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COURTESY TRAVIS PRIOR
                                Kealakehe High graduate Psalm Wooching during the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational earlier this month.

Wooching chooses rugby over NFL Draft

COURTESY TRAVIS PRIOR
                                Kealakehe High graduate Psalm Wooching during the 2017 Las Vegas Invitational earlier this month.

Updated on  March 23, 2017 at 12:06 am
After being the sack leader on the Pac-12’s top-ranked defense, Kealakehe High graduate Psalm Wooching gets his wish today: the opportunity to work out for America’s Team. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 27
                                Hawaii’s Gibson Johnson, Sheriff Drammeh, and Jack Purchase defended against Ghiavonni Robinson of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

It’s time to upgrade schedule for ’Bows

STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 27
                                Hawaii’s Gibson Johnson, Sheriff Drammeh, and Jack Purchase defended against Ghiavonni Robinson of Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 1:00 am
Now that this NCAA business is behind it and the University of Hawaii’s men’s basketball roster is flush with returnees and soon to have a full complement of scholarships, can we finally get back to a representative schedule? Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2008
                                Retired Hawaii State Supreme Court Justice James Burns, left, Emme Tomimbang and movie producer Chris Lee at the Al Masini memorial at Jim Nabors’ home in East Honolulu.

Promoting legacy of the ‘Old Man’ was Burns’ mission

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2008
                                Retired Hawaii State Supreme Court Justice James Burns, left, Emme Tomimbang and movie producer Chris Lee at the Al Masini memorial at Jim Nabors’ home in East Honolulu.

Updated on  March 10, 2017 at 11:34 pm
For the better part of 40 years James Seishiro “Jim” Burns labored on behalf of University of Hawaii athletics, helping to raise money, guide its booster club and lift its profile. Read More

’Bows, 49ers use different paths vying for same title

After a 32-point smacking at Louisville that followed on the heels of a 37-point demolition at Wichita State and 26-point drubbing at North Carolina, Long Beach State coach basketball Dan Monson reflected on the method to his apparent madness. Read More
Updated on  March 8, 2017 at 10:40 pm

Legislature helps fund concussion education

It isn’t just in the high-impact sports of football and girls’ soccer where Hawaii’s high school athletes can suffer concussions, officials have come to learn. Read More
Updated on  March 6, 2017 at 10:50 pm
COURTESY PIXABAY

Winners and losers from NCAA Case No. 00020

COURTESY PIXABAY

Updated on  March 3, 2017 at 11:38 pm
One week short of three years — and several bucks north of $1.3 million — from when the NCAA and University of Hawaii men’s basketball first began to tango, we finally have a resolution to long-simmering NCAA Case No. 00020. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / 2016
                                Though the stadium was largely conceived and built as a home for the ’Bows, among the 12-member Mountain West Conference, UH and San Diego State are the only schools that do not either own, operate or control the revenue streams in the facilities where they play their home games.

Nothing to negotiate in stadium, UH deal

JAMM AQUINO / 2016
                                Though the stadium was largely conceived and built as a home for the ’Bows, among the 12-member Mountain West Conference, UH and San Diego State are the only schools that do not either own, operate or control the revenue streams in the facilities where they play their home games.

Updated on  March 1, 2017 at 9:58 pm
Recently, the University of Hawaii athletic department and Aloha Stadium began negotiating a new agreement for its football games. Read More
 
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This year, with a team of less firepower but largely of his own assembly, Hawaii coach Eran Ganot has shown the ability to mix and match.

Ganot and Co. continue to exceed expectations

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                This year, with a team of less firepower but largely of his own assembly, Hawaii coach Eran Ganot has shown the ability to mix and match.

Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 1:12 am
At about this time last year they were getting ready to engrave University of Hawaii basketball coach Eran Ganot’s name on the Big West Coach of the Year trophy. Read More
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

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