When Stanford and Wisconsin take the field on New Year's Day in Pasadena they'll be authoring the 99th chapter in the most storied game in college football.
It's the Rose Bowl. It's The Granddaddy Of Them All.
First contested in 1902 between Stanford and Michigan was part of the Tournament of Roses and annually since 1916, the Rose Bowl is the oldest bowl game and the most acclaimed. According to the Tournament Of Roses website, the game "has been home to 17 Heisman Trophy winners, produced 29 national champions."
Intending to feature an annual East-West matchup on New Year's Day, the Rose Bowl formalized it's Big Ten vs. Pac 12 (originally the Pacific Coast Conference) format in 1947. Over the years, USC and Michigan have made the most trips to Pasadena.
From Jim Plunkett to Vince Young, here are some of the most memorable moments in the history of the Rose Bowl. Which is your favorite? Which missing moments should we add to the list?
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