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  1. If the PAC-12 adjusts it's subscription package to be more inline with the SEC and BIG networks(i.e. offering the main channel nationwide at a low cost while charging considerably more in the PAC-12 markets), then UH could be a top target to increase revenue. That's a big if. Around 84 percent of all TV households in Hawaii have cable. Spectrum is the only cable provider in the state. Hawaiian Telcom is the only IPTV service on the islands and has 35,000 subscribers, which accounts for another 7% which brings . Both offer pretty much the same channel offering which includes UH's channel, Spectrum Sports(formerly OCSports). Sure, that's total is only about 415,000 subscribers between all the services. But given that most of the larger DMA's have 3 or more cable providers, plus IPTV providers, along with a large satellite saturation(which doesn't currently doesn't offer PAC-12 networks), Hawaii would actually be the easiest large western market to fully tap into. For example, let's compare a current PAC-12 member Utah to Hawaii: Salt Lake City has a DMA of about 916,960 TV households(34th) compared to Hawaii's 442,820(65th). However, Utah's cable penetration is only 37.1%(around 340,192 households) while Hawaii's cable penetration is in 371,968 households(plus 35k Hawaiian Telcom subscribers). 22% of the population of of the SLC DMA doesn't have cable, while the other 40% used satellite or other alternative delivery methods like IPTV(but excluding OTT services like Sling and Playstation Vue, which aren't included in any of the TV numbers i found). That means up to 62% of SLC households don't subscribe to the current PAC-12 Network, while about 9% of Hawaii wouldn't for the adjusted package. I couldn't find SLC's IPTV numbers, but they have both Centurylink and Google Fiber that I know of. Both started upgrading their infrastructure after 2015, so I doubt that they have a significant amount of subscribers at this time to overtake Hawaii's combined IPTV/Cable total of around 406,000. Now if DirecTV and the PAC-12 ever make a deal, Utah could easily surpass Hawaii in subscriptions. From a TV football standpoint, Hawaii can also shoulder the "PAC-12 at Night" burden that most of the current conference members complain about. The start times won't hinder UH's attendance as much as it does other programs given the time zone difference. Then include the Week Zero exemption which, counting the Sydney game, gives the conference 6-7 early games a year. The 13-game exemption also gives the conference 5-6 extra games each year.
  2. It was Aloha Airlines that flew UH on charter flights as they had smaller jets than Hawaiian. Aloha Airlines ceased all passenger operations in 2008. Hawaii has been flying commercial most of the time since then. Because they fly commercial, the average travel/transportation/lodging/per diem cost to the football team for a road game had been about $150,000 as of 2015. They did have a couple of charters(via Hawaiian Airlines) this past season to Sydney and Ann Arbor. For all the other sports, teams have almost always flown commercial during the season.
  3. Turner Field was already pretty unique. I don't think the site lines will be as bad as they are at SDSU games.
  4. I wrote them once about the endowment. I was told they split the money evenly among all the 4-year schools system-wide(UH-manoa,UH-West Oahu, and UH-Hilo) unless there is a university-specific endowment. The problem is that in order to get the amount they showed for UH Manoa, they would have to divide UH's endowment evenly between all universities/colleges in Hawaii that award a 4 year degree instead of just the ones in the UH system. That would include private schools like HPU, Chaminade, and BYU-Hawaii as well as UH-Maui College, a community college that also offers 3 bachelor of applied science degrees.
  5. Imagine the drop if they ban fireworks at the stadium.
  6. They do have the poker chips. However, they don't know it. It's like the chips are inside the lining of their jacket because of a hole in the pocket.(It happens. I found $60 in my jacket once.) When they find them, watch out! They are practically already independent. They already have most of the key features that the successful independents have had. They have their own TV deal.(I have a feeling that UH PPV games would again be streamed via ESPN3, like they were before they joined the MWC.) They have some sort of an exemption.(BYU has mission exemption. Service academies have an extra coach and lax recruiting rules, UH has an extra game and/or week 0 exemption.) They pay every team's travel to come to Hawaii. They have their own bowl tie-in. (BYU gets agreements years in advance. ND has access to most of the ACC tie-ins. The service academies can have the military-themed bowls.) The only real difference from independence other than competing for conference championships is that UH has to pay for their own travel on road games. As an independent, travel would be covered by the host school. If done correctly, UH would make a lot more money as an independent, and could realistically have 8-9 home games each year.
  7. Are you sure the puzzle piece isnt blue? Coaches recently have been wearing a blue puzzle piece to raise autism awareness.
  8. Dru Brown, a 2017 recruit according to 24/7sports composite recruiting rankings, has been named the starting QB for Hawaii this week against Nevada. 2017 recruit Brown has had playing time in the last 3 games for UH. Under 2017 recruit Brown's leadership, UH scored Touchdowns on 3 of 4 drives against Arizona. Fellow 2017 recruit Cole Brownholtz enrolled at Hawaii to compete for the 2016 UH starting QB spot. After losing the competition, it has been decided that 2017 recruit Brownholtz will redshirt the 2016 season.