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Steve Murray
Hot Air // MSU A Force Beyond State Boundaries
One Rose Bowl victory doesn’t a legend make. But with Michigan State’s 24-20 win over Stanford, Mark Dantonio has done something Nick Saban said was...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Recruit With Violent Past: Risk For UH
The University of Hawaii’s newest rush defensive end is a former U.S. Navy SEAL with the size and speed to make an immediate impact for...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Smaller Stadium A Sound Financial Plan
When UH athletics director Ben Jay notified the Board of Regents of a plan to close the upper rim of Aloha Stadium, an expected grumble...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // UH Must Reach Out To Distrusting Fans
The University of Hawaii has 254 days to convince a skeptical public that its football program is worthy of investment. That’s going to be a...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Coach’s Move Impacts Entire Conference
Wherever UH fans gather, a collective cheer no doubt went up when it was reported Chris Peterson had agreed to be Washington’s next head football...

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Hot Air // Buying Out Chow A Cheaper Solution
The best intel out of UH strongly suggests that Norm Chow will return for a third season in 2014. Facing an expected $3.3 million deficit...

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Hot Air // Dynasty Club Welcomes Newest Member
Just as he has done five times previously, Jimmie Johnson’s latest Sprint Car Championship was almost boring in its excellence. Needing to finish 23rd or...

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Hot Air // The Madness Of Midnight Hoops
It seems any time someone of note runs foul of acceptable late-night behavior, it is inevitably pointed out that nothing good happens after midnight. For...

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Hot Air // NFL Bullying Is A Cultural Practice
Roger Goodell must have thought it was deja vu all over again. Still in the shadow of Bounty Gate, the NFL commissioner awoke to the...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // Impact Of NASCAR Win Yet To Come
Darrell Wallace Jr.’s Truck Series win at Martinsville Speedway was like the week before Christmas – presents are piling up and the only thing NASCAR...

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Hot Air // Grambling Players Right To Boycott
Congratulations to the Grambling State University football team. While others may disagree, I think Eddie Robinson would be proud. Two weeks ago, the players unanimously...

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Hot Air // Rice Qualified, Others Not So Much
One has to be seriously accomplished and well thought of to not only survive one of the most polarizing administrations in history, but to prosper...

Steve Murray
Hot Air // NFL Not Alone In Denying Damage
October began with one of the best sports documentaries in ESPN’s 30-for-30 series – the thoughtful and inspirational story of Eddie Aikau. Fast forward seven...

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Hot Air // Putting Eddie’s Life In Context
Documentaries are best when they go beyond linear storytelling and include related events that provide greater context and depth. ESPN’s 30 for 30, a series...

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Hot Air // UH Is Bad, Broke And Losing Hope
The University of Hawaii football team is a program in crisis. Wallowing in the morass of ineffectiveness that makes mediocrity a worthy goal, the team...

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Hot Air // Driver Change Good For NASCAR
Juan Pablo Montoya did a favor for North American racing when he left Formula One for the crowded, high-banked turns of NASCAR. The Colombian brought...

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Hot Air // NASCAR Acts Fast To Finger Fix
A certain level of thievery is expected in racing. This is especially true in NASCAR, which proudly honors its bootlegging past as a key to...

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Hot Air // UM/ND Is A Rivalry Worth Saving
Notre Dame’s decision to end its annual early season game versus Michigan is a win for the Irish and a loss for college football. From...

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Hot Air // QB Shows Poise In Awful Effort
Taylor Graham faced the media with his firm jaw set and his eyes focused, projecting an image of anger and confidence. Such a display was...

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Hot Air // Ichiro’s Legacy Not Hits, But Impact
Pete Rose is correct. Ichiro Suzuki cannot surpass him as the Major League’s all-time hit king because his 1,278 hits in Nippon Professional Baseball don’t...


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