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Hawaii quarterback Ikaika Woolsey took a significant step in the quarterback competition and offensive lineman Ben Clarke might have found a permanent position at left tackle.

For two months, Hawaii defensive back Michael Martin was on a secret assignment. In February, coach Norm Chow told Martin he would receive a football scholarship beginning this summer.

At least four Hawaii football games will be picked up by the Mountain West's national television partners this season, the conference announced Thursday.

These are indeed brighter days for Hawaii running back Faga Wily. He is relatively healthy. He is participating again in the Rainbow Warriors' spring practices. And Easter Sunday is the due date for he and his wife's first child.

All-State offensive lineman Jordan Agasiva of Mililani High has made an oral commitment to play for the University of Hawaii football team in 2015. He is the first Hawaii prospect to accept a 2015 offer from the Rainbow Warriors.

Hawaii basketball coach Gib Arnold offered confirmation on two fronts Wednesday. In a UH press release, he first recognized the official signing of Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College guard Roderick Bobbitt on the first day of the spring signing period.

Special teams coordinator Chris Demarest said the upcoming football season will feature many happy returns. Demarest said the goal is for the Rainbow Warriors to lead the nation in kickoff-return yardage.

When it comes to the running game, the University of Hawaii football team is thinking big. Penitito Faalologo, who is 5 feet 11 and 250 pounds, returned to the backfield this week after spending three practices on the defensive line.

Wide receiver Marcus Kemp has gained 25 pounds since joining the University of Hawaii football team nine months ago, but he still has an insatiable hunger.

University of Hawaii linebackers Benny Fonua and Jamie Tago have suffered knee injuries and might miss the rest of spring football training. Both said they incurred the injuries during Saturday's practice.

When it comes to football grades, University of Hawaii defensive coordinator Kevin Clune is admittedly strict. But Clune acknowledged being pleased following Saturday's practice, the seventh of the Rainbow Warriors' spring training.

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