HAWAII RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: David Griffin wanted to go all-in but Dan Gilbert did not

The Cleveland Cavaliers are at a major crossroads and have to decide how they are going to handle the future. Will they go all-in while they have LeBron James, giving up assets and future draft picks in order to assemble a roster better suited to beat the Golden State Warriors? Or will they stick with the team they have moving forward, so that they’re still in decent shape if/when...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hawaii offers scholarship to 11-year-old 5th grader

The world of college football recruiting has become completely insane, but every now and then one piece of news stands out above the rest. Today is one of those days, as 11-year-old Hawaii native Titan Lacaden announced on Twitter that Hawaii has offered him a scholarship, one-upping Florida Atlantic coach Lane Kiffin, who offered a scholarship to a sixth grader last week. The news...
Via The Comeback
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet your NBA Eastern Conference Champions: Cleveland Cavaliers

In the rubber match of this NBA Finals trilogy, this team had several hiccups in its season-long championship defense, but a retooled bench, a electric Kyrie Irving and the brilliance of LeBron James have set up the long-expected rematch with Golden State. Meet this year's Eastern Conference titlist and reigning NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers.
22 days ago  |  Discuss

NBA Finals -- the names to know

The 2017 NBA Finals will be the third straight matchup between the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors in the Finals. The franchises have split over the last two years, and come into the Finals having lost only one game combined during the playoffs. The following slideshow features the key names to know.
25 days ago  |  Discuss

The long-term gains of being in the LeBron business

When LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2010, Dan Gilbert's franchise went from breaking even most seasons with an expensive payroll, and luxury tax on top of that, to turning a profit of $33 million during the 10-11 season. Despite being in a financially limited small market, The LeBron Economy was kept in place for that first season without him with Quicken Loans Arena...
Via RealGM - NBA
February 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Five reasons to watch the Hawaii Bowl

Okay, listen, we get it. Most likely, you think bowl season starts on New Year's Eve. Maybe slightly earlier depending on when your team is playing. But regardless of whether or not you're aware of them, the bowls have already started, and there's plenty of college football action to get you through to the main event around New Year's. Pregame rituals are a staple of...
Via Yardbarker
December 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Hawaii coach has benches removed at halftime of loss

As a football coach, sometimes your team is simply outclassed in every way and there’s very little you can do about it. Nobody told that to Hawaii coach Nick Rolovich, though. With his team down 35-3 at home to Boise State at halftime on Saturday, Rolovich had the sideline benches removed, leaving a few players to sit in pithy little folding chairs when not on the field, while...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 13, 2016  |  Discuss

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...
Via Yardbarker
August 22, 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 Associated Press
April 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: LeBron James wanted Mark Jackson to coach Cavaliers

Mark Jackson was reportedly LeBron James’s first choice to coach the Cleveland Cavaliers. The former Warriors coach was the preferred option of James and his agent, Rich Paul, according to Yahoo Sports’s Adrian Wojnarowski. According to Wojnarowski, James and Paul had worked to undermine Blatt from day one with the ultimate goal of getting a LeBron-approved coach on the sideline...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 23, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Braxton Miller lays out two Hawaii players

Braxton Miller isn’t just catching passes due to his position change.  The Ohio State H-back is blocking, too.  Check out this awesome block Miller threw on a punt return that sprung Buckeyes’ wide receiver Jalin Marshall.  Braxton getting physical. https://t.co/6OCY3Ep4As — Andrew Holleran (@andrewjholleran) September 12, 2015 Ohio State could use more of that.
Via College Spun
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Two confused Hawaii guards crash into each other

Sometimes there is just no way to hide your mistake. Such was the case on Saturday when two offensive guards crashed into one another during Hawaii’s contest against No. 1-ranked Ohio State. Here’s the sad (hilarious?) incident in question. Oh man...both the Hawaii guards pulled. Not good... https://t.co/bSZiZlK4VV — Joe Marino (@TheJoeMarino) September 12, 2015 We all...
Via Sportsnaut
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii offense embarrasses itself in season opener (Video)

Hawaii had an entire offseason to prepare for its season opener at home against Colorado on Thursday, but they looked more like a team that was cobbled together for a pickup game at the last minute. On two occasions in the first half, Hawaii’s quarterback and running back had a miscommunication. Both times QB Max Wittek turned one way for a handoff while the running back went...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Andre Iguodala saves Warriors in Game 1

By John Cannon Andre Iguodala has been a major focus of attention this season, not for what he does, but for what he doesn’t do, which is start for the Golden State Warriors. Iguodala is an 11-year NBA veteran, a former All-Star, still at the peak of his game, and yet he does not start for his team. As the Warriors look ahead to Game 2 of their NBA Finals series with Cleveland...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hawaii announcer apologizes for remarks about Fresno

