Kapua Sai retires from football

November 30th, 2012
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Offensive lineman Kapua Sai is retiring from football after suffering yet another concussion. He had a season of eligibility remaining.

"For safety reasons and for later on in life, I need to do this," Sai said.

Sai said he had "quite a few" concussions "in middle school and high school." He said he suffered from mild concussion-like symptoms earlier this year. He suffered his recent concussion against UNLV this past week.

"You don't want to take chances," UH coach Norm Chow said. "I read the Jim McMahon story with tears in my eyes. Football's not that important."

Sai is a Saint Louis School graduate who played at Utah, earning a bachelor's degree in three years. The early graduation enabled him to transfer this past summer without having to redshirt this year.

"He really worked hard to get home for a year and get his studies and really help us," Chow said. "He brought a lot of leadership."

Sai said he plans to continue working toward a master's degree.

Kiha Sai, who is redshirting this season, said he will request to wear his older brother's No. 57 next year.

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Jesse Sapolu, who is this week's honorary captain, addressed the Warriors after their final practice of the season yesterday.

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The  parents of players were invited to join the post-practice huddle. They were introduced, with each receiving three claps of appreciation.

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Friends and family will be allowed to give lei to the seniors after tomorrow's game against South Alabama.

The 17 seniors will be introduced before the game. After the game, there will be no team meeting, and the players will be free to mingle with friends and family immediately.

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Whole-hearted birthday wishes to two better halves — Mrs. Sailor Blue and Mrs. BigHiloFan2.

312 Responses to “Kapua Sai retires from football”

  1. Bugaz:

    Best of luck in your future Mr. Sai


  2. Bugaz:

    Mahalo for being a Warrior


  3. laulau head:

    Man...rough news the past couple of days...Mahalo Mr. Sai and good luck in your future endeavors!


  4. WarriorMojo:

    Top Ten! UH Warriors fan for life!!!

    Mahalo, Kapua. O-line going to be running short this week.


  5. d1shima:

    Best wishes to Kapua Sai.

    Crusader For Life!


  6. J:

    After which game?


  7. d1shima:

    Happy Birthday Janice! (Mrs. SailorBlue)

    Happy Birthday Susan! (Mrs. BigHiloFan2)


  8. mo808:

    Good Friday Greetings!


  9. WarriorNY:

    Very sad to hear about Kapua Sai. I wish him the best in all his future endeavors.


  10. mo808:

    Very sorry to hear about Kapua! Thank you for being a Warrior! Best wishes to you!


  11. Kekoa:

    Mahalo for giving us your best. You are a Warrior for life!
    Aloha Ke Akua, Kapua Sai.


  12. mo808:

    Happy Birthday Mrs Sailorblue & Mrs BigHiloFan2!


  13. d1shima:

    Jesse Sapolu on HNN now


  14. Kekoa:

    D-1 ~

    Aloha Friday morning to you and the boss. Good to 'bump' into you folks and the rest of the crew last nite. Can you believe the season is almost a wrap?

    Go Warriors!


  15. RedZone:

    Thank you Kapua Sai for choosing to come home and play for the Warriors. I am sad but think that it is good that you are thinking of your future. My best to you and your family.


  16. mo808:

    Well wishes to the Seniors! Best wishes to you all!


  17. d1shima:

    Kekoa,

    Yep. Time flies when you're having....

    ....well, it flies! ;-)


  18. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    d1shima:
    November 30th, 2012 at 6:32 am
    Happy Birthday Janice! (Mrs. SailorBlue)

    Happy Birthday Susan! (Mrs. BigHiloFan2)
    ------------------------------------------------------

    Plus 2 from Sweety and I. :)


  19. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Very sad to hear Kapua's predicament. Very glad he is doing the right thing.


  20. cavewarrior:

    Mr ST, correction needed...we played UNLV last week...tomorrow is USA...unless you have a breaking story that we are playing UNLV again (?)...:)


  21. d1shima:

    (pssst...DPK.)

    Sweety and me.


  22. d1shima:

    heheheh


  23. d1shima:

    ....off to find a good brisket!


  24. BigWave96744:

    Kapua comes from a very Akamai family with Father Dr. Keanu Sai and Uncle Billy Kenoi (Big Island Mayor) being very prominent community leaders. The family was so stoked that both boys played together on a same team for the first time in their lives. Kiha will no doubt rep big bros's #57 very well. MAHALO KAPUA :)


  25. koakane ip5:


  26. koakane ip5:

    d1 pick me up some aspirin and large kope :cool:


  27. Stephen Tsai:

    Cave:
    Thanks. I was wishing for a home-and-home with Vegas this season.


  28. Stephen Tsai:

    Kiha wears No. 75, so with some creative stitching, he can flip the numbers.


  29. Stephen Tsai:

    Kids today are a lot craftier. They've been waiting until after practices to ask players for gloves, wristbands, etc.
    I can just hear Al Ginoza going: Noooooooo.


  30. BigWave96744:

    Stephen,
    With the 15 seniors in today's picture plus the mention of Legay & Leslie makes 17.
    In the picture above there is #82, Darius Bright.
    Will he be the 18th senior honored tomorrow?


  31. Stephen Tsai:

    BigWave
    From what I was told, Darius Bright was invited to the ceremony. He declined.


  32. BigWave96744:

    For sake of the hardcore peeps, what time will the Senior Intro be tomorrow? 5:45ish, perhaps?


  33. expat:

    Several players in the same year retiring because of the risk of further injury -- as opposed to a specific injury that is career ending... I don't recall if this has happened before with UH football. I think this is a positive precedent that the players are getting support for making mature decisions about protecting their health. They are in their early 20s. They are going to have to live with the consequences of some of these injuries for the rest of their lives. Smart decision by Kapua.


  34. Ballpicker:

    Good morning and Aloha Friday to all Warrior fans.
    Another season comes to an end. Many thanks and Aloha to all the players, their ohana and to all the coaches for the tireless effort given during this very difficult season. They never gave up, stuck together as a team and supported one a other as they should have. Imua to next season!

    Thanks ST for all the fine reporting and your tireless efforts in bringing us all the latest info regarding the team. I'm going to have to pay better attention to ur lead in's because u are really testing your theory that people aren't reading your posts. Actually alot of your "miss steaks" are quite amusing.

    Warriors' , lets end this football season with a check in the win column.

    Good morning DPK. Are u attending the Street Grinds tonight in Kakaako? Ill probably be mingling around after I hit the gym this afternoon.

    Go Warriors.


  35. BigWave96744:

    #31 thanks Stephen...
    Atleast we won't hear stories of him being shafted.


