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New Pac-12 and Big Ten deal will impact future UH football schedules

By Ferd Lewis

LAST UPDATED: 02:18 p.m. HST, Dec 28, 2011

The Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences announced a new football scheduling alliance today that is expected to make it more difficult for the University of Hawaii to play those teams in the future.

Under the plan, each Pac-12 and Big Ten team will schedule at least one opponent from the other conference for a non-league game beginning by 2017.

"That obviously takes a nonconference game off the table for those teams in the future," said Jim Donovan, UH athletic director."That makes it difficult since we were working from a limited window to begin with."

Pac-12 teams already play nine conference games and by adding the Big Ten component that will leave Pac-12 teams with just two non-conference openings per year. Most also prefer to play one Football Championship Subdivision team.

They may play a 13th game only if they play at Hawaii. Increasingly, however, coaches are reluctant to schedule a 13th game, especially if they have a conference game after returning from Hawaii or are left without an open date.

UH will play USC in 2012 and USC and Oregon State in 2013.

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E_Ogawa wrote:
There might be a chance at having USC, UCLA, or Washington in the mix, though; they don't play teams from the lower division.
on December 28,2011 | 01:02PM
ya_think wrote:
One more way of the haves keeping what they have.
on December 28,2011 | 01:02PM
UHFAN1984 wrote:
on December 28,2011 | 07:42PM
islandsun wrote:
Too bad! College footballhas become so corrupt legally.
on December 28,2011 | 01:51PM
jrboi96786 wrote:
Boise State, San Diego State, BYU, WAC schools, C-USA and Big XII are always there. If we would fly all the way to New York to play the Army, Alabama in 2006, Florida in 2008
on December 28,2011 | 05:59PM
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