The Tournament of Roses and its partners, the Big Ten and Pac-12 Conferences and the Bowl Championship Series unveiled new programs, a new logo and modifications to the champion trophy commemorating the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
“As the first postseason bowl to reach 100 games, we are excited to mark this momentous occasion with enhancements to some of our iconic marks,” Tournament of Roses Executive Director William B. Flinn said. “We look forward to the events leading up to January 1 to celebrate our illustrious history and for the future of The Granddaddy of Them All.”
The new 100th Rose Bowl Game logo will be used in celebrations leading up to the historic event. The Rose Bowl Game Trophy, commissioned by Tiffany & Co., underwent changes including 24k yellow gold accents and features a ¾-size football in sterling silver.
Other announcements include release of a 100th Rose Bowl Game Co The current bowl agreement between the Tournament of Roses Association, the Big Ten Conference and the Pac-12 Conference began in 1946. It is the oldest intercollegiate postseason bowl agreement between two major conferences in the U.S., hence the nickname, The Granddaddy of Them All.
Five days later, the 16th and final BCS National Championship will be played on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at the stadium. This will mark the second time the Tournament of Roses has hosted two postseason bowl games in one week, the last time being in 2010. For more info, visit www.tournamentofroses.com.