Pool day; Warriors pick captains


With teammates chanting “Heisman! … Heisman!” quarterback Bryant Moniz jumped off the high board at the Duke Kahanamoku pool.


Yes, today, was pool day for the Warriors.

It was a chance to bond and, for newcomers, to take a leap of faith.


Luke Ingram, Jordan Gomes and Corey Paredes perform a three-man back flip:


Kawika Ornellas:


George Daily-Lyles:


Levi Legay:


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In today’s practice:

• Center Matagisili Lefiti was on crutches with a strained PCL in his left knee. He is expected to resume practicing Monday.

• Right guard David Lefotu left with an injury to his left knee. He will undergo an MRI.

• Liz Chun showed up at practice. Liz and Steve Uyehara are expecting their first child in December:


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The polls are closed.

The Warriors’ new football captains are quarterback Bryant Moniz, right wideout Royce Pollard, middle linebacker Corey Paredes and strong safety Richard Torres.

But Moniz won’t be walking out early for the coin toss. Moniz will be carrying the Hawaiian flag when he leads the rest of the team onto the field.

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Great workout T-shirt worn by No. 2 quarterback Shane Austin: I’m not on steroids but thanks for asking.

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“This ain’t P.E. football …”


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There is no rest for ailing players. While teammates are practicing, the injured are required to perform their own drills in an area known as the Rehab Hospital of Manoa (the side of Ching field).

Here’s defensive end Tavita Woodard with the resistance band:


Woodard then pulls a cord attached to a sled that, including metal plates and a conditioning coach, weighs more than 330 pounds:



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Slotback Donnie King lifts a very heavy weight:


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For all of the new technology and theories and blah, blah, blah, football is still football, and UH still uses the good ol’ fashioned bull ring. Here’s linebacker Jordan Monico (No. 16) with the give and take:


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And in the big-dude drills, these are where games are won and lost:









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Happy birthday to Kama Krab.


  1. madeinhawaii August 12, 2011 12:17 am

    wow up already?

  2. madeinhawaii August 12, 2011 12:17 am

    Congrats to the new Captains… looking forward to an exciting and successful 2011 football season! Go WARRIORS!

  3. eyeyaicaptain August 12, 2011 12:18 am

  4. gmoney August 12, 2011 12:19 am


  5. gmoney August 12, 2011 12:20 am

    Hahaha. Three fans more fanatic than me =)

  6. madeinhawaii August 12, 2011 12:30 am

    Three? You’re counting yourself? Hmmm…

  7. 808bowler August 12, 2011 12:30 am

    Hey any early post. I’m actually to 10. Nice…..

    Blah back to work..

  8. 808bowler August 12, 2011 12:31 am

    Fumbling my words. Dam swype…

  9. LizKauai (iPad) August 12, 2011 12:33 am

    Congrats, Captains…. REPRESENT,

  10. 808bowler August 12, 2011 12:35 am

    Oya congrats captains………

    Dam 20 hour work days…

  11. Wes'side Warrior August 12, 2011 12:47 am

    Morning, everyone!

    Go, Captains!

  12. BigWave96744 August 12, 2011 12:48 am

    Wow, 4 captains all walkons 🙂

  13. madeinhawaii August 12, 2011 1:00 am

    Nice Observation, BigWave…

  14. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2011 1:16 am

    and 3 local boyx.

  15. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2011 1:17 am


    i better go sleep.

  16. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2011 1:18 am

    congrads to all 4 captains!

  17. CoolEthan August 12, 2011 1:42 am

    I didn’t realize the coin toss was prior to the teams entering the field area. Where have I been? My days the toss of the shiny coin was moments before kick off.

  18. CoolEthan August 12, 2011 1:43 am

    Buffalo nickel for the coin toss?

    Choose tails, then kick it.

  19. al August 12, 2011 2:15 am


    all four epitomizes the second chance theory by out working everyone else.

    i also thought that vaughn meatoga and kaniela tuipulotu should have been in there.

  20. ai-eee-soos August 12, 2011 2:49 am

    good choices.

  21. mctruck August 12, 2011 3:44 am

    Morning Tsaikos…..Congrats2daWarrior-Captains.

    Truely, many more leaders on this team…proof of team concept.

    Stay safe and enjoy another beautiful day in Hawaii.

  22. mctruck August 12, 2011 3:49 am

    More n more talk on espnU bout Texas A&M going 2 da-SEC???, including possible expansion to a 16team conference??, maybe PAC12 take rumor seriously and do some more expansion to another level,(16team-format)???

  23. mctruck August 12, 2011 3:51 am

    SEC, 16team expansion, that is.

  24. mctruck August 12, 2011 3:59 am

    So, let’s see??, what if A&M, Oklahoma, Oklahoma St., goes 2SEC??? The big/small 12, would be in dire straights. maybe back up with BYU/TCU/SMU/Houston, etc.??, dats what they say, anyway.

  25. Bulla August 12, 2011 4:04 am

    Big Wave,

    Great point, but quite a glaring reality regarding Scholie players….you think?

  26. Bulla August 12, 2011 4:05 am

    Don’t take my last comment out of text, interesting scenario with the captains, that’s all

  27. Bulla August 12, 2011 4:08 am


    I agree, that’s why I think 6 captains are better. Pick one from each group, but we need a dlineman as captain, they have earned it

  28. Wes'side Warrior August 12, 2011 4:30 am

    Kazz… from yesterday… seems like just last year that I was following my cousin’s softball exploits on the mound up at Mililani.

    MIH… your #282 yesterday… right on! Guess someone needs to submit their HC application next time that job (or any other UH job, for that matter) is posted. Nah, why limit to just an HC position? Why not go for UHAD or higher, and clean up the whole system?… Governor? President? King of the World?

    … Jus’ sayin’…

  29. WarriorNY August 12, 2011 4:44 am

    Morning All,

    Nice article on Mana Silva…


  30. Garret August 12, 2011 5:23 am

    Texas A&M going to the SEC may not happen?

    A high-ranking SEC source told Sporting News on Thursday night that a report of Texas A&M accepting an invitation to the SEC is “just not true.”

    While the two parties continue to talk about a possible agreement, there are numerous hurdles to clear before Texas A&M becomes the 13th member of the SEC.

    A high-ranking SEC source also told SN that if Texas A&M is accepted to the SEC, it likely will include a two-team expansion—leaving the most successful league in college sports with 14 teams. Sixteen teams likely is not an option, and the SEC has yet to identify a 14th team.


  31. Annoddah Dave August 12, 2011 5:32 am

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Ho Boy we getting close now!

    Go Warriors!

  32. d1shima August 12, 2011 5:43 am

    Great Morning All!

    Oh Captain! My Captains!

    Lead the Warriors to Victory!

  33. d1shima August 12, 2011 5:54 am

    The incoming freshmen may face greater scrutiny from their Academic Advisors than ever before if new APR standards that have been proposed become reality.

    “A 930 equates to a 50 percent graduation rate and that is the stake in the ground that the presidents wish to put in as an overall goal for every team in Division I,” said Dr. Walt Harrison, president of the University of Hartford who serves as the chair of the Division I committee on academic performance. “It’s a clear marker. We believe a 50 percent graduation rate is a reasonable goal for all teams.”

    Missing that higher mark means sitting out any postseason appearance for that team. With final approval, look for this new standard to roll out within 5 years.


  34. Wes'side Warrior August 12, 2011 5:59 am

    Gonna be lots of big-school-scandals to make a bowl game once that 930 is planted. Maybe that will be the final straw for them to secede from the NCAA.

  35. Kekoa August 12, 2011 6:13 am

    Cool Ethan and the Buffalo nickel was on my mind when I drifted off to sleep. I was thinking of the refree calling the team Captains together for the coin toss.

    “Cap’n Sittin’ Bull, this is Cap’n Custer.” Bill Cosby’s version of the Little Big Horn took over from there into dreamland.

    Go Warriors! Total destruction, NO prisoners!

  36. Garret August 12, 2011 6:28 am

    Gonna be lots of big-school-scandals to make a bowl game once that 930 is planted. Maybe that will be the final straw for them to secede from the NCAA

    Wes’side Warrior,

    The big-budget schools have already been emphasizing academics and they can afford tutors and staff to monitor grades to make mandatory study hall rules for athletes that are struggling with their grades. If you look at who has been punished by low APR scores, it has mainly been the lower-budget schools that cannot afford computer labs, tutors, etc.

