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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

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

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