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In the end, UH seniors have built some great memories 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. Story » 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.
LARAMIE, Wyo. » If only it can be heard above their chattering teeth in the sub-freezing weather, opportunity knocks for the University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors today.
Hawaii vs. Wyoming: How they match up • Let's put an end to the assertion the Rainbow Warriors use the same running plays over and over. In reviewing the video of last week's game, it showed that of Joey Iosefa's UH-record 37 carries, only a handful were duplicated plays.
LARAMIE, Wyo. » Some wore shorts. The offensive linemen used a football as a Hacky Sack. "Twelve degrees is perfect," quarterback Ikaika Woolsey shouted.
In football's version of "50 First Dates," University of Hawaii players wake up every Monday to a new season. "It's tough to lose," wide receiver Billy Ray Stutzmann said of the Rainbow Warriors' 0-10 record, "but we're back here on Monday watching film of the next team."
teammates seek malls or Chipotle takeouts on the road, Borden and linebacker Kamalani Alo hunt for hotel fitness centers.
In Saturday's game against San Diego State, quarterback Sean Schroeder was sacked only once when Langkilde was a backfield blocker.
In need of improved production, the University of Hawaii football team went to Hollywood. Marquis Fairchild, a defensive end/linebacker from Chaminade-Madonna Prep in Hollywood, Fla., said he has accepted a scholarship offer from the Rainbow Warriors.
Close the polls. With two games remaining in the season, it appears Scott Harding has established a comfortable lead in the competition to be the University of Hawaii football team's most valuable player.
It's time to stop with the somewhat popular party line that the University of Hawaii football program is showing improvement from last year. It was true for a while earlier this season, but that is no longer the case. The scores are closer but the losses are worse than blowouts in some ways.
There was only one choice whenever Tavita "Tui" Eli played the NCAA football video game. "I always picked Hawaii," Eli said. When it came to choosing a college, Eli's preference was the same.
1. Fake fake: Harding runs to the line of scrimmage as if he is going to keep the ball but then punts a line drive. • 2. Free play • 3. Drive extended • 4. OT • 5. Stuffed
On Retro Night, the Hawaii offense tried to rely on some old-school power. In the end, the Rainbow Warriors left the field with an all-too-familiar feeling.
It was sudden death for the Hawaii defense. The Rainbow Warriors were unable to stop San Diego State's running game on three critical plays of overtime and the Aztecs plowed through for a 28-21 victory on Saturday night at Aloha Stadium, keeping UH winless at 0-10.
It seemed forever, Sean Schroeder flailing around in the grasp of a San Diego State defender, the Hawaii quarterback trying desperately to free himself on fourth-and-forever, one slim chance remaining to keep alive the Rainbow Warriors' hopes for their first win of the season.
What's a halftime deficit to a team that has played from behind all season? Better yet, how about falling behind a touchdown in the fourth quarter?
It was retro night at Aloha Stadium all right, but not in the way the long-suffering University of Hawaii football fans had hoped.
The University of Hawaii football team went a long way to suffer yet another heartbreak. This time, San Diego State used a rejuvenated running attack to seize a 28-21 overtime victory before 23,229 at Aloha Stadium.
After what could be their Ohio Valley Conference championship-clinching victory today, the Charleston, Ill., chapter of the University of Hawaii football alumni association, better known as members of the Eastern Illinois University coaching staff, will gather around the TV tonight.
After a practice this week, the University of Hawaii football team gathered in a circle to discuss coming full circle. "This," coach Norm Chow said of today's retro game against San Diego State, "is for all the former players. We're playing for everyone who ever played for the University of Hawaii."
UH coach Norm Chow pondered the what-if possibilities after Joey Iosefa carried 35 times for 191 yards against Navy. Prior to that, Iosefa was limited to one series -- two carries and a 2-yard catch -- because of a foot fracture that required the insertion of a pin.
When he signed with the University of Hawaii football team, Marcus Malepeai did not realize the end game was to move from defensive end. At 6-foot-1 and 230 pounds, Malepeai envisioned a college career in which he starred in opposing quarterbacks' nightmares.