Dec. 30, 2013
The Big Ten and Pac-12 issued a formal resolution of congratulations to the Tournament of Roses as it prepares for the 100th Rose Bowl Game. Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany, Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott, Michigan State President Lou Anna K. Simon and Oregon State President Ed Ray presented the resolution at a reception hosted by Tournament of Roses President Scott Jenkins and Rose Bowl Management Committee Chair Libby Wright.
“With the 100th Rose Bowl Game just days away, the Big Ten Conference and the Council of Presidents/Chancellors is pleased to congratulate the Tournament of Roses on creating and maintaining an enduring American tradition,” said Delany. “We are honored to have played in the first Rose Bowl Game in 1902, proud of our long-term affiliation with The Granddaddy of Them All that began in 1946 and looking forward to a bright future in Pasadena.’”
In addition to the resolution, the Big Ten and Pac-12 commissioned a sculpture by California artist Terrence Martin entitled “100 Games and Counting.” The piece is designed to pay tribute to the iconic game and all that it has represented for the universities and the world of sports. The sculpture is made entirely out of hand formed steel and will be displayed in the Tournament House in Pasadena.
“The Tournament of Roses has been a vital partner to the Big Ten and its member institutions, and we are proud to be playing in the 100th Rose Bowl Game,” said Simon. “It is a privilege to be part of the long-standing legacy that has provided countless memories for conference programs, coaches, student-athletes and fans.”
Michigan State and Stanford play in the 100th Rose Bowl Game on January 1 at 2:10 p.m. PT/5:10 p.m. ET.