Sealy to UCLA

Congrats to Mike Sealy for landing the third-best job in women’s volleyball (behind the Olympics and Rainbow Wahine coaching positions). He’ll do a great job at UCLA.

His successor?

C’mon, Scott Wong has to be the leading candidate, right?

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We’re hearing that a former Heisman Trophy candidate’s unpaid parking bills at the school were sent to a collection agency. Because the player had graduated more than two years ago, and the bills were not forwarded, the player and his family did not know about them until yesterday. The bills have been paid.

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Here’s the list of players who competed in last month’s walk-on tryouts and now will participate in the Warriors’ offseason conditioning program:

• Dwight Armbrust, WR, 6-4, 190

• Jared Bennett, CB, 6-0, 190

• Kawika Borden, S, 6-1, 200

• Scott Collins, OG, OT, 6-5

• Gus Cunningham IV, RB/S, 5-10, 189

• Ryan “The Beast” Eastman, DL, 6-0, 270

• Lesao Iakopo, LB, 6-0, 240

• Kahekili Kaalalau, RB, 5-9, 215

• James-Boyd Kaanapu, WR, 6-4, 200

• Wesley Leclay, WR, 6-4, 208

• Elmer Lim, C/G/DT, 6-1, 285

• Jordan Monico, RB/LB, 6-0, 245

• Jeffrey Mueller, S, 5-11, 205

• Bennett Nicola, WR, 6-3, 170

• Fesootai “Tai”  Papalii, DB/RB, 5-10, 190

• Parker Paredes,  NB/OLB, 5-10, 215

• Chris Pemberton, WR, 6-1, 190

• Casey Purdy, OL, 6-4, 300

• Chico Ramirez, 5-10, 180

• Kapono Rawlins-Crivello, DE, 6-0, 230

• Elisala Solomona, DL/DE, 6-2, 283

• Koli Tangataeraha, OL, 6-3, 330

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Super Games opened today with the dodgeball competition. The team led by senior safety Spencer Smith claimed the event. Smith was fairly good, winning points for his marksmanship and catching ability. But he does lose style points for those Chariot of Fire shorts, otherwise known as dog breaths (hot pants):



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Slotback Greg Salas re-enacts what he believes should be ruled a catch:


But Kealoha Pilares argues otherwise:


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Darius Bright, a transfer from City College of San Francisco, is ready to compete at right wideout:




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Wideout Royce Pollard also can get vertical:


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Quarterback coach Nick Rolovich demanded that his photo should not be taken:


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Quarterback Shane Austin displays perfect form, even with a dodgeball:


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Am I the last person in Hawaii to find out the state taxes you on your state tax return. So, basically, we’re leading the state money, and then they return it to us, but charge us, uh, I dunno, a handling fee?

That sounds as dumb as the government profiting from someone’s death. Oh, wait, that’s called an inheritance tax.


  1. rage777 February 10, 2010 9:44 am

    Congratulations to our newest Warriors!!

  2. oldie February 10, 2010 9:44 am

    Morning Tsaikos!

    Good discussion about Pac-10 possibilities on Bobby Curran’s show this morning.

  3. Justin February 10, 2010 9:45 am

    Gotta like the size at wideout. Nice to see Jordan Monico on the list, he’s a solid athlete.

  4. d1島 February 10, 2010 9:47 am

    Top 100!

    Congratulations Warriors!

  5. d1島 February 10, 2010 9:49 am

    Any relation to former BaseBow Mario Monico?

  6. d1島 February 10, 2010 9:52 am

    nvm….guugled it. I guess Jordan is his son.

  7. ai-eee-soos February 10, 2010 9:55 am

    Welcome to all the new Warriors; good luck to all.

    Yup, that’s Mario’s son.

    ( my – how time flies. )

  8. J-Dog February 10, 2010 9:55 am

    Wow, most of these guys have nice size.

    Has there been a noticeable difference in the quality of walk-ons at UH compared to previous years?

    Any update on Ana Tuiasosopo Jr.? I believe he left New Mexico St. 2 years ago to go on a mission and was planning on walking-on at UH, and his brother Tui is at UH as well.

  9. J-Dog February 10, 2010 9:56 am

    Are “preferred” walk-ons not required to go to the tryouts?

  10. cheepono February 10, 2010 9:57 am


  11. addahknowjoe February 10, 2010 10:02 am

    Man! The walk-ons, in general, are BIG! Awesome!

  12. Garret February 10, 2010 10:02 am

    Best of luck to all of the walk-ons! There won’t be enough space on the roster for everyone to be invited to Fall Camp, so these offseason workouts and the Spring Practices are critical for everyone.

  13. Garret February 10, 2010 10:06 am has a nice note about Allen Sampson. Nice for UH to get publicity in the Tampa area.

    Call Hawaii Five-O. A larceny has been reported at the nearby college football program.

    More specifically, they’re lauding Plant High speedster Allen Sampson as a steal for the University of Hawaii, with whom he signed last Wednesday. This from Warriors quarterbacks coach Nick Rolovich (courtesty of the Honolulu Adverstiser):

    “Sampson is that quick, make-a-guy-miss-type slot we’ve had success with in the past. I know his size is not the biggest, but he’s built really well. He’ll make some plays for us in the future. …

    “People will first notice (Sampson) has world-class speed. But his personality and the person he is will make him a great teammate. He’s going to make an immediate impact on our kick return. We have to try to get the ball in his hands to make something happen.”

    As a Plant senior, Sampson averaged 37.4 yards per kick return and 11.3 yards per punt return. He also had 39 catches for 671 yards and eight TDs.

  14. Fanatic February 10, 2010 10:12 am

    6-4 has a nice ring to it

  15. Bigwave96744 February 10, 2010 10:14 am

    Tahi Lim is of the “Lim Family” as in Pua Olena. Have them attend the next KK along with Nalani and you will have to charge admission.

    Mueller is the HS teammate of Jack Sula.

    ST reported on Nicola last summer.

  16. Fanatic February 10, 2010 10:15 am

    Unless Malcom Lane gets his stuff straight…..Add him to the Walk-off list

    Walk-off list:

    Malcom Lane ***Pending

  17. Bigwave96744 February 10, 2010 10:17 am

    Hmmmm.. No Quentin Beaver

  18. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 10, 2010 10:22 am

    From yesterday:


    February 10th, 2010 at 7:57 am
    anyone going to the uh baseball grand slam fundraiser on monday

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    February 10th, 2010 at 9:47 am

    Chawan-Cut: yes, we’re going to the Grand Slam fundraiser; however, we aren’t part of the group that usually plans various get-togethers at games & matches – usually done off the blog. Perhaps someone will contact you directly.
    Hope to see you at tonight’s game. BTW – I saw several fluorescent green raincoasts on state DOT workers yesterday in the upper pali area. They are really bright.?

