Wilton casts exit vote

For another week, by state law, UH must post the job opening for Mike Wilton’s successor. Wilton believes the answer is apparent.
“I could end that charade right now if they would let me,” said Wilton, who is not a member of the search/selection committee. “They should pick Tino (Reyes, the associate head coach). It’s a no-brainer. I’m adamant it should be Tino Reyes.”
Wilton noted that Reyes has been in the program for 17 seasons.
What’s more, Wilton said, “He’s a brilliant coach. He’s keiko o ka ‘aina. If Hawai‘i hires him, he’ll become the first Hawaiian-ancestry head coach (at UH), to my knowledge. He’s paid his dues. He’ll be a great ambassador for men’s volleyball and the state of Hawai‘i.”

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It was a long day for Greg McMackin, who hosted a clinic for football coaches and then conducted a two-hour practice (including a 77-play scrimmage). But after all of that, he managed to attend last night’s volleyball match. Basketball coaches Pat Charity and Jackson Wheeler also were there. It’s always nice when coaches support other programs.

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I’ve always felt the turnstile counts were under-counted at the Stan Sheriff Center. Most people I spoke with agreed there were at least 3,500 in the house last night, not the announced 2,300. It’s been that way for other arena sports, coo. Or maybe we were wrong all along: Maybe the seating capacity is really 8,000.

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And here’s an interesting story on the, ahem, bottom line:


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From last night’s karaoke gathering:







  1. NYUH April 19, 2009 8:23 am

    So do we have a better team this year than last year?

  2. NYUH April 19, 2009 8:26 am

    Although I personally enjoy watching the running game more than the passing, I’m glad they are committing to going the the air attack. A balanced attack last year gave us a, well, balanced win-loss record.

  3. LizKauai (iPhone) April 19, 2009 8:28 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  4. Stephen Tsai April 19, 2009 8:29 am

    Great point, NYUH.
    Actually, the intent of the running game last year wasn’t by choice.
    The JC quarterbacks weren’t ready last year, and Tyler Graunke missed training camp and then got hurt early in the season. The offense was tailored for Funaki’s passing. Plus, they needed a way to keep the defensive ends from teeing off.

  5. Stephen Tsai April 19, 2009 8:29 am

    There Liz is again, showing off that iPhone.
    (OK, OK. I’m envious.)

  6. LizKauai (iPhone) April 19, 2009 8:36 am

    ST- I thought I heard the attendence announcement as 3200 something.

    What a game. W H A T. A. G A M E.
    Mahalo to all for a fantastic beginning for next year and a memorable finale and tribute to the MVB legacy of Coach Wilton and those who graduated and “graduated” this year.
    The spirit in the arena was palpable!

  7. myki April 19, 2009 8:38 am

    Good morning to all,

    What an awesome Saturday of sports!! We sat with all the other Tsai-kos at the Ching field to watch FB. Then we trotted over to the Les and enjoyed the back end of the double header with Sac State, for a split. The rubber game will be this afternoon. The highlight of the day was the awesome show at SSC. The fellows would not give in and just played the way they could have all season and took three sets to one to the delight of the crowd. The arena was rocking like it used to several years ago. It really was chicken skin time again. Hope that this is a sign to things to come. We ended our day at Genjis for some nabeyake udon and a cold one. Enjoyed the singing but most of all the company of good friends!!

    Have a great Sunday!

  8. LizKauai (iPhone) April 19, 2009 8:39 am

    Hey ST. See my phone? Nice, eh?
    Ok. Back to sleep.
    What a nite!

  9. MeiLing April 19, 2009 8:40 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

  10. myki April 19, 2009 8:43 am

    My bad, we need to beat Sac State today for a split since they are up 2 games to 1.

  11. LizKauai (iPhone) April 19, 2009 8:46 am

    PS. Only Costco Kirkland TP in our house. Indiv. Packages make it easy to store cleanly too.

  12. letsgowarriors April 19, 2009 8:50 am

    so after yesterday, is lolotai really pegged ahead of satele?

  13. vballfan1 April 19, 2009 8:50 am

    No offense to Coach Reyes, but I would love the new UH coach to be Scotty Wong , or Charlie Wade.

  14. LizKauai (iPhone) April 19, 2009 8:51 am

    oh wait. Are we having brunch today? I’m still full from my nabeyaki udon last night.
    Ditto what Myki said. There is no better way to end a day than with a room full of Tsai-kos!
    MeiLing and I sang the last some before they turned up the lights.
    Looking forward to May 9 and the Frank25 Kall!

  15. hilobilly April 19, 2009 8:59 am

    “He’s keiko o ka ‘aina. If Hawai‘i hires him, he’ll become the first Hawaiian-ancestry head coach (at UH), to my knowledge.”

    I always thought earlier men’s vb coach Alan Rosehill was part- Hawaiian. Maybe not, I guess, just a local boy.

  16. el guapo April 19, 2009 9:13 am

    Tino was on the UH Hilo basketball team one year.

    He caused two forfeit losses because he wasn’t eligible. Of course they should have done a better job of checking his transcripts before he was allowed to play.

  17. Da Punchbowl Kid April 19, 2009 9:17 am

    Hey billy! Long time no spahk! Hows da Big Island folks today?

  18. Da Punchbowl Kid April 19, 2009 9:19 am

    Yes Liz, what a game! It was a great way to send off a very fine Coach and his Seniors.

  19. Stephen Tsai April 19, 2009 9:22 am

    That was the tickets issued, which is equivalent to tickets printed.
    There are three attendance figures: tickets issued, tickets paid for, turnstile.
    UH will only give two of the three: issued and turnstile.
    That’s because it doesn’t want people to know how many tickets are given away.

  20. roysan16 April 19, 2009 9:22 am

    What I thought was odd is how both newspapers failed to give an estimate of the crowd attending yesterday’s Warrior’s practice and scrimmage.

    Was this a purposeful omission because the numbers were too low?

    If the Maui scrimmage generated around 3000 fans as reported in the UH website, yesterday’s turnout at Manoa was disappointing. Honestly, I don’t think there was not more than 500 in attendance. And if I were a wagering man, I’d bet it was closer to 400.

  21. Stephen Tsai April 19, 2009 9:23 am

    I also think Mike Sealey will give it a shot, although he’s supposed to be heir (and hair) apparent to Dave Shoji.

  22. Hawaiianbod April 19, 2009 9:24 am

    G’Morning Tsaikos!

    Have a blessed Sunday

    Top 20 babeee!!!


  23. Stephen Tsai April 19, 2009 9:25 am

    I’d say it was about 300-400, if you count the folks watching from the parking structure.
    Word on the street is Maui was under 1,000.

  24. Hawaiianbod April 19, 2009 9:25 am

    top 25

  25. Da Punchbowl Kid April 19, 2009 9:27 am

    I wonder what Tita Ahuna is up to? She had a national championship at HPU, IIRC…

  26. Da Punchbowl Kid April 19, 2009 9:33 am

    Tita went 206-58 at HPU. I’m just puttin’ her name out there.

    In any case it looks like they’ll have a nice field of possible candidates to replace Coach Wilton.

  27. Da Instagata April 19, 2009 9:33 am

    myki – *CORRECTION* UH is up 2 games to 1 going into today’s game.

  28. GRM April 19, 2009 9:37 am

    If I’m not mistaken, we’re up 2 to 1 on Sac State. Let’s win the series! GO BOWS!!

  29. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 9:44 am

    I enjoyed the write-up regarding yesterday’s scrimmage. BUT 6 turnovers in 77 plays? Should we be worried about our Offense or Thrilled about the Defense?

