Pigskin Pigout set for Thursday
Murphy's 13th annual Pigskin Pigout is scheduled for Thursday at Murphy's Bar & Grill.
The fully hosted evening begins at 5:30 p.m. A $100 admission fee benefits Na Koa, the University of Hawaii football booster club.
UH football coaches will be in attendance, and live auction items include interisland trips, tickets to the final Saturday game at Yankee Stadium, a NASCAR package in Las Vegas and many others.
Also, in conjunction with the event, former UH football coach June Jones has put his motorcycle up for auction on eBay. The bike is on display at Cycle City and bids will be taken until 10 p.m. on Friday. Proceeds will benefit Na Koa and the June Jones Foundation.
Season-ticket sales eclipse 25,000
UH had sold 25,360 football season tickets for 2008 as of yesterday, associate athletic director John McNamara said.
UH also expects to sell around 1,000 more tickets to students when they go on sale beginning Monday.
For $30, in addition to the tickets, students get a free Under Armour performance T-shirt with the Manoa Maniacs logo, a free Sugar Bowl T-shirt or cap, and free bus transportation to and from Aloha Stadium for the games.
In 2007, UH sold 22,975 season tickets, which was an increase of 4,760 from the 18,215 for the 2006 campaign.
Honolulu out of Legion tournament
Todd Nagamine went 3-for-4 and Derek Tan and Dane Fujinaka paired hits, but Honolulu fell to Las Vegas 7-3 in the championship game of the West Region yesterday in Surprise, Ariz.
Las Vegas went through the tournament undefeated, beating Honolulu twice.
Scott Dysinger was named the tournament MVP after limiting Honolulu to one run in 5 2/3 innings. Lawrence Chew allowed three runs in four innings to take the loss.
Chan falls behind at U.S. Amateur
Lorens Chan of Honolulu is 10 strokes behind after the first day of the U.S. Amateur Championship at Pinehurst, N.C.
Chan shot a 77 to trail leaders Andrew Putnam of Washington and Wesley Bryan of South Carolina by 10 strokes.