Following the Warriors

This is how you follow today’s volleyball match:

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In a cost-cutting move last year, UH reduced the travel schedules for several sports programs. For instance, the men’s volleyball and softball teams often arrived at a Mainland site the night before a road game, often missing an opportunity to practice at the event’s venue.

Apparently, there has been a change in philosophy, starting with the UH football team the past fall The Warriors left on Wednesday afternoons for Saturday road games. And now the men’s volleyball is leaving on Wednesday afternoons for Friday road  matches. While the extra day might cost UH an extra night’s hotel stay, the cost would be worth it if the teams are better rested. Tonight’s match against Stanford should be an interesting case study.

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Remember one of the basics of psychology class: the kick the cat syndrome. Boss gets mad, yells at the employee, who yells at his secretary, who yells at her huband, who yells at their son, who kicks the cat.

The Seattle Seahawks are the proverbial boss. Derek Dooley’s signing makes the WAC the cat.

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Happy birthday to Faye Wai.


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Princess Leila said that “Ferd” ditched her to sit at the cool table with Bill Kwon and photographer Greg Yamamoto at the Sony Open. There’s an opening at Leila’s table, if anyone is interested.



  1. Jun Tao January 15, 2010 10:20 am

    great! getting rest over the trans-pacific flight is always a good thing.

  2. jm2375 January 15, 2010 10:20 am


    Happy Friday everyone!

  3. jm2375 January 15, 2010 10:21 am

    Happy birthday to da Princess’s mom! Does that make her the Queen?

  4. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 10:24 am

    I apologize for the quality of the photo. But Birthday Girl doesn’t like to be photographed, so I had to do the TMZ thing, and then adjusted the color.

  5. AZWARRIOR22 January 15, 2010 10:26 am

    Top 5

  6. midori7 January 15, 2010 10:32 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Good luck to the men’s volleyball team vs Stanford!

    Hi Faye, Happy Birthday!!!

  7. d1島 January 15, 2010 10:34 am

    Happy Birthday Faye Wai!

    Go VolleyBows!

  8. Garret January 15, 2010 10:37 am

    Happy Birthday Faye Wai!

  9. Stretch January 15, 2010 10:38 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!

    Happy Birthday Queen Faye!! Have your Princess daughter take you out to a nice dinner.

    Good Luck to the Men’s VBall team.

  10. uhwarriors January 15, 2010 10:45 am

    The Warrior Beat show with Rich Miano is one of the best ever but for those of us who couldn’t see it live watching the replay is very aggravating. It still very choppy.

  11. 808Chef January 15, 2010 10:46 am

    Happy Birthday Queen Faye!

    I hope to see some of the NorCal UH fans at Maples tonight. Can’t wait to see the team play. I’ll try to get some pics. Maybe a Coach Shoji autograph. He’s going to be at the game right?

  12. ai-eee-soos January 15, 2010 10:59 am

    …. Apparently, there has been a change in philosophy, starting with the UH football team the past fall The Warriors left on Wednesday afternoons for Saturday road games. ……

    Makes plenty sense. Need that extra day to prepare in that environment.

    If I remember correctly, on the last road trip to Utah State, they went a day later.

    Then look what happened on Saturday !

    Lesson well learned.

  13. A-House January 15, 2010 11:08 am

    Yea, my good neighbor finally appears with a new post!

    Thank you, ST!!!

    And, A happy Birfday to Faye Wai – hope you have a great day!

  14. Big N January 15, 2010 11:11 am

    ESPN says Coach Dooley from LaTech to Tennessee. Verrrry interesting.

  15. al January 15, 2010 11:11 am

    happy birthday faye!

    i know there is a better picture floating out there. i think stevem’s site has one from the second bash.

  16. al January 15, 2010 11:12 am

    yah, i was surprised that dooley was picked up for the vols.

  17. Kekoa January 15, 2010 11:14 am

    Happy Birthday Faye Wai. Enjoy your day.

  18. Kekoa January 15, 2010 11:19 am

    Al ~ I heard that UT students were going to collect the T-shirts of Lane Kiffen that were given to them when he was first hired…and BURN them. Calmer heads prevailed. They are now sending them to Haiti as part of the relief effort.

  19. chawan_cut January 15, 2010 11:26 am

    happy aloha friday and happy birthday!

  20. SteveM January 15, 2010 11:26 am

    Good noonish everyone!


  21. al January 15, 2010 11:31 am

    kekoa….i heard that one too.

    btw, don’t expect whitey on a thurs nite, that would be in conflict with his late night adventures in the lower main street watering holes.

  22. al January 15, 2010 11:34 am

    i thought that the vols would go after paul johnson.