  36. jeezy33:

    Guarantee a lot more players will be asked to retire or transfer to open up scholarships.
    Wouldn't be surprised if SS retires from too many hits this year


  37. Chicken Grease:

    Good job and good luck, Kapua Sai.

    Kekoa:
    November 30th, 2012 at 5:55 am

    CG ~ IWWTHM actually wears a community activist hat on weekends and holidays. I credit him for trying to make a difference in his neighborhood. He is a more noble person than his blog handle may suggest. His unsuccessful district campaign might have been hampered by the controversy over his connection with a powerful member of the Sports media.

    Ah, soo desu. Good going and good luck to a iwwthm!!!!


  38. jeezy33:

    33. LOL I hope you don't really believe all that. It happens when you only have 13 available scholarships to hand out.


  39. letsgowarriors:

    i wouldnt call kenoi a community leader.


  40. Stephen Tsai:

    They always had more than 13.


  41. BigWave96744:

    As of now, there would be 30 returning Seniors in the spring 2013 with atleast 21 on scholie. I suppose some of the other 9 may receive a scholie as a senior because of significant PT or impact to the team.


  42. letsgowarriors:

    quite a bunch of seniors graduating this december, hopefully chow brings in a few mid-year JC kids so they can participate in spring ball.


  43. jeezy33:

    40. Well as of Monday on call the coach, Rauscher said they had 13 to give out. Just going off his words.


  44. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII!

    Happy birthdays and best wishes to Susan and Janice.

    Thank you to Kapua Sai - a true Warrior. May your future be bright!


  45. Ken K:

    Wish you could add a like and thumbs down to the comments.

    Sad to read about Kapua Sai, but glad that he realizes that his future is not only about football.

    Thank you Kapua Sai for returning to Hawaii for your final college football career. Best wishes in your future endeavors.


  46. Stretch:

    good morning Tsaikos!!

    jeezy - it was Wiesehan who did the Call the Coach show. He did say 13 but there will be more than that available


  47. Stephen Tsai:

    I think that was Wiesehan. But he was off on the number. Plus, there have been a few that have requested scholarship releases. They want to play, and they realize they won't get much playing time in the next couple of years.


  48. Stephen Tsai:

    If you're a scholarship player on scout team, and you don't mind being on scout team, you're not going to be cut.
    There is a process.
    But nobody is doomed to be at a certain level. They practice only two units, and the rest go to scout. People can work there way off scout. Keao Alo did.


  49. Rodney:

    Good luck and Imua warriors!!
    Warriors 35 USA 17


  50. Bulla:

    Mahalo to Kaupa Sai for his contribution, and there is more to life than football.

    CRUSADER 4 LIFE

    Good luck Warriors, finish strong


  51. kev-1:

    Any indication when we will find out those that want out of scholarships or asked to leave? I'm sure we all have our hunches, but just wondering when we will really find out.


  52. d1shima:

    Ruh-Roh.

    via tweetah

    from the Weather folks

    We have added a risk of heavy rainfall to the forecast for Kauai & Oahu for Sat night & Sunday...and again Mon night & Tuesday.


  53. tommui:

    Haven't seen much of BHF2 or Gigi lately.

    Is Gigi still in India?
    BHF2 is too busy making money in his practice or
    They don't love us anymore?


  54. Annoddah Dave:

    ST & Tsaiko Blog Dogs:

    Football is nearly as much a fabric of our society as the military. Injuries and fatalities are found in both pursuits. I wonder 100 years from now how things will be different in both. Perhaps avatars? For now, I enjoy the combat of our Warriors and hope they do not get seriously injured.

    Go Warriors!


  55. Stephen Tsai:

    This is where the tent maker earns his money for the luau.


  56. Annoddah Dave:

    @#55 ST, Whoohoo that one nearly sailed over. It took me several minutes to get that one!


  57. d1shima:

    Many names earlier than when I started posting here but the Brennans, Bess, Sateles, Elimimians gave way to the Alexanders, Bains, Estes, Leonards who gave way to the Moniz, Salas, Meatogas, Paredes and finally to the group that exits tomorrow....

    ...whoever is gonna be in the next bunch, still gotta support 'em. No mattah who it is.

    GO WARRIORS!


  58. Old School Dave:

    Good luck to Kapua Sai. Mahalo for coming home and playing for UH (giving up a scholarship at a BCS school). Take care and get well. Your health comes first and you have your whole life ahead of you.


  59. jeezy33:

    46. You're right. I mixed up the names. My point is that we didn't have a full 25 scholarships to give out this year and I know the coaches are going to be finding ways to fill that class. Whether its guys retiring or telling a player they are better off transferring because they wont play. You will see more names sooner than later.


  60. Old Diver:

    Great call Kapua, you have your priorities in the right order. Good luck.


  61. Shoko:

    Former UH MBB playe, Shaquille Stokes has been charged with five counts of burglery. Stokes transfered due to hardship and received clearance to play this year.

    Too bad for him.


  62. RedZone:

    wow Shaquille Stokes is in deep kim chee.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/hofstra_basketball_players_busted_qKaH4omWlkdqZplG3FU9kL


  63. Shoko:

    Sorry to hear about Kapua Sai. His future looks bright from here on out.


  64. SteveM:

    Good morning everyone!

    Best wishes to Kapua Sai!


  65. d1shima:

    Apologies to the Blog Host but...

    from Dennis Miller

    "Jets tickets are now selling for as little as $18 on StubHub. And for $45, you can come in for Sanchez."


  66. SteveM:

    Happy Birthday Mrs. SailorBlue !!!

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Bighilofan2 !!!


  67. Stephen Tsai:

    Hmmm. Stokes averaged 0.6 steals in 2011-2012.


  68. d1shima:

    :lol:


  69. Stephen Tsai:

    Thank goodness he wasn't a shooting guard.


  70. 3-Prong:

    Go Wahine!!!!!


  71. 3-Prong:

    67 ST: So his average just went up? Hehe


  72. gobows:

    wonder why they don't lock the doors at hofstra...


  73. Shoko:

    67 and 69. Hah! Man, thats harsh.


  74. Stephen Tsai:

    3-Prong
    It was good strategy. They ran a backdoor.
    But then they got busted trying to divide the loot between buildings. It was an alley oops.
    But he should be OK. I don't recall him ever taking a charge.


  75. gobows:

    #69 mandatory 10 yrs in rikers with a weapon


  76. midnight:

    Happy Birthday Mrs Sailorblue & Mrs BigHiloFan2!


  77. Shoko:

    For what its worth, I think Stokes was a good kid but somehow when you hang around the wrong people, trouble seems to knock on your door.


  78. Annoddah Dave:

    ST: What's that saying? Different Stokes for different folks?