    How do families get the money to feed these young men? I cannot imagine having to come up with a food budget of $400 or more a month

  19. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 10, 2010 10:25 am

    That’s $400+ for just one kid! And that assumes all meals are eaten at home.

  20. Garret February 10, 2010 10:27 am

    Looking at the PIAA website, it appears that 2011 recruit Paulay Asiata has an offer from UCLA and Koa Ka’ai has offers from Arizona and Wyoming.

    Paulay Asiata (Word of LIfe), OL/DL, 6’5″, 295lbs
    Koa Ka’ai (Kamehameha Oahu), DE, 6’4″, 234lbs

  21. Committed Road Warrior February 10, 2010 10:32 am

    Charlie Wilson died today.

  22. cheepono February 10, 2010 10:36 am

    also no akoni lasconia.

  23. SteveM February 10, 2010 10:39 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Congrats and good luck to the walk-ons!
    Thanks for the list, ST.

  24. jm2375 February 10, 2010 10:41 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!

    Thanks for the list ST.

    CRW – another snow day! Is it going to be a snow week? I saw that Congress gave up trying to meet this week.

  25. Slugger February 10, 2010 10:46 am

    Good morning!

    ST ~ Thanks for the list of walk-ons & the ever entertaining pics of the Super Games.

  26. BIGWAVE96744 February 10, 2010 10:50 am

    stephen what’s the news on Jacob Barit?

  27. Da Punchbowl Kid February 10, 2010 10:51 am

    Good Morning Gangeez! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Good luck to all of the walk ons!

    Do any of them looks particularly promising? (Besides Da Beast)

    Braddah Joe- Yup, nice size, yah?

  28. Stephen Tsai February 10, 2010 10:54 am

    Akoni won’t be eligible until the summer, if he’s eligible at all.

  29. Stephen Tsai February 10, 2010 10:55 am

    Jared Bennett is interesting.I think he’s from Mater Dei.

  30. Souljah February 10, 2010 10:58 am

    where’s Jacob Barit?

  31. Stephen Tsai February 10, 2010 11:01 am

    I think Barit is taking classes at West Oahu, if I’m not mistaken.

  32. mctruck February 10, 2010 11:09 am

    Four wr’s (6’3″ and taller), some good size for walk-on’s…wonder how fast and can they catch the rock?

  33. Committed Road Warrior February 10, 2010 11:15 am


    Looks like a “Snow Week” is in store. All signs point to OPM shutting down the government again tomorrow, even though we won’t officially find out until after 7pm Eastern (2pm Hawai’i).

  34. BigIslandkurt February 10, 2010 11:17 am

    How’s Spence Smith rockin’ da John Stocktons? All the kids gonna have ’em soon!


  35. BigIslandkurt February 10, 2010 11:21 am

    Tsai…..for real kine, don’t they get mad when they ask you not to take their picture and you still do ……and post it for the world to see? I guess it’s all fair in love, war, and warrior coverage. lol.


  36. J-Dog February 10, 2010 11:24 am

    Joey Cadiz didn’t make it either

  37. NorthShoreFan February 10, 2010 11:27 am

    Jack Sula supposed to be at UH for the 2009 season. So far MIA. Googled him and there are a lot of dated info. on him. One site talks about his dad. Seems the guy is bad news. Part of a “gang” Piru. Article describes him as “badass”. I hope Jack will take advantage of this opportunity to get out and better his position…if he still has an offer from UH.

  38. Stephen Tsai February 10, 2010 11:46 am

    All I know is every time someone says, “no, no, don’t take my picture,” somehow their fingers curl into a shaka sign.

  39. A-House February 10, 2010 11:48 am

    LIke others, I must add that the height of the WRs are impressive; now, speed and hands?

    With the current players and new recruits, wonder how many will make the final “fall roster”?

    At least Coach Mack will not have to be concerned with additional scholarships unless one or more really turn on the “heat” to challenge the starters. Now, that would be joyous news heard “round the State”!!!

  40. Palolo February 10, 2010 11:54 am

    Who will be the new football coach and AD at St. Louis? Will it have an effect on the Warrior fotball staff and recruiting?

  41. Palolo February 10, 2010 11:56 am

    Football, not fotball. Too much beer early in the morning.

  42. d1島 February 10, 2010 12:01 pm

    Yeah Spencer Smith! Nice shorts! 🙂

    Who’s the guy behind him in the huddle? With the tucked in shirt…very disciplined!

  43. Dan-O February 10, 2010 12:13 pm

    ST…..taxation on refunds is supposedly cause its deemed as an income source.

    I wanna know whats up with holding my refund until after JULY?

  44. UHFan February 10, 2010 12:25 pm

    Mike Sealy is now the new head UCLA coach

  45. jm2375 February 10, 2010 12:34 pm

    Congrats to Mike Sealy.

  46. Kazz February 10, 2010 12:37 pm

    (Phone conversation between Colt and Matt Leinart

    Colt Brennan: Yo! Wassup man? How you been?

    Leinart: Oh not bad, how’s the off-season?

    Colt: Pretty good. OH! You’re not gonna believe this! UH sent me to collections for un-paid parking tickets!

    Leinart: What? The student athletes at Hawaii didn’t have preferred parking with valet service? We did!

    Colt: No. That’s like some kind of NCAA violation right?

    Leinart: bwhahahahahahahahahaha!!!

  47. A-House February 10, 2010 12:40 pm

    So, what is Shoji going to do now? Sealy was touted as being his replacement.

  48. postmanke February 10, 2010 12:43 pm

    ohh, so it wasn’t Jef Sydner!

  49. Bulla February 10, 2010 12:46 pm

    Congrats to Mike Sealy, Bruins got a good one 🙂

  50. Slugger February 10, 2010 12:50 pm

    Congratulations to Mike Sealy. My Mom told me that last night…

    Thanks to whoever fixed the video replay of the Warrior Beat show. I finally got to watch it without glitches.

  51. Kazz February 10, 2010 12:50 pm



    Ok it shouldn’t be that shocking, but what is in store for Na Wahine? How will our blocking do? What’s the status of our recruiting for 2011?

    Make no mistake about it, Sealy made a difference.

    Congrats to him, but now we keep an eye out for ourselves.