  23. al January 15, 2010 11:39 am

    down the road some…should there be a turnover at the university of hawaii.

    i’d like to see june return of course. however, if that is not the case then i’d make a strong pitch for kenny niumatolo.

    imagine having polynesia’s head coach for polynesia’s team?

  24. al January 15, 2010 11:48 am

    you mean stephen
    is leavin
    on a jet plane.

    to stanford. must be an increased budget for the ha.

  25. Mrs. A-House January 15, 2010 11:49 am

    Hi Everybody!

    Belated Happy Birthday greetings to Pops Furtado and the very buff and fit Calvin from Kona who now lives in Honolulu!

    Also warmest Happy Birthday greetings to Faye Wai. A more lovely and gracious person you will never meet. The very best to all three of you, and many, many more.

    VolleyBows – On the eve of your battle with Stanford…just do your best (which lately is delightfully awesome!!), have fun and only good things will happen!

  26. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 11:50 am

    ST — uh, that’s me — is in Maunawili watching TBS sitcoms.
    You know, I could be in NorCal if some people bought subscriptions …

  27. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 11:51 am

    Mrs. A-House used to be known as a “lovely and gracious person” until she scolded me at the Christmas party.

  28. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 11:54 am

    It’s a shame 1420 isn’t broadcasting today’s match. They used to cover all of the road matches.

  29. Pride. January 15, 2010 11:56 am

    Didn’t Vince Dooley retire from coaching?

  30. A-House January 15, 2010 11:59 am


    why would JJ consider a 2nd attempt at UH? you think it is a viable option for him after SMU – pay, boosters, facilities, etc?

    let’s say he stays there for 5-7 years and decides it’s time to move along – what upgrades, if any, will have taken place at UH? Unless there is a major donor, my guess is very little, if any, after the coaches offices are complete and the upgrade for the Wahine VB/BB teams. Further, unless something drastic happens, the athletic department may still be in the “red”.

    next, if Coach Mack stays for the duration of his 5 year contract and decides to retire, would the UHAD seek out JJ? He will be in his late 60’s and how long would he stay before retiring? How much leverage will Miano have?

    last, if Coach Mack is very successful and decides to seek an extension, would the UHAD grant an extension? if yes, how many years? would JJ still be a viable candidate after this?

  31. Kazz (blkberry_storm) January 15, 2010 12:00 pm

    I bet Dooley couldn’t wait to get that call from a BCS school. That guy reeked of someone using their current position as a “stepping stone”.

  32. LizKauai m/ January 15, 2010 12:01 pm

    Tsai-ko lunchowa…


    What? ST has to stay home? Anyone covering the game or do we have to wait for the AP report?

    Happy Birthday Princess Mother! (I love that pic!)

  33. A-House January 15, 2010 12:02 pm


    Yes, but son Dooley’s connection seems to be heavily in favor of the SEC and I would say his father’s contributions has a lot to do with it.

    Is Vince the AD at Georgia?

  34. LizKauai m/ January 15, 2010 12:03 pm

    So- what are our broadcast options for the VolleyBows game?

  35. A-House January 15, 2010 12:03 pm


    your #27 – wow, someone else felt the wrath of Mrs A-house? I thought it was reserved only for me!

  36. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 12:03 pm

    Thanks for the correction Vince/Derek’s name.

  37. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 12:04 pm

    I’m not scared of Mrs. A-House (anymore).
    That’s why we have the two boxers in front.

  38. al January 15, 2010 12:16 pm

    okay, each year players fall in between the cracks, dropped off the radar, etc, etc.

    here’s one……

    Jersey #: 11
    Height/Weight: 6′ 3″, 190
    Position: QB
    Year: SR
    Bio: Biggest role model: Dad and Mom

    Favorite college or professional team: San Diego Chargers

    Favorite movie, tv show or book: 24

    Favorite food: Steak and baked potatoes

    Passing Comp Att Cmp % Yards Long Int TD Yards/G
    213 361 59.0% 2948 93 6 24 226.8

    i wonder if he would walk on???

  39. Unkanesson January 15, 2010 12:18 pm

    Howzit Tsaiko Nation!
    E kala mai for my being AWOL since the football season, but I’m still lurking…
    Ummm, ST, I think it’s Derek, not Vince, that Tennessee is courting, just for the record…
    I have mixed feelings about him moving to a BCS team. He’s a very good, young coach, and deserves a chance to move up in his profession. And his Bulldogs have been putting an increasingly severe bite on the WAC competition recently, so selfishly (for the Warriors’ sake) I wouldn’t mind seeing him go. But looking at the bigger picture, his departure would be a blow to the WAC in terms of its stature and RPI influence in NCAA football.
    But, all said and done, I wish him good luck. Hope he gets the job.

