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Football Throwbacks: UNLV

By Brian McInnis on November 17, 2018

There’s a lot on the line on senior night tonight against UNLV. A winning season, a Hawaii Bowl berth, and a general sense of accomplishment for the Rainbow Warriors are all at stake for a team that’s lost four straight. UH leads the all-time series against UNLV 15-12, but the Rebels have taken the meeting the last three years. Back on Sept. 29, 1984, UH was also sliding into its home date with Vegas. Dick Tomey’s team was 0-3, having […]

Warrior Beat: Manoa wrap-up

By Stephen Tsai on November 16, 2018

Deepest apologies, but it’s been a hectic week. So, in review: On Wednesday, post player Zigmars Raimo celebrated his 21st birthday. In what is a UH basketball tradition, the birthday honoree is serenaded and then presented with a cupcake. And, yes, you’re not having a flashback. As part of the practice rotation, the ‘Bows took a turn this week in Klum Gym. And, yes, it’s still as stuffy as it was back in the sweaty heyday. So, where are the […]

Warrior Beat: Who wants UH-SDSU tickets?

By Stephen Tsai on November 14, 2018

Thanks to two generous readers — Tom Kitaguchi and “Whitey” — we will be giving away two tickets to the Nov. 24 UH-San Diego State game in San Diego. (They’re located on the 40, right behind the UH bench.) To enter the drawing, please post: I want the tickets! Two rules: 1) It’s just the tickets, NO airfare. 2) Enter as many times as you wish. Tom will pick the winner. DPK will make sure the blog hosts mails the […]

VIDEO: UH football readies for senior night

By Brian McInnis on November 14, 2018

The Hawaii football team’s 18 seniors will be honored Saturday in the team’s 2018 home finale. But the Rainbow Warriors (6-5, 3-3 Mountain West), losers of four straight, still hope to qualify for the Hawaii Bowl by defeating UNLV at Aloha Stadium and thereby securing another home date on Dec. 22. UNLV (3-7, 1-5) is coming off its best performance of the season in a road win at San Diego State. Here’s video from Tuesday’s team practice featuring UH seniors […]

Warrior Beat: Hey, ’19

By Stephen Tsai on November 13, 2018

Yesterday’s pledge from a former 4-star athlete — back/receiver Melquise Stovall — further boosts the Warriors’ 2019 recruiting class. Stovall was at California for two years before enrolling at Riverside City College this semester. Stovall, who can run 40 yards in 4.5 seconds, was rated as the nation’s No. 6 all-purpose back as a Paraclete High senior in 2016. He had committed, then de-committed to USC, before signing with Cal. UH has first-burn knowledge of Stovall. He scored a TD […]

Note from an equipment manager (1956-60)

By Dave Reardon on November 13, 2018

Sunday’s stories about football managers spurred this response from a reader and reminds us that unsung heroes have been making sports events possible for a very long time: Thank you for The Longest Day article. It brought back many memories from long ago when I was both a basketball and baseball manager for the Washington Huskies. It was much simpler in my time, 1956-1960. Basketball, we traveled with 12 players, 3 coaches, 1 trainer and a manager. My senior manager […]

Warrior Beat: Ursua reaches the semis

By Stephen Tsai on November 12, 2018

Following today’s 90-minute practice, slotback John Ursua was told he was one of 11 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award as the nation’s top receiver. Ursua leads the nation in touchdown receptions (15). He is fourth in receiving yards (1,161), sixth in receiving yards per game (105.5) and ninth in catches per game (7.2). Ursua also demonstrated his new look — a haircut that left a small tail. UH has set up a Web site for Ursua: Ursua5.com

Warrior Beat: Scout Bowl

By Stephen Tsai on November 10, 2018

The Warriors saved the Scout Bowl for a rainy day. In a 24-play, (mostly) full-contact scrimmage, quarterback Justin Uahinui had a breakout day. Uahinui completed 12 of 17 passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns. Three freshmen — Adam Netane, Keliam Brunn and James Green — each caught a scoring pass. One of the surprises was KK Padello, who was aligned as a running back. Wearing Fred Holly’s No. 21 jersey, Padello caught a shovel pass on the first play and […]