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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.


Jordan and Ali is a matter of dollars and change

by Dave Reardon on June 4, 2016

Honolulu sportscasters Paul Guanzon and Joe Moore interviewed Muhammad Ali at the Kona airport in 1976. Photo courtesy of Mike Hildenbrand. In 1999 when ESPN counted down the top 50 athletes of the 20th century, Muhammad Ali was third to No. 2 Babe Ruth and No. 1 Michael Jordan. If we’re talking merely dominating a […]

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Ben Jay lands in PacWest

by Dave Reardon on June 2, 2016

Former University of Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay will be announced Friday as athletic director at Academy of Art, a Division II school in San Francisco, according to sources. Academy of Art competes in the PacWest conference, which includes Hawaii Division II schools Brigham Young-Hawaii, Chaminade, Hawaii Pacific and Hawaii-Hilo. Jay was unavailable for comment […]

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Warriors coaches visit robbed shop owner

by Dave Reardon on May 23, 2016

The University of Hawaii football staff visited Ok Cha Kim, the 76-year-old Kalihi store owner who was robbed last Monday. Video of her being choked hit social media quickly and went viral. It resulted in two of her alleged attackers turning themselves in.

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Janet Jackson and the decline of the Pro Bowl

by Dave Reardon on May 22, 2016

Some folks say it’s not a coincidence that Jim Steeg — the one person most credited with developing the Super Bowl into the extravaganza it is today — left his job as the NFL’s top exec in charge of special events shortly after the 2004 Patriots-Panthers game, which was most famous, or infamous, for its […]

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Mililani grad Antolin makes big league debut

by Dave Reardon on May 16, 2016

Over the weekend Dustin Antolin became the first Mililani High School alumnus to be called up to the Major Leagues. The Toronto Blue Jays right-handed pitcher made his first appearance Monday night. He relieved in the third inning of the Jays’ 13-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays. Antolin allowed three runs in two innings, […]

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More from Buckner

by Dave Reardon on April 29, 2016

Here are some DeForest Buckner quotes from Curtis Murayama on Thursday that did’t make it into our coverage on draft day, as the defensive end from Maili, Punahou and Oregon was picked by the San Francisco 49ers with the 7th overall pick in the first round. Regarding other players from Hawaii in the draft: “It’s […]

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Pride Rock is real

by Dave Reardon on April 28, 2016

Good news and bad news. First the bad news. Security is pretty lax at the University of Hawaii athletic department. A couple of people were able to sneak into the offices late last night without a key or any burglary skills. The good news is they didn’t take anything. They left something. It’s a big […]

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University of Hawaii football practices with Nick Rolovich as head coach are like they were when June Jones held the post: You never know what star, past or present, might show up to watch. San Diego Chargers linebacker and Heisman Trophy runner-up Manti Te’o from Kahuku and Punahou was there today with Seattle Seahawks defensive […]

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When new Hawaii football coach Nick Rolovich announced his staff it was a surprise to many that Craig Stutzmann was not a part of it. When offensive coordinator Zak Hill left for Boise State a week before recruiting letter of intent day after just a couple of months on the job, Rolovich knew exactly who […]

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UH has no monopoly on bad timing

by Dave Reardon on March 14, 2016

When University of Hawaii basketball coach Gib Arnold was fired a few days before the start of the 2014-15 season, many complained about the timing. Same when the NCAA announced sanctions stemming from its investigation of UH on the first day of the Diamond Head Classic last December. Cal is suffering today from similar bad […]

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