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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.

AP college football vote, Week Five

by Dave Reardon on October 4, 2015

The poll should be out in a few minutes, and there should be plenty of movement with several upsets and some underwhelming performances with highly ranked teams just barely getting the W. Here’s how I voted. 1. Baylor 2. TCU 3. Clemson 4. Florida 5. LSU 6. Ohio State 7. Utah 8. Oklahoma 9. Alabama […]


Welcome to Madtown

by Dave Reardon on September 24, 2015

I’d never been here before. Which is kind of strange, because I went to college not that far from Madison, Wis., and Northwestern and Wisconsin played each other every year in the Big Ten. But the Mildcats were so bad in those days that very few of us felt compelled to make the nearly three-hour […]


AP college football poll, week 3: Rebel Yell

by Dave Reardon on September 20, 2015

Did it benefit from five opponent turnovers? Did it score on a lucky play that looked like something from a movie? Yes, and yes. Regardless, Ole Miss emerged from Tuscaloosa with a 43-37 win over Alabama on Saturday. Combine that with outscoring their first two opponents 149-24, and the Rebels have the best resume after […]


A high school football game started at 8:38 p.m. on Thursday. It ended right around midnight. It’s bad enough when a game goes that late on a weekend night. It is simply unacceptable on a school night. The game was at Aloha Stadium, and the students on the Farrington and Mililani football teams probably didn’t […]



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, […]

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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 […]

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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.

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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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