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Very 1st Rose Bowl at current stadium in 1923...



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January 2, 1923

THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR. Boston, January 2, 1923

* 1st Rose Bowl college football game at current stadium
* Rose Bowl: USC Trojans vs. Penn State Nittany Lions

Page 10 has a small one column heading: "Penn State Loses to Southern California Eleven at Pasadena" with lineups. (see) This was the 1st game held at the Rose Bowl Stadium which is still used today. Rare as such
Complete in 22 pages, light toning, a little top margin wear, generally in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The 1923 Rose Bowl, played on January 1, 1923, was an American Football bowl game. It was the 9th Rose Bowl Game. The USC Trojans defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 14-3. Leo Calland, a USC guard, was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game when the award was created in 1953 and selections were made retroactively. It was the very first Tournament of Roses football game held in the newly constructed Rose Bowl Stadium. The 1923 Rose Bowl was actually the fourth USC football game played in the stadium. The stadium was dedicated officially on January 1, although Cal had defeated USC in the very first game in the stadium on October 28, 1922. USC defeated Idaho and Washington State in the new stadium to close out their season. It was the very first bowl game appearance for both the University of Southern California and Pennsylvania State University football teams.

Category: The 20th Century

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