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Star-Advertiser columnist Dave Reardon discusses any and all sports issues, with a special focus on Hawaii’s athletes and teams.


by Dave Reardon on September 1, 2015

Some NFL fans already know the name Bennet Omalu and its significance relating to football. Many don’t. Soon, many more will. All should. Omalu is the Nigerian doctor who discovered chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) while conducting the autopsy of Pittsburgh Steelers great Mike Webster. It was a landmark scientific finding, linking head trauma associated in […]

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Now that we’ve had 10 years to reflect that’s a fun question to ponder. Where would you rate it compared to Hawaii making it to the Sugar Bowl, UH getting to the finals of the College World Series, the home run by Jenna Rodriguez to propel the Wahine into the softball CWS? There are many […]

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Hawaii visits 3 teams ranked in AP poll

by Dave Reardon on August 25, 2015

The Associated Press preseason football poll came out this week, and Hawaii will play three ranked teams — all on the road. They are No. 1 Ohio State, No. 20 Wisconsin and No. 23 Boise State. See my game-by-game prediction for UH this season in today’s column. The complete poll: 1. Ohio State, 2. TCU, […]


More HNN sports transition

by Dave Reardon on August 15, 2015

Hawaii News Now bucked the trend recently by upping its sports staff to three anchors/reporters. Now, at least for the time being, HNN has four anchors and reporters covering the games people play in the islands Ian Scheuring has moved from Sunrise producer to sports reporter and weekend sports anchor at Hawaii News Now, as […]


Ogata, 93, is eldest at USBC Senior Championships

by Dave Reardon on August 11, 2015

Harold Ogata, Sr., of Honolulu was the most senior of the seniors at the United States Bowling Congress Senior Championships, last weekend in Green Bay, Wisc. Read his story by Matt Cannizzaro.


Everett, ESPN agree to long-term deal

by Dave Reardon on August 5, 2015

While some of the other top-level talent is leaving ESPN, Neil Everett is set for at least another six years. Everett, who considers Hawaii as much home as his native Oregon, agreed to a new contract recently. So did his partner at SportsCenter LA, Stan Verrett. Financial terms were not disclosed, but it is believed […]

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Tulimasealii on Poly award watch list

by Dave Reardon on July 28, 2015

University of Hawaii junior defensive lineman Kennedy Tulimasealii, a product of Waianae High School, is among the 36 players on the preseason watch list for the 2016 Polynesian College Football Player of the Year Award which was announced today. Marcus Mariota, the Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback from Oregon and Saint Louis School, won the inaugural award […]

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Bailey: “Why not Hawaii?”

by Dave Reardon on July 27, 2015

I’m back from vacation today. First thing will be to go hear Hawaii athletic director David Matlin and football offensive coordinator Don Bailey talk at the Downtown Athletic Club’s luncheon at the Hukilau restaurant. Update: About 100 people attended the luncheon. Matlin, who pointed out that he just made three months officially on the job, […]

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Apisa finishing documentary

by Dave Reardon on July 14, 2015

Bob Apisa, one of the greatest high school football players in Hawaii’s history, recently returned home to celebrate his 70th birthday. The Farrington and Michigan State standout lives in Southern California after retiring from a career as a stuntman and actor in Hollywood. Now he has graduated to filmmaking, and is putting the finishing touches […]

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by Dave Reardon on July 10, 2015

I’m on vacation most of the rest of the month. But I will be back in for a day or two in the next couple of weeks and will post my ballot for preseason Mountain West football all-conference choices.

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