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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. […]

Loyola Marymount pulls away late to defeat Rainbow Wahine basketball team

By Christian Shimabuku on November 13, 2019

The Hawaii women’s basketball team kept up with Loyola Marymount for three quarters on Wednesday night in Los Angeles, but the Rainbow Wahine couldn’t keep pace for one more in a 65-51 loss. With things knotted up at 27 at halftime, LMU outscored the Wahine 20-9 in the fourth quarter to pull away. After winning its season opener against San Diego State last Tuesday, UH dropped to 1-1. The Lions (1-1) picked up their first win after losing their season […]

Hawaii basketball: Rainbow Warriors make Beon Ja Riley official, Wahine sign 5

By Brian McInnis on November 13, 2019

The Hawaii men’s basketball team made its one and only (so far) signing official on the first day of National Letter of Intent signing day Wednesday, while the Hawaii women’s basketball team put together a second straight large haul in the fall. UH officially announced the signing of 6-foot-6 guard Beon Ja Riley, who’d previously announced his commitment to the Rainbow Warriors. Worth noting that it was just “Beon Riley,” with no “Ja” in today’s announcement. Eran Ganot, who’s been […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii football battles UNLV; men’s basketball home, women’s hoops away

By Brian McInnis on November 11, 2019

There’s a rare Monday night game for the Hawaii men’s basketball team tonight to kick off a relatively light week of action — especially as home events go — in this edition of the Rainbow Forecast. The No. 18 Rainbow Wahine volleyball team (22-3, 12-2 Big West) is off from games this week after winning at UC Davis and UC Riverside in convincing fashion. UH enjoys a half-game lead over Cal Poly (11-2), but also owns the tiebreaker with two games […]

Hawaii women’s basketball: Wahine conditioned to succeed

By Brian McInnis on November 6, 2019

Something underpinned the well-executed Xs and Os and effective late-game execution for the Hawaii women’s basketball team on Tuesday night. Conditioning. It was an important factor for a team that can’t lean into its bench much to start a season the way many can, because of some offseason and preseason injuries. FINAL: #HawaiiWBB 61, San Diego State 58 Amy Atwell go-ahead 3, 17 points, 11 rebLauren Rewers 16 points, 10 reb pic.twitter.com/n72llTJN1c — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) November 6, 2019 […]

Rainbow Forecast: Basketball teams open 2019-20; football seeks bounce-back; soccer in Big West tournament

By Brian McInnis on November 4, 2019

The overlap has begun. Hawaii’s fall and winter sports seasons officially intermingle this week with the start of the 2019-20 men’s and women’s basketball seasons. Meanwhile, UH soccer plays its biggest match in years when it takes on host Cal State Fullerton in the Big West tournament semifinals on Thursday. UH volleyball, riding high after two big home wins over Big West contenders UC Santa Barbara and Cal Poly, must try to follow that up with wins in its last […]

Hawaii women’s basketball: Freshman Davies’ debut cut short

By Brian McInnis on October 30, 2019

Olivia Davies made a good first impression in her limited time on the Stan Sheriff Center floor on Tuesday night. Unfortunately for Davies and Hawaii, it’s not clear when the true freshman will get a chance at a second. The 5-foot-9 guard went down clutching her left leg after playing just four first-quarter minutes in the Rainbow Wahine’s 76-71 exhibition victory over Hawaii Pacific. She returned to the bench in the second half on crutches and with her leg heavily […]

Hawaii women’s basketball: Freshman Calhoun tabbed as starting point guard

By Brian McInnis on October 28, 2019

The lineup is coming together a bit for the Hawaii women’s basketball team. Eighth-year Rainbow Wahine coach Laura Beeman hinted at some of her rotation before practice on Monday afternoon, a day before the Wahine were to play Hawaii Pacific in a 7:30 exhibition at the Stan Sheriff Center. It sounds like at least two of the team’s four freshmen will get a chance to make an impact. That’s especially true for 5-foot-5 Nae Nae Calhoun, of Riverside, Calif., who […]