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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Uniforms, Super Games, Position Changes, Reading

Dave Reardon has coverage of the new uniform design unveiling.
McMackin said that after receiving input from players and members of the community, he confirmed that green is the color of choice. And future plans include green jerseys, so that beginning in 2009, the Warriors can sport a different color scheme for selected big games.

"In the future we might come out in all green," he said.
Reardon talks to Leon Wright-Jackson about the new design.
"From what I see in the pictures, they're real nice," junior running back Leon Wright-Jackson said. "I like 'em, they're cool."
Stephen Tsai has quotes from Dan Kelly and Greg McMackin:
"I'm glad coach Mack wants to bring back the green," kicker Dan Kelly said. "People like the green."

McMackin said it also was important to have "Hawai'i" on the jersey.

"The players have their names on their back," McMackin said. "The most important name is on the front, and that's 'Hawai'i.' That's who we are. We are the Warriors from Hawai'i. We're not changing that at all. But 'Hawai'i' is more state recognizable. We are Hawai'i. We're Hawai'i's team."
Chawan Cut may have video coverage uploaded sometime today, which I'll post here if/when available:

UPDATE: Here it is. News coverage by KHON, KGMB and KITV.



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Leila Wai has video from yesterday's Super Games challenge, tug-of-war. Dave Reardon writes about the competition and previews next week's competition.
Keala Watson’s Gladiators team has opened up a sizable lead in the Super Games standings with its win today in the tug of war competition.

“They might have a difficult time next week,” defensive line coach Dave Aranda said. “It’s human wheelbarrow races, and a lot of them aren’t built for that.”
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Dave Reardon writes about some possible position changes in the spring. Here's an excerpt about the offensive line:
Starting tackles Keith Ah-Soon and Keoni Steinhoff, both seniors now, could find themselves competing for positions one spot closer to the middle of the line when practice starts at the end of the month. At 6-foot-1 and 6-3, Ah-Soon and Steinhoff are closer to the prototype for guard than tackle, and the Warriors have some taller players waiting in the wings to try out for the tackles.
Ray Hisatake, Aaron Kia, Laupepa Letuli and incoming JC transfer Kainoa LaCount (he arrives in the summer) are among the many possibilities at the tackle spots.

Coach Greg McMackin said the Warriors want to develop five backups the staff can have enough confidence in to put into any game at any time.
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And finally, Kim Fassler writes about some UH Warriors who took time out to read to the kids.
Savaiigaea and five University of Hawai'i Warrior teammates helped Kamiloiki Elementary School participate in the National Education Association's Read Across America program, a reading initiative that encourages kids to read around Dr. Seuss' birth date, March 2.
The article also includes a video, which has interviews with Rocky Savaiigaea and Guyton Galdeira.

2 Comments:

  • At Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 9:53:00 AM HST, Anonymous WILDWAHINE said…

    WHAT WONDERFUL STORIES AND CLIP OF THE UH WARRIORS READING TO THE KIDS. THEY ARE THE GREATEST AND SO ARE YOU!

    WTG TOMBO. WILL CHECK AGAIN FOR CHAWAN'S VID'S HEY, TELL HIM THANKS FOR HIS NICE LOGO THAT HE PUT UP IT IS NOW PART OF MY SIG ON THE WSN BOARD, CC U R AWESOME YOU BOTH ARE.........LUV YA GUYS!

     
  • At Thursday, March 6, 2008 at 11:25:00 AM HST, Anonymous Kaimuki boy said…

    Tombo good coverage.

    Well done warriors reading to the kids! The Warriors can have a huge impact on our society if they involved. Hopefully, the also go visit the elderly and childrens hospital too.

    I hope Coach Mack and UA read the comments posted on your blog Tombo. They really need to bring a tatooing on the pants back.

     

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