By Stephen Tsai
The Rainbow Warriors will be back in the school's dance studios for the first 15 days of training camp.
Last year, the Warriors lived in a dormitory for the first half of training camp. The second half was spent at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
A move to the dance studios, where they lived for six training camps through 2011, was necessitated because of an unexpected increase in the dorm's rental fee this year. A smaller fee could not be re-negotiated. The Warriors will spend the final six days of training camp at Pearl Harbor-Hickam.
The Warriors will spend $12,000 to rent cots for the dance studios. Unfortunately, that fee does not include pillows, pillow cases and bedsheets. Several parents of the players have pledged to donate those items. More pledges are needed.
The Warriors had requested $126,000 for the three weeks of training camp. Instead, they were granted under $100,000. In comparison, Utah reportedly will spend more than $250,000 for its football training camp.