The Arizona Wildcats and the Hawaii Warriors will play a home-and-home football series in 2019 and 2020, both schools announced this afternoon.
Arizona will travel to face Hawaii at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu on Aug. 31, 2019. The Wildcats will then host the Warriors at Arizona Stadium in Tucson on Sept. 5, 2020 to complete the two-game series.
“We continue to try and schedule Pac -12 opponents on a home and home basis,” UH Athletics Director Jim Donovan said, “and we’re proud to announce Arizona as our most recent addition. They have a great program and we have mutual history because Dick Tomey was the head coach for both schools for so many years. We don’t often play in Tucson so it will be nice treat for our fans in that area of the country.”
“We are pleased to announce this series with the University of Hawaii. It will give our fans a great opportunity to follow our football team to Hawaii and it will be another attractive game at Arizona Stadium,” said Greg Byrne, UA athletics director.
The two schools haven’t played since a 1998 contest in Honolulu. Arizona leads the overall series 4-0.
Hawaii is the first announced non-conference game for Arizona for both the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Since they are visiting Hawaii in 2019, the Wildcats can play a 13-game schedule that year under the Hawaii Exemption.
The Warriors are also scheduled to host Army in 2019. Arizona is their first scheduled opponent for the 2020 season.