NCAA press conferences & UH practice

November 30th, 2011
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Didn’t go to the first 2.

nothing exciting from the other two, nothing we haven’t reported.

only local media so … again, nothing new.

but i do think the UNC coach was surprised by the ‘intelligent’ volleyball questions that Ann, Brandi Higa, Chris McLachlin and I shot at her. things about her 2-person passing scheme, her left-handed hitter, her setter that likes to dump, her blocking scheme on the pins to compensate for UH’s quickness, and playing against the ‘Hawaii tradition’ vs. Hawaii.

As for Hawaii’s practice, they were working on a few things. Tuaniga doing a number of slides and Scott Wong got stuffed a couple of times by Croson and Hewitt. I can see where Ginger Long might be a good player next year. she played well on the left.

but, again, nothing exciting. UNC coaches said they had seen some film on UH but they were going to do film with their players today. UH didn’t have much film on UNC, saying that if do what they need to do they will control

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  • NT November 30, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Hope the Wahine execute well then. UNC’s height is even more worrisome to me now that we don’t have that much film on them, especially since studying film is what Danielson referenced as the key to success in terms of digging up opposing teams well.

    • Warrior15 November 30, 2011 at 8:37 pm

      don’t sweat it … shoji was talking about this on BC’s show yesterday morning. Hawaii only got one tape of UNC’s most recent match (in their conference final).

      and shoji didn’t seem to worried about it. they saw enough to help them scout/prepare. he also mentioned they were in the process of getting additional film on them …

      • NT November 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm

        Ah, k, that’s a bit more reassuring.

  • Jesse November 30, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I guess teams aren’t aware that all wahine televised matches are up on youtube!

  • Setaone November 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm
  • LC November 30, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I saw NCU against Colorado State back in September it was a close match.

  • Warrior15 November 30, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    will the friday match be televised at 5pm or 7pm … i’ve seen conflicting info.

    (hoping, of course, that hawaii advances to the friday match :) )

    • Warrior15 November 30, 2011 at 9:40 pm

      nevermind … i saw cindy’s response in the prior thread. :)

      friday match will be at 7pm

  • po'okela November 30, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    is the 5pm match being televised too?

  • IC December 1, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Will there be live streaming video?

    • LC December 1, 2011 at 6:34 am

      No streaming video

      Where: Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, O’ahu (10, 300)
      Television: OCSports (Channel 12, SD and Channel 1012, HD)
      Streaming Video: None
      Radio: ESPN AM 1420 will broadcast all UH matches live with Scott Robbs handling the play-by-play.
      Audio Webcast: http://www.espn1420am.com
      Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at HawaiiAthletics.com

  • OrbitalripZ (call me OZ) December 1, 2011 at 4:20 am

    More From the WHO CARES Department: Facts About Northern Colorado

    UNC Bears are in the 4th year of a 4-year process of moving from NCAA Division II to Division I sports.

    Most famous athlete to graduate from UNC is Vincent Jackson of the San Diego Chargers.

    Student demographics at UNC: 62% female, 38% male, 19% non-white.

    The University Orchestra was named the top university orchestra in the nation 7 times in the past 10 years, according to the Annual DownBeat Magazine College Music awards.

    Other famous grads include author James Michener (masters degree) and the Campbell Twins from Playboy’s December Playmates 2008.

    • OrbitalripZ (call me OZ) December 1, 2011 at 9:19 am

      Re: “UNC Bears are in the 4th year of a 4-year process . . . ”

      Facts appear to change depending on which UNC fact page you are looking at, and apparently I was looking at an outdated page. Thus, “Northern Colorado Athletics began its transition to the NCAA Division I level in 2003 and volleyball was postseason eligible in 2006.”

      Here are their numbers: “Northern Colorado ranks in the national top 50 this week in Assists Per Set (12th), Digs Per Set (23rd) and Kills Per Set (17th). The Bears rank in the national top 100 in Hitting Percentage (52nd) and Match Win-Loss Percentage (46th).”

      Their big guns are 6-2 frosh middle blocker Andrea Spaustat (currently ranked 49th best in the nation in hitting percentage) and 6-2 junior outside hitter Kelly Arnold.

      For the Northern Colorado Tournament Central web page, click here:

      http://uncbears.com/sports/wvball/2011-12/releases/201111306k6rt6

      • LC December 1, 2011 at 9:31 am

        But stats can be misleading especially when you play a bunch of cupcakes,yes ?

