Brashton Satele: "I'm shocked"

April 16th, 2010
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In an astonishing decision, the NCAA denied middle linebacker Brashton Satele's request for a medical exemption that would have allowed him to play as a sixth-year senior in 2010.

"I'm shocked," Satele said. "I thought I was coming back (to UH) for sure."

The NCAA ruled that Satele needed to prove he missed two seasons because of injuries. Satele had enough documentation for the 2009 season, but not enough for the 2005 season. Lee Ann Satele said the  NCAA told them while they had documentation, it was postdated, and not actually from 2005. She said data was not collected at the time in 2005 because "nobody saw it would put us in this situation" several years later.

"We're all bummed," she said. "We gave it our best shot. But they wanted more information."

UH compliance officer Amanda Paterson said she was "disappointed" in the outcome, saying, "I thought we put on a strong case." But the lack of "contemporaneous documentation" — notes written in 2005  from doctors and physical therapists — hurt the appeal.

Satele is now available to be signed by the NFL. The draft is next week, and qualified players may be signed to free-agent contracts after that.

Right tackle Laupepa Letuli still is awaiting word on his appeal for a sixth year.

Paterson, who was named interim compliance officer in 2008, said that, during orientation meetings, student-athletes are instructed to collect contemporaneous documentation whenever they suffer an injury.

* * * * *

Big weekend for the UH teams.

The volleyball Warriors can guarantee hosting an opening-round match next weekend if they sweep UC Santa Barbara tonight and tomorrow. There are a few scenarios in which they could split and still host, but there's no chance if they lose both.

It will come down to serving. Stat people too often focus on aces, but the coaches focus on the 3-point system, with the emphasis being on the serve that takes away the quick-middle option from the setter. If the Gauchos can't run the middle, then the Warriors have a greater chance of slowing outside hitter Jeff Menzel.

By the way, Jonas Umlauft is a lock for national newcomer of the year. He also should be a lock for an All-America spot. He's been that good.

Just so I know that you're paying attention, we're giving away a Warrior volleyball T-shirt (courtesy of Rob25's brother-in-law).

To enter the drawing, please post: It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.

The charming Avis Yasumura will select a winner tonight.

* * * * *

There should be a nice-sized crowd tonight when the softball Rainbows host Louisiana Tech at 6. (There's a doubleheader tomorrow, starting at 4 p.m.)

The game has national ramifications for the Rainbows (11-0), who already have clinched a winning WAC season. They have nine WAC games remaining; the snowed-out game at Utah State will not be made up unless it has a bearing on the standings, which it won't because of head-to-head tie-breakers.

With 33 overall victories, the Rainbows  are on track to reach 40 wins, the number that usually is regarded as the amount needed to secure a Regional invitation. Plus, the Rainbows would like to stay in the top 25.

Thing is, this weekend's games will be televised, and for some reason, visiting teams play better when the K5 crew is in attendance. There are no reliable studies on the impact of ESPN 1420 AM's Chris Hart's presence.

I've got some Advertiser merchandise to give away. If you want any of it, just yell: Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth.

I'll distribute the goods at the game tonight.

* * * * *

Maybe it's because I'm old — OK, definitely it's because I'm old — but I've been having trouble remembering ... uh, remembering ... names. Yes, that's it. Names.

The other day I wanted to do a quick interview with the walk-on kicker from Kaiser High. So he walked up, and I said: "Hey, Kaiser guy." (Sportscaster Robert Kekaula was laughing, but he didn't know the guy's name, either.)

After practice, I asked media relations director Derek Inouchi to pull over the kicker for an interview. Inouchi, who also didn't know the kicker's name, either, wasn't able to track him down.

I finally hunted down the kicker. We had a nice chat for a couple of minutes. Then I tried that ol' reporter's trick. I said: I know your first name is tricky, can you spell it for me?

And he answered: K-Y-L-E.

Busted.

His name is Kyle Niiro. He's a 2008 Kaiser grad. He's attended UH the past two years, but decided to try out for football at the urging of friends, who thought the Warriors needed kicking help. Thanks to the strong winds at Kaiser's stadium, he said he averaged more than 45 yards per punt, and is capable of place-kicking up to 60 yards. And he has no jersey number.

And, if anybody asks, pretend that "Kyle" is a difficult name to spell.

279 Responses to “Brashton Satele: "I'm shocked"”

  1. Cheyah!:

    You were supposed to say, I meant your last name not first. That was too funny!

    Go Warriors


  2. Maverick:

    McTruck and myself will continue to confuse ya ST with the name game.

    The Big weekend starts TONIGHT!


  3. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    Aloha Kakahiaka!


  4. Pomai:

    Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth.


  5. Pomai:

    ST no worry, just wait till your my age, then not only will you have a hard time with names but with connecting the names with the faces that is if you remember a name to start with.


  6. Pomai:

    What really bad is when you can't remember a name an it's family!!!!!!!!


  7. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    It’s spring cleaning. Time to sweep.

    And mop and clean out the house. GO VOLLEYBOWS!!!


  8. Pomai:

    BTW "Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth."


  9. Loa:

    morning gang!

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  10. Loa:

    my problem is sometimes i call the kids the wrong names


  11. Pomai:

    Coming home after being away for 10 years, I would meet people and I guess the look on my face was a give away, their first words were "You don't remember me do you" answer was "Ahhhhhh No"


  12. Pomai:

    Good one Loa


  13. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    Virtual yell:
    Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth.


  14. Maverick:

    Pomai & Loa

    You know its bad when you refer to your kids with the dog, cat, pig, or any other of the pets name.
    I've Been there, done that on both ends of the name calling.


  15. Pomai:

    "Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth."


  16. Loa:

    small kid time i knew i was in trouble when my mom used to call me by my full name - first, middle, & last :lol:


  17. Loa:

    Pomai - #11 - that means you still look the same after 10 years


  18. tommui:

    LOA: Horrible, but I seem to call my youngest daughter by the oldest daughter's name too often.

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.

    Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth.

    Howdy Hawaii!!!


  19. Pomai:

    BTW Happy birthday to wafan.

    Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth.


  20. Loa:

    sorry, my bad

    Happy Birthday Wafan!

    everyone have a safe and happy weekend
    laters


  21. Pomai:

    The sky is clearing up, hope it stays clear for the game tonight.

    Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth.


  22. Bulla:

    The good thing about living in Hawaii.....everybody answers to 'eh, howzit'.....no need names.

    but when you try to be smart and for example don't know they're name and you try to massage it out of them...with good manners.... it goes like this:

    Bulla: eh, howzit, this is my wife Lyn....

    Guest: howzit, nice to meet you

    auwe


  23. Pauoa Boy:

    I was wondering who that kicker was at practice with no number. Anyway, I wish we had a true kicking Coach with the team. Watching Dunnachie and Enos practice kicking, those guys really need the help. Dunnachie especially IMO, I mean he can boom but at the same time is very inconsistent and placement accuracy is off half the time. I wish someone could help him work on his kicking mechanics, that would be a huge help this year on special teams. The Kyle kid wasn't too bad either, but can tell Dunnachie get the stronger leg. I hope them guys can improve themselves before season starts but at least one of the coaches should spend more time helping em out. Can somebody call now retired Jason Elam please?


  24. Pauoa Boy:

    Just a thought...

    Funny how Coach Gib in this late in the recruiting period is landing pretty solid talented guys to play for us and not settling for just whoever is left. I like how he is actively recruiting guys who have been recruited by big name schools and is beating them out. I like the type of players he is recruiting and I think if he can land those two guards and maybe another talented big banger in the post, we going be cherry come next season.


  25. Slugger:

    Good morning!

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.

    Yay! VolleyBows!


  26. Bulla:

    PB
    Arnold is definitely making quick progress on a short road....future is looking good for UH Basketball Bows............like Coach John Wooden said, 'you can teach them to play, you can't teach them to grow'.


  27. ai-eee-soos:

    Dolphins trade Ted Guinn (sp) to 49ers.

    should be good news for Davonne.

    per espn.


  28. Slugger:

    Happy berfday, wafan!!!


  29. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Good Morning Gangeez! :) :) :)

    Just call everybody "Gangeez". Thats what I do. It can refer to one person who's name I can't recall, or it can refer to several persons whose names I dont remember.


  30. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Happy Birthday wafan gangeez! :lol:


  31. Stan Manley:

    For more on Ted Ginn go to http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5099673

    Good for Marshall and even better for for Davonne. Wow, a 5th round for Ginn? Sounds about right since he dropped passes when it was needed.


