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Student attendance up for UH football

By Ferd Lewis

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LAST UPDATED: 12:14 p.m. HST, Sep 18, 2012


University of Hawaii football coach Norm Chow said he was encouraged by the turnout of 1,803 students for the Warriors' home opener Saturday.

 "It was nice to see a bunch of students having some fun," Chow said on today's Mountain West Conference coaches' teleconference. "We obviously would like to see some more Saturday."

UH plays Nevada Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in the MWC opener.

The average turnout for 2011, the first full season since the adoption of the mandatory student athletic fee, was 1,047.

UH makes up to 5,000 seats per game available to students at Aloha Stadium in exchange for the $50-per semester fee.

Chow said, "I didn't know what to expect, I didn't know what had happened in the past (but) it looked pretty good. It looked like they were having a lot of fun and that's what college football should be about."

A UH spokesman said the athletic department will run a full-page advertisement in the student newspaper, "thanking the students for their impressive turnout last Saturday and encouraging them to attend the game Saturday."

UH said it is also emailing all students in on-campus housing residents this week.

UH said 587 students took advantage of the free buses to Aloha Stadium.







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keola2011 wrote:
why dont we offer discount on beer?? I can guarantee a bigger turnout lol
on September 18,2012 | 09:11AM
kauaiguy wrote:
I've seen many students at the game, they were having a great time!!!
on September 18,2012 | 09:20AM
allie wrote:
We go because we respect Norm. He is a man of integrity, intellect and grace. We admire those thigns!
on September 18,2012 | 09:55AM
honopic wrote:
Did you actually go to the game, allie? If not, who is this "we" you're talking about? And if you did, were you elected spokesperson to tell the rest of us why they were there? Final question: don't you ever get tired of posting meaningless comments about all the stories you read here?
on September 18,2012 | 12:03PM
ainokea1964 wrote:
OMG IS THAT ALL YOU GUYS THINK ABOUT DRINKING BEER AND BEING STUPID
on September 18,2012 | 09:37AM
808warriorfan wrote:
AINOKEA1964.....I for one would enjoy a few beers while watching the game. Just part of the ambiance & atmosphere for a lot of fans. Sure a few do get as you put if "STUPID" but let's not stereotype everyone here just because of a few.....
on September 18,2012 | 11:46AM
96706 wrote:
.... unfortunately that few get REALLY "stupid" and ruin things for everybody else!
on September 18,2012 | 12:00PM
Bumby wrote:
What a deal if students get to go in free for $50.00 a semester to paid athletic events. There are always those that will grumble about such cost. If and when the 5,000 seats are all taken due to the success of the Warriors, there will be those who will grumble about not being able to get in when more than 5,000 students want to attend.
on September 18,2012 | 10:49AM
Damia wrote:
Why do people think in order to have fun you have to consume alcohol? That's the reasons I don't bring my kids to the games, people get drunk, swears thoughout the whole game and pick fights with everyone around.
on September 18,2012 | 11:21AM
busterb wrote:
I've gone to UH games since the 60's. Always have beer at the tailgate since the new stadium was built. I actually wouldn't consider it a tailgate without it. But the stupidity and occasional violence that happens at the games is making my heart break thinking that maybe the time has come to ban the brews. Once in a while our section will be blessed with a bunch of drunks or a beer spiller, or even a upchucker. It has to stop.
on September 18,2012 | 12:01PM
Damia wrote:
I agree!
on September 18,2012 | 12:21PM
808warriorfan wrote:
Hey "Bumby"...not to mention they throw in free bus rides !!!!! SUCH A DEAL...
on September 18,2012 | 11:44AM
parabellum wrote:
Bring back Mento Maeva and the Rubber Band Man
on September 18,2012 | 12:43PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
HIRE the rubber band man! He was fantastic! Sad to see Vili go but in his place how about a body builder with a 49" chest and 19" biceps? There's got to be a bunch of those that would love to flex it for a few buck in front of a few thousand gals!
on September 18,2012 | 07:37PM
iwanaknow wrote:
What a deal, "free" ride to the stadium! So are my tax dollars helping pay for this?
on September 18,2012 | 03:44PM
nodaddynotthebelt wrote:
Students should not be forced to pay an athletic fee. That is just wrong. You don't see the student body paying for research fees for the students in the research department. Nor do you see a fee paid by the student body for band students. I am all for athletics but the athletic department should raise their own funds like everyone else. Just because some schools do it doesn't make it right. Some of these students have to work in order to go to school. Adding that amount may not seem much to some but it is a lot to a working student.
on September 18,2012 | 06:56PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Blame Title IX.
on September 18,2012 | 07:39PM
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