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Results of CTE study upholds Wilbur’s word of concern

Three and a half years after his death, John Wilbur this week helped give voice to the most compelling statement yet about the perils of repetitive head trauma in football. Read More

Foes took notice of UH’s football success and took action

When University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich looks around at the Mountain West Conference Football Media Summit today in Las Vegas, his peer group will have changed significantly from last year. Read More

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

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

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

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

Take moment to reflect and honor the impact of Title IX

Updated on  June 23, 2017 at 12:02 pm
Today marks the 45th anniversary of President Richard Nixon’s signing of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the ground-altering law that was re-titled as the “Patsy T. Mink Opportunity in Education Act” after her 2002 death. Read More

UMass could be a pivotal road game for Warriors

Updated on  June 22, 2017 at 6:52 pm
The University of Hawaii’s football training camp is still a month away and, already, the game with Massachusetts is looming large on a couple of fronts. Read More

Titans adding receivers to give Mariota prime targets

While Marcus Mariota was sitting on a beach here — or was it a table at Zippy’s? Both are regular homecoming stops for the Tennessee Titans quarterback — he and his team still managed to get a little bit better this week. Read More

Hawaii not dominating Big West as some feared

Updated on  June 20, 2017 at 1:18 pm
When the University of Hawaii was invited to apply for membership in the Big West Conference there was some concern around the league that the school might be too competitive for its brethren. Read More