(Honolulu-AP) -- It's official. Hawaii will host a post-season college football game this year. The Hawaii Bowl will be played on Christmas Day at Aloha Stadium. It's one of three new bowls certified for 2002 by the NCAA.
The game will be played at 3 p-m and televised nationally on ESPN. The bowl will be owned and operated by ESPN Regional, the marketing arm of the cable sports network, in partnership with the University of Hawaii, the Western Athletic Conference and Conference USA.
The game will feature a team each from the WAC and Conference USA. The University of Hawaii will be the WAC team if the Warriors win seven of their 13 games this fall.