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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 […]

Aydin closes record run at NCAA meet

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 25, 2017

University of Hawaii sophomore Metin Aydin finished 18th in the 200-yard backstroke in school-record time at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships today at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. Aydin fell just short of qualifying for the finals in his second event this week, but his time of 1 minute, 41.02 seconds edged his previous UH-best of 1:41.03. The school record entering the season was 1:44.42 set by Thomas Winkler in 2006. Aydin set UH records in all […]

Two days, two UH records for Aydin

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 24, 2017

University of Hawaii sophomore Metin Aydin set a school record for a second straight day and placed 19th in the 100-yard backstroke at the NCAA men’s swimming and diving championships on today at Indiana University Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind. A day after setting the school record in the 200 individual medley, Aydin posted a time of 46.27 seconds in Friday’s preliminaries to lower the UH record he set on Feb. 27 at the Bulldog last Chance Invitational. He entered the […]

Warrior World extra: Erin McNulty

By Jason Kaneshiro on December 11, 2015

McNulty, the subject of this week’s Star-Advertiser Warrior World feature, made the Olympic trials cut in the 100-meter butterfly at the Hawaii Swimming Senior Championships in November and UH assistant coach Jennifer Buffin said a few more swimmers could make a run at the qualifying marks in their events. Freshman Tahna Lindquist swam the 100 backstroke in 1:05.27 and would need to get under 1:03.39 to qualify. Micah Ornellas, a freshman on the men’s team, swam the 100 butterfly in […]