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For Mariota, coaching change highlights life in the NFL

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 12:20 am
Seven games into his rookie season Marcus Mariota was already conversant with the NFL’s biggest fact of life. Read More

Sony show went on, despite fake strike, real strike

The Sony Open in Hawaii produced the longest, most dramatic championship playoff in its 53-year history Sunday, but the Golf Channel’s “A” team was nowhere to be seen. Read More
Updated on  January 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Harman aims to join group of winning southpaws

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 11:51 pm
This week at the Sony Open in Hawaii, the left-handers in the gallery try to inspire Harman to do in the 20th anniversary of the event what no one before him has done, according to an official, become the first southpaw to win this tournament. Read More

Peterson content with or without golf career

Updated on  January 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm
There might be 144 stories, one for each entrant, in the Sony Open in Hawaii and, then, there is John Peterson, who is deserving of his own country-western song. Read More

UH’s Thomas was double trouble for Cal Poly

The awestruck look on 6-foot-9 Cal Poly forward Karlis Garoza’s face when Hawaii’s Mike Thomas blocked his shot Wednesday night was priceless. Read More

It was Tua’s time, and he delivered a title for the Tide

Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 2:36 pm
In the storied history of University of Alabama football, make room for the epic midnight tale of Tua Tagovailoa. Read More

Tennessee’s investment in Mariota paying off

Updated on  January 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm
When the downtrodden 2-14 Tennessee Titans, who hadn’t been to the playoffs in six years, invested the second overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft in Marcus Mariota, he was immediately anointed as “the franchise.” Read More

Te’o realizes challenges to make it to playoffs

Updated on  January 7, 2018 at 10:29 am
Time and tribulation have taught Manti Te’o to fully appreciate where he finds himself today. Read More

Many NFL fans find joy in Patriots’ misfortune

Know the delight of seeing the smugness fade when someone of “do you know who I am” arrogance is put in their place? Then you understand the growing glee around the NFL today at the emerging drama surrounding the New England Patriots and the embarrassment of the public airing of their discord. Read More

Aranda cashes in on football’s arms race

After Dave Aranda concocted the schemes and made the calls to help the University of Hawaii blunt Navy’s triple option in a 2009 upset, head coach Greg McMackin forecast a bright future for the assistant he’d refer to as “the genius.” Read More

No clear-cut favorite in BWC, so why can’t it be UH?

When UC Riverside basketball coach Dennis Cutts went to get his car Sunday after flying back from the team’s road trip, the athletic director was reportedly already there waiting, termination notice in hand. Read More

HPU hoop star enjoying his new comfort level

Updated on  January 3, 2018 at 4:35 pm
Niksha Federico doesn’t play basketball games for Hawaii Pacific University as much as he consumes them, baseline to baseline, opening tip-off to final horn. Read More

Rolovich reflects on what went so wrong

Picture the young coach beginning to stir as the warmth of the first rays of Manoa sunlight pierce a cocoon of deep sleep. Read More

Purchase back getting buckets on this night

Updated on  December 30, 2017 at 1:25 am
Just as University of Hawaii forward Jack Purchase began to set up for a 3-point shot attempt with 7 minutes, 20 seconds remaining Friday night, a portion of the Stan Sheriff Center was already getting into giddy celebration mode. Read More

Free throws cost Hawaii a Christmas victory

Updated on  December 26, 2017 at 12:14 am
Even on Christmas Day the holiday spirit apparently extends only so far. Monday that was exactly 15 feet for fans of the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team. Read More

Fresno State’s turnaround scary for Mountain West

Updated on  December 25, 2017 at 5:02 pm
The Hawaii Bowl was, for all intents and purposes, over Sunday night, the championship trophy already well spoken for by Fresno State. Read More

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