Hawaii Warriors Football Schedule
The Hawaii Warriors have a long history in football dating back more than a century.
Since moving from the WAC to the Mountain West Conference in 2012 for football the Warriors have really stepped up their game
and are facing much stiffer competition during the regular season than in previous years. The Warriors have some of the most
loyal fans in the country eager to show their Hawaiian pride when cheering on their local football team. After finishing the
2013 with only one win and a disappointing 0-8 record in the Mountain West the Warriors are retooling and looking forward
to turning a new leaf in 2014.
There are plenty of opportunities to get out and see a Warriors game at Aloha Stadium
which is also the home of the NFL's Pro Bowl. The home opener is on August 30th and the Hawaii Warriors will take on the Washington
Huskies of the Pac-12. The Huskies are always a tough team and Hawaii will have the chance to get the season off to an incredible
start by beating a Pac-12 football team. August 6th sees another Pac-12 team coming to Honolulu when the Oregon State Beavers
take on the Warriors. The following weekend on the 13th the Northern Iowa Panthers take on the Hawaii Warriors at Aloha Stadium
in what should be a winnable match up. Be sure to check StubHub regularly for all the updates to Hawaii's schedule.
Hawaii Warriors Football Conference
The Hawaii Warriors joined the Mountain West Conference as a football only
school in 2012 and have noticed that the conference is considerably tougher than the WAC. There are twelve universities in
the Mountain West for football which are divided into two divisions. The West Division contains Fresno State, San Diego State,
San Jose State, UNLV, Nevada and Hawaii, while the East division is made up of Utah State, Boise State, Colorado State, Wyoming,
New Mexico, and Air Force. In the 2013 season Fresno State won the West division and Utah State won the East. Schools like
Boise State, Fresno State, San Diego State, and Utah State are the perennial contenders but you never know which team or teams
could rise up to take control of the up for grabs Mountain West Conference.
is one of the biggest sports in America and immediately upon entering Aloha Stadium on game day you will see exactly why.
Each game is a spectacle unlike anything you can find elsewhere in the world of sports. The pageantry of the cheerleaders,
mascots, marching bands, and wild fans are enough to get you out of your seat, and then the game begins. Thunderous, bone
rattling hits, incredible displays of speed and agility, clutch field goals, and game breaking plays fill up the day of world
class college football. These are some of the best student athletes you can find anywhere and some of them will go on to be
the NFL superstars of tomorrow. By the time the clock winds down your voice is hoarse and your palms are stinging from clapping
and giving high fives and you will already be planning a return trip for the next Hawaii Warriors home game. College football
is unique from other college sports in that every game really matters and it could be a close loss at the beginning of the
season that comes back to haunt a team later in the season whether they are just hoping to earn the right to play in a bowl
game or have national title aspirations.
Hawaii Warriors Football Rivaries
Hawaii has three main rivals
all of whom play in the Mountain West Conference. One of their biggest rivals is Fresno State, a team who they have played
more times than any other. This rivalry dates back to when both schools faced off against one another in the WAC and the rivalry
has been renewed now that both schools play in the Mountain West. Another big rival is Air Force who the Warriors battle each
year with the winner receiving the Kuter Trophy. Wyoming is another school with whom the Warriors have a fierce rivalry. Each
season when the Warriors and Cowboys meet the Paniolo Trophy is awarded to the winner. Expect new rivalries to develop as
seasons go by and Hawaii becomes more familiar with their Mountain West foes. Hawaii has also historically thought of BYU
as one of their main rivals due to the islands' large Mormon population and many of the state's more talented players opting
to leave for BYU, however BYU sees Utah as their chief rival.
Hawaii Warriors Football Trivia
the 2000 season every sports team at Hawaii was known as the Rainbow Warriors, however in 2000 the football team decided to
drop "rainbow" from their nickname to become simply the Warriors. In 2012 the university decided that all sports teams should
have the same nickname and the football team were once again officially called the Rainbow Warriors although many fans and
players still use Warriors for short.