  52. 808Chef February 10, 2010 12:52 pm

    We’ll be fine. One thing is certain is that we still have Dave Shoji. He’ll find a replacement and we go on. Congrats to Sealy! I don’t think there was a doubt he was going to take that job.

  53. d1島 February 10, 2010 12:53 pm

    ohh, so all this time you were talking about the ’93 Rainbows….

  54. ai-eee-soos February 10, 2010 1:22 pm

    Palolo – re # 40.

    eh, you one step ahead of me, I’m thinking the same thing as you.

    but, I think the d-guy going stay and put in his 10 years.

    ( btw – I used to live on palolo ave – you know- “God’s Country”)

  55. A-House February 10, 2010 1:23 pm

    Slugger, Slugger, you gave me great hope of watching yesterday’s live chat so I hurried over and WHAM, slam, glitches, black screens with no continuiry between the freeze frames and black screens.

    yep, so sad, no get mad; yea, tell that to someone else!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Kazz February 10, 2010 1:25 pm

    I think in the back of our minds, there was a little doubt that Sealy was the “true” heir apparent to the throne of Rainbow Wahine Volleyball. On the surface it seemed Sealy was being groomed, but we never really know.

    Again, best of luck to him. However, I do NOT pity him when UCLA comes to town on an annual basis only to lose in front of the best volleyball crowd in the nation! 😎

  57. A-House February 10, 2010 1:42 pm


    someone told me that at UCLA and other BCS schools, the only programs that count are football and basketball – everything else is, “who da hell cares”.

    my first hand experience is when we went to UCLA for the MVB national championship game where there were more Hawaii fans that Bruins – some students told us that it would not look good on national tv if there were a few UCLA fans so the school asked student to attend.

  58. al February 10, 2010 1:42 pm

    we should have a palolo block party.

  59. al February 10, 2010 1:43 pm

    congrats to sealy!

  60. al February 10, 2010 1:45 pm

    i always thought and still do believe that the heir apparent to dave shoji was and still is charlie wade.

  61. al February 10, 2010 1:51 pm

    casey purdy could he be the first word of life academy grad to play for the home team? 06 grad went to western montana didn’t play his first year due to injury and then don’t know where he went.

  62. Pomai February 10, 2010 1:51 pm

    A-House same here, read Slugger’s post so went over to see the replay, just as bad as before. Too bad it’s one of the few I really wanted to see.

  63. bstunna2002 February 10, 2010 1:57 pm


    Aren’t Liko and Brashton from Word of Life Academy?

  64. SteveM February 10, 2010 2:04 pm

    February 10th, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    i always thought and still do believe that the heir apparent to dave shoji was and still is charlie wade.

    I think that too. 🙂 Thought one of the reasons he left was to add “head coach” experience to his resume for his return. In any event, the outlook for the Wahine is positive if and when Dave Shoji retires.

    …now, when’s the block party? The epicenter will be at your place, right?

  65. Ralph February 10, 2010 2:12 pm

    Charlie Wade can pull a Wilton coaching stint, Na Wahine in the Fall, men in the Winter. Wilton is at NAU mvb, will return to BYU for their Wahine season.

  66. Kazz February 10, 2010 2:15 pm


    February 10th, 2010 at 1:45 pm
    i always thought and still do believe that the heir apparent to dave shoji was and still is charlie wade.


    THE JIG IS UP!!!





  67. Pomai February 10, 2010 2:18 pm

    I know Brashton is

  68. koakane February 10, 2010 2:28 pm

    congrats to Mike Sealy on being named ucla women vball coach.

    listened to the discussion on adding two teams to the pac 10 on 1420 curran show and after he went off the air. would love to see the warriors be seriously considered but hard to imagine they will be getting a chance. the biggest point being distance flying over the ocean. imo UH can be competitive in m/w vball, m/w soft and baseball, fball, swimming/diving, tennis and golf. with some work in m/w basketball and track they can be. UH could be a viable assets if a few Asians got into college baseball, softball, volleyball, golf and swimming teams. This may open up the market for other teams to experiment and get player. this may grows interest on the asian continent to follow their player success very similar to the pro players in baseball. I may not know all the technicalities and this may have been discussed before but like the radio announcer said pac 10 is way behind the east and south conferences it about time they start getting back into the future.

  69. al February 10, 2010 2:44 pm

    bstunna….true dat. sorry. in my mind the satele’s are from mililani so i think of them as such.

  70. al February 10, 2010 2:45 pm

    epicenter…good choice of words. especially if large tsaikos were to attend.

  71. wafan February 10, 2010 2:54 pm

    Good afternoon!

    The walk-on list looks like size was seriously considered.

  72. wafan February 10, 2010 2:56 pm

    Winter Olympics up North has problems with not enough snow. They are trucking in snow. Maybe they need to get it flown in from the East Coast?

  73. Kazz February 10, 2010 3:02 pm


    Don’t feel too left out. I was probably the last to find out our state tax returns are delayed until July 1st… Well, at the “earliest”!!! 👿

  74. Derek February 10, 2010 3:08 pm

    1. Did you notice…..during coverage of the New Orleans Saints parade on ESPN the played the song Hawaii Five-O. How about that! Perfect too.
    2. Sorry to see Mike Sealy go, but we was destined to be a head coach at some point. I thought he did a great job and I thought he might be Shoji’s successor when Dave would retire. But, Mike is going back to his alma mater so it makes sense. Recommend as Asst. Coach for Shoji is Stein Metzger, if he’s available.
    3. I am disappointed in Malcom Lane. What’s wrong with that boy! He should be disappointed in himself because he let his teammates down and the coaches down, and he let down the most important people, his parents. Come on, Man! Get with the program! You had a whole year to straighten out your academic standing.
    4. Who are the shortest starting QBs that won a Super Bowl? There were 3 of them, all 6 feet tall. Len Dawson, Joe Theisman, and Drew Brees. Just goes to show that talent and ability can do the job. Payton Manning? He’s 6’5″. So, there is hope for all of the UH QBs as long as they can do the job.
    5. Height is so grossly overrated. Apparently, the Portland Trailblazers hasn’t learned. They have the dubious distinction of 2 of the worst draft picks in NBA history. They picked Sam Bowie, C when they could have had Michael Jordan. They picked Greg Oden, C when they could have had Kevin Durant. Amazing! Portland must be kicking themselves. The lesson: Take athleticism, talent, and ability over height anytime. The 3 best players to me in NBA history is Jordan, Bryant, and James. Notice all of them has 3 letters in their name. Oh yeah! Durant is also 6 letters.
    Hello!!! You play to win the game!!!!

