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UH looking at Penn State running back

By Ferd Lewis

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Penn State running back Curtis Dukes said the University of Hawaii has expressed interest in him for this season.

Dukes, a 6-foot, 1-inch, 242-pounder, has two years of eligibility remaining and told the Watertown (N.Y.) Daily Times Monday UH was the first school to show interest in him.

Under sanctions imposed by the NCAA Monday, Penn State players are free to transfer this season without having to sit out a year.

Dukes, who is from Evans Mills, N. Y., was the Nittany Lions' third leading rusher in 2011 averaging 5.8 yards per carry on 41 attempts with one touchdown. He is related to professional basketball player Greg Oden.

UH coach Norm Chow confirmed the Warriors, "are after a couple of guys."

Chow, who is in Las Vegas today for the Mountain West Conference football preview, said UH assistant coach Chris Demarest, a New Jersey native, has been following the Penn State situation. 







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allie wrote:
Why on earth to these athletes for hire drift around the country? Why should we take them. We are a university with an educational mission. If these "students" want to play go pro!
on July 24,2012 | 09:04AM
badcard36 wrote:
If you are so into education, why are you constantly posting on these boards instead of hitting the books?
on July 24,2012 | 09:23AM
Ripoff wrote:
exactly what i was going to ask!
on July 24,2012 | 10:06AM
allie wrote:
um..classes begin in august
on July 24,2012 | 02:27PM
kainalu wrote:
Your point is spot-on. We've seen the commericals: of the nearly 400-thousand student/athletes in the NCAA, most of which will go on to be professionals in something other than sports. The number of students that pass through the Warrior football program that go on to earn a living playing professional football is minimal, in the larger scheme of things.
on July 24,2012 | 04:39PM
Eradication wrote:
Coming from a person who has been a freshman for what....three years?
on July 24,2012 | 11:19AM
st1d wrote:
"GOAL 1: Educational Effectiveness and Student Success Embrace a culture of excellence and performance as the hallmarks of effective learning and student success. Objective 1: To achieve a shared institutional culture that makes student learning and success the responsibility of all. Action Strategies . . . Nurturing the educated person and helping students to rise above prejudice and parochialism." . . . . . . . . . . . . . please. rise above prejudice and parochialism.
on July 24,2012 | 02:18PM
Akhmed_PKC wrote:
because a few of the football coaches (Penn State) and leadership at the school have failed. good on the NCAA for giving the atheletes a chance to change schools.
on July 24,2012 | 05:09PM
gobows wrote:
why do people go to a garage sale to buy other people's stuff? because one person's stuff is another's treasure.
on July 24,2012 | 09:19AM
zoomzoom65 wrote:
Relative to Oden, Trail Blazers #1 pick? Make sure he gets a clean bill of health, especially his knees.
on July 24,2012 | 09:35AM
ACADEMICSFORJUSTICE wrote:
SUBJ: University of Hawaii at Manoa Protracted and Systemic Violations of N.C.A.A. Integrity Standards Constituting State of Hawaii Governmental Educational Administrative Recordation Fraud. Dear Editors, News Teams, and Officials: The comments section of the below Star-Advertiser article contains credible documentary (and possibly testimonial evidence) of grave fraud and cheating at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (http://www.staradvertiser.com/newspremium/20120712_2_put_ON_LEAVE_for_bogus_gig.html?id=162178245&c=n). Writing under "ACADEMICSFORJUSTICE" I posted the below comment with a link to a former University of Hawaii at Manoa faculty member's comment regarding systemic fraud and cheating at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. ACADEMICSFORJUSTICE wrote: Dear StarAdvertiser.com: Suggestion on Endemic and More Substantive Athletic-Institutional Investigative Report: CREDIBLE DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE OF UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII AT MANOA MASS VIOLATIONS OF N.C.A.A. INTEGRITY STANDARD: "Coaches often cheat or pressure profs to change grades for jocks to remain eligible" (http://www.studentsreview.com/viewprofile.php3?k=1059601125&u=357). How many University of Hawaii at Manoa diplomas (i.e., State of Hawaii governmental records) have been issued to athletes over the years based on fraudulent UHM educational recordation practices? See relevant link regarding UHM recordation fraud: http://www.molokaiadvertiser-news.com/MAN_1-18-12_.pdf (page 5). Sincerely, David A. Mihaila, J.D. Shortly after posting my comment, "elijahawaii3" corroborated the fraud and cheating allegations with personal knowledge and leads to potential other witnesses. elijahhawaii3 wrote: "I can personally vouch for the academic fraud as can a few of my friends. Penn State has their culture of cover-up on child abuse and that is so indicative of the cover-up of lesser but still criminal doings there and across the country including here at UH Manoa. So UH, how can someone who is functionally illiterate be admitted to UH and have grades good enough to play all those years of football for you??? It is a shame that stepping forward was made very clear to be a dangerous move; otherwise at this point UH Manoa would not have had an athletic department to have to raise funds for." An award-winning investigation is long over due regarding State of Hawaii educational administrative recordation fraud at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Sincerely, David A. Mihaila, J.D.
on July 24,2012 | 01:30PM
st1d wrote:
kim or chloe?
on July 24,2012 | 04:46PM
BTO wrote:
I believe these young athletes were not guilty of their leaders crimes of commission and omission. They should be able to further their athletic options elsewhere. I think it is unfair to these athletes who had no prior knowledge of these violations before they committed to PSU. As always the money is already made by those who have done the damage but the innocent brunt the burden now for those leaders. This is only the beginning the sharks are swimming now going for civil penalties. We are so shallow in our depth at O line and running back and should look to beef up our rosters with these solid recruits. Chow should put his full effort in offering those who want to transfer and those HS seniors who were committed to enroll for 2013.
on July 24,2012 | 01:48PM
entrkn wrote:
Aloha Penn State players! Welcome to the paradise of Hawaii!
on July 24,2012 | 02:30PM
Pookie_Baby wrote:
Probably some lineman too.
on July 24,2012 | 03:24PM
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