Hawaii Warriors

Hawaii Warriors

About Hawaii Warriors

The Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, formerly known more simply as the Hawaii Warriors, have been active since 1909 and represent the University of Hawaii at Mānoa. Since 2012, the team have competed in the Mountain West Conference and Hawaii adopted their current, revised nickname in July 2013. Their main rivals are Fresno State Bulldogs and the rivalry has intensified greatly in recent times, while both were competing for the Western Athletic Conference Championship. Other rivals include the Boise State Broncos, the BYU Cougars, the Wyoming Cowboys and the Air Force Falcons.

To date, the team have won four Conference Championships, with all four wins coming during the team's spell in the Western Athletic Conference. These wins came in 1992, 1999, 2007 and 2010. Of these wins, only the 2007 Conference Championship was an outright victory, with the other three titles being shared with various other teams.

In addition, the Rainbow Warriors have appeared in ten NCAA sanctioned bowl games, with the Warriors' first appearance coming in the 1989 Aloha Bowl. At present, they have a 5-5 record. Their most recent win came in the 2006 Hawaii Bowl, where they defeated the Arizona State Sun Devils. Furthermore, during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, they competed in 15 non-NCAA sanctioned bowl games and achieved a 6-9 record.

Over the years, the program has produced a number of AP All-Americans, including Al Noga, Jason Elam, Chad Owens, Davone Bess and Colt Brennan. Many players have gone on to achieve success in the National Football League, with the likes of Larry Cole, Adrian Klemm, Jesse Sapolu, Mark Tuinei and Maa Tanuvasa all winning multiple Super Bowl championships during their care...