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Rainbow Forecast: Warrior volleyball hits the road; 2 basketball doubleheaders; Wahine tennis and water polo begin

By Brian McInnis on January 13, 2020

The top-ranked Hawaii men’s volleyball team certainly looked legitimate at home playing against unranked competition. How will the Rainbow Warriors fare on the road against some ranked foes? That’s one of the big questions in UH athletics this week — UH plays four straight on the mainland, starting with two this weekend — but there’s also a pair of basketball doubleheaders at the Stan Sheriff Center (Thursday and Saturday) to occupy your time. The Rainbow Warriors and Wahine hoops squads are […]

Rainbow Forecast: Basketball teams open Big West; men’s volleyball hosts tournament

By Brian McInnis on January 6, 2020

Brace yourselves. Hope everyone enjoyed their holiday break, because the Hawaii athletics calendar revs back into high gear starting this week. The UH basketball teams both head to the road to launch Big West Conference play, the men’s volleyball team hosts a three-matches-in-three-days tournament at the Stan Sheriff Center, and the tennis and swimming & diving squads are in action at home on both the men’s and women’s sides. Without further ado: TUESDAY Men’s tennis: Duke (0-0) at Hawaii (0-0), […]

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. […]

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 […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii football regroups for New Mexico, volleyball heads back out, soccer has senior week

By Brian McInnis on October 21, 2019

Hawaii’s three primary fall sports — football, women’s volleyball, and soccer — are coming off drastically different outcomes heading into this week’s Forecast. The UH football team is reeling a bit coming off a 56-26 home loss to Air Force, and that was followed up by Monday’s news that receiver and return man Melquise Stovall was dismissed from the team. The Rainbow Warriors (4-3, 1-2 Mountain West) are at a pivotal moment of their season heading up to Albuquerque, N.M., as an […]

Hawaii athletics: 4 announced as 2019 Circle of Honor inductees

By Brian McInnis on June 3, 2019

The 2019 class of the UH Sports Circle of Honor is set. The names should be familiar: former Hawaii basketball Fab Fiver and head coach Bob Nash; former athletic director Hugh Yoshida; former national champion diver Emma Friesen; and longtime UH basketball booster Carolyn Berry Wilson. The four, making up the 37th class into the CoH, will be officially enshrined during homecoming weekend, including the Sept. 21 football game against Central Arkansas. Stephen Tsai’s full writeup on the four inductees […]

Swimming and diving has it all come together

By Brian McInnis on February 26, 2019

Last weekend went swimmingly for Hawaii, to say the least. The UH swimming and diving teams are coming off a program first — a sweep of the men’s and women’s Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team championships at La Miranda (swimming) and Mission Viejo (diving) in California. In swimming, the MPSF is comprised of schools who are otherwise in the Big West and West Coast Conferences. The Rainbow Wahine beat runner-up UC Davis 781.50 to 613.50 for their third straight MPSF title […]

UH comes up golden at MPSF championships

By Jason Kaneshiro on February 21, 2018

The last splash was the sweetest. The celebratory plunge into the pool at East Los Angeles College last Saturday again belonged to the University of Hawaii women’s swimming and diving team after the Rainbow Wahine collected medals and records to capture their second straight Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championship and third in the last four years. “It’s a very demanding sport and there’s a lot that goes into it just to improve by 1/100th of a second or just one […]