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Rainbow Warrior basketball: ‘Bows win Valentine’s rock fight

By Brian McInnis on February 14, 2019

Most of the Valentine’s Day match between Hawaii and Cal Poly was a battle only a mother could love. A typical rock fight between the teams ensued basically right after tipoff Thursday night. But as has been the case in most of the Mustangs-Rainbow Warriors battles of late, the ‘Bows had more rocks in their satchel, resulting in a 75-54 Rainbow Warriors runaway. It was billed as the night that Jack Purchase would likely own the Hawaii career 3-point record […]

VIDEO: Softball gears up for opener

By Brian McInnis on February 4, 2019

The 2019 season is nearly upon the Hawaii softball team. UH will likely be tested, and then some, in the opening couple days of the season. The Rainbow Wahine begin against Georgia State at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Hawaii Paradise Classic at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. The next day, they’ll take on Texas-Arlington at 4:30 p.m., followed by UCLA (ranked No. 1 in one of the two primary polls, and No.2 in the other) at 7 p.m., or a […]

VIDEO: Baseball ‘Bows begin 2019 practices

By Brian McInnis on January 14, 2019

The first full baseball practice of the 2019 preseason took place Monday at Les Murakami Stadium. UH was 27-24 in 2018, and 11-13 in the Big West. The Rainbows were hit hard by injuries down the stretch and lost eight of their final 11 BWC games to finish in sixth. Here are interviews on the prospects of the coming season with 2018 closer (and now possible starter) Dylan Thomas, first baseman/outfielder Adam Fogel, and head coach Mike Trapasso, now in […]

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 […]

VIDEO: UH football adjusts to Tavai’s absence for Fresno

By Brian McInnis on October 23, 2018

UPDATE: Here’s an expanded video with comments from head coach Nick Rolovich, linebackers coach Mark Banker, and linebacker Kana‘i Picanco, who will shoulder more responsibility at the position with Jahlani Tavai out. Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich spoke to the media Tuesday about the expected absence of linebacker and leading tackler Jahlani Tavai for the Rainbow Warriors’ road game at Fresno State this weekend.

VIDEO: UH football looks to bounce back vs. Nevada

By Brian McInnis on October 16, 2018

The Hawaii football team gets a second crack at bowl eligibility this weekend. Coming off a 49-23 loss at BYU, UH (6-2, 3-0 Mountain West) hosts Nevada (3-4, 1-2) at Aloha Stadium on Saturday looking for that key seventh victory of the season. Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich, slotback John Ursua and defensive coordinator Corey Batoon were among those to speak to the media following practice on Tuesday. Rolovich is a former offensive coordinator at Nevada and recruited and coached several […]

VIDEO: McDonald returns as ‘Bows prepare for BYU

By Brian McInnis on October 9, 2018

The Cole Train is back at the station. Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald was back in action at Tuesday’s team practice at T.C. Ching Field, participating in some drills and engaging with the media coming off his injury absence in UH’s 17-13 win over Wyoming at Aloha Stadium in which freshman Chevan Cordeiro stepped in to lead the team. McDonald, Cordeiro and the rest of the Rainbow Warriors are now preparing to face BYU on Saturday in Provo, a place the […]

VIDEO: Rainbow Warriors prepare for Wyoming

By Brian McInnis on October 2, 2018

The Paniolo Trophy is on the line at Aloha Stadium on Saturday when Wyoming comes to town to face Hawaii. The Rainbow Warriors (5-1, 2-0 Mountain West) are coming off an emotional, five-overtime 44-41 win at San Jose State. Wyoming, a power-running team, is 2-3 and 0-1 in the Mountain West, but has faced some very tough competition, losing to Washington State (4-1), Missouri (3-1) and Boise State (3-1). UH coach Nick Rolovich and running back Fred Holly III gave […]