For the first time since the 1987 season, Michigan State is the Rose Bowl Game champion. The Spartans rallied and held off Pac-12 champ Stanford, 24-20, Wednesday night in “The Grandaddy of Them All.” See the Twitter reaction to the Spartans’ win in this post. [ MORE: View bowl schedule | Read Dienart’s column | Rose Bowl Game gallery ] Congrats to Coach Dantonio and the MSU Football team on a great Rose Bowl win! Go Green! Go White! @MSU_Football — Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) January 2, 2014 @RichHomieQuan #RoseBowlChamps #richHOMIEbaby style pic.twitter.com/6d1gZ9Yj8p — Connor Cook (@Connor_Cook03) January 2, 2014
(AP) Connor Cook passed for a career-high 332 yards and hit Tony Lippett with a tiebreaking 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, leading No. 4 Michigan State to a 24-20 victory over No. 5 Stanford on Wednesday night in the 100th Rose Bowl. [ MORE: View the 2013-14 bowl schedule ] MICHIGAN STATE 24, STANFORD 20 | DIENHART | AP RECAP | LIVE | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY Check out our Rose Bowl Game gallery, courtesy of USA TODAY Sports.
Years before the Washington Redskins made him their starting quarterback this season, Kirk Cousins was displaying leadership skills at Michigan State. Today, as his Spartans play in the 100th Rose Bowl Game, Cousins will serve as the honorary captain for his alma mater. Cousins earned many accolades during his time in East Lansing, Mich., for his work on and off the field; he was an All-Big Ten quarterback who earned the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award for his community service during a stellar playing career. Over the last few years, Cousins has been hosting a football camp on the campus of
Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough has been suspended for the rest of the season, which includes the Rose Bowl, according to Michigan State. Bullough, a senior who played 53 games for the Spartans, is also a team captain. Here is the full statement from Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio: “Max Bullough has been suspended for the remainder of the season for a violation of team rules. It is extremely disappointing for all parties involved. We will stay focused and close ranks as we prepare for Stanford on January 1 in the Rose Bowl. Max will forever remain a Spartan
As we all know, the Rose Bowl is kind of a big deal. It’s not called The Grandaddy of Them All for nothing, after all. To that point, the Rose Bowl will become the first bowl to host its 100th game Jan. 1, 2014. Such a momentous occasion deserves recognition, and that’s exactly what will happen. On Tuesday night, Rose Bowl executives unveiled a special logo for this year’s game, in addition to several other tributes to the historic event. “As the first postseason bowl to reach 100 games, we are excited to mark this momentous occasion with enhancements to
When it comes to motivation, few push buttons better than Barry Alvarez. Heading into the Rose Bowl vs. Stanford, Alvarez had bracelets made for players that read “I’m In” and “I’m On.” But the players had to earn the rubber jewelry through their position coach. The idea: Get players to focus on the Rose Bowl, the task at hand—and to zone out the background noise surrounding the program. And there was a lot of background noise, set off by Bret Bielema’s stunning departure for Arkansas just days after leading the Badgers to a third Rose Bowl bid with a dominating 70-31
Stepfan Taylor rushed for 89 yards and an early touchdown, Kevin Hogan passed for 123 yards, and No. 8 Stanford’s dominant defense shut out Wisconsin in the second half of a 20-14 victory in the 99th Rose Bowl on Tuesday night. Usua Amanam made the decisive interception near midfield with 2:30 to play as the Pac-12 champion Cardinal (12-2) won their first Rose Bowl since 1972. [ RELATED: See our 2013 Rose Bowl photo gallery ] Stanford didn’t score many style points, but the Big Ten champion Badgers (8-6) couldn’t score many points at all while losing the Granddaddy of
The Rose Bowl is one of sports most picturesque settings, what with the perfect Pasadena weather and the San Gabriel mountains as a backdrop. Every year, we here at BTN.com love seeing pictures from the Rose Bowl, and that’s why we’re compiling a photo gallery from Tuesday’s Wisconsin-Stanford game. See the gallery in this post.
Just as it did in its 1999 Rose Bowl win over UCLA, Wisconsin will wear red pants Tuesday against Stanford in Pasadena. The Badgers, who incorporated roses into the uniform and helmet in last year’s game, also went with red pants against TCU in the 2011 game. [ RELATED: Northwestern to wear new matte helmet in Gator Bowl ] Wisconsin announced the uniform decision Monday on Twitter, with this tweet: Red or white? Well, here's your answer… #Badgers #Pasathreena pic.twitter.com/zWCiVjwT — Badger Football (@BadgerFootball) December 31, 2012 [ RELATED: View our 2012-13 bowl schedule | Who wins Big Ten bowl
Wisconsin will play in its third consecutive Rose Bowl on Tuesday. The Badgers (8-5), who beat Nebraska in the Big Ten title game to advance to Pasadena, take on Pac-12 champ Stanford (11-2). View a photo gallery from all the festivities leading up to the Rose Bowl in this post. [ RELATED: Check out our 2012-13 bowl schedule ]