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December 30, 2006
Combined with the Rose Parade in the morning, Monday's 2 p.m. Rose Bowl game between USC and Michigan will present some parking challenges. Rose Bowl officials encourage car pooling and recommend that those who drive arrive by 10 a.m. Getting to the game -- Transportation * Because Rose Bowl parking is limited, spectators are urged to use public transit or free shuttle services in Pasadena.
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January 6, 2014 | By Matt Stevens, Emily Foxhall and Ryan Menezes
Southern California is used to the annual New Year's invasion of football fans for the Rose Bowl. But this year, the region - and its economy - got a rare double dip. As soon as supporters of Stanford and Michigan State went home after the Rose Bowl, Auburn and Florida State fans began rolling in for Monday's Bowl Championship Series title game at the same stadium. The college colors - burnt orange and navy blue for Auburn and garnet and gold for Florida State - were a common sight in recent days, from the streets of Old Pasadena to the Balboa Island Ferry.
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June 13, 2009 | Chris Dufresne
Starting in 2011, the Rose Bowl football game is moving from ABC to ESPN, the cable network announced Friday. "We were very specific when we did the Rose Bowl agreement back in 1989 about a free over-the-air broadcast," Rose Bowl Chief Executive Mitch Dorger said. "But the world in 1989 was different than it is in 2009." The game will remain on Jan. 1 in its traditional time slot of 2:10 p.m. "We knew it was coming," Dorger said. "We don't think it's going to be damaging . . .
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January 1, 2014 | By Gary Klein
Michigan State quarterback Connor Cook walked to the Rose Bowl sideline Wednesday, unsure of the greeting he would get from Coach Mark Dantonio. Stanford had returned a second-quarter interception for a touchdown. "Coach D was just giving me this look and I was hoping he wasn't going to be super upset and say something to put me down," Cook said. But the ensuing exchange repeated a seasonlong script. "You good?" Dantonio said. "Yeah, I'm fine," Cook answered. The two traded a fist bump, felt better about the situation, and then went their separate ways.
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January 1, 2011 | By Gary Klein and Ben Bolch
Texas Christian quarterback Andy Dalton bounced back in a big way from his three-interception performance in the Fiesta Bowl last year, efficiently managing the Horned Frogs' offense during a relatively mistake-free afternoon. "That was a big motivation for me," said Dalton, who completed 15 of 23 passes for 219 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. "I felt like I didn't play very well in the game last year. " Dalton, chosen as the game's top player on offense, rushed for a team-high 28 yards and a touchdown on a four-yard scramble late in the first quarter.
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December 10, 2010 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
When the Rose Parade winds down and the football game begins at the Rose Bowl on New Year's Day, no Pac-10 team will be on the field. But don't cry for Pasadena, the host city of the historic game. Pasadena and all of Southern California are certain to reap big economic benefits again, experts said, as two teams from Middle America draw an army of free-spending fans to the region. "With such events, the farther they travel the better," said Michael Harker, a senior partner with Enigma Research Corp.
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January 1, 2011 | By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
If Americans are worried about high unemployment rates and a shaky economy, you wouldn't know that by the rate of spending by visitors to the Rose Bowl game and Rose Parade in Pasadena. Throughout Pasadena, tourists and football fans shuffled in and out of shops and restaurants, splurging at a pace that merchants say they haven't seen in years. "Most years we just have grazers," said Marci Toombs, owner of Lula Mae, a gift shop on North Fair Oaks Avenue. "This year people are arriving earlier and shopping.
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November 15, 1990 | Associated Press
Greg Lewis, the Pacific 10 Conference's leading rusher, underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left knee Wednesday and will miss Saturday's game against Washington State, Washington Coach Don James said. James said it is uncertain whether Lewis, who will be replaced by Beno Bryant, can play in the Rose Bowl game. Lewis had cartilage torn in his knee during last Saturday's loss to UCLA. The 10th-ranked Huskies also will be without free safety Tommie Smith, suspended for missing class, on
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October 26, 1990 | MAL FLORENCE
For the Washington Huskies, it's four games left and counting as they move closer to the Pacific 10 Conference championship and the Rose Bowl game on New Year's Day. "Pretty soon, we'll have it clinched, just a couple more games," Husky linebacker Donald Jones said after his team's 52-16 rout of Stanford last Saturday in Palo Alto. Indeed, the Huskies are the dominant team in the Pac-10 with a 4-0 record. All the others except California, at 3-1, have lost two or more games.
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December 30, 1985 | TRACY DODDS, Times Staff Writer
Although UCLA Coach Terry Donahue did not make it official after practice Sunday evening, there was every indication that junior Matt Stevens will start at quarterback in the Rose Bowl game New Year's Day in place of senior David Norrie, who still is having trouble with a pulled muscle in his leg. Every indication included Norrie's long face, Stevens' bright eyes, Donahue's cringes and grimaces, and the assurances he could not make to Norrie.