  40. d1島 January 15, 2010 12:19 pm

    Live streaming video, live stats and a live Internet-only radio broadcast are available to follow this weekend’s play. Links to the webcast (with Tim Swartz callinng the action) and live stats can be found on For the webcasts, look for the “Watch” link, which can be found in the Calendar of Events on the main page or on the men’s volleyball page.

    Live stats are available via Gametracker, which can be found on the Calendar of Events or on the team schedule page on

    For Internet radio on Stanford student radio station KZSU, go to and click “play” on the toolbar by KZSU-2.

  41. LizKauai m/ January 15, 2010 12:21 pm

    Mahalo, d1

  42. al January 15, 2010 12:22 pm


    jj is not all about the money. didn’t he stay back a few extra days after the hawaii bowl? why?

    do you think that he is being honest when he says/said that he truly loved hawaii?
    didn’t he not pass up that lucrative offer from the san diego chargers and all of its perks, facilities, and the like for less than a fourth of the pay?

    i don’t think jj has changed all that much since leaving here to escape the frustrations of herman fumbler and all the frustrations.

    the man is genius. i think we get it now that he has left. he is/was a visionary.

    but, that is just my opinion.

  43. madeinhawaii January 15, 2010 12:23 pm


    not saying for sure.. But, you may be able to listen to the game here.

  44. al January 15, 2010 12:24 pm

    you mean mrs. ahouse gets mad?

  45. al January 15, 2010 12:25 pm

    what time is the game on?

  46. madeinhawaii January 15, 2010 12:25 pm

    Wah?? Stanford has 7 players from Hawaii? Das too much! Is dat more den us?

  47. al January 15, 2010 12:26 pm

    ahouse….and when he was asked.
    you noticed he didn’t say “no”.

  48. madeinhawaii January 15, 2010 12:26 pm


    7pm.. pac time

    Or, for Internet radio on Stanford student radio station KZSU, go to and click “play” on the toolbar by KZSU-2.

  49. Unkanesson January 15, 2010 12:30 pm

    Liz — I’m with you: is there any way for us to catch the UH-Stanford VB matches live? What’s up with ESPN1420? They’re missing out on coverage of a very exciting, potential final-four team! Not to mention the local boys playing on the other side of the net. This matchup should bring in a substantial audience, especially if they’re the only ones covering it.

  50. Unkanesson January 15, 2010 12:33 pm

    Oops, thanks to D1 and MIH for the info on the net-casts.

  51. A-House January 15, 2010 12:36 pm


    I heard the man and agree he is a visionary, but would he really consider a second time around? He said he wanted to rest in lovely Kona, rejuvinate, and sit with friends before going back to Dallas.

    How many head coaches have done that (not counting pro)?

    Agree that “fumbler” was more of an obstacle. What would have happened if JJ, a few days later, says he wants his job back and no to SMU becasue “fumbler” got fired?

    What intrigues me is that JJ started doing things at SMU that he did not during his 9 years at UH – junior days, actively seek out the friendship of local coaches and players, etc. What was different at SMU?

  52. Kazz January 15, 2010 12:37 pm

    I know Pat Hill signed some sort of extension with Fresno State, but was he even considered by the Vols?

    Guess Hill’s lack of an accent worked against him?

  53. A-House January 15, 2010 12:40 pm


    your #38 – I cannot recall his name or school, but it sounds awfully familiar.

    for sure, he is not from ST Louis or Leleihua. I keep thinking Mililani.

  54. NorthShoreFan January 15, 2010 12:42 pm

    Aloha Tsaiko’s
    Kiffen for Dooley, is this a step up? down? or a lateral interms of ability and record of acheivement? I don’t know enough about Dooley or his record of acheivement. This may be a a desperation hire in a sense that we have a well known name who recruits maybe able to identify with but after that…

    al, you right,, I don’t feel jj is all that motivated by the $ as much as what he hoped to accomplish here at Hawaii and the challenge of building a program. He did what he had to do here and revived a floundering program. He has done it at SMU also and is still rebuilding that program. With the resources that he now has, I look for him to be there for a while.I would like to see longevity too. It’s one thing to bring a program back but a lot tougher to keep it up there year in and year out. If jj can do this somewhere, it should be at SMU. They right smack dab in the middle of a hot bed of great football players. His recruit list looks pretty darn good this year too. A couple more good recuit years and he will be kicking some butt in CUSA.
    Will Hawaii ever get to that level? Personally, I think not. We do have a lot of passion for football but can’t make the commitment to big time football. This was part of the discussion when we decided to go D1. Now the question is how far do we take the program and how do we balance it with the academic side. I love to see Hawaii kids get scholarships through the athletic programs but I would also like to see more of them get their degrees too. We get the good ones to stay home to represent the state and make sure they get the degree. the Warriors would be at the top of the league every year.

