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Hawaii Bowl to feature Mountain West Conference

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 12:26 p.m. HST, Dec 21, 2011


The Hawaii Bowl will feature a team from the Mountain West Conference in 2012 and 2013.

The move announced Wednesday comes as Hawaii moves from the Western Athletic Conference to the Mountain West starting next season.

Bowl operator ESPN Regional Television reached an agreement with the Mountain West to be a part of the bowl game that’s traditionally played on Christmas Eve.

Under the agreement, a team from the Mountain West will face a team from Conference USA, which has been associated with the Hawaii Bowl since its inception in 2002.

Mountain West Commissioner Craig Thompson says he was pleased to announce the agreement, which brings the conference back to five bowl slots.

Nevada faces Southern Mississippi on Saturday in this year’s Hawaii Bowl.

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OPIDUK wrote:
It seems we are really giving away the house to the Mountain West conference. What are we gettting in return? Can we look elsewhere or did we also agree to a penalty for leaving early. I did not follow the negotiations closely since it seemed like a good idea at the time but its the same with jumping out of a plane with a parachute. Good idea as long as the chute works but not so good if there is a malfunction or someone didn't do their job in packing the chute. Did our administrators which get paid a lot of money pack the chute correctly...Hmmmmm.
on December 21,2011 | 02:49PM
NITRO08 wrote:
Who would you join besides the Mountain west?
on December 21,2011 | 04:50PM
Snator wrote:
OP - I don't think you followed closely either because this means that UH will still qualify for the Hawaii Bowl, instead of some WAC team qualifying, and we all know that UH is moving to the Mountain West next season,right?
on December 21,2011 | 03:30PM
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