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Grugier-Hill adds kickoffs to list of skills

For a linebacker who didn’t appear in a single play on defense Sunday, Kamehameha Schools graduate Kamu Grugier-Hill found a special role to aid in Philadelphia’s 37-9 victory over Dallas. Read More

Being an independent hasn’t been boon to BYU

The last time we saw the Brigham Young University football team in these parts, the Cougars were just concluding the inaugural season of their curious adventure in independence. Read More
Updated on  November 21, 2017 at 12:06 am

Kamehameha’s Grugier-Hill is Eagles’ heroic kicker


Updated on  November 20, 2017 at 2:35 pm
For a linebacker who didn’t appear in a single play on defense Sunday, Kamehameha Schools graduate Kamu Grugier-Hill found a special role to aid in Philadelphia’s 37-9 victory over Dallas. Read More

Most intense moments came from locker room brouhaha


Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 12:03 am
If the 3-8 University of Hawaii football team hasn’t hit bottom for the season, you could certainly see — and hear — it from here. Read More

McDonald gets experience in pocket


Updated on  November 19, 2017 at 12:02 am
After University of Hawaii backup quarterback Cole McDonald had run on several opportunities without authoring a pass, a Utah State defensive end had a pointed question for him. Read More

Returning missionaries a boost to Utah State and BYU


Updated on  November 17, 2017 at 11:41 pm
If some of the University of Hawaii’s football opponents these next two weeks seem a little older, perhaps a little more mature, it might be because they are. Read More

Mariota throws four interceptions in a game


Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 11:33 pm
They met at the pregame coin toss, exchanged a meaningful hug and even stuck around for some conversation, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota, two quarterbacks passing in the prime time night. Read More

Marcus Mariota primed and ready


Updated on  November 15, 2017 at 11:28 pm
As a young, aspiring quarterback since his Nuuanu Elementary School days, Marcus Mariota relished watching prime time NFL telecasts with his family. Read More

Getting UCF, Milton to Hawaii Bowl will take a Hail Mary


Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm
Let’s get this straight right up front: The chances of seeing Mililani’s McKenzie Milton quarterback so-far undefeated Central Florida in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve this year are a distant longshot the way things have gone. Read More

UH’s ambitious schedules indicate rough road ahead

The scary part about the vision of the University of Hawaii football team missing out on bowl eligibility isn’t just what it says for this season but what it might portend for the near future. Read More

Mariota leads Titans to narrow victory over Bengals

Marcus Mariota guided Tennessee on a 12-play, 73 yard drive for the game-winning touchdown with 36 seconds remaining in the Titans’ 24-20 victory over Cincinnati today in Nashville. Read More

Journalist got it right as a reporter, mentor, friend


Updated on  November 11, 2017 at 12:07 am
Gordon Sakamoto, who died Wednesday at age 82, was a lot of things to a lot of people — among them a patient and encouraging mentor to young reporters, an encyclopedic resource on Hawaii sports and culture to newcomers, a pioneer as among the first Asian-American bureau chiefs for international news services, a friend to many and a teller of great stories. Read More

Fresno State and Hawaii getting what they paid for

The University of Hawaii and Fresno State are somewhat similar Group of Five schools and Mountain West Conference members who faced a common problem, rebuilding their slumping football programs. Read More

Fresno State’s Tedford has authored nation’s best turnaround

Last November, the ink barely dry on his head coaching contract, Jeff Tedford watched from the stands at Bulldog Stadium as the soon-to-be-his Fresno State football team absorbed the penultimate defeat of a 1-11 season from the University of Hawaii. Read More

Trifonovitch answers the call to score


Updated on  November 5, 2017 at 1:05 am
Opportunity finally knocked for kicker Alex Trifonovitch, and he answered it with three drought-ending field goals for the University of Hawaii on Saturday. Read More

New Raiders stadium has UNLV thinking big


Updated on  November 4, 2017 at 12:47 am
For all the focus on today’s football game with the University of Hawaii, folks around the University of Nevada-Las Vegas are proudly telling visitors “wait ’til you come back.” Read More

UH still in hunt behind LB Tavai’s tackling feats


Updated on  November 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm
The odds of the University of Hawaii football team achieving bowl eligibility this year are decidedly long, but it is clear they would have been long dead in the water without linebacker Jahlani Tavai. Read More

HPA coach and former NFL player Daniel Te’o-Nesheim dies at 30


Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 7:48 am
Daniel Te’o-Nesheim, who set sacks records in college and played in the NFL before returning to coach football at his alma mater, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, has died according to multiple sources. Read More

Hawaii’s ‘Ninth Island’ has become Devil’s Island for Warriors


Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 5:57 pm
Sure, Las Vegas is referred to as Hawaii’s “Ninth Island,” but for the University of Hawaii football team it has been more like a trip to Devil’s Island in recent seasons. Read More

HPA grad and ex-NFL player Daniel Te‘o-Nesheim dies


Updated on  October 30, 2017 at 6:45 pm
Daniel Te‘o-Nesheim, who set sack records in college and played in the NFL before returning to coach football at his alma mater, Hawaii Preparatory Academy, has died, according to multiple sources. Read More