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Chances are we will see Hawaii QB in Big Game

For a state that has had nearly 20 local players across nearly every position appear in Super Bowls, but none — yet — as a quarterback, it makes for interesting speculation and debate. Read More

When Marcus Mariota was asked who he favored in the Super Bowl, he said … Spam, a favorite snack

Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 11:19 pm
The New England Sports Network asked Marcus Mariota for his Super Bowl LII pick Friday, but what viewers in the six-state northeast primary viewing area got was …A how-to course in building Mariota’s favorite Spam dish. Read More

SEC’s annual money haul leaves smaller schools behind

It apparently wasn’t enough that the Southeastern Conference produced an Alabama-Georgia All-SEC finale in the College Football Playoff championship game last month. Read More
Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 7:17 pm

Number of UH football departures alarming

Updated on  January 30, 2018 at 9:01 pm
It isn’t only some Christmas gifts that get returned in January; it is also a time devoted to the transfer of college football players trading in their scholarships and jerseys for different ones. Read More

Pro Bowl needs a local replacement to fill void

There is a new addition to the front office lobby at Aloha Stadium, a glass encased collection of well-arranged Pro Bowl memorabilia, including an autographed football, banners, tickets and pins from games past. Read More

Don’t vilify UH QB Brown for bolting since coaches do

Updated on  January 25, 2018 at 10:14 am
When quarterback Dru Brown announced his intention to leave the University of Hawaii before his senior season to play elsewhere, “Best wishes” weren’t always the prevailing sentiments of Rainbow Warrior fans. Read More

UH football, Wahine volleyball take revenue hits

Updated on  January 23, 2018 at 12:29 am
Ticket revenue for two of the University of Hawaii’s traditionally most productive sports — football and Rainbow Wahine volleyball — declined in 2017. Read More

Keeping their cool imperative for basketball ’Bows

While there was a lot to like about the victory over UC Davis that hoisted the University of Hawaii atop the Big West Conference Saturday night, there were two brief incidents that also raised some concern going forward. Read More

Persistence was Hawaii’s super power vs. UC Davis

Updated on  January 21, 2018 at 1:21 pm
For “Superhero Night” at the Stan Sheriff Center, the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team donned green capes for their pregame introductions. Read More

For Mariota, coaching change highlights life in the NFL

Updated on  January 16, 2018 at 12:20 am
Seven games into his rookie season Marcus Mariota was already conversant with the NFL’s biggest fact of life. Read More

Sony show went on, despite fake strike, real strike

The Sony Open in Hawaii produced the longest, most dramatic championship playoff in its 53-year history Sunday, but the Golf Channel’s “A” team was nowhere to be seen. Read More
Updated on  January 17, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Harman aims to join group of winning southpaws

Updated on  January 13, 2018 at 11:51 pm
This week at the Sony Open in Hawaii, the left-handers in the gallery try to inspire Harman to do in the 20th anniversary of the event what no one before him has done, according to an official, become the first southpaw to win this tournament. Read More

Peterson content with or without golf career

Updated on  January 12, 2018 at 11:10 pm
There might be 144 stories, one for each entrant, in the Sony Open in Hawaii and, then, there is John Peterson, who is deserving of his own country-western song. Read More

UH’s Thomas was double trouble for Cal Poly

The awestruck look on 6-foot-9 Cal Poly forward Karlis Garoza’s face when Hawaii’s Mike Thomas blocked his shot Wednesday night was priceless. Read More

It was Tua’s time, and he delivered a title for the Tide

Updated on  January 9, 2018 at 2:36 pm
In the storied history of University of Alabama football, make room for the epic midnight tale of Tua Tagovailoa. Read More

Tennessee’s investment in Mariota paying off

Updated on  January 8, 2018 at 12:28 pm
When the downtrodden 2-14 Tennessee Titans, who hadn’t been to the playoffs in six years, invested the second overall pick of the 2015 NFL Draft in Marcus Mariota, he was immediately anointed as “the franchise.” Read More

Te’o realizes challenges to make it to playoffs

Updated on  January 7, 2018 at 10:29 am
Time and tribulation have taught Manti Te’o to fully appreciate where he finds himself today. Read More

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