  55. A-House January 15, 2010 1:03 pm


    I thought you had 3 dogs in your yard or, was it 2, but they made so much noise I thought 3?

    Actually, Mrs A-house if somewhat mild mannered, sweet, gracious, and kind, but don’t tell ST that!!!

  56. vballfan1 January 15, 2010 1:19 pm

    According to UH’s mens volleyball facebook

    You will get in free to Maples Pavillion for the 7 pm match if you say your’e with Josh Walker 🙂

  57. expat January 15, 2010 1:23 pm

    Dooley leaving for Tennessee really leaves LaTech in a hurt — he was not only the football coach but also the Athletic Director. Now they have to scramble to hire two replacements and they don’t have an AD to lead the search for a football coach. There are some parallels to what happened in Manoa a few years ago.

    Dooley is a great choice for Tennessee though. Heck, he makes more sense than Kiffin did. At least he has ties to the SEC and the region. His record is better than Kiffin’s is (and was) too.

  58. Pomai January 15, 2010 1:24 pm

    I do not see JJ coming back here any time soon, he is on a mission at SMU as he was here, the problem here was that he was the only one on it, at SMU he has a whole load of people who are willing to ride with him.

    To all of those who think JJ left us high an dry, he did not he was forced out by the very ones who should have been supporting him period, the dream of the fumbler to rid UH of a football program is still on going.

  59. Da Punchbowl Kid January 15, 2010 1:25 pm

    Howzeet Gangeez! 🙂

    Puter went down two days ago and there’s a ten day backlog for service. Gonna be offline mostly til we get da buggah back. Mean time just wanted to stop in and say hi and bye. Will jump back on when son’s Mac is available down the hall. Meanwhile, play nicely, aloha to you all. Not being here really makes me appreciate this place and all the great folks who post here. 😉

  60. madeinhawaii January 15, 2010 1:30 pm


    That’s just it, isn’t it?
    How much is the State willing to commit itself to develop a 1st rate football program at UH?

    A first-rate program would certainly garner a lot of attention. As the last “LIVE” time slot in sports it certainly would help sell Hawaii but will it sell Hawaii enough to justify the millions that need to be invested? Furthermore, is the mainland USA the direction we want our marketing to go?

    Prior to 9-11 and SARS I would have said, “no.” When the Japanese market dried up, however, it was tourism from the continent that gave our local economy a huge boost.

    Now even tourism from the continent is shrinking. Something needs to be done to boost the influx of tourists to Hawaii. Direct advertising is one approach.. Indirect (via UH sports) is another.

  61. madeinhawaii January 15, 2010 1:34 pm


    Ah… therein lies the problem with having your head FB coach as your AD. I believe, the FB coach usually needs to notify the AD prior to applying or accept a job interview. On the flip side, usually the program looking for a new coach needs to ask permission of the other school’s AD prior to contacting one of it’s coaches. Simplifies matters if you hold both positions, eh?

  62. NorthShoreFan January 15, 2010 1:55 pm

    mih..sports has demonstrated that it can be another revenue source. With a competitive and successful program whether it be at the college level (Hawaii Bowl, Diamond Head Classic, Maui) or professional level (Pro bowl, baseball summer league), amatuer level (soccer tournaments, camps) it takes commitment and resources behind it to get it going.

  63. NorthShoreFan January 15, 2010 1:59 pm

    ps…Hawaii is in the middle. We can attract from the Pacific rim and the continent. We have some of the necessary infrastucture. Need a world class stadium or two. Better accomodations and a affordable transportation plan.

