Category Archives: What’s Happening

Gary’s Hoops Scoops: Moving On

Gary’s Hoops Scoops: Moving On

By Gary Dickman. Guess what, I’m still here. I figured, “Why not still talk about what could be going on, what should be going on and what’s not going on?” But first, there is some UH basketball news. Since last week, UH has had three players transfer out. Two of them didn’t surprise me, with…Continue Reading »

Hulka-Moments

Hulka-Moments

WrestleMania 36 is right around the corner – well, a scaled-down, audience-free version of it, anyway – so today we thought we’d chronicle the career of one of the industry’s most recognizable figures. Since making his in-ring debut in 1977, Hulk Hogan (real name: Terry Bollea) has been both celebrated and reviled, embraced and ostracized,…Continue Reading »

Best Baseball Movies

Best Baseball Movies

This would have been the first weekend of the 2020 Major League Baseball season, but COVID-19 put a stop to that. But we baseball fans, even those of us staying “safe at home,” can still get our fill of America’s pastime. Only instead of Trout, Betts, Bellinger, Scherzer and Yelich, we’d be watching the likes…Continue Reading »

Interview: Cole McDonald

Interview: Cole McDonald

If you missed The Sports Animals’ interview with former University of Hawaii QB Cole McDonald on Thursday, here it is in its entirety. Included in their chat: Cole’s experiences at the NFL Draft Combine; how COVID-19 has impacted his preparation for next month’s draft; his decision to skip his senior season to enter the draft;…Continue Reading »

“Call the Coach” with Todd Graham

“Call the Coach” with Todd Graham

ESPN Honolulu has been airing “Call the Coach” for nearly two decades. During this time, we’ve broadcast the show from a number of locations – Murphy’s, The Willows, our current host site Ruby Tuesday, etc. – and featured UH coaches such as Dave Shoji, Riley Wallace, June Jones, Mike Trapasso, Greg McMackin, Laura Beeman, Bob…Continue Reading »

Aloha, Drew

Aloha, Drew

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor. Several weeks ago, we heard the rumor that University of Hawaii point guard Drew Buggs was likely to leave the program at the end of the season. That bit of gossip became reality yesterday when the redshirt junior confirmed to Honolulu Star-Advertiser beat reporter Stephen Tsai that he…Continue Reading »

Coming Attractions: Manel Ayol

Coming Attractions: Manel Ayol

Want something to look forward to once the world returns to some semblance of normalcy? Manel Ayol, a 6-7 forward out of Western Wyoming College, has announced that he will play for the University of Hawaii men’s basketball team. “Happy to say that I will be continuing my academic and basketball career at Hawai‘i, I…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Hoop Scoops: A Look Ahead

Gary’s Hoop Scoops: A Look Ahead

I love college basketball. I love our team, the UH Rainbow Warriors. Win or lose, that’s still our team. I also, like all of us, realize that sports have taken a backseat these days with what’s going on in the world today. I truly mean this when I say that I can’t wait until we…Continue Reading »

“Hands…Washing Hands…”

“Hands…Washing Hands…”

If you miss University of Hawaii baseball, you’re not alone. There’s something for everyone who attends a Rainbow Warrior home game: baseball, Warrior dogs, autograph nights, the seventh-inning stretch and, of course, singing along to Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline. Well, Covid-19 has put a halt to the games, but you can still enjoy Diamond’s classic…Continue Reading »

COVID-19 Awareness

COVID-19 Awareness

In life, as in sports, there are challenges. The Covid-19 pandemic is one challenge that we are all facing today. But like any opponent, this terrible virus can be beat. But it will take teamwork. Each of us has a role to play in defeating Covid-19, whether we’re out there on the field or, for…Continue Reading »