Hawaii adds Robert Morris to football schedule

The Maui News

HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii announced Monday that it has filled its open football window on Sept. 26 with Robert Morris in a game slated for Aloha Stadium.

Hawaii was left with four open spots in the 2020 football schedule after recent announcements from Fordham that it would not make the trip to Aloha Stadium on Sept. 12 and that the Pacific-12 Conference would play confernece games only, wiping out scheduled UH games with Arizona (Aug. 29), UCLA (Sept. 5) and Oregon (Sept. 19).

The Sept. 26 date had originally been open on Hawaii’s schedule.

“I’m pleased we were able to fill one of our open dates with Robert Morris,” Hawaii Athletics Director David Matlin said in a press release. “With so much uncertainty surrounding the fall season, it was important to lock up a home game and try to salvage as close to a full schedule as possible. That said, the health and safety of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff is still our number one priority and we’ll make decisions with that in mind.”

The Colonials will compete as an independent in the Football Championship Subdivision this season before moving to the Big South Conference in 2021. The match-up will mark the first-ever meeting between the schools.


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