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Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii women’s volleyball heads to Wisconsin regional; hoops teams host doubleheader Sunday

By Brian McInnis on December 9, 2019

For the first time in what feels like a while, it’s a light week in the Forecast. However, it’s a heavy week for the Hawaii women’s volleyball team, which earned its first regional berth since 2015 by dropping only a single set across two NCAA home matches with Northern Colorado and San Diego over the weekend. The reward for the 12th-seeded Rainbow Wahine? A trip to Madison, Wisc., and a matchup with fifth-seeded Nebraska on Friday. So far, the only […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii football back in Boise for Mountain West title game; Wahine volleyball hosts NCAA subregional; basketball teams face road challenges

By Brian McInnis on December 2, 2019

December is often when things calm down a bit in the realm of collegiate athletics in the wake of typically busy Novembers. Not this week for Hawaii, and not for the Rainbow Forecast. Between the football team heading up to Boise for its first Mountain West championship game, the Rainbow Wahine volleyball team hosting an NCAA subregional for the first time since 2013, and both UH basketball teams heading on the road for stiff challenges against ranked teams … big […]

Hawaii basketball: Rainbow Wahine earn signature win over Texas; Warriors grind past Hawaii Pacific

By Brian McInnis on December 1, 2019

Going into Sunday, the last time the Hawaii women’s basketball team beat a Power Five team was two years ago, at Arizona. There was a span of five missed opportunities against Power Fives since then, including Saturday’s close loss to No. 12 North Carolina State. The last win over a Power Five team at home? You have to go back a bit further, to exactly six years ago, Dec. 1, 2013, for a 77-71 overtime defeat of Minnesota, in which […]

Hawaii basketball: Rainbow Warriors play ‘Fabulous’ in defeat of San Francisco

By Brian McInnis on November 30, 2019

The Hawaii men’s basketball team made it a season-long emphasis to honor its past — more so than usual, being that it was the 100th season of Rainbow Warrior hoops. While every home game to this point has had an honorary captain from the past (including some very recent players), Friday night’s game against San Francisco was special in that regard. Four members of the “Fabulous Five” — John Penebacker, Bob Nash, Dwight Holiday and Jerome Freeman — plus three other players on […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii football faces Army on senior night, basketball teams play 2 doubleheaders

By Brian McInnis on November 28, 2019

First and foremost, happy Thanksgiving all. In this week’s delayed edition of the Forecast (I got a little sidetracked at the Maui Invitational) some post-Turkey Day action makes for a busy weekend. Fortunately, there was nothing on the UH calendar in the first half of the week. Of course, there’s the UH football team’s senior night battle against Army, concluding the regular season. Note the late start (7:30 p.m.) for the CBS Sports Network-televised game. The Rainbow Warriors (8-4, 5-3 […]

Hawaii basketball: Rainbow Warriors, Wahine split turnover-filled doubleheader

By Dave Reardon on November 24, 2019

Taking care of the ball was a problem at times for both University of Hawaii basketball teams on Sunday at the Stan Sheriff Center. For the women, it was a big part of why the Rainbow Wahine ended up on the wrong end of a 74-57 score against Texas Southern. For the men, a flurry of giveaways early against New Orleans served as a wake-up call, and the Rainbow Warriors recovered well enough to right the ship and win 79-71. […]

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. […]

Loyola Marymount pulls away late to defeat Rainbow Wahine basketball team

By Christian Shimabuku on November 13, 2019

The Hawaii women’s basketball team kept up with Loyola Marymount for three quarters on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, but the Rainbow Wahine couldn’t keep pace for one more in a 65-51 loss. With things knotted up at 27 at halftime, LMU outscored the Wahine 20-9 in the fourth quarter to pull away. After winning its season opener against San Diego State last Tuesday, UH dropped to 1-1. The Lions (1-1) picked up their first win after losing their season […]