Former UH Football Coach Bob Wagner Finalist for UH Hilo Athletic Director

I just read on OC’16’s Daves Blog that former UH Football coach Bob Wagner is a finalist for UH Hilo’s Athletic Director position.

wagner“…Over at UH-Hilo Bob Wagner is one of three finalists for the Vulcan’s AD job. He interviewed on Tuesday and is the only local candidate of the trio. The initial field was 75 plus…”

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Sports Illustrated on 13 Year Old UH “Recruit”

Sports Illustrated ran an article today about the 13 year old UH Recruit I blogged about earlier.  I’m pretty sure this is what the NY Times article was based upon.

Koehler, a 6-foot-4, 280-pound eighth-grader from Kaneohe, Hawaii, was always too heavy to play Pop Warner football. But Koehler, the 13-year-old brother of Arizona freshman offensive lineman Solomon Koehler, impressed Hawaii coach Greg McMackin so much during drills at the school’s camp this past summer that McMackin extended a scholarship offer.

The offer isn’t binding, and Hawaii can’t make a written offer until Koehler is a junior in high school, but for now, Koehler may just be the most sought-after prospect in the class of 2013. He could receive more interest after Sunday, when he plays his first regulation, 11-on-11 game in pads in the Football University Youth All-American Bowl at the Alamo Dome. The game will be streamed live at footballuniversity.org …

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13 Year Old Gets Full Ride Scholarship Offer with UH Football Team

I previously blogged about  the 16 year old that got a scholarship

The New York Times is reporting a 13 year old now has one:

At age 13, the 6-foot-3, 280-pound Reeve Koehler is so big that he has never been allowed to play organized football. Despite that, he already has a full scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii

13 year old Reeve Koehller (left)

13 year old Reeve Koehler (left) on Cooke Field at a 2007 summer camp


Former UH Volleyball Player Victoria Prince Dating K-Fed (Brittany’s Ex)

Now I’ve heard it all.

Former UH Volleyball Player Victoria Prince is dating Kevin Federline (K-Fed).

Kevin Federline and Victoria Prince, From People Magazine

Kevin Federline and Victoria Prince, From People Magazine

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For the last month, Kevin Federline, 30, has been publicly stepping out with a 6-ft.-tall blonde named Victoria Prince…

…Prince, 26, shares a birthday with Federline’s ex-wife Britney Spears, 27 (both were born on Dec. 2), and graduated with a bachelor of arts in speech from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2006, where she played volleyball after transferring from the team at Washington State University…

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June Jones vs. UH Settlement Details: The Video

I’m still amazed at how many people are interested in the Lily Kahumoku/June Jones story I posted a long time ago.  :shock:

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Hawaii vs. Notre Dame: Hawaii Bowl Vegas Line

I’m not much of a gambling man… but I know there are people out there that are.

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Notre Dame to Play UH in Hawaii Bowl… CONFIRMED

Officials said the NCAA gave its blessing to the match-up this afternoon…

And you heard it here first!

I called it more then 10 days ago!

Remember… You Heard it Here First: Notre Dame vs. UH in Hawaii Bowl?

I was the first in Hawaii to mention that I thought Notre Dame would play Hawaii in the Hawaii Bowl and I mentioned it here.

Today’s Honolulu Advertiser has the following:

The University of Notre Dame is believed to be strongly considering an appearance in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl against the University of Hawai’i football team on Dec. 24…

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Notre Dame vs. UH in the Hawaii Bowl?

You heard it hear first!

I’m thinking the way things are working out right now… It’s gonna be UH vs. Notre Dame in the Hawaii Bowl!

Notre Dame Tells Students to Back Off of Punahou’s Te’o… Aloha Shirts Allowed

Manti Te’o, a Honolulu native and a prized linebacker recruit in the Class of 2009, will make a very long trip to visit Notre Dame this weekend.

Notre Dame had to take action this week to ensure Te’o could make a return trip if he so chooses.

Some Notre Dame students hatched a plan to distribute about 8,000 leis outside Notre Dame Stadium at Saturday’s game against Syracuse in honor of Te’o’s visit, posting that plan on an Irish fan website and even campaigning for help.

The problem? A concerted, organized effort such as that could be construed as an NCAA violation in which Notre Dame was publicizing a recruit’s visit to campus and encouraging that recruit to attend the school.

Once the Notre Dame compliance office received a missive about the plan, it bid the idea aloha…

…Signs, videos and messages over a public address system or printed T-shirts are among other no-nos as they relate to advertising a recruit’s visit to campus. There is only so much Notre Dame can control, however, and Karwoski indicated a mass banishment of anyone wearing a Hawaiian shirt is unlikely to occur

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New Local Blog Devoted to Polynesian Football Players

I just stumbled across this fairly new blog that is devoted to Polynesian Football players.

Depending on how often the blog is updated, I might just add it to my blogroll.

Check out Jodatoa’s Blog for a good insight on some up and coming polynesian players.

UH Football Player Viliami Nauahi Scores Big on Wheel of Fortune

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Vili Nauahi

If anyone caught tonights Wheel of Fortune, you would have seen UH Football player Viliami (Vili) Nauahi walk away with $47,560!

Yes… I am jealous ;)

The Link Between Sacramento’s New Mayor and UH Hilo

The new mayor of Sacramento is former NBA Superstar Kevin Johnson who played many seasons for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns.

Back in 1996, Kevin Johnson’s Nephew, Richard Johnson, transferred to UH Hilo to play basketball for Hilo, where he did farely well before being asked to leave the team for disciplinary reasons.

UH Hilo ALMOST Beats UH Manoa In Mens Hoops

UH Manoa squeaked by UH Hilo in mens basketball tonight 72-70.

This would have been a big upset even though it was only an exhibition game.

UH Mascot in Running for “Coolest Mascot”

I just noticed this poll about NCAA Colleges Coolest Mascot.

University of Hawaii is listed, although they say our mascot is the “Rainbow” instead of the Warrior which is a whole nother story all together.

However, Hawaii fans can have an opportunity to vote for UH’s Mascot as being one of the coolest here:

Bleacher Reports: Top 20 Coolest College Mascots

Colt Brennan: Live From the Cafeteria… “Girl… I’m Gonna Make You Sweat”

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16 Year Old Hilo Football Player to Sign with the University of Hawaii Warriors

Hat tip to Steven Tsai

The Warriors are continuing to look to the future, this time adding offensive tackle Jordan Loeffler of Hilo High. Loeffler, who is 6 feet 5 and 265 pounds, said he will sign his letter of intent in February. Because he is only 16, he has a lot of upside — and a frame to fill out…

The Coolest Entry Into the Ironman You Will Ever See… Navy Seals Add a Fourth Leg at the Beginning

3 members of the NAVY S.E.A.L’s were entered in the race and this how they started:

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2008 Iron Man Press Conference and Other BIVN Updates

Big Island Video News has updated it’s website.

I just noticed that he has caught the 2008 Iron Man Press Conference on one of his latest videos, as well as the Evacuations at HOVE the other day.

His updated site is looking great.

UH WINS Against 22nd Ranked Fresno State

I’m stoked… nothing like a good win versus a good team.

32-29 in OVERTIME!