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Hawaii water polo: Rainbow Wahine roll Loyola Marymount in 2020 opener

By Jonathan Chen on January 18, 2020

The Hawaii water polo team’s Big West Conference title defense got off to a smooth start Saturday morning at the Duke Kahanamoku Aquatic Complex in taking down No. 12 Loyola Marymount 21-5 in the 2020 season opener. “We’ve been practicing a really long time against ourselves, so it was really fun to play at home for our opening game and get off to a good start,” head coach Maureen Cole said of the season-opening win. The loss of three leading […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: No. 12 Loyola Chicago 1, No. 1 Hawaii 1

By Cindy Luis on January 18, 2020

4:14: UH has taken the lead in blocks today, 4.5-4.0. 4:13: Parapunov is up to 14 kills on 24 swings and Cowell 11 on 22. Rest of the team have combined for seven. Set 2: Hawaii 25, Loyola Chicago 23 4:09: Cowell puts it down from the back row and UH keeps set point alive long enough for Patrick Gasman and Galloway to combine on a block. UH evens the match 1-1. 4:07: Sheward to Parapunov and UH RETAKES the […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Lewis apologizes for broadcaster’s comments disparaging “Rainbow Warriors” nickname

By Brian McInnis on January 17, 2020

An exciting top-five men’s volleyball matchup between Hawaii and Lewis — eventually won in four sets by the No. 1 Rainbow Warriors — took an interesting turn between the first and second sets on Friday at Romeoville, Ill. With the Flyers taking a 1-0 set lead — the first set taken from UH all season — the Lewis student broadcasting team, apparently not realizing its microphones were still hot, went on a questionable tangent, led by the play-by-play man. He […]

Hawaii women’s basketball: Laura Beeman receives 3-year extension

By Brian McInnis on January 17, 2020

Hawaii women’s basketball coach Laura Beeman has been granted a three-year contract extension, Hawaii Warrior World has learned. Beeman, whose existing contract was set to expire after the 2020-21 season, is now contracted through the 2023-24 season. UH is expected to make an official announcement today. UH has reached the postseason five times (1 NCAA, 4 WNIT) since Beeman took over in in the 2012-13 season, including a WNIT appearance in the 2018-19 season after the Rainbow Wahine reached the […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: FINAL No. 1 UH 3, No. 5 Lewis 1

By Cindy Luis on January 17, 2020

Thank you Brian McInnis for taking over tonight while I had a commitment in California. Some major Trader Joe’s omiyage coming his way. Here’s the complete box. Close to 1,000 tonight in Carey Arena for the 20-25, 25-23, 26-24, 25-23 UH win. Hawaii used 11 of the 15 on the travel roster. Colton Cowell misses the match with that injury suffered against Harvard (believe it’s a strained calf muscle). Warriors had trouble in serve-receive, gave up 9 aces to the […]

Hawaii men’s basketball: Junior Madut playing catch-up with Rainbow Warriors

By Brian McInnis on January 16, 2020

It’s not as simple as plug and play. Junior Madut is here, with the Rainbow Warriors, at last, and by all accounts he’s been a fruitful addition to the team over the last few weeks. And while you might spot the lithe 6-foot-5 guard in practice or on the Hawaii bench during games, it’s not likely you’ll see him suited up on the court in the immediate future. That’s expected to be the case again for UH (10-6, 1-1 Big […]

Hawaii football: Nick Rolovich officially introduced at Washington State

By Brian McInnis on January 16, 2020

One moment earned applause louder than all the rest at Nick Rolovich’s introductory press conference at Washington State’s Martin Stadium on Thursday afternoon. “Three-one-seven,” Rolovich, the former Hawaii head coach and quarterback, answered to a question about the Apple Cup. He paused dramatically before elaborating, “That’s the number of days until we get to play it.” The Apple Cup is the annual rivalry game between WSU and Washington, which has gone seven straight (and 10 of the last 11) to […]

NCAA men’s volleyball: Hawaii athletic director David Matlin joins expanded selection committee

By Cindy Luis on January 16, 2020

Hawaii athletic director David Matlin has been added to an expanded NCAA men’s volleyball tournament selection committee. This is a good thing, expanding from three to five members. In 2018 when UC Irvine was chosen over Hawaii, the committee members were from UCLA, Ohio State and NJIT. The first two had conflicts of interest since their teams were under consideration. And the brackets that came out ended up favoring UCLA and Ohio State (IMHO). Back then the play-in match wasn’t […]