  32. Pauoa Boy:

    ai-eee-soos,

    Davone Bess is too valuable for the Dolphins and has a cheaper price tag than Ginn Jr. He is IMO the second best slot receiver in the NFL behind Wes Welker. Davone could be the best if he had a big name guy on the outside like Welker has with Randy Moss. Well now he does with Brandon Marshall there, so I'm sure it will only help Davone as he is most likely the #2 guy now that Ginn Jr. is gone! I garrans that after this season if Davone continues his success, the Dolphins are going to need to offer him a huge paycheck to stay! What I like also with the release of Ginn Jr. is it also gives Ryan Grice-Mullens a chance as well. If he can move up the depth chart to be the #3 guy or at least a situational guy for the Dolphins that would be the ish seeing him and Davone on the field at the same time. I'm sure they are both helping each other out to become the duo they once were and dominate! Just hope Chad Henne can get em the ball. Dolphins should be much improved on offense now that they have weapons in Marshall, Bess, Grice-Mullens, Ronnie Brown, Ricky Williams, Fasano, etc... just wish Samson Satele was still there though. Anyway, also hope Ikaika Alama-Francis can crack the rotation on the D-Line!


  33. Pauoa Boy:

    Bulla,

    That is a true statement...but at the same time the bigs gotta be somewhat good too. No use having bigs that just going ride the pine. I mean back when had Tony Maroney and Seth Sundberg, they wasn't that good but at least they could play and that height helped alot. I dunno too much about the guy Kurtz, but I hope he can be the banger we need at 7'0"...


  34. ZeroGravity:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep


  35. djmitcho:

    Happy Aloha Friday everyone in Tsaikoland! Happy Birthday to wafan!


  36. Don Weir:

    SteveM
    Updates you received were out of my office. I moved to upper campus for the Foundation and I am helping with travel, tickets, and events/receptions & arrangements for West Point, Las Vegas, and Boulder. We are attempting to coordinate UHAA, UHF, and UHAD activities and get the message out to all from Hawaii that are deciding to go on the road as well as all of the mainland supporters who are often the last to know what is happening.

    Kelvin Shoji and I met with Tammie who is responsible for the Colorado Aloha Fest the weekend of the Boulder game. We hope to have some game highlights for Colorado fans on Thursday, dvd on Friday, and of course UHAA tailgate and game on Saturday. Reception for FB alums and fans after the game as well. Hotel specials and information on the Ho'ike may be found at (http://www.coloradoalohafest.com/). Tammie told us that the special hotel rates listed on the site will be gone soon. Most tour groups are staying in Denver and making the drive to Boulder. Staying in Boulder this weekend could be a real road trip experience!!
    We will be showing the Centennial video of UH Football as the warmup to the Ho'ike for all of the Hawaii fans that haven't had the opportunity to see the great presentation put together by Robert Kekaula.
    Once we have a better idea of all events and 'specials' I will post here to a link where the information will be found.

    Al,
    By the way the placekicker 72-73 was Reinhold Stuprich and the punter was a fellow San Diego boy, left footer Bob Lueke.
    LB's
    Manny de Soto, Dexter Gomes, Bill Leutz

    I was part of the greeting group that went to HNL to welcome Grambling. Remind me to tell that story when we next meet.


  37. Jonz Dad:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  38. ai-eee-soos:

    Pauoa Boy #32.

    Agreed, one less wr to compete for the jobs,

    Yep, and RGM get better chance now.

    Good luck to all the Warriors.


  39. BG:

    "It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep."

    It's also the day after the deadline for taxes! Woohoooo! Whew. Done for another year. On to Wahine stadium to cheer on our feisty ladies! Opps, can't make it tonight, but doubleheader tomorrow! Never too late to jump on the bandwagon. Good for us that some Tsaikos have been driving it...Pomai and Kazz!!!

    Going outside to check out what the sun looks like and check on Betty's garden. She's been under the weather the last couple of days and might be iffy for tomorrow. Strawberries, string beans, and manoa lettuce doing great.

    bbl


  40. al:

    arrival of marshall departure of ginn really had no bearing on davone bess' position on the team. as the aforementioned were wr's whereas davone is a slot receiver.

    marshall's presence does in fact enhance what davone will do in the coming years.


  41. BG:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAFAN!!!! You one strong foundation for the Tsaiko hale in the PNW! Wow! Your birthday and it's aloha friday too!


  42. al:

    rgm's best shot with the dolphins would be as a backup wr/slot and a kick returner. he could also take over punt returner for davone who's value is rising as a slot receiver.


  43. al:

    wafan...another birthday?
    already?

    whoee. don't they come faster these days?

    happy birthday!


  44. SailorBlue:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  45. jm2375:

    Good morning Tsai-kos! Happy Friday!

    Happy Birthday wafan! Hope you have a great weekend.

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep. GO WARRIORS!
    (If I win, da keed is probably gonna try to take it from me)

    ST - da HA stuff you giving away. We actually gotta yell it at the game? No shame, eh? :lol:


  46. Slugger:

    BG,

    (((HUGS))) to Betty. Hope she feels better soon.


  47. Randy:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  48. al:

    what i learned a long time ago....
    run in to someone...forgot their name?
    happens often as one's memory cell disappear on you.

    you: hey, howzit?
    her: oh, hi al. long time no see.
    you: er, yah. btw, what was your name again?
    her: you forgot? i am raquel.
    you: raquel, no i know your first name is raquel. i couldn't remember your last name.
    her: its welch.
    you: oh yah. raquel welch, how could i have forgotten? for some reason i kept thinking it was walsh.
    her: too funny.
    you: hey, raquel let's have lunch at camellia.


  49. Pauoa Boy:

    Thing I like about Ryan is that he is faster than Davone, they both have the shiftiness to get the YAC's but Ryan has a second gear. He could be a sleeper at KR/PR but I never seen him back there fielding kicks, so I dunno how that would work out. Davone has the better hands and is tough, but Ryan isn't too far behind IMO. I know at this point the guy Greg Camarillo is liked by the Dolphins staff, so Ryan would have to be beastin in practices to make it!


  50. YOUlike:

    Kyle Niiro has a strong leg. I remember watching him at Kaiser. He kicked a 52 in a game once and had a punt (with the roll) for 78 yards. 60 yards was in the air! I think he will do well if given a chance. Watch out for him!


  51. Bulla:

    #33 PB

    So true, ouch, Rogue Harris, Tony Maroney.....err anyone say Brad P....., hopefully this guys can bring it :)

    you gotta admit, it is looking up at this point....


  52. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Al-

    You know Raquel Welch?! Wow! You da man!

    And you couldn't even remember her last name...


  53. Bulla:

    al,

    how could you ever forget raquel welch??? she had the biggest pair of .............eyes i can remember........such a nice gal, one of the original creators of Mass Distraction........shock and awe............


  54. al:

    dpk, bulla....well i stuttered and stumbled as my eyes were transfixed upon those....eyes.

    i can always count on my two brothers in times like these.


  55. al:

    btw, where has your other brother been hiding out at?

    you know the guy who's vein course with the rainbow colors...pride.


  56. Bulla:

    howzit,

    i don't know....almost ready to make the 911 call on our highly esteemed one...maybe a guest appearance at the scrimmage tomorrow???


  57. Bulla:

    kazz,

    we're thinking of jamming UH football/softball tomorrow, since the scrimmage starts at 130 pm, we'll be on campus already....

    gotta prepare for some ministry work to do today, and also tomorrow morning, so the boss thinks it's better if we focus on tomorrow for softball, but we shall see. we are so looking forward to watching the na wahine play some ball !


  58. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  59. (Jesse)James:

    Good morning Tsaikos....hope all have a great day...

    Happy Birthday Wafan..!!!!!

    ST, that's why you bring Leila with you. Conversation:

    ST: "Hey, so I wanted to talk to you about..."

    Kicker guy: "Okay."

    Leila: "Geez, Stephen...sooooo rude. I'm Leila, by the way. Nice to meet you. and you are??"


  60. 808DucksFan:

    Aloha Kakahiaka Tsai-kos and Happy Berfday wafan!

    I'm so glad to see that the VolleyBows are strong contenders nationally again and hopefully they'll be able to sweep UCSB so we can host an opening round match next weekend. Haven't been to see a game in person since the Yuval Katz, Jason Salmeri days and maybe it's time to go to the "Stanley".

