Report: Hawaii looking for new opponent after FCS foe cancels game due to COVID-19
When the Patriot League announced recently that football teams wouldn’t fly to any games this season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it put the Hawaii-Fordham game in Week 2 in serious jeopardy.
After all, flying is the most convenient way to get to Hawaii, and a boat trip seems impractical.
And, on Monday, it was indeed announced that the matchup had been canceled and that Hawaii was looking for a new opponent:
Fordham announces its Sept. 12 football game @HawaiiFB for @AlohaStadiumHI has been cancelled per Patriot League travel policy. Rams to announce later if they will postpone entire season until the spring. #HawaiiFB looking for a replacement. @StarAdvertiser @MountainWest
— Ferd Lewis (@FerdLewis) July 6, 2020
Fordham plays in the FCS division, so it remains to be seen whether Hawaii — a Mountain West team — will look for another FCS foe or schedule an FBS opponent.
No matter what, though, any team that has to head out to Hawaii is going to have a long trip ahead of it.