  75. Garret February 10, 2010 3:18 pm

    The Pac-10 isn’t really going to consider any sport other than football and men’s basketball when they look at expansion candidates because those two sports bring in all the money…especially from TV. More importantly, they will look at TV market size when considering candidates, and unfortunately Hawaii has a relatively small TV market.

    There are a few things to keep in mind when thinking about expansion. This isn’t being considered just for a championship game. History has shown that championship games aren’t the giant revenue producers they were once thought to be. No, this is about adding markets–lucrative markets–and getting extra revenue from the TV and media deals, as well as possibly getting coverage of a new “Pac-10 Network.” So, for example, you wouldn’t see the conference expand with both Utah AND BYU, because its the same market, so you drastically limit your revenue possibilities.

    So, seeing as its all about TV markets, and using that to leverage everything we can from a new media deal, lets take a look at the markets that the Pac-10 already delivers (US market rank in parenthesis):

    Los Angeles (2), San Francisco Bay Area (6), Phoenix (12), Seattle (14), Sacramento (20), Portland (22), San Diego (28). We also have Tucson in there at number 68.

    This makes seven top 30 markets located within the Pac-10 footprint, a very impressive number. Obviously, adding two large markets to the footprint would have the potential to be a big money maker, as adding that many eyeballs to a TV deal/potential Pac-10 network makes nine large markets for advertisers.

  76. Garret February 10, 2010 3:19 pm

    A number of schools are discussed.

    Boise State–sorry Boise fans, and this has nothing to do with football. Boise is an extremely small market that does nothing to help the conference. Other than football, their sports programs are pretty poor. And, academically, they’re a glorified junior college. It could also be argued that most of Idaho already lies within the Pac-10’s TV footprint due to its proximity with Oregon and Idaho.

    Fresno/San Diego/San Jose State–none of these are research universities, disqualifying them right there. However, the bigger issue for me is that they add nothing to the conference from a TV market standpoint, as all are well within the footprint.

    Now that we have these pretenders out of the way, lets take a look at what could actually happen. Here are the top TV markets that are geographically possible:

    Denver (18), Salt Lake City (33), Las Vegas (42), Albuquerque (44). If you’re really adventurous, there’s also Honolulu (73) and Colorado Springs (91).

    Colorado Springs and Honolulu are both relatively very small, and would be the extreme distance outliers of the Pac-10. We won’t see Hawaii or Air Force in the conference anytime soon.

  77. Garret February 10, 2010 3:21 pm

    Of the four top-50 markets that would be available to expand into, one thing stands out: Denver is the gold mine. The addition of Denver would give the conference eight top-30 markets. Denver itself adds almost three million viewers, the state of Colorado as a whole almost five million. Salt Lake City then becomes the next most attractive market at number 33. This is why you hear about Colorado and Utah as the schools that the Pac-10 is targeting. This would give the Pac-10 ten of the top 33 TV markets, and all schools except Stanford would be large, academically sound state schools with large enrollments and huge alumni numbers.

    Remember, the key to expansion is that it has to increase per school revenue. Without Colorado, where does the Pac-10 turn for a 12th team (this still assumes that Utah is a slam dunk)?

  78. Slugger February 10, 2010 3:22 pm

    A-House & Pomai,

    I just tried to watch the WB video again & it is stopping & blacking out now. I still think it might be the advertisements on the right side of the page. It changed from H&R Block to Budget Rent-a-car & then the video stopped. Then it played for a little bit, and then the advertisement changed back to H&R Block and the video stopped. When I watched it earlier, I made sure the question (pagelet) box at the bottom right was activated (click the play icon), so it wasn’t continually trying update.

    Guess we need to ask SCOTT to look into it again….

  79. diesel February 10, 2010 3:27 pm

    glad to see lots of height at WR. i hope they also have speed and hands.

  80. Garret February 10, 2010 3:29 pm

    I didn’t realize that JJ paid $30k out of his own pocked for the sound system for the E’o chant at Aloha Stadium. There have been a lot of complaints about the change to Hawaii 5-0, but unless someone is going to put up $30k then the old sound system won’t be coming back.

    Mack mentioned that it costs $30K to hire the sound guys who ran the system…..and that he’d rather use the $30k on more important things like recruiting. Sounds right yeh? Well, here’s what I know. One of my best friends was with the sound crew who ran the boomin’ system. He mentioned that it was actually June Jones himself who paid for the system right out of his own pocket.

  81. Buffoman February 10, 2010 3:37 pm

    If UH wants to even be remotely (as Garret lays it out) want to considered a candidate for the Pac 10, it would have to be a complete State effort to place the best effort on the table. From Governor, HTA to coaches of all UH sports, it would have to be a “kumbaya moment” where its a resounding yes we want this bad. That would mean the State would have to get its departments talking to the asian counter parts to get them interested in UH as the bridge to big time UScollege sports, looking for dollars to subsidize travel for at least one possible three sport teams to travel to Hawaii to compete (let’s face it, the “pond” whether real or not is the barrier), put more dollars now into the athletic pot with some economic and financial analysis that could show that the investment may realistically yield dividends or go bust (going bust would mean we would not take the opportunity to be creative around joining this conference and just be happy to be involved).

    Without this in a BIG way, all we’re doing is dreaming.

    Oh, BTW, a long time ago, a former now deceased Governor had such a dream that some scoffed at. We did build a stadium and did join the WAC. That was then and people at that time were a bit more serious. With only talk show hosts talking about it, I’d say, we’d better just be happy with dreaming.

  82. bb February 10, 2010 3:40 pm

    gosh jeremy lay is out for the season…what else can go wrong

  83. Slugger February 10, 2010 3:40 pm

    The only Wilton in the NAU directory is a Garrett Morgan Wilton, who is a student. I think Coach Wilton is volunteering his time there, so he’s not officially in the directory. NAU only has women’s volleyball.

  84. Slugger February 10, 2010 3:44 pm

    Tough break for the the MBB team with Jeremy Lay out. Shoots!

  85. bstunna2002 February 10, 2010 3:49 pm

    No problem Al

  86. NYUH February 10, 2010 3:50 pm

    Good luck to the walk-ons, your passion inspires us all! Hope we get some good bios during this dry month before the spring practices.

  87. Ralph February 10, 2010 3:50 pm

    I was referring to the time spent, can be done. Wilton is volunteering his time with the program, time spent. Reverse my statement, if NAU has women only, then he must be helping the BYU men.