    Good luck to all the UH teams in action this weekend and GO BOWS!!


  61. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Back in the day, there'd be perhaps as many as 25 local folks sitting in the third base bleachers, a dozen or so on the first base side and maybe as many as 20 sitting behind the home plate net. Frequently, the visiting team fans would outnumber us by a factor of three or four.

    Glad to see new faces at these games - especially members of the high school teams who are able to see what could be their future in a couple of years.

    Now that my vision is so bad, I have an excuse for not remembering names. Fortunately, my brain cells haven't disappeared yet so I am able to remember where we first met or the last time we ran into each other.

    What gets to me, however, is the way that adults change physically as they get older. Oftentimes, I can only recognize them by their voices.


  62. spamworld:

    So, is this new look homepage part of the assets sale?

    From what I understand the entire website was a proprietary gannett template.


  63. Kazz:

    Another way to secure a regional invitation is to STOMP on and break the "figurative" necks of LaTech, Nevada, and Fresno State and GRAB that WAC Championship. :cool:


  64. (Jesse)James:

    Hey al and bulla...and Raquel Welch still got it even though she's like in her sixties or something like that...


  65. Kazz:

    Wdoc,

    The only time the visiting team's fans/parents would outnumber us is when ECU came in since they had six local girls playing for them. But even then, I carefully looked and they equaled, more or less what we had.

    Visiting teams tend to bring about 15-20 people with them.

    We don't get outnumbered.


  66. addahknowjoe:

    Howzit errybody!

    Just lurking.

    Good healthy reading going on today! Mahalo everyone!

    Keep going!


  67. al:

    j/j...i just spoke to her.
    she said she'll be 70 three days after we beat usc.

    here's some recent photos...

    http://www.askmen.com/celebs/women/actress_150/153_raquel_welch.html


  68. al:

    i wonder if ahouse is camping out at the airport???


  69. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Raquel Welch... MMMMmmmm...


  70. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    She still looks great!


  71. Slugger:

    #64 > Raquel Welch will be 70 y.o. this year. Still a beauty and in good shape.


  72. Slugger:

    Time to mosey along...

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  73. Dedra Pixler:

    what a great post, i love to read it.


  74. jojo ®:

    DPK - pork chops and eggs!!!!

    HI LOA!

    i can spell that


  75. Ueomuite607:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep


  76. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Um thanks, uh Dedra, uh, the uh, blog guy, wuts his name, uh really appreciates, uh, your, uh, comments.


  77. tarai:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep


  78. curveball:

    (Jesse)James:..speaking of movie stars I been meaning to ask you about this Sanra Bullock thing....what the hell you thinking ;)


  79. curveball:

    Sandra...geez


  80. chopsueyboy:

    Happy Birthday Wafan!

    Do you get older sooner being in the left coast time zone instead of Hawaiian time (3 hours later)?

    kicking help? Has anyone contacted Peter Kim from Yummy's Korean BBQ
    (place kicker for national champion Alabama a bunch of years ago)?
    He helped azngamer808 increase his range an additional 10 yards.

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  81. (Jesse)James:

    Curveball...Yeah I know...I admit it...I made a big mistake....but I can't help it if women want me....I need some therapy.....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA


  82. A-House:

    It's Spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  83. Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    Kazz: In my #62 I was referring to previous seasons three and four years ago; this year and last season, the local supporters have gradually increased.


  84. A-House:

    al:

    even if i was camping at the airport, i would not know who to look for.

    last time i wanted to talk to this very tall young man, i was abruptly told by mrs ahouse to mind my own business!!!


  85. A-House:

    ho, ho, it's wafan time - no, not the beer, but Happy Birfday - enjoy the day and tell the kids to slack off!!!


  86. BG:

    A-House

    Wat?!! Talking to a GUY and you get the stink eye?


  87. BG:

    J(J)

    Let me call Tiger for you and get his therapist's phone #. LOL


  88. Kekoa:

    Hmmm...Pomai is bringing Kalua Pig, maybe I should bring the poi and Lau Lau...altho Al would prolly vote for the Lomi Salmon. Tuff choices...

    HoweLee is bringing the big Coffee Jug, and his roomie is making a special marinade for the chicken she plans to throw on NSF's grill.

    What. Ever. We should be well fed by fb practice time - for those who are heading to UH early. For those who want to stay long, maybe we save the Bento Sushi for munchies at the stadium. Beats watching Kazz choking on Skittles!

    Now if a certain Prize Distributor (ST-what's his name?) would bring the alledged imported beers to the Softball game tonite for safe keeping until tomorrow's practice gate...


  89. Kekoa:

    Wafan ~ Happy Birthday my friend! Enjoy your day, and eat hearty!

    Hey it's almost time for you to make your annual migration home!


  90. al:

    mrs. ahouse is no fun.
    she sounds like the boss.

    well hopefully the two recruits commit over the weekend. i am sure that gib will have the contract in hand already.

    even if we get these two, i believe that we'll still land another jc guy or another point guard. we'll need two at least what with hiram graduating.

    i can foresee us running a two platoon system in the beginning just to get the tempo going early.


  91. Pomai:

    (J)J why do you do this all the time? You know KM will be here shortly.


  92. BG:

    Got some sunshine in the garden and made Betty happy with some sweet strawberries and tender stringbeans. Gonna hit the books hard and make sure my whole Saturday is open for Tsaiko-mania. Great company and fuuud at the t-gate and then we're gonna get that stadium rocking. Bulla, tell the Beast to bring his buds over to the Tsaiko section...hope they not the shy kine guys! LOL

    bbl


  93. HiFlyer:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  94. Old Diver:

    # 71

    Ahhhh, Raquel Welch, Still remember her in One Million B.C. , Probably the greatest costume ever designed.


  95. al:

    old diver...i am glad that we stirred some happy thoughts for you today.


  96. jm2375:

    Old Diver - #94 - what costume? :lol:

    Kekoa - you still neva get 'um from ST yet? da A-house family going tomorrow? mebbe dey can go pick 'um up from his house. Heard the beer is a sukoshi safer cuz Gramps no like come now. He says he only going to practice and softball.

    Oh yeah - add bread pudding to da menu. a-joe had better show up.


  97. jm2375:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  98. Kazz:

    We've been here before. All season long, we find ourselves up against great pitching. Stanford, DePaul, Washington, and SJSU. Baseball and softball are great in the sense that pitchers can STEAL the show, and if a story is being written, then this is like one of those kiddie books where you can turn to a certain page to see alternate endings.

    Page 203:

    203 Ks for LaTech AC Meghan Krieg, the Wahine's BIGGEST threat to the winning streak and the home run and hitting averages as of late. The Wahine have been preparing all week for Krieg with working on change-ups, curves, and screwballs according to Stephen Tsai and they are MORE than aware of the kind of damage she can do. Good scouting has muffed out this team before. In watching the first game against DePaul I could see from my seat that they had the Wahine batters well-scouted. The catcher was "cheating" the outside pitch calls to the point where her outside foot was in the middle of the opposite batter's box. Na Wahine couldn't hit the moon that day and I was quite irritated with it.

    The key is their confidence. They need to balance that with humility because they should expect a slow start to tonight's game as Krieg introduces herself to a NEW and different Wahine team. Last season she didn't go up against a Kelly Majam, a Jessica Iwata, a Melissa Gonzalez, or a Jenna Rodriguez AND they have never gone up against Krieg either. It's a game of softball "chicken". For our Wahine that HAVE gone up against Krieg, like Pu'u-Warren, Yoshikawa, Taualii, and Grimes, it's revenge. This group of seniors have seen the kind of damage Krieg can do and at the same time the hitting percentages from the 2009 team is FAR off from this team. So again, they meet again, this time the confidence factor gives a slight edge to the Wahine.

    Page 38:

    38 errors committed by the LaTechsters in comparison to our 59. Ok, so they don't make as many mistakes as we do or did... Of course LaTech's earlier opponents were quite.. ummm... not as polished as the opponents we faced and our RPIs tell that story quite well. The three teams we faced on the road shared one thing in common. They had the ability to capitalize on errors by the other team, I just do not see this with LaTech especially since their stolen base to attempt ratio for the entire season is 13-17 which is EXACTLY IDENTICAL to the stolen base to attempt ratio for the Wahine... Of course the Wahine have a little more "umph" in their batting order... Just a little more...

