ok. Mines was mines, theirs was theirs.

    Places from Kauai and Molokai sound the closest to our Ka’u tongue. Some people say plantation ass why. I think our recent plantation/ranching histories surely play a role, but what I found out later in life is the Kanaka factor. The pidgin from these areas closely resemble the sentence and phrase structures of the Hawaiian language. We all know that Ka’u, Kauai and Molokai (and Waianae and Hana and Kohala, etc. etc. etc) got some Kanaka representation. I don’t think this angle has been adequately covered in Pidgin science. Usually, it stops at the plantation — where all the ethnic groups had to find a way to communicate. The Kanaka angle represents a little bit different kine twist. Some folks’ version of “thick kine Pidgin” is usually linked to how granmma/grampa talked or how the old folks speak. Through other lenses/communities, there is no such thing as “thick kine pidgin.” It is after all, the tongue spoken every day.

    Our Mayor Billy speaks Kalapana pidgin. Thick kine. But he can speak da haole tounge real good too. So no sell ‘om short when you hea him speak ‘coz da bugguh pretty shahp.

    Mean no? I like talk about dis kine stuff.

    Ok, back to football. Good luck Rocky.


  118. homey March 22, 2010 2:21 pm

    devastation – I catch the bus at devastation.

  119. d1島 March 22, 2010 2:29 pm

    homey is tennis shoes

  120. Stephen Tsai March 22, 2010 2:29 pm

    Jon Lister looks scary.
    I did not expected the shaved scalp.

  121. al March 22, 2010 2:34 pm

    st…i have been referring to as “jon” whereas, others and some published reports including the 09 press conf call are say he is “john”.

    can you go ask him for the true spelling.

  122. al March 22, 2010 2:38 pm

    only in softball do they have “hitter” of the week awards. any other sport she would be the player of the week.

    and don’t go falling in love with josh slaats. a little birdie that’s associated with mlb says that if he keeps this up he’ll be getting a call during the next mlb draft and as a junior he is eligible to sign.

  123. d1島 March 22, 2010 2:48 pm


    I doubt that is surprising news to Trap

  124. jm2375 March 22, 2010 2:54 pm

    Congrats to Jonas Umlauft on being named MPSF Co-player of the week. Who’s da odda guy?

  125. PONO March 22, 2010 2:58 pm

    Tanuvasa “TJ” Moe did attend Punahou but graduated from St Louis.

  126. al March 22, 2010 2:58 pm

    actually this year’s pitching staff looks good inspite of the injury bug. we seem to have a good core who throws strikes and are not afraid to throw the off speed stuff.

  127. ai-eee-soos March 22, 2010 3:07 pm

    ST: It’s great that Jo(h)n Lister looks scary. He must be getting mentally

    prepared to hit everyone; FOOTBALL starts next week, right?

  128. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 22, 2010 3:11 pm


    Mahalo for da skinny on what’s closed and what’s not this week. Baseball and vball are out this week but the Wahine have to prepare for SJSU this weekend.

    But I think Bob Coolen has keys to lower campus that no one has ever seen…. They open doors that no one knows about. 😆

  129. wafan March 22, 2010 4:05 pm


  130. wafan March 22, 2010 4:05 pm

    Good to see Homey return!

  131. wafan March 22, 2010 4:06 pm

    Good luck to Rocky — either way.

  132. wafan March 22, 2010 4:09 pm

    Long week. Student-led conferences all day Thrusday (7:30a to 8:30p) and halfday on Friday.

    I hope I have the chance to get a lot of work done!

  133. wafan March 22, 2010 4:09 pm

    More curricula work.


  134. BG March 22, 2010 4:51 pm

    Geez, Wafan…all alone in the clubhouse for awhile! I’m headed for class tonight too. bbl

  135. RupertDaStupert March 22, 2010 4:53 pm

    Some people are down on Baseball HC Mike Trepasso. But it’s difficult to recruit to Paradise. Even our nice stadium is not an enticement. The Derek Tatsuno’s and Joey Meyer’s were once in a lifetime Phenoms. I am not saying we should get rid of Trap or keep Trap. Ultimately the fans voice should be heard whichever way it flows. I think Big Mack Attack will have an awesome team this year. Nick Rolovich will and is becoming a great play caller. And Gib looks dapper. Like a politician. He looks stately. I am buying into his hiring. And when you meet up close with talented recruits, dapper appearance helps. Good looking beginning. JD, you are rolling the dice well.

  136. ai-eee-soos March 22, 2010 5:06 pm

    JD is on sports animal right now.

  137. RupertDaStupert March 22, 2010 5:22 pm

    Go JD, go JD. Let’s replace our Mascot with JD. I understand our mascot gets paid. Save money JD. Volunteer as our Warrior Big Mack Attack Mascot. You look like a young Ripper Collins. Mean, Green, Fighting Machine. But please don’t spit at fans like Ripper did JD. Gotta go to my psychiatric therapy. Too much football without a helmet. Hana Hou. Giv em Gib. Or Gibben Gib!

