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UH, UCLA connections run deep for sports fans

Other than the legendary Tommy “Grass Shack” Kaulukukui literally making a name for himself with that 103-yard kickoff return in a 19-6 loss to the Bruins in 1935, there isn’t any history between UCLA and Hawaii in football. Read More

McKinley’s Alexandria Buchanan breaks the gender barrier

She’s a 4.0 student, class president, assistant editor of the school newspaper and plays center on the girls basketball team. Read More

Warriors grant a long-time fan her dying wish

Loretta Kalama got her dying wish. Her son, Ed, shared that with the University of Hawaii football team — in eternal gratitude, and with the hope it might inspire the Rainbow Warriors to more victories — in the form of a thank you letter. Read More

Warriors need to focus on the now, not the future

This is the week of mismatches in college football, of throwing raw meat to dogs that have spent months eating dry puppy chow. Read More

Freitas’ road to majors paved with 11 minors tours

It was looking like former University of Hawaii catcher David Freitas might have attained the dreaded label of “organization guy.” Read More

Season-opening victory signals resurgence for Hawaii football

Did anyone really think these two football teams could perform an encore as exciting as what they put on display last November at Aloha Stadium? Read More

Warriors’ payoff will be returning with a win

The Rainbow Warriors, who hosted UMass at the end of last season, won’t be making big money off the Minutemen. But the visitors from Hawaii do have a realistic opportunity to start their season off with a victory on the field. Read More

UH assistant reveals true self in letter to team

The letter is extremely well written and poignant. But the gist of the eloquent prose can be boiled down to the two-word second paragraph: “I’m gay.” Read More

Kapele’s plan kept opponents guessing

The record of wins and losses doesn’t do justice for John Kapele. Read More

UH favored when games become real next week

If you’re a University of Hawaii football fan all that will matter a week from Saturday is if the Rainbow Warriors are ahead of the Massachusetts Minutemen on the scoreboard when the game is over. Read More

Superstars treated to different standard in NFL

“I cannot stand and sing the anthem. I cannot salute the flag; I know that I am a black man in a white world. In 1972, in 1947, at my birth in 1919, I know that I never had it made.” Read More

Warriors QB Brown depends on faith to keep him grounded

We know that Dru Brown is the University of Hawaii’s starting quarterback, and that as a sophomore last year he led the Rainbow Warriors to their first nonlosing season since 2010. Read More

Rainbow stars saw steroid era firsthand

Mike Campbell and Chuck Jackson were University of Hawaii baseball stars who had played against each other in high school in Seattle. The future appeared bright for both. Read More

Ah Mow-Santos redefines ‘intense’ in first practice

There’s a new sheriff in town. But there would be no Sheriff for the first practice on her watch. Read More

Hawaii is becoming Dodgertown once again

The last time the Dodgers won the World Series was 1988. It was also the year that one of my best friends in high school and college, Carl Nishioka, got married. Read More

1 Warrior stands out in making play to remember

For a shot at the postseason, the Warriors still had to beat Massachusetts in the regular-season finale, which they did. But Viane Moala’s block was the play of the year. Read More

UH coaches young but have earned respect

Perhaps you remember a TV series about hippies-turned-yuppies called “thirtysomething.” It aired from 1987 to 1991, when most of the current University of Hawaii football coaches — thirty-somethings themselves now — were kids. One of them wasn’t even born yet. Read More

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