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NCAA ruling: Hawaii’s spring-sport seniors allowed to compete next season

By Stephen Tsai on March 30, 2020

UH’s spring-sport senior athletes will get a do-over thanks to an NCAA ruling. The Division I Council today approved a measure that will provide spring-sport players an “additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility,” the NCAA announced today on its website. The ruling was made in response to spring-sport athletes whose seasons were canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision essentially freezes each athlete’s current class standing, meaning a senior this year will be […]

Hawaii volleyball: Mahalo and aloha

By Cindy Luis on March 25, 2020

The photo is from 1987 NCAA womens volleyball championship at Blaisdell With future UH broadcaster Tiff Wells It was the start of wonderful times sitting courtside together We have been the only mother-son combo in Sports media for over 10 years ******** Good morning all, Apologize for not putting up an earlier explanation of the blog going dark. I was on the mainland last week for my mother’s funeral and all the abnormalities that went along with trying to do […]

Hawaii athletics: NCAA to offer eligibility relief for spring sports student-athletes

By Brian McInnis on March 13, 2020

In very quick fashion, the NCAA responded to a groundswell of support for thousands of student-athletes affected by its decision Thursday to cancel its spring sports championships and effectively end the seasons — and in some cases, careers — for those players. The NCAA tweeted Friday, in part, that “eligibility relief is appropriate for all Division I student-athletes that participated in spring sports.” Division I Council Coordination Committee agrees eligibility relief is appropriate for spring sports: pic.twitter.com/u7hwYOyTDV — Inside the […]

Hawaii athletics: List of student-athletes expected to have senior years cut short due to coronavirus threat

By Brian McInnis on March 12, 2020

Some 56 University of Hawaii student-athletes were likely impacted more than the hundreds of others with Thursday’s news of NCAA sports championships being canceled through the spring. The seniors and graduate students. Some were at the tail end of their college careers, like the five basketball players who had the Big West tournaments pulled out from underneath them. Others were less than halfway through their season, like baseball and softball. Barring sports being reinstated in the coming weeks, or some […]

Hawaii athletics: NCAA cancels spring sports championships; reactions from UH coaches, players; some tickets to be refunded

By Brian McInnis on March 12, 2020

UPDATE: The NCAA officially canceled all spring sports championships, which appears to effectively end all seasonal University of Hawaii sports. Most notably for UH, the Hawaii men’s volleyball team will be unable to try for a title a year after reaching the NCAA championship game. UH also had top-five-ranked teams in beach volleyball and women’s water polo. NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships: https://t.co/qzKAS4McEI pic.twitter.com/G6XreZx35E — NCAA (@NCAA) March 12, 2020 UH athletics issued a statement for ticket holders […]

Hawaii volleyball: NCAA cancels ALL spring championships

By Cindy Luis on March 12, 2020

Officially over Link to NCAA tournament cancellation announcement click here Volleyball season may be over for the Big West. Play is being suspended, not cancelled. Hopefully they can figure it out and still have a season. however Pac-12 has cancelled all spring competitions, which would affect the MPSF teams. Warriors are working on returning to Hawaii as soon as possible For announcement from UH click here For announcement from the Big West click here From Twitter regarding Pac-12 click here […]

Rainbow Forecast: Big West tournament time for Rainbow Warriors, Wahine; Big West volleyball begins at CSUN

By Brian McInnis on March 9, 2020

March Madness is upon us. Not just for the Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams, mind you — they are both in action in the Big West tournament this week in Southern California — but for everyone involved in the entire slew of events going on below. It is truly sport crossover season (check out the number of categories checked off above). But who’s still buzzing from that epic men’s volleyball five-setter with BYU at the Stan Sheriff Center on Friday? […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Rado Parapunov POW, Warriors down to No. 2, SandBows stay at 4 in AVCA polls

By Cindy Luis on March 9, 2020

Rado Parapunov was named Big West Player of the Week. Will add more after interview Hawaii MVB: Rado Parapunov latest Big West POW pic.twitter.com/nrLV1PjDkY — Cindy Luis (@CindyLuis_SA) March 10, 2020 +++++ BYU replaced Hawaii at No. 1 in this week’s AVCA poll, receiving 15 of 16 first-place votes. Nos. 3-5 stay the same: UCSB, Long Beach State and Lewis. UC Irvine and UC San Diego tied for No. 6, again giving the Big West five of the top seven. […]