Warrior Beat

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

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 […]



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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Taimatuia wins MWC weekly award

by Stephen Tsai on November 17, 2014

Outside linebacker TJ Taiamatuia today was named the Mountain West Conference’s defensive player of the week. He amassed 11 tackles, including one for negative yardage, in a 13-0 victory over San Jose State. It was the Warriors’ first road victory since Oct. 29, 2011 a span of 11 games. * * * * * The […]

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Still kickin’?

by Stephen Tsai on November 16, 2014

Our blog friend Augie T’s pet phrase, “It’s nuts, it’s crazy,” was used to describe things that were nuts and crazy. Such as: If Hawaii (2-4 in MWC) wins its final two regular-season games, and San Diego State (3-3) and Nevada (3-3) each lose their final two games, then the Warriors would play in the […]

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Game day: San Jose State

by Stephen Tsai on November 15, 2014

A long rivalry continues when the Warriors play the Spartans today. The Spartans lead the series, 18-17-1, dating to 1936. It’s 6-6-1 in games played in San Jose. Some back stories: > Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey was raised in the Bay Area and attended City College of San Francisco as a part-time student while grayshirting in […]

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Harding is semifinalist for punting award

by Stephen Tsai on November 14, 2014

SAN JOSE — Scott Harding is one of 10 semifinalists for the Ray Guy Award as the nation’s top punter. * * * * * Trouble with young’uns is they have that dazed-puppy look when anybody makes a “Do you know the way to San Jose?” reference. Being navigationally challenged, I tried the line twice. […]

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Departing again

by Stephen Tsai on November 13, 2014

The Warriors depart this afternoon on their fifth road trip of the season. Once again, the Warriors will be short-handed. Head coach Norm Chow announced on his radio show that running back Steven Lakalaka and defensive lineman Marcus Malepeai are not expected to travel while recovering from injuries. Linebacker Julian Gener is expected to make […]

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