Archive for November, 2007

Update on livestats

November 30th, 2007
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The Louisville site is only doing the Cardinal match. NCAA link is http://ncaasports.com/volleyball/womens/scoreboard/div1/2007/1130

Wahine vs. Tennessee St. Friday through Game 1

November 30th, 2007
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Hawaii wins a tight Game 1 30-26. Not great passing from the Wahine. Tennessee State athletic but small. Can’t promise these stats are correct. I’m going on NCAA gametracker: Sanders 6-1-8, Houston 6-3-10. Hawaii has 2 blocks, 2 aces. TSU 4 blocks.

Success from the NCAA

November 30th, 2007
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We have a ‘go’ from the NCAA. But I am limited to 3 per match.About 15 minutes away from first whistle. And about 60 people here. Doubt there’s any general public. Looks a lot like family and friends from both teams. But seriously, this is about as big as Hemmeter at Punahou when it’s divided. Maybe a few more seats. Think McKinley is bigger.

NCAA blogging policy, 1420-AM and livestats

November 30th, 2007
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I am still waiting for permission from the NCAA to do live blogs. If given I can only post 3 times a match, which I will do after each game. I’m assuming that if it goes more than 3, than the ‘overtime’ policy applies, which allows me on extra blog per match. Match is on the air at 1420-AM. Scott Robbs is sitting a few chairs down. One of the refs is the “Dancing” Marvin Hall, mostly seen officiating at men’s matches. He lives in California. He is wondering why he got sent here, just as he wondering why Hawaii is here.Both very good questions.Livestats at www.uoflsports.com and www.ncaasports.com

Aloha from (sad) Convention Center

November 30th, 2007
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With apologies to Louisville, this is not an NCAA venue, at least not one Hawaii is used to. There are more stands at Junior Olympics. There are 2,096 seats. And my guess is there will be 50 people here for Hawaii match, mostly the Wahine parents. The temporary bleaches are about 15 rows up on the two sidelines, four rows on either baseline. Sportcourt is down, bland and red. Feel like we’re in an airplane hanger. I have never seen a sadder Division I site. And getting up to the court … you have to follow temporary arrows through a maze and try to figure it out. Took 10 minutes just to find the place. The interview room will be behind temporary curtains, pretty close to where the Louisville band is schedule to sit. That will make for interesting postmatch chats. And the scoreboards are two generic ones, small, with only team names, points, Games won and game clock. Pretty pathetic.