“The AD Show”

Those questioning the high interest in UH sports should note that Ben Jay is probably the only athletic director with a radio show.

The second segment of “The AD Show” will be broadcast on ESPN 1420 AM beginning at 6 p.m. Jay will answer questions from co-host Bobby Curran and listeners.

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Lost in the recent fiasco is that the late Reggie Carter was a wonderful person. Dan Hale, a former UH and Chaminade player, granted us permission to print his memory of Carter:

“Reggie Carter made a HUGE impression on me when I was in 7th grade. He came to Punahou and was shooting on middle courts around lunch time. He was dunking and putting on quite a show, and eventually almost the whole 7th and 8th grade were gathered around the court watching him play. After a while, he pulled me out of the crowd to play 1-on-1. The crowd was screaming, and it was amazing. Long story short, I won. Obviously, he let me win, but he did such a good job disguising it I felt like I was a hero to my school mates who stormed the court. I kinda knew what he had done, and when I looked at him after, he had the biggest smile in the world watching me get mobbed. When he left, he gave me a hug and said ‘good job’ and signed my folder: ‘To the real star basketball player.’ I will never forget him or his generosity to me. I followed his career and was always rooting for him. It was a short interaction, but a reflection on his selfless character.”



  1. whitey May 13, 2014 6:29 am

    good morning tsaikos

  2. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2014 6:32 am

    Mornin’ Whitey.

  3. Shoko May 13, 2014 6:34 am

    Morning, folks!

  4. whitey May 13, 2014 6:34 am

    a very touching note of reggie carter by dan hale. good job dan. and if i am not mistaken, dan’s dad, was one of UH’s volunteer doctors. thanks dan.

  5. Shoko May 13, 2014 6:36 am

    I think Gene Bleymeir (sp?) use to have a radio show at one time while he was the Boise State athletic director.

  6. whitey May 13, 2014 6:38 am

    good morning st and shoko. cool day on maui. hope the weather is good for this pm hhsaa baseball games.

  7. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2014 6:39 am

    Mornin’ Shoko

  8. whitey May 13, 2014 6:40 am

    got day mixed up yesterday, but idea still the same. GO SABERS!!!!! Maui No Ka Oi.

  9. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2014 6:40 am

    You are correct β€” Dr. Ralph Hale.

  10. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2014 6:41 am

    Maui Sabers.
    Buffalo Sabres.
    Canadians and their spellings.

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  13. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2014 6:44 am

    I always thought a cool team nickname would be the Buffalo Buffaloes.

  14. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2014 6:46 am

    Why is a person from Buffalo called a Buffalonian instead of a Buffalo?

  15. whitey May 13, 2014 6:47 am

    cause it is not nice to call a Buffalorian a Bufo.

  16. whitey May 13, 2014 6:48 am

    but i know someone who nickname is bufo.

  17. Shoko May 13, 2014 6:49 am

    Hmm, former San Diego running back, Adam Muema, is quiting football and pursuing a career in mixed-martial arts?


  18. whitey May 13, 2014 6:50 am

    speaking of buffalo, why is buff yellow in color????

  19. whitey May 13, 2014 6:51 am

    or if i am wrong, what is buff????

  20. tommui May 13, 2014 6:51 am


    Great remembrance of Reggie Carter by Dan Hale.

    I remember Dan – he was my daughter’s partner coming in the baccalaureate ceremony years ago. It was kinda hard to photograph as he was about 6’3″ or so and my daughter was 5’3″!

  21. whitey May 13, 2014 6:55 am

    d1 is off to work, check. counselor is just finishing his first cup of coffee, check. now where is col a house. kk going to watch the hhsaa games, check.

  22. tommui May 13, 2014 6:56 am

    #19 Whitey:

    “Buff is a pale, yellowish brown color. It is related to the tan group and is often times considered an earth tone.”

    The uniform of the Continental Army was buff and blue – maybe that is the origins for the Punahou colors.

    I thought you were going up to Alaska to endanger the salmon again? πŸ™‚

  23. boolakanaka May 13, 2014 6:57 am

    Nice story. And a shout out to Dan and his lovely wife Chaika, whose family originally hails from Moloka’i.

  24. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2014 7:00 am

    No. 22:
    OK, that explains the origin of Punahou’s school colors.
    “Charlie Brown’s Christmas” explains the alma mater’s melody.