    Ok, so the endings to the LaTech "story" pretty has us "squeaking" by on page 203 and then dominating on page 38. Both are happy endings.

    Page 203 still presents a big problem if the Wahine are too full of themselves to accept getting some Ks early on in tonight's game. While in the past and earlier in the season, they could take the first loss and then come back roaring in the DH the next day, this is conferenc play and they need every win to count. This fact is not lost on Bob Coolen.

    PAGE 700:

    700 wins at UH Manoa for our "skipper". He knows better than all of us what he has in his dugout, all the good and all the bad. It's all on him to keep his ladies on that even mental ledge of sanity and humility that will end up being the difference in this series.

    Overall the LaTechsters don't have a reason to pose a threat offensively for our Wahine as they are batting .240 as a team and have been shut down by WAC opponents NMSU and SJSU in some of their games and the offensive flurries against most recently Grambling State is something that won't be setting off any alarms anytime soon.

    Keys to Wahine success, this is gonna sound so obvious:
    -Pitching
    -Hitting

    Ricketts has just gotta keep on truckin along as she has this conference season for us and believe that her batting order can support her against a great ACE in Krieg. She also must maintain confidence in her infield as they have appeared to improve their play as well.

    The confidence factor works both ways. In this series the hitting of our Wahine against Krieg will DIRECTLY effect our pitching. I truly believe that. If the Wahine find themselves in a pitcher's dual and it's either 1-1 or 0-0 or even down 1-0 late in the game, our batters need to pick themselves up and find that "mana" they have had all season long. If not, there is only so much Ricketts can do.

    For Kaia Parnaby, her WAC ERA is down or should I say UP. 4.80 to be exact. She has been lit up quite well in solo games against SJSU and Utah State. Again, I mentioned the rigors of a different road atmosphere in Logan Utah complete with snow and cold weather must have played a factor and she suffered an unreported "dinger" to her pitching hand (left) in that one game against SJSU where she attempted to field a line drive that went partially off her bare hand. Of course it wasn't serious enough to report, but noticeable as that game went along. She starts off new again as the entire team does and her mental toughness will need to show when she is called upon to start.

    Concerns for the Wahine:
    -KRIEG.

    Self explainatory. On several occasions the Wahine, earlier on in the non-conference season have been victims of the K. Multiple times have opposing pitchers recorded 10+ Ks on the Wahine and have made average pitchers with good pitch selection look stellar. Tonight and tomorrow we will find out if the recent hitting success is due to a more seasoned lineup as the season progressed or if the insane numbers are due to "dumbed" down competition in the WAC. Personally I think it's a little bit of both.

    I have seen this team from the start and that includes the fall exhibition games against Chaminade and I won't lie and say I saw something special from the beginning. I remember that cold and rainy night the Wahine debuted against McNeese and I left that stadium thinking "what the???" I knew our batting order was going to be better, to what degree I wasn't sure. As the season moved along, Coach Coolen made the changes to the lineup and even recently during WAC play he did it again and it resulted in positive numbers.

    It has been nothing but a steady climb for the Wahine as this season went along and this time they are doing it with a full tank of gas. Last season, they made a steady climb at the end of the year too, but with not as much gas. Grimes is hitting, Taualii is back big time, and Iwata is out of this world, and Majam continues to do things that many have never seen before.

    The prognosis is good, but as we here in Hawaii already understand our weather patterns can change on a dime, so can our fortunes. Softball, like baseball, can be a streaky game that can leave many scratching their head one day and have people cheering like madmen the next.

    Xs and Os I see no reason that the Wahine should lose this series against LaTech and through some tough spots I see no reason why the Wahine shouldn't sweep Tech either.

    The real story, as I see it, is an entire team of players that have come to truly enjoy being with one another on and off the field led by a group of seniors that want to finish their college careers on a higher note than the last class. There are winners on this team, new ones that have gotten taste of success and the "older" ones that are the ONLY remaining components of the 2007 WAC Championship/Super Regional squad that saw how to win in big games and now the application of lessons learned continues to come to fruition starting tonight.

    Prediction:

    GAME 1:
    Wahine 3
    LaTech 2

    -Pitchers dual.

    GAME 2:
    Wahine 8
    LaTech 3

    -Slow start against Krieg again, offensive explosion around the 5th inning.

    Game 3:
    Wahine 12
    LaTech 2

    -Krieg is done for the series and won't start.


  99. jm2375:

    why are my html taggies not working today? let's try this again.
    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  100. al:

    so gibber had some previous contact with the two jc guys.

    apparently he also tried recruiting both thomas and joaquim while they were still in hs when the gibber was at usc.


  101. Kazz:

    Capitol -ist/WassupDoc:

    April 16th, 2010 at 10:34 am
    Kazz: In my #62 I was referring to previous seasons three and four years ago; this year and last season, the local supporters have gradually increased.

    W-Doc,

    Ah! I missed the "back in the day" reference. Correction noted.


  102. jm2375:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  103. jm2375:

    oh duh, using wrong tags. no wonder neva work.


  104. Kazz:

    JM,

    Your HTML taggies are furloughed.


  105. Pomai:

    #96
    jm2375:
    April 16th, 2010 at 11:05 am
    cuz Gramps no like come now. He says he only going to practice and softball.

    Oh yeah - add bread pudding to da menu. a-joe had better show up

    Wot, does he know he is risking his starting position???


  106. Kazz:

    Pomai,

    You gonna be at UH early?


  107. Kazz:

    A-JOE!!!

    YOU DA MAN!!!

    Da coach was quite impressed!!!


  108. sjmacro:

    Hope you all enjoy bread pudding 'cuz we're bringing some too. At least it's two different recipes and cooks. See some of you tonight and the rest of you tomorrow!


  109. Pomai:

    Kazz yeah should be there by 5:00


  110. Pomai:

    From looking at the TV radar things should be clear for the game.


  111. BigIslandkurt:

    Addowknowjoe is an awesome kicking coach! So what Coach Mack, got room for another coach?

    BIK


  112. al:

    you all going to the softball game need to know its been raining all day around these parts and it is very cold today.

    feels like upper wahiawa.


  113. al:

    top of the fourth
    sac st 1-0


  114. Garret:

    Two companies will be hurt by the eye black ban. Apparently the athletes wearing the eye black were inadvertently advertising for one of the companies...the companies were clever to make sure their logos showed up on TV, but that was one of the reasons the NCAA cited for the ban.

    Since the company started to sell its eye black sticker product years ago, it put "Mueller" inside every sticker.

    That meant that every time an equipment manager bought from Mueller, his players would automatically be endorsing Mueller.

    If they got lucky and got on the space below the eyes of a star player, you'd see the Mueller name make an appearance in Sports Illustrated.

    The other affected company will be Eyeblack.com, a company that has been selling team logo eye black. Over the past couple years, college football players could also be seen in photos and on television wearing this company's eye black, which certainly helped sell the product to the team's superfans.


  115. Pomai:

    Garret so in other words if the NCAA can't make any money off of it, just ban it.


  116. jm2375:

    sj - #108 - gotcha. I'll only make 1 recipe then (same size I brought to da SupaBowl-gate), unless someone can make a good case for me to make a double batch. :D a-joe?


  117. Kazz:

    Eyeblack.com makes the UH "H" logo eyeblack available to fans via Rainbowtique locations.

    They come in a pack consisting of one pair of H logo eyeblack strips and some temp tattoos.

    You can go directly to eyeblack.com and buy ANY D1 college football team's eyeblack with the logo, including two versions for UH.


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  119. Kazz:

    Al,

    The softball games all season long have not been rained out and early on in the season we sat through some doo doo weather up there. There were nights were it was like a washing machine sitting outside the roof on the 3rd base side with the wind and the rain swirling inside the confines of the stadium.

    NO SKED!!! DRESS WARM!!!

    Plus I hear the field has pretty good drainage. It would have to be POURING nonstop for a few minutes to stop a game and then continuing to full on cancel a game.


  120. Bad news:

    Just saw a news article on Yahoo Sports mentioning that the NCAA denied Brashton Satele a 6th year of eligiblity. What a bummer, however, good luck to Satele as he tries to make it at the next level.


  121. RainboWarrior:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.
    I hope Brashton and Laupepa will be back. How could they say "No"?


  122. sjmacro:

    Best to you Brashton!

    http://www.nationalfootballpost.com/Hawaii-linebacker-Brashton-Satele-available-in-the-draft.html


  123. jm2375:

    #120 - I'm not gonna believe it until I hear it from UH or ST.