  30. d1島 April 19, 2009 9:51 am


    word on the street is someone sounding like Koakane just called trying to put together something involving fuud this morning….

    ….once coherency kicks in, it’ll go a lot smoother.


  31. Stephen Tsai April 19, 2009 9:53 am

    Most were by the third team.

  32. djmitcho April 19, 2009 9:55 am

    Good Morning All!

  33. d1島 April 19, 2009 9:57 am

    word on the tweet is that a news anchor is going to town with twitpics 😉

  34. d1島 April 19, 2009 10:00 am

    …of course it’s just pics of her kid, but that’s just baby steps…

  35. duffer April 19, 2009 10:25 am

    Word on the street is Maui was under 1,000.

    Paper said 3,000. Who to believe? 🙂

  36. duffer April 19, 2009 10:26 am

    At the halfway mark, the kid (not DPK) is on the bubble to qualify for States. Cassy Is on a roll and should be MIL girls champ!


  37. Da Punchbowl Kid April 19, 2009 10:34 am

    That’s great news duffer!

  38. whitey April 19, 2009 10:39 am

    good morning tsaikos.

    duffer, give my best to kyeton and cassy. shot like doo doo in the front yesterday, but made a comeback in the back at waiehu.

    as far as attendance at maui scrimmage, ST was there and he has an astute eye as to numbers. if you count kekoa, bhf2, and stretch, that is over 500. anyway you look at it, see what the count is for next sat game.

  39. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 10:46 am


    Third team.. phew.. So anything less than our 1st team offense and our defense might eat them alive, eh? I can live with that.

  40. PowderPuff April 19, 2009 10:50 am

    Wow, duffer! That’s awesome about Cassy…woo hoo! Would love to see her go all the way. If I ever play with you, Stretch and Cassy, I may have to claim an astronomical handicap.

  41. truegreen April 19, 2009 11:14 am

    Hiobilly (#15), I was thinking the same thing about Alan Rosehill. Oh well, not a big deal.

  42. SteveM April 19, 2009 11:26 am

    Good morning (?) everyone!

    Interesting night and good to see so many stop by. Tina thanks everyone too. Now I can add 3 more names to the list of those who have closed Genji’s– ST, JaM and Brie. The other 6 closers already had that distinction. 🙂

    It was great to see Kekoa and Pops. Pops sure looked wide awake and I hoped he enjoyed himself! He and Kekoa left a little after 0100, just missing Mei Ling?… 🙄

  43. roysan16 April 19, 2009 11:26 am

    On my walk to yesterday’s Warrior’s football scrimmage, I crossed paths with the UH baseball fans attending yesterday’s baseball game, and I couldn’t help notice how impressive some of the fans look with their UH apparel on. In a split second I can see how wearing the UH colors and shirts with insignia and logos on speaks volumes of the type a person they are. This is really noticeable, and commendable to them. In other words,fans wearing the team colors and apparel are sending out a statement of support. And it’s perpetual. This is easily understood. But what’s not understood is to the ones that show up to the games, like myself, with any random color shirt I have on. And whom , like myself, are totally oblivious of wearing the team colors, and having a sense of pride in UH. So call it an epiphany moment and gaining a better perspective yesterday as I saw all the baseball fans up close in their green apparel. That was impressive seeing the ones wearing their green. And surely something I’ll be mindful and respectful of the next I show up at a sporting event.

    What’s also noticeable as I walked the contours of athletic field complex (did I mention I walked thru Klum Gym for the first time) is that everywhere I looked I saw workers, administrators, concessionaires, athletic trainers in their official looking apparel, polos and jackets with the green and UH insignias.(I’m guessing the ones in the black polos are the administrators?) Even the coaches on the field had official looking jackets/shirts. And to an outsider this is really noticeable seeing this uniformity and cohessiveness because it say a statement about themselves and their school.

    Since my last appearance at a UH practice was 5-6 yrs. ago, I was impressed this time more so than the last of how small little things like the workers in the maintenance carts driving around in apparel that was green with the UH name on it. Same with some person that was sweeping.

    All of this positive visibility of the school colors and name I saw everywhere perpetuates such a wave of pride that hopefully it spills over onto the athletes, community and maybe perhaps a huge donor. The only disappointment I saw, same as the last time 5-6 years ago at a practice as I recall, is one of the coaches personnel leading calisthenics (yesterday it was it was short sprints, backpedals etc) in a seedy looking tank top thing. And now that looked ghetto imho,…. sorry not everything was perfect.

  44. Hilo Rain April 19, 2009 11:38 am

    truegreen (#41), you are so right — not a big deal. Furthermore, I don’t think race should be a consideration for selecting any coach.

  45. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 11:40 am


    Do they sell UH logo tank tops? I wish they had muscle-tees.

  46. jm2375 April 19, 2009 12:09 pm

    Good afternoon Tsai-kos!!

    Hi Liz! I guess you got “home” OK. Thanks for everything last night!

    Good luck to the baseBows today.

  47. uhwarriors April 19, 2009 12:13 pm

    There has been at least one head coach at UH with Hawaiian ancestry. Tom Kaulukukui was the head coach of the football team from 1946 to 1950.

  48. A-House April 19, 2009 12:19 pm

    OK, ST, now that you have recovered from yesterday and last night or early this morning, is your hand ready to write down and post the 9 names of “local” players who have been offered “solid” scholarships to be a Warrior?

    Many inquiring minds are ready to absorb your knowledge!

  49. Da Instagata April 19, 2009 12:22 pm

    didn’t june jones have Hawaiian IN him?!?! *wink-wink* bwhahahahahaha

  50. LizKauai (iPhone) April 19, 2009 1:02 pm


  51. Committed Road Warrior April 19, 2009 1:17 pm

    # Da Instagata:
    April 19th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

    didn’t june jones have Hawaiian IN him?!?! *wink-wink* bwhahahahahaha

    If you use Koa-mahu’s Quantum Theory of Local Kine People, yes.

  52. hilobilly April 19, 2009 1:25 pm

    Hilo Rain (#41)…read the post (#15) carefully, not between the lines: no one said race (being keiki o ka aina) had anything to do w/ hiring, & it’s not a big deal, just a simple clarification, nothing more or less.

    I really hope we get a ton of exceptional applicants, from Hawai’i or elsewhere, for the position, maybe someone w/ broader recruiting insights, &, of course, coaching talent.

    Back to the baseball game & a cold one w/ lunch, wish I could be there to enjoy! Great 2nd base play in inning 1!

  53. el guapo April 19, 2009 1:44 pm

    Dean Wilson picks up a nice payday, almost $95,000

  54. LizKauai (iPhone) April 19, 2009 1:54 pm


  55. Da Instagata April 19, 2009 1:56 pm

    back-2-back babeee!!!

  56. Good riddance April 19, 2009 1:57 pm

    Good riddance to Wilton. Don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
    Scrub…………hires his son with NO coaching experience, walks off the plane FIRST while carrying the National Title trophy which was taken away soon after.

    At least I will finally support the men’s volleyball program. Now if UH can just get rid of Nash…………

  57. hilobilly April 19, 2009 2:12 pm

    Great game at Murakami Stadium, back to back homers + double by Kolten!

    Probably not a big deal here, but sure wish UH could decide on being either ‘Bows or Warriors, must confuse the heck out of people not used to our athletic programs at UH. Just my opinion, though.

  58. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 2:29 pm


    For a ‘real’ fan of the particular sport or team, I wonder if it really makes a difference? To the casual fan, maybe more so?

