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Basketball live blog: Hawaii vs. Hawaii Pacific

By Stephen Tsai on December 11, 2020

James Jean-Marie scored 21 points and Mate Colina added a career-high 17 to power UH to an 83-50 rout of HPU tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center. * * * * * The ‘Bows used their inside game to construct a 30-25 lead at the intermission. Mate Colina, the tallest player on the court at 7 feet, scored nine first-half points on 3-for-5 shooting. UH’s other post, James Jean-Marie contributed six. The ‘Bows scored 18 points in the paint, and […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1989: Jason Elam’s rare miss leaves UH tied

By Jerry Campany on December 9, 2020

Nobody is perfect, not even a Hall of Famer. On this date in 1989, Jason Elam missed a 47-yard field goal with no time on the clock and Hawaii tied Air Force 35-all in front of a crowd of 37,604 at Aloha Stadium. Elam, who was inducted into the UH Hall of Fame in 2002 and is knocking on the door of bigger Halls in Canton and Atlanta, had missed only one field goal on 21 attempts before he missed […]

ON THIS DATE IN 2001: Chad Owens breaks 2 NCAA records in rout of BYU

By Jerry Campany on December 8, 2020

On this date in 2001, Chad Owens had many, many happy returns. Owens broke two NCAA records as a return man in a 72-45 decimation of previously perfect No. 9 Brigham Young. Owens claimed the record for single-game kickoff and punt return yardage with 372 and kickoff return yardage with 249. Both records were set in 1997, the former by Minnesota’s Tutu Atwell and the latter by Tyrone Watley of Iowa State. He became the first UH player to have […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1941: Football players spring into action

By Jerry Campany on December 7, 2020

Fresh off an exciting 20-6 victory over Willamette, Hawaii didn’t have much time to celebrate as early the next morning Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. From the coach on down, the University of Hawaii football team responded to the call after the attack, immediately trading their leather football helmets for shiny ‘tin’ police headgear. Hawaii coach Eugene Gill, a veteran of world War I where he served in France, was among the first to respond for guard duty and his players […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. San Jose State

By Stephen Tsai on December 5, 2020

Nick Starkel threw two scoring passes and Tyler Nevens rushed for two touchdowns to lift unbeaten San Jose State to its fifth victory in a row. The Spartans are atop the Mountain West with a game remaining in this eight-week season. Boise State’s game was canceled this week, leaving the Broncos with a 4-0 record against league opponents. There were concerns about the status of this game all week. Santa Clara County’s coronavirus-related restrictions forced the game to relocate from […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1988: Hawaii beats Oregon in ‘humuhumunukunuku─üpua╩╗a Bowl’

By Jerry Campany on December 3, 2020

On this date in 1988, Hawaii wasn’t involved in a bowl so fans made their own. Warren Jones passed for a school record-tying four touchdowns and ran for another as Hawaii blitzed Oregon 41-17 in front of a senior-night crowd of 39,301 at Aloha Stadium. Fans wore shirts proclaiming it the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa Bowl. The Rainbows were 5-7 the year before. It was the biggest single-season turnaround in program history. Oregon committed five turnovers and finished 6-6. Heikoti Fakava ran for […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1949: Jimmy Gomard gets the glory

By Jerry Campany on December 2, 2020

For one fleeting moment on this date in 1949, James Gomard went back to his roots. Gomard started at center and cleared the way for Hawaii to gain 314 yards in a 41-14 rout of Fresno State in front of 15,000 fans at Honolulu Stadium. The Roaring Rainbows scored 27 points in the first quarter, and then it was time to have some fun. Gomard, who was a backfield star for Kamehameha in his prep days, was forced to the […]

ON THIS DATE IN 1979: Blane Gaison starts something against Arizona State

By Jerry Campany on December 1, 2020

On this date in 1979, Junior Blane Gaison made his first start at quarterback since his freshman year and produced a victory. Gaison, a standout free safety, helped the fired-up ‘Bows beat the Sun Devils 29-17 in front of an electric crowd of 42,040 at Aloha Stadium. The victory gave Hawaii a win in its last game of a season for just the second time in 22 seasons. Quarterback Mark Malone and his Arizona State helpers went through the motions […]