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Take a Limo to the Rose Bowl

Paula Deen Named Grand Marshal of Rose Parade
Brooks shortens his timetable
Super Bowl Linebacker Ellison Moves to Front Lines of Star Wars
Adams and Cork give Hampshire the edge
Young still part of Titans future
Rose Bowl parade beckons blind marching band
Robinson Named Defensive Coordinator
Penn State at USC
USC could be Fiesta Bowl-bound
Defense crucial for Saturday’s game
Minnesota could end up in Rose Bowl
Dantonio: Remains to be seen if Ringer will keep getting heavy workload
Supinie: A golden child in these Gophers?
Key WAC matchup pits Warriors against 22nd-ranked Bulldogs
New Zealand announce Rose Bowl fixtures
Ohio State-USC is big, but Fresno State-Wisconsin is football life altering
PSU offense looks to the past
Big Ten: Meet the other candidates
Berth in Rose Bowl paying off for Illini as far as recruiting
Shaw impresses at Tech practice
Dwyer impresses at Tech practice
How the Rams' eyes spied Weil
Thinking about last game first a fine idea
Teenager Borthwick lined up for debut
IMG to Negotiate Next BCS TV Deal.
Notts built a 13-point lead at the top of Division One after a six-wicket win over Hampshire at the Rose Bowl.
Around Pasadena
Legend Neil Diamond sparkles at the Rose Bowl
Udal makes Hants suffer on his Rose Bowl return
Blackwell: 'Cheers us on to Twenty20 glory'
Hants escape with a draw
ROSE BOWL TO SHOWCASE FIRST SO CAL NCAA DIVISION ONE WOMEN’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT
Pre-Season Rankings
Like nowhere else
IT’S EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF SAYS KEY
Pothas lifted by KP's return
Volunteers to get their recognition
Busy time at The Rose Bowl
2008 NFL Draft Preview - Quarterback
Washington defensive coordinator Ed Donatell doesn't mind the pressure
Illinois starts spring with Rose repeat in sights
AREA: At Rose Bowl, Goodwin attempts to be 'Last Joe Standing'
Cricket: White Ferns a win away from Rose Bowl
ROSE BOWL TO SHOWCASE FIRST SO CAL NCAA DIVISION ONE WOMEN’S LACROSSE TOURNAMENT
Rose Bowl repeat for Choi
Kiper touts Mendenhall as No. 2 RB prospect
Coliseum Deal Reached
Having a 'grand' day filling holes
Six tons of Rose Bowl trash recycled
Neil Diamond show at the Rose Bowl
Big Rose Bowl tent party costs Illinois more than $68,000
Bowl attendance rises
Illinois 17, USC 49
USC commits watch future team roll in Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl the dream of Illini radio voice
No distractions allowed for Rose Bowl bound Illini
Illinois Revival: 10 steps to Rose Bowl
Rose Bowl matchup odds makes diehard fans happy
Rose Bowl tickets to go on sale to general public Tuesday
USC's defense to test Illinois in Rose Bowl
Thousands of Illini fans rush for Rose Bowl tickets
Trojans at Rose Bowl? Idea scores few points
Rose Bowl berth could be on line for USC, ASU
Ohio State-Michigan winner to Pasadena, just the way Rose Bowl likes it
Trojans still have shot at Rose Bowl
Pac-10 report: Get your bowl projections here
Wilner: How did Cal implode so quickly?
CLA vs. Notre Dame
Powerhouses made college game better
Eric Lacy's Top 5
Go 2 Guy: UW celebrating title only it recognizes
UW Football | Huskies aim to end drought against Bruins
An early crossroads at the Rose Bowl
Hollis speaks of big plans
Cougars to play 1,000th game Saturday
Cal football: Schedule analysis and game-by-game predictions
Burr Baldwin, 85; first UCLA football star to be consensus All-American
Where Are They Now? George Fleming, UW football legend
A Challenge for Rose Bowl Fans
Big Ten, Pac-10 seem to be punting on reform ideas
Historic sports sites rarely take landmark status
BCS Championship Tickets
Pac-10 football: The best performances of the past 20 years
Drum corps marching to the Rose Bowl
Dubois: Tickets go in small waves, high tides
Rose Bowl co-owner fined for fire code violations
East football coach Holden steps down
UCLA Game Time Set
SEC ponders national playoff
More 100th title fanfare in store
Dodds and Ends
Rose Bowl Plan Returns to Council
THE GREATEST COLLEGE FOOTBALL TEAMS OF ALL TIME
BCS system continues to puzzle me
A rough spring
Football legend in town
Gophers Want To Be Golden… Once Again
Congress needs to straighten priorities
NFL: Scouting combine
Writer finds rankings he sees as accurate
Steelers have options at fifteen
Offensive Line Coach Hired
A refreshing Rose Bowl plan
Mike Boryla's non-athletic endeavors at top of priority list
Coordinator helped UW to 3 Rose Bowls
Bulldogs add Texas A&M, UCLA to schedule
Stafford Mays
Rose Bowl smells sweeter for musician
Overkill: The number of bowl games has become ridiculous
Rosebowl needs
Tournament of Roses Announces Leaders of 2008 Rose Parade and Rose Bowl Game
Brewster set to dole out scholarships
Florida win puts bite back in BCS title
Rose Bowl slated for upgrade
Title game nets high ratings
Michigan's Rose Bowl failure
Evolution of the BCS
Plus-one could be next step for BCS, but hurdles must be cleared
USC Defeats Michigan In Rose Bowl
Jarrett helps Southern Cal run past Michigan in Rose Bowl
Rosebowl Upclose
Trojans and Wolverines mix it up in 93rd Rose Bowl
Trojans Put Their Hopes for Rose Bowl on the Line
Bowls far from meaningless
Michigan arrives in Southern California for Rose Bowl
USC wont play at Rose Bowl?
A no-frills Rose Bowl
Hoard, Varsity run over Trojans in Rose Bowl win
A word of caution for Smith
Pasadena could be future site for Tigers
This BCS mess is downright silly
Rose Bowl undergoing renovation
Rose Bowl less than a week from being completed
BCS something of a thorn for Rose Bowl
Hampshire's Rose Bowl to gain test-match status
Unlikely Match ups
Eagles up and Rose Bowl tests
Rose Bowl trip not OSU's priority
Replay problems at Rosebowl
Rose Bowl's new plan
Reversal of fortune
Koss Fondly Remembers the '86 Rose Bowl Year
Protecting the Rose Bowl
Oregon-Southern California Preview
Big East powers get chance to prove they're deserving
The bumpy road to Rose Bowl
Bush Flashes Skills in Saints Debut
Texas expects to keep rolling
Booty arrives, has tough act to follow
Rose Bowl: What’s in Your Wallet?
Texas Preview 2006 - Further Analysis
Rose Bowl foes Young, White in Titans' fold
Rose Bowl Fight Moves to Court
For Longhorns, the ring's the thing
No Vince? No problem, Longhorns contend
Young again
American Idol 6 Auditions Move To Rose Bowl In Los Angeles
City will not go to mat for NFL
Help restore glory to Pasadena Rose Bowl
Pulaski band tunes up for Rose Bowl parade
Finding Plan B for Rose Bowl
Young slips into his mentor's old role
UT scoreboard sneak peek put on hold
Revamping Rose Bowl redux
Fourth fest to support music
5 Browns to Appear at Rose Bowl on July 4
Replay challenge option decision due
ESPN's MNF In-Game Ads Outpacing Last Year
Nordgren Backed Up Young at Texas
Big day Bruin for '75 squad
Cool Jazz for a Hot Memorial Day
A Swingin’ Summer
UT investigating sale of national championship ring
Perry launches new ad campaign centered on school funding
Everybody testifies at UT Law School graduation
Vince Young’s backup QB signs with Eagles
‘Championship’ Jazz at the Rose Bowl


