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Hawaii schedules UCLA in 2017

UCLA and Hawaii meet for the first time in nearly 75 years.


After talks of Hawaii and UCLA possibly scheduling a future game the two sides have officially agreed to a one-time game which will be played on Sept. 9, 2017. Despite being close to each other, relatively speaking, this is the first time that the two schools have met since 1939, far too long.

The 2017 non-conference schedule now also includes a home game Kansas, in addition to playing UCLA at the Rose Bowl. Athletic director Ben Jay talks about the addition of both Kansas and UCLA:

"The addition of UCLA and Kansas elevates the strength of our non-conference football schedules," Jay said in a release. "Both are top-notch programs and are the type of teams our fans want to see us play. We will continue to schedule teams from these conferences to add to our future schedules and find every opportunity to showcase our student-athletes and our university to a national audience."

While Kansas is making a trip to Hawaii, the odds of UCLA heading to the islands are not likely. There are still talks going on with Ohio State, yet there is no timetable on if or when a decision could be made about Hawaii heading to the Horseshoe.