Loving the NBA’s free-agent coverage, mostly because the analysts speak LOUDLY, and at my age, I love (need?) loud talk. And while I’m sending subliminal mental messages for LeBron to choose the Knicks — hey, you have your dreams, I have mine — I started to think: Who’s the Warriors’ Lebron?
If all of the UH players became free agents who gets the most attention?
I’m thinking slotback Greg Salas. But after watching yesterday’s unsupervised practice, it could very well be defensive tackle Vaughn Meatoga. (As noted earlier, both will represent UH at the July 25-27 WAC Media Football Preview in Salt Lake City.)
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Was it only three years ago that the infield known as Cooke Field was condemned, with the black under-padding serving as a litter box for feral cats? (Probably should have mentioned that tidbidt to some of the football players who were doing sit-ups on the under-padding.)
Now the renamed Ching Athletic Complex has an artificial surface, and as early as the first half of 2011, there will be a ground breaking for Phase I of the of the facility upgrade. Phase I, which still awaits final approval, calls for installing 2,500 seats, and building locker rooms and offices for the soccer and track-and-field programs.
The Ching foundation donated $5 million toward the project. The Legislature ponied up the remaining $5 million.
The complex would help UH’s track program, as well as serve as a venue for high school football games.
And, as reported earlier, what used to be known as UH’s grass practice field has been renamed Cooke Field.
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Happy birthday to Aaron Kia, who sent us this picture:
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And also birthday wishes to Mark Takai and Rico Nakashima.