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UH turns down Colorado offer

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

The University of Hawaii announced that it declined the University of Colorado's offer to play a football game in Boulder on October 19.

CU was looking to fill an open date after having to cancel a game against Fresno State on September 14 due to the flooding in Colorado.

UH Athletics Director Ben Jay told Hawaii News Now that he looked over all the factors before deciding to forego the extra game.

Jay declined to go into specifics, but stated that the health and well being of the student athletes involved were his primary concern.

Longtime Rainbow Warrior radio voice Bobby Curran agrees with what Jay had to say.

"I don't think this team has the depth or the talent yet to be able to play that kind of a road schedule.  Not to mention, Colorado is at altitude---It's a difficult game in the best of circumstances" said Curran.

The added game would  have meant UH would play a pair of back to back road games, which would've been a burden on the student athletes.

Additionally, scheduling the contest on short notice would negate the bulk of any financial gain that was to be had.

"Your net [profit], which I was told would need to be in the 300-350 thousand dollar range was not going to get there without gouging Colorado, and UH didn't want to do that" Curran noted.

UH will now stay with its original 12-game schedule.  The Rainbow Warriors next play against Fresno State this Saturday at Aloha Stadium.

Kickoff is set for 6pm.

 

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