Archive for July, 2010

To fee or not to fee?

July 14th, 2010
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Thoughts on the proposed student activity fee for UH? I like it but I’m not paying for it.
Perhaps it would give the students a reason to show up for athletic events. Perhaps they don’t have the $3-$5 per game to pay at the gate but if they had a card that let them in without a hassle … when I was in school (UCLA in the 70s) , we had a fee. everyone paid it and everyone got a book of tickets for football games. Basketball (men’s) was another matter. You put your name in for season tickets and were chosen by computer lottery. then you got the free tickets.
And all of the other sporting events were free. Back in the day, we used to drop in to watch some of men’s volleyball on the way to playing an IM contest. Don’t think they even bothered with tickets for MVB, and they played in Pauley.

Congrats to Kaufman, Croson

July 13th, 2010
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Sorry, on Kauai for a wedding and am now just catching up

Kaufman won the high jump over the weekend at the North American, Central American, Caribbean (NACAC) Championships in Miramar, Fla. She cleared 6-1.25 (1.86m) to easily win the competition over fellow American April Sinkler (5-11.25/1.81m). Trinidad and Tabago’s Caleigh Bacchus claimed the bronze with a jump of 5-09.25 (1,76m).
Team USA collected 74 medals to dominate the 6th NACAC Under 23 Championships.

And that very busy and talented Wahine commit Jane Croson led the U.S. Junior National Team to the gold at the NORCECA Championships in Tijuana, Mexico, over the Dominican Republic. 25-22, 25-20, 25-20.
Croson was named Best Spiker and MVP of the tournament. She had 49 kills for Team USA with a tournament-leading 51.58 kill percent and a .400 hitting efficiency. Croson also added four blocks and two aces in the tournament for 55 total points and making her the fourth Best Scorer of the tournament.

Croson leads U.S. JNT again

July 9th, 2010
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Jane Croson (Hawaii oral commit) had 17 kills, 2 aces and a block tonight to lead the U.S. over Mexico for the second time in three days, 25-19, 25-14, 25-14. She hit .570. The win in the semifinals of the NORCECA Championship puts the U.S. into Saturday’s gold-medal match and qualifies the team for the 2011 FIVB Women’s Junior World U-20 Championships.
Story says Croson has 19 points but if you look at the stats, she has 20. they missed the block.

Checking on the WNVL

July 9th, 2010
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This is the pro league that was discussed at the final four in December. They have a web site up (www.wnvl.com) and have announced five teams with a sixth TBA. Looks like there is a franchise opportunity for someone there. Organizers said Honolulu was in the mix, but that was 7 months ago. supposed to start in 2011.

A bit surprised they have 3 teams in Florida. Miami, Orlando and Tampa Bay. Atlanta and Chicago. With Mick Haley and Jerritt Elliott on board, where is Los Angeles and/or Austin.

Croson leads U.S. JNT past Mexico

July 8th, 2010
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Wahine 2011 commit Jane Croson put down 11 kills to help the U.S. Women’s Junior National Team sweep Mexico 25-19, 25-16, 25-23 today in Tijuana. She also had an ace and a block for 13 points, which tied her for most points with Carly Wopat. Croson hit 650.