If you missed the turnover at midnight, it’s now the dead period again for recruiting. That means a team can initiate only one telephone call per week to each prospect.
UH has plans in place to add prospects and to replace those who might de-commit.
Meanwhile, Punahou punter Alexander Trifonovitch’s commitment means:
> The Warriors are re-emphasizing the importance of a solid punting game. After all, Scott Harding, who punted as part of his three duties, was the back-to-back MVP for the Warriors.
> Trifonovitch played the majority of his games at Aloha Stadium.
> Trifonovitch has received tutoring from Eric Hannum, Tyler Hadden and Ka‘imi Fairbairn.
Here’s the full S-A story: Trifonovitch
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The average UH sports fan walks into a Satellite City Hall and, while waiting for a loooong time, notices there’s always a window vacated because a worker is doing paperwork. We grumble about the line. We grumble about all the documents we have to bring. We grumble about the vacated window. But we never say: “As taxpayers, we don’t want to pay for Paperwork Person.”
The point is the UH athletic department always grumbles about being broke and fans always grumble about supporting a broke athletic department. But it seems the large amount of financial support is voluntary — ticket purchase, booster-club membership — while the mandatory part (taxes that go to the state, which allocates a portion to UH, which allocates a smaller portion to athletics) is minimal. If you’re paying a UH tuition, which includes a sports activity fee, then that’s a mandatory contribution. But only 1.4 percent of Hawaii’s population pays that fee.
The survey in today’s paper re-emphasizes what is obvious. Sports is entertainment and a business. If you want to support it, go ahead. If you don’t, then don’t support it.