  88. Ralph February 10, 2010 3:51 pm

    Or did I get the wrong Arizona school. lol. But he is in Arizona.

  89. Ralph February 10, 2010 3:53 pm

    new Na Wahine assistant- how about Presho out of Irvine’s mvb.

  90. J-Dog February 10, 2010 3:54 pm

    A starting backcourt of Rykin Enos and Leroy Lutu Jr. OH SNAP!

  91. TYaiea February 10, 2010 3:54 pm

    i think i know what the problem is with the streaming. last nite after repeated attempts and got jerking and stopping, finally saw the ending of the show with credits and waited for the next repeat and it ran all the way without stopping. this afternoon, after everyone was still having problems, i tried the warrior beat show again and it came out stopping and blackouts. so i waited to the end of the show and when the new repeat came on at 3:53 pm it ran for ten minutes continuously and i believe it would have gone all the way. maybe to see the show without the stops, one must see the show from the start. i’m not savvy on this computer stuff, but is this the solution.

  92. J-Dog February 10, 2010 3:55 pm

    I bet Coach Nash is missing Lasha Parghalava right about now.

  93. bb February 10, 2010 3:56 pm

    seriously…who would be the starting 5 for MBB?

    Then again at this point I wouldnt mind seeing the local boys getting some real action.

  94. Slugger February 10, 2010 3:59 pm


    Wilton was helping the NAU coach. I spoke to the Coach before he left the islands and he told me he helped out his friend at NAU with VB camps.

    I’m missing all of the injured players on the MBB bench.

  95. Stephen Tsai February 10, 2010 4:00 pm

    Re: Sound system.
    Indeed, it was June Jones who paid for the sound system. He used his own money.
    It also was Jones who got Mike Post to create the eo na toa sounds at no charge to the university.
    I mentioned JJ/sound system on the show, but nobody listens to me.

  96. Stephen Tsai February 10, 2010 4:02 pm

    You may be disappointed in someone, but it is disrespectful to call a grown man a “boy.”

  97. Buffoman February 10, 2010 4:02 pm

    Maybe they (MBB) need to make that call for our boy Miah!

  98. Slugger February 10, 2010 4:03 pm


    I think you might be on to something there. I initially started watching the video at the end where Leila announced that this was their 50th show. Then I let it run till the next iteration of the video started & it played without glitches. [Yesterday, though, I let it run glitches & all, & it never played all the way through. Auwe!]

  99. Bulla February 10, 2010 4:16 pm

    ST, #95 (like that # for some reason, haha)

    I heard you on the show, but everyone else just let it go by…..although Coach did say he’d rather spend the $30k on recruiting or cheerleaders, or maybe he meant recruiting cheerleaders….either way, it all ends up in the same sentence or pot…..but I HEARD YOU Mr. Tsai……. 🙂

  100. Garret February 10, 2010 4:21 pm


    I would have heard it on the show…but the video keeps breaking up every time I try to watch it!

  101. oldie February 10, 2010 4:29 pm

    Garret always has a reality check for us, but I think it’s okay do dream about the Pac-12 even if the chances are slim.

    If you talk markets, one market where Hawaii may have an advantage is in the TV market. We would add 2/3 time zones to that market. We would give the Pac-12 additional air time with live events in the late evening hours. Plus it’s no doubt that Hawaii has appeal across the nation. If the Pac-12 is looking to enhance it’s tv appeal, I think Hawaii definitely brings something to the table.

  102. Garret February 10, 2010 4:30 pm

    Travel subsidies will be a HUGE obstacle for UH to get into the Pac-10.

    1. Travel costs are higher now. Airfare and hotel costs are much higher than the last time UH paid a travel subsidy.

    2. There are a lot more nonrevenue sports, at least partly due to Title IX. Maybe UH wouldn’t mind paying for football teams to travel to Hawaii because those games make money…but soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, etc. would *really* require a lot of money.

    3. The economy is squeezing everybody, even the big-budget schools. They cannot afford to send their athletes to Hawaii often for no money in return, and UH cannot afford to pay for all of those teams to go to Hawaii.

    Travel costs are a problem…but the size of the TV market is an even bigger problem. The reason why the Pac-10 is expanding is to maximize revenue for the Pac-10 network, which is why bigger TV markets would be more attractive.

    The only thing that could trump some of these problems is if a school had a powerhouse football and men’s basketball program. Trouble is, the Pac-10 has a year to make their decision on who they will add…which doesn’t give much time for both programs to become national powers.

  103. Garret February 10, 2010 4:34 pm


    Actually, advertising rates are MUCH higher during prime time since that is when the audience is available. For example, when USC plays at Aloha Stadium the Pac-10 network would lose a lot of money if the game was at a late-night time slot.

  104. Derek February 10, 2010 4:34 pm

    I apologize for my poor choice of word. It is just frustrating on top of a lot of other things that are frustrating. I would just say to Mr. Lane to take care of business in the classroom so that you can contribute towards to the program. I hope you can do it.

    Nash is probably missing Kareem Nitoto about right now. He wasn’t a good shooter, but he was a good defensive player and he had some quickness, and sometimes he would surprise people w/ his offense although he wasn’t too consistent in that area. But, right now, we should sure use him. We can’t have enough good guards in the program, which is why I say we need about 5 to 6 guards in the squad to handle the ball. Guards are the quickest players on the team and you would think also the best shooters.

    If they wanted the parking tickets earlier I’m sure they could have gotten
    it easily. Just call the guy. You know where he is. Why wait to send it to the collectors! Another unbelievable story. That’s the kind of thing that bites me.

  105. oldie February 10, 2010 4:43 pm


    You’re right that travel is a big problem. UH would have work deals with the Travel Industry. Hawaiian Air and Outrigger Hotels come to mind.

    Scheduling would have to be worked out. Instead of home and home, playing a double header would mitigate travel costs. It seems to work fine with Mountain-Pacific Volleyball.

  106. Sam Papali'i February 10, 2010 4:43 pm

    STsai – Feso’ota’i Papali’i is actually working to make it as a “Defensive Back -DB or Slotback. Yes he is my oldest son, and he goes by “Tai” thanks Steve, you have done a great job on this blog.

  107. Pomai February 10, 2010 4:50 pm

    One thing that would be in UH’s favor would be if we could expand into the Japaneses market, Garret do you think that could help us to get the invite?

  108. bstunna2002 February 10, 2010 4:52 pm

    Sorry I missed it yesterday but does anyone know if Coach Mack said were done recruiting this year? I’m assuming since we offered Larry Dixon we have at least one schollie available and you still got a guy by the name of Anterio Sloan whose scholarship offer was pulled by Kentucky or maybe a RB who is still uncommited?

