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