Rose Bowl Game
(Jan 1st, Los Angeles)
The Grandaddy of them all
The College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual will take place on January 1, at 1 pm PST. Known as the oldest of bowls, the Rose Bowl Game kicked off a myriad college football legacies in 1902. Since then, the game has been home to 19 Heisman Trophy winners, produced 29 national champions, featured 212 consensus All-Americans and honored 121 college football legends by inducting them into the Rose Bowl Hall of Fame.
The first Tournament of Roses football game, which was the first post-season football game in the nation, was staged at Tournament Park on January 1, 1902. The game matched the West Coastís Stanford against Midwestern Michigan. (The teams would later become members of todayís Pac-12 and Big Ten conferences, respectively.) Michigan routed Stanford, 49-0, prompting the football contest to be replaced with Roman-style chariot races inspired by the literary classic Ben-Hur. Football was permanently reinstated as part of the Tournamentís
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