  109. TYaiea February 10, 2010 4:53 pm

    Sam P, are you also related to Fatu Siave Papali’i?

  110. oldie February 10, 2010 4:55 pm


    I think the Japan market would be more of a future thing. But it’s interesting that a 7:00 pm game in Hawaii would show at 2:00 pm in Japan. Not prime time but great for weekend sports fans.

  111. Garret February 10, 2010 4:58 pm

    Okay, now that I’ve been trying to play devil’s advocate on the issue, let me talk about the advantages UH has with trying for the Pac-10.

    1. Colorado might decide to stay in the Big 12. This is a VERY, VERY important factor. Colorado brings a TV market that is very attractive to the Pac-10. Colorado might get 2x to 3x the TV money by moving to the Pac-10, but they have been with many of the teams in their conference since the Big 8 days. Plus, the Big 12 TV contract is about to be up also and they might form their own TV network.

    2. Assuming either Utah (unlikely) or Colorado (possible) turn down the Pac-10, then the next biggest TV market schools would be UNLV and New Mexico. However, UH has a much better draw than New Mexico and UNLV might be too associated with gambling. It could come down to UH vs. UNLV if Utah or Colorado say no.

    3. UH has the prestige of going to a BCS bowl recently, which is something that could give it an edge over UNLV. UH has a chance to impress the public next season, starting from the home opener. There is still a chance that both football and men’s basketball could have good seasons next year…that could actually be essential for any shot.

    4. UH has a much bigger TV market than BSU and the state of Utah isn’t a big enough TV market to make the Pac-10 want both BYU and Utah. Initially I had thought that BYU/Utah made the perfect match with the way Pac-10 has travel partners, but their need for TV markets gives UH a chance.

    5. UH has a bigger stadium and competitive facilities for basketball and other sports such as baseball and volleyball. Trouble is, UH keeps that money so that isn’t a big sell to the Pac-10…unless UH agrees to share a portion of the revenue with the conference.

    Bottom line is that UH needs Colorado to turn down the Pac-10 and then it has a shot. And it is possible that will happen. Then, UH needs the Pac-10 to decide that it doesn’t want 2 schools in Utah. And it is likely that will happen. Then, UH has to beat out UNLV (gambling worry, struggling football team), BSU (small TV market, academic issues), New Mexico (struggling football team, academic issues), and Colorado State (they could give an entry to the Colorado TV market, but have several negatives also).

    So, it is not hopeless if Colorado wants to stay in the Big 12.

  112. Garret February 10, 2010 5:00 pm

    Trouble with using the Asia market to try to entice the Pac-10 is that UH has been talking about doing this FOREVER, but how much has actually happened? Remember, the Pac-10 has to make its decision in a year…how much do you think the Asian market could be grabbed in a year?

  113. Kaimuki Kid February 10, 2010 5:01 pm

    Not only Japan but the Asian Market including China the world’s largest consumer market. Hawaii is the gateway to the Pacific Rim and Asian market. Basketball is pretty big in China, with the right marketing Football could also one day be big.

  114. Sam Papali'i February 10, 2010 5:03 pm

    #109 – Yes, Fatu / Siave is a younger brother of mine.

  115. oldie February 10, 2010 5:14 pm

    The other big factor that the Pac-12 would be concerned about is Academics. The presidents of the schools would want a school that brings added prestige. With highly rated schools such as Stanford, USC, UCLA, Cal-Berkeley, the conference would not want a school the is not academically sound.

    UH has a lot of unique programs that add to its appeal. Astronomy, Ocean Sciences, International Studies with focus on Asia. It could also have a great Alternative Energy program since every kind of energy is available in the Islands. Exchange programs with others in the conference would enhance UH’s appeal.

    The State administration has to make sure they fund UH adequately even in these tough economic times.

  116. oldie February 10, 2010 5:17 pm

    UH also has a good Law School and an excellent Medical School, which will become even better when the cancer research center is built.

  117. wafan February 10, 2010 5:21 pm

    Welcome to blog, Sam Papali’i!

  118. Manoa Mist February 10, 2010 5:25 pm

    Speaking of being disrespectful, took me only two days to get banned from the new Star Bulletin comments section. So thanks to the Advertiser and Mr. Tsai for always allowing me to speak my mind here, and I do so pretty respectfully.
    All I did was give myself a screen name of MisoHorny, and out I went. True story. MisoHorny is actually a Japanese soup made of miso and Texas Longhorn beef. Misohorny. It’s a dish, people.
    Favorite screen names on this blog: iwonderwhytheyhateme and el guapo. El gaupo – the handsome. Simplicity is genius.
    Peace out.

  119. Pomai February 10, 2010 5:28 pm

    Also don’t forget about the Aussie’s

  120. TYaiea February 10, 2010 5:31 pm

    SamP, Fatu and I belong to the same fraternal organization. Next time I see him I’ll drop your name and he’ll be puzzled as how I know you. lol

  121. oldie February 10, 2010 5:31 pm

    Someone mentioned this morning that teams that play in Hawaii get a 13th game. Some of that appeal is diminished because schedules are very tight, more so if you add a conference championship. Hawaii has to petition the NCAA to allow a game a week before the rest of the schools start.

  122. Stephen Tsai February 10, 2010 5:40 pm

    June Jones said if Colorado goes to the Pac-10, SMU goes to the Big 12.

  123. ai-eee-soos February 10, 2010 5:54 pm

    re # 122.

    hoo hoo –

    can’t wait to see JJ/SMU play Mac Brown/Tex.

    Remember? – Mack pulled out of a game vs. JJ at Aloha Stadium;

    there was no penalty on that contract for chickening out, like

    McChicken State & john (Loser)smith.

  124. Don Weir February 10, 2010 6:14 pm

    Na Koa Update for video streaming of recruits is now up and running

  125. Ralph February 10, 2010 6:14 pm

    wasn’t it June Jones vision to expand into the Asian and Pacific markets, fan base and recruiting. Last year coach Mac and JD ventured to Japan, hopefully they made progress to open up the Japanese and Chinese market.

  126. expat February 10, 2010 6:39 pm


    I can’t believe that writer you were quoting called USC a large state school. That is hitting below the belt and I expect him to be sued by any number of USC grads very shortly! (he really wasn’t right about size either — oregon state, oregon, and wazzu are not particularly big schools in terms of enrollment — all three are right around the size of UHM)

    It will be interesting to see how all the conferences shake up with some of the big boys expanding. As much as it would be great for Hawaii to be in the PAC 10 it really is hard to see any realistic scenario of that happening.

