Down the road

If talks continue to do well, UH might be sending hold-the-date cards to its football fans.

The Rainbow Warriors are seeking to play future road games against UCLA and Ohio State. The games would be particularly meaningful because of the venues. UCLA plays its home games at the Rose Bowl. Ohio State’s home stadium — “The Horseshoe” — is one of college football’s wonders. If the Warriors need to go on the road to fill dates, those two would be among the most worthwhile.


  1. Matthew Chang June 9, 2013 8:21 am

    Howzit Goin everybody!!

  2. 3-Prong June 9, 2013 8:29 am

    Just another day in Paradise! Enjoy.

  3. 3-Prong June 9, 2013 8:31 am

    UCLA, OHIO STATE…….I’m in! Already penciled in the Michigan game!

  4. 3-Prong June 9, 2013 8:32 am

    Hey wait a minute. What about a home and home?

  5. Stephen Tsai June 9, 2013 8:38 am

    It does not appear that home-and-home is in the works for those two.

    But just the idea that UCLA is entertaining offers is something.

  6. Old School Dave June 9, 2013 8:49 am

    Hi Stephen. Welcome back.

    One thing good about USC, is that they have always been willing to schedule games with UH over the years. Agree, that the fact that UCLA is even considering a game with UH is better than nothing. Very stodgy attitude, those Bruins. Perhaps a home and home with Utah could be worked out, but don’t know if there has been a “thawing” of bad feeling between the two schools since 1998.

  7. Da Punchbowl Kid June 9, 2013 8:54 am

    Dream big, play big! Can do, Warriors!


  8. tommui June 9, 2013 9:00 am


    I assume big bucks comes with a UCLA/OSU games.

  9. HawaiiMongoose June 9, 2013 9:03 am

    UCLA and Ohio State on the road would be great for exposure (and a few dollars) but Ben Jay needs to get more out-of-conference home games scheduled. At least two per season are needed, ideally three. Landing Kansas was good but additional home opponents are still needed for 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2020.

    Currently scheduled OOC home games:

    2013 USC, Army

    2014 Washington, Oregon State, Northern Iowa

    2015 Colorado, Navy

    2016 (None)

    2017 Kansas

    2018 Western Kentucky

    2019 Arizona, Oregon State, Army

    2020 (None)

  10. Buffoman June 9, 2013 9:04 am

    Wow top 10! SPAM no count so I think I’m in.

  11. Buffoman June 9, 2013 9:06 am

    As much as I would love a reciprocal arrangement with a marque team, I do not find it so unsettling to simply go there and play, and maybe even win. Let’s get Tennessee or Texas on the schedule. It’s something about the color orange.

  12. Stephen Tsai June 9, 2013 9:07 am


    Agree that more home games are needed.

    I think Ohio State, Michigan, UCLA would be good trips for the players and fans. Not so sure about Kansas. I’m not even sure how to get there (well, except for clicking ruby slippers)

  13. Stephen Tsai June 9, 2013 9:08 am

    I also think UH needs to bring back the 13th game.

    UH fans deserve seven home games.

  14. koakane June 9, 2013 9:09 am

    😎 good morning tsaikettes, tsaikos, rainbow wahines and warriors finally 808

    welcome to all after the hiatus

    sorry poly mom but gotta say alole to your post from yesterday, keep Warrior Beat spam free, those peeps can create their own blog and if its a spoiled blogger should not be allowed to spoil it for the other.

  15. Inyoface June 9, 2013 9:10 am

    The UCLA game would have a ton of Hawaii fans.

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  17. koakane June 9, 2013 9:14 am

    after looking and thinking about the away (body bag) games I ok with it. might even travel to Ohio to see that one.

  18. koakane June 9, 2013 9:15 am

    mr blog master you attending the Ige’s fundraiser?

  19. Whats up June 9, 2013 9:17 am

    Playing Urban Meyer’s Ohio State would be awesome!!! UCLA would be a good game too.

  20. Old School Dave June 9, 2013 9:18 am

    UH played and beat CAL at their house back in 94. Same with Oregon back in 92. Come the think or it, that’s some 20-years ago!

    I remember UH played at Nebraska in 78 and got stomped. HC Dick Tomey vowed to never play a big name school on the road again.

    The Iowa game in 91 was not pretty, but many of the local UH players said that the trip to the heartland was memorable and educational.

  21. SteveM June 9, 2013 9:19 am

    Good morning everyone!