    The big schools that you are talking about WANT this new rule. The small budget schools have to increase funding for their academic facilities, tutors, and computer labs in order to keep up. This benefits the academics of athletes so I’m all for it…but it is another budgetary worry for small budget schools.

    As benchmarks go, frankly this one is kind of soft: Of the 64 Division I-A/Bowl Subdivision schools that appeared in a bowl game last season, only eight of them — Louisville, UTEP, Tulsa, Michigan, Southern Miss, BYU, Maryland and N.C. State — turned in an APR score below 930 between the 2006-07 and 2009-10 academic years, according to the NCAA’s database. Among the “Big Six” BCS conferences, the SEC had exactly zero schools below the new benchmark in that four-year window, and the ACC (Maryland), Big Ten (Michigan), Big 12 (Colorado), Pac-10 (Washington State) and Big East (Louisville) had just one apiece.

  37. Old Diver August 12, 2011 6:29 am

    Our captains have five star hearts, congratulations.

  38. Garret August 12, 2011 6:29 am

    Link for my last post. Note that EVERY SEC school meets this acadmic cutoff while lots of non-AQ schools do not.


  39. Loa August 12, 2011 6:29 am

    morning gang!

    congrats to the caps

  40. CoolEthan August 12, 2011 6:33 am

    Great American road trip – I was 9 years old heading through Cody, Wyoming. Enjoyed the town, along with the night rodeo. Onwards to Little Big Horn and Mount Rushmore. Memories for life.

    Just as good to see Kekoa’s vision of the standoff of the 50 yd. line for the coin toss. Warrior Capt.’s take the reins and show the buffies who’s boss. Fly the flag with honor all 4 quarters with the Victory stance. Buffalo nickel goes in the UH showcase as reminder.

  41. Old Diver August 12, 2011 6:34 am

    I think the advantage the big schools have is funding courses designed for athletes to boost their GPA’s. Over the past three years this advantage has been highlighted at Stanford and Michigan.

  42. tom-warriornation August 12, 2011 6:36 am

    Discount tickets (50 yd line) for San Jose St. road game.

    I have 50 yard line seats in Section 130; about 20 rows up, behind our Warriors bench, at $25 each; group rate–and I have 16 tickets left. All together we will have 200+ Warrior fans sitting in these 10 rows, from row 12 to 21. You can’t get these kine seats at any other stadium. Watch them perform the haka right in front of us–a definite chicken skin moment! This will be the last game at San Jose on Oct. 14, 6pm–a friday nite game!

    Email me at: tomkitaguchi@yahoo.com


    http://www.sjsuspartans.com/ViewArticle … LID=235120

    ps: The UH sections will be in the corner end zone (section 134 and 135) and those were $45.

  43. Loa August 12, 2011 6:37 am

    hmmm.. very interesting on the apr’s.. does graduation/degree requirements vary from school to school.. so for some schools might be easier to attain the 930?

  44. d1shima August 12, 2011 6:40 am

    Old Diver,

    Basket Weaving 201 lives! 😆

  45. Loa August 12, 2011 6:42 am

    kekoa / coolethan – make commemorative coins with the buffs on one side and the warrior on the other side … why not make coins for all the games.. too costly? ..

  46. Garret August 12, 2011 6:43 am

    hmmm.. very interesting on the apr’s.. does graduation/degree requirements vary from school to school.. so for some schools might be easier to attain the 930?


    Yes, this happens all the time. Michigan was exposed for having a *very* athlete-friendly major with a certain professor who gave easy “A”s to athletes for “independent study”.

    You can normally tell if a certain major is less demanding if half or more of the school’s athletes take it. Before we throw stones at others, I’ve heard that there are degree plans at UH that are very “athlete friendly”.

  47. d1shima August 12, 2011 6:43 am

    Happy Birthday kama krab!

  48. Loa August 12, 2011 6:44 am

    i remember you could take weight training for one credit

  49. d1shima August 12, 2011 6:45 am

    Before we throw stones at others, I’ve heard that there are degree plans at UH that are very “athlete friendly”.

    Just win, baby!

  50. chopsueyboy August 12, 2011 6:50 am

    Good Morning Tsai-kos!

  51. Loa August 12, 2011 6:54 am

    garret – i was also thinking along the line that say an engineering degree at uh does not have the same requirements as say texas?

  52. Loa August 12, 2011 6:58 am

    happy birthday kama krab!

    everyone have a safe and happy day!

    imua, warriors!

    and wildcats x2

  53. Liz Kauai (macbook) August 12, 2011 7:03 am

    Hey- kama krab – Have a great birthday!!!

    Happy ALOHA FRIDAY, everyone!

  54. CoolEthan August 12, 2011 7:03 am

    Loa-Great idea on the commemorative coin, but wouldn’t be avail. until the following season.

    Just guessing.

    lets figure the cost:

    Silver? ouch.

    Gold ? ouch x30

    Copper. Possibly.

    Platinum? haha

    Chocolate with fake gold wrapper. Bingo

  55. Old Diver August 12, 2011 7:05 am


    I have talked to professors about the difference is between an engineering at UH and Michigan. Requirements wise there is none. What you have at Michigan are Profs who are recognized as leaders in their field. On the negative side they rarely teach classes and in many cases are just figures heads

  56. CoolEthan August 12, 2011 7:06 am

    Note to self: If opposing team wins, give away commemorative chocolate coins on halloween and xmas

  57. Old Diver August 12, 2011 7:07 am

    I do know there are athlete friendly Profs at UH just like at any school big or small. The schools that can afford to finance entire degrees just for athletes are limited to the well funded BCS schools.

  58. papajoe2 August 12, 2011 7:10 am

    happy birthday kama krab

  59. mctruck August 12, 2011 7:24 am

    Happy Birthday, Kama Krab….what a fancy last name u get!!!, bwaaaahahaha!!

  60. mctruck August 12, 2011 7:32 am

    Still waiting for a, “big” bb/player or2 to sign wit UH????

  61. Darren August 12, 2011 7:48 am

    Does the realignment talk going on affect us?? Of course it does…and it’s something everyone with an interest in the college football landscape should be watching. Utah going to the Pac-12 is why Texas State will be in the WAC. TCU going to the Big East is why we will be in the Mountain West.

    Of course we need to continue to be successful to remain relevant, but we should be aware of the external forces and changes that will have a lot to do with the makeup of our future conference affiliation.

  62. Darren August 12, 2011 7:50 am

    Last year, after the realignment dust settled, Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott predicted the peace would be temporary. Scott said the idea of 16-team superconferences excited television networks — whose money drives such decisions. “What you couldn’t predict is what fan reaction would be, what media reaction would be and how the TV executives who would ultimately have to stroke some big checks would react,” Scott told SI.com in July 2010. “That was the part that was very pleasing. I got contacted by every major TV network in the country. … Something like that is bound to happen at some stage.”


    If A&M decides to leave, I don’t think there’s any way that Oklahoma and Texas would allow the Big XII to be restocked with non-AQ schools (to replace the likes of Nebraska and A&M…seriously??).

    You’ve got to think that Larry Scott is all over this at the moment. Does it make more sense for these schools to be in something like this…say an East Division with OK, OK State, Texas, Texas Tech, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and Arizona State. And by coincidence the old PAC-8 becomes the West Division. As happened last year, the allegiance to the remaining five Big XII schools seems tenuous at best.

  63. Darren August 12, 2011 7:53 am

    Report: FSU looking into SEC jump


    And of course, the SEC is not interested in a 13 team conference…

  64. Slugger August 12, 2011 8:04 am

    Good morning, gang!

    Congrats to the captains! Lead them on…Lanakila!

    Who are those good-a-rooking guys in da stands? 😀 They were talking about playing football in the day…

  65. Slugger August 12, 2011 8:05 am

    Hau’oli la hanau, Kama Krab! See you at a T-Gate!

  66. madeinhawaii August 12, 2011 8:11 am

    I suppose that will further help keep the non-BCS schools from getting into a BCS Bowl game. This will probably hurt many of the basketball programs. Getting into March Madness might become academic.

  67. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 12, 2011 8:15 am



    Never heard of degree plans at UH that are “athlete friendly” so I think we can go ahead and throw stones. If there is such a thing its new news to me.

    I know lots of football players are sociology and philosophy majors (lots of social science). I remember doing a bunch of declaration of major forms for football players in sociology when I worked for A&S. They could do their own “liberal studies degree” and formulate their own classes and schedules to focus on whatever they want with the guidance of a counselor. People who chose this path were very very few and I never seen a football player come in for the mandatory meetings with the academic advisers in CASSAS. Friends who were sociology majors didn’t seem to think it was “cruise” though.

