Did You Know?
Did you know that the Rose Bowl Game is the oldest college football bowl game? Its first contest was presented on January 1, 1902 and played in Pasadena, California in the Rose Bowl Stadium. The stadiums field is made up of Bermuda rye grass grown especially for the Rose Bowl near Palm Springs, California. It is treated with nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium to keep it green and lush.
The first game in the stadium was called the "Tournament East- West football game". It is between the Stanford team, representing the West, and the Michigan Club, representing the East. The event became so successful that it is sold out every year since 1947. These Rose Bowl Games inspired a lot of other bowl contest, it includes the Sugar Bowl, Sun Bowl and Orange Bowl. All of these immediately proceeded the 1934 college football season. The Rose Bowl Game has traditionally hosted the conference champions from the Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences. And in the beginning of 2015, the Rose Bowl has been part of the College Football Playoff and hosts one of its semifinal games every three years. During non-playoffs, the Rose Bowl reverts to its traditional Pac-12/ Big Ten match-up.