By Stephen Tsai
Hawaii News Now's Keoki Kerr reported that Tom Apple will be removed as UH-Manoa chancellor, an action that will impact the athletic department.
Apple has been a supporter financially (absorbing the department's eight-figure accumulated debt a year ago) and emotionally (he's the first to greet the Warriors at Aloha Stadium). He's backed projects, OK'd contracts, and didn't send in the collectors when the budget was stained with red ink.
In these difficult financial times, it's always good to have friends.
Apple was a friend to the athletic department.