  25. whitey May 13, 2014 7:01 am

    counselor, thank you for the lesson of the day. i still can lean. the salmon population is still safe in alaska and can enjoy their social life till july, then all hell breaks loose. hahahahaaaa

  26. whitey May 13, 2014 7:03 am

    hey, this is supa. first get lesson from counselor and now mo leaning from st. mahalo.

  27. whitey May 13, 2014 7:07 am

    hi ho hi ho it’s off to breakfast of champions, saimin.

  28. A-House May 13, 2014 7:26 am

    morning, whitey!

    morning Midnight & Barbara!

    Morning big Hilo & Susan

    Morning wafan & Izzy!

    Morning DJmithco!

    Morning former neighbor now in State of Washington!

    Morning Duffer!

    Morning kind world and all who reside on mother Earth!

  29. Last Call May 13, 2014 7:33 am

    The only athletic director with a radio show.one that the majority of UH fans hardly listen to. The host is one of the most disliked sports personalities in Hawai`i for starters and the AD isn’t very popular either.

    Callers are screened, only BJ fans ( all 10 of them ) allowed to talk. πŸ™‚

  30. d1shima May 13, 2014 7:46 am

    Great Morning All!


    No hanahana today.

    Only yearly physical…been doing stretches to be sure I can properly Ben Dover and grab ’em! 😯

    Maybe TMI? 😈

    …and with that mental image left behind, I wish erryboddy a wunnahful day! πŸ˜†

  31. oldtimer808 May 13, 2014 8:02 am

    Good morning it must be a lean sports morning…would love to eat some buffalo meat.

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  38. jm2375 May 13, 2014 8:59 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    OMG, boola. I went to school with Chaika. Small world. She and Dan started dating in HS.

  39. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2014 9:04 am

    You’re awesome lowtone123.
    Or is it lowton?

  40. tommui May 13, 2014 9:23 am

    #24 ST

    “Maryland, My Maryland” is the official state song of the U.S. state of Maryland. The song is set to the tune of “Lauriger Horatius” β€” better known as the tune of “O Tannenbaum” (O Christmas Tree)”

    Besides Punahou, Maryknoll uses the same tune. (The old ones are the best)

  41. Stephen Tsai May 13, 2014 9:35 am

    Maryknoll and Punahou share the same tune?

  42. NorthShoreFan May 13, 2014 9:36 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    Very interesting chatter today…Reggie Carter…class gentleman…hope we can find more like him for Gib.

  43. tommui May 13, 2014 9:47 am

    #41 – unless Maryknoll changed its Alma Mater, it is the same as Punahou except the lyrics are different.

    “To you our local hearts we pray, Maryknoll, our Maryknoll …”
    “O’ahu-a Oahu-a, Punahou, our Punahou”

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  45. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2014 9:59 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! πŸ˜‰

    Dan Hale is one of the really good guys. Knew him in college, when he jokingly insisted his name be pronounced Hah-lay, as Hawaiians would. He and a few of the other UH Basketball players used to come up to KS Kapalama to eat dinner and play hoops with our intermediate boarders. The kids loved those events, two UH hoopsters and three kids per team against another team with the same kind of rosters. The UH B-Ball player friends I had in college were great guys and always ready to give back.

    RIP Reggie – another of the great ones.

  46. Andrew May 13, 2014 10:05 am

    Anyone else actually remember their high school alma mater?

  47. (Jesse)James May 13, 2014 10:21 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    Nice story about Reggie Carter!!!

    Hope everyone has a great day!!!

  48. boolakanaka May 13, 2014 10:23 am

    Tommy and DPK, and the Kamehameha Schools Alma Mater –Sons of Hawai’i, is the freshmen class song at boola U. ( with just the words changed)

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  51. SteveM May 13, 2014 10:30 am

    Good morning everyone!

    RE: #46
    Andrew — Good question that just started me recalling the words. I still remember–and our 50th reunion is coming up. We sang it at the end of football games in Honolulu Stadium… with great pride if we won, with sad inspiration if we lost.

