Interviews

Interviews


April 15 – University of Hawaii Football head coach Todd Graham answered questions from the media following their practice on Thursday. Barring any additional disruptions, Spring Practice is scheduled to conclude on April 29th.



April 14 – University of Hawaii Men’s Basketball head coach Eran Ganot joins The Sports Animals to recap Signing Day and tells us about the newest Rainbow Warriors.



April 14 – Mark Milton, beverage marketer, speaks with the Sports Animals about some interesting wine analysis(?) and what its like being known as Mckenzie Milton’s dad.



April 14 – Mike Trapasso goes on the Bobby Curran Show to speak about winning 3 out of 4 on the road, and how that can still be disappointing as a coach and as a team.



April 13 – ESPN’s Neil Everett joins The Sports Animals to talk about the pandemic, fans returning to games, and smooth skin?



April 13 – Brent Beaird joins Bobby Curran to talk college football and the upcoming rule changes on transfer portals and the “Saban” rule for recruiting.



University of Hawai’i Beach Volleyball head coach Anjelica Ljunqvist joins Bobby Curran to discuss their last couple of matches as well as her times before coaching for UH.



University of Hawai’i Men’s Tennis head coach Joël Kusnierz chats with Bobby Curran about his time as a player in college, as well as the recent performance of his team.



April 9 – University of Hawai’i Women’s Golf head coach Stephen Bidne joins Bobby Curran to talk about their latest competition and Hana Mirnik’s record-setting performance at the Cowgirl Classic.



March 31 – UH Softball head coach Bob Coolen joined the Sports Animals and gives his opinion on the news of the Supreme Court listening to the case about amateurism in the NCAA. Plus, the team and their great weekend at CSUN.



March 30 – University of Hawai’i Football head coach Todd Graham answers questions from the media following Tuesday’s Spring practice.



March 27 – University of Hawaii Football head coach Todd Graham joins the Sports Animals to talk about Spring Practice as it just gets underway in Mānoa.



March 26 – University of Hawaii Men’s Volleyball head coach Charlie Wade shares the excitement level of the program to finally have a home match this season, stresses how important conference play is this season more-so than ever, discusses how the team fights off complacency and gives us a preview with a second set of matches against No. 12 UC San Diego.



March 26 – University of Hawaii Wahine Water Polo head coach “Mo” Cole talks about how she kept her team engaged after this weekend’s series with UC Irvine was cancelled and how active she was in looking to schedule the Anteaters for later on in the season.



March 26 – ESPN Honolulu UH Football analyst John Veneri joins Bobby Curran to discuss the 2021 schedule for UH, the impact of Calvin Turner Jr. coming back and the growth of QB1, Chevan Cordeiro.



March 25 – University of Hawai’i Football head coach Todd Graham answered questions from the media following their first spring practice Thursday.



March 25 – Josh Houtz from the Phinsider joins Bobby Curran to talk Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins.



March 23 – Former Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor joins the Sports Animals to talk about the players that Steelers have lost in the off-season due to free agency, if he was shocked that Juju stayed in Pittsburgh for less money than he likely could’ve gotten elsewhere, what they need to do in the Draft to move forward, and more.



March 23 – ESPN radio college basketball analyst Bob Valvano joins the Sports Animals to talk about the Tournament, the surprises, and who might be going forward this coming weekend.



March 23 – University of Hawai’i Men’s Basketball assistant coach Chris Gerlufsen discusses the never ending growth of the transfer portal. He said as of this morning, the portal has over 800 Division I players.



March 19 – University of Hawai’i Men’s Basketball assistant coach Jabari Trotter joins Bobby Curran to discuss the recent string of players entering the transfer portal.



March 18 – ESPN college basketball analyst and all-time college basketball great Bill Walton joins the Sports Animals to talk about the tournament, who the favorites are, who he wants to see winning, and a whole lot more.



March 17 – University of Hawai’i Men’s Volleyball head coach Charlie Wade joins Bobby Curran to talk about the team’s series sweeps on the road and preparing for next week’s BWC opener vs. UC San Diego.



March 17 – Former UH Basketball assistant coach and current assistant coach at Oregon State Marlon Stewart joins The Sports Animals to talk about the ‘Big Dance’ and the Beavers in the NCAA Tournament bubble.



March 16 – Broadcaster for ESPN and Pac12 Networks Roxy Bernstein joins the Sports Animals to talk about the NCAA Basketball Tournament and some potential teams that may not be dancing long.



March 15 – ESPN college basketball analyst Richie Schueler talks the upcoming March Madness following Selection Sunday, and who he thinks will be an upset for brackets across the nation.



Mar. 12 – University of Hawaii Football head coach Todd Graham joins Josh Pacheco to talk about the team and the advancement to spring ball with the coaching changes.



Mar. 12 – University of Hawai’i Women’s Basketball head coach Laura Beeman and senior Amy Atwell answered questions from the media following their 52-64 loss to UC Davis in the Big West Conference Tournament semifinals.



Mar. 11 – University of Hawai’i Athletics Director David Matlin fills us in about their current plans to improve T.C. Ching Athletics Complex up to Division I football standards.



Mar. 11 – Rainbow Wahine Softball head coach Bob Coolen reviews his squad’s matchup against Washington last week, and how they can improve this season.



Mar. 5 – University of Hawaii first baseman Alex Baeza joins Tiff Wells on this week’s episode! Baeza, a redshirt junior out of West Jordan, Utah, started 15 games for UH in the COVID-shortened 2020 season. The previous year, Baeza started 48 games and hit .248 with 27 RBIs, 30 runs scored and 7 doubles. He was also second on the team in home runs (4).



