Hawaii Rumors & News

  • Hawaii lands Auburn transfer Jack Purchase

    College Basketball Talk "Jack Purchase, the native of Australia, has transferred to Hawaii, the university announced on Sunday afternoon. The 6-foot-9 forward becomes the third addition for first-year head coach Eran Ganot since taking over the program in April. Purchase will have to sit out the 2015-16 season due to..." June 23

  • Former UH hoops coach Arnold addresses lawsuit

    Star Advertiser "Former University of Hawaii basketball coach Gib Arnold sent a statement to the media late Wednesday night regarding the Circuit Court lawsuit brought against him by the university. In a move announced earlier Wednesday, UH claimed the fired coach did not pay the Palms Casino Resort in Las..." June 11

  • UH to vacate basketball wins, cut scholarships after NCAA violations

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii said Friday it will vacate 36 victories, reduce scholarships and practice time, pay a $10,000 fine, and place itself on one-year probation for violations of NCAA rules by its men's basketball program. The self-imposed sanctions were contained in a 64-page reply to the..." May 19

  • Hawaii hires Saint Mary's assistant Eran Ganot as next coach

    CBS Sports "Hawaii has hired Saint Mary's assistant Eran Ganot as its next basketball coach, sources told CBSSports.com on Wednesday. A press conference is expected for Thursday. Ganot replaces Benjy Taylor, who served as the interim coach following Gib Arnold's dismissal last October." April 08

  • Hawaii guard Nevels will have surgery on his hand

    Star Advertiser "The Hawaii basketball team will keep with its season theme of weathering adversity as it prepares to ring in the new year. Senior guard Garrett Nevels requires surgery on his right hand between his thumb and index finger after suffering what's known as a "gamekeeper's thumb" injury." December 29

  • BYU, Oklahoma among eight teams to participate in 2015 Diamond Head Classic

    College Basketball Talk "With the 2014 Diamond Head Classic set to tip off in Honolulu on Monday, the eight-team field for next year’s event was announced on Sunday. Joining host Hawaii are Auburn, BYU, Harvard, New Mexico, Northern Iowa, Oklahoma and Washington State. Of the teams in the field four, BYU, Harvard, New..." December 23

  • UH hoops forward Reyes decides again to transfer out

    Star Advertiser "Hawaii men's basketball freshman forward Sammis Reyes has decided to leave the program for a second time -- and this time for real. Reyes will enroll at Palm Beach State, a junior college in Florida, over the semester break. He said he hopes to be back in the Division I ranks by the 2016-17..." December 16

  • Hawaii officially loses star player to professional basketball

    Star Advertiser "University of Hawaii men's basketball star Isaac Fotu released a statement Monday announcing his departure from the team and his intent to become a professional. The all-conference forward, who has been deemed ineligible to play in games by UH pending the results of an NCAA investigation,..." November 05

  • Fotu ineligible to play for UH, poaching attempts reported by players

    KHOU.com "One day after the University of Hawaii fired men’s basketball head coach Gib Arnold and assistant coach Brandyn Akana without cause, the program received yet another blow. Acting head coach Benjy Taylor confirmed Wednesday that forward Issac Fotu is currently ineligible to play in the..." October 31

  • Hawaii fires basketball coach Gib Arnold

    CBS Sports "Hawaii has removed Gib Arnold from his position of head basketball coach, the school announced Tuesday. Assistant Brandyn Akana has also been fired. "These painful but critical steps are being taken in an effort to strengthen our athletics program and to do right by our student-athletes and..." October 28

  • UH considers self-imposed penalties on men's hoops

    Star Advertiser "The University of Hawaii is discussing self imposing penalties on its men's basketball program in the wake of the apparent conclusion of an NCAA investigation, officials confirmed Wednesday. The NCAA reportedly closed out interviews Friday in its investigation, which began in..." October 28

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • UCSB Fan angrily confronts Hawaii coach

    ESPN "A UC Santa Barbara fan ran out on the court Thursday night during a stoppage in play and angrily confronted the Hawaii coaching staff, the third time in a month a college basketball fan has come into violent contact with a player or coach. The man, who wore a royal blue UC Santa Barbara Class..." March 07