    …of course, there are other memories of the time we’d like to forget. πŸ™„

  52. Andrew May 13, 2014 10:32 am

    I only remember mine (PCHS) because we sang and played it for band all the damn time, well that and it was only ten years ago..haha

  53. oldtimer808 May 13, 2014 10:37 am

    #51 you must have graduated HS in 1964 which is the same as me…man we’re getting young again

  54. oldtimer808 May 13, 2014 10:38 am

    Remember for some get really younger because back to diapers.

  55. papajoe2 May 13, 2014 10:42 am

    Andrew, we just sang our alma mater Saturday night when a bunch of classmates got together for a going away party for 3 of our classmates. Around 15/20 people from school and a few of them completely forgot the words. Maybe they too old (Waipahu, class of ’71) or because they cut out of school when we were learning it.

  56. oldtimer808 May 13, 2014 10:43 am

    Ok I admit to not remembering my alma mater. The alma mater was written by my classmate.
    We were a new school at the time.

  57. Andrew May 13, 2014 10:50 am

    What about UH’s one? Growing up my Dad always made us stay after the game until the band finished playing the alma mater. That was pretty rough though through the ’98 season and the ’12 season.

  58. boolakanaka May 13, 2014 10:52 am

    56: Here you go oldtimer808:

    We pledge to thee our Loyalty to our Colors Green and White
    Majestic’lly she stands above Pearl Harbor,
    Our Strength, Our Might.
    On, on, through the years, we strive to meet our goals,
    and Honor ‘Aiea High, Our Alma Mater dear.
    Hail! Hail! to thee, ‘Aiea. Thy name we’ll proudly bear.
    We’ll Cherish ‘Aiea High, where memories linger on.

  59. kawika49 May 13, 2014 10:56 am

    Upon Kalipohakus glorious slopes…..

  60. kawika49 May 13, 2014 10:57 am

    Oh Iolani on thy site we gather…

  61. (Jesse)James May 13, 2014 10:58 am

    #59…I think it’s rugged slopes….LOL

  62. (Jesse)James May 13, 2014 10:59 am

    Our alma mater is the same as Notre Dame’s…..

  63. NotNasti May 13, 2014 11:00 am

    Hail to thee, our alma mater, Waimea High,
    Far across the blue pacific, ‘neath the mountains high,
    stands our gracious alma mater, Waimea High . . .

  64. kawika49 May 13, 2014 11:01 am

    #51 u r right.

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  66. A-House May 13, 2014 11:03 am

    anyone care to remember UH-Manoa alma mater?

    In green Manoa valley, our alma mater stands
    Where mountain winds and showers caress her fertile land
    the flag of freedom beckons above her shining walls
    to larger truth and service
    Our alma mater calls

    guess Hawaii will always be a “high school town” – if so, why keep caring about UH football program? of UH at all?

    and, I always cringe when they introduce someone to sing the Star Spangle Banner and Hawaii Pono i cause you know the singer will miss words to one or both – what an embarrassment when the UH Music Dept prof almost always forgets a word or more for Hawaii pono i

    oh well, it is what it is.

  67. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2014 11:06 am

    #48 boola –

    I’m sure they copied it from us! πŸ˜†

  68. st. anthony trojan May 13, 2014 11:16 am

    KP-KID…..do you know who initiated them games up there…with the intermediate kids…

    What a marvelous idea….events like that are always remembered with fondness and aloha
    for both participants….hence Mr. Hales experience as related to ST.

    That is one of a number of missing ingredient that needs to be put back in the ‘pot’ up there in some of their programs….giving back to the community…if it is still being done by players…especially for the young n very impressionable students.

    Seems to me that Mr. Trapasso should have realized that….so there be no need
    for the Donovan edict as mentioned yesterday by Al.

    Maybe Gib can look into it….if that is not done ne more…

    Memories and are wonderful when we all age….but we should remember
    also…that includes many a ‘change of attitude’ or possibility a life changing
    and shift of very many young students…who will grow up to become productive
    adults…and make their careers of choice…upon some seemingly insignificant events
    in their life…

    Many happen at a very young age…others as they ramble on in school and life…
    and some unfortunately….seem to get lost along the path to adulthood…
    and they become politicians…he he he


  69. Warrior Expat May 13, 2014 11:38 am

    Hello – Does anyone know when football season tickets go on sale? I know that renewals are up through May 16, but I am not currently a season ticket holder and would like to know when I can purchase season tickets.


