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UH turns down Colorado game

By Ferd Lewis

POSTED: 07:49 a.m. HST, Sep 23, 2013

The University of Hawaii has turned down a proposal to play Colorado next month in a school-record seventh football road game, UH athletic director Ben Jay said.

Jay met with Colorado AD Rick George in Dallas today where they are attending the NCAA Division I athletic directors meetings.

CU had sought UH as an opponent for an Oct. 19 game in Boulder, Colo., an open date for both schools.

The Buffaloes became in need of an opponent when their Sept. 14 home game with Fresno State was cancelled due to heavy flooding in Colorado. But Fresno State and CU were unable to find a mutually workable date to reschedule.

"I've notified athletic director Rick George so that they can begin finding another opponent and petition the NCAA if it is a Football Championship Subdivision team," Jay said.

Had UH taken the game, it would have meant playing four road games in a five-week period.

CU is believed to have offered UH more than $600,000 to accept the game.

"I don't want to go into the reasons why we made the decision, but Norm (Chow) and I decided not to play Colorado," Jay said. 

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