  138. NYUH March 22, 2010 5:42 pm

    Why am I getting a multiple threat detection from this site? My security software is AVG.

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  139. Derek March 22, 2010 5:49 pm

    When will the Warrior spring roster be posted? Is Hafoka there? Lane?

  140. Kekoa (iPhone) March 22, 2010 6:15 pm

    Jmxxxx…keed!…nuff sed, er…screamed.

  141. Ralph March 22, 2010 6:29 pm

    UH at 10-9 playing AF at 5-15, can UH sweep, is Al in the house? Fortunately the attendance is up thanks to the Pac 10 teams, we finished 5-7 against them, now can UH keep the attendance momemtum going through the WAC season like they did last year. Coach Trap has some guidelines from JD, he finished 30-24 last season and he is 10-9 to date, but attendance is up. So if it comes down to a business decision and revenue is up, does he get a rollover even if he doesn’t win the WAC or go to the NCAA again.

  142. Old School Dave March 22, 2010 6:40 pm

    Re #117 Big Island Kurt: The funniest story I heard about pidgin was from Robert Kekaula about Iolani grad Bern Brostek when he got drafted in the first round by the Rams out of UW. At his press conference they mainland reporters couldn’t understand a word he said. When asked what he was going to do with his bonus, Brostek said something like ” I going buy one (Ford or Chevy) pickup truck.” Too funny. His attitude was kinda “whatevahs, I no need for impress anyone.”

    But I guess Brostek saved and invested for his future during his NFL days and is living the good life on the Big Island, from what I hear.

  143. Fan March 22, 2010 6:48 pm

    RB early JJ years – from Punahou – Afatia Thompson, pretty good singer / entertainer also.

  144. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 22, 2010 7:26 pm

    Yikes!!! 😯 Bows up 9-1.

    Is Sisto going for the Seth Rogen look? 😆

  145. al March 22, 2010 8:22 pm

    Jinx? What jinx RAlph ?

  146. Kaimiloa March 22, 2010 8:29 pm

    Yeah, I know Bern. The story is right. He lived simple so he could save plenty money for his retirement. He’s still a regular local boy drinking beers with the boys and coaching linemen at HPA.

  147. Pomai March 22, 2010 8:51 pm

    #138 NYUH:

    I jus got the same thing, it never happened before, so what up with that??

  148. Ralph March 22, 2010 8:59 pm

    AL AF was a blessing for Trap, started the series 7-9, now he is 11-9, a sweep helps his credentials. How was the attendance on Monday night.

  149. d1島 March 22, 2010 9:03 pm

    Somewhere between 1,215 and 1,217.

  150. Ralph March 22, 2010 9:10 pm

    D1 the game was a blow out so you spent your evening counting heads at the Les.

  151. Ralph March 22, 2010 9:23 pm

    D1 about 1100 no shows, UH reports 2300+ attendance, but the money is in the bank isn’t it. Hopefully not a lot of free tickets distributed, bb got to cut down the red numbers.

  152. al March 22, 2010 9:42 pm

    i counted 1278.
    it was hard to count because people were constantly go back and forth to the beer taps.

  153. jm2375 March 22, 2010 9:45 pm

    hey, i see the WB show tomorrow is *not* hosted by ST. hmmmmmm……

  154. Slugger March 22, 2010 9:52 pm

    Attendance posted on the board: 2,300+

    Softball players spotted in a row across from us in Stretch’s seats. Got to visit with Lewis Walker.

    The AFA coach should have put in players from the bench to give them some playing time…like Coach Trap did for UH.

  155. Slugger March 22, 2010 9:56 pm


    I noticed the same about the WBeat show too. And the interview with Gib was not available this afternoon.

    ST ~ Where you?

  156. Ralph March 22, 2010 10:17 pm

    Dayton is the mbb beat writer, now ST has more free time to roam around the UHAD office looking for new scoops to post.

  157. tommui March 22, 2010 10:23 pm

    EXPAT: Not that it is important but I talked to a Punahou teacher today and she told me that about 97% of the graduates go on to college and as many as 25% of them go to UH!

  158. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 22, 2010 10:29 pm

    Tom Mui,

    I think UH found the kala for some sort of banners for Wahine Volleyball to be raised at the arena this fall as Jim Donovan said.

  159. protector March 22, 2010 10:30 pm

    Very dominant game bu the BaseBows tonight! Good luck on their upcoming roadtrip! It was 1-0 Air Force as I was parking my car. By the time I got to the Les, it was 4-1 UH. When I sat down got to see 5 more runs scored in the bottom of the 2nd. That was pretty much it for all intents & purposes.

  160. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 22, 2010 10:41 pm

    Wahine Softball receives 21 votes in the Ultimate College Softball Top 25 Poll along with Fresno State who received 12 votes.

  161. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 22, 2010 10:49 pm

    In’s Top 25, the Wahine Softballers receive 11 votes and WAC foe FSU receives 2. Former Wahine opponents DePaul receives 2 and Lipscomb receives 4.

