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Hawaii baseball: Rainbow Warriors continue to struggle in series openers

By Billy Hull on February 20, 2020

Throw strikes and let the defense play behind you. It’s the philosophy Hawaii coach Mike Trapasso has used with his pitchers for his nearly 20 years on the job and it was exactly what starter Logan Pouelsen did in the opener of a four-game series against Washington State on Thursday night at Les Murakami Stadium. Unfortunately for Pouelsen, the Cougars, led by first-year coach Brian Green — the former UH assistant who turned around New Mexico State over the past […]

Hawaii will stay home to play BYU in the Hawaii Bowl

By Billy Hull on December 8, 2019

As expected, the Hawaii football team will stay home for the holidays and face BYU in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl on Tuesday, Dec. 24, at Aloha Stadium. The official announcement came earlier this morning. Hawaii (9-5) will play a 15th game this season after losing to Boise State, 31-10, in the Mountain West Conference championship game on Saturday in Idaho. The Cougars (7-5) accepted their invitation to the bowl game last month. This will be the ninth appearance by the […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball is headed to the sweet 16 after sweeping USD

By Billy Hull on December 7, 2019

Hawaii’s run to the sweet 16 of the NCAA women’s volleyball tournament went a bit easier than expected. Seeded in the only subregional with three ranked teams, Hawaii made short work of San Diego tonight at the Stan Sheriff Center, winning 25-23, 25-21, 25-21. >> CLICK HERE FOR A PHOTO GALLERY FROM THE GAME For the first time in four years, #HawaiiWVB is moving on to the second weekend of the NCAA tournament. Hawaii sweeps USD 25-23, 25-21, 25-21. […]

‘Bows in the Pros football roundup: Hawaii alum Marcus Kemp out for season

By Billy Hull on August 19, 2019

Week 2 of the NFL preseason is in the books. Here’s an update on some of the ‘Bows in the pros. >> Kansas City Chiefs receiver Marcus Kemp will miss the entire 2019 season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in the same knee suffered in Saturday’s preseason game against Pittsburgh according to The Kansas City Star. Kemp had an MRI that confirmed the injury. Kemp was hit low after catching his first pass of the […]

Hawaii baseball: Former UH infielder Josh Rojas called up to the major leagues

By Billy Hull on August 12, 2019

Less than two weeks after he was traded from the Houston Astros to the Arizona Diamondback as part of the Zack Grienke deal, former University of Hawaii infielder Josh Rojas has been called up to the big leagues. #Dbacks select infielder Josh Rojas from the Triple-A Reno @Aces. Welcome to The Show, @JoshRojass! #RattleOn — Arizona Diamondbacks (@Dbacks) August 12, 2019 Rojas, a two-year starter at UH from 2016-17 after transferring from a junior college, hit .514 (18-for-35) with […]

UH junior Kumoku Noa ready to step in at receiver

By Billy Hull on April 1, 2019

In his first three years with the Hawaii football program, junior receiver Kumoku Noa has redshirted twice, played in just six games and started once. He was on the scout team last year during the first season of the run-and-shoot offense under head coach Nick Rolovich. But when it comes to knowing the system, the Kamehameha alumnus, who holds the Warriors’ single-season receiving yardage record with 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns in nine games as a senior, is as knowledgable […]

UH football spring practice: Further along but nothing new

By Billy Hull on March 29, 2019

From head coach to coordinator to quarterbacks and receivers, the theme of Day 1 of Hawaii football spring practice was the same for everyone. In Year 2 of the run-and-shoot offense, the Rainbow Warriors are much further along now than they were a year ago when they broke camp in the spring. But what does this actually mean? Is it an opportunity to add to the offense, make things more complicated for opposing defenses, focus on more sophisticated concepts instead […]

Hawaii baseball’s Carter Loewen poised to pounce on opportunity

By Billy Hull on March 16, 2019

After watching his team play its “worst game of the season” in his words, Hawaii baseball coach Mike Trapasso made it abundantly clear after Friday’s 8-4 loss to CSU Bakersfield that other pitchers are going to get an opportunity to throw more. “I’m not going to keep sending the same guys out there that are not throwing strikes,” Trapasso said after the ‘Bows allowed four runs — the margin of loss — to batters who either walked or were hit by a […]