Volleyball Warriors get setter

The paperwork has been finalized, and setter Jennings Franciskovic of Oaks Christian High will be joining the volleyball Warriors next year, coach Charlie Wade has confirmed.

Franciskovic is 6 feet, but can touch at least 11-3.

“He’s clearly one of the top setters in the class,” Wade said. “He’s an absolute volleyball nut. He’s into it. He’s one of those volleyball gym rats who just loves to play. He loves to watch film. He’s a really good student. He’s a nice athlete. He’s played a lot of basketball. He’s done a lot of stuff athletically.”

Franciskovich has been involved with the USA Volleyball program.

Max Wechsung, a 6-6 transfer from Long Beach City College, and Joby Ramos, a 2010 Roosevelt High graduate who played the past two seasons at Pacific, enter as the top two setters for the 2013 Warriors. Last season’s top setter, Sam Biscaro is a UH student but appears to be on a volleyball hiatus.

Wade said Franciskovich fills a need at setter for this recruiting class.

“Jennings will come in next year as a freshman and he’ll battle those two guys,” Wade said.

* * * * * *

Here’s the new volleyball jersey:


* * * * *


Finals are over, but the work continues for former UH defensive end/linebacker Paipai Falemalu.

Falemalu recently reached an agreement with ARN Sports & Entertainment, a sports agency based in North Carolina. Brian Anderson will be Falemalu’s agent.

Falemalu will train in Hawaii under Chad Ikei.

“Don’t want to train anywhere else,” Falemalu said.

He has been told he projects as an outside linebacker or rush end. That means adding a few pounds to get to about 245 pounds.

* * * * *

Farewell to the multi-talented Ryan Hall:


* * * * *

Congrats to Saint Louis offensive lineman Reeve Koehler on his selection to the U.S. Army All-American Game in San Antonio.


It’s down to California, Kansas and Hawaii for Koehler.


  1. expat December 12, 2012 7:01 am


  2. LohansLawyer December 12, 2012 7:03 am


  3. PONO December 12, 2012 7:06 am

    I was hoping for more UH fb recruiting news. From now until Feb its all about the recruits.

  4. azwarrior22 December 12, 2012 7:07 am

    Football news, ST ?

  5. WarriorMojo December 12, 2012 7:08 am

    BEST of luck to Paipai. What a CLASS act he has been for the Warriors.

  6. Haleakala December 12, 2012 7:15 am

    Ditto WarriorMojo comments on Paipai. Best wishes.

  7. Stephen Tsai December 12, 2012 7:18 am

    UH went 5 for 6 this past weekend. (Koehler was supposed to decide this week, but now it looks like this can go deep into January.)

    Another big recruiting weekend. The number of visitors will be higher than some will post.

  8. laulau head December 12, 2012 7:19 am

    Anymore news regarding Jihad?

    Good luck to Paipai and Hall…they got bright futures.

    Ikei All Day!

  9. Chicken Grease December 12, 2012 7:22 am


    Smooooooooooooooke on the



    And fire in the sky

    [Errrrr-errrr-errrr errr-err-err-err ERRR-ERR-ERR-ERRR-ERR!!!!!!]

    – Deep Purple

  10. Stephen Tsai December 12, 2012 7:24 am



    I just thought that was a unique name.

  11. Stephen Tsai December 12, 2012 7:25 am


    Thanks for the Ikei slogan.

    I’m dyslexic. I always get the slogan reversed.

  12. Stephen Tsai December 12, 2012 7:26 am

    OK, new leader in best recruit name: Dionza Blue.

  13. Chicken Grease December 12, 2012 7:28 am

    Might be able to catch Hall at another hall — Kennedy Theatre!

    Welcome r Jennings Franciskovic and ganbatte Falemalu.

    Good morning expat, LohansLawyer, PONO, azwarrior22, WarriorMojo, Haleakala, laulauhead . . . and Mr. Stephen Tsai. Thanks for waking up early.

  14. Stretch December 12, 2012 7:29 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    How long has Ryan Hall been in Hawaii?? Can someone teach him the shaka??!!??

  15. Stephen Tsai December 12, 2012 7:34 am

    Stretch, Stretch, Stretch …

    We’re playing jan-ken-po.

