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GEORGE F. LEE / 2011
                                In 2012, a UH internal report cited men’s basketball APR scores as “much lower than normal scores because of retention issues.”

UH basketball may face another set of sanctions

GEORGE F. LEE / 2011
                                In 2012, a UH internal report cited men’s basketball APR scores as “much lower than normal scores because of retention issues.”

Updated on  February 24, 2017 at 11:09 pm
While the folks on the NCAA Committee on Infractions fiddle away, it behooves the University of Hawaii basketball team to make sure it finishes strong. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS / OCT. 2015
                                Brian Viloria, left, battled Roman Gonzalez in a WBC flyweight title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. Gonzalez won by TKO in the ninth round.

Viloria takes another shot at a title

ASSOCIATED PRESS / OCT. 2015
                                Brian Viloria, left, battled Roman Gonzalez in a WBC flyweight title bout at Madison Square Garden in New York. Gonzalez won by TKO in the ninth round.

Updated on  February 23, 2017 at 12:41 am
Sooner or later it figured Brian Viloria might return to the ring, but who knew it would be where Akebono, Konishiki and Musashimaru won championships? Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011
                                Robyn Ah Mow-Santos

Ah Mow-Santos’ character sealed the head coach deal

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2011
                                Robyn Ah Mow-Santos

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 4:08 pm
Make no mistake about it, Robyn Ah Mow-Santos is a bold original. But her hiring Monday at the University of Hawaii also fits what is becoming an unmistakable pattern in Manoa. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                Rainbow Wahine celebrate their win in the fourth set of the Pepperdine vs. Hawaii women’s volleyball match at Stan Sheriff Center, Sept. 2016. Ferd Lewis questions why more women’s names don’t leap into the forefront of the conversation when it comes to possible candidates for coaches.

Women are minority in volleyball coaching

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                Rainbow Wahine celebrate their win in the fourth set of the Pepperdine vs. Hawaii women’s volleyball match at Stan Sheriff Center, Sept. 2016. Ferd Lewis questions why more women’s names don’t leap into the forefront of the conversation when it comes to possible candidates for coaches.

Updated on  February 18, 2017 at 12:25 am
While University of Hawaii officials huddle — “don’t call it a committee” — and keep the choice of the next Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach close to the vest, we have been left to speculate on possible candidates. Read More

10th coach not an option Warriors can afford

Keeping up with the Joneses or, in this case, the Boise States and Colorado States, is about to get more expensive for University of Hawaii football. Read More
Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 1:05 pm
JAMM AQUINO / OCT. 22
                                Farrington’s football team will finally play on its home turf in August.

Governors’ $20M field of dreams comes to life

JAMM AQUINO / OCT. 22
                                Farrington’s football team will finally play on its home turf in August.

Updated on  February 14, 2017 at 7:41 pm
It is hard to remember the last time Farrington High played a home varsity football game — if ever — on its campus, which will make this August all the more memorable. Read More

House Bill died but message was sent to NCAA

State House Bill 1424 met a quick and inglorious ending at the Legislature this week, but that doesn’t mean its brief life was without purpose. Read More
 
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dave Shoji

Make no mistake, Matlin will have the final say

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Dave Shoji

Updated on  February 9, 2017 at 12:28 am
David Matlin had never hired a coach when he took the University of Hawaii athletic director’s job in 2015. Read More
GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Coach Dave Shoji spoke to McKenna Granato during a match on Aug. 26.

No one will be able to fill Coach Shoji’s sizable shoes

GEORGE F. LEE / GLEE@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Coach Dave Shoji spoke to McKenna Granato during a match on Aug. 26.

Updated on  February 6, 2017 at 11:00 pm
The University of Hawaii’s online advertisement for a successor to Dave Shoji ran a lengthy 26 paragraphs Monday. Read More
 
JAMM AQUINO / 2015
                                Hawaii Pacific head coach Darren Vorderbruegge.

