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DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bill Hurley III is the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy to earn his PGA Tour card.

‘Tiger Hurley’ dared to dream the impossible

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Bill Hurley III is the first graduate of the United States Naval Academy to earn his PGA Tour card.
As a surface warfare officer, Lt. Billy Hurley III drove the 9,348-ton guided-missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon from Pearl Harbor to the Persian Gulf and South China Sea to San Diego. Read More

Recruiting war getting more difficult for Warriors

Well before President-elect Donald Trump articulated a vision for his “wall” along the border, a succession of University of Hawaii football coaches had come to wish for a barrier of their own. Read More
Updated on  January 9, 2017 at 10:45 pm
ASSOCIATED PRESS / SEPT. 18
                                After four seasons in San Diego, Manti Te’o is a free agent this winter.

Chargers’ what-to-do list should include Te’o

ASSOCIATED PRESS / SEPT. 18
                                After four seasons in San Diego, Manti Te’o is a free agent this winter.

Updated on  January 6, 2017 at 11:02 pm
The San Diego (for the moment, anyway) Chargers sure have a lot on their plate. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / 2010
                                Gib Arnold is listed by the Boston Celtics as a regional scout.

Hawaii puts Arnold’s last big check in the mail

BRUCE ASATO / 2010
                                Gib Arnold is listed by the Boston Celtics as a regional scout.

Updated on  January 4, 2017 at 9:58 pm
More than 26 months after it announced the turbulent termination of Gib Arnold, the University of Hawaii is scheduled to formally end its obligations to the former men’s basketball coach. Read More
FERD LEWIS 
                                Musashimaru, the former Fiamalu Penitani, carved out a 14-year career in the ring and become just the second foreigner to reach the highest-level of yokozuna. He’s now is a stable master.

Musashimaru now inspiring others as sumo stable master

FERD LEWIS 
                                Musashimaru, the former Fiamalu Penitani, carved out a 14-year career in the ring and become just the second foreigner to reach the highest-level of yokozuna. He’s now is a stable master.

Updated on  January 3, 2017 at 12:06 am
The neighborhood of low-rise residences and small businesses in the Edogawa section was just beginning to stir in the low-40-degree temperatures of the early morning. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / NOV. 12
                                In 2016, Hawaii played California in Australia and then played at Michigan the following week.

UH football schedule looks quite familiar

JAMM AQUINO / NOV. 12
                                In 2016, Hawaii played California in Australia and then played at Michigan the following week.

Updated on  December 31, 2016 at 8:22 pm
The University of Hawaii hasn’t cobbled together a suitably balanced nonconference football schedule in years, but what the Rainbow Warriors have on the books for 2017 is as livable as they’ve gotten in a while. Read More
 
STAR-ADVERTISER STAFF / 1989
                                BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, right, and UH coach Bob Wagner were friends and rivals.

Edwards left a lot of fond memories

STAR-ADVERTISER STAFF / 1989
                                BYU football coach LaVell Edwards, right, and UH coach Bob Wagner were friends and rivals.

Updated on  December 30, 2016 at 1:07 am
In the 1970s and ’80s, when Brigham Young University’s football team was regularly tormenting Hawaii, their head coaches managed to be the best of friends. Read More
 
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                University of Hawaii forward Gibson Johnson looked to the basket as Southern Miss guard Cortez Edwards defended on Sunday.

Big West play should offer Rainbows some relief

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                University of Hawaii forward Gibson Johnson looked to the basket as Southern Miss guard Cortez Edwards defended on Sunday.

Updated on  December 27, 2016 at 12:30 am
As rocky as the basketball season has been to this point for the University of Hawaii, there is a lot to look forward to just around the corner. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii running back Diocemy Saint Juste (22) rushes the ball against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first half of the 2016 Hawaii Bowl on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Bowl win perfect conclusion to Rainbows’ 2016 edition

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii running back Diocemy Saint Juste (22) rushes the ball against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first half of the 2016 Hawaii Bowl on Saturday, December 24, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Updated on  December 25, 2016 at 7:13 am
For the benefit of a national television audience, the University of Hawaii boiled its entire 14-game football season of 2016 down to one all-encompassing game. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii head coach Eran Ganot instructs guard Leland Green (0) during the second half of a 2016 Diamond Head Classic college basketball game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Utah Utes on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Utah won 66-52.

