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The Poi Bowl is a now-defunct college football bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Honolulu Stadium. Played in early January from 1936 to 1939, the Poi Bowl was renamed the Pineapple Bowl in 1940.

Poi Bowl (defunct)
StadiumHonolulu Stadium
LocationHonolulu, Hawaii
Operated1936–1939, 1945
Conference tie-insPacific Coast Conference

Game resultsEdit

The University of Hawaii at Manoa invited teams from the Pacific Coast Conference to participate in the Poi Bowl every year except for 1937, when they had to play the Honolulu All-Stars.[1] The University of Hawaii website does not list their only victory as an official bowl game, but the College Football Data Warehouse website does.[2][3] The Poi Bowl name was resurrected for one game on January 8, 1945 between a Navy team and an Army Air Force team. By that time, the Poi Bowl of the 1930s had already become the Pineapple Bowl. The Navy team won the game, 14–0.[4]

Date Winner Loser
January 1, 1936 USC 38 Hawaii 6
January 2, 1937 Hawaii 18 Honolulu All-Stars 12
January 1, 1938 Washington 53 Hawaii 13
January 2, 1939 UCLA 32 Hawaii 7
January 8, 1945 Navy 14 Army Air Force 0

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "College Football Reference - Poi Bowl". Archived from the original on 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  2. ^ "University of Hawaii Bowl Record". Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  3. ^ "College Football Data Warehouse - University of Hawaii Bowl Record". Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  4. ^ "College Football Data Warehouse - Poi Bowl". Retrieved 2007-12-03.