  64. Derek January 15, 2010 2:12 pm

    1. Chris Peterson won the Bear Bryant Award for the second time in four years. Know what that means? UH will never beat Boise St. again as long as Peterson is there. Bank It.
    2. I believe Derek Dooley will do a very good job at Tennessee and in fact will be consistent winners in the SEC, even challenging for the SEC title. Bank It.
    3. I watched the Utah St. at Nevada basketball game on ESPN2 on Wed. night. No comparison as to how they play compared to Hawaii.
    Utah St. won in overtime. I’ll make a prediction for the rest of the WAC conference schedule by sayng that UH will not win another WAC game. We are that bad. I’m sorry. You gotta tell it like it is. I hope I’m wrong, but this team just seems to lack the spirit and the fire to win games, especially when the going gets tough. Mostly, the team lacks enough
    Division I talent. WAC pre-season had UH 9th and last in the conference. Bank it. Coaches and Media are not stupid after all.
    4. Coach K has endorsed NCAA basketball tournament expand to 96 teams. I like the idea. We don’t need the NIT. The top 32 teams seeded
    gets a bye. More discussion to come as CBS contract is expiring soon.
    ESPN might bid in the future. Bank it.
    5. Derek Jeter is engaged. November 5 wedding. Supposedly, right after the World Series end!!!! Bank it.
    6. Tim Lincecum would get the largest arbitration salary in MLB come pretty soon, in the neighborhood of $13 to $20 million range, exceeding
    Ryan Howard’s arbitration a couple of years ago. Bank it.
    7. Shane Victorino will also have arbitration hearings in Feb. He’ll probably sign anywhere from $4 to $5 million after a very, very good 2009 season. He made $3.1 in 2009 so he’s due to a pretty hefly raise. Bank it. Maui Boy doing good.
    8. UH football recruiting still on the fence. So far, I don’t think it’s a real good class. Hope it gets better. A lot better.
    9. Noticed in the bowl games that a couple to teams, Boise St. and Alabama, that I saw ran a couple of Pistol formations copying the Nevada offense. Wow! I was impressed. Big time schools copying what others do who were successful moving the ball. Now, that’s Progressive!!!! Bank it. Do you see Hawaii being creative? No. They run the same thing. I don’t think we’ve ever run a hurry up offense w/ no huddle. That’s coaching, or dare we say lack of coaching.

  65. Bulla January 15, 2010 2:17 pm


    I agree with you regarding the support base. the comparison between UH and SMU in that regards is like night and day…’s amazing what can be done when everyone is on the same page in an organization.


  66. A-House January 15, 2010 2:23 pm


    now I remember – watched him play on channel 31 against Long Beach Poly or the team in silver and black (cannot remember the name, but this school is always a power in California)

    believe UH got several players from the latter.

    i agree that he would make a very good “walk-on” and he does remind me of a young Colt Brennan! red shirt the first year, learn the system, and challenge as a red-shirt sohpmore.

  67. Pomai January 15, 2010 2:39 pm

    Bulla the problem is that the fumbler left the house in such a mess that it will take years to get it cleaned up and running smooth, even then without the support of the state (cough cough) we will just muddle around an in 10 years will be crying the same song, that’s why JJ left he saw down the road that nothing was going to change, with the AD or the state. Sad isn’t it?

  68. Kazz January 15, 2010 2:40 pm

    Speaking of “support bases”, I cannot argue that the basketball bows are lacking a lot of things this season, but one thing I cannot “bank on” is to finish the rest of the year without a win going forward from today.

    The way things have been working or happening to the basketball team right now is akin to the losing streak the Warriors had from the UNLV game all the way through to the Nevada game. It takes one win or one HUGE effort (either in a loss or a win) to spark something.

    The Bows get a chance to start it again this Sunday and that you can “bank on”. 🙄

  69. expat January 15, 2010 2:49 pm

    One big difference between JJ leaving and many other coaches leaving their programs is that JJ’s contract expired. You can quibble about whether he left a few months earlier than he should have, but he was not under contract for the 2008 season. He had no obligation to stay. His contract expired and he moved on. He did not break an obligation. I guess someone figured that since Mike Wilton was willing to work without a contract everyone else would too.

  70. Kazz January 15, 2010 3:01 pm


    What’s the setting situation right now with the Warriors? Sam Morehouse displayed some good ability to run the offense at times against SC, but obviously Nejc is the guy. What was Wade doing subbing Zemlijak for a good amount of time against SC for Morehouse?

  71. (Jesse) James January 15, 2010 3:04 pm

    Good afternoon Tsaikos…hope all is well…busy busy so have to Esme…

  72. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 3:20 pm

    Good points by all.
    Yep, Petersen is an outstanding coach. And I’m glad he’s staying put (hey, I called it, didn’t I? Thank you, thank you.) You want to play against the best, and Boise State is the best right now.
    What I’m surprised about is that the Boise coordinators haven’t been getting any looks. Petersen lets his coordinators call the plays. They’re young, smart and aggressive. Balls to the walls, as someone once said.
    As for basketball, I wish them well. The coaches are cool guys, and, well, Bobbi Omoto does a great job running the department. But because of scheduling conflicts, I just don’t see them enough to form any reasonable opinion. All I know is I sit across from Dayton Morinaga, and he always has that anguished look. But that could be because football took away all of his basketball trips.
    And Nejc Zemljak is still the setter. The bigger battle is at second middle (Grgas sometimes needs a break) and second left-side hitter, where Gus Tuaniga and Steve Hunt are battling.

