According to The Sporting News, Hawaii is among the reported candidates for PAC-10 expansion, should it ever happen.
Speculation has swirled about Pac-10 expansion since the 1990s, when the SEC started a football championship game and eventually a more lucrative TV contract as a 12-team league. Reported candidates for expansion range from Hawaii to Texas, Boise State to UNLV.Ferd Lewis wrote that UH is a 2500-mile longshot.
But as the Pac-10 ponders what would be its first expansion in 32 years, UH is not so ideally positioned to take advantage of realignment. Unfortunately for UH, between soaring travel costs, a mounting deficit and its TV market size, there have been few worse times to be 2,500 miles off the beaten major college path.But eh, if she's giving you chance, you know what you gotta do?
University of Hawai'i athletic director Jim Donovan said yesterday he talked to the Pac-10 to inquire about "potential opportunities" for the school.
Donovan said, "I asked what process they would be looking at and they said it hadn't been determined at this point."One of Dave Reardon's readers is already dreaming big.
Donovan said he brought up, "some attributes the Pac-10 may want to look at."
Donovan said his talk with the Pac-10 was followed by discussions with the Hawai'i Tourism Authority on possible assistance.
Wouldn’t that be a great sell for PAC-10 coaches ~ we will be going to ‘HAWAII’ every other year to play games! Hmm… Utah or Colorado in the winter time OR Hawaii anytime of the year? Duh
And maybe local kids will stay ‘home’ if UH was in the PAC-10. And the Aloha Stadium would be packed every game.
Hawaii is the right fit…
It’s a long shot, but oh to dream BIG…