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Tulsa accepts bid to play in Hawaii Bowl

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 12:23 p.m. HST, Dec 4, 2010

Tulsa has accepted a bid to play the University of Hawaii in the Sheraton Hawaii Bowl Dec. 24 at Aloha Stadium.

The Golden Hurricane finished 9-3 and second in Conference USA's Western Division.

It will be the first meeting between the two schools since 2004 when they were both in the Western Athletic Conference.

"We are excited to be hosting Coach (Todd) Graham and his Golden Hurricane football squad in the ninth annual Sheraton Hawaii Bowl," said David Matlin, executive director of the game. “Spending the Christmas season in Hawaii will be a well-deserved reward for the players, coaches and loyal Tulsa fans.”

UH, 9-3, concludes its regular season with a  nonconference game against Nevada-Las Vegas.

Central Florida (10-3) had been a candidate to play UH but the Knights earned a berth in the Liberty Bowl with a 17-7 victory over Southern Methodist today in the C-USA championship game.

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