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Ferd’s Words


Despite injury, Tua remains favorite in Heisman race

Being an early-season Heisman Trophy favorite is a lot like being a projected No. 1 NFL Draft pick. It invites the most microscopic examination and over-analysis. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Mariota won’t last if he can’t stay upright

The first Tennessee-based company that quarterback Marcus Mariota signed a sponsorship deal with after being drafted by the Titans was Saint Thomas Health. Read More

Ferd Lewis: UH football goals hinge on challenging stretch

In his postgame remarks as Saturday night turned into Sunday morning in Utah, University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich wished his Brigham Young University counterpart, Kalani Sitake, a “successful season.” Read More

Ferd Lewis: Slow start doomed UH’s hopes of breaking hex in Provo

After traveling more than 3,000 miles to get here, the Rainbow Warriors (6-2) suffered a 10th consecutive loss in Provo. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Former Hawaii receiver Dylan Collie on the other side of BYU’s rivalry game

Wide receiver Dylan Collie went on a mission out of Brigham Young University in 2013, proselytizing the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Richmond, Va. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Count BYU and Hawaii as 2 of ESPN’s favorite sons

ESPN2 is scheduled to show Saturday’s University of Hawaii football game at Brigham Young, but the network’s interest in this one goes far beyond the three-hour plus time window it will occupy or the ratings it will generate. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Concealing injuries might be thing of the past

Five days before his team played the University of Hawaii, Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl announced that his punter, Tim Zaleski, was injured and not likely to play against the Rainbow Warriors. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Chevan Cordeiro crafts another magical finish in debut

Ordinarily it would have been close-your-eyes-and-cringe time, if not a moment for urgent prayer, as the defense closed in on a freshman quarterback trying to get off a last-gasp pass in the waning seconds of his first game with everything on the line. Read More

Ferd Lewis: UH has many stadium memories as it nears milestone win

Tonight, 43 seasons and 339 games later, against Wyoming, UH (199-138-4) pursues milestone victory number 200. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Hawaii has no more room for mistakes

In the euphoria over the University of Hawaii’s 44-41 five-overtime victory over San Jose State, Rainbow Warriors coach Nick Rolovich reached hurriedly for an accolade to bestow upon the game Spartans. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Wahine set the standard and Cal Poly is ready to pass it

There are hundreds of black T-shirts ready to be handed out for the “black-out” night Saturday, a rare projected sellout occasion at Cal Poly’s Mott Athletic Center that the Big West Conference is giddily billing as a “Clash of the Undefeated” in women’s volleyball. Read More

Hawaii kicker Ryan Meskell converts on opportunity for redemption

When the University of Hawaii scored a touchdown in the first overtime period Saturday night, the Rainbow Warriors had to yell to get their kicker, Ryan Meskell, out onto the field to kick the extra point. Read More

Ferd Lewis: The Warriors look ready for challenge in the MWC

Officially, the University of Hawaii football team has already kicked off its Mountain West Conference season, but it was so long ago that today’s game almost qualifies as a conference re-opener. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Bringing MLB workouts here just a dream for Kurisu

For eight years Duane Kurisu underwrote Hawaii Winter Baseball, a before-its-time developmental league based here that, for the first time, brought together emerging players from the U.S., Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. Now he is the driving force behind bringing a group of Major League Baseball All-Stars to Les Murakami Stadium for public workouts on Nov. 3 and Nov. 4. Read More

Mariota gave Titans much-needed relief when it mattered most

We are used to seeing Marcus Mariota do the remarkable, of course. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Dayton Furuta’s career performance helps power Warriors offense

Dayton Furuta went out and demonstrated the hard-nosed way it is supposed to be done — running over, around and through defenders to help ignite UH to a 42-21 nonconference victory. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Rolo’s recall won’t allow UH to overlook Duquesne

There are a lot of reasons the University of Hawaii football team is a prohibitive, and in Las Vegas off-the-board, favorite tonight against Duquesne, but one of the biggest can be summed up in two words: Portland State. Read More

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