  124. al:

    bot 6th
    hawaii 5-3
    freitas 3 run jack
    johnson solo hr


  125. Pomai:

    according to a source with knowledge of the situation.??????????


  126. BG:

    Kazz

    Awesome analysis!!! If you had broken it up into sentences, you would have gotten to 200 all by yourself...LOL But, you pretty much nailed everything. I doubt the ladies are going to be over-confident because of Krieg's reputation and the criticality of the remaining schedule. We're playing the top half of the league and it'll be up to the Wahine to knock all the wannabes down. As good as Krieg has been to date (2 player of the week selections), Stephanie was death on the Techsters last year (no-hitter and ?2-hitter?). The drama is there. Only thing to do is to play it out.


  127. BG:

    jmxxx

    Bring it on! Hmmmm...bread pudding! Side by side comparisons...taste testing anyone?!!!


  128. SteveM:

    Good afternoon everyone!

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY WAFAN !!!

    I'm really bad with names and could never be a reporter. I have forgotten names 20 seconds after shaking their hand. Really embarrassing at times. But when I learn a name, I seldom forget it. Then, if it is a blogger here, I will remember their blog name before their real name.

    Interestingly, if I have to call out to someone suddenly, their blog name will come out. If I have 2 seconds to think about it, maybe their real name (if I know it). So I keep calling Tim "Kid", Irving "Bulla", Alvin "Al", Mary 'Mei Ling", Robin "aJoe", etc.

    When I introduce two Tsai-kos for the first time, I usually use their real names. They give each other polite smiles. Then I add their blog names--and watch their eyes light up and smiles widen. :evil: Watch this phenomena at the practice tailgate tomorrow. :)


  129. BG:

    With Betty not feeling too good, I might end up having to go "store bought". Kekoa, would some lobsters do?

    Break time pau. Quick senior nap and back to the books.

    bbl


  130. Maverick:

    the new craze of Fans wearing the black eye strips with mssg's will offset this crazy rule.


  131. A-House:

    jm2375:

    A-Houses will be there tomorrow with edamame rice and fried chicken from KJ's in Kaneohe.

    Afta, off to the Wahine SB double header!!! Got my "pink" towel to wave after every HR!!!


  132. Dan-O:

    Other paper just reported......SATELE'S APPEAL DENIED.


  133. Kekoa:

    Dan-O ~

    No!...Not Satele!...this is not what was supposed to happen. Oh wait until they feel the wrath of the Gramma! Hell hath no Fury!


  134. Kekoa:

    Maverick:

    April 16th, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    the new craze of Fans wearing the black eye strips with mssg's will offset this crazy rule.

    What about the crazy fans who will start administering *Black-eyes* to the idiots who dreamed this up?!


  135. dj:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  136. Pomai:

    Would be nice to see why they denied his appeal for a sixth year. Every time the NCAA does anything it's always for reasons no one can figure out. I really would like to see the whole NCAA overhauled. Just like the old saying, "absolute power corrupts."


  137. Kekoa:

    Sailor Blue confirmed the reservation of Pavillion #5 for the Nevada game.

    We are...TSAI-KO'S!

    GO WARRIORS!


  138. jm2375:

    A-house - could you make sure the beeru gets to the t-gate? Doomo arigato.


  139. Jack Flash:

    First Moniz gone, now Satele. This sux!


  140. Kekoa:

    It's Spring Cleaning...let's start with cleaning out the NCAA. No wait, someone may try to re-cycle them. Let's go direct to H-power with them!


  141. J-Dog:

    Seems like there is a curse around the term "slam dunk" when it comes to our warriors. Best not to use that term anymore.


  142. jm2375:

    Good luck to Brashton in his future career. Would've loved to see him in a UH uniform again.


  143. Ahikatsu:

    Another bummer.

    Sac St - 11
    Hawaii - 6

    bottom of 8th


  144. J-Dog:

    Did I miss out the news on the outcome of the 6th year appeal for Rocky Savaiigaea?

    Seems like Satele and Letuli's name is the only one floating around the news.


  145. ai-eee-soos:

    NCAA = National COMMUNIST Athletic Association, someone said.

    (brian bosworth ? )


  146. jm2375:

    The big question is - why did it take No Clue At All so long to make the decision. If the reason was the post-dated documentation for the 2005 injury, why couldn't they just look at the dates and say "No" in the first place? Or, am I oversimplifying it?


  147. (Jesse)James:

    Too bad about Brashton...sucks for us...but may he move on to bigger and better things....Godspeed to Brashton...make us proud at the next level!!!!!


  148. Kekoa:

    It pains me to hear that both the University and the NCAA stumbled over the weight of their own paper shuffle to screw up this simple medical situation.

    Saying I had a solution won't help now.


  149. Stephen Tsai:

    Sorry about the delay on Brashton, folks, but I was asleep and had my phone on silent.
    When I woke up, I had 11 missed calls and 20-plus texts.


  150. Stephen Tsai:

    As I understand it, the doctors and PTs (and coaches) involved in 2005 all wrote letters on behalf of Brashton. But there just wasn't any letters, written in 2005, that said: Brashton is hurt and will miss the entire 2005 season.
    I mean, back then, nobody thinks to ask for such letters. I hope Paipai Falemalu has documentation for 2008, just in case.


  151. A-House:

    jm2374 - will attempt to make contact with ST, secure the biru, and deliver tomorrow - no promises as he is the elusive one!!!


  152. mctruck:

    I adopted a very beautiful calico manx cat, and so I wanted to name her something, regal-like; so I named her, Sheeba. However, most of the time, I forget her name and just land up calling her, baby...which she actually is......my baby anyway.(memory banks running on low-reserve).

    I always used the term, "Eh Bradah." whenever I forgot their name. In Hawaii, it works for me....in Texas, "Hey Partner(pardner)."


  153. mctruck:

    Oh, and "Eh, Sista." for the wahine's.


  154. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Very bad news about Brashton!

    #@%&@@ NCAA!


  155. A-House:

    Still trying to figure out why the 49ers decided to trade for Ted Guin for whatever compensation they had to pay to Miami - lousy hands in Miami is still lousy hands in the bay area - 49ers gave up a 5th round choice?

    Interesting that Brandon Marshal who was with the 49ers is traded to Miami by Denver and then the 49ers trade for Guin. Makes sense? Not to me. I would ask for Devone Bess and give up a 5th round choice.

    Hey, Brew, you gots da soups on this????

    Hope the new power to be does not trade their 13th and 16th pick in next weeks draft.


  156. Slugger:

    al,

    Where you at? In Mo'ili'ili it hasn't rained, maybe a light drizzle earlier, but the ground's not wet. The back of Manoa valley does not have clouds sitting on the mountains. It's overcast & grey & windy. Might rain a little later in Manoa, but doesn't look too bad right now.

    Dress warmly!!!


  157. A-House:

    ST:

    your #150 - sounds like the NCAA committee used the same logic for taking away the VB Championship trophy and banner when they ruled, post season, after creating a new rule/guideline, making Costas ineligible saying the UH should have known about playing with "pros" when the rule did not exist before UH recruited him.

    Saying that there was no medical statement in 2005 saying that Brashton is hurt and will miss the entire season - what da hell does that prove???


  158. d1島:

    As fans of the Warriors. the decision doesn't sound good but for Brashton Satele it means it's time to get on with it.

    Best of luck and Mahalo for being a Warrior.

    Bad-mouthing the NCAA won't do anything to change this or influence any future decisions that are presented to them in the same manner. If we were to find that the NCAA rules differently for another team, I'm sure there would be a lot of complaints from this side of the fence. THey can only "call it as they see it."

    Like Stephen explained, when a freshman sits out because he gets hurt and decides to play the "suck it up" scenario to try to "fit in" he's not considering all the future possibilities.


  159. jm2375:

    UH should institute a new policy of gathering all documentation for all players with season-ending injuries.


  160. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    Nice to see Colt wearing #15 again (I put one pic on my blog).

    Auwe for Brashton - but perhaps it is the sign of better things to come!

    Just found out that Kauai's very special band director Larry MacIntosh has passed away. :-(
    Among many things, he made is possible for our kids to march in the Rose and Macy parades in 2005.
    We all know how important the band is to the football team. This is a big loss for Kauai- even tho he was retired from Kauai High, he was still a musical force. God Bless.