The "grand-daddy of all bowl games," as it's often called, originated as an extra added attraction to Pasadena's Tournament of Roses.

The game was first played in 1902, pitting Michigan against Stanford, but after Michigan's 49-0 win over Stanford, Tournament of Roses officials did not stage another game until 1916, when instead of a football game, chariot races were held. The Tournament also includes the Tournament of Roses Parade featuring floats covered with flowers and plants.

Before the Rose Bowl stadium was built in 1923, games were played in Pasadena's Tournament Park, approximately three miles southeast of the current stadium. For many years the game was televised by NBC in a 1 p.m. PST time slot, the only New Year's bowl airing at that time. Since 1988, it has been broadcast on ABC.

From 1922 through 1945, the Rose Bowl pitted the Pacific Coast Conference champion against an at-large opponent, usually from the East. Starting with the 1946 season, the bowl featured the Pac-10 and Big Ten champions.

In the game's early years (except during World War I), it always featured a team — not necessarily the conference champion — from the Pacific Coast Conference (ancestor to today's Pacific 10), as well as a team invited from further east.

Beginning with the 1947 game, the game's participants were established as the champions of what is now the Big Ten and Pac-10 Conferences. Since 1998, however, with the creation of the Bowl Championship Series system, team selection for the Rose Bowl is now tied into the other three BCS Bowls, although in any given year the Rose Bowl still attempts, if possible, to maintain the traditional Pac-10-Big Ten format. The 2002 game of Nebraska (Big 12 Conference) and Miami (who were members of the Big East at that time) was the first since 1946 not featuring either the traditional pairing. Starting with the 2007 BCS, the stadium hosting the traditional bowl game will also host the new stand-alone BCS National Championship Game one week later, meaning that the next time the self-named stadium will host the title game will be on January 8, 2010. While FOX got the rights to the other three games in negotiations with the BCS, ABC retained the rights to the Rose Bowl Game for themselves.