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December 31, 2013 | Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne
Stanford is in the Rose Bowl for the second consecutive year, Michigan State for the first time since 1988. Staff writers Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne examine some of the story lines in the 100th Rose Bowl game: Spartan contributions Los Angeles would still be "Tinsel Town" without the contributions of Michigan State, but it would be less a "title town. " Three former Michigan State players have helped L.A. to seven total professional championships. Michigan State gave us Earvin "Magic" Johnson, who led the Lakers to five NBA titles.
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December 30, 2013 | By Chris Foster
EL PASO - The last day of 2013, the first step toward 2014. UCLA will play its final football game of the season Tuesday when the No. 17 Bruins meet Virginia Tech in the Hyundai Sun Bowl. But the game can be viewed as more of a beginning than an end for UCLA, which is seeking its first 10-win season since 2005. "We really look at the bowl game as the first game of next season," said Jake Brendel, UCLA's sophomore center. "Being able to go out there and perform well, that will spring us into 2014.
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December 30, 2013 | Chris Dufresne
You won't find senior cornerback Darqueze Dennard's greatness in any analytic study of NCAA statistics. Thirty players have more interceptions than Dennard's four, and he's not listed among the leaders in pass breakups. Three of his Michigan State teammates have more tackles. Yet, Dennard could be the most valuable player of Wednesday's Rose Bowl game against Stanford without having his name called by the public-address announcer. You often measure a cornerback's greatness by the number of cricket chirps you hear on his side of the field.
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December 29, 2013 | By Gary Klein and Chris Dufresne
Fou Fonoti is the only player from California on Michigan State's roster. The senior right tackle from Lakewood said Sunday that he had entertained about 50 family members since arriving in Southern California for Wednesday's Rose Bowl game against Stanford. "It's been great to share this experience," he said. The 6-foot-4, 298-pound Fonoti played at Lakewood Mayfair High and Cerritos College before choosing Michigan State over UCLA, Arizona, Washington State and Rutgers.
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December 28, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
The Rose Bowl was born a year before the flight at Kitty Hawk and was still kicking last year as Endeavor crawled through the streets of Los Angeles on the way to its final resting spot. Between the Rose's first bloom in 1902 and this year's 100th game, a plane covered a few hundred feet and a space shuttle covered 122 million miles. Time and the Granddaddy march on. The Rose Bowl has endured, lurched, gurgled, bellowed and expanded. It has hosted triumph and defeat and made it through two world wars, the stock market crash, a Great Depression, the Cold War, Woody Hayes and the Bowl Championship Series.
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December 26, 2013 | By Gary Klein
Stanford is back in the Rose Bowl for the second year in a row. Michigan State is playing in the game for the first time in a quarter-century. Coaches and players from both teams sounded equally grateful for the opportunity during a news conference Thursday at Disneyland. "It's almost weird to feel like we were just here," said Stanford Coach David Shaw , whose team defeated Wisconsin in the 2013 Rose Bowl. "It's no less special. "It's just as exciting because the Rose Bowl is different than any other game.
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December 29, 1999 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Not much was expected of the last Stanford team to play in the Rose Bowl game. The Indians, as they were then known, came to Pasadena for the 1972 Rose Bowl with an 8-3 record that included an embarrassing loss to San Jose State--just like this year's team, which plays Wisconsin on Saturday.
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January 12, 1990 | RICH TOSCHES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was supposed to be a simple home movie. It was supposed to be a happy film. It was supposed to be the Parkinson family's final chapter in the chronicle of the four-year USC football career of their son, Brent, as he played in his third and final Rose Bowl game. What was planned was "Chariots of Fire." But what the Parkinsons got, faster than you can say medial collateral ligament, was "Nightmare on Elm Street."
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December 16, 2013 | By Chris Dufresne
Smarty, meet Sparty. The race for this year's 100th Rose Bowl game was not nearly as exciting as the race for tickets to this year's 100th Rose Bowl Game. Stanford, the defending Rose Bowl champions, may have even been outsmarted by ticket-hungry fans from East Lansing. Michigan State, after all, is making its first Rose Bowl appearance in 26 years. It was reported last week that some Michigan State fans took advantage of a Stanford plan that offered tickets to anyone who put a $100 deposit to become a 2014 Stanford season ticket holder.
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November 23, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
Once again, UCLA felt ready for the roses. Once again, the Bruins clumsily bloodied their hands grabbing at them. In only two seasons, Jim Mora has changed the UCLA football culture and brought it to the brink of New Year's Day. But on the cold and barren brink it will remain, UCLA again falling out of Rose Bowl game contention in a late autumn chill Saturday with a 38-33 loss to Arizona State. Last season the Bruins' title quest ended in the Pac-12 Conference title game. This season it ended two games earlier, but just as painfully, UCLA left standing on a cold Rose Bowl field staring at a Sun Devils team dancing and doing grass angels.
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