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Ferd Lewis: Hawaii can’t count on home edge in volleyball

In looking toward tonight’s Big West Conference women’s volleyball showdown at the Stan Sheriff Center you would expect Rainbow Wahine coach Robyn Ah Mow-Santos to say, “Hopefully, the fans will show up and pack the arena.” Read More

Ferd Lewis: Tedford has 50,000 reasons to beat UH

The University of Hawaii football team arrives here with a price on its head. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Relentless Xterra champ overcomes illness, injury

When you have grown out of being the only girl in an otherwise all-boys rugby league in Scotland but not out of fiercely competing in the mud, where do you go to find your life’s biggest athletic challenges? Read More

Ferd Lewis: Fresno State coach making UH out to be world-beater

The jaw tightens slightly, but the eyes remain laser focused straight ahead. The face stays an impassive mask. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Hawaii’s third-down struggles prove costly

On the last timed play of the first quarter Saturday night quarterback Cole McDonald lofted a picture-perfect pass to John Ursua that went for 70 yards and a touchdown. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Fans, like opponents, better watch John Ursua before he breaks away

John Ursua, whom BYU coach Kalani Sitake described as “scary (good),” is making a lot of people take note. Hawaii fans would also do well to savor each of his subsequent catches, from tonight’s game with Nevada on out, too. Read More

Despite injury, Tua remains favorite in Heisman race

Being an early-season Heisman Trophy favorite is a lot like being a projected No. 1 NFL Draft pick. It invites the most microscopic examination and over-analysis. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Mariota won’t last if he can’t stay upright

The first Tennessee-based company that quarterback Marcus Mariota signed a sponsorship deal with after being drafted by the Titans was Saint Thomas Health. Read More

Ferd Lewis: UH football goals hinge on challenging stretch

In his postgame remarks as Saturday night turned into Sunday morning in Utah, University of Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich wished his Brigham Young University counterpart, Kalani Sitake, a “successful season.” Read More

Ferd Lewis: Slow start doomed UH’s hopes of breaking hex in Provo

After traveling more than 3,000 miles to get here, the Rainbow Warriors (6-2) suffered a 10th consecutive loss in Provo. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Former Hawaii receiver Dylan Collie on the other side of BYU’s rivalry game

Wide receiver Dylan Collie went on a mission out of Brigham Young University in 2013, proselytizing the faith of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Richmond, Va. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Count BYU and Hawaii as 2 of ESPN’s favorite sons

ESPN2 is scheduled to show Saturday’s University of Hawaii football game at Brigham Young, but the network’s interest in this one goes far beyond the three-hour plus time window it will occupy or the ratings it will generate. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Concealing injuries might be thing of the past

Five days before his team played the University of Hawaii, Wyoming football coach Craig Bohl announced that his punter, Tim Zaleski, was injured and not likely to play against the Rainbow Warriors. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Chevan Cordeiro crafts another magical finish in debut

Ordinarily it would have been close-your-eyes-and-cringe time, if not a moment for urgent prayer, as the defense closed in on a freshman quarterback trying to get off a last-gasp pass in the waning seconds of his first game with everything on the line. Read More

Ferd Lewis: UH has many stadium memories as it nears milestone win

Tonight, 43 seasons and 339 games later, against Wyoming, UH (199-138-4) pursues milestone victory number 200. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Hawaii has no more room for mistakes

In the euphoria over the University of Hawaii’s 44-41 five-overtime victory over San Jose State, Rainbow Warriors coach Nick Rolovich reached hurriedly for an accolade to bestow upon the game Spartans. Read More

Ferd Lewis: Wahine set the standard and Cal Poly is ready to pass it

There are hundreds of black T-shirts ready to be handed out for the “black-out” night Saturday, a rare projected sellout occasion at Cal Poly’s Mott Athletic Center that the Big West Conference is giddily billing as a “Clash of the Undefeated” in women’s volleyball. Read More

Hawaii kicker Ryan Meskell converts on opportunity for redemption

When the University of Hawaii scored a touchdown in the first overtime period Saturday night, the Rainbow Warriors had to yell to get their kicker, Ryan Meskell, out onto the field to kick the extra point. Read More

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