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rose bowl logoWhat would New Year's be without the Rose Bowl?

First played in 1902, the annual Rose Bowl game is still preceded by a coloruful kickoff to the New Year with a famous parade in Pasadena.

Just up ahead, check out the complete TV schedule along with fun facts & trivia about the "granddaddy" of all college football games,

Rose Bowl game TV schedule

Watch for the 2022 Rose Bowl to begin on Saturday, New Year's Day, January 1, 2022 at 5PM ET on ESPN as No. 6 Ohio State takes on No. 11 Utah, televised live from the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena.

On New Year's morning, also don't miss the annual Tournament of Roses Parade, a much-loved tradition that kicks off the New Year.

2022 Tournament of Roses Parade

The Rose parade traditinally features spirited marching bands, floral floats, and high-stepping horses, although last year it was in a virtual format due to crowd size and health concerns. No matter what format this year's parade takes, stay tuned for a special televsion presentation beginning at 8AM PT / 12PM ET on multiple networks inclulding ABC and NBC

DID YOU KNOW? Rose Bowl trivia & fun facts

• In 1902, the Tournament of Roses Association decided to add a football game to the day's festivities to attract more visitors to Pasadena. The first to accept the invitation was Stanford University, but they were no match for the powerhouse University of Michigan team who flattened them 49-0. The lopsided score prompted the Tournament to give up football in favor of (believe or not) Roman-style chariot races. Thankfully, the association changed back to football in 1916 and, the rest, as they say, is Rose Bowl history.

1961: The Great Rose Bowl Hoax.

• Flip cards that were supposed to read H-U-S-K-I-E-S were secretly switched to read C-A-L-T-E-C-H in 1961 resulting in one of the most elaborate football pranks ever pulled off at the Rose Bowl or any other game. Baffled cheerleaders, fans and millions of TV viewers pondered over the mystery until days later, when it was finally revealed that the switch was made thanks to the stealth and ingenuity of Caltech students. It was later dubbed The Great Rose Bowl Hoax.

• In addition to college football, the Rose Bowl stadium has been the site of the 1932 and 1984 Summer Olympics, the 1994 FIFA World Cup Final, the 1999 FIFA Women's World Cup Final, and five Super Bowls.

More about the Rose Bowl around the Web

2022 Rose Bowl Game - Tournament of Roses
- The official site with team profiles, TV schedule, ticket information and travel packages, maps & seating diagrams & directions to Rose Bowl stadium, plus check out a complete wrap-up of last year's Rose Bowl action in feature stories & photo galleries.

Welcome to Rose Bowl Stadium - Pics, virtual tour, seating guide, ticket purchase.

Rose Bowl Game - Wikipedia entry on the game with history, stats, winners, pictures and related resources.


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