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Aiea grad Cox works way into a career as MLB scout

The odds of anybody at Saturday’s Atlanta Braves tryout at Mililani High making the major leagues might well be somewhere between slim to none. But, then, the man running the tryouts, Dan Cox, is a poster guy for overcoming long odds. Read More

UH extends contract with Under Armour

Updated on  July 19, 2017 at 12:06 am
With a growing cash element, the University of Hawaii heralded the extension of its apparel and equipment agreement with Under Armour as among “the top end” of mid-major schools. Read More

UH catches 5-year contract with Under Armour

The University of Hawaii announced a five-year all-sports apparel and equipment contract with Under Armour today. Read More

Sumo pioneer Takamiyama recalls his historic win

Updated on  July 15, 2017 at 12:08 am
Even now, as Sunday’s 45th anniversary of his historic sumo championship approaches, Jesse Kuhaulua said he remembers the sweltering summer heat of Nagoya most of all. Read More

Neil Everett to be keynote speaker at Global Tourism Summit

Updated on  July 13, 2017 at 12:04 pm
ESPN SportsCenter anchor Neil Everett will be a keynote speaker on the second day of the Global Tourism Summit at the Hawaii Convention Center Sept. 20, the Hawaii Tourism Authority announced. Read More

Vulcans face additional challenges with new hire

Whether the Vulcans’ task gets any harder — or easier — will likely depend upon who becomes the full-time replacement for UH Hilo chancellor Donald Straney. Read More

UH should get a rebate when rivals score added benefits

Updated on  July 11, 2017 at 12:41 am
Officially, the NCAA adopted the so-called “Week Zero” amendment to the Hawaii Exemption to help the University of Hawaii with its football scheduling. Read More

UH inquires with NCAA about help for Naotala

Updated on  July 7, 2017 at 9:35 pm
Over the past three years the University of Hawaii’s athletic department has gotten to know the phone number at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis by heart. Read More

Spectrum will offer prep sports to other carriers

Updated on  July 6, 2017 at 10:49 pm
For a price — $400 a school year — viewers who do not subscribe to Spectrum Networks, formerly Oceanic Time Warner locally, can still watch more than 200 local high school sports events. Read More

Spectrum to offer prep sports by subscription

Updated on  July 6, 2017 at 11:36 am
Spectrum Networks, formerly Oceanic Time Warner locally, is launching a subscription service that will offer local high school sports broadcasts over the web. Read More

Aloha Stadium not throwing in towel on plans for UFC fight

Aloha Stadium is working through an intermediary in an attempt to have the UFC bring a card featuring featherweight champion Max Holloway to the facility next year. Read More

Rolovich gets creative wrangling up season ticket sales

Updated on  July 5, 2017 at 11:01 pm
Like the Publisher’s Clearinghouse van, you never know where University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich will show up next to greet Rainbow Warriors season-ticket purchasers. Read More

Aloha Stadium offers UH plan to share revenue

Updated on  June 29, 2017 at 11:57 pm
Aloha Stadium is offering a “revenue-sharing opportunity” as part of its proposal for a contract with the University of Hawaii for the 2017 football season. Read More

Mariota returns to the islands to help underprivileged children

Updated on  June 28, 2017 at 11:17 pm
Marcus Mariota, the towering figure clutching a football and exhorting a message of dreaming big and working hard, steps out of the classroom bulletin board posters and comes to life for the students at Likelike Elementary School on Friday. Read More

Playing the underdog at Utah will help pay off debt

The ’Bows will play Utah on Dec. 2 at the Huntsman Center in Salt Lake City, their first nonconference game on the continent in two seasons. Read More

Ige’s veto could delay stadium plan even further

Updated on  June 26, 2017 at 10:57 pm
Earlier this year, when the timeline for the building of a replacement for aging Aloha Stadium was projected at “five to seven years,” some people wondered: Why so long? Read More

Returning to Prep Bowl would be a big step backward

Updated on  June 25, 2017 at 2:11 pm
Returning to the Prep Bowl now, as some athletic officials have talked about, would not only be a mistake but a huge retreat after 18 successful years of statewide playoffs. Read More