Early notes from WAC media days

July 29th, 2009
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 SALT LAKE CITY >> Toward the end of WAC commissioner Karl Benson’s session with reporters this morning at the WAC Football Preview, Fresno State head coach Pat Hill raised the question of possibly moving kickoff times for games in Hawaii earlier in the day to give visiting team a chance to return to the mainland that night and save on expenses.Hill said leaving the night of the game could save between $12,000 and $15,000. San Jose State coach Dick Tomey also said leaving the night of the game would help the California schools, which are facing deep budget cuts.Benson said setting the game times is up to Hawaii. The game times for this season have been set, but Hill said he’d look at pursuing an earlier start for future trips. >> Benson touted the stability of the WAC over the last five years, and anticipates having the same lineup for the next five years with no plans for expansion.>> Representatives from the Humanitarian Bowl, New Mexico Bowl, Poinsettia Bowl and Rose Bowl are attending the WAC preview.>> The UH contingent arrived this morning. They meet with the media tomorrow. 

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  • Warrior Dave July 29, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Moving the starting times earlier will definately hurt attendance. Maybe WAC teams should arrive in Hawaii closer to game day verses Wednesday or Thursday. This might be a better plan. They will need Saturday night in Waikiki to heal their wounds…

  • OKCBK July 29, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    One question, why were ROSE BOWL COMMITTEE members attending the WAC Preview?
    Strange.

  • Mike July 29, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    UH games should start a little earlier for national exposure. Maybe like 3 or 4

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