The oldest and most famous of the “bowl games” — college football games held after the regular college football season between teams that are invited on the basis of their record in the regular season. The Rose Bowl game is played in Pasadena, California, on New Year's Day, and is preceded by the Tournament of Roses Parade of floats adorned with roses.
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What is the Rose Bowl?
The Rose Bowl is a U.S. college football bowl game—a postseason invitation game featuring some of the top-ranked teams in the country. It is the oldest and most famous of the bowl games and is known for being played on New Year’s Day.
The Rose Bowl usually features teams from the Pacific-12 (Pac-12) and the Big Ten conferences.
The name Rose Bowl is also used for the stadium in which the game is played (and many other events are held). It is located in Pasadena, California, also known as the City of Roses.
The Rose Bowl game is part of a Pasadena festival called the Tournament of Roses, which also features cultural events including the annual New Year’s Day Rose Parade.
When is the Rose Bowl?
The Rose Bowl is usually played on January 1. The 2022 Rose Bowl will take place on January 1, 2022.
More information and context on the Rose Bowl
The first instance of the game that became known as the Rose Bowl was held in 1902 and played at Tournament Park in Pasadena. In 1922, the Rose Bowl stadium was opened in Pasadena.
Pasadena’s Tournament of Roses event is based on European rose festivals. Similar events and their related bowl games are thought to be modeled in part on the Tournament of Roses and the Rose Bowl.
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How is the Rose Bowl discussed in real life?
The Rose Bowl is the most famous college football bowl game. It is known for being a New Year’s Day tradition.
Congrats Trojans!!! Rose Bowl champions!! Fight on!!
— Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) January 3, 2017
Great day with ESPN at the Rose Bowl!
What a game! Congrats to both teams!
— Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) January 7, 2014
My final take: Rose Bowl was big winner because PSU was better than Ohio State and USC was better than Washington. Head to head doesn't lie.
— Todd Blackledge (@Todd_Blackledge) January 3, 2017
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The Rose Bowl is also the name of the stadium where the Rose Bowl game is played.
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