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Friday, January 29, 2010

UH to play Western Kentucky in 2012

Via haoleboi808 on SportsHawaii.com, looks like UH will close out the 2012 season with a home game against Western Kentucky.
Western Kentucky University has finalized a contract to play at Hawaii in football on December 1, 2012, Director of Athletics Dr. Wood Selig announced Friday. This will be WKU's last regular season game of the 2012 season and gives the Hilltoppers 13 regular season games, the most in program history. The game will be played at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, the same site as the 2009 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

"This is tremendous for our football program in many ways," Selig said. "It gives us an extra regular season game with the benefits of a post-season bowl game. We will play a well respected opponent in a stadium which hosts an annual bowl game, and it will be a great opportunity for our fans to support the Toppers while also enjoying all the benefits of the beautiful state of Hawaii. This will be the farthest we have ever traveled for a football game and marks another milestone in our program's continued development."
Western Kentucky is part of the Sun Belt Conference.

UPDATE: HawaiiAthletics.com has a press release.
“We’re pleased that Western Kentucky has filled one of the open slots for the 2012 schedule,” Donovan said. “I’m sure their coaches, players and fans are very excited for the opportunity to play an FBS opponent on the road to finish the regular season. Having already completed the 2010 and ’11 schedules and needing one more game for ’12 and ’13, we’re meeting one of our goals to have the football schedule complete several years out.”


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