Archive for June, 2011

John Kauinana, RIP

June 6th, 2011

Sad to hear from some of his family and friends that longtime Mililani football coach and athletic director John Kauinana died on Sunday night. I’ll post info on services when available.

Colt Brennan makes it official

June 3rd, 2011

The former University of Hawaii star signs with Hartford of the UFL, coached by Jerry Glanville. Here’s the Hartford Courant’s story.

Ashton Whitby, RIP

June 2nd, 2011

Many University of Hawaii football players of the 1970s lost a beloved friend and teammate when Ashton Whitby died recently after a long illness. Whitby, of Galveston, Texas, was a defensive back and student assistant at UH.

Nicky Clark is one of many former UH players who knew “AC” as a mentor and friend, especially for African-American athletes at Manoa far from home.

“The only blacks at UH were athletes. Many found AC’s dorm room the place to hang out with the familiar,” Clark said. “AC represented home to the homesick. He was a fantastic player and teammate, and an anchor who never turned down anybody’s request for help.”

Mountain West knocking on door of BCS club

June 1st, 2011

Thanks to Sean Eyman for finding this story in the Las Vegas Review-Journal that looks like potential great news for the Mountain West Conference and University of Hawaii athletics.