    Interesting away game possibilities.

    Now, what games can be scheduled in Galveston, New Orleans, Tampa, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale? 😕

  22. laulau head June 9, 2013 9:21 am

    Sweet!! To be da best…you gots to beat da best

    BEAT USC!!!

  23. jm2375 (iPad) June 9, 2013 9:23 am

    Good morning.

    *burp* Just had breakfast from the blogmeister’s favorite Kailua eating establishment.

    I see ST had the zapper out this morning.

  24. Buffoman June 9, 2013 9:47 am

    If we had the “13th” game, could we start the season earlier so as to not interfere with post season playoffs? What is the earliest that the almighty NCAA would allow a start? Could that make it easier to schedule a marquee team?

  25. PolyMom June 9, 2013 9:52 am

    I’m down for UCLA. But Ohio State? Their fans are worst then USC fans. Plus you know Urban Meyer…he’s a bad ass coach. Last time we played one of his teams (Florida) we got hammered. I would love to see Hawaii play Louisville and Baylor.

  26. Rodney June 9, 2013 9:55 am

    I would like another shot at Georgia !!!!!

    Love for us to play LSU

  27. A-House June 9, 2013 9:58 am

    The continued attitude in playing games with big name schools, away and/or at home, should be a recruiting plus for UH; hopefully, the top local talent will realize that they can play against some of the best across the nation rather than only in conference.

    We too will target the Michigan, UCLA (if it happens), and Ohio State games – never been to Michigan or Ohio – it would be an adventure – health willing and $$ availability.

    Surprise, surprise, surprise – did I read ST’s comment correctly that UCLA “initiated” the offer? Momotaro, a change in direction for Westwood? – it would be wonderful to see a game in the Rose Bowl. Besides, it would show the major networks how many “Hawaii fans” are ready to support the school in football! ESPN, CBS, ABC, NBC – pencil in your interest in these games.

    Would like to see UH play the near the top and middle teams from the SEC, Big 12, the Big East, and ACC for preseason and last game of each season but, not forget the PAC 10. A chance to see more of the USA before taking the road to end of life.

  28. d1shima June 9, 2013 10:01 am

    The Horseshoe! That would be great!

    Pasadena is nice but the traffic isn’t!

    What other venues would Tsaikos like to see the team playing at?

    New Texas Stadium?


    Kusunoki Field?

  29. A-House June 9, 2013 10:04 am

    Poly Mom:

    your #25 – yep, we took a whooping at “the Swamp”, but as a Florida State fan mentioned, that year they lost 55 – 0 to Florida.

    We were there and it could have been a different game if the first intercepted pass did not sail over our WR head into the arms of the Gator’s safety at the 7 yard line or if Tebow’s forward fumble did not bounce back into his arms at the 25 yard line – like watching a golf ball spin backwards after hitting the ground.

    I too would like to play Georgia and Florida again, but this time in Hawaii.

  30. A-House June 9, 2013 10:06 am


    I vote for playing Cal Berkley or Stanford or USC at the new 49er Stadium.

    Me no like the Cowboys! Sorry, Rob 25.

  31. A-House June 9, 2013 10:09 am

    GO RAINBOW WARRIORS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Show everybody how dedicated and talented you all are – make people sit back and watch as you “march on to victory”.

    and the 1st loser will be USC!!!!!!!!!

  32. gobows June 9, 2013 10:19 am

    A trip to happy valley would be cool

  33. gobows June 9, 2013 10:19 am

    A trip to happy valley would be cool

  34. gobows June 9, 2013 10:19 am

    Is there an echo?

  35. Steve P June 9, 2013 10:20 am

    I think beyond the obvious qualities of Hawaii that every recruit is exposed to, a schedule featuring a number of big name, D-1 powerhouses could well nigh tip the scale on their decision to come here to play. I agree that the small schools need to be off our schedule, we can’t bear it economically or in reputation hits. Hope the Bruins find their way our schedule and the Buckeyes as well.

  36. Committed Road Warrior June 9, 2013 10:25 am

    Thankfully Lawrence, KS (where Univ. of Kansas is located) is near the outer-fringe subarbs of Kansas City, so getting there isn’t like traveling to La. Tech or something.

    Think Colorado and driving between Boulder and Denver…

  37. Rodney June 9, 2013 10:35 am

    Hawaii vs anyone good at Aloha stadium

    Full house on a Saturday night!!!!!

