By Stephen Tsai
The Warriors are exploring the possibility of staging a football scrimmage and autograph session at Maui's War Memorial Stadium in April, athletic director Jim Donovan said.
The event would be part of the Warriors' spring practice. They still would play the Green-White game at Aloha Stadium.
"We're hopeful it'll all come together," said Donovan, adding the event is still in the proposal stage.
But Donovan said it was important for "Hawai‘i's team" to connect with fans throughout the state. Maui has the second-most pay-per-view customers of UH sports.
Donovan said Teri Chang, assistant athletic director for facilities and operations, is in charge of coordinating the event. Chang was raised on Maui. Donovan said Chang coordinated the UH-Montana game on Maui several years ago and "is a natural fit to coordinate this."
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Ryan Mouton said he "popped" his left hamstring today while running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis.
He suffered the injury at about the 30-yard mark, and limped the rest of the way. He was credited with an "unofficial" time of 4.48 seconds, said his agent Kenny Zuckerman.
Mouton said he does not believe he tore the hamstring. He will be evaluated in Honolulu this week. He said he expects to run the 40 at the April 2 Pro Day in Carson, Calif.
Mouton, who is listed at 5 feet 9 and 187 pounds, had a vertical jump of 39 1/2 inchces and a broad jump of 10 feet, 9 inches.
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Athletic director Jim Donovan is our (video) chat guest at 2 p.m. today. We're on a couple of hours later this week because of a scheduling conflict. You may submit questions here (through 1 p.m.) or during the show, which may be accessed on the home page of honoluluadvertiser.com. Please join us.
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Happy belated birthday to Bobbie Omoto, who runs the basketball program.