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Gary’s Hoops Scoops: Jan. 28

Gary’s Hoops Scoops: Jan. 28

Last week, I wrote about how special this past Saturday was going to be in the basketball program’s 100th anniversary game vs UC Davis. Among the special things planned were highlights of some of the greatest games in UH basketball history. And the next time they show highlights of memorable games, this game will be…

The Wisdom of Kobe Bryant

The Wisdom of Kobe Bryant

“No man is truly great who is great only in his lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.” – William Hazlitt To be sure, there have been basketball players with more God-given ability than Kobe Bryant. The history of basketball is strewn with stories of playground legends who, for one reason or…

World reacts to the loss of Kobe Bryant and 8 others

World reacts to the loss of Kobe Bryant and 8 others

It still doesn’t seem real. Its been less than 48 hours since the world lost 9 lives on the hills of Calabasas: Kobe Bryant. Not only an NBA legend, but a man destined to do things in his retirement that would match (maybe exceed) the success of his basketball career. Gianna Bryant. His 13-year-old daughter…

Tennis Ace: Petra Melounova

Tennis Ace: Petra Melounova

University of Hawaii tennis player Petra Melounova has already carved her place in the UH record books. The senior from the Czech Republic is perhaps the greatest tennis player in program history, reaching the NCAA Tournament as a singles competitor for three straight seasons. Last year, the All-American reached the Round of 16 despite dealing…