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Hawaii’s ‘Ninth Island’ has become Devil’s Island for Warriors

Updated on  October 31, 2017 at 5:57 pm
Sure, Las Vegas is referred to as Hawaii’s “Ninth Island,” but for the University of Hawaii football team it has been more like a trip to Devil’s Island in recent seasons. Read More

Foes target ’Bows as impetus to get to bowl

A couple of San Diego State Aztecs wondered out loud Saturday night what the chances were they could wind up back in Aloha Stadium on Christmas Eve in the Hawaii Bowl? Read More

SDSU coach has Long mastery of ’Bows

Updated on  October 27, 2017 at 11:35 pm
Nineteen years ago this week the University of Hawaii football team got its first look at Roderick Long Jr. as a head coach. Read More

Aztecs taking different stadium approach than Hawaii

The university’s football home is an aging, deteriorating stadium that will cost upwards of $100 million just in basic health and safety repairs to maintain for another decade. Read More

‘Gratitude’ helps change attitude of world champ

The French media called it “La Belle Recidive” (the beautiful recurrence), but for surfer Carissa Moore the return to the winner’s place on the podium symbolized so much more than that. Read More

Titans hinge on Mariota’s every word as a leader

Updated on  October 19, 2017 at 12:39 am
Perhaps all you need to know about what the Tennessee Titans deep down think of their quarterback, Marcus Mariota, was summed up in a revealing 20-second segment on Monday Night Football. Read More

’Bows better do bye right in order to go to a bowl

Updated on  October 16, 2017 at 11:11 pm
As you may have heard by now, former University of Hawaii football coach Dick Tomey has a book out this week. Read More

This fall, the UH program could fall from grace

In the 43 years that the University of Hawaii has been a card-carrying, dues-paying, NCAA-manual-toting Division I member, it has placed at least one of its fall sports teams in the postseason every year. Read More
Updated on  October 10, 2017 at 7:29 pm

UH Hilo’s Langbehn nurses a full schedule

The 1,392-page textbook “Fundamentals of Nursing” is what passes for light bedtime reading these days. Read More
Updated on  October 11, 2017 at 4:18 pm

Cal Poly ready to end Wahine’s reign in volleyball

This is the week that the Cal Poly San Luis Obispo women’s volleyball team confronts the lingering ghost of a long-tormented past. Read More
Updated on  October 3, 2017 at 12:37 am

Colorado State shows clear division between top, bottom tiers

Updated on  October 1, 2017 at 4:08 pm
On a vog-choked night in Halawa one thing was crystal clear: The University of Hawaii football team has a long way to go to even draw consideration for its avowed goal of being a contender in the Mountain West Conference. Read More

If Colorado State can build it, why can’t Hawaii?

Imagine, if you can, a college football stadium completed on time, on budget and on campus, all without need of state funds or tuition dollars. Read More

Warriors fizzle in explosive play production

Some commentators would have you believe that the University of Hawaii football team outgaining the two teams it lost to amounts to a head-shaking anomaly. Read More

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

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