WAC Won’t Let Hawaii Dance Haka

First we had June Jones complaining that nobody would come to the Island because Hawaii would kick everyone’s ass there. Now we have officials penalizing them for doing nothing more than a pre-game dance routine. From the Honolulu Advertiser via Ben Maller:

Prior to the opening kickoff against Louisiana Tech, the Warriors were assessed a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct. The Bulldogs won the coin toss, opting to receive, and the Warriors were forced to kick off from their 15.

The NCAA has rules against unsportsmanlike conduct, but none specifically mentions the haka, a Maori war chant the Warriors began doing last year before games.

“I checked,” Jones said of the guidelines. “We didn’t do it on the field. We did it 75 yards away from the field. … It’s not (unsportsmanlike). It’s a cultural, spiritual thing. It’s unfortunate. There’s no unsportsmanlike issue in the book covering this.”

See, that’s what happens when you can’t beat Hawaii on an even playing field. Personally, I think they’re getting hosed on the call. The WAC is culturally biased. Let Hawaii dance, let them do the Haka. Otherwise, you will pay the price.

Around The Web

  • http://svpstyle.com ScottVanPeltStyle.com

    This is the lamest news of the week.

    Why are sports so worried about bad images? When athletes start behaving like the Oregon Duck, then we have a problem.

  • http://myspace.com/alanbshepard GP John

    F*cking horsesh*t.

    vive le haka

  • hero

    Give me a break – Hawaii doing the Haka is like the Jamacaian Bobsled team counting in German in “Cool Runnings”. They’re just copying the New Zealand All Blacks, and they are far cry from the original. They should stop to save themselves further embarassment. The Rainbow Warriors look stupid and foolish, the All Blacks look intimdating and fierce. Leave it the pros, you long haired losers.


    The Haka is the sweetest thing that the WAC has seen.Colt Brennan is a stud and when you do a dance 75 yards away from the field its BS that you get penalized for it.Unfair officiating or division management is because nobody can beat the Warriors by LEGIT means.THEY DIDNT DO IT AFTER A TD OF DURING THE GAME AND ANYONE WHO THINKS THE PENALTY WAS OK IS ABSOLUTELY RETARDED.

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