Rose Bowl 2014 News and Updates
10/18/13 - After a roller coaster Week 7 of college football, the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Stanford Cardinals are the favorite contenders for the “Granddaddy of Them All” Rose Bowl Game. The Big 10 title is likely to go to Ohio State, who are on their way to a perfect season, having already faced the difficult part of their schedule, defeating Wisconsin and Northwestern. Still, the Buckeyes face a great challenge if they hope to capture the BCS National Championship Title, with powerhouses Alabama, Oregon and Clemson most likely to finish ahead of them, so instead, Ohio has been slotted to play in Rose Bowl.
Less concrete is the challenger rising from the Pac-12 Conference. Although Stanford is still favored to appear at the Rose Bowl, the Cardinals just fell to Utah in a big upset loss (21-27) terminating their unbeaten season. The dark horse in the race for the coveted Pac-12 title is UCLA, who, after completely dominating Cal, is the underdog favorite to emerge in Rose Bowl. But there is trouble on the horizon, as the Bruins have a tough schedule coming up, featuring two consecutive away games that will determine their chances: they meet the Oregon Ducks in two weeks, and tomorrow morning, they will play Stanford, who UCLA lost to in back-to-back games last season, one being the Pac-12 Championship game.
Rose Bowl History
The Rose Bowl was the original bowl game, first played in 1902. Since that time the game has only grown in stature, with over 100,000 holders of Rose Bowl tickets regularly cramming into the stadium known as the Rose Bowl
each January 1. Although the current capacity has been limited to 92,542, Rose Bowl tickets remain in great demand. With that many seats in the interior bowl there are endless seating and pricing options and we’ve got everything you need to make the best possible choice. In an era of newfangled designer stadiums, the Rose Bowl delivers a sense of history and charm that you just can’t find anywhere else. And of course it also regularly delivers intriguing matchups between some of the more elite teams in the game
The game has been immensely popular right from the beginning, when those with Rose Bowl tickets watched Michigan defeat Stanford in the 1902 game, known then as the “Tournament East-West Game.” The concept at that time was to match a west coast team against a team from the east. After 1902 the game wasn’t played again until 1916, but it’s been played continuously ever since. Before long, Rose Bowl tickets were in such great demand that a new stadium was built in 1923, appropriately named the Rose Bowl, just to accommodate the event. Prior to 1978 the stadium was often cited as having the largest capacity of any football stadium in America. Even today it remains the eighth largest capacity in the country, and largest of all the bowl games. Get your Rose Bowl tickets today and ring in 2013 in style in sunny Pasadena.