Rose Bowl 2015 News and Updates
12/19/14 - The 2015 Rose Bowl game in sunny Pasadena, California promises to be another exciting match-up. It will feature the Oregon Ducks versus the Florida State Seminoles. The Ducks are coming off a near perfect 12-1 season. They are led quarterback Marcus Mariota who won the Heisman Trophy. Florida State, coached by Jimbo Fisher, had a perfect 13-0 this season. The Seminoles have a very talented team and many strong players including First Team All Americans Nick O’Leary, Tre’Jackson, Jalen Ramsey and Eddie Goldman. Tickets are available, but selling fast, for this highly anticipated match-up. The winner of the Rose Bowl advances to the College Football Playoff Championship in Arlington, Texas on January 12 where they will meet either the Alabama Crimson Tide or Ohio State Buckeyes.
12/7/14 - Last year's Heisman winner, Jameis Winston, will meet this year's Heisman favorite, Marcus Mariota, when the Florida State Seminoles play the Oregon Ducks in the 2015 Rose Bowl. Oregon and FSU finished No. 2 and No. 3 in today's College Football Playoff rankings. Oregon whipped Arizona 51-13 on Friday night in the Pac 12 Championship game, while the Seminoles snuck by a slippery Georgia Tech team 37-35 in Saturday's ACC Championship. The winner will play the Alabama vs Ohio State winner in the College Football Championship game.
12/5/14 - This year's Rose Bowl matchup will be announced on Sunday, December 7th, and two of the top four teams in the country will meet in Pasadena on January 1st to determine who will advance to the College Football Championship Game. After the the playoff rankings were updated on Tuesday, Alabama, Oregon, TCU and Florida State became the most likely teams to play in sunny LA on New Year's Day.
8/29/14 - College Football is finally back! Big match ups of Week 1 include Florida State vs. Oklahoma State, LSU vs. Wisconsin and Georgia vs. Clemson—all going head-to-head this Saturday. Now that the Rose Bowl will not exclusively host Pac 12 or B1G champion teams, could you be seeing one of these schools come Jan. 1? Pasadena is used to hosting the best of the best, but 2015 Rose Bowl tickets will guarantee you’ll see a national title contender. After all, the victor in this "New Year's Six” semifinal will advance to the first-ever College Football Championship. If Texas is the heart of football, then why are Rose Bowl tickets more sought-after than their Cotton Bowl counterpart? Join fellow CFB fanatics with seats in Pasadena; the get-in price currently stands at a $218 minimum, which is nearly $80 more expensive than CFP semifinal tickets in Texas. Get your 2015 Rose Bowl tickets now and attend this unprecedented semifinal game that only the best in all of NCAA will be invited to play!
12/9/13 - Michigan State will face Pac-12 kings, Stanford who are playing in their second consecutive appearance at the historic Rose Bowl. The Spartans won the Big 10’s automatic bid to visit Pasadena for the first time in 26 years and they will look to spoil the Cardinal who beat seven ranked teams on their way to the west coast title. Keep an eye on that line of scrimmage and get ready for an all-out rough and tumble fight, as these defenses are virtually unmatched in the nation! Rose Bowl tickets are the second most in-demand after the BCS National Championship Game, starting at $387 in the upper levels, and $1,197 on average. Bring some earplugs and sunscreen because it’s going to be a raucous and sunny New Year’s game when these teams meet in Pasadena!
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
There’s a reason why the Rose Bowl is called “The Granddaddy of Them All.” It is the
original bowl game, first played in 1902. Since that time, the Pasadena spectacle has only grown in stature, with over 100,000 ticket-holders regularly cramming into the massive stadium each January 1. 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. But don’t wait too long, 2015 Rose Bowl tickets are sure to go like lighting now that the NCAA has deemed it one of two semifinal sites in the first-ever College Football Playoff.
Pasadena is no stranger to prestige, as the Rose Bowl of the BCS era pitted the Pac-12 Champion against the Big Ten Champion annually, unless either were involved in the national championship game. Now, under the new CFP system, the Rose Bowl is part of the “New Year’s Six” rotation and will host two semifinal teams every three years—2015 happens to be one of those special seasons!
At the close of the regular season, four of the nation’s top teams will be picked by a 13-person College Football Selection Committee. The playoff semifinals will split contenders between the Rose Bowl and the Sugar Bowl.The two teams to emerge from the semifinals will advance to the first-ever 2015 College Football Championship Game held at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Jan. 12, 2015. Seasons where the Rose Bowl is excluded from semifinals will feature two at-large teams selected by the same committee, base on competitiveness and geography.