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Rainbow Forecast: Senior week for men’s basketball; baseball takes on Vanderbilt; softball hosts tourney

By Brian McInnis on February 24, 2020

For the last time this season, men’s basketball takes center stage at the Stan Sheriff Center. UH, struggling mightily for the month of February, will attempt to right itself before a supportive crowd in games on Thursday and Saturday before the Rainbow Warriors head to the mainland for the month of March to decide their postseason fate. Two starting seniors, Eddie Stansberry and Zigmars Raimo, will be sent off Saturday against UC Riverside, win or loss. But as for UH […]

Hawaii athletics: Ups and downs of a busy Saturday

By Brian McInnis on February 23, 2020

A lot happened in the realm of University of Hawaii athletics on Saturday, the 22nd of February. Some of it was excellent, some so-so, and some UH fans would probably sooner forget. Just about every spring sport was in action in form or fashion, with the notable exception being the No. 1 UH men’s volleyball team, which had a bye week. UH tennis also did not play Saturday. The singular greatest achievements were had by the men’s and women’s swimming […]

Rainbow Forecast: Washington State to test Hawaii baseball; women’s basketball has first-place showdown; SandBows begin

By Brian McInnis on February 17, 2020

With the exception of the top-ranked Hawaii men’s volleyball team, just about every other spring sport is in action this week. That includes beach volleyball, which opens its 2020 season in the Outrigger Duke Kahanamoku Beach Classic at Queen’s Beach. The SandBows begin at No. 5. Scout the smorgasbord below and pick your spots, because there’s an absolute ton going on — though much of it takes place on the mainland for sports like water polo, swimming and women’s tennis. The […]

Rainbow Forecast: Marquee matchups at home for Hawaii basketball, on road for men’s volleyball

By Brian McInnis on February 10, 2020

All five of Hawaii’s primary spring spectator sports are in action this week, plus some others. The No. 1 UH men’s volleyball team (12) and Rainbow Wahine basketball team (five) put some significant win streaks on the line. The volleyballers head to the Bay Area to face No. 11 Stanford in a two-match set, while the Wahine host always-competitive Cal State Northridge. UH men’s basketball has two marquee home matchups in Long Beach State on Wednesday and league leader UC […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii baseball, softball launch 2020 seasons; men’s volleyball hosts tournament

By Brian McInnis on February 3, 2020

Now the real crush begins. Hawaii softball and baseball get their 2020 seasons underway at home this week, even as three-day men’s volleyball tournament takes place. There are some intriguing fan possibilities for multi-event crossovers on Friday and Saturday, with action at Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium, Les Murakami Stadium and the Stan Sheriff Center at staggered start times. If you’re one of the diehards, check out what’s offered below and plan accordingly. Meanwhile, the UH basketball teams take to the […]

Rainbow Forecast: Hawaii basketball teams hold down the fort; water polo and tennis teams go forth

By Brian McInnis on January 27, 2020

The basketball world — heck, the world in general — was shaken by the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday. That morning’s helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif., took the life of Bryant, his daughter Gianna, and seven others. Locally, the mood changed quickly from the previous night’s wins for the UH basketball teams — at UC Riverside for the women and at home, and a men’s thriller over UC Davis in the program’s 100th season celebration game. UH paid […]

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), […]