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Aside from cardio work, Hawaii receiver John Ursua is back

He was only airborne for seconds, but in that brief period Friday, a flurry of thoughts flashed through the mind of University of Hawaii slotback John Ursua. Read More

Colorado State has its own QB question to answer

Gentlemen, start your offenses. The University of Hawaii and Colorado State, the Rainbow Warriors’ Aug. 25 opponent, both start training camps today, beginning the hurry-up countdown to the season opener in Fort Collins, Colo., and, with it, the race to have a new starting quarterback ready to go. Read More

New era will bring ILH sports to TV viewers

For the longest time the Interscholastic League of Honolulu was camera-shy when it came to the TV airing of its league football games. Read More

Tagovailoa vs. Hurts might be on full display on ESPN’s all-access series

If ESPN’s venture into “Hard Knocks” territory lives up to expectations, we’ll be able to glimpse Tua Tagovailoa’s bid to secure the starting quarterback job at No. 1 Alabama next month from 4,315 miles away. Read More

Legend of Ted Williams recounted in PBS show

After awaiting an assignment to the Pacific theater in World War II that would never come, Marine Corps fighter pilot Ted Williams relieved his exasperation by hitting baseballs in Ewa. A lot of them. Read More
 

UH football, volleyball ticket sales dip to low

Season-ticket sales are trending down significantly for what has traditionally been the University of Hawaii’s two best-selling teams: football and Rainbow Wahine volleyball. Read More

Navy coach Niumatalolo doing it the right way, on and off the field

The notion of addressing a ballroom full of Department of Education administrators and principals about leadership sometimes strikes Ken Niumatalolo as so ironic as to be amusing. Read More
 

Annual money hunt begins for University of Hawaii, Aloha Stadium

Imagine two people relentlessly rummaging under, around and through the cushions on a large sofa hunting for spare change. Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority decision on UFC looks even better with time

Given the way UFC cards had been disintegrating over the previous year, there was, correctly as it turns out, legitimate concern over what would happen if something caused the cancellation of Holloway’s bout. Read More

Victorino’s MLB career marked by generosity

Four Gold Gloves, two All-Star Game selections, two World Series championships and votes for league MVP make outfielder Shane Victorino Hawaii’s most decorated Major League Baseball player. Read More

LeBron James the latest instance of Lakers building with a superstar

The first time it was pure, pinch-me luck that plopped the biggest name in basketball right smack into the lap of the Lakers. Read More

Scott Chan remains dedicated to management role at Aloha Stadium

Scott Chan can still recall the day he first set foot in Aloha Stadium as a high school senior, staring up in wonder at the new, shiny seats in a facility that, looking up from field level, seemed to stretch to the Halawa sky. Read More

UCF kicks off McKenzie Milton’s Heisman campaign

The University of Central Florida believes in its quarterback, McKenzie Milton, so much that it reached to great lengths to promote his Heisman Trophy candidacy. Read More

California claiming surfing as its state sport can help Hawaii

First, it was two California cities, Santa Cruz and Huntington Beach, that waged a fierce court battle over where surfing debuted in the Golden State and which of them deserved to be called “Surf City, USA.” Read More

News that late Washington State QB Tyler Hilinski, 21, had brain disease is frightening

There can be few more sobering heralds to the coming of the college football season than this week’s disclosures about Tyler Hilinski, the late Washington State quarterback. Read More

UCF’s McKenzie Milton has become advocate for Group of Five

What the University of Central Florida wanted out of quarterback McKenzie Milton last season was a vocal leader. Read More

Marcus Mariota paying it forward with fans

Part of what makes Marcus Mariota so remarkable was on display here this past week, and it wasn’t his open-field running ability. Read More

Hall of Fame inductee Galdeira was a hit as an official

The face on the game program for the 1970 Hula Bowl was Heisman Trophy running back Steve Owens of Oklahoma, but the most memorable run of the all-star game belonged to Earl Galdeira. Read More

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