NCAA approves University of Hawaii football clinic in Hilo
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NCAA approves University of Hawaii football clinic in Hilo

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    University of Hawaii football players practice in Manoa on April 10. Acknowledging the impact of the Kilauea eruption, the NCAA has approved a request to allow the University of Hawaii to host a football clinic Friday on the UH-Hilo campus.

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Acknowledging the impact of the Kilauea eruption, the NCAA has approved a request to allow the University of Hawaii to host a football clinic Friday on the UH-Hilo campus.

NCAA rules restrict a Division I school to only holding football camps for high school players on its campus.

“Because UH-Hilo is the sister campus, or whatever you want to call it, we asked if we could have it there because of the volcano,” UH coach Nick Rolovich told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. “They approved it.”

Rolovich said the clinic’s times have yet to be determined while travel arrangements are being finalized. But Rolovich said the clinic is is free and open to students entering the ninth through 12th grade of high school.

The clinic is a result of a brainstorming session last week. Of the NCAA’s blessing, Rolovich said, “I’m glad the NCAA had a heart for this one. Remember the Grinch who stole Christmas? At a certain point, his heart grew and it grew and it grew.”

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