  79. Stephen Tsai:

    I hope it was a misunderstanding.
    I just think stealing is wrong.
    I don't care if it's Stevie Wonder money, Lindsay Lohan boosting a necklace or those, um, mysterious burglaries at UH, stealing is just wrong.


  80. Stephen Tsai:

    By the way, did you guys know that UH's campus security are actually state employees?


  81. madeinhawaii:

    What's good about all those steals if you get caught and stuck with 5 blatant personal fouls? 5 will cost you 10 or more... and you're out of the game.


  82. 3-Prong:

    74 ST: you sure know how to "take it to da hoop".


  83. letsgowarriors:

    is allen sampson still on the team?


  84. Stephen Tsai:

    In case anyone was wondering, Siaki Cravens' girlfriend is now a pro beach volleyball player.


  85. Shoko:

    After hearing about Stokes, the thought of the person(s) behind the recent string of breakins and laptop thefts on campus did cross my mind.


  86. Stephen Tsai:

    Letsgo:
    Allen Sampson is indeed on the team.
    He re-injured the knee, so he had surgery in August or September. He should be good to go.
    Same deal with Samson Anguay.


  87. Shoko:

    Allen is still on the team, but out for the season with a torn ACL?


  88. letsgowarriors:

    i know hes injured.

    just weird that Anguay, Elisara and Cravens are all on the hawaiiathletics.com roster, but Sampson is not.


  89. Stephen Tsai:

    Shoko:
    Assuming it's not an inside job, then I think campus security is accountable for not stopping the burglaries.
    However, there should be different grades. If you're stealing Macs, then that's one thing. If you're stealing PCs, well, then we're not talking Ocean 11 here.
    If you're going to do the crime, do it at Tiffany's, not Ross'.


  90. Stephen Tsai:

    letsgo:
    There are quite a few who are on the team but not listed on the roster.
    Every time there's a scrimmage, I have to ask Brian Clay for the IDs of players with no numbers.


  91. letsgowarriors:

    yeah lots of scout/rs players who never ever got added to the roster. but Sampson was on the roster then got taken off.

    maybe Inouchi should put him on there.


  92. d1shima:

    I still feel bad for that guy on the "I'm Michael Jordan" guy commercial on ESPN....


  93. Shoko:

    89. I agree. Makes you wonder if UH security is undermanned.

    If its one person that is responsible, all the items that were stolen could end up being substantial and result in stiffer punishment.


  94. Shoko:

    Just found out the Hawaii -UNLV point spread is 20 points. That seems a little high.


  95. d1shima:

    And to enhance your trip as you go "on your merry way" this weekend:

    H-1 FREEWAY LANE CLOSURES
    FROM PEARL CITY TO WAIPAHU

    HONOLULU — The state Department of Transportation advises Oahu motorists that two left lanes will be closed on the H-1 Freeway in the westbound direction between the Pearl City/Waimalu Off-Ramp (Exit 10) and the Waipahu Off-Ramp (Exit 8B) on Sunday, December 2, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., for viaduct deck repairs.

    A third lane will be closed from 6:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

    Two left lanes in the eastbound direction will be closed from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

    Maybe a sleepover in town after the luau?


  96. Kevin:

    Stephen Tsai:

    November 30th, 2012 at 9:38 am
    By the way, did you guys know that UH's campus security are actually state employees?

    Explains why it takes 3+ hours for them to check if a dorm is really on fire or if it was a false alarm..... :roll:


  97. Shoko:

    Then again, they did beat UC-Irvine by 28 points. However, they lost to unranked Oregon and almost lost to Dixie State in OT.


  98. Annoddah Dave:

    ST: Do you know who wore what jersey for the WW project? This is only for the duplicate #s


  99. kkobi425:

    Wafan not sure if you are staying up late tomorrow night but the UH game will be televised at 12:30am on ROOT sports.


  100. madeinhawaii:

    Best of luck and wishes to Kapua Sai in his future endeavors.


  101. Stephen Tsai:

    I always thought it best just to pick a favorite number, no matter which player wore it.


  102. tommui:

    Re #67 & 69

    ST is on a roll!


  103. gobows:

    #84 would that be FF?


  104. 3-Prong:

    84: Too bad. FF would have taken todays team to a different level. Oh well.


  105. westwind:

    Hearing all the goings on with players being told not to return, Darius Bright declining to participate in the Senior walk, and the talk about how only two units are active and the rest are scout team members, leads one to think there can only be a morale problem. In fact my family has been totally turned off by what's been happening. Coach Chow being introduced at the Downtown Atletic Club held so much promise. We were looking forward to moving ahead. There was no pre-conceived notion of even talking about wins. But, what has transpired over the course of this season has left a bad taste in our mouths. We are not rah-rah-rah types. We support the young men. We find it increasing hard to believe and support the coaching staff.


  106. LizKauai:

    Virtual hugs to all our wounded Warriors...
    And to those who must turn to another creative outlet, BEST WISHES for a HAPPY LIFE!

    Happy Birthday to Susan and Janice!

    Chee Hoo! HNL, here I come for the Wickedly last game of the season!


  107. Stephen Tsai:

    westwind:
    Not sure about a morale problem, but the players seem to be having a good time.
    The most upbeat people at every practice are Brian Clay, Cayman Shutter, Taylor Graham and Kyle Niiro.


  108. Stephen Tsai:

    Oh, and Darryl McBride and Clark Evans.
    They're always having a good time.


  109. Stephen Tsai:

    And Higgins and Ingram. Those two are hysterical together.


  110. Stephen Tsai:

    Every practice, I say to Mike Edwards: "I'll miss you."
    He'll laugh, and say: "I'm staying right here."


  111. Stephen Tsai:

    At least, Darius Bright leaves undefeated.
    He won his only fight this season.


  112. Kekoa:

    Happy Birthday Mrs. BHF2!

    Enjoy your day!


  113. al:

    happy birthday mrs. sailor blue aka the beautiful janice!
    (i completely forgot about an event last night...)

    happy birthday mrs. bighilo!


  114. al:

    i thought that going in we had 17-18 available and now those numbers may reach 21-23?

    are those non-qualifiers still coming?
    ronnie fields, dejon allen in particular.


  115. BigWave96744:

    Stephen, SAD thing is that many here and SportsHawaii have bought into the crap and have become so negative. There are over 100 guys on the team, yet just because maybe 10% are not happy, some claim the whole team is in disarray.

    most of what is told to them is third or fourth hand or from some anonymous person on the internet.

    Ah, Minahs, next year they will eat crow and jump back on...


  116. Stephen Tsai:

    Not everyone will be happy.
    There was a lot of unhappiness last year.


  117. tommui:

    Re #104

    Is this a case where someone is a pro in one sport still may be eligible in another (collegiate) sport?


