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Hawaii football: Rainbow Warriors roll with thunder

By Brian McInnis on November 19, 2019

As it turned out, Tuesday morning’s Hawaii football practice was closed not just to the media. Mother Nature closed it to the Rainbow Warriors themselves. “A bit of a midstream adjustment at practice, because of the lightning. So, we did some walkthrough. We’ll get some work in this afternoon. Had to adjust today,” said coach Nick Rolovich, who decided previously that this week’s practices (usually open Tuesday and Wednesday) would be closed to local media. “We were not allowed to […]

Rainbow Forecast: Conference championships on the line for Hawaii football, volleyball

By Brian McInnis on November 18, 2019

It’s a big week in this edition of the Forecast — championships are on the line for the Hawaii football and women’s volleyball teams. The Rainbow Warriors, coming off an important 21-7 win at UNLV, will play their biggest home game in years on Saturday at Aloha Stadium against San Diego State. Should UH find a way to top SDSU, it will win the Mountain West West Division and earn a spot in the MWC title game for the first time. […]

AP College Football Poll: Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise — Tua Tagovailoa’s injury affected Alabama’s ranking

By Dave Reardon on November 17, 2019

Since Janet Jackson is in town this week, let’s pose that question everybody’s always got on their mind for everyone else in their life, whether they actually ever voice it or not. What have you done for me lately? That’s a big one for me when filling out the AP Top 25 ballot each week. Some take it a step beyond that and also ask this: What can you do for me going forward? I usually don’t, but I did […]

Hawaii football beats UNLV 21-7 to earn shot at West Division title

By Warrior World on November 16, 2019

In the press conference following Hawaii’s win over San Jose State last weekend, Nick Rolovich didn’t want any part of a question about his team’s chances of winning the West Division of the Mountain West Conference. At that point, too many variables. Well, those variables were greatly reduced with San Diego State’s win over Fresno State on Friday and Hawaii’s dramatic victory over Nevada-Las Vegas today at Sam Boyd Stadium in Henderson, Nev. The 21-7 final score sets up a […]

Hawaii football: BYU accepts SoFi Hawaii Bowl invitation

By Brian McInnis on November 16, 2019

One-half of a desirable Christmas Eve matchup is set. Brigham Young, Hawaii’s longtime football rival, accepted on Saturday an invitation to play in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl on Dec. 24, UH and the Hawaii Bowl announced. “On behalf of ESPN Events and the SoFi Hawaiʻi Bowl Executive Committee, we are very excited to offer BYU their first opportunity to play in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl,” Daryl Garvin, Hawaii Bowl executive director, said in a release. “BYU has played some memorable […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. UNLV

By Stephen Tsai on November 16, 2019

LAS VEGAS >> Quarterback Cole McDonald comes off the sideline to rush for two touchdowns and Cortez Davis scored on a 43-yard interception to lift Hawaii over UNLV, 21-7, and become bowl eligible for the third time in Nick Rolovich’s four seasons as head coach. The Warriors also set up next Saturday’s showdown against San Diego State, with the winner claiming the Mountain West’s West Division title and a spot in the league’s championship game. * * * * Paul […]

Hawaii Football Throwbacks: UNLV

By Brian McInnis on November 16, 2019

Hawaii bids a less-than-fond farewell to Sam Boyd Stadium today. UNLV’s traditional home, which is being retired in favor of the Raiders’ new NFL facility after this season, will play host to the Rainbow Warriors for the last time. UH hasn’t won at Sam Boyd since 2007, a losing streak of five. It’s tough to beat the house. But the Rainbow Warriors did in on Nov. 15, 1980, the second of five all-time wins in Vegas (against nine losses), played […]

Hawaii football: As Rainbow Warriors history shows, a ‘quarterback controversy’ isn’t necessarily a bad thing

By Dave Reardon on November 15, 2019

If you take the words “quarterback controversy” and just run with it, it could mean a lot of different things. For example, should Mason Rudolph also be punished for his part in the fight at the end of Thursday’s game between the Steelers and the Browns that ended with Myles Garrett hitting Rudolph on the head with his own helmet? It’s a “controversy,” and it involves a “quarterback,” right? OK, I know, that’s too literal of an interpretation … something […]