    We still have the “Wahine” to deal with.. “Warrior Wahine”? “Rainbow Wahine”? Just “Wahine”?

    Ultimately, if they win a ton of games, will it matter?

  59. Mei Ling April 19, 2009 2:31 pm


    Tita Ahuna is running a volleyball academy for teen players. My niece is playing in her program (libero for Maryknoll.)

  60. Committed Road Warrior April 19, 2009 2:59 pm

    Looks like another good crowd at the Les.

    Wonder if they hit 3,000 announced attendance again today?

  61. COPO April 19, 2009 3:02 pm

    Larry Price is Hawaiian and head coached UH Rainbow football decades ago.

  62. hilobilly April 19, 2009 3:08 pm

    Our family’s supported UH athletics since the late ’50s & early ’60s when we played Willamette & other like caliber teams & hardly consider ourselves ‘casual fans.’ I guess it’s been decided/accepted that the fb team’s going to be Warriors, & other men’s teams are ‘Bows…got no problem at all w/ Wahine.

    Just trying to work for a unified identity, nothing else. You talk about Trojans, USC comes to mind at once; Huskies: UW or UConn; Bruins: UCLA, etc. UH?

    Ultimately, whether or not they do or don’t win a lot of games, we will continue to be more than ‘casual fans’ & support the teams vigorously & financially, but still think we could be more unified in other ways.

    We think identity does matter, but that’s only our opinion. You’ve brought up some reasonable points, we respect that.

  63. hilobilly April 19, 2009 3:29 pm

    Sorry, my post #62 was in response to MIH #58.

  64. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 3:40 pm


    I totally agree with your perspective, and while many others may also, I’m not certain all would agree on what that ‘unified’ identity should be. I like Rainbow Baseball.. those arches reflect the homers we’d all like to see. Rainbow Basketball.. again those 3 pointers arching from outside the paint zone into the bucket. On the flip side, I like Warrior Football.

    So, in the end… maybe being a school with different identities will ‘identify’ and distinguish the University of Hawaii, “… Manoa … Rainbow…. Warrior… Wahine…” teams from all the rest.

    I like em all… would have to abstain from voting.

  65. Committed Road Warrior April 19, 2009 3:54 pm

    ‘Bows win 8-4. Take 3 of 4 from Sac. State.

    Off to Arizona State and New Mexico State. Will try to go to Tuesday’s game in Tempe, but don’t hold me to it.

  66. hilobilly April 19, 2009 4:02 pm

    UH 8, Sac State 4! Way to go, 3 of 4…now I gotta finish my delayed half-finished yard work since it’s a SUNNY, just a little voggy, beautiful Hilo day!

    MIH…nice response, mahalo. You have a nice way w/ words & descriptors , you sound like a true supporter of all UH athletics & athletes. Take care.

  67. addahknowjoe April 19, 2009 4:05 pm

    Heard a rumored question circling: Since there’s no coach to speak of, will UH simply cancel the volleyball program all together?

    -Save on money.
    -brings UH closer to Title IX compliance.


  68. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 4:12 pm


    Problem is… I believe men’s volleyball has proven that it can support itself and even add to the bottom line during a winning season. Not many of UH’s sports can claim that. I think having the National Title taken away from deflated the program considerably and it may take a different kind of coaching personality to fire up the crowds again.

  69. Da Instagata April 19, 2009 4:18 pm



  70. myki April 19, 2009 4:26 pm

    Thanks to Da Instagata and GRM for correcting my two early morning posts about the wins and loss of our BB team. Just got back from todays game and of course you now all know that UH did take the series from Sac State. So sorry about my confusion.

  71. whitey April 19, 2009 4:27 pm

    ajoe, good to see you up and around.

  72. Garret April 19, 2009 4:28 pm


    Like MIH said, I doubt they would cancel the men’s volleyball program because it is one of the few sports that can actually make money–even now it loses much less than some other sports. The problem is that if they cancel too many sports then UH will lose its D-IA status. Plus, I *love* the conference UH is in and wish they could play some of those Pac-10 teams all of the time!

    However, I’ve read rumblings from other schools that are looking at their Athletic Department deficits and their Title IX needs and a few of them might cancel their men’s volleyball program. If that happens, the sport could lose its status with the NCAA and UH wouldn’t have to be the “bad guy” responsible for ending the sport.

  73. Garret April 19, 2009 4:28 pm

    Free Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream cone on Tuesday!


  74. Ben & Jerry April 19, 2009 4:33 pm

    FREE ice cream!!!

  75. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 4:35 pm

    If, Cheeleading is now indeed a qualified sport under Title IX, then I should think UH is pretty close in terms of number of athletes of both genders. Where UH might be falling short is in the $$ available/expended for each. If a sport generates a considerably more money, more is naturally spent there. It’s pretty much a rule of thumb in business that you invest in your potential money makers and hope there is left over after expenses to support other programs. But that creates a problem when both genders play the same sport as in Basketball. Some sports probably require more per athlete just to sustain the sport. Doctors, nurses, therapists, coaches, trainers, number of other support staff, PR.. etc.

  76. Garret April 19, 2009 5:46 pm


    Schools do *not* need to spend the same amount of money on men’s and women’s sports to satisfy Title IX. You could take a look at SEC schools and how much they spend on their football programs and basketball coaches to see how there is an even greater disparity between the male/female programs there. Title IX counts scholarships, not money spent.

    I do not think that cheerleading is a qualified Title IX sport. UH would like to count it, but I do not think that the NCAA does.

  77. Garret April 19, 2009 5:51 pm

    Here is a position paper from the American Association of Cheerleading Coaches and Advisors that is trying to get the NCAA to recognize cheerleading as a Title IX-qualified sport. So, it does NOT count towards that now. This part of the position paper seems to indicate that cheerleading probably will never be considered a sport by the NCAA.

    ST has counted cheerleading several times when discussing Title IX. However, the NCAA doesn’t count it and the Office for Civil Rights pretty much has given the final word that backs up the NCAA’s position.

    Cheerleading in its current format, does not meet the second criteria listed above. The primary purpose is not competition, but that of raising school unity through leading the crowd at athletic functions.

    Recently, some cheerleading coaches and cheerleaders, upset with the lack of funding and respect for their programs, felt that getting cheerleading recognized as a sport would resolve these issues. They believed that if cheerleading was made an official school sport, schools would hire qualified coaches, provide uniforms pay cheerleading coaches salaries like other sport coaches and the community would see cheerleaders as the athletes they are. Administrators and activities associations viewed the change in a slightly different light. With cheerleading as a sport, there could be state championships and the possibility of helping to meet Title IX requirements for gender equity.

    The result of recognizing cheerleading as a sport was much different than what was anticipated by all parties. Without increasing funding, most states added the restrictions that go along with being a sport: transfer rules, limited practice time, fundraising restrictions and limits on competition travel and participation in national competitions. In extreme cases, cheerleading squads were required to compete at least the same number of events as they cheered for to meet the requirements for sport status. This meant either drastically increasing the number of competitive events, or lowering the number of support events.

    For state associations, the hopes of Title IX consideration were ended when the Office for Civil Rights once again stated that cheerleading would not be considered when looking at gender equity issues. Another trend that is alarming is that where states have limited voluntary participation in out-of-state events, participants are leaving the school cheerleading programs to take part in “all star” cheerleading programs, usually run from local gymnastics centers. This situation is leaving school teams with less than the best available and school coaches are fighting to retain their best student athletes.

  78. Stephen Tsai April 19, 2009 6:11 pm

    No, they’re not canceling men’s volleyball.
    It’s one of few programs that has the potential to make money because it’s an arena sport.