  16. Vbfan December 12, 2012 7:46 am

    I saw that franciskovic is actually 6’5???

  17. Annoddah Dave December 12, 2012 8:05 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Thanks to the UH PR department, we do not know when the new AD will report for work. Tell UH they can save money by having AD and family reside in College Hill.

  18. RedZone December 12, 2012 8:28 am

    According to H-mail received from UH they are waiting on MRC to approve Jay’s appointment before releasing start date, length of contract and salary info.

  19. (Jesse) James December 12, 2012 8:33 am

    Good Morning Tsaikos!!!

    Best wishes to Mr. Hall and Mr. Falemalu!!!

    #18 Redzone…So, were hoping to hear by early to late spring? LMAO

  20. (Jesse) James December 12, 2012 8:34 am

    C’mon Mr. Koehler…stay home and help the program rebuild…. 🙂

  21. haka December 12, 2012 8:41 am

    Second that on Mr. Koehler!

    Aloha Jennings! Here’s a release from his school.


    Division I Men’s Volleyball program selects nationally ranked player from Oaks Christian School

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, California—Jennings Franciskovic, a 6’5” senior setter/outside hitter at Oaks Christian School, has signed a national letter of intent to play volleyball for the University of Hawaii.

    Named by Volleyball Magazine as one of the “Top 30 Underclassmen to Watch” in July 2012,

    Franciskovic is a team captain and four-year starter for Oaks Christian School Boys Varsity Volleyball team and earned First Team All-Tri-Valley honors in 2011 and 2012. A nationally recognized athlete and participant in USA Volleyball’s top level programs since 9th grade, he is a member of the 2012 USA Volleyball Youth National Training Team. For the third year in a row, Franciskovic is an invitee to the USA Volleyball’s elite Boys National Holiday High Performance Camp held next month in San Diego. For the past five years, he has played for Pacific Palisades Volleyball Club (PPVC) and is currently the starting setter and team captain of the highly ranked Pali18Nike team coached by Matthew Diaz. Franciskovic was selected by the Daily News to its 2012 All-Area Boys Volleyball First Team and by the Ventura County Star to its 2012 First Team All-Ventura County Boys Volleyball Team.

    “Jennings’ athleticism, dedication, hard work, and team leadership has indelibly strengthened our volleyball program,” said Oaks Christian’s Athletic Director Jan Hethcock. “He is a remarkable young man with a skill set that will allow him to make an immediate impact at the college level.” Oaks Christian Head Boys Volleyball Coach Chris Forrest was present when Franciskovic signed to play for Hawaii. “Jennings is a standout setter, with a high volleyball IQ, who excels at every position,” said Coach Forrest. “He has built a national reputation as an all-around player who can set, block and hit with our nation’s top prep athletes. Having worked with Jennings for the past five years through PPVC and now at Oaks Christian, I feel he is a student-athlete of great character and a remarkable player to coach.” An honors student, Franciskovic will study business at Hawaii.

  22. haka December 12, 2012 8:42 am

    sorry, kinda long, shoulda just put da link.

  23. BigWave96744 December 12, 2012 8:46 am

    Fun Fact:

    The 2012 QB at Oaks Christian was 5* junior Brandon Dawkins who was born and raised in Hawaii and was rated as one of the top junior QBs in California. He is 6’4″ and already gotten offers from Notre Dame, Utah, and was sideline at the USC/UCLA game. Hmmmm maybe Hawaii is calling him home?

    Also former Warrior Jaloni Williams was a QB & DB at Oaks, during his frosh & soph years.

  24. jm2375 December 12, 2012 8:53 am

    Good morning Tsaikos!

    Welcome to the Warrior Ohana, Mr. Franciskovic! Tall setters.

    One more month till Warrior volleyball! Woohoo!

    Best wishes to Mr. Falemalu and Mr. Hall.

  25. jm2375 December 12, 2012 8:55 am

    Congrats to Emily Hartong! First-team All-America. And to Mita Uiato for her Honorable Mention honor.

  26. Stephen Tsai December 12, 2012 9:01 am

    The tough thing for some sports is a recruit has to pay a registration fee. That fee is used as proof of commitment in some cases.

  27. Kekoa December 12, 2012 9:07 am

    Jmxxxx ~ CONGRATZ!

