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    Golden Pineapple Stays In Vegas
        H undreds of fans traveled across the ocean and desert to attend the fifth annual Ninth Island Showdown Nov. 13 between the University of Nevada Las Vegas Rebels and the University of Ha-
celebration, too. The California Hotel & Casi- no is not only the main sponsor of The Island Showdown, but it also hosts a special event during the Vegas-based games.
gy and excitement did not go unnoticed with fans remaining cheerful and supportive of their team. While the Rebels took back the Ninth Island Showdown trophy to Vegas, the love and support from the UH fans will re- main in Hawai‘i.
        wai‘i Rainbow Warriors.
With the first UH vs. UNLV game dating
During the Ninth Island Showdown, for ex- ample, the Boyd Gaming team hosted a tail- gate consisting of quite the gameday spread of food, including local favorites along with traditional tailgate cuisine. Local music from a DJ, as well as a performance by the Univer- sity of Hawai‘i Band entertained guests.
This was out first year attending the event from tailgate to game, and while we had hoped for a Rainbow Warriors win, the experience was amazing! We’ll get them next year!
 back to 1970, this long-standing rivalry is about more than just the game and that gold- en pineapple trophy. With Las Vegas having the largest population of former Hawai‘i residents, there was a sea of green showing support for their team before and after the big game — as well as support for those UNLV football players with Hawai‘i ties.
While not the first game played in UNLV territory, this was the first game for the ’Bows played inside of Allegiant Stadium, which is now the home field for the UNLV Rebels, along with the Las Vegas Raiders. The ener-
Catch Sebastian and Ninth Island Connection at 7 p.m. Wednesdays on K5 and 2 p.m. Sundays on KGMB.
  Boyd Gaming was a big part of the football
    Fill in the blank cells using numbers 1 to 9. Each number can appear only once in each row, column, and 3x3 block. Use logic and process of elimination to solve the puzzle. The difficulty level ranges from Bronze (easiest) to Silver to Gold (hardest). Answers are on page 7
  (Above) The University of Hawai‘i Rainbow Warriors kneel before the game against University of Nevada Las Vegas; (Inset) Boyd Gaming’s Andre Filosi poses with the golden pineapple trophy. KRISTINE RODRIGUEZ PHOTOS
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