By Matt Fortuna for ESPN.com
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Manti Te'o was there for his sisters through his voice.
His father, Brian, could hear it bleeding through the doors of the Hawaii Baptist Academy gymnasium while chatting outside with a school administrator two years ago. Te'o was home for Christmas break and had pleaded with his old man to make the hour-plus drive to Honolulu to watch two of his four sisters play for Punahou's basketball team.
By game's end, Te'o's presence had been more than felt.