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Wayne Coito is the host of the sports television show PacWest Magazine, currently in year six of what has been a remarkable run. He is also the president of Hawaii Sports Fans, taking fanatics on adventures all around the country to see college and professional sporting events in some of the world's most exciting venues. A former college athlete and current member of the NCAA Minority Opportunities and Interest Committee, Wayne is an outspoken advocate for marginalized athletes, coaches and administrators who unfairly face discrimination on the field and in the workplace.

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NCAA Basketball: Hawaii Early Season Tournaments Once Again Provide Glimpse of the Postseason

(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 11:46 AM

Less than three months before Chris Webber's ill-fated timeout call in the 1993 NCAA title game cost his Michigan team the National Championship trophy at the hands of North Carolina, the Wolverines had actually beaten the Tar Heels in Honolulu. That game, decided by a Jalen Rose rebound buzzer beater,...

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NFC Championship Lives Up to Billing Thanks to Its Host

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2014 | 4:13 AM

This past Sunday, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the NFC Championship in Seattle. There are rare and appreciated moments of indescribable surrealism in everyone's life, and witnessing the Seahawks and the Niners vie for a Super Bowl berth was definitely one of them in mine.

There are so...

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The BCS Is Dead, But Does It Matter?

(2) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 3:32 PM

The Bowl Championship Series probably couldn't have picked a better year to call it quits, with an exciting National Championship that saw freshman Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston lead his Seminoles to a huge win over SEC champ, Auburn, in a game that went down to the very last second....

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The 2013 Year in Sports News: Five Stories We Want to Hear Again and Five We Want to Leave Behind

(0) Comments | Posted January 2, 2014 | 8:27 AM

In a world where negativity usually dominates the headlines, we can all agree that there are some stories that have left us with a positive outlook on the future of sport. These are the stories that warmed our hearts and restored our faith in the unscripted drama of our favorite...

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After 30 Years, the Maui Is Still Nō Ka 'Oi

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2013 | 1:38 PM

I vividly remember as a kid cramping in a warm Lahaina gym with my hoops-obsessed father, as he pointed out the basketball dignitaries and future NBA stars amongst us and made me appreciate what I was witnessing firsthand.

There was Steve Nash, whose Santa Clara squad upset defending champ UCLA...

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Five Icons Of Major League Baseball That Must Be Appreciated Now Before They're Gone Forever

(2) Comments | Posted September 7, 2013 | 12:29 AM

When Vin Scully announced on August 25th that he would indeed return for his 65th season as the voice of Dodgers baseball, a collective sigh could be heard amongst baseball's longtime fans, especially those with roots in Southern California. LA's sunkissed teeny-boppers of the 50s and 60s grew up listening...

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