    We nominated you for the 1st Team All-American spot on the Aunty Marialani cooking crew for your outstanding baking skills.

  28. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 12, 2012 9:10 am

    Mr. Koehler…stay home…you know you want to.

    In Cal and Kansas you can be a football player. In Hawaii, a local legend.

    Green and White just feels right.

  29. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 12, 2012 9:19 am


    Any word on DE Joe Mathis from Cali?

  30. gobows December 12, 2012 9:24 am

    charlie weis must be a pretty smooth talker…can’t see why a football player from hawaii would want to go to kansas.

  31. SteveM December 12, 2012 9:33 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Good fortune to Falemalu!

  32. Kevin December 12, 2012 9:39 am

    Nice color scheme on those volleyball jerseys. 😎

  33. Derek December 12, 2012 9:43 am

    With Kansas’ football record I don’t think Charlie Weis will last another season being 1-11 or 2-10. Besides, I think he’s better suited for being OC in the NFL. That being said, if Kohler wants to go to Kansas, that’s a dicey proposition. California just changed coach.

    Frankly, I thought Jeff Tedford is a very good coach. The plus for Cal is that they are one of the top schools academically. Can’t say anything bad about them. If Kohler chooses them, I say, good decision and best of luck, and have a good experience there. But, I hope he decides on the HOME team.

  34. mo808 December 12, 2012 9:50 am

    Good Morning Folks!

    Welcome to MVB setter Franciskovic!

    Cool MVB jersey!

    Best wishes to Paipai!

    All the best Ryan!

    Please choose Hawaii and be a Warrior, Koehler!

  35. Annoddah Dave December 12, 2012 10:07 am

    @#18, Red Zone: I find it odd that the Chancellor position does not have much autonomy and/or authority to hire the AD. Does that mean even for faculty hires the President has to be involved? MRC is the President of the UH system and Manoa is only one of the 10 campus in the system. UH wanted independence by breaking away from the Legislature to mitigate the bureaucratic morass and yet they created one within themselves.

  36. Old School Dave December 12, 2012 10:11 am

    Didn’t Kamehameha Schools president Michael Chun play football at Kansas?

  37. Mike December 12, 2012 10:31 am

    Brashton Satele was just signed to the practice roster by the Cowboys.

  38. Slugger December 12, 2012 10:56 am

    Good luck, good luck, good luck!

    Good for Paipai. Training with Chad Ikei.

    Bye, Ryan Hall. Good luck!

    Back to lunching at Masa’s…

  39. Slugger December 12, 2012 10:57 am

    Hurrah for MBV! I just renewed season tix.

  40. gobows December 12, 2012 11:17 am

    #35 true hawaii style

  41. meimei December 12, 2012 11:27 am

    Warrior V-ball Yay!!!

  42. d1shima December 12, 2012 11:35 am

    12:12:12 12/12/12

  43. d1shima December 12, 2012 11:35 am


  44. koakane ip5 December 12, 2012 11:37 am

    aloha 808 😎

    what’s for lunch at masa’s? show pics

    congrats to vball wahines on their selection

    hopping good things happened for paipai and brashton

    new recruits auditioning for warrior status one thing to say and that is bring it

  45. koakane ip5 December 12, 2012 11:38 am

    s1 😆

  46. koakane ip5 December 12, 2012 11:39 am

    ooops should be d1

  47. koakane ip5 December 12, 2012 11:40 am

    as they say ….. aole no pilikia

  48. turfwar December 12, 2012 11:46 am

    http://www.middlehitter.net/Commitments/2013_College_Commitments.aspx A 6’6″ OH from same Pacific Palisades club team and two very good prospects from Hawaii also listed as committed by middlehitter.com. Kupono Fey a 6’5″ OH from Punahou and Kainoa Frank a 6’6″ MB from Kalaheo who’s also a terrific TE. Fey comes from great bloodlines.

  49. Independent Thinker December 12, 2012 12:03 pm

    Any news on the local recruiting front? Lots of good players this past year from local high schools.

  50. Independent Thinker December 12, 2012 12:08 pm

    I did not think Pilares would turn out to be as great a football player as he has turned out to be; on the other hand, I thought Ostroski would absolutely rule at the college level given what he did in high school, which he hasn’t.

