Pineapple Bowl

The Pineapple Bowl is a now-defunct college football bowl game played in Honolulu, Hawaii at Honolulu Stadium. Played on New Year's Day except in 1950, the Pineapple Bowl succeeded the Poi Bowl. The inaugural game was played in 1940 and the last game was played in 1952. After the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the bowl game was suspended for five years. The game featured the Hawaii Rainbows and an invited team from the mainland.[1] The rise of the Hula Bowl shortly followed the demise of the Pineapple Bowl. The University of Hawaii attempted to revive the bowl game in 1980, but the NCAA Special Events Committee turned down their request.[2] However, the Aloha Bowl was created in 1982.

Pineapple Bowl (defunct)
StadiumHonolulu Stadium
LocationHonolulu, Hawaii
Conference tie-insUniversity of Hawaii at Manoa

Game resultsEdit

The University of Hawaii went 3–6 in the Pineapple Bowl.[3]

Date Winner Loser
January 1, 1940 Oregon State 39 Hawaii 6
January 1, 1941 Fresno State 3 Hawaii 0
January 1, 1947 Hawaii 19 Utah 16
January 1, 1948 Hawaii 33 Redlands 32
January 1, 1949 Oregon State 47 Hawaii 27
January 2, 1950 Stanford 74 Hawaii 20
January 1, 1951 Hawaii 28 Denver 27
January 1, 1952 San Diego State 34 Hawaii 13

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Drape, Joe (December 20, 2001). "ON COLLEGE FOOTBALL; Fish to FedEx: Bowl Name Game". New York Times. Retrieved 2007-12-03.
  2. ^ "Hawaii's first bowl attempt denied in 1980". Ka Leo. Retrieved 2007-12-02.
  3. ^ "Pineapple Bowl record". Archived from the original on 2008-03-02. Retrieved 2007-12-03.