Warrior Beat

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

Trick or treat

by Stephen Tsai on October 31, 2014

It’s Halloween, and we don’t have any candy. But if you want to win two throwback Rainbow helmet decals, please post: It’s still football season, baby! Avis will choose a winner.


Tablets could ease UH’s aches

by Stephen Tsai on October 30, 2014

If an ill-gotten iPad is at the heart — or, at least, an artery — of the basketball investigation, there could have been one solution: Get everybody one. UH is becoming less reliant on paper. For instance, media guides and weekly news releases are sent out as pdf attachments on e-mails. In sports, an increasingly […]

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How about these three?

by Stephen Tsai on October 29, 2014

When it come to the UH basketball situation, I get my info maybe third or fourth hand. But first hand, I’ve had nice conversations with Gib Arnold and Brandyn Akana. They’ve always been nice and friendly to me. Disclosures: 1) I covered Arnold when he was a Punahou student as part of my ILH basketball […]

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Arnold out as hoops coach

by Stephen Tsai on October 28, 2014

As first reported by Brian McInnis, “Ferd” Lewis and Dave Reardon, Warrior basketball coach Gib Arnold and assistant Brandyn Akana have been relieved of their coaching duties. Here’s the link: Arnold out * * * * * The football train does not stop for injuries, losses, and so forth. The Warriors are back at practice […]

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All or nothing

by Stephen Tsai on October 27, 2014

The Warriors have five regular-season games remaining. Consider this: > There are only two home games left, starting with Saturday’s game against Utah State. After that, three of the final four will be on the road. The Warriors, 2-6 overall and 1-2 in MWC, still have a mathematical chance for the postseason if they win […]

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The “It” factor

by Stephen Tsai on October 26, 2014

Remember the hanabata days of playing tag? Somebody says, “tag, you’re ‘it,” and then you spend what seems like forever chasing after the speedy and elusive kid. That was last night’s football game. For more than 24 minutes of a 30-minute second half, the Warriors were “It,” and Nevada quarterback Cody Fajardo was that speedy […]

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Game day: Nevada

by Stephen Tsai on October 25, 2014

It’s homecoming for the Warriors, which means: > They will wear the green retro uniforms. > There will be an extended halftime show. > They face the league’s best quarterback (Cody Fajardo), pass-rusher (Brock Hekking) and a team that has won the last three meetings. Fajardo missed last year’s game, but in the two previous […]

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UH, Ellis Jr. complete the circle

by Stephen Tsai on October 24, 2014

On a typical summer day in 1963, father and son were cleaning the family’s back yard. “And he got a stroke,” said Agenhart Ellis Jr., noting his father suffered partial paralysis on his right side. Ellis Jr., who had recently completed his freshman season at Kansas, faced a dilemma. As the eldest of six kids, […]

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Thursday’s notes

by Stephen Tsai on October 23, 2014

Diane Chow is back home after spending more than two weeks recovering from a brain aneurysm at UCLA Medical Center. This is a positive step in her recovery. * * * * * Agenhart Ellis, who has deep ties to UH football program as a former player and father of a former player, gave the […]

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Coming to a theater near you …

by Stephen Tsai on October 22, 2014

It is understandable for a sub-.500 team to suffer a dropoff in home attendance. It is understandable for fans and their friends to watch a pay-per-view telecast in the comfort of their homes or garages. What should be a concern is when fans prefer to watch a UH game at a movie theater instead of […]

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