TV rules: At Boise State on Friday, Oct. 17

February 28th, 2008

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.

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  • mjstc February 28, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Looks to be a trying, or essentially tough, upcoming UH football schedule (i.e., moreso when contrasted w/ that of this past [almost] magical one). Though, I very anxiously (if there’s such a state) awaiting the start of the 2008 UH football season. But man, I just don’t especially want to hear the spinned complaints if the Warriors’ win-lost record doesn’t suit those so-called fair-weather-fan types.

  • mongo February 28, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    JJ going for greener pastures probably knew what he was doing. Thanks alot JJ.

    • jabba February 28, 2008 at 5:31 pm

      what does jj have anything to do with the schedule?

      the wac sets up the conference sched every year. every other year we play fresno st and boise st away. blame benson if you want. but that is the way it has been set up for years.

      moving to friday is a tv decision.

  • uh fan February 28, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    Man, we have a tough schedule next year, but we should be focusing on winning the WAC title, we need to win the WAC and everything else should fall in place. We’re getting no respect, people are already predicting Fresno St as the next BCS buster and winning the WAC so we could use that as motivation for our team. Focus on the WAC is the first thing, and i hope we show up to play the gators because you know they’re looking forward to playing us thanks to JJ.

    Good Luck Warriors! Believe!

  • hammer February 28, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    gee, i think i must be getting real, real old ’cause i don’t recall the warrior football schedule coming out so early in the year….or did it? i recall last year the WAC schedule somehow coming out after a lot of brew hahas or something…….i don’t know if it’s coincidence or not but it always seems like we get a short week or something when it comes to playing them boise state broncos…..a short week to prepare, plus gotta fly up and play when the weather is beginning to get colder, plus blue turf that don’t look too good on tv……i seem to remember something seemed not in our favor last year as well leading up to the boise state game……are we sure that commissioner benson can separate business and personal stuff, him being an alumni of boise state if i remember right……..boise is sure gonna want to destroy our warriors….as will them fresno bulldogs and especially them gators in florida…..tim tebow, system quarterback? yikes!!!!!

  • Wayne O. March 2, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best and the Gators right off the gate is as good as they come. If Appalacian St. can beat Michigan at Michigan then there is no reason why our Warriors can’t beat Florida at Florida. Hawaii, you gotta believe. If Hawaii can beat the Gators, it is possible it could be deja vu all over again like last year, only thing is we’ll be playing for the national title instead of the Sugar Bowl. What a schedule!

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