Michigan State still has “Tommy Kaulukukui” eyes and ears eager to help re-tap Duffy’s Hawaiian Pipeline

PHOTO: Hawaiian Pipeline alumnus Charles Ane of Honolulu Punahou was a second-team All-Big Ten center his senior year in 1974. By TOM SHANAHAN Charles "Kale" Ane III enjoys watching college football mainland games beamed to his Hawaii TV, unfolding coast to coast by time zones. He’s alternately filled with pride and a pang, the emotions churning within him. Pride in the number of Hawaiian athletes succeeding on the mainland. Pang for the absence of Hawaiians playing at Michigan…

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Hawaii kicker answers early call in the Army-Navy Game at West Point

Photo Army Athletics, Danny Wild/USA Today: Army kicker Quinn Maretzki follows his kick through the uprights in the fog hanging over Michie Stadium. By TOM SHANAHAN The Saturday morning sunrise over Diamondhead was still only midway to high noon, but just about anyone in Hawaii attuned to Punahou School and college football had rubbed their eyes clear. They eagerly awaited kickoff for the 121st Army-Navy Game, 10 a.m. Hawaii/Aleutian time, 3 p.m. Eastern. Army freshman kicker Quinn Maretzki,…

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Bob Apisa and Kale Ane enjoy 2015 Heisman view from Duffy’s Hawaiian Pipeline

PHOTO: Michigan State's Kale Ane, an NFL veteran and head coach at Honolulu Punahou. Charles “Kale” Ane knows the look of a Heisman Trophy candidate. He faced enough of them as Michigan State’s starting center from 1972 to 1974 upon legendary coach Duffy Daugherty recruiting him through his famed Hawaiian Pipeline. Among them were Ohio State running back Archie Griffin, the 1974 Heisman winner that added a bookend Heisman in 1975; Ohio State offensive tackle John Hicks, the…

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