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Saturday, May 11, 2002


[UH FOOTBALL]




Cougars want to drop game


From staff and wire reports

Washington State is attempting to drop out of this year's scheduled football game with the University of Hawaii, associate athletic director Jim Donovan confirmed yesterday.

Cougars head coach Mike Price said in yesterday's edition of the Seattle Times that a recent date switch of a Pac-10 game with UCLA prompted his hope that the Warriors would be willing to drop the nonconference meeting set for Nov. 30 at Aloha Stadium.

The Pac-10 matchup with the Bruins was originally set for Nov. 16. But it was moved to Dec. 7 in Pasadena, Calif., to accommodate national TV.

"I'm not real excited about the Hawaii trip," Price told the Seattle Times. "Flying back from Hawaii and then getting on a plane and flying to L.A. the next week is going to be difficult. So, we need to look at that."

Price said the Cougars hadn't talked with Hawaii about the possible switch, although UH athletic director Hugh Yoshida did receive a call yesterday, and reportedly turned down Washington State's request.

"Hugh talked to the Washington State athletic director and Hugh told me that he told him we're going to play the game," Donovan said last night.



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