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UH, BYU drop matchup from football schedule

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 04:11 p.m. HST, Jan 28, 2013

The University of Hawaii and Brigham Young today jointly announced the cancellation of their scheduled 2013 and '14 football games.

The Dec. 7, 2013 game, which was to have been played at Aloha Stadium, has been scheduled since 2011 but conflicts with the inaugural Mountain West Conference championship game to be played on the same date. The MWC announced the title game last week.

UH was to have played in Provo in 2014 under terms of the home-and-home agreement.

No replacements for the two games have been announced by UH, which would leave the Warriors with a 12-game season.

To be bowl-eligible the Warriors would need at least six victories in the 12 games.

UH and BYU resumed their once marquee non-conference series in 2011 after an eight-year hiatus. The Cougars beat UH at Aloha Stadium, 41-20, in the 2011 regular season finale and won again Sept. 28, 2012 in Provo, 47-0.

UH said the two schools have, " agreed to look at scheduling a future series."

BYU, which announced its 12-game schedule today, will play  Virginia, Texas, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Nevada, Wisconsin, Idaho State, Boise State, Houston, Utah, Utah State and Middle Tennessee. The Cougars will have two open dates.

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jrboi96786 wrote:
do we have to have 13 games every season? big programs like Alabama, Notre Dame, etc. are fine with just 12 games on their regular schedule and then Alabama gets their 13th game at their conference championship. what's the benefit of playing 13th game? nothing other than not getting bowl eligibility because the 6-6 record turned into 6-7... we don't need 13th game. waste of money and time.
on January 28,2013 | 08:12AM
Anonymous wrote:
Uhhhh where you been? We host an extra game to offset the cost of our travel. It's known as the Hawaii Exemption under NCAA rules and have been in effect since the old days... Alabama doesn't need it because they rarely travel more then a few hundred miles per season. And their tv rights pay them 10's of millions. 17.28.2 Alaska/Hawaii, Additional Football Contest Member institutions located in Alaska and Hawaii shall be permitted to exceed, by one, the maximum number of football contests permitted under Bylaw but otherwise shall conform to the same maximum number of contests and dates of competition permitted other members of the Association. Annual Exemptions. [FBS/FCS] The maximum number of football contests shall exclude the following: (k) Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico. [FBS/FCS] Any football games played in Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico,respectively, either against or under the sponsorship of an active member institution located in Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico, by a Division I member institution located outside the area in question.
on January 28,2013 | 09:12AM
frontman wrote:
One less loss, and now UH has to be only 6 - 6 to get Hawaii Bowl bid.
on January 28,2013 | 08:13AM
allie wrote:
phoney bowl hon
on January 28,2013 | 08:54AM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
You of course are referring to every bowl except for the BCS championship correct? There really is only one game that matters. Am I correct, because the other bowls have as much meaning as the Hawaii Bowl.
on January 28,2013 | 09:32AM
allie wrote:
There are too many bowls out there and few mean anything. A small number of BCS championship bowls do. The hAwaii Bowl is made for the UH to play in and requires little of them.
on January 28,2013 | 09:44AM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
Well if you ask the players coaches, and fans of the participating teams they would tell you that the bowl game are in fact something they strive for and they appreciate the fact that they have an opportunity to play one more game and enjoy a week of bowl activities. Yes some of the bowl locations are not that great (Boise) but some are great (Hawaii). Now as far as bowl being "meaningless" just what does that mean. When there was no BCS and only the so called major bowls what meaning did those bowls have anyway? There was no national championship on the line. Even now we had Northern Illinois in the Orange Bowl - how is that a "meaningful" game. Understand that bowl games were never meant to have "meaning". They were sporting events set up so some people could make some money, some schools could promote their teams, and some coaches could use as a recruiting tool and have what amounts to a second spring practice before the bowl to develop young players, and for the players themselves to get a little per diem cash, a goodie bag with a few nice things, and a week in a new city in a a nice hotel.