    Now if there are professors who are “athlete friendly” I wouldn’t know. That could be a possibility.

  68. Kevin August 12, 2011 8:16 am

    Happy birthday Kama!!!

  69. Garret August 12, 2011 8:19 am

    The same San Antonio newspaper that had so much of the WAC expansion news (that were proven to be true) now seems to have heard from the Big 12 commissioner that the Big 12 would be happy to replace Texas A&M with Houston. Would that open up a C-USA spot for La Tech?

    Big 12 commissioner Dan Beebe has told Texas A&M that Texas holds the key to the long-term future of the Big 12, and that the Big 12 would survive without the Aggies, according to an A&M official.

    The Big 12 also believes the University of Houston would be a viable candidate to replace the Aggies, the A&M official said.


  70. Kevin August 12, 2011 8:20 am

    Not that many people observing practice today.

  71. Garret August 12, 2011 8:25 am


    There are definitely “athlete friendly” professors at UH, plus athlete friendly classes for people who need a good grade and the credit. There demands placed on student-athletes really make it hard for them to take the most demanding majors and still graduate. There seems to be stories published at least once a year about UH athletes who do not take the major they were initially interested in because the time demands were just too much.

    I know that when I was at Stanford, I saw several members of the OL in an engineering class–they came early, sat near the front, and got their work done. I remember that Thomas Hill (Grant Hill’s brother) had to take a year off from basketball at Texas because the labs in his engineering classes took too much time to allow him to play sports.

    Between all of the meetings, training sessions, practices, and the constant film and video studying that are expected of the Warriors, I really appreciate that they also get things done in the classroom. But comparing engineering at Michigan and UH doesn’t really matter because how many UH (or Michigan) athletes major in engineering?

  72. Garret August 12, 2011 8:26 am

    Rumors are going around at SMU that JJ is threatening to quit after this season because their administration refuses to create any athlete-friendly majors like UH players had.

  73. Stretch August 12, 2011 8:29 am


    August 12th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    Not that many people observing practice today.

    Some people DO have to work… at least until lunch when the marketing begins!

  74. Na Koa Mike August 12, 2011 8:35 am

    Na Koa Aiea Elementary School Parking Still Available:


  75. Pomai August 12, 2011 8:48 am


  76. RedZone August 12, 2011 8:49 am

    So Service and Leilehua high school players are going to be at UH practice today? I wonder if there are any recruits Mack and Co may want to offer? Service has a 6’1″ 290 pound fullback that is pretty athletic and their quarterback is a playmaker who is athletic enough to play other positions.

  77. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 12, 2011 8:51 am

    what time are practices?

  78. LizKauai August 12, 2011 9:05 am


    LIVE VIDEO of the Packers at the White House

  79. LizKauai August 12, 2011 9:05 am

    oops… just concluded. Sorry.

  80. LizKauai August 12, 2011 9:11 am

    Awesome images of Warriors in Practice!

  81. LizKauai August 12, 2011 9:13 am

    SA TECHIES- OUTSTANDING UPGRADE to interface from the blog to facebook! Comments and Image selections!!! Mahalo!!!

  82. LizKauai August 12, 2011 9:16 am

    Note- the automatic comment share happens when you copy and paste the URL into a FB link after the last comment is made.

  83. A-joe August 12, 2011 9:24 am

    I don’t have a problem with athletic friendly classes. I can’t fault a college institution taking pride in graduating dumb jocks to be lifetime representatives of their inferior academic prowess.

    What I would have a problem is seeing student athletes obtain higher end degrees (Physics, Law, Medicine, Engineering…) through “athletic friendly” channels.

    But, I don’t believe any institution would be THAT dumb to jeopardize their accreditation.

    Or are they… Hmmmmm….

    ‘Gmorning Gang!!

  84. Slugger August 12, 2011 9:31 am


    Are your friends in the photo of the UH Basketball tour of China?

  85. Old Diver August 12, 2011 9:32 am

    Didn’t realize conference realignment was still being looked at in the short run. Keep us posted Garret.

  86. cheepono August 12, 2011 9:33 am

    uh oh one of the olineman went down in contact drills grabbing his left leg. had to be carted off the field…

  87. Last Call August 12, 2011 9:35 am

    49 er’s and Saints tonight 7 pm. Wonder if Colin Kaepernick will see much playing time.

  88. cheepono August 12, 2011 9:36 am

    ST~ why was sila in crutches today?

  89. Old Diver August 12, 2011 9:36 am

    I remember reading the Michigan blogs during the time it was made public that athletes were taking easy classes to boost their GPA’s. Most of the people were of the opinion of “So What”, everyone we play does it.

  90. wafan August 12, 2011 9:38 am

    Great Aloha Friday to everyone!

    Sybil, too!

  91. wafan August 12, 2011 9:38 am

    Doing an Esmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

  92. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 12, 2011 9:39 am

    So no one knows what time UH football practices are?

  93. Bugaz August 12, 2011 9:40 am

    I was wondering, with all the talks of getting the receivers and quarterback timing down, is there any tech device they can use during practices where QB Coach, QB’s, and receiving core can communicate on the spot what they see as they line up for the play? Maybe before the snap receiver #1 says something and then say Coach Rolo interjects and says “NO” for whatever reason.

  94. Stretch August 12, 2011 9:45 am

    Iwonder –


  95. clowns nose August 12, 2011 9:46 am


    look (0 0)

    it’s called igenuity

    just playing

    12 — 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m./3:30 p.m. to 5:05 p.m.

    sports hawaii.com has practice schedule for training camp posted

  96. Bugaz August 12, 2011 9:46 am

    #92 Practice Schedule

    http://warriorbeat.honadvblogs.com/2011 … pts-offer/

  97. iwonderwhytheyhateme August 12, 2011 9:47 am


    Mahalo plenty!

  98. Bugaz August 12, 2011 9:48 am

    Sorry my link didn’t work…but Stretch’s did so great!

  99. warriorsun August 12, 2011 9:54 am

    congrads to the 4 deserving seniors on being nominated captains.

  100. d1shima August 12, 2011 9:59 am

    Get ’em qualified…get ’em graduated.

    Where would they be otherwise? Isn’t it about providing an opportunity?

    Not all student-athletes are gonna be Magna Cum Laude but then the same can be said of the rest of us! 😉

  101. warriorsun August 12, 2011 10:04 am


    thanx for the pics on the ol-dl trench drills as well as bull-in-the-ring drill by our lbs.

    one pic shows classic blocking punch tech and another displays a blocker off-balance (not an OL). chin must be up. many coaches utilize pics during gametime to make blocking adjustments on the sidelines.

  102. Last Call August 12, 2011 10:07 am

    The Las Cruces Sun has taken the same route as the SA and will charge to read online.

  103. Wes'side Warrior August 12, 2011 10:09 am

    Happy birthday, Kama Krab!

    Great pics to get the juices going!!! Mahalo, ST!!! Man, it’s an exciting time of the year!

    Let’s go, Warriors!

  104. Wes'side Warrior August 12, 2011 10:12 am

    #36… Garret… just off the top of my head, didn’t Colorado get slammed and lose a bunch of scholarships last year for a low APR that didn’t meet the NCAA’s standards? Their budget has been better than ours for ages. There were a bunch of other big schools that didn’t perform as well as UH did on those APR’s.

  105. LizKauai August 12, 2011 10:14 am

    The importance of STUDENT in Student-Athlete:


    “…Waimea Menehune

    It’s been a tough several season for the Waimea High School Menehune. Once the dominant team on island, the Menehune have patrolled the cellar of the KIF for the last few years. Although the record may not indicate it, the Menehune have made drastic improvements under head coach Keali‘i Aguiar, on and off the field.

    “We want to win like everyone else, but we have to do it the right way,” Aguiar, who took over the program in 2009, said. “In 2009 we had nine guys not eligible because of grades. In the last two years we’ve had maybe one or two.”

    Aguiar hopes that the strong emphasis on the classroom will eventually translate to the field….”

  106. d1shima August 12, 2011 10:24 am


    That message rings true throughout…

    The Nanakuli Golden Hawks are forfeiting its non-league season opener against Kaiser because nearly half their players are academically ineligible.