  73. Kazz January 15, 2010 3:28 pm


    Almost forgot and was reminded by their absence at Wednseday’s Wahine basketball game, buuuuuttttttt…


    From hawaiiathletics:

    HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i cheerleading team will compete in the 2010 Universal Cheerleaders Association Collegiate National Championships on Sunday, Jan. 17 at the ESPN’s Wide World of Sports® Milk House in Orlando, Fla. The Championships will air on ESPN in February.

    The ‘Bows, who are known for their dynamic and creative stunts, basket tosses, pyramids and overall routine, enter the competition as the top seeded Division IA squad from the West Region after their qualification video received a perfect score of 15 points. It is only the second time in school history that UH received all 15 points for their qualification video. Their No. 1 seeding advances the Hawaii squad straight to the finals, bypassing the preliminary rounds. The ‘Bows will compete against 14 other DIA teams in the Championship, including perennial powers Kentucky, Alabama, Ohio State, and Memphis.

    This year marks the return of the UH team to the UCA Nationals after taking last year off to compete and win MTV”s “Paula Abdul’s RAH! Cheerleading Bowl.” Traditionally, Hawai‘i has finished in the top 10 in the competition. The highest UH has ever placed was third in both 2005 and ‘01 and in their last appearance at the UCA championship, the ‘Bows finished seventh in 2008.

    The 2010 cheer squad is one of the youngest in recent history, with 10 newcomers and just 6 returnees. Only three of the current team members have had the experience of performing on the national stage.

    “We have a very young team with great potential,” said head coach Mike Baker. “But we have worked extremely hard the past few months to raise our level of competition. Our last few practices have been phenomenal and the team is really starting to click. It was difficult for our newcomers to understand the speed and precision required to be an elite team. But i think that we have prepared well and are ready for the challenge.” Baker continued,

    “What makes the UCA Nationals different from other competitions is that it is not just about stunts, tumbling and pyramids,” says Baker. “To me, it’s a truer representation of what college cheerleading is about…supporting our various teams while getting the fans involved in the game. We have a lot of pride in what we do and we want to represent the University and the State of Hawaii to the best of our ability. The foundation that we’ve built this year with our young team will position ourselves well for next year and well into the future.”

    Teams will be a panel of judges with the highest possible point total being 100.
    Point breakdown
    50 pts – Crowd participation.
    15- qualification video
    35 – cheer portion of routine
    50 pts – Skills
    15 – stunts
    15 – pyramids
    5 – basket tosses
    5 – tumbling
    10 – overall impression

    Article is right when they say our squad is young. They all are new but they seem pretty talented right off the bat. During the Outrigger Hotels Men’s Volleyball Invitational, they performed some of their routines as a whole unit during the 10 minute break of the non-UH matches and they seem right on it.

    Best of luck to them indeed! :mrgreen:

  74. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 3:32 pm

    Re: Wilton
    Don’t think the administration really liked him.
    He never got more than a three-year contract, and twice it lapsed, once by nearly a year.
    That’s a shame. When you get to know him, he’s really a great guy. Smart, funny. And very helpful. He would break down plays for me (and for sportscasters).
    In fact, I don’t really think there have been many unpleasant coaches. VonAppen had his moments, but at least he was entertaining. He was helpful, too. I could never get a read on Bolla. Sometimes he was really aloof, sometimes he was really friendly.
    Of course, my favorite coach is … Dee Wisneski.

  75. Mrs. A-House January 15, 2010 3:44 pm

    ST –

    After my post #25, I left the blog. A few minutes ago, A-House comes home…chuckling like a lovable fool and encourages me to get back on the blog to read your response to my #25. I did…

    This post is to confirm that I am, indeed, a kind, compassionate and ya-sa-shii person…got dat!…nah, j/k. Perhaps it’s my martial arts background combined with the fact that I can now board The Bus by merely flashing my bus pass or my “M” card that I feel particularly empowered to push others around. Once again, I apologize to you, ST, for scolding you at the Christmas party…geez, didn’t realize how sensitive you are. What I did know all along is that you embody wonderful qualities like cuteness, charm, personality ++, intelligence and professional integrity that sports fans look for in their sports writers. I continue to be one of your most ardent fans/neighbor/friend, and I look forward to your next blog contest for 2010!

  76. Kazz January 15, 2010 3:49 pm

    Man, I didn’t even recognize Steve Hunt this season with da longer black hair!

    He had a good debut last season with a lot of playing time with Tuaniga being pre-occupied off the teraflex. With the excitement and hype of Umlauft almost forgot about Hunt playing a role this season as well as Brennon Dyer battling for a spot in the rotation as well. Dyer last season seemed like one of those all rotation players, well to me at least.

  77. Pride. January 15, 2010 3:55 pm

    Need to watch 60 minutes this Sunday.

