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Warrior Beat: Tuesday tune-up for Hawaii football players

By Stephen Tsai on July 16, 2019

For the final week of the off-season training program, the Warriors went through conditioning drills and player-run schemes today on UH’s soccer field. (With the Ching Athletic Complex closed for the installation of the new track, the Warriors have been rotating between the grass soccer and football fields.) Some shots:

Hawaii football QB Cole McDonald on Maxwell Award watch list

By Stephen Tsai on July 15, 2019

Hawaii quarterback Cole McDonald has drawn the attention of the Maxwell Football Club. McDonald is one of 80 on the Maxwell Award Watch List for the college football player of the year. Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, a Saint Louis School graduate, was the 2018 winner. In 2018, his first as a UH starting quarterback, McDonald threw for 3,875 yards (eighth most among NCAAA passers) and 36 touchdowns (sixth). He computed a 146.5 efficiency rating, the highest for a UH starting […]

Hawaii football: Defensive backs put in extra work

By Stephen Tsai on July 11, 2019

The Hawaii football team’s defensive backs had their own player-run workouts this morning at the grass practice field. They worked on footwork, hip movements and identifying routes. Cornerback Cortez Davis and freshman safety Tiger Peterson — both of whom enrolled this past January — have benefitted from a semester’s instruction. Some shots:

Private service for Hawaii football’s Scheyenne Sanitoa

By Stephen Tsai on July 10, 2019

A private memorial service will be held this evening for Hawaii football linebacker Scheyenne Sanitoa. Sanitoa died last week. He was 21. Another memorial is planned for later in Las Vegas, where many of his family members live. In describing the popular and beloved Sanitoa, a UH coach said if Sanitoa had not eaten in a week and was offered a plate of food, he was the type of person who would try to give the meal to another person […]

Warrior Beat: Hawaii football resumes summer workouts

By Stephen Tsai on July 9, 2019

After a one-week break, the Warriors were back on the grass practice field for offseason conditioning and then player-run practices. The incoming freshmen, who began the bridge program a couple weeks ago, were all in attendance. Some images:

Hawaii athletics: UH benefits from $350M for future stadium plus $5M appropriation

By Ferd Lewis on July 8, 2019

University of Hawaii athletics had a lucrative banner day Monday and none of its teams were playing. In the space of 20 minutes at the state Capitol, UH got a $5 million annual appropriation ($4.6 million for Manoa and $400,000 for UH Hilo) from the Legislature and the promise of a new $350 million stadium to replace soon-to-be 45-year old Aloha Stadium signed into law. Both measures passed the Legislature in May and were signed by Gov. David Ige in […]

Hawaii football: Latest 2019 over/under is 5.5 wins

By Ferd Lewis on July 8, 2019

The latest over/under betting line on regular season victories for the University of Hawaii football team this season is listed at 5½, according to BetOnline. UH will play a 13-game regular season. For background, UH’s over/under last season was listed 3½ and the Rainbow Warriors went 8-5 in the regular season and 8-6 overall. In 2017 was listed at 4½ over a 12-game schedule and finished 3-9. Boise State has the highest over/under in the Mountain West at 10 while […]

Jokes are on former Hawaii football player Tumua Tuinei

By Stephen Tsai on July 7, 2019

Seven months after his final UH football game, Tumua Tuinei is still delivering cracks. Tuinei is headlining “Laughing On Da East-Side” on July 13 at Honey’s Restaurant at the Koolau Golf Course. Admission is $10, with the first side-splitter at 8 p.m. James Mane and Shannon Cantan are the opening acts. Tickets are available through “My mom’s family is from that side,” Tuinei said of Oahu’s East side. “They’re always asking me to try to do a show from […]