I’ve never been to Fresno, California, but I can’t imagine it being such a terrible place to visit.  It’s the largest city situated in the Central Valley of California and has over 80 percent of possible sunshine throughout the year.  That sounds pretty good, right? Well, not if you’re Hawaii play-by-play man Robert Kekaula.  After Fresno State defeated Hawaii 28-21 on...
Via Awful Announcing
December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Mizzou adds Hawaii PG Keith Shamburger

ST. LOUIS -- Mizzou's men's baseball squad filled a legitimate need Tuesday, as former Hawaii point guard Keith Shamburger signed on to join the Tigers as a graduate student next season. Shamburger led the Big West inassists last season and adds veteran depth to the Tigers' roster with his immediate eligibility for next season. "Keith is going to be a great addition to our program...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles send Brizer on secret scouting trip to Hawaii…

And you thought our GateKeeper went to Hawaii for mere pleasure? Think again. GK Brizer was all about football business this past week as he scoured the Hawaiian islands for prospects. He gathered metrics on draft-eligible players who spent their college careers in our 50th state. Most of Brizer’s reports for the Eagles are classified as top-secret. And most of the prospects he...
Via Eagles Eye
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

UC Santa Barbara Fan Rushes Court To Confront Hawaii Coach (Video)

The University of Hawaii took on UC Santa Barbara on Friday night in Santa Barbara, and a wild UCSB fan decided to rush the court on his own and attempt to intimidate Hawaii coach Gib Arnold. It all went down when Hawaii’s Brandon Spearman was assessed a technical foul, and Arnold came on the floor to argue. That set something off in the mind of the UC Santa Barbara fan, who thought...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2014  |  Discuss

‘Wasted’ UC Santa Barbara Gauchos fan storms court, confronts Hawaii coach (video)

In one of the more bizarre scenes of recent memory at a college basketball game — and that’s saying something — an unhinged UC Santa Barbara Gauchos fan ran on to the court during a stoppage in play, stormed across the hardwood and angrily confronted the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors coaching staff, specifically head coach Gib […]The post ‘Wasted’ UC Santa Barbara Gauchos fan...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

UCSB fan confronts Hawaii coach, gets pushed away by player

Hawaii coach Gib Arnold had just received a technical foul, and then things turned very weird during Thursday night’s game with UC Santa Barber. A crazed fan came rushing onto the court during the first-half, confronting the coach and cursing in his face.  Lucky, before anything else escalated, a Hawaii player, Christian Standhardinger, pushed away the fan. The Gaucho’s would...
Via Diehardsport
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

UC-Santa Barbara fan runs on court, gets in Hawaii coach’s face

A weird scene occurred during the Hawaii-University of Cal Santa Barbara Thursday night when Hawaii coach Gib Arnold was given a technical foul midway through the first half.  Unprovoked, a UCSB fan run on to the floor in Arnold’s direction. He didn’t make it as you can see the Hawaii players push him away.  Why was he there?  Who knows?  Should he be allowed back into a...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Fotu leads Hawaii past CS Fullerton 83-80

Isaac Fotu scored 17 of his 24 points in the second half as Hawaii won its fourth consecutive road game - for the first time since the 1971-72 season - beating Cal State Fullerton 83-80 Saturday night. Garrett Nevels hit a 3 with 1:03 remaining, giving Hawaii an 81-78 lead. Alex Harris made a pair of free throws 8 seconds later to make it a one-point game. Nevels pushed the Rainbow...
Via Associated Press
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii rallies to defeat Nebraska-Omaha 77-73

Christian Standhardinger and Keith Shamburger combined to score six points in the final 1:38 as Hawaii rallied for a 77-73 win over Nebraska-Omaha on Friday night. Hawaii (11-3) took its first lead of the second half after three free throws with 53 seconds remaining. The Warriors made 6 of 8 free throws in the final minute to seal the comeback. Isaac Fotu scored Hawaii's first...
Via Associated Press
January 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawaii comeback beats Chaminade, 94-84 on Kauai

Christian Standhardinger matched his career high, scoring 31 points in leading Hawaii to a 94-84 win over Division II-Chaminade, at Kauai High School on the island of Kauai Saturday night. Standhardinger's 31 points are a season high. Chaminade raced to a 13-point lead at 25-12 with 12 minutes left in the half. Keith Shamburger sparked a Hawaii comeback with a pair of 3-pointers...
Via Associated Press
December 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Hawaii's good second half upends NAU 76-66

Garrett Nevels led Hawaii with 24 points and they bested NAU 76-66 on Saturday night. The score was even at 25 at intermission with Hawaii-averaging 87 points per game- making up for a rebound disadvantage (17-13) by forcing ten NAU turnovers. Both teams opened aggressively in the second half with 21 points scored in the first 3 minutes. By the time play relaxed, Hawaii led 45...
Via Associated Press
December 07, 2013  |  Discuss
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