  107. bigislandkurt August 12, 2011 10:29 am


    Who got carted off the field???/


  108. chopsueyboy August 12, 2011 10:32 am

    Are wahine volleyball practices open to public?

    if yes, when & where are they?

  109. cheepono August 12, 2011 10:35 am

    bik… it looked like #76 but it also seemed like there were players today not wearing their “real” numbers…

  110. haka August 12, 2011 10:38 am

    Great captain picks, but surpised also, like Al & Bulla, that a couple senior linemen weren’t picked. I guess the non-captain seniors will rotate in for the coin toss. Even without the title, I am sure everyone knows that Vaughn & Kaniela are team leaders.

    Hope the O-Line injuries aren’t serious.

    Go Warriors!

  111. 徵信社 August 12, 2011 10:42 am

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  112. (Jesse) James August 12, 2011 10:43 am

    Morning gang…good to see practice yesterday and a bunch of the Tsaikos out and about…

    Lucky thing DPK and others had their Sun-brellas with them…or in DPK’s case his Pordagee Parasol….LOL

    There were some good things I saw yesterday…and some things that still need to gel but overall a good day….


  113. (Jesse) James August 12, 2011 10:45 am

    And Happy Birthday Kama….Have a Good One Brother…and say hello to that other dude since we haven’t seen him in like forever…MWAHAHAHAHA

  114. Rob25 August 12, 2011 10:45 am

    Happy Birthday Kama Krab!! Long time, no see.

    Well it’s been a while since I have posted. I am excited about football getting ready to start!

    In answer to Stephen’s musing on my birthday…Cowboys all the way baby!!!

  115. ai-eee-soos August 12, 2011 10:46 am

    Game captains might also be chosen, as in the past. (i.e. – no one will get “left out”.)

  116. 808bowler August 12, 2011 10:48 am

    Confirmed football ticket prices. Side line is 50 for colorado, byu, and fresno and 40 for all other games. She said it did go up. May haver to change where I sit or do da tv package. 🙁

  117. Midnight August 12, 2011 10:50 am

    Happy birthday Kama Krab!

  118. 808bowler August 12, 2011 10:50 am

    Thot they were guna leave fad prices da same as last year. Dat wat jd said. O well.

  119. warriorsun August 12, 2011 10:59 am

    the amazing thing about all 4 senior captains that were selected–they were all walkons.

    another amazing point–they were selected to all-wac teams and represent the wac preseason players of the year for O and D. what does that say about these athletes?

    about our walkon program? say what you want, but kudos to these gentlemen athletes who have displayed the finest character that emboldens the warrior spirit. once again, hana hou to cory, richard, bryant and royce!

    go warriors 2011!

  120. madeinhawaii August 12, 2011 11:00 am

    The Warrior [b]offensive line[/b] will feature five new starters to start the 2011 season due to the suspension of lone returnee Austin Hansen, who must sit out the first part of the season. …

    read more…. http://hawaiiathletics.com/news/2011/8/11/FB_0811113756.aspx

    Video interview with Coach Shaw at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha6_qkVBRVg&feature=player_embedded

  121. LizKauai August 12, 2011 11:01 am

    Pool Day!

    Woo Hoo!

  122. madeinhawaii August 12, 2011 11:02 am

    A-House …

    It was the 2007 Tulsa Team who was the only other team that had a 5,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and three (versus our 2) 1,000-yard receivers

  123. LizKauai August 12, 2011 11:03 am

    808bowler- I bought the season tickets to save $$$ even though I cannot go to all the games. You might want to do the same.

  124. SteveM August 12, 2011 11:06 am

    Good morning everyone!


    Nice photos, ST.

    I noticed you didn’t caption the last one with the two guys in the stands.

    I wonder how many recognized them? 😆

  125. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2011 11:11 am

    Yes, yes. I do know that I had a bad angle, which is why the divers are silhouettes.

    But to cross to the other side means having to walk in front of players who might wish to share the water experience.

    And I’m not the only chicken. The coaches, Bianca and, of course, Derek Inouchi were hiding from the players.

  126. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2011 11:17 am

    I wouldn’t go by any schedule.

    It keeps changing.

    For instance, by the time Derek walked out to coordinate interviews, the players were already in the pool.

  127. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2011 11:17 am

    Legay’s shorts are significant.

    His father is a deep-sea fisherman. The designs on the short are of ahi hooks.

  128. wafan August 12, 2011 11:20 am

    Happy birthday Kama Krab!


  129. wafan August 12, 2011 11:20 am

    Dang. Sun sure is hot!!!

  130. wafan August 12, 2011 11:21 am

    Any newbies reluctant at the pool and high board?

  131. wafan August 12, 2011 11:21 am

    Aside of Mr. Tsai, anyhow.

    But, then, he is not a newbie . . .

  132. Darren August 12, 2011 11:22 am

    Liz Chun is married to Steve Uyehara??? Who knew…

  133. d1shima August 12, 2011 11:23 am

    Pills…shots…secret potions…

    Try anything to stop the injury bug from spreading thru fall camp! 🙁

  134. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2011 11:23 am

    Cecil Doe was a little reluctant. But he’s from North Dakota so it was understandable.

    But he jumped.

  135. d1shima August 12, 2011 11:24 am


    Holoholo kaa yet?

  136. Darren August 12, 2011 11:24 am

    That’s an AWESOME shot of Moniz…not bad photo skills for the beat reporter.

  137. d1shima August 12, 2011 11:25 am

    Who said anything about married?

  138. Darren August 12, 2011 11:27 am

    Ooohhhh…don’t know how to make that blushy face…

  139. 808bowler August 12, 2011 11:27 am

    Us dats way da girl at manos said I shud do. Only ,65 difference.

  140. Darren August 12, 2011 11:28 am

    NOOOOOO!!! How bad did Lefotu look?? No weight on the leg?? Assuming he was the one carted off…

  141. 808bowler August 12, 2011 11:29 am

    Sorry bout da mispells using da swype method not da greatest.

  142. SteveM August 12, 2011 11:35 am

    RE: #125

    ST — the players would not “accidently” knock you into the pool. Especially when you point out you are carrying $2,000 in electronic devices in your pockets. They would have to strip you first and…. nevermind. 🙄

  143. Darren August 12, 2011 11:37 am

    A&M regents meeting scheduled for Monday. Hopefully things just get worked out quickly and not dragged into the season. Could be a pretty riveting 3 weeks…


  144. d1shima August 12, 2011 11:41 am

    Cool shorts on Levi Legay…the “go-to” guy for poke!

    Which brings to mind….almos Lunchauwah!

  145. HawaiiMongoose August 12, 2011 11:45 am

    Well, Murphy’s Law is alive and well.

    Areas of the team with the least experience and most need for practice time: receivers and O-line.

    Areas of the team set back by fall camp injuries: receivers and O-line.


  146. Darren August 12, 2011 11:45 am

    Things are moving on a fast track…what was August 22 is now happening over this weekend.


  147. Kekoa August 12, 2011 11:46 am

    Happy Birthday Kama!…now I’m ono ‘fo KRAB!

  148. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2011 11:47 am

    Don Murphy has his own law now?

    Dang, I knew he was powerful.

  149. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2011 11:49 am

    For some reason, “pool day” feels like kickoff is very soon.

    It’s not, really. Another five days before they break training camp, but still …

    Time to bust out the football DVDs. As always, must start out with the Water Boy.

  150. Slugger August 12, 2011 11:58 am

    Congratulations to Liz Chun & Steve Uyehara!

    Always great to see the pool pics, ST! Thanks.

  151. mctruck August 12, 2011 12:16 pm


    dat pic of Donnie King???….he looks like he’s in Jr. high school….o’am I getting way-older??

  152. djmitcho August 12, 2011 12:18 pm

    Happy Birthday Kama Krab!

  153. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2011 12:20 pm


    Donnie King (no, never Don King) does have a youthful appearance.

  154. Wade August 12, 2011 12:23 pm

    If Woodard is 7, then what happened to Lewis walker?

  155. Garret August 12, 2011 12:31 pm

    It is very, very disturbing to read about the OL injuries. The 2 areas that I was most worried about for the entire team were OL and WR…first all the WRs have already missed practices and now several key members of the OL are hurt.

    I hope that everyone gets healthy soon. The season is right around the corner but the trainers have to make sure that they don’t rush back too quickly and make things worse.

  156. Garret August 12, 2011 12:35 pm

    Didn’t realize conference realignment was still being looked at in the short run. Keep us posted Garret.

