A special Rose Bowl Game Hall of Fame class will be chosen to be honored at the 100th Rose Bowl Game coming up on Jan. 1, 2014, the Rose Bowl Game announced Thursday afternoon. The Football Writers Association of America has been asked to select one Rose Bowl Game representative for each decade the game has been played.
Three nominees per decade will be announced weekly beginning Sunday, Sept. 22, and the All-Century Class selection process will culminate with the naming of an overall player and one overall coach at the press conference on Selection Sunday, Dec. 8, when the teams that will play in “The Granddaddy of Them All” will be announced.
FWAA President Chris Dufresne said, “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…. We congratulate all the nominees considered for selection and thank voters for devoting their time and expertise to this prestigious project.”
The Rose Bowl Game, which was first played as the East-West Game in 1902, isn’t called The Granddaddy of Them All for nothing. In addition to being the oldest post-season college football game, countless records have been broken and great moments recorded on the field.
Legendary players and coaches and 17 Heisman Trophy winners have set their cleats into the turf of the Rose Bowl Stadium.
The schedule for revealing the nominees and finalists is below. Follow All Things Rose Parade on Facebook to see the names as they are released. The media is being notified by emails which are not posted online at publication time.
- 1900s – 1910’s Sept. 22
- 1920s Sept. 29
- 1930s Oct. 6
- 1940s Oct. 13
- 1950s Oct. 20
- 1960s Oct. 27
- 1970s Nov. 3
- 1980s Nov. 10
- 1990s Nov. 17
- 2000s Nov. 24
- 2010s Dec. 1
- All-Century Class Dec. 8
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