UH turned down $1 million to play at an SEC school

HA Note: “Jim Donovan says he has turned down a $1 million offer from an SEC team — he won’t say which one, but we’re guessing it was uppercrust rather than, say, Mississippi State.”

HA Note: “Once upon a time UH could book a game at Aloha Stadium only or a two-for-one deal. No longer. The NCAA’s addition of a 12th game in 2006, not to mention the Warriors’ rise, has almost made that ancient history.

So much so that, more and more, cancellation clauses in UH contracts are running $500,000 — and up — for teams that might seek out of agreements. Notre Dame, Virginia and Texas being among the marquee 10th- and 11th-hour bailouts. Two years ago Michigan State coughed up $150,000 rather than fulfill a contracted appearance here.”

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