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UH whiffs on another

May 20th, 2014

Heading into the final day of the spring signing period Wednesday, there was some hope Hawaii could pick up a much-needed big man in the form of Navarro (Texas) College 6-foot-10, 290-pound center Jaleel Cousins. Nope. Cousins, who I’m told visited UH recently with his older brother DeMarcus of the NBA, elected to sign withREAD MORE


Fisher exploring options

May 13th, 2014

Hawaii assistant coach Scott Fisher could very well be plying his trade elsewhere next season, independent of the NCAA’s findings of the UH men’s hoops program. “I’m employed by UH but yes I am investigating other options,” Fisher wrote in a message to the Star-Advertiser on Tuesday. Fisher’s Australian connections remain strong. He’s regarded asREAD MORE


2 new recruiting names

April 29th, 2014

The Twitterverse revealed two new recruiting prospects for the Hawaii men’s basketball team over the last 24 hours. The first is Newark Memorial High (Bay Area, Calif.) senior point guard Joey Frenchwood. The 6-foot-1 Frenchwood picked up his first Division I offer on Sunday from Hawaii, he said in a phone interview Tuesday. He saidREAD MORE


Arnold Call the Coach roundup

April 22nd, 2014

Hawaii coach Gib Arnold made a rare after-season appearance on KKEA 1420-AM’s Call the Coach Show on Tuesday amid several offseason happenings for his program. Highlights include Arnold saying he has two scholarships remaining for next season; stating that a game against Pittsburgh on Maui before the EA Sports Maui Invitational was likely; and sayingREAD MORE


Musings on Shamburger

April 15th, 2014

Well, if you haven’t heard by now, Hawaii point guard Keith Shamburger is picking up his ball and going home. If you drew up a list of likely candidates to leave early right after the conclusion of the 2013-14 season, Shamburger wouldn’t have been near the top; his starting job seemed relatively secure. But nowREAD MORE


General recruiting update

April 9th, 2014

MONDAY UPDATE: Indian Hills Community College guard Roderick Bobbitt has verbally committed to UH. With Wednesday’s news that Abel Porter is still uncommitted leading up to his two-year LDS mission, let’s talk about a couple guys who could be part of Hawaii’s immediate future. I’ve been told that UH just hosted Navarro (Texas) College 6-foot-10READ MORE


Big names on 2014-15 schedule?

April 2nd, 2014

There was a little buzz Wednesday about some possible big names on Hawaii’s 2014-15 schedule. Players Keith Shamburger and Aaron Valdes tweeted about Kentucky (a current Final Four team) and Pittsburgh (coached by former UH assistant Jamie Dixon) coming to the Stan Sheriff Center in nonconference play.   got Pitt and Kentucky coming to theREAD MORE


Uncertain times

March 19th, 2014

With today’s news that the NCAA will investigate the Hawaii men’s basketball program, the next few weeks will certainly be interesting around the Manoa lower campus. You can debate the merits of the college governing body sending representatives out here on the subject of assistant coach Brandyn Akana’s apparent suspension self-imposed by UH. Certain partiesREAD MORE


Showtime

March 13th, 2014

The Hawaii women’s basketball team raised the bar in the Big West tournament on Wednesday. Can the UH men do the same? We’re a handful of minutes away from tipoff between the No. 4 Rainbow Warriors and No. 5 Cal State Northridge at the Honda Center in Anaheim. UC Irvine is in the process ofREAD MORE


UCSB apologizes

March 7th, 2014

UC Santa Barbara wasted little time in exercising damage control for Thursday’s widely replayed and nationally discussed fan incident¬†on the Gauchos’ senior night game against Hawaii. The Gauchos athletic department issued an all-points apology on the matter on Friday: “On behalf of the UCSB student-athletes and staff we are disappointed and saddened by the singularREAD MORE


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