Warriors Fans Mark Win with New Shirts

Kamakoa Wong
Kamakoa Wong
Lee Harned
Lee Harned

HONOLULU (KHNL) -- Friday University of Hawaii fans stormed the field at Aloha Stadium to celebrate the Western Atlantic Conference (WAC) Title victory against Boise State.

Saturday those same fans flocked to a different place to pick up a souvenir marking the historic win.

As soon as the final seconds clicked off the game clock, WAC Championship T-shirts became the hot ticket item.  At Rainbowtique in Ward Centre, fans were lining up to pick up their souvenir shirts.

When is a T-shirt in Hawaii not just a T-shirt in Hawaii? When it reads "University of Hawaii 2007 Conference Champions."

"I thought about it this morning about getting one," said Warriors fan Lee Harned.  "Somebody said they were already printing them up and selling and somebody told me about this place I didn't realize line would be so long but it's okay."

Following Friday night's crowning victory, these T-shirts were flying off the tables. Not everybody had a chance to pick one up at Aloha Stadium.

"We wanted to buy one of those shirts and other stuff, and we couldn't buy it last night, so we just came here," said Warrior fan Kamakoa Wong.

Some fans made the trip from neighbor islands and weren't leaving until they had one.

"You always want to be the first guy to sport your shirt," said Warriors fan Shaun Doyle.  "I'm going to bring these back to Maui, there's not going to be any on Maui for a while. I'll be the first guy, my cousins and I. We got to go back and represent just like I said, we had a great time last night."

For others, Friday night's historic victory made Christmas shopping a little easier.

"I got a few and actually think I should get more so hopefully when I get to the register, I could add a couple more," said Warriors fan Therese Jasper.  "These make great gifts and I'm sure I can take them back to Kauai and everyone will be really happy."

With the success the UH Warriors are enjoying, fans can look forward to getting yet another commemorative T-shirt. Hopefully, with a win in a BCS bowl game.