  118. BigWave96744:

    What kind product????


  119. letsgowarriors:

    u know, 119 out of 120 in total offense.


  120. BigWave96744:

    Tom you mean like Faylyn being on the UH Sailing Team?


  121. BigWave96744:

    LGW, I know.. I just thought this was a family blog.... :)


  122. Stephen Tsai:

    Sorry, you can't swear on a family blog.


  123. Stephen Tsai:

    People seem to forget that when Mack came aboard, the exodus included Korey Reynolds, the late Mitch Farney, La'Marcus Gibson, Kevin Konrath, etc.


  124. letsgowarriors:

    junk product?


  125. Stephen Tsai:

    Oh, I remember the outrage.
    They cut Korey Reynolds!!!
    They cut Kevin Konrath!!!
    Circle of life.


  126. letsgowarriors:

    i didnt forget, posted bout that on another board. kepoo, rick taylor, eric schaeffer also.


  127. Stephen Tsai:

    Vasconcellos.
    Assily.


  128. letsgowarriors:

    Kalua Noa.

    dont think Vasco or Assily ever qualified anyway.


  129. Kevin:

    Korey Reynolds! Wow...

    Wonder if he would have made a good TE?


  130. Stephen Tsai:

    You know what happened to Vasconcellos?
    They forgot about him.
    Same with that receiver from Kaiser. They actually forgot they offered him a scholarship.
    It was one of those awkward moments, when you either speak up or watch.


  131. Kevin:

    Weren’t a few scholarship guys not invited to fall camp back in 2011? I remember hearing someone say on 1420am that in the Fall of 2011, more scholarship guys weren’t invited back to fall camp…moreso than previous years.


  132. letsgowarriors:

    yes Mack forgot that they offered Vasco and Kalua. cant believe a D-1 coach would ever do that. either hes a joke of a coach or a liar.


  133. Will-I-am:

    Is it true? Tickets to the J-E-T-S is less than UH?


  134. letsgowarriors:

    theyre different anyway though, since they were never enrolled at UH. moral of their story, if u gonna "greyshirt," u better sign a scholarship agreement so ure covered.


  135. Stephen Tsai:

    Von Appen recruited a receiver who didn't want to play.
    So they made him jog during practices.
    He would jog by and ask: "How late is the book store open until?"
    Then he'd jog away.
    And when he jogged past, we'd tell him the answer.
    Then he'd jog away.
    We had conversations with him the entire practice. And he got into really good shape. He just never played. And he was happy.


  136. Stephen Tsai:

    Signed documents are only valid up to the start of the fall semester.
    And that's how UH lost Tyler Grey to Boise State.


  137. letsgowarriors:

    LOI are binding for only the fall semester, for both the college and the recruit.

    but the recruit can sign a scholarship agreement which binds the school, but not the recruit.


  138. BigWave96744:

    Also during Mack tenure the following either got asked to retire or transfer or was cut:
    His first year was when the ax came down on many....

    In 2008 - Kirk Alexander, Josh Aufai, Travis Campbell, Camron Carmona, JP Davis, Britton Forester, BJ Fruean, Le'Marcus Gibson, Keenan Jones, Kevin Konrath, Jared Lene, Erik Pederson, Korey Reynolds, Eric Schaeffer,

    In 2009 - Rykin Enos, Steele Jantz,Bryce Kalauokaaea, Daniel Lofton, Daniel Otineru, Rick Taylor, Keahi Watson

    2010 - Malcolm Lane, Veni Manu

    2011 - DJ Armbrust, Corey Lau, Corey Nielsen, Hogan Rosehill, Steven Stepter,


  139. BigWave96744:

    So yes Chow is a monster for not keeping everyone.... He is the only coach ever to do such a dastardly act..


  140. (Jesse) James:

    Good afternoon Tsaikos!!!

    Happy Birthday Mrs Sailorblue & Mrs BigHiloFan2!

    Thanks to all the seniors.....best wishes in all you future endeavors!!!!

    Thanks Kapua for being a Warrior!!!


  141. BigWave96744:

    June Jones told Shawn Withy-Allen you will never see the field. Thus was born the Human Shield


  142. (Jesse) James:

    And as a quick reminder....for the Christmas Party......

    Tsaiko Christmas Party
    Where: Aloha Beer Company
    580 N Nimitz Hwy
    Honolulu, HI 96817
    (Next door to Sam Choy's BLC)
    When: December 8th, 2012
    6:30pm until whenever
    What: Buffet (menu to be announced)
    Price: $25.00 all inclusive, buffet, tax and gratuity
    No-host bar

    RSVP: Please RSVP to jgo8464822@aol.com by 12/4/12. Payment needs to be made prior to the event. If we have your RSVP and you decide not to come and you have not paid, we will have to pay for you. Pay James at either of the next two tailgates, or if mailing address or more information is needed, please request by email.
    Parking: Free Valet, accepts a gratuity

    The menu is looking to include:

    Tossed Island Greens
    Char Siu Fried Rice
    Yakisoba
    Shrimp Cakes with Basil Aioli
    Salt and Pepper Chicken with Teriyaki Drizzle
    House Smoked Pork with Sweet Onions
    Kalbi Beef Short Ribs
    Wahiawa Pineapple Cheese Cake


  143. letsgowarriors:

    majority of those guys u listed were walkons anyway. so they were more about roster spots than scholarship openings.

    Fruean was in the doghouse w JJ from the 06 season, he wasnt coming back. JP Davis and Keenan Jones had run ins w the law, if not for that, they probably would have stayed on the team. im sure Mack would have kept Gibson but he left on his own.


  144. BigWave96744:

    2008 - 8 scholarship guys (Kirk Alexander, ,Travis Campbell, Le'Marcus Gibson, Kevin Konrath, Jared Lene, Erik Pederson, Korey Reynolds, Eric Schaeffer)


  145. BigWave96744:

    2012 Chow 4 scholarship guys (Levi Legay, Brandon Leslie, Waylon Lolotai, Kevin Spain)


  146. letsgowarriors:

    Campbell and Schaeffer were walk ons. so Alexander, Konrath, Lene, Pederson and Reynolds. Gibson left on his own.

    im all for cutting players that arent good enough. just be straight up about it and dont renew their scholarships. im not dumb, i understand how college football works.

    and just bc other coaches do it, doesnt mean there wont be backlash. thats the politics of college football.


  147. letsgowarriors:

    Thomas Olds.


  148. BigWave96744:

    Olds has personal issues, thus why he got kicked off his JC team this fall.


  149. WarriorMojo:

    OMG, are we gonna re-do the Olds melodrama again? Wasn't it just last week?


