UH continues probe
Frazier says coaches and athletes have been interviewed
An internal investigation of academic misconduct and other possible NCAA violations alleged in deleted chapters of Ian Sample's book "Once A Warrior" is continuing, Hawaii athletic director Herman Frazier said yesterday.
"Through a series of interviews that have included a lot of our coaches, the football program, as well as some selected student-athletes, the review is continuing now (under) our faculty athletic representative (Peter Nicholson), our vice chancellor on campus (Ron Cambra), as well as our compliance coordinator (Bill Bryant)," Frazier said. "Eventually what they will do is get together, and after they are completed, they will give a report to me."
He said there was no timetable for when the report would be completed.
"Those types of issues, you let them take their time, and you make sure that you check everything out and review it," he explained.
Frazier said he had read the first two chapters of the final version of Sample's book, but hadn't yet had time to sit down for the rest.
» Don't talk about what Hawaii would do with a BCS bowl payout with Frazier at this early stage in the season.
"You don't try to jinx yourself in that regard," he said. "I've had friends from two BCS bowls call me last Friday ... they said, 'It would be wonderful to have you guys in one of our games.' And I say, 'Guys, get off the phone, I don't even want to talk about it. Don't even go there.' "
He pointed out that Boise State had to pull off a 23-20 comeback win at San Jose State on the way to its 13-0 BCS-busting season.
"Boise's take was about $4.5 million for playing in the Fiesta Bowl ... but I don't even want to think about it."
» Frazier considered the Aug. 30 Title IX fundraiser in honor of the late Patsy Mink a success. Olympic heptathlon gold medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee was the keynote speaker. Afterward, she spoke alone to the female student-athletes who attended.
"Having Jackie Joyner come here was awesome," Frazier said.
"Jackie's a good friend, I've known her for many, many years, and we were just happy that she was available to be here."
Mink authored Title IX legislation 35 years ago to give female student-athletes equal treatment.