    In high school, Pilares was awsome, but light. In high school, Ostroski killed it in football and basketball, even though he was undersized.

    Go figure.

  51. Chicken Grease December 12, 2012 12:21 pm

    12/12/12 12:12:12

    We’re all still here. 🙂

  52. Chicken Grease December 12, 2012 12:23 pm

    I DID meant “12:21” for the time in # 51.

  53. gobows December 12, 2012 12:27 pm

    #50 don’t know about pilares’ strength at damien, but his work ethic at UH was tremendous, and he became the teams strongest player (which doesn’t say much for the rest of the team, he’s not trent richardson). on the flip side, miah played 2 seasons of basketball, that’s 2 seasons without serious weight training. he took the colt brennen attitude towards his career, he relied on just his natural talents, and didn’t improve on it with off season work.

    the big guys on the football team need to improve their strength and conditioning. air force linemen shouldn’t be dominating the line of scrimmage. UH had zero 1st downs in the 2nd half against afa.

    football without strength and endurance is hopeless.

  54. gobows December 12, 2012 12:30 pm

    9 days left for those dooms day believers

  55. Chicken Grease December 12, 2012 12:32 pm

    What’s worse than hearing Kobe talk so much is ESPN’s fawning, softball questions for him. Kobe’s manager RIGHT there, too, “OKN ya’ ESPNinnies, no question or innuendoes that’d imply Kobe’s hating on Lakers management now, see!??!?!”

  56. SteveM December 12, 2012 12:34 pm

    OK, I give up… is ST’s blog entry title today (Volleyball Warriors get setter):

    a) a pun on “Jet setter”

    b) a play on “get Better

    c) Not Applicable (ST doesn’t do puns)

  57. d1shima December 12, 2012 12:42 pm

    No Rough Rider would be a Pun-ster…

  58. Chicken Grease December 12, 2012 12:47 pm


    December 12th, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    9 days left for those dooms day believers

    C days left ’til (or can start now) we get to laugh heartily at those who put even a minutia of stock and belief in this AND ’til we can relegate Aztec temporal prediction to comic book lore (can start doing that, too.)

    BEST thing about it is, just a few days later (12/25), it’ll be confirmed a bit that God only knows the end of days. 🙂

  59. 3-Prong December 12, 2012 12:57 pm


    When deciding on where to play, just remember that there is only one place that allows all your family and friends to come to every game,……and also see you if they want by taking a trip to the mainland. Everywhere else means watching you on tv or a video stream due to the cost for them to travel.

    p.s. The foods not that great up there. Hehe

  60. laulau head December 12, 2012 1:09 pm

    #12 ST,

    Hawaii just offered RB Diocemy St. Juste out of Santaluces HS in Florida…so now we have a challenger for the best recruiting name

  61. laulau head December 12, 2012 1:22 pm

    BTW, that volleyball jersey is kinda dope!

  62. ai-eee-soos December 12, 2012 1:34 pm

    # 60. eh, laulauhead – da guy might be only 5’6″ …..


  63. WarriorMojo December 12, 2012 1:47 pm

    The 12-12-12 Sandy Relief concert starts in five minutes, i.e. 2:24 in real time. Blog time is off by….

  64. WarriorMojo December 12, 2012 1:48 pm

    … 38 minutes!!

  65. WarriorMojo December 12, 2012 1:50 pm

    The Stones, The Who, Paul McCartney, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Roger Waters, Chris Martin, Dave Grohl, Bon Jovi. Should be awesome.

  66. V-Ball Fan December 12, 2012 1:51 pm

    Mr. Tsai, any news on how this years Warrior Volleyball team is looking? Any surprises?

  67. kruzen December 12, 2012 2:29 pm

    Highlights of RB Diocemy St. Juste reminds me of Marshall Faulk.


  68. WarriorMojo December 12, 2012 2:50 pm

    Would have been nice to have a Pink Floyd reunion, but having Eddie Vedder handling vocals with Roger Waters on bass is probably the next best thing.

  69. d1shima December 12, 2012 2:53 pm

    Happy Birthday Billy Ray Stutzmann!

