Warrior Beat

Expanded coverage of UH football, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Mountain West Conference.

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Stephen Tsai covers University of Hawaii football for the Star-Advertiser. Follow him on Twitter @StephenTsai and sign up for the Hawaii football newsletter here: http://www.hawaiiwarriorworld.com/email-signup/

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Hawaii basketball falls at Illinois; Eddie Stansberry honored by Big West

By Stephen Tsai on November 18, 2019

Hawaii senior guard Eddie Stansberry was named the Big West’s Player of the Week after averaging 27.0 points in victories over Pacific and Portland State. But the celebration was short-lived. Stansberry and point guard Drew Buggs combined to shoot seven of 26 in the Rainbow Warriors’ 66-53 road loss to Illinois today in Champaign, Ill. It was the ‘Bows’ eighth setback in as many meetings against the Illini. It was tied at 26 at the intermission, and the ‘Bows cut […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. UNLV

By Stephen Tsai on November 16, 2019

LAS VEGAS >> Quarterback Cole McDonald comes off the sideline to rush for two touchdowns and Cortez Davis scored on a 43-yard interception to lift Hawaii over UNLV, 21-7, and become bowl eligible for the third time in Nick Rolovich’s four seasons as head coach. The Warriors also set up next Saturday’s showdown against San Diego State, with the winner claiming the Mountain West’s West Division title and a spot in the league’s championship game. * * * * Paul […]

Hawaii football: Quarterback competition between Chevan Cordeiro and Cole McDonald will go on the road to UNLV

By Stephen Tsai on November 12, 2019

Head coach Nick Rolovich did not announce a starting quarterback for Saturday’s road game against UNLV, although indications are Chevan Cordeiro will make his second consecutive start. Both Cordeiro and Cole McDonald, who started the first nine games, have not eased on their training. After this morning’s practice, each was preparing to be the starter. “Competing with him, both of us get better,” Cordeiro said. “That’s great about him. Shoot, he’s probably one of the best quarterbacks. Competing against him […]

Rainbow Classic Basketball: Hawaii vs. Pacific

By Stephen Tsai on November 11, 2019

The ‘Bows use a 14-2 run to surge past Pacific for a 72-67 victory in tonight’s Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic. Trailing 62-60, Eddie Stansberry hit a 3 while falling to the court, and then hit the ensuing free throw to complete the four-point play. It was tied at 64, when Drew Buggs drove the lane and fed Zigmars Raimo for the layup. Later, Pacific’s Jeremiah Bailey hit a 3 to cut the deficit to 68-67. The Tigers then called a […]

Hawaii QB Chevan Cordeiro wins Mountain West award

By Stephen Tsai on November 11, 2019

Chevan Cordeiro today was named the Mountain West’s offensive player of the week following a breakout performance in UH’s 42-40 victory over San Jose State. In his first start of the season, Cordeiro accounted for five touchdowns — three passing, two rushing — to tie the league’s freshman record. Cordeiro completed 23 of 31 passes, and was neither intercepted nor sacked. He also gained 55 yards on the ground. Cordeiro is the fourth Warrior to win the honor this season, […]

Rainbow Classic basketball: Hawaii vs. South Dakota

By Stephen Tsai on November 10, 2019

South Dakota held off a frenetic Hawaii rally for an 81-75 victory. The Coyotes won for the second time in as many rounds to clinch the Outrigger Resorts Rainbow Classic title. The tournament concludes tomorrow. The ‘Bows, who trailed by nine at the half, closed to 72-70 but could not cut the deficit further. Eddie Stansberry, who was scoreless in the firs half, finished with 21 points. * * * * * Eddie Stansberry has been one of UH’s few […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. San Jose State

By Stephen Tsai on November 9, 2019

FINAL: Hawaii held on to defeat San Jose State 42-40 behind a new starting quarterback, Chevan Cordeiro. >> HAWAII VS. SAN JOSE STATE PHOTO GALLERY Quarterback Chevan Cordeiro after leading #HawaiiFB to a 42-40 win over San Jose State, his first start of the season. pic.twitter.com/5FJ4OVNjhm — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) November 10, 2019 Here was #HawaiiFB coach Nick Rolovich from last night on the difficult decision to go with Chevan Cordeiro over Cole McDonald. pic.twitter.com/cEOJAQoAYJ — Hawaii Warrior World […]

Hawaii basketball: Opener against Florida A&M live blog

By Stephen Tsai on November 8, 2019

The ‘Bows win the opener, 65-52, over Florida A&M. There were sloppy moments and missed shots — lots of missed shots — but the ‘Bows got impressive play from Samuta Avea (15 points, nine boards) and freshman Bernardo da Silva (11 points, seven rebounds, two blocks). * * * * * Samuta Avea is putting on a show. Along with his 15 points and nine rebounds, he also faked Evans Desir to the floor and then blocked Brendon Myles’ dunk […]