    The Texas State Legislature is not supposed to meet again until *2013* (they are on an every-other-year schedule), but they called a special session to discuss Texas A&M (probably to try to force them to stay like they have forced Texas to stay in the past) for Tuesday. So, Texas A&M moved up its Regents meeting from 8/22 to 8/15 so that their Board of Regents can vote the day before the Legislature can get together to try to stop them. The SEC meets on Sunday.

    So, it looks like Texas A&M is moving quicker than the Legislature can respond…it probably helps them that their governor is a Texas A&M grad and won’t cause a fuss when they leave. The Legislature meeting scheduled for 8/16 and the sudden change of dates for Texas A&M from 8/22 to 8/15 are all public information so this has gone *well* beyond the rumor stage now!

  157. wafan August 12, 2011 12:36 pm

    d1 . . .

    Nope. Long story.


  158. Garret August 12, 2011 12:38 pm

    What I would have a problem is seeing student athletes obtain higher end degrees (Physics, Law, Medicine, Engineering…) through “athletic friendly” channels.


    If you look at the degree programs that the Michigan players and other “athlete-friendly” programs around the country are taking, they are not taking the degrees you mentioned. I haven’t seen a single case over the past decades where an athlete got a Physics, Law, Medicine, Engineering, or other such degree where there were any questions about the work that they had to put in.

  159. wafan August 12, 2011 12:39 pm

    So once all the conference moves are over UH will be with the majority of the old WAC but forced to pay to play.

    Seems a lot of the work and euphoria has been for naught.

    I sure hope not!

  160. wafan August 12, 2011 12:40 pm

    Oops. Substitute may for will.

  161. Garret August 12, 2011 12:41 pm

    Looks like the AD for Texas is publicly admitting that Texas A&M is gone. It sounds like the Big 12 will stay together and possibly add a few teams. The interesting thing to me is that it looks like the Big 12 is looking at getting about $30 mil/year in TV money plus the highest amount of NCAA basketball money per school (even more than the Big East) if they can stick together until 2015…it will be interesting to see if they can hold together that long.

    Texas athletic director DeLoss Dodds told the American-Statesman on Friday that it appears to him that Texas A&M is leaving for the Southeastern Conference but said he thinks the Big 12 can survive, perhaps with as few as nine teams.

    Dodds told me that he and his staff have been in contact with the other eight Big 12 schools, and the remaining nine teams are already exploring possible replacements for A&M.

    “I think nine’s an option,” Dodds said. “I think nine are solid. I think 10’s a good number. I’ve always liked 10. In my mind, we’d try to stay at 10. If we had to, we’d go to 12.”


  162. Garret August 12, 2011 12:42 pm


    UH paying or SJSU and Utah State to travel to Hawaii will really $^%# me off. I’m already unhappy that UH will be paying for the charter flights for Nevada and Fresno State.

  163. d1shima August 12, 2011 12:43 pm

    They could end up back to the original Big Eight! 😆

  164. Garret August 12, 2011 12:48 pm

    If the Big 12 just goes to 10, I think that Houston will be very, very happy. Houston is the TV market that Texas A&M owns the most of, plus is the big TV market that LSU is closest to, so the Big 12 will want a presence in that market.

    Going to 12 now will mean less money for each school since the TV deal that covers the title game won’t give the Big 12 any extra money until it expires after the 2015 season. So, the Big 12 can add Houston now and then have a few years to decide on 2 additions for the Big 12 North. My guess would be BYU and Louisville…but Notre Dame’s TV contract is up with NBC in 2015 and they might be looking for a new home if nobody bids on their contract (TV ratings have been much lower for them on NBC the last few years).

    The media seems to have missed the fact that Notre Dame’s TV deal is expiring at a perfect time for them to join a conference. Notre Dame already seems to be acknowledging that they won’t get a big new TV deal, so they are trying to set up their own network…and they won’t be able to use that network if they join the Big 10 but they can get it and get a huge TV deal if they join the Big 12.

  165. Okole Maluna August 12, 2011 12:51 pm

    Man, Picture of Moniz jumped off the high board at the Duke Kahanamoku pool looks scary, I hope they don’t break any.

    Better close that pool so no one gets injured off the field.

  166. Okole Maluna August 12, 2011 12:53 pm

    Garrett, just wandering in case I’ve missed it somewhere.

    Wondering why I didn’t see New Mexico State lower (Score of 918) hit with Penalty in Football Scholarship Reduction when Idaho got hit with (Score of 923) with Immediate Penalty to reduce scholarship by 1?

    I also see that Golfer is high on APR with score of 1000 by Louis Tech, New Mexico State, Nevada Men’s Golf and Utah State and New Mexico State for Women’s Golf. UH Women’s cross Country scored 1000.

    UH Women’s Golf just made the threshold by score of 938?! Must be a mistake?

  167. d1shima August 12, 2011 12:54 pm


    Good thing you nevah see the pics of the guys at China Wall!

  168. Garret August 12, 2011 12:54 pm

    Notre Dame’s TV deal with NBC expires after the 2015 football season.

    The Big 12’s first-tier TV deal with ESPN expires after the 2015 football season.

    NBC got 2.87 million viewers during the 2009 football season for Notre Dame games

    ABC got 6.1 million viewers during the 2009 football season

    CBS got 7.0 million viewers during the 2009 football season

    If you look at the different major networks, one of them is *way* behind the others. Notre Dame needs a raise just to keep up with the other conferences, but their ratings are way below the other network games.

    If Notre Dame doesn’t start winning big, they will need to join a conference or be left in the dust financially. If they join the Big 12 for the 2016 football season, they get to keep having their own network plus pocket about $30 mil/year from the conference TV deal.


  169. Garret August 12, 2011 1:01 pm

    I thought it was interesting that the Big 12 made a rule that a school has to agree if their game is going to be shown on the Longhorn Network. ESPN asked Texas Tech to have its game against Texas this year on the Longhorn Network and offered Texas Tech 2 other nationally televised game on ESPN *and* $5 mil. Texas Tech said no.

    If UH was in a situation when UH could keep its conference TV money and get *$5 mil* for having a game shown on the Longhorn Network with a promise of 2 additional games on ESPN…I don’t think that UH would say no. Heck, if UH was offered $5 mil and 2 extra ESPN games I think UH wouldn’t care what channel their game was on!

    I understand that Texas Tech is trying to make sure that the Longhorn Network has a hard time getting success. But if ESPN is going to write $5 mil checks plus give extra ESPN exposure to conference schools that go on the Longhorn Network…I fail to see how that is going to destroy a conference like what Texas A&M says.

  170. Stephen Tsai August 12, 2011 1:02 pm


    Lewis Walker transferred to Utah.

  171. Garret August 12, 2011 1:02 pm

    Garrett, just wandering in case I’ve missed it somewhere.

    Wondering why I didn’t see New Mexico State lower (Score of 918) hit with Penalty in Football Scholarship Reduction when Idaho got hit with (Score of 923) with Immediate Penalty to reduce scholarship by 1?

    Okole Maluna,

    The APR gives a 1-year grace period for schools to try hard to boost their APR. The first year is just a warning, the 4th year the school is kicked out of Division 1!

    Teams with Academic Progress Rates below 900 face additional sanctions, increasing in severity for each consecutive year the team fails to meet the standard.

    Year 1: A public warning letter for poor

    Year 2: Restrictions on scholarships and practice time

    Year 3: Loss of postseason competition for the team (such as a bowl game or the men’s basketball tournament)

    Year 4: Restricted membership status for an institution. The school’s entire athletics program is penalized and will not be considered a part of Division I.


  172. Okole Maluna August 12, 2011 1:04 pm

    d1shima I’m sure Moniz does that when ever he’s at the China Wall or Waimea Bay Big Rock.

    I’ve jumped off Waimea but not like that pose by Moniz! Scary!

  173. Okole Maluna August 12, 2011 1:05 pm

    By the way:

    #142 SteveM: Love that comment they would have to strip you (ST) first would be a sight

  174. Okole Maluna August 12, 2011 1:08 pm

    Thanks Garret with that APR explanation.

    Man you are fast with your reply.

    Garret is better source than Google!

  175. Okole Maluna August 12, 2011 1:09 pm

    well lunch time is over for me thanks guys Aloha nui loa.

  176. RedZone August 12, 2011 1:12 pm

    Oh no not Lefiti… With him out are they going with London or are they moving Brett over to center?

    So if A&M goes does Texas get to pick who comes into the conference?