    Think of the halo effect that kind of move would have on attendance figures for UH games though. The wahine already lead the nation. How many more sellouts would you get with yearly conference visits by Washington, Stanford, UCLA etc instead of Idaho, SJSU and Nevada? Same for football and baseball — well, for everything except men’s VB I guess. It would take more than a few years for the novelty to wear off of playing “BCS” teams almost every game.

    At the same time it is hard to see why Colorado would want to switch to the PAC 10. They are already in a strong conference. Geographically and for travel the Big 12 makes more sense probably. I guess they might think they can get more money, but that is not a given by any means. You would think Utah or BYU would jump at the chance at the money and automatic qualifying.

    The PAC 10 has two teams in every market that they are in. Each of those pairs also happen to be fierce rivals with each other. You would have to think that they are going to consider that in their analysis. That kind of suggests UNLV-Nevada, BYU-Utah, Colorado-Colorado St; or New Mexico-NMSU. Of those only BYU-Utah are already in the same conference and could probably be called “fierce rivals.” Hard to have a fierce rival in a difference conference. Oh, I left out Idaho-Boise State. I guess that would be as likely as New Mexico-NMSU, which is to say not at all.

    It would be great if Hawaii had a “natural” rival like the PAC 10 teams do.

  127. djmitcho February 10, 2010 6:53 pm

    I may late to the party on this, but I just saw it on the UH Rainbowtique website. I saw the Under Armour put out a shirt with the “new” UA logo on it. About time.

  128. Ralph February 10, 2010 6:58 pm

    the Advertiser reported that coach Dana awarded walk on Mai Ayabe a scholarship this season, then she got injured. I thought the coach had only one scholarship to give and that was Kuehu. Could she have given Kuehu’s scholarship to Ayabe after Kuehu went out with the injury. Tinnin RS this season to take care of her Mom. 13 on the roster, Gaddis is a walk on, how many scholarships in wbb, anyone.

  129. ai-eee-soos February 10, 2010 7:04 pm

    off topic. re kalaepohaku.

    would Stutz I. be offered ?

    I remember a poster or two, saying that Stutz I. could have had the job,

    but he was expecting to be hired by UH, which never happened.

    therefore, he was “screwed” by UH out of both jobs.

    I wish that poster(s) would post again on this topic.

  130. Sam Papali'i February 10, 2010 7:14 pm

    Tsai, mahalo for the correction on Tai.

    TYaiea, Fatu’s been supportive of Tai, as I am on the Big, Big Isle.

  131. madeinhawaii February 10, 2010 7:22 pm

    Can’t believe they sent Colt’s parking tickets to a collection agency.. probably should have auctioned out each one a year ago! And you wonder why most athletes don’t donate a lot to their alumni, eh?

  132. Derek February 10, 2010 7:23 pm

    Not to mention, Hawaii has the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl. Plus, Pac 10-12 teams only needs to play Hawaii on the road once every 2 years at best so it’s not like they are coming to Hawaii every year. Football, that is.

    Sports programs are compatible to Pac 10, except UH men doesn’t have
    track and soccer, but that’s not a problem. The key is to sell the Asian market and television market to that area. UH has a first class research center and they have a good business school too, besides law and medical school. Aloha Stadium is bigger than WSU and Oregon St. also.

    But, I’m having a hard time believing that the Pac 10 would be interested in Hawaii. Maybe we’re just dreaming. Wouldn’t San Diego St. be a more viable place since they have a pretty big market? It would be nice for us to be in the Pac 12, but probably not in my lifetime.

  133. jm2375 February 10, 2010 7:31 pm

    re: UNLV vs UH going to the Pac-10(12?) – not to mention that UNLV’s stadium is smaller, and don’t they have bench seats? Apparently Utah’s stadium is also smaller.

  134. jm2375 February 10, 2010 7:32 pm

    Jeremy Lay out for the rest of the season. Can things get any worse?

  135. Ralph February 10, 2010 7:38 pm

    JMxxxx yes, JD could extend Nash’s contract one more year, stating that due to injuries the record shouldn’t count against the coach, and he is a nice guy.

  136. Momona February 10, 2010 8:10 pm

    129 – I heard Stutz was hired at Pacific University in Oregon.

  137. ai-eee-soos February 10, 2010 8:21 pm

    re # 136


    I wonder, if offered now, if Stutz.1 would ask to be released from his contract, and come home to his alma mater.

    just thinking out loud.

  138. Ralph February 10, 2010 8:33 pm

    I think it would be difficult for Stutz to ever get another chance at a college position if he were to give up one now to take a HS job. Pacific is his second year at a college position, Portland State being the first. He needs to build his college resume and tenure.

  139. Ralph February 10, 2010 8:36 pm

    come on Na Wahine, getting closer, very close, got to close.

  140. d1島 February 10, 2010 8:41 pm

    FOREST GROVE – A flurry of hiring for the Pacific football has come to a conclusion as Head Coach Keith Buckley announced the appointment of the final two assistant coaches to the Boxers’ staff.

    Buckley today announced the hiring of Jacob Yoro as linebackers coach and coordinator of recruiting efforts in Hawaii.

    Pacific finished hiring coaches last month.

  141. Ralph February 10, 2010 8:45 pm

    lucky Jacob, gets to come home to recruit. Lots of Hawaii kids at Pacific U.

  142. Garret February 10, 2010 8:59 pm

    The Hawaii Bowl is *not* much of a help for UH’s chances with the Pac-10.

    BSU has its own bowl.

    San Diego has more than 1 bowl.

    New Mexico has a bowl.

    Las Vegas has a bowl.

    So, all the schools that would be competing with UH for the Pac-10 (assuming Colorado or Utah say no) have bowl games to offer. With the higher travel costs, the Hawaii Bowl is less financially beneficial to a conference than all those other bowls.

  143. Garret February 10, 2010 9:01 pm

    The 50,000 seat size of Aloha Stadium won’t be a big draw to the Pac-10 either. Why would it matter to the conference if UH has a bigger stadium than Utah when the home teams keep the money from ticket sales and the conference gets nothing of it? A conference gets the same amount of money whether or not the stadium seats 20,000 or 50,000.

  144. Garret February 10, 2010 9:02 pm

    Free play link time. Please ignore my next 5 posts if you do not want to read the off-topic stuff.

