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Rose Bowl turning 100 as Stanford meets Michigan St.

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Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio poses by the Rose Bowl trophy after a news conference Monday in Los Angeles. The Spartans will play in Pasadena Wednesday for the first time since 1988.

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Stanford head coach David Shaw takes questions during a news conference Monday in Los Angeles. Last year, the Cardinal ended a 40-year Rose Bowl victory drought.

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The game considered to be the first Rose Bowl was staged in 1902 to help pay for the Tournament of Roses Parade. An unexpectedly huge crowd of about 8,000 sat on temporary stands in a park and watched Stanford lose 49-0 to Michigan. No. 5 Stanford has returned to Pasadena 112 years later, facing No. 4 Michigan State on Wednesday in the 100th edition of college football's quintessential bowl game.
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    • Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio poses by the Rose Bowl trophy after a news conference Monday in Los Angeles. The Spartans will play in Pasadena Wednesday for the first time since 1988.
    • Stanford head coach David Shaw takes questions during a news conference Monday in Los Angeles. Last year, the Cardinal ended a 40-year Rose Bowl victory drought.
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