ROSE BOWL LAUNCHES THE ROSE BOWL INSTITUTE

PASADENA, Calif. (August 5th, 2020) – Today, the Rose Bowl Stadium and the Rose Bowl Legacy Foundation announced the exciting launch of the Rose Bowl’s first ever non-profit think tank, the Rose Bowl Institute (RBI). The Institute will champion sportsmanship and leverage the power of sports to unite people everywhere.

ROSE BOWL STADIUM TO HOST 9TH ANNUAL PASADENA UNIFIED ANNUAL ROBOTICS COMPETITION

PASADENA, Calif. (April 2, 2019)—On Friday, April 12, approximately 200 Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) middle school robotics students will take over the Rose Bowl Stadium’s end-zone to compete for this year’s prize in the deep-sea exploration themed robotics competition, the Pasadena Educational Foundation’s Robo Rally Driven by Honda. The 9th annual competition will showcase the student teams’ robotic skills while combining the practical application of science and technology with the fun, intense energy of a championship-style sporting event.

ROSE BOWL STADIUM TO DEDICATE STATUE TO 1999 USA WOMEN’S WORLD CUP CHAMPIONS

The 1999 USA Women’s World Cup Championship team will be celebrated on July 10 on the 20th Anniversary of the historic match that forever changed the prism of female athletics in the United States. A statue celebrating the moment and Team USA will be dedicated at 11:00 a.m. outside of the Rose Bowl Stadium.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL IN A PANDEMIC—AND WHAT IT COULD MEAN FOR THE ELECTION

THE BULWARK – In 1950, longtime University of Oklahoma president George Lynn Cross testified before the state legislature about why the school needed more money. When one state senator asked him to be more specific about how the funding would improve the school, Cross wryly replied that “I would like to build a university of which the football team could be proud.”

FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO THE FOOTBALL FIELD, WE HAVE BEEN CELEBRATING THE WRONG VALUES

The Washington Post (Jun. 11, 2020) – There are a half-dozen statues of Stonewall Jackson peering from pedestals, so tall he can see over three states. For a representation of Pen Hallowell, you can find only an archival photograph of a mildly handsome bearded young man in plain tunic, one hand holding a forage cap, the other resting lightly on a sword. Even in that, though, you can see his easy athleticism and his backbone.