The Warrior Beat

NCAA grants Letuli a sixth UH year

April 20th, 2010

The NCAA has granted Laupepa Letuli a medical exemption that will allow him to play as a sixth-year senior in 2010.

"I'm very happy to be coming back," Letuli told the Warrior Beat. "I'm happy for my family, too."

Letuli is listed as the Warriors' No. 1 right tackle.


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Avis has selected Bruce as the winner of two volleyball tickets to Saturday's MPSF playoff match. Text me at 256-0223 with your name and phone number.


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Volleyball Warriors Joshua Walker and Ric Cervantes will be the guests on today's Warrior Beat Show, which will begin at about 1:30 p.m.

They will answers questions about Saturday's MPSF playoff match against Pepperdine and other volleyball-related topics. You may pose questions on this blog or the show's Cover It Live section.

Please join us.

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To host a playoff match, the Warriors needed to win this past Saturday's road match against UC Santa Barbara. Thing was, it was a hostile environment in cramped Robertson Gym.

The Gaucho fans are some of the smartest hecklers. They did extensive research, including finding out some of the names of the Warriors' former girlfriends. Much of the research, apparently, came from sifting through Facebook pages. They also gave each Warrior a nickname.

"They were yelling at me: You know you look like The Predator," recalled Walker, who has long braided hair.

And that's when backup setter Sam Morehouse became a hero. Morehouse started to to heckle the fans. When a group of buddies went to get refreshments, Morehouse pointed at the remaining guy and yelled: Hey, loner!

When fans started screaming insults, Morehouse cupped his ear, and mouthed: What? Speak up. I can't hear you.

After a while, the Gaucho fans targeted only Morehouse, leaving alone the rest of the Warriors.

"Sam was the man," Walker said.

The Warriors won in three sets.

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Mike Smith, the former Baltimore Raven linebacker who was a GA with the Warriors last year, has landed a job with the J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets.

Yesterday, Smith called Brashton Satele, who has returned to Arizona to train. The Jets are interested in giving Satele a tryout.

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Remember linebacker Akoni Laconia? He was Aaron Brown's former JC teammate. Anyway, Lasconia has moved to Hawai‘i, where he is completing work on his associate degree. He will join the Warriors as a walk-on in July.


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Oregon State apparently is not happy about David Pa‘aluhi contemplating a transfer to UH:

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