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Hawaii athletics: NCAA to offer eligibility relief for spring sports student-athletes

By Brian McInnis on March 13, 2020

In very quick fashion, the NCAA responded to a groundswell of support for thousands of student-athletes affected by its decision Thursday to cancel its spring sports championships and effectively end the seasons — and in some cases, careers — for those players. The NCAA tweeted Friday, in part, that “eligibility relief is appropriate for all Division I student-athletes that participated in spring sports.” Division I Council Coordination Committee agrees eligibility relief is appropriate for spring sports: pic.twitter.com/u7hwYOyTDV — Inside the […]

Hawaii athletics: List of student-athletes expected to have senior years cut short due to coronavirus threat

By Brian McInnis on March 12, 2020

Some 56 University of Hawaii student-athletes were likely impacted more than the hundreds of others with Thursday’s news of NCAA sports championships being canceled through the spring. The seniors and graduate students. Some were at the tail end of their college careers, like the five basketball players who had the Big West tournaments pulled out from underneath them. Others were less than halfway through their season, like baseball and softball. Barring sports being reinstated in the coming weeks, or some […]

Hawaii athletics: NCAA cancels spring sports championships; reactions from UH coaches, players; some tickets to be refunded

By Brian McInnis on March 12, 2020

UPDATE: The NCAA officially canceled all spring sports championships, which appears to effectively end all seasonal University of Hawaii sports. Most notably for UH, the Hawaii men’s volleyball team will be unable to try for a title a year after reaching the NCAA championship game. UH also had top-five-ranked teams in beach volleyball and women’s water polo. NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships: https://t.co/qzKAS4McEI pic.twitter.com/G6XreZx35E — NCAA (@NCAA) March 12, 2020 UH athletics issued a statement for ticket holders […]

Hawaii volleyball: NCAA cancels ALL spring championships

By Cindy Luis on March 12, 2020

Officially over Link to NCAA tournament cancellation announcement click here Volleyball season may be over for the Big West. Play is being suspended, not cancelled. Hopefully they can figure it out and still have a season. however Pac-12 has cancelled all spring competitions, which would affect the MPSF teams. Warriors are working on returning to Hawaii as soon as possible For announcement from UH click here For announcement from the Big West click here From Twitter regarding Pac-12 click here […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Ivy League cancels volleyball season, COVID-19 updates

By Cindy Luis on March 11, 2020

The Ivy League today announced the cancellation of all spring sports practices and competition. This will affect EIVA members Harvard (3-4) and Princeton (7-2). Penn State (7-0) is leading the EIVA with Princeton second and George Mason third. In Big West volleyball: Penn State is at UC San Diego today. UCSD has announced they will allow fans to attend but reduced arena seating capacity (social distancing they call it) and extra hand sanitizers. CSUN: Classes cancelled but campus open. No […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Potentially no fans allowed at CSUN matches, Pepperdine match moved to Monday

By Cindy Luis on March 10, 2020

Hawaii’s non-conference match at Pepperdine scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, has been moved to Monday, March 16. Domino effect of Harvard pulling out of its west coast trip. Concordia Irvine had contacted Hawaii about adding a match but Warriors have maxed out playing dates and won’t play a doubleheader. As for matches at CSUN Friday and Saturday, CSUN athletics will go with what their campus administration does. No decision at the moment No fans will be allowed at Big West […]

Rainbow Forecast: Big West tournament time for Rainbow Warriors, Wahine; Big West volleyball begins at CSUN

By Brian McInnis on March 9, 2020

March Madness is upon us. Not just for the Hawaii men’s and women’s basketball teams, mind you — they are both in action in the Big West tournament this week in Southern California — but for everyone involved in the entire slew of events going on below. It is truly sport crossover season (check out the number of categories checked off above). But who’s still buzzing from that epic men’s volleyball five-setter with BYU at the Stan Sheriff Center on Friday? […]

Hawaii men’s volleyball: Potential schedule change on road next week

By Cindy Luis on March 9, 2020

Nothing official but Coach Charlie Wade said on his radio show that because Harvard has cancelled its spring trip to the west coast, teams who had scheduled the Crimson now looking for alternate opponents. Harvard was supposed to play at Pepperdine on Sunday and at Concordia Irvine next Monday. Hawaii is at Pepperdine on Tuesday. COI texted Wade to see if they could play Hawaii during the trip. Warriors have maxed out on playing dates but teams can play as […]