Time to get the college football season under way Down Under

SYDNEY (AP) Hawaii players sped through early-morning drills with traditional island music emanating from a single speaker in one of the end zones. Across town, California held a final, closed workout except for the curious eyes of a half-dozen or so Sydney police officers wondering what all the fuss was about. It was fine-tuning day Friday for Cal and Hawaii as the Golden Bears...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Sydney Cup 2016: Hawaii vs. Cal game preview

Take a look at the 2016 season opener for the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors against the Cal Bears Gameday Info: Hawaii Rainbow Warriors vs California Bears August 26, 2016; 4:00 PM HST/10 PM EST/12 PM local; ANZ Stadium, Sydney, Australia TV: ESPN Radio: KKEA ESPN 1420 (Honolulu), KNUI 550AM (Maui), KHLO 850AM (Hilo), KKON 790AM (Kona), KTOH 99.9FM (Kauai), KNWJ 104.7FM (American Samoa...
Via Mountain West Connection
22 hours ago

Hawaii football: Warriors release depth chart against Cal; startnig running back job is up for grabs

The quarterback is set but who else made the two-deep. The big question for Hawaii football this fall was who will start at quarterback. That decision was made prior to the season and Ikaika Woosley was named the starter against Cal. Most of the starters are set for this Warriors offense and a few backup position are listed with the OR designation. The backup quarterback is not settled...
Via Mountain West Connection
3 days ago

Football Down Under: Looking back at college football overseas

On Saturday, August 27th, California and Hawaii will launch the 2016 college football season when they meet in Sydney, Australia. That's right: Sydney, Australia. There has been a push to put a bowl game in Australia for a few years. Melbourne had applied to host the Melbourne Bowl but the NCAA put a freeze on adding new bowl games until 2019. There have been so many bowl games added...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawaii football challenge women’s soccer team to penalty kicks

Hawaii football knows how to have fun in fall camp. The Hawaii football team has had a lot of fun under new head coach Nick Rolovich. They had a water balloon fight on April Fools’ Day, Rolovich’s twitter account, of course and how they awarded long-snapper Brodie Nakama a scholarship The latest is the Warriors football program going up against the Wahine soccer team in a 10...
Via Mountain West Connection
7 days ago

Hawaii football: Warriors surprise senior walk-on Brodie Nakama with scholarship

The Warriors have awarded their long-snapper a scholarship. Hawaii is full of all sorts of news today. First they announced that Ikaika Woolsey was named the starting quarterback. Then the team had a swim party, or something, and near the end of it there was a surprise for long snapper Brodie Nakama as he was summoned to the top of the high dive by a shirtless Nick Rolovich. Nakama...
Via Mountain West Connection
7 days ago

Hawaii Warriors football: Ikaika Woolsey named starting quarterback

Head coach Nick Rolovich announced his starting quarterback via twitter. Just last week, the Hawaii Warriors football team was looking at four quarterbacks who might play in the season opener against Cal. Head coach Nick Rolovich who is amazing at Twitter decided to announce via the social media platform that Ikaika Woolsey will be the starting quarterback. Ikaika will start at...
Via Mountain West Connection
7 days ago

Hawaii Warriors wrap up fall camp with scrimmage

No decision on the Hawaii QB competition as Warriors wrap camp. Hawaii wrapped up camp with a game like experience for its final scrimmage. The team made it as close to as a real game as possible with a complete officiating crew and going a full four quarters — the final being a running clock — and also game pregame and halftime routines. The offense got going early on with a...
Via Mountain West Connection
11 days ago

Mountain West top 50: Hawaii running back Paul Harris is 24th

Hawaii does have some offensive weapons and their best might by running back Paul Harris. The 2016 version of the Mountain West Connection top 50 football players countdown is here and the 24th player is Hawaii running back Paul Harris. This conference is loaded with backers who can run the ball and Harris was sixth in rushing yards with 1,132. He is very likely to be the best...
Via Mountain West Connection
11 days ago

Hawaii narrows quarterback competition to four

Saturday’s scrimmage might bring some clarity to the Hawaii’s QB situation. The Hawaii Warriors are just two weeks away from their season opening game vs. Cal out in Sydney, Australia, and they are still in need of a quarterback. New head coach Nick Rolovich had a clean slate in picking who would run the Warriors offense. There are four players who are in contention to start...
Via Mountain West Connection
13 days ago

Video: Hawaii OL Dejon Allen fields punt, team goes insane

It is not very often that a big guy gets to show off his skills other than by knocking someone’s head off. However, over the weekend, Hawaii offensive lineman Dejon Allen showed off his hands when he ended practice by fielding a punt. The deal was if two of three punts were fielded correctly, then the team wouldn’t have to go through conditioning and could leave practice. To...
Via Campus Sports Net
15 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Raptors Pre-Draft Workouts: Stefan Jankovic - June 2, 2016

Stefan Jankovic from the University of Hawaii meets with the media following his pre-draft workout with the Toronto Raptors.
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June 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Cavs’ Griffin finishes seventh for NBA’s Executive of the Year

While the Cleveland Cavaliers are busy sweeping their way through the playoffs so far thanks to several players who had been added or re-signed in the last 16 months, their general manager, David Griffin learned that he was yet again shut out of an annual NBA award, something that has become commonplace for the otherwise successful franchise. Griffin finished seventh in the Executive...
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May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii guard Aaron Valdes to turn professional

HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii junior guard Aaron Valdes said Thursday he is giving up his final year of eligibility to turn professional. Valdes, from Whittier, California, averaged 14.1 points and 5.5 rebounds last season. He was selected the Big West Conference Tournament's MVP after averaging 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.7 assists in the Rainbow Warriors' three victories. Valdes...
Via AP on Fox
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii vs. Maryland – Game Time, TV Channel, Announcers, Betting Line, Predictions

Rasheed Sulaimon Maryland The second round of the NCAA Tournament begins today, with a record-number of double-digit seeds in the Round of 32. One of those teams, No. 13 seed Hawaii, will take on fifth-seeded Maryland Sunday night in South Region action. The Warriors took down fourth-seeded Cal 77-66 on Friday, thanks to the trio of Quincy Smith (19 points), Roderick Bobbitt (17...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Cal's tumultuous week ended by No. 13 seed Hawaii 77-66

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) California's week of chaos, filled with controversy, dismissals and injuries was finally rediscovering normalcy by playing a basketball game. And then the Golden Bears were handed one more obstacle just moments before facing No. 13 seed Hawaii, a final blow that California could not overcome. ''I just think what happens when you have a level of momentum, you...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

In 13-4 upset, Hawaii gets first NCAA tournament win at Cal's expense

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Hawaii won its first NCAA Tournament game in school history, when the 13th-seeded Warriors ended No. 4 California's tumultuous week with a 77-66 upset victory Friday in the first round of the South Regional.The Golden Bears' played without popular assistant coach Yann Hufnagel, dismissed amid allegations of sexual harassment, and the loss of leading scorer...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii defeats Cal for first-ever NCAA Tournament victory

Hawaii won its first NCAA Tournament game in school history, when the No. 13 Warriors ended fourth-seeded California's tumultuous week with a 77-66 upset victory Friday in the first round of the South Regional.The Golden Bears' played without popular assistant coach Yann Hufnagel, dismissed amid allegations of sexual harassment, and the loss of leading scorer Tyrone Wallace, who...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 13 seed Hawaii shocks No. 4 seed California 77-66

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Hawaii won its first NCAA Tournament game in school history, when the 13th-seeded Warriors ended No. 4 California's tumultuous week with a 77-66 upset victory Friday in the first round of the South Regional. The Golden Bears' played without popular assistant coach Yann Hufnagel, dismissed amid allegations of sexual harassment, and the loss of leading scorer...
Via AP on Fox
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii upsets shorthanded Cal, 77-64, in Round of 64

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors were already expected to be able to pull the upset on the Cal Golden Bears earlier this week, but their chances only got better when Tyrone Wallace re-injured his hand, which caused him to miss the tournament. The Warriors took advantage of that and pulled off the big upset win over the Golden Bears. Hawaii won the WAC regular season and tournament championships...
Via Campus Sports Net
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Bracket Buster Bandits: South Region

With the NCAA Tournament starting today, it’s a good time to look at top talent from smaller schools. The following players have had stellar seasons, and look for them to challenge their much more heralded opponents. Stefan Jankovic (Hawai'i) Stefan Jankovic’s career trajectory has not exactly been linear. The Serbian born, Canadian raised senior went to high school at Huntington...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii holds on to beat Long Beach State in Big West final

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Aaron Valdes scored 14 points, Stefan Jankovic scored all 10 of his points in the second half, and Hawaii hung on late to beat Long Beach State 64-60 in the Big West Conference Tournament championship game Saturday night. The Rainbow Warriors (27-5) earned an automatic bid to their fifth NCAA Tournament and first since 2002. Top-seeded Hawaii blew a 12-point...
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March 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Jankovic, Bobbitt lead Hawaii into Big West title game

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Stefan Jankovic scored 24 points, Roderick Bobbitt added 21, and top-seeded Hawaii beat No. 4 UC Santa Barbara 88-76 in the Big West semifinals Friday night. The Rainbow Warriors (26-5) secured a spot in the conference final for the second straight year. They will face the winner of No. 2 UC Irvine and No. 3 Long Beach State in the championship game Saturday...
Via AP on Fox
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Valdes, Hawaii cruise past CS-Fullerton in Big West tourney

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Aaron Valdes had 18 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Mike Thomas scored 12 points with 12 rebounds to help top-seeded Hawaii beat No. 8 seed Cal State-Fullerton 75-44 Thursday in the first round of the Big West Conference tournament. Roderick Bobbitt scored 14 points and Stefan Jankovic added 12 for Hawaii, which will play the lowest-remaining seed...
Via AP on Fox
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii clinches share of Big West title, 67-65 over UC Davis

DAVIS, Calif. (AP) Quincy Smith scored 15 points, Sai Tummala added 14 and Hawaii surged late to surpass UC Davis for a 67-65 win Thursday night. The Rainbow Warriors (24-4, 13-2) earned at least share of the Big West Conference regular-season title and locked up the No. 1 seed in next week's conference tournament. Roderick Bobbitt added 11 points for Hawaii, which visits Long...
Via AP on Fox
March 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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