Warrior Beat

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

About the blog host

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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UH basketball: Coleman out for season; Hepa to miss game

By Stephen Tsai on February 24, 2022

Worse came to worst for the Rainbow Warrior basketball team with the announcement that leading scorer Noel Coleman will miss the rest of the season because of a fractured orbital. The condition is so fragile that even a face shield would not offer enough protection. Coleman, a guard, is averaging 14.8 points on 44.1% 3-point shooting. Coleman is the third ‘Bow out with a season-ending injury. During the preseason, Samuta Avea and point guard Juan Munoz underwent surgeries for season-ending […]

Madut, Colina to pursue pro dreams after this season

By Stephen Tsai on February 21, 2022

Two University of Hawaii basketball juniors — guard Junior Madut and center Mate Colina — have decided to pursue pro aspirations and not return for their senior seasons in 2022-23. Both are scheduled to earn bachelor’s degrees in May. Madut, who was born in South Sudan and reared in Australia, will his explore his basketball options. Colina, who grew up in Australia, already signed a future contract to play footie for the Richmond Tigers of the Australian Football League. Colina […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. UNLV

By Stephen Tsai on December 12, 2020

Hawaii ended the season with a rush — lots of them — in a 38-21 defeat of UNLV tonight at Aloha Stadium. The Warriors ran for 295 non-sack yards — their best ground effort since gaining 323 in the opener — and five rushing TDs. UH quarterback Chevan Cordeiro was 20 of 33 for 252 yards. UH ends the abbreviated season at 4-4. UNLV finishes 0-6. * * * * * Matthew Shipley connects on a season-long 44-yard field goal […]

Basketball live blog: Hawaii vs. Hawaii Pacific

By Stephen Tsai on December 11, 2020

James Jean-Marie scored 21 points and Mate Colina added a career-high 17 to power UH to an 83-50 rout of HPU tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center. * * * * * The ‘Bows used their inside game to construct a 30-25 lead at the intermission. Mate Colina, the tallest player on the court at 7 feet, scored nine first-half points on 3-for-5 shooting. UH’s other post, James Jean-Marie contributed six. The ‘Bows scored 18 points in the paint, and […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. San Jose State

By Stephen Tsai on December 5, 2020

Nick Starkel threw two scoring passes and Tyler Nevens rushed for two touchdowns to lift unbeaten San Jose State to its fifth victory in a row. The Spartans are atop the Mountain West with a game remaining in this eight-week season. Boise State’s game was canceled this week, leaving the Broncos with a 4-0 record against league opponents. There were concerns about the status of this game all week. Santa Clara County’s coronavirus-related restrictions forced the game to relocate from […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. Nevada

By Stephen Tsai on November 28, 2020

Chevan Cordeiro led Hawaii to a 24-21 upset of Nevada tonight at Aloha Stadium. The Wolf Pack entered atop the Mountain West with a 5-0 league record. But Cordeiro threw for one touchdown and ran for another to knock the Pack down to third place behind San Jose State and Boise State. Cordeiro was 26 of 32 for 246 yards. He also gained 76 yards on non-sack keepers and scrambles. The Warriors converted on seven of their final eight third-down […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. Boise State

By Stephen Tsai on November 21, 2020

Hawaii’s frenetic falls short as Boise State, after 4 minutes of review, is awarded a drama-ending first down, clinching 40-32 victory at Aloha Stadium. The Warriors scored 15 unanswered points to close to 40-32 with 4:52 to play. The Broncos advanced to the UH 33, where they faced a fourth-and-3. Boise State quarterback Hank Bachmeier was flushed from pocket and sprinted toward the first-down marker on the right sideline Bachmeier was initially ruled to have been knocked out at the […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. San Diego State

By Stephen Tsai on November 14, 2020

San Diego State rolled up 326 rushing yards in overpowering Hawaii, 34-10, today at Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, Calif. The Aztecs used two long scoring runs en route to a 28-0 advantages at the intermission. The Aztecs attempted only one pass in the second half — and it was intercepted by Quentin Frazier. UH’s Chevan Cordeiro was 17 of 35 for 209 yards, but 75 came on Calvin Turner’s catch-and-run play. UH is 2-2 at the halfway point […]