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Rose Bowl Game
Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual
"The Granddaddy of Them All"
Rose Bowl Game logo.svg
Stadium Rose Bowl
Location Pasadena, California
Previous stadiums Tournament Park
(1902, 1916–1922)
Duke Stadium
(1942)
Previous locations Durham, North Carolina
(1942)
Operated 1902, 1916–present
Conference tie-ins Big Ten, Pac-12, CFP
Previous conference tie-ins Pacific Coast, BCS
Payout US$35 million/conference (As of 2016)
Sponsors
Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association (1902, 1916–1998)
AT&T (1999–2002)
Sony/PlayStation 2 (2003)
Citi (2004–2010)
Vizio (2011–2014)
Northwestern Mutual (2015–2020)
Former names
Tournament East–West football game (1902, 1916–1922)
Rose Bowl (1923–1998)
Rose Bowl presented by AT&T (1999–2002)
Rose Bowl presented by PlayStation 2 (2003)
Rose Bowl presented by Citi (2004–2010)
Rose Bowl presented by Vizio (2011–2014)
2018 season matchup
Washington vs. Ohio State (Ohio State 28–23)
2019 season matchup
Big Ten vs. Pac-12 (January 1, 2020)


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The Rose Bowl stadium before the Rose Bowl game

The Rose Bowl Game is an American college football bowl game at the Rose Bowl (stadium) in Pasadena, California. It is known as the "granddaddy of them all" because it has been played every year since 1916. It is almost always played on January 1 after Pasadena's Rose Parade. For many years, the two teams who played were the winner of the Pac-10 (a football conference of colleges on the West Coast) and the winner of the Big 10 (a football conference of collleges in the Midwest). In 1998, the game became part of the Bowl Championship Series. USC has won the game 24 times.

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