  79. chawan_cut April 19, 2009 6:25 pm


  80. chawan_cut April 19, 2009 6:26 pm

    instagatah, that post # was perfect for you.

  81. duffer April 19, 2009 6:30 pm

    If there was one men’s sport, I would think that would be golf.

  82. Manoa Mist April 19, 2009 6:51 pm

    Wasn’t Tommy Kaulukukui head coach at UH football as well? There’s another Hawaiian for Coach Wilton.

  83. addahknowjoe April 19, 2009 6:58 pm

    Men’s college volleyball as a whole is on shaky grounds. Even if our program makes money, doesn’t make sense to keep it with no competition. Especially if other schools end up downgrading their programs to club status.

    In the end it all may be out of our hands. The NCAA could drop the axe themselves.

    That was the reasoning that was told to me from the inside.

    Aloha Whitey and Duffer!

  84. duffer April 19, 2009 7:07 pm

    Wow A-Joe, I thought you waz in the dog house all this time. I waz ready fo send food over to Kekoa on visiting days!

  85. A-House April 19, 2009 7:10 pm


    Are you going to ID the “local” players who have been offered solid football scholarships or is it “mums the word” right now?

  86. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 19, 2009 7:17 pm

    Good riddance?
    hmmm. nuff sed.

  87. el guapo April 19, 2009 7:20 pm

    this is from “Ferd” on February 20 edition

    Donovan said cutting a sport would be a last resort if the economic picture doesn’t improve. Under questioning by UH President David McClain and board members, Donovan said that men’s swimming and diving, baseball, men’s tennis or men’s volleyball would be leading possibilities.

    UH last cut a sport when it dropped women’s track and field in 1985 to add softball. The last men’s sports cuts were track and field and wrestling in 1977.

    UH currently has 19 NCAA sports, 11 for women, seven for men and co-ed sailing.

    Because of NCAA and Western Athletic Conference requirements, “Only one men’s program (can be cut) and it can’t be football or men’s basketball,” Donovan said.

    The NCAA has a formula for a minimum number of sports a school must offer to retain Division I membership, and UH could not have fewer than six to meet it. UH can’t drop a women’s sport until it comes into compliance with Title IX, the federal law on equality in education.

    The WAC requires members to field teams in football, men’s and women’s basketball and women’s volleyball. Baseball and tennis are WAC sports but not required. Men’s volleyball and swimming and diving compete outside the WAC.

  88. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 19, 2009 7:23 pm

    Man- what a weekend. WHAT- A – WEEKEND!

    Nothing like a shot of Tsai-kology to set things aright!

    A day of spiritual enrichment followed by the MVB Game, closing Genji’s, a little bit of sleep, Brunch Call at Pagodas…

    MAHALO errybodee for sharing annodah fantastic Tsai-ko memory-making time!

    OK, pix and vids up soon.


  89. el guapo April 19, 2009 7:29 pm

    Baseball is on the road back to black ink. If volleyball cannot come back to profitability at least they offset some of their costs. That just leave tennis or swimming. I would say, bye tennis.

  90. chawan_cut April 19, 2009 7:37 pm

    you can send me some food from Tiffany’s! as well as that sign…. and other things. heh.

  91. Garret April 19, 2009 7:38 pm

    el guapo,

    But if you cut tennis or swimming and then the men’s volleyball loses its NCAA status because other schools drop the sport, then UH won’t have enough sports to remain in D-IA.

  92. addahknowjoe April 19, 2009 7:45 pm

    duffer- no dog house. Internet went down before I left for Maui. Only got it repaired this past Wednesday. Busy with work.

    I can’t thank you and Whitey enough for the major Maui hospitality you both shared with all of us. Simply floored and humbled.

  93. Momo April 19, 2009 7:45 pm

    Hello every one. What a great week for UH sport fans We need more of these weeks and than we can change the red ink to black..

  94. el guapo April 19, 2009 7:47 pm


    Relatively speaking those are the easiest to re-start.

    Actually it would be nice to add sports instead of talking about cutting them. But with no nearby division I schools those teams would have to live on the mainland during season.

  95. addahknowjoe April 19, 2009 7:51 pm

    If both Tennis and men’s volley go, women’s wrestling may be introduced.

    There’s a local group with interest to bring back men’s wrestling to UH. Not happening without a women’s program first. Even so, no guarantee a men’s program will surface.

  96. el guapo April 19, 2009 7:51 pm

    Which brings me back to a satellite “home” location in Las Vegas

  97. Garret April 19, 2009 7:52 pm


    You have been very persistent on this and I’m guessing ST’s silence means that he is sworn to not post about what he knows. So, I’m including a link to the SportsHawaii discussion on 2010 recruiting…ST probably has more information than what is here, but at least all of this information is publicly available already so he won’t get in trouble if I post it.

    According to this list, these local recruits have offers:
    Kaiwi Crabb OT, 6-4, 265 lbs, Punahou.
    V.J. Feheko LB/DE, 6-0, 215 lbs, Farrington
    Sani Fuimaono DT, 6-2, 260 lbs, Punahou
    Micah Hatchie OL, 6-4, 255 lbs, Waialua
    Andrew Manley QB, 6-3, 215 lbs, Leilehua
    Kona Schwenke DE, 6-5, 210 lbs, Kahuku
    Taz Stevenson WR, 6-3, 175 lbs, Mililani

    Not listed here is Graham Rowley DE, 6-4, 265 lbs, Waialua, who has a UH offer but committed to BYU last week.

    I also thought that UH has expressed interest in Desmond Tautofi DL/OL, 6-3, 270 lbs, Kaimuki. He had committed to Wyoming but I thought I saw that he took back his solid commit status and I hoped that was because of interest shown by UH.

    Don’t forget that Ana Tuiasosopo, Jr. is committed to joining the Warriors in 2010.

  98. el guapo April 19, 2009 7:53 pm

    Wha’s up A-Joe!

  99. Garret April 19, 2009 7:56 pm

    Relatively speaking those are the easiest to re-start.

    Actually it would be nice to add sports instead of talking about cutting them. But with no nearby division I schools those teams would have to live on the mainland during season.

    el guapo,

    I agree that swimming and tennis would be the easiest sports to restart, but stopping and starting sports comes with extra expenses. I don’t see how UH could have a team and have it live on the mainland during the season. How do they attend classes at UH? What kind of revenue are they going to bring in? Travel expenses will really add up also, as you have to pay travel costs for UH basically traveling full-time.

  100. Garret April 19, 2009 7:58 pm


    Women’s wrestling is not an NCAA sport…and Title IX may prevent it from ever being a NCAA sport.

    Pacific University in Oregon is the only N.C.A.A. member that offers varsity women’s wrestling. The other varsity programs belong to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, which oversees smaller colleges. A smattering of women compete on N.C.A.A. men’s varsity teams.

    Counterintuitive as it may sound, one of the major impediments to the growth of women’s wrestling at larger universities, some argue, is Title IX. Colleges have struggled for decades to ensure that female athletic participation is proportional to women’s enrollment. But some critics say that the law hurts women’s wrestling because it tempts colleges to bypass sports with small rosters — wrestling typically fields about 20 to 30 women — in favor of sports like rowing, with teams of up to 60 members.

  101. addahknowjoe April 19, 2009 7:59 pm

    Howzit el guapo!

    Eh, mahalo again for the Ka’u link! Totally made my week!

  102. Garret April 19, 2009 8:00 pm

    The BCS Commissioners are meeting in Pasadena this week.

