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Hawaii to play home-and-home football series with Arizona
July 10, 2012 - Robert Collias
This press release from the University of Hawaii just landed in our in-box:
UH-Arizona To Play Home-And-Home Football Series
HONOLULU – University of Hawai‘i and University of Arizona have announced a home-and-home football series for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The teams will play Aug. 31, 2019 in Honolulu and Sept. 5, 2020 in Tucson, Ariz.
“We continue to try and schedule Pac-12 opponents on a home and home basis,” UH Athletics Director Jim Donovan said, “and we’re proud to announce Arizona as our most recent addition. They have a great program and we have mutual history because Dick Tomey was the head coach for both schools for so many years. We don’t often play in Tucson so it will be nice treat for our fans in that area of the country.”
The teams have met four times with the Wildcats winning each one, most recently in 1998 when Tomey led 24th-ranked Arizona to a 27-6 victory at Aloha Stadium.
The series began in 1951 in Honolulu (UA, 32-21) and continued the following year in Tucson (UA, 57-7). The teams didn’t play again until 1977 (UA, 17-10) at Aloha Stadium, Tomey’s first season as UH head coach.
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