Tuesday, July 22, 2014         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 14 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

UH looking at Penn State running back

By Ferd Lewis


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. 

 Print   Email   Comment | View 14 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may receive a warning, and if you persist with such comments you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.
Leave a comment

Please login to leave a comment.
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
This comment has been deleted.
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
Breaking News