  177. Okole Maluna August 12, 2011 1:15 pm

    Oh by the way the reason I checked on U of Idaho was.

    A friend of ours Solomon Dixon from this year McKinley didn’t get a scholarship for this year when he sign the letter with U of Idaho. I’m hoping that it’s not the 1 lost of Scholarship by Idaho for APR that caused it.

    I told him to stay home go KCC and talk to Miano about next year. Oh will see.

  178. Matthew C. Kriner August 12, 2011 1:17 pm

    Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  179. Luigi Fulk August 12, 2011 1:22 pm

    Sorry for the huge review, but I’m really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

  180. RedZone August 12, 2011 1:23 pm

    Dolphins game starting.

  181. (Jesse) James August 12, 2011 1:23 pm

    Congrats to LiZ and Steve….another Damien boy!!! Woo Hoo….LOL

  182. A-House August 12, 2011 1:26 pm

    Hope all the “rookies” and others who jumped walked away without any injuries – must have been fun!

    now, back to healing and more video sessions.

    wonder how a defense would react if all UH receivers went backwards instead of running up field and QB pitches ball to the trailing receiver for a left or right sweep?

    or have 2 reveivers out right or left with 2 RB who shift to that side before the snap making the tackle being eligible as a receiver – RB can be a “shadow” of the upfront receiver thus placing 4 receivers to one side – QB can pass to a receiver or tackle if all the defense moves to one side

    will this work? hell, who knows, but bet it would excite the crowd and confuse the defense – as d1 mentioned, “muddle huddle” again!

  183. Garret August 12, 2011 1:29 pm

    It looks like Kansas is confirming that Texas A&M will leave and that the other 9 are staying in the Big 12.

    Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger was worried about losing his voice on Friday afternoon but not about losing his conference.

    Zenger told The Star that he has been in constant contact with the Big 12 office and the other league athletic directors and that, despite Texas A&M’s reported interest in leaving for the SEC, the remaining nine members of the Big 12 plan to stay together.

    “The Jayhawk faithful can rest assured that we are in contact on a constant basis with our conference office and the other athletic directors in the Big 12 Conference,” Zenger said, “and have been assured that the nine schools are firmly committed to the Big 12.


  184. A-House August 12, 2011 1:32 pm

    Happy Birday to the one and only, Kama Crab!

    Congrats and best wishes to Liz and Steve!

  185. d1shima August 12, 2011 1:35 pm

    Confuse…the defense? 😆

  186. Shoko August 12, 2011 1:37 pm

    Last Call #87,

    Harbaugh did an interview on Kap. Based on the interview, sounds like Kap will get some significant playing time against the Saints.


    “A healthy amount of Colin I think would be a good way to frame it,” Harbaugh told KNBR. “So he’ll be in the ballgame quite a bit. I’m really excited to get him in there.”

    In other news, Corey Paredes made ESPN’s non-AQ preseason team.


  187. 網站設計 August 12, 2011 1:46 pm

    Very interesting; thank you for sharing!

  188. chawan_cut August 12, 2011 1:47 pm

    congratulations to Liz and Steve!

  189. Issac Maez August 12, 2011 1:48 pm

    The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

  190. chawan_cut August 12, 2011 1:50 pm

    That triple flipper looks dangerous. they’re kinda close.

  191. chawan_cut August 12, 2011 1:56 pm

    did all the rookies jump? i know some don’t due to heights/water phobia.

  192. HawaiiMongoose August 12, 2011 2:12 pm

    Garret, I’m thinking along the same lines when it comes to the Big 12. I see the conference adding a replacement for A&M now and then waiting a couple years in hopes of landing Notre Dame as part of an expansion to 12. As far as who the A&M replacement will be, I see BYU as the most likely candidate, followed by Louisville, TCU and Houston. Houston may be the pick though since the other three have reasons to turn down a Big 12 offer.

    Also just FYI, it’s not the Texas Legislature that’s meeting on Tuesday but rather just the Higher Education Committee. The full Legislature is adjourned until 2013 and only the Texas Governor (an A&M grad) can call them back into session. I don’t see the Legislature being in any position to stop A&M’s move if the Aggies are determined to join the SEC.

  193. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2011 2:13 pm

    Happy Birthday Kama!

  194. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2011 2:14 pm

    49er vs Saints on KITV. Olin (No 50) is starting at center for N.O.

  195. Burton Haynes August 12, 2011 2:19 pm

    Apple now has Rhapsody as an app, which is a great start, but it is currently hampered by the inability to store locally on your iPod, and has a dismal 64kbps bit rate. If this changes, then it will somewhat negate this advantage for the Zune, but the 10 songs per month will still be a big plus in Zune Pass’ favor.

  196. Bulla August 12, 2011 2:22 pm


    is that Mary Poppins with the umbrella in the photo? i don’t have my glasses…. looked pretty cute next to the “Kramers’ Model…..LOL 🙂

  197. GondaOhana August 12, 2011 2:43 pm

    Great pics Mr Tsai! I think these are my favorite yet! Especially after hearing an update about the “requirement/challenge to jump off the high jump at the pool” from Josh in his daily required report back to the “Gonda Ohana” ! The “Jump rookie jump” was just priceless! He said theres some brave newcomers who jumped and werent all that good of swimmers…. now thereʻs some gonads! haha All for the team!

  198. (Jesse) James August 12, 2011 2:55 pm

    Ummm…Kramers??? What’s that Bulla???? 🙂

  199. Gregory Despain August 12, 2011 2:58 pm

    Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

  200. Tyson F. Gautreaux August 12, 2011 3:02 pm

    The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

  201. LK August 12, 2011 3:07 pm

    Just heard Chris Hart say on 1420 that ST and DR will be teaming up in the annual sports trivia challenge. Is this true? Might have to mosey on over the St. Louis clubhouse for some laughs.

  202. LizKauai August 12, 2011 3:09 pm

    Congrats to Steve and Liz!

    Man- keep those knees safe, big guys!

  203. LK August 12, 2011 3:11 pm

    125: Stephen Tsai:

    “August 12th, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Yes, yes. I do know that I had a bad angle, which is why the divers are silhouettes.”

    Stephen, got a solution for you . . . . really biiiiig flash to fill those shadows.

  204. LK August 12, 2011 3:13 pm

    On second thought,

    RE: AC powered electronic flash near pool, not really a good idea. 🙂

  205. cheepono August 12, 2011 3:13 pm

    maui standoff finally ends with no casualties.

  206. LizKauai August 12, 2011 3:28 pm

    LK- assistant with a BIG reflector!

  207. LizKauai August 12, 2011 3:29 pm

    LK- you coming to Vegas? I think Rich2176 wants to play with his big glass…

  208. Bowwar August 12, 2011 3:30 pm

    Congrats to Steve and Liz…Nevah know they were a pair.

  209. Bowwar August 12, 2011 3:31 pm

    Not a good sign for the offensive line…Gotta protect those knees

    I hope none of the injuries are serious.

  210. wafan August 12, 2011 3:33 pm

    BHF . . . MIA.

    Even a pic of Liz did not bring him out.


  211. jm2375 August 12, 2011 3:34 pm

    Howzit Tsaikos!

    LK – #201 – yup. It’s the SA (ST/DR) vs UH (Wade/Trap) vs KKEA (BC/GD)! GO BLOGMEISTER! 😆

  212. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2011 3:35 pm

    Howzeet Gangeez! 🙂

    Congrats to the Captains.

    No matter what, leaders will lead. Like all the good UH teams we’ve seen in the past, this team has leadership all across the roster, definitely more than four guys. That leadership will help this squad to be a great one.

    Great pics of the pool jumpers and the big guys goin’ at it on the field.

  213. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2011 3:38 pm

    Happy Birthday to da King Krab, braddah Kama!

    And congrats to Liz and Steve.

    BTW, Coach Rolo has a couple of byoootiful keeds. Saw them yesterday when practice was pau. You make nice babies, Coach!

  214. wafan August 12, 2011 3:39 pm

    Good leaders need good followers. Good followers need good leaders.

    Cannot have one without the other — otherwise, things do not work well.

    Go leaders!

    Go followers!

    Go Warriors!


  215. wafan August 12, 2011 3:41 pm

    Huzzah to Liz and Monarch brother Steve!

    Apprently took the motto to heart.

  216. haka August 12, 2011 3:41 pm

    And good fans to always support the team!