    American Samoa: Football Island:
    Scott Pelley Reports On Why More NFL Players Come From This Tiny Group Of Islands Than From Any Other Place In America.

  78. r b January 15, 2010 3:58 pm

    I hope Mac is looking at some of last years Vols ofense,
    Oh How sweet it will be when we beat USC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    GOOOOOOO WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  79. Kazz January 15, 2010 3:59 pm

    Never got a “read” on Bolla eh? Lucky you I guess! 😆

  80. LizKauai m/ January 15, 2010 4:03 pm

    Hell hath no fury like a Princess sitting alone…



    I wonder if THE BAND ever competes… they are AWESOME (still get choked up thinking about them at the SB… making us so PROUD!!!).


  81. Kazz January 15, 2010 4:18 pm

    I wonder if Fred VonAppen lived on a beet farm with his amish cousin? 😆

  82. whitey January 15, 2010 4:21 pm

    TGIF for the Tsaikos.

  83. Kazz January 15, 2010 4:27 pm

    The Rainbow Warrior Marching Band has to be the best band in the WAC… Easily.

  84. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 4:27 pm

    Mrs. A-House is apparently sucking up to the blog host because she knows that there will be contests tomorrow and Sunday.

  85. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 4:27 pm

    I think Kazz is watching The Office marathons.

  86. d1島 January 15, 2010 4:28 pm

    Mrs. A-house,

    and I look forward to your next blog contest for 2010!

    Boy! that was a great build-up to the punchline! 😆

  87. Kazz January 15, 2010 4:32 pm


    Was out and bed-ridden with vertigo for two weeks between Christmas and through New Year’s eve. Best present to get was seasons 1-4 of The Office. Just locked myself in my room and laughed my okole off!!!!

    I don’t get around to watching The Office or 30 Rock during the week.

  88. whitey January 15, 2010 4:33 pm

    Congrats to “Tom” Dooley for getting the hc position at Tenn

  89. Kazz January 15, 2010 4:34 pm

    One hour and 10 minutes to go…

    Lord, give me strength!

  90. Kazz January 15, 2010 4:36 pm


    I just know Colomaohana already went home too!!! 😡

  91. Ralph January 15, 2010 4:49 pm

    Kazz check the parking lot, she’s probably got her cooler open and enjoying a cold one for the road.

  92. d1島 January 15, 2010 4:51 pm

    KZSU2 no mo’ sound….

    anybody got the game on?

    SportsTracker says 2-5, Set 1

  93. d1島 January 15, 2010 4:51 pm


    now 3-5

  94. Kazz January 15, 2010 4:57 pm

    The Sony Open is great!

    Because of it, I was unsupervised all day long…

    Got a lot done today! Organized my calendar on my blackberry for the next 3 months so now I’ve got the UH softball, baseball, and volleyball games all organized. :mrgreen: Got some “shopping” done. :mrgreen: … Ah…. Life is good. :mrgreen:

  95. Kazz January 15, 2010 4:59 pm

    Speaking of volleyball, did Tino Reyes land that Boise State women’s volleyball assistant coaching job?

  96. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:02 pm

    OK. Spent the $9.95….



  97. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:04 pm

    The place is filled with Hackbarth wannabe’s

  98. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:05 pm

    Nice roof!


  99. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:08 pm



  100. NYUH January 15, 2010 5:08 pm

    Happy to see DD go. He was starting to do damage at LT, with the a-kicking of UH a grim example. Now if LT would just go away too.
    (proud to display my links)

    He went to Louisiana Tech in December 2006 as one of the youngest coaches in FBS and added the athletic director title in March 2008. He led the Bulldogs to their first bowl victory in more than three decades, beating Northern Illinois at the 2008 Independence Bowl.

  101. Pride. January 15, 2010 5:10 pm

    Washington Huskies coaching staff will be salivating this weekend with Hauoli Jamora on his visit there with Jeremy Ioane. U-Dub brought in 15 athletes this weekend to check out there school and program.

    Huskies are looking for someone to fill in for HPA’s Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, who will be taking his Husky record sack total with him to harass NFL QB’s. I believe that they think that Jamora is their man.

  102. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:10 pm

    .650 hitting for Stanford.

  103. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:13 pm

    McLachlin kill.

    Umlauft blocked.

    Not a good start to Set 2

  104. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:14 pm

    Ace Stanford.


  105. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:14 pm

    Ace again

  106. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:17 pm

    3-9. 👿

  107. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 5:17 pm

    I remember how badly UH wanted Daniel Teo-Nesheim. He was an unknown. Cav was working him hard. Then Washington found out about him, and swooped in. Sneaky bastards. Oh, wait, Chris Tormey was the point guy.