Mar. 2 – The Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu joins the sports animals to discuss local sports, when that could be returning, and some interesting developments in golf as well as the potential in TopGolf in Hawaii.



March 1 – University of Hawai’i Men’s Basketball head coach Eran Ganot answers a lot of questions from fans about their regular season up to this point and looking ahead to UC Davis and the Big West Tournament.



Mar. 1 – Spectrum Sports’ Kawika Hallums joins The Sports Animals to talk about the big sweep of Long Beach for the UH Men’s basketball team.



Feb. 26 – Rainbow Wahine Basketball takes the spotlight on this week’s episode! Olivia Davies is a redshirt freshman guard who is averaging 6.2 points and 2.4 rebounds a game for the Rainbow Wahine, while Kelsie Imai is a true freshman out of Waiakea High School.



Feb. 25 – UH Men’s Volleyball head coach Charlie Wade joins Josh Pacheco for a post game interview to talk about the game and the season overall after starting off 4-0 for the season.



Feb. 23 – University of Hawaii Swimming and Diving head coach Elliot Ptasnik joins Bobby Curran to recap the Rainbow Wahine winning their 5th consecutive MPSF Championship over the weekend.



Feb. 23 – Big wave rider Billy Kemper joins the podcast to reflect on his harrowing recovery from the career-threatening injuries he suffered from a wipeout off the coast of Morocco last February. His incredible journey back from the brink is the subject of a 6-part documentary series entitled, “Billy”. Prior to that conversation, Kanoa and Jordan get into the topics of another crazy overtime game for the UH basketball team, a victorious season debut for the Hawaii men’s volleyball squad, UH football says “aloha” to offensive coordinator GJ Kinne, and their reaction to the Carson Wentz trade. Plus, as always, the guys close the show with their “Best and Worst”.
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Feb. 20 – The winningest player in the history of the Hawaii men’s basketball team, Mike Thomas, reminisces about his five-year career in Manoa spanning three head coaches, an NCAA investigation and NCAA Tournament run. Thomas breaks down how Gib Arnold, Benjy Taylor and Eran Ganot found success through different methods. He’s left hoops behind — at least as a player — and is focusing his energies in athletic training, player development and music. Meanwhile, the bank is open for Biwali Bayles as the ‘Bows withdraw a one-point W at Cal State Northridge.
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Feb. 17 – As the Men’s volleyball season approaches, UH assistant coach Josh Walker joins Dave and Tiff to talk about the upcoming season.



Feb. 17 – Sports Agent, former NBA assistant coach, and Hawaii’s own Jarinn Akana joins Dave and Tiff to talk about the statements that Draymond Green made the other day about the power/influence of NBA players. Akana also talks about his interest in getting into the NFL market.



Feb. 15 – University of Hawai’i Men’s Basketball head coach Eran Ganot discusses the Rainbow Warriors’ 6-game home stand and going back on the road this weekend. Plus, coach answers a bunch of questions from fans.



Feb. 12 – Former UH football standout linebacker and 10-year CFL veteran Solomon Elimimian joins Artie Wilson and talks of his travels from Nigeria to Los Angeles to Hawai`i and then to Canada. The recently retired linebacker shares his love for his alma mater and coaches that helped him. The President of the CFL Players Association discusses what he plans to do now that his playing days are over and is surprised with congratulatory remarks from two of his former UH coaches.



Feb. 12 – University of Hawaii softball utility player Angelique “Cheeks” Ramos and outfielder Bree Soma join host Tiff Wells for this week’s episode. The two seniors are expected to lead the Rainbow Wahine this season (the schedule has yet to be announced).



Feb. 12 – The “Daddest Man on the Planet” and UFC Great Daniel “DC” Cormier talks with Josh Pacheco about local boy Maki Pitolo and other fighters to watch for in UFC 258.



Feb. 12 – Artie continues your Aloha #HDayFriday sports discussion with a lot of talk on this weekend’s UH men’s basketball series at home versus UC Santa Barbara
Joining Artie today is former UH football standout linebacker and 10-year CFL veteran Solomon Elimimian. He talks of his travels from Nigeria to Los Angeles to Hawai`i and then to Canada. The recently retired linebacker shares his love for his alma mater and coaches that helped him. The President of the CFL Players Association discusses what he plans to do now that his playing days are over and is surprised with congratulatory remarks from two of his former UH coaches.



Feb. 8 – UH Men’s Basketball head coach Eran Ganot joins Bobby Curran for an hour special of Call the Coach, where he answers texts, calls, and Facebook comments about the team, this season, and the future with recruiting.



Feb. 8 – HPU Women’s Basketball Head Coach Reid Takatsuka joins Josh Pacheco to talks about his team’s winning 30-game win streak from last season to now.



Feb. 5 – Former UH football head coach June Jones tells Artie Wilson why he’s picking the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to win on Sunday, how much fun it would be to coach Patrick Mahomes and shares his thoughts on UH football’s decision to play home games on campus for the next couple of seasons.



Feb. 5 – In this week’s episode, we spotlight University of Hawai’i Golf with Monica Johnson, a highly decorated freshman from Sydney, Australia and Kotaro Murata, a sophomore from Matsuyama, Japan who is coming off a superb freshman season.



Feb. 5 – On Point with Artie Wilson



Feb. 4 – University of Hawaii Football head coach Todd Graham joined Bobby Curran to talk about his batch of new recruits after National Signing Day and the players he’s looking forward to coaching in the future.



Jan. 30 – Campbell High School’s star wide receiver Titus Mokiao-Atimalala gives a heartfelt speech before officially announcing his commitment to the University of Central Florida. Mokiao-Atimalala will join fellow Hawai’i products Dillon Gabriel (QB) and Lokahi Pauole (OL).