  217. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2011 3:51 pm

    #112 –

    I was gonna to share my Pordagee Paraso with the False Pordagee, but that would have meant sitting much closer together and huddling under the shade. You know how that would have looked. 😆

    Besides we also knew that Tsai had a camera. Not to mention, Koa-mahu would have been furious to see me sitting so close to his/her favorite Kramers model. 😆

  218. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2011 3:51 pm

    Parasol* that should read above.

  219. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2011 3:54 pm

    No Parasols for the blog host. Did I mention that he has a great tan? 😆

  220. whitey August 12, 2011 3:56 pm

    dpk, you meant parachute??? hahahahahahahaaaa

  221. Carroll B. Merriman August 12, 2011 3:56 pm

    The Zune concentrates on being a Portable Media Player. Not a web browser. Not a game machine. Maybe in the future it’ll do even better in those areas, but for now it’s a fantastic way to organize and listen to your music and videos, and is without peer in that regard. The iPod’s strengths are its web browsing and apps. If those sound more compelling, perhaps it is your best choice.

  222. whitey August 12, 2011 3:58 pm

    want to say one big happy birthday to my friend Pat D on Maui. He goin have one helluva party on the darkside tonite, so see you all. have fun and have a great weekend.

  223. bryson August 12, 2011 3:59 pm

    Anyone know What time practice is tomorrow?

  224. LizKauai August 12, 2011 4:02 pm

    Wow- these zune spams are very coordinated!

  225. LizKauai August 12, 2011 4:02 pm

    Have fun, whitey… be sure to take along you DD!!

  226. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2011 4:21 pm

    bryson – see no 94

  227. Carroll B. Merriman August 12, 2011 4:29 pm

    If you’re still on the fence: grab your favorite earphones, head down to a Best Buy and ask to plug them into a Zune then an iPod and see which one sounds better to you, and which interface makes you smile more. Then you’ll know which is right for you.

  228. bigislandkurt August 12, 2011 4:35 pm

    Each year, I gotta say that I’m not real excited about that whole jumping off of the diving platform thing. I’m from Ka’u so trust me, I totally understand the rite of passage as i can remember my knees shaking when I jumped off of the south point ladder for the first time as a pre-teen. But I can tell you this, Jumps from these heights are DANGEROUS. A friend of mine has a neck injury that he will live with for the rest of his life. Jumping from these heights….for people who are not used to it (i.e. our mainland recruits) can turn an innocent moment of male bravado into a huge lawsuit for the university should someone get hurt jumping off of that height. Hawaii boys jump in the ocean all the time, maybe it’s less of an issue for us. I always tend to air on the side of caution. Maybe it’s just me.


  229. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2011 4:37 pm

    krapperneck just threw a int. 🙂 although he isn’t the starter, looks like a looong season for 49er fans.

  230. chopsueyboy August 12, 2011 4:42 pm

    Pac-12, Big Ten favors limited playoff format that could alter BCS


  231. BleedGreen808 August 12, 2011 4:42 pm

    David Lefotu was injured during two-on-two drills and was not wearing his knee brace. Yesterday’s practice, all the OL had their knee braces on. Today, only a handful of them. If you have a knee brace, wear’em all the time regardless full pads or not.

  232. BleedGreen808 August 12, 2011 4:43 pm

    Happy birthday, Kama Krab!

  233. BleedGreen808 August 12, 2011 4:44 pm

    Some of the Alaska football team was watching practice this morning.

  234. Tyson F. Gautreaux August 12, 2011 4:46 pm

    Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

  235. Matthew C. Kriner August 12, 2011 4:50 pm

    Sorry for the huge review, but I’m really loving the new Zune, and hope this, as well as the excellent reviews some other people have written, will help you decide if it’s the right choice for you.

  236. Hawaiianbod August 12, 2011 4:50 pm

    another int by the Krapper. 🙂

  237. wafan August 12, 2011 4:54 pm

    Kappernick was correct.

    The UH defense did not do much against Reno. He did it all.

  238. RedZone August 12, 2011 5:05 pm

    They gave the game ball to Kapernick.

  239. Tyson F. Gautreaux August 12, 2011 5:13 pm

    Hands down, Apple’s app store wins by a mile. It’s a huge selection of all sorts of apps vs a rather sad selection of a handful for Zune. Microsoft has plans, especially in the realm of games, but I’m not sure I’d want to bet on the future if this aspect is important to you. The iPod is a much better choice in that case.

  240. kawika49 August 12, 2011 5:14 pm

    #238 where did they put it?

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    Between me and my husband we’ve owned more MP3 players over the years than I can count, including Sansas, iRivers, iPods (classic & touch), the Ibiza Rhapsody, etc. But, the last few years I’ve settled down to one line of players. Why? Because I was happy to discover how well-designed and fun to use the underappreciated (and widely mocked) Zunes are.

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  245. RedZone August 12, 2011 5:32 pm

    Colorado quarterback projected to backup starter out for one to 2 weeks with an ankle injury.

  246. 私家偵探社 August 12, 2011 5:49 pm

    I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

  247. A-joe August 12, 2011 6:01 pm

    Speaking of high diving-

    for those that openly complained earlier in the week about losing on their investments, retirement or 401K plans, the Dow closed today higher than it opened on Monday. Hope you were smart enough to short sell. Twice, you had the chance to do so and make a pretty penny.

    You neva?

    Oh well…

    Mahalo, Obama, for stimulating the economy.

  248. SteveM August 12, 2011 6:31 pm


    • So who else is going to the other UH road games his year?

    • Where’s the UH section? Where to get tickets?

• Who can get-together for a tailgate or pre- and post-game Cattle Call? Where?

    Info like this is gathered and listed at:


    …and the attendees can make make plans among themselves if they wish.

    Please send me your tentative game plans/lodging location.
Note that only blog names are listed.
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  249. LK August 12, 2011 6:37 pm


    Sorry missed your question earlier. No won’t be going to Vegas, was actually there twice this summer for son’s baseball (late May) and basketball (late July) tournaments.

    RE: Rich2176’s gear – I would hate traveling with such large and fragile glass. Been to some NBA arenas that actually measure the length of your lens if you bring in a SLR, they make you check it into security if the length exceeds their guidelines.

    The newer cameras nowadays are so good in low light that sometimes you can get away with slower lenses that are much more compact.

    Now if I were at home, I would bring the fastest lens I had, even it were a beast.

  250. clowns nose August 12, 2011 6:39 pm


    No worries. Coach Mack knows what he’s doing. Everything covered.

    I bet Coach Mack’s done his research on pool injuries and diving accidents. And he has the okay from JD, training staff, team doctor, school officials and the insurance underwriter.

    From the high board a diver *only* reaches a speed of 60 kilometers by the time he hits the water. That’s all.

    From the high board Coach Mack’s players performing stunts, back flips, three player jumping simultaneously is construed as being a rites of passage and a great bonding experience.

    Never mind the idea of an injury occurring, or the possibility any of the three players doing a back flip simultaneously and colliding in the air at a speed of 60 kilometers and getting injured, because the way the HC sees it the bonding experience is more important and outweighs everything else.

  251. A-House August 12, 2011 6:39 pm


    did you see the “magnificent gazelle” throw a dying quail for an intercpt? did not see the 2nd inercept – he never had a strong arm all 4 years at Reno – only reason they won so many games was the “running” of great RBs.

    yea, he got this share – was it close to Tebow’s number when he won the Heisman?

  252. A-House August 12, 2011 6:40 pm

    Jim Harbough has his marching orders from the 49er owners – lose all the game so we can get a clear shot to Andy Luck in 2012.

  253. BG August 12, 2011 7:55 pm

    Good evenin’ folks!

    Sorry to disagree A-H, but if there was one thing he had it was a strong arm. As a high school pitcher, he threw 90 mph. His problem was accuracy and touch.

  254. Ralph August 12, 2011 8:03 pm

    Harbough, like Kaepernick, is a rookie. Both are learning on the job, transitioning from college to the pro ranks.

    the main concern should be there OL, qb never had a chance to set up to pass.

  255. Liz Kauai (macbook) August 12, 2011 8:09 pm


  256. Garret August 12, 2011 8:25 pm

    It is nice that Samson was singled out for praise by his coach.

    Jackson liked what he saw out of the offensive line, singling out center Samson Satele, center/guard Stefen Wisniewski, guard/tackle Stephon Heyer and tackles Joe Barksdale and Jared Veldheer.


