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 football: Nick Rolovich is Mountain West Coach of Year; Cedric Byrd named to first team

By Stephen Tsai on December 4, 2019

Hawaii’s Nick Rolovich today was named the Mountain West Conference’s Coach of the Year. The Rainbow Warriors, who were picked to finish fourth in the West Division, are 9-4 and will play Boise State in Saturday’s Mountain West championship game in Boise. “I’m grateful for the coaching staff and the support staff and the effort these players put in this year,” Rolovich told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Rolovich said he does not seek individual awards. “I try to win games,” he […]

Basketball live: Hawaii vs. Hawaii Pacific

By Stephen Tsai on December 1, 2019

Hawaii wins, 58-41. The ‘Bows improve to 6-2. The Sharks remain at 2-2 (this one doesn’t count on their record). * * * * * The ‘Bows are on a 8-0 run, as their lead has swelled to 39-21. The play of this surge was freshman Justin Webster’s cross-over move for a layup on the break. * * * * * UH leads, 25-15, at the half. * * * * * Eddie Stansberry is helping the ‘Bows pull away. […]

Live football blog: Hawaii vs. Army West Point

By Stephen Tsai on November 30, 2019

Rojesterman Farris’ 100-yard interception return gives UH a 52-31 lead with 1:34 to play. * * * * * Cole McDonald’s third TD pass — a 20-yarder to Jared Smart — with 3:51 to play extends UH’s lead to 45-31. McDonald is 19 of 29 for 250 yards in relief of Chevan Cordeiro. * * * * * Malik Hancock takes a pitch and goes around right end for a 10-yard TD to close the Black Knights to 38-31 with […]

Basketball live: Hawaii vs. San Francisco

By Stephen Tsai on November 29, 2019

FINAL: Hawaii uses a late 14-1 run and Drew Buggs’ career-high 25 points to beat previously unbeaten San Francisco, 85-75. UH improves to 5-2. It’s 58-all after Jordan Raitanen came off a screen and swished a 3 from the top of the key. The Dons had zipped off six points in a row when UH point guard Drew Buggs was on the bench. But a technical against the Dons for flopping and Zigmars Raimo’s free throw boosted UH. * * […]

Live basketball blog: Hawaii vs. New Orleans

By Stephen Tsai on November 24, 2019

Eddie Stansberry scored 24 points and the Rainbow Warriors made a decisive 7-0 run late in the second half for a 79-71 victory over New Orleans tonight in the Stan Sheriff Center. Point guard Drew Buggs did not hit his first field goal until 11:23 to play, but he finished with 11 points and seven assists. The ‘Bows improved to 4-2. The Privateers fell to 1-4. * * * * * UNO was trying to cut into a 68-63 when […]

Game Day: Hawaii football vs. San Diego State

By Stephen Tsai on November 23, 2019

Matt Araiza was wide right on a 48-yard field goal attempt with two seconds left, preserving Hawaii’s 14-11 victory over San Diego State. The Warriors win a share of the West Division title, and will represent the West in the Mountain West championship game on Dec. 7 at Boise. * * * * * After trading defensive stands, Hawaii takes over at its 12 leading 14-11 with 5:28 to play. The West’s representative in the Dec. 7 MWC title game […]

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 […]