The Rose Bowl - "The Granddaddy Of Them All" - the absolute classic and most famous of all the college football bowl games. First kicked off in 1902(!!) it is a legacy. Traditionally played on New Year's Day, or, if January 1 is a Sunday, on the following Monday January 2, after conclusion of the Tournament of the Roses Parade, it always features amazing battles for the win. The match-up for this 2010 BCS Bowl game (2009 college bowl season) will be between the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Oregon Ducks.
The current arrangement of the Tournament of Roses Association, the Big Ten Conference and the Pacific-10 Conference is the oldest intercollegiate post-season bowl agreement between two major conferences in the United States. It dates back to 1946. Unless any of the teams are ranked No. 1 or No. 2 in the nation (to which they would then play in the BCS National Championship game), the bowl Game will feature the champion of the Big Ten Conference vs. the champion of the Pacific-10 Conference. Get a replay of the 2010 Rose Bowl Game on itunes.
The winner of the game will receive the Leishman Trophy. This trophy is named after 1920 Tournament of Roses President William L. Leishman, who was responsible for the construction of the stadium and his son, 1939 Tournament of Roses President Lathrop K. Leishman, who was instrumental in helping establish this college football bowl game as the "Granddaddy of Them All". And who else other than Tiffany & Co. could design and craft the Game Trophy. This master piece is comprised of nearly sixteen pounds of sterling silver, stands almost twenty-one inches tall and takes approximately two weeks to complete.
The Rose Bowl Stadium is one of the college football (and other sports) stadiums with the longest history. Opened in 1922 with its first Rose Bowl in January 1922 it is the home of the UCLA Bruins) and holds over 91,000 spectators (even more than 92,000 for the Tournament of the Roses). The stadium's name is the reason why the term "bowl game" is used for all postseason games, regardless of whether they are played in a bowl-shaped or "Bowl"-named stadium. The Rose Bowl Seating Chart will show you the setup of the inside of the stadium. It gives you a good idea in what section to get tickets/seats to watch the game. Different ticket brokers have different ways of showing you the sections, so just take look at the chart first and then decide where to buy your tickets.
The Tournament of Roses Parade, better known as the Rose Parade, is the "America's New Year Celebration", a festival of flowers, music and equestrians. The parade has an even longer history than the stadium. The first time spectators could enjoy the parade was in 1890. Then, in 1902, the college football was added to the celebration to fund the cost of the staging of the parade. Today it - the parade - is watched in person by hundreds of thousands of spectators along and seen by millions more on television worldwide in more than 200 countries. Another great event beside the football game and the parade is the Rose Bowl Flea Market. Some call it "the shopping place of the Stars". You will find over 2,500 vendors and 15,000 to 20,000 buyers every month. According to its organizer it is one of the most famous markets in the World. It has been established over 40 years ago and is still an ongoing success.
Buy your Bowl Tickets now before it is too late and be one of the tens of thousands enthusiastic fans at this awesome event.