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Mariota throws four interceptions in a game

Updated on  November 16, 2017 at 11:33 pm
They met at the pregame coin toss, exchanged a meaningful hug and even stuck around for some conversation, Pittsburgh’s Ben Roethlisberger and Tennessee’s Marcus Mariota, two quarterbacks passing in the prime time night. Read More

Getting UCF, Milton to Hawaii Bowl will take a Hail Mary

Updated on  November 14, 2017 at 12:53 pm
Let’s get this straight right up front: The chances of seeing Mililani’s McKenzie Milton quarterback so-far undefeated Central Florida in the Hawaii Bowl on Christmas Eve this year are a distant longshot the way things have gone. Read More

UH’s ambitious schedules indicate rough road ahead

The scary part about the vision of the University of Hawaii football team missing out on bowl eligibility isn’t just what it says for this season but what it might portend for the near future. Read More

Journalist got it right as a reporter, mentor, friend

Updated on  November 11, 2017 at 12:07 am
Gordon Sakamoto, who died Wednesday at age 82, was a lot of things to a lot of people — among them a patient and encouraging mentor to young reporters, an encyclopedic resource on Hawaii sports and culture to newcomers, a pioneer as among the first Asian-American bureau chiefs for international news services, a friend to many and a teller of great stories. Read More

Fresno State and Hawaii getting what they paid for

The University of Hawaii and Fresno State are somewhat similar Group of Five schools and Mountain West Conference members who faced a common problem, rebuilding their slumping football programs. Read More

Fresno State’s Tedford has authored nation’s best turnaround

Last November, the ink barely dry on his head coaching contract, Jeff Tedford watched from the stands at Bulldog Stadium as the soon-to-be-his Fresno State football team absorbed the penultimate defeat of a 1-11 season from the University of Hawaii. Read More

UH still in hunt behind LB Tavai’s tackling feats

Updated on  November 2, 2017 at 5:53 pm
The odds of the University of Hawaii football team achieving bowl eligibility this year are decidedly long, but it is clear they would have been long dead in the water without linebacker Jahlani Tavai. Read More

Hawaii’s ‘Ninth Island’ has become Devil’s Island for Warriors

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 5:57 pm
Sure, Las Vegas is referred to as Hawaii’s “Ninth Island,” but for the University of Hawaii football team it has been more like a trip to Devil’s Island in recent seasons. Read More

Foes target ’Bows as impetus to get to bowl

A couple of San Diego State Aztecs wondered out loud Saturday night what the chances were they could wind up back in Aloha Stadium on Christmas Eve in the Hawaii Bowl? Read More

SDSU coach has Long mastery of ’Bows

Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm
Nineteen years ago this week the University of Hawaii football team got its first look at Roderick Long Jr. as a head coach. Read More

Aztecs taking different stadium approach than Hawaii

The university’s football home is an aging, deteriorating stadium that will cost upwards of $100 million just in basic health and safety repairs to maintain for another decade. Read More

‘Gratitude’ helps change attitude of world champ

The French media called it “La Belle Recidive” (the beautiful recurrence), but for surfer Carissa Moore the return to the winner’s place on the podium symbolized so much more than that. Read More

Titans hinge on Mariota’s every word as a leader

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 12:39 am
Perhaps all you need to know about what the Tennessee Titans deep down think of their quarterback, Marcus Mariota, was summed up in a revealing 20-second segment on Monday Night Football. Read More

’Bows better do bye right in order to go to a bowl

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm
As you may have heard by now, former University of Hawaii football coach Dick Tomey has a book out this week. Read More

This fall, the UH program could fall from grace

In the 43 years that the University of Hawaii has been a card-carrying, dues-paying, NCAA-manual-toting Division I member, it has placed at least one of its fall sports teams in the postseason every year. Read More
Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

UH Hilo’s Langbehn nurses a full schedule

The 1,392-page textbook “Fundamentals of Nursing” is what passes for light bedtime reading these days. Read More
Updated on  October 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Cal Poly ready to end Wahine’s reign in volleyball

This is the week that the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo women’s volleyball team confronts the lingering ghost of a long-tormented past. Read More
Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 12:37 am

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