Quick Reads

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

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 […]


RIP, Ray Nagel

by Dave Reardon on January 21, 2015

I was a high school kid when Ray Nagel became athletic director at UH, and I was a young part-timer at the Star-Bulletin when I first met him. Nagel died last Thursday in San Antonio of natural causes at age 87. I remember him as very friendly and articulate. A lot of great things happened […]



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 […]


University of Hawaii diamond dandies of all generations will gather Feb. 7 at Murakami Stadium for an alumni day that includes a game against the current Rainbow Warriors at 1 p.m., preceded by a softball game at 11:30 a.m. Organizer Tommy Heffernan said there will also be plenty of food and music and is putting […]


Buffs make SportsCenter Top Ten

by Dave Reardon on January 15, 2015

Kala’i Santos made the 74-foot shot. The Star-Advertiser’s Paul Honda got it on video. Keith Amemiya showed it to Neil Everett at ESPN. Everett’s producer liked it. And that’s how Punahou’s buzzer beater made it on SportsCenter’s Plays of the Day tonight.


UH spokesman talks about search committee

by Dave Reardon on January 14, 2015

On Tuesday when the UH AD search committee list was announced I had a few questions for chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman. UH spokesman Dan Meisenzahl said Bley-Vroman was not available, but Meisenzahl addressed the questions on behalf of UH DR: The initial reaction, including from me, is that the committee seems light on coaches, athletic administrators. […]


Search committee named

by Dave Reardon on January 13, 2015

The search committee for the UH-Manoa athletic director’s post was announced this morning: John Dean (Central Pacific Bank President), David Erickson (UH faculty representative), Elizabeth Ignacio (MD, IMUA Orthopedics, assistant professor John A Burns Medical School)), Marilyn Moniz-Kahoohanohano (UH assistant athletic director), Amanda Paterson (UH athletics director of compliance), Allen Uyeda (retired CEO First Insurance), […]