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                                Matt Gutierrez carried a Raiders flag by a sign welcoming visitors to Las Vegas on Monday.

Raiders make pitch to become Hawaii’s team

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                                Matt Gutierrez carried a Raiders flag by a sign welcoming visitors to Las Vegas on Monday.
So, you may wonder … how did a nice guy like Steve Uyehara become an Oakland Raiders fan? Read More
Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich uses his smartphone to broadcast on Facebook Live.

Festivus brings out the best of all of us

Hawaii head coach Nick Rolovich uses his smartphone to broadcast on Facebook Live.

Updated on  March 19, 2017 at 1:00 am
When rumors circulated that Nick Rolovich might “suit up” during spring football practice, it wasn’t hard to imagine he might have something wild up his 36-inch sleeve. Read More
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                                Northwestern forward Gavin Skelly (44) celebrates as Vanderbilt’s Joe Toye (2), Jeff Roberson (11), and Matthew Fisher-Davis (5) walk off the court following their first-round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Northwestern won 68-66.

Northwestern alumni happy to finally see a winner

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                                Northwestern forward Gavin Skelly (44) celebrates as Vanderbilt’s Joe Toye (2), Jeff Roberson (11), and Matthew Fisher-Davis (5) walk off the court following their first-round men’s college basketball game in the NCAA Tournament on Thursday in Salt Lake City. Northwestern won 68-66.

Updated on  March 17, 2017 at 12:31 am
Mark Mugiishi is a surgeon, so it’s probably a good thing his work duties Thursday were outside of the operating room. Read More

Rolo gets his hands dirty coaching and playing

If you’ve been out to spring football practice, you know University of Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich can still sling it. The former Rainbow Warriors quarterback still has all the throws at age 38, even the long ones. Read More
Updated on  March 14, 2017 at 10:58 pm
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                                “I’m a believer in Ganot and his mantra about ‘playing right.’ He’s a grinder, he’s organized, he’s smart and he’s full of heart. His team reflects all of that,” writes Dave Reardon. “Rick Pitino is not walking through that door, fans.”

Thanks to Ganot, this rock bottom isn’t so bad

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                                “I’m a believer in Ganot and his mantra about ‘playing right.’ He’s a grinder, he’s organized, he’s smart and he’s full of heart. His team reflects all of that,” writes Dave Reardon. “Rick Pitino is not walking through that door, fans.”

Updated on  March 11, 2017 at 11:11 pm
Every now and then a University of Hawaii basketball fan will say something like this to me: “Eh, Rick Pitino could’ve been our head coach. Wouldn’t that have been great?” Read More
 
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                                Wahine softball coach Bob Coolen waved to the crowd after his 1,000th career win on Saturday.

Coolen gets grand total after delay of a day

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                                Wahine softball coach Bob Coolen waved to the crowd after his 1,000th career win on Saturday.

Updated on  March 5, 2017 at 8:52 pm
The lei were a bit wilted and moist. Some of the flowers were a day old, and it had been a long, humid afternoon at the place I like to call Bob Coolen Coliseum. Read More
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                                UH Warrior quarterback Cole Brownholtz (17) at practice with fellow quarterbacks on Saturday.

Seasoned players pepper newcomers with advice

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                                UH Warrior quarterback Cole Brownholtz (17) at practice with fellow quarterbacks on Saturday.

Updated on  March 5, 2017 at 12:45 am
The young men who play defensive back for the University of Hawaii football team want to be known as takers in the fall — as in taking the ball away from their opponents. Read More
 

Shame on NCAA for lack of urgency

In my role as a newspaper sports columnist I’ve taken a few shots at the NCAA over the years. But I do so with great hesitance because I understand governing major college sports is an incredibly daunting task, often with no easy answers. Read More
Updated on  February 28, 2017 at 10:41 pm
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                                Hawaii head coach Mike Trapasso argues with third base umpire Jason Rogers after a call at home plate in March at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu.

UH on a roll, hits the road to take on Minnesota

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                                Hawaii head coach Mike Trapasso argues with third base umpire Jason Rogers after a call at home plate in March at Les Murakami Stadium in Honolulu.

Updated on  February 27, 2017 at 9:46 pm
Don’t look now, but they’ve got a winning streak going. Read More
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                                UH’s Noah Allen rose for a dunk during the first half.

Another UCLA transfer saves season for UH

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                                UH’s Noah Allen rose for a dunk during the first half.
A transfer from the powerful UCLA basketball program came to the University of Hawaii for one year, adding excitement to a team that needed something to keep the fans’ attentioN. Read More
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                                New Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach Robyn Ah Mow starred under Dave Shoji.

Ah Mow-Santos can thank Shoji for her storybook life

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                                New Rainbow Wahine volleyball coach Robyn Ah Mow starred under Dave Shoji.

Updated on  February 21, 2017 at 10:59 pm
So far, I love the hiring of Robyn Ah Mow-Santos as Dave Shoji’s successor mainly because I love a good story. Read More
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                                HPU guard/forward Chauncey Orr was a Division I transfer from Bowling Green. Orr is among 25 players on the watch list for the Bevo Francis Award.

HPU coach’s faith in D-I transfer Orr pays off

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                                HPU guard/forward Chauncey Orr was a Division I transfer from Bowling Green. Orr is among 25 players on the watch list for the Bevo Francis Award.
There’s a list every college basketball coach watches closely, especially Division II recruiters. Read More

High school football gets professional treatment

“My perspective is all the kids have parents and if they’re not getting what they want they’re free to take them wherever they want. Lots of other coaches are talking about recruiting. But for me, I’m not concerned with that. I just want to focus on our kids, our program.” Read More
Updated on  February 16, 2017 at 11:30 pm

Forget the insanity and remember the humility

Ever notice how the adjectives used to describe statistics marking rare sports performances often don’t really seem to make sense? Read More
Updated on  February 12, 2017 at 11:28 pm

UH’s performance should force NCAA’s hand

Did anyone out there dare to believe the University of Hawaii’s men’s basketball team would still be in contention in the Big West in February? Read More
Updated on  February 9, 2017 at 10:57 pm

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