    Antitrust and access will be part of the agenda this week when Bowl Championship Series commissioners gather in Pasadena. The annual spring meetings are being held here in conjunction with the Rose Bowl’s staging this season’s BCS title game, but are not expected to produce major headlines. Last spring, at meetings in Florida, BCS officials rejected a modified “plus-one” playoff proposal introduced by the Southeastern Conference.

    BCS commissioners will also consider a proposal by the Mountain West Conference, of which Utah is a member, to increase access for the five conferences whose champions do not receive automatic bids to the four BCS bowl games — Rose, Fiesta, Sugar, Orange.

  103. addahknowjoe April 19, 2009 8:09 pm


    I don’t make the rules. Nor do I believe or support these interest. This is what a local group wants to do. They have the money to support it.

    The article you pulled up is someone’s opinion on a general assessment; not actual fact why there is no women’s wrestling in the NCAA.

    The truth of the matter is, I have no idea. I just stating what was expressed to me what this local group wants to do.

  104. el guapo April 19, 2009 8:10 pm


    Since you have taught at the college level, what’s your insight on this: with the increase in interactive and internet classes, what is a university going to look like in 25 years? Will undergrads even be on campus? Does the webcam allow you to attend a school on the other side of the world without leaving your home?

    If those kinds of changes happen down the road we may not even have college sports.

  105. Garret April 19, 2009 8:12 pm

    I have never been to a high school class reunion, which is really sad. My class didn’t have the 5- or 10-year reunions and I think they actually have only held 1 reunion and I was on the mainland and had to miss it. The 15-year reunion was going to be perfectly timed for me because it was held while I was in Hawaii since I was going to Japan with my parents and the tour was leaving from Hawaii the day after the reunion ended. Sadly, they canceled the reunion on the day that the first reunion event was supposed to happen! Some people never got the notice and showed up at the gathering place and were told it was canceled…one of my friends was really upset about that!

    I mention this because my older daughter has now attended her second reunion of her preschool class! We had one in the Fall and the Spring reunion was today, with plans to have them every Fall and Spring. The kids are so happy to see each other and play very well with each other, and the parents are all close and like talking story. Lori organizes the reunions and we have had almost 100% turnout each time.

    We have this as a potluck and I’m glad to say that the parents bring a LOT of food! Between the sushi, pizza, noodles, chili, fruit, dessert, etc., everyone ate their fill and we had a lot of leftovers…and I *really* ate a Tsaiko-sized portion! We were there for over 3 hours so I had a lot of time to graze…

    I can’t believe my 5-year-old has been to 2 class reunions and I haven’t been to any.

  106. Garret April 19, 2009 8:17 pm


    I *love* the idea of starting up women’s wrestling at UH! I think that it would be great for the women athletes and would be a nice addition to the sports offered by UH. However, who will they compete against? Travel will be expensive and the schools that offer it (smaller colleges with very small travel budgets) aren’t going to pay their own way to fly to Hawaii.

  107. A-House April 19, 2009 8:18 pm


    Thanks for the update, but if it is awailable on Hawaii Sports, why would ST be under a “gag order”?

    Maybe ST is just testing our loyalty!!!

    I hope Tautofi is really considering UH because he would be a tremendous athlete/recruit. Hope his grades are up to par!

    Also, wishing that Wade K will eventually return home to play for the Warriors. That would make a lot of people happy, but none happier than his “bro” West.

  108. addahknowjoe April 19, 2009 8:19 pm

    Garret- Sounds like you’ve got little Tsai-kos in training! They’re getting a good early dose of reunions and parties!

    Yeeehaw!!!! =)

  109. Instagata April 19, 2009 8:22 pm

    cc – lol.

    if you like i can fix</b? you up with my good friend, Susan Boyle?

    i sense a perfect match…karaoke krooners.


  110. d1島 April 19, 2009 8:24 pm


    I think there’s a substantial difference between anonymous posters listing recruits versus the blog host who is the beat writer posting a list.

  111. warriorfanny2 April 19, 2009 8:28 pm

    Hawaii and NEV tied for first in WAC:

    WAC Standings going to Week 4:

    1. Haw 7-4
    2. NEV 7-4
    3. NMSU 7-5
    4. SJSU 5-3
    6. LaT 5-7
    87. SAC 2-6
    8. FSU 2-6

    This week, LaT @ SAC, FSU@ SJSU, HAW @ NEV…. NEV conference bye.

  112. Garret April 19, 2009 8:29 pm

    el guapo,

    I agree that things are changing with Universities. Did you know that MIT actually plans to make its lectures and course material available for free over the internet? Stanford lectures are available via streaming video, which allows working people to watch the lectures when they have time after work. Even high schools are experimenting with distance learning–I know that Castle had students take Calculus by watching a televised lecture, but that didn’t work out the year I got a report on it.

    I have first-hand experience with distance learning since I took USC graduate classes while I worked for JPL (we watched the lectures at a building at JPL and I actually ended up dating one of the women who watched the lectures with me) and I watched a lot of lectures on tape while I was at Stanford (I took 5 classes that had time conflicts, so I watched 2 live and 3 on tape). My personal experience makes me feel that there is nothing better to being in the lecture hall and being able to ask the instructor questions. Plus, office hours and hands-on labs and exercises are essential parts of the learning process. So, I think you lose something when you have too many classes without an instructor there in person.

    Kids today process things differently, so maybe they will like distance learning better. However, for things like Engineering, I don’t see how people can do their labs and get tutoring to properly learn things.

  113. d1島 April 19, 2009 8:30 pm

    Good evening erryboddy….

    Whew! echoing sentiments of a few others who had a great weekend…

    …I wish mine winded up with BaseBow but unfortunately the Linfield luau needed a coupla thousand washed ti leaves 🙄

  114. addahknowjoe April 19, 2009 8:30 pm

    Garret- understood. The local group wanting to start up a wrestling program seems to have access to solid funds to offset costs.

    Still, I do know the group prefers to see men’s wrestling resurrected. I’m not sure how long they’d support a women’s program knowing no guarantee of a men’s program would follow.

    Even still, I share your interest. It would be cool to see a women’s program start up. We trully do have some really incredible women’s talent from the islands.

  115. Garret April 19, 2009 8:31 pm

    I think that the information on SportsHawaii about Ana Tuiasosopo, Jr. might be a little outdated and he might not be getting back from his mission in time for 2010…

  116. Garret April 19, 2009 8:34 pm


    Sadly, men’s wrestling might die out on the NCAA level due to budget problems with Athletic Departments. So, if the local group wants to start a women’s program just to get a men’s program in the future, then that might be a problem.

    I agree, there would be a LOT of talent for a women’s wrestling program at UH! When you factor in that it would include a *scholarship*, can you imagine how motivated the high school students would be to earn those spots?

  117. d1島 April 19, 2009 8:37 pm

    When you factor in that it would include a *scholarship*, can you imagine how motivated the high school students would be to earn those spots?

    It might make them start clawing and grappling with each other trying to gain an advantage! 😯


  118. Garret April 19, 2009 8:39 pm


    ST actually provided a lot of the information to us, just not in an easily summarized manner. Many of the recruits I listed above have already been mentioned by ST. Other news has come from other sources–like the Utah papers reported UH’s offer to Rowley when he committed to BYU…but we already knew about the offers to Rowley and Hatchie from this blog.

    I think that news on offers to local recruits can come out in a variety of ways–Doris (PIAA), coaches, player’s families, etc. Al, pride, and a lot of others have a lot of little birdies. However, information on mainland recruits is harder to come by, which is exactly the information that ST provided to us.

