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VIDEO: Hawaii men’s volleyball new setter Jakob Thelle plays up to expectations in season opener

By Brian McInnis on January 3, 2020

For the record, it’s pronounced “Ya-kob Tell-a.” Sophomore Jakob Thelle, who was a freshman reserve for the Hawaii men’s volleyball team in the Rainbow Warriors’ run to the NCAA national championship game in 2019, introduced himself to fans in a more direct way on Friday night as UH’s new starting setter. But even after a 25-19, 25-16, 25-16 season-opening sweep of Charleston, teammates and UH staff couldn’t resist calling out to the sophomore with the English pronunciation of his name, […]

VIDEO: Hawaii beats BYU 38-34 for SoFi Hawaii Bowl title, 10-win season

By Warrior World on December 24, 2019

Perhaps playing in a Hawaii uniform for his final time, junior quarterback Cole McDonald completed a heart-stopping comeback with a 24-yard touchdown pass to freshman Nick Mardner as the Warriors secured a 38-34 victory over Brigham Young University to win the Hawaii Bowl. The Cougars had a chance to win it, taking over at their own 22 with 1:12 left in the game, but the Warriors defense held as BYU quarterback Zach Wilson’s final pass was intercepted by Khoury Bethley […]

VIDEO: Old rivals Hawaii and BYU primed for SoFi Hawaii Bowl

By Brian McInnis on December 23, 2019

Old rivals meet on the field of battle on Tuesday afternoon at Aloha Stadium. Hawaii and BYU met first as respected adversaries at the SoFi Hawaii Bowl press conference on a picturesque Monday morning at the lawn of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Head coaches Nick Rolovich and Kalani Sitake and players Kendall Hune and Dayton Furuta for UH, and Micah Simon and Dayan Ghanwoloku for BYU spoke on the dais. Rolovich also addressed the epic 2001 meeting between the teams […]

VIDEO: Hawaii football’s signing day haul yields 10 players

By Brian McInnis on December 18, 2019

The Hawaii football team brought in a haul of 10 players on the first day of the early signing period for 2020 today. Below is an overview of the group. For comments from coach Nick Rolovich about the makeup of his recruits for his fifth season as Manoa head coach, check out Stephen Tsai’s content in Thursday’s print edition. Of the 10 listed below, four hail from Hawaii high schools. The second signing period begins Feb. 5. —————— 1. Ezra […]

VIDEO: Hawaii women’s volleyball seizes upon home advantage to open NCAA tournament

By Brian McInnis on December 6, 2019

The chants and cheers probably weren’t as loud or as emphatic as they were just two weeks ago, when Hawaii rolled Long Beach State in front of a sold-out crowd at the Stan Sheriff Center. But the signature “Let’s Go Bows!” cries ringing out in the Sheriff in front of 7,126 on Friday night were still plenty boisterous in UH’s first hosted NCAA tournament match since 2013. >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. NORTHERN COLORADO NCAA FIRST ROUND And UH (25-3) […]

VIDEO: Hawaii women’s volleyball’s NCAA tournament check-in Tuesday

By Cindy Luis on December 3, 2019

After taking Monday off, the Rainbow Wahine are back to practice in the arena. A bit of a departure to be in the Sheriff Center this early in the week. They have normally been in Gym 1 during early parts of the previous weeks, in part because they can run three courts instead of just the one the SSC. But new season, new routine. Arena being prepped. NCAA logos and signage up and staff covering up sponsorship signage. It’s supposed […]

VIDEO: Hawaii sweeps Long Beach State for outright Big West women’s volleyball title

By Warrior World on November 23, 2019

For the first time since 2016, the Hawaii women’s volleyball team is the champion of the Big West Conference. Three outgoing players — libero Rika Okino, setter Bailey Choy and hitter McKenna Ross — spoke to Hawaii Warrior World after the sweep and senior night ceremonies. >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. LONG BEACH STATE The Wahine will learn next week Sunday if they will host a subregional or must head to the mainland to play.

VIDEO: Fourth-quarter timeline of Hawaii football’s 42-40 win over San Jose State

By Brian McInnis on November 10, 2019

In a late-season twist, redshirt freshman Chevan Cordeiro was called upon to start for Hawaii against San Jose State on Saturday night. The Saint Louis School product came through, throwing for 309 yards and three touchdowns and running for two more in the Rainbow Warriors’ 42-40 victory to improve to 6-4 on the season and 3-3 in the Mountain West. >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. SAN JOSE STATE It was a typically close battle with the Spartans — last season […]