  38. Stephen Tsai June 9, 2013 10:36 am

    Whoops. Apologies if I inadvertently erased a comment. I was doing quick-hit deletes on spam. There might have been collateral damage.

  39. wafan June 9, 2013 10:37 am

    Good afternoon!

  40. wafan June 9, 2013 10:39 am

    Gonna be a nice day. Already warming up in the low 60’s, clear and blue skies!

    Definitely T-shirt and shorts weather.

  41. Stephen Tsai June 9, 2013 10:42 am

    We had our reunion of Advertiser sports folks yesterday. Very nice gathering. Ann Miller was the host. Clyde Mizumoto coordinated. There are some names you guys might not know, but all are top-notch journalists. Please toast the memory of the late, great Advertiser.

  42. Stephen Tsai June 9, 2013 10:46 am

    This past Thursday was the third anniversary of the newspaper’s final edition.

  43. Stephen Tsai June 9, 2013 11:14 am

    Another grease fire extinguished.

  44. d1shima June 9, 2013 11:24 am


  45. 3-Prong June 9, 2013 11:38 am

    d1: Yes on the NewTexas Stadium!

  46. SteveM June 9, 2013 11:56 am

    Stephen Tsai:

    June 9th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    This past Thursday was the third anniversary of the newspaper’s final edition.

    June 6, 2010

    The last day of the Honolulu Advertiser

    The Tsai-ko cyberspace version of D-Day.

    Most HA blogs were ending and there were questions about what the Warrior Beat blog would look like if and when ST posted again. ST’s final Advertiser blog entry was a record setting…


    …the current S-A archive says 2,304 comments, but won’t serve up past 807. Can’t see the rest now, but assume the extra 46 comments might have been SPAM that slipped in after closing.

  47. Dino June 9, 2013 11:59 am

    recalling that 1986 game against kansas at aloha stadium, coach tomey had a very talented team and we were going against a middle of the pack kansas jayhawk team. Hawaii played their hearts out, but kansas still pulled out the victory in the end, with the help of their depth. hawaii was competitive, though. that’s great if we can schedule games against top of the pack schools like ohio state and ucla, but man, let’s hope we can stay competitive.

  48. PolyMom June 9, 2013 12:11 pm

    The “Shoe” is an incredible stadium. And who doesn’t love the Rose Bowl. But the traffic getting there if USC is also playing means…rent hotel room in Pasadena. Hunnington Hotel is nice and shuttles to the Rose Bowl.

    I’d even like to see Hawaii play Vandy, Northwestern, BC, Ole Miss, Missouri and again Louisville. These schools have fun fans.

    You need to watch Teddy Bridgewater. Watch for him on the Heisman List with Johnny Football again. Heck even booking Texas…we got Duane Akina there. Hopefully Mariota will be on the Heisman watch list.

  49. Think2much June 9, 2013 12:32 pm

    To Old School Dave – I believe Nebraska came into town to play the Rainbows. It was a close first quarter and then the blow out. Nebraska had Johnny Rodgers.

  50. Last Call June 9, 2013 1:14 pm

    We probably should stick with FCS schools ,teams we can beat,maybe.

  51. Derek June 9, 2013 1:54 pm

    Did you see Keelan Ewaliko blow past and run away from Jeremy Tabuyo? Either Ewaliko is very, very fast or Tabuyo got slower. That was quite impressive. I think Chow’s recruiting class is very underrated. A lot of their recruits were under the radar and thus many of them were only rated as 2 star players. I rate St. Juste as a 4 star quality player.

    Aofaga Wily is definitely at least a 3 star player. Ewaliko is probably a 3 star player. Trayvon Henderson is definitely a 3 star player. Marcus Kemp is very underrated coming out of Utah. etc, etc. etc.

  52. Rodney June 9, 2013 2:05 pm

    In chow I trust’

  53. 3-Prong June 9, 2013 2:15 pm

    Let’s Go Heat!

  54. Stephen Tsai June 9, 2013 2:19 pm

    Re: Nebraska.

    That’s when we all learned about Dave Remington

  55. Old School Dave June 9, 2013 2:29 pm

    Nebraska team of 82 had Turner Gill, Mike Rozier, Irving Fryar, Roger Craig, Dave Remington, Dean Steinkuler, among others. That was one of the most talented UH opponents, ever, IMHO.

  56. 3-Prong June 9, 2013 2:29 pm

    And just how good Niko was.

