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Florida recruit picks UH Darrian Josey came away from his Hawaii trip with a memorable souvenir — a football scholarship. Josey, a receiver/cornerback from Florida's Boynton Beach High, told the Star-Advertiser he accepted the University of Hawaii's offer. Story »
After being hired as the Hawaii football team's defensive coordinator on Jan. 7, Kevin Clune received a congratulatory voice message from Gov. Neil Abercrombie. On Thursday, Clune wore shorts for his first day on the job.
Hours after being named the Hawaii football team's defensive coordinator on Tuesday, Kevin Clune offered this New Year's resolution: "We're going to work hard to win some ballgames," said Clune, who spent the past five years as Utah State's linebackers coach.
A versatile California high school player has pledged to accept a University of Hawaii football scholarship and compete at defensive end/outside linebacker. "It was an easy choice," said Jahlani Tavai, a senior at Mira Costa High. "I've always loved Hawaii since I was little. I have a lot of family out there. I can always see them. And I actually do follow and love their football team."
The University of Hawaii football team went deep into the heart of Texas to secure an oral commitment from a high school safety.
The University of Hawaii football team exited its fall semester by welcoming two junior college transfers. Cornerback Cesar Fermin of Moorpark College and rush end Luke Shawley of San Diego Mesa College signed national letters of intent on Wednesday, the first day mid-year transfers were allowed to put their commitments in writing.
The University of Hawaii is looking "very seriously" at closing down the upper levels of Aloha Stadium for its football games in 2014, athletic director Ben Jay said Wednesday.
What better way to create chaos for opposing football offenses than to recruit a joker? Jordan Silva of Murrieta (Calif.) Valley High told the Star-Advertiser he has accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii football team.
The aftermath of the University of Hawaii's 1-11 football season is the subtraction of two defensive coaches.
They gathered in the Stan Sheriff Center — football teammates, coaches, friends and administrators — to reaffirm the answer to this question: Who can turn the world on with a smile?
A speedy junior college cornerback from California wasted little time in accepting a scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii football team.
In selecting the University of Hawaii football team's most valuable player, coach Norm Chow counted to three. That was the number of roles Scott Harding filled as a receiver, punter and punt returner. (He actually ceded a fourth job as holder this season.)
Missing Warrior • Jump pass • Dancing bear • Schroeder scores • Dee-fence
In the glow of Saturday's 49-42 victory over Army at Aloha Stadium, the University of Hawaii football team gathered in a 100-man huddle at midfield, kneeled in prayer and then gave thanks. This was for a team that finally pushed through, on the final night of its regular season, after losing the previous 11 games.
After his fifth carry Saturday night, Joey Iosefa stayed on the turf for a few anxious moments. But he wouldn't let the pain in his leg keep him down much longer.
Dee Maggitt helped bring Willis Wilson to Hawaii. Maggitt did his part to send his good friend out with a smile. Maggitt, the Hawaii junior cornerback, was credited with a fumble recovery and three tackles in the Rainbow Warriors' season-ending 49-42 victory over Army on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium.
Gant goes out in style for UH • Army attack held in check • Only 2 winless FBS teams left • Third quarter, penalties remain problems for UH
This was a must-win for Hawaii. Not because of the prospect of 0-12. Forget about job security for coaches, forget about ending on a good note heading into the offseason.
The Army football team found itself in the two positions it wanted to avoid Saturday night. A slow start forced the Black Knights to play from behind in a high-scoring game, which eventually caught up to them in a 49-42 loss to Hawaii at Aloha Stadium.
On senior night, as the lei began at Sean Schroeder's shoulder pads and rose from there, University of Hawaii coach Norm Chow flashed back to a far different place and time.
At 3 a.m. on Thanksgiving, University of Hawaii football coach Norm Chow was buying poi balls for his family at Kamehameha Bakery. The early-morning activity was not unusual for Chow, who noted, "I don't get much sleep during the season."
ARMY 3-7, INDEPENDENT vs. HAWAII 0-11, 0-8 IN MOUNTAIN WEST • KICKOFF: 6 P.M. ALOHA STADIUM • RADIO: KKEA, 1420-AM • TV: PPV (255) • Line: UH by 61⁄2
At the end of Thursday's football practice, the final one of this season, Hawaii coach Norm Chow recited the numbers to his players. Of the world's population of 7 billion, only 10,455 are FBS players.
A week after securing an oral commitment from a safety from Virginia Beach, the University of Hawaii football team went coast-to-coast to land a cornerback from Maryland.
Assistant coach Tony Tuioti is the deepest link between this year's 0-11 University of Hawaii football team and the one that finished 0-12 in 1998.
Schroeder to Gant • Smith to Herron • Harding • Going for it • Kicked in the gut
LARAMIE, WYO. » For the 11th time this season, the winless University of Hawaii football team played to a bitter end. On this Saturday, it ended when Stuart Williams, a former walk-on and future architectural engineer, converted a 36-yard field goal in overtime in Wyoming's 59-56 victory. "It's unbelievable," Williams said, emerging from a mosh pit of teammates. "It was my first (game-winning) kick."
LARAMIE, Wyo. » The numbers and milestones are piling up fast for University of Hawaii senior quarterback Sean Schroeder. The victories are not. One guess which he wants more.
LARAMIE, WYO. » Take a pick: the 7,220-foot elevation, the 21 mph winds or the low-20s temperature. "You can't breathe properly," Hawaii punter Scott Harding said of Laramie's thin air. "And the wind just rips through you. And I have pretty bad asthma when it gets cold."
LARAMIE, Wyo. » That the University of Hawaii had running back Joey Iosefa pounding away on fourth-and-1 from the 4-yard line in overtime Saturday told you a lot about why the Rainbow Warriors are 0-11.
FIRST PERIOD HAWAII >> Score: Joey Iosefa 2-yard run. Tyler Hadden kick. >> Drive: 9 plays, 77 yards, 2:59 elapsed time. Time: 9:27. Score: UH 7, Wyoming 0.