Warrior Beat

Expanded coverage of UH football, including practice notes, game analysis, recruiting info and observations on the Mountain West Conference.

Early-bird special

by Stephen Tsai on November 27, 2014

It will be Thanksgiving SoCal-style for the Warriors today. They are scheduled to practice at an L.A.-area high school, then have Thanksgiving dinner at the hotel where they are staying. Traveling a day earlier than usual makes sense on a busy Holiday weekend. One media member was stranded in San Francisco when the pilot did […]


Warriors wrap up Manoa practices

by Stephen Tsai on November 26, 2014

The Warriors will conduct their final regular-season practice in Manoa today, then depart this afternoon for the road trip against Fresno State. Scott Harding will be held out of practice as a precaution against numerous ailments, but is expected to play this Saturday. He also did not practice last week but was used as a […]

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The merits of scouts

by Stephen Tsai on November 25, 2014

To be sure, UH says farewell to its senior student-athletes like no other school. Lei, family and friends, game-winning touchdown … With the Warriors ending their season on the road this weekend, tomorrow’s final Manoa practice is essentially the season-ender for the more than 35 scout players. The redshirts and developing players who form the […]

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It’s not over …

by Stephen Tsai on November 24, 2014

KHON sports director Rob DeMello figured it out. UH media relations director Derek Inouchi confirmed it. Yes, if Hawaii, San Jose State and UNLV all win this coming weekend, Hawaii would win the West Division and play in the Mountain West Conference’s championship game. Not sure how it computes. (When they were explaining it to […]

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“The Catch”

by Stephen Tsai on November 23, 2014

On a play known as “Frisco,” the Warriors defeated UNLV on Ikaika Woolsey’s 20-yard pass to Marcus Kemp as time expired: Click on this: “The Catch” video”

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Game day: UNLV

by Stephen Tsai on November 22, 2014

It’s the final home of the season for the Warriors, who also will bid aloha to 23 seniors. Yesterday, slim became none when San Diego State won in a rout, ending the Warriors’ final chance to represent the West in the MWC title game. Heck, it was a long shot, anyway. What’s guaranteed is to […]

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by Stephen Tsai on November 21, 2014

For each of the past three trips to Hawaii, the Rebels traveled by commercial flight on Thursday and stayed on the North Shore. In those three games, the Rebels were outscored by an average of 49.6 points to 11.7. The closest game was 42-13 in 2006. This time, the Rebels are scheduled to travel today […]

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Volleyball Warriors: On the rise this fall

by Stephen Tsai on November 20, 2014

These are good times this fall for the volleyball Warriors, who went 8-4 in a recent California tournament, did well in recruiting, and are preparing for Tuesday’s exhibition match in the Stan Sheriff Center. “There’s a lot to like,” said head coach Charlie Wade, who received a two-year contract extension this past summer. Wade’s optimism […]

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End of a cycle

by Stephen Tsai on November 19, 2014

This Saturday will mark the final home game for the 23 seniors. This also will be final class involving those who played in the Greg McMackin tenure. Left tackle Ben Clarke, quarterback Ikaika Woolsey, linebacker Lance Williams and defensive tackle Penitito Faalologo grayshirted during the 2011 fall semester, McMackin’s last as UH head coach. They […]

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Home stretch

by Stephen Tsai on November 18, 2014

The Warriors are back on the practice field today in preparation for the home finale against UNLV this Saturday. UH lists 22 seniors. Of note, Nick Childs, Scott Harding, Jeremy Higgins, Donnie King, Michael Martin, and Taz Stevenson initially joined the program as walk-ons. Stevenson, who earned a bachelor’s degree at Washington, is in graduate […]

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