  150. tommui:

    #120 - yeah!

    Is sand volleyball considered the same as indoor volleyball?
    I mean a professional soccer player - can he play collegiate rugby?
    Australian football - and American football?


  151. BigWave96744:

    Eric Schaeffer was a 2006 recruit who greyshirted until spring 2007.
    But yes Campbell was an "invited" walkon


  152. letsgowarriors:

    either way, Olds is still a scholarship player that Chow cut.

    we dont know the real reason Mack cut those guys in 2008. maybe some of them had personal issues too, it just wasnt advertisd on the blogs or message boards. i remember someone posting that they would smoke weed w Konrath all the time. and he didnt even care that he lost his scholarship. who knows if that was true or not.


  153. wowlaulau:

    More ASSumptions by you know who ......


  154. letsgowarriors:

    u right, Schaffer was a scholie kid. i was really lookin forward to him playing.


  155. letsgowarriors:

    oh look, mr. moderator popped his fat head in.


  156. letsgowarriors:

    this is a family blog, watch ur language.


  157. 3-Prong:

    120, 150: it may not matter in the case of FF. I assume the underlying problem was not able to be resolved.


  158. Stephen Tsai:

    That would be an inaccurate statement about Konrath.
    Again, don't speak for others.


  159. Stephen Tsai:

    Olds filed an appeal with a committee not affiliated with the athletic department.
    There was a hearing, and his appeal failed.


  160. letsgowarriors:

    what are you talking about, im just posting what someone had posted on the boards back in 08. and i said, "who knows if that was true or not."

    not sure who im speaking for? the person who posted it back in 08 who claimed to be friends w Konrath?


  161. Stephen Tsai:

    Well, you're not Konrath, so don't speak for him or for anybody who posted an inaccuracy about him.


  162. letsgowarriors:

    im just relaying a message. thats the same thing u do everyday.


  163. letsgowarriors:

    jsut like the time u reported victor clore injured his shoulder at the rodeo.


  164. Stephen Tsai:

    Yep. That was wrong of me.
    And this is wrong of you.
    The difference is I actually talked to Clore and quoted him. The fact that he lied, well, shame on me.
    I don't think you've ever talked to Konrath.


  165. letsgowarriors:

    oh look, tsai making assumptions now that ive never talked to konrath. just like how he assumed i wasnt even in colorado at the AFA. where's wowlaulau when u need him?

    yes, i never talked to him. like i said, i just relaying a message and i disclaimed it by sayin who knows if its true. probably not, but i was just trying to make a point that we didnt know the reason Mack asked those guys to xfer, if he even did.


  166. Stephen Tsai:

    I didn't say you weren't at Air Force.
    You live in Denver, don't you?
    I just was amazed you were able to sit in the second row behind the bench and hear anything because that's where all of the Air Force students were standing and yelling the entire game. That's why I praised you for being in the military.
    Let's not forget how this debate began. It was about departures. I pointed out the number of departures during McMackin's era. Were they right or wrong? I don't know. I don't like any player leaving. But in context, it seems that departures under Chow aren't out of the ordinary.


  167. kifi:

    Hmmmmm, old article but a very interesting one.

    http://bit.ly/SvNcP7


  168. Annoddah Dave:

    @#166, ST: I hope this guy is not using a government computer for this...that is a no-no for the military!


  169. Kevin:

    Guess people tend to notice certain things when the results on the W-L column lean in the wrong direction.

    As a wise poster once said recently: If Chow is cleaning house to make way for players that he thinks can perform in his system to improve the program then so be it. College football head coaches do this all the time.

    As I and some others agree: If people don't like it and think its ruthless, well that IS what college football has become. Its big business. We made it this way.


  170. Stephen Tsai:

    AD:
    I like letsgo.
    I was just defending Konrath. Now I'm on the phone scolding BigWave for running away.


  171. letsgowarriors:

    u said u were both on the field and in the press box then said, "were u in colorado?"

    said yup, 2nd row at the game. then u assumed i was in the air force. nope, i sat on the opposite end of the student section, where the defense was constantly huddled and where TK/Powell were meeting with them.

    it wasnt even loud at the stadium.


  172. jeezy33:

    No problem with cleaning house. We need to in order to get our program to upper half of the conference.

    How the coaches choose to go about it sometimes is a little puzzling to me.

    I am not saying its false that Sai has had concussion issues over his career. But it is weird considering none of us have read about it before and it didn't seem like he missed a lot of time this year due to head injuries. For him to all of a sudden retire when we all have seen football players play through multiple concussions in the past is just puzzling. Especially when the season just ended and a whole off season ahead.

    I am not doubting whether or not this is true, I am just not completely delusional to believe everything that is said and i'll leave it at that.


  173. letsgowarriors:

    AD, stop making assumptions that im in the military. ill wait for wowlaulau to moderate u.


  174. Old School Dave:

    Football scholarships are one-year deals. The players and their parents understand this before accepting the agreement. It's a mutual agreement between coaches and players.

    Back in the "old days" you could just discard or run off players (a la Texas - Meat on the Hoof). I knew a guy who started his playing career at Arizona State. First day of spring ball, ASU HC Frank Kush looks at him and says, "He's too small. Get him out of here." The poor guy had to pack his things and exit his dorm room that day.


  175. Stephen Tsai:

    It was loud behind the bench.


  176. Buffoman:

    Mr. Tsai attempting to convince that individual otherwise is probably akin to a reporter speaking with Trump regarding his "birther" claim. one cannot expect to win although it is quite funny to read.


  177. Stephen Tsai:

    Jeezy:
    I think there are a lot of unreported concussions.
    For instance, Schroeder finally admitted to having two previous ones.
    I can see why some players would hide injuries. It's not smart, but, hey, I guess they want to play.
    I do know that the UH doctors are really strict about clearing players. For instance, there's a player on the women's basketball team who has had five concussions — three before entering college — and she won't ever be cleared.
    I think Stephen Stepter was the same.
    Football is someone's dream, so I won't question what they'll do to attain it. As a parent, though, I don't know if it would be worth future problems.


  178. gobows:

    #141 didn't swa run the option on occasion...i recall him playing quit a bit, probably due to injuries


  179. jeezy33:

    If SS had 2 concussions this season, I would hope coaches sit him out considering player safety is a high priority.


  180. Stephen Tsai:

    Buffoman:
    Actually, I'm trying to finish a story, so I really don't want to be in any debates.
    But for the record:
    • I don't like to see any player leave. Hey, what can I say? You become attached.
    • I do know of back stories, but I don't want to say anything negative about 20- and 21-year-olds. In my younger days I would, but, nah, there's no need to do that. Young people make mistakes. That's life.


