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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 […]

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: 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 […]

Hawaii athletics facilities: Long-awaited track rolled out

By Brian McInnis on October 2, 2019

For years in college track and field circles, the University of Hawaii was known for its signature rainbow-themed track. More recently, it was also known for the condition of said track. The rainbow had faded, literally and figuratively. The university recently completed a $2.05 million overhaul of its aging 17-year-old quarter-mile surface at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. It had been long overdue; most well-maintained tracks are replaced every eight to 10 years. The Rainbow Wahine had learned to […]

Hawaii athletics facilities: Gym I renovation complete, track in progress

By Brian McInnis on July 16, 2019

The other half of David Matlin’s “game-changer” upgrades to Hawaii’s basketball and volleyball practice facilities has been realized. That’s what the $9-10 million project was called by the UH athletic director last year. And reality appears to have lived up to vision. Gym I, the ground-level counterpart to the already completed Gym II, was recently unveiled for use by UH student-athletes. Like Gym II, which was completed in December, it is climate-controlled, with brand-new floors, paint, lighting and acoustics. Of […]

Hawaii track and field: 2 athletes ready for NCAA West regional

By Brian McInnis on May 23, 2019

UPDATE II: Kristen LaCosse ended her season in the NCAA West Preliminary second day of competition, as the Hawaii sophomore posted a time of 59.47 seconds in the 400 meters to take 20th overall out of 48 competitors in the region at Sacramento State. She finished seventh in her heat. LaCosse had posted a PR of 58.82 seconds the previous day to advance. —————— UPDATE: Kristen LaCosse is moving on in the NCAA West regional competition after posting a personal-best […]

UH wins four events at Rainbow Relays

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 25, 2017

Clearing the bar for the first time in the outdoor season was the first step for Rainbow Wahine freshman Lily Lowe. Once that was out of the way, Lowe continued her ascent to win the high jump at the Rainbow Relays on Saturday at UH’s Ching Complex. Lowe missed on all three attempts at 1.70 meters at the Hornet Invitational hosted by Sacramento State last weekend to bring her first meet of the outdoor season to an abrupt end. With […]

UH hosts upgraded Rainbow Relays

By Jason Kaneshiro on March 23, 2017

Most opportunities to post Big West qualifying marks require a trip to the mainland for the University of Hawaii track and field team. Not so this week. Touted as the largest meet hosted by UH since the 2011 Western Athletic Conference championships, the Rainbow Relays runs Friday and Saturday at the Ching Complex. The Rainbow Wahine will be joined by Sacramento State, Cal State Northridge, Cal State Dominguez Hills and Hawaii Pacific University in the two-day meet. “I don’t think […]