  70. koakane ip5 December 12, 2012 2:56 pm


  71. al December 12, 2012 3:07 pm

    lataimua, gener, haynes, howard = 4 recruits this weekend.

    5 of 6 would be who?

  72. Old School Dave December 12, 2012 3:11 pm

    St. Juste also looks like Utah’s John White. Same type of build – 5.9 185 lbs., cut low to the ground.

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  74. Kaimiloa December 12, 2012 3:18 pm

    67… The guy is fast, has good moves, and power. He looks good but there was some speed added to his highlight tape in the editing room.

  75. clyde December 12, 2012 3:38 pm

    al: perhaps Polk was No. 5?

  76. Shoko December 12, 2012 3:41 pm

    Definitely a speedster. Just look at the seperation he gets once he gets into the backfield. However, he did have some big gaping holes to run through.

    On one website, it says ran track and field, and so far has an offer from Southern Illinois and contact from Miami. Also, says he scored 950 on the SAT.

  77. Tofuzuke December 12, 2012 3:51 pm

    Reece, I remember about 6 yrs ago reading about Coach Mac offering this 7th or 8th grade boy a scholarship to play for UH. This UH fan followed your career and am proud to see you growing up to become a young talented man. Wish you choose Hawaii because I wanna see u and Kennedy, Charlie, Wa’a, and all da other local braddahs playing here on Sat. nights. I believe in Coach Chow, his dream is our dream. Coach said, “Nobody is going to out work me or my staff.” No place, no place, like home………

  78. wafan December 12, 2012 4:19 pm

    Nope not going to make it much longer.


  79. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 12, 2012 4:20 pm

    Is the Big LEast as lucrative as Boise and SDSU claimed it to be?

    Media industry sources say the NEW Big LEast deal could be as low as $40M/year giving football-only members around $1.3M a year.

    The MWC pays full members $2M-$3M per year.


    “CBSSports.com reported last week that a Big East contract could be worth as little as $60 million per year. Industry sources are saying now that number could be as low as $40 million per year. If that’s the case, that’s an average of $1.85 million per year per school. Seventy percent of that number would be football revenue, or $1.29 million. The Mountain West currently pays between $2 million-$3 million per year to its schools, according to sources.”


  80. Shoko December 12, 2012 4:27 pm

    Isn’t the 2-3 million the MWC schools receive when the Mtn still had a contract with the conference?

  81. laulau head December 12, 2012 4:45 pm

    #62…damn! 5-6?? The next coming of Jeff Sydner?

  82. HawaiiMongoose December 12, 2012 5:05 pm

    Shoko, the $2-3 million is the entire per-school payout from the MWC, including not only TV contract money but also BCS money, bowl proceeds and NCAA basketball credits. Only about $800,000 is derived from the conference TV contract with CBS, which is a reduction from the $1,200,000 that was paid to each MWC school before BYU, Utah and TCU left.

    One of CBS’s obligations under the TV contract was operating The Mtn to showcase MWC sports, but CBS (and its 50/50 partner NBC-Comcast) shut down The Mtn last year because it was a money loser. It’s not yet clear what concessions the MWC got in exchange for releasing CBS from this obligation. One thing that seems to have changed is that MWC schools are now apparently able to earn direct “tier 3 rights” revenue, i.e. revenue from selling off the local broadcast rights to their games that are not shown by CBS or sold by CBS to ESPN, NBC or Fox. This was not allowed before The Mtn shut down. The reversion of “tier 3 rights” back to the MWC schools appears to be why UH has been able to retain its direct PPV contract with Oceanic Cable.

  83. gobows December 12, 2012 5:10 pm

    #62 & #81 he’s not 5’6″ his real height is 5’1″ and he was playing in a pop warner midget league. it’s all part of an elaborate hoax on the UH. remember the stevie wonder concert…santaluces is near miami

  84. ai-eee-soos December 12, 2012 5:54 pm

    # 83.

    got it !!!


  85. gobows December 12, 2012 6:05 pm

    espn’s recruiting nation tabbed adrian klemm #5 in their list of top recruiting assistant coaches.


    mostly for his work in southern cal when he was at smu. he’s now on jim mora’s staff at ucla.

  86. Diogenes Sinope December 12, 2012 6:05 pm

    If we Google Diocemy Saint Juste, there are a lot of scouting services that list him as 5’8″.

