Notre Dame has officially accepted a bid to the Hawaii Bowl to take on the Warriors of Hawaii. The game will take place on Christmas Eve at 8pm ET which should fit in nicely between Christmas Eve dinner and midnight mass.
The University has an official release with quotes from head coach Charlie Weis.
The Fighting Irish (6-6) will face Hawai’i (7-6) in the seventh annual Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl on Dec. 24, the NCAA announced Sunday evening.
“We’re very excited about heading out west to play in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl,” head coach Charlie Weis said. “This is a great opportunity for our team to face a quality opponent in their backyard and we’ll need to be ready.
“I know the extra practices this month will really benefit our team and we look forward to ending this season on a good note.”
So in the words of Bing Crosby, Mele Kalikimaka Notre Dame fans. (I would have included the youtube clip of the scene from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation featuring Bing’s classic Christmas tune, but it’s not completely safe for the kiddies).