The Warrior Beat

Cheer leader

February 8th, 2013


Last night, the Stan Sheriff Center rocked.

The student section rolled.

Jamie Smith, a self-styled student coordinator, seized the lead in this rock-and-roll revival.

This season, there have been retro themes for Rainbow Warrior basketball games. The zaniness of the past  Manoa good times — think Bowzos — has been revived, in large part to Smith.

Smith is responsible for the witty on-campus advertisements of upcoming theme nights, with players,  in full costume, serving as models. In the arena, there is Smith, at the front of the student section coordinating the cheers. It helps that the team plays with energy. It helps that fans have embraced the enthusiasm. (Speedo Man is the new Rubberband Man.) And it helps that Smith has an all-in approach to putting motions into his promotions.

Screenshot_2013-02-08-14-46-08-1.jpgSpeedo Man

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Thanks to Kevin for the pics following Bob Coolen's 800th career victory:



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Quarterback Taylor Graham:


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Quarterback Sean Schroeder:


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"Mr. Honolulu"— Ne'Quan Phillips:

mr. hono

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It's all about options. Right guard Dave Lefotu is learning how to play center:


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