There are currently no significant professional sports franchises in Hawaii as of 2014. Hawaii’s “home team” is the University of Hawaii. Hawaii locals enthusiastically support its football, basketball, baseball, soccer, softball, and volleyball teams.
Despite the fact that Hawaii does not have any major-league professional sports teams, the state hosts a number of exciting and anticipated athletic events each year. Hawaii hosts two of America’s most prestigious endurance events: the World Ironman Triathlon on the Big Island and the Honolulu Marathon on Oahu.
Every year, the National Football League Pro Bowl is hosted in Hawaii. The game features the greatest players in the whole league, making it an ideal opportunity for Hawaii residents to watch NFL action live and in person. The Hawaii Bowl, held in December, features two NCAA division one institutions for college football fans. The Hula Bowl, held in Maui, allows college seniors to showcase their talents in front of professional scouts.
The Wendy’s Champions Skins Game, the Mercedes Championships, and the Sony Open are among the biggest professional golf tournaments hosted in Hawaii.
The Outrigger Hotels Rainbow Classic and the EA Sports Maui Invitational are both held throughout the Christmas season for collegiate basketball fans.