  119. Garret April 19, 2009 8:42 pm

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

    Laid-off workers in France have been taking their bosses hostage as a way to try to keep their jobs or get more severance money…”bossnapping” incidents are increasing and 45% of people in France say that it is acceptable to do so.

  120. Garret April 19, 2009 8:42 pm

    Gardener had a problem with snails in her garden and came up with a good solution…she ate them! Now she has snail recipes up on her blog.

  121. Garret April 19, 2009 8:43 pm

    Doctors in Russia thought x-rays showed a man had lung cancer…but when they biopsied the tumor, they were shocked to find it was a 2-inch-long fir tree!

  122. Garret April 19, 2009 8:43 pm

    Tampa man may lose his home to foreclosure because he insisted on walking his dog without a leash 7 years ago. He even says that the “Stand Your Ground” law gives him the right to shoot and kill one of the board members of his Homeowners Association.

  123. Garret April 19, 2009 8:44 pm

    Polish politician is upset that they spent about $12 million to create the largest elephant hut in Europe and the male elephant they bought to mate with their female elephants is apparently homosexual and the zoo cannot even keep him in the same enclosure with other female elephants. It will be hard for them to get baby elephants with a homosexual male elephant who cannot stand to be around female elephants!

  124. Garret April 19, 2009 8:44 pm

    Free play links pau.

  125. brew808 April 19, 2009 8:46 pm

    Re: #104, #112 –

    Often, it’s questions from other students, and their interactions with the instructor that provides meaningful learning experiences. IMHO.

  126. Instagata April 19, 2009 8:46 pm

    would have loved to have wade k as a warrior, however HE choose to de-commit. if he changes his mind in the future, i/uh would welcome him with open arms.

    BUT in the meantime he is not a warrior and all i will say is ALOOOOOOOOOOHA

    btw, wes is the ultimate warrior. BOO-YAAH!!!

  127. Garret April 19, 2009 8:51 pm

    Garret- Sounds like you’ve got little Tsai-kos in training! They’re getting a good early dose of reunions and parties!

    Yeeehaw!!!! =)

    I love going to pot luck with people who bring WAY more food than expected! And the kids from Faith’s class really are growing up appreciating reunions and parties…it is great for all of the adults to see. Almost all go to different Elementary Schools, but they will go to the same Intermediate and High schools so hopefully they can keep up the bonds while they are at different schools.

    Did I mention that my kids (and Faith’s best friend and her little sister who is in Mika’s preschool class) are all taking a sports class together? They spend several weeks learning a sport–yesterday it was soccer and they had a great time. In a few weeks they will learn how to play FOOTBALL for several weeks, I’m really looking forward to that!

  128. Instagata April 19, 2009 8:52 pm


  129. Garret April 19, 2009 8:54 pm

    I agree with brew808 in post #125. I learned a lot from other students, both when I was a student and when I was a professor.

  130. warriorfanny2 April 19, 2009 8:56 pm

    Dis n dat…

    *No doubt Jobu was at the Les on Sun as HAW won w bowz-bigball…eh, da cigar, rum n chicken blud was flowing.

    *Does Coach Trapasso play beanball?
    After blasting 2 HRs to the yard, hot-hitting Kevin McDonald was plunked in the 5th.
    In the 6th i was certain we would see a retaliation pitch by da bowz on Tim Wheeler, SAC’s #1 hitter–no dice–but Tim hit a 2 run HR, nonetheless, and did it again in the 9th…..hmmmm.

    *Kolt is on a streak, a 11 game hit-streak…my cuz vinnie is right behind w 7.

    *Nice to see Josh Chavalier in the line-up, we need his bat to get hot….
    Obviousily Coach Mike wants more production from 5 spots in the BA order. While, vinnie, MCD, Kolt are keeping this team afloat–the other five are more than due and struggling.
    Bowz play bigball w the 4 and smallball w the other 5.
    So, Roquemore, despite his D skills in the OF, took the day-off. If Josh catches fire, he will be playing daily.
    Morford, garcia, Roguemore, Montplaisir and VanDoornum are well below the mendoza line and struggling.

    * the four sticks I mentioned–wong, cuz, MCD and hernandez have hit 28 HRs–the remainder of the team…. 8!

    * my bet is Jobu is workin on da 2 french-bats (Chavalier and Montplaisir) and im hoping da chiken blud keeps flowing.


  131. Garret April 19, 2009 8:57 pm

    I’ve been posting way too much…I’ll check back with the blog tomorrow whenever work lets me. Busy work day tomorrow since I have a deadline and couldn’t get anything done over the weekend because the offices I needed information are closed until tomorrow.

  132. warriorfanny2 April 19, 2009 9:08 pm

    oh, yeah, special mention to Ryan Morford for a major league play in the first inning, robbing jeff roth of a hit.
    Roth hit a hard grounder to the right of the bag at second.
    ryan dove and slapped at it–glove fully extended;
    and while lying on his side, turned n threw a bullet to first in a bang-bang play to get a stupified roth.
    Ryan can play big-D!

  133. koakane™ April 19, 2009 9:18 pm

    evening tsai-ko country, was supposed to be a slow enjoyable day for me but nooooooooooooooot. started off with one beeg bfast and not the mikey d kine. nice cc with lizk, mei ling, jerry, myki, pride, rob25 and curvball at pagoda. plenty lunch/bfast fuuud stuffs, the omelet station was ono, roast beef end cut was good along with da oddah stuffs. plus ice machine working. whooootahhhhhhhhh. :mrgreen:

    next stopped off at Murakami stadium to help stretch cheer (yell) at Sac State. even betta when the beeeet um up. 🙁 fell bad for midori cause favorite player hit homie. McDonalds new name is now Burger King because of his two homers. congrads to bballers on win and co leaders in WAC.

    pride check out WAC web page, right side the current standing box. MSB what’s up with dat?

  134. koakane™ April 19, 2009 9:19 pm


  135. al ™ April 19, 2009 9:22 pm

    ahouse….the tautofi household’s mantra is God first, school second, period.

  136. koakane™ April 19, 2009 9:23 pm

    After blasting 2 HRs to the yard, hot-hitting Kevin McDonald was plunked in the 5th.
    In the 6th i was certain we would see a retaliation pitch by da bowz on Tim Wheeler, SAC’s #1 hitter–no dice–but Tim hit a 2 run HR, nonetheless, and did it again in the 9th…..hmmmm.

    wf2 I was thinking da same thing. we should have given him some chin music or something.

  137. jm2375 April 19, 2009 9:25 pm

    Question for you UH baseball junkies – what are the differences between this year’s team and the team that went to the NCAA regional a few years ago. I don’t remember them getting the fan support (ie attendance) back then that they’re getting today. Is it the way team plays, the renovations to the stadium, the lower ticket and fuuud prices or a combination of all the above? Just curious.

  138. al ™ April 19, 2009 9:27 pm

    tautofi has been spoken to quite often by the manoa folks. his wyoming thing is getting a bit softer these days.

  139. al ™ April 19, 2009 9:30 pm

    jm, it has nothing to do with prices. this team is good.

    what separates this team from that team you refer to is:

    one, come from behind wins.
    two, long ball. something we have lacked for too long.
    three, a very good pitching staff that is deep.
    four, a local boy hero on the team.

  140. al ™ April 19, 2009 9:33 pm

    not too mention jayson kramer whom i have watched since he was 8.

  141. Piper's son April 19, 2009 9:48 pm

    AL: “his wyoming thing is getting a bit softer these days.”

    Has he ever been to Wyoming? Those far-away places with strange sounding names have horrible winters with the cold winds coming whipping down the plains.

