Electronic Arts announced yesterday that it had reached a three-year agreement with KemperLesnik Communications Sports marketing to be the title sponsor of the Maui Invitational basketball tournament.
Hosted by Chaminade University, EA Sports becomes the first corporate sponsor in the tournament's 18-year history.
The three-day event is scheduled for Nov. 19-21 at the 2,400-seat Lahaina Civic Center.
In addition to Chaminade, this year's field has defending national champion Duke, UCLA, Kansas, Ball State, Houston, Seton Hall and South Carolina. At least six games will be shown by ESPN-TV.
"As sponsors of the EA Sports Maui Invitational, we're excited about showcasing our passion for the sport of basketball, and thrilled to be part of this elite preseason tournament," said Carolyn Feinstein, vice president of marketing and communications.
For more information on the EA Sports Maui Invitational, visit www.mauiinvitational.com.
Rainbow Wahine host cross country meetThe Hawaii Rainbow Wahine cross country team is hosting the Hawaii Invitational this Saturday at the Kaneohe Klipper Course on the Kaneohe Marine Corps Base.
Joining the UH women's cross country team in this 5K run are Brigham Young-Hawaii, Chaminade, Hawaii-Hilo, Hawaii Pacific and Saint Mary's College. Hawaii is the lone school that won't have a men's team competing.
UH men's golf team starts season on the roadThe Hawaii men's golf team begins its fall campaign this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M., at the William H. Tucker Invitational.
The first two rounds at the Championship Course are tomorrow, with the final 18 holes set for Saturday. The 20-team field includes No. 2 Arizona and No. 10 Arizona State.
HPU student DeMarco featured in magazineHawaii Pacific's Mike DeMarco was one of the winners nationwide in the 5th annual Muscle & Fitness magazine's Biggest Muscles on Campus competition.
Just shy of his 40th birthday, DeMarco is not only going back to school but giving the world of bodybuilding an education, too. In July, he came away with the light-heavyweight title at the collegiate nationals in Pittsburgh.
DeMarco will be featured in the November 2001 issue.
Hulbert recognized by Endicott CollegeEndicott College cross country coach Rene Merritt named Jonah Hulbert co-captain of the men's team for the 2001 season. The former Maryknoll High School star is a senior majoring in graphic design.
Hawaii's OwnMike Fetters, Pirates: The Iolani graduate did not pitch in Pittsburgh's 9-2 loss to the New York Mets.
Chris Truby, Astros: The Damien alumnus pinch hit in Houston's 10-3 win over San Francisco, grounding out to shortstop in the eighth inning.