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Stan Sheriff Center: Cockett and Goo made Hawaii women’s basketball a draw

By Dave Reardon on October 10, 2019

After scoring 20 points in her final home game on Feb. 14, 1998 at the Stan Sheriff Center, Nani Cockett didn’t mind that more than 6,000 fans saw her shed tears. She was grateful for the unprecedented and since unmatched support for the University of Hawaii women’s basketball program. “I’m a crybaby,” said Cockett, who finished her career No. 2 on the school’s scoring list. “To know that was probably my last time playing there for Hawaii in that arena, […]

Stan Sheriff Center: A Quarter Century of Thrills

By Dave Reardon on October 9, 2019

On Oct. 21 it will be 25 years since the Stan Sheriff Center, then known as the Special Events Arena, hosted its first event. In today’s Star-Advertiser, Cindy Luis recounts that women’s volleyball match between the University of Hawaii and San Jose State (you might be surprised when you’re reminded who played in that match). Also, I have a story about how the SSC came to be, and what it meant in 1994 to a rookie ticket office employee named […]

Hawaii basketball: Rainbow Warriors, Wahine get in 2019-20 media day

By Brian McInnis on September 26, 2019

Thursday was the annual media day for the Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams. All Rainbow Warriors and Rainbow Wahine players and coaches got together for team photos and the Rainbow Warriors’ players broke away for individual and group shots and interviews. The Rainbow Wahine held their first full practice on Wednesday. The Rainbow Warriors get going on Saturday. The UH men, under fifth-year coach Eran Ganot, open their season Nov. 8 vs. Florida A&M in the Rainbow Classic. The […]

Hawaii women’s basketball: Unfinished business as 2019-20 full practices begin

By Brian McInnis on September 25, 2019

March memories were bitter and sweet at the same time for Myrrah Joseph. The UH women’s basketball forward tasted the composite all offseason. Coming as close as the Rainbow Wahine did without making the NCAA tournament will do that. Upstart UH was about a quarter away from stunning heavily favored UC Davis in the Big West championship game at the Honda Center before losing the lead and the game, 58-50. The Rainbow Wahine got to unleash that feeling in the […]

Hawaii women’s basketball: Full 2019-20 schedule revealed

By Brian McInnis on September 5, 2019

Most of the Hawaii women’s basketball schedule was teased last week, but the full reveal came Thursday afternoon. UH opens it up at home — the second straight year it has done so after going on the road every year under Laura Beeman — on Sept. 5 against San Diego State. Highlights include home dates against North Carolina State and Texas in the Rainbow Wahine Showdown (Nov. 29-Dec.1) and a road trip to play Oregon State and Washington (Dec. 6 and […]

Hawaii women’s basketball: 2019-20 schedule release teased

By Brian McInnis on August 30, 2019

Hawaii women’s basketball fans anxiously awaiting the release of the Rainbow Wahine’s 2019-20 schedule were thrown a bone on Friday morning. The Wahine basketball Twitter account put out a graphic of the schedule … but obscured with fog. The official 2019-2020 schedule for #HawaiiWBB…. or is it? Can you make out who we’re playing this season? #GoTheDistance pic.twitter.com/9gNcanQwww — Hawai‘i Women's Basketball (@HawaiiWBB) August 30, 2019 It was possible to make out most of the nonconference opponents on the left-hand […]

Hawaii women’s basketball: Shannon Nishi-Patton closer to Olympics with Pan Am gold

By Dave Reardon on August 11, 2019

The window to living her dream opened at least a little bit more for Shannon Nishi-Patton when she swept her five karate matches at the Pan Am Games and won a gold medal Saturday. But Nishi-Patton still doesn’t know how close she is to making it to Tokyo when karate will debut as an exhibition sport at the 2020 Olympic Games. The former Team USA assistant coach from Honolulu came out of a five-year retirement as a competitor in 2017. […]

Hawaii athletics facilities: Stan Sheriff Center floor resurfacing underway

By Ferd Lewis on August 2, 2019

“We can hardly wait to get out on our new floor, it is going to be something,” University of Hawaii women’s basketball coach Laura Beeman said today as workers have begun the refinishing of the Stan Sheriff Center court. The floor that the Rainbow Wahine and Rainbow Warriors basketball teams call home was last resurfaced nearly 20 years ago. The Stan Sheriff Center itself is about to enter its 25th year of athletics. The approximately $90,000 project is scheduled to […]