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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.

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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There are reasons no one has done it

by Dave Reardon on March 10, 2016

At 5-feet-9, Nate Robinson is an NBA survivor and a talented, tough athlete. He was a decent college cornerback at Washington while playing both football and basketball for a year, but the odds are very much against him in this venture of trying to make an NFL team. With a few rare exceptions, corners have […]

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Goodell unhappy with Pro Bowl again

by Dave Reardon on February 5, 2016

If it seems we’ve been down this road before it’s because we have. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters today assembled for Sunday’s Super Bowl that he is “disappointed” with what he saw in last Sunday’s Pro Bowl and that he is “open to new ideas” about how the league will “celebrate our great players” […]

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Yes you can go home, Poly Hall, flag football

by Dave Reardon on January 30, 2016

I get a lot of resistance from some corners when I say guys who are from here should be given preference for coaching and other jobs. The reaction is often something like, “You need to get the best person for the job.” Well, I agree with that. The thing is, the best person for the […]

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Report: Hawaii’s new OC hired by Boise State

by Dave Reardon on January 27, 2016

I’ve never known Chadd Cripe of the Idaho Statesman to get a story wrong. So, unless I hear something to the contrary, this is true, and Zak Hill is leaving the University of Hawaii football coaching staff and headed for Boise State without having coached a down as UH’s offensive coordinator. We don’t know how […]

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