Category Archives: What’s Happening

Pool Trick Shots

Pool Trick Shots

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor. In our younger days, my old buddies and I would spend countless hours at our favorite pool halls – anybody remember Holiday Cue on Kaheka Street or Hustler in Aiea? – playing eight ball, nine ball, cutthroat, progression, etc. And every once in a while, to break the…Continue Reading »

Coaching Legends

Coaching Legends

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor. As you might expect, putting together an “greatest-of-all-time” list can be a challenging endeavor, mainly because these sorts of rankings can be purely subjective. This list is no different. Here’s my Top 10 Division I college basketball coaches of all time. To make things even more interesting, I’m…Continue Reading »

Sugar Sweet

Sugar Sweet

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor. This past week, the late, great Colt Brennan was named to the UH Sports Circle of Honor’s 2021 class of inductees. A much deserved distinction, no doubt. Few UH student-athletes were as accomplished or beloved as this record-setting quarterback. Today, we look back on perhaps Colt’s greatest game…Continue Reading »

Hawaii 49, PSU 35

Hawaii 49, PSU 35

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor. The University of Hawaii football team bounced back from last week’s season-opening loss to UCLA with a 49-35 victory last night over Portland State. It was the first game ever held at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex. The Rainbow Warriors are now 1-1 on the young season…Continue Reading »

College Football’s Greatest Entrance?

College Football’s Greatest Entrance?

When Virginia Tech installed a new state-of-the-art scoreboard at Lane Stadium in 2000, officials wanted to celebrate the occasion by introducing a new entrance song to play as the team ran onto the field. Guns N’ Roses’ “Welcome to the Jungle” and the Alan Parsons Project’s “Sirius” were considered, but those songs were already fairly…Continue Reading »

Fan’s Voice: Who Ya Got?

Fan’s Voice: Who Ya Got?

In a way, right now is the best time of the year for NFL fans. The regular season is just days away, and every team is undefeated and filled with optimism for the week’s and months to come. (Well, almost every team. Sorry, Lions and a Texans fans!) As we head into opening week, there…Continue Reading »

Hawaii vs June Jones

Hawaii vs June Jones

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor. June Jones is one of the most revered figures in the history of University of Hawaii Athletics. Not only did he lead the Rainbow Warrior football program to its greatest heights – 2008 Sugar Bowl, anyone? – his love both for UH and the state of Hawaii continues…Continue Reading »

Yes, It Can Happen…

Yes, It Can Happen…

By Lance Tominaga, ESPN Honolulu Web Editor. Yes, Portland State can upset Hawaii. They’ve done it before. The last time the Rainbow Warriors and Vikings met on the football field was Sept. 9, 2000. It was Hawaii’s season opener, and the program was coming off a storybook 1999 season in which the team went 9-4…Continue Reading »

Friday: John Veneri

Friday: John Veneri

Quick, who scored the final points in the last college football game to end in a tie? The answer is former University of Hawaii slotback John Veneri, whose reception for a two-point conversion in the game’s waning moments allowed the Rainbow Warriors to forge a tie with Missouri, 32-32, in a November 1994 contest. The…Continue Reading »