  70. SteveM May 13, 2014 11:40 am

    oldtimer808 — I was 1967. Reunion planning is underway…they need headstart because everyone is tired of Vegas California hotel and the main organizers have never cruised before. On your #51, it really Depends. πŸ™‚

    Andrew — Those still in their seats at the end of a UH football game usually wait and stand for the UH alma mater. I do, but the words don’t flow through my mind as readily as in high school. Must be an age thing.

  71. st. anthony trojan May 13, 2014 11:45 am

    warrior expat….here is their web site…go through it n see if you can purchase…
    good ur support…


  72. Warrior Expat May 13, 2014 11:47 am

    71. Thanks for the response! I already tried going to the UH Athletics Site and I even have a ticket account (that I used to buy individual game tickets in the past). For the life of me I cannot find any information on the site as to when season tickets go on sale for non-renewals. I even tried the Aloha Stadium website but had no luck there either.

    I might just be dense, but UH is not making it easy for people like me to find out when we can buy season tickets.

    Anyone else have any information?

  73. SteveM May 13, 2014 11:57 am

    Warrior Expat — do you still reside in Los Angeles, or have you moved back to Oahu?

    I don’t know the current procedure, but there is a request to submit and they call you with available seats after renewal changes end…usually late June.
    Try calling the UH ticket office at (808) 956-4481 or email: uhtic@hawaii.edu

  74. Warrior Expat May 13, 2014 11:59 am

    Still in LA, but hope to see a lot of games this season and I want to support the team.

    Thanks for the info!

  75. st. anthony trojan May 13, 2014 12:06 pm

    Warrior Expat….yea kinda hard navigate their web site….not to user friendly…

    Guess best you take stevem advice n call or e mail…
    Let us know ur response on how well they take care ur request….good or bad….

  76. Old School Dave May 13, 2014 12:17 pm

    Interesting read about UW DE Hao’uli Kikaha. Coach Petersen allowed him to take time off from winter conditioning in order to study in Tahiti with 16 other UW students:


  77. HiloBilly May 13, 2014 12:29 pm

    As related to me by my wife, St Andrew’s Priory ’65, Iolani’s sister school a bunch of years ago…

    “I’mmmmmm Red Raider born,
    I’m Red Raider bred and
    When I die I’ll be Red Raider dead…
    Rah! Rah! Red, Black, and White,
    Rah! Rah! Red, Black, and White,
    Fight, Iolani Fight!”

    Who remembers their school fight song? Farrington sure had a nice, just can’t remember the words!

  78. st. anthony trojan May 13, 2014 12:51 pm

    OS dave…maybe he will miss the plane back…in time for first game….

  79. st. anthony trojan May 13, 2014 12:54 pm

    Ours was more scholarly…


  80. 3-Prong May 13, 2014 12:54 pm

    Warrior expat: its gonna be some time after 6/23. I renewed season tickets and trying to upgrade. They said they will call me after 6/23 for options. I assume they will open it up after satisfying guys like me.

  81. Old School Dave May 13, 2014 12:54 pm

    st. anthony trojan: LOL

  82. Warrior Expat May 13, 2014 12:55 pm

    3-prong, thanks!

  83. Kekaha_boy May 13, 2014 1:11 pm

    #63 NotNasti, what year you grad from Waimea?

  84. SteveM May 13, 2014 1:18 pm

    3-prong — I didn’t get a call until early July last year (it was the latest ever for me). But as ST mentioned, this is a real good time to attempt to upgrade your seats. You will probably be pleased.

  85. jimmy the lock May 13, 2014 1:45 pm

    We want a touchdown, where, over there.

  86. 3-Prong May 13, 2014 1:48 pm

    SteveM: Supply and Demand. Hehe The guy did say I would have some good options.

  87. jimmy the lock May 13, 2014 1:54 pm

    Kailua and Mililani early winners in the State baseball championships.

  88. ponojr May 13, 2014 1:58 pm

    O Punahou O Punahou, I got to go work cuz i O(we)

  89. d1shima May 13, 2014 2:37 pm

    As a fan of the game…

    Prayers for Jim Kelly and his family.


