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Ferd Lewis: UH needs to be wary of Rice and history

After too many losing seasons, the excitement around University of Hawaii football was palpable, the expectations rising. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Pay equality reaches professional surfing

When Carissa Moore of Hawaii won the Pro France surfing event last year she received a $60,000 check. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Rice hoping its brains and brawn will matter

The last time we saw the Rice University football team play Hawaii at Aloha Stadium it brought the sleight of hand of the wishbone offense. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Offensive-minded Warriors re-energizing fan base

Between the arching rainbows, the light rain and a torrent of points, it seemed as if Aloha Stadium and the team that inhabits it during the college football season were ritually cleansed Saturday night. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Navy simply couldn’t contain UH’s suddenly potent offense

On a night when little else seemed to work against the rampaging Rainbow Warriors offense, even this desperation gambit fell short in Hawaii’s 59-41 victory over the Midshipmen. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Hawaii helped make Navy’s Jasper the man he is

Each time he walks out of the darkness of the tunnel and into the sunlight on the field at Aloha Stadium Ivin Jasper has occasion to reflect on how the decision to come to Hawaii changed his life. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Niumatalolo has a secret weapon on offense

Apparently there is little stopping Malcolm Perry, no matter where Navy stations him. Read More

Ferd Lewis: ‘Uno, dos, adios’ now a negative phrase for Wahine volleyball

When Charlie Wade was an assistant coach under Dave Shoji in the mid-1990s he popularized a phrase that summed up the University of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine’s era of dominance in volleyball. Read More

After a season of using him conservatively, Warriors finally let McDonald cut loose

Quarterback Cole McDonald had played three series in the game, had run three times and had yet to attempt a pass when a voice from the Utah State side of the line of scrimmage posed a question that University of Hawaii fans were long thinking. Read More

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

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