Fans will need a lot of patience with these Rainbows

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii head coach Eran Ganot instructs guard Leland Green (0) during the second half of a 2016 Diamond Head Classic college basketball game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Utah Utes on Friday, December 23, 2016 at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Utah won 66-52.

Updated on  December 24, 2016 at 7:03 am
Patience, patience, coach Eran Ganot pleaded with his struggling University of Hawaii basketball team. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota threw during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Sunday.

At least 1 player still cares about the Pro Bowl

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota threw during the first half against the Kansas City Chiefs in Kansas City, Mo. Sunday.

Updated on  December 21, 2016 at 11:19 pm
The latest statistics tell us that Marcus Mariota has the third-best passer rating (113.1) in the red zone among NFL quarterbacks this season, where he has authored 17 touchdowns without an interception. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Middle Tennessee offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Tony Franklin has become a passing offense guru. In the past five seasons, his passing game has rated in the top 12 nationally in Division I.

Blue Raiders OC passes knowledge to the nation

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Middle Tennessee offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach, Tony Franklin has become a passing offense guru. In the past five seasons, his passing game has rated in the top 12 nationally in Division I.
If the University of Hawaii wants the essence of the offense its Hawaii Bowl opponent, Middle Tennessee State, runs, little undercover work is required. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / OCT. 16
                                Hawaii’s Nikki Taylor hit past the block of UC Davis players Aima Eichie and Lauren Matias.

Taylor caught on the wrong side of haves and have-nots

BRUCE ASATO / OCT. 16
                                Hawaii’s Nikki Taylor hit past the block of UC Davis players Aima Eichie and Lauren Matias.

Updated on  December 16, 2016 at 10:31 pm
Now that the sting of Nikki Taylor being relegated to second team All-American status has lessened somewhat maybe we can see it for what it also represents in the bigger picture. Read More

Hawaii needs to take some urgency into bowl game

The last time the University of Hawaii appeared in a bowl game, then-head coach Greg McMackin got upset with an assistant who had the audacity to publicly suggest being in abowl game wasn’t enough, that the Rainbow Warriors needed to actually win one. Read More
Updated on  December 14, 2016 at 10:43 pm

’Bows’ bad habit was on display for all to see

A few moments into his postgame press conference, coach Eran Ganot expressed heartfelt appreciation for the national TV exposure Tuesday night’s Pearl Harbor Invitational brought his University of Hawaii basketball team. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji was doused with silly string to celebrate his 1,200th career victory after a win against the Cal Poly Mustangs on Nov. 17.

Hawaii’s Shoji just enjoying another ride

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii head coach Dave Shoji was doused with silly string to celebrate his 1,200th career victory after a win against the Cal Poly Mustangs on Nov. 17.

Updated on  November 30, 2016 at 9:13 pm
Each passing year at NCAA Tournament time it has been a ritual for Dave Shoji and those of the pioneering women’s volleyball coaching era to inquire about each other’s plans. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Nevada coach Brian Polian reacted after a play against UNLV on Saturday.

Lose to UH and it could cost you your job

ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Nevada coach Brian Polian reacted after a play against UNLV on Saturday.

Updated on  November 29, 2016 at 11:08 am
Trailing the University of Hawaii was apparently a kiss of death for football coaches in the Mountain West Conference this season, where schools are spending freely to make changes. Read More
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai (31) sacks Massachusetts quarterback Andrew Ford (7) during the first half of a college football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

It’s never easy for the ’Bows, but they had the guts to win

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hawaii linebacker Jahlani Tavai (31) sacks Massachusetts quarterback Andrew Ford (7) during the first half of a college football game between the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors and the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Updated on  November 27, 2016 at 11:25 am
What, you thought this would be easy? In a season in which very little has come without struggle for the Hawaii football team, it was altogether fitting that its final regular-season victory and the apparent path to a bowl game would be arduous. Read More

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