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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 […]

Hawaii basketball falls at Illinois; Eddie Stansberry honored by Big West

By Stephen Tsai on November 18, 2019

Hawaii senior guard Eddie Stansberry was named the Big West’s Player of the Week after averaging 27.0 points in victories over Pacific and Portland State. But the celebration was short-lived. Stansberry and point guard Drew Buggs combined to shoot seven of 26 in the Rainbow Warriors’ 66-53 road loss to Illinois today in Champaign, Ill. It was the ‘Bows’ eighth setback in as many meetings against the Illini. It was tied at 26 at the intermission, and the ‘Bows cut […]

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. […]

Hawaii women’s volleyball: Rainbow Wahine RPI down to 12, still 18 in poll

By Cindy Luis on November 18, 2019

Hawaii’s women’s volleyball RPI dropped one place to 12 this morning. _____ In today’s AVCA Top 25, Hawaii stayed at 18. The top four stay the same: 1. Texas (51 first-place votes), 2. Pitt (11 votes),. 3. Baylor (1 vote), 4. Stanford (1 votes) As for other Wahine opponents: Washington up three to 10 San Diego up four to 20 UCLA 48 points (27), Missouri 34 points (29), and yes Illinois (13-12) is still ranked (25). AVCA Top-25: 1. Texas2. […]

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 […]