In 1926, Hawaii coach Otto Klum’s squad scored 101 points twice against opponents “Field Artillery” and “Heilani AC”. Interestingly,101 points is what June Jones’ 2007 squad would’ve scored on San Jose State, had eld conditions not been so
The University of Hawaii’s motto is
Ma luna a`e o nà làhui a pau ke ola ke kanaka
, which means “Above all nations is humanity” in theHawaiian language. It also means “Your mother has a smooth forehead” in Klingon.
In 1923, after defeating Oregon State on Moiliili Field, a rainbow appeared, causing local reporters to start calling the UH footballteam the “Rainbows”. Hawaii fans are eternally grateful that reporters didn’t see a dog peeing right after that game as they were an awfullyimpressionable lot. Hawaii teams were known as the “Rainbow Warriors” until they dropped the “Rainbow” from their name and logos in2001 (only 23 years after it became a symbol of the gay pride movement...way to get right on that)
The ofcial University of Hawaii magazine is called
. If you feel like browsing their archives, you might want to check outthe December 2002 issue of
that featured an interview with the Dalai Lama and Lorenzo Lamas, and a fascinating look atindigenous Llamas in the Bahamas.
The University of Hawaii won the 2004 Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Championship. The championship trophy resides inthe “Championship trophies that no one knew existed” case.
The Medical School of the University of Hawaii, the John A. Burns School of Medicine, is ranked 12th in the nation for
. Nowyou know why Dick Tomey and Chris Ault visited the campus in the offseason.
Departed star wideout Davone Bess (now with the Miami Dolphins) wasrecruited by June Jones’ henchmen while serving a 15-month sentence at ajuvenile facility. Why June Jones had recruiters lurking at prison-sponsoredag football games is obvious to anyone who’s ever watched
The Longest Yard.
Hawaii running back Thomas Kaulukukui’s number (32) is the onlynumber to date that has been retired by the UH football program.Kaulukukui, whom legendary sports writer Grantland Rice dubbed “GrassShack”, was only 5’4” and weighed a whopping 145 lbs. In a 1935game against UCLA, Kaulukukui returned a kickoff 103 yards for atouchdown...probably by running through defenders’ legs and set to themusic of Yakety Sax.
UH Head Coach Greg McMackin authored a book, titled
Coachingthe Defensive Backeld
, that is currently in its 7th printing. The bookapparently depreciates in value rapidly as a new copy will run youupwards of $120 dollars and a used copy will set you back about abuck and a half. McMackin’s newest tome,
Big Mack’s Guide to Public Speaking
, was scheduled for a summer 2009 release but was put on holdfor some reason.
Singer/Actress Bette Midler attended the University of Hawaii. Did youever know that Timmy Chang was her hero, as well as everything shewould like to be?
The Broncos are coming off a dominant-everywhere-but- the-scoreboard win over Tulsa, and Hawaii is licking itswounds after a demoralizing loss to Idaho. Both teamsneed a win, but only one will get it (hint: it won’t beHawaii). Will Saturday’s game keep our attention past midnight or will McMackin’s Warriors get lei’d out early? We’ll know the answers to these pressing questions at 9 PM on Saturday, but in the meantime, there’s a lot to belearned about this week’s foe (don’t worry, Kellen Moorealready knows their defense intimately)...so let’s all givethe Rainbow Warriors a closer look through the magic of factoids and childish jokes. It’s time to get to know your enemy, Bronco Nation...so take notes
Ten things Bronco fans probably didn’t know about Hawaii or their litter-strewn lair
A Chang we can believe in.