Rose Bowl History and Trivia Quizz

The Rose Bowl Game is the oldest bowl game in college football history – and this year’s Rose Bowl Game is just around the corner. The game takes place on New Year’s Day each year, and 2023 is no exception.

Are you hosting a watch party for this year’s showdown between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Utah Utes? Then you may be looking for the top Rose Bowl games to play with your friends and family.

This Rose Bowl trivia quiz is a great way to start the watch party. Or you can test your Rose Bowl knowledge! Take our quiz below.

Question 1: What Is the Rose Bowl Game’s Nickname?

Answer: The Grandaddy of Them All

Sports enthusiasts call the Rose Bowl Game by this nickname because it is the oldest bowl game. The first one took place in 1902. The runner-up for this honor is the Sun Bowl, which has taken place in El Paso, TX, since 1935.

Question 2: Where Does the Rose Bowl Game Take Place?

Answer: The Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, CA

The Rose Bowl Stadium gets its name from the bowl game that takes place there each year. But give yourself some bonus points if you know that the Rose Bowl Game hasn’t always taken place in the Rose Bowl Stadium!

Before the Rose Bowl Stadium’s construction, the eponymous bowl game took place in Tournament Park. The Rose Bowl Game took place at Tournament Park from 1916 until the construction of the Rose Bowl Stadium finished in 1922.

Question 3: Which Teams Played in the First Rose Bowl Held in the Rose Bowl Stadium?

Answer: The USC Travelers versus the Penn State Nittany Lions

If you have been paying attention, you may have noticed that Penn State is returning to the Rose Bowl Stadium for this year’s game! This is Penn State’s fifth trip to the game in Rose Bowl history!

Question 4: Where Can You Find Rose Bowl Winners of Years Past at the Rose Bowl Stadium?

Answer: On the Rose Bowl Stadium’s south wall

Interestingly, the Rose Bowl Stadium only displays the coaches’ names of the winning teams. You can also check out the south wall’s plaques to see the names of game MVPs from years past.

Question 5: Whose Statue Stands in Front of the Rose Bowl Stadium’s South Wall?

Answer: Brandi Chastain

Brandi Chastain was the captain of the US women’s soccer team. She led her team to the FIFA World Cup in 1999 and secured a significant win. Soccer experts believe this is the game that popularized soccer in the US.

Looking for a Place to Watch the Rose Bowl and Play Rose Bowl Trivia?

We hope you enjoyed this Rose Bowl trivia. If you answered all the questions correctly, pat yourself on the back! You are clearly a Rose Bowl expert.

Are you searching for a place to watch the game on New Year’s Day? Bout Time Pub is the best place to watch the Rose Bowl. Find a pub near you today!