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1st Rose Bowl football game...



Item # 584407

January 2, 1916

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN, Springfield, Massachusetts, January 2, 1916

* 1st annual Rose Bowl game
* Washington State Cougars
* NCAA college football


This 36 page newspaper has one column headlines on page 4 that include: "DEFEATED BROWN", "WASHINGTON WINS, 14-0" and more with lineups. 1st report coverage on the first annual Tournament of Roses football game. A historic college football item here.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Light browning, a little margin wear, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: Originally titled the "Tournament of Roses football game," the second of what is now known as the Rose Bowl Game was played on January 1, 1916. The Rose Bowl game has been played annually since this game.

The first game, the 1902 Tournament East-West football game, was so lopsided that for the next 15 years, the Tournament of Roses officials ran chariot races, ostrich races, and other various events instead of football. But, on New Year's Day 1916, football returned to stay as Washington State University defeated Brown University in this First annual Tournament of Roses football game.

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Category: The 20th Century

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