Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors hire Timmy Chang as next head football coach

21:51 ET Pete ThamelESPN The University of Hawai’i turns to its own university for its next head football coach. The school announced Saturday night that former star quarterback Timmy Chang is returning to coach the Rainbow Warriors. Chang, 40, was previously the wide receiver coach at Colorado State. But in Hawai’i, he is remembered as … Read more

June Jones — ‘No coach in their right mind’ would accept conditions Hawai’i offered

23:03 ET Adam Rittenberg Close to ESPN Senior Writer College football reporter. Joined ESPN.com in 2008. Graduated from Northwestern University. Pete Thamel June Jones turned down a chance to return as Hawaii’s head football coach after meeting with school officials on Friday. Jones, 68, expressed interest in the job shortly after coach Todd Graham resigned … Read more

Tonga tsunami: Swell triggered by undersea volcanic eruption damages docks, sets boats adrift in SoCal coastal areas

VENTURA, Calif. (KABC) — While there was no major damage caused by a tsunami wave triggered Saturday by an underwater volcanic eruption in the South Pacific, some coastal areas of Southern California certainly saw its effects. In Ventura, the strong tsunami swell ripped through a harbor and took several boats with it. “It was a … Read more

Amid surging COVID infections, state will suspend reporting of negative cases

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – With the record number of new cases, the demand for COVID tests has also skyrocketed, so much so that the state Department of Health is having trouble processing all test results. The state announced Saturday that it will suspend processing negative cases for its state dashboard, likely for several weeks so its … Read more

West Coast under tsunami advisory following Pacific eruption

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) – A submarine volcano spectacularly erupted near the Pacific nation of Tonga on Saturday, sending tsunami waves crashing over the coast and rushing people to higher ground. Tsunami advisories were issued for Hawaii, Alaska and the US Pacific coast. There were no immediate reports of injuries or the extent of damage, … Read more

Hawai’i Rainbow Warriors football coach Todd Graham resigns amid allegations of mistreating players

Hawaiian soccer coach Todd Graham, faced with mounting allegations of assaulting players on the program, resigned Friday after two seasons at the school. Graham’s decision comes a week after a state Senate hearing in which former players testified about verbal abuse and other issues within football program culture. Athletic director David Matlin and other administrators … Read more