  181. MattyBoy:

    Hahaha I remember when Vic told me that he was gonna say that to ST!! The thing about the rodeo. Funny how it was all in the paper too lol! ST, don't believe all the things the players tell you. Even Blaze would tell me things about how he'd say stuff to you ST that was bogus. Can't believe what they say all the time.


  182. gobows:

    #181 conspiracy against the UH beat writer unfolds ...


  183. jeezy33:

    181. Exactly why I say for fans to not believe every single thing they read. Coaches, players, officials will never speak 100% truth.. Just a fact. That's why there are investigative reporters all over the country that break all these crazy stories we watch. In Hawaii, everything is kept pretty safe.


  184. Stephen Tsai:

    MattyBoy:
    That's why I record everything.
    I think Estes told me once he had to cut his hair because it got caught in a fan. I held up the recorder and said: You say it for the record, I'll print it.
    He did. I did.
    I wasn't about to go to his apartment to see if there was hair in the fan blades or not.


  185. Kevin:

    I do know of back stories, but I don't want to say anything negative about 20- and 21-year-olds.

    There are more than enough people ready to talk smack about people young enough to be their own kids.


  186. Stephen Tsai:

    On the other hand, there are players who aren't telling the truth to their folks or people who befriend them, either.
    This I know.


  187. MattyBoy:

    #181,

    +1!!


  188. MattyBoy:

    ST,

    That's also true too. Definitely true.


  189. Stephen Tsai:

    The other thing I do is I ask recruits to tell me their heights, weights and 40 times.
    Then I'll write: "He said he is ..."
    I'm not about to get a stopwatch and time every recruit.
    Almost every starter, though, tells me that I have their height and weight wrong on the starting lineups. Sometimes I think UH uses old measurements. I'll just say: Tell me what to put down. I figure, with cleats, everyone can be an inch taller.


  190. tommui:

    To have a doctor clear you for playing after suffering a concussion, you have to tell the MD that you had a concussion or symptoms or just act goofy after the hit.

    If you have concussion and you don't report it, the team doctor, though a qualified physician, he is not a fortune teller/psychic.

    Add to that, if the MD is not a sports doctor or a neurologist/neurosurgeon, he may not be the best person to determine whether you should be cleared if you had a concussion.


  191. tommui:

    It must be true, I saw it on the internet.


  192. Kaimiloa:

    #187 ... I'm not saying 181 wasn't a good post but ... "+1" your own post? Is that a blog foul?


  193. d1shima:

    25-20. Wahine.

    7-0. Bruins.


  194. d1shima:

    ...like :lol: your own joke?


  195. d1shima:

    Cardinal HC Shaw's hand signals seem simple...snap the ball, run it down their throats.


  196. d1shima:

    ...and it works!

    7-7 now


  197. Kevin:

    +1'ing your own post is just a foul period. :lol:


  198. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    In other news, Wahine are kickin' butt. Can I get a syntax/grammar check on that please, d1?


  199. d1shima:

    Bruins answer the man-test!


  200. Kawika77:

    Been reading this blog daily for years, and am now motivated to speak. I am a uh student currently though older. Speaking on concussions or back injury, if you are chasing your dreams like many of our boys are, a serious injury could not only curtail but possibly end years of effort. Look at SS, a couple unreported concussions to date, and we ask why didn't he open his mouth. College is similar to the military, in that in aviation if you have medical problems you will be grounded(benched) for your own safety. Sure speaking up will get you the attention you need to help healing and health. Yet ultimately can effectively end any opportunity you have to chase your dreams, ie starting QB or flying. How many of us have done the same thing in other capacities to ensure progress towards goals or ideals?


  201. d1shima:

    If taken collectively, Wahine is kickin' butt...

    but...

    ;-)


  202. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Readin' some of the earlier posts this afternoon brings to mind an image of Tsai in them black kung-fu pants, shirtless ala Bruce Lee, tastin' that little trickle of blood on his mouth... then goin off!

    And then d1 and Kevin show up...

    (To be continued)


  203. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    I will properly acknowledge d1's post in the following fashion: :lol:
    British are we , d1?


  204. Kevin:

    Rainbow Wahine up 2 sets to NONE.

    Set 1: 25-20
    Set 2: 25-13

    Seeded #17 .. :roll:


  205. d1shima:

    speaking of kung fu...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-2gEx0n_MA


  206. d1shima:

    Jewish?

    British?

    Disraeli?


  207. d1shima:

    Manfro...love that name


  208. HawaiiMongoose:

    Whatever Dave has the Wahine doing... keep doing it!


  209. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    HM -

    I know yah? Lookit dem ladies go!


  210. Kevin:

    Dave's been doing his thing for nearly 4 decades...


  211. madeinhawaii:

    Can't believe they killed the internet feed before the last point was shown... auwe!


  212. RedZone:

    Way to go Wahine!!!!


  213. haka:

    1 down 5 to go......bows!


  214. gobows:

    25-20,13,19. hope uw goes 5


  215. mo808:

    Woohoo! Wahine!!!


  216. mo808:

    @205.

    Bruce Lee.

    That was beyond words!


  217. laulau head:

    Kent State's BCS dreams just got crushed...


  218. wowlaulau:

    letitgo, don't blame me for calling you on what you post, that is all you..

    It is not my fault that you cant seem to understand a simple concept like
    don't make assumptions about the players and coaches. You can post that $hit on the scout board.....


  219. MattyBoy:

    I'm sorry I'm blog illiterate. What is meant by "just a foul?'"


  220. Stephen Tsai:

    Hey, I just got off the phone with Victor Clore.
    He's living in Tulsa, with his girlfriend, who's in medical school. Victor is a personal trainer there, as we all knew he would be. (The other option, I always felt, was that he would be Vin Diesel's double.)
    Anyway, he must be having some memory problems because he doesn't know who MattyBoy is. Ah, old age, I guess. He said for you to give him a call so he can remember. He's got the same cell.


  221. Stephen Tsai:

    Good final walk-through today.
    The Nielsens are in town — Jon, Corey and Casey.
    They'll be here for a week.


  222. Stephen Tsai:

    Corey Nielsen was bothered by knee trouble this year. Anyway, he's here for a week, then he goes back for finals.
    He said Saint Francis is in a rural area of Pennsylvania, about a 2-hour drive from Pittsburgh. He said the enrollment is about 2,000.


  223. wafan:

    Cracking down tonight.

    Long day had to work some of the kids for telling untruths.


  224. wafan:

    And a good evening it is turning out to be!


  225. wafan:

    Good luck and thank you to the Warriors who are moving on.


  226. wafan:

    Huzzah Wahine!


  227. wafan:

    Happy birthdays to Mrs. SB and Mrs. BHF2.

