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Who’s next to enter the Poly Football Hall?

by Dave Reardon on January 25, 2015

This is a fun game to play each year now: Who will be in next year’s class of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame? There are plenty of great candidates. Some of the prime ones remaining, off the top of my head: Junior Ah You, Charlie Ane, Bob Apisa, Herman Clark, Riki Ellison, Joe Francis, […]


First of all, as of noon Friday a few tickets are still available for the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame banquet tonight at the Sheraton Waikiki. Go to the PFHOF web site to purchase and for other information. Saturday’s induction ceremony at the PFHOF at the Polynesian Cultural Center is sold out, though. Also, Phil […]


When the University of Hawaii football team opened its season on Thursdays in the recent past, it was against USC. And it was to accommodate national TV — ESPN. So it made some sense. The gate took a bit of a hit, but at least there was good national exposure. Now, though, UH is moving […]



by Dave Reardon on January 18, 2015

Lots of people talk about how things “hurt recruiting.” Well, it can’t help recruiting defensive players when you lose your defensive coordinator and your secondary coach (who was also associate head coach) in the space of about a week. Hawaii football is down to Kurt Gouveia (linebackers) and Lewis Powell (linemen) right now as full-time […]


June Jones says he’s not interested in AD post

by Dave Reardon on January 16, 2015

June Jones said for the record Friday he is not interested in being University of Hawaii athletic director. “I won’t be applying,” said Jones, who was at Waialae Country Club following rookie Tony Finau at the Sony Open in Hawaii’s second round. Jones did say, however, that he would possibly like to coach football at […]


Betting on Marcus

by Dave Reardon on January 8, 2015

Here are some prop bets for the College Football Playoff championship game involving Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota, the Oregon quarterback from Saint Louis School. These odds are courtesy of Total Passing Yards –       Over/Under                               279½   Total Completions – Over                                         19½ (-140, 5/7) Under                                       19½ (EVEN, 1/1)   Total TD Passes – Over                                         […]

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Happy New Year. I hope 2015 is treating you all well so far and will continue to as the year advances. I just returned from the Rose Bowl, and Marcuspalooza continues on in full swing! On to the national championship game for Hawaii’s Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and the Oregon Ducks. And, yes, Mariota […]

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One of the things I’ve found annoying for a while now is the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s lack of responsiveness, specifically to questions about what it will do with the $4 million that normally goes to the NFL during years when it stages the Pro Bowl here in Hawaii. I’ve written previously that since there is […]

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Time for a change?

by Dave Reardon on November 30, 2014

… And who will decide if a change is to be made? Athletic director Ben Jay will meet with football coach Norm Chow this week to discuss the season just completed and the future. No major decisions at UH are made by one person these days, and it’s no secret that Jay is on the […]

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The .8 percent solution

by Dave Reardon on November 29, 2014

Many of us probably agree that one of the allures of sport is the occurrence of the improbable, the Cinderella story come to life, beating all odds for a victory. Chaminade toppling Virginia in basketball for the greatest upset in college basketball history is perhaps the greatest example of that with a Hawaii connection. If […]

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