Harvard Club/Varsity Club's 2020 Rose Bowl Tailgate
Join fellow alumni and Harvard Varsity Clubbers for a special tailgate as we celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Harvard’s 7-6 1920 Rose Bowl victory - and National Championship - over the previously undefeated University of Oregon Webfoots. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of Harvard Football and the Harvard Varsity Club.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020 @ 11:00AM
Location: Private residence overlooking Arroyo and Rose Bowl (address given after registration) within walking distance from the stadium
Details of Tailgate: $100, adults; $60, children (12 and under). Game tickets are sold separately – see instructions below to sign up for a special block of Harvard tickets at the Rose Bowl. Food, drink, good cheer and other neat stuff will be included.
Questions? Contact: George Newhouse, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Michael McConnell, Mjmcconnell50@gmail.com
Game Tickets: Game tickets are on a limited basis below or through the Rose Bowl directly. Please call 626-585-6800 or email premiumseating@RoseBowlStadium.com.
100th Anniversary of Harvard’s Rose Bowl Win
The 1920 Rose Bowl, known at the time as the Tournament East-West Football Game, was a college football bowl game in Pasadena, California, played on January 1, 1920. In the sixth Rose Bowl, the once-tied Harvard Crimson met the once-defeated Oregon Webfoots at Tournament Park; Harvard won 7-6, with all of the scoring in the second quarter.
Crimson halfback Edward Casey was named the Rose Bowl Player of the Game when the award was created in 1953 and selections were made retroactively. It was the first Rose Bowl game following World War I in which college football returned to the Tournament of Roses. The two previous Tournament games had featured teams from the United States armed forces.
This game established a pattern of inviting a team from the Eastern half of the United States to face one from the West Coast. Except for the 1944 game during World War II, this continued until the advent of the Bowl Championship Series game in January 2002.
Game tickets in a special block of “Harvard Fans” may be available on a first come, first served basis. To sign up for up to four tickets, please email George Newhouse, email@example.com or Kelsey Conrad, Kconrad@fas.harvard.edu. Don’t wait to sign up. These tickets are expected to go fast.
Click here to register for the Tailgate through the Harvard Varsity Club's website now!