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The Rose Bowl, located in Pasadena, California, is the home stadium of the UCLA Bruins, and is the most famous stadium in college football. Having played host to World Cup and Olympic contests, the venue is best known for hosting the Rose Bowl Game, played every year on New Year's Day.

The Rose Bowl tradition started in 1902 when the Tournament of Roses Association sponsored a game between Stanford and Michigan. The visiting Wolverines destroyed Stanford 49-0 in three quarters of play at Tournament Park (the Cardinal conceded the game). The game was scrapped in favor of Roman-style chariot races, but football returned to stay in 1916.

The Rose Bowl itself wasn't built until 1923, when the Tournament's president, William Leishman, envisioned a West-coast version of the Yale Bowl, and commissioned a 57,000 seat stadium to be built in the Arroyo Seco area of Pasadena. After the $272,000 stadium was completed, it was given to the city. It was given its name by local newspaper reporter Dusty Hall.

The Rose Bowl was expanded a number of times as the popularity of the game grew, expanding from its initial capacity of 57,000 to its current 93,000 (although the record crowd is 106,869 spectators for the 1973 Rose Bowl Game).

From 1947 until 2001, the game has hosted a game between the winner of the Pac-10 Conference and the Big Ten Conference. With its inclusion in the recently formed Bowl Coaliation Alliance, it will host the national championship game in 2002.

Rose Bowl Results:

1902	Michigan 49                Stanford 0
1916	Washington State 14        Brown 0
1917	Oregon 14                  Pennsylvania  0
1918	Mare Island-USMC 19        Camp Lewis-US Army 7
1919	Great Lakes-US Navy 17     Mare Island 0
1920	Harvard 7                  Oregon 6
1921	California 28              Ohio State 0
1922	California 0               Washington & Jefferson 0
1923	USC 14                     Penn State 3
1924	Washington 14              Navy 14
1925	Notre Dame 27              Stanford 10
1926	Alabama 20                 Washington 19
1927	Stanford 7                 Alabama 7
1928	Stanford 7                 Pittsburgh 6
1929	Georgia Tech 8             California 7
1930	USC 47                     Pittsburgh 14
1931	Alabama 24                 Washington State 0
1932	USC 21                     Tulane 12
1933	USC 35                     Pittsburgh 0
1934	Columbia 7                 Stanford 0
1935	Alabama 29                 Stanford 13
1936	Stanford 7                 SMU 0
1937	Pittsburgh 21              Washington 0
1938	California 13              Alabama 0
1939	USC 7                      Duke 3
1940	USC 14                     Tennessee 0
1941	Stanford 21                Nebraska 13
1942*	Oregon State 20            Duke 16
1943	Georgia 9                  UCLA 0
1944	USC 29                     Washington 0
1945	USC 25                     Tennessee 0
1946	Alabama 34                 USC 14
1947	Illinois 45                UCLA 14
1948	Michigan 49                USC 0
1949	Northwestern 20            California 14
1950	Ohio State 17              California 14
1951	Michigan 14                California 6
1952	Illinois 40                Stanford 7
1953	USC 7                      Wisconsin 0
1954	Michigan State 28          UCLA 20
1955	Ohio State 20              USC 7
1956	Michigan State 17          UCLA 14
1957	Iowa 35                    Oregon State 19
1958	Ohio State 10              Oregon 7
1959	Iowa 38                    California 12
1960	Washington 44              Wisconsin 8
1961	Washington 17              Minnesota 7
1962	Minnesota 21               UCLA 3
1963	USC 42                     Wisconsin 37
1964	Illinois 17                Washington 7
1965	Michigan 34                Oregon State 7
1966	UCLA 14                    Michigan State 12
1967	Purdue 14                  USC 13
1968	USC 14                     Indiana 3
1969	Ohio State 27              USC 16
1970	USC 10                     Michigan 3
1971	Stanford 27                Ohio State 17
1972	Stanford 13                Michigan 12
1973	USC 42                     Ohio State 17
1974	Ohio State 42              USC 21
1975	USC 18                     Ohio State 17
1976	UCLA 23                    Ohio State 10
1977	USC 14                     Michigan 6
1978	Washington 27              Michigan 20
1979	USC 17                     Michigan 10
1980	USC 17                     Ohio State 16
1981	Michigan 23                Washington 6
1982	Washington 28              Iowa 0
1983	UCLA 24                    Michigan 14
1984	UCLA 45                    Illinois 9
1985	USC 20                     Ohio State 17
1986	UCLA 45                    Iowa 28
1987	Arizona State 22           Michigan 15
1988	Michigan State 20          USC 17
1989	Michigan 22                USC 14
1990	USC 17                     Michigan 10
1991	Washington 46              Iowa 34
1992	Washington 34              Michigan 14
1993	Michigan 38                Washington 31
1994	Wisconsin 21               UCLA 16
1995	Penn State 38              Oregon 20
1996	USC 41                     Northwestern 32
1997	Ohio State 20              Arizona State 17
1998	Michigan 21                Washington State 16
1999	Wisconsin 38               UCLA 31
2000	Wisconsin 17               Stanford 9
2001	Washington 34              Purdue 24
* See below writeup

Since the construction of the Rose Bowl stadium, the game itself has been played there every year but one. In 1942, the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor less than a month earlier raised fears that a massive spectator event on the West Coast might be similarly subject to attack by the Japanese. The game, therefore, was moved across the country to Duke Stadium (now Wallace Wade Stadium), then a relatively new facility, at Duke University in Durham, NC, where the homestanding Blue Devils lost to Oregon State 20-16.

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