Years listed below indicate the January game date; for example, the 2003 game was played following the 2002 football season. Following the attack on Pearl Harbor, the 1942 game was moved to Duke University's Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, North Carolina due to World War II security threats, as officials were wary of allowing such a large crowd to congregate anywhere on the West Coast and risking another Japanese attack.

The impact of the BCS on the Rose Bowl matchups has resulted in the initial participation by several teams, even in years when the BCS National Championship Game is not contested there. The 2003 Rose Bowl game featured the first appearance by Oklahoma. The 2005 bowl featured Michigan against Texas, which was selected — amid some controversy — over California, a Pac-10 school, from the final at-large bid. Despite the controversy, this was a milestone for Texas and Michigan as it marked the first meeting between the two teams. It was also the first appearance — and victory — by Texas in the Rose Bowl. The 2006 game, which was played for the national championship, featured offensive powerhouses Texas (in its second straight Rose Bowl appearance and second appearance overall, holding a 19-game winning streak) and Southern California (attempting to become only the second school to claim three straight national championships and further its 34-game winning streak in its 30th Rose Bowl appearance, the most by any school). Texas won 41-38 on a touchdown in the closing seconds. Several sports analysts soon after the game were naming it among the most exciting championship bowl games, though it is unclear if this distinction will hold over time or is merely a case of proximity. In terms of number of TV viewers, it was the highest-rated college football game since the 1987 Fiesta Bowl between Penn State and Miami.

For years the game bucked tradition by going without a sponsor, but in 1998, the game became known as The Rose Bowl Game presented by AT&T and in 2002 as The Rose Bowl Game presented by PlayStation 2. Since 2003, when the agreement with Sony expired, the game has been presented by citi. The Rose Bowl still spurns the sponsorship tradition to a degree, as the sponsor's name is listed less prominently than in other bowl games. In other bowls, the sponsor's name is listed first and as part of the game's name, rather than merely as the presenter of the game.

With the formation of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), if either conference champion is ranked #1 or #2, that champion will play in the BCS championship game and will be replaced by that conference's second-ranked team. The Rose Bowl hosted the BCS championship game in 2002 and 2005. The Rose Bowl is slated to host the BCS championship in 2010.

As College Football Playoff Semifinals, Sugar And Rose Bowl Ticket Prices Already Increasing After a shakeup in the CFP rankings released on Tuesday, Alabama now controls the No. 1 seed heading into Week 13 of the college football season. The Crimson Tide have had a memorable last few days, first dethroning undefeated Mississippi State at home on Saturday and climbing four spots from its No. 5 ranking last week. Playoff standings are likely to change over the final two weeks of the ...

Football. Information For Fans Attending USC-UCLA Football Game At Rose Bowl Fans going to the USC-UCLA football game this Saturday (Nov. 22) at 5 p.m. PT at the Rose Bowl should plan their trip in advance, suggest officials from the Rose Bowl and UCLA Athletics.

6 (or 5) Recent UCLA-USC Top 25 Matchups When USC and UCLA take the field at the Rose Bowl on Saturday afternoon, it will be the third-straight Victory Bell game in which both the Bruins and Trojans are ranked in the Associated Press College Football Poll.

Fans Advised to Arrive Early for UCLA-USC Football Game Rose Bowl Stadium officials are strongly recommending fans arrive at the stadium no later than 1 p.m. for today's UCLA-USC football game to avoid traffic-related delays and the potential for parking lots to fill up.

CFB AM: Collector finds iconic Rose Bowl coach's trophy in pile of trash CFB AM: Collector finds iconic Rose Bowl coach's trophy in pile of trash, plus more around college football.

Junk collector finds trophy from 1942 Rose Bowl in trash (Video) A piece of history from the only Rose Bowl played outside of California emerged in an unlikely place

Football: Lots of former St. John Bosco players will be at the Rose Bowl There could be a St. John Bosco reunion party going on before and after Saturday's USC-UCLA game at the Rose Bowl.

USC Meets UCLA – Its a City Divided as the Storied Match Takes Place Today in Pasadena Rose Bowl Stadium officials are strongly recommending fans arrive at the stadium no later than 1 p.m. for today's UCLA-USC football game to avoid traffic-related delays and the potential for parking lots to fill up.

USC At UCLA Lead Most Expensive College Football Tickets For Week 13 Just three weeks remain in college football’s regular season and several games will play big roles in the positioning of top-ranked teams for the College Football Playoffs. USC and UCLA will square off at the Rose Bowl in the top-priced game of the week while Baylor, Notre Dame and Georgia [...]

Football. Grinz on Green Blog: Elite Bowl Still Within Reach for Spartans Michigan State is shooting for a top-12 finish in the College Football Playoff rankings to play for a spot in either the Peach, Orange, Cotton and Fiesta bowls.

 
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