    • Momona December 1, 2011 at 9:06 pm

      Local connection- UNC Baseball Head Coach is Carl Iwasaki from Punahou. He was the Honolulu Sharks GM of the old Hi Winter Baseball League. From Kaneohe.

  • LC December 1, 2011 at 7:18 am

    Looks like this is our Tournament Central web page.Everything you need to know,I think.

    http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/sports/2011/11/28/GEN_1128115646.aspx?id=320

  • LC December 1, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Also looks like they have separated the package deal into separate 1st and 2nd round at the ticket site.

  • OrbitalripZ (call me OZ) December 1, 2011 at 9:58 am

    That’s what make stats so much fun, for you can manipulate the numbers to no good end, and get results only the NCAA Volleyball Select Committee or U.S. Congress’s “Super Committee” could love. (Warrior15, can I borrow one of your evil-grin smileys?)

    As far as the NCAA’s Select Committee’s statements that it does not consider the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Poll rankings at all in their selection/seeding process, then why put the weekly rankings on your official website, which shows that to some extent the NCAA endorses (though not necessarily agrees with) the AVCA poll.

    NCAA Select Committee, your reasoning is INDEFENSIBLE. But we have this same conversation every year at this time. Lol.

    It’s been said many times that you have to play the hand you were dealt, not the hand you wish you were dealt. So PLAY BALL at THE BALL!

    • Warrior15 December 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

      good point on the NCAA posting the AVCA coaches poll on its web site, yet refusing to include it as a factor/consideration during selection. oh the irony … ;)

      (Feel free to borrow as many evil grins as you like! Haha…)

  • WT Door December 1, 2011 at 10:23 am

    Cindy, Were bummed we won’t be able to view the match live from the mainland tonight. Hopeing you will be able to keep us abreast with your running commentary via Volleyshots… Any chance of OC selling the live stream at the last minute??? Anyway, GO BOWS!!!

    • volleyball fan December 1, 2011 at 11:22 am

      I agree with you. I am bummed as well and I live on the Big Island. I should have planned to attend this week as well in Honolulu but it was too late to switch. Anyway, I’d like to ask Cindy to give us a contact at the OC12 station and ask if they could live stream it for us. We don’t have cable in our area at all, couldn’t even sign up. Most people have satellite dishes here and OC12 isn’t carried on satellite dish. We would really appreciate a phone number to contact.

  • LC December 1, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Seems like Oceanic is missing an opportunity to make money by not streaming this unless it has something to do with accruing rights.Certainly they owe an explication to the fans who can’t be here.

  • LC December 1, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    BREAKING NEWS

    Looks like Live steaming has been added .Web site updated with link .

    Where: Stan Sheriff Center, Honolulu, O’ahu (10, 300)
    Television: OCSports (Channel 12, SD and Channel 1012, HD)
    Streaming Video: https://secure.oceanic.com/Streaming/
    Radio: ESPN AM 1420 will broadcast all UH matches live with Scott Robbs handling the play-by-play.
    Audio Webcast: http://www.espn1420am.com
    Live Stats: Live in-game stats are available at HawaiiAthletics.com

  • LC December 1, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    Also Tournament Central page has updated to include Live Stream

    http://www.hawaiiathletics.com/sports/2011/11/28/GEN_1128115646.aspx?id=320

  • po'okela December 1, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    that’s weird I just called and they said no streaming wtf? lol

    • Brad December 1, 2011 at 1:09 pm

      think they’re reading this blog and realized, hey, we could be making some money to make up our losses with Warrior football.

  • LC December 1, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Left hand dosen’t know what the right hand is doing ?

  • po'okela December 1, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    probably not ha.

  • Brad December 1, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Don’t like how they are not showing live scores directly on this bracket site, instead, you have to click into the game details. Could have sworn last year it was on bracket page.

    http://www.ncaa.com/interactive-bracket/volleyball-women/d1

  • LC December 1, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Agree this years interactive bracket stinks compared to last years.

    • Brad December 1, 2011 at 1:22 pm

      Feels like we’re taking steps backwards in technology (sigh).

  • LC December 1, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    The Oceanic site has now been updated for live streaming so spread the word.

    https://secure.oceanic.com/Streaming/

    • gary December 1, 2011 at 1:51 pm

      awesome! rooting for na wahine in the 619.

  • frings December 1, 2011 at 2:38 pm

    Rooting for the Wahine in the 360.

  • WT Door December 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Great News!!! Where do I sign up???!!!

  • menehune December 1, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Tailgating for Na Wahine in the 760.

  • VB fan December 1, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    What? California is upset by North Carolina.

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