Hawaii Bowl Canceled On Eve Of Game After Hawaii Pulls Out
HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Bowl was canceled Thursday after Hawaii withdrew from its game against Memphis on the eve of the contest because of COVID-19, season-ending injuries and transfers.
“We are disappointed our season has to end this way,” Hawaii coach Todd Graham said in a statement. “As competitive as we are and as much as we want to play the game, we cannot put the health and safety of our student-athletes at risk.”
The Hawaii Bowl has been canceled after Hawaii says it can't play. About 30 players and staff recently tested positive for COVID-19. https://t.co/UdDuoq6BaO
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The game was scheduled for Friday at the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex.
Hawaii finished the season 6-7, getting into the bowl because there were no available 6-6 teams. Memphis finished 6-6.