Aloha Bowl

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Aloha Bowl (defunct)
"Aloha Bowl logo until 1986.png"
Stadium Aloha Stadium
Location Honolulu, Hawaii
Operated 1982–2000
Preceded by Pineapple Bowl
Succeeded by Hawaiʻi Bowl
Sponsors
Former names
Jeep-Eagle Aloha Bowl
Jeep Aloha Bowl

The Aloha Bowl was a National Collegiate Athletic Association Football Bowl Subdivision (then known as Division I-A) college football bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Aloha Stadium.

History[edit]

The Aloha Bowl was established by Mackay Yanagisawa, a sportsman of Oahu in 1982.[1] With the exception of the 1983-86 playings, the Aloha Bowl was traditionally played on Christmas morning in Honolulu.[2] For most of its playings, the game was sponsored by Jeep Corporation.[3] The bowl originally applied for certification by the NCAA Division I Championship Committee in 1981, but certification was delayed until 1982. The inaugural game was played in 1982 and the last game was played in 2000, after it lost its sponsorship as a result of a corporate merger between Jeep and DaimlerChrysler. In 1998 and 1999, the Aloha Bowl was part of a doubleheader followed by the Oahu Bowl; the 1998 event was the first televised doubleheader in American college football history.[1]

Since Jeep dropped its sponsorship, the bowl committees of the Hawaiian bowl games elected to move the games to the U.S. mainland. The Oahu Bowl moved to Seattle and was played as the Seattle Bowl for two years.[4][5] The Aloha Bowl was to move to San Francisco, but before the move could be completed the game lost its bowl certification. San Francisco received a bowl game for the 2001 season anyway, which is now known as the Foster Farms Bowl. Hawaiians did not remain without a bowl for long, however, as a new bowl committee received certification for a Christmastime game in 2002 at Aloha Stadium.

The Aloha Bowl was preceded years earlier by the Pineapple Bowl and Poi Bowl.

Game results[edit]

Date Winner Score Loser Score Attendance
December 25, 1982 #9 Washington 21 #16 Maryland 20 30,055
December 26, 1983 Penn State 13 Washington 10 37,212
December 29, 1984 #10 SMU 27 #17 Notre Dame 20 41,777
December 28, 1985 #13 Alabama 24 USC 3 35,183
December 27, 1986 #16 Arizona 30 North Carolina 21 26,743
December 25, 1987 #10 UCLA 20 Florida 16 24,839
December 25, 1988 #18 Washington State 24 #14 Houston 22 35,132
December 25, 1989 #22 Michigan State 33 #25 Hawaii 13 50,000
December 25, 1990 Syracuse 28 Arizona 0 14,185
December 25, 1991 Georgia Tech 18 #17 Stanford 17 34,433
December 25, 1992 Kansas 23 #25BYU 20 42,933
December 25, 1993 #17 Colorado 41 #25 Fresno State 30 44,009
December 25, 1994 Boston College 12 #11 Kansas State 7 44,862
December 25, 1995 #11 Kansas 51 UCLA 30 41,111
December 25, 1996 Navy 42 Cal 38 43,380
December 25, 1997 #21 Washington 51 #25 Michigan State 23 44,598
December 25, 1998 Colorado 51 #21 Oregon 43 46,451
December 25, 1999 Wake Forest 23 Arizona State 3 40,974
December 25, 2000 Boston College 31 Arizona State 17 24,397

Television[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Cisco, Dan (1999). Hawaiʻi Sports: History, Facts, and Statistics. University of Hawaii Press. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-8248-2121-0. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  2. ^ Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States. Thomson Gale. 1 January 2007. p. 221. ISBN 978-1-4144-1121-7. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Gietschier, Steve (1 November 1999). Chase's sports calendar of events. Contemporary Books. ISBN 978-0-8092-2600-9. Retrieved 29 April 2012. 
  4. ^ "Aloha Sports suing NCAA". Star Bulletin. 31 March 2004. Retrieved 26 August 2008. 
  5. ^ "Bowl bids aloha to Hawaii". Bcheights.com. 1 May 2001. Retrieved 26 August 2008.