on January 28,2013 | 10:41AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on January 28,2013 | 12:20PM
allie wrote:
agree..thank you
on January 28,2013 | 02:11PM
frontman wrote:
No team with a 6 - 6 record should go to any bowl, period.
on January 28,2013 | 12:16PM
kaupena wrote:
BYU is akamai to cancel. They must know something we don't.
on January 28,2013 | 08:19AM
allie wrote:
agree...scheduling UH does them no favors.
on January 28,2013 | 08:53AM
Anonymous wrote:
An extra football game for BYU at home pays them enough to cover travel for ALL sports for one year. 66K, as they sellout most games X even $20 is $1.3M. And you know tickets are more then that.
on January 28,2013 | 09:14AM
oxtail01 wrote:
It does - it gives them a huge recruiting advantage over UH for the local Polynesian players. It means the minority race players gets to serve their white masters closer to the great temple!
on January 28,2013 | 09:15AM
allie wrote:
on January 28,2013 | 09:45AM
oxtail01 wrote:
BYU is independent and want reliable fillers in their schedule. What better than Hawaii who are normally an easy win AND serves as a recruiting trip so the Mormon cult can have their slaves!
on January 28,2013 | 03:33PM
frontman wrote:
sir, you ate the bone to close to the amole hole....no more oxtail soup for you.
on January 28,2013 | 12:17PM
oxtail01 wrote:
That's the best part!
on January 28,2013 | 03:26PM
lowtone123 wrote:
Keep the game on the schedule. If anyone at UH thinks the football team will be playing in the MWC championship game Dec 7th is delusional. Love the Warriors, just keeping it real.
on January 28,2013 | 08:20AM
Bdpapa wrote:
Where's the love man? Reality sucks! :)
on January 28,2013 | 08:33AM
droid wrote:
I agree with keeping the game — simply change the date! Why not play on Friday? That way you cover both bases — playing BYU and playing in a divisional playoff if necessary. I agree, it’s a “delusional” scenario, but never say never.
on January 28,2013 | 09:41AM
AieaJon wrote:
I say leave on the schedule. If UH needs to cancel, agree to pay BYU $200,000 or at least less than what we would make if we are in the MWC championship. No big deal for BYU since this is probably their 13th game anyway. They only got the 13th game because they are playing UH in Hawaii. If they play Hawaii because Hawaii will not be in the MWC championship, then the 2014 UH-BYU game is saved. We will know to cancel as soon as we lose 2 MWC games. BYU only have 12 games in 2014, including UH since the 13th game for BYU is only allowed when they play UH in Hawaii. BYU is not in a conference so no conflict for them. If we still play BYU, it will be sold out. Unless the UH Athlectic department knows of something else, think outside of the box.
on January 28,2013 | 10:25AM
oxtail01 wrote:
Not a big deal - 2 Mormon schools not playing each other!
on January 28,2013 | 09:13AM
haleiwalad1 wrote:
why get all worked up when a final decision has yet to be made. Just because some numb-nutz in the media thinks something may happen doesn't rise to the level of newsworthiness......
on January 28,2013 | 09:29AM
hon2255 wrote:
Ben Jay , you got your hands full .
on January 28,2013 | 09:56AM
Sunny wrote:
Season ticket prices should reflect 6 versus 7 home games!
on January 28,2013 | 09:58AM
Descartes22 wrote:
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on January 28,2013 | 10:17AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
As long as we can keep Lamar, I'm good.
on January 28,2013 | 10:48AM
frontman wrote:
Add North Tule Creek University in there and they'll have 2 of the 6 wins needed, it really docent matter to the green bleeders out there.
on January 28,2013 | 12:21PM
islandsun wrote:
This appears to be the first challenge for the new AD. Lets see what he can do.....
on January 28,2013 | 12:24PM
blackmurano wrote:
To our University Athletic Director Ben Jay - How about Ohio State as the replacement? Remember folks, Ben Jay was born in Ohio and held one of the top position in Ohio State Athletic department. Bring the Buckeyes!
on January 28,2013 | 04:07PM
808warriorfan wrote:
BUMMER.....I always loved those BYU games
on January 28,2013 | 04:33PM
false wrote:
BYU has a tough schedule. Too bad they won't play UH. Those two have made for some pretty good games in the past. I think it will be tough for UH to win six games, which means the Sheraton Bowl will be played before an empty stadium on Christmas Eve. I'd rather see UH get beat up by the big schools than have them play East Buellton University.
on January 28,2013 | 04:57PM
9ronboz wrote:
Do we really care?
on January 28,2013 | 08:12PM
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