HPU defies predictions with ascent in standings

JAMM AQUINO / 2015
                                Hawaii Pacific head coach Darren Vorderbruegge.

Updated on  February 3, 2017 at 11:46 pm
As the men’s basketball teams in the Pacific West Conference survey the landscape before today’s games, here’s something none of them saw coming: Read More

House bill targets NCAA for lagging on UH men’s basketball case

A national organization that investigates the University of Hawaii athletic program would be subject to a $10,000 fine if it takes more than a year to conclude the process after notifying the school of the allegations, according to a bill in the legislature. Read More
Updated on  February 3, 2017 at 12:28 am
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                AFC defensive end Von Miller of the Denver Broncos chatted with NFC defensive end Everson Griffin of the Minnesota Vikings after Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl.

Don’t blame Hawaii for Pro Bowl’s problems

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                AFC defensive end Von Miller of the Denver Broncos chatted with NFC defensive end Everson Griffin of the Minnesota Vikings after Sunday’s NFL Pro Bowl.

Updated on  January 31, 2017 at 2:46 pm
Whatever problems the Pro Bowl has — and space limitations do not permit a comprehensive listing here — they aren’t Hawaii’s fault. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER FILE PHOTO
                                Evelyn Kawamoto-Konno said Soichi Sakamoto, left, was a tough coach because he saw potential in her.

Olympian Kawamoto-Konno endeavored to win for family honor

STAR-ADVERTISER FILE PHOTO
                                Evelyn Kawamoto-Konno said Soichi Sakamoto, left, was a tough coach because he saw potential in her.

Updated on  January 28, 2017 at 4:59 pm
On occasions when she would swim with her grandchildren, Evelyn Tokue Kawamoto-Konno exhibited such smooth, powerful strokes that she seemed to glide through the water, “almost like a fish,” a daughter remembers with enduring wonder. Read More

HPU-BYUH end long rivalry on Thursday

Several of their meetings became the stuff of record books, fueling a local small-college rivalry as they chased national championships. Read More
Updated on  January 26, 2017 at 3:59 pm

An old foe is back battling with Hawaii for recruits

When Mike Riley was the football coach at Oregon State he was renown for the toil and initiative he poured into recruiting Hawaii. Read More
Updated on  January 23, 2017 at 11:54 pm
JAMM AQUINO / DEC. 23
                                Hawaii head coach Eran Ganot walked the sideline during the second half of a Diamond Head Classic game agianst Utah.

Early-season results say Ganot’s got the goods

JAMM AQUINO / DEC. 23
                                Hawaii head coach Eran Ganot walked the sideline during the second half of a Diamond Head Classic game agianst Utah.
Lately it has been guard Leland Green, author of Wednesday night’s game-winning shot, in the spotlight, but little by little we’re learning more about this emerging University of Hawaii men’s basketball team. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bill Hurley III is the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy to earn his PGA Tour card.

‘Tiger Hurley’ dared to dream the impossible

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bill Hurley III is the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy to earn his PGA Tour card.
As a surface warfare officer, Lt. Billy Hurley III drove the 9,348-ton guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon from Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf and South China Sea to San Diego. Read More

Recruiting war getting more difficult for Warriors

Well before President-elect Donald Trump articulated a vision for his “wall” along the border, a succession of University of Hawaii football coaches had come to wish for a barrier of their own. Read More
Updated on  January 9, 2017 at 10:45 pm
ASSOCIATED PRESS / SEPT. 18
                                After four seasons in San Diego, Manti Te’o is a free agent this winter.

Chargers’ what-to-do list should include Te’o

ASSOCIATED PRESS / SEPT. 18
                                After four seasons in San Diego, Manti Te’o is a free agent this winter.

Updated on  January 6, 2017 at 11:02 pm
The San Diego (for the moment, anyway) Chargers sure have a lot on their plate. Read More

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