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Big trouble looming for NCAA’s favorite sons

Even in its vast, well-appointed, 200,000-square-foot headquarters and Hall of Champions in Indianapolis, there might not be enough rugs for the NCAA to sweep this lengthening basketball scandal under. Read More

UH will open on Week Zero at CSU

Updated on  February 21, 2018 at 11:21 pm
The University of Hawaii is expected to open its football season with a Mountain West Conference game against Colorado State on Aug. 25 and thereby gain an open date on the 2018 schedule. Read More

Pair steps in to help ILH, OIA solidify agreement

In the end, it came down to the checkbook pledges of two men who didn’t play the sport to finally bring the public school OIA and private school ILH together on a milestone high school football alliance after 48 seasons of discord. Read More

UH expected to open football season earlier with Colorado State game

Updated on  February 21, 2018 at 1:47 pm
The University of Hawaii is expected to open its football season with a Mountain West Conference game against Colorado State Aug. 25 and thereby gain an open date on the 2018 schedule. Read More

Aloha Stadium replacement plan takes giant leap forward

As rust-flaked Aloha Stadium prepares for its 44th year of operation, the process of determining the future of the deteriorating edifice has taken a significant step out of the blocks. Read More

TV stations eyeing prep football alliance

Even before the football teams from Kahuku High and Saint Louis School clash in an inaugural interleague regular season, there is the potential for another interesting showdown shaping up. Read More

Surfing fiasco is a lose-lose for WSL, Hawaii

After months of wrangling between City Hall and the World Surf League, let’s see if we have this straight. Read More

Takatsuka has Sharks on historic PacWest run

Updated on  February 13, 2018 at 11:41 pm
In between games on a California road trip Tuesday the Hawaii Pacific University women’s basketball team took time out after practice to admire the Golden Gate Bridge. Read More

Virginia No. 1 again, 35 years after upset that shocked world

You can make the case that it took the University of Virginia basketball team a little more than 35 years to fully recover from the biggest upset in college basketball history. Read More

An ILH-OIA alliance makes dollars and sense

Now that the two Koreas have defrosted a sliver of cold war common ground at the Winter Olympics, two other long-standing antagonists, the OIA and ILH, appear headed — cross your fingers — to a nearly half-century rapprochement. Read More

Virginia ranked No. 1 for first time since 1982 Chaminade upset

Updated on  February 12, 2018 at 2:56 pm
Thirty-five years after tiny Chaminade felled then-top ranked Virginia, the Cavaliers finally returned to the No. 1 spot in the Associated Press men’s basketball poll today. Read More

BWC foes turn tables when facing ’Bows second time around

Updated on  February 12, 2018 at 12:01 am
Second verse same as the first? Not when it comes to the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team, it seems. Read More

Hawaii is finding new depths to fall to

Updated on  February 10, 2018 at 10:59 pm
After the University of Hawaii lost to the Big West tail-ender Wednesday night, it looked like things couldn’t possibly get any worse for the Rainbow Warriors. Then came Saturday night and they did. Read More

Big West foes playing with UH’s house money

Updated on  February 9, 2018 at 11:49 pm
It turns out there is Hawaii sports betting, of sorts. The catch is that this game of chance is open to visitors only, specifically those from the Big West Conference, where most of the University of Hawaii’s athletic teams compete. Read More

UH fans feel sting of loss of another local recruit

When All-State defensive lineman Aaron Faumui initially declared an intention last week to sign with the University of Hawaii football team it seemed an answer to the Rainbow Warriors’ urgent prayers. Read More

Ailing ’Bows get perfect antidote this week, BWC bottom teams

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 10:53 pm
While the University of Hawaii is required to pay the airfare for visiting Big West Conference opponents, this week the Rainbow Warriors basketball team can consider it money particularly well spent for what it brings them. Read More

College, NFL QBs showed class to their understudies

Updated on  February 6, 2018 at 3:25 pm
In the past month the College Football Playoff title game and Super Bowl 52 have given us two stirring finishes and tales of two remarkable quarterbacks emerging from the shadows to deliver championship-winning performances. Read More

World Surf League seems not important enough to city

Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 7:38 am
Two years ago when the NFL wanted to serve alcohol at Queen’s Beach as part of a Pro Bowl event, the city swiftly plowed through an apparently conflicting, long-standing ordinance to grant an exception. Read More

Chances are we will see Hawaii QB in Big Game

For a state that has had nearly 20 local players across nearly every position appear in Super Bowls, but none — yet — as a quarterback, it makes for interesting speculation and debate. Read More

When Marcus Mariota was asked who he favored in the Super Bowl, he said … Spam, a favorite snack

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 11:19 pm
The New England Sports Network asked Marcus Mariota for his Super Bowl LII pick Friday, but what viewers in the six-state northeast primary viewing area got was …A how-to course in building Mariota’s favorite Spam dish. Read More