Wednesday, September 2, 2015         

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Chow's primary concern is welfare of his players

By Stephen Tsai
It is 5 in the morning, and University of Hawaii football coach Norm Chow is fretting. Are they eating enough? Do they have the proper attire? How are they doing in school? They are his hanai sons — the 105 or so players who compose the Rainbow Warriors.

Schedule won’t allow the Warriors to catch their breath

By Jason Kaneshiro
The University of Hawaii football team would do well to take a deep inhale before Thursday’s season opener against Colorado. The Rainbow Warriors won’t have another chance to catch their collective breath until Thanksgiving weekend.

Eli has picked up a taping technique and a starting job

By Stephen Tsai
A secret to Hawaii football center Asotui Eli’s success was studying tape. It was during the 2014 season when two senior offensive linemen — center Kody Afusia and right tackle Sean Shigematsu — noticed Eli taping his hands as if he were wrapping a musubi.

UH braces for hit at the box office

By Ferd Lewis
While it remains to be seen how the University of Hawaii will do on the field in its football season opener Thursday, it is bracing for a struggle at the box office.

Celtics pick up Arnold as scout

By Brian McInnis and Ferd Lewis Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 2, 2015
Former University of Hawaii men’s basketball coach Gib Arnold has been hired as a scout by the Boston Celtics, he said on Tuesday. Arnold first told friends he will be a western United States scout of college and NBA players for the storied franchise, then told the same to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser upon inquiry.

UH basketball adds Aussie walk-on

By Brian McInnis
The Australian pipeline has expanded slightly for the Hawaii men’s basketball team. Aussie walk-on guard Jakob Cornelissen was a late addition to the team and has begun workouts with the Rainbow Warriors.

Kapolei blows past Nanakuli

By Paul Honda
Anela Lee-Pakaki landed all six of her kills in the second set as Kapolei swept Nanakuli 25-18, 25-7 on Tuesday night in the OIA season opener for both teams.

Ex-Nebraska kicker gets his foot into it

By Stephen Tsai
On football Saturdays, Nebraska fans paint the town red. “Everything is red,” kicker Mauro Bondi said of Lincoln, Neb. “Everything is about red. The whole city revolves around the football team.”

Cookus has his teams well choreographed

By Stephen Tsai
It was in the first half of the 1999 Oahu Bowl when Oregon State attempted an on-side kick. A backup safety recovered for the Beavers, although the play eventually was nullified because of an illegal-formation penalty.
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