UH-Fresno ESPN decision today
While Hawaii athletic director Herman Frazier could not confirm yesterday whether ESPN successfully picked up national TV coverage of the Warriors' Nov. 10 football game against Fresno State, its kickoff time will remain the same regardless.
"Same time (6:05 p.m.). That's our parameters," Frazier said, "to not disturb what we already had in place."
An announcement regarding coverage of the game is expected from ESPN today. Locally, KHNL/KFVE has the rights to broadcast the game as part of Hawaii's pay-per-view package, while another crew from Fresno had arrangements at Aloha Stadium.
If ESPN picked up the game, it would be a record fifth nationally televised game in a season for 8-0 (5-0 WAC) Hawaii, ranked 14th in this week's Bowl Championship Series ratings. That doesn't include a nationally televised bowl game, for which the Warriors have already qualified.
"There was some discussion (yesterday) on the telephone with Fresno State, the (Western Athletic Conference), ESPN, and ourselves and KFVE," Frazier said. "Fresno State and ESPN were going to continue some discussions about it, and everybody's going to let us know (today) as to where we're headed."
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UH completes internal probe
The University of Hawaii's internal investigation of academic misconduct and other issues alleged in deleted chapters of Ian Sample's book, "Once A Warrior," has been completed and reviewed by athletic director Herman Frazier.
"I would say that the (review) committee (faculty athletic representative Peter Nicholson, vice chancellor on campus Ron Cambra, and compliance coordinator Bill Bryant) did a thorough job on looking at everything that was available to them," Frazier said. "So at this point we're going to have to wait and see how the chancellor (Virginia Hinshaw) feels about it, and have a statement after she's had a chance to review."