Rose Bowl 2017
The 103rd Rose Bowl Game will be held on MONDAY, January 2, 2017 and feature Penn State University and the University of Southern California. The Tournament of Roses® has had a “Never on Sunday” tradition since 1893, the first year since the beginning of the Tournament, that New Year’s Day fell on a Sunday. The Tournament wanted to avoid frightening horses that would be hitched outside churches and thus interfering with worship services so the events were moved to the next day, January 2. Though horses are no longer outside local churches, the tradition remains to this day.