  162. chawan_cut March 22, 2010 10:53 pm

    why is that eldorado banner all over the site now… haunting me to go back to reno and roll the dice…..

    great win by the basebows tonight. i’ve never seen the whole team get pinched before. all positions got subbed out. i guess 20 hits will do that.

  163. Kekoa March 22, 2010 11:09 pm

    Esme is no longer in Kansas.

    The word on the streets of Mililani is she may have been swept up by the twister that came thru. Saw her still photos of the event on the News of Hawaii tonite. You knew it was her right away. She was the only one complaining about the photographer not showing her best side.

    Speculation is rising that she may have been deposited in the P.I. and has changed her name to Emelda Esme!

  164. jm2375 March 22, 2010 11:17 pm

    Congrats to the basebows on da SWEEP of former WAC foe, USAFA.

    Crystal ball: Umlauft is a no-brainer for freshman of the year. Walker and Umlauft first team All-America, “Nate”, Dragon and Steven Hunt 2nd team.

  165. Slugger March 22, 2010 11:24 pm

    If Dayton is the beat writer for basketBows games that may explain why he & Leila are hosting the interview of Bill Amis tomorrow instead of our fearless leader.

  166. Ralph March 22, 2010 11:24 pm

    Umlauft should make the all freshman team. Too many good vb players at the OH position, 2OH and 1 RS, tough picks and lots of disappointed fans when the team is named. Main thing UH wins, qualify for the NCAA championship, especially the title.

  167. Kazz (blkberry_storm) March 22, 2010 11:36 pm


    Agreed. Jonas Umlauft and Kelly Majam should easily walk away with Freshman of the Year 2010 honors in their respective sports.

    Not to digress but I still won’t put anything past the powers that be because how Sean Carney didn’t even get on the All MPSF team in 2009 is beyond logic… 👿

  168. Ralph March 22, 2010 11:51 pm

    UH bb travels to california to face Long Beach State (9-8), Cal State Fullerton (10-9) and u. of San Diego (11-10). Looks like a lot of teams are having difficulty in preseason. UH is 11-9. It’s a 5 game road trip with 3 of the games at Fullerton.

  169. jm2375 March 23, 2010 12:06 am

    Note to UHAD – do *not* schedule tennis and softball at the same time. The tennis players may find 2 different types of yellow balls flying around the court. 😀
    According to the calendar:
    4/17 3pm Women’s Tennis vs SJSU; 4pm Softball vs LaTech (DH)

    Kazz and Ralph – just wishful thinking on my part.

  170. jm2375 March 23, 2010 12:12 am

    did i scare everyone away? hehehe.

    ok, time for me to go ne-ne. oyasumina-tsai. hasta manana.

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  174. ai-eee-soos March 23, 2010 1:53 am

    Farmer and Wheeler gone.

    Gib hasn’t decided on Garnot(sp).

    posted by the goingoutofbusiness guys.

  175. Ralph March 23, 2010 2:10 am

    all three should go, clean house, bring in a new culture, a fresh start-rebrand UH basketball, get the demons of losing out of our house.

  176. wafan March 23, 2010 2:27 am

    Good morning all!

  177. wafan March 23, 2010 2:28 am

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  181. d1島 March 23, 2010 5:37 am

    Great Morning All!

    Congratulations to the BaseBows! Hope they get to use the brooms at least a few more times this season….

  182. d1島 March 23, 2010 6:14 am

    Now that I’m paying for everyone’s healthcare, maybe a cc is in order so that I can monitor the Tsaikos’ eating habits? 😉

    Have a terrific dat erryboddy!


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  186. Jason March 23, 2010 6:42 am

    Hmm, has this picture of the Gib Arnold press conference, with the title, “In Case You Missed It, So Did Everyone Else”:

  187. duffer (iPhone) March 23, 2010 6:43 am

    Wake up ST!

  188. duffer (iPhone) March 23, 2010 6:44 am

    Hey Jason!

  189. duffer (iPhone) March 23, 2010 6:46 am

    Whitey, hope you’re not stuck on the darkside!

  190. mctruck March 23, 2010 6:53 am

    Bye-bye, Jackson(I forgot how to recruit)Wheeler; and Larry(just let me collect my paycheck)Farmer.

  191. mctruck March 23, 2010 6:56 am

    What’s da scoops wit ST???…(mia)???

  192. fake pseudonym March 23, 2010 7:28 am

    KAZZ: About time the Wahines got a banner!

    JASON: Thanks for the reference. With only two newspapers, at least there was a 50% attendance! Maybe the attendees were all in the back about to make a mad dash to the hospitality room!

    And good morning Hawaii!

  193. Bulla March 23, 2010 7:47 am

    aloha tsaikos…..

    stay dry today, prediction of heavy rains in the late afternoon….

    maybe ST is fixing his gutters and is stuck on his roof?

  194. fake pseudonym March 23, 2010 7:55 am

    ST is probably honoring the furlough week at UH.

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