SEATTLE – After four years of watching California-born teammates fight to secure tickets for family and friends on road trips to Los Angeles and the Bay Area, fifth-year senior outside linebacker Hau’oli Kikaha finally understands the struggle.
Kikaha is from Laie, Hawaii, which is located about an hour north of Honolulu, site of the Washington Huskies’ season opener against Hawaii on Saturday at Aloha Stadium (7:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network).
So in addition to preparing for Hawaii’s offensive schemes, Kikaha is also scrambling to field dozens of ticket requests from family for the Huskies’ first trip to Hawaii since 2007.
“I’ve never had to experience this,” Kikaha said, smiling and shaking his head. “All the guys have gone through their hometowns and had family ask for tickets, and I’ve never had a problem. This is extremely tough, because I don’t just have a huge family – I’ve got extra cousins and distant relatives that are going to be there.” Read more »