Category Archives: What’s Happening

59 Years Ago…

59 Years Ago…

With University of Hawaii football fans still reeling from the Mountain West Conference’s decision to not hold a college football season this fall, we look back to the year 1961 – the last time Hawaii did not play an intercollegiate schedule. The announcement made the front page of the Jan. 27, 1961 edition of the…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Blog: The Right Call

Gary’s Blog: The Right Call

Well, it happened. Just when you thought this year has already given us every possible type of forgetful, life-changing and awful moments, we got another one yesterday. I wasn’t surprised at the news that the Mountain West Conference decided to postpone all of its fall sports, especially football. I mean, didn’t we all see this…Continue Reading »

Oh, Brother!

Oh, Brother!

Only 6.5 percent of high school football players wind up playing college ball. Of that number, only 1.6 percent land a spot in the NFL. So imagine the odds of two brothers reaching the sport’s highest level. But it is not as uncommon as you may think. In fact, the University of Hawaii sent three…Continue Reading »

Dis ’N’ Dat

Dis ’N’ Dat

A few odds and ends related to Hawaii sports: ♦ Former Saint Louis Crusader Jordan Yamamoto is back on the Miami Marlins’ 30-man roster. The coronavirus-stricken club had as many as three spots to fill in their starting pitching rotation, and Yamamoto, who just barely missed the cut at the start of the season, should be…Continue Reading »

“What’s My Name?”

“What’s My Name?”

It’s still regarded as one of the most brutal exhibitions in the history of boxing. February 6, 1967. Muhammad Ali vs Ernie Terrell for the WBA and WBC heavyweight championship of the world. The challenger seemed to seal his fate during the lead up to the clash, irritating the champion by referring to him by…Continue Reading »

In the Money

In the Money

The football world was stunned this past March when the San Francisco 49ers traded their All-Pro defensive lineman DeForest Buckner to the Indianapolis Colts. The former Punahou Buffanblu standout wasn’t about to complain, however, and for good reason. Buckner signed a new four-year, $84-million contract with the Colts – more than $44 million is guaranteed.…Continue Reading »

So Freaky Good

So Freaky Good

Giannis Antetokounmpo may or may not be the best player in the NBA – LeBron James has to be in that conversation – but the “Greek Freak” is certainly the odds-on favorite to win league MVP honors for the second consecutive year. Now in his seventh campaign, the 6-11 forward for the Milwaukee Bucks is…Continue Reading »

Points Galore!

Points Galore!

By Lance Tominaga. In October 1979, I was among the 28,000-plus people in attendance at Aloha Stadium to see the University of Hawaii football team put a beating on Prairie View, 65 to 0. I was 15 at the time, and I wasn’t used to seeing the Rainbow Warriors light up the scoreboard like that.…Continue Reading »

Gary’s Blog: Pullman Pilikia

Gary’s Blog: Pullman Pilikia

Last week I wrote how great it was that baseball was back, but the real story was how the Miami Marlins had numerous players who tested positive for the Coronavirus, and I wondered if baseball could continue if things got worse. Well, they have. This week, it’s the St. Louis Cardinals who have had 16…Continue Reading »