The Warrior Beat

Option play

February 14th, 2013

Running back John Lister said he will need a couple of more weeks to decide on his college-football future.

Lister, who has two seasons of eligibility remaining, is set to earn his bachelor's degree in May. His goal is to earn a master's in kinesiology. UH's kinesiology program is not accepting master's applicants for the 2013-2014 academic year.

His options are to wait until 2014 to apply or to transfer to another school that will admit him into the master's program this fall. He has requested — and received — a release to discuss options with other schools.

Lister is one of the UH coaches' favorites because of his solid play and strong work ethic. He is considered to be one of the Warriors' top special-team players.

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June Jones, who triggered the Warrior/Rainbow debate more than a decade ago, backed UH athletic director Ben Jay's decision to use "Warriors" as the nickname for all UH men's teams.

"It's best to help the university maximum it's marketing," said Jones, who dropped "Rainbow" from the football team's nickname in 2000.

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