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Ken Niumatalolo keeps Navy from overlooking UH

Be advised, the Navy has been placed on alert. Read More

UH’s latest run-and-shoot QB fires away in a record start

Told that he had set the school record for passing yards (418) in a first start, Cole McDonald beamed. Read More

UH, CSU can’t wait to erase bad memories of last season

For the University of Hawaii, the opportunity to begin putting the nightmare of the 2017 season in its rear-view mirror has finally come. Read More

Distractions abound for Warriors and Rams

Before stepping onto the practice field at the University of Northern Colorado on Thursday afternoon, several University of Hawaii players made one last check of their cellphones for the latest Hurricane Lane developments from home. Read More

Stan Cadiente commanded respect as Governors QB

Fifty-three years earlier, when he would gather them in huddles at Honolulu Stadium, it was understood that only Stan Cadiente, their quarterback, would speak while leading the Farrington Governors into a place in Hawaii sports lore. Read More

Gene Krieger strengthens UH-Hilo volleyball’s local ties

Gene Krieger learned the hard way a large part of what had made Hawaii such rich repository of small college national championships in women’s volleyball during the 1980s and ’90s. Read More

CSU transfer quarterback has become a quick study

K.J. Carta-Samuels loves to hike and fish and extols the virtues of his new state of residence, Colorado, as an outdoor wonderland. Read More

Wooden tournament boosts UH’s light schedule

Two years ago the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team’s version of a nonconference road trip was the 10.3 mile bus ride from the Stan Sheriff Center to Pearl Harbor’s Bloch Arena. Read More

Double dose of D-II foes would not benefit ’Bows

Tell us, please, that the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team isn’t really going to play two Division II opponents again this year. Read More

Jim Leahey has total recall of best times in UH sports

The University of Hawaii football team had returned to Honolulu after a particularly tough road loss in the 1980s when a fan spied sportscaster Jim Leahey at the airport baggage claim carousel and quickly approached him. Read More

Seth Moniz is making waves on surf tour

Whether it is from an inverted corkscrew-like position high above the surf at the Vans U.S. Open in Huntington Beach, Calif., or looking at the World Surf League rankings here at home, Seth Moniz is relishing the view these days. Read More

Sports has its own issues on election day

You won’t find any sports propositions on the ballot when the state goes to the polls for Saturday’s primary election, but maybe you should. Read More

For first time since 1995, UH volleyball will be an underdog

There is a rarely used, practically dust-covered term that the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team hasn’t had affixed to it in starting a Big West Conference season in a generation. Read More

Carissa Moore’s ‘Supergirl’ win provides a confidence boost

There are abundant qualifying points and dollars that come with winning the Paul Mitchell Supergirl Pro surfing championship, but it is the super hero-worthy, flowing red cape emblazoned with a large “S” that is clearly the conversation piece of the event. Read More

Work never stops for UH long-snapper Noah Borden

At UH, practice and more practice has made Noah Borden perfect as the Rainbow Warriors’ long snapper, with a remarkable 254 snaps without a miscue over three years spread across the punt, extra-point and field-goal units. Read More

The writing was on the wall at Ohio State

One of the first things you notice wandering the halls and precincts of the well-appointed Woody Hayes Athletic Complex at Ohio State University as a visiting reporter is the abundance of signs. Read More

University of Hawaii takes next step with Boyd Gaming

When the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine volleyball team opens play Aug. 24 there will be something on the floor that was unimaginable even a couple of years ago. Read More

New redshirt rule comes at right time for Warriors

Fairly early in the University of Hawaii’s football training camp you usually begin to get a pretty good idea of which players would be consigned to scout team duty and unlikely to be seen in uniform come Saturdays. Read More

Joseph Ward comes out from nowhere to help UH

Try as you might in scouring all 162 pages, you won’t find even a snippet of Joseph “JoJo” Ward’s biography anywhere in the just-released “Rainbow Warrior Football 2018 Media Guide.” But you won’t be able to overlook him on the field, either. There are reasons for both. Read More

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