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December 29, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
I was checking out Tuesday's itinerary for the football teams and fans from Wisconsin and Stanford who have come here for our 2000 Tournament of Roses parade (which should give off a delightful odor) and for our Rose Bowl football game (which I hope doesn't end up smelling like an expired Wisconsin dairy product). Century City, 8:30 a.m.--Team coaches meet the press. USC, 10:30 a.m.--Stanford practice.
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January 2, 2014 | Chris Dufresne
The 100th Rose Bowl came down to a fourth down and the most predictable play call in Pasadena on Jan. 1 since they resumed football in 1916 after years of chariot and ostrich races. "Everyone in the building knew it was coming," Stanford tailback Tyler Gaffney said. Two bullheaded teams that refused to give an inch put everything on the line over 12 inches of territory at the Stanford 34-yard line in the Rose Bowl's north end. Stanford rolled out its "elephant" backfield package and Michigan State's defense rolled up its green sleeves.
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NEWS
January 2, 1998 | MIKE DOWNEY
Michigan won the first Rose Bowl football game, in 1902, before a crowd of 8,000, when the opposing team's captain begged for mercy with eight minutes remaining and the score Michigan 49, Stanford 0. The result was so unpopular, the Tournament of Roses committee replaced football for several years with polo, chariot races and a race between a camel and an elephant.
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December 31, 2011 | Gary Klein
A photograph of LaMichael James went viral this week, the shot of the Oregon star cowering on a Disneyland thrill ride literally zooming across social media platforms. Reaction to the photo -- and his terror-filled expression -- surprised and amused James. "I guess I'm on a lot of people's minds," he said. It didn't seem that way during the latter half of the college football season. The 2010 Heisman Trophy finalist mostly fell out of discussion for this season's award despite leading the nation in rushing yards per game.
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December 30, 1997 | BILL PLASCHKE
Marcus Soward was thumbing the remote the other day, his baby girl playing at his feet, his Arizona State jersey tacked to the wall of an elementary school, when the screen lit up with a Rose Bowl interview. There they were, players from Michigan and Washington State, framed by the palm trees that framed him last year, answering the same questions with the same rascal expressions, professing humility with smiles that said, can't lose, won't lose. Soward laughed and thought, oh yes you can.
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September 2, 2005 | Diane Pucin, Times Staff Writer
Nearly four years later, it is still an ugly memory. A Rose Bowl football game being played, but not on the usual Jan. 1 date. No team from the Pacific 10 or Big Ten conferences in sight after pass-happy, flamboyant Oregon was knocked out of its rightful place in Pasadena by a complex mathematical formula that sent forward Nebraska, even though the Cornhuskers had been badly beaten in their final regular-season game. The game, played on Jan.
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January 2, 1994 | BOB WOLF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Football is often said to be a game of turnovers, and if this is true, Wisconsin followers need look no further for the key to the Badgers' 21-16 Rose Bowl victory over UCLA on Saturday. UCLA took the field with the best turnover ratio in the nation, plus 19, compared with Wisconsin's 14th-place ratio of plus nine. When the game was over, the teams were tied at plus 14. The Bruins committed six turnovers, five on fumbles; and the Badgers committed only one.
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January 4, 2002
Mike Bellotti, coach of the Oregon team that felt it should have been in the national championship game at the Rose Bowl rather than Nebraska, tried his best to be magnanimous Thursday night and nearly pulled it off. Bellotti, whose team finished 11-1 and second in both major polls but wasn't picked to play in the title game when the computer conglomerate that determines the matchup of No. 1 vs. No.
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March 28, 1996 | GREG SANDOVAL and MARYANN HUDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A USC academic advisor responsible for student-athletes allegedly stacked an education class with football and baseball players who were neither required to attend nor complete any course work by the professor to get a passing grade, a Times investigation has found. Records show that of the 40 students enrolled in the class, 30 were athletes, including 14 members of the 1996 Rose Bowl team and eight members of the USC baseball team that finished second in the College World Series last year.
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December 29, 1997 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It is easy being Bob Griese's son now, but that wasn't always the case. It wasn't so easy in 1993 when, three years after his dad was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Brian Griese couldn't get a scholarship to the University of Michigan. The coaches were nice enough about it, suggesting Brian walk on and maybe something would open up. Sure enough, on the first day of practice someone quit and Brian got his free ride--certainly not "The Peyton Manning Story."
