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No matter what team you root for during the season, college football fans everywhere keep an eye on the annual New Year's Day Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The nation's oldest bowl game, the Rose Bowl matches up the Big-10 and PAC-10 champs with the biggest bragging rights of the season up for grabs.
At the beginning of each year, the game returns to the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California. The actual kick-off is in the early afternoon, but tailgating festivities get started long before that. ESPN is the official broadcaster of the Rose Bowl Game, and XM Satellite Radio will be streaming the game. Learn more and purchase tickets.
For many, the Rose Bowl is all about the gridiron. For others, the game is just the icing on the cake. In fact, the Rose Bowl is a whole day of celebration, beginning with the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. The Rose Parade is a hugely popular New Year's Day tradition stretching back to well before the Rose Bowl Game. Humongous floats, marching bands, color guard, and the Rose Parade Queen and Grand Marshal travel a historic path along Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena.
A crowd of hundreds of thousands turn out to see the Rose Parade live, with millions more watching on their TV sets at home. The Tournament of Roses is a public parade, absolutely free to attend. Learn more about the celebration.