  161. d1島:

    jmxxxx,

    The key phrase is "season-ending"....not sure that all doctor's notes would indicate that at the time the player is evaluated.


  162. Willie:

    From reading ST's comments I take it that the magic bullet was a specific letter stating Brashton was going to miss the entire 2005 season, that had to have been written in 2005.

    What about medical records from the PT and doctors in 2005. Also, medical reimbursement records from 2005. All of these records would have noted the type of injury, medication prescribed, medical treatment rendered and physical theapy performed. Were these provided?

    Last thing, are records for participation in games kept? If he did not play at all in 2005 could this have been confirmed.


  163. d1島:

    ....also need to consider, "Who's going to pay for someone to do that?"

    ...I understand someone has some ideas about that!

    (drum roll.........

    ....enter, Kekoa!)


  164. Kazz:

    This just matches the mood of the weather... Dreary looking, but no rain yet.

    MY BEST WISHES TO YOU BRADDAH BRASHTON! WE'RE GONNA MISS YOU, BUT BEST OF LUCK IN THE NEXT STEP IN YOUR FOOTBALL CAREER!!!


  165. Slugger:

    Good luck to Brashton. Hope it's better for you at the next level.


  166. d1島:

    :twisted:

    No can get audio feed or live stats.

    What happened to the BaseBows?


  167. d1島:

    nvm...saw it on the UH site. :-(


  168. Pomai:

    So I guess the NCAA thinks everyone is lying when they have said in writing that he missed the whole year due to injury. So I guess they are denying it on a technicality. No Clue At ALL does it again to UH.


  169. d1島:

    Too bad Capaul (cah-PAWL) couldn't hold this time.


  170. BleedGreen808:

    Sorry to hear about Brashton...well at least he know now what he needs to do, the NFL.

    In the words of my uncle, "When one thing ends, another one begins."

    Good luck with the NFL!


  171. Kazz:

    d1島:

    April 16th, 2010 at 2:07 pm
    Capaul (cah-PAWL)

    :lol:

    Good one!


  172. BleedGreen808:

    Good luck to the SoftBows tonight.

    Too bad about the BaseBows. Let's get the double header tomorrow.

    Here's to the team in GREEN!


  173. d1島:

    Kazz,

    One can only hope that somebody new in town might check out some local blogs to get the lay of the land! ;-)


  174. BleedGreen808:

    Let's go VolleyBows.

    Here's to the team in GREEN!


  175. d1島:

    Nice day for CJ. Freitas did his part. Hope some others pick it up, too.


  176. Garret:

    sounds like the NCAA committee used the same logic for taking away the VB Championship trophy and banner when they ruled, post season, after creating a new rule/guideline, making Costas ineligible saying the UH should have known about playing with "pros" when the rule did not exist before UH recruited him.

    Saying that there was no medical statement in 2005 saying that Brashton is hurt and will miss the entire season - what da hell does that prove???

    A-House,

    This is a *very* different situation than the volleyball title. *Every* team in the NCAA knows that you are supposed to gather the information on injuries if you wish to apply for medical redshirts in the future. *Every* school is supposed to make sure that all of their athletes know about this rule. To find out that NOTHING was documented in 2005 about Brashton's injury is very depressing to me because I *wanted* to be able to rant against the NCAA if his application was denied.

    Quite simply, this is a *UH* compliance problem, not an NCAA problem. UH failed to keep track of the paperwork needed for the future, and UH's compliance department failed to make sure that their athletes know about the rules. A properly run compliance department would have made sure to keep records of ALL athletes that are missing extended numbers of games, just in case. They should NOT take the athlete's word for things, they should talk with the doctors themselves.


  177. BleedGreen808:

    Happy BDay to wafan!


  178. Garret:

    So I guess the NCAA thinks everyone is lying when they have said in writing that he missed the whole year due to injury. So I guess they are denying it on a technicality. No Clue At ALL does it again to UH.

    Pomai,

    One thing I hate is the "victim" mentality where all faults are blamed on others no matter what the facts are. The *facts* are that the rules apply to all schools and UH failed to do what it needed to do to preserve Brashton's chance for a medical redshirt year.

    If you want to rant against someone, don't blame the NCAA. You should blame the head of UH's compliance department...the man who ST labeled HF's "drinking buddy". You can also blame the person who let so many things like this slip through the cracks--HF.


  179. BleedGreen808:

    Quite simply, this is a *UH* compliance problem, not an NCAA problem. UH failed to keep track of the paperwork needed for the future, and UH's compliance department failed to make sure that their athletes know about the rules. A properly run compliance department would have made sure to keep records of ALL athletes that are missing extended numbers of games, just in case. They should NOT take the athlete's word for things, they should talk with the doctors themselves.

    Couldn't agree with you more Garret

    Let's hope this doesn't repeat itself in the future.


  180. Elvera Fabbri:

    Hello,I love reading through your blog, I wanted to leave a little comment to support you and wish you a good continuation. Wishing you the best of luck for all your blogging efforts.


  181. Garret:

    "nobody saw it would put us in this situation" several years later.

    This quote from Lee Ann Satele shows that UH's compliance department failed Brashton. HF's drinking buddy (Bryant) should have kept track of things just in case. I know first-hand that 2 other NCAA schools, one big-budget Big 12 school and one small-budget WCC school, keep track of things so that things like this do not slip through the cracks.

    UH's compliance department in 2005 should have known that you cannot back-date the data and you have to be proactive. I really wish Brashton could play this season for UH, but I cannot blame this on the NCAA.


  182. Garret:

    ST has actually been hinting about this for months now. He's dropped little hints that records were not kept at UH because nobody thought Brashton would need a 6th year. I've actually been worried about this exact problem for awhile, but I chose to think he could be referring to other things because I did not want to think about how UH's compliance department could have failed Brashton.


  183. Pauoa Boy:

    Wow, good luck to Bruddah Brashton as his Pro Day performance should land him a spot on an NFL roster. I know he would've been huge for us this year and his stock for the next draft would've went up. Oh well, just keep working hard and we'll see you in the NFL soon enough!


  184. Garret:

    The good news is that Bill Bryant is gone from being in charge of UH's compliance department.

    The bad news is that UH has 2 or 3 *less* people working in the compliance department than they used to have. It was explained here once that UH used to have Bryant, Amanda, possibly 1 other person, and a couple of student workers. Amanda took Bryant's position, *nobody* was hired to replace Amanda's position, and there was no money for student workers either.

    Other schools can have 8 full-time people plus tons of support staff (students, admins) for their compliance department. Low-budget WAC schools can have 4 full-time people in their compliance department. UH has *1* full-time person in its compliance department. I've ranted about this before, but now I'm really upset that Brashton's future and UH's season will directly be hurt by this failure.

    Trouble is, UH doesn't have money to staff up in the compliance department.


  185. Willie:

    You do not have to backdate medical records, physical therapy records and insurance reimbursements. These would all have valid 2005 dates and possible 2006 dates depending on the extent & duration of his injury. I hope someone can shed some light on why these dated documents have no significance to the case.


  186. Garret:

    I cannot believe I'm actually defending the NCAA instead of UH on an issue. This is a classic example of the horrible situation UH Athletics was in under HF...


  187. Garret:

    Paterson, who was named interim compliance officer in 2008, said that, during orientation meetings, student-athletes are instructed to collect contemporaneous documentation whenever they suffer an injury.

    UH might do this *now*, but was this emphasized in 2004 and 2005?


  188. Pomai:

    Garret I understand what your saying but it seems that the NCAA is kind of using blind justice here, I can't understand why they could not except a written statement from say doctors that treated him, or coaches who coached him at the time, an also a written statement from the school itself, saying that he missed this season and here is why he missed it. I mean the FACT is he missed the season due to injury. Sorry sometimes I just think people in the NCAA's position should use some common sense.


  189. NorthShoreFan:

    Ginn traded to SanFran...interesting developments.
    With Marshall I hope to see Bess be able to run deeper routes and improve on his stats.

    Some time back I met Kyle Niiro's dad. He spoke of his experience as a defensive back, of trying to stop/tackle a proto type running back went by the name of Earl Campbell. Needless to say the game experience has left Kyle's dad with a "lasting impression". Earl Campbell was a load to deal with.

    BG...got to make Betty some good ole kim chee soup with tofu!..Korean cure all! Hope she's feeling better!

