Archive for February, 2008

Hawaii at Stanford Thursday

February 28th, 2008
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Sorry for the late post. Gametracker not working and radio was with baseball until late in Game 2.
Stanford is ahead 30-22, 30-23. Radio man Scott Robbs said the Warriors look flat and showing little emotion.

UH offers Billy Ray Stutzmann

February 28th, 2008
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If you like tall, fast receivers, you like Billy Ray Stutzmann.

Greg McMackin and Ron Lee do. UH offered the Saint Louis School junior a scholarship today, according to Stutzmann’s dad, Bill.

It was the second offer of the day for Billy Ray, who also got one from Washington State.

“Coach McMackin was really cool about it,” said Bill Stutzmann, the father. “He said he didn’t want an answer right away. He told Billy Ray to go home and think about it, talk it over with the family.”

Stutzmann is the first known UH offer for the graduating class of 2009. Last fall he was a second-team Star-Bulletin all-state selection.

He is around 6-1, 160. Having watched him run track, I think his listed 4.45 time in the 40 is legit.

Oh, and Billy Ray’s brother, Craig, is a former UH standout receiver who is now a grad assistant at UH working with … you guessed it, receivers.

TV rules: At Boise State on Friday, Oct. 17

February 28th, 2008
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The Warriors will have a short week to prepare for their game at Boise State.

For TV purposes, the game is going to be Friday, Oct. 17 instead of Saturday, Oct. 18, commisioner Karl Benson said today.

It’s less than ideal, but UH coach Greg McMackin said he’ll deal with it.

“You have to accommodate television,” he said today when asked about playing the Broncos on the road six days after hosting Louisiana Tech.

Benson said the Warriors will also be televised at least once more on ESPN: the Cincinnati and/or Washington State games will be picked up.

Fresno State’s also a possibility, which could cause another Saturday to Friday move.

Hawaii will play its first Western Athletic Conference football game of the 2008 season at home against San Jose State on Sept. 27.

The other WAC home games will be Oct. 11 (Louisiana Tech), Oct. 25 (Nevada) and Nov. 22 (Idaho).

The conference road games are Oct. 4 (at Fresno State), Oct. 17 (at Boise State), Nov. 1 (at Utah State) and Nov. 8 (at New Mexico State).

McMackin said he would like the team to stay on the mainland between the back-to-back road games.

UH also has two nonconference road games, at Florida on Aug.30 and at Oregon State on Sept. 13. Home nonconference games are Sept. 6 (Weber State), Nov. 29 (Washington State) and Dec.6 (Cincinnati).

Sept. 20 and Nov. 15 are open dates.

Hawaii at Stanford Wednesday

February 27th, 2008
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Hawaii wins Game 1 30-26. Close until 16-16. UH scored three straight to take the lead for good at 19-16. Sounds like an ILH match with UH’s Carney (Iolani) and Frank (Kamehameha) against Stanford’s Shoji (Iolani), McLachlin (Punahou) and Inafuku (Kamehameha). McLachlin had seven kills in Game 1, five kills for Clar.

Tom Shoji hired at Willamette

February 27th, 2008
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From the Statesman-Journal
Willamette University has hired Tom Shoji as its women’s volleyball coach.
Shoji, younger brother of Hawaii coach Dave Shoji, has a long career as a collegiate volleyball coach. His head coaching experience in women’s volleyball totals 24 seasons, including six years each at New Mexico State and Indiana, plus 11 years at Colorado State-Pueblo and one year at Westmar (Iowa) University.
“Tom’s nationally respected teaching skills and his proven track record of success will provide our program with a boost almost immediately,” Willamette athletic director Mark Majeski said.
“I’m kind of excited about it,” said Shoji, currently the associate athletic director-compliance and student services at UC San Diego. “I’m coming into a conference with a lot of experienced coaches. It’s going to be a challenge getting Willamette competing for that conference title in the future. That’s our ultimate goal for now.”
Willamette has been 4-22 each of the past two seasons and has lost 43 Northwest Conference matches in a row.