The Granddaddy of Them All, the Rose Bowl, is college football’s ultimate tradition. Played in Pasadena’s gargantuan Rose Bowl stadium nearly every year on January 1st since 1902, the game is rife with tradition and competition, and is the culmination of a life’s worth of dreams for the players, coaches and fans who are lucky enough to participate in the NCAA’s biggest football game.
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1997 Rose Bowl - Joe Germaine and freshman David Boston stand out as the stars in this Rose Bowl. Joe gets the MVP, and makes the winning drive labeled "The Germaine Miracle."
2006 Rose Bowl - Young broke the Rose Bowl record set in '05 with 467 yards of total offense. He averaged 10.5 yards per carry as he rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
First BCS Championship - The Rose Bowl hosted its first BCS Championship game in 2002. (Miami vs. Nebraska)
1925 Rose Bowl - The Four Horseman Ride For The Last Time.
Rose Parade - Members of Pasadena's Valley Hunt Club first staged the parade in 1890. Since then the parade has been held in Pasadena every New Year's Day, except when Jan. 1 falls on a Sunday.
1902 Rose Bowl - First Rose Bowl Game played at Tournament Park. University of Michigan defeats Stanford University, 49-0
1917 Rose Bowl - Oregon defeats Pennsylvania, 14-0, in the first Rose Bowl win for the West.
1969 Rose Bowl - The Rose Bowl Game serves as the kickoff to the 100th anniversary of intercollegiate football.
"How sweet this is. The roses smell so pretty. Oh, so pretty."
"The Granddaddy of them all!"