    Kazz...did you manage to turn the water off at WSS? Me and da Mrs. planning to brave the cool temperatures but if rain out, don't want to make the needless trek...anyhoo will keep my ears posted to da radio..
    You would make on guud color analyst..get dat Hart dude off da air.


  190. NorthShoreFan:

    d1..#158...ditto dat..
    I hope the best for Brashton. BIG MAHALO for all you've done for UH!

    You would think that some one must have made a decision for Brashton to sit out 2005 because of his condition. Why is there no paper trail?
    ST gave the reasons a while back and it just disappointing that he loses a season because of No Cue At All required paper work.


  191. l10pc:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  192. Matt:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  193. Kazz:

    Softball Weather Report:

    (courtesy of Slugger)

    Cold, overcast, no "heavy" clouds visible over Manoa valley.

    Chance of some sprinkles tonight.


  194. PowderPuff:

    Love your post today, ST - except the bad news about Brashton. Best wishes to you, Brashton - go make some big money on Sundays (and Mondays and Thursdays).

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep. I just felt like saying that - let's go guys, SWEEP the Gauchos. I never win stuff (when I enter), but if I win...you can give to jm2375 for her keed.

    And wow, gotta love the Cougar kicker. Go get 'em Kyle! RAWR!!!! :)


  195. Blue Powder:

    Without knowing all of the specific requirements the NCAA rules require, I agree with Pomai that the NCAA should be able to accept a sworn affidavit from Brashton's treating physicians and physical therapists in 2010 that his injury in 2005 caused him to miss the season. Why would their words in 2005 be accorded more weight than their sworn statements in 2010? Could these medical practitioners only tell the truth in 2005 and not 2010? That's what I don't get.

    At any rate, best of luck to Brash and mahalo for all your hard work.


  196. ai-eee-soos:

    ... if this hasn't been posted yet - HA sports ....

    The first recruits of the Gib Arnold era of University of Hawaii men's basketball were made official today.

    Arnold, announced today that Trevor Wiseman, Vander Joaquim and Josten Thomas have signed national letters of intent to join the Rainbow Warriors next season.

    "I'm extremely pleased that Trevor, Vander and Josten will be joining the team," Arnold said in press statement. "We only had a few weeks before the start of the signing period and I'm thrilled to sign players of this caliber who are going to help build this program."

    Arnold's first three signees boast size, athleticism and loads of promise


  197. d1島:

    l10pc!

    How you been?
    Must be gettin' close to KKall time!


  198. l10pc:

    Hey D1!

    Hanging in there :\ Waaayyy out of practice for KKall...no mo' extra funds due to furloughs :( Looking forward to the new season!! :)


  199. Mad Dog:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  200. d1島:

    "Contemporaneous records" is a standard used in many circles....ask your tax man. (If you can find him today!)

    Pomai,

    I can only think, "what if the shoe were on the other foot?" Would the views expressed here be the same if Chris Peterson or Pat Hill had a player in a similar situation?


  201. (Jesse)James:

    #194 PP....yo Cuz..."and sometimes Saturdays..."

    and the kicker from UH is a 40+ year old woman???? What???


  202. Manoa:

    I'm with Garrett on this.

    Back in 2004, 2005, we did not do a good job of record keeping. A program with experienced compliance people following the best practices for good programs would have kept the records and followed up to get them in case they were needed. Lesson learned. Hopefully we have procedures in place now to prevent this from happening. Audit every current player who was unable to play because of injury and see if there are contemporary records.

    Contemporary records are needed for a lot of things because back dated records are always less reliable, especially when there is motivation to fudge the records-- it is a stretch to think a doctor can recall much detail about a case that he treated five years ago.

    You can't blame the NCAA, they have an interest in following the rules to prevent teams from parking players with "medical" redshirts.


  203. Blue Powder:

    I agree that contemporaneous records are ultimately the best kind of evidence that a particular event or situation occurred at a specific time. However, basing decisions on a medical doctor's recollection in addition to his notes/billings is done on a daily basis in courtrooms all over this great nation. Medical doctor's are constantly called upon to give sworn testimony in personal injury and other tort cases as to diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation plans, etc. for patients that they treated 4 or 5 years ago. I guess that what is good enough for our court systems are not good enough for the NCAA.

    I agree with Manoa. Lesson learned. UH, don't let it happen again please.


  204. d1島:

    Blue Powder,

    True. Doctors do that...for a fee.
    Mo cheap you keep a copy yourself!


  205. Blue Powder:

    d1,

    Definitely cheaper!


  206. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    ST!!!! ANSWER YOUR PHONE!!! 1420 trying fo call you!!!


  207. Pauoa Boy:

    Great Job Coach Gib with those three all signing there LOI today. They all have the potential to be great players for us. Just gotta coach em up and help them turn our basketball program into a powerhouse.


  208. Kazz (blkberry_storm):

    Just parked here at UH. Weather looks good enough. Overcast but some blue spots in the clouds.


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  210. Slugger:

    off to the SB game...GO WAHINE!!!

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep.


  211. d1島:

    ...could end up being valuable collectibles.

    Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth.


  212. jm2375 (21):

    Warriors swept. :(


  213. colt fan:

    It's spring cleaning. Time to sweep


  214. RedZone:

    I think UH failed Brashton. I remember reading an article by a big 10 compiance guy who wrote about how they made sure that they got and stored all the paper work for all their athletes should they be injured. When situations waranted they would have all the documents on hand.


  215. Bulla:

    weather holding up, just got in and put on the TV, sorry Kazz, could not adjust the schedule......tomorrow is looking better :)


  216. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    Go *.bows!


  217. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    Is anyone at any of the games? I am able
    to see this blog, Twitter And facebook but not
    much else. Need updates, please!


  218. R Smoke:

    I seem to remember reading that one of the factors in Brashton undergoing season-ending surgery last year was that it was a lock he would get another year of eligibility. It appears everyone really believed that (coaches, media, family, etc.). Too bad for him because if this outcome would have been a serious consideration last year and he could have sufferred through the year at 70-80%, my guess is that's what he would have done. As it stands now, all NFL teams have to look at on him is 08 where he was a part-time average starter (at best) and his pro-day work out. Doesn't look good for him at all at getting anywhere at the next level.

    If there's a leason to be learned here, it's don't ever believe getting an extra year of elgibility is a reasonable expectation unless you're a redshirt freshman or JUCO transfer. It seems like every case I hear there's a "good chance" someone will get an extra year it ends up not happening. It seems to me the NCAA is extremely random in deciding these situations and there doesn't appear to be a visible standard of proof they use.


  219. βρεω808:

    End of 5th -
    LaTech - 0R, 3H, 1E
    Wahine - 3R, 5H, 0E
    Ricketts pitching
    Majam walked 3 times
    Jenna R HR in the 1st
    :D


  220. βρεω808:

    'bows VB swept by Cal State Northridge, 30-27, 30-25, 30-28 :cry:


  221. βρεω808:

    'bows BB lost to Sacramento State 11-6. :(


  222. βρεω808:

    SJ Sharks even up series 1-1 w/ goal @ end of regulation, and goal in OT! :lol:


  223. βρεω808:

    A's go to 8-4 with 4-2 win over hapless O's. Suzuki sits. :D


  224. βρεω808:

    Giants fall behind BIG to Dodgers, and late rally comes up short - losing 8-10. Still lead NL-West w/ 7-3 record. :)


  225. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    Thanks, Brew. Yea, boo, boohoo.


  226. βρεω808:

    Population of OR still waiting to increase.... any minute now.... :roll:


  227. βρεω808:

    Bottom 6th, still 3-0. Majam K's, Kazz screams.... :shock:


  228. βρεω808:

    Wea's berfday boy wafan? :roll:


  229. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    Population of PDX not increased yet. Spent my day waiting for hummingbirds. :lol:


  230. βρεω808:

    "bumblebirds"... :roll:


  231. βρεω808:

    solo HR in top of 7 by LaTech - but that's it. Pau. 3-1 Wahine W!!! :) :D :lol:


  232. βρεω808:

    Re: Kurt Suzuki -

    He's having a slow start offensively, but has been outstanding handling the A's young pitching staff, and this from earlier this week: :D

    Craig Breslow replaced Anderson in the seventh, but left after allowing a one-out double to Chone Figgins, and Ziegler entered. Ziegler's pitch to Franklin Gutierrez sailed wide, and it took a sideways leap by catcher Kurt Suzuk to grab it.

