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Much stays the same in mild mild West Division

Updated on  September 17, 2017 at 11:07 pm
Ten months after the University of Hawaii football team played its last Mountain West Conference game, guess what’s changed as the Rainbow Warriors prepare to start a new conference season? Read More

UH can’t overcome its flaws against UCLA’s perfection

Updated on  September 10, 2017 at 12:55 am
Less than three minutes of Saturday’s game, the time it might take to get up, go to the refrigerator, get a snack and sit back down in front of the TV, tells you all you need to know about this one. Read More

Opportunity knocks for UH to showcase talent at UCLA

Updated on  September 9, 2017 at 10:23 am
So, if the ’Bows play well, there can be more than a check awaiting them here at the Rose Bowl today, there also can be an opportunity. Read More

Pac-12 Network another advantage

Amid a leisurely moment watching football on TV with some of his players after meetings the other night, University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich was reminded of the duality of the Pac-12 Network for UH. Read More
Updated on  September 6, 2017 at 12:26 am

Kaulukukui made last UCLA visit memorable

Updated on  September 6, 2017 at 12:22 pm
An unknown University of Hawaii football team was a prohibitive underdog against UCLA in 1935 when fans gathered in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum to see Bruins All-Coast halfback Chuck Cheshire put on a show. Read More

Rolo can’t run from UH’s mistakes

Updated on  September 4, 2017 at 10:54 pm
Though the ’Bows are 2-0 to start the season for the first time since 2009 and have won five games in a row for the first time since 2010, Rolovich has a lot more than ball security to remind his team about today. Read More

Sanchez battles and wins Colts’ punting spot

When he first set foot on the University of Hawaii campus, Rigo Sanchez had to beat out a veteran place-kicker from the University of Nebraska and assorted punters. Read More

Rainbow Wahine exit top 25 poll

The immediate fallout from the University of Hawaii’s 0-3 start to the Rainbow Wahine volleyball season was a plummet from the American Volleyball Coaches Association poll Monday. Read More

Hawaii volleyball no longer on Telcom

Updated on  August 26, 2017 at 1:28 am
Hawaiian Telcom has been encouraging its subscribers to file complaints with the Federal Communications Commission after it said rival cable operator Spectrum had pulled the plug “at the last minute” on its showing of Rainbow Wahine volleyball matches beginning with Friday night’s opener. Read More

UH hoops needs fewer cupcakes on its schedule

We’ve come to call Arkansas-Pine Bluff by its initials because when a team comes to the Stan Sheriff Center to play the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team for what will be its sixth appearance in eight seasons, you’re pretty much on a by-the-initials familiarity already. Read More

Warriors will return to their winning ways

Updated on  August 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm
He has chased Pokémon on the University of Hawaii campus, delivered a bowl-game victory in his debut season and charmed the Board of Regents, but Nick Rolovich’s real measure of wonder will come this season. Read More

Success of UH, UMass hangs heavily on opening win

Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 6:00 pm
It is just the first of 12 regular-season football games, but for both the University of Hawaii and its adversary, Massachusetts, Saturday’s opener already feels like a whole lot more. Read More

Mariota looks sharp in preseason win over Panthers

The Tennessee Titans earned $20,000 for charity by auctioning off the right to “call” the team’s first two offensive plays Saturday. Read More

Mariota and Nashville are a perfect match

The stars don’t just come out at night in neon Nashville, they also show up in the heat of the summer morning — at Tennessee Titans football practice. Read More

Titans’ Mariota makes time to connect with fans

Some youngsters are so star-struck they glance up and down, taking the full measure of his 6-foot, 4-inch frame, unable to speak. Whereupon Mariota will invariably ask, “Don’t you want us to take a picture?” to break the ice. Read More

Don’t expect freebies for UH football telecasts

Updated on  August 14, 2017 at 10:21 pm
Despite the “largesse” in making the University of Hawaii’s season-opening football game available sans subscription, fans shouldn’t expect to see pay-per-view disappear anytime soon. Read More

No extra charge for cable subscribers to watch opener

Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 11:45 pm
Cable customers will be spared pay-per-view charges when the University of Hawaii opens its football season at Massachusetts in two weeks. Read More

Parents a driving force for Wahine coach Ah Mow-Santos

Updated on  August 10, 2017 at 3:35 pm
Her third floor office window affords new Rainbow Wahine volleyball head coach Robyn Ah Mow-Santos a view of the sun rising each morning over the University of Hawaii athletic department. Read More

Rainbow Wahine no longer the automatic pick in BWC

For the past five years the Big West Conference women’s volleyball preseason poll has had all the drama of a North Korean election. Read More

Rolovich promises to be a diligent poll voter

Updated on  August 5, 2017 at 6:12 pm
He lives and works in a state with the dubious distinction of having the lowest percentage (43) voter turnout in the nation for the last presidential election. Read More

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