  257. Garret August 12, 2011 8:28 pm

    Also just FYI, it’s not the Texas Legislature that’s meeting on Tuesday but rather just the Higher Education Committee. The full Legislature is adjourned until 2013 and only the Texas Governor (an A&M grad) can call them back into session. I don’t see the Legislature being in any position to stop A&M’s move if the Aggies are determined to join the SEC.


    I know that it is only the Higher Education Committee…but they are the ones that matter, they are the important ones for the Legislature. They could threaten the % of money that goes to A&M from the PUF…billions could shift from the A&M category to the UT category (benefiting UTEP, UTSA, etc.).

    The Legislature as a whole cannot do anything to stop A&M. The Higher Education Committee has the juice to make a real threat…but whether or not they would actually do so is in question. A&M is having their Board of Regents vote before the Higher Education Committee can do anything.

  258. Garret August 12, 2011 8:29 pm

    It looks like the Big 12 has picked their top 3 teams to add…and the MWC may get dinged.

    The Big 12 school official said the league would consider Notre Dame, Brigham Young and Air Force.

    “Notre Dame needs to be in a conference at some point, and they might even be able to keep their TV deal with NBC,” the source said. “I think BYU and Air Force would both jump at the chance.”


  259. Garret August 12, 2011 8:30 pm

    It is interesting to me that Air Force and BYU are *not* denying that things are up.

    An Air Force spokesman declined to comment. Calls to BYU athletic director Tom Holmoe were referred to the school’s sports information department.

    The rescheduling of A&M’s regents meeting from Aug. 22 to Monday happened after the state Legislature became involved. Earlier Friday, news broke that the House Higher Education Committee had scheduled a Tuesday hearing to consider the economic impact and other implications should A&M leave the Big 12.

    “It’s a large public institution,” the panel’s chairman, state Rep. Dan Branch, R-Dallas, said of A&M. “It could affect the other public institutions like UT and Texas Tech, as well as some of the private institutions in the state and their athletic programs.”

  260. RedZone August 12, 2011 8:31 pm

    I think pepa should make the squad. Ala-Francis had a lot of reps today.

  261. RedZone August 12, 2011 8:31 pm


  262. Liz Kauai (macbook) August 12, 2011 8:32 pm

    Wow. Pepa in da redzone PRESSURE situation… awesome!

  263. Garret August 12, 2011 8:33 pm

    The interesting thing to me is that Texas A&M got $20 mil from the Big 12 this year, but each SEC team got $18.3 mil this year…so, Texas A&M made more from the Big 12 than Florida, Georgia, and others from the SEC made. That is amazing to me when you consider that the Big 12’s main TV contract is expected to triple in value in 2016.

    If A&M leaves, it’s unclear whether the school would receive any more money than it would if it stays in the newly condensed Big 12. It’s also unclear when A&M would join the SEC.

  264. Liz Kauai (macbook) August 12, 2011 8:35 pm

    Part of the come-from-behind W

  265. Garret August 12, 2011 8:39 pm

    The Pac-12 and Big 10 (and the Rose Bowl) were the main obstacles blocking the “plus-1” mini-playoff format, but it looks like they will support it also. So, college football will have a final-4 soon. TCU would have played in the national title game last year under this format and BSU might have been in the final 4 in some years in the past.

    According to the Times, the favored format calls for adding a fifth game to the BCS tier – likely the Cotton Bowl – and seeding the top four teams. Those top four teams would play two semifinals games in two BCS bowls, which would rotate annually. The winners would advance to a title game to decide the national champion.


  266. Garret August 12, 2011 8:41 pm

    If Notre Dame doesn’t join the Big 12, then Houston might get the final spot. that would mean that C-USA could take La Tech, the MWC could take Utah State and/or SJSU, and the ACC would probably take at least some school from the Big East to make up for losing a team to the SEC.

  267. Garret August 12, 2011 8:46 pm

    Never underestimate the jealousy and enmity that Texas A&M alums have for Texas. One good example of this is in their school’s fight song…their fight song is basically a song against the Texas Longhorns! Their whole identity has been to hate Texas…while Texas mainly focuses on their games with Oklahoma.

    Here are some of the lyrics to Texas A&M’s fight song that they sing over and over at games (even games where they are not playing Texas!). For those who don’t speak Aggie, they call UT-Austin “texas university” (that is their big putdown for UT-Austin), UT’s colors are orange and white, Texas’ fight song is “The Eyes of Texas”, and they include some references to the longhorn mascot.

    Good bye to texas university

    So long to the orange and the white

    Good luck to dear old Texas Aggies

    They are the boys who show the real old fight

    “the eyes of Texas are upon you”

    That is the song they sing so well

    So good bye to texas university

    We’re gonna beat you all to…

    Chigaroogarem , Chigaroogarem

    Rough, Tough, Real stuff, Texas A&M

    Saw varsity’s horns off

    Saw varsity’s horns off

    Saw varsity’s horns off

    Short! A!

    Varsity’s horns are sawed off

    Varsity’s horns are sawed off

    Varsity’s horns are sawed off


  268. RedZone August 12, 2011 8:47 pm

    The Punahou qb has a really accurate arm so far in the game.

  269. Liz Kauai (macbook) August 12, 2011 8:47 pm

    So many games to watch to try to keep track of out Warrior alums!

  270. Garret August 12, 2011 8:48 pm

    UH’s alma mater is about UH and Hawaii, Texas’ song is about Texas, and so on…how many schools make their song about another school?

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  272. AlaWai August 12, 2011 9:25 pm

    Its painful watching Chase Daniel and Koepernek getting all those reps with NO and SF. I was happy when Zorn kept Colt over Daniel in ’09. I was disappointed when Zorn never gave Colt a chance to play in pre-season. I still believe Colt is a better QB than these two. I hope he gets a chance somewhere.

  273. Ralph August 12, 2011 9:32 pm

    Zorn is KC qb coach, let’s see what he does with Cassel

  274. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2011 10:05 pm

    268 –

    How about dat defense for the O guys!

  275. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2011 10:06 pm

    272 – True dat! So frustrating to watch.

  276. Da Punchbowl Kid August 12, 2011 10:09 pm

    Going on the American Heart Association Heart Walk tomorrow morning. Good night all!

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  278. homey ℞ August 12, 2011 10:33 pm

    Some dork at yesterday’s practice thought Colt was assisting a receiver with the JUGS. What a babooze.

  279. Curt August 12, 2011 10:58 pm

    Despite out-playing all the QBs on the Redskins and the NFL for that matter in 2008, Colt couldn’t even get in for one play during his rookie season. Arghhh. Both the Redskins and the NFL lost out on this one…big time.

  280. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc August 12, 2011 11:12 pm


    Next Saturday, August 20, I need to retain the services of a top-notch barbecue chef to prepare a fantabulous lunch for about 100 – 120 volunteers working on a major community service project in Kailua. Menu can include ribs, chidken, steaks & sides.

    Everyone will be hot & sweaty so traipsing off to a nearby restaurant is not a great idea. Therefore, I will need someone who can cater off-site. Any recommendations? Either post the information here or send me an e-mail swood at hoku dot com.

  281. Curt August 12, 2011 11:29 pm

    Colt had the best QB ratings in pre-season play in 2008.

  282. Curt August 12, 2011 11:38 pm

    Hi WassupDoc. We’ll see you next Saturday at the Hale Koa. Looks like you’ll have another busy day. G’night everyone.

  283. Slugger August 12, 2011 11:53 pm


    Why don’t you contact one of the lunch wagons? Or Blazing Steaks? or Sean Priester at SOUL, although they have been at the KCC Farmer’s Market on Saturdays…

    Night gang!

  284. Slugger August 12, 2011 11:55 pm

    BTW, “Scenic Hawaii” program looping on Oceanic channel 12 is probably good for tourism… Can’t wait to see what they do with UH Sports.

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  286. Kekoa August 13, 2011 2:44 am

    Curt ~


    Watching all these wannabe QB’s getting a fair shot at capturing that brass ring makes me sick. Colt not having a chance to really strut his stuff is a crime against nature.

    He may never get his chance at proving himself in the NFL. But that’s ok. We who witnessed this humble young QB take the warriors on a wild ride to the Sugar Bowl, will always know that “he coulda been a contendah.”

  287. Pomai August 13, 2011 4:30 am

    Ralph and A-House – Old skinny legs will never make it in the NFL, BG was kind of right, he could throw the ball but just not to his receivers. The way to beat him was to stop the run and make him throw, lose money every time.

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