    Whoo-hoo!


  228. WarriorMojo:

    I yam what I yam
    And that's all that I yam.


  229. Stephen Tsai:

    Then there's Eminem saying: I am whatever you say I am . . .


  230. RedZone:

    So we stil no mo AD?


  231. Stephen Tsai:

    I heard they brought in candidates for the position.


  232. Slugger:

    Take care, Kapua Sai. Thank you for coming back to play with your brother.

    Go WAHINE!!!

    See some if youse tomorrow!

    Happy birthday, Janice & Susan!

    GO WARRIORS!!!!


  233. iwonderwhytheyhateme:

    Riley Wallace was here and then not here.


  234. BigWave96744:

    The starting QB at St Francis a senior who went to Penn St as a Freshman. Corey has good chance of claiming the starting job next Spring. GO CN1!!!!


  235. MattyBoy:

    Haha ST. He knows me..


  236. MattyBoy:

    That's not my name lol..


  237. BigWave96744:

    I once went to the sporting store in Windward Mall and thought it was Victor Clore working. Turned out to be his bro. He said people always would come in and call him Vic.


  238. MattyBoy:

    No I'm not a weirdo fraud just posting random stuff..that would be corny and retarded. And I don't use my real name or any name anyone would know hahha.


  239. kapakahi:

    Looks like I missed some interesting exchanges.....about Warriors....past and present.

    Konrath did NOT leave on his own accord. This I know. AND yes I spoke with Konrath at that time....since he was....and actually still remains a friend of a former Warrior player.

    Also, DE Veni Manu quit the team on his own.....walked right off the field during a Fall Camp practice.....and never came back. This I saw firsthand....and got confirmation from a still current Warrior player.

    BTW, no comment on Olds....nor any retractions.....nor apologies.


  240. kapakahi:

    On the lighter note....one of his best Warrior moments for this former Warrior was when he, Konrath & Reynolds were driven down to Sandy Beach by JJ for some body surfing.....during the Summer of 2007....their first as Warriors.....and then had shave ice on the way back to UH.


  241. kapakahi:

    FYI....JD interviewed with CSUF this week....so still in the running for the AD position.


  242. MattyBoy:

    And you know what's so funny though, the truth...I actually don't have his number anymore cause I must've went through like 4-5 different phones since I actually spoke to him..so yeah it's been a while....but yes I personally know him..And I can't believe I'm actually trying to prove this to you on the blog lol..


  243. MattyBoy:

    I'll give it away ST just for your assurance that I'm not a liar on your blog, and also that others may take me serious when I post lol...Mention this to him:

    C & K.


  244. 3-Prong:

    Happy Birthday Shane Victorino.


  245. MattyBoy:

    He'll laugh when you tell him lolol.


  246. MattyBoy:

    ST where you at????


  247. kapakahi:

    One of my Long Beach buddies.....who used to teach at LB Poly....and is a counselor in the Long Beach Unified School District....still keeps in regular contact with former colleagues from LB Poly....teachers, counselors, and coaches.

    Word around LB Poly is.....that GDL is not hurt....but not suiting up either.....and therefore not playing. Coach's decision.....which is completely within his prerogative....as it should....like it should be for Popovich.

    Unfortunately though.....probably not gonna help with strengthening the recruiting pipeline from LB Poly to UH any time soon.

    BTW, LB Poly playing Mater Dei for CIF-SS Pac-5 Division Championship tomorrow night on Fox Sports West starting at 5 PM HST.


  248. gobows:

    #10 seed louisville lost in 4 to michigan. ncaa seeding is worthless, they only seed teams that they want to host. so every year some non deserving team from the midwest or the south will host a subregional. louisville and kentucky is this years teams.


  249. Rodney:

    My personal observation is that Chow
    has gotten the players to play extremely
    hard for him.Thats a positive thing.
    Imua Warriors!!!!!!


  250. Stephen Tsai:

    Coaches don't get mad if you don't play their kids. They get mad if you don't recruit them.


  251. Stephen Tsai:

    Kaumeyer makes the calls on who plays on defense. If it involves a linebacker, Tuioti is consulted.


  252. kapakahi:

    #252,
    True about coaches....but not about family.

    #253,
    Not entirely correct.....according to GDL's cousin....who is also a starting LB Poly 'backer.

    Just saying.....what the word is....among some Jackrabbits.


  253. Kenoisai:

    Mahalo to all the Tsaiko's for the well wishes for Kapua; our family appreciates it deeply and tomorrow will be a very emotional day as it will be the last that both our boys will be Warriors together, and the last day for Kapua as a Warrior.

    For those who have questioned Kapua's decision and whether or not his injuries are "contrived" by Coach Chow or anyone else to free up scholarships; please don't presume to do so as this is deeply offensive to our family and is a great injustice to Coach Chow who has our family's utmost regard and respect.

    Kapua has suffered at least 7 major concussions over the course of his football career from Intermediate, High School and College level play, with the latest, and worst to date being that of the UNLV game. This while playing with a shoulder that throughout the past season has dislocated multiple times and was strapped to his chest with a harness and for which he will undergo surgery for in the next week or so, his second major shoulder surgery, none of which has been completely "reported" to the public.

    The bottom line, is that the dream of playing football, especially as a D1 Scholarship Athlete comes at a steep price, and one that at this time for Kapua is greater than he can afford to pay. Our entire family is proud of him and how he has handled himself through all of this and for making the best decision for his future that he could under the circumstances. He has offered to and will support and mentor his younger brother Kiha and help to guide him into making sound decisions and ensuring he reports injuries, especially concussions immediately (yes, this is something that as parents we say often, but boys hear the message better from fellow players and mentors then they do from us), to ensure that he can enjoy post-football life....

    Mahalo to all of you, for supporting all of our UH Warriors, through the good and the bad...year after year....let's all get out there and support our boys tomorrow and wrap up this year with a much needed WIN..
    Go Warriors!!


  254. Rodney:

    Quote "injustice to coach chow who has our
    family's utmost regard and respect"


  255. cocobean:

    #255. No further proof needed that players and/or their familes read what's posted here and in the comment section of sports articles. People should temper their comments with this in mind.


  256. wafan:

    Nytal!


  257. Rodney:

    #257 Amen!!!!!!!!!


  258. Kevin:

    cocobean,

    There are also some parents that read what is written and laugh it off. Why? Cause faceless jackasses don't matter.


  259. madeinhawaii:

    When someone claims to be a player's parent or relative in a blog, how can you know for sure?


  260. Kenoisai:

    #262 - seriously? Kapua was born at 1:38pm on 12/21/90 at Kapiolani hospital, 6 weeks premature and weighing 5.5lbs....I don't know if someone has impersonated players parents before....but I would consider it a despicable thing to do....


