Hawaii, Arizona in talks to honor the late Dick Tomey during season-opener

Hawaii, Arizona in talks to honor the late Dick Tomey during season-opener
San Jose State head coach Dick Tomey and defensive coordinator Keith Burns, left, confer during the first half of a NCAA college football game against Nebraska, in Lincoln, Neb., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008. Nebraska beat San Jose St. 35-12.(AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - The University of Hawaii and the University of Arizona are in talks to honor the late Dick Tomey during the August 24th season opener between the Rainbow Warrior football team and the Wildcats at Aloha Stadium.

Hawaii News Now confirmed with the University of Hawaii Athletics Department that the schools are currently working on something together but that nothing is currently in place.

Hawaii is also in talks with San Jose State to honor Tomey.

The game is scheduled to be broadcast live on the CBS Sports Network.

Tomey died Friday in Tucson, Arizona at the age of 80. Tomey was Hawaii’s winningest coach (63-46-3) at the time of his departure from Manoa before taking care over the Wildcats, where he remains the program’s winningest coach (95-64).

Memorial services are being planned for Honolulu sometime in July but no other details have been finalized, according to Tomey’s family.

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