  90. uh4eva May 13, 2014 2:42 pm

    So ST Ben Jay is not the only one with a radio show. The UNM previous and present AD has had radio shows consistently over the years. I would speculate that it is more common than you think.

  91. NotNasti May 13, 2014 2:46 pm

    83. Kekaha Boy: Yumi’s was still Cookies, and Dairy Queen was still open. Anyway, who said anything about graduating?

  92. uh4eva May 13, 2014 2:48 pm


    oh no

  93. Da Punchbowl Kid May 13, 2014 3:02 pm

    st. anthony trojan – #68 –

    I was good friends with the UH B-Ball players while still in college and invited them up to Kamehameha, where I worked at the time. The kids loved the players and vice versa.

  94. st. anthony trojan May 13, 2014 3:13 pm

    Busy day here…soon whitey wake up from his nap to see the sabers win….n surely we top 100 plus 2 day….

    GO SABERS…..

  95. st. anthony trojan May 13, 2014 3:35 pm

    DP-KID…. should try n continue that out-reach from the current players…am sure the principal or AD up there would welcome it…

    Maybe you can send GIB an e-mail n see if possible to start again…n try n sort of structure so
    be a little more ‘formal’…then be sort of a tradition….like me read on here of the
    yearly ‘watering of a tree’ there at the field maybe…n something all the tsaiko’s here look forward to ….he he he

    It be nice…you would be remembered…..maybe even a signed letter from the ‘boss’ himself for your horticulture responsibility to the school…..he he he

    Serious though…try send e mail n see what happens…maybe you can include a copy
    of Mr. Hales experience as was related by ST….it be positive…we need more of that….
    then come later part or early….mr. st will have a very good topic to write about…
    instead of the bad taste some of us felt….about how reggies mom was treated…go for it…

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  100. wafan May 13, 2014 4:49 pm

    2nd century!

  101. wafan May 13, 2014 4:50 pm

    Good evening and nytal.

  102. whitey May 13, 2014 5:39 pm

    oh, oh, sabers not doing too good, but get plenty more innings.

  103. gobows May 13, 2014 7:12 pm

    any professor at the UH that screws up the pronunciation of hawaii ponoi should be fired

  104. Kekaha_boy May 13, 2014 8:51 pm

    #92 notnasti, sorry for asking about graduating from waimea h.s. i just assumed you graduated from there since you did post the alma mater.

  105. st. anthony trojan May 13, 2014 10:40 pm

    sabers to much hebee jeebies whitey…6 errors….like throwing 6 interceptions first half….
    way 2 much 2 over-come….wait till next year…..he he he

  106. 3-Prong May 13, 2014 10:41 pm

    “……..thy sons arise, and with proud heart salute thee” (dis from befoe we let da girls in eh kawika) hehe

  107. chopsueyboy May 14, 2014 5:53 am

    Class of 1971, I remember Hawaii Baptist alma mater, however, the school changed it, and I have no idea what it currently is

  108. koakane ip5 May 14, 2014 6:57 am

    morning 808 been a while since I posted

    sad to hear about RC brought mucho excitement to men’s bball mahalo plenty

    middle campus alumnus vote best alma mater song and music to lower campus …..

    To you our dear Alma Mater
    We pledge our love and loyalty
    And sing a tribute all together
    That all may hear our song to thee

    So let us raise her royal banner
    And it will hold victorious sway
    Then mingle merry hearts and voices
    In praise of FARRINGTON!

  109. boolakanaka May 14, 2014 7:29 am


    My Mom’s alma mater—Class of 1952

  110. NorthShoreFan May 14, 2014 7:30 am

    Guud Morning Tsaikos…bootiful day.

    hoe hoe hoe….off to work I go…..play nice peeps.

  111. Shoko May 14, 2014 7:46 am

    Morning, folks!

    Not sure if it was mentioned, but was looking at the Spring roster and noticed Bubba Poueu-Luna was not listed.

    Is that kid still on the team?

  112. Shoko May 14, 2014 8:15 am

    Interesting story about a Boise State football recruit who was homeless, living in hotels and girlfriend’s car, while still finishing up classes at Fullerton College. Recently, Boise State got NCAA clearance to provide assistance to the player. There must have been other players in the past that overcame a similar obstacle without any assistance from the school.

    Anyway, something to keep in mind if UH ever recruits a player in a similar situation.


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