Warrior Beat

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

Warriors begin fieldwork

by Stephen Tsai on July 27, 2017

215 days after putting to rest their 2016 season, the Warriors return to the field this morning for their first practice of training camp. Because they play UMass on Week Zero, the Warriors are one of three Mountain West teams that are opening training camp this week. Colorado State has a staggered start, with the […]


Media Summit, part 2

by Stephen Tsai on July 26, 2017

LAS VEGAS — It’s the second day — wait, second or third? — oh, anyway, we’re back again at the Cosmo for another round of the Mountain West Media Summit. Everyone is still abuzz about Rolo bringing “Elvis” to yesterday’s session. The publicity was well worth the $700 Rolo paid for Elvis’ two hours of […]

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Warriors picked 2nd in West Division

by Stephen Tsai on July 25, 2017

LAS VEGAS >> The Warriors are predicted to finish second in the Mountain West Conference’s West Division this season, according to a media poll released today at the league’s Media Summit. San Diego State is predicted to finish first. Left tackle Dejon Allen, middle linebacker Jahlani Tavai and free safety Trayvon Henderson were selected to […]

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’92 Rainbow Warriors join the Circle

by Stephen Tsai on July 24, 2017

Bob Marley, Tupac, Queen, Jimi Hendrix never won a Grammy. Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Harrison Ford never won an Oscar. And it would be a surprise to many that the 1992 Rainbow Warriors had not been inducted into the UH Circle of Honor. That changed with today’s announcement that the 1992 Holiday Bowl champs […]

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Cvercko to speak at QB Club

by Stephen Tsai on July 23, 2017

All of your recruiting questions may be asked when Jason Cvercko, the Warriors’ director of recruiting and retention, steps to the mic at Monday’s Honolulu Quarterback Club meeting at the Maple Garden Restaurant. Lunch is $16 per person, and begins at 11:30 a.m. The program starts at noon. Cvercko also serves as UH’s pro liaison. […]

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Warrior football: Pre-camp notes

by Stephen Tsai on July 22, 2017

As the Warriors prepare to open training camp on Wednesday, here are some things to note: • The Warriors report on Wednesday. The first practice is Thursday, beginning at 6:30 a.m. These are the practices that will be open to the general public: > Thursday, July 27, 6:30 a.m. > Friday, July 28, 6:30 a.m. […]

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Warriors will debut new helmets

by Stephen Tsai on July 21, 2017

The Warriors will unveil their new helmets during a private ceremony with donors on Aug. 13. Nick Rolovich said the Warriors will have two sets of helmets to provide more sartorial options. He said these are new helmets, not refurbished ones. Donors contributed to the cost of the helmets ($450 apiece). A donor’s name will […]

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RB not expected to play this season

by Stephen Tsai on July 20, 2017

Running back Melvin Davis is not expected to play this coming season because of an apparent knee injury. Davis rushed for 218 yards in eight games in 2015 after transferring from Santa Monica College. He redshirted last year after suffering an infection that required hospitalization. Davis did not participate in spring training or the offseason […]

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Warriors complete offseason program

by Stephen Tsai on July 19, 2017

The Warriors finished their seven-month offseason conditioning program with yesterday’s drills. The six-cycle program concluded with testing in the 20-yard dash.

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No winners in player’s suspension

by Stephen Tsai on July 18, 2017

Defensive tackle Ka‘aumoana Gifford is smart, witty and a pretty good football player. His grandfather, who is quite an entertaining gentleman, inducted me into the Zipper Club, and after practices, we show off our zipper-looking scars from cardiac bypass surgeries. But even smart, witty, pretty good football players with cool grandfathers make mistakes. The thing […]

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