    Sounds legit to me!

  87. Diogenes Sinope December 12, 2012 6:16 pm

    #76 Shako:

    UH (per Google) average SAT for acceptance is around 1500.

  88. WWF December 12, 2012 6:27 pm

    #85 gobows: What if Adrian Klemm and Keith Bhonapha, recruiting coordinator at Boise State were to become Coaches at UH??

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  90. Former UH Athlete December 12, 2012 6:27 pm

    UH is in the final three for Koehler.. that’s great news. I don’t see him going to Kansas. That program is a dumpster fire and Koehler will hate the community and weather. KU is a basketball school and the fans/alumni know it. Football is always 2nd fiddle there.

    Cal just had a coaching change, so its a bit unknown what his relationship is with Sonny Dykes. UH has a legit shot at keeping Koehler.

  91. mo808 December 12, 2012 6:29 pm

    Happy BD Billy Ray!

  92. mo808 December 12, 2012 6:31 pm

    Watching the concert now … Billy Joel … Still sounds amazing!

  93. Bryson December 12, 2012 6:41 pm

    I’m hoping maybe the other local commits can talk RK into staying kinda like how Jake Heaps helped recruit Josh Quezada to BYU….Oh and it looks like we’ll be seeing Quezada when we play Fresno State cause he transferred there….

  94. Derek December 12, 2012 7:05 pm

    2012 will go down as the year of Bay Area: To wit:

    1)The San Francisco Giants – World Champions

    2)The Stanford Cardinals – Pac 12 champs and Rose Bowl

    3)The San Jose St. Spartans – 9-3 and a bowl game

    4)The Golden State Warriors – 15-7 thus far, beat Miami Heat tonight 97-95.

    5)The San Francisco 49ers – 9-3-1 thus far.

    It’s been a great fall season, except for the California Bears. Reeve Koehler, don’t go there!

    Stay home and play in front of your family, friends, and Hawaii fans.

  95. LizKauai (mbp) December 12, 2012 7:07 pm


    Good news is good news.

    Would be happier about VB if I could see it.

    Really hate the Oceanic monopoly on UH sports…

    Mahalo Ke Akua for keeping my nephew safe… his restaurant is in the Clackamas Town Center outside of Portland…

    God Bless and keep safe the people of Samoa… Cyclone Evan is there…

  96. Derek December 12, 2012 7:13 pm

    And don’t forget the Oakland A’s too. They made the playoffs and lost to the AL champion

    Detroit Tigers in 5 games. Oh yeah, we can’t forget the Oakland Raiders. It will take awhle before they come back. They need a new QB and a better defense.

  97. d1shima December 12, 2012 7:23 pm

    Unless it helps them get into the Top 2 NFC seeds would it be possible not to mention that darned tie with the Lambs?

    Grrrrrr…. 👿

  98. Slugger December 12, 2012 7:25 pm

    Hi, gang!

    Coach Chow wrote a Thank You note to my hula sister who has made lei for the HCs for many years & through many head coaches. Nice of him. She made me a Warrior angel bracelet. Mahalo, Aunty Wendy!

    Hope we build up the O-Line during the recruiting period. Good luck to the coaches.


  99. kapakahi December 12, 2012 7:27 pm

    Coach was checking out some OL prospects yesterday at Cerritos College….

    – C/OG Kent Collins (6-2, 280)


    – OG Tyler Burns (6-6, 350)


    – OT Sean Rubalcava (6-4, 290)


    All were Southern California Football Association (SCFA) National Division / Northern Conference 1st Team selections.

    We’ll see who ends visiting this weekend…

  100. Slugger December 12, 2012 7:27 pm


  101. Slugger December 12, 2012 7:27 pm

    Oops… almost… but right on.


  102. Chicken Grease December 12, 2012 7:37 pm

    LizKauai (mbp):

    December 12th, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    . . . Mahalo Ke Akua for keeping my nephew safe… his restaurant is in the Clackamas Town Center outside of Portland…

    God Bless and keep safe the people of Samoa… Cyclone Evan is there…

    Let’s all pray for them! I’ll put them in my prayers tonight, LizKauai.