  57. Old School Dave June 9, 2013 2:31 pm

    Early 80s, 40,000 UH fans in the stands to watch them play Abilene Christian.

  58. Mangoman June 9, 2013 3:01 pm

    Would be good if Hawaii played a road game in the East. It should help their recruiting efforts in Maryland and D. C. That way the parents could “drive” to see their son play. Ohio St. is a bit of a stretch, but Penn St. would be near enough. Virginia or Va Tech would be great.

  59. SteveM June 9, 2013 3:02 pm

    Old School Dave:

    June 9th, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Early 80s, 40,000 UH fans in the stands to watch them play Abilene Christian.

    7:30 pm game time back then.

    …I was there!

  60. Inyoface June 9, 2013 3:41 pm

    JJ’s mentality was to play the big schools. Thats the only way to gain recognition. Can’t wait for the season to start!

  61. 3-Prong June 9, 2013 3:45 pm


  62. mo808 June 9, 2013 4:04 pm

    A Wonderful Late Sunday Afternoon Greetings Folks!

    I hope everyone is enjoying what is for some a four day weekend!

    Loving the the Heat today! (Sorry, to Tsaiko SA fans)

    Here’s a special shout out to the former Advertiser and journalists! Gone, but not forgotten! 🙂

    Is it Football season yet? Good thing I’ve taken up gardening (wannabebackyardfarmer) Momo, wea you stay? I need guidance!


  63. zUMBWltH June 9, 2013 4:23 pm




  64. Kevin June 9, 2013 4:24 pm

    Whatever happened in the 1980s is irrelevant.

    The people that dont like change will HATE it even more being irrelevant and out of date.

  65. d1shima June 9, 2013 4:26 pm


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  67. Da Punchbowl Kid June 9, 2013 5:31 pm

    Uhhh… Kevin, weren’t you born in the 80s? nan nah j/k… 🙂

  68. gobows June 9, 2013 6:12 pm


    ’82 nebraska team also had turner gill, irving fryer, and mike rozier…roger craig, tom rathman, dean steinkuhler…they were loaded, they should have kicked the pat in the orange bowl.

  69. Mark Lee June 9, 2013 6:37 pm

    Great Information!

  70. tommui June 9, 2013 6:59 pm

    Things don’t change, we change.

  71. Keoniana June 9, 2013 7:30 pm


    If UH values the USC home and home games, I be careful about scheduling UCLA. One athletic admin insider informed me that USC values Hawaii as a non-conference opponent and for us to open doors to one of its biggest rivals and nemesis, UCLA – would be an invitation for USC to close their doors on us. So pick a choice USC or UCLA..

  72. iwonderwhytheyhateme June 9, 2013 7:43 pm

    I’d love for Hawaii to play at Happy Valley, DKR Stadium, the Big House.

  73. Old School Dave June 9, 2013 7:56 pm

    Steve M: Yeah, 7:30 kickoff. Used to go to Bob’s Big Boys after to grind.

  74. ALLAN June 9, 2013 8:44 pm


  75. iwonderwhytheyhateme June 9, 2013 8:53 pm

    Hold down the “CTRL” button and press the “+” button…It does wonders to increase the size of font.

  76. tommui June 9, 2013 8:55 pm

    77 Allan:

    David Brian Rimington (born May 22, 1960) is a former American college and professional football player who was a center in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons during the 1980s. Rimington played college football for the University of Nebraska, where he was two-time consensus All-American and received several awards recognizing him as the best college lineman in the country. He was selected in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Cincinnati Bengals and Philadelphia Eagles of the NFL. Rimington is the namesake of the Rimington Trophy, which is awarded annually to the nation’s top collegiate center.

  77. el burro sabio June 9, 2013 10:06 pm

    IWWTHM, you gotta shout at him, he’s deaf too.

  78. d1shima June 9, 2013 10:17 pm

    Two words: Special Head

    Five Letters: B DoubleO T Y

  79. 3-Prong June 9, 2013 10:32 pm

    d1: You saw the One Hit Wonders too huh!

  80. wafan June 10, 2013 2:41 am

    Good morning!

  81. d1shima June 10, 2013 6:04 am

    Great Morning All!


    No idea how I ended up watching AGT but those two were entertaining!

    Have a terrific day erryboddy!


  82. PolyMom June 10, 2013 6:27 am

    Happy Monday!

    Go Warriors Beat SC!

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