By Stephen Tsai
The Warriors are close to completing a deal in which they would conduct the second half of their training camp at Joint Base Pearl Harbor/Hickam. The deal is awaiting approval on some aspects, such as insurance.
The Warriors would stay on the base (two to a room), use the practice and training facilities, and eat at the cafeteria.
The Warriors will be staying in the dormitories through Summer Session II. But they have to vacate after that because the school needs a week to clean and prepare the dorms for the start of the fall semester.
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Jordan Pu‘u-Robinson yesterday made a one-day trip from Maui to Honolulu to check on his academic status for the fall semester. Robinson, a Baldwin High graduate, is transferring from Washington State. He is awaiting official word, but he appears to have met the requirements to enroll at UH-Manoa. Once he receives an acceptance letter, he will petition the NCAA for an exemption that would allow him to play for the Warriors in 2012. He said his case would be based on a "family situation" that required him to move back to Hawaii. Pu‘u-Robinson is a defensive end/outside linebacker.
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Stacey Price has been hired as successor to Daniel Arakaki, who served as director of student affairs. Among her duties will be to oversee the scholarships. Arakaki is now director of the Duke Kahanamoku pool.