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Presidents in Sports

Presidents in Sports

Happy Presidents Day! Today, we take a look at some of the athletic accomplishments of some of our past U.S. Presidents. Did you know that our country’s first President, George Washington, was skilled in a wide number of sports, from archery and swimming to wrestling and billiards. Thomas Jefferson once called Washington the “best horseman…

Dunk You Very Much!

Dunk You Very Much!

One of the marquee events of NBA All-Star Weekend is the Slam Dunk Contest. From gravity-defying legends such as Julius Erving, Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins to modern-day skywalkers like Aaron Gordon and Zach Levine, the slam dunk has become basketball’s ultimate expression of creativity, style and showmanship. Who will ever forget the 1988 duel…

UH Hoops by the Numbers

UH Hoops by the Numbers

The University of Hawaii men’s basketball team is still in the thick of the Big West Conference race, but they’ve hit a big bump in the road with three consecutive losses. Just a week ago, the Rainbow Warriors were just a half-game behind league leader UC Irvine. Now, however, they’re in a three-way tie for…

UH Men’s Hoops All-Decade Team: 2000’s

UH Men’s Hoops All-Decade Team: 2000’s

The 2000s was an eventful decade for the University of Hawaii men’s basketball program. There were two NCAA Tournament appearances, two NIT appearances and a season-opening upset over No. 4-ranked Michigan State. The Riley Wallace era came to a close, with the longtime head coach retiring after the 2006-07 campaign. The decade also included some…