By Dave Reardon
The Warriors will have a short week to prepare for their game at Boise State.
For TV purposes, the game is going to be Friday, Oct. 17 instead of Saturday, Oct. 18, commisioner Karl Benson said today.
It’s less than ideal, but UH coach Greg McMackin said he’ll deal with it.
“You have to accommodate television,” he said today when asked about playing the Broncos on the road six days after hosting Louisiana Tech.
Benson said the Warriors will also be televised at least once more on ESPN: the Cincinnati and/or Washington State games will be picked up.
Fresno State’s also a possibility, which could cause another Saturday to Friday move.
Hawaii will play its first Western Athletic Conference football game of the 2008 season at home against San Jose State on Sept. 27.
The other WAC home games will be Oct. 11 (Louisiana Tech), Oct. 25 (Nevada) and Nov. 22 (Idaho).
The conference road games are Oct. 4 (at Fresno State), Oct. 17 (at Boise State), Nov. 1 (at Utah State) and Nov. 8 (at New Mexico State).
McMackin said he would like the team to stay on the mainland between the back-to-back road games.
UH also has two nonconference road games, at Florida on Aug.30 and at Oregon State on Sept. 13. Home nonconference games are Sept. 6 (Weber State), Nov. 29 (Washington State) and Dec.6 (Cincinnati).
Sept. 20 and Nov. 15 are open dates.