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December 29, 2008 | Gary Klein
Mark Sanchez knows an outstanding performance in the Rose Bowl could be a springboard to individual accolades and possible NFL riches. "This game is a launch pad," the USC quarterback says. But the fourth-year junior politely brushes off talk of next year's Heisman Trophy race. Or the NFL draft, be it 2009 or 2010. As fifth-ranked USC prepares for sixth-ranked Penn State, Sanchez insists his focus is on the present.
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December 28, 2008 | Gary Klein
D.J. Shoemate arrived at USC last summer as a receiver. But the former Anaheim Servite High star could play a significant role at fullback against Penn State in the Rose Bowl. Stanley Havili, who started 11 games at fullback, did not practice Saturday because he has not been cleared academically to participate in the New Year's Day game, Coach Pete Carroll said.
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December 24, 2008 | Corina Knoll
A month after hip replacement surgery, Penn State Coach Joe Paterno wasn't sure if he would be coaching from the sideline when the Nittany Lions play USC in the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day. "We'll see how it goes this week," he told reporters Tuesday before practice at the Home Depot Center. "I haven't done enough on it yet. That jet lag got me the first day and then I did better yesterday. I think I'm OK, I'm trying."
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December 24, 2008 | Gary Klein
When Kyle Moore returns to USC on Friday for the final week of preparations for the Rose Bowl, the senior defensive end will be counting down the practice days until the Trojans play Penn State. But Moore also is among the seniors looking forward to practices after the Jan. 1 game. Moore, linebackers Rey Maualuga and Brian Cushing, defensive end Clay Mathews and defensive tackle Fili Moala have been invited to the Jan. 24 Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., Coach Pete Carroll said.
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December 21, 2008 | KURT STREETER
Since the Penn State Nittany Lions football team is due in town this weekend, let me be the first to offer it a warm welcome -- and some advice. At last check, the weather back in the land of the endless coal mine wasn't looking too great -- unless freezing temperatures, biting wind and relentless snow are your bag. So, Penn Staters, in case you've forgotten, that mass of blue above you is known as the sky. And, yes, that golden orb is called the sun.
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December 31, 2007 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC linebacker Keith Rivers remembers the words and the kindly insistent tone the future Pro Bowl player used to deliver them. "C'mon," then-teammate Lofa Tatupu said when the freshman Rivers hesitated during a drill. "Fifty-five means too much." Tatupu was referring to the No. 55 jersey that USC coaches bestowed upon Rivers when he arrived on campus in 2004 from Lake Mary, Fla.
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April 27, 1994 | ELLIOTT ALMOND and RICK HOLGUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Angelo Mazzone III, the former UCLA athletic official who was allowed to buy 4,000 Rose Bowl tickets from the school, was accused by football players in 1978 of buying complimentary tickets from them at up to three times face value. A Pacific 10 Conference investigation, which included interviews with football and basketball players, and UCLA officials, found there was an inappropriate use of the tickets. But neither Mazzone nor the school was charged with violating conference rules.
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December 25, 1995 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's in the record book that Northwestern, in its first and last appearance in Pasadena, defeated California in the 1949 Rose Bowl game, 20-14. But that score is not official in the minds of many Cal partisans. Dick Erickson, Cal's quarterback that day, still protests. Forty-six years later, he and his surviving teammates are still steamed over an official's call on a Northwestern touchdown in the second quarter.
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December 29, 2007 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
With the end of his USC career only a few days away, USC quarterback John David Booty is soaking up every remaining moment. "I feel relaxed and free and I'm just enjoying every step," he said this week. Booty has guided the Trojans to consecutive Pacific 10 Conference titles and two straight Rose Bowl appearances while living with constant comparisons to predecessor Matt Leinart. He is 19-3 as a starter going into Tuesday's Rose Bowl against Illinois.
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December 29, 2007 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
USC linebacker Keith Rivers is regarded as a possible first-round pick in the 2008 NFL draft. Fellow linebackers Rey Maualuga and Brian Cushing could be opening-round picks in 2009. So when USC plays Illinois in the Rose Bowl, the linchpin player in one of college football's deepest and most talented position groups once again will be on the sideline the first time the Trojans' defense takes the field. And that's just fine with Thomas Williams. The fifth-year senior from Vacaville, Calif.
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