People have been asking me if I can think of a darker time for University of Hawaii sports.
When the football team was on its way to 0-12 in 1998, the basketball program was not under NCAA investigation.
In the mid-1970s when basketball was also investigated, football wasn’t very good, but it was heading for an upswing as it joined the WAC and Dick Tomey led the program to respectability.
Other bad times include the Wonder Blunder, football coach June Jones’ and athletic director Herman Frazier departure after the Sugar Bowl blowout, various firings including those of Red Rocha, Bob Nash, Bob Wagner, budgetary woes.
Overall, UH sports have been a source of pride and entertainment over the years. But lately there’s been a lot of negative.