  142. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 9:49 pm

    This year’s bb team also have an incredible untapped potential. They are still not hitting anywhere they should be. They are still developing and perfecting their defense. Yet, they are already winning BIG games. That gives this team a certain swagger that fans like. A raw yet talented team that might get beaten but will in all likelihood bounce back, and bounce back stronger. It’s that ‘Dragon Ball’ phenomena.

  143. Instagata April 19, 2009 9:52 pm

    the little birde *tweets* again

    thanks uncle al (the man who ALWAYS have the 411).

  144. Piper's son April 19, 2009 10:00 pm

    GARRET: “have first-hand experience with distance learning “.

    It is not precisely the same but in trying to keep my mind from turning into mush, I get a lot of the lectures that The Teaching Company produces. If you are not familiar with the company, you can Google it. The lectures on a particular subject usually are 24-36 lectures of about 30 minutes each ranging from pre-history, science, literature, music etc.

  145. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 10:07 pm

    “distance learning” is that similar to the situation between my ex-wife and me? After seven years, we learned to keep a good distance between us. She’s in Japan and I’m in Hawaii. 😉

  146. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 10:08 pm

    Boy I must be beat to type that kind of gibberish online… sheesh.. It’s like hanging my personal laundry out to dry. Sorry.

  147. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 10:08 pm

    And good night… Sweet dreams all!

  148. warriorfanny2 April 19, 2009 10:15 pm

    I cant or wont speak for the 2006 team that went 45-17 and had a venerable local boy on its roster named Matt Inouye.
    That team hit .297.
    They had there own mantra.

    I will say this about our 2009 team–it is defined by Coach Mike.

    Perhaps, the much maligned HC is in his finest and most defining season.
    He has done an incredible job in bringing along his young pitchers.
    He recruited his pitchers well too–Matt Sisto, Jesse Moore, Lenny Linsky and Conner Little are frosh that have contributed.
    Josh Slaats, Sam Spangler and Alex Capaul are sophs, who are solid.
    Im especially impressed with his gut in keeping Jared Alexander in the mix, when most coaches would delegated him to a desolate section of the bullpen.
    We saw his patience pay-off today as Alexander mixed his pitches well, stayed ahead in the count and it breaking 12-6.

    Next, the character of this team is clutch.

    To be sure, this 2009 team is not a come-from-behind bunch. They have only scored 9 runs in the 9th awhile our opponents have doubled that total.
    But what they do, is score in the clutch.
    That has to scream out a sense of resilience, tenacity and short memory.

    This team is hitting a pathetic .261, the worst in the WAC.
    They have 5 starters hitting below .250 and only two hitting above .300.
    There are five WAC teams hitting better as a team than our entire roster, save young kolt and my cuz vinnie.

    So what is it?

    Chemistry and an odd combination of seniors and youth.

    We shall see what happens at Las Cruces this week.
    By now, we all know the aggies are contenders not pretenders.
    On the road they went 4-4 against Fresno and Nev.

    eh, dont try to figure the who-doo-vodoo, but what u can do–is bring da cigar, rum and chiken blud.
    Jobu is around, you can bet on it and Pedro is a member of this 2009 team…bank on it!

  149. madeinhawaii April 19, 2009 10:22 pm

    Noticed Ferd had a new article out regarding Donovan’s search for two new coaches … it mentioned Von Appen, and it got me wondering what ever happened to Cody Von Appen’s assault and battery in Montana?

  150. ombudsman April 19, 2009 10:48 pm

    I guess there are two Bullwinkle’s around here these days.

  151. Rocky the Flying Squirrel April 19, 2009 11:05 pm

    Gee Mr. Ombudsman!

  152. MeiLing April 19, 2009 11:34 pm

    That is certainly NOT a Merrie Monarch hula pic…

    Just got back from a great jazz concert ~ Benny Golson is 80 y.o. & can still blow a mean sax.

    G’night… need to recover sleep from being up early this morning…

  153. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 20, 2009 3:13 am

    Sean Carney’s Aloha Celebration:

    The rest of the pix… hey ST- I guess I have to upload my Karaoke pix too!


    Ntey nite and Sweet Warrior Dreams!

  154. djmitcho April 20, 2009 5:28 am

    good morning all! hope everyone has a good day!

  155. whitey April 20, 2009 5:34 am

    good morning tsaikos.

    morning to our mainland tsaikos, dj, wafan

  156. d1島 April 20, 2009 6:00 am

    Great Morning All!

    Not a hula pic? Sure looks like a Merry MeiLing 🙂


    Agree with your 4 points re: BaseBows but the lower prices help, too!

  157. d1島 April 20, 2009 6:09 am

    Have a great day erryboddy! Looks like umbrellas might be a good idea today….


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  159. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 20, 2009 6:33 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!

    Rubberband Man and the Aloha Ball videos are here:

    Hi Ho.

    Have a great day!

  160. Stretch April 20, 2009 6:44 am

    April 20th, 2009 at 6:09 am
    Have a great day erryboddy! Looks like umbrellas might be a good idea today….

    looks like you might be having a slooooooow day at work

  161. LizKauai [iMac] UNITE AND CONQUER! April 20, 2009 6:44 am


    Colt Brennan Buying an Ovechkin Jersey


  162. HawaiianKiko(Chief Lurker) April 20, 2009 6:46 am

    Aloha from the tropical islands of Hawaii on the coconut wireless in digital paradise

    Good Morning TsaiKo Ohana…

    Thanks for the memories Coach Wilton…

    Back to the Future(of Lurking)

  163. Cindy-cenn April 20, 2009 7:19 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka, gang! Mahalo for a fun time at Genji’s the other night. : ) Have a great Monday!

  164. Ronnie April 20, 2009 7:30 am

    Good Morning Tsaiko Family!

  165. jm2375 April 20, 2009 7:46 am

    Good morning Tsai-kos!!

  166. koakane™ April 20, 2009 7:56 am

    howzit and morning to all enjoy, play nice and have a good day.

  167. Maverick April 20, 2009 8:02 am

    Trying to figure out the broad discrepancy with the Rivals vs. Baseball America people that do the weekly rankings.

    Hawaii is still not back in the top 25 with rivals, but the America team has them at # 20.
    Great job guys.

  168. addahknowjoe April 20, 2009 8:17 am

    Gmornin gangy!

    Lets all start this week off right. Lets get out there, do our part and make a difference!

    It’s the small steps taken now by us all that’ll bring about a glorious fall season.


    Eh, anybody got up today feeling little bit moa spesho than usual? Well Happy Birthday to you and the entire April 20th crew!

  169. addahknowjoe April 20, 2009 8:19 am

    Howzit Maverick!

  170. MeiLing April 20, 2009 8:30 am

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


    Mahalo for keeping us up with the Colt watch & the pics!

    Have a great day everyone!

    Back to pepa-work. Esme & out…

  171. Garret April 20, 2009 8:32 am

    David Veikune is rated as the #9 DE in the NFL draft in this article.

    9. David Veikune, Hawaii A high-motor player with quickness, Veikune gets the most out of his abilities. He is not as athletic, big or strong as some pass rushers, but he seems to have a knack for the game. He is a one-year starter who needs to develop his technique.

  172. Garret April 20, 2009 8:33 am

    Ryan Mouton is rated as the #11 CB in the NFL draft here.

    11. Ryan Mouton, Hawaii, 5-9, 187

  173. Garret April 20, 2009 8:35 am

    Article about BSU’s Spring Game mentions that they are going to be using one of their DTs as a FB.

