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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

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 Associated Press
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

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 Associated Press
March 11, 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...
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 beats Colorado despite dysfunctional moments on offense (Video)

Hawaii has work to do on the offensive side of the ball, as there were two moments during Thursday night's game against Colorado where it was painfully obvious that quarterback Max Wittek was not on the same page as his running backs.In the first quarter, Wittek turns to his left to hand the ball off while running back Steven Lakalaka runs behind him. Wittek found himself scrambling...
Via Holdout Sports
September 04, 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

Hawai'i AD: School could shut down football program

For fans of the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team then you are not going to be happy to see this. Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay said “There’s a very real possibility of football going away,” via KITV The university is currently facing a $2.1-million budget deficit this year. Hawaii has operated under a budget deficit […]
Via Full Scale Sports
August 18, 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 runs onto court, confronts Hawaii coach Gib Arnold (Video)

In Thursday night's Big West men's college basketball game at UC Santa Barbara, a fan ran onto the court and screamed in the face of visiting Hawaii coach Gib Arnold before being ejected from the arena.It happened with 6:02 remaining in the first half as Arnold walked onto the court to argue against an intentional foul called against Brandon Spearman. As Arnold was being restrained...
Via Holdout Sports
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
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