By Cindy Luis
I put it up on breaking news a few hours ago but couldn’t get into the blog. Hawaii will play the 5 p.m. match, which is better for them. The host school is supposed to play the late game but SC was trying to say the seeded team should play the second game. Hawaii said, no, that’s not how it works.
After practice today. Shoji checked his messages and had one from Russ Rose (Penn State coach). Typical Rose (great dry sense of humor). Said. Sorry. Good Luck.
I got an email back from SC coach Mick Haley. He said they were caught by surprise that they would be hosting. I believe last year it was either SC or UCLA who didn’t put in a bid but still hosted. Weird if you read the NCAA manual about the bid process. Haley said he was very surprised Hawaii wasn’t hosting. New Mexico coach said the same thing but added that it would have been tough for them to get to Hawaii to play Thursday.