    Among the game’s quirks were some surprise appearances by a couple of defensive players. Wilson made a 40-yard catch and freshman defensive tackle Michael Atkinson dashed 25 yards on a fullback dive.

    “I told all the guys that if I ever get in the open, I’m bouncing it to the outside,” Atkinson said. “It was a joke, but it actually happened.”

    Atkinson, who played fullback in high school, also had a 1-yard carry and likely would have gotten the ball on the Blue’s fourth down in the fourth quarter if Petersen hadn’t used his power to remove him from the game.

    Atkinson likely will play some fullback in the fall.

    “I think he needs to be a fullback,” Petersen said. “Now whether we give him the ball there, we’ll see.

  174. Garret April 20, 2009 8:37 am

    UH gets UNLV early in the season, so it will be interesting to follow their battle for their starting QB spot. Their QB position might not be settled before they play UH.

    “We’ve got a very healthy situation at quarterback in that we have Omar (Clayton) as our No. 1 and in reality Mike Clausen as a 1A,” Sanford said. “He’s been very competitive, very sharp, and we expect him to carry that into the fall.”

  175. Garret April 20, 2009 8:38 am

    UNLV got their first 2 commits for 2010 from players who came from out state to attend their Spring Game.

    UNLV gained its first two commitments of the 2010 recruiting class: linebacker Austin Arias (6 feet, 215 pounds) of Centennial High School in Peoria, Ariz., and defensive tackle Quentin Jones (6-0, 311) of Northland High in Columbus, Ohio. Both attended the spring game.

  176. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 9:39 am

    article about the bowzboyz by Stacy Kaneshiro in todays rag is good read. Coach Mike always gives inside info 4 fans 2 enjoy.

    He doesnt sugarcoat, that’s for sure and the bottomline for his pitchers is that coach Trapasso has been around long enuff to know you need to use your eight teammates on D to win, especially if you are not a flame-thrower. Lol.

    best wishes to Jared Alexander to regain his form, its comin…. and to our hard-throwing frosh, Jesse Moore, keep mixing it up.

    Also, congrads to our bowz for their #20 rankin and to Kevin McDonald, he gets the jobu award for pounding 4 against Sac St.

    The aggies Presley Askew Baseball Field is @ 4,000′ and should be entertaining….
    Go Bowz!

  177. Garret April 20, 2009 9:50 am

    Colt was mentioned in this ESPN Q&Aa session.

    Q: I can’t figure out why the Redskins are in the middle of all these quarterback talks. Now there is talk of them looking at Sanchez. I know that when people think of the QB situation in Washington, they come up with Jason Campbell and Todd Collins, but Colt Brennan is the future of this team. That’s right, I said it.

    Mike in Hannibal, Mo.

    A: Here’s the explanation. Joe Gibbs sold Dan Snyder on the idea that Jason Campbell could develop into a franchise quarterback. Snyder recognizes that a franchise quarterback is the key to the success of any team. Gibbs is gone, and Snyder isn’t sure Campbell is his franchise quarterback. Campbell can still win over Snyder, but Snyder wanted Jay Cutler. He’ll consider Sanchez. I don’t think he views Brennan as a franchise quarterback. Brennan’s arm isn’t considered strong enough, but he could develop into a decent backup.

  178. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 9:51 am

    Is that MeiLing being healed by a preacher?

  179. Garret April 20, 2009 9:53 am

    Shawn Withy-Allen brought his team back from a big deficit, but the other team scored the winning TD with 8.9 seconds left…the other team went ahead with 58 seconds left, Withy-Allen threw a long TD pass with 50 seconds left, then the other team scored with 8.9 seconds left.

    The Guard trailed 41-27 when Shawn Withy-Allen hit Walter Ford for a 30-yard touchdown with 9:09 left and Jason Cherry added the extra point to cut the Force lead to 41-34.

    Withy-Allen ran eight yards for a touchdown with 4:17 remaining and Cherry kicked the PAT to tie the score at 41.

    A fourth down reverse to Issac West resulted in a 2-yard touchdown run for South Carolina (2-3) with 58 seconds left.

    Fayetteville (3-2) answered quickly as Jay Jackson hauled in a 27-yard scoring pass from Withy-Allen just before banging into the padding in the back of the end zone with 50 seconds left.

    Cherry converted and the Guard led 48-47 with 50 seconds left.

    Force quarterback Andrew Webb, who played collegiately at Presbyterian, completed five passes on South Carolina’s final drive, hitting Cory McKinney for a 3-yard score to regain the lead with 8.9 seconds to go.

  180. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 9:54 am

    hmmm. I smell “good read” SMU…

  181. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 9:55 am


    UC Irvine (26-10) is #1 and ASU (28-8), tuesdays opponent is #3.
    🙂 Coastl Carolina #20 last week, dropped out of the top 25.

  182. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 10:07 am

    Things are sounding even louder for the Redskins.


  183. Mr Colomaohana April 20, 2009 10:19 am

    good morning tsaikos, peeking in to say hello.
    hope all is well with everyone.
    back to work.
    peace out.

  184. warriorfanny2 April 20, 2009 10:22 am

    Well, whatevas about Snyder and Zman….who cares, Snyder has an NFL history for train wrecks and Z is a former QB that likes to run….and the bit about colt’s arm not being strong is a joke, so is campbell’s robo arm….JMO….but the sooner CB gets out of DC the better….bring on sanchez and trade!

  185. roysan16 April 20, 2009 10:32 am

    Here’s one reason why, probably, this week’s Warrior Bowl won’t be well attended.


    Reading from the UH athletic site:

    ****The Aloha Stadium Swap Meet will be open during this time**** and fans must pay the $1 per person parking fee to enter the parking lot. Children ages 12 and under are FREE. Entrance to the stadium is FREE for all ages.

    “Warrior Bowl” Schedule
    1:00 p.m. Stadium Gate Opens (Gate 4 only)
    1:00-2:30 p.m. Autograph & Photo Session (south concourse)
    3:00 p.m. Scrimmage (fan seating on Makai side)

    Last year the autograph session was at 5-630 PM. Game was later, and I’m thinking around 7 p.m.

    This year it conflicts with the swap meet. Not too bright thinking by someone IMO. IDK if finding parking is an issue, but the times I’ve gone to the swap meets on a Saturday parking wasn’t easy to come by. Now, can you imagine merging the swap meet people and the ones attending the scrimmage and how there might be a shortage of parking spaces. But the biggest detriment and damage is that the knowledge that fans knowing in advance that the swap meet is taking place the same time as the gates open for the scrimmage, and that will probably deter those people from showing up all together, knowing that it’ll probably be too chaotic out at the stadium, especially with the presence of the swap meet.

    One logical explanation for this earlier time would be appreciated.

    Another reason is the lack of media attention (so far) compared to last year.
    Remembering correctly last year I heard numerous times commercials on the radio, 1420, building up the game. So far this year, not to much.

  186. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 10:39 am

    Thanks for the reminder Big C…

    Good morning everybody. Hope to see many of you in the Stadium this Saturday.

  187. homey ℞ April 20, 2009 10:45 am

    roysan16 – What matters is that I’ll be there on Saturday.

  188. LizKauai [UNITE AND CONQUER] April 20, 2009 10:49 am

    New Post

  189. Stretch April 20, 2009 10:52 am

    There is construction going on at the Stadium and I don’t think the lights are working right now. The game needs to be played during daylight hours.

  190. HiFlyer April 20, 2009 11:08 am

    roysan16 – are you going to be there? thats all that matters if you are a true fan.

  191. madeinhawaii April 21, 2009 10:20 am

    new post up

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