ROSE BOWL GAME TEAMS UP WITH FOOTBALL WRITERS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA FOR ALL-CENTURY CLASS
PASADENA, Calif. – In commemoration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game, the Tournament of Roses has announced a special program to honor great players and coaches throughout the history of The Granddaddy of Them All.
Members of the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) will select one Rose Bowl Game representative from each decade to comprise an All-Century Class. In addition, one overall player and one overall coach will be highlighted at a press conference on Selection Sunday, which will take place on December 8, 2013, in Pasadena.
“The FWAA is honored to participate in the celebration of the 100th Rose Bowl Game. Both organizations have assembled an esteemed voting panel that has been assigned the difficult task of selecting the All-Century Class,” said FWAA President Chris Dufresne. “It will be exciting to see the weekly unveiling of players and coaches in advance of the final class announcement in December. We congratulate all the nominees considered for selection and thank voters for devoting their time and expertise to this prestigious project.”
Since its inception in 1902, countless records have been broken and great moments recorded on the hallowed grounds of the Rose Bowl Stadium. In addition to 17 Heisman Trophy winners who have played in the Rose Bowl Game, numerous coaching legends have adorned the game’s history.
Three nominees will be unveiled each week, by decade, beginning Sunday, September 22, with the 1900s-1910s. A complete schedule is below:
1900s – 1910s September 22
1920s September 29
1930s October 6
1940s October 13
1950s October 20
1960s October 27
1970s November 3
1980s November 10
1990s November 17
2000s November 24
2010s December 1
All-Century Class December 8
For more information on the 100th Rose Bowl Game, please visit www.tournamentofroses.com.
For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 19, 2013
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