    By that time, Figgins, a speedster, was en route to third. Suzuki somehow regained his balance and zipped a throw to third, putting it right in Figgins' path as he slid into Kevin Kouzmanoff's glove.

    "It was a really bad slider, I jerked the ball," Ziegler said. "I don't even know how he caught it and then to have the wherewithal to make the throw, I don't know how he did that."

    "Kurt continues to do amazing things," Geren said. "Athletically, acrobatically, he's kind of revolutionizing that position."

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/04/14/SP5D1CU648.DTL


  233. βρεω808:

    :oops: Oops - my typo: Kurt Suzuki !!! :D


  234. Bulla:

    3-1 UH girls win


  235. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    Yea Wahine!!!
    Now I can sleep.
    Nitey nite all!


  236. βρεω808:

    I really wish there was a way to get Amanda some help with the UHAD compliance department. This shortfall hurts the Teams, the fans, but most of all the student-athletes. :twisted:


  237. βρεω808:

    Hey Bulla - Any word if duffer adopted the "Bulla-look"..... :roll: :D :lol:


  238. bluefintuna:

    Re-Satele case

    Appeal the decision.

    Is that possibly?

    I know the Satele family aren't quiters

    If they haven't exhausted all their rights then they should try again

    Where's the UH compliance people to guide them along and say that, "post dated medical records for 2005 wouldn't be accepted."

    Can affidavits from doctors, coaches and trainers attending Satele in 2005 be acknowledged?

    Can the NCAA in some case overlook the letter of the rule for spirit of the rule?

    Personally I hope it's not the last that we hear of Satele.

    Hopefully somebody in the know is whispering in Satele ear of what to do next if there's appeals process


  239. βρεω808:

    A-House - I think the following is a fair assessment of the "Ginn trade" - :|

    However, speaking of expectations, Ginn failed to live up to his after Miami picked him ninth overall in the abbreviated Cam Cameron regime. As a receiver, Ginn has never caught more than two touchdown passes in any one year. He lost his starting job at receiver and he's not known as one who relishes contact. He also drops passes, with a drop rate of 9.3 percent, fourth highest in the league.

    But the news isn't all bad here. Ginn immediately fills the screaming need for a kick and punt returner. He has returned two kickoffs and one punt for scores and he's also what's known as a lid lifter. Meaning his speed can lengthened the field and open underneath routes. And all this for a measly fifth-rounder.

    "He's a bundle of potential and his upside is off the charts. This guy can fly," 49ers coach Mike Singletary said in a statement. Singletary probably did his usual extensive research on Ginn and obviously feels Ginn could jump-start his career in San Francisco.

    The key for Ginn will be impressing receivers coach Jerry Sullivan. The veteran coach doesn't like players who don't love the game and Ginn might find it hard to lift lids or anything else unless he works hard enough to get on the field.

    But say Ginn never really plays much from scrimmage, he's worth a fifth-rounder if he merely solves the team's riddle at returner. Also, trading for Ginn means that Singletary recognizes his team lacks speed. Now if Ginn turns out to be Singletary's Willie Gault, then everybody's happy.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/ninerinsider/index?


  240. Bulla:

    Brew

    i don't know about duffer and the 'bulla look'. i don't know if his head has the correct 'shape' we look for predominantly round heads...........hmmmmmm.


  241. sjmacro:

    Didn't have to yell too loudly "Move over, Leahey, and stop hogging the booth." :) ST got his seat by coming early. Thanks for the goodies.
    AHouse we let ST know you looking to pick up the beer for the tailgate.


  242. LizKauai (iPhone PDX):

    Ok. Daughter's water just broke. Grandson may arrive on schedule!


  243. koakane:

    evening tsaikos country

    congrats to Pearl City Chargers for winning tonight and going 12-0 in the red west.

    also congrats to wahine sball team on their win


  244. Kazz:

    Couple things about tonight's softball game:

    -Parents need to be parents and tell their damn kids to pay attention to foul tips and balls especially when they are standing infront of people trying to watch the game in the first three rows. All it takes is one good hard foul tip and a trip to the ER...

    -Looked like Krieg was intentionally walking Majam by pitching around her trying to get her to bite, but to no avail.

    -Krieg was everything I thought she would be. The hitting numbers aren't true to the actual stats. Both teams putted the ball around and only Taualii and J-Rod's two run homer were the times we actually got some good aluminum off Krieg's pitches.

    -LaTech is horrible at the plate. Worst form I have seen from any batting order all season long. I don't know how the hell they are even above .500 in the WAC. Krieg can't win all by herself for that long.

    -Good sized crowd tonight, I'd guess around the 950-1000 mark. Max capacity at RWSS is 1,200.

    -The usual round of suspects were in attendance representing the UH student athletic body. Saw Jett Jasper with his mom there, Alexis Forsythe, some people from the track team and the weight room staffers, and Rodney Bradley.


  245. Kazz:

    Oh and the umm... Associate AD for Women's Athletics at UH was present. Don't recall seeing MMK at the stadium all season long same goes for McNamara.

    Jim Donovan was sitting 3rd base side and this is about the 3rd time I've seen him come by to SUPPORT the ladies.


  246. jm2375:

    Congrats to the Wahine! Good win.


  247. A-House:

    Brew:

    thanks for your input - just watch this year's draft by the Niners - they need speed, but they will not do this in the draft - just my prediction!


  248. Pomai:

    #200 d1島:

    Just got home from Na Wahine game, way to go girls, sweep tomorrow would be good.

    To answer your question d1, in all honesty my answer would be yes, for any program/student, if they missed the whole season due to an injury as did Brashton then common sense would dictate that they be granted an extra year. Also in the same respect if a program tried to (as some say) park an athlete then no they should not be granted the extra year plus the school/program should be punished.


  249. BG:

    Bravo Wahine! Well played game. I heard Santi tell Leahey in the post game that she expected Krieg to pitch better tomorrow. Might well be, but I saw improvement in the UH batters as the game went on. Got better at laying off the riser which seems to be Krieg's main strike-out pitch. So, it should be another tight game(s) tomorrow.

    I truly think the pressure is on LaTech. They've been winning series by having Krieg win 2 out of 3. Krieg losing the first game is huge and does nothing for the Techsters morale. If they lose the first game tomorrow, the possibility of a sweep jumps up big, unless they do what they haven't done all year and have Krieg pitch the 3rd game too, against Ricketts. Wow! Can't wait for tomorrow...gonna be a superlative kind of day!!!


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  251. Slugger:

    Reminder: wear pink to Na Wahine SoftBows game tomorrow. Cancer awareness day.

    They didn't have a donation box up...


  252. Ralph:

    i wonder who counted attendance at the sb game. I can accept round numbers as estimate but to be specific and register attendance at 779 without selling tickets or gate attendants, come on JD.


  253. Kazz:

    Ralph,

    I saw one guy walking around with a clicker/crowd counter thing. He was wearing slacks and a UH aloha shirt. Never saw him before.


  254. d1島:

    Pomai,

    Common sense and the NCAA = Oil and water

    All we could ask for is consistent application of the rules.


  255. d1島:

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    Oyasumina-tsai.....


  256. Momona:

    It appears that La Tech is not going to let Majam beat them. They're going to have Iwata beat them. She got sawed off 3 times tonight and didn't look comfortable at all. Wahine had a chance to blow the game open with the bases loaded but give credit to Krieg who struck out the side. Should be a good game tomorrow.

    Kazz - Jim Donovan was sitting on the first base side opposite you.


  257. al:

    so was there a donation box available?

    what kind of dessert was served?


  258. Bigislandkurt:

    Can someone please tell coach Dana Takahara -Dias to take a look at 6'2 post player Pua Kailiawa from Ka'u? I know coach is looking at the continent for some size and skill. PUA got game! Fo real kine.

    BIK


  259. protector:

    bluefintuna on # 138,

    The NCAA wouldn't know 'spirit' of the rules if it kicked them in the okole. Their preferential treatment of some programs and the uniform screwing of Hawaiian teams / players infuriates me. I truly hope that "what goes around comes around" comes to pass for that darned NCAA. Wish someone had the wherewithal and legal knowledge / efficacy to make a civil suit complaint for all of the foreign players that got screwed-over because of draconian rules dictating penalties for those playing in semi-pro leagues even though the players themselves didn't earn a penny. Cost the team a national championship in VBall; inexcusable but just SOP for that idiotic entity.


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