No gambling

September 13th, 2009

LAS VEGAS >> The only gaming the Hawaii football players will do this week will be Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium when they play UNLV. Coach Greg McMackin said gambling is off-limits for the Warriors this week in Nevada.

“Even the ones who are 21,” McMackin told Star-Bulletin reporters today. “I won’t be doing any gambling myself. This is a business trip.

“I met with the captains about it, and they agree it’s fair.”

McMackin also said the players will not be allowed “off the premises” of the Suncoast Hotel and Casino, where the team checked in today after arriving from Seattle. Hawaii beat Washington State 35-20 at Qwest Field yesterday to improve to 2-0.

He said the players will be busy with practice and meetings, as well as study hall sessions. Free-time can be spent in the bowling alley and movie theater at the Suncoast, which is in Summerlin, Nev., about 10 miles away from downtown Las Vegas and a little further from The Strip.

SALAS IS NO. 1 >> Hawaii junior slotback Greg Salas leads the nation in receiving yards per game with 187.5, according to statistics released by the NCAA today.

Salas caught 7 passes for 195 yards and a touchdown Saturday. The yardage eclipsed his career-high of 180 achieved in the season opener against Central Arkansas the on Sept. 4.

Also, quarterback Greg Alexander is third in the nation with 378.5 passing yards per game. He is fifth in passing efficiency and tied for fourth with six TD passes.

The Warriors (2-0) arrived in Las Vegas today to prepare for Saturday’s game at UNLV (1-1).

–By Dave Reardon


21 Responses to “No gambling”

  1. kev-1:

    I am so excited about Salas. I was also very impressed with Bradley. This years recievers seem very talented. I wonder if at the end of the year we will be comparing this corp with Bess, RGM, and Rivers. At the rate they are going now, it sure seems likely. I hope the trend continues and they continue to have success.

  2. Corky:

    We got 2 wins under our belt, our recievers are coming around, and Alexander(da great) is doing a excellant job putting that pigskin in their hands. Front offensive line is holding,defense did a great job. We have some confidence now so watch out. UNLV is a good team and we are playing on their turf. I can see where this will be a very important game so come on Warriors do your best. Aloha Corky

  3. bob:

    What about the hookers are they off limits to?

  4. MaggieSteele:

    That’s good, they need to focus on Football and that’s all. If they gamble and do all the Vegas stuff they might get occupied on other stuff and loose focus. All the lights and stuff might do that…But I know they’ll pull it through. It must be disappointing to some players I bet because y’all know its Viva Las Vegas! And I don’t care howthey win, or how many turn overs they get. As long as they get the big W I’m happy. GO WARRIORS!

  5. lori:

    Good to see posters excited with the road V regardless of whom we played, but its time to get real against UNLV. We need to cut down on TOs (8 in 2 games) and continue with our prodigious offensive breakout. UNLV played tough against a nationally recognized Beaver team….the Rebels are better than in the past and Hawaii will be playing as the underdawg SAT nite.
    I have stayed at the Suncoast in Summerlin. It is a cozy venue in an upscale neighborhood with all the amenities to keep our team happy. Most of all it is an excellent site that is removed from the bright neon and distractions of the Las Vegas strip.
    Great choice to house our players and there’s a Roy’s around the corner.
    If MAC can keep the boys undertow and focused we should represent well.
    Thanks Dave for the reports….
    Go Warriors!

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  7. nani:

    Would it make economical and training sense to have returned to Hawaii on Sunday and fly to Vegas on Thursday night or Friday morning since the players are on lockdown anyway? The west coast is only five hours away anyway and it seems the lure and distraction of Vegas is very tempting for the players and coaches.

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  9. TIM:

    Is DUSTIN BLOUNT on the Travel Squad?!?

  10. dartist:

    Nani, it makes sense to stay in Vegas because going back and forth 3,000 miles each way would create major jet lag in addition to the 3,000 the team already traveled before the Wazzu game.

    It’s the right decision in this time frame with these logistics. There is no lure and distraction as long as the coaches and players and academic advisors all stick together. One canoe!

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