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/

Latest news

Junior college defensive back Isaiah Mays set to join Hawaii football team

By Stephen Tsai on January 4, 2020

Isaiah Mays, a defensive back who played the past two seasons at City College of San Francisco, has accepted a scholarship offer from the UH football team. Mays told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he will begin taking classes on Jan. 13, the first day of UH’s spring semester, and participate in the Rainbow Warriors’ offseason conditioning program and spring practice. #AGTG So thankful for all the opportunities I have received. With this said, I will be accepting a scholarship to THE […]

Men’s basketball: Hawaii vs. Maine

By Stephen Tsai on December 29, 2019

In the most one-sided victory of the season, Eddie Stansberry scored 21 and Samuta Avea added 17 as Hawaii overpowered Maine, 91-51, today in the Stan Sheriff Center. Stansberry connected on two of 28 3-point shots in the Diamond Head Classic, but he hit his first two treys as the ‘Bows raced to a 10-0 lead. The game marked Eran Ganot’s return to the sideline after 51 days medical leave. * * * * * The ‘Bows have hit 10 […]

Diamond Head Classic 3rd-place game: Hawaii vs. Georgia Tech

By Stephen Tsai on December 25, 2019

The Yellow Jackets hold the Rainbow Warriors to only four field goals in the second half, including none in the final 9:52, en route to a 70-53 victory in the third-place game of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. Zigmars Raimo’s final @DiamondHeadClsc was full of thunder ⚡️#HawaiiMBB pic.twitter.com/1thHaI1rrf — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) December 26, 2019 * * * * * Since Jordan Usher’s ejection for a flagrant-2 foul, the Jackets have outscored the ‘Bows, 16-4, for a 61-50 […]

SoFi Hawaii Bowl live blog: Hawaii vs. BYU

By Stephen Tsai on December 24, 2019

Cole McDonald throws four scoring passes and rushes for another touchdown, and Khoury Bethley made a game-saving interception to boost Hawaii to a 38-34 victory over BYU in the SoFi Hawaii Bowl. The Warriors finish the season 10-5. >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. BYU * * * * * Cole McDonald fires a 24-yard scoring pass to Nick Mardner to give the Warriors a 38-34 lead with 1:17 to play. * * * * * After Jake Oldroyd connects on […]

Live basketball blog: Hawaii vs. No. 21 Washington

By Stephen Tsai on December 23, 2019

Freshman Isaiah Stewart scored 26 points and grabbed 15 rebounds to boost No. 21 Washington to a 72-61 victory over Hawaii and into the championship game of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. Zigmars Raimo led UH with 15 points and 15 rebounds. >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. WASHINGTON * * * * * The Rainbow Warriors are making a mini rally, closing to 47-41 on Drew Buggs’ 3 from the top of the key. The ‘Bows missed 23 of […]

Diamond Head Classic: Hawaii vs. UTEP

By Stephen Tsai on December 22, 2019

FINAL: Drew Buggs scored Hawaii’s final five points to spark a 67-63 comeback victory over UTEP in the opening round of the Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic. >> PHOTO GALLERY: HAWAII VS. UTEP FINAL: #HawaiiMBB 67, UTEP 63 UH (8-3) advances to the @DiamondHeadClsc semifinals for the first time since 2015. No. 22 Washington awaits at 6 pm Monday night on ESPN2. pic.twitter.com/VE1GM6aRRc — Hawaii Warrior World (@hawaiiwworld) December 23, 2019 Here’s #HawaiiMBB’s shot of the night from point guard […]

Hawaii football: Running back Dae Dae Hunter commits

By Stephen Tsai on December 17, 2019

The top running back from one of the nation’s top high school football teams has accepted a scholarship offer from the University of Hawaii. Daveon “Dae Dae” Hunter of Chandler (Ariz.) High said he will sign his national letter of intent Wednesday morning, the first day football prospects may put their binding commitments in writing. The Rainbow Warriors are expected to sign about a dozen players, including defensive lineman Kemon Smith of Blinn College. BLESSED BEYOND MEASURES ! I’m 100% […]

Live Basketball Blog: Hawaii vs. Samford

By Stephen Tsai on December 15, 2019

The Hawaii basketball team overpowers Samford, 94-73, before 2,978 in the Stan Sheriff Center today. Eddie Stansberry led the way with 23 points. Freshman Justin Webster hit four 3s and finished with 15 points. Zigmars Raimo accumulated seven points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. The ‘Bows are now 7-3. * * * * * * The ‘Bows have scored seven in a row — and 13 of the last 15 — to widen their lead to 72-45. Freshman Justin Webster […]