UH soccer camp gets bowled over
The University of Hawaii's winter soccer camp was canceled because the Boise State football and UH baseball teams are using UH's soccer practice field next week.
The assistant soccer coaches who run the camp say it's their own fault for not reserving the field earlier.
The Broncos will be here for the Dec. 23 Hawaii Bowl and UH offered its facilities to its Western Athletic Conference rivals. The BSU football team arrives Sunday to begin preparing for its game against East Carolina.
Boise State will practice in the morning, and the Rainbows baseball team is scheduled to use the field in the afternoon because Les Murakami Stadium is being resurfaced.
The Warriors will be using their football practice field, getting ready for the Jan. 1 Sugar Bowl.
The soccer camp had been set for Dec. 21-23, but the camp's mailing list of 130 was notified last week it was canceled.
Hawaii athletic director Herman Frazier said Tuesday he wasn't aware of the situation.
"I haven't even been focused in on that, that's the first I've heard of it," Frazier said.
Some of the profits from the camps for youngsters go to UH assistant coaches Josh Fouts and Derick Kato, and UH Wahine soccer players get paid for working as instructors.
"Since we won the WAC, we were hoping for a really good turnout and to celebrate our seniors. The kids really look up to the players," Fouts said. "I totally understand the situation and by no means are we upset with UH or the powers that be. We could've tried to do it somewhere else."