    A bit of aero-activity going on as we blog:

    • NBC news reporting that that little North Korean pun’s satellite is spinning out of control.

    • Chinese aircraft went over those islands (the Senkaku Islands for youse [like a Grease] think those isles are owned by Nihon] that the big red and yellow trim are playing tug-of-war over. The plane’s left alreadies but Japan’s self-defense force jets had to scramble.

    So, pray. The shortest but honest prayer is bigger than any 12/21/2012 🙂 .

  103. kapakahi December 12, 2012 7:49 pm


    Hopefully there also confirming earlier verbal commitment from DT David Moala….


  104. kapakahi December 12, 2012 7:50 pm


    Also another SCFA National Division / Northern Conference 1st Team selection.

  105. al December 12, 2012 8:12 pm

    rubalcava was offered.

  106. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 12, 2012 8:19 pm

    According to Andy Katz and Brian McMurphy, the Catholic 7even basketball schools will be deciding in 24-48 hours on whether they will stay with the Big LEast.

    “”would be an upset” if they remained in the league, sources told ESPN.”



  107. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 12, 2012 8:20 pm

    The Catholic 7even include:



    St. John’s



    Seton Hall


  108. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 12, 2012 8:24 pm

    If the Big LEast votes to dissolve, I am guessing Boise State and San Diego State and the rest of the CUSA teams can go to whatever conference they want without having to pay an exit fee to a conference that does’t exist.

    Dare I say…Boise Not Going….

  109. gobows December 12, 2012 8:35 pm

    let bsu and sdst back into the mwc, no problem, as long as they pay for their own trips to hawaii. plus entry fee.

  110. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 12, 2012 8:38 pm


    Yeah. Pat on the back and commend them for giving it the ole college try.

  111. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 12, 2012 9:08 pm


    This is a recent tweet by the 6’6″ 350 O-Line Tyler Burns. Looking good 🙂

    “Norm Chow came to talk to me yesterday he has done great things, lets go #Hawaii #football”


  112. iwonderwhytheyhateme December 12, 2012 9:10 pm

    Tweet by the 6’4″ OT recruit Sean Rubalcava.

    “Norm Chow came down to talk to me today. Google him and you’ll know why it’s a big deal. #Hawaii #808 #IslandBoy #HangLoose”


  113. obachan December 12, 2012 9:13 pm

    Mahalo to Helen on the previous post for clarifying the difference between Stephen Tsai and Matt Levi although I would swear they are brothers.

  114. gobows December 12, 2012 9:21 pm

    tyler burns favorite food: anything. at 6-6 340, one cant be a picky eater.

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  116. kev-1 December 12, 2012 9:55 pm

    Noticed the Hawaiian Flag on the V-ball jerseys. How come we can’t get that on the football jerseys?

  117. Kevin December 12, 2012 9:58 pm

    A recruit excited about Chow? Hmm… no that cant be. There are no names on the jerseys and cannot have long hair.

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  118. jm2375 (iPad) December 12, 2012 10:09 pm

    Make B$U pay an entry fee of $20M, get rid of the Smurf Turf, make them stay for at least 10 yrs or pay a $50M fine, make THEM pay travel subsidies. Gotta wipe that smirk off their faces. Even some of their fans are arrogant SOBs. At the game, they were throwing confetti (and got busted by d1), saw a couple of them NOT standing during Hawaii Ponoi and one idiot even yelled “Man up” to an injured UH player.

  119. jm2375 (iPad) December 12, 2012 10:09 pm

    Make B$U pay an entry fee of $20M, get rid of the Smurf Turf, make them stay for at least 10 yrs or pay a $50M fine, make THEM pay travel subsidies. Gotta wipe that smirk off their faces. Even some of their fans are arrogant SOBs. At the game, they were throwing confetti (and got busted by d1), saw a couple of them NOT standing during Hawaii Ponoi and one idiot even yelled “Man up” to an injured UH player.

  120. gobows December 12, 2012 10:10 pm

    #116 also noticed the asics logo. guess vb not covered by ua.

  121. jm2375 (iPad) December 12, 2012 10:10 pm

    😳 sorry for the double entry.

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    check out sean rubalcava’s highlights video:


    he’s #71 the lt, but also watch #79 the lg…79 runs like he gotta take a dump, its funny.

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