Tuesday, September 1, 2015         

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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.

Junior tackle’s positive outlook keeps team upbeat

By Jason Kaneshiro
RJ Hollis’ value to the Hawaii offensive line isn’t limited to his effectiveness in run blocking or pass protection. When the grind of fall camp weighed on the Rainbow Warriors, he passed along his positive attitude in practice and in the locker room was among Hollis’ objectives.

Clarke is consistent, versatile, solid as a rock

By Jason Kaneshiro
Chris Naeole’s observations on the Hawaii offensive line progress in fall camp included a brief yet telling summation of Ben Clarke’s performance. “Ben is Ben.”

Taylor takes top honor

By Cindy Luis
Hawaii enjoyed its first day off in a week with a new honor and a new ranking. Rainbow Wahine junior Nikki Taylor earned the first Big West Player of the Week award of the season after helping Hawaii open the season with three victories.

Memory of late aunt will motivate UH’s Pedroza

By Stephen Tsai
From 4,700 miles away in Pennsylvania, Elisha Rhodes had aloha for the University of Hawaii football team. She followed and cheered for her nephew, wideout Quinton Pedroza, and his teammates. She kept track through internet reports and his regular calls.

Hawaii beats Denver in overtime

By Brian McInnis
In an instant, one brilliant connection erased two weeks of frustration. Kama Pascua put home the golden ball on a feed from T.J. Reyno five minutes into overtime as Hawaii notched its first win of the season, a 1-0 decision over Denver on Monday at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium.

Logistical strategies play a big roll in mainland plans

By Paul Honda
This starts with a plan, immediately followed with hustle and execution. That is what every player, coach and parent knows when it comes to traveling to the mainland for sports. When No. 1 Mililani and No. 3 Punahou travel this weekend to the continent, it will be more than just football that lures them.

After years of rejection, receiver’s new mission is to be a success on field

By Jason Kaneshiro
Considering Dylan Collie hasn't played in a football game since 2011, Hawaii's opener against Colorado can't arrive soon enough for the Rainbow Warrior receiver.
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