Hawaii refracts on team names; 'Rainbow' back
HONOLULU (AP) Hawaii's athletic department is scrapping a plan to drop the word "Rainbow" from its men's teams' nicknames.
The university announced Tuesday it is changing its football, baseball and other men's team nicknames to the Rainbow Warriors - a name previously used by the football team but dropped in 2000.
The changes take effect July 1. All Hawaii's women's teams will continue to be known as the Rainbow Wahine. "Wahine" means "woman" in Hawaiian.