  261. Kevin:

    madeinhawaii:
    November 30th, 2012 at 11:07 pm
    When someone claims to be a player's parent or relative in a blog, how can you know for sure?

    Well, you must think it's real since you reposted Kenoisai's original post elsewhere. Jesus.... :roll:


  262. Kevin:

    For some, this has NOTHING to do with who is posting as a relative of a player or how schollies can get yanked or revoked, players getting cut or not asked back... Or how the team runs onto the field, names on jerseys, or who can have long hair or not.

    For SOME... this is about "I Told You So" with regards to seeking a new coach last season.

    Dont need a Psych Degree to figure that out after a while.


  263. Pomai:

    Kenoisai thank you for your comments, please understand that there are a lot of fans who read this blog and are supporters of the team (players and coaches) but there happens to be a few who just like to hear themselves talk and stroke their own ego's.

    We thank you for your sons effort to be a Warrior but as you said he is making the best decision for his future, as it should be. Mahalo to your whole family.


  264. Mrs. SailorBlue:

    Thanks ST and Tsai-kos for the birthday wishes. This was a really big one and I have made the most of it.
    Aloha Ke Akua, Kapua Sai. Take care of yourself and your future.
    For this last game I am Switzerland. Both of my children graduated from South Alabama. I'll be cheering for both UH and USA.


  265. maddog50:

    Let's play this one and win it...Congrats to all outgoing Warriors....hope you become like me, eat drink and live Warrior FB. Those that truly support the program will realize, it is going to work out and some of the warped crap that gets tossed about is exactly that warped crap. Go Warriors----


  266. mo808:

    Game Day! The Grand Finale! The Last Hoorah for some!
    Go Warriors! We'll be cheering and believing for victory!


  267. wasabi:

    I really believe if Chow had done things more diplomatically in the spring that his every move would not be questioned. Hopefully going forward one of the improvements will be in morale and player-coach relations.


  268. azwarrior22:

    Kenoisai - thanks for setting it straight because there's way too many fans that will read into anything without knowing the whole story and then this is how bad rumors start. Unless you know the full story, we shouldn't be speculating.

    I also want to mention that I sat next to the Sai Ohana at the USC game. Very cool crew and met Kiha there. I remember someone was donning Utah red.

    Best of luck to Kapua and Go Warriors !!


  269. smh:

    Is David Graves walking tonight? Been quiet about him last few weeks. Good Luck Warriors, finish strong.


  270. 3-Prong:

    What? Suicide at KC Chiefs facility.


  271. 3-Prong:

    Go Rainbow Warriors, Go Warriors, Go Wahine! Go For Da Sweep!


  272. BigWave96744:

    Graves is only a junior


  273. smh:

    Thank you BigWave96744!


  274. 3-Prong:

    You want to give Johnny Football the Heisman based on his stats? Colt Brennan threw for 5,549 yards and 58 touchdowns and didn't win.


  275. d1shima:

    Great Morning All!

    IT'S SATURDAY!

    IT'S SENIOR DAY!

    Are You Ready?


  276. kapakahi:

    Mahalo to Kapua for returning home....and to Kiha for staying home.....to be Warriors!


  277. Shoko:

    Morning folks!

    Murder-suicide in KC?


  278. kapakahi:

    Condolences to the Baugh family....

    Back in the day, Jesse was "the" big stud athlete.....the most intimidating for sure.....with that big half-bleached 'fro.....in both football and basketball for the Golden Hawks.


  279. Shoko:

    Jovan Allen Belcher shot his girlfriend then shot himself according to one report


  280. tommui:

    GOOD MORNING HAWAII and all the ships at sea!

    IT'S SATURDAY! And I am ready!

    Thanking all you seniors for all you have done. Aloha nui loa.


  281. 3-Prong:

    .........Ready.


  282. tommui:

    Per breaking news on FOX website:

    " A player on the Kansas City Chiefs shot and killed his girlfriend early Saturday before shooting and killing himself at the team facility, according to police.

    The suicide took place at Arrowhead Stadium, where the Chiefs play, and the player shot himself in front of a “couple of coaches,” according to police. The Kansas City Star said the player was 25 years old."

    No names were released.


  283. tommui:

    OK SHOKO @284 got the name of the player.

    Thanks!


  284. 3-Prong:

    d1: weather gonna be an issue for da Cats?


  285. Shoko:

    284. I should state that my post was based via Twitter.

    So, gotta take info with a grain of salt. Something I'm still working on...


  286. Bugaz:

    Congrats to VBall nā Wahine! Moving on up, and taking that respect.


  287. Bugaz:

    Aloha kakahiaka kākou!


  288. Bugaz:

    Thank you seniors!


  289. Shoko:

    Go Wolf Pack! Beat the Boise State donkeys! ;)


  290. koakane:

    morning 808 yes its saturday


  291. Shoko:

    Go Rainbow Warriors, Warriors and the Wahines, too!


  292. koakane:

    congrats to the vball wahines on their win and continued success on the quest for five :smile:


  293. koakane:

    adding my mahalos to the seniors ending their playing days for UH, how to represent with honor


  294. koakane:

    kope


  295. koakane:

    :cool:


  296. Bugaz:

    Busy day for UH sports today. Hoping for the best for each and every one of our athletes that represent the UH!


  297. Bugaz:

    You all have a great day! Time to wash truck and load up for tailgate. Aloha


  298. Kekoa:

    December showed up on our doorstep pretty quick this year. Are you ready?

    Let's go Warriors!

    Finish strong!


  299. d1shima:

    3-Prong,

    Weather shouldn't be much of a factor...was concerned earlier in the week that the Pineapple Express might be arriving today but so far, lookeeng guud!

    http://www.linfield.edu/webcam/walker-webcam/


  300. d1shima:

    ...speaking of.

    Pack some rain gear for tonight. Forecast in Halawa still includes possibility of heavy rain! :shock:


  301. d1shima:

    Kekoa,

    Always Ready!


  302. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Mahalo Kenoisais!

    Kapua has been the very definition of "Warrior" this past season. We thank him for his courage and commitment, but its good that he's thinking of his health and his future. Best of luck to he and brother Kiha in the years ahead. God bless the Sai family.

    Lets get get a "W" today!

    GO WARRIORS!!!


  303. koakane:

    e'o maukaukau


  304. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Morning Kekoa and d1!


  305. Da Punchbowl Kid:

    Mornin' koakane!


  306. WarriorMojo:

    Game Day?


  307. 3-Prong:

    304 d1: thanks, dey should point da camera at da field fo us. Hehe


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    ...they will be. At 10 am!

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