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Hawaii's new AD venting on state of facilities via Twitter

April 18, 2013 - Robert Collias
New University of Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay has had an interesting week, at least on his Twitter feed, as he vents on the sad, sad state of Manoa's facilities.

Among the examples of his rants:

—"Walking around our athletic facilities outside our offices, so tired of seeing 5 of 6 light bulbs burnt out over our walkways #noonecares"

—"Going to Home Depot & buying several cases of replacement bulbs myself. Will find a ladder & do this myself. Can't sit idlely. Embarrassing"

—"@soljah_808 my staff knows when I see something broken & it obviously hasn't been fixed in a long time, I'm impatient. THIS IS OUR HOUSE!!"

—"Another example. We are cleaning up our athletic offices. Getting rid of moldy carpets. Making it presentable for guests, recruits, parents"

And perhaps this is the bottom-line, best one:

—"What do recruit parents think when they see junk lying around, wallpapers falling off, landscaping unkept & overgrown. "They don't care" "

And there is this from six hours ago:

—"University of Hawaii Manoa should/needs to/must be a destination university, not just athletics but academics as well. Have to be better."

Anyone who has walked the lower campus knows Jay is right (as was Colt Brennan, remember that?).

And there is this story from, where some people in key positions agree with Jay, and some folks who commented do not.


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