    The man who brought us the Roomba says that we are on the verge of a new category of robot, showing video of his company’s new robots that resemble C-3PO from Star Wars. This would allow businesses to avoid outsourcing their workforce (currently relying on cheap Chinese labor), with robotic laborers being able to see, touch, handle, and move project just like laborers in a warehouse.

  145. Garret February 10, 2010 9:03 pm

    11-year-old girl gave birth to a healthy baby boy in the Northeastern part of the US.

  146. Garret February 10, 2010 9:03 pm

    Nielsen figures reveal that American teenagers send an average of 10 text messages per hour they are not in school or sleeping!

  147. Garret February 10, 2010 9:05 pm

    Study found that watching too much TV shortens your life, with people who watched 4 or more hours of TV per day being 80% more likely to die from heart disease and 46% more likely to die from any cause. Each additional hour spent watching TV increased the risk of dying from heart disease by 18% and the overall risk of death by 11%.

  148. Garret February 10, 2010 9:05 pm

    Weight Watchers meeting in Sweden was interrupted when the *floor* collapsed from under the group as they weighed themselves

  149. Garret February 10, 2010 9:05 pm

    Free play links pau.

  150. Mrs. LTUHF February 10, 2010 9:23 pm

    Hello Everyone…

    Congrats to Mike Sealy!

  151. Kazz (blkberry_storm) February 10, 2010 9:23 pm

    Ralph diid Coach Dana mean Ayabe will get a schollie next season?

  152. SteveM February 10, 2010 10:16 pm

    Hello Mrs. LTUHF — Hope everything is going well. Great to see you visiting us. Let us know if you need anything…

  153. anonymous February 10, 2010 10:17 pm

    I hope the PAC-10 sees the Hawaii demographics beyond the islands. But also sees the Hawaii transplants mushrooming up and down the west coast, Arizona and across the United States.

    I hope the PAC-10 sees how Hawaii has roots with the Polynesian community and how that market can be tapped also.

    I hope the PAC-10 sees the UH team, players, coaches and it’s fan base as having a “us against them kind of mentality” that would certainly create a fervor in the league. And stir things up with heated rivalries.

    I hope the PAC-10 sees that Hawaii has name recognition with the 3 million visitors(?) that it attracts annually that might add to the viewership. Or even to the apparel sales.

    It would be nice if the PAC-10 sees Hawaii as unique. And sees that of all the schools being considered Hawaii does have potentially better selling points.

  154. iwonderwhytheyhateme February 10, 2010 10:21 pm

    Evening Mrs. LTUHF! 🙂

  155. Slugger February 10, 2010 10:27 pm

    Hi, Mrs. LTUHF!

    Sports night tonight…went to the UH WBB game for a while…sat with the Tsaikos…then got to talk to my cousin…Walked over to Maryknoll to watch HPU play Domincan University…I was there to watch Coach Sellito yell (:-))…like old times…Barry M. was there filming for OC16…C.J. Jackson was great…HPU won…too bad the Wahine couldn’t keep the scoring up at the end of the game.

    Good night all!

  156. Ralph February 10, 2010 11:07 pm

    Kazz my understanding is this season. see HA online article from today.

  157. jm2375 February 10, 2010 11:42 pm

    so, with Lay out, they’re gonna have to rely on Jr more? yikes!

  158. Slugger February 11, 2010 12:07 am

    The MBB bench has got to step up.

    Tonight at the HPU game, it went into overtime. After the first minute, Sellito sends one of the guys on the bench to go outside to run & get warmed up. 🙂

  159. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc February 11, 2010 12:12 am


    The State of Hawai`i through the Department of Accounting and General Services which administers Aloha Stadium is the principal recipient of UH home football ticket sales. There are some team expenses covered by ticket sales, but in exchange for free rent, UH gives up most of the revenue. They get zippo from parking and concession stand sales except for Rainbowtique.

    Saw a bunch of Tsai-kos across the court at the Wahine basketball game earlier this evening. We don’t sit on that side because the flapping signs on the tables on our side of the court are too distracting. Every 30 to 60 seconds they turn over to another advertiser. The opposite side signs below where we sit stay still throughout the game or match.

    We have another pair of tickets available because we have tickets for both basketball games on February 20. Mei Ling took our February 19 volleyball tickets because we’ll be attending the opening game of the 2009 Rainbow baseball season. Hopefully, we can sneak in for the last set if it goes a full five.

    The next night is another basketball two-fer. The Wahine are playing LaTech at 5 pm and the Decimateds are playing Cal Poly in a bracketbuster at 8 pm. If you’d like a pair of tickets, please send me an e-mail – swood at hoku dot com and include your real name and a daytime or cell telephone number.

    Hope to see some familiar faces at the opening softball games(s) tomorrow.

    For those of you who are looking for changes in any of UH’s coaching staff members, have you communicated your concerns, issues, and suggestions to Jim Donovan? He listens and he frequently makes changes if you provide him with realistic options, alternatives, suggestions, and solutions. If you do decide to do this, be sure to use your real name and provide basic contact information.


  160. bighilofan2 February 11, 2010 2:02 am

    Good reading Wes Nakama’s blog. small schools get chance in the state sport. anything can happen. allows teens the chance for feel great about themselves.

    good job, cuz.

  161. bighilofan2 February 11, 2010 2:53 am

    good to read about sooo many WRs making conditioning workouts. get targets for the qbs to be practicing, plus wear out da tire treads on da JUGS. like see samoa guyz making da one hand grabs wit da full on stretch in da videos. 😀

  162. bighilofan2 February 11, 2010 2:56 am

    looking at the list up above, sure is good to know we got committed young men trying to live their dreams. good luck to all of you, and thanks for wanting to represent us, Warrior Nation. best of luck, best of luck.

  163. wafan February 11, 2010 4:02 am

    Good morning! Another same old, same old day here in the Northwe(s)t.

  164. Pauoa Boy February 11, 2010 4:49 am

    Wow, our BBall team just went from worse to worse -errerrr if that’s even a word…but thats how jacked up this season is anyway. Sheesh with Lay out, Williams out, it’s Nash’s main man Hiram and who…Lutu? Nice more to look forward to…

  165. protector February 11, 2010 5:30 am

    Impressed with the list of walk-ons.


    How much does Scott Collins weigh? He’s listed at 6’5″ (no weight).

    And there’s a guy named Chico Ramirez listed at 5-10, 180…is he a RB, slot or DB? Thanks.

  166. Bigislandkurt February 11, 2010 5:35 am

    Why do I feel like Boise and Fresno would be considered for the PAC before we would? Especially Boise. Boise is a nationally recognized product…..but only in football.


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