The Warrior Beat

Prep work

May 4th, 2012

Head coach Norm Chow has made arrangements with two Los Angeles-area high schools to serve  as practice sites during road trips this season.

The plan calls for L.A. to serve as a hub city. On the week of a road game, the Warriors will practice on Thursday morning at UH, then depart for L.A., where they will stay overnight and then conduct a light practice at one of the prep schools on Friday morning. The Warriors then will either take charter buses or a charter flight to the city where the game will be played. The exception, of course, is the USC trip. The Warriors will stay put in L.A.

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There still is no word on whether UH telecasts on the Mountain West's cable affiliates — NBC Sports Network and CBS Sports Network — will be part of the pay-per-view package or will be blacked out in Hawaii.

One thing is certain: Chow likes the idea of UH playing a home games in the afternoon.

In particular, he wouldn't mind if Boise State (whose game here kick offs at 2 p.m.) uses the sunnier sideline.

Don't think the Broncos will protest. After all, for years the Broncos insisted that wearing their blue jerseys while playing on their blue turf was not confusing to opponents.

And this gives me a chance to post a picture of the turf sample that Boise State passed out at last year's MWC Media Day:


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Word is that Su‘a Cravens, who is being recruited by everybody, still has UH among his considerations. He is the younger brother of UH defensive end Siaki Cravens.

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With Siaki Cravens projected to miss significant time while recovering from a torn labrum, Tavita Woodard is expected stay at defensive end. Woodard practiced at tight end for more than three weeks, often with the first-team offense, before moving back to defensive end for the Warrior Bowl.

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Today is the last day of classes for UH students.

Study up, people. Next week is finals.

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