  108. Kazz January 15, 2010 5:19 pm


  109. Pride. January 15, 2010 5:19 pm

    Hopefully he’s still a sneaky bastard.

  110. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:21 pm


    that was a TO…no help.

    Hawaii hit .000 in Set 1….I don’t think that has changed

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  112. Pride. January 15, 2010 5:24 pm

    Daniel Te’o-Nesheim and the Seattle seahawk’s Max Unger besides both graduating from HPA, also both work out with former Iolani standout Bern Brostek on the big Island.

    Perhaps we could find the financing to hire Bern and Chad Ikei as consultants for the Warriors football program.

  113. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:24 pm

    Umlauft roofed.

    Kill them


  114. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:25 pm

    Passing is not happening.

    TO, Hawaii. 9-17

  115. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:30 pm

    Stanford Ace.


  116. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:30 pm

    Ace again. 🙁

  117. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:31 pm

    Stanford Block Party is in full force.


  118. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:34 pm

    I’m really starting to hate that Tree…

  119. Kazz January 15, 2010 5:36 pm

    I can see why Al gets upset with the updates sometimes.

  120. Kazz January 15, 2010 5:37 pm

    I wanna go home… 🙁

    (So I will)

  121. NYUH January 15, 2010 5:38 pm

    Came close?

    Only Hawaii was able to come close tying with BSU.

  122. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:38 pm

    21-30. 🙁

  123. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:43 pm

    Walker kill to start Set 3

  124. Jason January 15, 2010 5:44 pm

    NYUH: It makes more sense when you add a comma: “Only Hawaiʻi was able to come close, tying with BSU.”

    Reminds me of when I saw this on The Wiz of Odds. There they did add a comma, and it made sense (see comments).

  125. LizKauai (iPhone) January 15, 2010 5:52 pm

    Thanks for the updates. I’m on the road with iPhone and no java to be able to follow the gametracker.

  126. d1島 January 15, 2010 5:56 pm


  127. d1島 January 15, 2010 6:00 pm

    The Hawaii boys are killing Hawaii…


  128. NYUH January 15, 2010 6:00 pm

    Jason, that would take care of the grammar, but not the message.

    Of course you have to hand it to BS, they know how to rotate their players and take advantage of all their talent.

  129. d1島 January 15, 2010 6:01 pm

    Small run by Hawaii.

    14-19, TO Stanford.

  130. d1島 January 15, 2010 6:06 pm

    Stanford just gotta “side-out” to the W…


    Umlauft really struggling.

  131. d1島 January 15, 2010 6:09 pm


    Try again tomorrow…

  132. madeinhawaii January 15, 2010 6:23 pm

    but but… ‘tying’ and ‘come close’… those words are sort of at odds with each other… ‘tying’ is having the same result… having the same results is not “come close” but “equal”.

  133. Jason January 15, 2010 6:32 pm

    I think I’m reading it differently from you guys. The way I see it, the author is saying that no other WAC team came close to BSU except for UH, which had the same number of players named to the team.

  134. jm2375 January 15, 2010 8:08 pm


    Bad loss for the Warriors. Better luck tomorrow.

  135. Stephen Tsai January 15, 2010 8:30 pm

    It was the worst UH lost since rally-scoring was implemented in 2001.

  136. RedZone January 15, 2010 8:34 pm

    Dooley??? after Kiffin??? after they dumped Fulmer??? I guess winning isn’t everything.

  137. RedZone January 15, 2010 8:36 pm

    DC at Boise would have been a better choice.

  138. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 15, 2010 10:07 pm

    Tomorrow is another day.

    One serve and CLEAR!


  139. Mrs. LTUHF January 15, 2010 10:12 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday to Pops!

  140. Mrs. LTUHF January 15, 2010 10:19 pm

    belated birthday wishes to Calvin!

    happy birthday to Faye!

  141. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 15, 2010 10:59 pm

    Hey- Mrs. LTUHF!


  142. LizKauai [iMac] m/ January 15, 2010 11:13 pm

    Nitey nite and sweet adjusted-for-Stanford, Warrior VBall win tomorrow dreams!

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  144. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 16, 2010 1:22 am

    Mrs. LTUHF,


    Nice to see you on the blog! 🙂

  145. iwonderwhytheyhateme January 16, 2010 1:25 am

    as Lou Holtz always says….

    “You are never as good as you think you are after a win, and never as bad as you think you are after a loss..”

    in the case of MVB, i think both rings true.

    Go Warriors

  146. Pomai January 16, 2010 1:50 am

    Funny with all the latest coaching changes, you notice that they are all jerks an not one that I would trust my child with?????

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